GH Transcript Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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[ Gasps ] Well, what do you think?

[ Elizabeth laughs ] Daddy! Look what aunt elizabeth brought us! Hot-house-presents! Otherwise known as housewarming gifts. Ahh.

[ Laughs ] Aren’t they pretty? Yes, they are pretty. I didn’t even know we needed decorative pillows. Oh, no, they’re not decorative pillows. They’re throw pillows. So you can toss them on the floor when you guys are watching movies. Ahh. And eat popcorn!

[ Elizabeth laughs ] Thank you, aunt elizabeth. You’re welcome. Yeah, thank you, aunt elizabeth. What would I do without you? Cheer up, spence. At least your step-grandfather paid your bail. Why does everything have to come with a condition? Is what kevin’s asking really that bad? I mean, you’re no longer in jail. You’re free to have a decent cup of coffee, the pastry of your choice. How am I free when kevin is making me get a job? You know, I thought I’d seen the last of the quartermaines when I signed over my father’s claim to elq. For what it’s worth, I think you made the right choice. You are much better off practicing medicine rather than getting embroiled in corporate infighting. But I’m not practicing medicine because the ethics committee has yet to review brook lynn’s retraction. I don’t know what you’re doing here, ned, but I am not going back to pautuck once the suspension is lifted. Actually, I came here for a much more important reason.

[ Sighs ] Sorry I’m late. I had a meeting at deception. It’s no biggie. I’m surprised you wanted to get a drink. Well, we are celebrating austin’s dropping of his claim on elq. What made austin change his mind?

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Beep ] Brook lynn: I dread the day

valentin finds out

bailey isn’t his daughter.

[ Smooches ] The deception meeting was not without its drama. I had to have a little chat with gladys about brook lynn. Gladys doesn’t think that brook lynn is as maternal as she should be. I can only imagine what’s in store for us when our baby is born. Anyway, since the meeting is over, do you feel like meeting for dinner? Great. I’ll see you later.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Willow. Hi. Hi. Are you meeting michael? No, I’m just… taking a break. From the quartermaines, the corinthoses, or both? Actually… from michael. So, ms. Reeves waived extradition, and she’s on her way to pennsylvania. She will be all yours soon. Yeah. I arranged for the money to get transferred to your campaign fund. Good luck on your run for, uh, state attorney general. Yeah, I-I think that prosecuting nina reeves is the right high-profile case you need to bump you up in the polls. Yeah. Um, uh, take care. Everything okay? Yeah. Couldn’t be better. Big move, having nina arrested. Well, someone had to.

Is that about wiley? Look. If nina’s contact with wiley is limited due to her legal status, that is a collateral benefit. But I brought the case to D.A. Sheridan’s attention because nina’s actions were criminal and she deserves to face legal consequences. I couldn’t agree more. I just hope that D.A. Sheridan can get justice for — for avery and donna. I mean, two little girls who thought their father was dead and are so confused that they think that their grandpa mike’s gonna come back to them the same way that you did. You know, justice for dante and kristina a-and — and josslyn. And for you, mom. F-for jason. For everybody who mourned you, dad. And for everyone’s lives who was upended because nina kept you away from us. Well, nina is obviously a very troubled woman, and she — and she’s sorry for her actions. Come on, dad. It’s an act. No, I’m just saying — no, it’s an act. Trust me. Look. Right after you returned, she pulled a stunt that reminded me so much of nelle, my blood ran cold. Look. I gave nina chance after chance, and she betrayed my trust. So, yes, I brought nina’s actions in nixon falls to the attention of somebody who’s in a position to do something about it. What’s going on with you and michael? I thought you guys were solid. So did I. But you don’t need to be burdened with my problems. Okay? You have a job and a baby to deal with. Besides, I shouldn’t talk about michael behind his back. I totally understand. I will just ask one more question, and then you can tell me to shut up. Does this thing between you and michael have anything to do with nina’s arrest? You heard? The port charles press sent out a notification. I can’t say it comes as a surprise. I know how much grief nina caused by not revealing sonny was alive. It’s — it’s less the arrest that troubles me than the fact that michael was behind it. That does not sound like michael. I know. Did you…agree with michael’s decision? I-I don’t know. Uh — I get why he did it. But michael completely blindsided me. Well, austin’s circumstances changed. He realized he was better off dropping his lawsuit against my family. And how exactly did these circumstances change? Well, remember how you told me to engage austin in conversation? Hear him out about the leo thing? Of course. Wait. You actually listened to me?

[ Chuckles ] Shocking. I know. Right? Well, austin ended up blabbing his diagnosis about leo. Being on the autism spectrum. Yeah, which was none of my business, right? So austin violated hipaa laws, and now his medical license is suspended. And that somehow led to him dropping his claim to elq… how exactly? Ned: May I sit? Is this gonna take that long? Well, that depends. I’m here to talk to you about leo. Right. Leo. That sweet boy… that everybody pretends to care about but is really just a pawn in your family’s game. Leo is not a pawn to me. He is to your daughter. Yes, I know brook lynn coerced you into admitting that leo might be on the autism spectrum. I almost lost my medical license because of her. I know. And I’m sorry. Brook lynn can be, uh, single-minded when it comes to fighting for something that she wants. Right. Learned that the hard way. And my wife can be single-minded when it comes to her son, as you noticed. So I want to ask you, as a doctor, can you give me any suggestions to get her to see how you and I see leo? How I can get her to move beyond her denial? So we can help leo. What’s the matter? Things don’t taste as good when you have to worry about how to pay for them. Getting a job can’t really be that bad, spence. You can do anything you put your mind to. Remember when we sneaked out of school to attend fashion week in paris? Yeah, that was your idea, not mine. But you met all those designers, you know, chatted them up. They gave us a backstage tour. The cassadine name impresses. And with your name and those contacts, you could pitch crimson on covering menswear. It’s a woman’s magazine, esme. Hey. Idea number two. You can speak fluent french and a couple of other languages. You could be a matre d’ at the metro court. The international clientele would be very impressed. Carly won’T. She wouldn’t even let britt put us up overnight in her hotel room, remember? Okay. Idea number three. Give private riding lessons to the offspring of the rich and famous, like charlotte cassadine. Valentin loathes me already. No doubt he’ll be thrilled to entrust his daughter to someone awaiting trial for stalking. Okay, fine. I give up. What sort of job do you think you could get? What’s in the box in the kitchen? Oh, why don’t you guys go unpack it and find out? Yes!

[ Laughs ] Finn: Do I dare ask? Oh, it’s just kitchen utensils. You know, for cooking. At home. Wait a minute. People cook in their home? Yeah, you’d be surprised. And aiden is upgrading his cooking stuff all the time, so I just brought you the duplicates.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks. Yeah. Look what I found in the box!

[ Gasps ] What is that? It’s a cherry pitter, for taking the pits out of cherries. In case you want to make a fresh cherry pie. I do, I do!

[ Laughs ] Trust me, dr. Finn. Fresh cherries are way better than canned. Right. When can we make one? When can we make one? Well, as soon as aiden gives us his recipe and…helps us make it. Let’s go see what else is in the box. Before we do that, I have a surprise for you. Another surprise?

brothers and I went througha bunch of photos of our family. We thought you might like some, to remind you how crazy your cousins are about you. They’re not on your phone? Cool, right?

[ Laughs ] Well, uh, thank you for the cherry picker. Pitter. Pitter. It’s a pitter. It’s a pitter. And I brought you some pots and pans. Wow! That’s amazing. Well, we’re gonna need those, you know, ’cause I just — I-I went to this place called the, um… supermarket. Oh! And I bought actual groceries. Nice. Yeah. Hey, why don’t you stay for dinner, you and aiden? All right? Chase is coming over. You know? You could invite jake and cameron. Oh, well, thank you, but jake’s at art class and cameron is working tonight. Ahh. Well, then, how about you, me, chase, aiden, and violet? It’ll be a little camping-trip reunion without the plunge into the icy stream. Or scott falling from the sky.

[ Laughs ] I think we’re safe here. Then I accept. Okay. Is this you? Yeah, that’s mom. When she was little. Who’s this man next to her? I’m not sure, but I think that’s her dad. Online shopping is so convenient. Should I get the brown boots? Or the black?

[ Gasps ] Ooh. Red. Those are gorgeous. I’ll take the black and the red, and I’ll bill the charges to brook lynn quartermaine at deception.

[ Chuckles ] If you must know, I gave austin a choice. He could either drop his claim on elq or kiss his medical career goodbye. So your righteous indignation about austin revealing confidential medical information wasn’t so righteous at all. Nice one. Of course it was. Thank you. Two things can be true at once. I can care about leo and also use austin’s arrogant violation of hipaa rules to my advantage. I’m just saying I remember you bringing up medical privacy law, and I told you to go talk to austin anyway. Is that where you got the idea to maneuver austin into violating confidentiality? You want my help with leo? I’m sorry for laying this on you, especially after brook lynn boxed you into a corner. Oh, she sure did — forcing me to choose between my medical career and my father’s birthright. Hmm. Well, I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t feel boxed in myself. I can’t turn to monica because she’ll go directly to olivia, and I have to do whatever needs to be done to get leo the help he needs. I cannot confirm for you whether or not leo has autism. That’s up to a specialist to decide. Well, olivia refuses to take him to see one. She’s not the first mother to react that way.

[ Sighs ] Well, how do I get through to her? You know, ned. I don’t know what you’re doing here. You don’t need me. You don’t need my advice. You don’t need the opinion of another medical expert. You need a marriage counselor. I walked in on michael meeting with the district attorney for llantano county, pennsylvania. He wants to run for state attorney general, and michael donated money to his campaign. And in return, the D.A. Agreed to prosecute nina. But michael had promised me he wouldn’t make any decisions about nina as it related to wiley unless he and i talked it over first. And when I pointed that out to him, he claimed that having nina arrested was a legal matter that didn’t involve wiley. Seems like michael is splitting hairs. Doesn’t it? If nina gets convicted for lying about sonny, she’ll go to prison, which is the perfect way to keep her from wiley. So, I-I know you already know this, but nina was able to get in one last visit with wiley by just showing up at the house, acting like nothing had happened. There’s no question that nina took advantage of you and the family. Yeah, yeah. Now, unfortunately, nina has legal rights as wiley’s biological grandparent, and the last thing I want is an ugly family court battle with wiley in the center. You’re right. Keeping wiley protected is the most important thing here. Yeah, but keeping wiley protected doesn’t have to mean letting nina off the hook. I mean, her lies kept dad away from his family, from his life for nine months. I mean, that has to be illegal. And D.A. Sheridan thinks that he can make the case for identity fraud. Ohh. I agree with you, michael. I had it out with nina big-time. Yeah, and that’s all you did, though, mom. You had one angry confrontation when you had every right to take it a step further. I mean, you should have gone to the authorities about getting nina prosecuted. Honestly, I’m — I’m surprised that I got here before you did.

Okay. Forget the last… eight ideas. Truth is, getting a job is really about who you know. And who still likes you. There has to be someone in port charles who’s willing to cut you a break. Um, britt westbourne. She’s co-chief of staff at general hospital. Maybe she can hire me as her assistant. There you go. Give her a call. Okay. All right. No offense, but that’s probably something best done in private. Go for it. Hey, cam. Esme. Hey. I just wanted to say thanks for not turning your back on spence — you know, when you offered to speak to your grandfather about defending him. Look. I-I’m sorry that scott laughed at you. Spence has quite the reputation in port charles. Kind of deserved, don’t you think? All I’m asking for is some doctor’s advice on how to talk to olivia. I thought you cared about leo. I do care about leo. But olivia wasn’t listening to me. And brook lynn was threatening my medical license. And you don’t get to come here with your hat in your hand when you didn’t lift a finger to try and help me. I did not in any way encourage brook lynn or conspire with her, okay, to get you to sign away your claim. But I won’t deny that, business-wise, it works out in my favor. Am I supposed to applaud you for just being honest? Austin, I don’t blame you for being angry with me. But the truth is, we’re on the same side. We both want what’s best for leo. So can’t we just make peace for leo’s sake? Brook lynn: Austin is a doctor, okay? He knows perfectly well he’s not supposed to share patient information unless he gets permission from said patient. Now, if austin is too arrogant to keep his theory to himself, then he assumed the risk and has to live with the consequences. The point is, you manipulated austin into saying something that he shouldn’t right after you brought up hipaa restrictions to me. Why do you even care? It’s not like you’re a fan of his. Because austin’s a doctor. And he was worried about a patient, and you took advantage. Okay. That was harsh. Well, would it make you feel any better if I told you I did it for my dad? Ned can take care of himself. He doesn’t need your help. Look, and I know you’re — you’re feeling guilty because valentin got your shares of elq, but I think your dad’s forgiven you. When are you gonna forgive yourself, brook lynn? It’s not like I haven’t heard that one before. But you know what? It’s all good now. I’m retracting my claim that — that austin, you know, violated hipaa, and he can go back to practicing medicine again. You gave him a choice — his — his medical license or his claim to elq — and he chose his medical license. Doesn’t that tell you that his heart’s in the right place where leo is concerned?

[ Scoffs ] I think it shows he was backed into a corner, and he picked the sure thing, his medical career, instead of waiting around to see if the court, you know, sided with him and his claim. You’re not gonna give this guy any credit. Oh, please. Austin gatlin-holt is far from a poor, powerless little country doctor. He basically declared war on me. Is that your daddy? It is. I’m sorry, mom. That picture must have gotten mixed up with the other ones. Isn’t he my mommy’s daddy, too? She told me that his name was grandpa jeff. Your mommy was right. I know grandpa gregory. How come I don’t know grandpa jeff? Me and my brothers don’t spend any time with grandpa jeff, either, violet. Why not? He lives really far away. Daddy, can we go see him? Well, he’s a, um, really busy man. Too busy to meet me? Why can’t I meet my grandpa? You’re right. I should have done something. And believe me, I have stayed up at night thinking of ways to get back at nina. You didn’t come up with anything? I came up with a million things! And then I reconsidered. Why? Because I asked her to. It sure sounds like michael went full-on quartermaine. And corinthos. Obviously what nina did to his family hit him really hard. And I understand that. What I don’t understand is why michael shut me out. We had what I thought was a really good talk about the situation. We agreed that nina was totally in the wrong, but for wiley’s sake, the best thing we could do is not trouble, trouble. Nina hasn’t tried to see wiley since the truth came out. Why provoke her? Michael agreed. He even thanked me for my insight. And then he turned right around and got that D.A. Sheridan to have nina arrested without even asking to hear my thoughts on the matter. Dad, why? I thought it was enough that nina understands that she stays away from me and my family. And wiley? She knows that you’re gonna make the decision whether she has a relationship with wiley. And I-I — you know, I’m with you, whatever decision you make. Wait. Dad, do you have a problem with me reaching out to D.A. Sheridan? Actually, yeah, I do.

Willow, michael loves you. I know how much he was hurting when you married chase. I’m not doubting michael’s love. But for the first time, I feel like he hid something from me, went behind my back, led me to believe one thing while he was doing something else. Maybe he can’t fight his upbringing. He is, after all, a quartermaine and a corinthos. And he’s seen how his two families deal with people who get in their way. So in michael’s mind, he was only doing what he was taught to do — deal with the problems by any means necessary. It’s not what michael did. It’s that he left me out. Michael never shared what was on his mind with me. He treated nina as a problem only he could handle. And I don’t blame you for being hurt, but I’m gonna guess that michael didn’t intend to exclude you. In fact, he probably thought that by going after nina legally instead of in family court, he was honoring your wishes. Yeah, that’s what he said. That’S…not at all how I see it. Then say that to michael. Tell him how you feel. It’s the best way to work this out. Michael, I agree with you about nina. I do. But your dad convinced me that his homecoming shouldn’t be about anger and resentment. I mean, sonny’s back. And he missed us, and we missed him, and we all get to be together, and that’s what’s important. I was — I was downplaying any payback with nina because I didn’t want to make it a bigger deal than it is, right? I just want to forget about her. Yeah, and, dad, you can do that right now. D.A. Sheridan’s moving forward with the case against nina. If she’s convicted, none of us have to worry about bumping into her in port charles, especially wiley. Isn’t leo’s welfare the most important consideration? Brook lynn didn’t think so. Brook lynn has no soul. She’s like the rest of you quartermaines, with the possible exception of monica, although monica married into the family, so thank goodness for monica. She doesn’t have to share your dna. Ned: Brook lynn has a soul. She also cares deeply about this family. Last year, she made a huge error in judgment, and now she’s determined to do everything she can to make it up to me and the family. That does not make what she did to me any less ugly. Ned… i love being a doctor. I love it. Might be the best thing about me. I want to help people. And she took that, and she twisted it around. She tried to use it against me. She weaponized it. And I will not forgive her for that. And I will not, not forget. Chase: Did austin really declare war? Or are you exaggerating just a little bit? You tell me. After austin signed the document giving up his rights to elq, he told me this was far from over, that it was just the beginning. The guy wants payback. Okay, well, if austin does try anything, let me know. I’m still a detective, even though I’m chained to a desk for the foreseeable future. You’ll still help me? Even though I might have crossed the line? I understand going to extremes, and I’m always willing to help out a friend. Thanks, chase. My pleasure.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Sighs ] Wyndham’s? I didn’t buy anything. Whoa!

[ Scoffs ] Maybe he can talk to me about my mommy. Well, your grandpa jeff is a doctor, just like your daddy, and he travels all over the world helping people. I guess those people need him more than we do. That’s why we never get to see him. Let’s go back to the kitchen and finish unpacking the box. Is there stuff to make brownies? Sure. I’ll show you. I’m sorry violet couldn’t let it go. Oh, that’s okay. I just wish I had better answers for her. Why don’t you?

Exactly how did you “reach out” to the D.A.? Uh, he’s ambitious. He’s running for pennsylvania state attorney general. Nina is an editor-in-chief of a major publication. She’s a real-estate heiress. And prosecuting her in a new type of crime like identity fraud will generate headlines to boost his profile. So you just pointed him towards free publicity? Well, the quartermaines also… made a substantial contribution to his election campaign. No luck with britt? Nope. She’s not answering her phone. And the hospital said that she’s out of the country, so… hey, cam! Do you know where spence could get a job? Well, that’s funny you should ask. I actually just got promoted to assistant manager, so that means we need a server to take my place. Too bad I was arrested and I’m awaiting trial. Well, you know what? Kelly’s believes in giving offenders second chances, even ones with no hospitality experience. Thank you, cam, but I will give it a hard pass. That’s fine. Someone way better just applied anyway. Spence. Really? Do you think you have a choice? My dad and I haven’t been close for a very long time. Same with my dad and me. We got through it. Maybe you and your dad will, as well.

[ Knock on door ] Aiden: [ Gasps ] Someone’s here! I’ll get it. Unh-unh. We’ll both get it. Come on up.

[ Grunts ] Uncle chase! Ah!

[ Chuckles ] Hey! Are those for me?! They’re violets for my favorite violet.

[ Laughs ] There you go. Thank you. Yeah. Aunt elizabeth! Look what he brought me. Chase: How’s it going, aiden? Are you still making that — was it a seven-layer bar? Yeah, I brought some. They’re in the kitchen. Score! [ Laughs ] Elizabeth, how you doing? I hope you guys are joining us for dinner. Do you mind? Uh, if you cook it. Oh, that is hilarious. It’s mac and cheese. How hard could it be? Um, let aiden take care of it. We’ll let aiden take care of it. Yeah. Oh, and I brought you a good-luck charm. A good-luck charm, huh? Mm-hmm. All right. Let’s see what this is here. Ohh! Hey! Look at this! Daddy, pick me up. Pick you up? Okay. Come on up.

[ Grunts ] How’s that?

[ Smooches ] Aww.I kissed the cook!

[ Laughter ] Thank you, sweetheart. Who’s ready to eat? I am. I’m starving. Chase: Yeah, I second that. All right. Let’s go. Everybody into the kitchen. Come on. A little enthusiasm. It’s all downhill from here! Come on! Did michael ever do anything like this to you when you guys were together? No. But michael and i didn’t share a child. We never had to go through what the two of you did to protect wiley from nelle. And you gave up your relationship with michael so he and i could be together. Chase and I did it for wiley. We have no regrets. Everything worked out for the best.

[ Laughs ] How is the baby? Perfect. Of course. And brando? We found our footing once he agreed not to work for carly and jason. So it’s smooth sailing. Oh, I wouldn’t go that far. We still have to deal with brando’s mother. Oof. [ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] You wanted to see me, boss? Your job description does not include buying two pairs of cartullo boots from wyndham’s and charging it to the company! I need to look good. Look good with your own money! Look, you will pay back every single dollar, and you’ll start by finishing up the notes on the face of conception business meeting. Thank you. I don’t think so. Excuse me? Well, it’s too late to start tonight, and tomorrow I’m taking a mental-health day. Are you trying to get fired? Go ahead and fire me. But then I’d have to reveal your little secret. What little secret? Actually, it’s not that little. Kinda major. I recorded it on my phone. You want to hear it?

What if someone figures out the connection between your donation and nina’s arrest? Yeah, your donation could be seen as a bribe. Look. Campaign contributions are completely legal. I had — my attorney’s filing the appropriate paperwork. The fact is, nina broke the law. She did it in llantano county. So it’s up to sheridan if he wants to prosecute. Look. Did I set it in motion? Yes. Yes, I did. But sheridan is an experienced prosecutor who wouldn’t move forward with this case unless there was merit. Nina is the one who’s wrong here, okay? Not me. If I wasn’t pregnant, gladys corbin would have me diving headfirst into a bottle. If you weren’t pregnant, gladys corbin wouldn’t even be in your life. True. And I wouldn’t trade this pregnancy for anything. Despite gladys being a class-a troublemaker. You know, carly and I have had our disagreements, especially about nina, but fortunately for me, carly is no gladys. Oh, not even close. Willow… I’m not trying to rationalize what michael did, but I don’t think he meant to shut you out. Every couple argues. No matter how good they are together. That’s what makes them so good! They feel safe enough to disagree. Michael loves you with all his heart. What he did does not change that. And I hope it doesn’t change your love for him. No, of course not. Then you will work this out… and you will both be stronger for having overcome this. Finn: Elizabeth! You coming? Chase: Finn doesn’t know how to turn the stove on! You can’t figure it out, either, hotshot! It’s one of those european models that only makes sense to the swedes, okay? Aiden: He’s right, mom! It’s weird! We need you, elizabeth! Before chase blows us all up! He’s got a match! I-I’ll be right there! Cam, I’ve done some thinking, and I’d really like to take the job here. I told you, bud. We’re already giving the job to someone with actual qualifications. You want me to grovel, don’t you? Big-time. Look, I’ve been a jerk. A snob. Someone who thought that he was better than the townies. The reality is that I’m a disinherited nobody who is desperate for a job and will be eternally grateful if you offer me one. Good enough? It’ll do. You’ll have to sign some forms, but I don’t see why you can’t start as soon as possible. Thank you. Hm. I’ll need someone to train me. Well, that will be me. The thing you need to know about this job is that kelly’s, it’s a friendly place. The job starts with a big smile, and then you say, “welcome to kelly’S. My name is spencer. And I’ll be your server today.” Give it a shot.

[ Chuckles ] Welcome to kelly’S. I’m spencer. And I’ll be your server today. Excellent. You know, you’re trying to convince me that everything that brook lynn did, she did for you because you are her father, and yet you refuse to accept, you cannot understand, that everything that I’m doing, everything that I was doing, I was doing for my father. Your hypocrisy is mind-blowing.

[ Sighs ] What can I say? Except you’re right. The quartermaines fight ferociously to protect our own. And there’s no room for integrity when it comes to keeping the family safe. Yeah, you see, ned, that’s where you and i are just not on the same page. My father —

[ Chuckles ] My father left this world with his integrity intact. And I plan to do the same. There you go. What’s this? That is the number of a specialist that can help you with leo. Share it with olivia, don’t share it with olivia. I don’t care. Just leave me out of it. Okay. Um… I appreciate the name. But, uh, I can’t make an appointment without olivia’s consent, and you know that. Then you have a beautiful challenge ahead of you. But, hey, it’s no big thing. It’s only leo’s entire future that’s at stake. Ned, I really do hope that you understand how important it is that you convince olivia to do the right thing for her son. What do you want me to hear on your phone? Oh, um, something about your telling maxie that valentin isn’t really your baby’s daddy. Liar. Never said such a thing. Oh.

[ Beep ] Brook lynn: I dread the day

valentin finds out

bailey isn’t his daughter.

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Sorry. Your friends cleaned me out. Oh, they’re not our friends. They’re just people we know. Could you, uh, go buy some more? Sure. Please. I can’t believe we came all this way. I know. Cells were empty. The guards were gone. There’s no trace of peter or my mother. And that bridge where drew was shot — do you really think he could survive that fall? I don’t — t-that’s hard to say. I mean, drew was a seal, so he does have a better chance than most. All this mess because my brother is a psycho. Peter leaves a trail of destruction everywhere he goes. It has to stop before someone else dies.

[ Monitor beeping ] No. No, I won’t let you! Oh! Valentin. Get away! Oh, valentin! Stop, stop. You’re just dreaming. You’re just dreaming. I’m in the hospital. Yes, you are. Yes. I’m at a U.S. Facility in crete. Yes. Yes. What were you dreaming about? Peter august. He was trying to get my girls. He was trying to take charlotte and bailey.

[ Grunts ] Sasha: Oh, my god! Could bailey be any cuter?! That’s my blq-2. Are you really calling her that? Oh, the nickname was inevitable. Ah. Well, I can’t wait till my little angel arrives and bailey can have a playmate. You know what? I’ll have to give you all of our hand-me-downs. I know that sounds kind of snobby, but it would be a shame for all that baby cartullo to go to waste.

[ Laughs ] Ah! I just want to have this baby, like, now! Were you this anxious when your due date was getting closer? Me? Nah. Piece of cake. That’s our brook lynn. Grace under pressure. Hey, maxie. Nice of you to join us.

[ Clears throat ] I’m on time. I never said you weren’T. Anyway, I thought this was supposed to be a sitdown to discuss deception’s spring marketing campaign. It is. Okay, then why did you choose this place instead of the office? Wait. No. I didn’t pick this place. Sasha did. What? I — it wasn’t my idea. I-I was told maxie chose it. Who told you that? Surprise! Ha ha! Tuna tartare and shop talk. Is there anything better? Ah, thank you, D.A. Sheridan. I appreciate you expediting nina reeves’ arrest. The quartermaines are proud to donate to your campaign for state attorney general. Ah, thank you. Bye. Are you coming to check up on your mom?

[ Chuckles ] Among other things. Ohh! [ Chuckles ] Hey. Hi. What are you doing here? Actually, I came to talk to michael, so I’ll wait at the bar. No, no. I’m sure you have business to discuss. I mean, what else would you guys have to talk about?

I’ll wait at the bar. Oh. Yeah, your mom still hasn’t forgiven me for defending nina. I’m sure. I’m sure you feel the same way. Especially since I, um, lobbied for nina to be a part of wiley’s life. You mean blackmailed. I prefer to call it something else. I wouldn’T. Okay. Fine. Let’s go with — let’s go with blackmail. Wow. Thank you for finally admitting it. Now that you have… look, if you want to make things right with us, I have a few ideas. Listen. If you could just arrange for me to see acting commissioner scorpio, I’m sure that I could explain everything. Hey, hey! Do nothin’, say nothin’. Hey, hey. I love that I get to see your face every day. How was your visit with spencer? Um, I said what I needed to. I don’t think he enjoyed it. You worried about him? He’s gonna have a bumpy ride. But you know what? He’ll make it. Okay. What’s wrong? So, nina got arrested. Was that you? Uh, I’m scott baldwin. I, uh, represent ms. Reeves. I’d like a minute to confer with her, so… could you get a cup of coffee or something? I’ll be right outside. Okay. What are you doing? I didn’t hire you. Well — I did! Ava, you hired scott for me? You used your one phone call to reach out to me, and I reached out to scotty here. Well, I appreciate that because I don’t know how experienced the crimson attorneys are with criminal law. Uh, well, you know, not good. They’re kind of like snobs. They’re concerned about their manicures. Okay. Scott, while you’re here, we have to fight this extradition thing before I end up in a jail cell in pennsylvania. I think you better tell her, scott. Tell me what? The quicker they cart you off to the keystone state, the better.

Ugh. I guess you’re right. He was a seal. And he survived two years in that compound. After that, what’s a couple of gunshots and falling off a bridge?

[ Groans ] You know, one thing you two do have in common is you’re very hard to kill. Now, look, we — we came to greece to find your mother and hopefully get peter in the process, okay? So we just need to focus —

[ Cellphone chimes ] Anyone we know? Or is someone offering you an extended warranty on your car? It’s dante. He wants me to call him. But I don’t have any bars. Well, feel free to step outside. I’m not moving. No? Uh, hello? Hiking that compound is at least equivalent to a 10k, maybe a marathon, with stairs! Well, you kept up okay. Well, now I’m exhausted. Besides, someone has to wait for the bartender. Okay. I won’t be long.

[ Groans ] Gosh.

Mutter, you better know how much I love you. My feet are killing me! No one is coming for your daughters, certainly not peter. I’ll kill him first. Where is he? Running for his life somewhere. He’s a spiteful son of a bitch. What if he does come after my girls? He won’T.

[ Monitor beeping rapidly ] You need to stop worrying about all the what-ifs, okay? You and I both know what he’s capable of. Okay. Hey. Will you do something for me? Just to humor me? Just close your eyes. Just close your eyes. Okay. Instead of picturing peter coming for your daughters, why don’t you picture what you would do to him if he tried? The hell you would rain down on him. The torment. The punishment. His cries for mercy. Your refusal.

[ Beeping slows ] Okay. Just imagine that for a bit. How do you feel now? Wonderful.

[ Chuckles ] Fresh as a daisy. Yeah. A little revenge fantasy never hurt anyone. You’re twisted, aren’t you? I have my moments. You sure do. So… we have to get you ready to go home so that you can undergo the surgery you need. Are you sure about that? This may be your big chance to get rid of me, and I think you might be blowing it. Yeah. Thought had crossed my mind. Really? Mm-hmm. But I realized that, even at my angriest, when your worst brings out the worst in me… …I do see that… life would be pretty boring without you. It’s bad enough to schedule a business meeting in a restaurant. Why would you make all of us think it was someone else’s idea!

[ Scoffs ] Well, look. You gals know all about the beauty biz. I, on the other hand, know how to shake things up and keep it interesting.

[ Beep ] It’s why you hired me. Gladys, you were hired to assist brook lynn, not — I’m assisting all of you by upgrading your work environment from stale and boring office to posh and swanky. As befits a posh and swanky business. Have to say — I like what she has to say on paper, but I hate the execution.

[ Scoffs ] Come on! Enjoy a little variety in your workday. You really want the same old, same old when you can have the croque monsieur? Which you have to try. It is so french! When I joined deception, it was to influence lovers of glam and — and beauty, not to help you experience things that you can’t afford on your salary so you charge them to the company expense account. Well. If that’s how you feel. If you don’t want a stimulating office culture… we’re not even in the office. If you didn’t want to get out into the world, maybe you should have stayed home with your baby? Y-you do have a daughter, remember? Because when we first met, it seemed like you weren’t even sure you had a kid. Well, you know, I’m keen to make amends, so what did you have in mind? Well, it helps that you got my father out of nixon falls as soon as possible. The corinthos family is grateful, and we won’t forget it. I’m not gonna pretend that sonny is my favorite person. I just hope that everyone can move on without revenge. Well, what some people might call revenge other people call it justice. Unless it’s your position that nina shouldn’t have to pay for what she did. Are you seriously recommending that I don’t even try to fight this extradition? Are you on board with this? Uh, well, the way scotty explained it to me is that you would be playing a sort of long game. How long? 15 to life?

[ Chuckles ] Well, the D.A. From llantano county is looking for a high-profile case so that he can position himself for his run as, uh, state attorney general. How is “women keeps man’s identity from him” high-profile? Is it because it’s sonny?

[ Sighs ] “Rich fashion editor holds mystery man hostage away from his — his past and tries to break up his family.” Comeuppance! And that’s gonna get the guy elected? What, is there no other crime in pennsylvania? Well, that’s my point. That’s why we’re trying to get her away from sonny’s influence. Yeah, but money can cross state lines. Why is it not better for me just to stay here? I can’t give up. No. N-nobody is saying that. Listen. I-I’m — I’m just, you know, filing motions and endless depositions here. You know, I’m just stalling for time until we mount the proper defense. Yeah, but, scott, while you’re stalling, I’m sitting in a 6×9 cell with a stainless-steel toilet! That’s why I’m saying we waive this extradition and — and we go to the keystone state, they charge you, I get you out on bail until the trial.

[ Groans ] And if I fight extradition? Well, then you’ll end up here in the pcpd, and because you’re high-risk, you will not get bail, and the lawyers and the judges will just, you know, take however long they want. And this way, y-you get it over with and you’re free. Until the trial. Look, there’s no guarantees. You want to fight it here? We fight it here. Okay? But it’s your call. Carly: Nina got arrested? You didn’t know? No. I-I mean, I’m certainly not upset about it, but… I-if you didn’t call the cops, then who called the cops? I don’t know. I-I don’t know what kind of laws she broke when she kept your identity from you and didn’t tell your entire family that you were alive, but I guess someone in law enforcement must have thought they had a case. Why bother? I mean — I mean, I know nina caused a lot of pain, but it’s not like she’s gonna be a repeat offender. You never know when it comes to nina. Well, I mean, you know, after all the people that we helped in nixon falls, I don’t think the cops are gonna… wait a second. …Come at — what? “We”?

There were a bunch of lowlifes putting the squeeze on lenny and phyllis. Yeah, I know. You told me all about that. I-I didn’t know nina was involved with that. Well, she was in nixon falls most of the time I was. Yeah. God. It’s just crazy, you know, that you had this whole other life there. You weren’t just tending bars. Well, I wasn’t the only one leading a different life. You and jason took over my business. You were dealing with renault. You didn’t know what was going on with me. I didn’t know what was going on with you. Because of nina. Yeah. Yeah. So did she help your friends in nixon falls? Great. Whatever.

[ Chuckles ] But she’s still responsible for what she did to you. Mm-hmm. And to me and to our family. And if that’s not a crime, I don’t know what is. Scott: Hey, look, I-I don’t want to rush you, but we got, you know, less than an hour before we… I know. I know we do. It’s just — it’s a lot to process. Okay. Well, I’ll tell you what. Uh, I’m gonna go make some phone calls. Ava, I want you to talk nina into, you know, the sense god gave a goose to do the right thing. You know, ava, I really, really appreciate you, I mean, making a u-turn from spencer’s hearing to come back here to help me. Thank you. Believe me. This is a lot more pleasant than that was. Hmm. Plus, I, um — I wanted to clarify something, nina. Uh-oh. What? Well, I know that you thought that I had an agenda when I encouraged you not to give up on sonny. Mm-hmm. Didn’t you? Yeah. I did. But… I do really care about you, and — and I want what’s best for you. Nina, please listen to scotty. I know he comes across as a clown sometimes. He does that on purpose so people don’t see what a shark he is, and he is a shark! And a shark is what you need right now! I can’t argue with that. You know, I knew that sonny would be angry with you, but I never thought he would stoop to this. I know, I know. I can’t believe it. You were counting on him to be more like mike from nixon falls, huh? Yeah. I was. You know, sonny and I, we just talked, you know? We — we put our heads together to talk about how we could help phyllis, and it was a good talk. I mean, it wasn’t great. It wasn’t, like, mind-blowing or anything, but, still, I thought there was a way that sonny and i could coexist. So why did he turn on you? What makes you think that nina is not paying for her misdeeds now? What, because she feels bad about it? Everyone knows what she did — keeping sonny’s existence a secret. I mean, people are asking for her blood, and I’m sure more will pile on. And then, of course, there’s wiley. What about him? Well, he’s just a kid now, but eventually he’s going to know, you know, what his grandmother did to his grandfather. Right, and he has a right to know. And no one understands that better than nina herself.

[ Scoffs ] If nina is so committed to wiley, then why didn’t she bring his grandfather home to him? Why didn’t she come forward when she had the chance? Or any time in between when she found out that my father was alive and the day he came home to us? Who are you to criticize me or anyone as a parent? Brook lynn, you don’t want to make a scene.

[ Scoffs ] I stand behind what I said. Gladys, you need to back off. No, no, no. I want to hear this. Well, then, get ready for an earful. Because you, brook lynn, just like the rest of your generation, want it all. What does me “wanting it all” have to do with my baby? My point exactly. What you want is all for you. Little bailey can fend for herself. Now, you take me and my son, brando — gladys. A word? Now. If the truth hurts… you need to remember that brook lynn is your boss.

[ Chuckles ] How can I forget? Okay, so I didn’t go to secretarial school and I may not know how to take shorthand. Who takes shorthand? Does that even exist anymore? But I am tech-savvy, so my phone makes up for that. Your phone takes shorthand?

[ Chuckles ] No, dear. No, it has a voice-memo thingy. So I record everything, and then later I write it down on the computer so I don’t lose anything. That’s actually not a bad idea. Hm! Yeah. And, of course, I add emojis like rainbows and stars, so I remember who said what to who.

[ Chuckles ] Maxie’s a unicorn. Brook lynn is a bat. And you’re… you get the idea. Right. Just try a little harder not to get on brook lynn’s bad side. She has a good side? I mean it, gladys! And you can start by not questioning her love for her baby.

[ Sighs ] If you say so. But if you ask me, little bailey is gonna need a therapist.

[ Exhales sharply ] I owe you an apology. What for? I just left you at that tavern to sleep off the ouzo. It wasn’t just ouzo. No, I realize that now, but I took it all at face value, which was my first mistake. Then you ended up in a prison with drew and obrecht. Well, on the bright side, I got to spend some quality time with my uncle, who, as it turns out, may be my father. Oh, right. Dear victor. I would have liked to have seen peter turn on him.

[ Clears throat ] Well, victor’s in custody. But he’s unscathed. What’s the word on drew? Any — any word? Not yet, no. You know, if he hadn’t turned back on that bridge to cover me, I’d be dead now. I hate this. I hate this bed. I hate this hospital. I hate being unable to protect my daughters, being unable to go after peter. You need to forget about all this being unable to do stuff. You should just be thankful. Thankful? Yes! Thankful that you’re alive. I-I’m gonna tell you, when we were waiting for the medevac and I was checking on you, checking your pulse and your breathing and holding the pressure on your wound — I’m gonna be honest — I wasn’t sure that you were gonna make it. And when I kept thinking that you weren’t gonna make it, I-I realized I wouldn’t have the chance to say… to say what? They really are out of everything. Is this a wsb operation or a frat party?

[ Footsteps approach ] Oh, it’s about time. What took you…so long? Don’t scream. You’re coming with me. Before either of us goes anywhere, you’re gonna want me to take a look at that wound. I’m fine. Let’s go. Okay. Look. Um… you don’t understand. I’m a doctor. You’re bleeding out. So you can aim that gun someplace else — shut up! There’s a ferry leaving soon, and you’re my ticket out of here.

Uh, j-just curious. Did you take that bullet working for peter august? And if so, was it worth it? What do you care? Because I’M…doctor… you…wounded! You can take me hostage later! Right now let me help you. You’re wasting your breath. We’re heading for the ferry. Now…move!

[ Grunting ]

[ Groaning ] Okay. Now I’m gonna help you. Uh, check behind the bar. I think I saw a first-aid kit. Hand me the gauze.

[ Groaning ] Where’s lisa ob–

[ Groans ] Lisa obrecht? Where’s peter august? I think he might have nicked an artery. If he bleeds out, we may never find my mother or peter, so the interrogation can wait. Right now I need you to help me keep him alive.

[ Groaning ] Just that I wouldn’t have the chance… I wouldn’t know what to say to charlotte. You know? Um, or bailey. One day when she’s old enough. Thank you for thinking of my girls. Yeah.

[ Monitor beeping ] So, you just have to rest now and, um… get ready for the plane to take you home. Give me my phone. What? I’m gonna call charlotte and bailey. Oh, no, no, no. I want to hear their voices. Don’t do that, because it — that’s gonna be emotionally taxing, a phone call like that. A-and, you know, your vitals aren’t all that strong. The doctor, she would have my head. And, you know, you need to keep your strength up. Anna, I love my girls. But you’re all the strength I’ll ever need. Gladys, listen to me! Gladys is such a pain. I know. Woman just drives me crazy. So what was she talking about anyway? Well, when I first met her, she asked me if I had any kids, and it was when bailey was first born, so… so what did you say? Nothing. I think that’s the problem. My brain just sort of froze for a sec, and now here we are all these months later. Look, if you’re worried about her bringing it up again… what are the odds? I mean, does that woman let anything go? Okay. There’s one thing you need to do when the subject of bailey comes up. Just be a mom. It’s not like I don’t have practice.

[ Footsteps approach ] Okay! Gladys, is there anything you want to say to brook lynn? Like what? You know what? It’s — it’s fine. You know what, gladys? Thank you for your take. You gave me a lot to think about. Really? Oh, to be honest, I don’t think she’d really have to think about anyth– let’s just get on with the meeting.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Anna. Where are you? In greece. I’m with valentin. You know what? I’m actually here with maxie. Let me put you on speakerphone. Hold on. Okay. Valentin: Brook lynn, it’s me. Put bailey on the phone. Tell her it’s daddy. Now, I’ve had years of experience with sonny corinthos. And if he’s decided to forego your détente and declare war… which it looks like he has. …You need to remember your secret weapon. You know the truth about what happened between the two of you in nixon falls. Ava, nothing happened with sonny and me in nixon falls. How — how can you say that?! Because mike and I had feelings for each other, but that’s all. That’s all that happened. You know, there was just a few dances and a few kisses. Nina! You and mike fell in love. And sonny remembers that. And you need to have it ready in case you need it. I hear you. I do. But what if we’re wrong? What if sonny wasn’t the one who called the cops, huh? What if carly already knows the truth and she had me arrested? Well, then she’s playing right into your hands. Because then you’ll turn on the waterworks and you’ll appeal to that part of sonny that is still connected to mike, the man who fell in love with you, and you’re home free. Look, I’m not gonna deny what nina’s done. But it’s over. Sonny’s home. Right, and I’m supposed to be, what, willing just to let it go?

[ Scoffs ] Look, nina stole nine months of my father’s life, left my mother, my siblings, all of us to grieve for a man who wasn’t really dead. I don’t know how I could ever forgive that or how you could ask me to. I’m not asking. Carly: Jax? Well, good. Let’s keep it that way. Hey. Have you heard from nina? No. Why? She was arrested.

[ Cellphone rings ] I’m sure that’s her now. Well, it’s not nina. I’m kind of busy. What’s this about? Nina’s under arrest. Her extradition hearing’s about to begin. What? Where?


Where do you think? Now, listen. I know that you have a working and a personal relationship with nina. Is that correct? I do. Well, then I suggest that you get here ’cause nina needs all the friends that she can get right now. Goodbye. It was, uh, scott baldwin. Apparently he’s representing nina. She’s, uh, facing extradition to pennsylvania. Well, I want to see this. Me too. Why? Because nina has it coming. Let’s go.

He needs to go to a hospital. Yeah, I’ve called it in. An ambulance is on the way, but once he’s gone, we don’t have a lead to your mother. Okay, so what do you suggest we do? Maybe you can get him to talk. How? By appealing to his better angels?

[ Scoffs ] Well, you’re the one who patched him up. Okay, okay. Um… I’m looking for my mother, liesl obrecht. I think she was in the compound. She might be peter’s prisoner. Do you know where he took her? Keep me alive, and I’ll take you to her. O-okay wait. T-take us where?

[ Grunts ] Cassadine… cassadine… island. I’m sorry, valentin. Bailey’s in daycare. Valentin:

It’s just one floor down

from the office, isn’t it?

Walk me down, will you? I would, but we’re not in the office. Who was I supposed to know? But I will definitely tell her that daddy’s thinking of her. You sound kind of strange. Are you okay?

[ Monitor beeping ] I’ll be home soon. Just tell charlotte I say,

“j-je t’aime.” Hey, brook lynn, it’s me again. Um, so, listen, sam and dante are on their way back to port charles, and — and they’ll explain everything. Explain what? What’s wrong?

Valentin was injured,

and he’s gonna be airlifted

back to G.H. What? Can you talk to charlotte and just prepare her for that? Of course. Just tell him, um, that the girls love him and that they’ll be waiting for him at home.

I’ll tell him. So, um, about this meeting, it — how about we pick this up tomorrow? I don’t think any of us will be able to concentrate knowing valentin’s in the hospital. What do you say, brook lynn? You know what? Can you guys just give us a minute? Of course. Gladys? What? I’m her assistant. I should stay. Oh, fine. Are you okay? Yeah. I don’t know why I’m so

[Clears throat] It’s not like valentin and me are A… I just can’t help but think about how much he loves his children. Ugh. I dread the day valentin finds out bailey isn’t his daughter. Thank you. Whatever you decide, I’m in your corner. I know. Thank you. Mm-hmm. Have you made a decision?

U know the man? Well, we, uh, came in here for a drink, and then the guy just showed up, and my friend here is a doctor. He was bleeding heavily. Like I told the paramedics, he might have nicked an artery, but they’ve got him stabilized, so he should be okay. Okay. Thanks for your help. Mm-hmm. And one more thing. You didn’t do anything wrong here, but something tells me you’re trouble, so I suggest you get on the next flight back to the U.S. And stay there. So, this is where we call anna, right? I knew that phone call would exhaust you. You can never resist, an “I told you so,” can you? Never. Listen, anna, if the worst should happen — it won’T. If the worst should happen, I need you to make sure brook lynn tells bailey that daddy was thinking of her till the end. You can tell her yourself when you’re home and holding her in your arms. So that’s it, then, is it? You’re gonna let me live after all? Seems rude not to. You’ve survived far worse than to die from something as prosaic as an infection from a bullet wound. And aren’t you far too clever than to appeal to something as prosaic as my vanity? I do what I can. You’re gonna be all right. You have to be, for charlotte and bailey. I think you’re leaving someone else off that list, darling. The fact is, valentin’s a wonderful father. He was all in the moment he saw my baby bump.

[ Clears throat ] Gladys has rescheduled the meeting for tomorrow. I found a bowling alley with the cutest little snack bar.

[ Laughs ] Just kidding! We’ll do it at the office, and I’ll prove to you just how invaluable I am. Okay. Okay. Just like that bloodthirsty bunch to show up for the kill. How could you do this to nina? Did she do something wrong? Yeah, obviously she did. But to go this far? Sonny didn’t have nina arrested, although he had every right. Oh, you just want the credit? Is that it, carly? It’s not her doing or my father’S. Nina, if you need somebody to blame, you should blame yourself. Michael. It was you?

E facts, the law was broken, and justice should be served. This isn’t justice, michael. This is revenge. Well, that’s for the court to decide. Ugh! Pay no attention to those hyenas. Let’s get you settled. Oh, nina. Remember — you still have that ace up your sleeve. It’s there when you need it. So am I. Thank you. All rise. The honorable judge lowe presiding. Be seated. A motion has been filed by the commonwealth of pennsylvania requesting the extradition of nina reeves. Your honor, my client waives her right in this hearing and welcomes her extradition to the commonwealth of pennsylvania. Guys, thank you so much for being so patient with gladys. I want hazard pay. You deserve it. And I’m really hoping that gladys will take advantage of all the chances you’re giving her, learn from her mistakes, and end up being a real asset to deception.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] Brook lynn:

When I joined deception,

it was to influence lovers

of glam and — and beauty,

not to help you

experience things

that you can’t afford

on your salary,

so you charge them to the company expense account.

Just can’t help

but think about

how much he loves

his children.


I dread the day

valentin finds out

bailey isn’t his daughter. So the ambulance is going to take you to the airport, and from there, you’re gonna get a plane to take you to port charles and then a helicopter to take you to G.H. It’s as easy as one, two, three. Let’s just hope the surgery goes just simply. Yeah. Ready, mr. Cassadine? Yeah, I’m ready. Good luck looking for peter. See you on the other side, okay? Hmm. Nice try. You’re not going anywhere without me. Look, I trust anna, but not when it comes to peter. And the wsb — don’t trust them. They don’t care what happens to your mother. You’re right. To them, people like my mother are either assets and liabilities. I guess the same can be said about drew. The wsb’s priority is terminating peter. Our priority is finding your mom. Well, then let’s go. Next stop — cassadine island. Prince nikolas. I thought you’d want to know… nina reeves, you’re remanded into custody of the commonwealth of pennsylvania, effective immediately.

[ Bangs gavel ] Court is adjourned. Bailiff: All rise. I will have you out on bail like that. Ms. Reeves, please stand up.

[ Grunts ] Oh. Let’s go.

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Billy: I think you might have misinterpreted what you overheard.

Sharon: No, I didn’T. You can’t let go of your anger towards adam or your desire to punish him. Why else would you have one of your reporters dig something up about him?

Billy: You know, sharon, I am constantly surprised by your impulse to defend the guy, especially after the way it’s affected your marriage to rey.

Sharon: Okay, don’t you dare turn this around on me. This has nothing to do with me. What do you expect to get out of this new attack, billy? Some juicy new story? What is it you think he’s done this time anyway?

Victor: Well, son, I’m glad you’re finally coming around. Time we confront billy boy directly.

Adam: Well, I was just waiting till the time was right, but now that I see how obsessed billy is with jesse gaines and ashland, it seems like a perfect time to strike.

Victor: Yeah. It is indeed.

Adam: Billy’s distracted. He’s single-minded in his suspicions about gaines’ fate, so he’ll be off his game. You set him up perfectly with your warning, so he’s gonna be focused on gaines and on high alert.

Victor: Billy boy abbott won’t even know what hit him.

Ashland: So, gentlemen.

Victor: Ashland, do come in.

Noah: Hey, no, it’s good to be home for sure, but, I don’t know, it just feels weird being here for longer than a quick visit, you know, with no idea what my future really holds.

Victoria: Did you see this photo? Isn’t the sunset over the palazzo just breathtaking?

Nikki: Mm. The photographer really captured its true beauty.

Victoria: I know. That was just absolutely perfect. I love this photo of dad walking me down the aisle.

Nikki: Ohh. You know, this marriage really agrees with you. I mean, you’re just glowing and so strong and happy, in love.

Victoria: I’m glad that it shows because I am. I am all of those things.

Nikki: [ Chuckles ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I go to bed at night happy, and I wake up feeling the same way. I know, I know that ashland and I will have to face some of these challenges that we have, both in business and personal, but I couldn’t be more content.

Victoria: Darling, it is so wonderful to see you this way.

[ Sighs ] Now, if only you could work things out with your brother.

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ]

Nick: [ Exhales sharply ] Okay, okay, I give up. I’m never gonna be able to out-stubborn you, but I have questions, so I want to know if we’re ever gonna talk about this or if you’re just gonna keep slamming doors and giving me the silent treatment. I just heard something amazing!

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Phyllis: Sorry, I can’t talk right now. I’ve already taken too much time off of work.

