Y&R Update Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Young & The Restless Update

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Recap written by Christine

Victoria closed a deal, and Nikki wanted to take her to Society for a reward. When Victoria wasn’t receptive, Nikki pushed the issue, because she wanted to leave the office and talk about Ashland’s death. Nikki had the feeling that Victor had a secret about Ashland. Victoria told Nikki the truth about Victor having his men stage the car accident. Nikki wasn’t surprised, since this was so similar to what Victor did for Adam when he was a child. Victoria said she and Nick weren’t kids, and Victor didn’t have to go to this extreme. Victoria said Chance was suspicious, but thankfully he didn’t have much in the way of evidence. Victoria said she and Nick covered, but if the truth came out, they would have damaged their credibility. Nikki got worried because Chance was at the ranch when she left. She was sure Victor held his own, but she had to get home now.

Nick met Sharon at Crimson Lights. He said he told Victoria the truth about what happened to Ashland. He thought she would rather he’d kept his mouth shut, but he thought she had the right to know. He didn’t think Victoria suspected there was a cover up until he told her the truth. Sharon guessed Victoria was shocked to find out what Victor did. Nick said yes and no – Victoria had dealt with something like this before. Sharon knew Nick meant the time she, Victoria and others tried to hide JT’s body. Nick said Victor’s first instinct was to protect them, but now they had to protect him, unless he came clean.

Nick said that Chance didn’t buy the cover story about Ashland at all – he thought Victor had Ashland’s body removed. Sharon said Nick was in a difficult position, but it wasn’t the first time he had to decide whether or not to cover up Victor’s shady choices. Nick said Victoria had been in that position too, and the only one new to this was Chance. Sharon thought Chance was a lot like Rey, in that it was his job and in his nature to find and expose the truth, but in order to do so, he had to put his own wife’s family in jeopardy.

Nick predicted Chance was going to keep digging, and Victor was going to keep denying, and sooner or later, something was going to have to give. Nick admitted he’d he set this whole thing in motion by calling Chance that night. Sharon thought Nick was right to call Chance. She wished they’d contacted the authorities the night JT seemingly died. She couldn’t believe Victor didn’t learn his lesson from what Victoria and Nikki went through with JT. Nick said Victor couldn’t help being protective, and there was no point at being mad at him for who he was. She asked if he wasn’t angry with Victor anymore. Nick was mad, and he’d come close to telling Chance the real story. He just didn’t know what to do. She thought he was having a normal conscientious reaction to what he did and that this wasn’t completely about Victor.

Nick admitted Sharon was right – this was more about him than it was about his dad. Nick was upset he let his anger get the best of him. He said Ashland pushed him too far. Sharon understood. She was there the right Nikki thought she killed JT. According to Sharon, Nikki had been completely in the right, but it was still devastating for everyone to watch. Nick finally understood what they all went through that night. Sharon said their first instinct was to cover up JT’s death, but it backfired spectacularly. She hoped history wouldn’t repeat itself. Sharon thought Nick should take a break from all this, even if it was only for a little while. He didn’t think that would be possible.

Sharon invited Nick to go to dinner with her, Noah and Allie. He asked if Noah and Allie were getting serious. Sharon hoped so, because she thought it’d be good for Noah. He agreed. He said it’d been a long time since they’d seen Noah in a healthy happy relationship, and Allie seemed great. Nick declined the invitation. He didn’t think he’d be able to shake his scowl, and he didn’t want Noah or Allie thinking that it had something to do with Allie. He said he’d go for a run, and maybe watch cartoons with Christian. She reiterated that he wasn’t responsible for Victor’s choice.

At the Ranch, Chance laid out his theory that Ashland died at Victoria’s house, and someone disposed of the body to protect her and Nick. Victor asked if Chance had any proof to back up his supposition. Chance tried to corroborate everyone’s initial story, that Ashland left the house of his own volition, but there was no evidence of that. Chance found that strange. Victor told Chance not to fill the holes with conjecture. Chance said there was footage of Ashland’s car, and it looked like there could be more than one person in the car. They also found a cigarette butt that may have belonged to one of Victor’s security guards. Victor dismissed those things. Victor felt like Chance was conducting an excessive search for information. He said Ashland died in a car accident, and the events that lead up to it weren’t important.

Chance wasn’t going to drop the investigation. He took his job seriously. Victor admired Chance’s sense of duty, but he thought the effort would be better spent elsewhere. Chance didn’t think Ashland would agree. Victor didn’t think Ashland’s feelings mattered, since he was dead. Victor contended that Ashland realized he was a fraud, and he decided to drive into a ravine. Chance said Victor covered up a fatal accident in the past involving one of his children. Victor said the incident with Adam happened decades ago. Victor said the more information you had about the case, the more it obscured the truth. Chance didn’t agree, and he said he wasn’t going to stop investigating. Victor didn’t give a damn. He’d said all he had to say.

As a father, Chance understood the instinct to be fiercely protective of your children, but Victor’s kids weren’t in danger anymore. Chance said Victor was taking a risk by stonewalling the case. Victor claimed he had nothing to atone for. Chance admired Victor and respected that they were family, but he wasn’t going to back off. Victor knew. He told Chance to go home to his beautiful wife and son and sleep easy knowing Ashland was dead and not a danger to anyone.

Chance went back to Victoria’s office because he left his phone there the last time he was there. She asked how things went with her father. He said Victor essentially took the fifth. Victoria said it was like Chance already made the assumption of guilt. Chance thought they both had a pretty good idea what happened that night. She said he had a theory, and she saw no point in him running around making these accusations unless he was assuming they were going to crack under the pressure. “You? Never,” he replied.

Victoria said Ashland was charming, intelligent and manipulative, and he couldn’t handle it when things didn’t go his way. She said she would’ve been in serious trouble if Nick didn’t show up that night. Chance didn’t doubt that. She didn’t understand why he was wasting time and energy investigating a man no one would miss – Ashland wasn’t worth it. Chance didn’t prejudge who was worth it. He wasn’t doing this for Ashland, he was doing this for Rey. He was trying to live up to Rey’s extremely high standards. He knew that was a high minded approach to the world they lived in, but they created the world they lived in by the choices they made. Victoria said someone like Ashland came along and stripped people of any notions they had of things like truth and honesty.

Nikki went home and told Victor that Victoria had been forthcoming with her about about the night Ashland died. Victor pretended not to know what Nikki meant. “Victor, you know exactly what I mean. You had your security team move Ashland’s body and make it look like he died in a car crash,” Nikki said. Victor assumed Nikki now understood why he didn’t want to drag her and Victoria into this. She did understand, but she wondered when he’d understand that she had his back. She said he should’ve told her the truth from the beginning. He admitted she was right. She asked what Chance said.

Victor said Chance didn’t like his answers. Victor had wanted to tell Nikki the truth, but he didn’t want to drag her into this. She said she’d done the same thing to protect him, but it was always a mistake – they should rely on each other because they were stronger together. He agreed. He said it was important for them to stick together as a family.

At Newman Media, Chloe came to Sally with a business idea inspired by Kevin’s love for superhero movies and video games. The subject caused Sally to zone out and flash back to the night she and Adam watched movies on New Year’s Eve. She also flashed to other happier times with her ex, like him promoting her to her current position. Chloe noticed Sally wasn’t listening and called her out. Chloe recognized the signs, thanks to her time with Chelsea. She said they needed an exorcism to get Sally’s mind off Adam. Chloe thought Sally was devoting energy to Adam that she should be putting into Newman Media. Sally worried that she couldn’t do this job without Adam. Chloe said Adam may have gotten Sally the job, but Nick and Victoria kept her in the chair because of her determination and brilliance. Chloe said she wouldn’t have taken this job if she didn’t think Sally knew what she was doing. The pep talk worked, and Sally appreciated it.

Sally made arrangements for Newman Media to make a movie, video game and TV show based off a comic book. The call ended, and Sally was triumphant. Chloe smiled because Sally had just been doubting herself a minute ago. Sally marveled at how much influence this company was going to have over the public – so much more than when she and Chloe were working in fashion. Sally told Chloe that her ideas for the entertainment division were really great. Sally moved on to the news division and said she wanted to beef up their reporting department. Chloe was on board with that. Sally wanted to change their approach to the Ashland story. Chloe was afraid that would endanger their jobs, since they were on probationary status with the Newmans. Sally said their probationary status ended when she informed Nick that she knew he punched Ashland the night he died. Sally didn’t think the Newmans would cut her and Chloe loose now that they had this little nugget of information.

Chloe hoped Sally didn’t threaten Nick. Sally said of course she didn’t. Sally was grateful to Nick and Victoria for the opportunity. She assumed they were grateful she kept what she knew about Ashland out of the news, and that gave her and Chloe a certain amount of job security. Chloe didn’t understand why Sally was going to keep digging into the story, then. Sally figured that someone was going to break the story at some point, and when that happened, she wanted Newman Media to be prepared with a story about exactly what occurred that night, in vivid detail. Sally just wanted to keep the article on file, not publish it unless someone else published one first. She said they’d make sure the article was sympathetic to the Newmans’ point of view. Sally asked Chloe to ask Kevin for an update on the investigation. Chloe didn’t want to do anything that would put his job at risk. Sally understood. She asked how well Chloe knew Chance. Chloe said she and Chance were engaged a million years ago, but they hadn’t talked in a long time, and even if they had, he’d never leak anything about an ongoing investigation to the press. Sally said there had to be another way for the to get the rest of the pieces of the puzzle.

Adam went to Society and approached Jack. He wasn’t sure if Jack heard what was going on in his life. Jack had heard about Adam stepping away from Newman Enterprises, and he found it surprising. Adam asked if Jack was really surprised, because if past predicted the future, it was probably inevitable. Jack knew things between Adam, Victor and the rest of the family things didn’t work out long term in the past, but there was always hope. Adam had finally given up on that. Jack asked about Adam’s plans for the future. Adam didn’t have any. Jack said when Adam wasn’t focused on the future, he was almost always stewing with resentment, and that always ended badly.

Adam admitted he was bitter about Victor’s latest rejection. He was also mad at himself for not seeing it coming. Jack wondered if Adam had been more hopeful because of Sally’s support. Adam admitted he may have gotten caught up in Sally’s relentless optimism, but deep down, he knew this stint with Newman Enterprises would end the way it always did – in a smoking pile of ash. Jack asked why Adam kept going back. Adam said some part of him might keep seeking punishment for what he’d done as a kid. Jack understood that Adam thought eh had to earn back Victor’s respect and admiration, but he thought that was too pat an answer. “Maybe you’re not looking for forgiveness. Maybe you’re looking to forgive,” Jack theorized.

Adam knew that letting go of the anger and rage he felt for Victor would be therapeutic, but it was easier said than done. Adam said his psyche saw Victor as the enemy. Jack used to see Victor as a nemesis, but he learned from painful experience it was better to channel his energy as something positive. Jack said Adam could reinvent himself. Adam said he’d been reinventing himself his whole life, first as the perfect son to his mother, then as the Harvard Business school graduate, then as the anti-Newman. Jack said Adam forgot Spider, the man of mystery from Vegas. Jack thought it could be time for Adam to let all of that go and just be Adam. Jack thought Adam was a brilliant hard worker. He offered him a job at Jabot.

Once Adam found out Jack wasn’t just joking, he said he was a little wary of family companies because he’d been thrown over too many times by the boss’s son or daughter. Jack said it wouldn’t be an issue at Jabot, because Kyle stepped away to work at Marchetti with his wife. He noted that Summer was a Newman who took refuge at Jabot to avoid the family drama at Newman Enterprises. Adam asked what Kyle and Summer would think of this. Jack said they’d just hired Diane Jenkins, arguably the most unpopular person in Genoa City. Adam asked about Diane’s role. Jack said she was in PR, and her path wouldn’t cross Adam’s, if that was an issue. Adam said it wouldn’t be.

Jack didn’t want to get so involved in work that he’d miss out on watching Harrison grow up. He needed someone to help him steer the ship. Adam needed to think about it, but it meant a lot to him that Jack offered him this job. Billy walked up and saw Jack and Adam shake hands. Billy commented on Jack making a deal with the devil. Adam said Billy was intruding. Billy stated that he wanted to say hello to his brother. Adam made a comment about Billy’s podcast and him loving the sound of his own voice. Billy said yes, he had two jobs, and Adam had zero. Adam left. Billy asked Jack what the hell was going on.

Billy was shocked and disapproving about Jack offering Adam a job. Billy said Adam tried to undermine Victoria as a CEO. Jack said Adam could use a fresh start. Billy said Adam couldn’t be trusted. Jack felt he was offering Adam a lifeline when he needed one. Jack said Billy published an article about a monster, and he didn’t look beneath the surface. Jack saw a human behind all the bitterness and resentment, and he thought Billy might be wise to take a second look too.

Adam tried to go into Crimson Lights, but the door was still locked because of Nick and Sharon having a private chat inside. Adam looked in the window and saw them together.
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Y&R Best Lines Monday, August 8, 2022

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Phyllis: Hey.

Diane: Hi.

Phyllis: Oh, good on you, keeping your workouts in.

Diane: No. You’re right. I do need to stay fit for Harrison’s sake. He’s needed extra attention from his Dee-Dee after the shock of Ashland’s death. It’s been really hard for him to process.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah.

Diane: Yeah.

Phyllis: It’s really hard for children to deal with grief. That’s why all of us as parents — we make sure that we’re there for them to prevent them from any unnecessary trauma.

Diane: Hmm.

Phyllis: Mm. But Kyle and summer — they’re amazing.

Diane: Oh, yeah. They’re excellent parents. You know what? I-I better get to it. I’m on a gym break from my job at Marchetti. I have to tell you, it is such an invigorating environment, and working with my son is incredible. You know what, Phyllis? My new life in Genoa City is better than I could have ever dreamed.

 

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Phyllis: Ah. You know, it’s funny because, from my vantage point, it seems like anything is possible. I’m starting to feel like the world is my oyster. Do you know what I mean? Like something is about to change that’s gonna be spectacular.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Phyllis: Oh, it’s Summer. How funny. Oh, she has a proposition for me. I need to talk to her. Toodles.


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GH Short Recap Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Recap written by Eva

Liesl meets Cody and advises Britt to date him and have some fun. Britt and Liesl are stunned when Cody meets Scott and punches him in the face.

Nicolas persuades Ava not to divorce him so he can help her with the Esme situation.

Sam tells Dante that she isn’t ready to move in with him yet.

Mia the executive coach helping Drew gets hired by Carly to help advise her on her future plans.

Sonny, and Nina decide to have a relationship and face whatever comes with it together.

Victor tells Valentin that he is going to leave Charlotte in boarding school indefinitely because he hasn’t been following orders. Anna decides to investigate Valentin and find out what secrets he is hiding from her. Drew decides not to be a nice guy in business anymore. Drew sees Valentin, and tells him they need to
have a talk.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Sally tells Chloe that Newman Media should do a story on Ashland’s death and keep it on file, so Newman Media will be the first to post a story when the truth comes out about Ashland’s death. Sally tells Chloe that the story would tell the Newmans side of the story.

Victoria tells Nikki what Victor did to protect her and Nick, and Victor later confirms what Victoria told her. Victor denies that he had his security team move the body and stage the car crash, but Chance doesn’t believe him. Chance tells Victor that he will find the truth.

Jack asks Adam to work with him at Jabot and help him steer the ship so he can watch Harrison grow up. Adam, appreciates the job offer and tells Jack that he will think about it.

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Y&R Transcript Monday, August 8, 2022

Young & The Restless Transcript

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Nikki: Oh, how adorable were johnny and katie heading off for their ride?

Victor: Well, I think being at home agrees with them.

Nikki: If I didn’t have meetings in town, I would have joined them.

Victor: I got to tell you, I’m happy that victoria decided to come live with us for a while. I love hearing the kids run around, play around, have all the noise they make.

Nikki: Yeah. They do seem a little subdued, though, which is perfectly normal. No matter what we thought of ashland, he was their stepfather.

Victor: Oh, sweetheart. Having that bastard gone forever is something we shouldn’t mourn, you know?

Nikki: Now, the way you say that…

Victor: Say what?

Nikki: I don’t know. You just seem very pleased with yourself.

Victor: What, that ashland locke is gone? Makes me very happy.

Nikki: It’s actually more than that. It’s more like triumph.

Victor: I think you’re imagining things.

Nikki: Well, then why is it every time ashland’s name is brought up, you seem to be taking credit for his demise?

Victoria: Oh. Chance.

Chance: Victoria.

Victoria: How long have you been waiting outside?

Chance: I just arrived. Why do you look so upset?

Victoria: Uh…a deal that i thought I had in the bag suddenly isn’t, so I was headed out to handle it. So, if you’ll excuse me.

Chance: I’m glad I caught you, since you weren’t around yesterday. I’d like to talk to you a little bit more about ashland’s death.

Nick: What now? How many times do we have to go over this?

Chance: As many times as it takes to get to the bottom of what really happened.

Jack: Come on. Come on. Yes! Yes!

Traci: Harrison!

Jack: Way to go, buddy! Did you see him just score that goal?

Traci: I did! Oh, my gosh, he’s a natural athlete.

[ Both laugh ]

Jack: He’s pretty good at pee-wee soccer, I’ll tell you that. You know, I’ve given some thought to, uh, coaching.

Traci: Are you serious?

Jack: You think I can’t keep up?

Traci: I think you’re gonna run these children ragged.

Jack: Yeah, that’s more like it.

Traci: [ Laughs ] So, how’s that gonna work? You know, I know that you’re alone at the top now, right? You were able to take on that responsibility so that kyle could move over to marchetti. So, how’s this working, you spending more time with your grandson than behind your desk?

Jack: Are you accusing me of neglecting the family business?

Kyle: Thank you. Two coffees, please.

Summer: God. Poor harrison. Do you think that he’s beginning to understand?

Kyle: That he’ll never see father again? I think it’ll take some time to sink in.

Summer: Yeah, you’re probably right about that.

Kyle: I’m just glad my mother and dad are around. They both love spending time with him.

Summer: It is a relief to know that he’s being well taken care of when we can’t be with him ourselves, especially right now.

Kyle: Yeah. Work’s been a bit crazy.

Summer: Actually, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about a new hire.

Kyle: What job are you referring to?

Summer: The new executive position overseeing marchetti home.

Kyle: Has the headhunter come up with a candidate yet?

Summer: Not exactly.

Kyle: Hmm. Who do you have in mind?

Summer: My mom.

Phyllis: Hey.

Diane: Hi.

Phyllis: Oh, good on you, keeping your workouts in.

Diane: No. You’re right. I do need to stay fit for harrison’s sake. He’s needed extra attention from his dee dee after the shock of ashland’s death. It’s been really hard for him to process.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah.

Diane: Yeah.

Phyllis: It’s really hard for children to deal with grief. That’s why all of us as parents — we make sure that we’re there for them to prevent them from any unnecessary trauma.

Diane: Hmm.

Phyllis: Mm. But kyle and summer — they’re amazing.

Diane: Oh, yeah. They’re excellent parents. You know what? I-I better get to it. I’m on a gym break from my job at marchetti. I have to tell you, it is such an invigorating environment, and working with my son is incredible. You know what, phyllis? My new life in genoa city is better than I could have ever dreamed. Yeah.

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Victor: My baby, with all due respect, I think that’s utter nonsense, alright? It had nothing to do with ashland locke’s demise. He’s responsible for that.

Nikki: His death would seem to be the result of a great many poor choices.

Victor: I’m glad he’s gone. So, as far as I’m concerned, he is where he should be, where i always thought he would be.

Nikki: And newman is stronger than ever thanks to the merger with ashland’s company.

Victor: Yeah. And don’t forget that bastard tried to take everything away om me, okay? Everything. Don’t forget that. He’s exactly where he belongs to be — on a cold slab in a damn morgue, waiting for a pauper’s burial.

Victoria: What makes you think there’s anything to get to the bottom of?

[ Door closes ]

Chance: Something about ashland’s death just — it didn’t sit right with me. And I believe you two feel the same way. That’s why I continue to dig. So, victoria, you — you called me that night because you thought ashland was dead on your living room floor. And now you two step outside. You clear your heads. You’re stunned to come back inside and find him gone, right? So, I’m here to just follow up on all this confusion. I mean, you were convinced that he was in no shape to get up and leave, let alone make it to his car and drive off, right?

Victoria: Look, we have been through all of this before. There’s no other conclusion, unless you’ve come up with some other evidence.

Chance: I have. Two separate eyewitnesses spotted a vehicle matching the description of ashland’s rental car at a gas station across the street from your south end of the property.

Nick: Well, that makes sense. If it was his car, it’s consistent with what we know happened.

Victoria: So, what? So, you believe you know where ashland parked his car. How does that change anything?

Chance: Well, I don’t want to get ahead of all the facts here. I just want to confirm your version of the story so I can write my final report.

Victoria: Okay. And?

Chance: Well, I just came from your house, where I walked the distance from your back door to that gas station. It’s over half a mile. Thick woods. Then you add in the intense wind that was blowing that night. I tell you, it just seems tough for someone weak from head trauma.

Victoria: After the violent encounter that we had, I’m sure he was full of adrenaline. I know that nicholas and I were.

Chance: Look… I would feel so much better if i could just put this thing to rest and prove that ashland walked to that gas station. But right now…I can’T.

Kyle: Your mother working at marchetti alongside my mother? Do you seriously think that’s a wise idea?

Summer: She made a pretty good case for it.

Kyle: You’ve been trying to keep the peace. This is like handing phyllis a grenade and pulling the pin.

Summer: Look, I know that their positions would require some overlap, but maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe working together will force them to be on their best behavior.

Kyle: Babe, as much as I love your optimism —

Summer: Just hear me out. I wasn’t sure about this at first, either, but mom really regrets turning down that marketing position that i offered her, and now she wants to join our team.

Kyle: Why would she want to do this now when she didn’t before?

Summer: Well, the last position was in milan. Now it’s in genoa city. It’s a lot different.

Kyle: Well, what about her hotel?

Summer: She says that the place practically runs itself and she’s ready for a change. Plus, she’s recently gotten a great offer to sell it.

Kyle: Really?

Summer: Yeah. Somebody looking to acquire a high-end hotel. It’s actually what got me thinking about her for this position.

Kyle: I’m not seeing the connection between consumer products and hospitality.

Summer: Babe, my mom is a talented businesswoman. She built the grand phoenix into a well-known luxury lifestyle brand. She oversaw all of the decorating. She has a great eye for design, and she has exquisite taste. I mean, she has more than proven her creative abilities with programs like escape club.

Kyle: Yeah, I hadn’t thought about it from that angle. I… I guess she’s qualified.

Summer: And best of all, this would give us an opportunity to work together in a field that we both love. Plus, it’s not like hiring my mom is an act of charity. She’s gonna work her tail off, and she brings an enormous amount to the table.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Summer: Look, I get it. This could be the worst idea in the world.

Kyle: Or…it could wind up being one of the best.

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Summer: Wow. So, I convinced you that we should hire my mom?

Kyle: You’re right. Phyllis could be an asset. Her experience is legit, and she does have talent. But there would have to be a condition to any offer we make.

Summer: Go on.

Kyle: We want to keep phyllis from becoming a liability. That’s why I like your plan. If phyllis is working side by side with us, we can keep an eye on her, see if her real agenda is to cause trouble with my mom. Any problems, she’s out the door.

Summer: I don’t want to hire her under false pretenses, though, offer her a job just to spy on her, especially not in a role as important as this one.

Kyle: No, we won’t mislead her. We’ll tell her the truth — that we don’t trust her when it comes to my mom. That way, she’ll be on notice right from the get-go and she gets what she claims to want — to work with you. But she will have to agree to stay away from my mom unless they need to collaborate.

Summer: So, what about if, when you tell diane that my mom’s coming on board, you give her the exact same message, let her know that, effective immediately, we have a zero-tolerance policy for incivility at marchetti. That way, if she tries to beat my mom or make her look bad, out she goes. And we can let them both know that we’ve given them each identical warnings.

Kyle: Hmm. Deal.

Traci: [ Laughs ] No, I’m not suggesting that you’re slacking off. I’m just wondering how that’s gonna work, you know, spending all of this time with your grandson.

Jack: My executive team knows they can get a hold of me by cell any time they want. And, yes, I have made harrison a priority.

Traci: Yes! That’s it!

Jack: Oh, no.

Traci: Two! Two for our boy!

Jack: Did I miss a goal?

Traci: Harrison, great job, buddy!

[ Laughs ] I think we have a future professional soccer player in the family.

Jack: I tell you, that little boy is gonna have the opportunity to do or be anything he wants. Kyle and summer are gonna see to it.

Traci: They are. Yeah. It’s too bad that diane had to work today and couldn’t be here watching him play, right? I think she’s doing kind of a remarkable job with him, don’t you?

Jack: What is it you are really asking now?

Traci: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: Well, it seems like everything is going great for you now.

Diane: It is. Toodles.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Hmm. Oh. Looks like I’m going to have to postpone my workout. Kyle wants to meet. It’s probably something about marchetti or harrison. You know, I’m so sorry to leave you all alone at your post, just watching the world pass by.

Phyllis: Ah. You know, it’s funny because, from my vantage point, it seems like anything is possible. I’m starting to feel like the world is my oyster. Do you know what I mean? Like something is about to change that’s gonna be spectacular.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Phyllis: Oh, it’s summer. How funny. Oh, she has a proposition for me. I need to talk to her. Toodles.

Nick: So, what would it take for you to be satisfied that ashland was able to leave victoria’s house without any help?

Chance: Physical evidence would be nice. And then there’s another problem.

Victoria: Like what?

Chance: Security cam at the gas station. Turns out it’s blank right when ashland would have been there. So we got no footage of him getting back to his car and driving off.

Nick: It’s a lack of proof. It’s not evidence of anything.

Chance: I agree. So that’s why we decided to check all the other cameras that we have access to in the immediate vicinity. And we did find some footage of ashland’s vehicle en route to where the accident happened.

Victoria: Well, that proves that he got to his car.

Chance: It’s unclear because it looks like there could be more than one person in the car.

Victoria: [ Scoffs ] “Looks like”?

Chance: The video’s grainy, so it’s hard to be certain. So we decided to scour the area where his car was parked at the gas station. And we did, in fact, find indications of more than one person. Looked like somebody tried to brush over some footprints. We also retrieved a cigarette butt, freshly smoked, buried in the dirt.

Victoria: Well, that could be from anyone. Another customer.

Chance: True.

Nick: Well, I wish you’d get to the point, chance. What is it you don’t believe about our account of what went down?

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Phyllis: When do I start?

Summer: [ Chuckling ] Oh. You’re being awfully presumptuous. Okay, fine. How would you like to oversee the launch of marchetti home, our new home decor and furnishings line?

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? Oh, my goodness. My mind is blown. I’m gonna kill this. Summer! This is incredible! I mean, you know that I oversaw every aspect of decor in this hotel. I mean, that’s one of the reasons it’s so successful. This was all my idea. Alright, alright, tell me everything. When do you want me to start?

Summer: Okay, before we talk terms, I need to lay out a few ground rules.

Phyllis: Sure.

Summer: Actually, there’s just one. Play nice with diane. Mom, this role is really important, so there’s definitely gonna be some overlap with publicity.

Phyllis: Oh, definitely. I mean, when I launch the new line, it’s gonna be the hottest thing in lifestyle journalism. Diane will be fielding offers for me.

Summer: Okay, this — this is exactly what kyle and I do not want, this constant competitive in-fighting and just general bitchiness between you and diane.

Phyllis: Okay, no general bitchiness. No specific bitchiness, either.

Summer: Will you please listen to me? My first instinct was to not bring you in ’cause I knew that it could create a volatile situation.

Phyllis: These are just jokes, summer. I’m just joking.

Summer: Mom, sometimes your jokes aren’t that funny.

Phyllis: Oh. Alright. Um… well, I won’t provoke diane. I mean, if you don’t believe me, you can put it in the contract. I’ll sign it.

Summer: Okay. Look, I’m being serious with this warning. Don’t start trouble. Do not create a hostile work environment because kyle and i are going to be keeping our eyes on you, on both of our mothers, for any hint of conflict. The only reason kyle agreed to let you come on board is so that we could keep a closer watch on you. Because, to be completely honest, mom, neither of us fully trust that you cannot stir the pot with diane.

Diane: Kyle. Hey. Thanks for waiting for me. So, you wanted to talk to me about phyllis? What has she done this time?

Kyle: It’s about what she’s going to do. Phyllis is coming to work with us at marchetti.

Diane: [ Coughing ] Oh, that’s — [ Coughs ] That’s, um, very generous of

[Coughs] You and summer. You know, I — well, I saw phyllis today. She seems — she seems really lonely. That’s — that’s very nice of you.

Kyle: Can we get real? You couldn’t care less about phyllis’ well-being.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Kyle: I want you to be open and honest with me about how this makes you feel, whether it will affect your job performance.

Diane: Will we be working together?

Kyle: Sometimes, yes. Phyllis will be in charge of our new marchetti home start-up. Naturally, we’ll be devoting considerable resources to promoting it both before and after it launches.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Oh, god. You do realize that she’s just doing this to try to sabotage me.

Nikki: As relieved as I am that we don’t have to deal with ashland anymore, I am not quite ready to dance on his grave.

Victor: Well, I understand, but you will come around, baby, okay?

Nikki: There was a time when we trusted him with victoria’s entire future. We welcomed him into this family with open arms, and he was deceiving us the whole time.

Victor: Well, let me just say that he’s not the only one good at deception, okay? I knew the moment I met him that he and I would be involved in a high-stakes chess game.

Nikki: And that you would win.

Victor: As a matter of fact, we took him down together. And the company is stronger than it ever was. We almost united as a family.

Nikki: By “almost,” I assume you are referring to adam. Darling, don’t you think it’s time for you to accept the fact that there is no family unity if he is included? I mean, how many times have we gone through that scenario?

Victor: I know. But the idea of giving up on him breaks my heart.

Nikki: I know it does. And I’m sorry. But at a certain point, just for your own sanity, you have to put that dream behind you.

Chance: Before I respond to that question, I just want to make one thing very clear. I’m on your side. I mean, if you two were trying to cover up killing ashland, victoria, you wouldn’t have called me. And, nick, if you wouldn’t have brought that ring to my attention, which is another thing that’s just gnawing at me. I mean, how the hell did that ring fall out of his pocket? You can’t answer that because you two were not in the room when he vanished. Therefore, you don’t know firsthand what happened.

Victoria: It sounds like you’re suggesting that he was dead, like nicholas and i thought, and somebody moved the body. But who would do that and why?

Chance: Your father. To protect you both. There are times, I wonder…

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Nick: That is one hell of a supposition.

Chance: Is it? I mean, everyone knows what victor is capable of, how protective he is of his family, up to and including acting illegally when he deems it necessary.

Nick: If you’re so suspicious of our father, maybe you should be interrogating him.

Chance: Well, the ranch is my next stop. I wanted to come here and give you guys an opportunity to come clean first. If you’re aware of anything covert that victor might have set into motion after ashland died, better now than later, when you become accessories after the fact.

Victoria: You know, you’re accusing our father with no proof at all. As nicolas just said, this is all speculation.

Chance: Look, victoria, I am sincerely sorry for what ashland has put you through, and not just the other night — the past few months. I don’t know everything, although I’d like to, but I have learned enough to know that ashland locke is an evil man. I get it.

Victoria: And now he’s gone, and I’m grateful for that, if nothing else. But how he died and the fact that he died at all — it weighs on nick and me.

Chance: I believe you, victoria. I do. And that is why I am here giving you this opportunity to tell me right now if there is anything else I need to know.

Nick: I have nothing to add. I told you everything that i knew that night.

Chance: [ Sighs ] Interesting turn of phrase.

[ Door slams ]

Phyllis: Wow. Thanks for the rousing vote of no confidence.

Summer: Mom, we have every confidence in the world that you are going to excel at this job. That’s not what this is about. But in case you’re wondering, kyle is giving this exact same warning to his mother as we speak.

Phyllis: I mean, the only thing I could vow to you and kyle is that… I’m realizing my dream of working with my daughter.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: That means a lot to me. Your worries are unfounded.

Summer: They’re not unfounded, and you know it. Look at the way that you’ve reacted to diane coming to live closer to her son. You let it ruin your relationship with jack.

Phyllis: Okay, listen, that’s in the past. Please. I’m really excited about this. I mean, it’s like a new chapter in my life.

Summer: Okay, well, I am really looking forward to it… as long as you are on the level. Because if you’re not, mom, I’m gonna know.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Listen, I’m sorry about my jokes earlier, which apparently aren’t always funny.

[ Both laugh ] Hey, I don’t believe that you and kyle really think I’m gonna act unprofessionally, or you would never entrust me with such a high-level job. But I want you to know… that I will not let you down. I’m doing this for you. For us. Okay? I have your back. Which is why I accept your offer.

Summer: [ Laughs ]

Traci: Jack, I’m just complimenting diane on her grandparenting skills.

Jack: Uh-huh.

Traci: Okay, come on. If you’re reading something into this, then maybe there’s something on your mind.

Jack: Well, you are just full of sisterly concern today, aren’t you?

Traci: Today and every day.

Jack: If you’re asking me if I am happy that diane has made a connection with harrison, yes, I am. Harrison deserves it, and she’s been a real source of support for kyle, as well.

Traci: So, I guess the question is, do you feel that she’s a different person than the one who left here years ago?

Jack: Well, the jury’s still out there. She is able to be reasonable and calm and levelheaded and still have that spark in her.

Traci: Hmm. I guess some people can change.

Jack: And some people just can’t, which I guess makes those who can all the more impressive.

Kyle: You and phyllis are like a match and gasoline.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Kyle: But just how this was important for me to give you this opportunity, it’s important to summer that her and her mother get the chance to work together. So we need to find a way to co-exist.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Will I be reporting to her? D-does she have the power to fire me?

Kyle: Absolutely not. You will be in separate divisions.

Diane: Oh, thank god.

Kyle: However, there will be times when you need to interact. And for the record, everything I’m saying to you, summer intends to say to phyllis. That way, you’ll start out on the same footing. You don’t have to like each other, but you do have to be civil. And if you can’t bring yourself to do that, there will be consequences.

Diane: Kyle, think about this. Why would phyllis give up her cushy job as owner of the grand phoenix?

Kyle: I can’t speak for phyllis, although summer said that she was interested in selling the hotel and starting something new.

Diane: Again, why? Why? Summer already offered her a job, and phyllis turned it down. Don’t you think this timing is a bit suspect? Now that I’m here, what, phyllis is suddenly encouraged to come on board?

Kyle: I think marchetti’s move to genoa city made it more appealing.

Diane: Oh, god! I hope you can at least see that phyllis is being the aggressor here. She would not give up a business she owns to take a position where she has to answer to her daughter and her son-in-law unless she had ulterior motives.

Kyle: Okay, even if that is true — and I’m not saying it is — she can only mess things up for you if you let her.

Diane: Oh, oh. So, if she attacks me, do I at least have the permission to defend myself?

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Victor: Sweetheart, perhaps we should leave the subject of adam for another day, alright?

Nikki: Yeah. Works for me.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Victor: Yes? Send him up to the main house. Well, it’s chance. I guess he wants to… talk about official business.

Nikki: Now?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: What does he want with you?

Victor: No idea. I assume talk about the night that ashland locke died. He already talked to my security team.

Nikki: Really? Well, isn’t he thorough?

Victor: Just routine, you know. Nothing to worry about.

Nikki: I’ll take your word for it. In the meantime, I’m late for an appointment, so, uh, I’ll leave you to handle things.

Victor: Sweetheart, this will all be over soon.

Nikki: And that’s when I’ll celebrate.

Kyle: The short answer is no, mother. No fighting, no instigating, no escalation if provoked. We’ll be keeping an eye on both of you, and we’re not going to stand for any trouble.

Diane: Tell me something honestly. Is this a test to see how i handle myself under the worst possible conditions? And — and — and what if i fail? What if the job becomes untenable because of phyllis? Am I the casualty?

Kyle: Mom —

Diane: Am I the one out of a job?

Kyle: Mom, take a breath, please. I understand why you’re concerned about this. I do. But you have faced much worse. You’re strong, determined. You can do this. I believe in you.

Diane: I appreciate your faith in me.

Kyle: It’s why I let you back into my life, why I hired you at marchetti, why I told harrison you were his grandmother. What deeper vote of confidence could you ask for?

Diane: You don’t, uh, have to give me anything else. You’ve, um — you’ve done enough already.

Kyle: What’s more, I think a peaceful coexistence with phyllis would prove to everyone that you’ve changed. Convince all the doubters that you’re healthier and stronger than you used to be. And if it helps, thinking of this as a test, make up your mind you will pass.

Phyllis: Alright. Thank you. Thank you.

Nikki: Hey, I’m sorry for being late. What’s the latest on “operation diana jenkins”?

Phyllis: I’m happy to report I got the job at marchetti. I’m in.

Nikki: That’s great! Congratulations. Let’s call ashley and tell her —

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah. Not so fast. This is gonna be tricky. Summer made it clear that she and kyle will be watching my every move. She made it part of our agreement that I wouldn’t cause trouble with diane. The minute I do, I’m out on my butt.

Nikki: So, what does that mean? Are you having second thoughts about our plan?

Kyle: Mm. How’d it go with phyllis?

Summer: Well, she was thrilled about the job offer, not so thrilled to learn that she’ll be on probation right out of the gate.

Kyle: At least everything’s been spelled out.

Summer: What about diane? How’d she take it?

Kyle: She was a lot more upset than I thought she’d be. Accused me of creating a test she’s bound to fail.

Summer: I mean, I guess I can see why she might feel that way.

Kyle: It didn’t help hearing phyllis would be joining the company at a much higher level. She thinks that phyllis will use her position to somehow get her fired. I thought my mother was past all this petty competition, but the news triggered something in her.

Summer: Are we making a big mistake?

Kyle: Maybe this is what our mothers need to get past their history — behave like responsible adults.

Summer: Mm, you are so cute when you’re dreaming.

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Kyle: Who knows? Maybe we’ll get lucky and this will force them to get along.

Summer: I love your optimism. You always see the best in people.

Kyle: Mm. I try, anyway.

Summer: Well, it’s rubbed off on me. Maybe that will extend to our mothers, too.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] Come here. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Jack: No hello?

Diane: Oh. Sorry, jack. I-I-I didn’t see you.

Jack: Uh-oh, something’s wrong. What is it?

Diane: Summer has brought phyllis on at marchetti. We’re going to be co-workers. I have no doubt this is part of a calculated plot by phyllis against me.

Jack: Possibly. So what? Do the work. Steer clear of her.

Diane: No, I just wish kyle could see this for what it is — a well-timed conspiracy to destroy everything that I have worked so hard to rebuild.

Jack: I know that look, diane. You’re feeling cornered, and you’re thinking of a preemptive strike.

Diane: Well, if I do, I’ll lose my job.

Jack: Yes, and all of the goodwill you’ve developed with kyle and the rest of the abbotts. Whatever’s swimming around in that head of yours, just knock it off. Do not give in to your insecurities. It’s only gonna hurt yourself.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I promise I won’t let that happen.

Phyllis: I am 100% committed to burying diane. That hasn’t changed. And you should know I wasn’t just hired to have a job at marchetti. It’s a very, very high-level job. I will be heading the home fashion division at marchetti.

Nikki: Ooh, that’s very impressive.

Phyllis: Yes. Yes. And while I’m there every day calling the shots, diane will be twiddling at her junior publicist position, and I’ll be in my executive suite.

[ Clears throat ] I’m gonna milk that, that’s for sure.

Nikki: I don’t think you’re gonna have to do that. I think just the thought of it will be enough to send her into orbit. I mean, she’ll self-destruct whether you lift a finger or not.

Phyllis: Oh, I’m gonna lift 10 fingers — clandestinely, of course. We’re gonna get this bitch out of town.

Nick: I hate it that dad put us in this position.

Victoria: Well, you’re the one who forced his hand.

Nick: How so?

Victoria: He would have taken what he’d done to his grave. But you had to confront him, didn’t you? You just couldn’t resist. And now you don’t even have plausible deniability, and neither do I because you’ve told me.

Nick: I didn’t think you wanted to be left in the dark. Look, I hate what dad did, not that he told me.

Victoria: Well, I’m upset about both.

Nick: As usual, his micromanaging is coming back to bite him. Dad has this obsessive need to control everything. He doesn’t trust anyone but himself.

Victoria: I don’t think you’re being very fair to dad.

Nick: How do you not get this? I’m worried about dad. Chance knows there is something not right about this, and he’s never gonna leave it alone.

Victoria: He’s married to abby. Despite all of the questions that he just asked us, I doubt that he’s gonna go after our family.

Nick: This guy puts honor and duty before anything else. When dad moved ashland’s dead body, he broke the law. Now, whether he thought he was protecting us or not, he put himself at risk — and us. Trust me, there are going to be major legal implications for all of us. Do you really think chance is just gonna turn a blind eye?

Victor: Chance. Sit down, my boy.

Chance: Thank you, sir.

Victor: What brings you by?

Chance: Well, I just spoke with victoria and nick, as well as walked the grounds that ashland would have traversed, if, in fact, he did leave on his own that night.

Victor: Uh-huh. So, something tells me you don’t think that’s the case?

Chance: No, victor, I don’T.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Chance: I am certain you know more than you’re telling. And now is the time to be straight with me.

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as the new co-ownerof the metro court restaurant, I was hoping, jamika, to, you know, shake things up. And I think adding you, as a celebrity chef, would be the perfect start to that. Alright, shaking things up, that sounds exciting. Mm-hmm. But do you have any specific ideas in mind? Yes. I would like to do a tasting menu… uh-huh. Okay. …Every saturday night. Wow. You know, I want the metro court to be a destination venue, with more emphasis on organic, seasonal items. Whoa. Okay. These are some really interesting ideas. But wait a minute. The metro court already enjoys such an excellent reputation. Why the change? Because, jamika, it can be so much more. I want this restaurant to be the best restaurant on the east coast. That’s why I’m talking to you.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I must say, I have enjoyed the tour of the kitchen. This space is really nice, and I really like your vision. Great. So have I persuaded you? Wait, wait, wait. Hold on, hold on. I still got a lot to think about, but I will definitely give your offer some serious consideration. And I’ll get back to you really soon. Thank you so much. Thank — thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. Alright. [ Laughs ] Okay. Thank you. Thank you. Bye.

[ Squeals ] Excellent work, nina. You’re a natural. Yeah. Yeah, well, maybe you should say that to the — to the staff. They still remain staunchly team carly. I’ve watched your work at crimson. You’re smart. You’re charming. You’re fair. I have no doubt you’ll win the staff over in time. Thank you for your vote of confidence. My pleasure. I enjoy seeing you thrive. Speaking of that, I brought you a gift. Oh. Aunt liesl, you didn’t have to do that. It’s japanese. It’s called a tanto. On a day-to-day basis, you can use it to open your mail. But in emergencies… I can use it to defend my turf? It’s always good to be prepared. Yes, I’m aware of the supply-chain issue, but I’ve been reaching out to other vendors who tell me that they can make the delivery on time. Now, I know that you have a long relationship with charlie’s, but if you can’t make that delivery happen by the end of the day tomorrow, we will take our business elsewhere. That’s what I thought you’d say. Thank you.

[ Clapping ]

[ Chuckles ] You handled that nicely. Now I know why phyllis promoted you to manager. Actually, that’s why I came by, ’cause I wanted to congratulate you in person. Ah. Thank you. Uh, but I have to ask. Phyllis is your friend. Did you, uh, put her up to promoting me?

[ Chuckles ] Not at all. I mean, you’ve — you’ve earned it. You work hard. And I’m very proud of you. Thanks, dad. But I have a good example to follow. Spinelli: You can’t go out with cody again. Who are you to say who I can and can’t go out with? I-I-I’m — I’m in earnest, britt, okay? You — you must resist spurious entreaties. What? Plain english, spinelli. Okay. Just believe me. You must not see cody bell again. So you’re telling me you have no idea why spinelli was giving you a dirty look the entire time you were talking to britt? Got me. Maybe he doesn’t like cowboys. Might be best if I go find him and clear the air. Okay, look, I know spinelli is quirky and he’s an acquired taste. People need time to warm up to him, but he’s the father of my daughter and my best friend in the whole world. So please don’t give him a hard time. He’s kind of sensitive.

[ Chuckling ] Okay. I promise I’ll go easy on him. I mean, being new to town, last thing I want to do is create an enemy. Ladies. Okay, maxie, spill. Spinelli’s been acting squirrelly for weeks now. Do you know why? What’s he up to? Have you been a detective for so long, you just see conspiracies everywhere?

[ Scoffs ] I mean, is it really that hard to believe that I just want to help further chase’s music career as a pop star? Yeah, it is.

[ Breathes sharply ] The way I see it, I think this is less about chase and more about you trying to stick it to your former manager. Am I getting warm? Chase: What makes you think brook lynn is up to something? I told you, I know her. It’s right there in her music. Some people write vague lyrics or lyrics with metaphors. But not blq. In her songs, she wears her heart on her sleeve. It’s in every note, every line. She’s looking for love. And I am telling you, she thinks she’s found it. In you. Make it quick. I have a graduation to attend. This couldn’t wait. It’s important enough to risk us being seen together? I know what I’m doing. I made sure no one was following me. What’s going on? After what your dad asked me to do? I deserve a raise.

[ Exhales sharply ] Damn. Willow. Hi. Is something wrong?


Actually, your mother’s a good role model. It’s amazing how — how she turned her life around and making a legitimate success of the invader. Oh, I totally agree about mom and the invader, but I actually wasn’t talking about her. I was talking about you.

[ Laughs ] That’s nice. According to michael, I’m a traitor who turned his back on his family, and josslyn feels the same way. Dante is stuck in the middle. He’s trying to make the peace. Well, I can’t speak for any of them, but I know I wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for you. You stood by me when I turned my back on the family and bought into dawn of day. You refused to give up on me, even when I hated you for it. You opened my eyes and showed me who really loved me versus who was just using me. No way I’ll ever turn my back on you. Your s– your support means a lot. But… dad, what is it? Well, you just, uh — you seem very careful not to mention nina. Leave it to my aunt liesl to say congratulations with samurai steel. Hopefully I will never have to use it in anger. I am confident that you will make a success of your new venture. That it’s coming at carly’s expense — consider that a bonus. But don’t kid yourself,

liebchen. Carly isn’t the kind to just turn the other cheek. I did not buy her half of the metro court out of spite. I know that. I also know how deeply it hurt you when you learned that willow is carrying one more grandchild for carly to love. It’s just a reminder that the universe is always looking out for carly. Now that you know that, maybe it’s time you stopped apologizing for falling for her husband. I just don’t understand why my love life — or lack of one — is so important to you. Don’t be distracted by pondering my motivations. Just — just stay away from cody.

[ Stammers ] Please. There’s too much at stake. For who? Actually, it’s “for whom?” Enough of the grammar lesson, spinelli. What — what are you so afraid of? Who says I’m afraid of anything? No, I’m just expressing concern for a friend. I don’t understand you, spinelli. You begged me to give society setups a shot. I did. They matched me with cody, who, much to my surprise, didn’t turn out to be as horrible as I thought he would be. But now that he wants a second date, you’re all of a sudden saying I should run as fast as I can? Yeah, exactly. Uh, and don’t look back. Why? What business is it of yours? W-what do you know about cody that I don’t? What makes you think something’s going on with spinelli? Well, when dante and i were with cody, spinelli was acting so…strangely. It was as if he owed cody money or something. He couldn’t rush off fast enough. You know spinelli. He’s really shy until he gets to know someone. Really? Because I don’t think he was too shy about encouraging britt to start dating again and get back on the horse. What better person to do that with than the horse expert himself, cody? Okay, despite what the matchmaker says, things don’t work out for everyone. Right. Sam? Something going on? Is everything okay with you and dante? Brook lynn: It’s not that I don’t trust you, dante. Mm. It’s just you and I, we have different views of what is and isn’t — legal? Well, I was gonna say “appropriate.”

[ Scoffs ] Okay, look, you don’t want to tell me, that’s fine. Your decision. But this involves chase. And — and because you’re a quartermaine, you have that — you know, that gene that kind of compels you to be plotting and scheming and stuff. If you think that insults me, it doesn’T. No, I’m not trying to insult you. I’m just trying to let you know that chase doesn’t have that gene. Okay? And if he wants a chance at getting his badge back, I don’t want to see him blow it. Well, you do not know brook lynn as well as you think, because our relationship is strictly professional. Oh, for you, sure. But brook lynn is not going to go through all this trouble just to win a competition over who gets to manage you. Take it from someone who knows. I let my heart rule my brain when I first met her. It’s another reason for you to sign with me and not with her. When you mix business with romance, it never ends well. Michael: We set your pay rate when we made our deal. You knew what the job was when you signed up. No, I’m not talking about working to undermine your father. My eyes were wide open about that part of the job. No one said anything about threatening civilians. I never asked you to threaten anybody. No. But your daddy did. Willow: Nothing’s wrong with me. I’m — [ Breathes sharply ] I’m graduating from nursing school in a couple of hours, and I’m just trying to wrap up some loose ends. Mm. Now, if you’ll excuse me…? Uh, willow, wait, please. Um… well, I just wanted to congratulate you on completing nursing school. And that is quite an accomplishment. G.H. Is very lucky to have you. Thanks. Why do I get the feeling you want something from me? Ah. [ Laughs ] Look at that.

[ Chuckles ] You are as perceptive as you are dedicated. Um, the truth is, we’ve had a member of the household at wyndemere go missing. She left the island last night, and nobody’s heard from her, and she’s been rather troubled. So we’re all a little bit concerned. I’m sorry to hear about that, but [Scoffs] I don’t know how I can help you. Well, if she had been in some kind of accident, then sh-she probably would have been brought here, right? Well, I can check recent admissions.

[ Breathes sharply ] Last night, you said? Yes, that’s right. Thank you. I just hate to think of the poor girl lying helpless in the er. Or, worse, the morgue.


I really should get back to work, dad. I don’t want phyllis to think that I’m slacking. In other words, you don’t want to talk about nina. Look, I’m — I’m not here to ask for your blessing. I know that she hurt our family, and — and I’m not — I’m not saying you should be okay with that. Good, because you’re right. I’m not okay with it. Losing you was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to face. And losing morgan still causes me grief. He was my little brother, but he wasn’t my dad. And when you came home, it was nothing short of a miracle. That is, until we realized that nina could have spared us all six months of pain and suffering. Nobody knows that better than I do. Only nina, I would say. I don’t like what she did.

[ Sighs ] But who am i to throw stones? I’ve made some bad calls. I’ve done some things that I wish I could take back. So… I’m not judging nina or you. You know, your respect… and opinion really, really matters to me. You have that. But it seems to me you’re avoiding the real question here — does nina matter to you? The idea of carly bouncing yet another grandchild on her knee when I can’t even see wiley just — it triggered something inside of me. You know what? I am going to go after what I want, and I’m not gonna feel bad about it. And anyone who has a problem with it, too bad for them. That’s the spirit. Now there’s nothing to keep you and sonny apart. Or is there? Well, sonny made it very clear that carly was always going to be in our lives. She is going to be the third person at our table for two. And he claims that he’s found some kind of peace with that. And unless I do the same, then — sonny is damn lucky to have you in his life. It’s up to him to tell carly to find her own table for one. And if he can’t or won’t do that, you need to walk away right now. If you’re so worried about me dating cody because you have inside information, I’m entitled to know about it.

[ Chuckling ] I thought my ears were burning. Ohh. Is there a problem? You tell me. Spinelli’s warning me away from you. It’s for her own good. Look, man, I know you’re friends with sam and dante, but, uh, what did I ever do to you? As if you didn’t know. Alright. I mean, if that’s how you’re gonna play it, might as well put our cards on the table, tell britt what’s really going on. Sam: You know what? Things have never been better with dante and me. In fact, he actually — he asked me to move in with him. Wow. That’s — that’s really big news. That surprises you? No, not at all. I-I see how happy you two are. It’s just every step dante takes with you, it’s one step he takes away from lulu. And I know there is no change in lulu’s condition, and I get that dante needs to move on with his life. Forget I said anything. Let’s talk more about this idea of cohabitating. No — are rocco and dante gonna move into your townhouse? Are you gonna move into his house? Are you guys getting someplace new? Stop, stop, stop, stop. Please slow down. It — it was just an idea. It just was — we haven’t brought it up to the kids yet. Oh, well, I’ve seen rocco with danny and scout. They get along so great. And if dante wants to merge your two families, what more is there to talk about? Sam, this is something you want, too, right? You know what? I can’t get the image of cody going after spinelli out of my head. I really feel like he needs backup right now. I’m gonna go. Okay. Chase isn’t as squeaky clean as you’re making him sound. He told a whole bunch of lies to a whole bunch of people when he came up with that story that he’s bailey’s father. And what about the time when he and sasha pretended to have an affair to push michael and willow together to prevent nelle from getting custody of wiley? You’re proving my point exactly, brook lynn. Chase sacrificed himself for the greater good. He — he punched valentin in the face to defend you. Now he’s derailed his career by doing the same thing to linc. Look, I don’t need you to remind me of all the ways I owe chase.

[ Sighs ] Okay? Why do you think I’m — I’m trying to help him with his music career? To pay him back. Look, if you don’t believe me, that’s your problem, okay, not mine. Chase: Look, you’ve got it all wrong. Brook lynn is way too smart to mix business with romance.

[ Scoffs ] Yeah, well, I thought I was too smart, too. Until I met her. It’s one more reason to stick with me and kick blq to the curb. In 30 days, when I launch your career, you’ll forget you ever knew her. And you’ll thank me for it. What exactly did my dad ask you to do? Sonny is hoping for a certain outcome at trina robinson’s trial. Okay. Yeah. Uh… trina is my sister’s best friend and A…a great young woman. And she’s being charged with a crime she didn’t commit. I want her exonerated, too. Well, sonny isn’t just hoping for that outcome. He wants me to guarantee the jury comes back with a verdict of not guilty. Did he [Sighs] Give you specific instructions about how? He had you pressure a juror. You got it on the first guess. Now, jury tampering is a felony, but I followed orders and did as I was asked. I think you can rest easy, ava. No jane doe was admitted in the last 24 hours. If you want to give me the name of the young woman, I can double-check for her specifically. Nurse tait, do you have the file I requested? Yes. I got your message. Oh. I hope you consider it a positive sign that nothing bad has happened to the young woman who vanished from wyndemere. Oh, yes, we wouldn’t want that. You know, I’ve learned the hard way that life is short. You just never know when your number’s up, do you? Excuse me. What is that about?


Nina matters to me. We were on the verge of seeing where that was going to take us. And then we had to come to the reality that what we had in nixon falls isn’t what we have in port charles. It was like we were — we were in our own little bubble out there. But that’s the thing, dad. You weren’t alone there, either. You just didn’t know it. But nina did. Fair enough, but carly isn’t going anywhere. She’s donna’s mother, and, uh, she’s going to be part of my life forever. And I-I-I can face that reality. I don’t know if nina can. I still feel horrible about the role that I played in your divorce. I was the one that convinced you that carly wasn’t going to show up to the haunted star that night. If I had just kept my mouth shut, then you wouldn’t have given up on her so early and turned to nina. A-and maybe you and carly would still be married. Listen, listen to me. You got to understand something, okay? I-I did everything I could to go after carly. You can’t blame yourself at all. We make choices. We have to live by them. All I want is for you to be happy. It would be a shame for you to come back to us and not grab life with both hands and make the most of it. And if that means nina for you, then so be it. Nina: I’m being realistic. Donna — she’s not even in kindergarten yet. Sonny and carly are going to be co-parents forever and ever. You know, I didn’t want to buy the metro court. I didn’T. I bought it so I could give it back to carly. She refused it, so I kept it for myself, even though I knew this was one more reason for her to keep a target on my back.

[ Sighs lightly ] You know, when sonny and I, we were in nixon falls, things were a lot easier. We were isolated. There weren’t all these people and problems coming in between us. But I still see that man. I still see that man that I fell for. That man that I wanted in the worst way.

[ Breathes deeply ] That was then. But knowing what you know now, do you still want sonny? Britt: Well, don’t keep me in suspense. What do you two know that I don’t? Isn’t it obvious? Wait. What’s obvious? Well, it’s no use, my friend. They’re gonna find out sooner or later.

[ Sighs ] Mr. Spinelli here does not want us to be a match. Why is that? Because… he wants you all to himself.

[ Scoffs ] If you mean what you say, you’ll leave chase out of whatever revenge scheme you’ve got planned for linc. Chase deserves better. This is how I’m gonna turn you into a star. First, we’re gonna book a studio and record you singing one of brook lynn’s songs. We’ll make that your signature song, and then we’ll promote the hell out of it all over social media. You’ll sing at the savoy to season yourself as a performer and build anticipation for your big splash at the mercury lounge.

[ Footsteps approaching ] And then — I’ve been thinking. Maybe we should just call off this competition. Well, if my father was convicted of jury tampering, I mean [Sighs] He’d only have himself to blame. All you’d have to do is find a third party to tip off the judge who’s waiting for the jury to come back with the verdict. Yeah.

[ Sighs ] Look, you’re going to get that bonus, okay? You’ve earned it. But, no, I can’t tip off the authorities to what sonny did. Willow, I-I don’t want to pry, but are you sure you’re alright?

[ Clears throat ] Just a touch of morning sickness. But you know how that goes. Once you’re through the first trimester… you’re pregnant. Either that or I’m developing a strange craving for pickles and pancakes.

[ Laughs ]

[ Chuckles ] That’s wonderful news. Yeah. I’m sure that avery and carly, michael — everybody must be so thrilled. Yeah, this baby is a gift for the entire family.

[ Crying ] Which makes me the happiest person in the whole world. Oh! Oh! Oh, willow.

[ Sobbing ] Is there — is there something going on? Beyond the baby?


I don’t understand. I just gave you the perfect opportunity to nail your old man. But you refuse to pull the trigger? Why? I want to take sonny down, but not at trina’s expense. What’s the big deal? The judge orders a new trial and trina gets another day in court. And put trina through the stress of another trial and her family? Not to mention my sister josslyn is also a victim here. Look… and maybe the jury was ready to acquit anyway. A-and what if they’re ready to convict? This way, trina gets another chance, and sonny goes directly to prison. Look, I told you, you’re gonna get your bonus. I’m not gonna risk this. Whatever. It’s your call. Hey, dex. Wait. Yeah? Look, there’s a silver lining in all this. You proved yourself to my dad. Alright, that gets you one step closer. So the next time — if there is a next time. This all hinges on whether the juror got the message or not. Your support means everything to me. Can I get a hug?

[ Both laugh ] Mm. What — what — what did I do to earn this kind of… love and loyalty? You mean besides being loving and loyal to me? And not only with the dawn of day thing, but you didn’t judge me about parker. I mean, you were upset when I tried to bribe my professor and got kicked out of wesleyan. But you didn’t judge me when you learned that parker was a woman. I know that I can always count on you to be there for me, no matter how hard I’ve tried to push you away. Well, looks like we’re stuck with each other, kid.

[ Laughs ] Looks like it.

[ Laughs ] I just asked myself that question — do I want sonny? And the answer is yes.

[ Breathes sharply ] Yes, I do. Probably more than ever. It’s nice to see you this happy.

[ Chuckles ] But still, be careful. Wanting sonny and having him all to yourself are not the same thing. The man has five children. Not to mention sonny’s ex is never really an ex. Sonny and carly have split up more times than I can count, and they always get back together. If their pattern is consistent, they could get back together. And then where will you be? Thank you. Well, I hear your warning loud and clear. I love you, and thank you for the talk. Whatever you decide, make sure my little gift is never far away. What’d I miss? Cody just made the craziest suggestion. Okay, cody thinks the reason that spinelli doesn’t want britt to date cody is because spinelli wants britt all to himself. As if.

[ Chuckles ] No offense, britt. I-it’s just it’s kind of funny. I mean, you and spinelli? Yeah, it’s a preposterous proposition. Alright. Come on, lover boy. Let’s go talk this out, man-to-man. Uh. I don’t understand, brook lynn. Why the change of heart? Cancel the competition? You were the one that decided — yeah, I know what I said. Okay? But if you feel exploited, like we’re just two dogs fighting over the same juicy bone, then now’s the time to call it quits.

[ Laughs ] What’s so funny? What’d I tell you? I’ll be in touch. What was that all about? Uh, me. And you. I’m so sorry about that. Um…

[ Chuckles ] I don’t know how I lost it like that. It’s okay. You don’t have to explain to me. I’ve been there. That’s right. You — you know the joy of feeling that little life inside you and the agony you feel when… when you lose it. Our situations are very different. But still, losing a child, no matter the age, is devastating. I would give anything to be able to be there to protect my darling kiki. But I’m so grateful for every day that I have with avery. And I’m determined to do whatever I need to do to keep her happy and safe. I’m sure you feel exactly the same way about wiley and — and your new baby, too. Hey, willow. Hey. You okay? Yeah, I-I’m fine. You’re not fine. I can see it in your face. What’d you do to her?


No, michael, you’ve — you’ve got it wrong. Ava didn’t do anything to upset me. We were just talking about children, and I’m afraid my hormones got the better of me. I heard the good news. Congratulation. Thank you. And thank you for the talk. It’s my pleasure. And, willow, I know that you’re gonna take excellent care of your new baby. Just don’t forget to take care of yourself, too. Um… what did ava mean by that? Is there something I should know?

[ Cellphone ringing ] What do you want? Look, you guys, we know spinelli has been lonely ever since ellie left him. Well, maybe that’s why he’s acting so interested in britt’s love life. No, l-look, you’re — you’re both wrong. Spinelli is not interested in me. He’s into brandi. Who’s brandi? The woman he’s dating from society setups. He showed me her photos. She’s this bombshell who speaks three languages. I think he said elvish, klingon, and dothraki. No, no, no, no. I-I am the mother of spinelli’s only child. If he were dating someone, I would know. Alright, you know, something seems off about this whole thing. I’m gonna — I’m gonna go check it out. Yeah, thank you. Okay, wait. You’re both spinelli’s friends. Why would he go on and on about this brandi lady if he’s really not dating her? Uh, britt, I-I don’t think there is a brandi. Wh-what are the chances of a bombshell speaking three made-up languages? Maybe spinelli’s trying to make you jealous, britt. What? So you’re saying cody’s right, that spinelli is interested in me? No. Here. Sit.

[ Sighs ] I don’t know what we have to discuss. Well, you can start by thanking me. Oh, I’m supposed to thank you for lying to britt? For — for claiming that she’s my destiny in love? Yeah, doofus. Think about the alternative. You tell her the truth. “Oh, uh, britt, uh, yeah. Uh, that cowboy that you’re all hot for, yeah, he wasn’t selected by a matchmaker. I actually arranged it because he threatened to expose that I am the genius behind society setups.” Keep your voice down. “Oh, and zelda? Zelda — she’s just a front. The real matchmaker is an algorithm that searches all sorts of private accounts of unsuspecting citizens, not just the people who signed up for the — the service.” You really think britt wants to hear that? What do you think the nsa’s gonna say when they find out that you’ve been doing unauthorized data mining, violating privacy, breaching classified systems? You wouldn’T. Would you? Well, that all depends on you. You should know by now not to believe a word linc says. Don’t worry. I told him he had it all wrong. Wrong about what? He said that you have feelings for me.

[ Scoffs ] He actually said that? He says you can’t separate business from romance, which is why he would make a better fit as my manager. Linc has no shame. He’s the man who sexually harassed me. Now he’s claiming that I would do the same thing to you? Well, he didn’t phrase it exactly like that, but he just thinks you care too much. He said that? Not in so many words, but… chase, don’t you see what that means? Uh, no. But, uh, I suppose you’re going to tell me. Excuse me. Can you tell me if my boss is here? I’ll bite. Who’s your boss? There he is. Oh, w-wait. Do you know this guy? She another bodyguard? No, I’m his daughter. Uh, dex is a new hire. Again, thank you for having my back. I’d like to do some digging, see where the jury stands. Okay, I have informants at the courthouse. From what I hear, the jury’s still out.

[ Door closes ]


I wouldn’t worry too much about spinelli. Yeah, you and I have been friends with him for a long time, so we’ll take care of him. But you — you focus on cody. I just think that if you’re going to give him a chance, you should do that, or else, you know, kick that cowboy to the curb. You got yourself into this mess. The way I see it, there are only two ways out. I’m pretty sure I don’t want to hear what they are. Option one — you come clean with britt and get ready for society setups to go belly-up when the feds investigate all of those violations of privacy and security breaches. And the other option? Make everyone believe my cover story. You need to convince everyone that you’re crushing on britt. Isn’t it obvious? Our plan must be working. You just said you wanted to cancel the competition. Yeah, not now. Look, linc is getting desperate. If he thinks I just want to jump into bed with you, that’s ludicrous. He must be feeling threatened. So we just continue as planned? Unless you want out. Not unless you do. Not when we’re this close… to winning, right? Right. Dex, you can go ahead and leave. I’ll call you if I need you. You got it, boss. Hi. Hi. Welcome, nina. I figure you might want a few minutes alone with my dad, so I’m gonna go check on something in the kitchen. Thanks, kristina. Sonny, did you hear that? She was almost polite to me. Figured she’d tell me to go take a hike. I have a very complicated, loving relationship with kristina. We’ve had a lot of bumps in the road, but we always have each other’s backs. Yeah. Right. I’m happy that she’s not turning against you the way that michael has. Yeah. What are you doing here? So you — you want to see — um. Ph-phyllis is not here, so… oh, no, that’s — that’s okay. I think you’ll do just fine. I’m not going to tell you where I spent the night, nikolas. You lost the right to know about my whereabouts when you slept with your son’s witch of a girlfriend. And speaking of esme, I have good news and I have bad news. She’s not in the er and she’s not lying on a slab in the G.H. Morgue. The bad news is, she could be anywhere. Bye. Willow, talk to me. Bu t I’m so grateful for everyday that I have with avery. And I’m determined to do whatever I need to do to keep her happy and safe. I’m sure you feel exactly the same way about wiley and — and your new baby, too. Believe it or not [Sighs] Ava was very helpful. I am more convinced than ever that I need to do what’s best for our baby. And I will. Whatever it takes.

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Jada: Abigail dimera’s murder case is an open investigation. We have no comment at this time.

Shawn: Ah, so you are detective hunter. I’m shawn brady.

Jada: Hi, nice to meet you. And it’s jada.

Shawn: Jada. Jada, well, welcome to salem pd.

Jada: Thanks. I know you’ve been short-staffed with the grants leaving.

Shawn: Yeah, and with me on paternity leave.

Jada: Right. Congratulations. But what are you doing here? I thought you still had a few weeks left with your baby at home.

Shawn: Well, actually, it turned out that the baby wasn’t mine.

Belle: How did you know I needed that?

Brady: Because you haven’t moved from this spot all morning. How long have you been at this?

Belle: I don’t know, I’ve been awake since, like, 6:00 A.M.

Brady: Sis, you are locked in. You almost finished with what you’re working on, or what?

Belle: No, not really. Ever since jake died, dimera enterprises is in complete turmoil.

Shin: [Yawns] I didn’t hear you get up.

Gabi: Oh, don’t mind me. You can keep sleeping.

Shin: You’re already dressed and pacing. What’s on your mind?

Gabi: Ava.

Shin: She dropped quite a bombshell last night, moving into the dimera mansion.

Gabi: Thanks to ej’s invitation. I don’t like it. I don’t like it one bit.

Ej: Don’t look at me like that, father. This is hardly the first time we’ve had to pick up the pieces after one of your children married an unsuitable partner. Stefan’s marriage to gabi saddled us with problems for years. And jake’s union with ava vitali could prove even worse, but don’t worry. I’ll make this work to our advantage. You can count on me to keep the family and the company together. Wonder what’s keeping ava. I hope she hasn’t decided not to move in.

[Doorbell ringing] Oh, showtime.

[Monitor beeping]

Kristen: [Sighs] Where did he go?

Rolf: Where did what go?

Kristen: Jake’s body. Did you perform the procedure?

Rolf: Yes. Yes, I told you I would. I removed his heart and transplanted it into stefan’s body.

Kristen: Rolf, did something go wrong?

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

[Soft orchestration]

Ej: You should’ve called to tell me you were ready. I would’ve sent someone for your things. Is the rest of it out in the car?

Ava: No, that’s it. I like to travel light. Well, things do look a lot different from the last time I lived here, when I was john’s guest.

Ej: Not really john, though, was it? More like robojohn, the brainwashed memory-wiped version.

Ava: Right.

Ej: Well, in any case, I trust your experience this time will be better.

Ava: Well, I guess we’ll see.

Ej: Trust me, your my brother’s widow. That makes you family, which means you’re entitled to the full dimera experience.

Ava: Yeah? And what’s that exactly?

Ej: Well, for starters, for as long you stay here, your wish is harold’s command. At any time of day or night, just inform him if there’s anything you need. Your comfort is his top priority.

Ava: Aren’t you laying it on a little bit thick here, ej?

Ej: I’m not sure I understand.

Ava: Oh, come on. We both know why you invited me to stay here. Keep jake’s widow close and his dimera shares closer. Well, that is at least until you get rid of me so you can take them over for yourself.

Shin: You don’t trust ava.

Gabi: Trust her? When she lived with my brother, I almost got a dog as a food taster because I was afraid she’d poison me with her chicken cacciatore.

Shin: She certainly has a colorful past.

Gabi: Ugh, former child actors have a “colorful past.” She was a straight-up killer and a mob boss.

Shin: She claims to have reformed.

Gabi: Oh, please. She’s probably trying to figure out the best way to stab me in the back.

Shin: But why would she do that when you hold all the cards? You know there’s no marriage to jake. All you’d have to do is reveal the truth and she’d be left in the cold with nothing.

Gabi: Question is, is she smart and stable enough to realize that?

Shin: She’s no dummy. We know she’s ambitious. You of all people know the power that comes with being a dimera widow.

Kristen: Rolf, what are you telling me? That both of my brothers are dead now?

Rolf: Relax, kristen. I assure you I have everything under control.

Kristen: What are you–? What does that mean?

Rolf: It means I closed jake up and returned his body to the morgue. No one will ever know his heart is missing.

Kristen: Are you sure?

Rolf: Why would they check? His remains will be interred as befits the son of stefano dimera, in the family crypt.

Kristen: Okay. And stefan?

Rolf: He’s right here.

[Machine beeping] You see? Jake’s heart now beats in stefan’s chest.

Migraine attacks?

Brady: So all this working, are you sure this isn’t just to get your mind off the whole scenario with jan’s baby?

Belle: You know about that?

Brady: I do. The baby is not shawn’S. Marlena told me. So what does this mean?

Belle: What does it mean in regards to…

Brady: Belle, you and shawn, I mean, have you guys talked?

Belle: He came to me yesterday hoping I could help keep evan from taking the baby, but, you know, he had a court order and paternity tests.

Brady: Are you sure those tests are legit?

Belle: Well, kayla confirmed it.

Brady: So shawn just had to hand that baby over to that lunatic?

Belle: Yeah, I was there and it was just as awful as you might imagine. He didn’t have any warning, he didn’t have any time to prepare or say a proper goodbye.

Brady: Poor shawn. I know he was really starting to bond with that little guy too.

Belle: Yeah, and now he and evan are on their way to new zealand and shawn may never see him again. I mean, I could just see it in his face that his heart was just broken.

Jada: So the real father just showed up, took the baby, and went?

Shawn: Yep. That was that. Fully sanctioned by the court.

Jada: I’m so sorry. If you need to take some more time off–

Shawn: No, no, no. Staying busy– that’s the best thing for me.

Jada: I get that. It’s the best and worst part of the job. I mean, you’re in, you’re all in.

Shawn: Yeah. Yep. So how’s your first week been?

Jada: Well, you could say that they threw me into the deep end.

Shawn: Wait, what happened?

Jada: I came across an armed robbery the other day and had to discharge my weapon. The perp didn’t survive.

Shawn: Oh, wow. I–I’m sorry, I didn’t know.

Jada: I had no choice, but–

Shawn: Yeah, well, taking a life, it’s never easy even if it’s justified.

Jada: Yeah.

Shawn: Sure you don’t need a few days off?

Jada: No, no, I’m good, I just need to deal with what happened and just keep moving forward.

Rafe: Well, what jada didn’t tell you is that she’s a hero for what she did that day. She saved ava’s life.

Ej: Look, my only goal is to protect my family. Gabi is a threat, obviously, which is why I need you to vote her out at the next shareholders’ meeting.

Ava: And when’s that gonna be?

Ej: As soon as possible.

Ava: Yeah, you know, I really do appreciate you letting me stay here and all, but I can’t promise you my vote.

Ej: What? Why not?

Ava: Well, because I know that jake was on gabi’s side and I want to honor his wishes.

Ej: Jake had a complicated relationship with gabi at best. You don’t owe her your loyalty.

Ava: Yeah, she also offered me a job at dimera.

Ej: [Chuckles] Has she?

Ava: Yeah.

Ej: Clever of her.

Ava: Mmm.

Ej: You do know I would offer the same thing if I became ceo?

Ava: Yeah. Bird in the hand.

Ej: I understand. Just do me a favor. Think about it. I promise I won’t pressure you.

Ava: I appreciate that.

Ej: Now, why don’t i show you your room?

Gabi: My gut tells me that ava accepting ej’s invitation to live at the mansion is not good news for me.

Shin: You think they’re going to form some sort of partnership against you?

Gabi: Ej doesn’t do anything that doesn’t further his own cause.

Shin: Well then, why don’t you use the situation to your own advantage?

Gabi: How?

Shin: Use your leverage over ava to make her keep an eye on ej for you.

Gabi: And you think I can trust her to tell me the truth?

Shin: What choice does she have? If she crosses you, you’ll blow the truth about her and jake’s fake marriage sky-high.

Gabi: Nothing earns loyalty like a little blackmail.

Shin: I wouldn’t use that word, but yes, I believe she’ll do as she’s asked.

Gabi: I hope you’re right.

Shin: I am. Question is, will you?

Gabi: Will I do what?

Shin: Will you do as you’re asked, when I ask you to come back to bed with me?

[Sultry music]

This is the sound of better breathing.

Rafe: I have no doubt that if jada hadn’t fired her gun when she did, ava vitali would be dead right now.

Shawn: Oh, sounds like some quick thinking.

Jada: I was just doing my training.

Rafe: Oh, no. I saw her in action and we are lucky to have her on the force.

Shawn: Nice, well, I’m excited to work with you.

Jada: Thanks. I heard a lot of good things about you too.

Rafe: Oh, this guy? Shawn? He’s one of the best detectives that we have. And you being back, does that mean…

Shawn: Yeah. I’m back.

Rafe: Good, I’m glad, because we could use the manpower on the force right now.

Shawn: Yeah, I know. I’ve been going through some files and your guys’ case load, it’s pretty heavy.

Rafe: Mm-hmm, yeah, which is why I was thinking that, well, maybe the two of you could work together. What do you think about being partners?

Belle: I was with shawn after evan took the baby. And I just– I didn’t know what to say to him. I could see he was hurting, but this baby is the reason our marriage fell apart.

Brady: Belle, belle. Jan. Jan’s the reason your marriage fell apart.

Belle: I know. It’s not that I don’t feel for what shawn is going through. Of course I do.

Brady: Well, is there a chance you two are gonna get back together? There’s no baby in the way now.

Belle: You know, I should get back to dimera.

Brady: Uh-huh, wow. You know what they call that, belle? They call that avoidance– what you just did.

Belle: Oh, really? Do they?

Brady: Mm-hmm.

Belle: I’ll see you later.

Brady: Okay.

Belle: Oh, god! Hi!

Chloe: Hi. Hi.

[Smooch] Hi, hi. She’s in a hurry.

Brady: Yeah, she got tired of answering her brother’s questions about her and shawn.

Chloe: Is she okay?

Brady: She’ll be okay. I know why you’re here. You’re wondering why I’m not at work, aren’t you?

Chloe: Maybe.

Brady: Don’t worry, I’m not going to leave you alone with kristen at the office. So if you’re ready to go, I’m ready to go.

Chloe: Actually, I’ve already been to the office and guess what. No sight of kristen.

[Mysterious music]

Kristen: You performed the transfer.

Rolf: I did.

Kristen: So his heart is beating, he’s breathing on his own, so I take it the surgery was a success? It was a success, wasn’t it?

Rolf: Well–

Kristen: A simple yes or no answer will do, rolf.

Rolf: Yes, but–

Kristen: But? But what?

Shin: Mm. You seem more relaxed.

Gabi: I am definitely more relaxed, thanks to you.

Shin: Does this mean you’re feeling better about the situation at dimera?

Gabi: Yeah. Thought about it, and you’re right. I have nothing to worry about. I’m the one holding the cards.

Shin: As long as ava’s in your control, there’s no way ej dimera can ever bring you down.

Gabi: [Chuckles] I like the way you think.

Shin: I like the way you do everything. I’m gonna go take a shower.

Gabi: Mm-hmm.

[Sighs]

[Sighs] Nice try, ej.

Ej: And this is your room. Best view of the garden in the entire mansion.

Ava: Mmm. Beautiful.

Ej: Mm-hmm. You’re moving in at the perfect time. The hydrangeas are in full bloom. I think you’ll find it very comfortable.

[Tense music]

Ava: This room–

Ej: What about it?

Ava: This is the room that abigail was murdered in, isn’t it?

Ej: It is, yes.

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Ava: Whoa. You want me to sleep in the bed that abigail was murdered in?

Ej: You don’t strike me as the superstitious type.

Ava: Oh, it’s not superstition. That’s just grim.

Ej: It’s also one of the loveliest rooms in the house. As I said, lovely view.

Ava: Okay, so what’s chad gonna think about me moving in here?

Ej: Chad doesn’t live here anymore. And the staff will help you make it your own. You can remove anything that makes you feel uncomfortable and replace it as per your own tastes. And look at it this way. What are the odds that a second beautiful woman will be killed in here?

Ava: Is that supposed to make me feel better?

Ej: If it’s important for you to feel safe, then yes, it should make you feel better.

Ava: [Scoffs]

[Soft dramatic music]

Shawn: You want us to be partners?

Jada: You know we met like five minutes ago.

Rafe: I know, right? And look how well the two of you are already getting along. Right? Shawn, you’ve been a lone wolf for quite a while now. And I think that you would actually benefit very heavily from working with someone who knows this town so well. So? What do you say?

Shawn: Well, I say yeah, sounds good to me.

Jada: Sounds good.

Rafe: Great. Okay. Then by the power vested in me as commissioner, I hereby pronounce you partner, partner.

Shawn: Partner.

Jada: Partner.

Chloe: Don’t you think it’s a little bit weird? Thank you. Kristen makes this big, dramatic declaration about how we answer to her now? And she’s gonna make my life a living hell then, ever since then, what? Nothing? Have you heard from her?

Brady: Not a word.

Chloe: Yeah, but she made it a point that sticking it to me and worming her way back into your life was the only reason she came back. So why step away?

Brady: It’s a good question. Maybe something more important came up.

Kristen: Why are you being so cryptic about this surgery, rolf? Is there a problem?

Rolf: As I said, his heart is functioning. However, we don’t know how complete his recovery will be until I ween him off the anesthesia and he wakes up.

Kristen: But he will wake up, right?

Rolf: I’m hopeful that will be the case. And soon he’ll be the stefan you remember.

Kristen: Then do it. Wake him up, rolf. Now.

[Machine beeping] My asthma felt anything but normal.

Brady: Maybe kristen has just caught back up in the dimera family drama. I mean, her brother just died.

Chloe: Yeah, but she barely knew jake. Come on.

Brady: True, but every time a dimera family member dies, there’s this power vacuum. There’s this mad scramble. Everybody just needs to obtain the influence and stock that was left behind.

Chloe: So you think she’s trying to take back power at dimera?

Brady: Could be. And even though she wasn’t close with jake, I’ll bet she has some strong feelings about the fact that he was shot in cold blood.

Chloe: Mmm. I don’t know. I feel like the kristen that we know would be too wrapped up in her own obsessions to care about her dead brother.

[Machine beeping]

Kristen: What are you waiting for, rolf? Wake him up.

Rolf: We can’t rush this. I need to give him more time to acclimate before I bring him back to consciousness.

Kristen: He’s been resting for years.

Rolf: Exactly! And when a body has been on ice that long, there are a number of unknowns.