Nick: Work can wait. Look, what I said upset you, clearly, but I’m dealing with some things with my family right now, and I could use your support.

Phyllis: Oh, really, you want my support? Every time I give you my support, you reject it.

Nick: When your support comes in the form of criticism, it makes it seem like you don’t care and it’s just an opportunity for you to newman bash and like you’re not listening.

Phyllis: Of course I’m listening. I’m listening and I’m being supportive, but every time I do that, you seem to get offended.

Nick: Well, you’re telling me to just push the hard issues aside and pretend like everything’s fine because that’d be a lot easier than dealing with my contentious family history.

Phyllis: That’s not what I’m doing at all.

Nick: Well, we’re not understanding each other, so why don’t we just sit down and talk about it calmly?

Phyllis: Okay, you know what? I’m not as calm as you right now. And I’m offended because you are insinuating that I don’t have good communication skills and that I don’t care about your feelings. Okay, maybe the first one is true sometimes, but the second one absolutely is not.

Nick: That is not what I’m doing, alright? It’s not what I mean at all.

Phyllis: Okay, you know what? Um…I don’t want to talk right now. Uh, I just need to be alone. I need some space. Can you give me space?

Nick: [ Groans ]

Victoria: Mom, please, I am in too good of a mood to let thoughts of nick bring me down right now. I will deal with all of that somehow after the honeymoon.

Nikki: Darling, I’m just saying, you can’t let this rift between the two of you go on and on.

Victoria: Mom, don’T.

Nikki: Alright, fine. I will stop. Why don’t you tell me about your honeymoon? You’ve been very mysterious about it. Where are you going?

Victoria: Well, I want to surprise ashland with the perfect stress-free getaway to paradise, somewhere far away from everyone and everything, especially the prying paparazzi eyes.

Nikki: Mm. And?

Victoria: Well, I have arranged for the most romantic trip. Okay, just imagine this.

[ Clears throat ] A private island, five-star meals, personal masseuse, just the two of us together.

Nikki: It sounds heavenly.

Victoria: Yes, I know. I’m thinking that we’ll leave in a week. That is, provided we can get caught up on all of the work that’s piled up while we were in tuscany.

Nikki: Well, if I know my daughter, you will work 24/7 and move heaven and earth to make sure nothing gets in the way of this perfect honeymoon.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Nikki: And you deserve every minute of it.

Ashland: Did I hear correctly? Are you planning to go after chanccomm? Because when it comes to billy abbott, I’m in alignment with any plan that takes him down a notch — or 10.

Adam: We were actually going to include you. We knew you’d appreciate what we were doing, and actually you could be useful.

Victor: Let’s put it this way, ashland, we are interested in destabilizing chanccomm, hmm?

Adam: We want to damage it enough to where we can move in, scoop up the remains.

Victor: We were successful in taking over cyaxares, rebranding it as newman media, and now we plan to look at chanccomm as our next target.

Ashland: Well, I’m impressed you’re going on the offensive. It’s an intriguing plan, but you can’t fool me. This has less to do with business and more to do with taking down billy.

Adam: Well, we can’t deny that.

Ashland: Given that’s your motive, and before you give me any details, you just have to know that I’m not going to be withholding anymore information from victoria. There will be no more secrets, so please don’t tell me any details that you don’t want her to know.

Adam: We can respect that. And you do have a point, she, for some unfathomable reason, always protects billy.

Victor: Alright. Let’s put the cards on the table. I’ve already informed billy boy that we’re coming after him. I want to include you in our strategy, so don’t you be concerned about letting victoria know what we’re up to.

Billy: You know I’m a little surprised that rey didn’t share with you what I told him about adam.

Sharon: Maybe that’s because rey is discreet when it comes to spreading around unfounded allegations. And you clearly don’t have those scruples. So, why don’t you fill me in on all the details?

Billy: Happy to oblige. I’ll give you the short version. I believe that adam, at the orders of victor, made a man disappear because he posed a threat to victoria and ashland’s wedding.

Sharon: And what makes you think that victor and adam had anything to do with this guy disappearing?

Billy: Because he has damning information about ashland’s past. He went to tuscany to confront him about that, and that’s where he disappeared. So I would be careful about championing the man, because it looks like the old adam is back.

Sharon: So what are you saying happened, bribery?

Billy: No, this guy’s taken money from almost everyone, and yet he still went to tuscany to take matters into his own hands, so I would say bribery is the least of it.

Sharon: What else then? Kidnapping? Murder? Are those really the accusations you’re gonna throw around now, billy?

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Billy: Those are your words, sharon, not mine. But it’s very interesting that you would go there –ibery, murder, kidnapping. Not so far-fetched, right? Because you know what adam is capable of.

Sharon: No, I think that it’s not just far-fetched, it’s impossible.

Billy: Really? Why is that?

Sharon: Well, first of all, i don’t think that victor would order something like that. And secondly, what motive would adam have? He has no allegiance to ashland locke. And when it comes to victoria, well, there’s no love lost there, is there?

Billy: No, but I think he really likes being back in the newman family fold and he’s about willing to do anything to stay there.

Sharon: No, no, this is about you, billy, grasping at straws, trying to spread around unsubstantiated negative rumors about adam. And it really saddens me. You know, he deserves every chance to turn his life around, just like everybody gave you. And it’s interesting how that seems to get lost in your obsession.

Noah: I’m sorry about the mess, man. I really appreciate you and my mom letting me crash here. I know it was a little unexpected. I hope it’s cool with you.

Rey: Come on, man. This is your childhood home. You’re always welcome here. We’re thrilled to have you. You got everything you need in your bedroom?

Noah: Yeah, yeah. But I’m assuming a bachelor roommate isn’t exactly what you signed up for.

Rey: No, no, but I’m looking forward to getting to know you better.

Noah: Great. Now you can tell me what’s been going on around here. In town, on the ranch. It’s been a while since I moved away. Every time I came back, it was just for a quick visit, so none of the changes have really registered.

Rey: Actually, not a whole lot has changed. Victor’s acquired a few more horses. They’re in the stables. You ride much?

Noah: I haven’t in a long time, but I grew up on the ranch, so I’m excited to get back in the saddle.

Rey: Ha. And your sister faith, she’s really turned her life around after having a pretty rough year. Look, you didn’t hear it from me, but I think that she’s falling for moses winters. She’s gonna fill you in on the rest, and your mom can bring you up to speed on how things are going at crimson lights.

Noah: Yeah, from what I can tell, she’s been working really hard to keep that place going.

Rey: Yeah, she’s pretty amazing.

Rey: And so are you, man. And from what I heard, you were pretty instrumental in saving mariah.

Rey: Oh, all in a day’s work. Glad I could help.

Noah: I’m really impressed with everything you’ve done for my family. Staying on top of all the ins and outs. It makes me feel a lot less guilty about moving so far away, knowing how devoted you are. I really appreciate everything you’ve done, especially through some of the brutal times.

Rey: Yeah, it’s all been worth it, you know? Your mom and your sisters are very important to me.

Noah: So how about you, man, you know, how’s the family?

Rey: Well, you know, I miss them, of course, but sharon and I try to get to miami as often as possible. Pretty lucky, though, because this place really feels like home.

Ashland: Well, I’ve got to applaud the cleverness and downright ruthlessness of your move here. Who knew jesse gaines would actually prove to be so useful?

Victor: Good to have you on board, ashland.

Ashland: Now, you’re confident that billy will lean into this trap?

Adam: We have no doubt.

Victor: You’ve got to know that billy boy doesn’t give a damn about facts. But he will move very quickly once he realizes that he can hurt us.

Adam: And that’ll be his achilles’ heel.

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Jack: Thank you.

Sally: Caffeine. Perfect antidote for jet lag. How was your flight back? It was just you and phyllis, right?

Jack: Easy, smooth flight. No bumps.

Sally: Alright. Looks like your relationship with her has been really deepening lately. You guys got to spend some quality time together in italy between kyle and summer’s wedding, and then victoria’S.

Jack: That should come as no surprise to you. You know my history with phyllis.

Sally: That’s right. Funny how you’ve gone from being a couple in the past to being in-laws now.

Jack: I don’t know what you’re getting at or why you’re so curious about my friendship with phyllis, but it seems to me you have your own rather tricky relationship to navigate with your new boss, adam. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some reading to catch up on.

Rey: [ Chuckles ] Well, I hope you’re feeling at home here, too, you know.

Noah: I think it’s pretty obvious I’ve had no problem making myself comfortable in your living room. I’ve grown a little accustomed to my bachelor lifestyle, but i promise to be more considerate in the future.

Rey: I hope you’re not gonna feel uncomfortable living here with your mom, me, and faith. We’re not gonna be cramping your style, are we?

Noah: Trust me, that is not gonna be a problem. I mean, right now I don’t even know how long I’m gonna be staying. To tell you the truth, even though I spent a lot of years in this house, it — I don’t know, it just doesn’t really feel like home anymore. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Now, the crazy thing is, london didn’t really feel like home anymore either. At least not lately.

Rey: You know, I get that. You’re starting to feel like a man without roots. You know, I feel the same thing when I get back to miami. It takes me a minute to settle into that rhythm. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and seeing them, but it’s just not who I am anymore. It’s not before long I want to get back to sharon and our life here.

Noah: Yeah, I think that’s what I’ve been missing, too. Yeah, I — stuck in this kind of weird limbo, you know, between my childhood home and whatever my future home and life might be.

Rey: Well, don’t worry. I’m sure you’re gonna work it out. In the meantime, you know, kick back. There’s no rush. Enjoy yourself.

Noah: Thanks, rey.

Rey: But you better brace yourself because there’s gonna be a lot of pressure for you to make the move permanent.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Rey: Nobody’s gonna want you to leave here again.

Sally: Adam! Do you have a minute? I don’t mean to brag, but i wanted you to see the latest headline that I spotted. This european magazine is calling me the next vera wang. You do know who that is, don’t you, or do you just not agree with the comparison? Okay, well, we need to capitalize on this. And what do you think about doing a feature — “the making of a dream dress”? We can share all the sketches that I made and I can write about the process, I can talk about how I got the measurements and how we rushed it into production and how, against all odds, we got it to the bride just before her wedding day. It’s a really dramatic story. We have to share it. People are gonna eat it up.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: What do you think?

Adam: I think that you should just talk to chloe, and I’ll go along with whatever she thinks.

Sally: Do you not care?

Adam: Honestly, no, I don’t care about the wedding dress press right now.

Sally: Wow. Okay, I get it. You said you just want to keep things strictly professional when we got back, that’s exactly what you’re doing. I just thought that the fashion division was more important to newman media. I guess I was mistaken.

Adam: Sally, you have to stop taking things so personally. There’s more to newman media than your fashion line. I’m sorry, I have a call scheduled with an investor that I need to get to.

Victoria: Oh! I’m so glad you’re here. Listen, I know I said I wanted to keep the details of our honeymoon a surprise, but I just don’t really know if I can stick to it.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] You are so fired up about this. It’s lovely to see. Go on, tell me everything.

Victoria: Okay, well, maybe just one photo.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ]

Victoria: A tease. Look. Isn’t it fabulous? Look at that.

[ Gasps ] Oh. Ashland. What’s going on? Are you okay?

Ashland: Yeah, no I feel fine. Yeah.

Victoria: Then what is it? There’s definitely something on your mind.

Ashland: I was just at newman media earlier, and i think there’s something that you should probably know. Victor and adam are planning a move against chanccomm.

Victoria: Really? What do you think about it?

Ashland: From a business standpoint, it does make sense. Cripple the competition, fold them into your empire. It’s a move I would make — and I have many times in the past. And it seems as though they’re not interested in playing nice. Far from it.

Victoria: I see. You want me to know that? Why?

Ashland: Because I don’t want there to be any more secrets between us. And you may not want them to go after billy for the same reason that billy claimed he wanted to protect you — for the sake of your children.

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Victoria: Do me a favor. Don’t give me any of the details.

Ashland: I don’t understand.

Victoria: Well, you said that going after chanccomm was not an unusual business move, right?

Ashland: Yeah, but what i meant —

Victoria: Look, I don’t need to know how my dad and adam plan to go about this. If billy wants to play in the big leagues, then he needs to step up and protect his company.

Ashland: I got to say, I’m both surprised and impressed by your response, and I will honor your wishes and…keep all of the details from you.

Victoria: You should feel very flattered right now.

Ashland: And why is that?

Victoria: You have won my father’s respect. Victor newman only circles the wagons and goes on the attack for family, so guess what that makes you.

Ashland: Well, when you put it that way, it sounds like cause for a celebration. How about treating ourselves to lunch at society?

Jack: Hey. Join me for a minute.

Phyllis: Ah.

Jack: Come on. Okay, what’s got you down? There’s something going on in that mind.

Phyllis: Don’t push, honestly, because if you do, it’ll all just come spilling out, and I don’t want to throw my problems on you. You don’t deserve that.

Jack: Well, give me a little credit. I’m pretty sure I can handle it.

Phyllis: Alright, you asked for it. Okay. So me and nick. It’s not getting better. I don’t understand what’s happening. It’s like I have to just deal with the real superficial relationship in order for it to work out. Not too deep. You know what I mean? If any conflict arises, we just seem to crumble.

Jack: Okay, are you sure you’re not maybe exaggerating a bit? You two have been through a lot and survived in the past.

Phyllis: I know. I’m not being dramatic. I’m not. It’s just strange. We’re — we’re not on the — on the same planet. I mean, we’re not speaking the same language. We have a different style altogether. I don’t understand this. I mean, no one’s doing anything big. No one’s cheating. We’re not keeping secrets.

Jack: Okay, so what’s the issue?

Phyllis: I don’t know. It’s just all gone sideways. Do you know what I mean? What do I do about that? How do I work that out?

Victor: Well, my goodness. If it isn’t the happy newlyweds. You on a working lunch? Or are you taking a break from all the work that undoubtedly accumulated after your wedding?

Victoria: Ashland has shared your plans with me.

Victor: Well, I’m glad he did. Sweetheart, you must admit that after all that billy boy has done, he needs a wake-up call. He has it coming.

Victoria: You don’t have to convince me. I’m on board. I just want to be spared the details. All is fair in business, as far as I’m concerned, and I’m done protecting billy.

Noah: The ranch looks great as always. I just took a nice long walk around a couple of my old favorite spots.

Nikki: Oh.

Noah: Brought back a lot of memories.

Nikki: It’s so good to have you back. Did you go by the stables?

Noah: Yeah, I did, actually. Rey told me about the new horses. They’re really beautiful.

Nikki: Aren’t they? You and I are gonna have to go riding together. My gosh, we haven’t done that in years. Every time you’re home, it’s usually for some crisis or another.

Noah: Not this time, though. Thank god my mom’s finally healthy. Mariah and faith are both doing well. Finally just a worry-free opportunity to spend some time with the family.

Nikki: So how long do you think you can stay? I know when we were in london visiting you, I got to see how fabulous your career is going there, so you probably can’t afford to stay away too long.

Noah: Well, thank you for the high praise, but only a proud grandma would characterize my career as fabulous.

Nikki: [ Scoffs ]

Noah: I do okay.

[ Chuckles ]

Nikki: Well, modesty has always been your most endearing trait. I’m sure you must’ve gotten that from me.

[ Both laugh ]

Noah: I’m sure grandpa told you about the branding work I’ve been doing for newman media. Maybe while I’m here, I can expand on that a little bit.

Nikki: Oh, that would be great. I know victor would love that. And I would be thrilled because then you would be in town for a while.

Noah: Oh, okay, you really jumped on that “for a while” conclusion mighty fast.

Nikki: [ Laughs ] Well, I’m pretty adept at reading the signs.

Noah: Are you sure it’s not just wishful thinking?

Nikki: Most of the things that I wish for do come true eventually.

Noah: Yeah, well, I’d hardly call that magic. No, it’s more so just your sheer uncompromising force of will.

Nikki: [ Laughs ] I have missed that dry sense of humor of yours. But something tells me that there’s something else on your mind.

Noah: Oh, yeah, what’s that, your sixth grandma sense?

Nikki: Is there a reason why you’re here and not in london?

Noah: Don’t worry, I’m not hiding or running from anything.

Nikki: Well, that’s good to know.

Noah: There’s a lot of reasons I want to come spend some time in genoa city.

Nikki: Like what?

Noah: Oh, for one, this whole thing with dad. I’m really worried about how he’s dealing with this rift with victoria, and now he even seems like he’s mad at grandpa, too, for some reason.

Nikki: Yes, I am very concerned about that, as well. And nicholas and victor have always been very different, but the one thing they have in common is their stubbornness. And I’m afraid that’s the reason why this problem won’t be going away so easily. Hi sabrina!

Victor: Son. Just leaving, but if you want to have a cup of coffee, I’ll stay.

Nick: Yeah, thanks. I don’t have time. I’m just gonna grab a quick bite and then go home to christian. Noah’s in town, by the way.

Victor: Yeah, I hear.

Nick: He’s staying at sharon’S. Be nice if he could spend some time with his grandparents.

Victor: Well, from what i know, your mother is planning a dinner. I hope you’ll be there.

Nick: Probably not the best idea.

Victor: Son, I really hope from the bottom of my heart that you can forgive what happened in tuscany. Just get over it. Let it go.

Nick: Well, the wedding’s over, but nothing’s changed. I mean, you use me when you need me, and then you cast me aside in favor of adam when I don’t follow your rules, and I’m over it. It’s got me questioning my place in this family yet again.

Jack: I’m sure I don’t have to remind you, no relationship is easy. They’re all difficult. They’re all tricky. They’re all clumsy and they all inevitably lead to rocky patches.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Jack: And it is a measure of the depth and strength of that relationship how a couple handles the tough spots.

Phyllis: Yeah, well, I mean, the thing is, we’re not handling it at all. At all. I don’t even know if we’re capable of it at this point.

Jack: Well, are you and nick at least talking?

Phyllis: Yeah, I mean, he wanted to sit me down and talk to me.

Jack: Well, that’s a good thing. How’d that go?

Phyllis: I felt like if i would’ve stayed, I would’ve overreacted, so — so I just needed time to clear my head.

Jack: Wait, he wanted to talk, and you walked out?

Phyllis: Yeah. I mean, I felt that was the right thing to do. Otherwise, I would’ve just kept on saying the wrong thing.

Jack: You know what? Taking a step back and thinking it through is not the worst idea you’ve ever had. Look, I have been on the receiving end of your untempered temper, and it ain’t pretty.

Phyllis: Yeah, I mean, that’s why I decided to walk away.

Jack: Yeah. Just take a breath. Taking some air, put your head in the right place before you sit down and have an important adult conversation.

Phyllis: Yeah. Thank you. You always know what to say to calm me down.

Jack: I don’t want you giving up. Don’t give up yet.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Scoffs ]

Adam: Yes, we feel quite good about it, too. Company’s in a strong position and we’re looking into some expansion opportunities, too. Yeah, social media buzz has been great. Given a real lift to the cpms and subscribers to the site. Well, I can’t argue with that. Sally spectra is a valuable asset to newman media. We are happy to have her. Sure, I’ll have my assistant set up the next meeting. Alright.

[ Sighs ]

Victoria: I mean, look at this view. It’s just heavenly, isn’t it?

Ashland: Well, it certainly is.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Ashland: You’re really looking forward to this honeymoon.

Victoria: Yes, I am. Aren’t you?

Ashland: Of course I am. Anything that makes you happy, my angel, makes me happy, too.

Victoria: Well, all we have to do is plow through that mountain of paperwork, and then we can escape.

Ashland: Mm.

Victoria: And we can truly unplug.

Ashland: Deal.

[ Cellphone rings ] Excuse me. It’s my oncologist.

Victoria: Take it.

Ashland: Hello, doctor.

[ Clears throat ] What did the latest tests reveal? If you’re on medicare, remember,

Victor: You know, it breaks my heart that you don’t feel part of this family. I mean, why?

Nick: Well, that’s it exactly, isn’t it? Your lack of awareness is at the core of the problem. You never perceive how your actions are seen from your children’s point of view, at least not mine anyway.

Victor: Son, I’ve given you everything, everything you ever needed or wanted. I don’t understand any of this. What is it that I don’t see?

Nick: This ongoing conflict is a push/pull dynamic that is never gonna go away. It’s been going on for decades. I know mom has tried to mediate. It’s no use. I’m not even angry. I’m exhausted. It’s exhausting, and I’m not hungry anymore. I’ll see you later, dad.

Billy: Do you mind if I join you?

Sally: Please. Sit down.

Billy: I was hoping now that you work at newman media, we could have a little chat.

Sally: What makes you think we have anything to chat about?

Billy: Just got a few questions I’d like to ask.

Sally: Oh, really? Are you working on a story about victoria newman’s wedding dress? ‘Cause that really seems to be the only thing the media wants to talk with me about recently.

Billy: Well, it was a beautiful dress. Right now I’m looking for background on a story about newman media and the company’s entanglement in the disappearance of a man named jesse gaines.

Sally: I have no idea who you’re talking about.

Billy: I’m following up on a source that suggested adam and victor were involved in the disappearance. And you flew on adam’s private jet to tuscany, correct? I’m just wondering if you overheard anything, particularly on the return flight.

Sally: I have nothing to say to you. I know that you’re a rival of newman media. My loyalty lies with them, period.

Billy: I wonder how long that’ll last. I couldn’t help but notice the two of you getting cozy at the palazzo. You may think that you have a line into him, but believe me, adam is as savvy and dangerous as they come and he only worries about himself. So I suggest that you protect yourself.

Sally: Well, you’re not the first person to warn me about adam. Pretty sure you won’t be the last. But I’ve also been warned about you and your personal vendetta against him, so you know what? I can hold my own and make my own decisions, thank you very much.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Hey, it’s phyllis. Bring up a bottle of our best champagne, also two orders of filet mignon, and, um… chocolate-covered strawberries, for sure. You know what? Just bring up everything that is a best-seller in our romance and honeymoon package. Yeah, thank you.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Victoria: So, what did the doctor say?

Ashland: Can we maybe talk about this at home or someplace more private?

Victoria: No, no, no, no, no. I can’t wait. I want to know now. What did — what did he say?

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Well, apparently, I’m not reacting to the treatments as everyone had hoped.

Victoria: What does that mean?

Ashland: The chemotherapy’s not working. I mean, we all knew it was a long shot.

Victoria: That’s okay. I mean, we’ll just — we’ll have to deal with it. We’ll find an even more aggressive drug. That’s what we’ll do. Or maybe something that’s even more experimental, if possible. I hope you know that this doesn’t mean that we’re giving up. It just means that we have to fight a lot harder now.

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Ashley: Honey, why don’t you just sit down and take a breath?

Abby: They didn’t find chance in the rubble, did they? I mean, maybe he wasn’t even in the building when the bomb went off.

Ashley: I believe that, i really do. I haven’t given up hope, honey, but I think maybe what christine’s trying to do is just prepare in case.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Abby: Maybe it’s the feds with some definitive news about chance.

Ashley: I’m gonna go get it, okay? Just stay put.

Christine: Abby.

Mariah: Hi.

Ashley: Hey.

Mariah: Ashley, um, is something wrong? Is it — is it the baby? Is it dominic?

Ashley: No, the baby’s fine.

Tessa: Christine? Whoa, what’s going on? Is everything okay?

Michael: Oh, hey! I’m so sorry I’m late.

Devon: Hey. It’s okay, michael.

Michael: Hey.

Amanda: It is not a problem. I am just glad that you are here now. We are anxious to hear what is going on with sutton’s case.

Michael: The voir dire is complete.

Devon: That’s jury selection, right?

Michael: Very good. Yes. And I am feeling good about the final 12. Sutton’s defense team, not so much.

Amanda: Why is that?

Michael: They were unhappy about some challenges I made. I was able to get the court to dismiss several potential jurors who seemed to have a bias going in.

Devon: That’s good.

Amanda: Favoring my grandfather, I assume.

Michael: Yeah. Well, it’ll make our job a whole lot easier with a level playing field, huh?

Amanda: All good work, counselor. I wish I could’ve been there to see you in action.

Michael: You’ll get your chance.

Devon: When is the trial set to start?

Michael: Next week.

Devon: That’s very soon.

Michael: I’m ready.

Amanda: Good, because my money’s on you. And I want this over and sutton convicted as soon as possible. The last thing that my mother needs is a long, drawn-out trial, not with her heart condition.

Michael: I had naya’s situation in mind when I devised my case. You’re a key component. That is, if you’ll agree. I’d like you to testify against your grandfather.

Billy: Thank you for coming.

Rey: Sure. What’s this about?

Billy: It’s about a missing person. Someone with a connection to ashland locke. I believe something happened to him.

Rey: Like?

Billy: The guy’s name is jesse gaines, and he has the kind of information that could cause a massive scandal and cost the people involved a fortune. He was on the verge of revealing that information when he suddenly disappeared.

Rey: Well, how do you know he’s not just lying low?

Billy: Well, we have some of the best investigative reporters in america on our payroll, and we haven’t been able to find him.

Rey: And you think locke’s involved?

Billy: I think the real person of interest, who’s smack in the middle of all of this, is adam.

[ Knock on door ]

Sally: Check your e-mail.

Adam: Um, okay. What’s up?

Sally: You said the best thing that you could ask for is a productive and profitable day. Voil. Feast your eyes on not one, not two, but 15 glowing reviews from the european fashion press all about victoria’s wedding and her stunning, one-of-a-kind couture gown by sally spectra for newman fashion.

Adam: That is fantastic. Congratulations.

Sally: Thank you. I’m pretty happy about it, too. It’s not every day you get praise from the movers and shakers of the industry.

Adam: Well, you know what? Why don’t — why don’t we go celebrate? Why don’t we go grab a bite? My treat.

Sally: Yeah, that sounds great. Let’s invite chloe and we will make it a working meal.

Adam: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Seriously? Hey. Oh, oh, oh. I see where I rate.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] What do you mean?

Phyllis: Well, I mean, since you didn’t want to fly home from tuscany with me, you wanted to go to london. Apparently who’s the first person you see when you do get back into town — sharon.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Noah wanted to surprise his mother and share his big news with her.

Phyllis: What’s his big news?

Nick: Well, he’s decided to stay in genoa city for the foreseeable future.

Phyllis: He’s leaving london?

Nick: Noah’s calling it “taking a break.”

Phyllis: I thought he loved it there.

Nick: Yeah, I thought the same. So I just really wanted to be there with him when he had this conversation with sharon.

Phyllis: Yeah. Well, you guys must be so excited that you have your son back.

Nick: Yeah. I am concerned, though. I mean, it seems impulsive, and noah doesn’t really want to talk about why he’s leaving the uk.

Phyllis: Do you think something bad happened?

Nick: My gut says yes. I’m hoping it’s nothing serious and that he’s willing to open up about it in the next couple days to me.

Phyllis: Mm. Just like I hope you’re willing to open up to me about, you know, what’s going on between us.

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Amanda: You want me to testify against my grandfather?

Michael: All I’m asking you to do is to get up on that stand and say exactly what happened. I mean, you, as sutton ames’ granddaughter, accepted a role on his legal team to defend him against these terrible allegations. But once you dived into the research, your position became untenable, and eventually you concluded that you couldn’t defend the man after all.

Devon: Yeah, is what you’re proposing even ethical, michael?

Michael: Amanda was fired from the case, so we’re not breaking any rules.

Devon: No, I know, but everything sutton said to her, isn’t that protected under the attorney-client privilege or — right?

Michael: Okay, okay, listen. Amanda, all I’m interested in is what you learned after you were fired. That’s the only thing I’ll question you on, alright? And since you weren’t representing sutton at the time, I see it as fair game.

Amanda: The defense sure won’T.

Michael: No, no, their heads are gonna explode. I mean, they’ll be objecting so much. I mean, your testimony is the last thing they’re gonna want the jury to see or hear, which is only gonna make them want to see and hear it more. Look, what testimony is more compelling than sutton ames’ own granddaughter and — wait for it — former attorney?

Christine: According to the state department, given the scope of the attack, it’s doubtful anyone inside survived.

Mariah: Oh, my god.

Tessa: Abby, I’m so sorry.

Ashley: Yeah, we’re trying to be positive.

Mariah: Of course. Well, I mean, it’s — it’s definitely possible that chance, you know, wasn’t in the building.

Abby: Yeah, it definitely is. That’s what I’m holding onto.

Tessa: Well, then we will, too.

Abby: Um, christine, there’s — there’s got to be another contact, someone that you can call, someone with a sliver of hope?

Christine: Maybe. Let me make some calls and see what I can learn.

Abby: Thank you. Okay, so, wow. What brings you guys by? Is everything alright?

Tessa: Yeah, everything’s great.

Mariah: The reason for our visit might — might seem a little silly.

Ashley: That’s okay. Maybe we could use a little of that right now.

Abby: Yeah, I need any and all distractions, please.

Mariah: Well, tessa just got back from victoria’s wedding, and she brought a gift back from italy for — for dominic. Here.

Ashley: It’s so cute.

Mariah: Yeah.

Ashley: Aww. Isn’t that sweet?

Abby: Yeah. [ Chuckles ]

Ashley: Isn’t that sweet, huh?

Abby: Yeah, that — that is so cute. Thank you so much. Dominic’s gonna love that. Thank you for thinking of him. Hey, baby. Hey. Look, look what tessa and mariah brought you back from italy. It’s a little bear. And he’s gonna keep you company. Oh, he is so cute, but not nearly as cute as you are.

[ Sighs ]

Billy: Jesse gaines flew to tuscany in order to confront ashland about his past, secrets buried for a lot of years and secrets that ashland wants to keep that way. Gaines wanted to reveal those secrets, and that’s when he vanished from the newman palazzo.

Rey: What was the nature of the information that gaines wanted to reveal?

Billy: I’d rather not get into that right now. But suffice to say that ashland’s paid a lot of money to keep these secrets quiet. He knows that it would jeopardize everything he’s built.

Rey: How does adam factor in?

Billy: Well, as you know, ashland locke and the newmans are family. You add the merger on top of that, the newmans have rallied around ashland to protect him. Too much at stake. Victor newman would never let some nobody risk it all, and that’s where adam comes in. He was in tuscany, and I believe he’s the one that made it happen. How, I don’t know. At this moment, it’s all instinct.

Rey: Yeah, well, I’m gonna need more than just your instincts before I can even consider opening up an official investigation, billy.

Billy: I know that. But I came to you because i think you know the man adam is, and I don’t think you believe that he’s changed at all. So if you want the opportunity to get justice for this gaines guy and rid us all of adam, this is your opportunity.

Sharon: What are you two talking about so intently? (Drill sergeant) what a pleasant morning. It’s warm, but not too warm.

Nick: I’m not sure what you mean. Nothing’s going on with us.

Phyllis: Alright. I mean, I’m not completely convinced. I mean, that’s what you said, that everything was fine. I need more convincing. Listen…I know things are very difficult for you right now. There’s a lot of strain on your relationship with your dad and victoria, but I want to help you. I want to be there for you. And it just seems like you’re pushing me away, that’s all, and especially — especially — if i say one little thing about your family or agree with you about something you’re saying about your family. You take that as a criticism.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I’m having a rough time, okay? And I’m probably not handling it the way I should be. Phyllis, I’m not pushing you away. Alright? I wouldn’t do that.

Phyllis: Okay. It just seemed like that, and I think it was a lot more than, like, old insecurities coming back, that’s all. Um…i am here for you. I’m your partner, you know? Your teammate. I don’t like being distant from you.

Rey: Billy was concerned about a person who’s gone missing. He was looking for advice on what to do next. Listen, what you’re asking me is out of my jurisdiction, but i can approach the proper authorities at that locale.

Billy: Great. Glad to hear you say that.

Rey: Let me finish. I’m gonna need more to go on, more evidence. What you’re offering me right now is purely circumstantial.

Billy: And if I can get you that, you’ll put the right people on the trail?

Rey: We’ll see.

Billy: Thank you. Sharon, good to see you.

Rey: What?

Sharon: Mm, I’m just curious. Why did billy come to you about this?

Devon: Michael, you’re, uh — you’re asking a whole lot.

Michael: Yeah.

Devon: Yeah.

Michael: No doubt. Nobody wants to get on a witness stand and testify under oath and then be mercilessly cross-examined, but if we want to present our case quickly and effectively…

Amanda: Which is exactly what we want. Sutton belongs in prison, and naya and imani, they deserve peace.

Devon: Sure, but what about your life and what about your peace? I think this is something that you should think about before you just make a quick decision.

Amanda: What is there to think about? Sutton is responsible for my father’s death. I owe him no loyalty.

Devon: I know. I know you don’t owe him anything, but you — you have a very strong emotional connection to all this because he’s your grandfather and ’cause he’s the head of this new family that you’ve become part of.

Amanda: A family that is tired of having every aspect of their lives controlled by him.

Devon: Right, I understand this. I just want you to consider what it means to testify in open court and have your words be out there and be public record that you can’t take back. I just want you to think about it. I want you to think about what it means and how it’s gonna affect your relationships with your new family members — with your mom, with your sister. How could it possibly put you in danger if the whole trial goes south and sutton walks and then wants to retaliate? I mean, michael has made it clear that just being a witness is — it’s grueling.

Michael: Yes, yes, grueling. That’s a good word.

[ Sighs ] Your testimony could span several days. This is not a request that i make lightly.

Devon: Right. So do you want to put yourself through that?

[ Cellphone chimes ] Excuse me. Waiting for a message all day. It’s abby. She’s asking me to come to the mansion because of an emergency.

Amanda: Is there a problem with the baby?

Devon: She didn’t say anything about the baby, but i don’t think that she would ask me to come if it wasn’t something serious.

Amanda: Okay, well, it sounds like she needs you. Go. I’ll be fine.

Devon: I don’t feel right leaving. This is a big decision that you need to make.

Amanda: I will take everything that you said into consideration, but please just tell me as soon as you know what’s going on.

Devon: Okay. I love you.

Amanda: Love you, too.

Devon: I’ll see you, michael.

Michael: Bye. Alright. Listen to me. Let’s go over devon’s concerns and yours one at a time. Because I’m convinced this is our best shot at a conviction. If you’re on medicare, remember,

Amanda: We can only assume that if I testify, the defense will say that I am just trying to settle a score with sutton since he forced my mother to give up my twin and me at birth.

Michael: They can try.

Amanda: And how will you counter?

Michael: That the mounting evidence convinced you that sutton was lying about his involvement in richard’s death, so you went in search for the truth, which you found.

Amanda: A confession that’s not an actual confession, michael. All it is is my grandfather making disparaging remarks about my father, saying that he’s a nobody, talking about the “accidents of birth” that he’s willing to sacrifice and how he can live with what he’s done.

Michael: Well, he also said that richard nealon was a problem that needed to be handled, someone who could tear down everything he had worked to build.

Amanda: It’s still his word against mine.

Michael: Yeah, well, your word is backed up by a recording.

Amanda: A recording that the defense is gonna say is inadmissible because of the way that I obtained it.

Michael: Recording that the jury will know exists and that everything you say is true. Otherwise, why would the defense be so adamant about keeping it out of the courtroom and — and if the judge does not allow the recording to be admitted, which is not a given, the jury will still know what’s on it because no one will be able to unhear your sworn testimony. You know as well as I do, if a prosecutor had to rely on a murder suspect’s full confession, it would be virtually impossible to get a conviction. It happens in only the rarest of cases. Sutton’s legal team just has to create reasonable doubt, and believe me, trust me, they’re going in there with a lot of confidence. We have to take the jury on the same journey you took to see sutton for who he is, for exactly who he is. A man who’s capable of having your father killed and then had the audacity to hire you to defend him.

That’s how we win. That’s how we get justice for your father. That and nothing less.

Amanda: Okay. I’ll do it.

Michael: [ Sighs ]

Rey: Billy came to me for the obvious reason — I’m with the police. He needed guidance on how to proceed with a potential missing-persons case.

Sharon: Who’s missing?

Rey: Someone I never heard of. It probably has something to do with a story that billy’s covering.

Sharon: Well, I watched the two of you talking, and it seemed a lot more intense than that, which leads me to wonder if there is more to this. What else did he say?

Rey: Sharon, you heard what i told him. Without more information, there’s nothing I can do for him. It’ll probably turn out to be nothing. There’s no reason for you to get involved.

Billy: Adam.

Adam: Billy.

Billy: Hi, there.

Sally: Hey. I’m gonna call chloe, see if she’s on her way. I don’t want to start without her.

Adam: So, my dad tells me that you made quite the noble gesture in tuscany. You actually deleted the video instead of using it to bury ashland.

Billy: Don’t sound so shocked.

Adam: No. No, you misinterpret, I’m, um — I’m impressed and I’m shocked that you chose to do the right thing.

Billy: Well, you know me, full of surprises. Speaking of surprises, jesse gaines.

Adam: What about him?

Billy: Well, I’m still trying to figure out why he didn’t follow through with his threat to go public with the information that he has. I mean, he’s got the proof to show that ashland built his entire empire with money stolen from a dead woman.

Adam: Ah. So the gesture wasn’t that noble after all. You let gaines be the bad guy.

Billy: Jesse gaines only agreed to come to tuscany because he wanted the opportunity to tell the world exactly who ashland locke really is. And then he just up and vanishes. Sounds mysterious to me.

Adam: Why is it you are always looking for the nefarious side of everything?

Billy: Maybe it’s ’cause every time you’re involved, it’s always nefarious.

Adam: Hmm.

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Christine: So I just got off the phone with one of my contacts at the bureau. He had some intel on the bombing. Local police and fire department teams are starting a search-and-rescue of the collapsed building. Unfortunately, there’s nothing to report yet.

Abby: Well, maybe he called or texted me.

Ashley: Anything?

Abby: No, not yet, but, look, I know he’s gonna call me. I know that he’s gonna tell me that he wasn’t in that building and that he is okay.

Mariah: I’m sure you’re right, abby.

Ashley: If he’s in a position to reach out, honey, your husband will. I know he would.

Abby: Christine, don’t you know anyone in D.C.? Someone that you could call?

Christine: There’s a supervisor at justice. I just don’t think she would know anything at this point.

Abby: Please just call them, please. I need to know that my husband’s okay.

Christine: Let me reach out to her.

Abby: I’m coming with you.

Ashley: Guess we just wait.

Mariah: [ Sighs ] Look at this little guy. He’s just sleeping through this whole ordeal. You got the right idea, kiddo.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Devon: Hey.

Ashley: Hi, come on in.

Devon: Thank you. I just got abby’s text asking me to come over here. Is everything alright with the baby?

Mariah: Yeah, dominic’s fine.

Ashley: It’s chance. Something’s happened.

Adam: I’m not sure what you’re implying.

Billy: This profound change, this miraculous transformation that you’re claiming you’ve gone through. All of a sudden now you care about your family? You save teenagers from car crashes and donate your organs. It’s all an act, carefully calculated to win hearts and minds, and one heart and mind in particular. And this time, it’s not victor. It’s sharon. Doing everything you can to show her your hidden nobility. You know, I will say, I am impressed with the lengths that you’ve gone to. I think you understand that it had to be big and bold in order to convince everyone that it was real.

Adam: Huh. Well, you just got me all figured out, don’t you?

Billy: You fool a lot of people, adam, just not me. Or anyone else that knows who you are and what you’re capable of, especially those people that understand the history between you and your father. I mean, is there anything you won’t do to get a pat on the head from your dear old dad?

Adam: [ Exhales sharply ] You know, it sounds like you think that I had something to do with gaines going off the grid.

Billy: I didn’t say that. Didn’t mention anything like that at all. But it is interesting that you would go there.

Adam: Maybe he grew a conscious, you know? I mean, that happens. Look at you. Okay, but that was actually a really bad example.

Billy: I don’t think so. I don’t think gaines is the type, and I pride myself on being able to read people.

Adam: I don’t know, maybe he got another offer. Odds are we will never know.

Billy: Yeah. Well, I would take that bet.

Adam: Spoken like a true gambler.

Sally: Am I interrupting?

Billy: Not at all. Enjoy yourself.

Sally: What was that all about? On ancestry I discovered more about my

Michael: Hmm, one more thing to ponder — hilary.

Amanda: What about her?

Michael: Some members of the jury, if not all of them, are likely to know who she was, perhaps were even fans of her show. So when I mention your identical twin who you were deprived of ever meeting or sharing a childhood with…

Amanda: You don’t think that’s manipulative?

Michael: It’s a fact of the case. It’s what they’ll be thinking of in the jury room at 9:00 at night when they’re deliberating over cold pizza. It’s all about breaking through to their humanity, making a decades-old murder case seem as relevant and urgent today as it was when it was committed, and you’ll be there to lead those people, to let them know exactly what sutton ames took from you. Look, are you alright? I mean, we can take a break.

Amanda: Yeah, no, I’M… I’m fine. Thank you, though.

Michael: Are you 100% sure you want to go through with this?

Amanda: I’m committed to testifying, absolutely.

[ Sighs ] I think that I’m starting to feel overwhelmed because i finally feel like we have a shot at winning this case. Michael, for the first time, I feel like I’m gonna get justice for my father and that i will get a conviction and that sutton will finally pay for what he had done, and when that day comes, I will be enormously satisfied.

Michael: Yeah, you will.

Amanda: But I would trade it all for one day with my father.

Phyllis: Where did you go?

Nick: Nowhere interesting.

Phyllis: Oh, come on. You can tell me. Tell me anything.

Nick: Alright. I was just, uh…thinking about being a newman and what that really means. Which is something I thought I’d dealt with a long time ago. It’s not like I’m adam, like the black sheep of the family or like victoria who’s chained to the office, trying to prove she’s the heir to the empire. I’m just doing my own thing, you know? Trying to stay above the fray, not having any real secret ambitions, not feeling like i have to prove myself to my dad one minute, and the next trying to hurt him. Just being me, you know? But it’s like every time there’s a problem in this family, who do they come to? Me. No matter what is going on, I’m always there for them. But I feel like I’m just constantly on the outside.

Phyllis: Yeah. Despite that, you know, any time anyone has a problem, you are there to protect them or defend them or whatever you need to do. I mean, it must be really frustrating for you, with your family, I mean. It’s like you are always there supporting them and showing loyalty and commitment. You’re like the only one, right? But it’s looked at as, you know, weakness or…not taken seriously.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Oh, my gosh. Seriously? What did I say? What did I just say?

Nick: I just — I know, okay? I know how much you hate my family, and it’s just — it’s hard to hear how much you can’t stand them.

Adam: Well, it’s a shame chloe couldn’t make it.

Sally: I know. The fashion division is her baby. We should be celebrating together.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] I agree.

Sally: Anyway, what was the deal between you and billy abbott?

Adam: Oh, he was just posturing. As usual. It’s gotten to be kind of a game with us.

Sally: A game?

Adam: Yeah, you know, calling each other out, pushing each other’s buttons. We both claim we’re trying to better ourselves, but neither one of us believes the other is capable of doing it.

Sally: Well, I think you’ve changed your life tremendously. At least from everything I have heard and read.

Adam: I’m working at it.

Sally: But you’re not allowing for the possibility that billy is, too?

Adam: [ Exhales sharply ] There’s a difference. I didn’t like who I was. I think he still misses his reckless lifestyle. I mean, he is a gambler who loses more than he wins. He’s just an addict who has found another way to chase the rush. And he will never forgive me for delia’s death, which there’s nothing I can do about that. And trying to destroy me, it’ll always be one of those rushes for billy.

Sally: I get that.

Adam: Yeah, he’ll never stop grieving the loss of his daughter, never stop blaming me, hating me, which I understand. I do. I earned his hatred. But I will never like the guy or respect the guy. And I’ll sure as hell never trust him.

Sally: Are you afraid of what he might do to you one day?

Billy: Marty. Hey, it’s billy. I’m sorry to bother you again. Do you remember our good friend, jesse gaines? Yeah, well, he’s vanished again, except this time, it’s not his doing. Call it a strong hunch. I think he posed too big of a threat to the newman powers-that-be. Yes, he was in tuscany for the wedding, and that’s where he disappeared during the festivities. My working theory is that victor’s son adam is the one behind it. I talked to the police, but they need more information, and that’s where you come in. I need your investigative talents to find gaines. Drop everything else. You’re the best. Thank you.

Sharon: Now it all makes sense. Why you went to rey.

Devon: I mean, honestly, it’s been hard to try and not prepare myself for something like this happening, just given how dangerous the mission was and how much time chance has been gone.

Ashley: I’ve been afraid of this. I really have been. I mean, the longer this goes on and on, I’ve just been… terrified.

Mariah: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Tessa: Can’t assume the worst.

Abby: Devon, hey, I’m so happy you could come over.

Devon: Hey, abby. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry to hear this news. Listen, listen to me, listen. None of us are gonna give up, okay? None of us are gonna give up.

Abby: Thank you. I can really use your hope and strength right now.

Phyllis: You know, there is an easy solution to all of this — ignore them. Ignore every single mean thing that your family does to you over and over and over and over again, okay? I mean, you said it yourself, you’re very successful. You’ve built a whole career on your own without your family’s help. Your kids are successful. You are dating a wildly successful woman. Not to mention, I am a knockout. But [Huffs] You don’t seem to look at that. Okay? Just who cares about what your screwed-up family does? Who cares?

Nick: Your go-to solution for any problem is just pretend it doesn’t exist. Well, I can’t do that.

Phyllis: That is not what I’m saying. That’s not what I’m saying.

Nick: This is my family, alright? For better or worse, they’re mine, and I’m dealing with some pretty big issues right now and they’re important to me, and you just want to, like, trivialize them.

Phyllis: I’m not trivializing it. I’m — how dare you say that to me, nick. Seriously.

[ Huffs ] It doesn’t even matter what i say anymore. You always think the absolute worst about me, don’t you? No matter how hard I work to bend over backwards to help you with your family.

Nick: [ Groans ]

Adam: Rest assured, I’m not worried about billy or what he might do to me. But with that said, I mean, things are probably about to get worse between us.

Sally: Why is that?

Adam: Look, like I said, i mean, it’s just — it’s an ongoing thing with me and billy. The details, they don’t really matter. So just I don’t want you to worry.

Sharon: I’ve heard enough of your conversation with your reporter to realize that you’re investigating adam. You obviously believe that he has something to do with this person going missing, and because of that, you went to rey, hoping to dredge the bad blood they’ve had between them in the past.

Billy: That wasn’t my intention, sharon.

Sharon: You used the possibility of getting something on adam to pull rey into this. Whatever your excuse is this time, it’s always something to try to go after him, to try to hurt him. When is this gonna stop with you, billy? When are you gonna let go of your hatred for adam?

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Days Transcript Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Brady: Is johnny kidding with this script? How could marlena be okay with this?

[Knock at door] Lucas, hey.

Lucas: Hey, you got some time?

Brady: Yeah, come on in. So what’s up?

Lucas: What the hell are you trying to pull with chloe?

Chloe: Nicole, hey.

Nicole: Oh, hi, chloe.

Chloe: Oh, is something wrong?

Nicole: Yeah, it’s–it’s abe. He was shot tonight.

Chloe: Oh, yeah, I just saw a headline on the news as I was crossing to the lobby. Is he gonna be okay?

Nicole: Well, according to this, he’s in surgery, but he should make a full recovery.

Chloe: Oh, thank goodness.

Nicole: Yeah, he was right in salem park, and someone took a shot at him.

Chloe: That’s so scary.

Nicole: It is. You know, abe’s the closest thing I have to a father. I–I don’t know what I would do without him in my life. Anyway, what were you doing coming out of the inn?

Chloe: I’m living there for now.

Nicole: I–I thought you were staying with philip.

Chloe: I was.

Nicole: Oh, dear, what happened?

Chloe: He and I had a big fight, and I moved out.

Nicole: What was the fight about?

Chloe: What do you think? Brady.

[Tense music]


Philip: That bastard. I don’t have time now. Whatever it is, it’s gonna have to wait.

Ava: So I guess you heard that the cops picked up jake dimera?

Philip: No, what happened?

Ava: You don’t know? Abe carver was shot today.

[Dramatic music]


Jake: I’m going nuts in here.

Gabi: I know, but at least rafe let me stay with you. It’s the only upside to him being commissioner.

Jake: I just wish I knew what the hell was going on with the mayor considering everything that happened to him is my responsibility.

Gabi: Shh. Do not let rafe hear you say that.

Rafe: What am I not supposed to hear?

Gabi: Oh, is there any news about abe?

Rafe: Huh. As a matter of fact there is. Abe was transferred to the trauma unit at university hospital. They were waiting for him to stabilize before they took him to the or when his heart stopped.

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

[Soft orchestration]


Maggie: Paulina.

Paulina: Yes.

Maggie: We haven’t officially met. I’m maggie horton. I’m an old friend of abe’S.

Paulina: Oh, yes–yes, of– of course. Yeah, abe told me about you. You’ve–what–what a fine person you are.

Maggie: Well, that’s lovely to hear. That’s very nice coming from a wonderful man like abe. I heard what happened, and I wanted to–to offer my support. Is he okay?

Paulina: Oh, maggie, our precious abe.

Maggie: Oh.

Paulina: [Sobbing]

Jake: Oh, my god. Abe’s dead?

Rafe: Technically, yes.

Gabi: What does that mean?

Rafe: He flatlined. They tried to revive him, and, well, finally they did. He’s in surgery now.

Jake: Oh, thank god.

Rafe: Well, why would you tell jake that abe was dead?

Rafe: Has it slipped your mind that I am a cop, okay? I wanted to gauge his reaction.

Gabi: Oh, well, did he pass your little test?

Rafe: Well, I’m not sure yet.

Jake: You had a chance to talk to him?

Rafe: No, I haven’T. He’s not allowed to accept visitors until tomorrow.

Gabi: So he didn’t tell you what happened.

Rafe: No, and in fact, I was hoping to hear that from you. But you realize your best option is telling the truth, all of it?

Gabi: He’s innocent. You have nothing on him.

Rafe: Yet your boyfriend here, he was at the scene of the crime. His fingerprints are all over the gun that was used to shoot abe. So I’ve got plenty on him.

[Tense music]


Philip: What reason would jake have to shoot abe carver?

Ava: I don’t have a clue, but it sure does screw up our plans with jake and gabi, though.

Philip: Kind of hard to hold zanetti’s death over jake’s head if he’s already in jail for shooting abe carver.

Ava: And gabi is not gonna sign gabi chic over to us.

Philip: Because carmine’s not a threat to jake.

Carmine: I wouldn’t be so quick to say that if I was you.

Brady: What happens between chloe and me is none of your business.

Lucas: Philip and i were in the square last night, and we saw you on chloe going in the salem inn together. And you were carrying her suitcase for her very gallant–

Brady: Well, hey, I’m just that kinda guy.

Lucas: Are you also the kinda guy who spends the night with another man’s girlfriend?

Nicole: So what was the fight about?

Chloe: Well, philip punched brady.

Nicole: What?

Chloe: Yeah, he’s acting like a maniac. I feel like I’m back in high school.

Nicole: Sounds beyond adolescent to me. Please tell me you broke it off with him.