Kristen: What are you saying? That he could be brain damaged?

Rolf: It’s possible. We also don’t know how easily stefan’s body will accept the new organ.

Kristen: You said that he was on anti-rejection medication, right?

Rolf: Of course.

Kristen: You were awfully confident before you performed the procedure. I mean, come on, you said that jake and stefan were identical twins, perfect genetic matches.

Rolf: All of that is true. I’m simply saying we need to let the heart get settled in its new home before we take it out for a walk.

Kristen: Why does it feel like you’re hedging your bets now?

Rolf: All due respect, kristen, 48 hours ago, you didn’t even know stefan was alive. I’m on top of the situation.

Kristen: Are you?

Rolf: Yes! And it doesn’t help to have you pressuring me! Don’t you have other things to do? You’re in charge of basic black, are you not?

Kristen: Yeah, so?

Rolf: And aren’t you trying to get chloe lane out of brady’s life?

Kristen: Ugh! You know what? You’re just suddenly interested in my love life?

Rolf: I’m interested in doing what’s best for the dimera legacy. You focus on what you can control and let me do my job, please.

Kristen: My brother is hanging in the balance here, rolf. So I need to know. Can I trust you?

Rolf: [Scoffs]

[Phone ringing]

Ava: Hello, gabi.

Gabi: Hey. How are the new digs?

Ava: Oh, it’s just swell– if you don’t mind sleeping in a bed where someone was brutally murdered.

Gabi: Ej put you in abigail and chad’s room?

Ava: Mm, yes, he says it’s got a nice view, which is why I’m sure she liked it too.

Gabi: If you don’t enjoy being there, then just move out. Get yourself a room at the salem inn.

Ava: Yeah, I’m trying to put down roots here, gabi. And as ej said, this is jake’s family home, so it’s mine now too.

Gabi: Hmm. Ej said that, didn’t he?

Ava: Mm, yeah. Why?

Gabi: Remember that jake was not your husband and that’s not your family.

Ava: Okay, so, gabi, is this where you start turning the screws again?

Gabi: I don’t have to turn the screws, ava, because you’re already on my side, right? No matter how much ej tries to win you over with this family loyalty nonsense.

Ava: You sounded just a little bit paranoid there.

Gabi: No, I’m just here to remind you that if you stab me in the back, I’m gonna tell ej that your marriage to jake is a fraud. And then you’re gonna end up–

Ava: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know where I’ll end up.

Gabi: Good. Then we understand each other.

Ava: Hey. What’s going on with that job you promised me? And the board seat?

Gabi: No, shin’s not gonna agree to a seat on the board.

Ava: Fine. I’ll just take the job.

Gabi: All right, I’ll talk to him.

Ava: Good. You better.

Gabi: I just wanna make sure that I find the best position for you to succeed.

Ava: Oh, you damn well better.

Gabi: [Sighs]

Rafe: So we’re good here?

Shawn: Yeah, yeah, I mean– yeah, we’re good.

Jada: All good.

Rafe: Great. Okay. Then I will let you two get better acquainted.

Jada: Okay, boss. Thanks.

Rafe: Yeah, and like you said, there are a lot of cases to solve out there, but right now, abigail dimera’s murder is our top priority, okay?

Shawn: Yes, it is. We’re on it.

Jada: Yeah.

Rafe: Okay. Great.

Shawn: So I guess this falls under the heading of getting better acquainted. What brought you to salem?

Jada: Well, my father lived here and he told me some good and bad things about the place, but overall he said it was a good community. He was a doctor. Marcus hunter.

Shawn: What? Marcus is your dad?

Jada: You knew him?

Shawn: Yeah, yeah, he was friends with my dad. I used to hang out with him and my uncle steve when I was a kid. I think he was a good man. Sorry he died. Oh, you know what? Actually, I think I have some pictures of us all fishing. Remind me and I’ll show them to you.

Jada: I’d like that. But for now, we should probably get back to work.

Shawn: Ah, yes, yes. Do me a favor and catch me up on where you guys stand on this abigail dimera case.

Jada: Oh.

Shawn: What’s wrong?

Jada: No, I just– you’re married. I didn’t know. I mean, when you mentioned the story about the child you thought was yours, you didn’t mention your wife.

Shawn: Yeah. Yeah, because that’s– because it’s complicated.

Belle: I pulled together all the paperwork you requested as quickly as I could, if you want to take a look.

Ej: Wait. Before we talk business, belle, I’ve been thinking about you a lot since we decided to end things– or rather, you decided to end things. Wondering how you are.

Belle: I’m fine. I’m just working a lot, long hours.

Ej: As usual. And you and shawn?

Belle: Oh, well, in a crazy turn of events, I just learned that jan’s baby isn’t shawn’S. Never was.

Ej: What?

Belle: Yeah, jan was just trying to trap him, as usual.

Ej: Are you telling me that shawn, a detective, fell for a scam like that? Sorry. It must’ve been hard for him to hear the truth.

Belle: Yeah, it was. It is.

Ej: So, has this revelation removed the stumbling blocks between you?

Belle: You mean, are shawn and I getting back together?

Ej: Yes.

Belle: I don’t know.

Ej: I see.

Belle: If you don’t mind, I’d really just like to get back to business.

Ej: Of course. So have you determined whether or not jake had a will?

Belle: I looked everywhere and I couldn’t find an official record of a will.

Ava: How terrible for you. You must be so disappointed.

[Dramatic music]

Woman tc: My a1c stayed here, it needed to be here.

Chloe: Ugh, you know, I hate this whole waiting for the other shoe to drop with kristen.

Brady: So don’T.

Chloe: Don’t what?

Brady: Just don’t wait. Don’t think about it. Don’t give her another thought. Just pretend like she doesn’t exist.

Chloe: Don’t think about kristen dimera? Yeah, oh, that’s gonna be really easy.

Brady: I can help you. Every time you say kristen, there will be a penalty.

Chloe: You mean like a swear jar?

Brady: Like a swear jar, yeah. Sort of like a swear jar.

Chloe: Ugh, you know it’s going to be impossible to go an entire day without mentioning kristen–

Brady: Oh, eww, god.

Chloe: Oh. What was that?

Brady: That’s your penalty. That’s what’s gonna happen every single time that you say the word kri–

[Smooches]

Chloe: You mean like that?

Brady: Yeah. Totally like that.

Chloe: Mmm. Mmm. This is a way better idea than a swear jar.

Brady: Right?

Chloe: Kristen.

Brady: Say it again.

Chloe: Kristen. Kristen.

Brady: You’re bad at this game.

Chloe: [Laughs] Is anyone else here?

Brady: No. Know what? Let’s continue this game in my room and we’ll just take the rest of the day off.

Rolf: Your father trusted me with his life. You can do the same.

Kristen: You say that, rolf, but I don’t know with you. What if this is a new experiment and you’re using both my brothers as guinea pigs?

Rolf: I admit my research has given me purpose since we lost your father. But believe me, the most important task of my life now and forever is to carry out the wishes of the man I devoted my life to serving.

Kristen: So you’re doing this in stefano’s name?

Rolf: Of course. He would’ve wanted me to save his son and namesake and that’s what I intend to do.

Kristen: And no one will know that stefan is alive until the time is right?

Rolf: I defer to you on that matter.

Kristen: Good. You said that you’ll be waking him up in a few hours?

Rolf: That’s right.

Kristen: All right. I’ll be back, but if anything changes, you let me know.

Rolf: Where are you going?

Kristen: [Sighs] I got something I need to take care of.

[Machine beeping]

[Door slams]

[Knocking at door]

Gabi: Hey.

Rafe: Hey yourself. I was in the neighborhood. I thought I’d deliver your mail.

Gabi: Thank you. Come on in. Whoa. There’s a lot of stuff here.

Rafe: Yeah, maybe because you haven’t been home in weeks.

Gabi: Well, it hasn’t been that long.

Rafe: Uh, yeah, it has. You’ve been shacking up with this shin dude ever since ari left for camp.

Gabi: I–

Shin: I wouldn’t call it shacking up.

Gabi: Rafe, this is li shin. Li, this is my brother, rafe.

Shin: Nice to meet you, commissioner.

Rafe: Yeah. Nice to meet you too.

Shin: I wish I could spend a little more time getting to know gabi’s brother, but I’m actually on my way out.

Rafe: Oh, all right, well, we should set something up soon. My wife and I would love to have you over for dinner.

Shin: Sounds great. It was good to finally meet you. See you later, sweetheart.

Gabi: See you.

[Clears throat]

Rafe: So how you doing?

Gabi: I’m good.

Rafe: Yeah?

Gabi: Yeah. Yeah. Look, yes, I did love jake, so it was very sad that he died, but we moved on, obviously.

Rafe: Hmm. Yeah. I heard that jake was married to ava. Gotta say, that surprised me.

Gabi: Yeah, no, that surprised me too.

Rafe: Mm-hmm.

Ej: I’m not disappointed that jake didn’t have a will. I consulted belle because I wanted to make sure my late brother’s wishes were carried out.

Ava: Oh, of course. So what happens to jake’s shares if there’s no will and no obvious heir?

Belle: Per the law, everything goes to the spouse.

Ej: You.

Ava: Well, I’m sure that’s what jake would’ve wanted.

Belle: I’m actually glad I ran into you.

Ava: What’s that?

Belle: This is a document that formalizes the transfer of jake’s stock to you, his widow.

Ava: Great.

Belle: Oh. Ava dimera. You changed your name?

Ava: Yeah, I wanted to take my husband’s name so I could honor him– his memory. Is that all? Is there anything else?

Belle: These are the stock certificates. I would advise you put them somewhere safe.

Ava: Okay, thank you, I will.

Belle: Yes. I’m sorry for your loss.

Ej: Well, thanks for stopping by, belle. Take care.

Belle: Yeah, you too.

Ej: Oh, I’d be happy to put your certificates in the safe for you.

Ava: Oh, I appreciate that. But I think I’ll hold on to these. Migraine hits hard, so u hit back with ubrelvy

Jada: I promise I won’t pry anymore. I shouldn’t have been asking questions about your personal life.

Shawn: What are you talking about? No, come on, we’re partners. We’re gonna be learning a lot about each other.

Belle: Shawn.

Shawn: Belle.

Belle: Am I interrupting?

Shawn: No. No, no. We’re just– this is my new partner, detective jada hunter. Jada, this is belle, my wife.

Chloe: As much as I would love to just say screw work, we really do have some important business we have to take care of today.

Brady: Do we?

Chloe: [Chuckles] Yes.

Brady: No, no, I mean, I know, but do we really?

Chloe: Yes.

Brady: We do?

Chloe: Yeah.

Brady: All right. I don’t like it though. I’m not happy about it.

Chloe: I’m not either, but it’s to be continued, okay?

Brady: You can count on it. Let’s go work.

Chloe: Okay. Work, work, work, let’s go.

[Sighs]

[Tense music]

Ava: Whoo! Isn’t it a little early for champagne?

Ej: Well, it’s 5:00 somewhere.

Ava: [Chuckles] Thank you. So what are we celebrating?

Ej: I just wanted to say welcome to your new home. I hope you’ll be very happy here.

[Glasses clink]

Ava: I’m sure I will be.

Rafe: Well, it looks like you moved on.

Gabi: Yeah, I guess you could say that.

Rafe: Uh-huh. So? What’s the story?

Gabi: What story?

Rafe: You and li. Is it serious?

Gabi: I like him and the feeling is definitely mutual.

Rafe: Well, that’s good. So he makes you happy.

Gabi: I mean, we don’t have any expectations. We’re just seeing where this goes.

Rafe: You’re basically living with the guy.

Gabi: I wouldn’t go that far. Well, yes, we’re spending time together. I will admit that.

Rafe: Mm-hmm. Do you love him?

Gabi: Is this a police interrogation? Should I bring my lawyer in?

Rafe: I am your big brother, okay? I’m allowed to ask questions.

Gabi: [Scoffs] If you must know, we have not said “I love you” to each other.

Rafe: Okay. Well, do you? Hmm? Do you love him?

Gabi: I like him. I just– you know, the last time that I was in love, it did not end well, so I’m not sure that’s something that I’m looking for.

Rafe: Right. You’re afraid of getting hurt again.

Gabi: Rafe, it’s not even about being afraid. Stefan was the great love of my life. And I just don’t think that anybody could take his place.

[Machine beeping]

[Door slams]

Rolf: I told you I had everything under control, kristen!

Shin: It’s not kristen.

[Dramatic music]

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[ Relaxing music ]

Finn: Really appreciate you fitting me in. Great. Okay, I’ll see you then.

Steffy: Do you have an appointment?

Finn: Yeah. Turns out I still have connections at the hospital, even after death.

Steffy: Yeah, babe, I’m just not ready to joke about that just yet. But it is good that you’re going in to get checked out by a specialist.

[ Knocking at door ]

Finn: I mean, I’m feeling better every day, but it’s probably best that I make sure I’m healing correctly. Mom. Hey! Hi. Oh, hi.

Hope: Wow. What was that about?

Liam: What was– what, I– I can’t kiss my hot wife when I want? I got to fill out an application? Is there a waiting period? What’s the…

Hope: Good answer.

Liam: All right. Maybe I’m a little extra affectionate just because I’m not taking anything for granted.

Hope: I think we’re all feeling that way.

Hope: You know, I think there’s love in the air now knowing that finn’s alive.

Liam: Yeah. A lot of love in the air. And gratitude and joy. It’s about damn time.

Brooke: I’m so happy for you, ridge, thinking that you are going to monaco to help your grieving daughter and instead… wow. What she must have felt. How was it? Being swept away in that magical moment?

Ridge: May I say something?

Taylor: I think you’re

going to anyway, but sure.

Ridge: You’ve been our

strength through

this whole ordeal,

you’ve been a rock.

Maybe the only true thing

in all of this.

Hope: Heard you on the phone with kelly earlier. She seemed excited.

Liam: Oh, my god. It was like her birthday and christmas all rolled into one. Did you– did you– could you overhear her talking about hayes? How like, “his daddy’s home, “his daddy’s home.” Which I feel like every kid deserves. What? Did I say something?

Hope: Oh, no, no, no, no. I just– I’m thinking about my own dad, and I might have done something.

Liam: Oh. Okay.

Hope: It was totally innocent.

Liam: Well, what was it?

Hope: Uh, you know what? I feel silly for even bringing it up right now. Now is the time to celebrate and not dwell on stupid mistakes.

Liam: Yo, what is the mistake?

Hope: It’s something that could potentially affect my mother’s marriage.

Taylor: And the most frustrating thing is we didn’t know where steffy was.

Thomas: What?

Taylor: So the therapist came to the hotel and she explained that steffy had gone on a walk. She didn’t know when she was coming back. And then finn shows up out of nowhere. And here we are with this amazing news. And we can’t find steffy. The one thing that would heal steffy from her grief.

Thomas: Right. Okay. So how long was it before steffy came back?

Taylor: I don’t know. I mean, you know, finn, finn went out to look for her, and then your father and I did, and luckily, finn found her.

Thomas: Wow. Steffy must have been… oh, man. It’s just– it’s crazy to think about, you know? This whole whirlwind our family’s been going through this, the pain and devastation, and it seems like maybe it’s turning around. Maybe, maybe we all have hope going forward.

Taylor: I think so. I think there’s hope.

Brooke: You okay?

Ridge: Yeah. No, I’m good. Why?

Brooke: Just seemed like your mind went elsewhere. And I think I know where. You saw it, didn’t you. That selfie that hope posted of me and deacon in the office.

Ridge: I did see that.

Li: You have no idea how good it feels to see you like this. Up and about. Home with your family.

Finn: Thanks to you, mom. Because you– you saved me. If it weren’t for you and your belief that I could pull through, mom, I wouldn’t be here.

Li: I wasn’t giving up. No matter what any other doctor said. I never allow anything or anyone to take you away from me. Never. For copd,

Hope: I really didn’t mean any harm by it.

Liam: No, of course you didn’T. I still understand your mom’s concern.

Hope: Well, I do, too. If ridge sees that photo, it could potentially cause problems. I just– hopefully, once my mom explains the intention behind it, it will be okay. It was just an innocent happy moment for me posing with both of my parents. I mean, come on, how often have I been able to do that in my life?

Liam: Hey, I get it. I totally get it. I just, I– I’m just saying, I also get why your mom would want you to take the photo down, given how ridge feels about your dad.

Hope: Oh, I know.

Liam: Especially since he and taylor have been traveling together. You know, presumably they’ve been bonding, especially over the, you know, reunion of steffy and finn. It just– it may not be an ideal time for ridge to be seeing reminders of the problems he’s had with brooke. 7

Brooke: Ridge, if you’re upset with–

Ridge: I’m not upset. I’m not thrilled. I know what I am. You– look, you told me that you wanted to stay away from deacon. I leave town for five minutes. You invite him over to forrester.

Brooke: Oh, okay. Wait a minute. First of all, I did not invite him over. Hope brought him and she had every right to and– okay, maybe you’re right. I should have left the second I saw him.

Ridge: I saw the picture. I didn’t like it. Can we just leave it there? Can we do that? I think– the thing that matters right now is that my daughter has her life back.

Brooke: Yeah, that’s what matters. Finn is alive. He’s back with his family where he belongs. And you got to be there. You got to witness it all. That must have been very exciting. I can only imagine the euphoria that you and taylor are feeling right now.

Thomas: So, how did the kids react?

Taylor: Oh, thomas, the look on kelly’s face it– you know what was even better? The look on finn’s face when he held his son. It was amazing.

Zende: Hey, taylor.

Taylor: Hey!

Zende: Come over here. Hi. I am so happy for you and the family.

Taylor: Thank you, zende. Thank you. It’s wonderful.

Zende: I spoke with uncle ridge. I’ve never heard him on such a high. I mean, I still can’t quite believe it.

Thomas: Yeah, it’s ’cause it’s unbelievable. I mean, finn was dead, at least, you know, the medics, everyone thought so. But apparently, li just kept him alive all that time.

Taylor: Yeah.

Finn: I know you just got here, but I actually have a doctor’s appointment I need to get to.

Li: Oh, good. ‘Cause I was actually wondering how your new medication was.

Steffy: We’ve got an appointment. I’m coming with you.

Finn: Honey, I appreciate you wanting to be there, but pretty confident I can handle this on my own. I know my way around the hospital.

Steffy: I just don’t want you to take on too much, too soon.

Finn: If I can run around monaco to reunite with my beautiful wife, I don’t think a doctor’s visit is going to be too taxing.

Steffy: Fine. Be safe. And call me every 10 minutes.

Li: I’m glad you’re getting checked out. If they have any questions for me about your care–

Finn: I’ll text you. I love you both.

Steffy: Love you.

Li: I’m guessing you have questions.

Steffy: I do. But firstly, I… I would like to thank you. I will always be grateful to you. Thank you for keeping my husband alive.

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Hope: Mom? Oh, hey, did ridge come home yet?

Brooke: Hi, you two. Yes, he did, actually. You missed him. He went to the office already.

Liam: Oh. How is he? How is steffy?

Brooke: I think everybody’s still in shock, but in a good way.

Hope: I mean, I get that. I’m still processing all of it.

Brooke: Me, too. Finn is alive. I can’t stop smiling.

Liam: I know. I know the feeling.

Hope: Uh, so a little bit of a segue, but did ridge ever mention anything about that photo?

Brooke: He did.

Hope: And…

Brooke: Oh, it’s fine, honey.

Hope: Really?

Brooke: No, I mean. Well, he wasn’t pleased, but his focus isn’t on that. It’s on steffy, steffy and finn and them reuniting with their family.

Taylor: I have so many questions for li and what she did.

Thomas: I have a question. Why didn’t li tell anyone?

Zende: That’s kind of messed up, letting steffy grieve.

Ridge: It’s messed up. It’s a lot messed up. But we’re going to find some answers in time. Right now, the most important thing. Finn is back. Steffy has a husband, hayes has his father. All because of li.

Li: I wasn’t sure how you’d react.

Steffy: My husband is alive, li. Of course, I’m grateful. When I thought my son was going to grow up without a father, it sent me into a deep, deep depression. And I never– I never want to go back there again. So yes, I am thankful. Very thankful. That being said, um… what the hell, li? You let all of this time go by. All of the suffering. I thought my husband died. My family was torn apart. You could have erased the pain. You could’ve taken that all the way. But you didn’T. I am his wife. I deserved to know what you were doing. Why didn’t you tell me? As someone living with type 2 diabetes,

Hope: Well, I am happy to hear that ridge won’t hold that photo I took against you.

Brooke: He prefers to remain focused on the good things that are happening.

Liam: Well, he’s not wrong there. I mean, I think we should all be focused on that. That the joy, you know, the sheer joy we feel about finn surviving and that little family staying intact is huge.

Brooke: Exactly. And I’m not being naive. I know how he feels about that photo, and I need to remain cautious.

Hope: But do you, though? He’s moved back in.

Brooke: Honey, he moved in to take care of me. He’s not fully committed quite yet. Oh, but it will happen. You know, after all we’ve been through over the years, there’s no way it’s going to end now.

Taylor: You know, I keep thinking about something that steffy said before she left for monaco. She didn’t want people to look at her with pity.

Ridge no, she just wanted to come in here and feel normal. I get that.

Taylor: Yes. And now when she comes to work again and she walks through those doors, she’s going to be faced with– with happiness and smiles.

Ridge: And hugs and happy tears. Even my dad had them when I called him earlier.

Taylor: Yeah, we have all had our share of happy tears for sure, since finn’s come back into our lives and most importantly, back into steffy’S.

Ridge: That smile on her face, what happened in monaco, I’m never going to forget that.

Taylor: Yeah. Monaco. What we experienced there makes me think that anything’s possible.

Steffy: How? How could you not tell us finn was alie? How could you be that cruel?

Li: It was never my intention to hurt you.

Steffy: It’s not just me. Did you think about your grandson? Kelly and hayes were so confused. They were so upset.

Li: I would never do anything to harm the children.

Steffy: That’s exactly what you did, li. You kept finn away from them. How could you do that? Why would you do this?

Li: You’re a mother. I’m sure you think a lot about kelly and hayes. The futures they might have.

Steffy: Yes.

Li: So you can imagine how proud I am of finn. Everything he’s accomplished. All I hope for is success. His career. A future so bright. Then he met you. Do you think I wanted my son swept up in a family always in the tabloids? I try not to worry. Hope for the best.

Steffy: Were you lying in my wedding? Pretending to be supportive?

Li: No. No, not at all. Finn adores you. You fulfill him. If he’s happy, then I’m happy. But I was right to be concerned, wasn’t I? If finn had never met you, sheila would have never come back into his life. She wouldn’t have shot him. I almost lost my son, steffy. And, yes, maybe in my anger and my despair, a part of me wanted to blame you, your entire family. So, I kept what I was doing to myself for good reason. Finn needed my undivided attention. His recovery depended on it. Getting you involved would have been a distraction I couldn’t afford. Please try to understand the position I was in, how determined I was. Other doctors gave up on me, but I couldn’T.

Steffy: I would have helped you. I would have been just as determined.

Li: No. You would have demanded I take him back to the hospital. Back to the people who wrote him off as dead. I would have said something to you, if finn survived. But in that moment, his odds were so grave, I mean, so slim. There was no reason for me to get your hopes up. And I couldn’t think or worry about anybody else at the time. I was laser focused on him. That’s what I was doing. I would have said something to you when he was stable, if he came to. But if you’re looking for an apology, you won’t get it. I won’t apologize to you or anyone else for doing what I had to do to save my son.

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Days Short Recap Monday, August 8, 2022

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Brady noticed that Belle was working too hard. She said that DiMera Enterprises was a mess since Jake was murdered. He wondered if she was working like that because of the baby drama. She admitted it was hard to watch him give up the baby. She could tell Shawn was heartbroken. Brady wanted to know if they were getting back together. She didn’t answer him. She picked up her things and left. Li noticed that Gabi was pacing. She told him that she was concerned about Ava living in the DiMera mansion. She was afraid that she would turn on her. Li believed that Ava wouldn’t be dumb enough to blow the plan. He advised her to have Ava spy on EJ for her. He wanted her to go to bed with him. Ava arrived at the mansion. EJ let her know that he needed her to vote Gabi out of the company at the next meeting. She appreciated him giving her a place to stay, but she couldn’t promise that she would do that vote. She said Jake was on Gabi’s side and she wanted to honor his wishes. She told him that Gabi offered her a job. He understood, but he wanted her to think about it. EJ took her to Abby’s old room. She wasn’t thrilled about staying in there. He said that another beautiful woman wouldn’t be killed in there. He walked out of the room. Gabi called Ava. She warned Ava that she would expose her fake marriage if she stabbed her in the back. Ava asked her about the job. Gabi couldn’t promise her a seat on the board, but she would ask Li about it. They argued for a bit before they hung up.

EJ met with Belle at the mansion. She told him that she couldn’t find a record of Jake’s will. Ava walked in the room and wondered what happens to Jake’s shares. Belle said the spouse gets everything so she handed her a document transferring his stock to her. Ava signed it and Belle gave her the stock certificates. Kristen went to Rolf’s lab and noticed that Jake’s body was gone. Rolf told her that he performed the surgery on him and put him in the morgue. He told her that Stefan was recuperating. Rolf said that Jake’s heart was in Stefan. He said they wouldn’t know how successful the surgery was until he woke up. She wanted him to wake him up. He didn’t want to risk any complications. Kristen wasn’t sure if she should trust him. Rolf said he was doing it in Stefano’s name. He assured her that he would wake her up in an hour. She told him that she had to take care of something.

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Victor talked to Alex about wanting Sonny’s job. Victor said he knew Alex was the one who took the company from Sonny. He knew it wasn’t Gabi. Alex said he did it to help out Sonny. He said he knew Sonny was going to be taken by the proposal. He said he bought the company to flip it back to Titan at the terms Sonny should have been offered in the beginning. Victor agreed not to say anything because no one would trust him if he knew. Alex said he would be his fixer. He said he would work under Sonny and report back to him. He said it was the arrangement he wanted in the first place. Lucas went to see Allie. She wanted to know what he was doing there. He said he was out on bail because the police didn’t have enough evidence against him to hold him for Abby’s murder. Allie wanted to know about kidnapping her mother. She wanted him to leave, but Chanel convinced her to talk to him. He said he wasn’t there to ask Allie to forgive him. He said he was there to tell her he didn’t kill Abby. Allie said she believed him, but she would never forgive him for kidnapping her mother. She said her eyes were open to who he really was. He wanted to know how he could make it up to her. She said she wanted him to show her that it was possible he could change. Johnny met with Paulina to discuss a plan for him to get Chanel back. Paulina said Chanel picked Allie. He wanted to find a way to get Chanel back. Paulina agreed to do it, but she didn’t want to hurt Allie. Chanel showed up and yelled at them for what they were planning to do.

Paulina went after Chanel. Chanel told her she couldn’t believe Paulina was plotting behind her back. Paulina said she was worried that Chanel didn’t make the right decision. Chanel was upset that it was about her picking a girl. Paulina said it wasn’t because of that. Chanel thought she wanted her to be in a traditional relationship. Paulina denied it at first, but admitted to it. Chanel said she could have all the things Paulina wanted her to have with Allie. Chanel said she didn’t want to lose her. Paulina said she wouldn’t lose her. Paulina went back to Johnny and told him Chanel was happy with Allie. Xander and Sarah went to Gwen’s motel room and searched her room. He found the mask in her suitcase. They heard keys and hid. Gwen came in and picked up the mask. She said she had to get rid of it. She left to get rid of it. Xander and Sarah came out of hiding. When Gwen went to the alley, she said the mask had to disappear since Sarah had an alibi. She threw the mask in the dumpster and left.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, August 4, 2022

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Chad was drunk at the Brady Pub. Sarah tried to call him, but he refused to answer the phone. He wanted another drink. Eric told him that he was cutting him off. Chad refused to leave until he got the drink he wanted. Sarah left a message for Chad when Sonny walked in the room. She told him that she remembered that she didn’t kill Abby. He was happy for her and was sure that Rex would testify for her. He thought she could put the situation behind her. She didn’t think the police would believe her. Sonny got a call from Eric about Chad. Xander arrived at the police to tell Rafe and Jada about Rex being Sarah’s alibi. He demanded they cross Sarah’s name off the suspect list. Jada couldn’t do that and told him about the evidence they have so far. Xander refused to accept that so Rafe agreed to talk to Rex. Jada warned him that Sarah wasn’t off the hook. Xander thought they were idiots and walked out. Rex didn’t approve of Jada telling so much about the case.

Sonny arrived at the pub to get Chad. He watched Chad crawl over the bar to get a drink. Sonny tried to stop him so Chad tried to punch him. He missed and fell to the floor. Sonny dragged him to the Kiriakis mansion. Chad wanted to get a drink. Sonny told him that Sarah had an alibi for Abby’s death. Chad started laughing. He thought it was strange that Clyde and Sarah had alibis. He wondered if Abby killed herself. He said it didn’t matter if the police found the killer because it wouldn’t bring Abby back to him. He told Sonny that he drank because the yelled at Thomas for wanting his mother. He didn’t want to be around his kids because he didn’t want to cause them any more pain. He said he was supposed to make things better for the kids. Chad felt like he was causing his kids more pain. Xander went back to his room and saw Sarah. He told her about what happened at the station. They talked about Lucas seeing her at the mansion. Xander reminded her that she couldn’t be in two places at once. She said she was before. They thought she could have killed Abby wearing a mask of her face. Xander couldn’t believe he was about to marry someone like her. He wanted to prove their suspicion. He wanted to search her room.

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Days Update Monday, August 8, 2022

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Shawn goes to the police station and meets Jada. Shawn welcomes her to the police department. Jada mentions knowing they were short staffed since Eli and Lani left. Jada asks what Shawn is doing here since she thought he had a couple more weeks of paternity leave with the baby at home. Shawn reveals that it turned out the baby wasn’t his.

Belle works on her computer at John and Marlena’s. Brady brings her a cup of coffee and comments on her not moving from that spot since she’s been up and asks if she’s almost finished with what she’s working on. Belle says not really as ever since Jake died, DiMera Enterprises is in complete turmoil…

Li Shin wakes up in bed as Gabi is pacing in the room. Li questions what’s on her mind. Gabi says it’s Ava. Li acknowledges that Ava dropped quite a bombshell last night by moving in to the DiMera Mansion. Gabi doesn’t like it one bit.

EJ sits in the living room of the DiMera Mansion and tells the portrait of Stefano that this is hardly the first time they’ve had to pick up the pieces after one of his children married an unsuitable partner. EJ complains that Stefan’s marriage to Gabi set them up with problems for years while Jake’s union with Ava could prove even worse. EJ assures that he will make this work to their advantage. EJ declares that Stefano can count on him to keep the family and company together. EJ wonders what’s keeping Ava and hopes she hasn’t decided not to move in. The doorbell then rings, so EJ decides it’s showtime.

Kristen joins Dr. Rolf in his lab. Kristen questions where Jake’s body went and if he performed the procedure. Dr. Rolf confirms that he removed Jake’s heart and transplanted it in to Stefan’s body. Kristen then asks if something went wrong.

EJ brings Ava in to the living room. EJ says she should’ve called to tell him that she was ready so he could have sent someone for her things. Ava responds that she likes to travel light. Ava comments on things looking different since the last time she lived here as John’s guest. EJ trusts her experience this time will be better. EJ states that Ava is his brother’s widow which makes her family and means she’s entitled to the full DiMera experience. EJ tells her that while she stays here, her wish is Harold’s command as her comfort is his top priority. Ava thinks he’s laying it on thick as they both know why he invited her to live here. Ava remarks that he’s keeping her close and keeping Jake’s shares closer until he gets rid of her so that he can take them over for himself.

Li questions Gabi not trusting Ava. Gabi talks about being afraid that Ava would poison her while she lived with Rafe. Li acknowledges that Ava has a colorful past. Gabi calls Ava a straight up killer and a mob boss. Li brings up that Ava has claimed to have reformed. Gabi worries that Ava is probably thinking of the best way to stab her in the back. Li questions why she would do that when Gabi holds all the cards and could reveal the truth that Ava didn’t marry Jake. Gabi wonders if Ava is smart and stable enough to realize that. Li assures that Ava is ambitious and remarks that Gabi knows the power that comes with being a DiMera widow.

Kristen questions if Dr. Rolf is telling her that both her brothers are dead now. He tells her to relax and assures he has everything under control. She questions what that means. Dr. Rolf responds that he returned Jake’s body to the morgue and no one will ever know his heart is missing while his remains will be in the DiMera Crypt. Kristen asks about Stefan so Dr. Rolf pulls back the curtain, revealing Stefan in his hospital bed and declares that Jake’s heart now beats in Stefan’s chest.

Brady asks Belle if all her working isn’t just to get her mind off the whole scenario with Jan’s baby. Belle questions Brady knowing about that. Brady confirms that Marlena told him the baby isn’t Shawn’s and asks what this means in regards to Belle and Shawn. Belle responds that Shawn came to her yesterday, helping she could stop Evan from taking the baby but he had a court order and paternity tests. Brady asks if Shawn just had to hand the baby over to that lunatic. Belle confirms that she was there and it was just as awful as he would imagine since Shawn had no warning or time to prepare. Brady knows that Shawn was really starting to bond with that baby. Belle states that Evan is now on his way to New Zealand with the baby and Shawn may never see him again, so she could see that Shawn’s heart was broken.

Shawn informs Jada that the baby’s father just showed up, took the baby, and left. Jada asks if Shawn needs more time off. Shawn assures that staying busy is the best thing for him. Jada relates to that. Shawn asks how her first week has been. Jada says they threw her in to the deep end as she came across an armed robbery the other day and had to discharge her weapon and the perp didn’t survive. Shawn apologizes as he didn’t know. Jada says she had no choice. Shawn knows taking a life is never easy even if it’s justified. Shawn asks if Jada doesn’t need a few days off. Jada assures that she will deal with what happened and keep moving forward. Rafe steps in and adds that Jada didn’t tell Shawn that she’s a hero for what she did that day because she saved Ava’s life.

EJ claims to Ava that his only goal is to protect his family and Gabi is a threat which is why he needs Ava to vote Gabi out at the next shareholders meeting. Ava appreciates him letting her stay here but she can’t promise him her vote. EJ questions why not. Ava says she knows that Jake was on Gabi’s side and she wants to honor his wishes. EJ argues that Jake had a complicated relationship wtih Gabi at best, so she doesn’t owe her. Ava then reveals that Gabi also offered her a job at DiMera. EJ calls that clever of her and notes that he would offer her the same thing if he became CEO. EJ tells Ava to think about it and promises not to rush her. EJ offers to show Ava to her room.

Gabi tells Li that her gut tells her that Ava moving in to the DiMera Mansion is not good news for her. Li asks if she thinks they are going to form some sort of partnership against her. Gabi argues that EJ doesn’t do anything that doesn’t further his own cause. Li suggests using the situation to her advantage by using her leverage over Ava to make her keep an eye on EJ for her. Gabi questions trusting Ava to tell her the truth. Li asks what choice she has since if Ava crosses her, Gabi will blow the truth about her and Jake’s fake marriage. Gabi agrees that nothing earns loyalty like a little blackmail. Li believes Ava will do ask she is asked. Gabi hopes he’s right. Li then asks if Gabi will do as she is asked when he asks her to come back to bed with him as they start kissing.

Rafe has no doubt that if Jada hadn’t fired her gun when she did, Ava Vitali would be dead right now. Shawn credits Jada’s quick thinking. Jada says she was just doing her training. Rafe assures that he saw her in action and they are lucky to have her on the force. Shawn is excited to work with her. Jada thanks him and mentions hearing a lot of good things about him too. Rafe calls Shawn one of the best detectives they have. Rafe tells Shawn that he’s glad he’s back because they could use the man power on the force right now. Shawn notes the heavy case load. Rafe suggests Jada and Shawn could work together and asks what they think about being partners.

Belle tells Brady that she was with Shawn after Evan took the baby and she didn’t know what to say as she could see he was hurting, but this baby is the reason their marriage fell apart. Brady points out that Jan was the reason. Belle says it’s not that she doesn’t feel for what he’s going through .Brady asks if there’s a chance they will get back together since there’s no baby in the way now. Belle decides she should get back to DiMera. Brady accuses her of avoiding. Belle then leaves as Chloe arrives. Chloe comments on her being in a hurry. Brady jokes that Belle got tired of answering his questions about her and Shawn. Chloe asks if she’s okay. Brady assures that she will be. Brady guesses Chloe is here because she’s wondering why he’s not at work. Brady insists that he won’t leave her alone at the office with Kristen, so if she’s ready to go, he’s ready. Chloe then reveals that she’s already been to the office and there was no sign of Kristen.

Dr. Rolf repeats to Kristen that he performed the transfer so Stefan’s heart is beating and he’s breathing on his own. Kristen asks if the surgery was a success then. Dr. Rolf says yes, but…

Li and Gabi lay in bed after having sex. Gabi comments on being more relaxed thanks to him. Li asks if this means she’s feeling better about the situation at DiMera. Gabi decides she has nothing to worry about since she’s the one holding the cards. Li declares that as long as Ava is in her control, there’s no way that EJ can ever bring her down. Gabi likes the way he thinks. Li responds that he likes the way she does everything. Li kisses her and decides to go take a shower.

EJ shows Ava to her bedroom but Ava identifies it as the room that Abigail was murdered in, which EJ confirms. Ava questions him wanting to sleep in the bed where Abigail was murdered. EJ comments that she doesn’t strike him as the superstitious type. Ava argues that it’s not superstition, it’s just grim. EJ calls it one of the loveliest rooms in the house. Ava asks what Chad would think. EJ tells her that Chad doesn’t live here anymore and the staff will help make it her own. EJ jokingly asks what are the odds that a second beautiful woman would be killed in here. EJ says if it’s important for her to feel safe, that should make her feel better. EJ then exits the room. EJ heads downstairs where he finds Belle waiting in the living room.

Shawn questions Rafe wanting he and Jada to be partners. Jada points out that they just met five minutes ago. Rafe notes how well they are already getting along. Rafe comments that Shawn has been a lone wolf for quite awhile now and he thinks Jada would benefit heavily from somebody who knows the town so well. Rafe asks what they say. Shawn and Jada agree that it sounds good. Rafe then pronounces them partners, so they shake hands.

Chloe tells Brady that she finds it weird that Kristen made this dramatic declaration about how they answer to her now and she’s going to make her life hell, but ever since then, there’s been nothing. Chloe asks if Brady has heard from her. Brady says he hasn’t heard a word. Chloe adds that Kristen made it a point that sticking it to her and worming her way back in to Brady’s life was the only reason she came back. Chloe questions why she would suddenly step away. Brady suggests maybe something more important came up…

Kristen questions why Dr. Rolf is being so cryptic about the surgery and asks if there’s a problem. Dr. Rolf responds that Stefan’s heart is functioning but they don’t know how complete his recovery will be until he wakes up. Kristen asks if he will wake up. Dr. Rolf hopes that will be the case and soon he’ll be the Stefan she remembers. Kristen then orders Dr. Rolf to wake Stefan up now.

Brady tells Chloe that maybe Kristen is just caught back up in the DiMera family drama since her brother just died. Chloe points out that Kristen barely knew Jake. Brady says every time a DiMera dies, there’s a mad scramble for the influence and stock that was left behind. They wonder if Kristen is trying to take back power at DiMera. Brady says even though Kristen wasn’t close with Jake, he bets she has strong feelings about him being shot in cold blood. Chloe feels Kristen would be too wrapped up in her own obsessions to care about her dead brother.

Kristen asks Dr. Rolf what he’s waiting for and orders him to wake Stefan up. Dr. Rolf argues that they can’t rush this and he needs to give him more time before bringing him back to consciousness. Kristen argues that he’s been resting for years. Dr. Rolf says there are a number of unknowns as there’s possible brain damage and they don’t know how easily Stefan’s body will accept the new organ. Kristen points out that Dr. Rolf was awfully confident before the procedure. Dr. Rolf says they just need to let the heart get settled in it’s new home. Dr. Rolf argues that 48 hours ago, she didn’t even know Stefan was alive so he’s on top of the situation and it doesn’t help to have her pressuring him. Dr. Rolf asks if she doesn’t have other things to do, reminding her that she’s in charge of Basic Black and she’s trying to get Chloe out of Brady’s life. Kristen questions him suddenly being interested in her love life. Dr. Rolf responds that he’s interested in doing what’s best for the DiMera legacy. Dr. Rolf tells Kristen to focus on what she can control and let him do his job. Kristen complains that her brother is hanging in the balance, so she needs to know if she can trust him.

Ava gets a call from Gabi, who asks how her new home is. Ava informs her that EJ put her in Abigail and Chad’s room. Gabi suggests that if she doesn’t like living there, she should just move out and get a room at the Salem Inn. Ava says she’s trying to put down roots here and this is Jake’s family home, so it is hers now too. Gabi reminds Ava that Jake was not her husband and that’s not her family. Ava asks if this is where Gabi starts turning the screws again. Gabi argues that Ava is already on her side, no matter how much EJ tries to win her over with the family nonsense. Ava comments that Gabi sounds paranoid. Gabi warns Ava that if she stabs her in the back, she will tell EJ that her marriage to Jake is a fraud. Ava says she knows, so Gabi says they understand each other. Ava asks about the job that she promised her and the seat on the board. Gabi informs her that Li won’t agree to a seat on the board, so Ava says she’ll just take the job. Gabi agrees to talk to him. Ava warns that she better. Gabi wants to make sure that she finds the best position for her to succeed. Ava repeats that she better as she hangs up.

Rafe tells Shawn and Jada that he’ll let them get better acquainted. Rafe adds that there a lot of cases to solve but right now, Abigail DiMera’s murder is their top priority. Shawn assures that they are on it as Rafe exits. Shawn asks Jada what brought her to Salem. Jada explains that her father lived here and told her good and bad things but overall he said it was a good community. Shawn is surprised to learn that Marcus Hunter was her dad. Shawn talks about how Marcus was friends with his dad and he used to hang out with Marcus and Steve when he was a kid. Shawn calls him a good man and says he’s sorry he died. Shawn thinks he has pictures of them all fishing and says he will show them to her at some point. Jada suggests they get back to work. Shawn asks her to catch him up on where they stand on the Abigail DiMera case. When Shawn picks up the case file, Jada notices his wedding ring and questions him being married, noting that when he talked about the child that wasn’t his, he didn’t mention his wife. Shawn calls it complicated.

Belle tells EJ that she pulled together all the paper work that he requested as quickly as she could. EJ stops her and says before they talk business, he’s been thinking about her a lot since she decided to end things. EJ wonders how she is. Belle says she’s fine and just working a lot. EJ asks about her and Shawn. Belle says in a crazy turn of events, she just learned that Jan’s baby was never Shawn’s which surprises EJ. Belle adds that Jan was just trying to trap Shawn as usual. EJ questions Shawn, a detective, falling for a scam like that but he knows it must have been hard for Shawn to hear the truth which Belle confirms. EJ asks if this revelation removed the stumbling blocks between them and if they are getting back together. Belle admits she doesn’t know. Belle then says she’d just like to get back to business. EJ asks if she’s determined whether or not Jake had a will. Belle says she looked everywhere and couldn’t find one. Ava walks in and remarks that he must be so disappointed.

Chloe complains that she hates waiting for the other shoe to drop with Kristen. Brady tells her not to give her another thought and pretend she doesn’t exist then. Chloe mocks that being easy. Brady offers to help her and jokes that there will be a penalty every time she says Kristen. Chloe feels it will be impossible to go an entire day without mentioning Kristen. Brady kisses her and says that’s her penalty that will happen every time she says Kristen. Brady and Chloe then continue kissing. Chloe stops to ask if anyone else is home. Brady says no and suggests they take this to his room and take the rest of the day off.

Dr. Rolf tells Kristen that her father trusted him with his life, so she can do the same. Kristen argues that she doesn’t know with him and asks what if this is a new experiment and he’s using both her brothers as guinea pigs. Dr. Rolf admits his research has given him purpose since losing Stefano but declares that the most important task of his life is to carry out the visions of the man he devoted his life to serving. Kristen questions him doing this in Stefano’s name. Dr. Rolf insists that Stefano would’ve wanted him to save his son and namesake, so that’s what he intends to do. Kristen declares that no one will know that Stefan is alive until the time is right. Dr. Rolf tells her that Stefan will be woken up in a couple hours. Kristen tells him to let her know if anything changes and she’ll be back. He questions where she is going. Kristen responds that she has something she has to take care of as she then exits.

Rafe shows up at Gabi’s room at the Salem Inn and says he was in the neighborhood so he thought he’d deliver her mail. Gabi invites him in and notes that it’s a lot of mail. Rafe points out that’s because she hasn’t been home in weeks since she’s been shacking up with this Shin dude since Arianna went back to camp. Li then comes out of the bathroom and says he wouldn’t call it shacking up. Gabi introduces Li to Rafe. They say it’s nice to meet each other. Li wishes he could spend a little more time getting to know Gabi’s brother but he was on his way out. Rafe suggests they set something up soon as he and his wife would love to have him over for dinner. Li says it was great to finally meet him. Li kisses Gabi and then exits. Rafe asks how Gabi is doing. Gabi says she’s good. Gabi admits she loved Jake so it’s very sad that he died but they obviously moved on. Rafe mentions hearing that Jake married Ava which surprised him. Gabi claims it surprised her too.

EJ tells Ava that he’s not disappointed that Jake didn’t have a will and that he just consulted with Belle to make sure Jake’s final wishes were carried out. Ava asks what happens to Jake’s shares if there’s no will or obvious heir. Belle confirms everything goes to the spouse which EJ points out is Ava. Ava is sure that’s what Jake would’ve wanted. Belle is glad she ran in to Ava and hands her a document that formalizes the transfer of Jake’s stock to Ava, his widow. Ava then signs the document. Belle notes that she signed it as Ava DiMera and questions her changing her name. Ava responds that she wanted to take her husband’s name to honor his memory which EJ rolls his eyes at. Ava asks if there’s anything else. Belle hands her the stock certificates and advises putting them somewhere safe. Belle adds that she’s sorry for her loss. EJ thanks Belle for stopping by and tells her to take care as Belle then exits the mansion. EJ offers to put Ava’s certificates in the safe for her. Ava says she appreciates that but decides to hold onto them as she then heads upstairs, frustrating EJ.

Jada promises Shawn that she won’t pry anymore and says she shouldn’t have been asking questions about his personal life. Shawn says they are partners so they will be learning a lot about each other. Belle then arrives and greets Shawn, asking if she’s interrupting. Shawn says no and introduces Belle to his new partner, Jada.

Chloe tells Brady that she would love to just say screw work but they do have important business to take care of today. They kiss and agree to go back to work. They go to leave right as Kristen arrives at the door.

EJ opens a bottle of champagne as Ava returns to the living room. EJ pours her a glass so she asks what they are celebrating. EJ says he just wanted to say welcome to her new home and he hopes she’ll be very happy here. Ava responds that she’s sure she will be.

Rafe comments on Gabi moving on and questions what the story is with her and Li, asking if it’s serious. Gabi responds that she likes him and the feeling is definitely mutual. Rafe says it’s good that he makes her happy. Gabi says they have no expectations and are just seeing where it goes. Rafe points out that she’s basically living with him. Gabi wouldn’t go that far and says they are just spending time together. Rafe asks if Gabi loves him. Gabi questions if this is a police interrogation. Rafe argues that her big brother is allowed to ask questions. Gabi admits they haven’t said I love you yet. Rafe asks if she does love him. Gabi responds that she likes him, but the last time she was in love, it didn’t end well so she’s not sure that’s something she is looking for. Rafe understands she’s afraid of getting hurt again. Gabi says it’s not about getting hurt but that Stefan was the great love of her life, so she doesn’t think anybody could take his place.

Dr. Rolf looks over Stefan and hears the door, so he calls out that he told Kristen he has everything under control. Rolf is then shocked when it’s Li Shin entering his lab, who declares that he’s not Kristen.

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Y&R Update August 8, 2022

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Chance went to Victoria’s office and asked why she looked so upset. She pretended a deal fell through, and she tried to leave, but he said that he needed to talk to her about Ashland’s death. Exasperated, Nick asked how many times they had to go over this. Chance said as many times as it took to find out what really happened. Chance said something with Ashland’s death didn’t sit right with him, and he thought Victoria and Nick agreed with him. He said Victoria and Nick were convinced Ashland was in no shape to leave the house. Victoria noted that they’d already been through this before. She felt that they had to conclude Ashland left the house, unless Chance had other evidence. He said two witnesses saw a car consistent with Ashland’s rental car at a gas station near Victoria’s property. Victoria didn’t see why it was important that they found out where Ashland parked his car that night. Chance had just come from Victoria’s place, where he walked the distance between her back door and the gas station. It was a half a mile, through the woods. Chance thought it would’ve been tough for Ashland to traverse that path on a windy night while weak with head trauma. Victoria said she was sure Ashland was full of adrenaline that night, like she and Nick were. Chance said he’d feel so much better if he could prove Ashland walked to the gas station.

Nick asked what Chance would need to satisfy him. Chance said physical evidence would be nice. He revealed that the gas station security footage was blank at the times Ashland would’ve been there. Nick said that wasn’t evidence of anything. Chance stated that they checked some other cameras in the vicinity and they found one that showed Ashland’s car heading toward the accident site. The footage was grainy, but it appeared that there could’ve been more than one person in the car. They found indications of more than one person standing in the spot where Ashland parked at the gas station – more than one set of footprints and a cigarette butt. Victoria said that another customer could’ve done that. Nick asked what Chance didn’t believe about their account.

Chance said he was on Nick and Victoria’s side. He knew that they weren’t trying to cover up killing Ashland, because Victoria called Chance that night, and Nick turned in the ring. The mystery of how the ring got on the floor was gnawing at Chance, and he knew that Victoria and Nick didn’t have firsthand knowledge of the answer, because they weren’t in the room when it got on the floor. Victoria sensed that Chance was saying Ashland died at her house and someone moved the body. She asked who would do that and why. “Your father. To protect you both,” Chance said.

Nick said that was one hell of a supposition, and Chance countered that everyone knew what Victor was capable of and how protective he was of his family, and he was willing to act illegal when he deemed it necessary. Nick thought that if Chance had questions for Victor, he should be interrogating their Victor. Chance planned to do so, but he wanted to give Nick and Victoria an opportunity to come clean. He said if they were aware of anything covert Victor set in motion the should say something now, because they’d be accessories after the fact. Victoria said Chance had no proof to make these accusations against their father. Chance was extremely sorry for what Ashland put Victoria through. Chance didn’t know everything Ashland did, though he’d like to, but he knew Ashland was evil. Victoria said Ashland was gone, and she was grateful, and his death weighed on her and Nick. Chance said he was giving Victoria and Nick the opportunity to tell him if there was anything else he needed to know. “I told you everything that I knew that night,” Nick said. “Interesting turn of phrase,” Chance sighed, then he left.

Nick griped about Victor putting him and Victoria in this position. Irritated, Victoria said Victor would’ve taken the secret to his grave if Nick didn’t force his hand. Victoria said Nick just had to confront Victor, and now Nick didn’t even have plausible deniability, and neither did Victoria, because he told her what happened. Nick thought Victoria would want the truth. “I hate what Dad did, not that he told me,” Nick said. Victoria was upset about both things. Nick said, as usual, Victor’s obsessive need to control everything came back to bite him. Victoria didn’t think Nick was being fair to their dad. He said he was worried about their dad because Chance wasn’t going to let this go. Victoria didn’t think Chance would go after the family, since he was married into it. Nick said Chance put honor and duty above everything else, and when Victor moved Ashland’s body, he broke the law, putting himself, Nick and Victoria at risk.

At the ranch, Victor and Nikki talked about how adorable Johnny and Katie were. The kids were off horseback riding. Nikki had noticed they were a bit subdued, and she said no matter what the adults thought of Ashland, he was the kids’ stepfather. Nikki thought Victor seemed triumphant every time Ashland was brought up, like he seemed to be taking credit for his demise. Victor said he had nothing to do with Ashland’s demise – it was Ashland’s own fault. Victor was glad Ashland was gone, though. Nikki said Newman was stronger than ever, thanks to the merger with Ashland’s company. Victor said Ashland tried to take everything from him. Victor felt Ashland was where he belonged – in the morgue, waiting for a pauper’s burial.

Nikki was relieved they didn’t have to deal with Ashland anymore, but she wasn’t ready to dance on his grave. She said there was a time they welcomed him into the family and trusted him with Victoria’s future, and he was deceiving them the entire time. Victor said he knew the moment he met Ashland that they’d be involved in a high stakes chess game. He said the family took Ashland down together. He added that the family was almost united. Nikki knew Victor was talking about Adam. She said there was no family unity if Adam was included. Victor knew, but it broke his heart to think of giving up on Adam. Nikki thought that, for Victor’s sanity, he had to put this dream behind him. Victor thought they should leave the topic of Adam for another day, and Nikki agreed.

Ranch staff let Victor know that Chance was on the premises. Victor gave them permission to let him come up to the main house. He told Nikki what was going on. She seemed unimpressed by how thorough Chance was being. Victor said it was routine and nothing to worry about. Nikki had an appointment to get to. Victor said that this would all end soon, and she’d celebrate then. After Nikki left, Chance entered and accepted Victor’s invitation to sit at the chessboard with him. Chance was certain Victor knew more about the night Ashland died than he was admitting.

At the park, Jack cheered when Harrison scored a goal at soccer. Traci came up, and Jack said he was thinking of coaching Harrison’s team. Traci asked Jack about him spending more time with his grandson than at work. He asked if she was accusing him of neglecting the family business. She wasn’t – she just wondered how this was going to work. He said his executive team knew they could reach him anytime. He acknowledged he’d made Harrison a priority. Harrison scored another goal, and Traci cheered. She said it was too bad Diane had to work and couldn’t be here to watch him play. She thought Diane had been good with Harrison. Jack wondered what Traci was alluding to.

Traci just thought Diane was a good grandmother. She suggested there was a reason that Jack read more into her comment. Jack was happy Diane had connected with Harrison, because it was good for him, and she’d been a source of support for Kyle too. Traci asked if Jack thought Diane changed. He wasn’t sure. He said Diane was reasonable, calm and levelheaded, but she still had the spark in her. He said some people couldn’t change, and that made the people who could all the more impressive.

Kyle and Summer were at Society. They talked about Harrison losing Ashland. Kyle was glad that Jack and Diane were there for Harrison. Summer said it was a relief to know Harrison was being well taken care of when she and Kyle couldn’t be there. Summer broached the possibility of hiring Phyllis at Marchetti. He asked if she seriously thought wise for their mothers to work together. Summer suggested that working together would force their moms to be on their best behavior. She said Phyllis really regretted turning down the marketing position Summer offered her. Kyle asked why Phyllis suddenly wanted the job when she didn’t before. Summer said this job was in Genoa City, and the last one was in Milan. He brought up the hotel. She repeated what Phyllis said about the hotel running itself and about someone making an offer to buy it.

Summer said her mom was a talented business with exquisite taste. Kyle hadn’t thought about it from that angle – he guessed Phyllis was qualified. Summer said hiring Phyllis wasn’t an act of charity – she’d work her tail off and she’d bring an enormous amount to the table. Summer conceded that this could be the worst idea in the world, though. Kyle said it could be one of the best. He said Phyllis could be an asset, and she had talent, but they had to keep her from becoming a liability. He wanted Phyllis to work side by side with the two of them to make sure she didn’t have an agenda to cause trouble with Diane. Summer didn’t want to offer Phyllis a job under false pretenses. Kyle said they’d tell Phyllis up front that they didn’t trust her when it came to Diane. He said Phyllis would have to agree to stay away from Diane unless they needed to collaborate on a project. Summer suggested that Kyle give Diane the exact same message, so she knew she’d be fired if she tried to bait Phyllis or make her look bad. She said their mothers would know that they’d both received identical warnings. Kyle told Summer it was a deal.

Diane went to The Grand Phoenix to use the gym. She and Phyllis needled each other. Diane mentioned spending time with Harrison, and Phyllis alluded to Diane abandoning Kyle. Diane boasted that she was working at an invigorating job, with her son, and her life was better than she ever imagined. Diane got a text from Kyle wanting to meet. She mentioned it to Phyllis, saying that it was probably about Marchetti or Harrison. She added that Phyllis was here, alone, watching the world go by. Phyllis said she felt like there was a spectacular change on the horizon in her life. Summer texted her asking to meet, and Phyllis shared this with Diane.

After Diane left, Summer arrived at the hotel and asked Phyllis to oversee the launch of Marchetti Home, their new home décor and furnishings line. Phyllis was ecstatic, and they hugged. Phyllis said she oversaw every aspect of décor in this hotel, and that was one of the reasons it was so successful. Summer said there was one rule – Phyllis had to play nice with Diane. Summer said that this role was important so there would definitely be overlap with the publicity team. Phyllis crowed that Diane would be fielding offers from her. Summer said she and Kyle didn’t want Diane and Phyllis to do this sort of constant competitive infighting and general bitchiness. Phyllis promised there wouldn’t be any bitchiness. Summer said her first instinct was not to hire Phyllis, because it could create a volatile situation. Phyllis said she was just joking, she promised not to provoke Diane, and she offered to even sign a contract saying so. Summer said she and Kyle were going to be keeping an eye on their mothers. She admitted she and Kyle didn’t trust that Phyllis was capable of not stirring the pot.

Phyllis commented on the lack of confidence in her. Summer said she and Kyle were confident Phyllis could succeed in the job. She added that Kyle was giving his mother this same warning. Phyllis claimed Summer’s worries were unfounded. Summer didn’t agree. She noted that Phyllis had let Diane’s return ruin her relationship with Jack. Phyllis wanted to put the past behind her and focus on this new chapter in her life. Summer really looked forward to it as long as Phyllis was on the level. Phyllis was sorry about the jokes she made earlier. She promised she wouldn’t let Summer down and said she had Summer’s back. Phyllis accepted the offer, and Summer was delighted. They hugged, and Phyllis looked troubled.

Diane met Kyle at Society. She choked on her drink when he told her about Phyllis’s new job. Recovering, she said that was really nice, because she saw Phyllis today, and she’d seemed very lonely. Kyle knew Diane couldn’t care less about Phyllis’s well being. He wanted her to be open and honest with him about how she felt about this. She was alarmed when he said she and Phyllis would have to work together sometimes. Diane thought Phyllis was doing this to try and sabotage her.

Kyle said Diane and Phyllis were a match and gasoline, but just like it was important to him to work with Diane, it was important to Summer to work with her mother. Diane asked if Phyllis would have the power to fire her. She was relieved when he said Phyllis would be in a different division. He said Diane and Phyllis would have to interact sometimes though. Phyllis was getting this same warning from Summer, so that meant Diane and Phyllis would start out on equal footing. Kyle said if Diane couldn’t be civil, there would be consequences. Diane thought it was suspect that Phyllis suddenly wanted to work at Marchetti. She said Phyllis had a cushy job at the hotel, and she’d turned down Summer’s previous offer to work at Marchetti. Kyle pointed out that the previous job was located in Milan. He added that Phyllis was thinking of selling the hotel.

Diane was really worked up. She hoped Kyle could at least see that Phyllis was being the aggressor. She said Phyllis wouldn’t give up the business she owned and take a job where she had to answer to her daughter and son in law unless she had ulterior motives. “Even if that is true, and I’m not saying it is, she can only mess things up for you if you let her,” he said. “Oh, so if she attacks me, do I at least have the permission to defend myself?,” Diane huffed.

The short answer is no, Mother,” Kyle said. He told her no fighting, no instigating and no escalation if provoked. He said he and Summer wouldn’t stand for any trouble. Diane wondered if this was a test to see how she handled herself under the worst possible conditions. She asked what would happen if she failed. He told the panicked Diane to take a breath, and he gave her a pep talk. He believed she could do this. He said he let her into her life, hired her and told Harrison she was his grandmother, and he didn’t see a way to make it more clear that he had a confidence in her. He said if she could peacefully coexist with Phyllis, it would prove she changed and that she was healthier and stronger than she used to be.

Nikki met Phyllis at The Grand Phoenix to ask about the plan to take down Diane. She was glad to hear Phyllis got the job at Marchetti. Nikki wanted to call Ashley with the news, but Phyllis stopped her and told her about Summer’s ultimatum. Nikki asked if Phyllis was having second thoughts about their plan. Diane was 100% committed to burying Diane. She said she didn’t just get a job, but a high level job. She’d be heading the home fashion division. Nikki was impressed. Phyllis said she’d be calling the shots in an executive suite while Diane was toiling in her junior publicist position. Phyllis planned to milk that. Nikki didn’t think it was necessary for Phyllis to milk it. She said just the thought of this would be enough to send Diane into orbit, and she’d self destruct even if Phyllis didn’t lift a finger. Phyllis planned to lift ten fingers, clandestinely, of course. “We’re gonna get this bitch out of town,” Phyllis said.

Summer and Kyle met at Society again and talked about how their mothers took the news. Kyle said Diane was a lot more upset than he thought she’d be. He said it didn’t help hearing Phyllis would be joining the company at a higher level and that Diane thought Phyllis would use her position to help get Diane fired. Kyle thought his mom was past all this petty completion, but the news seemed to trigger something in her. Summer wondered if this was a big mistake. Kyle suggested that this would help their mothers get past their feud. She loved his optimism. She said he saw the best in people, and his outlook had rubbed off on her. She hoped that would happen to their mothers too. They kissed.

Jack saw Diane at Crimson Lights and knew something was wrong. She brought him up to speed, and she said there was no doubt this was part of a calculated plot against her by Phyllis. “Possibly. So what? Do the work. Steer clear of her,” he said. She wished Kyle could see this for what it was – a well timed conspiracy to destroy everything that I have worked so hard to rebuild. Jack knew that look on Diane – she was feeling cornered and was thinking of a preemptive strike. She said if she did, she’d lose her job. He said she’d also lose the good will she’d built with Kyle and the rest of the Abbotts. He told her not to give in to her insecurities, because it would only hurt her. She promised not to let that happen.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, August 8, 2022

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Recap written by Christine

Chance told Victoria and Nick that he thought Ashland died at Victoria’s house and Victor covered it up. Nick and Victoria kept Victor’s secret. Nick worried about Victor and was angry that he took the law into his own hands. Victoria was angry Nick forced Victor to tell him the truth and that he then told her, making them accessories after the fact. Nikki noticed Victor seemed triumphant every time Ashland was brought up, like he took credit for Ashland’s demise. Victor was glad the family banned together to take Ashland down, but he wished Adam was part of the united family. Chance came to ask Victor about Ashland’s death. Jack talked to Traci about Diane. He wasn’t sure Diane changed, but he found it impressive that some people could change, since a lot of people couldn’t. Summer talked Kyle into hiring Phyllis as the head of the home fashion division at Marchetti. Kyle and Summer both warned their mothers that they were not to feud or scheme at work, or they’d be fired. Diane told Kyle that Phyllis took the job as part of a plot to sabotage her. Kyle told Diane he believed in her. Diane vented to Jack about Phyllis’s job, and he told her not to give in to her insecurities. Phyllis told Nikki that the plan to sabotage Diane was still on, despite Summer’s warning.

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  • Acorn TV Darby & Joan – Monday, August 8Show More

    Two lone strangers trekking on the road – a retired Australian policeman with a dog as his only company and widowed English nurse – meet each other and embark on an epic odyssey in the outback of northern Australia. Promo
  • ALLBLK Send Help Thursday, August 11Show More

    Send Help is a coming of age dark comedy series about a first generation Haitian-American struggling to overcome the challenges of ‘making it’ in Hollywood, whilst coming to terms with a recent family tragedy.
  • Amazon Prime A League of Their Own Friday, August 12Show More

    Few people remember that Penny Marshall’s classic 1992 sports comedy, about a WWII-era professional women’s baseball league, was adapted into a television series once before: In 1993, for CBS, where it lasted all of three episodes before getting pulled from the schedule. But Amazon’s new reboot is guaranteed to do better: Eight episodes will stream today. Only the underlying 1943 women’s pro league setting remains in the new series, which comes from Abbi Jacobson (co-creator and star of Broad City) and Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle); otherwise, the cast, characters and story will be almost entirely new, and the women will be playing for a different team (not the Peaches). Jacobson stars alongside D’Arcy Carden, Kelly McCormack, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Chanté Adams, and Kate Berlant, while Nick Offerman plays the team’s manager. Also expected to appear is Rosie O’Donnell, the one returning cast member from the original film.
  • Amazon Prime The Outlaws Friday, August 12Show More

    Season 2, episode 2 TBA
  • AMC Better Call Saul Monday Aug 8, 2022Show More

    “Waterworks” Season 6, Episode 12 Promo The stakes are raised when a discovery is made.
  • Apple TV+ The Snoopy Show Friday, August 12Show More

    Season 2. Episodes 7-13 drop.
    The world’s most iconic dog is ready for his close-up. Dive into new adventures with the happy-dancing, high-flying, big-dreaming beagle, who’s joined by best friend Woodstock and the rest of the Peanuts gang..
  • Apple TV+ Lucy’s School SPECIAL Friday, August 12 Show More

    The Peanuts gang are anxious about starting at a new school in the Fall, inspiring Lucy to start her own school instead, but teaching isn’t as easy as it sounds. “Lucy’s School” is a love letter to teachers, and an appreciation of the impact a teacher can have on a child. It explores the fear of change, and shows how Lucy, supported by her friends, faces and overcomes her own fears..
  • Apple TV+ Five Days at Memorial Friday, August 12 Show More

    Writer/producers/directors John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and Carlton Cuse (Lost) team for an eight-episode adaptation of the nonfiction book by Sheri Fink that is set in a New Orleans hospital in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It’s a time when the facility is without power amid suffocating heat and staff members are forced to ration care, ultimately leaving dozens of patients dead—and several doctors and nurses facing criminal charges. Vera Farmiga, Cornelius Smith Jr., Cherry Jones, Adepero Oduye, Robert Pine, W. Earl Brown, and Julie Ann Emery star. Episodes will stream weekly, but you’ll get to see the first three today.
  • Apple TV+ Surface Friday Aug 12, 2022Show More

    It Comes in Waves Season 1, Episode 5
    A risky choice lands Sophie in the throes of a hallucinogenic trip that makes her question what kind of person she really is—or was.

    The Epic Anthology Series Tales Returns for Season 3 Trailer
    Iconic hip-hop songs like “Fight the Power,” “Hot in Herre” and “C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)” are reimagined as short films when the series Tales returns August 9 at 10/9c.
  • BET The Ms. Pat Show Thursday, August 11Show More

    Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams is back for a brand new season of healing! BET+’s acclaimed comedy series, The Ms. Pat Show, is returning for season 2 after its Emmy-nominated freshman run.
    Based on the stand-up comedian’s real-life story as a teen mom and former convicted felon from Atlanta turned suburban Indiana mom, season 2 finds the Carson family moving from a period of adjusting to a white suburban neighborhood, into a season of growth in their new surroundings.
    The season follows the multi-generational Black family as they navigate life’s twists and turns against the backdrop of current cultural chaos, and explores self-love and past traumas. Most importantly, the titular character confronts her own demons with plenty of laughs and a few tears along the way, as only she can.
    Williams returns as foul-mouthed matriarch Pat Carson alongside J. Bernard Calloway as Terry, her loving husband of over 20 years; Tami Roman as Denise Ford, Pat’s colorful big sister; Vince Swann as Brandon James, Pat’s eldest son; Brittany Inge as Ashley James, her eldest daughter and most accomplished child; Briyana Guadalupe as Janelle Carson, her daughter; and Theodore Barnes as Junebug Carson, her younger son.
    Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert will guest star, as well as comedian Tommy Davidson and Richard Lawson.
  • The CW Roswell, New Mexico Monday, 08/8/2022 8:00pmShow More
    Wild Wild West Episode 409 Preview
    BAD DREAMS – After being exposed to her own “alien-power mist,” Liz (Jeanine Mason) finds herself trapped in a fever dream and a battle to save not just her own life but Max’s (Nathan Dean) life as well. Meanwhile, Michael (Michael Vlamis) stumbles on a secret Rosa (Amber Midthunder) is keeping involving a surprising former adversary. The series also stars Lily Cowles, Tyler Blackburn, Michael Trevino and Heather Hemmens. Michael Trevino directed the episode written by Leah Longoria & Onalee Hunter Hughes (409). Original Airdate 8/8/2022. Every episode of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW In the Dark Monday, 08/8/2022 9:00pmShow More
    Center of Gravity Episode 408 Promo
    HASHING IT OUT – Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) and Max (Casey Deidrick) have a long overdue conversation. Darnell’s (Keston John) paranoia turns into fear when everything starts crumbling. Chloe Sarbib directed the episode written by Corinne Kingsbury (#408). Original airdate 08/08/2022.
  • The CW Wellington Paranormal Wednesday, 08/10/2022 8:00pmShow More

    The Coolening Episode 403
    TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL – Officers Minogue (Mike Minogue) and O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) visit a local high school to give a talk where they also confiscate a suspicious leather jacket that is “haunted” and makes whoever wears it cool…an experience wildly unfamiliar to both. Also starring Maaka Pohatu. Jemaine Clement directed the episode written by Raybon Kan (#403). Original airdate 8/10/2022. Every episode of WELLINGTON PARANORMAL will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW Bump Thursday, 08/11/2022 8:00pmShow More

    Sopresa! Episode 101
    LIFE HAPPENS – Olympia (‘Oly’) Chalmers-Davis (Nathalie Morris), an ambitious and organized high school student, isblindsided when the long-delayed consequences of one impulsive decision suddenly blow up on her at school. In just onemorning, everything about her life changes. For her mother Angie (Claudia Karvan), freedom was in sight. But she and Oly’s father Dom  (Angus Sampson) need to put aside their differences to deal with the irreversible consequences of theirdaughter’s day. Oly’s boyfriend Lachie (Peter Thurnwald) makes a noble sacrifice; but for their classmate Santi (Carlos Sanson Jr.), nothing will ever be the same. The episode was written by Geoff Bennett and directed by Kelsey Munro (#101). Original airdate 8/11/2022.
  • The CW Bump Thursday, 08/11/2022 8:30pmShow More

    The Startle Reflex Episode 102
    THE SAME PAGE – Santi (Carlos Sanson Jr.) comes to terms with the big surprise but doesn’t know what to do about it and seeks his grandmother Bernardita’s (Claudia Di Giusti) counsel. Fresh from the hospital, Oly (Nathalie Morris) tries to retreat to her old life only to realize that things can never be like they were. Even though Angie (Claudia Karvan) andDom’s (Angus Sampson) own relationship has been thrown into the spotlight, they realize Oly is hiding something. Matias (Ricardo Scheihing-Vasquez) struggles to connect with Santi, and Rosa (Paula Garcia) tries to convince Matias to changetheir current living arrangements. The episode was written by Geoff Bennett and directed by Kelsey Munro (#102). Original airdate 8/11/2022.
  • The CW Dynasty Friday, 08/12/2022 9:00pmShow More

    But a Drug Scandal? Episode 519
    HIGHS AND LOWS – As Liam (Adam Huber) struggles with his conscience, he receives a not so inspiring sentiment from his mother. Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) organizes a fundraiser to help save her horse charity and Liam, Culhane (Robert C. Riley) and Sam (Rafael de la Fuente) are all corralled to help, but Jeff (Sam Adegoke) is not convinced to join. Adam (Sam Underwood) goes to Blake (Grant Show) for help. Dex (guest star Pej Vahdat) decides to deal with something on his own, which does not go well with Alexis (Elaine Hendrix). Dominique (Michael Michele) is assigned a bodyguard by FSN and he takes his job very seriously, much to Dom’s chagrin. The episode was written by Aubrey Villalobos Karr and directed Liz Gillies (#519). Original airdate 8/12/2022.
  • Disney Hamster and Gretel Friday, August 12 at 9:40pmShow More

    Disney Channel announced today the FRIDAY, AUG. 12 (9:35 p.m.* EDT/PDT), premiere date and debuted the official trailer for their upcoming animated superhero comedy, “Hamster & Gretel,” from Disney Branded Television. Joining the cast as recurring characters are Priah Ferguson (“Stranger Things”) as Gretel’s best friend, Bailey; Liza Koshy (“Liza on Demand”) as news reporter Veronica Hill; Alyson Stoner (“Phineas and Ferb”) and Brock Powell (“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe”) as the evil sibling duo Lauren and Lyle a.k.a The Destructress and FistPuncher, respectively; and viral rap sensation Akintoye as Kevin’s confident buddy, Anthony. Guest stars are Jenny Lorenzo (“Victor and Valentino”) as Carolina’s mother, Abuelita; legendary Latin pop star Karina La Voz as the tear-jerking La Cebolla; YouTube star Thomas Sanders (“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe”) as frat guy horse-man Neighslayer; TikTok star Casey Hamilton (@MrHamilton) as Gretel’s mild-mannered substitute teacher, Mr. Chabner; and Adam Rose (“Merry Happy Whatever”) as evil jingle writer The Earworm. “Hamster & Gretel” introduces Kevin and his younger sister, Gretel, who are about to be bestowed superpowers by space aliens. But something goes awry, and it’s Gretel and her pet hamster (named Hamster) who suddenly have new abilities. Now, protective older brother Kevin must figure out how to work with both Gretel and her pet, Hamster, to protect their city from mysterious dangers..
  • Disney “Zombies 3” Friday, August 12Show More

    The trequel, which introduces a new group of mysterious outer space aliens to the diverse student body of zombies, cheerleaders and werewolves at Seabrook High, will make its Disney Channel debut on Friday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT with a special encore premiere featuring additional bonus footage and a brand new “lost song” musical number. The multi-talented actor/host/recording artist RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) joins the cast as the voice of “The Mothership,” a comedically passive-aggressive UFO that brings the aliens to earth..
  • Disney+ I Am Groot Wednesday, August 10Show More

    The Vin Diesel-voiced Baby Groot takes center stage in this collection of five animated shorts revolving around the fan-favorite Guardians of the Galaxy character. All five shorts stream today.
  • Hallmark “Romance in Style” Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 PMShow More

    Ella’s (Elliot) unique designs inspire publishing mogul Derek (Hollingsworth) to include plus-sized fashion in his magazine. It’s not long before Derek realizes that Ella’s influence reaches far beyond the catwalk..
  • HBO WESTWORLD – Sunday, July 31, 9:00PM Show More
    Metanoia – You want to have a drink at a time like this? Promo
  • HBO Industry MONDAY, AUGUST 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)Show More
    Preview
    Season 2, Episode 2: Harper’s (Myha’la Herrold) decision to pursue Bloom (Jay Duplass) over Felim (Andrew Buchan) exposes larger issues between her and Eric (Ken Leung) – and the account. Meanwhile, Yasmin (Marisa Abela) pitches herself for an exciting new opportunity just as her estranged father Charles (Adam Levy) suddenly reemerges, and Robert (Harry Lawtey) takes his pursuit of Nicole (Sarah Parish) to another level.
    Written by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay; Directed by Birgitte Staermose
  • HBO Max Rap Sh!t Thursday, August 11, 2022Show More

    “Something for the Weekend” written by Fran Richter & Chad Sanders

    Comedian Chris Estrada creates and stars in an autobiographical comedy series set in South Central Los Angeles in which he plays a 30-year-old man still living at home with his parents (and still dating his high school girlfriend) who works at a gang rehabilitation nonprofit called Hugs Not Thugs. Producers include the Corporate team of Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson, plus Fred Armisen and Jonathan Groff. All 10 episodes stream today.
  • Hulu/Peacock Trolls: TrollsTopia Thursday, August 11Show More

    7 episodes drop for the final season. In TrollsTopia anything is possible with a little teamwork, glitter and a lot of FUN! When Val’s vacation doesn’t go to plan and R&B’s pancake breakfast falls flat, Poppy and the Trolls get creative. And when Cloud Guy is accepted to Cloud College he embarks on a hunt to find a replacement to annoy Branch in his absence. But does one even exist?.
  • Lifetime “In Love with My Partner’s Wife” Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 PMShow More

    When detective Paul Ford discovers his partner, Frank, is abusing his wife Eve, Paul steps in to rescue her, but a vengeful Frank frames him for a murder. With Paul on the run from his fellow officers and Eve on the run from her husband, the two find themselves escaping into a heated love affair. Stars Gina Vitori, Andrew Spach, and Jonathan Stoddard (2022)..
  • LMN She is Not Your Daughter Friday, August 12 at 8:00 PM Show More

    When Kathy’s family is threatened, she discovers that her husband has kept a chilling secret from her for years: her teenage daughter is not really her own flesh and blood, and the past is now coming back to haunt them all in a deadly way. Alicia Leigh Willis, Emily Topper, and Jon Bridell star (2022)..
  • Netflix Team Zenko Go Monday, August 8Show More

    No good deed is too small for this kind kid squad! Niah, Ari, Ellie and Jax go undercover to help others and squash their town’s problems in secret! Promo.
  • Netflix School Tales: The Series Wednesday, August 10Show More

    Unspeakable horrors roam the halls of high school in this anthology featuring ghost stories directed by seasoned Thai horror directors..
  • Netflix Locke and Key Wednesday, August 10Show More

    The Locke family uncovers more magic within Keyhouse, while a new threat — the most dangerous one yet — looms in Matheson with plans of his own for the keys. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), Locke & Key is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family. Locke and Key on Netflix is the television adaptation of the best-selling comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez for IDW Entertainment.
  • Netflix DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Thursday, August 11Show More

    A conflicted yet courageous Dragon Knight must use the power of the dragon within to stop a deadly demon in this epic fantasy based on the online game..
  • Netflix A Model Family Friday, August 12Show More

    After unwittingly stealing money from a cartel, a cash-strapped professor finds the only way to save his broken family is by working as a drug courier..
  • Netflix Never Have I Ever Friday, August 12Show More

    “… been slut-shamed” is the first episode. Season 3 picks up shortly after Season 2’s finale as Devi and Paxton officially go public. All ten episodes will drop..
  • OWN All Rise Tuesday Aug 9, 2022, 7:00pmShow More

    Fire and Rain Season 3, Episode 10 Promo
    Tragedy strikes the courthouse. Mark and Teddy take on Brandon Page in the smash and grab trial with Emily’s client, Maddy, as their star witness. Meanwhile, André and Lola address their past, and Mark confronts Amy about her divorce.
  • Paramount+ EVIL Sunday, 8/7, 12:00amShow More

    “The Demon of Money” Season 3 Episode 9 – The team investigates claims that a demon’s vigil was directed at stock tip investors. The Entity asks David for help in shifting Grace Ling back.
  • Paramount+ Blood & Treasure Sunday Aug 7, 2022Show More

    Season 2, Episode 5 Enter the Dragon Gate
    Airdate: In search of the Spirit Banner, Simon attempts to make a deal, unaware that Lexi, Danny and Shaw are on his tail. What they uncover leads them to Hong Kong while Danny becomes increasingly concerned with Violet’s control over Lexi.
  • Paramount+ Beavis and Butt-head Thursday Aug 11, 2022Show More
    TBA
  • PBS Grantchester on Masterpiece Sunday, August 7, 8:00pmShow More
    Preview
    Season 7, Episode 5 TV-14 Will and Geordie investigate a murder and missing persons case at a senior citizen’s care home. It is unclear if some of the victims may also be perpetrators of the crime.