Chloe: I did not, but I do feel like we shouldn’t be living under the same roof, and realistically I moved into the kiriakis mansion so I could get back on my feet after my gunshot wound, but now I don’t–i don’t really have any reason to be there, you know.

Nicole: Mm-hmm.

[Phone rings] Oh.

Chloe: Do you need to get that?

Nicole: No, it’s no one important.

Ej: Hi, nicole, just wondering if you’d be interested in having dinner with me tonight? Perhaps the third time’s a charm, and in the interest of avoiding interruptions, you could come here. I actually seem to be home alone.

Kristen: Guess again.

Ej: What are you doing here?

[Tense music]



Gabi: Jake must have touched the gun when he found abe. That’s the only reason his prints could be on the gun.

Rafe: You wanna get kicked out of here?

Gabi: Of course not.

Rafe: Then keep quiet. Now, you didn’t just happen to pick up the gun, did you?

Jake: No.

Rafe: No, because, you know, it’s registered in your name.

Gabi: Yes, but–

Jake: Gabi, I made this mess. It’s up to me to clean it up. I’ll tell you everything I know.

Rafe: Good plan.

Gabi: This is good for him, not good for you. Don’t–don’t say another word. You know that he is allowed to have an attorney present. You know that.

Rafe: Yeah, maybe you should use your one call to lawyer up instead of calling gabi, because she’s really not helping you right now.

Jake: Gabi, he’s gonna talk to the mayor in the morning. He’s gonna find out everything that went down no matter what I do right now. You want the whole story? I’ll give it to you from the beginning.

Philip: How’d you get into this house?

Carmine: Some stiff in a monkey suit opened the door for me.

Philip: Henderson wouldn’t let you come in here.

Carmine: He didn’t want to. I had to lean on him a little bit.

Ava: You’re not even supposed to be in salem. What are you doing here?

Carmine: Nice place you got here.

Philip: Answer the lady’s question.

Carmine: You two both owe me.

[Tense music]

I’m here to collect.

Brady: I’m good friends with chloe. That’s why I was helping her move into the salem inn.

Lucas: Yeah, right.

Brady: I’ve been more than respectful of her relationship with philip.

Lucas: Except when chloe tries to put distance between them, then there you are. You’re always there, right? You’re sleeping in the same bed with her on a business trip. You’re helping her move out of his place. Come on, man.

Brady: Nothing, nothing happened between chloe and me either of those times.

Lucas: Philip is your flesh and blood, brady. He deserves better from you, and you know it.

Nicole: Oh, okay, thank you. Thank you so much. So abe is now out of surgery and in icu and in stable condition.

Chloe: Oh, that’s a relief.

Nicole: Yes, it is.

Chloe: So why are you being so mysterious about that last call that you had before you called the hospital?

Nicole: I wasn’t being mysterious. Okay, fine, fine. It was–it was ej. He invited me to dinner.

Chloe: Oh, and I’m assuming the answer is no?

Nicole: I don’t know.

Chloe: Then why didn’t you take his call?

Nicole: Well, because last night at dinner–

Chloe: You went out with him last night too?

Nicole: Yeah, but I did something a little underhanded.

Chloe: Underhanded? What did you eat an extra bread roll?

Nicole: No, seriously. I-I-I truly did something underhanded. I let–I let steve johnson hack into ej’s phone.

Chloe: What? Why?

Nicole: Because steve is on some mission to track down kristen, and I pray to god that he finds her and throws her behind bars for the rest of her miserable life.

Ej: Kristen, you do know you shouldn’t come within a thousand miles of salem.

Kristen: Yeah, well, I had to see you.

Ej: You’ve been on the run for months. Why now?

Kristen: Well, there’s something I have to do. That. I order my groceries online now.

Paulina: I am just such a mess, as you can see.

Maggie: Well, you’re entitled, and–and so abe, is he gonna be okay?

Paulina: Thank god; he just woke up a few minutes ago. I told him how grateful we were to him for fighting his way back, told him that we loved him. And he–he said it right back.

Maggie: [Gasps]

Paulina: He said “love you” right before he closed his eyes again.

Maggie: Oh, paulina. Oh, I am so relieved to hear this.

Paulina: [Exhales] I was so scared, maggie. Even though abe and I, we haven’t known each other for very long, but he–he’s become such an important part of my life.

Maggie: Well, from what I’ve heard, he feels the same way about you.

Paulina: [Chuckles] Yeah, which makes me very– a very, very, very lucky woman and surprised really, because I never expected to find love at this point in my life.

Maggie: Well, that does my heart good. I’m just so glad that abe too has found love. ‘Cause he has so much to give. That I know.

Paulina: Yes, he does.

Maggie: Well, I-I-I wished that I could see him, but I-I suppose it’s better for me to just wait.

Paulina: Probably–probably at least so he’s a little bit stronger. Yeah, my–my daughter is in there with him now. I mean, my–no, my niece, lonnie, she–I’m sorry. I don’t know what I’m saying.

Maggie: Well, you’ve been through a lot.

Paulina: Yeah, not as much as poor abe has, though.

Maggie: Paulina, do they know how it happened? I mean–I mean, how he got shot, who shot him?

Paulina: Nope–nope, nobody knows. Nobody knows yet, but you just wait till I get my hands on whoever’s that is to blame.

Gabi: But there’s something that you don’t know. Philip is trying to find dirt to use against jake.

Rafe: Why?

Gabi: Because he wants to blackmail me into signing over gabi chic to him.

Rafe: Okay, what does this have to do with abe? And I thought that I was talking to you.

Jake: Okay, it’s like gabi said, philip’s trying to dig up dirt on me to use against her. So he looked up an old coworker of mine in philly.

Rafe: Uh-huh.

Jake: His name’s carmine.

Rafe: Carmine what?

Jake: Marlino.

Rafe: Okay, is carmine mobbed up?

Jake: Yeah.

Rafe: What’s he have on you?

Jake: Nothing. But philip convinced him to go on record saying I took out a guy we both knew.

Rafe: Yeah, what’s his name?

Jake: Jed zanetti.

Rafe: So in addition to the attempted murder charges that you’re facing here, you’re also wanted for murder in another jurisdiction?

Gabi: He told you he didn’t do it.

Rafe: Did I not tell you to keep quiet or you’re getting kicked out of here?

Jake: All right, look. Carmine is trying to pin zanetti’s death on me, and philip is more than happy to help him do it.

Rafe: What does all this have to do with abe?

Jake: All right. So I called carmine to come to salem, have a sit-down. I was hoping maybe I could reason with him.

Rafe: Oh. Was he reasonable?

Jake: No. So I–i sort of threatened him.

Rafe: Ahh. So that’s why you had your gun.

Jake: Yeah, but man, I wasn’t gonna hurt him. I just wanted him to go away. Leave us alone. Carmine knew I was bluffing.

Gabi: He knows that jake’s no killer.

Jake: Carmine, he wrestled the gun away from me, and that’s when abe walked up. He saw what was going on. He sized up the situation, tried to intervene. That’s when carmine turned on him and shot him point-blank.

Rafe: Hmm. Yeah, then what happened?

Jake: Carmine dropped the gun, and he ran. I stayed and called 911.

Gabi: No, he also gave abe cpr, which I think saved his life. Now, if he shot abe, do you think he’d really stick around to do that? He is telling you the truth. You know that.

Philip: If you think you can shake me down for more money you’re dreaming.

Carmine: I’m in a mess because of you too. You wanted me to finger jake for offing jed zanetti.

Ava: What kind of mess?

Carmine: Jake, he got word to me that he wanted a meeting. So I showed up.

Ava: Without clearing it with me?

Carmine: We figured it wouldn’t be a problem, but the little sob started waving a gun around. After that, things got a little out of hand.

Ava: How out of hand?

Carmine: I grabbed the gun. Some guy walks in out of nowhere. He ended up getting shot.

Philip: A guy you shot is the mayor of this town, you idiot. Jake’s in jail for shooting him.

Carmine: I’m aware.

Ava: Okay, so who did shoot the mayor, carmine?

Carmine: It was the gun. It just went off. It was an accident.

Philip: You shot abe carver?

Carmine: It was not my fault he caught a bullet. The way I see it, it’s your problem.

Lucas: So philip sent you here to fight his battle for him?

Brady: He doesn’t even know I’m here right now.

Luc you know what? Chloe is–is probably the best thing that’s happened to him in a long time. And from what I heard, you had your chance with chloe, and you blew it, right?

Brady: Lucas, I was in a committed relationship. I couldn’t tell chloe that–that I wanted her as much as she wanted me.

Lucas: Great, great. Good for you. You finally figured out that kristen’s no good. But it doesn’t give you the right to steal philip’s girlfriend.

Brady: Let me ask you something. Have you–have you asked chloe what she wants? All right, I didn’t think so. I mean, how could you face her, right? Sami didn’t want ej to find out the two of you had slept together, so she talked you into romancing chloe as a cover. I don’t think you cared about chloe’s feelings then. I sure as hell don’t think you care about them now, lucas.

Lucas: Listen to me. I’m not proud about what I did, okay? But we all know why sami did what she did, because of kristen, because of your girlfriend. What did she do? She kidnapped chloe and threw her in the trunk of my mom’s car. And then what, gets shot by jan spears? Face it, man. As long as kristen’s out there, you’re a walking death threat to chloe, and you know it.

Chloe: Why is steve johnson trying to track down kristen all of a sudden?

Nicole: I don’t know, and I don’t care. I just want him to find her and lock her up.

Chloe: Okay, then why are you feeling guilty?

Nicole: Well, because I–I don’t like going behind ej’s back. But I don’t feel one bit of guilt about outing kristen, because I don’t owe that bitch anything for what she did to me.

Chloe: You’re not gonna get an argument from me. As far as I’m concerned, I hope steve is slapping some handcuffs on her right now.

Nicole: Right?

Ej: You risked your life to come back here and slap my face. Why?

Kristen: Don’t tell me you weren’t in on it.

Ej: In on what?

Kristen: I have been off the grid for months. And then all of sudden I get a message that steve johnson is breathing down my neck. I barely got out ahead of him.

Ej: Then why in god’s name did you come back here?

Kristen: Because it turns out he traced my location from the phone number I gave you. Oh, I have risked everything, everything to tell you that sami betrayed you. And I did it because I trusted you.

Ej: Do you really think I would ever give you up to steve johnson or anyone else for that matter?

Kristen: Oh, my god. Then–then if you didn’t, then how did he get my number?

Ej: I don’t know. May…

[Exhales] Bloody hell. I think I know how it happened. Want your clothes to smell freshly washed

Kristen: You know how steve johnson got my number?

Ej: I was having dinner out last night. Steve johnson and his wife came over to my table ostensibly to say hello.

Kristen: Why? They hate you?

Ej: Right? And that soon became apparent. Kayla johnson was sloppy drunk. She knocked over my wine glasses, splashed wine all over my shirt. I looked a mess, so I ran to the men’s room to clean up. I realize now I left my phone on the table.

Kristen: You idiot. Kayla probably wasn’t even drunk. Come on, they set you up. I can’t believe you left your phone alone with those nosy do-gooders.

Ej: Actually, they weren’t alone.

Chloe: So what’s the deal with you and ej? Are you guys, like, seeing each other?

Nicole: Well, we went out to dinner a couple of times. It is a little weird, ’cause he’s my boss.

Chloe: Not to mention your ex, so how’s it going?

Nicole: Well, the first time we ran into rafe and ava, and then ej and rafe had words.

Chloe: Over you?

Nicole: Over me, over sami. Oh, they just hate each other. And then there was that whole thing with steve and kayla that happened.

Chloe: Hmm, do you think that maybe all these interruptions might be a sign?

Nicole: Mm, ej’s message said that he wanted to do a do-over.

Chloe: And what do you think?

Nicole: I think that I want to give it a try, you know. Ej’s trying to put his life back together, and so am I.

Chloe: So are two just commiserating?

Nicole: Well, he– he did kiss me.

Chloe: Ah, nicole.

Nicole: What?

Chloe: Look, I know that you’ve felt lonely since eric left, but come on. There are more guys in this town other than xander and ej.

Nicole: Yeah, believe me, I know.

Chloe: What’s that supposed to mean?

Nicole: It means I need a distraction.

Chloe: From thinking about eric?

Nicole: Mm, it’s not that simple.

Chloe: What do you mean?

Nicole: The one person I can’t stop thinking about is rafe.

Rafe: Well, jake, your story has some believable elements. That would explain the additional prints that were found on the gun.

Gabi: What additional prints? You never mentioned additional prints.

Rafe: You know, if his story is true, you shouldn’t act surprised, okay? We weren’t able to match the prints, but now that we have carmine’s name, we might have the physical evidence, and his story might bear out to be true.

Jake: It is.

Rafe: Okay, any idea where carmine is now?

Gabi: Oh, if it were me, the first person I’d check in with is philip kiriakis.

Philip: You shot the mayor, and you think it’s my problem?

Carmine: Yeah, if it wasn’t for you and her, I’d still be in philly minding my own business.

Ava: We didn’t ask you to come to salem to shoot the mayor. We didn’t ask you to come to salem at all.

Carmine: I told you. Jake got me here. He pulled a gun on me, and I had to take it away from him.

Ava: You didn’t have to use it on the mayor.

Carmine: I was defending myself.

Philip: Nah, I don’t think the mayor is gonna see it that way, and I guarantee jake won’T.

Ava: You know that he’s in custody right now, right? He’s probably singing like he’s on broadway. And it’s all about you.

Carmine: Cops pick me up, I’ll have my own song to sing. So you two better take care of me.

Philip: What do you want?

Carmine: This place looks like it’s got a hundred rooms. Hide me out in one until this blows over.

Philip: I’ll have to think about it.

Carmine: Well, while you’re thinking about it, where’s the gents? It’s been a long day.

Philip: Out the door to the left, second door on the right.

Ava: So what the hell are we gonna do now?

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Maggie: Paulina, I know what it’s like when you want to take revenge on someone who hurts the person that you love. But I think it would be better for you to let the police take care of whoever did this to abe and for you to focus on abe’s recovery and yourself.

Paulina: Yeah, you’re right. You’re right, maggie. You are right. I wanna let go of this anger and throw all my energy into helping abe to heal.

Maggie: Well, I hope so for your sake as well as abe’S.

Paulina: You are a very wise woman. And beautiful too.

Maggie: Thank you. So are you.

Paulina: Anybody ever tell you you look like bonnie raitt?

Maggie: Actually, you’re the first. Hmm, that’s quite a compliment. I am a big fan of hers.

Paulina: Oh?

Maggie: Yeah.

Paulina: Oh, well, then hey, well, you know, maybe when abe gets back on his feet, we can all go to a monterey karaoke together?

Maggie: Oh, oh, I’d love that.

Paulina: We give them something to talk about.

Marlena: Mm-hmm, damn right.

Paulina: [Laughs]

Jake: When you talk to the mayor I swear he’s gonna back up everything I said.

Rafe: Mm-hmm. Oh, even if he does, you’re not off the hook. You brought a loaded gun and a mobster to the park. And because of you abe carver almost died.

Jake: What are you gonna charge me with?

Rafe: Well, I don’t know yet. But if you know what’s good for you, you will walk away from this criminal and never look back.

Chloe: You do have a thing for rafe. I knew it. Why didn’t you tell me?

Nicole: Because it’s–it’s complicated, you know. I wasn’t even clear about it myself, and rafe and I have known each other for so long. You know, he’s–he’s that guy that you–you turn to when things are awful. But I-I was married to the love of my life, or so I thought. Then eric kept staying in–in africa longer and longer, and I started to see rafe differently, but I was still married. And then my–my marriage blew up and then I-I was miserable and guilty. You know, by the time I sorted out my feelings, rafe was with ava. And ava is starting a new life and a new beginning. And she’s my friend too.

Chloe: Do you know what I’m wondering?

Nicole: Oh, I can only imagine.

Chloe: I’m just wondering if that night that eric told you he wasn’t coming home again if you would have run into rafe instead of xander.

Nicole: Well, I think rafe would’ve seen how angry and hurt and drunk I was. And he would have gotten me home and into bed alone.

Chloe: Because he’s an honorable man.

Nicole: And because he was finding something with ava.

Chloe: So you don’t think that he deserves to know how you feel about him?

Nicole: No. No, chloe, I can’T. I just I–I can’T.

Chloe: Hmm, so you’re dating ej instead. That makes a lot of sense.

Nicole: About as much sense as you wanting brady and dating philip.

Chloe: Brady was in love with kristen.

Nicole: Yep, not anymore.

Chloe: Look, I really–i really like philip. When he’s not acting like a jealous idiot, he can be really sweet and romantic, and we just have a really long history.

Nicole: So do ej and I.

Chloe: And he’s hurt you over and over again.

Nicole: But that’s because sami was in the picture, and now she’s not.

Chloe: For how long? Oh, come on, nicole.

Nicole: Look, you know, a long time ago I was so, so in love with ej. Maybe I can love him again.

Chloe: Mm, assuming it’s not doomed to begin with.

Nicole: What is that supposed to mean?

Chloe: What if he finds out that you double-crossed him and his crazy sister? I mean, he’s still a dangerous man. He’s turned on you before, and god knows if kristen finds out that you helped steve track her down…

Nicole: Kristen is in hiding. She is nowhere near salem.

Chloe: But if steve finds her, she won’t be in hiding anymore.

Kristen: Stop stalling, ej. Who else was at the table when steve hacked your phone?

Ej: It was a dinner date.

Kristen: Name?

Ej: It was a business associate. Steve obviously duped that person into leaving the table.

Kristen: Hmm, and then he hacked your phone that you so stupidly left in plain sight. Oh, I don’t know who I hate more in this moment, steve johnson or you.

Ej: I suggest you turn your wrath on johnson, because right now I’m all you’ve got.

Kristen: Then you better hide me until all this blows over or I swear on my daughter’s life I will take you down with me.

Nicole: Look, I don’t care about kristen. She’s on the ropes, and she knows it. And she needs to keep running, because if they find her, they’re gonna throw her in jail and put her in a prison that she can’t escape from.

Chloe: Mm, we can only hope.

Nicole: And I–I think ej would understand why I did what I did if he finds out, but hopefully he won’T.

Chloe: Mm, then why aren’t you returning his calls?

Nicole: Because I was shocked about abe, and i just needed some time to think. But ej’s message sounded fine, and, you know, maybe I should take him up on his dinner invitation. Maybe I should go to his house right now.

Brady: Look, I hate what kristen put chloe through. It’s a big part of the reason why I broke it off with her, but will you do me a favor? Kristen’s daughter is asleep right down the hall. So if you’re gonna trash-talk her mother try to keep it down a little bit.

Lucas: I’m sorry, all right? I really am. I’m sorry, but–

Brady: Look, lucas, the bottom line is, you got–you got no right to point fingers at me, and neither does philip. And if he really wants to know what happened between chloe and me last night, then tell him to man up and come and ask me himself, or he can go to chloe and ask her. Either way, his choice. I’ve got moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Lucas: Why should philip ask you about anything? You’re just gonna lie to him like you just did to me.

Brady: Hey, you know what? Damn it. You–you and– you and philip, you can believe whatever you wanna believe. That’s fine. I’ll tell you what. You know what? Make his night. Go tell him to challenge me to a duel, pistols at dawn. Let’s do this.

Lucas: I never thought I’d say this, but you are one cold son of a bitch, aren’t you?

Brady: [Laughs] Get the hell out of here, man.


Philip: Will you please calm down? Jake’s the one who brought carmine to salem. You and I didn’t even know about it.

Ava: Oh, you think that gabi is gonna let jake take the rap? She hates my guts. Damn, I-I-I don’t know why I agreed to help you. I don’t know what I was thinking.

Philip: I thought you had nerves of steel.

Ava: Rafe cannot find out that I am mixed up in what happened to abe carver.

Philip: So what do you want to do?

Ava: We gotta keep carmine quiet, which means you need to do what he wants.

Philip: I can’t hide him here. He came through the freaking front door. You think henderson is not gonna tell my father about my houseguest the mobster? I mean, you know how to disappear people. You get rid of carmine.

Ava: All right, I will.

Philip: Call me when it’s handled.

Ava: Wait, hey, hey, where you think you’re going?

Philip: [Exhales] You started this. You handle it. I’ve got places to go, people to see.

Chloe: So ej wants you to come to come to his house for dinner, huh?

Nicole: Well, he said he’d be there alone.

Chloe: So you’re just gonna show up at his doorstep? You’re not gonna call him?

Nicole: Well, it’s not like he’s gonna be cooking on his own. Besides, I–I know ej. He likes surprises.

Ej: I can’t hide you here in this house. If you want to stay, you’ll have to stay in the secret room.

Kristen: Well, it’s not exactly secret anymore.

Ej: You saw to that. So there’s no good hiding place for you here. Damn it, kristen. I thought you were smarter than to flee to your family home. I’m sure steve johnson will be knocking on the door anytime soon.

Kristen: What do you take me for, an amateur? I-I left a bogus trail to keep him busy for months. Oh, god. I did. I did. Have you ever read “the purloined letter”?

Ej: The what?

Kristen: Edgar allen poe. The guy hides a letter in plain sight, and it works out great. Nobody would ever think that I’d come back here.

Ej: I’ll organize some bedding. I assume you still know your way to the wine cellar?

Kristen: Right.

Ej: Where are you going?

Kristen: Brady’s, of course.

Ej: [Laughs] I’m beginning to think you’ve lost your grip. If brady sees you, he’ll turn you in.

Kristen: Brady is not going to see me. I didn’t come all the way back here without seeing my little girl. She’s all I have to live for.

Ej: Kristen, you’re making a big mistake.

Kristen: I just have to look at her. Just for a moment while she’s sleeping. No one will ever know I’m there.

Ej: [Sighs] I know I can’t change your mind.

Kristen: By george, I think he’s got it.

[Tense music]

As a dj, I know all about customization.

Gabi: I–I love jake. Are you kidding me? You can’t just order me to leave him.

Rafe: Look at the stats on the man. He’s in the mob.

Gabi: Look who’s talking, mister I’m shacked up with jake’s ex-mob boss.

Jake: Gabi, it’s not–

Gabi: No, no, no, he needs to know the truth.

Rafe: You’re gonna go off on ava again? You can save your breath, okay?

Gabi: Oh, no, you think that all she does is have sex with you and make lasagna? Do you know why abe got shot? How did philip get in touch with carmine? It was your girlfriend, ava. She gave him that information. She is in this up to her neck.

Ava: Oh, took you long enough.

Carmine: Took a little tour of the house on the way back. Where’s kiriakis?

Ava: Don’t worry about it. I’m gonna take care of your arrangements.

Carmine: You better.

Ava: Let’s get something straight. I may be out of the life, but I am still your boss. And you’re acting pretty cocky for just a hired goon. So remember, I can still, squash you like a little bug. Let’s get outta here.

Brady: That jackass still thinks I slept with chloe. I’ve got to warn her. Where’s my… where’s your phone, brady?

[Ominous music]

[Doorbell rings]

Ej: I’ve got it, harold.

Nicole: Surprise.

Ej: Nicole, I was just thinking about you.

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Paulina: Shouldn’t we have heard something by now? What’s taking so long?

Lani: I’m sure we will hear something soon.

Paulina: Yeah. Well. I can’t wait around here any longer. I’m going to get some answers.

Lani: No, wait. Auntie, wait. No, you’ll just get in the doctors’ way.

Paulina: So I’m supposed to stand around here not knowing if abe’s alive or–

Eli: Auntie paulina, this isn’t helping, okay? You gotta get it together.

Paulina: Right. Right. I know. I know. But I’m losing my mind worrying about abe.

Eli: You stay here with lani. I’ll see what I can find out.

Kayla: We’re losing too much blood into his chest cavity. Start two large-bore ivs. Type and cross four units. I’m gonna place a chest tube.

[Beeping] Ah, we’re losing him! We need to start cpr. If we can’t get him to the or, I need to keep the chest tube in here! We need that blood.

John: I know who you are, and I’m ready for you. And I swear to god I will battle you for my wife, and I will defeat you just like I did the last time.

Demon marlena: Aren’t you the clever one, john black? There’s nothing you can do about it.

John: No.

Demon marlena: Your precious marlena is mine now.

John: My dear god.

Demon marlena: You have confused me with the other guy. Let me clarify for you.

[Eerie music]


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

[Soft orchestration]


John: Leave her alone. Release her this instant!

Demon marlena: After all the time I put into possessing her? I think not.

John: Doc? Can you hear me? I’m here to help you, doc. I will never give up on you!

Demon marlena: One more step, and I will hurt her.

John: I won’t let you do that.

Demon marlena: How do you plan to stop me? Holy water? Really? You think I hadn’t prepared for that?

[Sizzling] Any better ideas?

Julie: I just heard. I just– paulina, I’m so sorry.

Paulina: Thank you.

Julie: I just left marlena at st. Luke’S. And we each lit a candle for abraham.

Lani: Thank you, julie. We–we really appreciate that.

Julie: Had to elbow my way through a bunch of reporters down there in the lobby.

Paulina: Bunch of damned vultures. That’s what they are.

Julie: No, no, just put that out of your mind, paulina, and you just focus on abe. Maybe by now, he’s past the worst of it.

Kayla: And again. Clear! Come on. Come on.

Nurse: Sir, you can’t be in here.

Eli: I’m salem pd. Kayla, what–what is going on?

Kayla: He’s gone.

[Flatline beeping]

[Mystical music]


Abe: Lexie?

Lexie: Hello, abe. I thought I was managing my moderate

John: In the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy spirit–

Demon marlena: Knock it off! Your meaningless prayer is not gonna help marlena! And, in fact, it’s making me want to hurt her more.

John: Please don’t! Don’T.

Demon marlena: Then do as I say! All I’ve gotta do is snap my fingers, and I can stop marlena’s heart cold.

John: No, you won’t!

Demon marlena: Oh, yes. It’s what I would’ve done to doug if marlena hadn’t listened to reason.

John: What does that mean?

Demon marlena: It means we struck a bargain. I wouldn’t kill marlena’s friend, doug, if she would let me back in.

John: So that was it.

Demon marlena: Because she couldn’t bear to have her dear friend die. That’s just the kind of person she is. So we’re together again.

John: I don’t understand. It’s been over 25 years. Why would you come back for her now?

Julie: Paulina, you’re going to wear a groove in the linoleum. Why don’t you just sit with us for a while?

Paulina: All right. All right. For a while.

Julie: You know, I understand that you and abe are engaged. I haven’t had a chance to congratulate you yet.

Paulina: Thank you. We’re very happy. Or we were.

Julie: You know, abe has been a dear friend to my husband and me for such a long time, but that’s just one of the reasons we were so thrilled when eli married lani. They made it official we’re really family.

Paulina: Well, how long have you and your husband known abe?

Julie: Oh my, let me see. Well, he was still a cop. Actually, he was working on a case that involved my son, david, eli’s father. It just hit me. Abe has been a part of our lives for 40 years. And I know that he’s gonna be around for many, many more.

Eli: It’s not possible.

Kayla: I’m sorry, there’s no heartbeat.

Eli: So that’s it? There’s nothing else you can do? Kayla, please!

Kayla: It’s a long shot, but I’m going to keep going. I’m not gonna give up. Come on, abe! Come on!

Abe: Lexie. Oh, my god. It’s been ten years since I lost you, but not a day’s gone by that I–that I don’t think of you, that I miss you. You’re still in my heart and in theo’s, our precious son. He’s so kind, gentle, and when he smiles, there you are, my sweet lexie.

Lexie: You raised him well, abe.

Abe: Oh, no, no. I won’t take credit, not all of it. You were there, as I said, and you are in his heart and in his smile. You’re there always. Always, always. We do it every night.

Demon marlena: You know, the first time I took control of marlena, she was alone. She was in despair. Made my job so easy. But now–

John: But now, marlena is surrounded by people who really love her.

Demon marlena: Yes. A very effective shield. And when the two of you were so deeply in love, I’ve never seen her so strong as she became then. I know the dark days when she was under the spell of andre dimera. Wow, she was so distraught when she killed all those innocent civilians in salem, starting with abe, of course. But then it turned out that everybody was alive, even abe. But I guess abe isn’t so lucky now, is he?

Paulina: 40 years, that’s a long time to know somebody.

Julie: Well, time flies by, but I must tell you, abraham has not changed very much. He was always a wonderful man.

Paulina: I feel you. When I first set eyes on abraham, it was eight months ago, but I feel like I’ve known him forever.

Lani: Auntie, this is my father.

Paulina: So this is the famous abraham carver. The man who knocked up my sister. And if you’d have told me that I’d be engaged to him eight months later… I–I can’t–I can’t– I can’t lose him. I can’t lose him now.

Lani: Auntie, you’re not gonna lose him, and neither am I.

Paulina: Oh, well, it’s about time! Now, what did you find out? Is abraham gonna be all right?

[Flatline beeping]

Kayla: Come on, abe! Come back to us. Do you hear me? Come on! Come on.

Abe: Oh, just the other day, I was looking through an old photo album, and there we were, just the two of us. You know, 20 years ago, we were so young, so in love. And then– then there were three of us.

Lexie: You and me and our precious theo.

Abe: Yes. Yes. Theo. Theo had finally arrived. Look, I also know that I overreacted in dr. Bader’s office. But I just hate talking about our love life and our trying to conceive a child in just such cold, clinical terms.

Lexie: I know it’s not easy for you. But, honey, I really think we’ve found a way to make it work. Yeah.

Abe: Well, I tell you what, I am all for this way of making it work. Science and spontaneous passion, that’s an unbeatable combination, just like you and me.

Lexie: I want us to have a baby so much, abe. I just–no matter what we have to do, okay?

Abe: So do I. So do I. But even if we don’t, I still have you and me. And that’s enough for me. Come here. It took years, but it was so well worth the wait.

Lexie: I’m sorry about what happened at the hospital.

Abe: Ah, the only thing that matters is that you came home with me.

Lexie: Yeah.

Abe: Hey, you said you wanted to tell me something.

Lexie: Yeah. I decided to wait until we came here because the last time I was here– something happened today, and it happened after we decided to try again. I think it’s a sign, abe. No, no, no, it’s more than a sign. It’s a gift. I wanted so badly for it to happen that I let it come between us. And the moment that I was willing to just let it go, it happened!

Abe: Why don’t you come on and just tell me, will you?

Lexie: Honey, we’re having a baby!

Abe: And then, nine months later, there he was, our theo, our miracle. And you live on in him, my love, and so will we both. So will we both. I’ve lost count of how many asthma attacks I’ve had.

Abe: You know, there was another photo album. There were pictures of us. And I saw, in those pictures, the sadness in our eyes. And it made me wish that I had been kinder, more compassionate. And I saw that, with some benefit of time and perspective, what kind of struggle you had, how much you had to overcome.

Lexie: Honey, I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Abe: How long ago did you know about the baby switch? Wow, so you still can’t tell the truth, can you? Don’t even–don’t–don’t answer ’cause it doesn’t matter what you say. I can’t believe you. You know, money may have bought silence from barb reiber. It’s not gonna buy you love, or happiness, or another child.

Lexie: Abe, I–

Abe: You said I didn’t put our family first, but you put yourself ahead of bo and hope, glen and barb, me, and most important, zack. You were willing to let zack and jt go through their whole lives and not know who their biological parents were, who love them and want them desperately because you were just so jealous, so selfish. And you were–you were willing to do–do more than lie. So where did that get you, huh? Where did that get us? I’m sick–I am sick when I thinking of what you did. I’m sicker still when I think of what I just did. Oh, my god–oh my god. We just talked about–we talked about forever–forever. When it should have been never. Difficult times, as there always are, but the hardest thing of all, for me, was losing you.

Eli: They’re still working on him. Kayla said it could be a while.

Paulina: Oh, I don’t have a good feeling about this.

Julie: You know, paulina, there’s a place right across the street that could give us all some comfort.

Paulina: Oh, where’s that?

Julie: St. Luke’s church. There’s not much we do for abraham here, but I know he could use our prayers.

Demon marlena: Marlena hated herself for being andre’s pawn. That’s when I thought I had my chance, but then it turned out that all those supposed victims of hers were alive, and she was blameless.

John: That’s right. And she and i got back together after that. Remember that, doc?

Demon marlena: There is no doc. There is only what I create.

John: I’ll never believe it.

Demon marlena: Well, then you’re a fool. I have waited and waited for years, and I finally got my chance. My old friend stefano dimera created a situation, and marlena believed that you had been killed by a hit-and-run driver, and she was distraught.

John: Until she found out that I was alive.

Demon marlena: Yes. And you found your way back together as you always do over and over and over. And then I found doug. He was perfect. Doug then became my target.

John: Oh, so you possessed him. He was the one that was doing all those things to julie. My god! When I think of all the times he tried to warn me about marlena.

Demon marlena: He did try to warn you, but you wouldn’t listen. But I was afraid at some point you might believe him. So I clocked julie over the head and I framed doug for it.

John: And that’s why he’s in bayview.

Demon marlena: I had marlena commit him there long-term. He can’t have anybody come to see him. He can’t even have his cute but annoying wife come to visit. So doug was the only person who knew about me, and he was taken care of. But now you know about me, and that’s a problem.


Lani: I have been putting off calling theo and brandon, but I don’t think I should wait anymore.

Eli: Come over here so we can talk.

Lani: I really hate having to break the news to theo. He’s so far away.

Eli: You want me to make the call?

Lani: No. Just don’t leave.

[Line trilling] Hi. Hey, theo, I am so sorry to wake you up in the middle of the night. Yeah. Theo, something happened. It’s dad.

Paulina: Oh. Damn it!

Julie: Slippery thing, isn’t it? Let me get that.

Paulina: Nice try. I’m usually the queen of together. I never fall apart.

Julie: Well, women like us always think we have to be the strong ones. But when something like this happens, it’s good to remember we’re only human.

Paulina: I hate being so helpless.

Julie: Yeah. I understand. The sanitarium where doug is, they– the doctors won’t let me see him.

Paulina: What? You’re his wife.

Julie: Well, they say he’s not himself. And they say he’s a danger to me.

Paulina: They say?

Julie: It’s killing me, paulina. I’m not there to hold him and tell him I’ll always love him.

Paulina: You want to get into that hospital? I know a lawyer. He can get anybody in anywhere.

Julie: Oh, honey, thank you. I’ll think about it.

Paulina: You do that.

Julie: You know, paulina, I believe– I believe that abe and doug feel that we’re with them. I mean, we don’t have to be in the same room for them to know how much we love them. They want to be with us just like we want to be with them. But until we can hold them, can we just be there for each other? I mean, we sort of get each other, don’t we?

Paulina: Yeah. You and me, we got the same chip.

Julie: [Laughs] Right.

Paulina: Thank you, my friend.

Julie: Oh, ohh.

Abe: You were so brave, selfless. With your big heart, you wanted to make it easier for me to lose you. And I wanted you to believe that you had succeeded. You really hadn’T. It’s getting a little chilly out here. You know what, I think I’m gonna run in and get us another blanket, okay? Lex? Come on, sweetheart. Just wake up. Lex? Lexie? Lexie? Lexie? Wake up. Wake up. Wake up, sweetheart. Oh, god. Oh, god. Oh, god! Oh, god! Oh, god! Oh, god. But now, my love, we’ll be together again.

Lexie: No, abe. We can’T.

Demon marlena: I knew it wouldn’t take you long to figure out there was something very wrong with marlena. After all, you’ve been through it before. But, in fairness, I have picked up some new techniques over the decades.

John: Well, your new techniques, they’re not gonna help you hold onto doc any more than your old ones did. I beat you once, and I’m gonna beat you again because the love that doc and i share is stronger than any bond you will ever have on her. And I’m gonna get my wife back. And I’m not gonna leave this church until I take her with me. On the outside, I looked fine.

Demon marlena: You’re wasting your time. Marlena has given herself to me completely. She is lost to you.

John: I’ll never believe that. Listen to me, doc! I know what you’re going through right now, and I’m here fighting for you. Don’t surrender!

Demon marlena: She can’t hear you! Don’t you know that?

Marlena: Yes, I can!

John: I love you, doc!

Marlena: I hear you, and I feel you. Your love is making me stronger. I’m–I’m trying, john.

John: Doc!

Demon marlena: Silence!

[Tense music]


Paulina: How’d your brother take the news?

Lani: He sounded all right. I could tell that he was scared. But he’s gonna get on the first flight from johannesburg.

Julie: Good. Did you reach brandon?

Lani: No. I had to leave a message.

Julie: Well, I hope he can make it too. It’s so important for abe to have his children around him.

Lani: Yeah.

Julie: Just a blessing that you’re here, lani. I hope you know how much your father loves you. Crazy about you.

Lani: He is the dad that I have always dreamed of. He and I were robbed of so much. This can’t be the end because I don’t know how I will stand it.

Abe: We can’t be together? I don’t want to leave you.

Lexie: I’ll be here, my darling, waiting. But it’s not your time yet. I think you know that.

Abe: Yes, I know it. I know it now. My children– my children need me and my grandchildren, my friends, paulina. I know I have to go back.

Lexie: And so you will, my love.

Abe: God bless you, lexie. I’ll be seeing you in my heart, and so will theo. I will be seeing you in his smile.

[Flatline beeping]

Kayla: Come on, come on.

Nurse: Dr. Johnson, we’ve been at this for a while. I think it’s time to call it.

Kayla: I know. Time of death–

[Heart monitor beeping] Oh, abe! Abe, can you hear me?

Nurse: We have a heartbeat!

Kayla: Oh, oh, abe. Facing expensive vitamin c creams with dull results?

Demon marlena: I have waited a lifetime for this.

Marlena: No, please. Don’t kill him. I won’t let you kill him!

Demon marlena: Ahh! All right, fine. I won’t kill him. At least not yet. He may be useful in some way. But I certainly can’t leave him here in this condition. Ugh.

Lani: Oh, hey, kayla, how is he? How’s my dad?

Kayla: Well, it was intense for a while, and he still needs to go to surgery.

Paulina: But?

Kayla: But I am very optimistic that he’s gonna pull through.

Paulina: Oh, ohh! Wonderful! Thank god! Oh!

Lani: Can we see him?

Kayla: Just for a short time, all right? I mean, he’s been through a major trauma, and he’s very weak.

Lani: I won’t stay long, okay? It’s just–thank you. Kayla, thank you. Thank you so much. Can my aunt come with me?

Paulina: I’ll be quiet as a mouse. I swear.

Kayla: Okay. This way.

Paulina: Oh!

Abe: Paulina.

Paulina: I’m right here, right here, and so is lani.

Abe: Lani–

Lani: Don’t talk. Don’t talk, dad. Opening your eyes is enough for me. You know, you gave everyone a real scare. But you’re gonna be okay.

Paulina: Thank you for fighting your way back to us. We love you so much.

Abe: I love you.

Lani: I love you, dad.

Abe: I love you.

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Brooke: Wow! You’re here bright and early.

Donna: Oh. Uh yeah, just you know, got a lot of work. Figured I’d get a jump start.

Brooke: Eric’s not in yet?

Donna: No, um, must’ve had a big night. With quinn.

Quinn: Mmm… my gorgeous, sexy husband.

Hope: So, yesterday was a strange turn of events.

Finn: I’d say. Where do we even begin? It’s all I could think about last night.

Hope: Thank you for inviting me over because I have been dying to talk to you about this especially before i bring it up to liam.

Finn: Yeah, I haven’t mentioned anything to steffy either.

Hope: Yeah, I am still trying to process everything…

Finn: What the hell was that, hope? We went to il giardino to have a bite for lunch and run into deacon and my mother, the two of them are together?

Hope: So, do you think it’s true? I mean, my dad and sheila? Are they really a couple?

Sheila: Good morning, deacon. How’s that couch treating you, huh?

Deacon: Well, it’s a hell of a lot better than sleeping on the street. That’s for sure.

Sheila: You’re welcome.

Deacon: All right, don’t act like you’re letting me crash here because i don’t have any cash. We both know it’s so that I can sign on to your crazy scheme.

Sheila: You know what, I really thought that you wanted to be a part of hope and your granddaughter’s lives.

Deacon: I do. I just don’t have a hell of a lot to offer right now.

Sheila: You’re her only father and… and we both have rights. Finn wants to see me. I– I can see it in his eyes and I know that hope feels the same way about you.

Deacon: Okay. Fine. But that still doesn’t explain your little stunt yesterday. What the hell did you kiss me for and tell everyone that we’re in love?

Deacon: Just so we’re on the same page, here: The kiss, telling everyone that we’re in love– that’s all part of the master plan, right?

Sheila: Actually, I didn’t have a master plan so I improvised.

Deacon: By kissing me?

Sheila: Yes. Because there’s a bond between a parent and a child and i refuse to allow the forresters to stand in our way and before you know it, finn and hope, they won’t allow it either. They were kissing. Your dad and my birth mother going at it right in the middle of the restaurant.

Hope: “Well, the heart wants what it wants.”

Finn: Well, this whole situation is just bizarre.

Hope: Yeah, I didn’t even know they really knew each other and suddenly they’re in love?

Finn: Do we buy it? I mean, do we believe them?

Brooke: Why do you think they had a big night?

Donna: Oh, I don’t know. It’s just that eric was in such a good mood yesterday and in fact, I haven’t seen him that upbeat in a really long time.

Ah, thank you for putting a smile on his face. Although, I’m sure it went away the minute he went home to his dreadful wife.

Donna: Who knows? Maybe they, uh, were able to reconnect. By the way, it was really good to see him so happy.

Quinn: Don’t be sad.

Eric: I was so hoping that last night would be about us.

Quinn: Look. But didn’t you see how happy it made me that you were so excited to even try again?

Eric: Yeah, I did.

Quinn: Yeah–


Shauna: Hi. Sorry, the door was unlocked.

Eric: It’s alright, shauna. Come in. It’s always good to see you. Look, I was– uh, going to the office anyway. I have stuff to do. I’ll see ya later, okay?

Quinn: Okay. Alright. Have a good day.

Eric: Okay. Bye.

Shauna: Bye. Well? How’d it go last night?

Quinn: Well, I thought we were gonna have a breakthrough. But nothing’s changed. Eric still can’t be intimate.

Hope: Your mom and my dad dating…

Finn: You’re having major doubts.

Hope: Yes! Because I know them and their histories.

Finn: So you think they’re playing us, making this all up.

Hope: I think it’s too random.

Finn: I mean, I don’t disagree. But how do we explain the fact that they were already at il giardino when we got there? There’s no way they could have known that we were coming. We only decided to go at the last minute.

Hope: Okay, that, I can’t explain. Uh… maybe it was just a coincidence?

Finn: I know that we need to tread carefully. And we can’t take their word at face value. But I’d like to believe that sheila and deacon are being truthful.

Deacon: You wanna explain to me why we’re acting like we’re in a romance novel, here?

Sheila: How many times do I have to tell you? We are better together.

Deacon: Sheila, together you and I, we’re like a– a toxic waste dump.

Sheila: You are never gonna get through to her on your own.

Deacon: I’ll take my chances.

Sheila: Oh really, what with ridge and brooke denying access and then there is liam… hope’s gatekeeper?

Deacon: My daughter has a mind of her own.

Sheila: Oh, does she? So she’s been calling you trying set up meetings with you, I’m sure or does she still hang up the phone every time you call? Deacon. She’s not doing this because she wants to, it’s that family that is doing everything in their power to keep you away from her!

Deacon: Okay, okay, okay– I get it, genius, I understand that. What I don’t understand is why you kissed me.

Sheila: Didn’t you see what I saw? My son and your daughter. Imagine if they were involved. Imagine if they were together!

Shauna: Sounds like things could’ve gone better. I’m sorry.

Quinn: Ugh, I actually had my hopes up. Eric did too, you know? I mean, he was raring to go. And then it just fizzled out.

Shauna: There’s always tonight. And tomorrow night. It’ll happen.

Quinn: I hope so. Just seeing how much eric wanted me… and then seeing his disappointment.

Shauna: We all want to feel desired. And eric clearly was hot to trot for you last night.

Quinn: I gotta find out what that man ate for lunch because he was raring to go.

Shauna: I’m glad you’re not giving up.

Quinn: I’m never gonna give up on eric or our marriage. C’mon, I’ve learned that lesson, right? I mean. I’m never gonna take it for granted again. What we share is so remarkable. We have jumped through hoop after hoop after hoop and if we can’t make it through this last hoop– me having an affair with carter…

Shauna: And you did make it through.

Quinn: Yes, I know, and it actually recommitted us to each other even more. Much to his family’s dismay.

Shauna: Hmpf.

Quinn: Especially brooke who’s always out to undermine my marriage.

Eric: Hey.

Brooke: Good morning, eric.

Eric: Morning, brooke.

Brooke: Did you see donna at her desk?

Eric: No, I didn’T. She wasn’t there.

Brooke: Oh… well, she came in early, I think hoping to see you. She also said that you and quinn may have had a big night.

Eric: She said that?

Brooke: Eric, I know these last few months have been difficult for you… dealing with your issue. I’m sure it’s very frustrating.

Eric: Yes, it has been.

Brooke: Eric, I’m sorry. I hate that you’re faced with this kind of challenge. But I’m sure that you’ll overcome it, somehow. Did you ever stop to think that maybe it’s not about you? I’m not entirely convinced that there’s anything wrong with you.

Eric: If only that were the case. What if it isn’t you? What if it’s quinn?

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Deacon: Whatever demented thoughts you’ve got going on in that head of yours…

Sheila: Oh, would you just try to imagine it, deacon?

Deacon: Imagine hope and finn, together?

Sheila: Yes! Yes, because if they were a pair, we’d get to see our kids and hold those grandbabies as much as we wanted to!

Deacon: Alright, you are talking crazy, now.

Sheila: Maybe. But maybe not. Because when steffy, and liam, and brooke, and the rest of the forresters find out about our little “love affair”… they’re going to be up in arms.

Deacon: Sheila, that is the last thing that I need. I’m not looking to cause any more problems for hope.

Sheila: No, that’s exactly what you need to do. They want to see us. They want to be a part of their parent’s lives. But they’re being forbidden to see us! They’re being shamed for wanting to.

Deacon: Did you see what I saw at il giardino? ‘Cause they didn’t seem real receptive to our new found love. I mean, they weren’t all warm and fuzzy.

They are not going to abandon us. They are going to defend us. And when they do, it’s going to cause trouble in their marriages to steffy and liam. Deacon, who knows? My son and your daughter– they could end up looking at each other with a fresh pair of eyes.

Finn: I’m not naive. I know I didn’t live all the history with my birth mom. And I’ve only heard bits and pieces about your dad. But staging a lunch yesterday? And then fabricating their relationship? For what? Like, how would they benefit from that?

Hope: I mean, obviously I want to believe my father. We were making really good headway when he was in jail. I was writing him all those letters.

Finn: You’re the only family that deacon has. Would he really jeopardize all of this progress by lying about an affair? I mean, I really hope not. But uh, I guess time will tell.

Hope: Yeah, and meanwhile, liam and steffy both don’t want us talking to our parents. I mean… do we tell them what we saw yesterday? And if so, how will they react?

Brooke: I blame quinn.

Eric: Well, that’s– that’s ridiculous. Brooke–

Brooke: Eric. Look. I don’t mean to make you feel uncomfortable and I know this is a very sensitive subject but I know you. And for as long as I’ve known you, you’ve been an extremely passionate man. And now you’re with quinn and suddenly there’s no more passion there? It just doesn’t make sense.

Eric: Well, it doesn’t make sense to blame quinn for my physical condition.

Brooke: Okay, well maybe it’s emotional. Maybe you have a mental block? I’m sure you enjoy quinn’s companionship, but I don’t think you really love her. I mean, how can you after all of the things that she’s done to you? There’s a lot of people out there who love you and adore you, and nobody more than my sister. She told me about her feelings for you. She told me that she told you. I really think that she could bring happiness and joy and passion back into your life. What’s the #1 retinol brand

Hope: Liam and I promised that we wouldn’t keep secrets from each other. Especially after…

Finn: No, same. And uh, I feel like I– I owe it to steffy to tell her about our parents.

Hope: Besides, it’s not like we’re doing anything wrong. We didn’t know they were going to be at the restaurant when we just happened to be there and I’m sorry but, I had to confront them.

Finn: No, yeah, totally. It’s just, I’ve already asked you not to mention sheila’s most recent text. I don’t want to make you feel obligated about keeping this quiet too.

Hope: Look, I’m more… I’m more so worried about how our families are going to react. I mean, those two, they’re– they’re already explosive topics just on their own…

Finn: It’s best, I think for everyone if it comes directly from us.

Hope: I agree. But the real question is… are sheila and deacon being honest?

Deacon: You’re certifiable.

Sheila: Oh, come on. Why is that such an outrageous idea?

Deacon: My daughter and your son.

Sheila: I mean, look– look at how cute they were together, why not?

Deacon: For one thing, they’re already married. To other people!

Sheila: So what?

Deacon: So what? Sheila, they’ve got families! They’ve got– they’ve got children.

Sheila: They are beautiful together. It just– just–

Deacon: “They’re beautiful together?” Are you off your rocker? Finn has a new born child at home. My daughter’s not a homewrecker. She’s not a cheater. She’s got morals.

Sheila: Well, that makes one of you.

Deacon: Listen to me, if you think that hope is gonna leave her husband, then you’re crazy if that’s what you’re hinting at.

Sheila: I am saying think of the possibilities. If they– if they found a path to one another, that would just pave the way for us.

Deacon: See, this is the problem. All you do is think of you, yourself, and then you again.

Sheila: No. I don’t! I’m not saying this is gonna happen overnight. It’s not gonna be easy. But we have to work together! We have to stick together.

Quinn: Those logan women are not worth my time.

Shauna: Exactly. Focus on what happened last night. Or almost happened. That there’s still real potential there.

Quinn: You’re right. You’re right. I don’t know what got into eric and made him believe that he could make love to me again. But I am grateful for it.

Donna: I know you mean well, sis, but I don’t want to put eric on the spot.

Brooke: Okay. I understand. I just want you both to be happy. And we both know how much donna loves you. So just, open yourself up to her. Doesn’t hurt to give it a chance.

Donna: Okay. I– I meant what I said. I never want you to feel pressured.

Eric: So, you were here early. You were um, brooke said you were waiting for me? You wanted to see me?

Donna: Oh, you were on my mind and, you know, I was too busy thinking about what might be happening with you and quinn to get much sleep.

Eric: Yeah. I was thinking about you last night, too.

Donna: Oh, wait. You didn’t tell quinn about, you know, what– our– our breakthrough here?

Eric: No.

Donna: Good. Okay, well, you know. She must have been really overjoyed last night

Eric: You always want what’s best for me, don’t you? I always feel so supported and understood by you. Thank you.

Donna: Well, you’re my honey bear–

Eric: Yes, I am–

Donna: I am always gonna have your back.

Eric: And I’ll always have yours, too. You’re the bright star in my dark skies, these days. Look, I wish I had better news for you but it didn’t really happen with quinn last night. I did not have the breakthrough with my wife that I wanted. I only had that with you, with you, donna.

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B&B Transcript Monday, October 25, 2021

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Donna: Reminds me of better times. Times with you.