    Season 2, Episode 5 With the crisis worsening, Fraser deals with issues in his personal life. The Prime Minister is forced to consider more extreme measures to retain control and apply order over the country. Preview
  • Showtime The Chi Sunday Aug 7, 2022, 9:00pmShow More
    Angel Season 5, Episode 7 Preview
    Emmett and Tiff must unite as co-parents after learning unexpected news about their son. Kiesha gets advice from her counselor. Kevin struggles to balance dating and his gaming competitions. A shocking event leaves Jemma, Papa and Jake to deal with the aftermath.
  • Showtime CITY ON A HILL – Sunday, August 7, 10:00pmShow More
    A Program of Complete Disorder – When Victoria Dryden runs away from home, Sinclair sends Jackie to find her. Caysen is after justice for BPD Officer Russ Wallace, who he believes may have been intentionally executed by another member of the Strike Force. The incident sparks a dispute at the Ward home in Brooklyn, where Decourcy is looking after his ailing father. While building a case on behalf of her impaled client, Siobhan experiences an intensifying array of symptoms. Diarmuid Doyle tries to help Jenny remedy what has been bothering her, but his plan backfires. Preview
  • Showtime FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS – Sunday, August 7, 11:00 PM Show More
    Hot Potato. Zayna promises to help Amaya stay out of trouble. Dan attempts to control his Sex Ed class to pass his teacher evaluation. Drew finds his way into Kevin’s art world once he decides to get out of the drug business once and for all.
  • Starz P-Valley – Sunday, August 7, 10:00PM Show More
    Snow – The Pynk family shows up and shows out, giving folks a night they won’t ever forget. Preview
  • Sundance Now Good Grief Friday, August 12Show More

    “Play Nice” Gwen is forced to stay at Ellie’s house after being kicked out of home by their mum. Dean offers a discount to some clients, Beau freestyles, and Sharyn looks like Margot Robbie.
    Season 2 of the New Zealand comedy will also air on cable’s IFC starting August 17 at 11p..
  • Syfy Resident Alien Wednesday, 8/10, 10:00pmShow More

    Season 2 returns! “Autopsy” Asta is overwhelmed with guilt after she, Harry, and D’arcy get rid of the dead body.
  • TNT ANIMAL KINGDOM – Sunday, August 7, 9:00PM Show More
    Clink. Pope is self-destructive. J, Craig, and Deran must figure out what they’re going to do about him. Julia and Andrew work together on a job. Preview

 

NON-FICTION

  • ABC The Final Straw “Stack Overboard! Sunday August 7, 2022 10:00pmShow More
    Season 1 Episode 5 After facing the birthday stack, a dynamic father-daughter team battles to defeat two childhood friends in the first round. When twin brothers face off against a couple of best friends and the sports stack in round two, it’s double the trouble. The winners of each round compete against the pirate stack for a chance to play in The Mega Stack and win the $250,000 top prize.
    In The Final Straw the stakes are high as four teams of colorful contestants face off to combat tremendous tipping towers. Each life-sized themed tower is chock full of various objects ranging from basketballs to small kitchen appliances as contestants try to successfully pull items from the stack without tipping it over in order to earn prizes. If the tower falls, the team is eliminated and the last team standing will compete against The Mega Stack, an epic battle of physics where the odds are literally stacked against them, in hopes of winning a life-changing grand prize.

    “1905” – Gabby, Rachel and their 14 remaining men continue their seaside journey across Europe, docking at a city known for its rich history, romantic flair and delicious chocolate and beer: Bruges! Romance is in the air as connections deepen, but not all is coming up roses when Logan decides to confess feelings that send the ship, and our leading ladies, spinning. After reckoning with the fallout of Logan’s decision, Rachel makes a shocking choice that affects all her remaining men. Meanwhile, Gabby heads to a group date exploring the city, but not all goes to plan when an uninvited guest arrives hoping to stir up feelings. Later, the women will attempt to shake off the surprises of the week with one-on-one dates to remember and a rose ceremony they won’t soon forget, on an all-new episode of the “The Bachelorette,” airing MONDAY, AUG. 8 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
  • ABC Claim to Fame: The Domfather Part II (8/8)Show More

    “The Domfather Part II” – As the contestants catch on to Dominique’s influence throughout the house, some develop their own counterstrategies. This week’s challenge has everyone divided into teams for an elaborate game of telephone, putting their memorization and communication skills to the test. Tensions build over who will be named The Guesser, with the final guess surprising everyone on an all-new episode of “Claim to Fame,” airing MONDAY, AUG. 8 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
  • ABC Press Your Luck: The Challenger! (8/11)Show More

    “The Challenger!” – Our contestants are taking on big risks as they try to steer clear of that devilish Whammy and our host, Elizabeth Banks, keeps them focused on “Press Your Luck,” THURSDAY, AUG. 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Banks is joined by contestants Julio Mata (hometown: Harlingen, Texas), Brooklin Milliere (hometown: Laguna Hills, CA) and Russ Stebick (hometown: Alpharetta, Georgia). Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
    “Press Your Luck” is produced by Fremantle. The show is executive produced by Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman and John Quinn, who also serves as showrunner.
  • ABC Generation Gap: What’s Tik Tok?? (8/11)Show More

    “What’s Tik Tok??” – Host Kelly Ripa is keeping the games, the giggles and the prizes going with special guest Parker Plays on “Generation Gap,” airing THURSDAY, AUG. 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
    “Generation Gap” is produced by MGM Television, Kimmelot and Milojo. Mark Burnett, Jimmy Kimmel, Barry Poznick, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Albert Bianchini, Alycia Rossiter and Jonathan Kimmel will serve as executive producers.
  • ABC The Con S2 E3 Thursday (8/11) 10/9cShow More

    The Sweetheart Swindle Con
    The Sweetheart Swindler. This woman used love and romance to trick men out of their money – but the only thing she’s touching is his bank account.

    TBA
  • ABC Claim to Fame: The Domfather Part II (8/13)Show More

    “The Domfather Part II” – As the contestants catch on to Dominique’s influence throughout the house, some develop their own counterstrategies. This week’s challenge has everyone divided into teams for an elaborate game of telephone, putting their memorization and communication skills to the test. Tensions build over who will be named The Guesser, with the final guess surprising everyone on an all-new episode of “Claim to Fame,” airing SATURDAY, AUG. 13 (8:01-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, L) (Re-broadcast from 8/8)

    “60 MINUTES” LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
    Editor’s Note: These previously broadcast segments have been updated for this post-season edition.
    DEATH IN TRAINING – Lesley Stahl investigates accidents during training involving military armored vehicles. 60 MINUTES found that in recent years, more servicemembers were killed in training accidents than in combat, and a large percentage of those accidents involved military vehicles: from Humvees to light armored vehicles to AAVs. Stahl reports on the causes and potential solutions. She speaks with parents who lost children in such accidents, a soldier who lost a limb in a rollover, and a company trying to prevent these incidents from happening. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. Preview
    AN ISLAND OFF AN ISLAND – Jon Wertheim ventures to a 90-square mile jewel of land off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Fogo Island’s population was decimated when its one and only industry, cod fishing, went into steep decline. Now, an eighth-generation Fogo Islander has returned home with deep pockets and a plan to bring the place and its people back. Nathalie Sommer and Kaylee Tully are the producers. Preview
    FLYING BLIND – Even the most competitive skiers see Montana’s Big Couloir as among the most challenging runs in the country. But for Jacob Smith, who at 15 is the only blind competitive free rider in the country, it was an almost inconceivable feat. After undergoing four major surgeries for a brain tumor starting when he was just 8 years old, Jacob did the legendary run three years ago. Sharyn Alfonsi profiles Smith, who competes for the Big Sky freeride team today, and skis by tapping into his other senses and his memory of the mountain before he went blind. Sarah Koch is the producer. Preview
  • CBS Big Brother Sunday 8/7 8:00 – 9:00pmShow More

    Episode 2414 All New! HD From bigbrothernetwork.com: Tonight On Big Brother 24: HOH Competition & Noms
    Big Brother 24 is back tonight (8/7c) as we catch up on the latest after Thursday’s eviction that sent Nicole (41) out the door and left her ally Daniel expecting to soon follow. Let’s see if the other Houseguests would disappoint him on that or if we’ll get another doghouse to the penthouse storyline.
    The Leftovers continue to run the show as they have for two evictions now but nothing lasts forever in Big Brother and with the new Kyle+Alyssa showmance blossoming it’s possible we could see some cracks in the LOs’ Tupperware. But first, we need a new HOH and a set of nominations to get this week rolling. All that kicks off the week tonight so join us back then to watch the latest.
  • CBS Big Brother Wednesday 8/10 Wed 8:00 – 9:00pmShow More

    Episode 2415 All New! HD TBA
  • CBS The Challenge: USA Wednesday 8/10 9:00pmShow More

    IN THE WAKE OF A SHOCKING BLINDSIDE, PLAYERS SCRAMBLE FOR POWER AND A PAIR OF UNDERDOGS MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN CREATING CHAOS OR PLAYING IT SAFE, ON MTV PRESENTS “THE CHALLENGE: USA,” WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
    “A Civil War” – In the wake of a shocking blindside, players scramble for power and a pair of underdogs must choose between creating chaos or playing it safe, on MTV presents THE CHALLENGE: USA, Wednesday, August 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. TJ Lavin is the host.
  • CBS Big Brother Thursday 8/11 9:00 – 10:00pmShow More

    Episode 2416 All New! HD TBA
  • CBS Secret Celebrity Renovation Friday, 8/12 8:00pmShow More

    OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ICE SKATER NATHAN CHEN INVITES “BOSTON ROB” ON THE ICE FOR SOME FIGURE SKATING DRILLS DURING RENOVATIONS OF THE SPORTS COMPLEX WHERE HE LEARNED TO SKATE, ON “SECRET CELEBRITY RENOVATION,” FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
    “Nathan Chen” – Olympic gold medalist ice skater Nathan Chen gifts his hometown’s Salt Lake City Sports Complex a brand-new figure skater lounge area and changing room. In an emotional return to the city where his skating days began, Nathan surprises the community that impacted his life by dedicating the entire renovation to them. In a fun moment during the construction, Nathan invites show contractor “Boston Rob” to join him on the ice for some ice hockey and figure skating drills, on SECRET CELEBRITY RENOVATION, Friday, August 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Hosted by Nischelle Turner. The design team includes home improvement contractor and television personality Rob “Boston Rob” Mariano (SURVIVOR) and interior designer Sabrina Soto (“Design Star,” “Trading Spaces”).
    The series is produced by Juma Entertainment with Robert Horowitz, Brady Connell and Peter DeVita serving as executive producers.
    South Park fans not lucky enough to snag a ticket for the series’ 25th anniversary concert at Red Rocks next month won’t miss out on the party after all. Promo
    The two-night event on Aug. 9-10 at the historical outdoor Colorado amphitheater — featuring show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with performances from Primus and Ween — will be taped and aired on Comedy Central and Paramount+.
    The concert, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the cartoon sitcom, will feature performances of classic songs from the show, including the theme song by Primus, premieres Aug. 13 on Comedy Central and will be available to stream the following day on Paramount+. It is unclear if the concert will have any surprise guests drop by, but as South Park fans know with Parker and Stone, always expect the unexpected.
    Red Rocks is special to the duo for a number of reasons. They first met at the University of Colorado Boulder, where they created the show via a short, crude and hilarious VHS Christmas card. Not only is Red Rocks a world-renowned concert venue, but is also the same location where a friend of the duo’s, using a handheld tape recorder, got Primus’ Les Claypool to re-record the theme song lyrics after Comedy Central decided the initial version was too slow.
    The concert occurs on the heels of the fourth made-for-TV South Park film dropping this month. Also huge news for the cartoon sitcom in 2022, the series returned to weekly episodes after being off the air in that format since 2019 due to the pandemic. It is unclear when the next season will arrive.
  • The CW Mysteries Decoded Wednesday, 08/10/2022 8:00pmShow More

    Lake Champlain Monster Episode 204
    THE LEGEND OF CHAMP — U.S. Navy veteran turned private investigator Jennifer Marshall and cryptozoologist Nick Valenzuela investigate sightings of a mysterious sea creature in Lake Champlain (#204). Original airdate 8/10/2022.
  • The CW Great Chocolate Showdown Thursday, 08/11/2022 8:00pmShow More

    A Sweet Meet and Greet Episode 301 (Airs again Saturday, 8/13)
    SEASON PREMIERE – Ten home bakers enter the kitchen and put their spin on a chocolate carousel filled with decadent mini desserts. In the Elimination Challenge, the bakers give a sweet introduction to who they are with a dessert inspired by an item from the Cabinet of Curiosities (#301). Original airdate 8/11/2022. Every episode of GREAT CHOCOLATE SHOWDOWN will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW Masters of Illusion Saturday, 08/13/2022 9:00pmShow More

    Up Close and Personal Episode 814
    THE MASTER OF THE CLOSE-UP — 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 Ed Alonzo, Chris Funk, Joel Meyers, Diego Chavez, Tetro, Johnny Ace Palmer, Bill Cook and Krysten Lambert (#814). Original airdate 8/13/2022.
  • FOX DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! Airdate: 8/8 8:00PMShow More

    Episode 107 “Divas Are Calling Out To Me!”
    Hosted by Emmy Award nominee Niecy Nash, the all-new revival of the popular game show challenges contestants’ musical memory, as they get one song closer to winning $1 million if they DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! Contestants will choose songs from different genres, decades and musical artists. Then they’ll take center stage to sing alongside the studio band as the lyrics are projected on screen – but when the music stops and the words disappear, will the contestants belt out the correct missing lyrics, or freeze under pressure? If they sing nine songs correctly, they are presented with a No. 1 hit and will attempt to sing the final missing lyrics for the top prize of $1 million. A mother of two and a sassy server channel their inner icons for a shot at a million dollars in the all-new “Divas Are Calling Out To Me!” episode of DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! airing Monday, Aug. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (DFL-107) (TV-PG D,L)
  • FOX BEAT SHAZAM Airdate: 8/8 9:00PMShow More

    Episode 509 “Schoolhouse Rock!”
    Hosted by Jamie Foxx, BEAT SHAZAM is the unique and interactive game show that pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they try to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the highest score will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the popular song identification app, for the chance to win up to one million dollars. Three teams of educators try to ace a million dollar music test in the all-new “Schoolhouse Rock!” episode of BEAT SHAZAM airing Monday, Aug. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BSH-509) (TV-PG D,L)
  • FOX MASTERCHEF Airdate: 8/10 8:00PMShow More

    “Winners Mystery Box – Christine Ha”
    The remaining chefs are challenged with a “Winner’s Mystery Box,” curated by the Season 3 Champion, Christine Ha. The contestants are tasked with creating a Michelin-starred Vietnamese dish, but there’s a catch – they must use every ingredient given to them in the all-new “Winners Mystery Box – Christine Ha” episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, Aug. 10 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MCH-1211) (TV-14 L)
  • FOX SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Airdate: 8/10 9:01PMShow More

    Episode 1712 “The Season 17 Finale”
    The final two competitors go toe-to-toe to impress the judges and voting audience one last time before the winner is crowned. The two finalists must dance five performances each, before the audience decides who outperformed the other and wins the title and $100,000 in the all-new “The Season 17 Finale” episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Wednesday, Aug. 10 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (DAN-1712) (TV-14 D,L)

    Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
    FOX Sports presents the second-ever MLB AT FIELD OF DREAMS live from Dyersville, Iowa, as the Cincinnati Reds take on the Chicago Cubs. Coverage of MLB AT FIELD OF DREAMS begins LIVE Thursday, Aug. 11 (6:00 PM-CC ET live/3:00 PM-CC PT live) on FOX.(FSP-2309)(n/a)

    “WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN”
    A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, Aug. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2432) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)

    FOX MLB continues its regionalized baseball broadcasts with two exciting matchups, airing Saturday, Aug. 13, (7:00 PM-CC ET live/4:00 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (FSP-2311)(n/a)
  • NBC “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?” 08/07/2022 (07:00PM – 08:00PM) (Sunday) Show More

    “BRADLEY WHITFORD” TV-PG : Actor and political activist Bradley Whitford meets with a genealogist to learn about his grandmother’s heritage, discovering why his ancestors immigrated to the United States in 1846. His journey takes him to Washington, D.C., where he learns that his 2x great-grandfather, along with his siblings, fought in the Civil War. Bradley partners with a historian to learn if his ancestors survived the brutal warfare.
  • NBC “FAMILY GAME FIGHT!” 08/07/2022 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Sunday) Show More

    “THE KOSTUROS FAMILY VS. THE EXTINGUISHERS” ORIGINAL TV-PG NBC broadcasts a previously unaired episode of this game show hosted by spouses Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. The competition pits the husband and wife against one another as they are “adopted” into a family of four competing for $100,000 in a series of fun-filled, larger-than-life games.
  • NBC “AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR” 08/08/2022 (08:00PM – 10:00PM) (Monday)Show More

    “SEMIFINALS 4” ORIGINAL TV-PG
    The semifinals conclude in Los Angeles where the competing ninjas will face up to 10 challenging obstacles. The two fastest ninjas will face off on the Power Tower for a Safety Pass going into the National Finals.
  • NBC “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” 08/09/2022 (08:00PM – 10:01PM) (Tuesday)Show More

    “QUALIFIERS 1” ORIGINAL TV-PG
    Live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, eleven performers take the stage as judging is turned over to the American viewing audience to vote their favorite performers into the final round. Viewers can vote by using the “AGT” Official App or going to NBC.com. The series stars creator/executive producer Simon Cowell, alongside celebrity judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara. Terry Crews serves as host.
  • NBC “PASSWORD” 08/09/2022 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday)Show More

    “JON HAMM & JIMMY FALLON” ORIGINAL TV-PG
    In the season premiere, celebrity guest Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon pair up with contestants and face off over two games in an episode dedicated to Betty White. Players from each team guess secret passwords using only one-word clues for a chance to take home up to $25,000.
  • NBC “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” 08/10/2022 (08:00PM – 09:01PM) (Wednesday)Show More

    “QUALIFIERS 1 RESULTS” ORIGINAL TV-PG
    Two acts from the previous night’s show will move on to the final round of competition. The series stars creator/executive producer Simon Cowell, alongside celebrity judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara. Terry Crews serves as host.
  • NBC “PASSWORD” 08/10/2022 (09:01PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) Show More

    “HEIDI KLUM & JIMMY FALLON” ORIGINAL
    Celebrity guest Heidi Klum and Jimmy Fallon pair up with contestants and face off over two games. Players from each team guess secret passwords using only one-word clues for a chance to win up to $25,000.
  • Netflix Tuesday, August 9 I Just Killed My DadShow More
    series premiere 3:01 AM Promo
    Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did is a complex question with profound implications that go far beyond one family..

    TV-PG S35 E5 President
    How the new leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition party Nelson Chamisa challenges the acting president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in the 2018 general election.

 

RERUNS

  • ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos: 3209 (8/7) Show More
    (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/2/22) “3209” – Tune in to see people having trouble taking out the trash, hoverboard mishaps and a little girl who claims she is sick and needs to see a doctor because he gives her lollipops on “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” SUNDAY, AUG. 7 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG). Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/2/22)
  • ABC Celebrity Family Feud: Rhys Darby vs. Jay Pharoah and Bachelor Nation vs. Bachelor Squad (8/7)Show More

    “Rhys Darby vs. Jay Pharoah and Bachelor Nation vs. Bachelor Squad” – Hosted by Steve Harvey, the first game has comedians Rhys Darby and Jay Pharoah facing off to see who will win the most money for their respective charities. In the next game, it’s all in the family when Bachelor Nation goes head-to-head against each other to see who will reign supreme on an all-new episode airing SUNDAY, AUG. 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
  • ABC The $100,000 Pyramid: Rob Riggle vs Joe Tessitore and Mark Duplass vs Ali Larter (8/7)Show More

    “Rob Riggle vs Joe Tessitore and Mark Duplass vs Ali Larter” – This week on “The $100,000 Pyramid,” the on-air partners from ABC’s ”Holey Moley,” the hilarious Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore, will face off against each other. Actress Ali Larter (“The Last Victim”) goes head-to-head with Mark Duplass, writer, director and star of “The Morning Show,” on SUNDAY, AUG. 7 (9:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, DL).
  • ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Marcia Cross, Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Anderson (8/9)Show More
    (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/9/22)
    “Marcia Cross, Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Anderson” – Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a star-studded spin on America’s Game®. Season two continues TUESDAY, AUG. 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants to spin the world’s most famous Wheel and solve puzzles for a chance to win $1 million. All of the money won by the celebrity contestants will go to a charity of their choice. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/9/22)
    This episode’s celebrity contestants include Marcia Cross (playing for Stand Up To Cancer), Karl-Anthony Towns (playing for Vera Institute of Justice) and Anthony Anderson (playing for Anderson Family Foundation).
  • ABC Celebrity Family Feud: Boyz II Men vs. Amber Ruffin and Joe Lo Truglio vs. Thomas Lennon (8/9Show More
    ) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 7/31/22)
    “Boyz II Men vs. Amber Ruffin and Joe Lo Truglio vs. Thomas Lennon” – Hosted by Steve Harvey, the first game has GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B a cappella group Boyz II Men taking on comedian Amber Ruffin and her family to win money for their chosen charities. In the next game, funny men Joe Lo Truglio and Thomas Lennon face off to see who comes out on top on a hilarious episode airing TUESDAY, AUG. 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 7/31/22)
  • ABC Generation Gap: Starring Garla Fibs (8/9)Show More

    “Starring Garla Fibs” – Host Kelly Ripa is having a hard time holding in the giggles along with special guest Marla Gibbs on “Generation Gap,” airing TUESDAY, AUG. 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 8/4/22)
  • ABC The Conners: Messy Situation, Miscommunication and Academic Probation (8/10) Show More

    “Messy Situation, Miscommunication and Academic Probation” – When Becky inadvertently outs her relationship with Professor Davis, he’s forced to reevaluate his career, but his erratic behavior sends Becky down a path to reevaluate their relationship. Meanwhile, Dan and Darlene check in on Chuck, only to learn heartbreaking news about his family on “The Conners,” WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/16/22)
  • ABC Abbott Elementary: Open House (8/10)Show More

    “Open House” – It’s Open House night at Abbott Elementary, and while Janine prepares to meet her struggling student’s mother, the rest of the faculty uses the time to relax. Gregory is taken aback when he learns how Ava got the principal job, and later, Barbara’s daughter’s visit creates a commotion in more ways than one on “Abbott Elementary,” WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/22/22)
    “Open House” was written by Brian Rubenstein and directed by Jen Celotta.
  • ABC The Goldbergs: Hip-Shaking and Booty-Quaking (8/10)Show More

    “Hip-Shaking and Booty-Quaking” – Erica and Geoff decide to throw a party to prove to others and themselves that they can still have fun as a young, engaged couple. Meanwhile, Beverly assumes control of William Penn Academy as “acting principal” and presses the school faculty to put together a “Fame”-themed send-off for the senior class, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, D) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/12/22)
  • ABC Home Economics: Keg of Light Beer, $180 (8/10) Show More

    “Keg of Light Beer, $180” – While Tom and Marina attempt to relive their youth at a college party, Connor and Denise deal with JoJo (Tetona Jackson) potentially leaving when she gets an offer to go on a reality show. Meanwhile, Sarah considers casting her niece in the school musical on “Home Economics,” WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10 (9:31-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/16/22)
    Guest starring is Tetona Jackson as JoJo and Marc Sully Saint-Fleur as Mr. Zarrow.
    “Keg of Light Beer, $180” was written by Tasha Henderson and directed by Betsy Thomas.
  • ABC Press Your Luck: I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying Part II (8/10) Show More

    “I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying Part II” – Host Elizabeth Banks is back to help contestants try to win those BIG BUCKS and avoid the iconic and devilish WHAMMY for a chance at life-changing cash prizes on “Press Your Luck,” WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Banks is joined by contestants Justin Ebenhack (hometown: Cap-Haitien, Haiti), Chip Vernier (hometown: Waterford, Michigan) and Debbie Gwaltney (hometown: Ferndale, Washington). Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 7/14/22)
    “Press Your Luck” is produced by Fremantle. The show is executive produced by Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman and John Quinn, who also serves as showrunner.

    “1322” – Entrepreneurs from Sandy, Utah, bring their tasty and convenient new style of eating authentic Korean food into the Tank in hopes of landing a deal. Entrepreneurs from Sacramento, California, take the plunge to change their life with their cool product designed to help with an individual’s wellness routine; while entrepreneurs from Columbus, Ohio, introduce their take on a common cooking tool perfect for easy cooking. Last in the Tank is an entrepreneur from Las Vegas, Nevada, who pitches his version of a sports medicine product specifically designed for athletes on “Shark Tank,” airing FRIDAY, AUG. 12 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following the premiere. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/2/22)
    In a Shark Tank update, husband and wife Jacob and Michelle Sendowski from Los Angeles, California, update their investor Lori Greiner about Souper Cubes, silicone trays that come in three convenient sizes perfect for freezing food.
    The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner and Barbara Corcoran.
  • ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos: 3210 (8/13) Show More

    “3210” – Check out pranks, including a wife who scares her husband by pretending she cut her finger, kids’ funny reactions to face filters, crazy cats and a mom who discovers her kids’ diaper cream disaster on “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” SATURDAY, AUG. 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG). Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/09/22)
  • ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos: 3207 (8/13) Show More

    “3207” – This week’s episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” features hilarious pranks, including kids who are tricked into thinking frozen mashed potatoes and beans are ice cream and poorly executed magic tricks, SATURDAY, AUG. 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/21/21)
  • CBS The Equalizer Sunday, August 7 8:00pmShow More

    MCCALL BECOMES ENSNARED IN A DEADLY BATTLE BETWEEN RIVAL RAP CREWS WHEN SHE’S HIRED BY THE WIFE OF A FAMOUS RAPPER TO PROVE THE MUSICIAN DID NOT MURDER A FELLOW ARTIST, ON “THE EQUALIZER,” SUNDAY, AUG. 7
    GRAMMY®-Nominated Rapper and Entrepreneur Rick Ross Guest Stars as
    Dilemma, a Famous Rapper Imprisoned for the Murder of a Fellow Music Artist
    “Bout That Life” – McCall becomes ensnared in a deadly battle between rival rap crews when she is hired by the wife of a famous rapper, Dilemma (Rick Ross), to prove the musician is innocent of murdering a fellow artist, on the CBS Original series THE EQUALIZER, Sunday, August 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. GRAMMY®-nominated rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross guest stars as Dilemma, a famous rapper imprisoned for the murder of a fellow music artist.
    WRITTEN BY: Jamila Daniel
    BASED ON: The original series by Richard Lindheim & Michael Sloan
    DIRECTED BY: Eric Laneuville
  • CBS NCIS: Los Angeles Sunday, August 7 9:00pm Show More

    NCIS TAKES THE CASE PERSONALLY WHEN AN LAPD OFFICER’S FATHER, A BELOVED JAPANESE AMERICAN VETERAN, IS THE VICTIM OF A VICIOUS HATE CRIME, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
    “Fukushu” – NCIS takes the case personally when an LAPD officer’s father, a beloved elderly Japanese American veteran, is the victim of a vicious hate crime, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, August 7 (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+. (Re-broadcast from Sunday, Oct. 17)
    WRITTEN BY: Kyle Harimoto
    DIRECTED BY: Dennis Smith
  • CBS The Neighborhood Monday, August 8 8:00pmShow More

    TINA REUNITES WITH HER FORMER GIRL GROUP, ONLY TO HAVE PAST ISSUES THREATEN TO DERAIL A BIG PERFORMANCE, ON “THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” MONDAY, AUGUST 8
    Series Star and Executive Producer Cedric the Entertainer Makes His “Neighborhood” Directorial Debut
    “Welcome to the Dream Girls” – When Tina reunites with her former girl group after decades apart, old issues are reignited, threatening to derail the trio’s big performance, on the CBS Original series THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, August 8 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Series star and executive producer Cedric the Entertainer directed the episode.
    WRITTEN BY: Camilla Cordelia Rubis & Molly Haldeman
    DIRECTED BY: Cedric the Entertainer
  • CBS Bob Hearts Abishola Monday, August 8 8:30pmShow More

    AFTER ABISHOLA MOVES IN WITH BOB AND REDECORATES WITH HIS BLESSING, THE COUPLE THROWS A HOUSEWARMING PARTY WHERE FRIENDS AND FAMILY VOICE THEIR OPINIONS ON HER TASTE, ON “BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,” MONDAY, AUG. 8
    “Dud” – After returning home from their wedding in Nigeria, Abishola moves into Bob’s house, and with his blessing, she redecorates to make the place her own. At their housewarming party, their friends and family make their opinions on Abishola’s taste known, on the CBS Original series BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, Aug. 8 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    STORY BY: Al Higgins, Gina Yashere and Carla Filisha
    TELEPLAY BY: Nathan Chetty, Ibet Inyang Beneche and Marla DuMont
    DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy-Miller

    NCIS INVESTIGATES THE DEATH OF A BELOVED NAVY COMMANDER WHO TRAINED SOME OF THE BEST ATHLETES IN THE COUNTRY, ON “NCIS,” MONDAY, AUG. 8
    “False Start” – NCIS investigates the death of a beloved Navy commander who trained some of the top athletes in the country, on the CBS Original series NCIS, Monday, Aug. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Christopher J. Waild and Katherine Beattie
    DIRECTED BY: James Whitmore, Jr.

    WHEN EVIDENCE TO PUT AWAY A DRUG KINGPIN IS STOLEN, LUCY GOES UNDERCOVER AT AN UNDERGROUND POKER TOURNAMENT TO FIND OUT WHICH HIGH-ROLLER IS BEHIND THE CRIME, ON “NCIS: HAWAI`I,” MONDAY, AUG. 8
    “The Game” – When evidence to put away a drug kingpin is stolen, Lucy goes undercover at an underground poker tournament to find out which high-roller is behind the crime. Also, Lucy’s feelings are in turmoil when Whistler’s ex-girlfriend arrives in town, on the CBS Original series NCIS: HAWAI`I, Monday, Aug. 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
    WRITTEN BY: Noah Evslin & Amy Rutberg
    DIRECTED BY: James Hayman

    THE TEAM WORKS TO EXTRACT KEY INFO FROM A VULNERABLE 9/11 WIDOW UNWITTINGLY “DATING” THE MANIPULATIVE LEADER OF A TERRORIST GROUP PLANNING AN ATTACK, ON “FBI,” TUESDAY, AUG. 9
    “Fire and Rain” – The team attempts to extract key information from a vulnerable 9/11 widow, Hannah Thompson (Janel Moloney), who is shocked that her new “boyfriend” is the manipulative leader of a terrorist group planning an attack. Also, Scola is reminded of his brother’s death on 9/11, and Tiffany worries about his emotional choices during the investigation, on the CBS Original series FBI, Tuesday, Aug. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
    WRITTEN BY: Rick Eid
    DIRECTED BY: Sharat Raju
  • CBS FBI: International Tuesday, August 9 9:00pmShow More

    WHEN THE AMERICAN FOUNDER OF AN ILLEGAL ADULTS-ONLY SITE IS KILLED IN PRAGUE, THE TEAM HUNTS FOR HIS CO-FOUNDER WHO IS STILL ON THE RUN, ON “FBI: INTERNATIONAL,” TUESDAY, AUG. 9
    Julian McMahon from “FBI: Most Wanted” Guest Stars
    “Trying to Grab Smoke” – When an American founder of an illegal adults-only site is killed in Prague, the team is tasked to locate his co-founder, who is still on the run in the Czech Republic. Also, Kellett struggles to maintain a relationship with her mother due to the complications of working so far from home, on the CBS Original series FBI: INTERNATIONAL, Tuesday, Aug. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Matt Olmstead
    DIRECTED BY: Alex Zakrzewski
  • CBS FBI: Most Wanted Tuesday, August 9 10:00pmShow More

    THE TEAM MUST DETERMINE IF THE KIDNAPPING OF A YOUNG CHINESE-AMERICAN WOMAN IS A RANDOM HATE CRIME OR IF SHE WAS SPECIFICALLY TARGETED, ON “FBI: MOST WANTED,” TUESDAY, AUG. 9
    “Inherited” – The team must determine if the kidnapping of a young Chinese-American woman is a random hate crime or if she was specifically targeted, in order to find her. Also, Jess and Sarah struggle with Tali’s continued rebellious streak, on the CBS Original series FBI: MOST WANTED, Tuesday, Aug. 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Wendy West
    DIRECTED BY: Romeo Tirone

    THE TEAM RACES TO PREVENT A HOSTAGE SITUATION FROM ESCALATING AT A CONTROVERSIAL CABLE NEWS SHOW, ON “S.W.A.T.,” FRIDAY, AUG. 10
    “Crisis Actor” – When armed gunmen storm the set of a controversial cable news show that promotes conspiracy theories, the team races to prevent a hostage situation from escalating on live TV. Also, Chris supports Street as he prepares for his mother’s funeral, on the CBS Original series S.W.A.T., Friday, Aug. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Sarah Alderson
    DIRECTED BY: Cherie Dvorak
  • CBS Young Sheldon Thursday, 8/11 8:00pmShow More

    WHILE MARY’S AWAY, GEORGE SR. FINDS HIMSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF MISSY’S LOVE LIFE, ON “YOUNG SHELDON,” THURSDAY, AUG. 11
    “Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzygy” – Sheldon and Dr. Linkletter struggle to solve an equation. Also, Georgie has a solution for Meemaw’s business woes, and George Sr. gives advice on Missy’s love life, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Aug. 11 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    STORY BY: Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Connor Kilpatrick
    TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro & Nadiya Chettiar & Yael Glouberman
    DIRECTED BY: Jeremy Howe

    SAM AND JAY TRAVEL TO WHERE SAM’S MOTHER DIED TO SEE IF SHE’S A GHOST, ON “GHOSTS,” THURSDAY, AUG. 11
    Rachael Harris Guest Stars as Sam’s Mom, Sheryl
    “Sam’s Mom” – Sam and Jay travel to where Sam’s mother, Sheryl (Rachael Harris), died to see if she’s now a ghost. Also, Sasappis divulges a secret to his fellow ghosts that he overheard Sam and Jay discussing, on the CBS Original series GHOSTS, Thursday, Aug. 11 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
    WRITTEN BY: John Timothy
    DIRECTED BY: Katie Locke O’Brien

    AS GRISSOM AND SARA CLOSE IN ON WHO FRAMED HODGES, THE CSI TEAM INVESTIGATES A MURDER MYSTERY AT 30,000 FEET, ON “CSI: VEGAS,” THURSDAY, AUG. 11
    “Let the Chips Fall” – As Grissom and Sara close in on who framed Hodges, the CSI team investigates a lock room murder mystery at 30,000 feet, when a cargo plane lands autonomously at McCarran Airport and everyone on board has been killed, on CSI: VEGAS, Thursday, Aug. 11 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Graham Thiel
    DIRECTED BY: Kenneth Fink
  • CBS Blue Bloods Friday, 8/12 9:00pmShow More

    FRANK CAUSES FAMILY TENSION WHEN HE ASSIGNS JAMIE TO GUARD DANNY AFTER A HIT IS PUT ON HIM, AND HE TRIES TO STOP JOE HILL FROM GETTING REVENGE AFTER HE’S ATTACKED, ON “BLUE BLOODS,” FRIDAY AUG. 12
    Will Hochman Returns as Joe Hill, Son of the Late Joe Reagan
    “Be Smart or Be Dead” – Frank causes family tension when he assigns Jamie to guard Danny after a hit is put on him, and when Frank tries to stop his cop grandson, Joe Hill (Will Hochman), from seeking revenge after he’s attacked. Also, Eddie gets a hostile new partner, and Erin’s moral character is attacked by the defense when she tries an old murder case related to her boss, the D.A., on the CBS Original series BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Aug. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Siobhan Byrne O’Connor & Graham Thiel
    DIRECTED BY: John Behring
  • CBS Blue Bloods Friday, 8/12 10:00pmShow More

    DANNY AND BAEZ’S ATTEMPTS TO FIND THE CULPRIT WHO ASSAULTED A SHOP OWNER ARE HINDERED BY THE CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITY’S REFUSAL TO COOPERATE WITH THE INVESTIGATION, ON “BLUE BLOODS,” FRIDAY, AUG. 12
    “USA Today” – Danny and Baez’s attempts to find the culprit who assaulted a shop owner are hindered by the close-knit community’s refusal to cooperate with the investigation. Also, Erin’s suspicions about her boss rise when the D.A. assigns her to a seemingly low-level case, and Gormley, Garrett and Baker are threatened when Frank welcomes a new staff member to their “dream team,” on the CBS Original series BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Aug. 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
    WRITTEN BY: Brian Burns & Van B. Nguyen
    DIRECTED BY: Ralph Hemecker

    NCIS INVESTIGATES THE CASE OF A NAVY RESERVIST WHOSE BODY IS FOUND IN A BEAT-UP CAR AT THE END OF A GUN RANGE, ON “NCIS,” SATURDAY, AUG. 13
    Series Star Rocky Carroll Directed the Episode
    “Peacekeeper” – NCIS investigates the case of a Navy reservist whose body is found in a beat-up car at the end of a gun range. Also, Kasie weighs the pros and cons of buying a gun, on the CBS Original series NCIS, Saturday, Aug. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Rocky Carroll directed the episode.
    WRITTEN BY: Margaret Rose Lester and Scott Williams
    DIRECTED BY: Rocky Carroll

    KAI GOES UNDERCOVER AS A CHEF IN A LOCAL RESTAURANT TO GATHER INTEL ON A NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL KINGPIN WITH A CONNECTION TO THE EATERY, ON “NCIS: HAWAI`I,” SATURDAY, AUG. 13
    “Monster” – Kai goes undercover as a chef in a local restaurant to gather intel on a notorious criminal kingpin who has a connection to the eatery. Also, Jane discovers that a school on the mainland has recruited Alex on a baseball scholarship, which he’s kept secret from his family, on the CBS Original series NCIS: HAWAI`I, Saturday, Aug. 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
    WRITTEN BY: Ron McGee
    DIRECTED BY: Leslie Hope
  • CBS 48 Hours Saturday, August 13 TBAShow More
    • The CW World’s Funniest Animals Sunday 8/7 8:00 – 8:30pmShow More

      Episode 116 Repeat TV-PG HD
      SEASON FINALE – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by the panelists and special guests Griffin Gluck as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. On today’s show we’re bringing you a monkey who just wants to be left alone, a virtual driving dog, a very casual cat, and a cup full of cute. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#116). Original airdate 1/14/2021. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
    • The CW World’s Funniest Animals Sunday 8/7 8:30 – 9:00pmShow More

      Episode 101 Repeat TV-PG HD
      SERIES PREMIERE – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by a celebrity guest panel as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. Joined by special guests Tom Arnold and Natalie Lander, and panelists Mikalah Gordon, Noah Matthews, Brian Cooper and Carmen Hodson, watch funny animal moments, hilarious clips from feature films and favorite tv series, and celebrities with their pets. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#101). Original airdate 9/18/2020. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on CWTV.com and The CW App the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
    • The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us Sunday 8/7 9:00 – 10:00pmShow More

      Magic with a Wolf Repeat TV-PG D HD
      SCOTT WOLF (“NANCY DREW”) GUEST STARS — Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The TV audience watches along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Scott Wolf (“Nancy Drew”) joins Penn & Teller and magicians featured in the episode include The Shocker, Magic Maxl, Jeki Yoo, and Ben Seidman. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) serves as host (#802). Original airdate 10/8/2021.
    • The CW Superman & Lois Tuesday, 08/9/2022 8:00pmShow More
      Tried and True Episode 206 Promo
      AMY JO JOHNSON (“FELICITY”) DIRECTS – Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) tells Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) that she and Chrissy (Sofia Hasmik) plan to do a deeper dive into the Inverse Society and Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and Sarah (Inde Navarrette) try to comfort each other after the fallout at Sarah’s quinceañera. Meanwhile, Jordan (Alex Garfin) notices something suspicious in Jonathan’s (Jordan Elsass) book bag. Lastly, Lt. Mitch Anderson (guest star Ian Bohen “Teen Wolf”) finds himself under fire for the deterioration of the department of defense’s relationship with Superman. Dylan Walsh, Erik Valdez, Wole Parks, Tayler Buck also star. The episode was directed by Amy Jo Johnson and written by Max Kronick & Patrick Barton Leahy (#206). Original airdate 3/1/2022.
    • The CW Mysteries Decoded Tuesday, 08/9/2022 9:00pmShow More

      Curse of the Conjuring House Episode 201
      SEASON PREMIERE — U.S. Navy veteran turned private investigator Jennifer Marshall visits the Conjuring House, one of the most haunted locations in America. Jennifer, along with paranormal researcher Sara Gray, travel to Rhode Island to investigate some of the oldest and most terrifying mysteries behind the home that inspired the “Conjuring” series (#201). Original airdate 7/6/2022.
    • The CW Wellington Paranormal Wednesday, 08/10/2022 9:30pmShow More

      The Haunting of the ’85 Nissan 300ZX ZR Turbo Episode 205
      UNLICENSED TO DRIVE – O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) and Minogue (Mike Minogue) investigate a car stolen under very mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, Sergeant Maaka (Maaka Pohatu) breaks the news that he must downsize the Paranormal Unit. Jackie van Beek directed the episode written by Paul Yates (#205). Original airdate 9/19/21. Every episode of WELLINGTON PARANORMAL will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
    • The CW Killer Camp Friday, 08/12/2022 8:00pmShow More

      Don’t Lose Your Head Episode 202
      HEADS WILL ROLL – Reeling from the murder of one of their fellow campmates, tensions begin to run high at Camp Pleasant. Camp Counselor Bobby (Bobby Mair) leads the remaining campers to the lake where they sink to new depths to win cash before battling it out for immunity on a frightening football field. But in the end, it will be another bloody day in Camp Pleasant when a camper is inevitably voted off…and sent to their demise. Directed by Mike Parker (#202). Original airdate 10/17/2021. Every episode of KILLER CAMP will be available to stream on CWTV.com and The CW App the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
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    Y&R Transcript Friday, August 5, 2022

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    Billy: Hey.

    Victoria: What are you doing here? You’re supposed to be in los angeles.

    Billy: Well, obviously, i heard about ashland.

    Victoria: [ Sighs ] So you cut a business trip short because a man that you hated died?

    Billy: I came back for the kids. Thought it was a good idea that I was a physical presence. Let them know that their father loves them and that life goes on.

    Victoria: And lily was okay with you dropping everything and coming home?

    Billy: Well, that’s the good thing about having a boss who’s a mother. She gets it. Kids come first. How are you?

    Victoria: I’m busy. I am one signature short of closing a deal.

    Billy: Bury yourself in your work to ignore the hurt.

    Victoria: There’s nothing wrong with being productive. As you can see, I’m fine.

    Billy: Right. Well, if you’re not gonna tell me how you’re actually feeling, maybe you can tell me what the hell happened.

    Nick: Hey.

    Sharon: Hey, nick.

    Nick: Guess I’m your only customer right now?

    Sharon: Yeah. It’s a slow morning.

    Nick: How would you feel about locking that door so we could talk?

    Sharon: Sure. Whatever you need. Sit down. What’s going on?

    Nick: [ Sighs ] I did not sleep well last night.

    Sharon: What kept you up? Nick, it’s me you’re talking to. You know you can tell me anything.

    Nick: Something my dad told me…about ashland.

    Sharon: Okay.

    Nick: He didn’t die in the car accident like everybody thinks. He died because of me. I killed ashland locke.

    Nate: Hey. Is billy around?

    Devon: I have not seen him.

    Nate: Ah. Too bad. I heard he came home early. I wanted to see how things went. Since he’s my counterpart. I was hoping he could, uh, show me how to keep things on track, moving according to the mission. Unless, you know, you have a problem with that.

    Devon: No, I don’t have a problem with it. Um, you know, nate, you’re probably one of the smartest guys that I know. And that was true two years ago, it was true two days ago, and it’s not going to change.

    Nate: I appreciate that.

    Devon: Yeah. And I know that you can hande this job. That’s never been the issue.

    Nate: But there is an issue. And if this is about me double-booking jason santino, mea culpa. Rookie mistake. If I had cleared things with you like I should have, all of this could have been avoided.

    Devon: Yeah. And the best part about this error is that it’s not gonna happen twice, right?

    Nate: None of this would have happened if I hadn’t tried to do you a favor and lighten your load.

    Devon: Well, I appreciate you trying to do that. And I also understand how different this job must be for you. I know you’re probably used to people reporting to you back at memorial.

    Nate: Yeah. It’s been a long time since i had to get approval for anything I thought was necessary.

    Devon: Yeah.

    Nate: It’s all a learning curve.

    Devon: It is. It’s a big job.

    Nate: Yeah. From here on out, I am focused on being the best number two you could ever need.

    Devon: Well, thank you for saying that. I appreciate it. And I really just want to see you succeed ’cause I worry sometimes that I’ve thrown too much at you too soon.

    Nate: No, no. I got this. Really.

    Devon: Yeah?

    Nate: Yeah.

    Devon: Okay.

    Amanda: Hey, um…

    Devon: Hey.

    Amanda: I’m sorry to interrupt, uh…

    [ Sniffles ]

    Devon: It’s okay.

    Nate: What’s wrong?

    Amanda: I just got a call from naya’s doctor, and, um… she’s in a coma.

    Abby: I am so glad that we made time to have breakfast together.

    Chance: I’m sorry I’m so distracted. I just can’t get my mind off this case right now.

    Abby: I just — I don’t understand what there is to investigate in the first place. Ashland lost control of his car. It seems pretty open and shut.

    Chance: I know. I — I just want to make sure all the I’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed, you know? And that means talking to everybody who knew him well, including victoria.

    Abby: I just — I don’t understand why you have to question her now. Unless… unless there’s something that you haven’t told me and you think there’s more to the story. Psoriatic arthritis,

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    Chance: Okay, like I said, this is all just routine. I promise.

    Abby: If this is just ordinary, by-the-book police work, then please explain to me why I’ve had to repeat myself more than usual.

    Chance: What was that?

    [ Chuckles ] I’m kidding. I’m kidding. I just wish you’d lighten up a little bit and quit worrying about this.

    Abby: Oh, no, babe, no. You’re not getting off that easy. The more that you keep saying that this isn’t a big deal, the less inclined I am to let it go.

    Kevin: Hey, chance, I have it a — oh.

    Abby: Kevin. Hi. What is it that you have?

    Kevin: Uh, I was just saying it’s, um…just… it’s just an update on a matter that — that chance asked me to look into.

    Abby: Mm. Does this matter have anything to do with the car accident that killed ashland?

    Chance: Baby, I will tell you everything when the investigation is done, okay? I promise. Now, I got to go, but I love you.

    Abby: I love you.

    Chance: I’ll see you later.

    Abby: Bye.

    [ Door closes ]

    Victoria: Ashland came by the house that night. He wanted to talk. He — he wanted to salvage what was left of our great love. He was, uh, out of control. And when I told him that — that nothing was going to ever work between us again, he — he grabbed me. So I — I found whatever I could to defend myself, and I ran away from him.

    Victoria: You are about as tough as they come, victoria.

    Victoria: No, I’m not. I’m not. I was scared. I… I had never seen him like that before. I didn’t know what he was gonna do, and… that’s when nicholas showed up. He got in between ashland and me, and I ran to the kitchen to grab my phone to call the police. Then the two of them got into it. Ashland attacked him, and nicholas — he punched ashland. And he fell and hit his head.

    [ Sighs heavily ] When I finally came back into the room, nicholas was trying to get a response from ashland, but there was nothing. There was no pulse. He was dead.

    [ Sighs ] Or, at least, we thought he was dead.

    Billy: What is that supposed to mean?

    Victoria: I don’t know. I — it’s hard to explain. Nicholas — he was — he was in shock, and I think maybe I was, too. So I called chance, and I told him to come there. And then we went outside just to — to compose ourselves and to get as far away from that room as possible and…

    [ Sighs ] Then when we came back to the living room, ashland was — he was gone. His body was gone.

    Billy: I… I don’t understand. How is that even — how is that possible?

    Victoria: I don’t know. The — the police did a manhunt, and they found ashland in his car, crashed in a ravine.

    Billy: Yeah. I mean, that’s what the news reports said, but that’s — that’s all the news reports said.

    Victoria: I don’t know, billy. I didn’t even have time to process ashland’s death before I — I had to go and get the kids.

    [ Both sigh ]

    Billy: I knew there was something up with him. I mean, he was acting sideways. It was — it was as if he wanted you to hurt as much as he did. He had a very dangerous vibe about him, which is exactly why I didn’t want to go to L.A.

    Victoria: Well, you were very right to worry. You know, after we, uh — after we spoke, I ran into nick… and I gave him a heads-up.

    Victoria: You did?

    Billy: Yeah. He had a very, uh, uncharacteristic, victor-like response, telling me that it was none of my business and to stay out of it, that I didn’t need to be your protector anymore. And I told him that he’s gonna have to do it…and to make sure that he did the job.

    Victoria: You know that nicholas came by right after that. He was able to stop ashland, and — and he possibly saved my life because of you.

    Sharon: Are you absolutely sure that’s what happened?

    Nick: Ashland did die after he fell and hit his head. I wasn’t wrong about him not having a pulse.

    Sharon: So, he didn’t get up and get behind the wheel and drive into that ravine.

    Nick: No. I guess while vick and I were outside waiting for chance, my dad’s team swept in the house and then moved ashland’s body into his car and then staged the crash.

    Sharon: [ Sighs ] My gosh, nick, I’m so sorry. This must be a really big shock for you. You hadn’t had time to process everything that happened, and now you find out what victor did.

    Nick: Dad said he was protecting me and vick from an investigation that might cast a different light on what really went down that night, you know, because we all hated him so much and the fact that there weren’t any eyewitnesses.

    Sharon: Well, I’m not surprised to hear that victor chose to handle things this way. I know he loves his children, and he thought he was helping.

    Nick: Think about where it leaves me, though. I was completely shaken when i thought that I had killed ashland, despite how I felt about him. This guy was out of control and going after my sister. He had nothing to lose by hurting her.

    Sharon: Do you regret it?

    Nick: Protecting my sister? No way. No way, but…

    [ Sighs ] I hated ashland, and I wanted him out of our lives, but i certainly never intended to kill him.

    Sharon: Of course you didn’T.

    Nick: But now, because of the way my dad botched this whole thing, with pulling all these strings and breaking all the rules, I’m now complicit in this crime. Oh, my god. And now you are, too, because i told you.

    Sharon: Nick, it’s okay.

    Nick: No. You’re in the middle of this now.

    Sharon: Don’t —

    Nick: I never should have come. I’m so sorry.

    Sharon: No, don’t worry about it. I can take care of myself. You needed someone to talk to. I’m glad that you came to me.

    Nick: You are not gonna get in trouble over this, alright? Just… we never had this conversation.

    Sharon: Right now, I want to focus on you. Your father’s put you in an incredibly difficult position.

    Nick: That’s dad’s specialty.

    Sharon: What are you gonna do about it?

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    Devon: I’m so, so sorry.

    Amanda: Thank you.

    Nate: Amanda, I know how frightening this must be, but naya just lapsed into a coma today?

    Amanda: Yeah, that’s what the doctors said.

    Devon: I’m sure there’s something that they can do to give her the best chance of recovery.

    Amanda: I don’t know. I don’t know. But imani’s there. She took the red eye-out, and she’s blaming herself, of course, and I can’t help but feel responsible.

    [ Voice breaking ] I told you that I shouldn’t have left.

    Nate: Hey, hey, hey, don’t think that way. You didn’t do this, and you can’t control it. You have nothing to feel guilty about. It sounds like naya’s in good hands and she’s getting all the medical attention she needs.

    Amanda: I know that you guys are probably right, but I can’t help thinking that she is never gonna wake up [Voice breaking] And I am never gonna get a chance to say goodbye.

    Nate: Hey, hey. Don’t go to the worst-case scenario. There are plenty of patients in similar situations who regain consciousness.

    Devon: That’s right. The only thing you need to do — you need to focus on your next step, okay? What do you need from us?

    Amanda: I don’t know. I… I got to — I got to figure this out. I got to, um… I got to figure out what to do next because imani and I — we both just can’t leave work. I —

    Devon: Yes, you can. Of course you can. Nate and I can figure out a plan.

    Amanda: [ Sighs ] Thank you.

    Nate: Take care of your mother. Everything else can wait.

    Billy: I guess it’s kismet that I ran into nick before i left for L.A. And that everything happened the way that it did.

    Victoria: [ Sighs ] How are the kids handling all of it?

    Victoria: As well as can be expected.

    Billy: You tell them I can come by tonight, help them navigate all this.

    Victoria: Thank you. Honestly, billy, being out of town with the children helped. It was good to have some time and some distance from all that happened.

    Billy: Well, I guess there is some poetic justice, the fact that ashland locke left this earth in the same way that his big persona was born — in a car crash.

    [ Sighs ] I’m just glad that he is not on this earth anymore and he is out of your life for good.

    Victoria: You know they say you’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead, right?

    Billy: Yeah, well, I’m gonna make an exception this time because I know what he put you through. The way that you handled yourself… I am just in awe of you. Your fortitude. Your stubbornness. And of course your grace.

    Victoria: [ Breathes deeply ] I told you to go to L.A. And not worry about me, but you didn’t listen.

    Billy: Yeah, well, there’s nothing you can say to stop me from looking out for you.

    Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Thank you.

    [ Sighs ]

    Nick: I don’t want to report what my dad did to the police. It’s just gonna drag this out. It’s gonna put victoria through even more hell. But at the same time, I cannot stand the way my dad on his own decided to alter the narrative.

    Sharon: Well, I’m more concerned about the hell you’re going through.

    Nick: [ Sighs ]

    Sharon: Victor always has to try to control things, and he didn’t consider how this was gonna impact you.

    Nick: He was hoping i wouldn’t ask any questions. He thought he was protecting me from knowing that I was responsible for another man’s death.

    Sharon: It was an accident.

    Nick: It’s still on me.

    Sharon: Nick, listen to me. Ashland put himself on the collision course that led to his death. Victoria’s ex-husband shows up at her house uninvited, hellbent on revenge and winning? Thank god that you were there to protect her. Be grateful to whatever higher power put you there when she needed you. You did the right thing. Don’t ever doubt that. If something had happened to her or you? Oh, my god.

    Nick: Ah. I got lucky.

    Sharon: You did what had to be done. You acted in self-defense. And what victor did after that doesn’t change that.

    Nick: Well, let’s hope chance feels the same way because it’s pretty clear he suspects there is a lot more to this story.

    Chance: Alright, tell me

    Kevin: I scanned the security footage from the gas station where a witness spotted locke’s rental.

    Chance: Yeah?

    Kevin: Watched it over and over, from the time ashland would have arrived to the time he would have left.

    Chance: What’d you see?

    Kevin: Nothing. It’s blank.

    Chance: You sure?

    Kevin: I know you didn’t just ask me to be your sidekick because of my good looks. I know what I’m doing. Yes. I’m positive.

    Chance: Did you ask the gas station manager about the missing time?

    Kevin: Yeah. He said the system’s outdated, they’ve had problems like this before. So we can’t be sure that the footage was tampered with or erased.

    Chance: Which means we can’t be sure that it wasn’t tampered with.

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    Nick: Thank you. You know, I was completely open and honest with chance when he questioned me. I hid nothing because I didn’t think there was anything to hide.

    Sharon: Well, that’s good. And that should have been the end of it.

    Nick: But it wasn’T. It’s obvious he wasn’t satisfied with my answers.

    Sharon: Yeah, he was pretty interested in finding out what i knew when he stopped by last night for coffee.

    Nick: Chance interrogated you?

    Sharon: It wasn’t a formal interrogation. It was just a bunch of casual questions.

    Nick: What’d you tell him?

    Sharon: A more concise version of what you had already told him before, I’m sure.

    Nick: [ Sighs ] You know, he wanted to know about my dad’s security team and why they didn’t see what happened at the house. He was so suspicious, so I went and asked my dad about it. He finally admitted the truth. I just know chance isn’t gonna let this go very easily, which puts my dad in a very difficult position.

    Sharon: And that’s on him. This was his call. You didn’t hide anything from the police.

    Nick: Until now.

    Devon: I appreciate that. Thank you very much. All right. Okay, so, if you want, you can fly back to virginia right away ’cause there’s nothing going on here that we can’t put on hold for a few days.

    Amanda: [ Sighs ] Okay, trust me, I want nothing more than to be there with my mother, but I have responsibilities here as the head of legal counsel. I can’t just drop everything. There’s so much that is in motion right now. We can’t put things on hold.

    Nate: If there’s something we can’t delegate to the rest of the staff, you can handle it remotely.

    Amanda: Yeah, I… yeah, I suppose so, and… yeah, I mean, imani and I — we will be together, so we can collaborate.

    Devon: Yeah, of course you guys can. The most important thing is that the two of you are with your mother, and anything else we can figure out here. And I know lily would agree with me.

    Amanda: Thank you.

    Devon: Of course.

    Amanda: Both of you. I… I just — I don’t want to leave you guys in the lurch.

    Devon: You’re not at all. Anything that needs to be taken care of in person, I can handle it, and if not, my coo can. Alright? We’ll be just fine. Naya’s the one who needs you.

    Nate: Devon is right, okay? Research has consistently shown that comatose patients can hear and absorb everything that’s going on around them. So go. Let her feel your love.

    Amanda: I really hoped that that would make a difference, but, I mean, nate, is there anything concrete that you can give me, some advice that could help?

    Nate: Talk to her. Make a playlist for her.

    Amanda: [ Voice breaking ] Of all of her favorite songs.

    [ Laughs ]

    [ Sighs ] I have no idea what they are. And I might never will. Um… imani. Imani will know. I’ll talk to her.

    Nate: You can also make a list of everything she has to look forward to when she wakes up.

    Amanda: I could just fill her room with flowers.

    Devon: There you go.

    Amanda: Yeah. Or maybe not — because then she might think that, um, she’s in her funeral.

    [ Laughs ]

    Devon: No. I’ll tell you what you do. You just hold her hand because you know that having the right people around her can get her through anything.

    Amanda: [ Cries ]

    Devon: Alright?

    Amanda: I hope so.

    Devon: It will.

    Amanda: I just want to get to her as soon as possible.

    [ Sighs ]

    Devon: Well, you know what? How about you take my jet and you get there even faster?

    Amanda: [ Sniffles ] Thank you.

    Devon: Yeah.

    Amanda: [ Cries ]

    [ Breathes deeply ]

    Devon: It’s gonna be fine. It’s gonna be fine. Ughh!

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    Elena: Hey. Hi. I just popped by to see if there were any updates on canceling my contract with newman media. Hey. What’s wrong?

    Nate: I’m sorry. Um… amanda and imani’s mom lapsed into a coma.

    Elena: That’s terrible.

    Nate: Yeah. I did my best to give amanda some hope, but you and I both know this is a bad sign.

    Elena: [ Sighs ] So, what are amanda and imani planning to do now?

    Nate: Well, they’re both headed to virginia to be with their mother. Devon gave them an indefinite leave of absence.

    Elena: That’s really good of him.

    Nate: Yeah. But, selfishly, I’m gonna miss having them around. Amanda’s an amazing lawyer, and imani’s been a real ally.

    Elena: An ally? What do you mean?

    Nate: Just that she understood what I was going through with the whole devon situation.

    Elena: Wait. I’m sorry. Are you saying that she’s been fueling the tension between you and devon?

    Kevin: The security footage from the gas station is definitely sketchy, and not just because of the frighteningly low video resolution. The places where the video is blank are only in the spots where ashland would have been seen — if he had been there.

    Chance: Mm. That is suspicious. But it’s not proof.

    Kevin: That’s not all. I checked other street surveillance cameras and found footage that looks like there may have been more than one person in ashland’s vehicle later that night.

    Chance: Male? Female?

    Kevin: It’s from a distance. The footage is grainy, so i can’t be sure. But there are also indications that there was more than one person in the spot where the car was allegedly parked. You know, footprints and a recently smoked cigarette butt.

    Chance: One of victor’s guys was smoking when we interviewed him. I mean, I guess anybody could have dropped that butt, right? Again, that’s suspicious, but not proof, not proof. Okay, so, the assumption is that ashland parked his car at the gas station and walked to victoria’S. Or maybe if he went there with malicious intent, he was the one that disabled the security camera so there was never any evidence that he was ever there, right?

    Kevin: It seems unlikely.

    Chance: Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. That would require a lot of premeditation on his part.

    [ Sighs ] Okay, according to the autopsy, cause of death was a traumatic& blow to the head, right? That’s consistent with nick’s story. I mean, it’s the kind of injury you get when you fall and hit the fireplace after getting punched.

    Kevin: Or the kind of injury you get when your car crashes into a ravine.

    Chance: Yeah. Okay, well, let’s just say that he didn’t die when he fell and hit his head, right? Maybe it just looked that way. Maybe he had a thready pulse that was just too weak to find.

    Kevin: It could happen.

    Chance: Could locke have gotten up after that injury and walked out of that house across that expanse of heavily wooded property and back to his car?

    Kevin: What’s the alternative? The body moved itself? Someone moved the body? That doesn’t make any sense. Why would nick and victoria call the police and then move the body?

    Nick: Billy, what are you doing here?

    Billy: I came back from L.A. When I heard about ashland. I wanted to make sure that victoria was alright.

    Victoria: I told him everything.

    Billy: [ Sighs ]

    Nick: Well, it was my conversation with you at the coffeehouse that made me go out and check on vick and make sure she was okay.

    Billy: Well, I’m glad you showed up when you did. And to be honest, if it was up to me, I’d give you an award for what you did.

    Nick: Sorry if it seemed like I was brushing you off.

    Billy: It’s alright. I’m just glad that you’re both okay and that you are now locke-free and this whole nightmare is over.

    Nick: Yeah. Um, I need to talk to you about that real estate deal.

    Victoria: Oh. Business nick. He’s unstoppable.

    Billy: Yeah. Look at him.

    Victoria: Yeah.

    Billy: I’ll let you two get to it. Thank you again. Glad you’re okay.

    Victoria: Thanks for stopping by.

    [ Door closes ]

    Nick: So glad you’re home. How are my niece and nephew?

    Victoria: Oh, they’re wonderful. They’re providing a really nice distraction for me right now. We’re staying at the ranch. You should come and hang out and bring christian.

    Nick: Yeah. I might do that. I’m just glad you were able to get away from this for a few days. Have you talked to dad?

    Victoria: Um, I saw him briefly before I drove here from the ranch. Why?

    Nick: Has he said anything else to you about that night?

    Victoria: No. Is there something I should know? Research shows that people remember ads with young people

    Abby: Good morning!

    Chelsea: Hi!

    Abby: Hi!

    Chelsea: Please tell me pamela has put the avocado toast back on the menu — because I’ve been fantasizing about it all morning.

    Abby: Well, I am happy to say your dreams have come true.

    Chelsea: Yes! Oh, I’m so happy. Okay. Now onto the important stuff. Dom? What is that little genius up to these days?

    Abby: Is it too soon for him to start walking?

    Chelsea: He is not.

    Abby: Not yet, but he’s scooting around everywhere. I can tell he just — he wants to go, and I keep telling him, “slow down, please. Just stay a baby.” Well, how’s your son? How’s connor liking summer camp?

    Chelsea: Oh, he’s loving it. Sports all day, s’mores all night.

    Abby: Ah. That sounds so fun. I could really use a weekend adult summer camp — you know, roasting marshmallows, making macrame. You in?

    Chelsea: You know, normally i would say, “yeah, where do i sign up?” But I don’t feel like I need an escape these days. I’m in a really good place.

    Abby: Really? What’s your secret?

    Chelsea: I think I just stopped trying to be what everybody else wanted me to be. I was losing sight of myself. So, I’ve made some really bold changes.

    Abby: Well, I’m really happy for you. You look great.

    Chelsea: Well, thank you. I feel like my life is finally back on track.

    Billy: Hey, ladies.

    Chelsea: Hey.

    Abby: Billy, hi.

    Billy: Hi. Um, I’m glad I ran into you. Uh, I don’t know if you know anything, but is it true that chance is investigating ashland locke’s death?

    Abby: He is.

    Billy: Okay. I’m not sure what there is to investigate. I mean, the man’s a very dangerous person looking for trouble, and he loses control of his car. So, what’s he looking into?

    Chance: Okay, nick and victoria’s first instinct was to call me because they thought ashland’s was dead. What if they got scared afterwards that it wouldn’t look like self-defense?

    Kevin: Because they hated the man for good reasons.

    Chance: I mean, if he did get up and walk out, how the hell did that ring fall out of his pocket?

    Kevin: Well, devil’s advocate here. Locke is injured.

    Chance: Yeah, right, right.

    Kevin: It’s a head injury. He’s unsteady on his feet. He makes his way to the door, he stumbles, falls, the ring falls out of his pocket.

    Chance: Yeah, I guess that’s possible.

    Kevin: Also, didn’t you tell me that nick came to you right when he found the ring? Call me crazy, but that doesn’t sound like somebody who’s trying to cover anything up.

    Nick: Dad’s trying to keep this buried, but I forced the truth out of him, and you have a right to know. That night, when I punched locke and he fell and hit his head, we were right — it killed him.

    Victoria: How did he end up in the car and then the ravine?

    Nick: Dad’s bodyguards were watching the house. On dad’s orders, they took ashland’s body out of the house and put it in the car and made it look like the accident caused the blow to his head.

    Victoria: [ Sighs ] Oh, my god, nicholas.

    Nick: He said he was doing it for us because he didn’t think anyone would believe us if we said that we were acting in self-defense — because of ashland giving us all those reasons why we wanted him dead.

    Victoria: Maybe dad did the right thing.

    Frank is a fan of fast.

    He’s a fast talker.

    Amanda: I don’t — I don’t know what’s scarier — having a parent or growing up without one.

    Nick: Well, as someone who’s experienced both, I think that, no matter how difficult it gets, it’s always better to know where you come from so you have that family in your life.

    Amanda: [ Sighs ] You know, ever since I met naya, I keep telling myself that we just need to get through this rough spot and that we’re gonna finally — we’re gonna get to the good stuff, you know, the family dinners and the holidays and — and learning all of her recipes.

    [ Crying ] But then it’s just like something is always taking her away from me. I can’T…

    Devon: It’s okay. It’s okay. Everything’s gonna be okay.

    Amanda: [ Sighs ]

    Devon: Alright? I know you’ve been fighting battles on your own since the day you were born, but I want you to remember something — that you’re not alone anymore. Okay? And it’s okay if you feel like you need somebody to hold your hand. So, if you want me to go with you, just say it.

    Amanda: Thank you. Thank you for thinking like that. But I’m fine. I’m gonna be okay. I have my sister now. Imani and I — we’re gonna help each other through this. I know that.

    Devon: Are you sure?

    Amanda: Yes. I’m sure.

    Devon: Okay. If you change your mind, you know you can just pick up the phone and I’ll drop everything and I will be there with you.

    Amanda: Thank you for making all of this possible.

    Devon: Don’t thank me.

    Amanda: I just… I don’t even know when I’ll be back.

    Devon: It’s okay. All you need to focus on is getting naya what she needs, which is you being there and your love. You can take all the time you need…’cause I’ll be right here waiting for you.

    Amanda: And I am gonna be missing you every minute that I am gone.

    Nate: Look, I know imani’s not your favorite person in the world, but blaming her for my issues with devon is ridiculous.

    Elena: I wasn’t saying that she’s solely responsible, but if she’s in your ear telling you that you’re right and devon’s wrong, that can’t be helping matters.

    Nate: Why are we even talking about this? You blaming her makes it seem like you don’t care for her situation.

    Elena: Of course I care. My heart is broken for their family, including imani.

    Nate: Good. Because amanda and her sister are going through a real tragedy right now, and what we should be doing is helping them through this. Nothing else.

    Elena: [ Scoffs ]

    Abby: You know, chance doesn’t really share the details of the cases that he’s investigating with me.

    Billy: He’s a man of integrity, which is why I like him. So, I guess if I want more information, I’ll bark up a different tree.

    Abby: Good idea. Chelsea, would you still like that avocado toast?

    Chelsea: Absolutely.

    Billy: Ooh, that sounds good. May I have one, as well, please?

    Abby: Of course. I will tell your server.

    Billy: Thanks, abby. So, let’s make this breakfast meeting official. Any thoughts on the, uh, ideas I left with you before I took off for L.A.?

    Chelsea: I have some feedback.

    Billy: Ohh. Never really liked that word.

    We need to come up with a show that will keep our audiences entertained, amused, intrigued.

    Billy: Okay. So, go ahead. What groundbreaking, award-winning ideas do you have that no one else has thought about? Or do you just love shooting down my ideas to come up with your own?

    Chelsea: What can I say? I love my job.

    Billy: Maybe a little too much.

    Abby: Wait, is this the new, exciting thing you were talking about? Working with billy on his podcast?

    Chelsea: I know it’s a huge departure from fashion, but it feels like a right fit and it’s working.

    Billy: Yeah, it is. Our first episode did really well.

    Chelsea: I’m having a lot of fun, and I can still be creative, but in an entirely different way. This new gig with billy came at just the right time.

    Nick: You think dad did the right thing? Going behind our backs, lying to us?

    Victoria: Look, I get — i get that you’re upset that dad took matters into his own hands, but in the moment, I mean, he had no idea what happened. For all he knew, I could have killed ashland. I mean, he was acting to protect us.

    Nick: All he had to do was talk to us, and he would have found out the truth instead of going behind our backs.

    Victoria: Dad did what he needed to do to end this chaos that ashland has caused in our lives for the last year and a half.

    Nick: Vick, just think about it. There’s a million ways this can go wrong. Lying to the cops is an extremely risky thing to do. And now our father has put us in a position where we’re forced to do that.

    Victoria: You’re right. We’re complicit in a cover-up. I need to talk to dad.

    Nick: [ Sighs ]

    Victoria: Hi, chance.

    Chance: Victoria.

    Victoria: How long have you been standing there?

    Chance: I just got here. Why do you look so upset?

    Next week on “the young and the restless”…

    Abby: What are you trying to say? That chance should back off the ashland case?

    Chloe: Don’t tell me that you threatened the newmans.

    Sally: There are still missing pieces to the puzzle, and we’re gonna find them.

    Jack: There are so many opportunities for you to prove yourself to the world. And in fact, I can think of one off the top of my head. Come work with me at jabot.

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    Ahh. You know, this reminds me of a movie I saw once. Disillusioned guy spends the summer floating around in a pool so he can avoid his future. “The graduate.” It’s a good movie. Mm-hmm. The key difference is, though — the main character had simon and garfunkel singing his confusion. Mm. That’s right. Oh, and he didn’t have to pay for his pool chaise. That’s true, too. And don’t kid yourself — he was a lot younger than you. Thank you. Did you talk to your guy at the ccrb? Yeah. And? Is there a chance I’m getting back on the force? I’m sorry, pal. I wish I had better news to report. Oh, hey, hey, hey. I am so sorry to keep you waiting. I was on the phone with paris again and again, and I appreciate you guys coming to this meeting on such short notice. Yeah, well, I’m supposed to meet britt for brunch, but if this is about what I think it’s about, she will forgive me. Yeah, um, sasha. Brook lynn: Yeah. It’s all over the news. It’s blowing up our social media. We need to release a statement. Exactly. One that protects sasha’s privacy. Well, yes. That is a given. But, also, we have to consider deception’s image. We have to protect our company. More importantly, how do we help our friend? Yeah, I’m not sure we can do both. Martin: Here you go.

    [ Cup taps lightly ] It’s not perks, but why don’t you try to drink that, anyway? You want to be as sharp as you can. Sasha? Okay, well, if you haven’t got anything else to say, I think I’m gonna go see what time of transport is set for your arraignment. Brando: Hey, ma.

    [ Sighs ] Thanks for bringing fresh clothes for — oh, sure, sure. It’s okay. I got it. You look like you haven’t slept a wink. Where’s sasha? Um… she’s in there, uh, conferring with her lawyer, martin grey. Excellent. He was valentin cassadine’s attorney. He’s high-powered.

    [ Door opens ] He’ll help our girl, for sure. Whew. How’s sasha? Ah, well, uh, she’s just great. And why shouldn’t she be? She’s only facing charges of reckless endangerment, disturbing the peace, willful destruction of property, both public and private, and, uh…

    [Breathes sharply] Oh, yeah — attempted murder. You’re early. Yeah, only by a few minutes. I’m eager to hear the feedback on the op-ed I wrote. And so you shall. I promised to be honest. Well, don’t keep me in suspense. Who came out on top in our little wager? You tell me. Sam: Hey. Spinelli: Oh, hey. Thank you for agreeing to meet me here. Of course. I’m at your service. Mm.

    [ Chuckles ] Unlike others… you are entirely worthy of my time and efforts. Cody: Hello again. Goodbye again. Britt, now, come on. Don’t be like that. You don’t need to take off. I’m sorry. I have to go. What, did you leave something plugged in again? You got to wash your hair? I know you don’t need to see a guy about a horse, ’cause… I’d be the guy. Mm-hmm. Yeah, you’re right. You know, I don’T… I don’t need to make excuses. The simple truth is… I just don’t like you.


    So, the review board is going to rule against me? Look, I don’t know. I don’t know about that. All I know is my guy on the inside, when I asked if you could get your badge back, he said the chances were slim. Is there anything I can do to derail this? I don’t know. I mean, the new member appointed by the public advocate is making a point of throwing the book at cops who step out of line, regardless of their exemplary record. So, that’s it. I’m no longer a cop. No, no. Don’t say that. Listen. Hey, stop. Take it from me, okay? Y-you’re a cop until you actually hand your badge in for good. There’s always hope until that happens. Yeah, well, “hope” doesn’t pay my late rent. What are you talking about? I’ll spot you rent money. Look, I appreciate that, but I got myself into this — I’ll get myself out. Even if it means taking a job outside the force? Well, it’s a good thing he’s got other options. These comments are so rude. Poor sasha. Yeah, she kept insisting she was okay, but in retrospect, it’s pretty clear she wasn’T. Oh, boy. And these media hounds are baying for blood. We have got to simply reset the narrative. And we need to engender empathy for sasha that maintains her position here and hopefully placates the board of directors. Yeah, we need to come up with a strategy to shield deception from liability while not abandoning one of our partners. Right. So, where do we start? Okay, let’s get the ball rolling. Brook lynn, do you mind taking notes? Yeah, of course. I’m ready. Okay. Deception’s press release subject — deception’s commitment to supporting health and mental well-being.

    [ Sighing ] Oh, honey. How are you holding up? This reader said, “professor chase’s opinion piece is a complaint in search of a cause.” Ah. But if you scroll up, you’ll see that “cronkite’s ghost” says that my op-ed “eloquently illuminates the necessity of objectivity.”

    [ Chuckling ] Cronkite’s ghost? Mm-hmm. You know, they say the handle says a lot about a person. I’m getting “pompous blowhard.” Are you ascribing that characterization to me? No.

    [ Chuckling ] Of course not. Oh, here’s one. “Newshound86” thinks that your op-ed piece is “a dumpster fire.” How constructive. And poetic. Ah, this

    one just wants meto put back in the horoscopes. Well, I’d argue that astrology is objective, so mark that one in my favor. Alright, by a slim margin, it appears that the readers approve of your point of view. So, cue the gloating. What? Me, gloat? Nah. It’s enough that I’m feeling validated that my so-called “antiquated notions” have merit. Thanks for following up. Deal’s a deal. Speaking of which, I believe our deal was that if I won, you’d take more of my input on board. Why are the hairs on the back of my neck on end? Cue the smirk.

    [ Chuckles ] Yeah, you haven’t been shy about your disapproval. And…here you are. Haven’t we played this scene before? Yes. Yes, we have. But we keep screwing up the finale. Uh, what do you mean by “we”? Well, I can admit that I don’t always say the right things. Oh, are — were you expecting me to — to say something to the contrary? No, I was just giving you the chance to admit that you are unforgiving when it comes to human frailty. I’ll wait. By all means, help yourself. And I just, I-I think I hit a brick wall. And then felicia made a great suggestion to me. She said, “think analog.” Yeah, analog. [ Stammers ] Interesting. Mm. The documentation I need is abroad. Are you available for a quick trip? Um, where? I was thinking mars. I hear the planet is notorious for its sloppy record keeping. Oh, yeah, that’s — that’s just common knowledge. Spinelli, you’re not listening to a word I’m saying. Wha– wha– no, I-I — I am. I-I have. I… what, analog — analog records… messy… mars? Yeah, I said mars. And the word I used was “sloppy.” But you know what’s messy? You eavesdropping on britt and cody’s conversation. I want you to tell me why, and I don’t want some lame excuse or denial, ’cause I’m not buying it. Hey. Hey, hey, hey, hey. Hey. I’m here, sash. I’m not going anywhere. Okay? Well, I’m glad your mother brought fresh clothes. She needs to be as presentable as possible. Clothes aren’t going to do anything. Her eyes are vacant. She doesn’t look good. We need to get her out of here. Tell me, how — how are we going to beat these charges? We can’T.


    Look at it from my point of view. Alright? You tore into me for the stunt at the pool during the mixer. And I-I was hired to do that jump, and you were standing smack-dab in the middle of it. And then you help me out in the alley, right, when I got beat up.

    [ Chuckling ] But — but then you assumed that I deserved it. I did not. Then you drenched me for the date that I planned because…

    [ Stammers ] …Yeah, I went a little overboard trying to impress you. A-and you wouldn’t even accept my apology. And then when you finally did accept my apology, you found some trivial reason to get angry at me again. It’s like you want me to fail. I guess if people don’t live up to the ridiculously high standards you set for them

    [Scoffs] You get to feel justified in punishing them. You’re right. You got my number. I do? You’re on good terms with britt, so your beef must be with cody. Why? Mr. Bell is a scoundrel of ill repute. You do realize that dante and cody are best friends from, like, childhood. Leo loves the guy, as do the horses, and he seems like a nice guy. What’s your issue with him? He’s a man of many faces. Meaning?

    [ Sighs ] You know, I-I-I’m just… I can read people well. You remember, I-I never liked peter august. Remember? Nobody liked peter august. Why don’t you save your incredible reading skills for the documentation we’ll be hunting down on our trip? I’d like to leave by the end of the week. Fair samantha, I am completely at your disposal stateside, but I-I’m too occupied with work to — to cross the international date line. Work? I’m so glad you brought that up. What is it that you do these days? And who’s talking to you? What do you want? Nothing to do with you, detective. But I do have business with your friend here. Well, you know, he’s still a cop, so you can say “partner.” Can you give us a second? Are you kidding me, man? This guy might be the reason you get kicked off the force. What business could you possibly have with him? Standing right here. Yeah? Then go stand over there! Dante. I know what I’m doing. Yeah? Alright.

    [ Clears throat ] Just don’t let this punk bait you. Alright, so, you gave me 30 days to show you what I can do. It hasn’t even been a week, and I’ve already booked you a gig at the savoy. What has brook lynn done for you lately? Uh, could you read that last part back? “Together, we pledge to stand up for the deception family by breaking the stigma of mental health challenges and ensuring our partners and their families receive all the help they need. Therefore, deception will make a $1 million donation to various organizations that help families with mental illness.” Sounds good. Uh, just change “the” deception family to “our” deception family, and I think that’s our press release. I agree. Sasha’s arrest was definitely a cry for help. Hopefully, framing it this way will inspire compassion. Haters be damned. Okay, let me make this change. I’m going to email it to myself, and I will take it to pr when I get back to my desk. Okay. Um, hey, will you have legal put their eyes on it first? And then tell them to work with pr. I want this posted on all our social media platforms as soon as possible. You got it. I’ll make it happen. Thanks. You didn’t have anything you wanted to add? Uh…um, no. Uh, no, no. Actually, what you and br– everything you and brook lynn said — just — just fine. Great. Good. Thanks. I’m really glad that martin’s representing sasha. He’s one of the best. And I’m not just saying that ’cause, well, you know. No, I know. I know. My guy knows his stuff. Um, yeah. Um… and it’s — it’s actually very, very good for sasha’s sake… and for ours.

    [ Exhales deeply ] Ours? It’s just that martin sees the big picture and he knows how important it is to, um, protect all of — of sasha’s interests… which includes deception.

    [ Sighs ] Which means we have some very tough decisions to make. How tough? You are not going to like what I have to say. I am sorry about that. I had a call into the da’s office and my contact got back to me. I wanted to run something by him. Something about sasha?

    [ Sighs ] Brando, you got to understand some things. Sounds serious. Well, in the first place, I’m sorry I rattled those charges off at you like that earlier. I wasn’t trying to be flippant. Sometimes I’m a little punchy in the morning when I haven’t slept. But I swear to you, I’m taking this case seriously. As a matter of fact, I want you to know I’m looking at every possibility to help your wife. All of them. Thanks. Were you being punchy when you said that we can’t beat these charges? Some of the charges, I believe, can be thrown out or restitution can be made. But others, there’s just no way. We’ve got to contend with a very damning video.

    [ Sighs ] A video in which sasha just isn’t out of control — she looks outright violent. No, those assault charges, they’re going to be tough to beat. Yeah, but you’re going to try, right? I mean, we will do whatever you want us to do. Well, that’s the trick, isn’t it? I believe you will. But I’m not convinced the same thing could be said of your wife. Oh, ah, ah — you’re still a little smudged, sweetheart. I’m just trying to help.