Eric: Yeah, yeah.

Donna: Yeah. Remember?

Eric: Yeah, I remember. Here, may I?

Donna: Certainly.

Eric: Nice.

Donna: You’re remembering.

Eric: Yeah, I am. Donna, I’m more than remembering.

Quinn: There’s been no change in eric’s condition. I was hoping there’d be a change, but…

Shauna: I’m so sorry.

Quinn: I’m not complaining. I’d happily be with eric no matter what.

Shauna: It’s obvious you love him. But what about you and carter and that whole arrangement? How are you feeling about him?

Brooke: Quinn is more devious than ever. She’s not to be trusted on any level.

Pam: Quinn’s motives have always been questionable.

Charlie: Yeah, I don’t think I could say we ever really trusted her.

Brooke: Keep that guard up.&

Pam: Has something happened?

Brooke: You don’t betray and disrespect the person that you love.

Pam: I hate hearing that. Eric deserves so much better.

Brooke: Yeah. Preaching to the choir.

Pam: Well, it could go both ways, though.

Brooke: What do you mean?

Pam: Look, I know that eric did love quinn once upon a time. But after everything that she’s done like over all the years, do we even know how eric really feels about her now?

Hope: I can’t believe what I’m hearing, let alone seeing.

Deacon: Trust me, I get it. It’s shocking.

Sheila: Actually a wonderful surprise.

Hope: You and my father in love.

Sheila: Well, the heart wants what the heart wants.

Hope: Aww.

Well, I am not buying this, not even for a second.

Finn: I ju– I agree. This is beyond shocking. Your father and my birth mother. This is just… this is impossible.

Hope: That’s what I’m saying.

Finn: But why would they lie about it?

Hope: Because it’s sheila.

Sheila: We’re here. And it’s not a lie. I mean, no one was more surprised about this than we were. Falling in love was not an option– certainly not with deacon. But I got to know him. I got to know him through his letters. And just as I saw deacon, he saw me. And here we are.

Hope: Just like that.

Sheila: Who’s got time to waste. Right, sweetheart?

Deacon: Ah… can’t argue with that, right? It just happened fast.

Quinn: You’re my best friend, I’m not going to lie to you. Despite everything, of course I still think about carter, how can I not?

Shauna: You two fell hard for each other.

Quinn: I love carter, and I always will but… we can’t be together anymore. I’m committed to my husband.

Shauna: And I respect that so much, but it’s gotta be so difficult for you knowing that your husband may never be able to make love to you again.

Eric: Donna, I can’t believe what’s happened.

Donna: Is it–

Eric: This… I have felt something that I thought I was never gonna feel in my life again.

Donna: What a waste that would’ve been.

Eric: Yeah. I can’t tell you how much this means to me. I can’T… would you mind, um, if i just held you for a minute?

Donna: Are you kidding? Yes, yes! Oh my god, I’ve been waiting for this for so long.


Hope: What is it with you, sheila? First, out of, I don’t know, every single woman in the entire world, you just turn out to be finn’s birth mother, you know, steffy forrester’s husband. Now you’re saying that you became prison pen pals with my dad and just happened to fall in love?

Sheila: I know! I know. It sounds crazy! But it’s just, those little things– special like finn and deacon, you know, that’s what makes life exciting and precious. You know, you never know what’s going to be around that next corner for you. You two should really take a lesson here. When circumstances get really difficult, you hang in there.

Deacon: Mm-hm.

Sheila: ‘Cause life can change on a dime.

Hope: Wow, so this is not only a new and improved sheila, it’s optimistic sheila too.

Sheila: Well, why shouldn’t it be with everything that I’ve been given, hope? After all these years, I found my son. And he gave me a beautiful grandchild that I would really love to see. Again. And… I found love.

Brooke: I knew quinn would be a disaster for eric from the start. All her proclamations of so-called love was… was fake. She doesn’t even know the meaning of the word.

Charlie: You know, I’m not sure that’s entirely true. Never mind.

Brooke: No, go ahead, charlie. Say what you’re thinking.

Charlie: You know, i think that quinn actually loves eric in her own unique way. And come on, you can’t doubt her love for wyatt. Come on!

Pam: All right, well that may be true enough.

Brooke: Yeah, okay. I’ll give you wyatt, that’s her son. But, what about the man that she’s supposed to love? You don’t just do these things that she did to him. And I told you, you wouldn’t believe it. Your jaw would drop to the floor.

Pam: Yeah, well, I don’t think anything that she did would surprise me. I have seen first hand just how deceptive she can be. Quinn uses people.

Brooke: I don’t know what binds them together. But it’s not love. It can’t be.

Quinn: There’s so much more between me and eric than just the physical. I mean, we talk, and we laugh, and we dance. We… he plays the piano for me.

Shauna: That’s lovely. Companionship is the glue to hold a marriage together. You can’t deny the importance of an active sex life.

Quinn: If I have to live without it– if that’s the cost of being with the man I love– so be it.

Shauna: Oh, god, you’re so grown up. Who are you and what have you done with quinn?

Quinn: You know, happens to the best of us. Look, come oN. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying I’m resigned to a life of just holding my husband’s hand. And who knows? Things can turn around for us as quickly as it changed in the first place. Maybe that change’ll happen as early as tonight.

Eric: What a wonderful day this is for me and my life.

Donna: I am so thrilled for you.

Eric: I thought this was over, I thought this was… I thought this was never going to happen again after everything we’ve tried, and nothing has worked for me. And now this. I mean, for me to feel this way again so… so vital and so alive.

Donna: And sexy. Don’t forget about sexy. You are so sexy. And always wills be.

Eric: Yes.

Donna: Yes.

Eric: Donna, the way you look at me… the way you look at me with such affection in your eyes. Such sweetness. Never judging.

Donna: If I helped in any way at all, it warms my heart.

Eric: It’s changed my life now. It’s changed my life. I have to get home and tell my wife.

Donna: Quinn’s a lucky lady. You tell her I said so, okay?

Eric: I will.

Donna: Okay. Thank you, donna.

Donna: Anything for my honey bear.

Why hide your skin if dupixent Could this be true?

Hope: No.

Finn: No.

Sheila: Oh, come on, deacon. He’s so smart, and he’s got that dashing part of him and that sly sense of humor. And I gotta tell you, he’s not too hard on the eyes.

Hope: Okay, I’m gonna be sick. Dad, really?

Deacon: I can’t even speak. I mean, it was shocking to me too.

Sheila: That’s kind of the way it is. Right? I mean, love doesn’t announce itself. It just kind of slips through the side window when you least expect it. And then there we are. There we are. Right? I’m actually very glad that we ran into the two of you. You need to know that your parents found one another. Can’t you just be happy for us? Your father and I, we served our time, we paid our debt to society. Now we have a chance at– at a really good life. A chance to make up for the wrong that we did. We just want an opportunity to show our families that we deserve love and the opportunity to be with our children. Right baby?

Deacon: Yeah. Mm-hm.

Brooke: Hey. We heard eric left a little while ago.

Donna: Yep. Mm-hm.

Brooke: “Yep?” That’s it? That’s all you’re gonna give me? I mean, were you able to be honest with him about your feelings for him?

Donna: You would be proud.

Brooke: So, you got through to him, you made an impact.

Donna: In a way, yeah.

Brooke: That’s terrific!

Donna: Don’t get too exited. I mean, we had A… a wonderful moment, but then he went home to his wife. As he should.

Brooke: That’s it?

Donna: Afraid so.

Brooke: Uh, I was hoping eric would come to his senses and realize that you’re the woman he should be with.

Donna: Yeah, well, didn’t work out that way.

Brooke: I think he’s confused between commitment versus true love.

Donna: I couldn’t say, but if quinn is who he wants to be with, then I’m happy for him.

Brooke: I know you too well. You are holding something back.

Donna: Brooke, I don’T… I don’t want to get into all the details.

Brooke: Details? Donna, oh my gosh, tell me. What is it?

Eric: Quinn? Quinn, where are you?

Quinn: I’m upstairs but I’m coming down.

Eric: Oh, wait, wait. Stop right there.

Quinn: And do what?

Eric: Just let me take a nice long look at you. Oh! Beautiful.

Quinn: Okay, can I come down now?

Eric: Yeah, come on down. Come here. Yeah.


Quinn: I um… I may be wrong, but I’m sensing a little shift, right?

Eric: You know me so well.

Quinn: Of course I do, you’re my husband. I’m more aware of you than anyone. What happened?

Eric: I had the most amazing day. And I couldn’t wait to get home to you.

Quinn: Oh, well it’s my favorite part of the day, our end of the day wrap up. Let’s make some martinis, we’ll get some dinner, and you can tell me all about–

Eric: No, not interested in dinner.

Quinn: Mm! Wow.

Eric: Why don’t we, uh… why don’t we take this upstairs to the bedroom?

Quinn: Really?

Eric: Yeah.

Quinn: Seriously?

Eric: Seriously. Why don’t you, um, why don’t you show me the way.

Quinn: I know the way.

Eric: Do you?

Quinn: Yeah. Yeah. It’s right here. Come on.

Eric: Where do we go? Where is it? Show me. Show me.

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Brooke: You have to tell me what happened between you and eric.

Donna: I– I didn’t say anything did!

Brooke: Well, I can see it all over your face. Now, don’t forget. I’m the one who told you to come clean about your feelings for him. So, if anything came up, you should tell me. Not that I wanna be a busy body. I don’t, it’s just I want you both to be happy. And preferably together.

Donna: Oh my gosh, stop. Okay, fine. I will tell you. Uh! I took your advice, all right? And I, um, told him how I felt, like you said. And I said that I missed him and us and I went so far as to say that he was the love of my life.

Brooke: Oh!

Donna: Yeah.

Brooke: Good for you.

Donna: And then I got misty and I started looking for a tissue in my purse, and right there where you couldn’t miss was… um, a honey bear bottle.

Brooke: He must’ve thought it was charming.

Donna: Well, yeah, and actually he was amazed because I admitted I have a stash in my drawer to remind me of the times that used to be.

Brooke: Aw. Ah… well, it sounds like you opened up. So, how did he react?

Donna: Um… I’m gonna keep that to myself, okay? Um, we had a, um, private exchange and then he went back to his wife. But, if I helped in any way at all, I’m happy.

Brooke: You know if you really wanna be with eric, you’re gonna have to be a little more assertive. I know if it was me, I would do anything to get quinn out of his life.

Donna: I’ve said it before, I just want eric to be happy, okay?

Brooke: Happy with quinn? He would have a much more meaningful and special life with you.

> Donna: But the fact remains. He’s a married man.

Quinn: I am so glad that you wanted to skip dinner and go straight to the bedroom. But–

Eric: But?

Quinn: I have to ask, what inspired this sudden change?

Eric: I told you I had this, uh… I had this great day.

Quinn: Creatively?

Eric: No. Personally.

Quinn: Mm…

Eric: Yeah. I haven’t felt this confident in a very, very long time. I think the old… the old eric is back and I am so glad to see him.

Quinn: Oh, I am so glad to see him too.

Eric: You’ve been so patient with me.

Quinn: ‘Cause I love you, eric. I have been waiting for you to kiss me like that for so long. To feel your passion for me for so long. I want you to make love to me, eric.

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Days Update Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Days of Our Lives Update

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Brady sits at home at John and Marlena’s, reading Johnny’s movie script. Brady asks if Johnny is kidding with this and questions how Marlena could be okay with it. Lucas then shows up at the door and asks if Brady has some time. Brady says he does and invites him in, asking what’s up. Lucas questions what the hell Brady is trying to pull with Chloe.

Chloe walks through the town square and finds Nicole. Chloe asks if something is wrong. Nicole informs her that Abe was shot tonight. Chloe mentions seeing the headline in the news and asks if he will be okay. Nicole confirms that Abe is expected to make a full recovery. Nicole adds that it was right in Salem Park when someone took a shot at him. Chloe calls that scary. Nicole talks about Abe being the closest thing she has to a father and doesn’t know what she’d do without him in her life. Nicole then asks Chloe why she was coming from the Salem Inn. Chloe reveals that she’s living there for now. Nicole thought Chloe was staying with Philip and asks what happened. Chloe responds that they had a big fight about Brady so she moved out.

Philip sits at home at the Kiriakis Mansion and thinks back to seeing Brady going in to the Salem Inn with Chloe. Ava arrives but Philip says he doesn’t have time so whatever it is will have to wait. Ava informs him that the cops picked up Jake DiMera. Philip asks what happened. Ava then reveals that Abe was shot today.

In the interrogation room, Jake complains that he’s going nuts in there while Gabi points out that at least Rafe let her stay with him. Jake wishes he knew what was going on with Abe, considering everything that happened to him is his responsibility. Gabi warns him not to let Rafe hear him say that as Rafe enters and asks what he’s not supposed to hear. Gabi asks if there’s any news on Abe. Rafe reveals that they were waiting for him to stabilize before taking him to the operating room and then his heart stopped…

Maggie goes to the hospital and sees Paulina. Maggie goes over and introduces herself as an old friend of Abe’s. Paulina notes that Abe told her what a fine person she is. Maggie says that’s nice to hear from a man like Abe. Maggie heard what happened and wanted to offer her support. Maggie asks if Abe is okay. Paulina then breaks down crying.

Jake asks Rafe if Abe is dead. Rafe says technically yes because he flatlined and they tried to revive him, but they finally did, so he’s in surgery now. Gabi questions Rafe telling Jake that Abe is dead then. Rafe explains that he wanted to gauge Jake’s reaction. Jake asks if he’s talked to him yet. Rafe says Abe is not allowed visitors until tomorrow so he can’t tell him what happened. Rafe says he was hoping to hear that from Jake and assures that his best option is telling the truth. Gabi argues that Jake is innocent and Rafe has nothing on him. Rafe points out that Jake was at the scene of the crime and his fingerprints are all over the gun used to shoot Abe, so he has plenty on him.

Philip asks Ava what reason Jake would have to shoot Abe. Ava has no clue but says it sure screws up their plans with Jake and Gabi. Philip acknowledges that it’s hard to hold Jed Zanetti’s death over Jake’s head if he’s already in jail for shooting Abe. Ava adds that Gabi won’t sign Gabi Chic over to them. Philip concludes that Carmine would no longer be a threat to Jake. Carmine then walks in to the mansion and says he wouldn’t say that.

Brady tells Lucas that what happens between he and Chloe is none of his business. Lucas reveals that he and Philip were in the town square when they saw Brady and Chloe going in to the Salem Inn together and Brady was carrying Chloe’s suitcase, very gallantly. Brady responds that he’s just that kind of guy. Lucas asks if he’s also the kind of guy to spend the night with another man’s girlfriend.

Nicole asks Chloe what her and Philip’s fight was about. Chloe informs her that Philip punched Brady and is acting like a maniac, so she feels like she’s back in high school. Nicole hopes Chloe then broke it off with Philip. Chloe says she didn’t but feels they shouldn’t live under the same roof. Chloe adds that she moved in to the Kiriakis Mansion to recover from her gunshot wound but now has no reason to be there. Nicole’s phone rings with a call from EJ. Chloe asks if she needs to get that but Nicole claims it’s no one important.

EJ leaves a message for Nicole, inviting her to dinner tonight and says they’ll have it at the DiMera Mansion to avoid interruption as he actually seems to be home alone. Kristen DiMera then emerges from the tunnels and tells EJ to guess again. EJ questions what she is doing here.

Gabi argues that Jake must have touched the gun when he found Abe as that’s the only reason his prints could be on the gun. Rafe threatens to kick her out if she doesn’t keep quiet. Rafe asks Jake if he just happened to pick up the gun. Jake confirms he did not. Rafe points out that the gun is registered in Jake’s name. Gabi tries to interrupt but Jake says he made this mess, so he will clean it up. Jake agrees to tell Rafe everything he knows. Gabi urges him not to say another word without an attorney. Rafe suggests Jake should’ve called a lawyer instead of Gabi. Jake feels Rafe is going to find out everything regardless of what he does. Jake decides he will give Rafe the whole story from the beginning.

Philip questions Carmine getting in to the house. Ava adds that he’s not even supposed to be in Salem, so she asks what he’s doing here. Carmine responds that they both owe him, so he’s here to collect.

Brady tells Lucas that he’s good friends with Chloe, so he was just helping her move in to the Salem Inn. Lucas doesn’t buy it. Brady insists he’s been respectful of her relationship with Philip. Lucas says except when Chloe tries to put distance between them, then Brady is always there. Lucas brings up how Brady slept in the same bed with her on a business trip and is now helping her move out of Philip’s house. Brady assures that nothing happened either time. Lucas argues that Philip is his flesh and blood, so he deserves better from Brady and he knows it.

Nicole finishes a call and then informs Chloe that Abe is out of the ICU and is stable. Chloe calls that great news. Chloe then asks why Nicole is being so mysterious about her previous phone call. Nicole claims she wasn’t but then admits that it was EJ, inviting her to dinner. Chloe assumes her answer is no. Nicole says she doesn’t know. Chloe asks why she didn’t take his call then. Nicole brings up going to dinner with EJ last night and says she did something a little underhanded which Chloe questions. Nicole reveals to Chloe that she let Steve hack in to EJ’s phone, because Steve is on a mission to track down Kristen and she prays that Steve finds her and throws her behind bars for the rest of her miserable life.

EJ warns Kristen that she shouldn’t come within 100 miles of Salem. Kristen responds that she needed to see him. EJ notes that she’s been on the run for months so he asks why now. Kristen says there is something she has to do as she then slaps EJ across the face.

Paulina tells Maggie that she’s just such a mess. Maggie understands and asks again if Abe will be okay. Paulina confirms that he just woke up a few minutes ago and she told him how grateful they were that he fought his way back. Maggie is relieved to hear the news. Paulina talks about how scared she was, even though she and Abe haven’t known each other long, he’s become an important part of her life. Maggie notes that Abe feels the same about her. Paulina responds that it makes her a very lucky woman and surprised because she never expected to find love at this point in her life. Maggie is glad that Abe has found love because he has so much to give. Maggie wishes she could see Abe but supposes it’s better to wait until he’s stronger. Paulina says Lani is in there now and calls Lani her daughter then corrects that she meant her niece and says she’s just all over the place right now. Maggie understands she’s been through a lot. Paulina says not as much as Abe has been. Maggie asks if they know how Abe got shot or who shot him. Paulina responds that nobody knows but she can’t wait to get her hands on whoever is to blame.

Gabi informs Rafe that Philip has been trying to find dirt on Jake to use against them because he wants her to sign over Gabi Chic to him. Rafe asks what this has to do with Abe and adds that he thought he was talking to Jake. Jake confirms Philip is trying to dig up dirt on him so he looked up an old co-worker of his from Philly, Carmine. Rafe asks if Carmine is mobbed up which Jake confirms. Rafe asks what Carmine has on him. Jake says nothing but that Philip convinced him to say that he took out a guy that they knew named Jed Zanetti. Rafe questions Jake being wanted for murder in another jurisdiction. Gabi argues that he didn’t do it. Rafe reminds her to keep quiet or she’s getting kicked out. Jake explains that Carmine is trying to pin Zanetti’s death on him and Philip wants to help him do it. Rafe asks what all of this has to do with Abe. Jake reveals that he called Carmine to come to Salem for a sitdown so that he could reason with him, but he wasn’t reasonable, so he threatened him. Rafe realizes that’s why he had his gun. Jake insists that he wasn’t going to hurt him and just wanted him to go away but Carmine knew he was bluffing, so he wrestled the gun from him and that’s when Abe walked up to try to intervene but Carmine turned and shot him point blank. Rafe asks what happened next. Jake says that Carmine dropped the gun and ran while he stayed to call 911. Gabi adds that Jake also gave Abe CPR which she thinks saved his life. Gabi asks if Jake would stick around to do that if he shot Abe. Gabi argues that Rafe knows Jake is telling the truth.

Philip tells Carmine that he can’t shake him down for more money. Carmine complains that he’s in a mess because of Philip and Ava wanting him to finger Jake for offing Jed Zanetti. Ava asks what mess he’s in. Carmine explains that Jake got word to him that he wanted to meet, so he showed up. Ava questions him not clearing that with her. Carmine figured it wouldn’t be a problem but Jake started waving a gun around, he grabbed it, and then a guy walked up and ended up getting shot. Philip calls Carmine an idiot for shooting the mayor and says Jake is in jail for shooting him. Ava asks who shot Abe. Carmine says the gun just went off and it was an accident. Philip questions Carmine shooting Abe. Carmine says it’s not his fault and tells Philip that it’s his problem.

Brady questions if Philip sent Lucas to fight his battle for him. Lucas clarifies that Philip doesn’t even know he’s here right now. Lucas calls Chloe the best thing to happen to Philip in a long time. Lucas adds that Brady had his chance with Chloe and blew it. Brady argues that he was in a relationship so he couldn’t tell Chloe that he wanted her as much as she wanted him. Lucas is glad Brady finally figured out that Kristen is no good but argues that it doesn’t give him the right to steal Philip’s girlfriend. Brady asks Lucas if he asked Chloe what she wants. Brady guesses Lucas can’t face Chloe after Sami tried to get him to seduce her. Lucas is not proud of what he did but argues that Sami did it all because of Kristen, who kidnapped Chloe. Lucas declares that as long as Kristen’s out there, Brady is a walking death threat to Chloe.

Chloe asks Nicole why Steve is trying to track down Kristen all of a sudden. Nicole doesn’t know and doesn’t care, but she wants him to find her and lock her up. Chloe asks why she’s feeling guilty then. Nicole doesn’t like going behind EJ’s back but doesn’t feel an ounce of guilt towards Kristen after what she did to her. Chloe hopes Steve is slapping handcuffs on Kristen now.

EJ questions Kristen risking her life to come back to slap him. Kristen argues that EJ was in on it and says she’s been off the grid for months and then suddenly gets a message that Steve Johnson is breathing down her neck. Kristen says she barely got out ahead of him. EJ questions why she came here. Kristen reveals that Steve traced her from the phone number she gave EJ. Kristen complains that she risked everything to tell EJ that Sami betrayed him because she trusted him. EJ asks if she really thinks he would ever give her up to Steve or anyone else for that matter. Kristen asks if EJ didn’t, then how did he get her number. EJ says he doesn’t know but then remembers and says he thinks he knows how it happened. EJ explains to Kristen what happened at dinner when Steve and Kayla interrupted and that when he went to the restroom, he left his phone. Kristen calls him an idiot and says that Kayla probably wasn’t even drunk. Kristen guesses they set him up and she can’t believe he left his phone alone with them. EJ points out that they actually weren’t alone.

Chloe asks Nicole if she and EJ are seeing each other. Nicole says they went out a couple times but it is a little weird since he is her boss and her ex. Chloe asks how it’s going. Nicole says the first time, they ran in to Rafe and Ava so EJ and Rafe had words since they hate each other and then the whole thing with Steve and Kayla. Chloe asks if these interruptions might be a sign. Nicole notes that EJ’s message said he wanted a do over and she thinks she wants to give it a try since EJ is trying to put his life back together and so is she. Nicole then reveals that EJ did kiss her. Chloe knows Nicole has felt lonely since Eric left but argues that there are more guys in town than Xander and EJ. Nicole assures that she knows which Chloe questions. Nicole says she needs a distraction. Chloe asks if she means from thinking about Eric. Nicole says it’s not that simple as the one person she can’t stop thinking about is Rafe.

Rafe tells Jake that his story has some believable elements as it would explain the additional prints on the gun. Gabi questions him never mentioning additional prints. Rafe says if Jake’s story is true, she shouldn’t act surprised. Rafe says they weren’t able to match the prints but now that they have Carmine’s name, they might have enough evidence and the story might be true. Jake assures that it is. Rafe asks if there’s any idea where Carmine is now. Gabi suggests checking with Philip.

Philip questions Carmine saying it’s his problem that Carmine shot the mayor. Carmine says if it wasn’t for him and Ava, he’d still be in Philly. Ava argues that they didn’t ask him to come to Salem. Carmine says Jake got him here, pulled a gun on him, and he had to take it from him. Carmine claims he was defending himself. Philip doesn’t think Abe or Jake will see it that way. Ava points out that Jake is in custody now so he’s probably telling all about Carmine. Carmine argues that if the cops pick him up, he’ll have his own song to sing, so he warns that they better take care of him. Philip asks what he wants. Carmine wants one of the rooms in the Kiriakis Mansion until this blows over. Philip says he’ll have to think about it as Carmine then exits. Ava asks Philip what the hell they are going to do now.

Maggie understands Paulina wanting to take revenge on someone who hurt the person you love, but thinks it would be better to let the police take care of whoever did this to Abe and for Paulina to focus on Abe’s recovery and herself. Paulina agrees and says she wants to let go of the anger and put all her energy in to helping Abe recover. Paulina calls Maggie a wise and beautiful woman. Maggie tells Paulina that she is too. Paulina tells Maggie that she looks like Bonnie Raitt which Maggie takes as a compliment as a big fan of her. Paulina suggests they all go do karaoke together when Abe gets better which Maggie loves.

Jake swears to Rafe that Abe will back up everything he said. Rafe says even if he does, Jake’s not off the hook since he brought a loaded gun and a mobster to the park. Rafe adds that because of Jake, Abe almost died. Jake asks what he’s going to charge him with. Rafe doesn’t know yet but warns Jake to walk away from this criminal and never look back.

Chloe tells Nicole that she knew she had a thing for Rafe. Nicole calls it complicated and says she wasn’t clear about it herself. Nicole adds that they’ve known each other for so long and that Rafe is the guy to turn to when things are awful but she was married to the love of her life. Nicole talks about how Eric kept staying in Africa longer and she kept seeing Rafe differently but she was still married. Nicole says when her marriage blew up, she was miserable and guilty, then by the time she sorted out her feelings, Rafe was with Ava. Nicole adds that Ava is starting a new life and is her friend too. Chloe wonders if Nicole would’ve ran in to Rafe instead of Xander on the night Eric said he was staying in Africa. Nicole thinks Rafe would have seen how drunk she was and got her home and in bed. Nicole repeats that Rafe was starting something with Ava. Chloe questions not thinking that Rafe deserves to know how she feels. Nicole says she can’t. Chloe argues that dating EJ instead doesn’t make sense. Nicole compares it to Chloe wanting Brady and dating Philip. Chloe argues that Brady was in love with Kristen but Nicole says not anymore. Chloe says she really likes Philip when he’s not acting like a jealous idiot as he can be really sweet and romantic and they have a really long history. Nicole says she and EJ do too. Chloe reminds her that EJ hurt her over and over. Nicole argues that was because Sami was in the picture but now she’s not. Nicole recalls being so in love with EJ a long time ago, so maybe she can love him again. Chloe worries that it’s doomed to begin with if he finds out she double crossed he and Kristen. Chloe warns that EJ is still a dangerous man, who has turned on her before. Chloe asks what if Kristen finds out that she helped Steve track her down. Nicole insists that Kristen is in hiding and nowhere near Salem. Chloe points out that if Steve finds her, she won’t be hiding anymore.

Kristen tells EJ to stop stalling and asks who else was at the table when Steve hacked his phone. EJ claims he was on a dinner date with a business associate and that Steve obviously duped that person in to leaving the table. Kristen blames EJ for leaving his phone in plain sight and says she doesn’t know who she hates more, EJ or Steve. EJ suggests she turn her wrath on Steve, because right now, he is all she’s got. Kristen demands that he hide her until all of this blows over or else she swears to take him down with her.

Nicole doesn’t care about Kristen and says she’s on the ropes and she knows it, so she needs to keep running or else she’ll be found and thrown in a prison that she can’t escape from. Chloe hopes so. Nicole thinks EJ would understand why she did what she did, if he finds out, but she doesn’t think he will. Chloe questions her not returning his call then. Nicole says she was just shocked about Abe and needed time to think, but EJ’s message sounded fine so maybe she should take him up on his dinner invite and go to his house right now.

Brady hates what Kristen put Chloe through and calls that a big reason why he broke it off with her. Brady reminds Lucas that Kristen’s daughter is sleeping down the hall so he can keep it down if he’s going to trash talk her mother. Brady declares that Lucas and Philip have no right to point fingers at him and if Philip wants to know what happened between he and Chloe last night, he can man up and ask him himself, or he can go to Chloe. Lucas questions why Philip should ask Brady anything and says he’d just lie to him. Brady tells him that they can believe whatever they want. Brady jokes that he can go tell Philip to challenge him to a duel. Lucas calls Brady a cold son of a bitch. Brady tells him to get out so Lucas then exits.

Philip asks Ava to calm down since Jake brought Carmine to Salem and they didn’t even know about it. Ava worries that Gabi won’t let Jake take the fall. Ava regrets agreeing to help Philip. Philip thought she had nerves of steel. Ava insists that Rafe cannot find out that she’s mixed up with Abe. Philip asks what she wants to do. Ava tells him that they need to keep Carmine quiet which means he needs to do what he wants. Philip argues that he can’t hide Carmine here since he came to the front door, so Henderson will tell Victor. Philip adds that Ava knows how to make people disappear so she should handle him. Ava agrees to, so Philip tells her to call him when it’s handled. Ava asks where he thinks he’s going. Philip declares that Ava started this, so she can handle it, while he has places to go and people to see. Philip then exits the mansion.

Chloe asks Nicole about EJ wanting her to come to his house for dinner. Nicole notes that EJ said he’d be alone. Chloe questions just showing up at his door without calling. Nicole responds that EJ won’t be cooking on his own and says that she knows EJ and that he likes surprises…

EJ tells Kristen that he can’t hide her in the house, so if she wants to stay, she’ll have to stay in the secret room. Kristen complains that it’s not exactly secret anymore. EJ blames Kristen for that and says there’s no good hiding place for her here. EJ thought she was smarter than to flee to her family home. EJ is sure that Steve will be knocking on the door anytime soon. Kristen argues that she’s not an amateur as she left a bogus trail to keep Steve busy for months. Kristen feels nobody would ever think she would come back here. EJ decides to organize some bedding and directs her to the wine cellar. Kristen then responds that she’s going to Brady’s. EJ laughs at her and points out that if Brady sees her, he will turn her in. Kristen assures that Brady won’t see her but she didn’t come all this way to not see her daughter as she’s all she has to live for. EJ warns that Kristen is making a big mistake. Kristen insists that she just has to look at her daughter while she sleeps and no one will ever know she was there. EJ knows that she cannot change her mind as Kristen then leaves the mansion.

Gabi tells Rafe that she loves Jake, so he can’t just order her to leave him. Rafe brings up Jake being in the mob. Gabi argues that Ava is his ex mob boss. Rafe tells her to save it. Gabi tells Rafe that Ava gave Philip the information on Carmine, so she is in this up to her neck.

Carmine returns to see Ava in the living room and asks where Philip is. Ava tells him not to worry about him as she’s going to take care of his arrangements. Carmine warns that she better. Ava responds that she may be out of the life, but she’s still his boss, and he’s acting pretty cocky for just a hired goon. Ava reminds him that she can still squash him like a bug. Ava then takes Carmine and exits the mansion.

Philip goes to Chloe’s room at the Salem Inn.

Brady complains about Philip still thinking that he slept with Chloe and decides he has to warn her. Brady goes to look for his phone. When he leaves the room, Kristen sneaks in.

EJ finishes setting up the wine cellar in the tunnels as the doorbell rings. EJ then answers the door to see Nicole and says he was just thinking about her.

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Interview with Nicole Maines

TV Interview!

Nicole Maines of "Supergirl" on The CW

Interview with Nicole Maines of “Supergirl” on The CW by Suzanne 10/14/21

I’m not ashamed to say that I worked very hard to get this interview for the last year or so. I’m glad we finally got the chance to chat over the phone! She is really great on the show, and as a person, and as an advocate for LGBTQ++ rights. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

NICOLE MAINES ISN’T DONE WITH DREAMER! That’s what she keeps saying, anyway, and I think if she says it enough, perhaps she will get the chance to reprise her character (or keep writing about her).

Suzanne:   Are you still in Palm Springs… I saw on your Instagram…?

Nicole:   Oh, that was a couple of weeks ago. No, no, I’m in Los Angeles.

Suzanne:   Okay, back in LA. Is it nice out?

Nicole:   I don’t know. I woke up at noon.

Suzanne:   Oh, well, that’s good.

Nicole:   I’m unemployed. [laughs]

Suzanne:   I understand, believe me. So, there are just five episodes left of Supergirl. How do you feel?

Nicole:   I mean, I’m excited. I mean, especially the next episode. That’s our big Nia episode. It’s Nia, who’s back.

Suzanne:   Oh, good.

Nicole:   Yeah.

Suzanne:   So, how do you feel about the show ending though?

Nicole:   I mean, it’s bittersweet. I’m excited for what’s gonna come next and what new opportunities are there for me, but this was home for three years, and I miss the people, and I miss the crew, and I miss getting to be Nia and getting to play around with Nia

Suzanne:   Right. Oh, I forgot you were only on there for three years. I watch the show religiously, I promise. You seem like you’ve been there forever, like everyone.

Dreamer posterNicole:   It felt like I was there forever. I mean, I really, really loved and I do love that character and to be her, and that was my first sort of initial thought when they gave me the call and told us we didn’t get picked up for seven. I was like, “I’m not done. I have more to do with her.”

Suzanne:   Do you think fans will be happy with the way it ends?

Nicole:   I think so. I think we have a really, really fun ending, and getting to shoot that last episode was really fun. And we have some stuff that I think people have been wanting for a while, and it’s going to be great.

Suzanne:   Oh, good. Yeah. As long as they don’t kill off Supergirl, I’ll be happy. I’m not happy about the way they ended Arrow. Too depressing… but that was a more downer show than than yours anyway.

Nicole:   Yeah.

Suzanne:   I don’t know if anybody has died on Supergirl?

Nicole:   Yeah, Astra died.

Suzanne:   Oh, her mother, right.

Nicole:   Aunt.

Suzanne:   Aunt, right. Oh, well, she was a villain anyway. Well, the nice thing about most of these kind of shows, they can always bring them back again.

Nicole:   Totally.

Suzanne:   So, what did you find most challenging about playing Nia/Dreamer?

Nicole:   Oh, gosh, I mean, where to start? I think the hardest part, for me, was finding my sea legs and coming onto the show pretty new, pretty green and trying to keep up. Everyone on our show is so stupid talented that it’s intimidating. And for someone who didn’t really have a lot of experience under my belt and didn’t really have a lot of formal training to fall back on, it was really scary. It felt like I was flying by the seat of my pants at all times, but I wouldn’t change a thing. It was the perfect first show for me, and, I don’t know, as soon as we were done, I was like, “Okay, now I’m ready! This is just rehearsal. Let’s go back. Let’s do it again. Okay, now I’m ready.”

Suzanne:   Well, it probably added to your character though, because, she was pretty insecure and everything when she first started.

Nicole:   Exactly. I was able to bring all of that energy into Nia. That was really nice, because, simultaneously, with me going coming on to Supergirl and sort of finding my sea legs there, she was coming into CatCo brand new, and she was finding her sea legs as a superhero. So, I was able to bring that energy to the character, and I think it really worked. I hope it worked.Dreamer and Supergirl

Suzanne:   No, it did.

Nicole:   Nobody told me otherwise.

Suzanne:   Well, they would have told you if you weren’t doing it right. So, I think that’s good.

Nicole:   I hope so. [laughs]

Suzanne:   So, what was the most fun part of playing her?

Nicole:   Oh, gosh. Getting to create a superhero. I mean, that is a dream come true, just getting to watch her powers evolve, and watching her fighting style evolve was so fun. Getting to do the Hurricanrana in fourteen, everyone was calling it the Black Widow move. [laughs] It was f – sorry, excuse me, I don’t know if I can swear, but it was fucking cool!

Suzanne:   It’s fine.

Nicole:   Getting to kind of see where she came from and now seeing her kicking all of this butt was so much fun, and getting to be a part of that and getting to help shape this character. And now I have this character who is forever part of me.

Suzanne:   Yeah, it’s it’s a shame. I mean, obviously, I’m upset that they canceled the show, but it’s a shame that they cancel it now that she’s finally got hold of her powers and everything.

Nicole:   I know, I’m like, “You haven’t really seen Dreamer at 100%.” We haven’t seen Dreamer not struggling for a second, just like, be Dreamer. So, if I could have done anything else, I would have wanted to show just what a full power Dreamer can do and what Dreamer at 100% looks like.

Suzanne:   Well, is there any chance of her showing up on a crossover with the other shows or joining Legends of Tomorrow or anything like that?

Nicole:   I mean, never say never. I haven’t heard a dang thing, but I’m ready. I am here waiting to take your calls. Please call in. [laughs]

Suzanne:   Right. And what was the most fun part of playing her?

Nicole:   Oh, my gosh, I mean, getting Dream energy was really fun. Getting to do all those blasts and getting to come up with the choreography for it was really fun. I think one of my favorite moments was, and I’ve said this before, on the 100th episode, when I put up that giant shield against Reign, and the wind and the fans were blowing and debris was going everywhere…I felt so cool in that moment. That was the kind of stuff I loved, getting to be a superhero. That was the best part.

Suzanne:   Is that what you’ll miss the most?

Nicole:   No, I think I’ll miss the people the most. I think it’s the people the most. I just saw Staz. He came and visited me for a couple of weeks. We saw Jesse while he was down here. So, it was good. I [had just been] with Katie. So, I keep in touch with all of them.

Suzanne:   Good. Good.

Dreamer PosterNicole:   I really miss them, and I miss having the Superfriends together.

Suzanne:   It’s so funny that they started calling them Superfriends on the show. [laughs] You know, the old cartoon. I don’t know if you ever saw it.

Nicole:   Oh, yeah, I know, I know. I thought it was great. What a great revival.

Suzanne:   Yeah, people of my age and slightly younger grew up watching that.

Nicole:   We all have hoodies that were made that have the Superfriends on them in that Golden Age comic style, and it has the logo [for] Superfriends on it, and I wear it all the time.

Suzanne:   That’s neat. Were you a comic book fan before you joined the show?

Nicole:   Not too much, honestly, no. I read comics, and I had some comics, but I wouldn’t say was a comic book fan or a comic nerd. This show definitely changed that, and I still have a ways to go. I’m still not by any standards like an aficionado, but I definitely developed a new appreciation for it. And after writing Dreamer into the comics, my relationship with that has definitely changed in a much more “hungry for more” way.

Suzanne:   Yeah, I read that you wrote part of the the Dreamer story for the pride comic book. Will you be writing some more?

Nicole:   Well, not part of it. I wrote the whole thing.

Suzanne:   Oh, the whole thing, okay.

Nicole:   I wrote the whole thing. They asked me to do it, and it was a really great experience. I got to play around and pull a bunch of different things that I wanted to do. We have some nods to the Nolanverse Batman movies. I got to have fun. I did not realize, however, that people thought that the comic was set in the Arrowverse still. I had a lot of people lamenting that. They’re like, “Oh, we really want her to be [in] the DC Comics universe, and this is clearly still the Arrowverse.” I was talking to my editor about it a little while ago, and we were like, “It is?” We had every intention of it being in the DC Comics universe, and I think what happened was I made a mistake. In the title in the location tab, I wrote “National City” instead of “Midvale City” which I had not realized not being a comic book fan at the time and just not properly knowing my stuff. I take credit for that. I did not know that in the comics Supergirl is in Midvale City and not National City. I didn’t know that there was a difference. If anyone asks, I’m just saying that National City is Dreamer City.

Suzanne:   People always find something to complain about. So, I wouldn’t worry that much about it.

Nicole:   Oh, who knows, but yeah, so for anyone wondering, that was DC Comics canon; Dreamer is DC Comics canon, I swear.

Suzanne:   So, do you know if there’s a plan to have a Dreamer comic or have her join any of the other DC Comics?

Nicole:   I mean, I have plans. I don’t know if anybody else [laughs] has plans, but this is at any given moment. This has really unlocked something in me that just as I was writing it, it just occurred to me – not occurred to me, but it just felt right, and it felt like something that I was supposed to be doing and and building this superhero up and being on the show and knowing what her potential is that we never really got to fully explore with Dreamer just being Dreamer. I want to get to explore all that, and I want to get to show people what this character can really do and just how powerful a superhero she really is. And we’re going to be seeing that more and more. We’re going to be seeing that in this coming episode even. Someone was posting – in the promo, you’re seeing this kind of tug of war, energy battle between Nyxly and Dreamer, and someone pointed out, they were like, “Dreamer’s holding back Nyxly,” which was two the Totems powering her, and they’re like, “If Nia’s holding all that back, she’s a god.” And I retweeted that, and I was like, “Yes! This is what I’ve been saying!” I’m shocked that no one stopped me, but I guess they haven’t stopped me, because I’m right, [but] I’ve just gotten unapologetic about it. I’m just honest. I’m just honestly saying, “Dreamer is the most powerful character in the Arrowverse.”Dreamer poster

Suzanne:   Okay.

Nicole:   And I’m like, “Please, if I’m wrong, feel free to show me,” but I’ve done my work. I’ve shown my work, and I’ve done the math, and I’m like, “Show me where my math is wrong.”

Suzanne:   I think you could definitely make a case for that. I think that’s something they should have done the next season, if they had another season, is something where Supergirl and Dreamer are fighting.

Nicole:   Oh, I had a whole pitch, and there were different ways we could have done [it]. I think it would have been interesting for sort of the darker side of Dreamer that we got to see a little bit in “Reality Bytes” and show the difference in philosophy between Dreamer and Supergirl, and then we could kind of explore that [relationship]. Okay, so what about when the mentor and the mentee disagree on the no killing rule? Because dreamer had very good reason and motivation for wanting to kill the transphobe in “Reality Bytes.” I think that would have been interesting to explore, but I also understand. We also kind of agreed and we’re like, “I don’t know if the trans superhero should kill anyone.” From a storytelling perspective, on the other hand, that would have been a really, really interesting thing to explore and explore that moral gray area.

Suzanne:   Well, I’m sure at some point they will have a trans character that can do things like that. I remember that one of the soap operas a while back, they had a black person that was a villainness, and it was the first time they’d ever done that on a soap opera.

Nicole:   It’s a question of [unintelligible] representations, how to frame these characters, and are we responsible for keeping them in a positive light? I’m of the opinion that I don’t think we should limit these characters to their identity and limit their character arcs to that identity. I think it’s important that we’re showcasing trans people as three dimensional people, and that includes their flaws, and I think that if Dreamer had gone through with that, that could have been a really, really interesting narrative, even bringing into it her powers and her seeing the future. And if she sees the future, why wouldn’t she, you know, just nip this in the bud? There’s so much down the road that she has to deal with, she’s like, “If I can stop this person from hurting anybody, why shouldn’t I?”

Suzanne:   Is she seeing the future or a possible future?

Nicole:   Well, that’s the question. Another thing we could have explored is in the comic books, of course, Nura Nal’s power. Dreamgirl was always infallible. You didn’t always have the context for her dreams, but her dreams always came true. And I think with Nia, it’s much more of a possible future that she can now take steps to alter that course, if she chooses, which I think, from a storytelling perspective, is a little more interesting.

Suzanne:   Definitely.

Nicole:   Just because we already know what’s going to happen. [laughs] Why are you watching the show?

Suzanne:   Yeah, and the comic books, at least the ones when I read when I was growing up, they were a lot more simplistic than TV is today. So, you can do that without – you know what I mean.

Nicole:   [unintelligible] kind of have to add a few extra layers.

Suzanne:   Yeah, audiences expect more now.

Nicole:   Give me a couple more twists and turns.

Suzanne:   Yeah. So, have you been doing anything besides sleeping in and going to Palm Springs since you wrapped Supergirl?

Nicole:   I mean, just planning, lots of auditions. But I’m planning. I have all of these ideas for Dreamer. I have all these ideas for Nia, and it’s just lots of plotting on my part.

Suzanne:   Are you going to be maybe writing something up?

Nicole:   Maybe, who knows. I would love to continue. I would love to get to do another DC pride issue; I would love to keep that going. And this is the thing with representation, and this is where the next step is going to be. You can’t just tap the balloon once and let it sink; you have to keep it in the air, and I think that’s how representation is. So, now, the next step, it’s not a question of…“Is Dreamer gonna pop up next?” It’s, “Where? Where [unintelligible] this character next?”

Suzanne:   And I’m definitely looking forward to that.

Nicole:   Me too. So, to all those reading, I assure [you] she’s not done.

Nia and BrainySuzanne:   And this is your first ongoing TV series, right? Your character has the romance with Brainy. Was that your first onscreen romance as well?

Nicole:   No, no, right before Supergirl,  I had done a movie, Bit, and I had the pleasure of having a romance with the lovely Zolee Griggs. So, that was fun. So, that wasn’t like my first, but it was fun, and getting to do those things with Jesse was really nice, too, because he’s just so great. He’s frickin’ talented and hilarious, and getting to do those Midvale episodes, especially, was some of the most fun I’ve had on that show, because we really just got to ham it up together.

Suzanne:   Oh, yeah, those were fun.

Nicole:   We both love to do [that]. We had such great comedic chemistry that we didn’t always get to play on in the show, and so having those two episodes is a great opportunity to [be] like, “Okay, let’s like Brainy and Nia be like be [unintelligible].

Suzanne:   Yeah, they definitely had some of the comedy relief.

Nicole:   Yeah.Brainy and Nia

Suzanne:   So, you don’t have any other projects coming up that you can talk about?

Nicole:   Not yet, but hopefully, soon. Stay tuned. Watch [unintelligible].

Suzanne:   No, definitely. I just have two more questions. What shows do you like to watch for fun?

Nicole:   Well, my favorite show is Supergirl, airing on Tuesdays on The CW at 9/8 central! [laughs] I’ve started Squid Games. I know I’m a little late, sorry, but started that, loving it. I was watching that. [It] was like “green light” and they kept running, and I was like “You guys! Stop running! It’s not working!” I love any show that I get to scream at the TV.

Suzanne:   You’re supposed to wait until you’re old to do that. And anything else that you’d like to say to your fans?

Nicole:   Just thank you so much. Thank you for making this character a hit. Thank you for loving her and supporting her and being excited about her, and if you want to see more of her, say so. Talk about it with your friends. Talk about it on social media. Let people know what you want to see, because I am totally down. Keep going.

Suzanne:   All right. Well, I really appreciate you calling me.

Nicole:   Yeah, of course. Thank you so much for taking the time.

Suzanne:   Oh, yeah. No, I’m a big comic book fan and especially a CW superheroes fan. So, I love it.

Nicole:   Yeah, it was really fun to get to do that. I mean, my era was like [unintelligible] back in the day, so to be on Supergirl was insane.

Suzanne:   Oh, cool. All right. Well, thanks a lot.

Nicole:   Thank you.

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Nicole Maines2020 VARIETY “Power of Young Hollywood” Honoree, 2020 VARIETY “Power of Pride” Honoree, 2020 HRC Upstander Award Honoree and 2020 GLAAD Media Award nominated actress, Nicole Maines, is a hero for the LGBTQ+ community in many unique ways as she makes her debut and shines as the breakout star and standout character ‘Nia Nal’ aka ‘Dreamer,’ TV’s first transgender superhero, on The CW’s incredibly popular adaptation of the DC Comic “Supergirl” (Season 6 returning 2021). Maines is brilliant as she brings to life ‘Nia/Dreamer,’ ‘Kara Danvers/Supergirl’ (Melissa Benoist, “Glee”) strong, hopeful and inspirational second half, who is a truth-seeking news reporter at ‘CatCo’ with ‘Kara Danvers/Supergirl’ when not protecting the citizens of ‘National City’. Nicole Maines on the cover of "Shape" Magazine
Nicole Maines is just as much of a superhero on screen, as she is off screen… if not more! Born and raised in Maine, Nicole made her extraordinary mark on the world by being an LGBTQ+ activist and an indisputable voice for the transgender community. In 2014, Maines fought and won the Supreme Court case, Doe v. Clenchy, that moved the needle for transgender children by allowing them to use Nicole Maines on the cover of "The Advocate"the school bathroom designated for the gender with which they identify. She is an inspiration on-and-off screen paving the way for the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth and being a beacon of light for all. Maines booked her first role guest starring in USA’s “Royal Pains” while studying at University of Maine and landed the lead role in 2019’s BIT, a movie about a transgender vampire moving to Los Angeles. Being able to be vulnerable and open to share with the world her journey of being transgender with the help of Amy Ellis Nutt in her New York Times Bestseller biography, “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family” ignites us to share our truth.
When Nicole needs to recharge from being super actor-activist hero on-and-off screen, she loves playing video games on Xbox and the Nintendo Switch. In addition, Maines enjoys cosplay; anything to give her a reason to dress up, especially Star Wars themed. Growing up, Maines loved playing dress up because it was how she could express herself before transitioning, she believes playing dress up gave her most of her inspiration and desire to pursue acting in college. Beyond gaming and cosplay, Nicole has an infatuation for art; it runs in her family with her mom being quite the illustrator/painter, Maines loves creating digital art and is currently assisting in creating the scenery for an adaptation for the book “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J. Maas. As being as creative, inspirational and artistic as she is on the screen, if not more, off the screen Nicole shows her passion in everything she does and believes in, a hero in many unique ways. You can follow her on social media here @nicoleamaines.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Noah tells Rey that he doesn’t know the next step to take in his life.

Noah tells Nikki that he is worried about the distance between Nick and Victoria.

Adam, Ashland, and Victor team up to take down Chancellor Communications and Adam and Victor tell Ashland they plan to distract Billy with the Jesse Gaines disappearance and then swoop in and take Chancellor communications away from him. Ashland tells Victoria about what Adam and Victor are planning to do and she doesn’t want to know the details of the plan but she thinks everything is fair in business.

Nick and Phyllis continue to drift apart and Phyllis tells Jack that she doesn’t know why she and Nick, are so distanced from each other. Nick feels like an outsider in his family and he tries to talk to Victor about it but Victor doesn’t understand why Nick is upset.

Ashland oncologist calls and tells him that the chemotherapy isn’t working but Victoria is determined to find any treatment that will save Ashland.

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At the hospital, Paulina complains about what’s taking so long. Lani assures they will hear something soon. Paulina decides she can’t wait around any longer and is going to get some answers. Lani worries that she’ll just get in the doctors’ way. Paulina asks if she’s just supposed to sit around not knowing if Abe is alive. Eli argues that this is not helping and tells her to get it together. Paulina says she’s just losing her mind worrying about Abe. Eli decides to see what he can find out.

Kayla says they are losing too much blood as they continue working on Abe. Kayla then worries that they are losing him as Abe’s monitor flatlines and orders CPR then says she has to put a chest tube in now.

John says he knows who he is and he’s ready for him. John swears to God that he will battle him for his wife and defeat him like he did the last time. The Devil in Marlena calls John clever and says there’s nothing he can do about it as Marlena’s eyes turn yellow. The Devil declares that Marlena is his now. The Devil then causes the cross on the wall of the chapel to turn upside down. John demands he leave her alone and release her. The Devil refuses after all the time he put in to possessing her. John tries to get through to Marlena. The Devil threatens to hurt Marlena. John says he won’t let him. The Devil asks how he plans to stop him. John goes towards the holy water but the Devil says he prepared for that and turns the holy water red then asks if John has any better ideas.