    [ Sighs ] Thanks, gladys, but nobody can help. Oh, that’s not true. You got a whole army behind you. Maxie’s been blowing up my phone. I just haven’t had time to get back to her. I-I’m sure she and lucy want to come and visit you.

    [ Sighs ] I’m not. Not after what I did. Why did you do it, sweetheart? I was standing up for myself. And I would do it again.


    I believe sasha gilmore recently attacked the vehicle of one of your reporters. Smoltz is a freelancer. Whatever his role at the invader, I’m surprised there’s been no mention of the incident in your paper. Why is that? Because the — the story is still evolving, and we’ll cover it when we know more. Unless, of course, you’d like me to report the salacious account of a spokesmodel having a nervous breakdown. That’s a narrow way of looking at it. And your way? The facts. A reporter — one affiliated with your paper — was attacked while doing his job. Maybe we should consider… finding a new face of deception. Are — are you talking about pushing sasha out? No, no. A-absolutely not. No. She’s our partner. She always will be. I’m just saying that, you know, m-maybe she should step aside as spokesperson just for a while. Take a sabbatical or something. After everything sasha has lost, you want to strip her of more? Look — look, this is hard to say and hard for you to hear, but I’m just trying to tell you — look at this. Look at everything we’ve built. Look at all this company means. All the money, everything is tied up in its stock value. And if it goes belly up, it’s brokesville again. We will have absolutely nothing. I know sasha wouldn’t want that. Do you? Look, sasha is our friend. Always. This — this is just business. Okay, lucy. Then, as the head of this business, you can tell her. Can’t the court just ask you to pay for the damage to that reporter’s car? You’re sure as hell good for it. Smoltz deserved it. So did sienna. Pretending to be my friend when all along she was just trying to ply me with more drugs so that she could stab me in the back! I’m so sick of them. I’m so tired of being exploited. Of course you are. But aren’t you also tired of feeling out of control? Brando, I don’t know what the hell’s going on or why. We simply don’t have time to figure it out. But for some reason, your wife has completely shut down. Every answer she gave me was monosyllabic, if she answered me at all. I mean, sasha’s in shock. A-and spending the night in jail, that hadn’t helped it all. And I will definitely ask the court to take that into consideration, but that’s not the only issue at play, is it? I was up most of the night going over the evidence from this case and trying to wrap my head around recent events, and I don’t have to tell you it doesn’t look good. On. She caused a fatal car accident — she didn’t cause that. Okay? Harmony ran out in front of her. Even so, my point is, with sasha these days, it’s one thing after another. It’s just something else in a long line of bad looks. And now, worst of all, if we’re talking about optics. She’s either in complete denial or she’s intentionally avoiding the help she desperately needs. I

    am too hard on people.I always have been. You think you miss out on getting to know folks? Probably. You know what’s kind of worse, is they end up missing out on getting to know you.

    [ Scoffs ] Okay. This is sliding into the sappy zone.

    [ Chuckles ] What you don’t understand is that I don’t really like people all that much, so it’s no great loss. Mm, bull. Alright, I’ve seen how you and your buddy brad get on. When you’re not scolding him.

    [ Scoffs ] That weirdo?

    [ Chuckles ] Besides, you know, what’S… what’s a little sap between friends? Nothing wrong with that. Alright, and… not to be presumptuous, but I may have a sappy present for you. Um… I know we’re not friends or anything like that, but I guess just consider me a weirdo. What is that? It’s — it’s just a little token to prove that I’m not some conniving grifter. And you just happened to be carrying it in case you bumped into me? Well, uh — not conniving, eh? How did you know where to find me? I assure you, my — my work is of the greatest importance. I-I mean, not as important as yours. Of course. A-and, you know, I have contacts all over the world that — that can be at your disposal. In fact, I will — I will connect you with someone on the ground to help aid in your investigation. No, no, no. Nice try. I’m not done interrogating you yet. Samantha, you are an astute sleuth. Can’t you recognize a dead end when you see one? Hey, speaking of sleuths, how are things with detective falconeri? Well… he asked me to move in with him. Congratulations. Glad tidings! Are they not? Chase: Wow, that’s great about the savoy. Although I’m pretty sure brook lynn’s got some irons in the fire. While she’s flailing around, I’m crushing it. How does a gig at the mercury lounge sound? In new york city? Out of my league. That place is for big acts. Yeah, it is. And that’ll be you before you know it with me managing your career. It’s kind of hard to have a serious conversation with a floatie between us. Oh, yeah.

    [ Grunts ]

    [ Sighs ] Well, it’s good to see that unemployment has paid off with some more time at the gym. When I’m through marketing with you, our key demo is either going to want be you or be with you. Chase isn’t just a piece of meat. He’s an artist. A talented, beautiful artist.


    he’s got talent, okay? And — and smarts. And heart. Sure, sure. He’s the total package. But I guarantee you his fans will be more interested in his eyes than his iq. My development team has put together a promotional plan for you. And I’ve booked studio time for us to start laying down tracks with top writers and producers like k-fed car, stevie bananas, and topher ve. After your gig at the savoy, then we’ll focus on the mercury lounge. At both gigs, your concertgoers will be able to stream and share your ep, but we’ll be able to sell a ton of merch at the mercury lounge. Either way, it’s instant revenue for you. I actually could use the money. Wait. Hold on a minute. How much is this studio time? What are we talking here? Right, that — that does sound expensive. Oh, you bet it is. But not for you. It’s part of the package. Like your styling and your wardrobe and your voice lessons. Can ofeople to tip you off if I show up here? M-maxie told me. She what? Well, like, she… alright, she mentioned something about brunch plans. I-I took a chance. It’s still invasive. I hear you, but it’s better than showing up at your hotel room or your office. I didn’t have many options. You going to open it or what?

    [ Sighs ] At least it’s not ticking. Yeah, uh, no need. I’ve blown enough chances with you. You’re a hard woman to make arts and crafts for. And I-I’d totally understand if — if you hate it. I don’t hate it. You think maybe we could add another stamp? Any night you’re available. Is there any way you’d take “no” for an answer? Statistically? Uh… probably about the same chances as you refraining from sarcasm.

    [ Sighs ] I call the meal this time. Deal. Sam: There’s so much to consider. Yeah, I, uh… I’m not sure about moving. I just don’t want to uproot danny and scout. The penthouse is their home. Home is wherever you are, samantha.

    [ Chuckles lightly ] Don’t — don’t you — don’t you want to move in with dante? I just think things are really, really good the way they are. Why change it? Is there any other reason why you might be hesitant about doing this? Hey, guys. I am having a morning. Am I interrupting if I sit? No, not at all. Please. No, yeah, have a seat. I never would have figured you for the arts and crafts type. It looks like britt and cody are getting along.

    [ Spinelli sighs ] I guess I don’t have to apologize to britt for missing our brunch. Looks like I gave true love an assist. Why are you so certain that he’s right for her? Because I trust society setups. And I’ve spent some time with him. He’s a sweet guy. Yeah, I happen to agree. You both couldn’t be more wrong. Not everyone sees things through the lens of a journalism professor. I’m also a citizen. It concerns me whenever freedom of the press is constrained by threats or violence. I agree. But you don’t know smoltz. His tactics are less than savory. And I wouldn’t put it past him if he goaded sasha into a reaction, hoping to provoke just what he got. So, I wouldn’t hang the shingle of the first amendment rights on this one if I were you. I’d like to invite you to one of my pcu lectures. You’re lecturing? Pcu wooed me out of retirement and convinced me to teach a course. I think you’d get a lot out of it. Really? Mm. I’m pretty sure that I have argued first amendment rights in a court of law a lot more than you’ve ever lectured about it in a classroom. Then you undoubtedly know that the character of the victim does not preclude the reporting of the crime. Mr. Smoltz may not be the kind of reporter that you respect, but he was the target of violence, which makes it at least worthy of your attention, and in my learned opinion, most definitely newsworthy. Sasha: You think I’m out of control? Don’t you?

    [ Sighs ] Lately, you’re not the sasha I’ve come to know and love. Love? You didn’t even want me to marry your son. No, I didn’T. Not then. Not at the time. For a few reasons, I… it seemed like you were rushing, for one thing, and I didn’t like being excluded. But once I saw how much you really loved brando and how happy you make him and how kind and smart you are…

    [ Breathes sharply ] …I’ve been proud to call you my daughter-in-law. A-and I’ve done what I could to protect you. I… thought you knew that. Brando: You think I give a damn about optics? I care about sasha. I care about what you can do for her. You need to care about all of it, just like I do. Because sasha’s drawn the attention of the internet. She’s gone viral. And given the political nature of recent events involving our mayor, the da’s office is determined not to do anything to give off the appearance of favoritism because of sasha’s celebrity. Optics. Translation — don’t expect any kind of preferential treatment, because they’re in no position to cut her a break. What can we do? You motivate your wife to take a more active part in her own defense. I agree she needs help. She needs a psych consult. I don’t even know if she’d be receptive to the idea. Most of all, she needs to demonstrate her commitment to intensive therapy and restitution. Look, I-I-I don’t know I-if sasha… I don’t know if she’s ready to confront this. And that severely limits our options. ‘Cause to tell you the truth, I can only think of one other way to keep your wife out of prison.


    [ Sighs ] Okay. It’s official. I’ve been stood up. I’m going to the pool. I would ask to join you, but you’ll just tell me that I’m pushing it. Maybe you are getting to know me. You two seem to be getting along. Maxie. Can I have a word with you? Sure. So, what happened to brunch? Did you forget? Sorry. I got hung up at deception. Damage control. Right. Sorry. How’s sasha doing? Any word? Nothing from her side. Not happy things from ours. Well, when you see her, tell her she has friends. I will. Seems like you’re all about friends these days. Looking pretty cozy over there. Ugh. What’s that? It’s just a silly gift cody made me. Oh, really?

    [ Laughing ] Okay. I will overlook whatever part you played in securing him a second date. Oh, my gosh. You guys are going on a second date? Calm down. It’s just a date. Don’t go pricing wedding venues. Okay. What sasha did to smoltz is news… regardless of extenuating circumstances. But is it newsworthy? That sounds like leftover lawyer-speak. No, that’s human-speak. Because I’m a human being. You know who else is a human being? Sasha gilmore. One that you know personally. Could that be occluding your view? I barely even know her. But I’m looking at the big picture. And — and given the impact of social media and — and all the various virtu– virtual platforms… I mean, in contemporary journalism, that’s something that has to be taken very seriously. Then, by all means, put the truth out there. You know what cronkite said about the truth? That, in seeking the truth, you need to be able to look at both sides of the story. So, if we just tell the facts about what happened to sasha, it’s a disservice to her and to our readers. Don’t tell me you have alternative facts. I have context. In the span of a year, sasha has overdosed, she’s gotten clean, she’s fallen in love, she’s lost a child, she’s gotten into a fatal car crash, she’s relapsed, and she is still struggling with her mental health. So, if we omit all of that and just print that she attacked a car with a valet sign, that’s not showing respect to the fourth estate. It’s character assassination disguised as journalism. Now, I know I could cut a deal with the da’s office predicated on the promise that ms. Gilmore stay out of trouble moving forward.

    [ Chuckling ] I don’t think that we can guarantee that. In her current state, you’re not confident? You better be, ’cause if she accepts that deal and breaks her promise, she will be remanded to prison. Now, like I said, there might be one other way…

    [ Sighs ] …If you’re prepared for it. Something that would make the da accept this deal? You know what a guardianship is? It’s like a conservatorship, right? Exactly. Those terms are used interchangeably. In new york state, the guardianship system is utilized when an adult is considered legally…incapacitated. Uh. You — you want us to legally claim that sasha is incapable of taking care of herself? What happened during her last therapy appointment? She didn’t make it. Mm. Would you say your wife’s mental condition leaves her less able to manage things — her health and financial affairs? Um… I-I-I don’t know about this. Brando, just take it easy, okay? We’re not talking about tossing sasha into some 19th-century house of hysteria. This is simply a strategy. It’s a way to keep her at home and out of prison. It’s just… we just appoint someone, a guardian, who can watch out for her well-being, make sure she gets to appointments on time, and safeguard her finances. It doesn’t have to be forever. It seems extreme. It’s your call. But given sasha’s state of mind, is she really ready for a trial? I don’t think it would go well for her. Do you? Sasha: I’m tired. I know. But we are all doing our best to help you. I can’t read your mind. But I’ll tell you what’s on mine. You are my family now, sasha. That means I will do whatever it takes to look out for you. Chase, I can offer you me. Linc: What is this, a double standard? Ugh, get your head out of the gutter, if that’s at all possible. Look, linc only thinks of you as a performer. But I’m a songwriter, and we’ve collaborated before. So if we share songwriting credits, then you’ll own a larger share of all songs produced and streamed. Look, the money won’t be instant, but the residuals mean a lot more in the long run. That’s very tempting. Think about it. Excuse me. I would clap for you, but I don’t want to blow your cover.

    [ Scoffs ] Come again? Come on, that was a great show. I mean, is there anything you can’t do? I-I don’t even — I can’t understand what you’re saying right now. Why are you spying on us? Brook lynn, it’s me. Come on. What? We go way back, right? Yeah. I mean, you know, the — the whole wanting to be “chase’s manager” — it’s a — it’s a good angle. But I know a con when I see one.


    Ms. Gilmore’s lucky you’re the editor-in-chief. You’re agreeing with me? Is that so hard to believe? Given our interactions thus far? Fair enough. I agree. This story can’t be told without reporting on ms. Gilmore’s state of mind as a mitigating factor. You’re wise to take a more nuanced approach. I-I’m concerned about violating medical confidentiality. I mean, how do I inject nuance without compromising privacy? It’s tricky, but… there are ways. Okay, professor. You’ve offered a lesson. Okeydoke. School’s in session. I’m honored. Don’t be. I’m doing it for sasha. You are sure t hat there isno plea deal to be made? Not if sasha doesn’t demonstrate some kind of cooperation. Okay, well, wouldn’t sasha have to agree to a guardianship? Not necessarily. Especially if she was incapable of making that decision. Alright. Hey, she’s already accused me of trying to control her life. I-I… I don’t know if I’m comfortable with this. Comfortable with what? Are — are we talking a — a game plan, a strategy? Fill me in. Well, let’s just say we got a couple options to consider. But for right now, we’re going to take this one step at a time. Ms. Gilmore, this officer — she’s going to escort you to the courthouse where you’ll be arraigned. Now, we’re going to meet you there. You got any other questions? Hey. Everything’s going to be okay. Promise? Oh, better than that. A vow. For better or for worse, sickness and in health, I got you, okay? Okay. Cody! Your gift was a hit. Congrats. Thank you for encouraging me to give it to britt personally. Oh, smooth move, maxie. Yeah, too bad all her friends aren’t as supportive as you two. Oh, if you’re referring to spinelli, don’t worry. He’s been all over the place lately. Yeah. I’ve noticed that. Uh, what’s with him? Um, oh, I don’t know. Aside from the fact that he gave cody a dirty look the entire time I was talking to him. What? Why would he be doing that? Do you have any ideas? No, not a clue.

    [ Clears throat ] You’re about to make a mistake.

    Your mistake was looming over me like a vampire. You almost got a swift kick. No, I’m serious, britt. You — you — you can’t go out with cody again. Dante, I know you want your partner back, but whether you want to believe it or not, chase has a real future in music. Okay. Yeah, yeah, I know. I know he’s a talented guy, but I also happen to know that he thinks things are looking pretty bleak right now. And I don’t want him to make a mistake. So, please, brook lynn, please just level with me once. What the hell do you two have cooking up? Wow. That’s great. Uh, tell the development team to send over the promotional package and I’ll have my lawyers look at it.

    [ Chuckles ] You’re convincing. But not good enough for me. Or yourself. I’m not sure what you’re getting at. Don’t play a player. I know brook lynn… and I know what she’s really up to.

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    Plina: T th seecolicad.

    Johnn oka tch a bter ea.

    Plinaokaybett ide- let’not anying all>>Hane whyhell youwo.>>Auli: Ohchan,wh are you dng he,snkingp one li tha

    Cnel:H, sry.Wh weryou o taing out?Yoweres thk ashiev.>>Auli: I s ju givg hnny shoder to cry on.>>Hane aw, how sweet. Kindf a te-mammome? Plina: W, cnel,dot beeaN.Artbak is ugH.>>Hane rightescially en y’re anni to flicitn soone se, ke aie.

    Jnny:Hat? Pauna: W, cnel, thinyou sheard.>>Ohnn yea

    Cnel:Someing cant upo th chal en up feelg beayed and ere’noing ale ca or y toake bette? M soy.Whatarof thadid mishr? Now, halexpe somhingli thafromou, t you? You’ supsed havmy bk, not ploing ainsme. I ha botofou.>>Auli: Ohchan. W, waino, t expin. Aneloh oh, myodwh havI do?

    Lucaslist, ev sin e nit ofhe wding thin havbeenkindf colicaD. I dot unrsta whai di and I n’t and thi abowh it’beenike r yo

    all: It kinofa tter isn it? You ink out afteyou’ alrdy don whatou kw isrong>>Uc: Yeah ye, you’ rig.

    Aie: T afrwar,u alys fl soorry>>Ucasi amorry but m nohere to a forouforgivess.I’hereo te youometngth I tnk mht bable

    helyoU.

    Aie: , Yodidn kidn my ther>>Ucasno, did at, but lien tme.Yourrama, maena, she t menderypnos, and starteto rembea t ofhingfromhat ghT. And e pot is i dn’t ll agail. Am n a mdere meani digo treth nig. Wento thdime manonbeuse waedto cfronabigL.I nted tbeg r noto tl yourom tt I s thone whkidnapd r, butnever w abail at nht.

    All: Anthatut oyour nd?>>Ucasi dithisysel>>Lliemm, w?

    Luc: The was ba

    theimerlivi rooani waed to ke melf othedrin so slic

    hancuttina moN.

    Aie: Utti a lon”? You re bnd dnk. You d yo bacup agait a ll.Yosnucintohe dera mansn, andhat? You de yrsela singoreing?Yocoul’t jt ta a sgouof t bote like every other drunk in theorld>>Ucaslist to . I didn’t understand wh i w doi.I d nodea, but I d sesarathersaw rah nnindownhe sps.Shwas adedor t doo e drped methG. She ckedt upd th, shleftanthe licehink at mht bthe rdereapo

    all: Sah? Yosaw sah?

    Las: S, iid. And knowt don’t ma senrit no buthe pnt i is iidn’killbiga. U lieve at, n’t u?Plse jt te me u beeve at.

    Xanr: Sah, get ou of tre. You’ gon makyourlf sk.I’gonnbe sk.Sah: Meonhato takeharg thimasksn’tnna nd ielF.

    Xder: Knowe he tond t mas buthereastoe a tter w thathisli, wean, ke, p itver, spileverhingut,gohrgh it th tgs.Sah, g outf thE. Sara plee dot ma me comen the afr yo sar: Soof aitchthmasksn’t ihere ere e he is ?

    L: Do thilove roo you come th ptesanflatre? Eati offhose pstutensilshey ve y? So dlass

    Gn: L, cayou easen yojusto, pase? M rely n on e mofocompy toghT.

    Leoi’m nocoanY.I’fami. You anI argonnbreabrea whilyou ll min theewS.>>Wen:Hat ws?>>Eo: Out rah. Sure, thnoosisighteng arou hereckev awe sak. You uldn happen toavecrischabs once, woulyou? Gwen: Hava ha pin

    vod, anit’sll me.

    L: Ohgwen you ok le cr.Wh’s wro?

    Gn:Othing>>Eo: Ar. You’ gon filme ioverso choer, scui, laD.Anfor sser I’m ck!

    I sd, “ah u’reavinhundds Whatre y gon do th tha>>Eo: At dyou ink? Rrxanderanenjothe neymn.

    Gn: O oH.Yore hario.

    L: Am goi to ve tve iholldezed, tugh.I und in dumper. It istin.

    Gn: O my rlinn’t u kn youe nogonnfi mR.Ightumpsr-ding?L: [Cckle wanndrophe a now I sayou thelleydarlg.Cayou ell anicd”?

    Gn: Iasn’panied.I s ju tidng u

    L: Ohsavet,il vs plt. At won was u’vead thithinfover, and ddenlyitma-a n gra?M, wel lt timee wetogeer, nderas sdown in t dum abo whawasgog toappeto sah,li sheas gna b dragd ofto t guiotin

    anyivenomenanyet, mehoshe’stilfree meing abt anli contdictg thentilyquiducas hton’ eyewnessccou?Ju whoid hsethat nht shindownhosetair

    xande musstilbe in tre.Meanmaybyou ssedt.Ifou wt sothindorit, youave do … yourlf.>>Icto so nny lls you’likeo wo withim at tan.

    Ax: Icamep. Turnout at wkingor vanjowasn’tvethingI ped wou bE.Vtor:Hy?Ditheyctuay expe you to wk?[Cckle sohado youee yrsel ing tan? Alex:Houl’t sny bsiing on th cversion?>>Ictor:H,hen ‘d kwat wwerectuall lkinabou do y reay wa son to owy yore auallhere

    Ax: Suld ve kwn i coul’t p anying st you luc: Ale, pase stsasomeinG.

    >>Lliei thk I waysnewat y coun’t ll seone>>UcasthanyoU.

    Allie: T I n’t lievrah uld ther>>Ucasme nther to tl yothe trH.>>LlieI thk yoshou stayway om t phre”ttellou t tru.”Soow aut iell uthtrut ay.I n’t lievthatou kledabigl,ut I wl nerfoet–foiv-thayou wethone o kiappemy mom thatou hed m keeher ckedpagnst r wi foronthd now,ou’rin crt, ying to g outf itike cowa.I ink ‘s pheti

    pauna: Anelhone wai

    Cnel:Ive onego rean wh>>Auli: We, st l me plai

    Cnel: Y don havtoxpla. It’sryst cle.U dot wa metoe wi allie we, madey chce.I nt tsee at aie a i can togheR. And asy moer, thoutyowoulbe hpy f me,buinstd, you’re otti th johy bend mback>>Auli: I sn’t rlly-

    chal: Ieardou! You ought wasightd I s wrg.

    Plinanoi was stwoied at y hadt ma thrighchce.

    Chal: Rht. I ha’t me thrighchoi. I pied t gir andccorng to y, thrighchoians ckinthe Y. That whathiss relyl abt.

    Acte psiatiarthriscaslow mdown

    Ax: Iuessaybet dicrs myind at wking for nny uld lestaxith worng foric a joe

    vicr: O bul methg a t mo devusthanhat osseyourind.>>Lex:Scof] Me o unc wajokingefor you n’t ssib thith i’mfteronny job.I ow y wanhim erE.

    Victo iut himhereanit w theightecisn at t timbuas it rns t, hs go tomuch ohis thern hi ale adrnne s a ther

    me O.

    Vicr: O comon. Don’get ffy mE. She’fine, e’greashs a int,bushe s noilleinstct d neher es sny.>>Lex: Syore obvusly set out e acisitn nny s atmpti to ke– smalcompyopatinout ofondo>>Icto whi he t sl ght roughis ngers.

    Ax: A assed ttgabierndezad soped i and ok iout om uer H.

    Vtor:Hichhe dies, d heelied he>>Lex:Ven oughhe’s apparely achemg liwi zero rues.

    Victo wld y havbelied h?

    Alex: It’hardo sa

    vicr: Y’re yingoprect nny,ren’you?Ax: His mbrotr.

    Vicr: Omaybyou’trng tprotecyoself.

    Alex:Xce me

    Vtor: Did litediin wasn gabthat sopedow angrabd uphat mpan

    wasou.>>Ucasi me, I dot nna throw my mother der e bus,but e did ndf insi at I pad n guiY.>>Llieyeahshe ve m e me spi.

    Luc: Righ so enyou ow. You ow mpleaas bed arou whahapped tabigl.Anmy mory pse de itreally ey fothe licetossumthat iild her, so ii pld gutytoidnaing ur mher, th’re nna ink atI lledbiga too you ow, keeher ieT.Aie: Get . Ah, wento th wding inki it s gog toe e ofhe gatesdaysveR. U kn, my m a dad ttinbackogetr,itas le a eam me te.

    Luc: I ow. I tued it toa al nhtma, di’t i>>Llieit’sore an tT.Th daymy es we final enedboutho y reay ar

    Plinayou ink u undersndbut u dot.Think u’ betr off th jnny,ot bause ‘s t boyut becse wellexce for wn was posssed,e ner hu you d ale ha e waall er t map th h feengs r yo and ipp,nd tt hu yousaw .

    Chal: B sheasn’read toachow shfelt aboume thenow, s has>>Auli: We, ok,bushe ill-he got a loof bgage likeith at ltle Y. Chal: Ne tr mam t hey ist baage. Thiss abt meakina chce thatou’re t coortableth. U wa me a ne, aditiol retionip,wheverhat .

    Pauli: Ohyou’ wng. W, y knoi’m en-mind, that thinkove lov no chal,nolookt ouskin n’t have alrdy hardnougin ts cotry? You’ makg a oiceat’soingo ev makit hard forou>>Hane youanna kw w knowou’re ing? Becae it one euster othe you uld ver n aw from choe yofelteep your art, anyou wod ha it I d. Justell meheruth.Please.

    Xder:H! Oh, I n’t lievthis

    sar: I to you

    xanr: [Exleshary]I’not vingP. We m notave e ma,t wenow at gn st he be the theightofhe mder,t thmansn.

    Sah: Ah, t weon’t havehe pof. Xanr: Wjustave gotohe cs antell tmwh we kn.>>Arahthers on one oblem.>>Ander:Hat oble>>Arahgwen>>Wen:His ridulouL: Gw. Gwene.Guever I knowou t wel and sawthpaniin youey when pued t masout theag. D both ow ts is out re tn ju theask.

    Gn: I’metng theodka>>Eo: R sttersyou ve a eted excs ofotiv d two,e aladdiscsed the ssinhour stasvil.Ev if e guarcan’remeer ich ght was

    both ow t dispearg act spls oortuty.Anfinay, tS. Thiseanseanse ca agast y ismo obvio tharock hudso look, am yr frnd. You ow tt.Soell ur fend at hapned at nht. I ha modat to sere aquesoriis.

    Vtor:O yowereightabt onthin- you n’put anhingast .

    Ax: Pnt tak.Sson lrn.Soull sclore, knewonny was t touy tt coany,so ford anlc thide behi and bout thcompyoufor less pri tha at sny w goi to Y.>>Ictor:O enyomovehere

    youre aer sny’sob?

    Alex: No, ias tingtoelp m ou

    vicr: O wel thi ve gta hr.>>Lex:Nc, sweato G. I caht wd ofhat nny syingo doith at cpany I kn abo theompa mysf.I ewboutts fincialso hea enohofonny prosal reaze

    wasbouto beakenso bout itutrit mylf. Savehim om fling into trap.

    Vtor:Here a f, fatterhingou did

    Ax: Iave intest thacompy.

    Lontermlan s

    fliit bk titan

    therigil tes at son shod ha beeabletoet fm thveryeginng.I s on tryg toelP.

    Vicr: Wl, isoun lik u thght everyin

    alex: Try>>Auli: Yore rht. You’ rig.Wantedou wh a Y.I s beg seisH. ToldyselI s thinng oyou,butrutis, was ying make u lfill dre. I waed ery cché theook r yo>>Hane no,or Y.

    Pauna: R .E weing,he hdsomgroo tting e ri on e fier, anbabi–lo of em.

    W everying but e piet fce.It toouch givup.

    Chane youon’tnderand. I nt a tse this to you’ jushanggon an d-faioneideaofhat rria has tbe. I cahavell othosthin withllieshs myrincs chming and wantou in mcorn, ma.Wantll thehingyou ntfome, t I ed y to lpmeith allnot ght .Rit now,llie e’s th h dad. D shmay on e vee of ling m–ion’tnow-t I knothatI n’t nna se mmoth.

    Plinaoh, by.Nono, u wot. You n’T. You n’t, prose.I omisyou,ouon’T. U wot. Co here,aby. All: I ess ‘sinitab. Everkid s thdayere e sces fl and th don seeheiraren theame y anore. Ey s he’huma he mes han mtakesotimeinhun on.Yoset urselfptoe thherof mos li.Yowereonnaake erytng okayfterll tt shs be roug butou we thonewhmadeer sfer. And lookt itow,d I n’t dersta i I dot unrsta you and breakmy hrt.>>Ucasjustell whato dotellew toake up you>>Llie: , Th’s n how itor, dad. It’sot up me.U cat ju telme tt u wa this be dieren u ha to ow me thatt’s ssib. Xanr: Ion’teea oblem. Meanif wgo tthe ps and plaithatere’a poibily thatwen waathe msionth nig disiseds yo- sarahyeahand ybe ey’lbuy at lic, t th wha theyave tivet noask ans mea. And r beg locked u

    stasvil thanigh meanno oortuty.Althat gonnao iset gnkn thawe’rontoer. Righnow,he tnksth thamask igo forood, d weavto keeit tt waife’reonnaail he>>Eoso I ask what hpenethatightanall get a pt?

    Gwe i’mot poung

    >>Eo: U’reot tking eith.>>Wen:Ecau the’s nhing

    saynothg toelL.>>Eo: Fi. My mistake. I’ll just take this lovely mask back to where I found it and pretend I never saw it.

    Gwen: Actually, I would prefer if you would just let me handle it on my own. Thank you; no offense.

    Leo: None taken.

    Gwen: Mm, lovely seeing you.

    Leo: You too.

    [Tense music]

    Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

    Xander: I don’t think I’ve ever needed a wash the way I needed that one, and I am eternally sorry for making you jump in that dumpster first.

    Gwen: [Giggles] You more than made up for it in the shower. So tomorrow, we go to statesville.

    Xander: Yeah, and get proof that gwen got out the night abigail was murdered. Don’t worry, sarah. We’re gonna get you through this together. Gwen will never see us coming.

    Alex: Uncle victor, I do not want sonny to know about this.

    Victor: Oh, I’m sure you don’T. Imagine what would happen if I told him what you were actually doing here.

    Alex: Imagine what it would do to him.

    Victor: Imagine what it would do to you. No one in this family would ever trust you again.

    Alex: And what are you gonna do?

    Victor: Nothing. Maintain the status quo. You’ll be a fixer for the company, working under sonny but reporting to me, okay?

    Alex: Do I have a choice? Well then, gee, uncle vic, I’d love that.

    Victor: One other thing. It occurred to me that this little arrangement could be what you wanted from the very beginning.

    Johnny: Please tell me you were able to talk her down. We can still salvage this. I know we can. Look, just because chanel heard us doesn’t mean it can’t still work.

    Paulina: It’s not going to work, johnny, because we’re not going to do it.

    Johnny: But you said you–

    Paulina: No! I said I want her to be happy, and that means being with allie.

    Allie: Oh, thank god you’re here.

    [Sighs]

    Chanel: How did it go with your dad?

    Allie: We talked. And I told him that he would have to show me that things will be different, so he made a decision.

    Lucas: This is lucas horton. Yeah, we need to have a meeting about my defense. I want to change my plea in the kidnapping case back to guilty.

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    Steffy: How are they?

    Finn: The kids are out cold and ridge is pinned down underneath them. Also asleep.

    [ Steffy laughing ]

    Steffy: Cute.

    Taylor: I was in there with them earlier. So much cuteness! I almost fell asleep, but my mind was racing. And I kept thinking about everything that’s happened the past couple of days. I can’t believe you’re here, finn. And doing surprisingly well, considering…

    Finn: I’m going to get checked out when I get back home. But so far, so good.

    Steffy: I’ll vouch for that.

    Taylor: Oh, this makes me so happy. This is– this is a milestone for our family in so many ways.

    Finn: Cheers to that.

    Steffy: Cheers.

    Brooke: What time is it, honey?

    Hope: 10 minutes from the last time you asked me what time it is. Mom, the flight is going to be landing soon from monaco. And I know you’re eager to see ridge, but…

    [ Brooke laughing ]

    Brooke: All I know is he must be overjoyed for steffy. Finn is alive.

    Hope: Well, no thanks to sheila.

    >Brooke: Kind of creeps me out that she’s out there somewhere. But you know what? I’m not going to think about that. I’m not going to let sheila consume me. I’m gonna focus on finn and steffy and the fact that they’re back together. And ridge is home too.

    Hope: Speaking of, uh, did ridge ever say anything about that selfie I posted with you and dad? Because it shouldn’t be a big deal.

    Quinn: This is the life.

    Carter: Mm-hmm. Doesn’t get any better.

    Quinn: Mmm. We need to make a pact.

    Carter: I’m in.

    Quinn: You don’t even know what I’m about to say.

    Carter: Doesn’t matter. You want, it, you got it?

    Quinn: Ooh! Yes, I am gonna hold you to that.

    Carter: So what did I just agree to?

    [ Quinn laughs ]

    [ Carter laughs ]

    Quinn: I think this should not be a one time thing. We need to make this– a tradition. At least once a month we need to play hooky from work and spend the entire day in bed.

    Carter: I don’t know, quinn. You drive a hard bargain but I think I can make this sacrifice.

    Quinn: Yeah?

    Carter: Now, we took off today in honor of the amazing news about steffy and finn. What’s our excuse for once a month?

    Quinn: Us. We need to celebrate us.

    Carter: Have I ever told you how amazing you look in my bed?

    Quinn: You look pretty amazing yourself.

    Carter: I tried giving up on us. Told myself there was no chance this could ever happen but here you are.

    Quinn: I’m so proud and excited that I get to love you out loud.

    Hope: So have you and ridge spoken much?

    Brooke: Only briefly. He was preoccupied and understandably so.

    Hope: Hmm. Could you get a sense of his attitude about it all?

    Brooke: He was rushed and I know he was trying to catch a plane. I hope that’s the only reason why.

    Hope: I’m sorry, mom. I just–

    Deacon: Sorry about what?

    Brooke: Seriously? No, really, seriously. You just– you just walked into my home, ridge’s home after I told you you’re not allowed.

    Deacon: I may have heard through the grapevine that ridge was on a plane, and I just took this chance to, you know, come see my two favorite ladies.

    [ Brooke scoffs ]

    [ Airplane din ]

    Steffy: Hey, over there. Did I miss something? It seems like there’s something on your mind. At metro by t-mobile… you can save more…

    Carter: I haven’t wanted anyone the way I wanted you.

    Quinn: That’s past tense. Why am I all of a sudden pass tense?

    Carter: Let me finish…

    Quinn: Fine, please continue.

    >Carter: It’s just you were… you were married to eric, you were fully committed. And I told myself to be grateful of the time we had together. And wish you well. Time to move on with my life knowing that being together, it was impossible.

    Quinn: Well, never say never.

    Carter: I still can’t believe you’re here.

    Quinn: Well, believe it. Because I’m not going anywhere. Mmm.

    [ Carter sighs ]

    Carter: You know, it’s a toss up. I don’t know who’s happier: Me or ridge.

    Quinn: What? How– how– how did ridge end up in bed with us?

    Carter: I’m sorry. I’m sorry. We were talking last night and I haven’t– I haven’t heard him sound that upbeat in a long time.

    Quinn: Really? Ridge?

    Carter: Mm-hmm. Steffy’s the center of his universe. And he was worried when we thought finn was dead. But the fact that he’s not, the fact that steffy and finn are back together, ridge is over the moon.

    Quinn: If only he could stay there. Seriously, talking about ridge, it’s kind of a buzzkill. Don’t you think? I have a much better way of passing the time.

    Deacon: I feel like when I’m around you two that I’m grounded in something really good, you know? And of course, I’m attracted to that. I would never come here-if I honestly thought that he was going to be around.

    [ Brooke sighs]

    Brooke: It just feels like I’m sneaking around, like I’m doing something behind ridge’s back. Is it– am I overreacting?

    Hope: Well, you’re probably also a little paranoid because of, you know, the photo I posted.

    Brooke: Yeah.

    Deacon: That’s so weird because I was going to just ask about that. I saw it and then it disappeared. So I was going to ask you what happened there? Lemme take a stab in the dark here: Um, you’re afraid of hurting his royal ridgeness’ tender sensibilities so you asked hope to pull it down. Is that– is that right? Close?

    Brooke: Okay. Listen. Of course, I was worried about his feelings and how he would react. I’m not trying to be insensitive, deacon. Really, I’m not. I want to show ridge that I am dedicated to him. And when he comes home, you can’t be here.

    Deacon: All right, message received.

    Taylor: The pilot says we’ll be landing soon. I can’t wait to walk into our house as a family. It’s been way too long.

    >Steffy: Get ready to be spoiled ’cause we’re going to celebrate you every day.

    >Finn: I could live with that.

    >Taylor: This is just amazing. You know, when ridge and I boarded the plane to monaco, we– we had no idea we were about to experience a miracle. We were prepared for the worst. And what we got was the best thing we could have ever hoped for.

    Finn: Me, too. Okay, I’m going to go wake up the kids and the big one, too.

    Steffy: You still never answered my question.

    >Taylor: What was the question?

    Steffy: You seem distracted by something other than finn and me.

    Taylor: No, I’m not. I mean, I’ll sit, but I’m not– I’m just– I’m just thinking about–

    Steffy: Mm-hmm.

    Taylor: I’m thinking about the most important thing. The– the most important thing right now, which is that finn is here and that your family is whole again. It’s the best feeling in the world. Hi, I’m denise.

    Quinn: Mm. This makes me so happy: Being in your arms, being able to kiss you and touch you whenever I want to.

    Carter: We had to hide our feelings for a long time.

    Quinn: Yeah. Not just from everyone but from each other.

    Carter: When I think of how close you came to ruining your life– I mean, I don’t know what you were thinking. Marrying paris? But I know. I know. We don’t have to dwell. I’m just– I’m just glad that I was able to get to that crazy wedding in time to save you from yourself.

    Carter: Wow.

    Quinn: Wow.

    Carter: Thank you for saving me–

    Quinn: You’re welcome. You– you’re so, oh– oh. You’re so welcome.

    Hope: Are you okay?

    Deacon: Yeah, sure. Why? I don’t look okay?

    Hope: Uh, frankly, no. You seem a little sad.

    Deacon: Shows, huh?

    Hope: Yeah. Dad, look, I know you care about mom and I get it. It stings when you’re rejected.

    Deacon: I get that it’s not my place to approve or disapprove of what her choices are. At the end of the day, I just want her to be happy. I care about her. But if I’m being really honest, I don’t know that she’s ever going to find true happiness with ridge.

    Ridge: Hey.

    Brooke: Oh, hey! Ridge, you’re home. Oh. Taylor.

    Taylor: Hello– look, I know we probably should have texted you. We didn’t even think about–

    Ridge: We wanted finn, steffy and the kids to kind of have a homecoming.

    Taylor: Yeah, you know. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Brooke: Okay, I understand. Um. So, well? How was it? How was monaco?

    Both: Incredible–

    Ridge: It was incredible. Hi.

    Brooke: Yeah, hi. I– could only imagine how excited steffy must have been to see finn alive after all this time.

    Taylor: Yeah, it was. It was amazing. We were in awe. Uh, it was the most beautiful thing we’ve ever seen.

    Brooke: Well, that’s wonderful. Steffy’s back with her family. And as a parent, I can only imagine how you two are feeling right now.

    Kelly: Yay, we’re home!

    Steffy: Wow, we certainly are. You okay?

    Finn: Yeah, just, uh… alittle overwhelmed. So many times, I imagined getting back to this place, being with you guys. Just, uh… seemed distant and faraway sometimes.

    Steffy: Well, you’re here. Where you belong.

    Finn: Yeah. I mean, it looks exactly the same. Except this. This is new, huh? Who’s the brilliant artist?

    Kelly: Me! I drew it to make you come home.

    [ Laughing ]

    Finn: You’re manifesting already. That’s impressive.

    Kelly: Mana-wha?

    [ Finn laughing ]

    Finn: It’s okay. I’ll– I’ll explain it to you later. You just keep doing it.

    Kelly: I missed you, finn.

    Finn: Oh. Missed you too. Oh, this feels good.

    Steffy: Welcome home. We really had our hands full with our two-year-old.

    Hope: Let’s be real. Ridge will never be good enough for mom in your eyes.

    Deacon: I can’t argue with that because I’m right. He isn’T.

    Hope: Hmm. Well, I wonder who would be.

    Deacon: Okay, I get it. You know, maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m projecting but from where I stand, if there aren’t any residual feelings for taylor then why hasn’t he fully recommitted to your mom?