Julie joins Lani and Paulina at the hospital and says she just heard. Julie mentions just leaving Marlena at the church and says they let a candle for Abe. Lani thanks her and says they really appreciate that. Julie mentions having to get through all the reporters. Julie encourages Paulina to just focus on Abe and hopes that by now, he’s past the worst of it.

Kayla and the doctors try to revive Abe. Eli walks in. One of the nurses say he can’t be in here. Eli reveals he is Salem PD and asks Kayla what’s going on. Kayla then responds that Abe is gone.

Abe appears to enter the afterlife in a bright garden where he sees his ex-wife, Lexie.

John tries a prayer but the Devil says his meaningless prayer won’t help Marlena and is just making him want to hurt her more. John asks him not to, so the Devil tells him to do what he says. The Devil warns that all he has to do is snap his fingers and he can stop Marlena’s heart. John tries to go after him but the Devil transports around the room in Marlena. The Devil reveals to John that he was going to kill Doug if Marlena didn’t let him back in but Marlena couldn’t let her dear friend die, so they are together again. John doesn’t understand since it’s been over 25 years so he asks why he would come back for her now.

Julie encourages Paulina to just sit with her and Lani for awhile. Julie brings up Paulina and Abe’s engagement so she congratulates her. Paulina thanks her and says they were very happy. Julie talks about Abe being a dear friend to her and Doug for such a long time, which is one of the reasons they were thrilled by Eli and Lani’s marriage since they were finally family. Paulina asks how long they have known Abe. Julie talks about when Abe was a cop and working on a case involving her son, David, who is Eli’s father. Julie adds that they have known Abe for 40 years and she knows he will be around for many more.

Eli argues that this is not possible. Kayla tells him that she’s sorry but Abe has no heartbeat. Eli asks if there’s nothing else she can do and pleads with her. Kayla calls it a longshot but decides to keep going and not give up.

Abe approaches his vision of Lexie in the afterlife and says it’s been 10 years since he lost her and not a day has gone by that he doesn’t think of her and miss her as she is still in his and Theo’s hearts. Abe talks about Theo. Lexie responds that he raised him well. Abe refuses to take all of the credit and assures that Lexie is always there as he hugs her.

The Devil recalls Marlena being alone the first time he possessed her which made his job so easy. John argues that now Marlena is surrounded by people who love her. The Devil calls it a shield and admits he’s never seen Marlena as strong as she’s become. The Devil says that in the dark days, under the spell of Andre, she was so distraught when she killed all those innocent civilians of Salem, starting with Abe, but it turned out they were all alive. The Devil remarks that now Abe is not so lucky.

Paulina calls 40 years a long time to know somebody. Julie says time flies but Abe hasn’t changed much as he was always a wonderful man. Paulina talks about first seeing Abe 8 months ago and feeling like she’s known him forever. Paulina flashes back to Lani introducing her to Abe. Paulina cries that she can’t lose Abe now. Lani encourages that they are not going to lose him. Eli comes back, so Paulina asks if Abe is going to be alright.

Kayla continues working on Abe, trying to bring him back.

Abe’s conversation with Lexie in the afterlife continues as he tells her about looking through an old photo album of them. Abe flashes back to when he and Lexie were first planning to having Theo. Abe tells Lexie that she lives on in Theo as they both will. Abe talks about another photo album and seeing the sadness in their eyes which made him wish he was kinder and more compassionate about her struggle and how much she had to overcome as he flashes back to arguing with Lexie about the baby switch with Hope and Bo’s son Zack.

Eli tells Paulina that they are still working on Abe and that Kayla said it could be awhile. Paulina doesn’t have a good feeling. Julie suggests to Paulina that they all go to the church since they can’t do much for Abe but he could use their prayers.

The Devil tells John about how Marlena hated herself for being Andre’s pawn which he thought was his chance but then all her victims turned out to be alive. John recalls them getting back together after that. The Devil talks about waiting for years and finally getting his chance. He brings up Stefano creating a situation where Marlena believed John was killed in a hit and run. The Devil acknowledges that John and Marlena always found their way back together like always and then he found Doug, who became his target. John realizes that the Devil possessed Doug and that’s why he was doing those things to Julie. John recalls all the times Doug tried to warn him about Marlena. The Devil points out that John wouldn’t listen but he was afraid that at some point, he might believe Doug, so he clocked Julie over the head and framed Doug. The Devil reveals he had Marlena commit Doug to Bayview long term and he can’t have anyone see him since Doug was the only person who knew, so he was taken care of. The Devil adds that now John knows about him and that’s a problem.

Lani mentions having to call Brandon and Theo to break the news. Lani tells Eli that she hates having to tell Theo when he’s so far away. Lani calls Theo and says she’s sorry to wake him up in the middle of the night but something happened to Abe. Julie pours coffee for Paulina. Paulina talks about usually keeping it together and never falling apart. Julie understands when something like this happens, they remember they are only human. Paulina hates feeling so helpless. Julie relates since the doctors at Bayview won’t let her see Doug. Paulina argues that she is his wife. Julie explains that they say Doug is not himself and a danger but it’s killing her to not be there for him. Paulina offers to get her a lawyer to get her in. Julie thanks her and agrees to think about it. Julie believes that Abe and Doug feel they are with them even if they aren’t in the same room. Julie assures they want to be with them just as much as they do. Julie suggests they be there for each other until they can hold them, since they sort of get each other. Paulina agrees that they have the same chip. Paulina thanks Julie as they hug.

Abe’s afterlife vision with Lexie continues as he talks about how brave and selfless she was when he lost her. Abe tells Lexie that now they will be together again but Lexie says no, they can’t.

The Devil knew it wouldn’t take John long to figure out something was wrong with Marlena since he’s been through it before. The Devil adds that he did pick up some new techniques over the decades. John says they won’t help him hold on to Marlena any more than his old ones. John declares that he beat him once and he’s going to beat him again, because the love that he and Marlena share is stronger than any bond he will ever have on her. John states that he’s getting his wife back and he’s not leaving the church until he takes her with him. The Devil argues that John is wasting his time since Marlena has given herself to him completely. John tries to get through to Marlena but the Devil shouts that Marlena can’t hear him. Marlena tries to break free but the Devil knocks John back and then knocks things over in the church. The Devil then uses his powers to pull John back in and then throws him in to the wall, knocking him out.

Paulina asks how Theo took the news. Lani says he sounded alright but she can tell that he was scared. Lani adds that Theo will get on the first flight from South Africa. Lani says she couldn’t reach Brandon but left a message. Julie hopes he can make it, noting that it’s important for Abe to have his children around him. Julie calls it a blessing that Lani is there and hopes she knows how much her father loves her. Lani calls Abe the dad that she always dreamed of. Lani says they were robbed of so much that this can’t be the end because she doesn’t know how she would stand it. Paulina looks on with a worried expression.

Abe questions not being able to be with Lexie. Lexie says she will be there waiting but it’s not his time yet and he knows that. Abe confirms that he knows it now as his children need him along with his grandchildren, friends, and Paulina, so he has to go back. Abe kisses Lexie goodbye in his vision and says he’ll be seeing her in his heart and so will Theo. Lexie waves goodbye as Abe then exits the afterlife.

Kayla continues working on Abe. One of the nurses thinks it’s time to call it. Kayla reluctantly agrees and prepares to announce the time of death when suddenly Abe’s heart begins beating again. Kayla asks if Abe can hear her as she exclaims that they have a heartbeat.

The Devil tells John that he has waited a lifetime for this. The Devil grabs a candle holder and prepares to kill John but Marlena begins fighting him from inside of her. The Devil declares that he won’t kill him yet then since he may be useful in some way, but he can’t leave him here in this condition. The Devil then drags John away.

Kayla comes out of the operating room. Lani asks how Abe is. Kayla says it was intense for awhile and he still needs surgery but she’s very optimistic that he’s going to pull through which relieves Lani, Eli, Julie, and Paulina. Lani asks if they can see him. Kayla says just for a short time since he went through a major trauma and is very weak. Lani agrees to not stay long as she thanks Kayla. Lani asks if Paulina can come with her which Kayla allows. Lani and Paulina then head together to see Abe as Eli hugs Julie.

Abe wakes up in his hospital bed to see Paulina and Lani at his side. Abe says their names. Lani tells him he doesn’t have to talk as opening his eyes is enough for her. Lani says he gave everyone a real scare but he’s going to be okay. Paulina thanks Abe for fighting his way back to them and says they love him so much as Abe sees his vision of Lexie leave the room.

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Y&R Update Tuesday, October 26 2021

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In the park, Billy unsuccessfully tried to tell Sharon she misinterpreted what she overheard. She said he couldn’t let go of his anger toward Adam. He was surprised by her impulse to defend Adam, especially given how it affected her marriage to Rey. She told him not to dare turn this around on her. She asked what he hoped to get out of this attack, a juicy news story? She asked what he thought Adam did. He was surprised Rey didn’t tell her. Sharon suggested that Rey was discreet about spreading around unfounded allegations, but Billy didn’t have those scruples. Billy said he thought that Adam, on Victor’s orders, made a man disappear because he was a threat to Victoria and Ashland’s wedding. He said this guy had damning information about Ashland’s past, and he went to Tuscany to confront him. He told her that he’d be careful about championing Adam, because it looked like the old Adam was back. Sharon asked what Billy was saying happened – bribery? He was sure it wasn’t bribery, since the missing man took money from almost everyone, and he still went to Tuscany. She asked what he was suggesting – kidnapping? Murder? Billy noted that he never said any of those things, but he thought it was interesting that Sharon’s mind went there. He said she knew what Adam was capable of. Sharon thought the theories were impossible because Victor wouldn’t order something like that, and Adam had no motive to help, since he had no allegiance to Ashland, and there was no love lost with Victoria. Billy thought Adam would do anything to stay in the Newman fold. Sharon thought Billy was grasping at straws. She felt like Adam deserved a chance to turn his life around, just like everyone gave Billy a chance.

Adam was in the office with Victor, who was pleased that Adam was finally coming around on going to war with Billy. After seeing how focused Billy was on Gaines and Ashland, Adam thought this was the perfect time to strike. Adam believed that Victor set Billy up perfectly with that warning. Adam predicted that Billy would be distracted by Gaines and on high alert. Ashland entered as Victor said that Billy wouldn’t know what hit him. Ashland was on board with anything to take Billy down a notch. Adam said they’d been planning to include Ashland. Victor and Adam revealed that they wanted to destabilize ChancComm then take it over. Victor said they were successful at taking over Cyaxares and rebranding it as Newman Media. Ashland knew this had less to do with business and more to do with taking on Billy. Ashland wasn’t going to keep secrets from Victoria anymore, so he didn’t want them to tell him anything that they didn’t want her to know. Victor said he already told Billy that they were going after him. Victor told Ashland not to be concerned about letting Victoria know what they were up to.

Victor filled Ashland in. Ashland was impressed by the cleverness and ruthlessness of the plan. “Who knew Jesse Gaines would actually prove to be so useful?,” Ashland said. Victor and Adam were sure that Billy would fall into this trap. Victor said Billy would move quickly to try and hurt Newman Media. Everyone smiled about weakening ChancComm and ripping it out from under Billy.

Noah was in the cottage. He had his feet up on the coffee table, which was covered in empty takeout containers. He was on the phone, and he told someone that it was weird to be in Genoa City longer than a quick visit. He didn’t know what his future held. Rey walked in. Noah ended the call and flashed a sheepish smile. Rey helped an apologetic Noah clean up. Noah thanked Rey for letting him stay. Rey replied that Noah grew up in this home, and he was always welcome. Rey looked forward to getting to know Noah. Noah asked what was going on at the ranch. Rey said not much had changed, Victor got a few more horses. Faith was falling for Moses Winters. Sharon was amazing. Noah thought Rey was too. He heard Rey helped save Mariah. Noah was impressed with Rey’s devotion to Noah’s family. It made Noah feel less guilty for not being there. Rey said Noah’s mom and sisters were important to him. Noah asked about Rey’s family. Rey missed them, but Genoa City felt like home.

Rey and Noah relaxed on the couch. Noah promised to rein in his bachelor lifestyle and be more considerate. Rey hoped Noah would feel comfortable here and that living with them wouldn’t cramp his style. Noah said it wouldn’t be a problem. He didn’t know how long he’d stay. He spent a lot of years in the cottage, but it didn’t feel like home anymore. London didn’t feel like home either. Rey felt the same when he went to Miami. It took him awhile to settle in. He loved his family, but it wasn’t who he was anymore, and before long, he wanted to get back to Sharon and Genoa City. Noah said he felt in limbo between his childhood home and future home. Rey was sure Noah would figure it out, but there was no rush. Rey said that people were going to pressure Noah to stay in Genoa City for good.

At Newman Enterprises, Victoria showed Nikki some pictures of the wedding. Nikki said that the wedding agreed with Victoria – she was glowing and looked strong, happy and in love. Victoria felt that way too. She knew she and Ashland had challenges ahead, but she couldn’t be more content. Nikki hoped Victoria could work things out with Nick. Victoria didn’t want the thought of Nick bringing her down. She said she’d deal with it after the honeymoon. She was surprising Ashland with the perfect stress-free getaway to paradise, far away from everyone and everything, especially paparazzi. A private island, five star meals, masseuse. They would leave in a week if they could get caught up on all the work that built up while they were in Tuscany. Nikki was sure Victoria would work 24/7 to make that happen.

Ashland went to Victoria’s office after Nikki left. Victoria was so excited about the honeymoon that she couldn’t help showing him a picture of the place they were going. He didn’t react, and she asked what was going on. He revealed that Victor and Adam were making a move to crush ChancComm and fold it into Newman Media. From a business standpoint, it made sense to Ashland, and he’d done it many times before. She asked why he wanted her to know. He didn’t want secrets between them. He said she might not want Victor and Adam to go after Billy for the same reason he claimed to be trying to protect her – for the children. Victoria didn’t want anymore details. She said that if Billy wanted to play in the big leagues, he had to step up and protect his company. Ashland was surprised and impressed by Victoria’s response. He said he’d honor her wishes and keep the details from her. Victoria told Ashland he should feel flattered because he’d won her father’s respect. Victor only circled the wagons and went on the attack for family. Ashland thought that sounded like cause for celebration, and he suggested lunch at Society.

Noah ended up at the main house after a walk around the ranch. Nikki wanted to go riding with Noah, which they hadn’t done in years. They noted that, for once, he wasn’t in town because of a family crisis. She asked how long he’d be staying. When she was in London with him, she saw how fabulous his career was going. He thanked her, but said only a proud grandma would call his career fabulous. She teased that he got his endearing modesty from her. He was thinking he could do some more work for Newman Media. Nikki sensed Noah would be in town for awhile, and that made her happy. She felt like something was on his mind, and she wondered if there was a reason he left London. He said he wasn’t running from anything. He said he was worried about Nick. Nikki had been concerned too – Nick and Victor had always been different, but they were both stubborn, and this issue wouldn’t be going away any time soon.

Nick was at Phyllis’s suite, and things were still tense. He asked if they were ever going to talk, or if she was going to keep giving him the silent treatment. She coolly told him she had to go to work, but he said work could wait. He knew he upset her, but he was dealing with some things with his family, and he could use her support. She contended that he rejected her support. He said that when her support came in the form of Newman-bashing, it seemed like she wasn’t listening. She said she was listening and being supportive, and every time she did that, he got offended. He felt like she was telling him to push the hard issues aside because it was a lot easier than dealing with his contentious family. She denied doing that. He wanted to sit down and have a calm talk. She snapped that she wasn’t as calm as him. She was offended that he was insinuating that she didn’t have good communication skills and that she didn’t care about his feelings, and maybe the first one was true sometimes, but the second one wasn’t. He said he wasn’t doing that. She didn’t want to talk now. She needed space, and she left.

Sally ran into Jack at Crimson Lights and made some cryptic comments about how his relationship with Phyllis seemed to be deepening. He didn’t know what she was getting at, but he said she had her own tricky relationship to navigate with her new boss, Adam. He excused himself. Sally headed out to the patio where she ran into Adam. She told him that an article called her the next Vera Wang. He didn’t react, and she wasn’t sure if that was because he didn’t agree or because he didn’t know who that was. She wanted to do a write up on the dramatic story of getting the wedding dress to Victoria at the last minute. He admitted he didn’t care about the wedding dress press right now. She assumed this was his way of keeping their relationship strictly professional. She guessed she mistakenly thought that the fashion division was more important to Newman Media than it was. He told her to stop taking things so personally – there was more to Newman Media than her fashion line. He had a call to take, so he left.

Phyllis went to Crimson Lights, and Jack immediately knew something was wrong. She didn’t want to dump her problems on him. He said he could handle it. She said things weren’t getting better with Nick. She felt like she had to deal with a superficial relationship to make things work out – as soon as things got too deep, it crumbled. She said that no one was doing anything big, like cheating or keeping secrets, but it had all gone sideways. She asked what to do. He said no relationship was easy and the way couples handled the rough spots were a testament to the depth and strength of the relationship. She said she and Nick weren’t handling the rocky parts at all. She wasn’t sure they were even capable of it. She said Nick wanted to talk, but she left because she was concerned she would overreact. As someone who’d been on the receiving end of her temper, he thought that was probably a good idea. He said she could get her head in the right place before she had an important adult conversation. She thought he always knew the right thing to say. He told her not to give up.

Sally, who was still at the coffeehouse, thought about calling Adam, but she didn’t. She was on her way in from the patio when she saw Jack and Phyllis.

Adam was on a business call, and someone mentioned what an asset Sally was. He agreed and said they were happy to have her. The call ended, and he thought about calling Sally, but he didn’t. He left the office.

Later, Billy joined Sally at her table. He wanted background on a story about Newman Media and Jesse Gaines. Sally didn’t know who that was. He said that a source suggested Adam and Victor were involved in Jesse’s disappearance. He knew she rode on Adam’s private jet and he wondered if she heard anything about Jesse on the return flight. She had nothing to say to him. She knew he was a rival with Newman Media, and her loyalty lay with her employer. He saw her getting cozy with Adam at the palazzo. He said that Adam was savvy and dangerous and he only cared about himself. He told her to protect herself. She said he wasn’t the first to warn her about Adam, but she’d also been warned about Billy and his vendetta against Adam. She said she could make her own decisions. Adam arrived and he saw Sally and Billy talking.

Ashland and Victoria went to Society and ran into Victor. Victoria said Ashland told her about the plan. Victor started to explain that Billy had this coming. Victoria didn’t need to be convinced. She was on board, but she didn’t want the details. She said all was fair in business, and she was done protecting Billy.

Victor was on his way out of Society when Nick arrived. Victor wanted to go back inside and grab coffee with Nick, but Nick said he was grabbing a quick meal and going home to Christian. He mentioned that Noah was in town and that it’d be nice if he could spend time with his grandparents. Victor said that Nikki was planning a dinner. He hoped Nick would be there. Nick didn’t think that was a good idea. Victor hoped Nick could get over what happened in Tuscany. Nick felt like Victor used him then tossed him aside in favor of Adam. Nick said he was questioning his place in this family yet again. That broke Victor’s heart. He asked why Nick didn’t feel like he was part of the family. Nick said Victor’s lack of awareness was at the core of the problem – he never perceived how his actions were seen from his children’s point of view, at least not Nick’s. Victor didn’t understand, because he gave Nick everything he wanted and needed. Nick said this push-pull dynamic wasn’t going to go away. Nick wasn’t even angry, he was just exhausted. He wasn’t hungry anymore, so he left.

Victoria showed Ashland the honeymoon picture again. He commented that she was happy about it, and he said everything that made her happy made him happy too. The oncologist called with some test results. Ashland wanted to go home and talk, but Victoria insisted on hearing what the doctor said now. Ashland said the chemotherapy wasn’t working. Victoria said it was okay – they’d just find another treatment. She hoped he wasn’t giving up; they just had to fight harder.

Phyllis went home and texted Nick to see if he was ready to talk. She called room service and ordered all the bestselling food in the romance and honeymoon package for her and Nick. She grabbed some lingerie to put on, but then she got a text from Nick saying he was staying home because Christian had a cold.

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Abby paced around her living room and pointed out that Chance might not have been in the building when the bomb went off. Ashley said she believed that too, but she thought Christine was trying to prepare them. The doorbell rang, and Abby thought it might be the feds with news on Chance. Ashley answered the door, and it was Mariah and Tessa. Ashley’s grim expression made Mariah think something happened to Dominic, and she rushed into the living room. Christine explained that Chance was likely killed in an explosion. Tessa told Abby how sorry she was, and Ashley said they were trying to be positive. Mariah said it was definitely positive that Chance wasn’t in the building. At Abby’s request, Christine went to call a contact to see if she could get more information. Abby was looking for a distraction, so she asked why Mariah and Tessa came. Mariah gave Abby the bear. Abby wiped away tears and gave the bear to the baby.

Michael met with Amanda and Devon at Society. Michael said that the jury selection for Sutton’s case was complete, and he’d been able to remove some potential jurors who seemed biased toward Sutton. Amanda was glad Michael leveled the playing field, and she wished she could’ve been there to see him in action. The trial started next week. Amanda was pleased things were moving quickly because Naya had a heart condition, and a long drawn out trial wouldn’t be good for her. Michael wanted Amanda to testify against her grandfather. “You want me to testify against my grandfather?,” Amanda asked. Michael just wanted Amanda to take the stand and tell the jury what happened – that she accepted a role defending her grandfather, and after she did her research, she concluded that she couldn’t defend him after all. Devon thought Amanda’s conversations with Sutton were protected by attorney-client privilege. Michael only wanted Amanda to testify about the things she learned after she was fired. Amanda knew the defense wouldn’t like it, and Michael giddily said that defense’s heads would explode, which would only make the jury more interested in Amanda’s testimony. “What testimony is more compelling that Sutton Ames’ own granddaughter and, wait for it, former attorney,” Michael said.

Devon said that Michael was asking a lot. Michael knew, but this was a way to quickly and effectively present the case. Amanda said that Naya and Imani deserved peace. Devon was concerned about the effect this would have on Amanda. He thought she should consider what it meant to testify in open court and how that would effect her relationship with her mom and sister. He was also concerned that she’d be in danger if the trial went south and Sutton walked. Michael told Amanda that her testimony could span several days, and he wasn’t asking her to do this lightly. Devon got an emergency text from Abby, and he was torn because he didn’t want to leave Amanda while she was mulling over a big decision. Amanda said she’d be fine, but she asked him to let her know as soon as he knew what was going on. He said he loved her and left. Michael said that they’d go over Devon’s concerns and Amanda’s concerns one at a time, because he was convinced this was their best shot at conviction.

Amanda said the defense would say she was trying to settle a score with Sutton because he forced Naya to give up her and her twin at birth. Michael said he’d counter that by saying the mounting evidence convinced Amanda that Sutton was lying, so she went in search for the truth, and she found it. Amanda pointed out that Sutton never explicitly confessed on the recording. She was sure that the defense would say that the recording was inadmissible. Michael pointed out that the jury would know that the recording existed and that everything Amanda was saying was true, otherwise, why would the defense try so keep it out of the courtroom? He said that prosecutors rarely had a full confession. He stated that they had to take the jury on the same journey that Amanda took – show them that he was capable of having her father killed then hiring her for his defense. He said that was how they’d get justice for her father. “Okay. I’ll do it,” she said.

Michael figured that at least some of the jurors would be fans of or at least familiar with Hilary’s talk show. He believed those jurors would be moved when he told them how Amanda was denied the opportunity to meet or grow up with Hilary. Amanda thought that might be manipulative. He said it was a fact of the case, and this was a way to make an old murder seem as relevant as it was when it was committed. He said she’d let those people know exactly what Sutton took from her. She looked shaken, and he asked if she needed a break. She felt overwhelmed because she finally felt like they had a shot at winning the case. For the first time, she felt like she’d get justice for her father, and it would be enormously satisfying, but she’d trade it all for one day with her father.

Back at the Chancellor house, Christine said search and rescue were working through the rubble. Abby checked her phone for texts from Chance, but she didn’t get anything. She said she knew that he was okay, though. Abby begged Christine to make more calls. Christine went to reach out to someone else, even though she didn’t think they’d know anything. Abby left the room too. Mariah looked in on Dominic, who was sleeping through the whole thing. Devon arrived.

Devon got filled in, and he said it had been hard not to prepare himself for something like this, given how long the mission wore on and how dangerous it was. Ashley had been afraid something like this would happen. Mariah and Tessa advised that they were staying optimistic. Abby walked back in and hugged Devon. He assured her that none of them would give up. She said she could use his hope and strength.

Billy met with Rey at Crimson Lights. He explained that Gaines had disappeared just before he could reveal some damaging information about Ashland. None of Billy’s investigative reporters had been able to find Gaines, and Billy thought Adam had something to do with it. Rey asked what the nature of the information Gaines wanted to reveal was. Billy wouldn’t say, but he stated that Ashland paid a lot of money to keep this secret quiet, because it would jeopardize everything he built, and the Newmans had rallied around him. Billy had no proof of what Adam did, it was all instinct. Rey needed more than that to open an official investigation. Billy knew that, but he came to Rey because he thought Rey knew what kind of person Adam was. Billy said that this was Rey’s opportunity to get justice for Gaines and rid them of Adam once and for all. Sharon walked up and asked what Rey and Billy were talking about so intently.

Rey explained that Billy came to him about a missing person. Rey told Billy that this was out of his jurisdiction. Rey stated that all Billy had now was circumstantial evidence and conjecture. Rey was was willing approach the proper authorities if Billy came back to him with something more substantial. Billy left. Sharon asked Rey why Billy came to him. He pointed out that he was with the police. He said that Billy was probably working on something for a story. Sharon saw how intense Rey and Billy’s discussion was, and she sensed there was more to this. He said that this would probably turn out to be nothing, and there was no reason for her to get involved.

Sally was in Adam’s office. She reminded Adam that he’d said the best thing he could ask for was a productive and profitable day. She showed him fifteen glowing reviews on Victoria’s dress from the European fashion press. He thought that was fantastic invited her to lunch to celebrate, and she said that was great. After a moment, she said they’d invite Chloe and make it a working meal. She left.

Adam and Sally went to Society, and they ran into Billy. Sally stepped away to call Chloe. Adam heard from Victor that Billy deleted the video in Tuscany. He was shocked and impressed with Billy’s noble gesture. Billy wondered why Gaines didn’t follow through with his threat to publicly reveal Gaines’ secret. Adam concluded that Billy didn’t make a noble gesture after all and that he’d decided to let Gaines be the bad guy. Billy thought it was mysterious that Gaines just vanished. Adam asked why Billy looked for the nefarious side of everything. Billy stated that everything Adam was involved in was nefarious.

Billy thought Adam was pretending to care about his family – saving teens from crashes and donating organs to win Sharon over. Billy said he wasn’t fooled by Adam, and neither was anyone else who knew the lengths he’d go to get approval from Victor. Adam surmised that Billy thought he had something to do with Gaines going off grid. “I didn’t say that,” Billy said. “But it is interesting that you would go there,” Billy added. Adam suggested that Gaines grew a conscience. “I mean that happens. Look at you… Okay but that was actually a really bad example,” Adam said. Billy didn’t think so. Adam suggested Gaines got another offer, but he didn’t think they’d ever know. Billy said he’d take that bet. Sally returned and Billy left.

Chloe couldn’t make it. Sally asked what was the deal with Billy. Adam said that it had become a game with them – they called each other out and pushed each other’s buttons. “We both claim we’re trying to better ourselves, but neither one of us believes the other is capable of doing it,” he admitted. Sally thought Adam had changed tremendously, at least from everything she heard and read. She asked if he wasn’t allowing for the possibility that Billy was too. Adam said the difference was he didn’t like who he used to be, but he thought Billy still missed his reckless lifestyle. He said Billy was a gambler who lost more than he won – he was an addict who found another way to chase the rush. He said Billy would never forgive him for Delia’s death, and there was nothing Adam could do about it. He said Billy would never stop grieving for his daughter, and he’d never stop hating Adam. Adam understood that he earned Billy’s hatred, but he’d never like, trust or respect Billy. She asked if he was afraid of what Billy might do to him one day. He wasn’t worried about Billy, but he said things were going to get worse between them. She asked why. He said the details didn’t matter. He didn’t want her to worry.

Billy went to the park. He called Marty and told her that Gaines disappeared and this time, it wasn’t his doing. Gaines was too big of a threat to the Newman family. He theorized that Adam was behind it, but the police didn’t have enough to go on. He asked Marty to drop everything and start an investigation to find Gaines. She agreed. The call ended. Sharon was there, and she’d heard enough to know he was investigating Adam. She said he went to Rey, hoping to dredge up the bad blood Rey and Adam had between them in the past. He said that wasn’t his intention. She felt like he kept finding excuses to target or hurt Adam, and she asked when he was going to let go of his hatred.

Nick went to The Grand Phoenix. Phyllis noted that the first person he saw when he arrived in Genoa City was not her, but Sharon. He explained that Noah wanted to surprise his mother and share his big news – he was staying in Genoa City for the foreseeable future. Nick had wanted to be there with Noah when he talked to Sharon. Nick was concerned because Noah didn’t want to talk about his reason for leaving the UK. He hoped his son would open up to him. Phyllis hoped Nick would open up to her about their relationship. He didn’t think anything was wrong with their relationship. She knew things were difficult, and she wanted to help, but she felt like he was pushing her away. She said that when she said anything about his family or agreed with anything he said about his family, he took it as a criticism. He admitted he was having a hard time and he probably wasn’t handling it correctly, but he wasn’t pushing her away. She assured him that she was there for him, a partner, a teammate, and she didn’t like being distant from him. They kissed, then she lead him up to the elevator where they kissed again.

In the suite, Phyllis and Nick undressed each other and fell into bed. Later, he said he was thinking about being a Newman and what that really meant. It was something he thought he’d dealt with a long time ago. He said it wasn’t like he was Adam, a black sheep, or Victoria, chained to the office, trying to prove she was the heir. He said he was just doing his own thing. Every time the family had a problem, they turned to him, but he felt like he was on the outside. She said that when anyone had a problem, he was there to protect them and support them. She said he was the only one who was always there, but his family looked at it like it was a weakness, or they didn’t take it seriously. He started getting uncomfortable as she talked, and she wondered what she said. He told her it was hard to hear how much she couldn’t stand his family.

Phyllis said that Nick could just ignore everything his family did to him over and over and over again. She stated that he was successful, he’d built a whole career on his own without his family’s help, his kids were successful, he was dating a wildly successful knock out, but he didn’t seem to look at that. “Who cares about what your screwed up family does?,” she asked. He hopped out of bed. He said that her go-to solution for any problem was to just pretend it didn’t exist, but he couldn’t do that. She denied saying that. He said for better or worse, this was his family. He felt like she was trivializing issues that were important to him. She was offended that he’d say that to her. “You always think the absolute worst about me, don’t you? No matter how hard I work to bend over backwards to help you with your family.” She went to another part of the suite.

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Recap written by Christine

Michael asked Amanda to testify in Sutton’s trial, which was to begin next week. Devon was concerned about the effect testifying would have on Amanda. Devon had to leave for an emergency with Abby. Amanda decided to testify. Christine tried to get information on whether or not Chance was killed in an explosion. Abby chose to remain optimistic. Ashley, Mariah, Tessa and Devon were there for moral support. Billy went to Rey with the theory that Adam had something to do with Gaines’ disappearance. Sharon saw Rey and Billy talking. This wasn’t Rey’s jurisdiction, but he promised to bring the case to the proper authorities, provided Billy could come up with something more substantial that circumstantial evidence. When Sharon asked Rey what was going on, he didn’t tell her that Adam might be involved. Victoria’s dress got a lot of good press, so Adam took Sally to lunch to celebrate. Sally wanted to bring Chloe along, but she didn’t make it. Adam had a run in with Billy and learned that Billy thought he had something to do with Gaines going missing. Billy accused Adam of accusing to change to impress Sharon. Adam told Sally about his dynamic with Billy. Sally wondered if Adam was afraid of what Billy would do to him. He wasn’t, and he didn’t want her to worry either. Sharon overheard Billy tell a private investigator that he thought Adam was behind Gaines’ disappearance. Sharon confronted Billy about his hatred for Adam. Nick and Phyllis’ talked over her concerns, then took their reunion to the bedroom. He vented about his place in the Newman family. Things went sour when she gave him advice, and he felt like she was minimizing his concerns. She accused him of always thinking the worst of her.


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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Marlena went to Bayview when Julie and Eli wanted to see Doug. Marlena said Doug couldn’t have any visitors. Eli said Marlena may have the authority to keep Doug from having visitors, but he had the authority to ask Doug about a crime. Eli wanted to hear more about Marlena trying to kill Doug. She used a lot of medical terms about what happened. Julie said Marlena wasn’t compassionate. She said Marlena’s eyes were cold. Julie said she didn’t know her anymore. Abe got shot in the park. Jake went over to help him. Carmine threw the gun on the ground and left. Jake called for help. Rafe showed up with the paramedics. He noticed the gun on the ground and arrested Jake. Gabi ran into Carmine. She recognized him. She thought Philip sent him. Carmine said Jake had bigger problems. Rafe called Eli and told him about Abe. Eli left to call Lani. Marlena said she would drive Julie home. Julie didn’t want to leave. Marlena said they should pray at St. Luke’s. Julie pulled out a rosary. Marlena told her to put it away. Julie apologized to her. John listened to Marlena’s recording session with Doug. John was only able to hear her voice. He figured out that she wasn’t talking to Doug. He questioned who was in the room with her. Kayla walked in Marlena’s office. She was upset that he was trying to get patient information. He asked her to listen to the recording. Kayla got a call about Abe.

At the police station, Rafe questioned Jake. Jake refused to answer the questions. He said he wanted his lawyer. Rafe said he would make Jake pay if he shot Abe. Rafe gave Jake the phone. Gabi went to the interrogation room. She wanted to know if he was there because of Carmine. She said she ran into him at the pub. Jake told her what happened. She said it was Philip and Ava’s fault for trying to steal her company. Jake said Abe had to survive for his family. Paulina went to see Lani. Paulina told Lani that she was more than her niece. When she was about to tell her the truth, Eli walked in and told them Abe was shot. They all went to the hospital. John said he didn’t know anything. Eli told John that he left Julie and Marlena at Bayview. Eli said Marlena and Julie were at St. Luke’s. John rushed off. While Julie was praying, Marlena talked to God. She told him she had a sacrifice for him. She said it was Julie. Marlena wanted to drown her where her great grandchildren were baptized. When Julie finished praying, Marlena tried to attack her from behind. John showed up and stopped her. He told Julie to go to the hospital. John told Marlena he knew she was the one who attacked Julie and caused all of this trouble. He asked if it was him. He asked if he possessed his wife again. John said he would battle for his wife. Marlena asked if he was clever. The devil told him Marlena was his.

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Jake pulled out a gun. He said he wasn’t going to let Philip steal Gabi’s company from her. Gabi came in the so he hid the gun. She said they had to find out how to stop Philip. He said he would do anything to make sure she was happy. Jake and Gabi ran into Ben and Ciara. When Ciara and Gabi walked away, Jake showed Ben his gun. Jake told him what was going with Philip. Ben said there was a better way to handle it. Jake said he wasn’t going to kill anyone. He said he needed the gun to persuade Carmine to keep quiet. Jake got a text from Carmine. Carmine wanted to meet him. Ben wanted to go with him. Jake didn’t want him to go. Jake left to meet Carmine. Ciara told Gabi she wanted to work for her at Gabi Chic. Gabi told her Philip fired her. Ben showed up. Gabi asked him where Jake was and he was nervous about it. Julie went to John and Marlena’s place. Julie demanded to see Doug. Marlena said Doug was dangerous. John tried to defend Julie. Marlena refused to change her mind. Julie walked out of the apartment.

Abe and Paulina went to John and Marlena’s place. Abe and Paulina said they were engaged. They wanted Marlena to officiate the wedding. Marlena said there was something Abe needed to know. Paulina was nervous. Marlena said she had to hear from Tamara that she’s okay with them being together. If Tamara did that, Marlena said she would be happy to officiate. When John and Abe went shopping, Paulina confronted Marlena about almost telling her secret. Marlena said she thought about it, but Paulina should tell Abe and Lani the truth. Paulina said she couldn’t break his heart. Marlena said she should tell the truth. John talked to Abe about Marlena. John said Marlena has been acting off lately. Abe asked if Marlena was possessed again. John said she was in trouble and needs his help. He said he needed to listen to Doug’s session tape. Jake met with Carmine in the park. Jake wasn’t able to convince Carmine to stay quiet. Jake pulled out his gun. Carmine took the gun from him. Abe showed up wanting to know what was going on.  Carmine put the gun on Abe. Jake tried to get to the gun. The gun went off. Abe got shot.

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  • ABC The Good Doctor: Rationality (10/25) Show More
    “Rationality” – Dr. Shaun Murphy and the team treat a young girl whose father’s personal research complicates their treatment plans. Meanwhile, Dr. Park, Dr. Reznick and Dr. Lim’s patient refuses a life-saving lung transplant despite having a family donor on “The Good Doctor,” MONDAY, OCT. 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
    Guest starring is Rachel Bay Jones as Salen Morrison, Jeremiah Birkett as Walt Taylor, Maria Nash as Holly Taylor, Jill Teed as Gina Campbell, Adam DiMarco as Henry Campbell and Elfina Luk as Nurse Villanueva.
    “Rationality” was written by Peter Blake and Tristan Thai, and directed by David Straiton. Promo
  • ABC Queens: Heart of Queens (10/26) Show More
    “Heart of Queens” – While Brianna deals with the shattering truths of her marriage, Jill risks losing the safe community she has built for herself when she decides it is time to stop living a lie and comes clean about who she really is. Meanwhile, after a fateful meeting with Cam’ron, Naomi struggles with finally putting herself first on an all-new “Queens,” TUESDAY, OCT. 26 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, DLS) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
    Guest starring is Cam’ron as himself.
    “Heart of Queens” was written by Zahir McGhee and directed by Tim Story. Promo
  • ABC The Goldbergs: The Hunt for the Great Albino Pumpkin (10/27) Show More
    “The Hunt for the Great Albino Pumpkin” – Missing his Pops, Adam finds himself disenchanted with his once favorite time of year, Halloween. Beverly tirelessly tries to resurrect Adam’s Halloween spirit from the dead, encouraging Pop Pop (Judd Hirsch) to spend some quality time with his grandson. A night of mishaps and chaos turns out to be just the adventure Adam needs. Meanwhile, with the push and support from Joanne, Barry decides to bring his former alter ego, rapper “Big Tasty,” back to life; and a chance encounter with the legendary Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, brings Barry and Joanne closer together on a new episode of “The Goldbergs,” airing WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Promo
  • ABC The Wonder Years: Be Prepared (10/27) Show More
    “Be Prepared” – When Coach Long and Bill take the boys on a camping trip as part of their newly formed scout troop, their starkly different approaches to the outdoors show Dean that his father isn’t good at everything. As a thunderstorm threatens an eerie quest through the woods, Bill leans into his expertise to save the day on “The Wonder Years,” airing WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Promo
  • ABC The Conners: Peter Pan, The Backup Plan, Adventures in Babysitting, and A River Runs Through It (10/27) Show More
    “Peter Pan, The Backup Plan, Adventures in Babysitting, and A River Runs Through It” – The Conner home is decked out for Halloween despite the leak in the roof that forces Dan and Louise to cancel their honeymoon. But all is not lost when Becky surprises the newlyweds and takes them on a virtual adventure around the world. Meanwhile, Darlene continues her spiritual journey, and Harris introduces Aldo’s children to the family, where more tricks than treats await, on “The Conners,” WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
    Guest starring is Katey Sagal as Louise and Tony Cavalero as Aldo. Promo
  • ABC Home Economics: Box of King-Size Candy Bars, $48.99 (10/27) Show More
    “Box of King-Size Candy Bars, $48.99” – Trick or treat is not the only question on the Hayworths’ minds as they debate the best neighborhood for a spooktacular Halloween. Meanwhile, Connor navigates sharing the holiday with his ex-wife, Emily, on an all-new episode of “Home Economics,” WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27 (9:31-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
    Recurring is Justine Lupe as Emily. Guest starring Hilty Bowen as Juliet, Damian Gomez as Adam, Ellen Colton as Ellen and Jaiden McLeod as Jason.
    “Box of King-Size Candy Bars, $48.99” was written by Melissa Hunter and directed by Dean Holland. Promo
  • ABC A Million Little Things: crystal clear (10/27) Show More
    “crystal clear” – Gary’s attempt to make things right for Sophie comes with unexpected repercussions. Eddie realizes Nicole needs help in her own ways, and Maggie connects more with Jane. Katherine discovers something new about herself on this episode of “A Million Little Things,” airing WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Promo
  • Amazon FAIRFAX – Friday, October 29 Show More
    Today, Amazon Prime Video announced the voice cast of the upcoming adult animated comedy series Fairfax, including Skyler Gisondo, Kiersey Clemons, Peter S. Kim, and Jaboukie Young-White. All eight episodes of Fairfax will premiere on October 29, exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Prime Video also revealed a suite of first-look images. Fairfax follows four middle school best friends on their never-ending quest for clout on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles – the pulsing heart of hypebeast culture. Promo
  • AMC Fear The Walking Dead – Sunday, October 24, 9:00PM Show More
    Six Hours
    As Morgan, Grace and Mo struggle to adapt to life on the submarine, a food shortage forces them to face the nuclear fallout outside the sub. Promo
  • AMC The Walking Dead: World Beyond – Sunday, October 24, 10:03PM Show More
    Family Is a Four Letter Word
    Tensions rise as the group questions past events and plans for the future. Things get explosive as someone’s abilities and loyalties are put to the test. A surprising discovery is made. Promo
  • Apple TV+ SWAGGER – Friday, October 29 Show More
    “Swagger,” the highly anticipated drama inspired by NBA superstar’s Kevin Durant’s experiences in the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption. Revealing what it’s like to grow up in America off the court, the first three episodes of the 10-episode series will debut globally on Friday, October 29, 2021 on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday. Hailing from creator and showrunner Reggie Rock Bythewood, who also serves as executive producer alongside Durant, Brian Grazer and Rich Kleiman, the new series is led by an ensemble cast of stars including O’Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Shinelle Azoroh, Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Caleel Harris, James Bingham, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe, Tessa Ferrer, Tristan Mack Wilds and Jason Rivera. Jackson stars as Ike, a former star player who’s now a youth basketball coach; Hill stars as Jace Carson, a basketball phenomenon who is one of the top-ranked youth basketball players in the country; Azoroh plays Jenna, Jace’s mother who is determined to chart NBA success for her son; Wallis plays Crystal, a top young basketball player; Harris plays Musa, the team’s glue and point guard; Bingham plays Drew Murphy, a player from an affluent part of town; Irama plays Phil Marksby, the enforcer for a rival team; Nzeribe plays Royale, a sub-par player with a wealthy dad; Ferrer plays Meg Bailey, a former basketball player and coach for a rival team; Wilds plays Alonzo Powers, the grassroots division leader at a major shoe company; and Rivera plays Nick, a player from Puerto Rico with the drive to become the best player in the country. Promo
  • BET House of Payne – Tuesday, October 26, 8:00PM Show More
    Bearer of Bad News
    Calvin wants his son at his wedding, but Miranda might no be on board. Promo
  • BET Assisted Living – Tuesday, October 26, 8:30PM Show More
    Mr.Big Stuffed
    Mr. Brown lets business success go to his head, but he gets taken down a peg when the residents threaten to move out. Promo
  • BET The Oval – Tuesday, October 26, 9:00PM Show More
    The Mole – Victoria receives a phone call from a powerful source which causes her to look at Priscilla differently; although Victoria’s hate for Priscilla remains, she realizes Priscilla may be more of a formidable match than she thought. Promo
  • BET Games People Play – Tuesday, October 26, 10:00PM Show More
  • BET Sistas – Wednesday, October 27, 9:00PM Show More
    One Word Answers – TBA
  • BET Twenties – Wednesday, October 27, 10:00PM Show More
    Killing Me Softly with His Song – TBA
  • CBS THE EQUALIZER – Sunday, October 24 Show More
    “Leverage” – McCall is hired by a concerned mother who suspects her teen son has joined a local gang, leading McCall to the boy’s surprising motivation behind his spiraling behavior. Also, Delilah faces anxiety as she prepares to speak at her friend Jason’s memorial service, and Dante worries when the new detective pursuing McCall sets his sights on unmasking the people closest to her, on the CBS Original series THE EQUALIZER, Sunday, Oct. 24 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Keith Eisner & Erica Shelton Kodish
    BASED ON: The original series by Richard Lindheim & Michael Sloan
    DIRECTED BY: Eric Laneuville Promo
    “Indentured” – Sam and Kilbride clash when a case involving an arms dealer responsible for the slaughter of ATF agents leads them to a well-connected colonel and friend of Kilbride, accused of supplying militia groups with guns. Also, Kensi and Fatima go undercover at a rehab facility to question the arms dealer’s girlfriend, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, Oct. 24 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Frank Military
    DIRECTED BY: Eric Pot Promo
  • CBS SEAL TEAM – Sunday, October 24 Show More
    “Nine Ten” – As members of Bravo team travel to New York City, they reflect on a day that shaped each of their lives forever, on the CBS Original series SEAL TEAM, Sunday, Oct. 24 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Dana Greenblatt
    DIRECTED BY: Jessica Paré Promo
    “Long Pig” – The CSI team investigates when a body is dug up in the luau pit of a Hawaiian-themed hotel. Also, Internal Affairs begins to question Grissom and Sara’s return to the crime lab, on the CBS Original series CSI: VEGAS, Wednesday, Oct. 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Safia M. Dirie
    DIRECTED BY: Nicole Rubio Promo
  • CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, October 28 Show More
    “Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room” – Sheldon, Missy and Georgie adapt to new living arrangements. Also, Meemaw opens a gambling room, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Oct. 28 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    STORY BY: Steven Molaro & Nick Bakay & Nadiya Chettiar
    TELEPLAY BY: Steve Holland & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
    DIRECTED BY: Alex Reid Promo
  • CBS UNITED STATES OF AL – Thursday, October 28 Show More
    UNITED STATES OF AL, Thursday, Oct. 28 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network – Panic / Tars – TBA
  • CBS GHOSTS – Thursday, October 28 Show More
    “Halloween” – On Halloween at Woodstone Mansion, the ghosts try to help Sam and Jay protect their home from the neighborhood kids who annually vandalize the house, on GHOSTS, Thursday, Oct. 28 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Talia Bernstein
    DIRECTED BY: Katie Locke O’Brien Promo
  • CBS B POSITIVE – Thursday, October 28 Show More
    Linda Lavin Stars and Hector Elizondo, Jane Seymour, Ben Vereen, Priscilla Lopez
    and Jim Beaver Recur as Residents of Valley Hills Retirement Home
    “Bagels, Billiards and a Magic Show” – On Gina’s first day as the new owner of the retirement home, she asks Drew for help getting through to a short-tempered resident whose wife is sick, on the CBS Original series B POSITIVE, Thursday, Oct. 28 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Linda Lavin stars, and Hector Elizondo, Jane Seymour, Ben Vereen, Priscilla Lopez and Jim Beaver recur as residents at Valley Hills Retirement Home.
    STORY BY: Chuck Lorre, Adam Chase and Jessica Kravitz
    TELEPLAY BY: Jim Patterson, Warren Bell and Jamie Rhonheimer
    DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes Promo
    “Uneasy Lies the Crown” – Bull faces uncertainty in court, when TAC handles a class action suit against a vaping company selling malfunctioning devices, and the trial outcome hinges on just one juror. Also, Marissa takes the initiative when Bull ignores TAC’s growing financial difficulties, on the CBS Original series BULL, Thursday, Oct. 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Steven Paul Martinez
    DIRECTED BY: Dan Lerner Promo
  • The CW All American – Monday, October 25 Show More
    SEASON PREMIERE – “Survival of the Fittest” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
    SEASON PREMIERE – After the earth-shattering events of the Beverly and Crenshaw State Championship, Spencer (Daniel Ezra) also needs to come to terms what happened with Coop (Bre-Z) and Layla (Greta Onieogou). Now he has the extra pressure of it being early national signing day for football and Spencer must make a major decision about committing. Meanwhile, Billy (Taye Diggs) struggles to forgive Spencer about helping Jordan (Michael Evans Behling). Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Nkechi Okoro Carroll. (#401). Original airdate 10/25/2021. Promo
  • The CW 4400 – Monday, October 25 Show More
    SERIES PREMEIRE – “Past is Prologue” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
    SERIES PREMIERE – Over the last century at least four thousand four hundred people who were overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized vanished without a trace off the face of the planet. Last night, inexplicably, they were all returned in an instant to Detroit having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them. As the government races to understand the phenomenon, analyze the potential threat, and contain the story, Jharrel (Joseph David-Jones), an empathetic social worker, and Keisha (Ireon Roach), a hardened community corrections officer, are among the civil servants called upon to deal with the uncanny refugees. The new partners clash in ideology and approach, but gradually find they have more in common than they thought as they become familiar with those under their care, including Shanice (Brittany Adebumola), a lawyer and resilient young mother from the early aughts, whose unexpected reunion with her estranged husband Logan (Cory Jeacoma) and suddenly teenaged daughter Mariah is immediately rocky; Andre (TL Thompson), a WWI Army surgeon fresh from the Harlem Renaissance; Claudette (Jaye Ladymore), an influential hidden figure from the Mississippi civil rights movement; Isaiah “Rev” Johnston (Derrick A. King), a black sheep reverend-scion born to a notable televangelist family in 1990s Chicago; LaDonna (Khailah Johnson), a seemingly shallow but misunderstood D-list reality TV star from Miami, circa 2015; and two wildly different unaccompanied teens, Mildred (Autumn Best), a vibrant girl, whose bell bottoms give away her 1970s upbringing, and Hayden (AMARR), an introspective, prescient boy, whose origin remains a mystery. These unwilling time travelers, collectively the 4400, must grapple with their impossible new reality, the fact that they’ve been returned with a few… upgrades, and the increasing likelihood that they were brought back now for a reason they’re only beginning to understand. Janice Cooke directed the episode written by Ariana Jackson (#101). Original airdate 10/25/2021. Every episode of 4400 will be available to stream on The CW App and the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
  • The CW DC’s Stargirl – Tuesday, October 26 Show More
    “Summer School: Chapter Twelve” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
    THE GREATER GOOD – With the looming threat of Eclipso (Nick Tarabay) hanging over them, Courtney (Brec Bassinger) seeks help from the unlikeliest of places. Meanwhile, Mike’s (Trae Romano) search to find Thunderbolt leads him straight to his friend Jakeem (guest star Alkoya Brunson), and Pat (Luke Wilson) goes to extreme lengths to protect Rick (Cameron Gellman). Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington and Amy Smart also star. Greg Beeman directed the episode written by James Dale Robinson (#212). Original airdate 10/26/2021. Every episode of DC’S STARGIRL will be available to stream on The CW App and the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
    “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV- PG, V) (HDTV)
    LEX RETURNS – When Lex Luthor (guest star Jon Cryer) appears by Nyxly’s (Peta Sergeant) side, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and team must deal with the emotional fallout of facing their two biggest foes at the same time. Alex (Chyler Leigh) makes plans for the perfect proposal to Kelly (Azie Tesfai), but work keeps getting in the way. The episode was directed by Jesse Warn and written by Dana Horgan & Nicki Holcomb (#617). Original airdate 10/26/2021. Promo
    “wvrdr_error_100 not found” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
    LEGENDS OF PAST AND PRESENT IN THE 100th EPISODE – With Astra (Olivia Swann), Spooner (Lisseth Chavez) and a now-human Gideon (Amy Pemberton) trying to save the Legends, Gideon becomes overwhelmed by her new human choices sending her into a catatonic state. Astra and Spooner combine their powers to enter Gideon’s mindscape and discover that a virus is trying to erase all of Gideon’s memories. Acting fast, they devise a plan to defeat the virus before it’s too late. Meanwhile, the Legends are about to go up against a powerful new foe. Caity Lotz, Jes Macallan, Nick Zano, Tala Ashe, Shayan Sobhian and Adam Tsekham also star. Caity Lotz directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer & Matthew Maala (#703). Original airdate 10/27/2021. Promo
  • The CW Batwoman – Wednesday, October 27 Show More
    “Freeze” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
    LEFT OUT IN THE COLD – An unfortunate incident in downtown Gotham alerts Batwoman (Javicia Leslie) and the Bat Team that another missing trophy has made its way into the wrong hands. Meanwhile, a new member of the Jet family surfaces when Marquis Jet (Nick Creegan) makes a not-so-subtle entrance, interrupting a very personal moment between Ryan and Jada (Robin Givens). Back on the streets, cryogenics is the name of the game and Sophie (Meagan Tandy) reminds everyone she’s a badass, especially in the middle of life-threatening situations. Batwing (Camrus Johnson) must decide if he’s ready to suit up again, and at Mary’s (Nicole Kang) clinic, the Hippocratic Oath forces a strained sisterly moment between Alice (Rachel Skarsten) and the new doc. Greg Beeman directed the episode written by Nancy Kiu (#303). Original airdate 10/27/2021. Every episode of BATWOMAN will be available to stream on The CW App and the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
  • The CW Walker – Thursday, October 28 Show More
    SEASON PREMIERE – “They Started It” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    SEASON PREMIERE – Walker (Jared Padalecki) realizes his life is at risk and confronts Captain James (Coby Bell) who confesses to him the real reason Micki (Lindsey Morgan) went undercover. Meanwhile, the Davidsons return home which sets Abeline (Molly Hagan) on edge as there is dark history between the two families. Trey (Jeff Pierre) almost blows Micki’s cover. Steve Robin directed the episode written by Seamus Kevin Fahey & Anna Fricke (#201). Original airdate 10/28/2021. Every episode of WALKER will be available to stream on The CW App and the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
    “We All Knew This Day Was Coming” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
    THE TIME IS NOW – Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) realizes she has a difficult choice to make, much to Alaric’s (Matthew Davis) disapproval. Kaleb (Chris Lee) and MG (Quincy Fouse) come up with their own plan to help Hope as Hope seeks help from Josie (Kalyee Bryant) and Lizzie (Jenny Boyd). Meanwhile, Alaric realizes he needs to relinquish control. Aria Shahghasemi, Ben Levin and Leo Howard also star. The episode was written by Courtney Grace & J.P. Estes with story by Thomas Brandon and directed by Lauren Petzke (#319). Original airdate 10/28/2021. Promo
  • The CW One-Hour Special – Friday, October 29 Show More
    “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now!” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    THE SCOOBY GANG REUNITES! – The gang gathers at Warner Bros. Studios to reminisce about their favorite cases and how they were filmed. But it turns out that the backlot may have its OWN monster problem! Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo investigate this mystery while celebrating the legacy of the franchise during this one-hour special. Hosted by Janel Parrish, (“Pretty Little Liars”) and written, directed and executive produced by Jonathan Stern. Original airdate 10/29/2021.
  • The CW Nancy Drew – Friday, October 29 Show More
    “The Demon of Piper Beach” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DV) (HDTV)
    THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP – When life-threatening sleepwalking suddenly spikes in town, the Drew Crew races to protect everyone from the supernatural threat that’s causing these terrifying experiences, and Nancy (Kennedy McMann) begins to question whether the case of the Frozen Heart murders has been solved. Meanwhile, Nancy’s unspoken feelings for Ace (Alex Saxon) resurface, and George (Leah Lewis) is shaken by an unwelcome friend request from a surprising source. Clara Aranovich directed the episode written by Erika Harrison and Katharine DiSavino (#304). Original airdate 10/29/2021. Every episode of NANCY DREW will be available to stream on The CW App and the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
  • Disney Sydney To The Max – Friday, October 29, 8:00PM Show More
    “Family Buy” (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)
    When the Reynolds receive a sum of money, no one can agree on what to buy. Sydney finds herself in the middle of what her dad and Grandma Judy want.
    TV-G  Promo
  • Disney Gabby Duran & The Unsittables – Friday, October 29, 8:30PM Show More
    “Fountain of Ruth” (8:30-9:25 p.m. EDT)
    When Grandma Ruth babysits Gabby and Olivia for the weekend, Gabby tries to pep her up with an alien energy drink but accidentally transforms Grandma into a Gwargwarian warrior.
    TV-G Promo
  • Disney ZOMBIES: Addison’s Monster Mystery – Friday, October 29, 8:55PM Show More
    “Perfect Harmony” (8:55-9:00 p.m. EDT)
    Addison is hosting the Seabrook High’s Halloween Fall Ball and is going above and beyond to ensure the event is extra spooky and fun. After she gives the school’s “Shrimpy” mascot costume a makeover using some stones from the Wolf Den, a mysterious power brings the costume to life, like a pink, googly-eyed Frankenstein’s monster. As Monster Shrimpy begins terrorizing Seabrook and smashing everything in his path, Zed will need to work together with Addison to save the Fall Ball … and Seabrook itself.
  • Epix Chapelwaite – Sunday, October 24, 10:00PM Show More
    The Gathering Dark
    Charles and company try to enlist men in town to fight in Jerusalem’s Lot and retake the book. Promo
  • FOX THE SIMPSONS – Sunday, October 24 Show More
    “THE SIMPSONS” – (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    Marge puts a hurtful word in Lisa’s brain and Bart gets swole in the all-new “Lisa’s Belly” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 24 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3220) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)
  • FOX THE GREAT NORTH – Sunday, October 24 Show More
    “THE GREAT NORTH” – (8:31-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    Chelsea Peretti (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and Mel Rodriguez (“The Last Man on Earth”) Guest Voice
    When Wolf discovers that Beef secretly wants a jet ski, he formulates a plan to get it. Then, Ham bonds with a novelty singing fish toy in the all-new “Beef’s Craig Beef Adventure” episode of THE GREAT NORTH airing Sunday, Oct. 24 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GRN-110) (TV-PG D, L)
    Guest Cast:. Sarah Baker, Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Cordero, Mel Rodriguez, Chelsea Peretti, Judith Shelton
  • FOX BOB’S BURGERS – Sunday, October 24 Show More
    “BOB’S BURGERS” – (9:01-9:31 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    Gene has a freak-out about growing up and desperately tries to relive his youth. Meanwhile, Linda is tempted to try the fancy new hair salon that opened up next to Bob’s Burgers, but she’s scared of her hairdresser-slash-friend Gretchen’s wrath in the all-new “Seven-tween Again” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 24 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1104) (TV-PG L)
    Guest Voice Cast: Paul Rust as Alex; Katie Crown as Becca/Georgia; Paige King as Miss Erica; John Early as Receptionist; David Herman as Ryder; Kate Berlant as Shampooer
    “FAMILY GUY” – (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    Patton Oswalt Guest-Voices
    When Peter and Quagmire accidentally switch underwear, they begin to mimic the other’s behavior. Meanwhile, Stewie and Doug agree to commit each other’s murders in the all-new “Brief Encounter” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Oct. 24 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1819) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
    Guest Voices: Patton Oswalt as Tyler; Chris Parnell as Doug
  • FOX THE BIG LEAP – Monday, October 25 Show More
    “THE BIG LEAP” – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    Guest-Starring Missy Pyle
    With the premiere of the show only a day away, Brittney and Simon get a surprise visit from their overbearing mother. Gabby and Brittney find common ground, while Justin and Simon grow closer. Meanwhile, the network tasks Nick with pulling together a live after-show and the men of “The Big Leap” help Reggie navigate his romantic life in the all-new “I Should Have Gone To Motown” episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Oct. 25 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BLP-106) (TV-14 D, L, S)
    Guest Cast: Nora Dunn as Gina; Adam Kaplan as Simon; Tim Lyons as Alan; McKenzie Chinn as Jessica; Karen Rodriguez as Raven; Paula Hlava as Olivia; Maya Hlava as Sophia; Jackie Seiden as Ally; Thomas Lennon as Zach; Missi Pyle as Tonya; Steve Han as Dante; Nicholas Caesar as Anthony; Sammy Arechar as Ellison; Rob Wilson as Joel; Donetta Jackson as Tamra; Rachel Kim as Miriam; Teh’Ray Hale as DJ; Torrin Clifton as Ladon; Comfort Fedoke as Aja; Stanley Glover as Travell; ; Jeraldine M. Quiñones as Female Dancer #1; Brit Barrett as Male Dancer; Luis Rosado as Junior; Elijah Delgado as Mario; Maci Panozzo as Young Brittney; Tyler Kaplan as Young Simon
  • FX IMPEACHMENT: AMERICAN CRIME STORY – Tuesday, October 26, 10:00PM Show More
    Stand By Your Man
    The President must admit the truth to the Nation – and to The First Lady. Written by Flora Birnbaum; directed by Rachel Morrison. Promo
  • FX WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – Thursday, October 28, 10:00PM Show More
    The Portrait
    The housemates grieve the loss of one of their own. Written by Sam Johnson & Stefani Robinson & Paul Simms & Lauren Wells; Directed by Yana Gorskaya. Promo
  • FXX CAKE – Thursday, October 28, 10:00PM Show More
    Brave New World
    Go the extra mile. Promo
  • GAC Family MUCH ADO ABOUT CHRISTMAS – Saturday, October 30, 8:00PM Show More
    In “Much Ado About Christmas,” Haley is beloved in her community of Winterstone for acts of kindness ranging from managing The Hope Chest to directing the children’s choir. Haley is also the daughter of one of Winterstone’s wealthiest residents Leona Lloyd. Despite Haley’s down-to-earth demeanor, she is financially set as Leona’s only heir – information she fails to share with new love interest Claud, an artsy, hopeless romantic. Haley introduces herself to Claud as “Haley Logan,” raised by a single, struggling mom, a small fib that becomes a complication when Claud and his team present an ad pitch to Leona that includes a photo of Claud’s new girlfriend… Haley! Secrets are revealed and relationships ruffled, but Christmas is coming and miracles do happen. “Much Ado About Christmas” is executive produced by Brad Krevoy, Eric Jarboe, Amy Krell, Lorenzo Nardini, Amanda Phillips, Brad Southwick, and Jimmy Townsend. The film is directed by Michael Damian from an original teleplay by Michael Damian. Producer is Janeen Damian. Promo
  • Hallmark Movie Channel THE SANTA STAKEOUT – Sunday, October 24, 9:00PM Show More
    Tanya is a police detective who is reluctantly partnered with fellow detective Ryan to solve a recent string of heists taking place during high-profile holiday parties around town. They go undercover as newlyweds Tasha and Rupert, moving into the vacant house next to Mr. Miller, the jovial chair of the community’s Christmas committee… and the prime suspect in the case. As Tanya and Ryan partake in the neighborhood’s holiday happenings to keep up appearances and crack the case, they get swept up in Christmas. Before they know it, their cover story as a couple in love starts to become reality.  Promo
  • Hallmark Movie Channel CHRISTMAS IN HARMONY – Friday, October 30, 8:00PM Show More
    Harmony is tricked into auditioning for the Holiday Chorus – directed by an ex-boyfriend. By Christmas Eve, they could be harmonizing in the key of love. Promo
  • Hallmark Movie Channel COYOTE CREEK CHRISTMAS – Saturday, October 23, 8:00PM Show More
    A “Christmas Around the World” party helps two people find love at home. Promo
  • Hallmark Movie Channel THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE – Saturday, October 30, 10:00PM Show More
    Nicole learns to deal with grief, with the help of her grandfather and a carpenter she hires to renovate the home that was once meant for her and her fiancé. Promo
  • HBO SUCCESSION – Sunday, October 24, 9:00PM Show More
    “Mass in Time of War”
    Kendall (Jeremy Strong) tries to get his siblings, as well as Stewy (Arian Moayed) and Sandi (Hope Davis), on his side. Fearing his legal situation, Greg (Nicholas Braun) asks Ewan (James Cromwell) for help.
    Written by Jesse Armstrong; Directed by Mark Mylod. Promo
  • HBO INSECURE – Sunday, October 24, 10:00PM Show More
    Reunited, Okay? – Pulling up to her ten-year college reunion in style as an alumni panelist, Issa’s self-doubt quickly surfaces, while Molly – still reeling from her breakup – struggles to get out of her own head. As the crew takes the opportunity to reflect, old wounds remain tender. Promo
    The Five-Foot Fence
    A discovery in Larry’s backyard threatens to derail his latest creative venture, while a clumsy mishap threatens the future of his latest romance. Albert Brooks hosts an unprecedented event, and Leon makes arrangements for an upcoming trip. Promo
  • HBO Max PARAÍSO – Thursday, October 28 Show More
    Levante (Spain), 1992, the summer is coming to an end in a coastal town when three 15-year-old girls, Sandra, Eva and Malena, disappear without a trace from a nightclub. When the police investigation appears to be taking the wrong direction, Javi, Sandra’s younger brother, takes things into his own hands, along with Quino and Álvaro, his best friends, and Zeta, the class bully. Together they discover the girls are being held by something not of this world… Promo
  • Lifetime THE DANGER NEXT DOOR – Sunday, October 24, 8:00PM Show More
    After a scary mugging, Robin, pregnant and going for partner at her big city law firm, decides she needs less stress in her life. She convinces her reluctant husband Ben, to move to the country where it is safer and calmer. Small town life seems picture perfect until their next-door neighbors pull them into their twisted fantasy. Stars Hannah Anderson, and Jake Epstein (2021). Promo
  • Lifetime TORN FROM HER ARMS – Saturday, October 30, 8:00PM Show More
    Torn From Her Arms is based on a true story, originally covered by the OZY editorial team. Amidst the ongoing crisis at the U.S. border, the timely film depicts the harrowing true story of a mother and daughter who must find their way back to each other after being separated. Judy Reyes (Devious Maids, Claws) takes on the role of Thelma Garcia, a Texas Immigration lawyer who works tirelessly to reunite the pair, and Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER) portrays Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist ProPublica reporter, Ginger Thompson, who broke the story. The movie follows Cindy Madrid (Fátima Molina, Who Killed Sara?) and her six-year-old daughter, Ximena (Camila Nuñez), who fled violence in El Salvador for safety in the U.S., only to be separated at the border as a part of the Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy. Detained in detention centers in different states, Cindy and Ximena endured inhumane living conditions and inadequate medical care, but that was nothing compared to the emotional toll of being apart. Their story would gain national attention when a whistleblower leaked a gut-wrenching audiotape of six-year-old Ximena crying for her mother. The onslaught of media attention incited by Ginger’s story alerted the nation to the cruelties being committed against undocumented immigrant families at the border. Promo
  • Lifetime FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE – Saturday, October 16 Show More
    Inspired by a true story, Devina has always wanted to be a mother and after years of trying and many miscarriages, Devina and her husband, Rick, have all but given up–until Devina discovers she’s pregnant again with a healthy baby girl. Adding to her stress is Devina’s mother, Ani, who is against her being with Rick, let alone having his child. When Devina collapses midway through her pregnancy, she is taken to the hospital and discovers she has a life-threatening blood disorder. Now, with every day possibly being her last, Devina is determined to see the pregnancy to term and deliver her miracle baby. Will Devina’s baby girl survive and have a mommy waiting for her when she arrives? Starring Aisha Kumari, Adam Huss, Alice Amter Promo
  • LMN DEADLY DUE DATE – Friday, October 29, 8:00PM Show More
    After reconnecting with a pregnant classmate at their reunion, a couple has their life thrown into chaos when the woman promises to let them adopt her baby but unbeknownst to them, the woman has her own plans to create the perfect little family. Stars Ashlyn Yennie, Ella Cannon, Philip Boyd, Diane Robin, Brianna Butler. (2021). Promo
    10/25/2021 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : With Jenny out of town for work, Nurse Joe faces the challenges of parenting Christopher alone. Music Joe brings unexpected attention to his son, Zeke. Cop Joe and Amy struggle with a major decision that could upend their world. TV-14 Promo
    10/26/2021 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Tuesday) : Eve, Levi and the rest of the search party explore a mysterious fort that raises more questions than answers. With the help of a new ally, Gavin and Izzy embark on a dangerous and unauthorized mission to save their family despite government warnings that they could cause unprecedented disaster. TV-14 Promo
    10/26/2021 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Malvo have a heart-to-heart with Dr. Baptiste. Max learns a little more about Sharpe when someone from her past resurfaces. Iggy plays referee between two young patients and their families. Dr. Wilder reconsiders Max’s offer to join the staff. TV-14 Promo
    10/27/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : Stevie’s personal and professional worlds collide when her mother becomes her patient. Dylan’s history with the father of a patient interferes with his perception of a case. Crockett’s allegiances are challenged when his patient’s liver is a potential match for one of Dr. Blake’s patients. TV-14 Promo
    10/27/2021 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : A major security breach in the city’s computer networks forces Firehouse 51’s senior leaders to take matters into their own hands. Severide gears up for an arson investigation. TV-14 Promo
    10/27/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : Ruzek reunites with an old colleague to take down a crime ring but when things don’t add up, Voight and Burgess do some investigating of their own. TV-14 Promo
    10/28/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Thursday) : A kidnapping poses a test for the capabilities of the Task Force as they contend with a mysterious pirating organization. TV-14 Promo
    10/30/21 (Sa.)(11:29 PM) on NBC. TBA
  • Netflix AN ASTROLOGICAL GUIDE FOR BROKEN HEARTS – Wednesday, October 27 Show More
    Alice is heartbroken and hopelessly single. But after befriending a charismatic astrology guru, she looks to the stars to find her perfect match. Promo
  • Netflix COLIN IN BLACK & WHITE – Friday, October 29 Show More
    This drama series from Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay explores Kaepernick’s high school years and the experiences that led him to become an activist. Promo
  • Netflix THE TIME IT TAKES – Friday, October 29 Show More
    Lina moves house, looks for a new job and tries new things… in an attempt to forget her first love. Starring Nadia de Santiago and Álvaro Cervantes. Promo
  • Netflix INSPECTOR KOO – Saturday, October 30 Show More
    A reclusive ex-cop reenters the game as an insurance investigator, searching for clues in crime scenes perfectly staged by a serial killer in her midst. Promo
  • Own Queen Sugar – Tuesday, October 26, 8:00PM Show More
    They Would Bloom and Welcome You TV-14 (DL)
    Charley makes a decision about running for Congress, Isaiah offers support to Micah, and Nova deals with the effects of the police raid. Finally, Sam Landry offers a devil’s deal to Ralph Angel. Promo
  • Ovation Mr. and Mrs. Murder – Thursday, October 28, 11:00PM Show More
    Little Boxes
    When upper crust James Langlan is harpooned through the chest in a heritage bathing box, it sends a dark ripple through a wealthy seaside community. Was it a robbery gone wrong? Or a crime of passion? Promo
    Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today released the official trailer and key art for the upcoming all-new animated kids’ series STAR TREK: PRODIGY. The official trailer was virtually introduced by series star Kate Mulgrew, and the key art was unveiled by STAR TREK: PRODIGY executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman during the series panel that took place at today’s global live-streamed Star Trek Day celebration. In addition, it was announced that STAR TREK: PRODIGY will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 28 with a one-hour premiere episode, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S. The STAR TREK: PRODIGY panel featured a conversation with series voice cast members Brett Gray and Dee Bradley Baker, executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman, and director and co-executive producer Ben Hibon and was moderated by host Mica Burton. Promo
  • PBS Call The Midwife – Sunday, October 24, 8:00PM Show More
    Episode 4 (Season 10)
    As the World Cup draws near Fred places a risky bet on the final. Nonnatus House welcomes four new pupil midwives, Dr Turner meets a 17-year-old boy harboring a desperate secret, and Cyril and Lucille’s relationship continues to blossom. Promo
  • PBS Grantchester – Sunday, October 24, 9:00PM Show More
    Episode 4
    When an American airman dies in the police station, a quiet late shift turns into a challenging night for Will and Geordie. Promo  
  • PBS Baptiste – Sunday, October 24, 10:00PM Show More
    Episode 2 (Season 2)
    Julien and Zsofia track down the tattooed man. Things escalate when the police receive a video, and Emma takes drastic action. Promo
  • Showtime AMERICAN RUST – Sunday, October 24, 10:00 PM Show More
    Blue Mountains
    Billy gets in with a questionable crowd. Isaac travels alone. Harris’ investigation into the anonymous eyewitness continues as a high school football player ODs. Promo
  • Showtime WAKEFIELD – Monday, October 25, 9:00PM Show More
    Episode 2
    Raff’s loyalty to Genevieve is tested when her hypersexual behavior runs rampant throughout the ward. Still plagued by the fateful tune, Nik inadvertently injures Tessa when he steps in to protect Linda, harming his chances at a promotion. Promo
  • Showtime BACK TO LIFE – Monday, October 18, 10:00PM Show More
    Episode 6
    With still no word from Mandy, Miri realizes it’s time to go to the police before they come for her. But first a farewell date with Billy – that gets interrupted by his mother. Oscar and Caroline grow closer after a strange night with Dom. Promo
  • Shudder HORROR NOIRE – Thursday, October 28 Show More
    A new Shudder Original anthology film, Horror Noire is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and features new work from both established and emerging talents, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters. Anthology writers featured include Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Victor LaValle, Shernold Edwards, Al Letson and Ezra C. Daniels. Promo
  • Starz BMF – Sunday, October 24, 8:00PM Show More
    Secrets and Lies
    Meech and Terry devise a multi-layered plan to reclaim what is rightfully theirs; Detective Lopez’s hug investigation begins to heat up. Promo
  • Starz HIGHTOWN – Sunday, October 24, 9:00PM Show More
    Girl Power
    Jackie’s new partner Leslie matches her ambition perfectly as their relationship deepens on and off the force. Frankie and Jorge continue moving ahead but Charmaine, their New York connection, is a wild card. Promo
  • Syfy/USA Network CHUCKY – Tuesday, October 26, 10:00PM Show More
    I Like to Be Hugged
    When Jake is finally pushed over the edge by bullies, Chucky reminisces about his first murder as a human boy, urging Jake to now make a choice–kill or be killed. Promo
  • Syfy DAY OF THE DEAD – Friday, October 29, 10:00PM Show More
    The Grey Mile
    Jai, Cam, and Lauren take a stand to save the retirement home from the dead. Mayor Bowman tracks down the zombified protestor, Nicole learns a shocking secret. Rhodes hunts down Blackwood as Dr. Logan begins research on the fracking site. Promo
  • TBS AMERICAN DAD – Monday, October 25, 9:30PM Show More
    HALLOWEEN SPECIAL – “Steve’s Franken Out” Steve tries to save the science club.
  • TBS THE LAST O.G. – Tuesday, October 26, 10:00PM Show More
    Staying Alive
    Ex-con Tray becomes shocked when he sees how much the world has changed after being released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint. Promo
  • TBS THE LAST O.G. – Tuesday, October 26, 10:30PM Show More
    The First Hump Is the Hardest
    Ex-con Tray becomes shocked when he sees how much the world has changed after being released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint. Promo
  • UpTV EAT, DRINK AND BE MARRIED – Sunday, October 24, 7:00PM Show More
    Just three days out from their wedding day, Jess and Max are ready to call it quits from the out-of-control planning. They visit Billie, the owner of a wedding donation company, specializing in donating leftover wedding elements to those in need. However Max’s brother Charlie will stop at nothing to keep them together, he enlists the help of Billie to ensure this meant-to-be couple gets hitched once and for all. Promo
  • USA Network THE SINNER – Wednesday, October 20, 10:00PM Show More
    Part III
    Ambrose heads to the mainland to learn more about Percy’s past and uncovers dark family secrets. Promo



  • ABC Dancing with the Stars: Horror Night (10/25) Show More
    “Horror Night” – It’s “Horror Night” on “Dancing with the Stars,” and viewers are in for a real treat as the remaining couples Monster Mash their way back to the ballroom for a fang-tastic night as they compete another week for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. The Halloween-themed episode airs live, MONDAY, OCT. 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Inspired by iconic horror films and television shows, celebrity and pro duos will perform time-honored dances including the Paso Doble, Argentine Tango, Jazz, Jive and more.
  • ABC The Bachelorette: 1802 (10/26) Show More
    “1802” – Michelle steps into the next phase of her journey with the 23 remaining men for a whirlwind week of firsts. On the season’s first group date, the guys get schooled by a trio of talented fifth graders, but when a pop quiz turns into a test of temperament, Michelle makes it clear she’s not here for class clowns. Afterward, one lucky man gets the first one-on-one and takes his relationship with Michelle to new heights where they enjoy a surprise musical performance by Caroline Jones. Then, with the help of WNBA stars Dearica Hamby and Diamond DeShields, the second group date gives the men a chance to prove if they’ve got what it takes to be a good teammate on – and off – the court. Later, with a rose ceremony looming, one suitor makes a bold decision that sends Michelle looking for answers. Will she discover the truth before handing out the final rose? Find out on “The Bachelorette,” airing TUESDAY, OCT. 26 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
    “1303” – Nirav Tolia, founder of the successful neighborhood networking service, Nextdoor, brings his desire to inspire and mentor the country’s sharpest entrepreneurs in this week’s new episode. First into the tank are entrepreneurs from Brooklyn, New York, and Charlotte, North Carolina, whose experience as triathletes led to the creation of their custom reinvention for a solution to a problem for swimmers. A trio of entrepreneurs from New Orleans, Louisiana, introduce their dating tool which helps cat lovers find their purrfect match. Entrepreneurs from New York City pitch their clean product designed to encourage children to wash their hands; while an entrepreneur from Houston, Texas, hopes her beauty line inspired by her African heritage makes the cut on “Shark Tank,” airing FRIDAY, OCT. 29 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
    “20/20” airing Friday, Oct. 29, from 9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC. TBA
  • ABC Saturday Night College Football: “Penn State at Ohio State” (10/30) Show More
    SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE: Airing Saturday, October 23, 2021. 7:30-11:00 p.m. – “Penn State at Ohio State”
  • Bravo The Real Housewives of Potomac – Sunday, October 24, 8:00PM Show More
    Crab-Boiling Over Preview
    The group wraps up their trip with a crab boil – and things between Ashley and Gordon get heated. Upon their return to Potomac, Mia’s relationship with her mother takes a turn for the worse, and Gizelle’s daughters confront her about her relationship woes. Ashley reveals that she is having intimacy issues with Michael, and attempts to spice things up in order to revive her marriage. Karen shocks the ladies with an invitation for her upcoming Vow Renewal that is …out of the box.
  • Bravo The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City – Sunday, October 24, 9:00PM Show More
    Slippery Slope Preview
    A fun day of snow tubing leaves Mary and Lisa at odds, Jennie and Mary at war and Meredith and Jen nowhere to be found when it comes to having Lisa’s back. Meanwhile, Heather throws a party for Beauty Lab, Meredith and Seth plan for the future and Jennie still reeling from her conversation with Duy looks towards other solutions for their marital their problems.
    7:30-8:30 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
    PRINCE V. SPY – A former top intelligence official in the Saudi Arabian government says the kingdom’s ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, plotted to kill him and has taken his children hostage. Saad Aljabri speaks to Scott Pelley in his first interview. Henry Schuster is the producer.
    RUNNING DRY – Colorado River water levels have dropped so low that the federal government, for the first time, declared an official shortage of the precious resource. As Bill Whitaker reports, resulting water cuts will hit Arizona hard. But the health of the river is a concern for 40 million people in the West, including Native American tribes and farmers who grow 90 percent of America’s winter greens. Marc Lieberman is the producer. Preview
    MICHAEL KEATON – The versatile actor has impressed audiences and critics for four decades. From Beetlejuice to Batman and Birdman, his films have grossed billions. Michael Keaton speaks to Jon Wertheim about his craft, his career and his latest role as a rural doctor in a town overwhelmed by Oxycontin. Michael Karzis is the producer. Preview
  • CBS SURVIVOR 41 – Wednesday, October 27 Show More
    “Ready to Play Like a Lion” – For 12 days, the Luvu tribe has avoided going to tribal council, but now that the three tribes have merged, their alliances will be tested. Also, there’s a new twist when it comes to the merge, on SURVIVOR, Wednesday, Oct. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
  • CBS TOUGH AS NAILS – Wednesday, October 27 Show More
    “Facing Fear” – Crew members visit the U.S. Coast Guard, where it’s time to sink or swim in a search and rescue individual challenge, on the CBS Original series TOUGH AS NAILS, Wednesday, Oct. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
  • CBS 48 HOURS – Saturday, October 30 Show More
    10/30/21 (Sa.) (10:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network – TBA
  • The CW Legends Of The Hidden Temple – Sunday, October 24 Show More
    “The Llocano Legend of Lam-Ang” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Ratings TBD) (HDTV)
    THE FILIPINO LEGEND OF “THE AMAZING TALKING ROOSTER OF LAM-ANG” – Cristela Alonzo hosts this new adult version of “Legends of the Hidden Temple” where four teams of contestants compete for the right to run through Olmec’s temple for $25,000. Teams are thrust into the Philippine legend of a magical boy/man who goes on two epic quests, one for revenge one for love. Only one team proves themselves worthy of entering Olmec’s temple to find the Talking Rooster, evade the dreaded Temple Guards, and get out before time is up (#103). Original airdate 10/24/2021. Every episode of LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE will be available to stream on and The CW App the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • he CW World’s Funniest Animals – Saturday, October 30 Show More
    “World’s Funniest Animals: Halloween” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    HAUNTINGLY FUNNY – Grab your candy bowl and broomstick and try and keep up on this Hallowed Eve with WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS: HALLOWEEN! We have haunting horses, fearsome felines, costumed canines, ghoulish goats, and a cat who is a wizard. Hosted by Elizabeth Stanton with special guest Robert Englund (“Nightmare on Elm Street”) and commentary by Brian Cooper, Mikalah Gordon, Brandon Rogers, Neel Ghosh, Carmen Hodgson, Maiara Walsh and Noah Matthews. The special is produced by Associated Television International. Original airdate 10/29/2021.
  • FOX THE MASKED SINGER – Monday, October 25 Show More
    “THE MASKED SINGER” – (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    Take a ride through the seasons in a special countdown of the greatest performances in the show’s history. Watch never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage of the unmasked singers from Season Six, while new hints and clues are dropped for those who have yet to be revealed. The Season Six contestants boast a combined 85 Grammy Nominations and 27 wins, three Academy Award nominations, 12 Emmy Nominations, 12 Razzie Award Nominations, two Super Bowl appearances and two Lifetime Achievement Awards. Play along with America’s favorite guessing game with host Nick Cannon and celebrity panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke. Relive your favorite performances on the all-new “All-Time Countdown” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Monday, Oct. 25 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-607) (TV-PG L) (TV-PG D, L)
  • FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 1 – Tuesday, October 26 Show More
    **FOX SPORTS SPECIAL** – MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – WORLD SERIES GAME 1 – (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Exclusive coverage of FOX Sports’ 24th presentation of Major League Baseball’s World Series begins on Tuesday, Oct. 26 (7:30 PM-CC ET/4:30 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2227) (n/a)
  • FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 2 – Wednesday, October 27 Show More
    **FOX SPORTS SPECIAL** – MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – WORLD SERIES GAME 2 – (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Exclusive coverage of FOX Sports’ 24th presentation of Major League Baseball’s World Series continues Wednesday, Oct. 27 (7:30 PM-CC ET/4:30 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2228) (n/a)
    Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals
    FOX Sports continues its coverage of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT PLATINUM live from State Farm Stadium, as the Arizona Cardinals take on the Green Bay Packers. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT PLATINUM airs LIVE Thursday, Oct. 28 (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (TNF-404) (n/a).
  • FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 3 – Friday, October 29 Show More
    **FOX SPORTS SPECIAL** – MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – WORLD SERIES GAME 3 – (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Exclusive coverage of FOX Sports’ 24th presentation of Major League Baseball’s World Series continues Friday, Oct. 29 (7:30 PM-CC ET/4:30 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2229) (n/a)
  • FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 4 – Saturday, October 30 Show More
    **FOX SPORTS SPECIAL** – MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – WORLD SERIES GAME 4 – (7:00 PM-CC ET live/4:00 PM-CC PT live) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Exclusive coverage of FOX Sports’ 24th presentation of Major League Baseball’s World Series continues Saturday, Oct. 30 (7:00 PM-CC ET/4:00 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2230) (n/a)
  • HBO WE’RE HERE – Monday, October 25, 9:00PM Show More
    “Del Rio, Texas”
    Pride Month proves the perfect opportunity for Bob, Eureka, and Shangela to visit the border town of Del Rio, Texas. There, the queens celebrate gay identifying mayor Bruno Lozano’s positive impact on the community, Joey’s identity quest, and Esael’s coming out journey.
    Directed by Peter LoGreco.
  • HBO REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Friday, October 29, 10:00PM Show More
    10/24/2021 (07:00PM – 08:20PM) (Sunday) : TV-14
    Week 7 highlights and discussion, plus a Colts-49ers preview. Mike Tirico and Maria Taylor host, with Tony Dungy, Chris Simms, Drew Brees, insider Mike Florio, Rodney Harrison and Jac Collinsworth.
    10/24/2021 (08:20PM – 11:30PM) (Sunday) :Indianapolis Colts At San Francisco 49ers
    Indianapolis Colts (2-4) at San Francisco 49ers (2-3). From Levi’s Stadium.
    10/25/2021 (08:00PM – 10:01PM) (Monday) : Global superstar Ed Sheeran serves as Mega Mentor to all of the teams on the first night of the Knockouts. The coaches, who each have one steal, pair their artists to perform individually against a teammate, then select a winner to move on to the Live Playoffs. TV-PG
    10/26/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : Global superstar Ed Sheeran serves as Mega Mentor to all of the teams on the second night of the Knockouts. The coaches, who each have one steal, pair their artists to perform individually against a teammate, then select a winner to move on to the Live Playoffs. TV-PG
    10/29/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : The Baltzers, a surfing Mormon family, and the Silversteins, an artistic Black and Latino family with Jewish heritage, discover that the struggle of living outside their comfort zones spark rewarding moments of self-reflection and inspire meaningful conversations. TV-PG
    10/29/2021 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday) : TBA
    10/30/2021 (07:30PM – 11:00PM) (Saturday) : “North Carolina vs. Notre Dame”
  • TBS FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE – Wednesday, October 27, 10:30PM Show More
  • USA Network WWE RAW – Monday, October 25, 8:00PM Show More
    10/25/21 – From Monday Night Raw comes live tonight from the Toyota Center in Houston and it’s being dubbed as the start of a new era on the show.
    This will be the first night where the rosters from the 2021 WWE Draft will go into effect on the red brand, so we’ll see a mix of old and new faces on the show for tonight. We’ll also see the immediate fallout from Crown Jewel this past Thursday.
  • USA Network WWE NXT – Tuesday, October 26, 8:00PM Show More
    10/26/21 – From WWE NXT Preview For Tonight: Halloween Havoc
    Tonight’s WWE NXT 2.0 episode on the USA Network will be the 2021 Halloween Havoc special, airing live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
    Halloween Havoc will be headlined by Bron Breakker challenging NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, plus three “Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal” matches with titles on the line. Horror character Chucky will be the special guest for tonight, while LA Knight will be our host.
    Several NXT Superstars will be dressed in Halloween costumes on tonight’s show, and fans attending the show have been invited to wear their favorite Halloween costumes. The best fan costume will get to meet a NXT Superstar, and some fan costumes will be shown on the broadcast.
    It’s been reported that the first 30 minutes of tonight’s show will air commercial-free on the USA Network.
    Stay tuned for more on tonight’s Halloween Havoc show and be sure to join us for live coverage at 8pm ET. Below is the current line-up for tonight:
    Halloween Havoc Host: LA Knight
    Halloween Havoc Special Guest: Chucky
    NXT Title Match
    Bron Breakker vs. Tommaso Ciampa (c)
    Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal: NXT Women’s Title Match
    Mandy Rose vs. Raquel Gonzalez (c)
    Wheel stipulation to be revealed tonight.
    Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal: NXT Tag Team Titles Match
    Imperium’s Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner vs. MSK’s Wes Lee and Nash Carter (c)
    Wheel stipulation to be revealed tonight.
    Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal: Scareway To Hell Ladder Match for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles
    Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta vs. Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne vs. Io Shirai and Zoey Stark (c)
    The debut or return of a new mysterious Superstar
    The debut of Solo Sikoa
    Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis have invited NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams to a Haunted House to get Hayes’ missing title belt back
  • USA Network CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – Thursday, October 28, 8:00PM Show More
    Best in Shoe
    Todd rigs a bachelor auction, while Grayson’s sneaker business gets a surprising boost in sales.
  • USA Network AMERICA’S BIG DEAL – Thursday, October 28, 9:00PM Show More
    The Great Outdoors – TBA




  • ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos: 3201 (10/24) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/3/21) Show More
    “3201” – Don’t miss mischievous animals, including a squirrel that destroys outdoor patio furniture, a mask-stealing giraffe and a musical tribute to cats, as we celebrate the momentous 700th episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” SUNDAY, OCT. 24 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG)
  • ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Jason Alexander, Michael Mizanin and Cheryl Burke (10/24) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/26/21) Show More
    “Jason Alexander, Michael Mizanin and Cheryl Burke” – “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” returns with its star-studded spin on America’s Game®, SUNDAY, OCT. 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants to spin the world’s most famous Wheel and solve word puzzles for a chance to win up to $1 million. All of the money won by the celebrity contestants will go to a charity of their choice. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/26/21)
    This episode’s celebrity contestants include Jason Alexander (playing for Americares), Michael Mizanin (playing for Connor’s Cure at the V Foundation for Cancer Research) and Cheryl Burke (playing for PhilDev).
  • ABC Supermarket Sweep: You Should’ve Grabbed a Lot More Triscuits! (10/24) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/26/21) Show More
    “You Should’ve Grabbed a Lot More Triscuits!”– Two-time Emmy® nominee and comedienne Leslie Jones is back, with a stockpile of groceries and good times, to host season two of “Supermarket Sweep,” airing SUNDAY, OCT. 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC Queens: 1999 (10/24) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/19/21) Show More
    “1999” – Starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy, “Queens” follows a fractured girl group living in the shadows of their once prominent hip-hop dynasty. After their popularity skyrocketed with the success of their chart-topping single, “Nasty Girl,” they were once regarded as one of the greatest girl groups of their generation. Despite critical and commercial success, the group was plagued by internal conflict and jealousy. Estranged and out of touch, the four women, now in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had in the ‘90s when they were legends in the hip-hop world. “Queens” airs SUNDAY, OCT. 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, DLS) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/19/21)
    “1999” was written by Zahir McGhee and directed by Tim Story. Promo
  • ABC The Wonderful World of Disney: Toy Story OF TERROR! & Toy Story 4 (10/28)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/16/13) Show More
    Double, Double, Toys in Trouble ABC Conjures Up Two ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ Titles Just in Time for Halloween
    ‘Toy Story OF TERROR!’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ To Air Thursday, Oct. 28, Beginning at 8 p.m. on ABC
    ABC is bringing back “The Wonderful World of Disney” for a frighteningly fun night in October. The network will air a special presentation of Halloween favorite “Toy Story OF TERROR!” (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), followed by the broadcast premiere of “Toy Story 4” (8:30-10:30 p.m. EDT), THURSDAY, OCT. 28. Both films are also available to stream on Disney+.
    Presenting these iconic films on ABC is one of many ways The Walt Disney Company is bringing the magic of Disney into homes right now. At, fans and families can find more entertaining stories, videos and activities from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic that inspire imagination and discovery.
    “Toy Story OF TERROR!” – Thursday, Oct. 28 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)
    What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story OF TERROR!” (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/16/13) Promo
    “Toy Story 4” – Thursday, Oct. 28 (8:30-10:30 p.m. EDT)
    When Woody, Buzz and the gang join Bonnie on a road trip with her new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, the innocent little spork’s hilarious antics launch Woody on a wild quest filled with unexpected new character – and one long-lost friend! 
  • ABC The Wonder Years: Green Eyed Monster (10/28) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/29/21) Show More
    “Green Eyed Monster” – While Dean reckons with his first taste of heartbreak and betrayal, the adults in his life are overly empathetic and assume his grief is from mourning current events. Dean milks the special treatment and uses it to his advantage – and his family shows their support for him in their own unique ways; Kim invites him to join her at a local activist rally, while Bill and Dean bond during a fishing trip on “The Wonder Years,” airing THURSDAY, OCT. 28 (10:30-1100 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/29/21) Promo
  • CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Monday, October 25 Show More
    “Welcome to the Motorcycle”– Malcolm surprises Calvin and Tina when he brings home a new motorcycle, while Dave and Gemma aim to rev up their social life with a spontaneous trip to Las Vegas, on THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, Oct. 25 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 1/18/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Richard Brandon Manus
    DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski Promo
  • CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Monday, October 25 Show More
    “A Big African Bassoon” – When Gloria goes on vacation, Abishola takes charge of the nursing staff, but quickly falls short as the job requires “people skills.” Also, with Abishola extra busy at the hospital, the Wheelers try to cope with her temporary absence, on BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, Oct. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 4/12/21)
    STORY BY: Al Higgins, Gloria Bigelow and Dave Pilson
    TELEPLAY BY: Gina Yashere, Ibet Inyang and Marla DuMont
    DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy Miller Promo
    “1mm” – Following a tip about smuggled weapons, Bishop and Torres engage in a shootout in a former sheriff’s residence that’s now a historical site, only to find themselves locked in abandoned jail cells there, on NCIS, Monday, October 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 1/26/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Gina Lucita Monreal
    DIRECTED BY: Diana Valentine Promo
    “Boom” – Tennant and NCIS must take down a notorious team of international thieves using WWII explosives on armored trucks before they complete their final big job and disappear. Also, Kai searches for a new place to live; Lucy and Whistler have a standoff about their previous encounter; and Ernie’s mission in the field is more alarming than he expected, on NCIS: HAWAI`I, Monday, October 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. (OAD 9/27/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Jan Nash and Christopher Silber
    DIRECTED BY: Larry Teng Promo
    “Brother’s Keeper” – After a man is killed by an explosive package shipped to his home, the team attempts to capture the sender and intercept his latest deadly parcel. Also, Maggie tries to trust her younger sister, Erin (Adrienne Rose Bengtsson), is truly staying out of trouble as a new college student in NYC, on FBI, Tuesday, October 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 4/27/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Tom Szentgyorgyi
    DIRECTED BY: Alex Chapple Promo
  • CBS FBI: INTERNATIONAL – Tuesday, October 26 Show More
    “FBI” Star Alana De La Garza Guest Stars
    “Secrets as Weapons” – The team investigates when the hijacking of millions worth of cryptocurrency en route to a safety vault in Switzerland leaves an American transporter dead and another on the run, on FBI: INTERNATIONAL, Tuesday, Oct. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Alana De La Garza from FBI guest stars. (OAD 10/5/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Matt Olmstead
    DIRECTED BY: Deborah Kampmeier Promo
  • CBS FBI: MOST WANTED – Tuesday, October 26 Show More
    Miguel Gomez Joins the Cast as Special Agent Ivan Ortiz
    “Vanished” – The team welcomes a new member as they begin their hunt for a repeat offender and the child he kidnapped after murdering the boy’s single mother. Also, Jess tries to move past the awkward exchange he had with Sarah during their last encounter, on FBI: MOST WANTED, Tuesday, October 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Miguel Gomez joins the cast as Special Agent Ivan Ortiz. (OAD 3/9/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Elizabeth Rinehart
    DIRECTED BY: Rose Troche Promo
  • CBS S.W.A.T. – Friday, October 29 Show More
    “Local Heroes” – The team tries to track down a media-savvy crew of bank robbers who consider themselves a band of modern-day Robin Hoods, funneling stolen cash back into their struggling neighborhood, before the mission turns deadly. Also, Hondo and Deacon clash over how to deal with a group of cops’ racist views, on S.W.A.T., Friday, October 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 5/5/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Matthew T. Brown
    DIRECTED BY: Jann Turner Promo
  • CBS MAGNUM P.I. – Friday, October 29 Show More
    “The Big Payback” – When Higgins is abducted, Magnum discovers it’s retaliation related to one of his first cases on the Island, and he, Rick and TC must break out an ex-client from prison in order to save her, on MAGNUM P.I., Friday, October 29 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 2/19/21)
    WRITTEN BY: David Wolkove
    DIRECTED BY: Yangzom Brauen Promo
  • CBS BLUE BLOODS – Friday, October 29 Show More
    “Redemption” – Frank must decide whether the department can accommodate a request to remain in the field from Detective Allison Mulaney (Ali Stroker), a lauded cop who is wheelchair-bound after being wounded in the line of duty. Also, Erin is conflicted by the weight of her authority in the sentencing of a man guilty of vehicular homicide, Danny and Baez pursue a rideshare rapist and Jamie and Eddie team up to aid a fellow officer when his partner is shot on the job, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, October 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 1/8/21)
    WRITTEN BY: Ian Biederman
    DIRECTED BY: Alex Chapple Promo
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    WRITTEN BY: Gene Hong
    DIRECTED BY: Rubba Nada Promo
  • CBS BLUE BLOODS – Saturday, October 30 Show More
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    WRITTEN BY: Daniel Truly
    DIRECTED BY: John Behring Promo
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    MAGIC HEELS – Hosted by Dean Cain, “Masters of Illusion” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Trigg Watson, Naathan Phan, Paige Thompson, Shaun Jay and The Sacred Riana (#707). Original airdate 6/19/2020.
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Saturday, October 30 Show More
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    AUDIENCE PARTIPCATION – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Jonathan Mangum, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#908). Original airdate 3/12/2021.
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Saturday, October 30 Show More
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    THE POINTS DO NOT MATTER – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Jeff Davis, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#909). Original airdate 3/19/2021.
  • FOX THE SIMPSONS – Sunday, October 24 Show More
    “THE SIMPSONS” – (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1  Promo
    Film Critic Ben Mankiewicz Guest-Voices
    Don’t miss the annual terror-themed trilogy, including a frightening look at the 2020 election, parodies of Pixar and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and a ninth birthday Lisa just can’t get over in the Halloween-themed “Treehouse of Horror XXXI” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 24 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3117) (TV-14 D, L, V)
    Guest Voice Cast: Ben Mankiewicz as himself
  • FOX BOB’S BURGERS – Sunday, October 24 Show More
    “BOB’S BURGERS” – (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Louise’s plan to get revenge on Halloween for a candy transgression hits a snag when the Belcher kids meet a mysterious elderly woman at a hotel. Meanwhile, Linda and a very squeamish Bob donate blood at a vampire-themed blood mobile in the “Heartbreak Hotel-oween” Halloween-themed episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 24 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1004) (TV-14 L)
    Guest Voice Cast: Andy Daly as Manager; David Herman as Blood Bank Guy/ Blood Drop/Husband/ Guy Lookie-Loo; Lindsey Stoddart as Dolores/Blood Bank Lady/Wife; Melissa Galsky as Lady Lookie-Loo
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Interview with Zyra Gorecki

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Zyra Gorecki of "La Brea" on NBC

Interview with Zyra Gorecki of “La Brea” on NBC by Suzanne 10/18/21

This is a fun scifi show, and it’s always nice to interview the actors in this cast. I only had about 5 minutes with her, but she was able to answer all my questions within that time frame, so it worked out well. She’s not one of those that goes and on, which I really appreciated.

Suzanne:   How are you?

Zyra:   Good. How are you?

Suzanne:   I’m good. Not awake yet, really…

Zyra:   I don’t think any of us are really; it’s Monday.

Suzanne:   That’s right. So, I don’t have long, so I’ll get right to it. Your character, she carries a lot of guilt, because she didn’t fall into the sinkhole with her mother and brother. Then, later, she misses them and worries that about them. So, how did you convey that with your acting? What is your method?

Zyra:   I think because we filmed the first episode first, it was super nice, and remembering that feeling of watching them fall, because we did the stunts. I watched Natalie fall. I would bring that up and I would just think on that and ruminate, and that is a horrible feeling. Because, you know, you take responsibility for that, you had a grip on your mom and then, you know, even if she does pull your hand off of her, it’s a horrible feeling. I think you just have to think about that and really think about how you would feel about that.

Suzanne:   Okay, and are you still shooting in Australia? How do you like it there?

Zyra:   Nope. Now we finished about a month ago. Actually, I can’t believe it’s been a month already. It was fun though. It was fun shooting in Australia. It was locked down for the six months we were there. So, that was less fun, but Australia itself is really fun, and filming was absolutely fantastic.

Suzanne:   Oh, great. Had you been there before?

Zyra:   Nope. First time.

Suzanne:   Oh, that’s nice. Did you get to see kangaroos and things like that?

Zyra:   Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. We were all over the place. Kangaroo are like deer for us here. You know how you just like see deer all over everywhere? That’s how they are in Australia. Koalas are harder to find.

Suzanne:   Oh, really? Oh, okay. That’s neat. I want to go there one day.

Zyra:   You should.

Suzanne:   Yeah. Did you ever watch LOST, and do you think fans and the media should be comparing La Brea to LOST?

Zyra:   So, we were talking about this; a lot of the cast were talking about this, and it is definitely a comparable comparison, but I think Jack said this; he said that “La Brea, it fills the gaps that LOST had.” It makes sense. It doesn’t have things where you go, “Um, that doesn’t quite add up.” You know? I think it took LOST and went, “All right, I’m gonna learn from this. I’m going to do better.”

Suzanne:   Okay, well, I hope it has a different ending. [laughs]

Zyra:   Yeah.

Suzanne:   And is there anything else that you’d like to tell fans about the show, about your part in it?

Zyra:   Oh, it sounds so cliche, I know, but really, expect the unexpected, and everything nuts is happening all the time. [laughs] All the time.

Suzanne:   Yeah, that’s what’s great about the show. It always shocks you.

Zyra:   Oh, yeah, especially if you have a short attention span for TV shows, which I do. You don’t ever get bored. It’s great, because if you get bored with one character, you’re like, “Oh, there’re all of these other stories.”

Suzanne:   There’re a lot of characters

Zyra:   A lot of characters.

Suzanne:   All right, they’re telling me I have to go. So, thank you. I appreciate it.

Zyra:   Thank you so much.

Suzanne:   All right. Have a good day.

Zyra:   Thank you, you as well.

Here is the video of it.

Interview Transcribed by Jamie of

La Brea Interview for TCA 9/13/21


Zyra Gorecki

Izzy Harris, “La Brea”

Zyra Gorecki stars as Izzy Harris on the new NBC drama series “La Brea.”

Gorecki is one of the first below-the-knee amputee actresses with a series regular role in a major broadcast television series. Gorecki is involved with the non-profit organization Amputee Blade Runners that helps provide free running prosthetics for amputees.

In addition to her acting career, which includes guest-starring on “Chicago Fire,” Gorecki is an avid runner and skilled athlete who is passionate about living and promoting a sustainable lifestyle.

An epic adventure begins when a massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles, pulling hundreds of people and buildings into its depths. Those who fell in find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land, where they have no choice but to band together to survive. Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened. In the search for answers, one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of this inexplicable event to find a way back to each other.

The cast includes Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken, Jon Seda, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chiké Okonkwo, Karina Logue, Zyra Gorecki, Jack Martin, Veronica St. Clair, Rohan Mirchandaney, Lily Santiago, Josh McKenzie and Chloe De Los Santos.

Writer David Appelbaum executive produces with Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Ken Woodruff, Arika Lisanne Mittman and Adam Davidson.

“La Brea” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Keshet Studios.

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Interview with Elisabeth Röhm, Justina Machado and Skyler Samuels

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Elisabeth Röhm, Justina Machado and Skyler Samuels of "Switched Before Birth" on Lifetime

Interview with Elisabeth Röhm, Justina Machado and Skyler Samuels of “Switched Before Birth” on Lifetime by Suzanne 9/14/21

This was from Lifetime’s “Fall Press Panel” last month. It was great to speak with these amazing actresses and directors. I’m a huge fan of Elisabeth, not only from “One Life to Live,” but also from “Angel” and “Law and Order,” among many other movies and shows. She directed this movie rather than appearing in it. It’s her second time directing. She seems to really enjoy it. It’s a good movie, which Machado and Samuels star in, so make sure you check it out 10/23 on Lifetime.

MODERATOR:  Our next panel for today is “Switched Before Birth” starring Justina Machado and Skyler Samuels and directed by Elisabeth Rohm.  Hi, ladies.  Thank you all for being here.  Our first question is from Suzanne.

QUESTION: My question is for Elisabeth.  I remember you on “One Life to Live” by the way, so.  I’ve been watching you a long time.

ELISABETH ROHM:  That definitely dates me by a couple of decades.

QUESTION:  Aww… So how often does this sort of thing happen, the IVF switching thing that they show in the movie?

ELISABETH ROHM:  Well, you know, statistically speaking 15% of couples will struggle with getting pregnant naturally.  I was one of those and you know, look, it’s a not-regulated industry, federally regulated industry, so it’s hard to say percentage-wise what kind of mishap, how many times a mishap like this will happen, but you know it’s frequent enough that we really hope that this film makes you take a good, long hard look at the fertility industry.

QUESTION:  And as a follow up, do you prefer directing over acting or do you like both?

ELISABETH ROHM:  Well, if I get to act with women like this, I want to be acting.  No.  But directing, listen I feel really privileged that Lifetime has the Broader Focus program and Tanya Lopez created this opportunity for me to pivot in my life and career.  And I really love directing, especially when you get to direct a friend like Justina Machado who I starred opposite and just, you know, Skyler Samuels and all the actors in it.  So, I have a big place in my heart for directing right now.

QUESTION:  Thank you.

MODERATOR:  Thank you.  Our next question is from Jay Bobbin.

QUESTION:  Thank you.  Elisabeth, my question is for you, too.  You have taken some very big and emotional swings with your directing so far, “Girl in the Basement.”  I remember the last one of these you talked about how emotional it was to work with the actors on that.  For your second project, were you looking for something as emotional in a different way or would you have been satisfied with something like “Psycho Intern” which is also in the Lifetime can?

ELISABETH ROHM:  Well, to be honest I probably would have accepted any job from Lifetime.  I have a deep gratitude to the network and I’m excited about developing other projects with them.  Justina and I have some exciting things that we’re working on together.  But I felt very privileged to be given the opportunity to direct something about IVF because I really went through my own journey, and it was painful and difficult.  And these actresses really captured what is deeply personal to me and it’s like lightning in a bottle to watch these two act in this movie, so I was lucky I got a good second swing.

QUESTION:  As a follow up, knowing the subject as you did personally and also having gone through the prep for the first film, did you find it — I’m using the word “easier” hesitatingly, because I’m sure subject-wise it’s not necessarily easier.  Did you find it a smoother process this time around directing for the second time?

ELISABETH ROHM:  Maybe ignorance is bliss.  I think the first time was a little bit easier.  The second time you know all the things that are required in a different way.  But I think it was easier because I had actresses that were my friends playing the lead roles and I felt really supported by them to just thrive and succeed.  And it really does take a village.  And, you know, I have the utmost respect for these two.  So, I would say — I guess I would say it’s easier.  It’s just I knew the stakes were high.

QUESTION:  Thanks very much.

MODERATOR:  Thanks, Jay.  Our next question is from Jamie Steinberg.

QUESTION:  For Justina and Skyler, what kind of research did you do on this kind of surrogacy and the pain, both of — on both sides of the women’s viewpoints?

JUSTINA MACHADO:  I can’t see anybody.  I never know.  I guess I’ll go first.  You know, we all know people — we all know women.  I mean, I certainly know women who have struggled with fertility, who have had to go through these cycles to try to get pregnant and the ups and the downs and all of that that comes with wanting a family. You know, it’s a very, very human story which is why I was so attracted to it.  But also, I think the second part of your question was how our characters — was that the second part of your question?

QUESTION:  Yes, the pain that a woman on either side feels in this situation.

JUSTINA MACHADO:  Right.  And that’s what’s so beautiful about this movie because you really get those two points of views.  I mean, no one is wrong here.  No one is wrong in the movie.  You know, Olivia’s character is — this is what she feels, she carried this baby.  My character is like this is my egg.  So, no one is wrong, but we’re both so passionate, both those characters are passionate about their point of view.  I was all for Anna’s point of view. I truly believe that if that were to happen to me that would be my point of view. I want my baby. So the beauty of this is you get to see two very valid points of views.

SKYLER SAMUELS:  Yeah, I completely agree with what Justina said.  There is no right or wrong.  It is complicated and messy. I watched it. I still don’t know, and I pray to God I’m never put in a position where I would have to choose that.  But you know like Elisabeth was saying, IVF mishaps happen far too often.  It’s not regulated.  And the fact that anybody could be put in that position is unthinkable.  And as far as research for the role, interestingly enough, I have a couple of close girlfriends who throughout 2020 had been going through some real fertility struggles.  And in the pandemic of it all, you know, I think that was another tier of isolation.  You know, being in a pandemic is isolating.  Fertility struggles are isolating.  Put those together, and it’s a really, really challenging time. And you know getting to sort of be on that journey with them trying to be supportive and trying to understand how they feel both physically and emotionally and the fact that there are things that women who go through this process can’t explain to their husbands or their partners.  Like as much as they want them to know there’s something that’s happening in you that’s just so raw and confusing and complicated that it can be hard.  And there was a really beautiful thing which happened which was on our first day of filming.  I’m in my sort of funny pregnancy, you know, my fake pregnancy belly.  And I had sent a picture to my best friend being like, you know, look who’s got the belly.  And she sent me a picture with a positive pregnancy test.  So, my girlfriend who had been struggling all year and had gone through this process, I found out that she got pregnant the day we started this movie.  So that kind of felt like my good luck charm going into this.

QUESTION:  And then you had to start bawling and ruin the scene.

SKYLER SAMUELS:  Well, yes.  I do a lot of bawling. This is true.  Skyler cries a lot in this movie.  And while I’m, you know, not a mother myself, I hope one day.  I’m very familiar with what grief feels like and with loss.  And I think that that is universal to all of us.  So, though this movie is about motherhood, I think more than anything it’s about a sense of belonging and a sense of grief and how to sort of live with loss that you just — you can’t make sense of.  And I think that’s something that everybody can relate to.

MODERATOR:  Thank you.  Our next question is from Steve Gidlow.

QUESTION:  Hey, my question is for Justina and for Skyler.  I’m just wondering what it like is being directed by somebody who has acted as opposed to someone who’s just a technically trained director.  And how different is it again, on top of that having a friend direct you on the project?

JUSTINA MACHADO:  I always — I don’t necessarily think you have to be an actor to be a great director, you know.  But I do think that that’s a big plus.  And there’s just things that they understand, actors-turned-directors.  I feel like there’s an understanding with how to deal with different personalities on set — how to speak to people on set because they know how they like to be spoken to.  They know how they like to be dealt with.  And like the little kookiness that sometimes we as actors can have that they will understand and not think it’s a different kind of behavior.  That always helps because somebody has been there.  And then when you’re working with a friend, it’s just even more — you’re even more free and more vulnerable.  I felt I could be freer and not be judged by certain things that I thought or was thinking, or nothing was a dumb question, or nothing was something that that they didn’t have time for.  And Elisabeth and I are dear friends.  I mean, we met doing “Family Pictures” a couple years ago for Lifetime.  So just being able to work with somebody that I already have such a great rapport with, just made work a lot easier and fun as much as we had to cry.

ELISABETH ROHM:  I was going to say.

JUSTINA MACHADO:  And we got to feel like this.  It was fun.

ELISABETH ROHM:  No more crying.  You did it perfectly.  Now it’s done.

JUSTINA MACHADO:  So that was my experience.

SKYLER SAMUELS:  Yeah. I think there’s always a benefit having someone direct you who’s been in your shoes.  But I think there’s actors-turned-directors, actors who are friends and there’s Elisabeth Rohm.  Elisabeth is my biggest girl crush of all time.  She knows this.  I announce it wildly to the world.  I met her over Zoom last year and I got off the call and I said to my reps, “Yeah, so I want to grow up to be her, so let’s figure out how we can be best friends” because I absolutely adore this woman and what she’s done.  And how absolutely poised and creative and intelligent and thoughtful she is in everything that she does.  No question this was some of the hardest work I think I’ve done in my career to date.  This is the closest character I’ve played to myself which is a lot more challenging than I anticipated.  And I don’t think I could have done the work that I did without Elisabeth.  She gave me permission to take up space and be free in a way that no one has before, and it’s been a gift moving forward.  I don’t know that how I feel about my job and my abilities would be the same without Elisabeth.  She’s just — I don’t know she’s my acting guardian angel always.  She’s a magical person.

ELISABETH ROHM:  I love you guys.  I think I’m going to —

QUESTION:  Your turn to cry now.

SKYLER SAMUELS:  I can’t help but cry.

QUESTION:  Thank you so much.

ELISABETH ROHM:  And so really, it’s a love story between these two, you know?  That’s really — outside of it being like a film that’s also — Lifetime’s so good at making not just movies, but movements.  This is a movement in a sense, but it’s really a love story between friends.  So, the friendship between them is really felt and like they both said, navigating grief and finding each other through it all.  So thanks, thanks for that, you guys.

QUESTION:  Thank you so much.

MODERATOR:  Thanks, Steve.  Our next question is from Jamie Ruby.

QUESTION:  Hi, guys.  Thanks for talking to us.  Skyler, you started to say how like playing something more towards yourself was more difficult.  Can you kind of talk like expand on that?  What was it that you found difficult about bringing that?

SKYLER SAMUELS:  Yeah, I mean you know I’ve been very lucky that I’ve worked for many years and gotten to play many parts, you know, a lot of which have been you know sort of like supernatural or superhero and I’m kicking ass and doing all kinds of fun things.  And I’ve loved those parts.  They’re wonderful.  But I think there’s something that when you prepare as an actor to play a role that feels like you, when I read the script, there are things that Olivia Crawford says that I’m like, “Oh god, that’s like straight out of my mouth.”  Or just like the way that she moves through space, it felt like me.  And I think what was both challenging and liberating about that experience was that I had to work through my own grief in real time doing this movie.  That there is no barrier between sort of — the barrier between Olivia Crawford and Skyler Samuels was like paper thin.  And I’m not used to being that close to the character.  And I think that it made — everything emotional that happens in the movie is as real as can be.  I had to really be okay with bringing my own real-life grief and experience and struggles and triumphs and just sort of putting it all out there in a way that I haven’t had to do before.  And like I just said, I couldn’t have done that without the guidance, love and support of Elisabeth Rohm and Justina.  What a partner to just like let you do your thing because it’s challenging.  But it’s also really liberating to be able to do that.  It sort of sets a part of you free.  That’s the best way I can describe it.

QUESTION:  Thank you so much.

MODERATOR:  Thank you.  We have time for one more question and that’s going to be Jay Bobbin.

QUESTION:  Thank you.  Justina, this is for you.  You’ve been at this career a long time.  And sometimes it takes that one galvanizing thing like “One Day at a Time” where things really break open and opportunities like this come your way.  Is it safe to assume this is an especially sweet time for you now?

JUSTINA MACHADO:  You know, it’s so bizarre because it’s so not a sweet time in the world with everything that’s happening.  But it’s kind of been, you know, I’ve been okay.  And I’m grateful.  I’m grateful for that.  And you’re absolutely right, I’ve been at it a long time.  So, I’m grateful to still be here, still at it.  And “One Day at a Time” did open this whole new world to me, for me.  And it feels good.  It feels really good to be in a place where you’re not just the person behind the camera, that people really — I mean, in front of the camera.  People really want to know your opinion, you know.  It’s valued what you have to say.  It’s more of — it’s the most I’ve ever collaborated in my life in my career, this time in my career.  So, it’s been wonderful.  And these movies — this movie that we did, Elisabeth and Skyler and I, and then Elisabeth was talking about the fact that we’re also working on some other things — it’s been liberating, exciting.  And yes, I’m happy because I’m getting old — so I’m happy.

ELISABETH ROHM:  And everybody’s who loves you is dying for you to direct.  That’s what’s going to happen next.

JUSTINA MACHADO:  Exactly.  I want to move to that, too.  I want to direct.  I want to do all these things.  Yes, that’s how I feel so yes.  It feels very good, Jay.  Thank you, it feels good.

QUESTION:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.

MODERATOR:  A big thank you to all our panelists.  Ladies, we really appreciate you taking the time to be with us today.



SKYLER SAMUELS:  Thank you, guys.


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Switched Before Birth follows Olivia Crawford (Skyler Samuels) and her husband Brian (Bo Yokely), who after multiple miscarriages, numerous failed IVF trials and stretching themselves to the limit financially, finally receive the joyous news that she’s pregnant with twins.  While going through her latest round of IVF, Oliva meets and becomes fast friends with Anna Ramirez (Justina Machado), who is struggling to have a child after years of focusing on her successful restaurants.  When Anna becomes pregnant as well, the ladies celebrate and begin to prepare for their babies.  Olivia is also there for Anna when she suffers a devastating miscarriage and struggles to move forward while her marriage to restaurateur Gabe Ramirez (Yancey Arias) crumbles. When Olivia and Brian finally welcome their twins Olivia’s life feels complete, but the happy couple’s world is turned upside down when they discover that not only are the babies not twins, but one of the babies is also biologically Anna and Gabe’s that was implanted into Olivia by mistake.  Now pitted against each other, Olivia will do anything to keep the baby that she carried, while Anna will stop at nothing to bring her son home.

Switched Before Birth is produced by Big Dreams Entertainment and Swirl for Lifetime.  Leslie Greif, Laurie Pozmantier and Stacy Mandelberg serve as executive producers and Elisabeth Rohm directs a script from Kelly Fullerton. Eric Tomosunas also serves as executive producer and Alex Kerr and Ron Robinson serve as producers.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, October 22, 2021

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Mariah: Good morning. Look who’s awake.

Tessa: Oh! What year is it?

[ Both laugh ]

Mariah: Oh, you needed the rest. And thank you for my gift.

Tessa: I’m glad you liked it.

Mariah: I do. It’s very…very Italian, very cute, kitschy.

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Mariah: I love it.

Tessa: Mm. So, um… you barely spoke when I got home. I fell back asleep


Abby: Mm-hmm. Dominic is an angel. And he’s a pretty good sleeper, too.

Ashley: You were not. I remember when you were just born, I just wanted to take you out and show you off. But every time I left the house, you would just scream and scream.

Abby: Oh, no!

[ Both laugh ]

Ashley: It’s true. But I’d be around all these mothers that were bragging about how easy their babies were, and I would just want to punch them.

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Sharon: Noah! Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh!

Noah: Hi, mom.

Sharon: Oh, I’m so shocked! I thought you were in london.

Noah: Eh.

Nick: Well, noah asked me at the last minute if we could switch things up.

Noah: And dad was cool enough to say yes.

Nick: So, we stopped by his flat. He grabbed some of his stuff, and here we are.

Sharon: Well, that almost sounds like you’re planning to stay for a while.

Noah: Yeah, I just needed a break from the whole london scene. Yeah, I’ve been wanting to visit home for a while, anyway.

Sharon: Well, this is such a great surprise. You know what? I’m gonna take the whole day off so I can hear all about what’s going on with you.

Noah: That’d be great.

[ Laughs ]

Sharon: This is an amazing surprise.

Mariah: Oh, my gosh! Hey.

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Mariah: Good morning. Look who’s awake.

Tessa: Oh! What year is it?

[ Both laugh ]

Mariah: Oh, you needed the rest. And thank you for my gift.

Tessa: I’m glad you liked it.

Mariah: I do. It’s very…very italian, very cute, kitschy.

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Mariah: I love it.

Tessa: Mm. So, um… you barely spoke when I got home. I fell back asleep, so I…

Mariah: Yeah. We have a lot to talk about.

Ashley: I can’t believe what a big boy you are. You’re getting so big.

Abby: And look at his little eyelashes. Aren’t they perfect?

Ashley: And that sweet smile.

Abby: Mm-hmm. Dominic is an angel. And he’s a pretty good sleeper, too.

Ashley: You were not. I remember when you were just born, I just wanted to take you out and show you off. But every time I left the house, you would just scream and scream.

Abby: Oh, no!

[ Both laugh ]

Ashley: It’s true. But I’d be around all these mothers that were bragging about how easy their babies were, and I would just want to punch them.

Abby: [ Laughs ]

Ashley: You are a lucky baby. You got victor, who’s so smitten with you, and I know brad would be, too.

Abby: Mm.

Ashley: How are things going? Are you holding up okay?

Abby: I’m not gonna lie. The past few days have been rough, not just because I’m missing chance, but because he’s missing everything. I mean, all of the changes that dominic’s going through, it’s not fair to chance, and it’s not fair to me, and it is certainly not fair to our son.

Victoria: Well, I think that’s it for the merger.

Ashland: We’ve got through the whole list?

Victoria: Yes, legal, finance. I think that’s everything. Next, we have…

Ashland: P.R. And media, which interviews to grant.

Victoria: And which ones to avoid, or, at least, postpone. I got some notes from debra so that we can prioritize.

Ashland: Are we handling them together, or divide and conquer?

Victoria: That depends on the outlet and which writers they assign.

Ashland: You know, after all my years in business, I am still so surprised at how quickly things can pile up when one decides to do something crazy.

Victoria: You mean like get married? Are you having any regrets about that?

Ashland: Absolutely not… although I certainly have given you some reasons.

Lily: I swear, flying wears me out.

Billy: I know what you mean.

Lily: No, you don’T. Look at you. You’re wired. Are you upset that you deleted the video gaines sent, about ashland building his empire with stolen money? You did delete it, right?

Billy: Lily, you saw me do it.

Lily: Okay, I’m just checking.

Billy: No, I have accepted the fact that that’s victoria wants. I won’t be the one to reveal to the world who her new husband really is.

Lily: But…

Billy: But I am surprised that gaines didn’t, after he said he was going to, and it makes me wonder why.

Lily: Well, I mean, your guess is as good as mine.

Billy: You know what? Right now, it doesn’t even matter. Victor and adam are our real threat, and that is what we need to be focused on right now.

Lily: I mean, I will say i did find it kind of odd when you told me how blatant victor was by getting in your face.

Billy: Why? What do you mean by that?

Lily: Well, I’m just wondering if maybe he did it to unnerve you. And clearly it’s worked. – Oh…oh. – What’s going on?

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Abby: I can’t even send chance a message — no photos, no videos. I don’t know if he’s in the states. I mean, he could be on another continent for all I know. It’s maddening.

Ashley: Honey, he would be here if he could be. And I’m sure that he’s just as tired of this as you are and misses you just as much.

Abby: Everyone close to me is trying to stay positive. They think that’s gonna make me feel better. And I am trying to look for the silver lining. But, mom, it keeps getting harder and harder. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful.

Ashley: You don’T. You sound frustrated and upset.

Abby: This assignment has gone on much longer than anyone anticipated, with no news, no end in sight. I don’t even know what this mission entails or how much danger my husband is in. And I’m his wife.

Ashley: I hope you know that there are so many people that would drop everything in a moment’s notice if you ever needed them — father, me, jack, traci, tessa and devon and mariah. By the way, how’s mariah doing? Is she feeling any stronger?

Abby: She stopped by earlier. She seemed to be doing better, much more in control.

Ashley: That’s good — a little progress.

Abby: When she moved out, i was really worried about her. But I think she did the right thing. She got some distance, and she took some time to process everything that she’s been through.

Ashley: Were you nervous at all about her being around the baby, after she broke down after the christening?

Abby: Yes, at first, not out of fear for dominic’s sake but more out of concern for mariah and how she would handle things emotionally.

Mariah: So much has changed since you left for italy. And I have done a lot of soul-searching.

Tessa: I’m listening.

Mariah: I see now how unfair it was to make these unilateral decisions about our future, that it would put a strain on our relationship. Springing the idea of having a baby right away, expecting you to get pregnant, when we’ve barely even discussed the possibility of having a kid one day. I-I just don’t know what I was thinking.

Tessa: I mean, you were traumatized and confused. You were dealing with a lot of emotional pain in the best way that you knew how.

Mariah: Thanks, but… that’s really no excuse. It was selfish and totally misguided, and I feel awful about it.

Tessa: Well, I really wish you wouldn’T.

Mariah: Well, I do. So, I am so, so incredibly sorry. Nothing matters more than what we’ve built.

Tessa: That’s how I feel, too. When you asked me to cancel my trip so that I could stay with you —

Mariah: [ Chuckles ] Don’t remind me — another thing that I’m cringing about.

Tessa: No, don’T. You know, honestly, I probably should have bowed out.

Mariah: No! No, absolutely not, tessa.

Tessa: You have been through so much. You were struggling. You weren’t ready for an event like that. And you needed me. Frankly, I spent most of my time in tuscany just worried about how I had handled things. I was worried that I had ruined the best thing that I had ever had. I was worried that I pushed you away and that when I came back, you were gonna tell me that we were better off apart.

Mariah: I would never do that.

Billy: I think you’re right. This isn’t victor’s regular M.O. He doesn’t show his hand like this. He’s all about the icy stare, leaving your imagination to make the worst of it.

Lily: Yeah, I mean, the few times that we’ve clashed, that’s been my experience.

Billy: It reminds me of a moment that I had with adam at the newman media launch. He looked me in the eye and said, “if or when newman media comes after chanccomm, you will never see it coming.”

Lily: Yeah, that sounds more like it.

Billy: Which makes it even more peculiar that in tuscany, i overheard victor telling adam to devise a strategy. Victor wants us to know that he’s coming.

Lily: Well, maybe he wants to warn us so that we can prepare and make it a fair fight.

Billy: Why would he do that?

Lily: I don’t know. I mean, you’re the victor-whisperer.

Billy: I think you’re right. Maybe he wants to get inside my head, throw us off our game, hoping we make a mistake, and it leaves us vulnerable.

Lily: Or maybe he wants us to be so focused on an attack against the company as a way to distract us. Still fresh

Victoria: I have zero regrets — none. And you know what? I don’t think I could love you more if I tried. I am extremely happy that you’re my husband and my business partner. Have I made myself clear?

Ashland: Crystal.

Victoria: Good. And I don’t want to hear the names bobby defranco or camilla rhodes or jesse gaines ever again. That’s in the past, and all i care about is our future.

[ Sighs ] And all I want you to do is focus on fighting this cancer. That’s it.

Ashland: You will be amazed at how much I’ll handle for you.

Nick: I haven’t been to the palazzo since I was in boarding school.

Noah: That long ago? WoW.

[ All laugh ]

Sharon: Has it changed much?

Nick: Uh, you know, they’ve updated some things. The grounds are certainly a lot more lush. The trees have really grown.

Noah: Yeah, the house isn’t too shabby, either.

Sharon: Wow! How many rooms does it have?

Noah: I think you can get lost if you’re not paying attention. They got this beautiful outdoor terrace, which is heated. So, it’s perfect for fall nights. And the view? The view, it won’t quit. It was probably my favorite part of the whole place.

Sharon: Well, it sounds very elegant and romantic. I’m sure you had a nice time experiencing it all with phyllis.

Nick: Yeah, it was cool.

Sharon: I saw some drama online about victoria’s wedding dress?

Noah: You know it wouldn’t be a newman wedding without a little bit of drama, right?

Nick: Get this. Victoria wore a dress that was designed by sally spectra.

Sharon: What? You are kidding me.

Nick: Not kidding.

Sharon: That really surprises me.

Nick: It surprised us all.

Sharon: Well, anyway, I saw some beautiful photos of victoria. She looked radiant and very much in love.

Nick: She definitely did.

Sharon: So, tell me about you. What’s going on with your life? Is there some reason why you wouldn’t want to go back to london?

Noah: Well, what would give you that idea?

Sharon: You may be living an ocean away, but you’re still my son, and I know you. This sudden decision to leave london wasn’t really so sudden, was it?

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Nick: I mean, now that you mention it, you talked very little about yourself in tuscany.

Noah: I was just trying to be a good son who was concerned about his dad.

Nick: Yeah, I get it, but i don’t want you to feel like you can’t tell us what’s going on with you.

Sharon: Yeah, I’m so glad you came to visit. And I don’t want to overstep, but I hope you feel like you can talk to us still about whatever.

Noah: Well, lately I’ve been thinking about where I’m at in life, taking stock, and I just don’t want to get stuck in a rut in london. And it’s starting to feel like that might be happening. So…

Sharon: Really? Because the way you’ve always talked about it, it sounded so exciting and fulfilling. You talked about your friends and other artists and how much attention your work was getting.

Noah: Well, what can I say, mom? Every once in a while, it’s time for a change.

Mariah: It has been torture being away from you.

Tessa: Ugh! For me, too.

Mariah: I am so sorry that my idea of having a baby right away scared you. I know it must have seemed very, very impulsive. It was impulsive. And it must have seemed like i was trying to manufacture this perfect life so that I wouldn’t have to deal with what I was going through. But I realize that that is exactly what I need to be doing. Being abducted while pregnant and all of the things that I’ve been burying inside since this happened, it’S… it’s affected me in ways I’M… I’m just beginning to deal with.

Tessa: Hey, don’t be too hard on yourself. It takes a lot of time to process something so traumatic.

Mariah: Right. And I know that I have to manage these maternal feelings towards dominic, but I’m working on it. You know? I mean, I get through it. I went to see the baby earlier.

Tessa: You did?

Mariah: Yeah, that’s where — that’s where I was when you got back.

Tessa: How’d it go?

Mariah: It’s still challenging. But after I left, I felt better, and abby and I had a great conversation. And it made me realize that cutting all ties is not the way to go about this. It really just makes me miss that baby more. So, I’m going with our original plan. You know, I’m gonna be as much a part of the baby’s life as abby will let me. And if anything gets too overwhelming, I know you’ll be by my side.

Tessa: Always. Everything you are saying is so smart and strong. And I feel like I’m falling in love with you all over again.

Abby: Don’t you listen to all those stories grandma’s telling you about mommy being a cranky baby.

Ashley: [ Laughs ] Are you kidding? It was so worth it. Look at you.

Abby: Mm.

Ashley: I’m so proud.

Abby: Isn’t she sweet? Shh-shh! Oh, my baby boy.

[ Telephone ringing ] Excuse me. It’s christine. Christine, hi. What’s up? Oh, my god! Yeah, yeah, that’s great. No, I’m home. I’ll hang around here. Yeah, I’ll see you soon.

Ashley: What’d she say?

Abby: She has news about chance.

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Mariah: I can honestly stay like this forever.

Tessa: Yeah. I mean, we’ll definitely need stamina, which will require, you know, sustenance.

Mariah: Oh, my god, tessa, you haven’t eaten. You must be starving! Why didn’t you say anything?

Tessa: I mean, I’m willing to try and live on love a little longer.

Mariah: You know we can have both, right?

Tessa: You know what I’m totally craving?

Mariah: Tell me.

Tessa: A big, messy, ropa vieja sandwich from society.

Mariah: Your wish is my command. I will call and pick it up.

Tessa: No. You know what? Let’s go out. Let’s celebrate this, us.

Abby: We’re gonna get some news about daddy. Can you believe it? I can hardly wait. Why do you think christine wants to tell me the news in person?

Ashley: I’m not sure. Could be a lot of reasons.

Abby: Yeah, like, maybe she knows when he is gonna be home, or maybe he sent us a message. And wouldn’t that be wonderful?

Ashley: Yeah. Honey, I-I just don’t want you to get your hopes up. Maybe she — maybe she’s gonna tell you that his assignment’s been extended. I don’t know.

Abby: I am only thinking positive thoughts.

Ashley: Okay. Me too. I-I just don’t want you to be disappointed if, you know, if the news isn’t what you want to hear, honey.

Abby: We’re only thinking positive thoughts. Right, dominic?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah.

[ Chuckles ]

Victoria: Okay, thank you. What are you looking at so intently over here? Social media. Really?

Ashland: Yeah, I’m on the lookout for any internet leaks about my criminal past in case gaines made good on his threat to expose me before victor could handle the situation.

Victoria: Oh.

Ashland: Darling, I know this is the last thing you want to think about, but I can’t let my guard down. Gaines could still be a wild card.

Victoria: My father told me that he had taken care of things.

Ashland: I know, and I trust victor, but he thought he handled the guy once before, only to have him turn up in tuscany with billy.

Victoria: I should have had my parents bring the kids. It would have saved us so much grief.

Ashland: Hey. You are not to blame for any bit of this, not for one second. Jesse gaines has a score to settle. He thinks that I’m responsible for the utter failure that his life has become.

Victoria: Well, he made a big mistake showing up to the wedding, thinking that he was going to make some big public scene, knowing that my father would be there.

Ashland: Well, I believe we’ve established that he doesn’t always think through the ramifications of his actions.

Victoria: Now that dad has teamed up with adam, look out. Well, they’ve assured us that they’ve neutralized the threat, and I believe that they’ve handled the situation.

Lily: I mean, I think victor would love to mess with us, mostly to hurt you. But I don’t think that’s his only goal — or adam’S. I don’t think it’s even his main objective. Maybe it’s just part of his strategy, you know, to misdirect us, because if we’re so focused on protecting ourselves against an attack, then we won’t look too closely at something else.

Billy: Like gaines disappearing off the face of the earth.

Lily: Do you think victor convinced gaines to leave ashland alone?

Billy: Hell, no. But I do think you’re on to something. There’s more going on. Everyone remembers the moment they heard,

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Billy: Gaines told me he hated ashland from way, way back, when he showed up as a young, enthusiastic kid.

Lily: What else did he tell you?

Billy: He told me everything, every detail from the beginning. Now, granted, this came from jesse’s sad point of view. He talked about how he showed up and made a name for himself at camilla rhodes’ company and also caught the eye of her attorney.

Lily: Gaines sr.

Billy: Yes. Ashland was showered with love and affection, almost made it feel like he was senior’s son, not jesse, who ended up feeling like a disappointment. Jesse showed up in tuscany with a lifetime of anger and bitterness at the man that he claims stole his father’s heart from him. He knew it was a risk, but yet he was that determined to expose ashland for the fraud that he really was.

Lily: Well, I guess he cared about his grudge more than anything else.

Billy: Jesse said he was gonna release that video if we didn’T. And I believed him, and yet there’s nothing out there.

Lily: Maybe he changed his mind.

Billy: I don’t think so. I think he was stopped from doing it.

Lily: Well, there’s a lot of ways that victor could have accomplished that, with his resources.

Billy: Victor and I both paid him a whole lot of money to keep him quiet. And, like you said, it’s always been more than money to him.

Lily: Wait. Are you suggesting that maybe victor made gaines disappear? I mean, that’s not really his style.

Billy: No, maybe not. But I definitely wouldn’t put it past adam.

Noah: So, tell me about faith. How are things going over at walnut grove? I know she had a hard time last spring on account of those mean girls. Things gotten any better or…

Sharon: I’m sure she’d be happy to tell you when you see her, but so far she’s having a stellar year.

Nick: I think what your mom’s trying to say is you can’t sidestep our questions forever, bud.

Noah: Am I really doing that, though?

Sharon: Yeah, every time we ask you a personal question, you deflect, and then you change the subject.

Nick: Just like you did over in italy. I mean, at least with me.

Sharon: You are incredibly charming in your way that you deflect, but… okay, I’ll give you some style points for that.

Nick: At some point, you’re gonna have to give us something. Yeah, you got to tell us why you felt this urge to take this break from this life you built over in the U.K.

Noah: Oh, wow! Would you look who’s here? You guys mind if I go say hi? Alright, cool.

Mariah: Noah! Oh, my god!

Noah: Surprise!

Mariah: Oh, my god! What — it’s so great to see you!

Noah: You too.

Tessa: Oh, my gosh, what are you doing here? You didn’t mention you were coming to town.

Noah: Yeah, it was a last-minute decision after the time we spent in tuscany. I got to tell you about your girlfriend.

Sharon: So…what did noah mean when he said he was worried about you in italy? What? You too? What is with all of this secrecy?

Nick: I wasn’t exactly an invited guest to the wedding.

Sharon: Why not?

Nick: I found some things out about ashland that were concerning. Dad and billy were running their own investigation, so I started doing some digging, too, and victoria found out about it. And she was mad as hell. I mean, she still is.

Sharon: Well, did you find anything real, or was it just innuendo and rumor?

Nick: Details aren’t important. What matters is that it didn’t change her mind about marrying ashland. But it did change things for me and victoria.

Sharon: She must know that you were coming from a place of love and concern.

Nick: I mean, I was. It’s why I went over there, to make amends and to show some support for my sister. But she made it very clear that she was simply tolerating my presence at the wedding. I mean, she felt really betrayed.

Sharon: That must have hurt.

Nick: It did. I mean, it still does. I just have to hope that she will someday forgive me. But you know what? I don’t want to talk about that. I’d really like to talk about our boy.

Sharon: Alright.

Nick: You’ve always had a great read on him. What’s your take with this?

Sharon: I think there’s more to noah’s visit from london than just needing a change of scenery.

Nick: Agreed.

Sharon: You know, you’ve had many conversations about what it’s like to live in other parts of the world, and every time we’ve talked about this, he said how fulfilling london is and how he feels like he’s come into his own. He talks about the energy and how much he loves the people there. But now? It seems like he’s ready to leave that all behind, and something must have happened to make him feel that way.

Abby: Say cheese for daddy! Hi!

[ Laughs ]

Ashley: Make sure you send me those, too.

Abby: Try and stop me. Can you believe it? Pretty soon, I might be able to share these pictures with chance in person.

[ Doorbell rings ]

[ Sighs ] Christine. Hi. Come in. I’m so excited to hear the news.

Christine: Oh, why don’t we go in and sit down? What can I du with less asthma?

Noah: Now, I really wish you could have seen tessa sing at victoria’s wedding. She has really, really grown as an artist. We were all blown away.

Tessa: I mean, being accompanied by the great leslie brooks might have helped.

Mariah: Actually, I did get to see tessa’s performance because somebody posted it online.

Noah: Yeah, I wish you could have been there to see it live.

Mariah: So, how long are you in town for?

Noah: Not really sure, but i doubt I’ll be going back to london anytime soon.

Mariah: Wait a second. I thought you loved it there. What went wrong?

Noah: [ Laughs ] Nothing went wrong. It was a career choice, going to the center of the hipster and artist universe, but it’s not really who I am. I never will be. Genoa city’s my home, and I’ve missed my family… and my friends.

Tessa: We’ve missed you, too.

Noah: Anyways…how you doing? Tessa and mom, they told me about what happened. So, I can’t imagine how terrifying it must have been, trapped in that small room, especially now, how difficult it must be with the baby around.

Mariah: [ Sighing ] Oh, yeah. Um…it’s been tough, you know, but I have a great support system.

Noah: You seem happy, solid.

Tessa: We are.

Noah: You know, that doesn’t just happen. It’s one thing to find love. It’s another to hold onto it. Anyway, I should probably get back to my folks, but it’s been great catching up.

Mariah: Yeah, of course. I’ll see you soon, okay?

Noah: Okay. There has got to be a story there.

Tessa: Yeah. Well, I’m just glad that the three of us are in a good place now and that we’ve been able to let go of the past and move on.

Sharon: Mariah seems to be doing better.

Noah: Yeah, she seems to be okay at the moment.

Sharon: I’m glad.

Nick: So, your mother and i have been talking, and I filled her in on what went down with victoria in tuscany.

Noah: Yeah, I tried to play mediator.

Sharon: How’d that go?

Noah: Not too well, honestly. Yeah, it was pretty tense. I kind of hated it. And now that we’re back, though, is there anything I could do to help break the impasse?

Nick: Don’t worry about it. I got it covered.

Noah: Well, the offer stands if you need the help.

Nick: Alright. Right now let’s talk about you and your plans and if there’s anything your mom and I can do to help.

Noah: I’ll figure it out, unless, of course, you guys don’t want me to stay or something like that. I can just skip town.

Sharon: Oh! You’re staying.

Noah: [ Laughs ]

Nick: Eh…

Noah: Eh.

[ Laughs ]

Christine: So, I, um, I don’t know how to say this except to just be straightforward and honest. There are reports coming in from the city where chance has been working undercover.

Abby: Where is he?

Christine: I can’t say, only that he was recently transferred for the final portion of his assignment. And things just progressed quickly, and then the location of his mission was hit by a bomb in the middle of the night. The building was leveled. The state department has put out a statement fearing that there are no survivors.

Ashley: This still sounds a little vague. Do you have any more information?

Christine: I don’T. I just wanted to tell you everything I learned right away.

Abby: Um…that’s got to be a mistake. Feeling stressed in your skin?

Billy: If jesse had gone through with what he said he was gonna do, it would have been more than just public embarrassment for ashland. It would have affected the merger between locke and newman. And it also would have affected newman media.

Lily: Meaning victor and adam.

Billy: I was so focused making sure that victoria knew the truth, I lost sight of the fact of the hit that ashland would take to his bottom line if this came out.

Lily: So, even though it wasn’t about the money for gaines, it was for them.

Billy: And you know adam, the lengths he’ll go to prove himself to his father. He’ll do the dirty work. I think you’re right. Maybe that’s why victor came after us with so much bluster. He wanted to distract us from looking into how gaines disappeared and how far adam will go to do what ashland

needed him to do but, more importantly, what his father

wants him to do.

Lily: I mean…if adam did something to hurt gaines to keep him quiet…

Billy: If we get justice for gaines, and we stop newman media in their tracks, we become the threat. We become the ones to crush the competition.

Ashland: You sound confident.

Victoria: Because I am.

Ashland: Well, I sincerely hope that victor can stop gaines from putting his plan into motion. I-I want to believe that.

Victoria: And you can! But enough about all that. You know what I want to do? I want to discuss our honeymoon.

Ashland: Seriously? We just got back to a mountain of work.

Victoria: I know! So, we’ll handle all that, and then we’ll go away.

Ashland: You know, I love the way that you are forcing me to keep my priorities straight. Pick the most romantic spot on the planet, and I’ll make it happen.

Victoria: Actually, I’ve handled it already. You are never in a million years gonna guess what my honeymoon surprise is for you.

Ashland: Hmm.

[ Both laugh ]

Tessa: Mm.

Mariah: So, how did you like your sandwich?

Tessa: Oh, I did not realize how hungry I was!

[ Both laugh ]

Mariah: Um…can I ask you a favor?

Tessa: Yeah, sure. What is it?

Mariah: That teddy bear that you got me from tuscany? Do you mind if I give it to dominic?

Tessa: You know, I had a feeling you were gonna ask that, and that’s part of the reason i got him.

Mariah: Should we go do that now?

Tessa: Well, I thought you saw the baby today and said it wasn’t very easy for you.

Mariah: Well, I mean, it wasn’t, but it was a lot better than it has been. Look. I was being honest with you before, and I’m being honest with you now. This isn’t coming from anywhere obsessive. I just think that the baby would really like that teddy bear. And he was sleeping most of the time that I saw him earlier. So, it wasn’t much of a visit.

Tessa: Well, then, what are we waiting for?

Mariah: Yeah?

Tessa: Yeah.

Mariah: Okay.

Christine: I’ve called my other contacts trying to get verification.

Ashley: So, you haven’t gotten it yet.

Christine: No.

Ashley: When are you gonna hear something?

Christine: I…don’t know. And even if the reports of the explosion are accurate, that doesn’t mean that chance was in the building at the time of the attack.

Abby: He wasn’T. He couldn’t have been. He wasn’T. He just… I would know. I would feel it. I would. It’s not possible.

Next week on

“the young and the restless”…

Michael: I’d like you to testify against your grandfather.

Ashland: Did I hear correctly? Are you planning to go after chanccomm?

Billy: If you want the opportunity to get justice for this gaines guy and rid us all of adam, this is your opportunity.

Christine: So, I just got off the phone with one of my contacts at the bureau. He had some intel on the bombing.

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That’s why I said, mi but we’ve settled everything regarding avery, right? At least for now, so what business do we have? No, we’re on the same page when it comes to our daughter. Okay, what then? I have a proposition for you. I appreciate your family’s support of my campaign. Yeah, I-I think you have done a terrific job as the D.A. Of llantano county. Yeah. I mean, y-you’ve proven to be relentless in your pursuit of justice, and I think the right high-profile case can catapult you into the state attorney general’s office. It’s an unusual case — the kind that generates headlines and defines careers. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s in motion. Okay. Morning, kevin. Did you happen, uh, to see ava on the way in? No, I did not, but I did talk to your mother about spencer’s hearing. And? She on her way home? Uh, no. Unfortunately, she can’t get away just yet, but she was very clear about how she feels what should happen today. We’re about to get started. I-I need to know, what’s your plea?

[ Inhales deeply ] Come on, spence, we’ve been over this. I want to make sure that I’m dealing with the right information here. If I plead guilty or no contest, the judge will ask me if anyone is forcing me to make that plea, correct? Strictly pro-forma — they just want to make sure that you understand the situation. Look, I’m sorry, I have dozens of other cases to handle today, so what’s your plea? Hold on, spencer, uh, before you answer that, are you sure that someone isn’t pressuring you into doing the wrong thing?

[ Door opens ] So, we meet again. I have nothing to say to you. I’ll go you one better than that — I’m sick of being lied to. So everything that comes out of your mouth better be gospel.

[ Gasps ] Ooh. Or else? Or else victor cassadine’s gonna be put to rest in an unmarked grave, and I’m gonna do it personally. Oh, hi, doctor. He looks better, doesn’t he, than he did a few hours ago? Bit more color in his face.

[ Monitors beeping ] Can you give me any good news? I wish I could. The island isn’t that big. Peter couldn’t have gone far. Yeah, especially with two hostages. And no sign of drew or obrecht. What are we supposed to tell everyone back in port charles who’s waiting for news?

Thank you for telling us where to meet you. Um, yeah, you were right about this place — it is really isolated. Dante: Mm-hmm. When we got on the plane last night, anna still didn’t know where my mother was. Any word? No, I’m afraid not. We were with the local police most of the night, trying to figure out a trail where peter might have gone, and we got nothing. We did see the cell where your mother was being held. There was a syringe in the cell. It was empty. Had traces of flunitrazepam. Well, that’s a sedative. It results in muscle weakness, lethargy, confusion. Basically, there’s a chance my mother was roofied. And that’s the best possible news you can get. I’ll cooperate, but first, I need to know how valentin is. He’s alive. That’s the last I heard. And liesl? What news of her? Come on. Don’t snow me. I mean, you don’t care about anyone except yourself, we all know that. I mean, this love of the common man, where did that come from? When it was nipping at your butt as you were running towards the hills? I will say, you have been a busy boy. I mean, you’ve got more done in death than the average person achieves in a lifetime — sanctuary for peter august, uh, unlawful detainment — drew cain, liesl obrecht, and that poor little nurse who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. And last but not least, the abduction of valentin cassadine. And all of this after you blew up crichton-clark. I mean, vickee, come on. Explain yourself. Wow. When you lay it all out like that, I have to say, I’m very impressed. How on earth did I manage to do all that? What do you mean, you can’t give me any good news? He has two young daughters waiting for him back in the states. The surgery didn’t go as well as we hoped. The bullet fragmented and we weren’t able to remove all the debris. But I-I’ve heard of bullet fragments being left in the body before, and it’s fine as long as they don’t migrate or impinge on a nerve or — yeah, I’m sorry. My daughter’s a doctor. I guess you’re concerned about infection. I recommend mr. Cassadine to undergo exploratory surgery at a hospital in the U.S. Our facilities just aren’t equipped to handle a surgery that delicate. Okay, thank you.

[ Monitors beeping ] Well… you may have been born here in greece, but I’m damned if I’m gonna let you die here. Michael, I-I’m sorry. I hope I’m not interrupting. Oh, hey, uh, willow. I didn’t expect you back so soon. I just must have lost track of time. Um, this is richard sheridan, the D.A. Of llantano county. Uh, D.A. Sheridan, this is my son’s mother, willow tate. Llantano county in… pennsylvania? That’s right. Well, what brings you all this way? I’m gearing up to run for state attorney general. Michael has taken an interest in my platform. We share similar values. And what would those be? You know, actually, uh… I know the D.A. Is anxious to get back to llanview. Thank you so much for coming out all this way. Appreciate it. Nice to meet you, ms. Tate. Goodbye, michael. Bye. Which of your values would make a politician drive to the next state? Well, that is quite an interesting proposition. And if the price is right…

[ Cellphone ringing ] Uh, be right back. Mm-hmm.

[ Ringing continues ] Ava! Ava! Hmm? What was that all about? Don’t worry. I didn’t tell sonny that I know about your romance with “mike.” Turns out, he was very receptive to me spending more time with avery and I didn’t have to use any more persuasive tactics. Thank you. I appreciate that. And, to return the favor, you have a problem and I’d love to offer you a solution. My father decided to raise the stakes. What does that mean? He put ava in control of my trust fund. If I accept their marriage and agree to live by their rules, then ava and my father will make the charges “go away.” But ava is still in control of all of my money. Look, ava’s not my favorite person, either, and I would hate having to live by her rules and knowing that she had control over my money. But here’s the thing, spencer — I didn’t stalk her and I’m not facing criminal charges. So if giving in to your dad and ava is what it takes for them to help you, then that’s what you should do. Right. Yeah, that’s what — that’s what esme was saying. Hmm. Well, it looks like for once, we’re all in agreement. And if you tell me my mother is too busy to attend this morning’s arraignment, I’m disappointed, but I can understand, but she’s honestly too busy to even call me? I can’t speak to your mother’s exact schedule, but we did talk about spencer’s behavior and yours. My behavior? This is about spencer stalking ava. Laura doesn’t condone what spencer did or what drove him to that point. Bailiff: Everyone, please take your seats. Shall we?

I’m sure you realize what a stubborn streak spence has. I sure hope our opinions helped to convince him to make the right choice. You don’t think that you, as his girlfriend, carry more weight? Oh, you’re giving me too much credit. You and cam have known spence since you were kids. You’ve known him much longer than I have, and spence is very much his own person. Talk about someone who likes to go his own way. Hmm. Bailiff: All rise. You want to buy charlie’s? Well, haven’t you been trying to sell it for a little bit? Well, yes, when I was leaving town because of the stalker, yeah. Ava, I have a great use for it. It’s, like, a win-win. Well, but my — my situation has changed. Oh, do you want to hang on to charlie’s for sentimental reasons because it belonged to your brother? N-no, no, it’s not that. Sonny: Ava. Hmm? Can we finish? ‘Cause I don’t — I don’t have all day. Okay. Uh… well, w-what’s that they say about great minds thinking alike? I don’t — what does that mean?

[ Chuckles ] Well, you know, we have to pause our negotiations. Oh, so now you’re gonna keep charlie’s? No, no, no, no. It’s still for sale. It’s just another buyer is showing interest. And I say, let the deepest pockets win. And it’s always a good idea to have people in office owe you favors. And if it was a D.A. From new york state, I wouldn’t question anything. But llantano county is in pennsylvania, so what does that have to do with elq? Nothing, nothing. It’s — it’s purely personal. I’m acting in a family member’s best interest. Michael, stop being so vague. Who are you talking about? Look, sheridan is looking for a high-profile case, and I just handed him one. I suggested that he prosecute nina reeves for fraud and identity theft. You think this is some kind of a joke, don’t you? I mean, you’re facing charges of false imprisonment, criminal conspiracy, bribery, and not to mention the rising body count. What is it you want from me, robert? Peter august. I want to know where he is and when you worked with him. I’m not working with peter. Oh, come on. You found him a place to hide, didn’t you? Yes. And I gave him money and transportation, but not out of my choice. I was forced to do peter’s bidding. Really? And what kind of leverage did he have to get that?

[ Sighs ] Look, I’ve answered one of your questions as a sign of good faith. Now it’s time to begin negotiations. So why is it a good idea that my mother was drugged? It probably means peter’s keeping her alive. Right. Yeah, because why go to the trouble of drugging someone when you can just easily kill them? That’s not exactly a beacon of hope, but I guess it’s better than nothing.

[ Sighs ] Jason, can I talk to you in private for a minute? Sure. So, um… I have some news. It’s about drew. Yeah, anna already called. She said that drew had been shot two or three times before falling over the bridge into the ocean, and his body hasn’t been recovered. Yeah. The wsb is searching, but they’re pretty certain that they’re not gonna find drew alive.

Ava, you’re saying that sonnyand I want the same thing? In — in a manner of speaking. Um, sonny made me an offer to buy charlie’s just minutes before you did. Like I said, I’ll accept the highest offer. Maybe the two of you should talk this over. Right? Just one-on-one?

[ Sighs ] Why do you want to buy charlie’s? Why do you? For phyllis, to give her a fresh start. And you? Same thing. I mean, she… took in a stranger, saved my life. Pretty much the opposite of what you did. Yes, and I can never say I’m sorry enough. But as for phyllis, if she moved here and ran charlie’s, I think it would be really good for her. Uh, well, I agree. One of us is gonna have to bow out. Well, no need. If phyllis accepts generosity, she’s more inclined to accept it from you. So why don’t you offer her charlie’s? And if she likes the idea, then I will give you half the money — provided…you never tell her. Michael, we talked about this yesterday. I-I thought we agreed to hit the pause button where nina is concerned. You said you wouldn’t make any decisions without me. Look, I haven’t filed any legal action against nina, and I’m not trying to deny her visitation with wiley. Look, if I went to family court, of course I would consult you. I wo– I wouldn’t move forward without you agreeing to anything. So you went to some D.A. From pennsylvania instead? Yes, because I want sheridan to go after nina for — for what she actually did. I don’t want wiley’s custody to become a battleground, and I don’t want to deny her visitation to punish her. I want her punished for the crimes that she committed — fraud and identity theft. Oh, willow, s-she lied to my dad for nine months about who he was. She kept him from his — from his — his family, from his — from his life. I mean, that has to be illegal, and I’m hoping that sheridan can prove it in court. Just what do you mean by negotiations? Well, it’s a classic quid pro quo, isn’t it? The wsb can’t get peter august without my help, and I’m not about to give them my help without something in return — my freedom. The wsb is not gonna let you off the hook for crimes you did in the last seven minutes, much less seven years. I’m a former director of the bureau. The wsb has a reputation to maintain. Now, prosecuting one of their own wouldn’t look very good, would it? I wouldn’t bet the farm on that. Oh, really? Well, let’s do a little cost-benefit analysis, shall we? Prosecuting me versus… pursuing peter august. Well, I’d say that was a bit of a no-brainer, wouldn’t you, robert? I mean, peter’s your priority. He’s the one that’s unstable. He’s dangerous. He — he has access to faison’s bag of dirty tricks. Now, you still have some pull at the bureau, so I suggest you convince them to make me a deal. I don’t take my orders from a cassadine. Oh, robert, come on. Your goal is to catch the big bad wolf, isn’t it? The man who kidnapped drew cain, who can still terrorize maxie jones and her little girl. Look. You can either throw the book at me or you can stop peter august, but you can’t do both. Anna: Robert doesn’t think you’re much of a hero. I think I disagree with him.

[ Monitors beeping ] I mean, you don’t fit the conventional mold. You’re…very flawed, self-serving, definitely compromised. But you do have the courage to face up to what you’ve done. And try to be better. And you’ve certainly tried to turn your life around for you and your daughters. I think that’s very heroic in my books. That kind of courage.

[ Sighs, sniffles ]

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Ringing continues ] It’s my doubting ex-husband. Okay. I’ll be right back. You can count on that.

[ Ringing continues ] So, do you think it was victor that created the fake medical conference and arranged to have scott thrown from the plane? Well, he didn’t go into detail or anything like that, but he’s definitely the reason behind your mother being here. But why? A-and don’t say it’s because he’s infatuated with her. I mean, hell, maybe he is. I don’t know. But there has to be another agenda. I don’t know, but when he thought that liesl was in danger, he seemed genuinely concerned. I got a call, weeks ago, from someone claiming to be drew. Really? I went — I went back and forth and I thought, “maybe it’s him. Maybe he could be alive.” And then I thought, “eh, it could be some sort of mass manipulation.” It sounds like you were just being cautious. Yeah, but my being cautious means that I did not involve you, and if I had, maybe you would have been able to intervene and peter would not have shot drew. Judge hayes: Mr. Cassadine, do you understand your rights as determined by the united states, new york state constitutions, and new york state law? I do, your honor. And how do you plea? Mr. Cassadine, I’m waiting for your answer. What, spence? What is he doing? Not guilty, your honor.

I got your text. What’s so important? I was with valentin. Valentin’s out of surgery? H-how is he? He’s hanging in. This clown wants to talk to someone above my pay scale. Is that me? Always a pleasure, mate. What’s this about? Peter august. Wsb wants him, and I can make that happen. In exchange for what, exactly? Blanket immunity. Oh, yeah. [ Scoffs ] That’s a bit of a tall order. Hmm. Tall, maybe, but not impossible. See, we’re already making better progress than I was with robert. Yeah, but I’m far from the final say in this. Now that may be, but at least you’re willing to look at options. Robert was insisting the wsb would refuse to overlook my little transgressions. I thought I was a little naive of him. I don’t agree. You have a very extensive rap sheet. What makes you think I’m going to be more amenable to your offer than robert? Britt: If victor still has feelings for my mother, why was he holding her in a prison cell? Do you think it was punishment for her plan to kill peter in st. Lucia? If so, why would victor care about that? Look, britt, these are all questions the wsb still doesn’t have answers to, and they don’t even know why peter and victor were working together in the first place or how drew fits into this whole puzzle. When I went into drew’s cell, I had seen that he had scratched scout’s name into the wall, and I hope that means that he had enough strength to resist the conditioning. What, y-you think he was being conditioned? Well, that’s what victor said. I mean, I don’t know if he’s telling the truth or not, but I do know that drew was able to shoot a guard to save victor and valentin, but he wasn’t able to save himself. Unless or until they find a body, there’s still the chance that drew is alive.

[ Monitors beeping ]

[ Grunts ] Hey, valentin, you awake? Well, this can’t be a dream ’cause you sure as hell wouldn’t be in it.

[ Laughs ] I’ll round up a doctor for you. Where’s anna? She’s talking to that poor excuse for an uncle of yours — or should I say your father? Vic’s trying to cut himself a deal. But you’re not gonna let that happen, are you? Judge hayes: Although the defendant has no prior arrests, he has lived abroad extensively and has access to significant financial resources. The court finds that the state’s concern about you being a flight risk are valid. Accordingly, I’m ordering the defendant to surrender your passport. Bail is hereby set at $20,000. Pretrial is set for six weeks from today.

[ Gavel bangs ] If I can’t post bail, am I gonna go back to jail? It won’t come to that. Laura and i will post your bail. Oh, thank you, kevin. Thank you. I don’t get it. Why didn’t you do what we all advised you to do? I was about to. I made a lot of bad decisions from not following my gut. My gut told me that if I went along with ava on this, it’ll never end. So, your campaign contribution was basically a bribe to get sheridan to go after nina? Campaign donations are completely legal. Nina’s the one who committed a crime, and it certainly wasn’t a victimless crime, either. Look, I didn’t tell you this while it was happening, but my mom put her life on the line to step into my father’s business. Right? A-and what about his children? Yes, dante, kristina, and I, we are all adults, and josslyn has jax, but what about avery and donna? Look, avery’s old enough to understand loss, and donna, she was just so confused. I mean, t-they didn’t have their father for nine months. Michael, I know that. And my father’s business got messed up, which in turn put more people’s lives at risk. Michael, who are you trying to convince that you’re doing the right thing, me or you? You may not agree with my methods, but I have no regrets about making nina pay for her actions. And what about your actions? What are you talking about? On the one hand, you say you won’t try to cut nina off from seeing wiley, but you have to know that if nina is facing criminal charges, that’s bound to affect any potential visitation going forward. Well, you know what? If nina faces that consequence as a result of what she did to my father, so be it. Keeping a secret from phyllis doesn’t, you know, seem like a good idea to me. Yeah, and we’ve — well, we’ve learned what secrets can do. Um… yeah. It’s just, I genuinely want to help phyllis, and I don’t want my help to be misinterpreted as buying back her friendship. Well, I don’t need your help financially to buy charlie’s, and I don’t want to take your money ’cause then it’s like — even if you have good intentions, it’s like we’re — we’re gonna be too connected. Yeah, yeah. And that’s the last thing that you want. I-I have to say that, you know, I’ve been waiting with a fair amount of dread to have carly, you know, tear into me about our relationship in nixon falls. But she hasn’T.

we had a run-in at the quartermaines’, and carly went after my jugular. She never said a word about me… tricking you into loving me, and she still hasn’T. So I just…assume that she doesn’t know. Okay, let me tell you something, alright? Carly and I are rebuilding our life together after nine months apart. Why make it worse… …after what you did? Well, let me tell you something. Carly will never find out about it from me. You have the opportunity to finally stop your wayward nephew and bring closure to countless people.

[ Sighs ] Be smart, anna. That’s all that matters here. Don’t let pettiness over the past get in your way. I wouldn’t call what you did to robin “petty.” You stole years of her life. I’m not trying to minimize what I’ve done. I-I’ve made mistakes — huge mistakes, yes — but we both know life isn’t black and white. It’s all shades of gray. Look, you have every right to be angry about what happened to your daughter at crichton-clark, but, ultimately, she walked away unscathed. Now, can we really say the same about anyone who’s gonna get in peter august’s way? Okay. I might have more leverage at the wsb than robert sometimes, but you need to understand that your fate doesn’t lie in my hands. It might as well. Look, I-I know your stock has fallen with the wsb over recent years, but you still have friends — friends in high places. And if you have any favors outstanding, I suggest you call them in. Make my case or the blood that peter continues to shed will be on your hands. I need to go. Oh, and, anna, give my best to my son. Dr. Collins, you’re a genuine lifesaver. I…was so afraid spence would have to stay in jail. If I’m not mistaken, spencer will need a permanent home address to show stability. That’s correct. That settles it. You’ll move back in with me. That works for me. Spencer, a word in private, please. Yeah. Okay, well, we’ll just be out in the hall. I’m a lot of things, kevin, but I’m not naive. You and grandmother are gonna post the money for my bail. What’s the catch? Ava, I just want you to know how much it means to me that you were willing to offer spence a way out. I-I understand his pride temporarily got in the way of him accepting it, but trust me. I’ll talk to him. Oh, yes, do, please, and try to talk some sense into him. And whatever you do, esme, don’t let him drag you into any more bad behavior. Never. I should have stood up to spence and from now on, I will. I hope so.

[ Monitors beeping ] Oh, thank god, you’re awake. Guess so.

[ Sighs ] Surprise me, cassadine. Do the right thing. See ya. Okay. You gave me quite — you gave all of us quite a scare. You know, um, I’ll call brook lynn, let her know that you’re okay. No, not yet. Not yet. Well, don’t you want your daughters to know that you’re awake? Not until I talk to you. Whatever victor is asking for, don’t give it to him. Everything okay? Yeah. I had to, um, tell jason what I know about drew. Yeah. Yeah, how’d he take it? It was — it was okay. I-I told him that I felt the need to investigate before I-I said anything to him. Yeah. You know, until they find drew’s body, there’s a chance he survived, right? Yeah. I mean, jason said the same thing. I just don’t know… what there is left here for me to do. I mean, I can stay here and see things through. Or I can go home because my kids come first. Then maybe you should do that. You tried to bring scout’s father back, and now it’s time to go be with scout and danny. I’m sorry about your brother. Thanks. You know, drew and i weren’t exactly close, but he was important to monica and I’m just, you know — just thinking about her. Really? So you’re not thinking about how it was my crazy brother that shot yours? You’re not responsible for anything peter does. I know. But still, you’re here helping me find my mother, who has committed her own fair share of crimes. I wouldn’t blame you if you changed your mind and wanted to go home. No. We have a job to do. I’m not going anywhere.

At least we can all agree we want what’s best for spence. Maybe now you can see I have his best interests at heart. Maybe we could all be friends, after all. I’m sorry, I-i should be thanking you for providing my bail money. I certainly was not looking forward to spending another night in jail. Your grandmother and i are happy to help, but it comes with limitations. If you want our support, you’ll have to earn it. Earn it how? We have a few ideas, starting with you getting a job. Well, that was unexpected. Yeah, leave it to my son to zig when we want him to zag. I can handle him not accepting the deal. What bothers me most is the look on his face after he entered his plea. What was that? That this is far from over. Spoke to anna. She’s not going to help you. Well, if you say so, robert. I don’t have any control over what the wsb decides to do. But you don’t have me fooled. The world was a much better place when you were dead. Nothing to say? I’m still feeling a bit parched, robert. So why don’t you make yourself useful and fetch me some more water? Oh, and I prefer sparkling. Whatever victor is proposing, it’s a trap. No, no, I know that, obviously. Yes. And we have no idea of knowing what he’s been up to the past few years, but what choice do we have? Peter has to be stopped — for drew, for obrecht. Most certainly for maxie. Victor knows where he is. I sense it. So this is our best chance, don’t you — wait, wait. Careful, careful, careful. Don’t move. We can’t involve victor. We’ve gotten close to peter before. We’ll do it again. If there’s bad news about drew, I’d rather be at home with my kids. Makes sense. I’ll go arrange flights back. Wait, I-I didn’t say you have to come with me. I know. I want to. Jason: To pick up peter’s trail, we’re gonna have to retrace his steps. Where do we start? The last place your mother was seen — her prison cell. Wiley’s all set. Now we can finish our conversation. It isn’t over already? No, not for me. What you’re doing seems cold and calculating. Willow, I gave nina chance after chance. Even after that meltdown at my father’s funeral, I still gave her the opportunity to visit wiley, and what does she do? She brings up nelle, making wiley doubt that you’re actually his real mother. And then after that, I gave her another chance, and how does she thank us? By lying. By keeping the knowledge that my father is still alive, and for what? To punish my mother? Michael, I can’t deny anything you’re saying. It’s just — what do you think is going to happen to nina? That’s up to D.A. Sheridan. But if you’re asking me, I think that she needs to be held accountable. I guess this concludes our business. You’ll buy charlie’s and I won’t be involved, financially or otherwise. And carly won’t have to know how much it…progressed in nixon falls. Correct. I’m glad phyllis is going to have charlie’S. You know, I hope she stays in port charles. I really consider her my — my family, and I want to earn back the trust of those people that I love. Hmm. Nina reeves? Uh, yeah, I’m nina reeves. Is there a problem? You’re under arrest for identity

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Lani: Aunt paulina, what brings you here?

Marlena: Look, you are about to take a sacred oath to be– to be true to abe. And how can you do that knowing that you’re lying to him about being lani’s mother?

Paulina: There’s something important I need to discuss with you. Is this a good time?

Lani: Yeah, uh, the twins are napping, and eli’s out with his grandmother, so come on.

Paulina: [Chuckles]

Marlena: And you told them it’s impossible for them to see mr. Williams, right?

Of course. But mrs. Williams’s grandson is a police officer, and he demanded that they both be given access.

Marlena: He demanded?

They’re going to take this to my superior.

Marlena: Now, you listen to me. It is very dangerous for julie to see mr. Williams. I’m on my way in. Just stall them till I get there.

How will I–

Demon marlena: Ugh! Julie, julie, julie.

[Sighs] It’s time you learned to leave well enough alone.

Marlena: No, it can’t be. It can’t be.

John: What’s going on? What was doug doing?

Marlena: This is impossible. Stop that. You don’t know what you’re saying. This is–this is dementia.

[Doug speaking indistinctly]

John: What’s he saying?

Gabi: Where are you, jake? I was in the pub hanging out with ciara waiting for you. And then ben came in and said you left to take care of something. What could be so important that you couldn’t come inside and tell me yourself?


Carmine: [Laughs] You’re killing me. You with a gun? Come on, jake, you’re a pussycat. There’s no way that you would shoot me, and we both know it. See what I mean? You couldn’t do what needed to be done, just like you couldn’t with jed zanetti. Luckily, I got no problem doing what needs to be done.

Abe: What the hell is going on here?

Jake: No!

[Suspenseful music]

Abe, abe. Mayor carver.

[Abe groaning] Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Hey. Hey, hey. Hey.

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

[Soft orchestration]


Jake: No, no, no, shh. What the hell is wrong with you? You shot the mayor!

Carmine: This is all on you. You made me do it. And it’s your gun.

Jake: You son of a bitch! Hey, shh, shh. Hey, stay with me, stay with me, stay with me. I’m gonna get you help, all right?

[Abe groaning] Hey, hey, hey. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. No, no, no, I need an ambulance at the park just off the town square. Yeah, mayor carver’s been shot!

Lani: I got the cutest text from my dad going on about how excited he is about the wedding– how he is buying himself a new suit. He wants this day to be perfect.

Paulina: [Chuckles] Oh, your father has already gone out of his way to make it perfect.

Lani: Because he loves you.

Paulina: And I love him so much.

Lani: I know you do.

Paulina: I feel so lucky to have a man like abe. He’s so respected and adored by so many. We even got marlena to perform the ceremony.

Lani: That’s great. They go way back.

Paulina: Yeah, I know. I know. We go way back, too. That’s why when marlena tells me anything, I take it to heart.

Lani: She’s very wise.

Paulina: She gave me some advice earlier.

Lani: Well, if it was marriage advice, I’d listen to her. In fact, please pass it along to me.

Paulina: Um, well, actually, it wasn’t marriage advice. It was about you.

Lani: About me? Well, what about me?

[Baby cries on baby monitor] Hold that thought.

[Crying continues]

Paulina: Lani… how am I going to tell you that I’m your mom and abe is not your real father?

Eli: How much longer until we can see mr. Williams?

I’m still working on clearance.

Julie: Well, you’ve been working on it for half an hour. If I’m not allowed to see my husband immediately, detective grant is going to insist on seeing the head of this institution, your boss.

Marlena: That won’t be necessary.

Julie: Marlena. Why am I not surprised? The nurse called you, didn’t she?

Marlena: Of course she did. I would expect her to when somebody comes in and tries to see a patient of mine who’s not allowed to have visitors.

Julie: I am not a visitor. I’m doug’s wife.

Marlena: Julie, I’ve told you before, it’s not safe. He attacked you once. He could do it again.

Eli: I’ll be by my grandmother’s side the entire time. So I’ll make sure that she’s safe.

Marlena: It’s not just your safety that I’m worried about. It’s also doug’S.

Julie: Why?

Marlena: Look, I’m afraid that the sight of you might upset him, which could set him back.

Julie: It could also give him comfort. It could raise his spirits. My god, he’s been in this place isolated for days. He must think I’ve abandoned him.

Eli: Come on, marlena, I mean, please. You got to understand what they’re going on.

Marlena: You’ve got to understand that I am trying to help doug and julie.

Eli: Okay. I get that you have the authority to keep my grandmother from seeing doug, but I have the authority to question him about a crime.

Marlena: What’s he saying? That you’re going to press charges against doug for assaulting you?

Julie: Of course not.

Eli: Yeah, no. I didn’t even say anything about my grandmother. Actually, I’d like to have him explain more about how you tried to kill him.

[Recorder whirring]

Marlena: That’s not funny, doug.

John: Ah, I don’t understand this. Why don’t I hear what doug’s saying?

Marlena: No, no, you can’t be the–

[Recorder whirring] Why are you doing this? Why are you doing this to doug? He’s the kindest, gentlest man I’ve ever known. He’s an angel.

John: Is doug not even in the room with you?

Marlena: Why are you doing this? After all these years, why have you come back to salem?

John: If that’s not doug… who the hell is she talking to? Serena: It’s my 3:10

[Knock at door]

Kayla: Marlena, are you free–

[Scoffs] Not again.

John: No, no, no, no, no. It’s not what you think.

Kayla: I warned you the other day that accessing marlena’s private patient information was a violation. What are you thinking?

John: What marlena is thinking is what I’m worried about.

Kayla: What do you mean?

John: Something bad is happening to my wife, and it started right after her session with doug. Now, when I play this recording–

Kayla: No, don’t say anything, all right? Just give me the recording.

John: I’ve already listened to the session!

Kayla: I don’t want to know that.

John: No, no, you got to understand. There’s something off with the recording.

Kayla: I don’t care. If you heard something, forget it, all right? And if you don’t give me the recorder, I’m going to have to report this as a violation of patient-doctor confidentiality and a violation of–

John: Damn it, kayla. You got to hear me out here. Come on, you were one of doc’s closest friends.

Kayla: And she would be very unhappy to know that you are here right now.

John: Please, just listen to the recording. For some reason, when marlena speaks, I hear her voice really clear. But when doug speaks, all I hear is static. And the way marlena is talking, it sounds like there’s someone else with her.

Marlena: Obviously doug was not in his right mind when he claimed that I tried to kill him.

Eli: I’d like to hear that from him.

Marlena: He’s delusional, eli.

Eli: I’ll be the judge of that, marlena.

Marlena: You’re not qualified to judge it. I’ve been a psychiatrist for many, many years. I’m trained to diagnose somebody that’s going through what doug is going through.

Julie: Well, I am his wife. I know him better than anybody in the world does.

Marlena: Yes, but he’s not who he was before.

Eli: Why would he think that you tried to hurt him?

Marlena: Because he’s paranoid… because he’s confused. Look, I try to do the very best I can for all my patients, but once in a while, a patient comes along who is so deeply disturbed that they think the therapist has become the enemy.

Eli: Did you do something to him that would make him think that?

Marlena: Of course not. I took an oath. First, do no harm. In my professional opinion, I think that julie seeing doug would do that kind of harm.

Julie: Well, I’ve heard about your learning. I’ve heard about your judgment. I heard about you took a hippocratic oath, but you’re not behaving like a human being, marlena. My god, I thought of you as family all my life– loving, supportive.

Marlena: Thank you for that.

Julie: Well, what’s happened to your compassion? Even as you’re looking at me, your eyes are so cold. I don’t think I know you anymore.

Lani: You seem to have the magic touch with jules.

Paulina: There’s no magic to it, just practice and technique. The same technique I used on you when you were a babe. You know, the secret is in the rhythmic pats on the tush.

Lani: Tush pats is your secret>

Paulina: Uh-huh. The secret is the rhythm. It’s not a random thing. It’s three paths, sway, three pats, then sway.

Lani: And that works?


Paulina: It worked on you every time, and you were stubborn. Oh.

Lani: I didn’t know that you helped mom with me when I was a baby.

Paulina: Oh, no, no, not all the time. Just when things were really hectic, uh, but I treasured every moment

Lani: Until you had to leave for your next adventure.

Paulina: Well, tammy decided that she had to have you all to herself, and your grandma, she agreed. But I just enjoyed being close to you for as long as it lasted.

Lani: Well, I’m sure it was good practice for you until you finally had a daughter of your own.

[Siren approaching]

Jake: All right, help is on the way. You just got to hang in there, all right, abe?

Rafe: Jake, what’s going on?

Jake: Thank god you’re here. He’s not doing well.

Rafe: Get your hands up. Move away from him.

Jake: What? No, no, no, you don’t understand.

Rafe: Move away from him!

Jake: You don’t– I-I-I didn’t do this!

Rafe: Now!

Jake: I’m the one who called 911!

Rafe: Get away from him now. Come on, get in there. Hands behind your back.

Jake: What?

Rafe: Get ’em– come on, abe.

Rafe: Oh, my god.

Gabi: Answer your phone. Hey, watch where you’re going.

Carmine: Go to hell.

Gabi: Hey, wait a minute. You’re carmine merlino. My hygienist cleans with a round head.

Gabi: What are you doing here, carmine?

Carmine: You must got me confused with somebody. I got one of those faces.

Gabi: No, no, no. I know exactly who you are. I saw that ugly mug in a file that philip kiriakis gave me.

Carmine: I don’t know who that is.

Gabi: You’re a terrible liar. He brought you to town, didn’t he? He’s trying to pin this–this jed zanetti’s murder on jake, but you’re the one who really killed him.

Carmine: Let me guess– you’re jake’s latest. Drawn to the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Gabi: [Scoffs] Don’t worry about who I am. We are not giving up.

Carmine: Fine, but I got news for you, sweetheart. Right now jake’s got bigger problems than jed zanetti.

Lani: You said marlena gave you some advice about me?

Paulina: Yes, she did.

Lani: Okay. You want to share?

Paulina: Uh… lani, I need you to know… before I ever loved your father… I loved you so much.

[Sighs] And because of how… I think of your father and what he means to me, this is why I need to have this conversation with you.

Lani: This sounds serious.

Paulina: It is. And your father, he… he doesn’t know anything about what I’m about to share with you. But I hope and I pray that he understands why I decided to tell you first.

Lani: Okay. I got to admit, you’re starting to worry me here, auntie. I–

Paulina: No, no, no worries. No worries. All I want is for us to all be a family.

Lani: Does this have to do with the other night… when you asked me to call you mama?

Paulina: Actually, it does.

Marlena: Oh, julie, I’m sorry you don’t feel that I’ve been caring enough towards you and doug. I’m just–I’m trying so hard to be professional. And because of our long and close friendship, I… I need to ask you to trust me.

Julie: Marlena, I’ve shown my trust in you. I let you talk me into having doug committed to this institution. But with the decisions you’ve been making lately, it’s getting harder and harder to believe that you really–that you really care about what’s best for him.

[Cell phone rings]

[Cell phone beeps]

Eli: Hey, rafe, I’m sorry. This is not a good time.

Rafe: Yeah, there’s been a shooting.

Eli: I’m at bayview right now with my grandmother. You’re gonna have to have somebody else cover for me.

Rafe: Listen, I’m not asking you to work the case. The victim is abe.

Eli: What?

Rafe: Yeah, he was just shot in the chest, and we’re about to take him to the hospital now. I thought you’d want to be the one to tell lani.

Eli: Okay. I’m on my way.

Julie: What’s happened?

Eli: Abe’s been shot. They’re taking him to the hospital.

Julie: My god! How bad is he? What happened?

Eli: I don’t know, grandma. I don’t have all the details. He’s been shot in the chest, and he’s headed to the hospital–that’s all I know. But I got to go tell lani.

Marlena: Go ahead. I will stay with julie.

Eli: Okay, thank you.

Julie: Who would do such a thing to a man like abe?

Marlena: I don’t know. There’s a lot of evil in the world. May I drive you home?

Julie: Oh, no, no. I want to go right to the hospital. I should be there for abe and for lani and eli.

Marlena: Aren’t you afraid you’ll be in the way?

Julie: [Scoffs] In the way? No, they’re my family. If you cannot drive me, I’ll just call a taxi.

Marlena: No, no, that would be a mistake. I have a much better idea.

Kayla: So you’re saying you think that there was someone in the room with marlena and doug? It was a private session.

John: I’m telling you, she was talking to somebody else, and she was scared.

[Cell phone ringing]

Kayla: I’m sorry. I got to take this. Dr. Johnson. What? I’m on my way.

John: Everything all right?

Kayla: There was a shooting, and the victim’s en route.

John: Okay, I’ll tell you what? I’ll just wait for you outside er.

Kayla: John, it was abe.

John: No way.

[Dramatic music]


Jake: Hey, how is abe? Is he going to be all right?

Rafe: I don’t know. He was shot in the chest, jake. Tell me what happened. Oh, so now you’re not gonna say anything. So what, you just, uh–you came across him lying there?

Jake: What if I did?

Rafe: So, uh…. so you’re claiming someone else shot him. They left the gun by his body, and you saw nothing.

Jake: I’m not saying anything else without my lawyer. Advil dual action fights pain 2 ways.

Rafe: Abe’s been shot. He might not make it. And you’re gonna lawyer up on me?

Jake: I want my phone call.

Rafe: Well, you need to know that abe is not only my friend and mentor, but he is one of the best men that I have ever known. And if you are responsible for this, I am not gonna rest until you pay.

[Dramatic music]


[Door closes]

[Line trilling]

[Cell phone ringing]

Gabi: Hello.

Jake: Hey.

Gabi: You finally called me back. I was really starting to worry. Where are you?

Jake: [Sighs] I’m at the police station.

Gabi: Oh, god, is this about carmine?

Jake: Just get down here as soon as you can.

Gabi: [Sighs]

Julie: Abe has been shot in the chest. Nobody knows what his condition is. What good would I be going home?

Marlena: Well, no offense, but what good would you be at the hospital?

Julie: I take great offense at that, marlena. And if you will not drive me to the hospital, just get out of my way, please.

Marlena: No, no. You know what? I… I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t I drive you to st. Luke’s?

Julie: You want to take me to church?

Marlena: Yes. Yes. I was thinking that we could– we could, uh, pray together for doug and for abe.

Julie: Right now?

Marlena: Yes. Well, I know how much you believe in the power of prayer. Well, I-I saw you and john just the other day praying for doug in the chapel.

Julie: Well, of course I believe in the power of prayer, but–

Marlena: And the church is only–only just steps away from the hospital. I think it would be very helpful if we went there and we prayed together for doug and abe.

Julie: I suppose you’re right.

[Scoffs] Actually, these days, I always have my rosary with me.

Marlena: Oh, it’s okay. It’s– don’t you think you ought to just pull that at st. Luke’s?

Julie: All right.

Marlena: Okay, then we have a plan. Um, I-I think it’s good that we’re doing this together.

Julie: Marlena… I’m sorry that I’ve been so harsh with you about doug’s care. I-I know you’re not the enemy, and… I apologize for demonizing you.

Marlena: Well… it’s not the first time that’s happened. I guess I can get over it.

Julie: Thank you for offering to pray with me.

Demon marlena: All the prayers in the world won’t help you now.

Lani: I hope you understand that even though you’re marrying my father, calling you mama is weird to me. You will always be my auntie, not my mother.

Paulina: I got to– I can understand why you feel that way.

Lani: And besides, I mean, do names even really matter? We both know how we feel about each other in our hearts.

Paulina: That’s so true. That’s so true, baby. What I need you to understand is that… you are so much more to me than just my niece or abe’s daughter. The truth is…

[Lock clicking]

Lani: Hey. Babe, I wasn’t expecting you home so soon. Were you able to get julie in to see doug?

Eli: No. Look, baby, something happened while I was at bayview.

Lani: To doug? Is he okay?

Eli: Not to doug, to your dad.

Lani: Huh?

Eli: He’s been shot. Your mission:

Gabi: Oh, my…

Jake: Hey.

Gabi: I’m so glad you’re okay.

Jake: Sorry. Sorry to worry you.

Gabi: Baby, I was just more annoyed than worried. I ran into carmine.

Jake: You did? When?

Gabi: I bumped into him outside of the pub, and I could recognize him from the picture–the file that philip gave me.

Jake: Did he know who you are?

Gabi: I told him.

Jake: Why would you do that, gabs?

Gabi: What is going on, jake? You ditched me at the brady pub. Is that what you’re here? Did he turn you in?

Jake: Gabi… I was the one who convinced carmine to come to salem.

Gabi: What?

Jake: Yeah. I wanted to tell him face-to-face I wasn’t gonna let philip use him… to steal your company. He wouldn’t listen to reason… so I pulled a gun on him.

Gabi: You what?

Jake: I was just trying to scare him.

Gabi: Well, I guess you succeeded. He was in a hurry when I bumped into him.

Jake: Yeah, well, he didn’t back down. And then he grabbed for the gun.

Gabi: What?

Jake: Yeah. We struggled for a bit. And then mayor carver showed up.

Gabi: Wait, abe was there?

Jake: He tried to intervene.

[Sighs] Probably saved my life, but–

Gabi: What? Did–did something happen to abe?

[Monitor beeping]

Kayla: There’s no sound on the right. Probably a hemothorax or a pneumothorax. I’m gonna have to intubate. There is an exit wound, and he’s in shock from loss of blood. We need a massive transfusion protocol.

Blood pressure dropping.

Kayla: We need to get him stabilized. Hang on, abe. Come on. Hang on.

[Elevator bell dings]

Lani: John.

John: Oh, lani. I am so sorry, baby.

Lani: You heard about my dad?

John: I was with kayla when she got the news. She’s with him right now in the trauma unit.

Paulina: Oh, why, why? Eli– who would want to shoot that dear man?

John: Eli, you got any info on that?

Eli: No. Nothing yet.

Lani: Is he going to be all right?

John: I don’t have any details yet, sorry.

Paulina: Oh, leave that to me.

Eli: Wait, wait. No, I’m sure kayla will update us if she has any new information.

Paulina: I’m not waiting on any update. That man, that is my fiancé.

Eli: Wait. Paulina, you can’t just barge in there like that.

Paulina: Let them stop me.

Eli: Paulina!

Lani: Let me handle this, okay? Stay with the kids.

John: You have no idea how any of this happened?

Eli: No, I got the call while I was at bayview from rafe while I was trying to get my grandmother in to see doug.

John: Did you see him?

Eli: No. Marlena showed up and blocked us. We were dealing with all that when I got the call.

John: Did you leave julie with marlena at bayview?

Eli: Yeah, but my grandmother texted me. She said marlena and her are headed down to st. Luke’s to pray for abe.

John: St. Luke’s?

Eli: Yeah. Is everything okay?

John: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Just, uh… keep me posted about abraham. I’m gonna check on julie and marlena.

[Elevator bell dings]

Julie: [Sighs]

[Suspenseful music]


Marlena: Why don’t you light a votive candle for abe and doug?

Julie: Yes, of course.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Demon marlena: They say everyone is welcome in your house… but what about me? How does it feel to have me back in your sacred space again? Such fond memories I have of trashing the place 25 years ago. I’m almost glad that it’s been cleaned up, patched back together… because now I can desecrate it all over again. Those who believe in you think that humans gain grace through sacrifice. Well, I’m here to offer my own sacrifice to you… your devoted servant, julie. I will drown her in the same font where her great-grandbabies were baptized. Nothing says satan has returned like a little drowning in the house of god.


Gabi: Did you tell rafe what happened, that carmine shot abe?

Jake: [Sighs] I panicked, okay? I didn’t pull the trigger, but it was my gun.

Gabi: Why didn’t you tell that to my brother?

Jake: I didn’t want to incriminate myself, gabi. What was I supposed to say? I was threatening carmine because I didn’t want him to implicate me in a murder?

Gabi: Oh, I can’t believe this.

Jake: I’m sorry.

Gabi: No, it is not your fault, okay? If philip and ava hadn’t tried to steal gabi chic… oh, damn those two.

Jake: Your brother’s pretty upset about abe. He’s pissed that I’m not talking.

Gabi: Hey. I will talk to him right now, okay? Right now we just have to pray… that abe pulls through, okay?

[Monitor beeping]

Kayla: His blood pressure’s stabilizing, but we need more plasma.

Paulina: Where’s abraham? Where’s my–

Kayla: Paulina.

Paulina: Abe, dear god! You need to save him!

Kayla: Paulina, you cannot be in here. You cannot be in here.

Paulina: Oh, he needs to know I’m here for him.

Kayla: Yeah, he does, okay? Would you please give us some room to work and go on out? Thank you.

Paulina: He needs to know I’m here and I love him.

Lina: Aunt paulina, he knows that, okay? He is fighting his hardest to get back to you and to me and to everyone who loves him, okay? I know, I know, I know.

Julie: And please, lord… hold doug and abe safe… in your everlasting arms. Lord, hear our prayer.

Marlena: Amen. That was lovely.

Julie: [Sighs deeply] I always feel so much better in… a sacred space.

Marlena: Yes. We all do. Isn’t this where your grandbabies were baptized?

Julie: Oh, yes. What a joyful day that was, marlena– welcoming little jules and carver into the family of god.

Marlena: [Chuckles] Babies–such a blessing.

Julie: And I was honored, honored to be chosen godmother to little jules. And I know how abraham was thrilled to be godfather to little carver. And now…

Marlena: We just have to hope that abe will be fine.

Julie: I can hardly believe that we’re here praying for his life… and for doug… to be restored to me, to be the man I’ve always loved. When did our lives take this dark turn? And… how did it happen so fast?

John: Doc! Julie!

Julie: [Chuckles] John. How did you know you were here?

John: I saw eli at the hospital. He said you texted him.

Julie: Well, it was marlena’s idea that we come here.

John: Is that right?

Marlena: Yes. I thought it would do us both some good.

Julie: How’s abe, honey?

John: Kayla’s doing everything that she can for him. Eli is there with lani and the twinners and paulina, but they sure could use your support.

Julie: Well, I told marlena that, and she thought I’d be in the way.

John: Did she now?

Marlena: I just thought there were better uses of our time, like being here to pray for abe and doug.

John: Julie… why don’t you head on across the street? I’m sure they’re gonna be real glad to see you.

Julie: Thank you, john.

Marlena: [Shouts]

John: Hold on a second, doc.

Marlena: [Scoffs] Shouldn’t we be going over there? I mean, we’re close, dear friends of abe’S. Wouldn’t we want to be there with him?

John: We will be. But I also want to be here for my wife, except… I’m not so sure you are my wife anymore. As someone who resembles someone else,

Marlena: John, what are you talking about? Of–of course I’m your wife.

John: No, you haven’t– you haven’t been yourself since that incident with doug.

Marlena: Well, maybe it was just very upsetting to see somebody you care about so much lose his mind. As his doctor–

John: I went to your office, and I listened to the recording of your session with doug.

Marlena: You shouldn’t have–

John: I heard your voice perfectly but doug… only static.

Marlena: Hmm, that’s odd.

John: Yeah, you know, at first, I was confused about that. Couldn’t figure out what it meant. But you sounded so scared, so I started thinking really hard about what you said on that recording. You asked him why after all these years has he come back to salem. And I thought, “that doesn’t make any sense. Doug’s been here forever.”

Marlena: I don’t know what to say–

John: And then it finally hit me, why I couldn’t hear doug’s voice. The reason why you were so scared was… because you weren’t even talking to doug, were you? There was someone else in the office that day, someone you hadn’t seen in 25 years.

Marlena: I’m sure I don’t know what you’re talking about.

John: Oh, I’m sure you do because you’re the one who attacked julie… you’re the one who has caused all of this.

Marlena: You should stop talking now before you say something you’ll regret.

John: It’s you, isn’t it? You have possessed my wife again, haven’t you?

Jake: It’s my fault abe got shot.

Gabi: No, no, it’s not your fault. You were trying to save my company. So right now we just have to stall for time… and hopefully abe recovers enough to tell rafe exactly what happened… that carmine shot him, not you.

Jake: Yeah. Abe has to pull through… not because of me…

[Sighs] Because of his family… and all the people who love him.

Lani: Let’s just sit here for a minute.

Eli: Hey, how’s your dad? Did you talk to kayla?

Lani: Yeah, but she wouldn’t say. He lost a lot of blood.

Paulina: Oh, eli, why? Why? What could this shooting be about? Do you think abe was targeted because he’s black?

Eli: I hope not, but we’ll follow up with rafe.

Paulina: Oh. Oh.

Lani: Dad.

Paulina: Lani… lani, your father–he’s a strong man, the strongest man I’ve ever met.

Lani: Yeah, I– me too.

Paulina: Honey… I know he’s looking forward to our life together… and also to a daughter that he loves and the family that she’s built– those two precious babies. We’ll get through this. We will. And then after, we’ll all celebrate our wedding… together.

Lani: Yeah.

Kayla: We’re losing too much blood into his chest cavity. Start two large bore ivs. Type and cross four units. I’m gonna place a chest tube.

[Monitor beeping rapidly] Ah, we’re losing him.

[Monitor flatlines]

John: I know who you are, and I’m ready for you. And I swear to god, I will battle you for my wife. And I will defeat just like I did the last time.

Demon marlena: Aren’t you the clever one, john black? There’s nothing you can do about it.

John: No.

Demon marlena: Your precious marlena is mine now.

[ Eerie music playing ]

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Liam: Hey, so kelly and i already, uh, we washed out all the buckets, and we put the kites away.

Steffy: Thank you. Is she… where is she?

Liam: Yeah… she kinda talked me into rewarding her with screen time for the whole bucket thing.

Steffy: Mm. Of course she did.

[Both laughing]

Liam: I like this mommy daddy date thing with kelly. We should do that more.

Steffy: Yeah. I like it too. I mean it’s– it’s really important. Plus, it’s nice that our partners don’t mind.

Liam: I mean, as far as we know. They could have been complaining about it at lunch the whole time.

Steffy: Yeah, that’s true. I hope not. Actually, what I really hope is that they’re spending time right now, talking about how much sheila and deacon cannot be in our lives.

Sheila: You initiate it this time.

Deacon: Initiate what?

Sheila: The kiss.

Deacon: Uh, that’s a hard pass. What the hell has gotten into you?

Sheila: Look, finn and hope are watching us. We need to show them that we have a really good connection. Would you just trust me? I know what I’m doing.

Deacon: Oh really, do you? Was this all part of the master plan?

Sheila: You should just kiss me.

Deacon: You want me to kiss you?

Sheila: Yeah.

Deacon: All right, I’ll kiss you. Come here, I’ll kiss you.

Brooke: Eric, hi.

Eric: Hello, ladies.

Donna: Uhm… how– how long were you standing there?

Eric: Uh…

Donna: You heard… didn’t you?

Eric: This beautiful woman admitting that she still loves me, after all these years? Yes, donna, I heard.

Pam: Oh, I swear if donna used those scissors and didn’t put them back where they belong, again. You know what this means, right, charlie? I’m gonna have to check her drawer.

Charlie: Uh, I, I, thought that was, you know, verboten–

Pam: Well, back in the day, I wouldn’t be caught dead touching anything on her side, but I don’t think she’ll mind. Oh, good lord!

Charlie: Hey, is that– is that honey?

Pam: Oh, she still keeps a few of these on hand. I think it makes her feel close to eric.

Charlie: Wow, after all these years? Has she never gotten over him?

Donna: Okay, um, okay, uh, yeah, I’m just gonna, um, pretend to study these files, and, um, we’re never gonna talk about this again, okay?

Brooke: Donna, please, don’t go. As you can see, eric, she’s a little embarrassed that you overheard, but I am glad that you did, because you need to know how she feels about you.

Donna: You know, you know how I feel? I feel that these, uh, that this design is really nice, and I’m, I’m gonna go study this.

Brooke: Honey, honey, please. Donna. Oh, come on. Just talk to eric. And eric, just listen to this wonderfully caring, and affectionate woman, who used to be your wife, and that’s the kind of woman that you need in your life, eric.

Liam: Well, I’m sure they talked about it, right? ‘Cause it’s something they have in common, the old ex-con parent.

Steffy: At least hope grew up knowing what a loser her father is. Finn doesn’t even know his birth mother, and that’s what’s scary to me. That means he could be vulnerable to her.

Liam: Yeah, vulnerable, but he’s not dumb, I mean, he knows to stay away. And even if he doesn’t, hope is a perfect person for him to be hanging out with right now, then, because she is capable of convincing him that he should be nowhere near sheila.

Sheila: Well, could you smile, play the part?

Deacon: I don’t get why you think it’s such a good idea for hope and finn to–

Sheila: Well, you just keep your eyes on me, the woman of your dreams.

Deacon: My nightmares.

Finn: We should leave, right, before they see us.

Hope: No, I need to know what the hell my dad is thinking.

Finn: Hope, no, no, no. No.

Sheila: Show time. Hope! Uh, wow, what a beautiful surprise–

Hope: Hi. Dad, what is going on? What are you doing here with her?

Do I need to pretreat my


Brooke: Eric, you know the kind of woman that donna is.

Eric: Yes, I certainly do.

Brooke: And through the years, you’ve spent time with women that, maybe, don’t share those same qualities. So, maybe, it’ll be good if you spend time with somebody that’s a little more positive, a little more tender. And just then, maybe, all of your problems will go away.

Brooke: Charlie? What are you two doing? Are you going through my sister’s things?

Donna: How do I do it? I always find new and ever more horrifying ways to embarrass myself.

Eric: No, don’t be embarrassed. You just made my day.

Donna: Eric.

Eric: Look, it, it’s true. I’m more than flattered. It means a great deal to me to know that you still care about me, after all these years.

Donna: Of course, I do. Nothing will ever change that.

Steffy: I hope this feeling eventually goes away, this sense of being on edge 24/7.

Liam: Yeah, tell me about it. I mean, I, I know deacon’s gonna pop up again at some point, right? The question is just when and where. Here’s the thing though, like, what, uh, what can we really do about it, now? Like, hope knows that she should stay away from deacon, at least. I know you’ve had the exact same conversation with finn, so, all we can do really is just hope and have faith that, that they will.

Steffy: I know, but that is so hard, knowing that sheila, or deacon, or both of them, can worm their way back into our lives. If they hatch some crazy plan together, while finn and hope are at their weakest, we’re all gonna pay the price.

Hope: Dad, I, uh, saw you, kissing her.

Deacon: Heh, ah, you, uh, saw that, all right, guilty. I’m not usually a pda kinda guy, but sometimes, I just can’t resist.

Sheila: Oh. Finn, sweetheart, you’re here too. I, uh–

Deacon: Uh, deacon sharpe.

Finn: Hi.

Sheila: So you, uh, you saw that, you saw that too, that little kiss?

Finn: Hm, yeah. I did, I did.

Sheila: I guess it must be confusing for the both of you.

Hope: Yeah, I’d say so. I mean, I didn’t even realize that you two really knew each other, and let alone, well enough to be kissing each other, so, uh, dad, I mean, some answers, please.

Deacon: Uh–

Sheila: Uh, it started with letters–

Deacon: Letters.

Sheila: Yeah.

Finn: Letters, what, what letters?

Sheila: Uh, when he was in prison, we were corresponding, and those letters, for us, they were life-changing.

Hope: Hm, so, uh, you’re implying that the two of you are a, uh–

Sheila: Yes. We’re a couple.

Deacon: Mm-hm.

(Eerie music)

Hope: You really expect us to believe this?

Finn: Of all the people in the entire world, the two of you just happened–

Hope: To connect through letters?

Sheila: I mean, at, at first, it was just friendly. No, you know, your dad, he’s got that charming wit about him.

Deacon: I really do.

Sheila: And then, it became more flirtatious, and before you knew it, I was, uh, I was visiting him in prison.

Deacon: Which is so ironic too because you’ve spent so much time in prison, so.

Sheila: Yeah, well. Well, then once deacon became eligible for conjugal visits–

Hope: Oh, no, we don’t need to hear about that.

Finn: Don’t need to know about that.

Sheila: I, I, I didn’t mean to embarrass you. I was just trying to explain.

Deacon: You know what, please do. Explain it for ’em. Explain the whole story.

Brooke: What is going on here? Is that donna’s honey?

Charlie: What, that? No, no, no. I, I confiscated that from a nefarious–

Pam: Charlie, give it up. She’s clearly onto us, but before you go tattling on me, it’s totally donna’s fault that I had to go snooping in her drawer.

Brooke: Oh, no. Never mind that. There’s more important things going on here for donna right now than your endless desk war. She’s in there right now with eric.

Pam: Oh?

Charlie: Omg. Is she getting the axe?

Brooke: What? No.

Pam: Wait, brooke, brooke. When you say, “more important,” I mean, do you mean that they might be…

Brooke: Well, I’m not interested in gossiping, and you shouldn’t be either.

Pam: How many hours a day do I sit next to your sister, and for how many years now? I mean, she’s gonna tell me anyway. So you might as well spill the beans.

Brooke: Okay. Okay. Let’s just go somewhere a little more private.

Pam: Come on, charlie. So, is donna finally telling eric how she feels?

Brooke: Look, I don’t want to get into it with you, if anything were to ever come of it.

Pam: Oh come on, please, brooke. All right, I admit, I was completely against the relationship when stephanie was alive, but now that she’s gone…

Charlie: Uh, uh, excuse me, uh, am I the only one that sees a problem here? I mean, doesn’t a certain wife kinda put the kibosh on any kind of donna-eric reunion?

Brooke: I don’t think anybody’s gonna be disappointed if quinn was gone. I mean, really.

Pam: I mean, I know eric is married to her, and i have tried to be happy for him. But he has just seemed so lonely for so long now.

Charlie: Yeah, he’s certainly not the jolly ‘ol fashion guru he once was.

Brooke: Hm, but he could be if he listens to donna, and if he feels the same way about her as she feels for him.

Donna: You don’t think it’s strange that i never truly moved on?

Eric: Strange? No, I don’t think it’s strange. Besides, I like strange. I like it.

Donna: Well, you know, I, I tried. I really did with justin, I did. But I think I was just romanticizing the idea of two high school sweethearts reuniting.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: In reality, that was never gonna work, not when the true love of my life was right across town. Oh my god, wow, I can’t believe I just said that out loud to your face, and I’m not hyperventilating.

Eric: There, you see, you’ve made real progress.

Donna: Oh I missed that, that, that laugh, that smile, i haven’t seen much of it lately.

Eric: I haven’t had much reason for it, lately, but I can’t help it with you, I mean, you always make me syo you crack me up with things you say.

Donna: Just what a girl wants to hear after admitting her feelings, a man cracking up.

Eric: Yeah, I’m sorry. I walked right into that, didn’t I?

Donna: Yeah. Mm-hm.

Eric: But, uh, but I mean it when I say I was truly flattered.

Donna: Good, because I meant it too. You really are the true love of my life. And you know, there’s no point in even trying to hide it, okay?


Sheila: You have to understand, after writing so many letters back and forth, and, and connecting on paper–

Hope: Okay, just stop, please. You know what is not adding up for me here? Is why you would even think to write her in the first place?

Sheila: It was, it was an apology letter.

Deacon: Hm.

Hope: Why would he apologize to you, of all people?

Sheila: Well, think about it, hope, I mean, why, why was your dad in jail? He shot at quinn, and I was blamed for it. I thought it was really quite nice when he reached out to me, so naturally, I, I wrote back, found out that we had a lot in common, and, and then, after I started seeing him in person, and connecting with him, I found out we had even more in common and that’s when it happened.

Finn: What, what happened?

Sheila: That’s when we fell in love.

Deacon: Mm-hm.

Hope: Love? The two of you are in love?

Deacon: Mm-hm.

Charlie: Oh, come on. I mean, if eric ever looked in donna’s desk drawer, he’d know exactly how she feels. I mean, nothing screams devotion like a private stash of honey bear bottles.

Brooke: That’s true, but I think he probably assumes she moved on years ago.

Pam: A hot tamale like donna could have gotten out there and landed a rich hunk if she wanted to.

Brooke: But, she didn’t, because she still loves eric. But the question is does eric really love quinn? Or do you think he could still have feelings for my sister?

Eric: Donna, you’ve really felt this way about me all these years?

Donna: Yes.

Eric: I had no idea I was still that important to you.

Donna: Our time together, our marriage, was the best moments of my life. Truly, I… I love you. I never stopped.

Eric: Those were some of the most important times of my life too. They really were.

Donna: They were? I’m sorry. I think I need a tissue.

Eric: Here.

Donna: I, I… uh. What was I saying before about embarrassing myself? I think I just hit a new time high.

Eric: Well, you keep, you keep this in your purse at all times?

Donna: Uh… yeah. Um, you know, just remembering what things used to be.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: Okay fine, fine, I admit, I, I actually, I keep a stash in my desk.

Eric: Wait, a stash?

Donna: Yes, I do.

Eric: Wait, you have some of these in your, in your desk, as what? As mementos?

Donna: No. No, it’s, um, uh… when, um, when I’m, I’m missing you, I, um, I, um, uh, no.

Eric: What, you what? Tell me. Donna, tell me, I want to know.

Donna: It’s like I’m admitting everything today, aren’t I? I, uh. I do this. Reminds me of better times, times with you.

Eric: Yeah?

Donna: Yeah. Remember?

Eric: Yeah, I remember. Here, may I?

Donna: Uh, certainly.

Eric: Nice.

Donna: You’re remembering.

Eric: Yeah, I am. Donna, I’m more than remembering.

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