    Taylor: Yeah. The whole thing was, uh– it was– it was incredibly romantic.

    Brooke: I’ll bet. And with monaco as the backdrop. I just kept thinking how relieved and how happy you were for steffy.

    Ridge: We– we were so worried about it. We just didn’t know what we were going to find in monaco.

    Taylor: Yeah. And then– and then finn showed up and it’s amazing.

    Brooke: And how is he? I mean, besides being thrilled to be back with his family.

    Ridge: Yeah– physically, he’s– he’s not quite there yet, right? I mean, he’s not.

    Taylor: Yeah. Yeah, I mean– I mean, he’s getting there, right? But emotionally.

    Ridge: It was great to see steffy smile again.

    Brooke: I’m sure it was. I’m just glad that you’re all back home. Especially you, ridge. I missed you so much.

    Ridge: Did you?

    Brooke: Yeah.

    [ Kelly laughing ]

    Finn: It’s the most beautiful sound in the world.

    Steffy: Yeah, I didn’t really hear it. When you were gone, this house was so sad. And I tried to make it normal for the kids. But every night kelly would ask, “when is finn coming home?” And, after a while, I just couldn’t explain it anymore. But I’m glad I didn’t have to because you’re here now. Our miracle is– is here.

    Finn: That’s all I thought about. I’d just… close my eyes and picture myself here with you, hayes and kelly. But do you have… do you have any idea how much I love you?

    Steffy: I love you so much.

    Kelly: Mom! Mom?

    [ Finn laughs ]

    Steffy: Ah, I better get in there.

    Finn: Hey. Let me.

    Finn: What’s all the commotion in here? Ah! Help me. I’m being attacked. Hayes wants his mama.

    Steffy: Baby, honey, come here.

    [ Finn laughing ]

    Steffy: Oh, baby.

    Finn: Ah,! No, they’re pulling me back! Pulling me back! Come over here! I got– I got her now! I got her now! I got her now. Oh, big man. Big man.

    [ Hayes chortling ]

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    Nikki: I’m worried about her, too.

    Victor: Oh. I can’t say I’m upset that the bastard is dead, but I’m concerned about our daughter’s reaction to it.

    Nikki: Well, I just talked with her. She told johnny and katie the news. They’re handling it as well as can be expected.

    Victor: That’s good to know.

    Nikki: Have you talked to nicholas?

    Victor: Unh-unh.

    Nikki: Well, he is upset and confused, as well. I mean, he went from believing he had accidentally killed ashland to not having any idea where ashley was. And then he heard about a fatal car crash? He really doesn’t know what to make of it.

    Victor: Yeah, well, it’s a lot for him to deal with, but I’m sure he’ll be alright.

    Sally: Are you really leaving it up to me to decide if newman media will publish what I’ve learned? Or by asking me what I plan to do, is that your way of sending me a message as my boss to look the other way?

    Nick: I swear to you, the decision is yours. I would just like a heads-up about what your intentions are so vick and I can be prepared for whatever is coming. Like I said, I’m very concerned for my sister.

    Sally: [ Sighs ] As far as I know, no other news outlet is aware that ashland showed up to victoria’s house and got into it with her and you before he was found dead in his car. So part of me wants to publish it, scoop the competition, and inform the public. But… it might be a little premature at this point.

    Chance: So how are you doing with all this news about ashland’s car accident?

    Sharon: Well, I was upset when I heard about it. Not that I have any fondness for the man. Quite the opposite. But still, it was a shock. Brought up memories of rey’s death — how ashland wasn’t able to save rey, but he somehow managed to save himself and victoria.

    Chance: Yeah. Yeah, I bet that’s tough to process.

    Sharon: It is. But I spoke to nick about it, and he’s been a really great comfort to me, though he’s still trying to wrap his head around the whole situation himself.

    Chance: Yeah, it was a tough night for everyone involved. So I’m assuming nick told you everything that happened with ashland?

    Kevin: Thanks, bud.

    Adam: What’s the rush, kevin? Got some hardcore hacking to do?

    Kevin: Wouldn’t you like to know. I work for the gcpd. So if you’re looking for someone to blackmail into being your minion, look elsewhere. This guy’s on the right side of the law.

    Adam: Yeah, well, at least for now. Old habits, you know, and all that.

    Kevin: It’s funny. Now that I’m out of your orbit, everything is right in my world. Great job, great relationship, great family.

    Adam: That sounds nice. I’m very happy for you.

    Kevin: From what I hear, you’re striking out on all three of those fronts these days.

    Adam: Gloating is not a good look on you, kevin.

    Kevin: I think I’ve earned it. You put me through hell.

    Adam: Come on. You were hardly an innocent victim.

    Kevin: The difference between the two of us is that I have done my best to change. You just wallow in your bad habits.

    Adam: What would you know about it?

    Kevin: Uh, hello? Chloe? The love of my life?

    Adam: No accounting for taste, but I guess there really is a lid for every pot, huh?

    Kevin: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. My point is that chloe works for sally now. Not that she’s a gossip, but she has shared some things your ex has said about you. Whew!

    Adam: Like what?

    Kevin: Well, I wish I could stay and chat longer, but I’m assuming you heard ashland locke turned up dead, so I’m a little busy.

    Adam: Wait a minute. Hang on a second, kevin. From what I heard, it was a simple open-and-shut case, and now you’re working on it after hours? Seems like there’s more that’s going on than meets the eye.

    Jack: Going out?

    Ashley: As a matter of fact, I am. Why? Are you keeping tabs on me like you used to when we were kids?

    Jack: We’ve got kids who have kids. No, I don’t think so. I’m actually quietly reading over the lab report you asked me to look at.

    Ashley: Well, you know what? I should be back at a pretty decent hour, so we can go over it when I get home.

    Jack: Great.

    Ashley: Or maybe I should just stay here and keep tabs on you. What are you doing here — again? Coverage, care, get it all.

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    Diane: I brought something by for harrison.

    [ Sighs ] Sorry to disturb you, but I wanted to bring these by tonight.

    Jack: That’s okay. Ashley was just leaving.

    Diane: Oh, well, don’t let me hold you up.

    Ashley: I’m going to be back really soon so we can go over that report together and get it back to the team asap. Real soon.

    Diane: [ Sighs ] It sounds like you’re busy, so I won’t take up too much of your time.

    Jack: What have you got there?

    Diane: Uh, I bought some age-appropriate books about loss and grief for harrison. I know, we will get kyle and summer’s approval first, but I thought these might be of use to our grandson.

    Jack: That’s very thoughtful. I know you’re concerned about harrison. We all are.

    Diane: Jack, don’t hold back. I know what you’re thinking.

    Jack: What’s that?

    Diane: [ Sighs ] Something along the lines of what phyllis said to me earlier today, that I might try and swoop in and do everything for harrison, but it won’t make up for the pain that I caused our son when he was a boy. I left you to guide kyle through the most devastating experience of his life and to pick up the pieces after I, you know, faked my death. So I can imagine that you don’t feel like I’ve earned the right to be there for our grandson now.

    Sally: As the new head of newman media, it is important to me that whatever I put out into this world is rock solid. And right now, I have more of the story, but I don’t have the whole story. The police haven’t even addressed ashland’s whereabouts prior to his accident. So for now, maybe it’s best that we don’t put any of that in the articles we run on ashland’s death. But once I have all the relevant information, I’m going to do what I have to do.

    Nick: I think that’s smart. Not that I’m pressuring you.

    Sally: I know.

    Nick: I really appreciate you holding off for now. It means a lot, and I will not forget it.

    Sally: [ Sighs ]

    Sharon: Nick told me that ashland was dead. At that moment, I think he was more concerned about me and my reaction, much like you are now, and I appreciate that. Nick has been a really strong shoulder to comfort me since rey’s death, and I wanted to offer whatever support I could to him, too.

    Chance: So you think nick needs support?

    Sharon: Well, of course, as does victoria and the entire family. Um, you know what? I just remembered that I put something on in the kitchen right before you walked in, and I need to get back to it. Is there anything else I can get you?

    Chance: I’m good. Thank you.

    Sharon: Alright, enjoy that coffee.

    Chance: I will.

    Kevin: Somebody’s dead. So, of course, there’s going to be a proper investigation. These things take time. It’s a bit more complicated than doing a little look-see at the crash site.

    Adam: But if it was just a simple car crash, then why the “all hands on deck” approach? I mean, I assume that’s what’s happening, given your involvement, kevin.

    Kevin: I’m going to speak slowly so you can grasp the concept. Dead body. Notorious person. Huge public interest. There’s a lot of pressure from up top to cross every “t” correctly as quickly as possible.

    Adam: Uh-huh.

    Kevin: You know, you would think as someone who’s been arrested numerous times that you would understand how these investigations work. Unfortunately, that’s all the time I have to explain the obvious. You and your party of one, have a lovely night. If you have type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure

    Nick: It’s pretty late for you. What happened now?

    Victor: [ Sighs ] I just wanted you to know, son, that your mother spoke with victoria, and apparently everyone is holding up well.

    Nick: I’m relieved to hear that.

    Victor: I also want you to know that your mother’s going to make the official statement on part of our company about the news. What I need to know is if newman media is on the same page. Have you spoken to sally — what’s her name?

    Nick: Spectra.

    Victor: Oh, yeah.

    Nick: Yes.

    [ Sighs ] I just came from seeing her. Apparently, a source told her that ashland was at victoria’s that night. For the time being, though, she has decided not to use that information in newman media’s coverage.

    Victor: Well, maybe she will not prove to be the liability I thought she might.

    Sally: [ Sighs ]

    Adam: Look, I seriously hope that you are not here because you decided to hunt me down again.

    Sally: I’m actually just here to order some takeout, so you don’t have to worry about a repeat performance. My heart won’t be bleeding all over the bar.

    Adam: Okay.

    Sally: Look, it’s inevitable that we’re going to see each other around town, and I don’t want things to be weird between us every time we cross paths.

    Adam: I don’t either. But that’s really up to you.

    Sally: Well, it’s a brand-new day. Or night, given the time. After our last conversation, you will be glad to know I realized you were right. We are better off apart.

    Adam: Do you mean that?

    Sally: I do. Yeah, I can’t keep fighting for a relationship that only one of us wants. Why would I? In the end, the only thing I would get out of it is a loss of self-respect.

    Adam: Well, I am relieved that you have finally accepted that it’s over.

    Sally: Yeah, well, I realize I was putting far too much energy into us and not enough into me, which isn’t a smart move, given that I have a lot to deal with as the ceo of newman media.

    Adam: Oh. Then you didn’t resign.

    Sally: I couldn’t bring myself to sacrifice the opportunity of a lifetime. No man is worth that. Not even you.

    [ Sighs ]

    Jack: I will admit that a few months ago, a few weeks ago, my reaction would have been as you described, that you had no business being in harrison’s inner circle, that you were overstepping, but… well, hearing about the books you just got, my first thought was, “wow, why didn’t I think of that?”

    Diane: I think this is a big step forward for us.

    Jack: I’m not going to question your feelings for harrison or how quickly you connected with him. The same thing happened to me. But right now, his family has to be there for him. All of us. He’s lost too much, too young.

    Diane: I couldn’t agree more. And I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be considered family again, you know, what it means that harrison knows me as his grandmother. Jack, I promise I will never let that child down the way I did kyle. I will be there for both my grandson and my son — always.

    Nikki: Hi.

    Phyllis: Hey, nikki.

    Nikki: I guess I beat ashley here, huh?

    Phyllis: Hey, you get a lot of points for showing up and your dedication to the cause in light of…ashland’s death.

    Nikki: Trust me, none of us are shedding tears over him.

    Phyllis: Definitely not. And some people are just better off dead, like diane. Remember how happy we were when we thought she was dead?

    Nikki: Hm.

    Ashley: And once again, we agree on something.

    Phyllis: Well, nice for you to show up.

    Nikki: Hi.

    Ashley: Yeah, I was delayed because the viper appeared on my doorstep. She just feels free to pop in whenever she damn well pleases. And she’s using this whole situation with ashland and harrison to just insinuate herself into our lives. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to trivialize what happened with the poor little boy and how it’s affecting your family with ashland and everything.

    Nikki: Oh, please, I’m not offended. I’m not surprised that she’s using that to her advantage.

    Phyllis: Yeah, I’m sure she’s all but wearing a “best grandma ever” sash across her chest.

    Ashley: You don’t understand. I want her gone yesterday.

    Phyllis: Good thing nikki and I have come up with a plan. (Vo) it’s yoooopllllaaaitiimmeee!!!

    Adam: You made the right call. You know, regardless of our personal situation, I always did think you were the right person for the job.

    Sally: Well, I have a confession to make. I had a little help coming to my final decision.

    Adam: Let me guess. You brought chloe in, and she had some strong opinions on the subject.

    Sally: Yes. Chloe speaks her mind. It’s one of the things I like about her. But it wasn’t only her. Nick made a very strong argument for me to stay. And I’m really glad he did, because now I’m starting to see we’re going to a very positive, productive work dynamic.

    Adam: Hm. Well, that was fast. Not that I’m not glad for you, but what led you to that conclusion?

    Sally: Thank you. We just had a meeting on how newman media is going to cover ashland locke’s death.

    Adam: Mm.

    Sally: It’s quite the story, huh? High-profile. It’s very complicated for your family, obviously, but I have a pretty good grip on how I’m going to handle things.

    Adam: I bet you do.

    Victor: Well, now, this sally spectra is nothing if not ambitious, right? Now that she and adam are no longer an item, I’m sure she has decided to become a team player if she wants to keep her current position.

    Nick: I’m not going to speculate about that, but I will tell you, there is a lot more to sally as an executive and a person than you think.

    Victor: Oh, yeah? Well, I can hardly wait to find out. So, look, we have a long day. I think it’s time to go home. You must be exhausted.

    Nick: Yeah, I’m tired, but, honestly, I’d rather talk, if you don’t mind.

    Victor: About what?

    Nick: Ashland’s death. You have been dancing around the issue, but I need some concrete answers. Ever since ashland was found in his car, I can’t shake the feeling that I don’t know what took place last night. But I’m certain you do. So I’m asking you one more time to be honest and tell me what happened.

    Diane: I’m having so many mixed emotions right now. I… I feel guilty being happy about the progress that I’ve made when it’s such a sad day for so many others.

    Jack: Far be it from me to speak ill of the dead, but I think it’s a stretch to think that that many people are going to miss him. After all the horrible things that ashland did, the only person I know that will grieve for him is harrison.

    Diane: Well, if that’s true, then it makes ashland’s death even more tragic. To leave behind so little love is just a terrible way to end a life.

    Jack: Are you thinking about the legacy you left behind all those years ago?

    Diane: Well, I can’t help but compare the situation to my own. You know what? That’s in the past. And unlike ashland, I’ve been given a second chance. And I don’t take one minute of it for granted. I hope you can believe that.

    Ashley: Kudos to you ladies for being proactive, but I thought we were supposed to be a team.

    Nikki: Well, when you couldn’t make it to the last meeting, phyllis and I put our heads together, and since we are all working for a common cause, you know, if two out of the three of us agree —

    Ashley: Gotcha. Majority rules, because we’re a democracy.

    Phyllis: Well, it’s better. I mean, if we were a monarchy, we’d all want to be queen, right?

    Ashley: That’s true. That’s true. Yeah. Well, listen, I’m open to any and all suggestions, so if it spells success, count me in. What is it?

    Nikki: Unfortunately, we have not been able to dig up any dirt on diane when she was living in los angeles.

    Phyllis: So we realized that we have to come up with some dirt here.

    Ashley: What does that mean?

    Phyllis: Well, we’re going to create a situation where diane spectacularly falls. I mean, so bad that kyle is done with her. And when he’s done with her, everybody else will follow suit.

    Nikki: She will be forced to leave town in shame.

    Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Right.

    Ashley: This is a great concept.

    Phyllis: And we’re going to center it around her job at marchetti. So we’re going to orchestrate some situation where it’ll look like she was sabotaging the company for her own personal gain.

    Nikki: But in order to accomplish that, we need to have somebody on the inside.

    Phyllis: That someone is me. It’s great. I mean, summer already offered me a job at marchetti when they were in milan, so I already set up the groundwork. What do you think?

    Ashley: It’s a horrible idea. People who come to cricket, stay with cricket!

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    Jack: Well, you obviously put a lot of thought into choosing these books. I’m impressed. And touched. And I think they’ll help harrison a great deal, and I know summer and kyle will be thankful, as well.

    Diane: Let me know if there’s anything else I can do.

    Jack: Oh, I think you’ve already gone above and beyond.

    Diane: Look, I know I’ve stayed longer than I expected, and you have that report to get back to, so there’s just one more thing before I go. I want to thank you for what you did at the park today, the wayyou shut phyllis down when she was just going off on me.

    Jack: There’s no need to get into that again.

    Diane: Well, I appreciate that, but I think there’s every need.

    Ashley: How could you think that I would sign off on this idea? It could possibly cause marchetti to be jeopardized, especially when it’s under the jabot umbrella. I mean, you two don’t care. It’s not your family’s company that would suffer.

    Nikki: No, jabot wouldn’t suffer. We would come up with something that would harm diane but not the company.

    Phyllis: Yeah, we’re not going to do anything that will tarnish the reputation of your family’s company or summer or kyle. Just something that will expose diane.

    Ashley: Right. Well, excuse me if I sound just a little bit skeptical. Does the name gloria ring a bell? Remember when she tainted jabot’s face cream? She said she meant no harm. It was a huge catastrophe.

    Nikki: Please tell me you’re not comparing us to gloria.

    Phyllis: Please. It’s not like we’re going to poison the resort wear and pin it on diane. Our plan will be more nuanced.

    Ashley: God, you know, you lost me at nuanced.

    Phyllis: We’ll handled this deftly. We promise.

    Ashley: I love this idea. I think it’s fantastic. You don’t think anybody’s going to be a little suspicious when you suddenly have this desire to join marchetti?

    Phyllis: I was prepared for that when I broached the subject with summer.

    Nikki: Wait a minute. You already talked to her about it?

    Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

    Nikki: How did she react?

    Phyllis: Well, of course, she accused me of having ulterior motives where diane is concerned, but I handled that.

    Ashley: Did you, phyllis? How can you be so sure?

    Victor: Son, I’ve already told you you’re not responsible for that bastard’s death. Nothing has changed.

    Nick: Your assurances aren’t helping. There’s too many holes in the story to ignore.

    Victor: Well, in my opinion, the simplest explanation is always the best.

    Nick: Come on, there’s nothing simple about this. I’ve replayed this over and over in my head. Ashland striking his head after I hit him. Blood on the hearth. The man was unconscious. He had no pulse. Now, even if it was weak, and victoria and i somehow both missed it, how did he have the strength to get out of the room?

    Victor: Beats me. But, you know, he had a history of surviving calamitous situations, you know?

    Nick: There was no trail of blood. Are we to assume that he dressed his own wounds, that he was in the frame of mind that he could avoid detection, even though the police and your guys were looking for him? And what about the ring on the floor next to the french doors that I found? There’s just too many things about that night that don’t make sense, dad.

    Victor: Worries me that you’re so upset about all this, but I’m not surprised. You’ve always had a rather deep sense of morality. All I can tell you is that there’s nothing for you to worry about. Your conscience is clear.

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    Nick: That’s not an answer. Who do you think you are?

    Adam: Well, you were right about locke’s death being a high-profile case. This whole thing is very shocking.

    Sally: Yeah. I can’t believe he’s gone.

    Adam: I just — I can’t help but think that it didn’t have to come to this, you know? The whole battle with locke should’ve ended when he accepted his payout, when he gave up his stake at the company and he agreed to annul his marriage to victoria.

    Sally: I remember how optimistic you were about your plan to pay him off and that it would get him out of everyone’s lives.

    Adam: Well, unfortunately, that was not enough for victoria. She would not settle for anything less than his complete destruction.

    Sally: It’s a tad hypocritical of you to criticize someone else for wanting revenge.

    Adam: Now that we’re through, you’re going to tell me what you really think about me, huh?

    Sally: Always did. Only now I’m not taking pains to phrase it in a way that won’t hurt your feelings, since you certainly didn’t spare mine.

    Adam: So you’re getting a little payback of your own?

    Sally: I’m only pointing out that I know you contemplated partnering with ashland shortly before he died.

    Adam: That was when I thought he was going to go after newman enterprises. Once I found out his target was victoria, I wanted nothing else to do with the guy.

    Sally: Well, at least you still have a few boundaries.

    Adam: The last time that I saw ashland, he was a total mess. Guy creeped me out. In fact, I warned my dad, nick, and victoria that they should keep their eyes open when it comes to locke.

    Sally: You did?

    Adam: I had a bad feeling that things were about to spiral, and I didn’t want to see anybody get hurt. I had no idea how things would ultimately play out, but I never could’ve predicted that the great locke ness monster would meet his fate in a simple car crash just like that.

    Sally: You don’t know the half of it.

    Adam: Oh? You’re just going to dangle that out there, just like that? Come on. You know you want to tell me.

    Kevin: Hey there.

    Chance: Hey. What are you doing here?

    Kevin: Someone at the station told me you came here for a pick-me-up, and I wanted to talk to you in person. It can’t wait.

    Chance: Is it about ashland?

    Kevin: I got another piece of the puzzle.

    Nick: You know, you don’t get it both ways — one minute promoting family unity and the next completely shutting me out. You’ve made it an art form with me, with everyone else, constantly changing the rules as you see fit. I’m done playing that game.

    Victor: This is not a game, son. I’m trying to help you.

    Nick: Then help me. Stop trying to twist things into this alternate reality where you get to control what’s right and wrong, what’s your version of the truth.

    Victor: The hell is wrong with you, son? Throwing around all these accusations. You want facts? Ashland locke is as dead as a doornail. Victoria’s at home with her children. She’s safe. You’re alive and well. You should be home with your son. Stop looking for a fight.

    Nick: The fact that you’re fighting me on this just proves that you’re hiding something. How am I ever supposed to trust you when it’s always this kind of manipulation every single time?

    Victor: Son… …ashland locke was found dead on your sister’s living-room floor. My men took care of things. At metro by t-mobile… you can save more.

    Diane: I can tell I made you a bit tense bringing up phyllis, but there’s really no reason to be uncomfortable.

    Jack: Oh, because conversations about the dynamic between you and phyllis are usually so much fun, huh?

    Diane: [ Sighs ] I am not going to condemn phyllis for what she said to me. I am used to her attitude towards me, and I probably even deserve it some of the time. I’m no damsel in distress, but I just wanted to say that I appreciate how you handled the situation.

    Jack: I was mostly looking out for harrison.

    Diane: I know that. But if there was a tiny, little part of you that was looking out for me, too, then thank you. It’s been a long time since we’ve been on the same side. To be honest, since anybody’s been on my side. I’ll show myself out.

    Jack: Good night, diane.

    Diane: Good night, jack.

    Phyllis: If I say I’m going to handle something, I’ll handle something.

    Ashley: Is that so?

    Phyllis: Yeah. And work on your skills. Summer was this close to seeing your “operation diane jenkins” text. Work on your discretion.

    Ashley: Maybe you should work on where you put your damn phone. And by the way, we cannot afford for you to fail.

    Phyllis: I’m not going to fail. I don’t fail. I’m going to do this, and no one’s going to get hurt. Not the abbotts and not my daughter. Only diane. Trust me, I’m not going to let you down. Listen, diane is a ticking time bomb ready to go off. I’m just going to pull the pin out ever so slightly and wait for it to happen, and no one will notice.

    Nikki: Kaboom.

    Sally: Already? Thank you. Well, I should probably go.

    Adam: Yep.

    Sally: In the spirit of moving past any ugliness or awkwardness between us, I could share with you what I’ve learned about ashland’s last night on earth, but I think I’ll pass.

    Adam: [ Scoffs ] Right.

    Sally: Not exactly feeling magnanimous, especially after you called me pathetic and broke my heart.

    Adam: Look, sally, I —

    Sally: No, I don’t want to hear it. Whatever reasons you had for breaking things off with me, you were willing to hurt me to get what you wanted. Now, both of us have to live with the consequences of that decision. My loyalty has to be to newman media now. I am not about to give you any information.

    Adam: [ Sighs ]

    Nick: Tell me what you did, and I want to know all of it.

    Victor: [ Breathes deeply ] After you and victoria ran out of the house, my team went into that house, found ashland locke dead on the floor. They removed the body and put it into his car… drove him close to the ravine, and staged an accident. That’s it.

    Nick: Simple as that, huh?

    Victor: Simple as that, yeah. Yeah. You did nothing wrong with saving your sister’s life. Ashland locke was about to go after your sister and do bodily harm to her, perhaps kill her. You saved her from that, son. You went in. You intervened. You knocked him on his ass so hard that he hit his head on the floor. He died because of it. It was an accident. Not your intention to kill him. An accident. You think I give a damn that ashland locke is dead? No one cares about it. No one. He’s a bastard, a fraud who did such damage to our family and to your sister and to you. Don’t you feel badly about that. So the cops would investigate, right? They’ll find the car in the ravine, look at it, find no evidence, case closed. They move on. You should do the same thing. Move on. Forget this ever happened. And don’t forget, my motive was to protect you from being investigated.

    Kevin: We got a tip about a car matching the description of ashland’s vehicle. Last night, it was seen parked at a gas station on the road that runs along the back end of victoria’s property.

    Chance: How long was it there? Which direction did it come from? Which way did it go?

    Kevin: I don’t know. That’s all the information I have right now.

    Chance: Okay. We’re going to have to get our hands on some of that security footage from the gas station and from the street cameras in the area. Still a lot of questions about how ashland got from victoria’s house to the bottom of that ravine. Maybe now we can get the answers we need.

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     hey. Hey. Why didn’t you tell me that you were coming? Because I wanted to surprise you, and I was dying for a kelly’s milkshake. Oh, well, I don’t blame you. Where’s cam? Uh, he had to take care of a late shipment, and I’m on my way out. Everything okay? Yeah. Want to join me for a milkshake? I’m buying. And then you can tell me what’s really going on. Cam lied to me, and I hate it. Yeah, find me the, um, information as soon as you can. Um, yeah. No, I got a different assignment for our friend dex, so he can prove to me that he belongs in this business. Thanks, brick.

    [ Knock on door ] Come in. Said you had a job for me. That was a bust. You think? You’re obsessed with true crime. At least I tried. So pay up. Dream on. You succeed, you get paid. You want me to try again? That gilmore girl is obviously on edge. The tiniest thing could push her over.

    [ Metal squeaking ] What is that? What are you doing? I was about to ask you the same question. Why the hell were you setting me up? Tj: The whole point of a medically induced coma is to give the patient’s body time to heal. Bringing out a patient too fast, it’s inadvisable and carries serious risk. Okay, so on a scale of 1 to 10, how dangerous is it? Dr. Robinson, hey. You two are looking so serious. Well, we were just talking about trina’s trial. How did everything go in court today? Oh, well, it was one surprise after another. Good surprises or bad ones? Dante: Commissioner. What’s up, detective? I just wanted to thank you again for considering me for operation running circles. I’m sorry I had to turn it down. You already explained your reasons. It’s all good. No, it’s not, if — if saying no means I won’t be considered for future opportunities. I’ll make you a deal, all right? I’ll drop the harmony miller angle if you admit, on the record, to falling off the wagon. Why can’t you just leave me alone? Train wrecks sell, especially beautiful ones. The public loves a fairy tale. What they love even more is a fairy-tale princess dragged down to earth. Makes them seem more human. Now, you can get them behind you if you can just pull yourself back together. Admitting there’s a problem is the first step. So tell me, sasha, when did you start using again? Was it after your kid died? Okay, that’s enough. What is wrong with you? Sienna: You need to back off. What? I just asked her a question. A highly insensitive question.

    [ Sighs ]

    [ Screaming ] Smoltz: What? Oh, my god!

    [ Screaming continues ]


    When you came to me looking for work, you were eager to prove yourself. You think that’s changed? Well, you’re still a little eager, but a lot of guys who talk a big game can’t back it up. And y-you’ve shown me that, uh, you’re capable. I appreciate it, boss. Keep it up, and, uh, there may be a place for you in my organization. I’d love that. But I need to see more of you. That’s what this next job’s about. Completing it will result in greater trust between us. That way I’ll give you more responsibility. Whatever it is, I’m in. You see this guy? Yeah. I need you to find him. Who is he? Another drug dealer like the photographer? His name’s beckett reed. He’s the manager of a — of a theater. No criminal record that I know of. Then what’d he do to get on your list? So, diane surprised everyone and called spencer for the defense. And he testified that he was with trina when the video got released. Actually, he went a step further to say that he thought esme was the one to record us. Oh, my gosh. Spencer finally saw the light? It’s about time. That’s the thing. Apparently, spencer saw the light this whole time. What are you talking about? Spencer was only pretending to support esme while he tried to find evidence that esme set trina up. And let me guess — that didn’t really work? I mean, of course it didn’t work. There’s a thousand ways that that could go wrong. But the point is, spencer didn’t want to tell anybody ’cause he didn’t want it getting back to esme. Well, I’m sure he didn’t want esme leaving town. Yeah, but he told cam. Not at the very beginning, but close enough. And cam kept it from you. Yes. And I knew that something was off. And I asked cam over and over again if there was something wrong, something he wasn’t telling me. But he had an excuse every time and it seemed reasonable. But I knew that something was going on. I mean, things were just…different between us. And now I know why. What’s on your mind, dante? I’ve just been thinking about next steps lately. I-I, you know, want to grow in my job and move on to bigger roles within the department. I admire your ambition. Even though it’s counterintuitive, considering I turned down the last assignment. I just, I couldn’t do that to rocco. I couldn’t leave him again and upend his life like that. So, for the time being, I-I have to focus on assignments that are closer to home. And you’re worried it could derail your advancement? Yeah. Will it? I don’t see why. You’re speaking to a fellow single parent here. Yeah. I understand the sacrifices and tough decisions you have to make. And I respect your choice to stay local. But you chose differently, right? In a completely different situation. My decision to go undercover… there were men out there who were legitimately dangerous, who I knew, if put away, would result in a safer world for my son. Did I miss out on time with tj? Yeah. A lot of it. And we weathered some rough patches because of that. Seems like he’s doing pretty good now. He’s thriving. We’re close again, and I am so grateful. But if I could go back… I don’t know, dante. I’m honestly not sure what I would choose. Apparently spencer had an attack of conscience, because all of a sudden, diane changed her strategy and called spencer as a witness. For the defense? Yes. How’d that go? Well, spencer testified that he was with trina at the time the video was being sent out. W– a-a-at spring ridge? Why didn’t trina say so? See, the thing is, he wasn’t at spring ridge. Apparently, he broke out to go visit his mother’s grave. Okay. So let me get this straight. Trina ran into spencer at the cemetery. Mm-hmm. And trina kept it quiet because she didn’t want to get spencer in any trouble. T-that was months ago. So — so spencer committed a major infraction, gets away with it, and then confesses to it in the courtroom? It sounds like he went out on a limb for — for trina. Yeah. Yeah. I-I mean, I guess. But I’m just having a hard time believing that trina would keep this a secret for months now. I mean, if she would’ve just said something, said something sooner, I-I — you know [Grunts] There’s no point. There’s no point in thinking about the what-ifs. So — so was, uh, spencer’s testimony, was that a major blow for the prosecution? Not really. The ada poked holes all through the alibi. I mean, she really believes that trina is guilty. Even though spencer testified he believes esme’s the one that did it. As did josslyn, as did cameron. Can somebody please tell me how this girl is not being investigated? Please. Jordan is trying to connect esme to the bartender right now. Well, what’s the status with that? And what about the bartender? Is he any closer to waking up, or what?

    [ Screaming ] Gilmore, what are you’re doing?! I’m out of here.

    [ Screaming continues ] Sasha! Sasha, what are you doing?! Sasha, stop!


    Sasha, sasha, please.

    [ Screaming ] Hey, stop, stop. It’s okay. It’s okay! Stop! Please, honey. No more. Stop! Leave me alone! You’re gonna hurt yourself. I’m not leaving you. Stop. Stop.

    [ Sobbing ] It’s okay. It’s okay, sweetie. I got you. Thank you for your understanding. It means a lot. Of course. Right now, the best thing is for you to be with your family. You know, having said that, rocco is getting older and I do hope to have some help at home soon. I’ll keep an eye out for assignments that won’t take you too far. How’s that? Sounds like a deal. Oh, and if you ever need to talk about your future, professional or otherwise, my door is always open. Commissioner, we just received a call about an altercation at the metro court involving some high-profile people. A unit is already on the way. Who is it? Sasha gilmore. You know, from deception? Yeah, I know who she is. And a local reporter. Run point? Yeah, on it. Let’s go for a ride. The way I understand it, um… oz haggerty’s doctors are in the process of bringing oz out of a medically induced coma as we speak. I know it could take a while before he wakes up. We don’t have a while. Jury deliberation starts tomorrow. And if my baby girl has to spend one second in prison… a conviction is gonna be set in place. There’s no guarantee it’s gonna be overturned by an appeal. We’re gonna be at the mercy of whatever judge happens to be assigned to that case. Okay. Look, look, look, baby. I know, okay? You’re right. Hands down, the best thing for trina is for that bartender to testify before the jury makes their verdict. Wow. So our best hope is lying in a coma. And our next alternative is wrangling the truth out of that conniving little snake esme. Is that what you’re telling me? There has to be some other way. There has to be something. T-there is. There has to be something that we haven’t thought of, something that we haven’t explored. Right? Portia: Okay. Okay, that’s it. I mean, there’s obviously something going on here. I-I really don’t have the patience or energy to guess. Tell me what it is. It’s not just that cam lied. I mean, it bothers me, of course, but if the positions were reversed, I can see a situation where I would keep trina’s confidence if she asked me. Right. But that’s not what happened here. No, it’s not. What spencer did, going rogue and trying to bring esme down by himself and — and making trina think that he’s turned against her — I mean, it’s immature. And the fact that cam went along with it, I-it’s childish. It is. I mean, we’re not playing a video game here. This is trina’s entire life. Absolutely. And spencer knew that it was esme the whole time? He stayed silent? It’s dumb.

    [ Scoffs ] Yeah. It’s not the smartest way to go about it. Oh, I don’t know why I’m surprised. I mean, spencer has always had to be the star of his own drama. It’s been like that since we were kids. Well, I mean, he’s grown up a bit since. Not enough. Spencer’s big plan? I mean, this never had a chance of succeeding. And I don’t know, I guess I’m just shocked that cam couldn’t see that. He’s known spencer as long as I have. Is he really that clueless? You know what? You’re gonna have to be real intentional about your own feelings. You know yourself. You trust your instincts. You knew something was off with cameron, and you were right. Just like you knew something was off with sonny. This guy must have done something to get on your bad side if you’re siccing me on him. He’s a jury foreman on a trial I’m interested in, and I need you to have a conversation with him. Let him know the outcome I want. Which is trina robinson goes free. I don’t care what the jury thinks. I don’t care if it’s a hung jury. I do not want trina going to prison. Beckett has family members that are — have health issues. Maybe — maybe he needs a hand in, you know, medical bills. I’ll make it clear what he stands to gain by cooperating. If he refuses? Then you make it clear what he stands to lose. A dental tool is round for a reason.So is an oral-B. Round cleans better by surrounding each tooth. So clean, you’ll feel like you just left the dentist. Oral-B. Brush like a pro. Want more from your vitamins? Get more with nature’s bounty. From the first-ever triple action sleep supplement. To daily digestive support. To more wellness solutions every day. Get more with nature’s bounty. Listen, I’m done settling. Because this is my secret. I put it on once, no more touch ups! Secret had ph balancing minerals; and it helps eliminate odor, instead of just masking it. So pull it in close. Secret works. Nicorette knows, quitting smoking is freaking hard. You get advice like: Try hypnosis… or… quit cold turkey. Kidding me?! Instead, start small. With nicorette. Which can lead to something big. Start stopping with nicorette can I ask why? Why what? Well, I read a bit about the trial, what trina robinson is accused of. I know it involves josslyn, and, obviously, you two aren’t on the best of terms. You know [Sighs] Part of doing this job is not asking questions. And I get that — need-to-know basis. That’s right. However… I’m of the opinion that trust goes both ways. You can ask, doesn’t mean I’m gonna answer you. I’ll accept that. Sonny: Trina’s innocent. She was set up. She’s a good girl. I know she didn’t commit this crime. So you’re attempting to right a wrong. Let me know when it’s done. My, oh, my. I was just trying to confirm you were high when you ran down harmony miller, but being the face of deception’s latest victim is so much better.

    [ Siren wailing ] I simply cannot wait to publish the heck out of this story. Stop talking! Or those will be the last words that you ever speak. You understand me? Pcpd. You want to tell me what the hell is going on here?

    [ Siren wailing ] Spill. What tricks you got up your sleeves? Not tricks… an option. A potentially dangerous option. But if it’s trina’s only hope… I think it’s worth pursuing. What is it? Trina needs you right now. You should focus on her. Tj and I will take care of the rest. Now you’re really making me nervous. No. You can’t just leave me like that. You have to tell me what’s happening here. Curtis. Curtis, please. Tell me. Tj, uh, brought it to my attention that we could wake oz up. Like my uncle said, we’re warming him up to a normothermic state and we’ll wean him off the drugs that are keeping him in an induced coma. When that finishes, he still has to come to on his own. And that could take some time, yeah. And by that time, it might be too late for trina. But we can speed up the process by giving him a large dose of flumazenil and naloxone to quickly reverse the effects of the drugs he’s on. Once he wakes up, we can get him to give us the evidence we need to exonerate trina. Have you guys completely lost your minds? That man was put into a coma for a reason. To forcibly wake him up would be completely denying his medical needs. No, no, no. That’s the very definition of unethical. And I’m surprised you would even think about this, tj. No, no, tj, he — he warned me that this would be drastic, but I said we should do it anyway. Portia, you know that I’m right. If there’s ever been a time for drastic measures… honey, this is insane. You don’t understand.

    [ Sighs ] Hey, listen, I spoke with jordan. Apparently, spencer told britt westbourne that he saw the exact same drug that the bartender od’d on in esme’s things. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a second. What? I believe esme drugged trina at the cabin. That’s why that one drink hit her so hard.

    [ Sighs ] I am gonna kill that girl. I swear! Baby. No. Okay, just… just know that esme’s dangerous. Okay? She’s been planning this for months. She hid evidence so trina would take the fall. But oz’s testimony could change all of that. We just need him to wake up. I can give him the reversal drugs. You will do no such thing. Honey. No. What other choice do we have? I got here at the end of it, man. So I can’t tell you how it all started. All right. I’ll come back. I cannot wait to sue that woman… okay. …For everything she is worth. Okay. Why don’t you tell me your side of the story? There’s only one side. She’s insane. She attacked my car with a pole. Out of the blue? Unprovoked? Yes. I was minding my own business, didn’t even know she was here. And if you don’t believe me, I have a dashcam, recorded the whole thing. Sure. By the way, I’m pressing charges. If that wasn’t abundantly obvious. Of course you are. Look. Can you take a look at her, please? There’s obviously something real going on, something painful happening with her right now. You really want to be that guy? What guy? The kind of guy who kicks a woman when she’s down. Last I checked, destroying property is a crime. Do you really want to be that cop who lets dangerous criminals go free? Yeah, that’s what I thought. That’s a yes, then? Yeah. What do you say? You think you can give dante your statement? It’s okay. No rush, then. Okay? Don’t worry. I’m gonna get you some help, okay? How’s it going over here?

    [ Groans ] Listen, man. She’s — she’s spent. Do you mind if, um, we come by the station tomorrow to give you her statement? I can’t do that, man. Dante, come on, man. I mean, obviously, she’s in no condition to speak. I just need to get her home. Please. I agree, brando. Listen, I would if I could, but this guy’s pressing charges here. I’d love to let you go, but I can’T. Beckett reed? Do I know you? Not yet, but… we have a lot to talk about, namely, the trina robinson trial. Oh, I’m not allowed to discuss that. Oh, trust me. You’ll want to hear what I have to say. I’m not saying that the situations are anything alike. The sonny thing — that’s another level. You’re right, though. I knew something was off with sonny. Something was off with us. And I didn’t trust my gut. I hate him for what he did to you. I don’t want to get into it. I know, but… how can you stay so calm, mom? Just saying his name makes my blood boil. Because I’m over it. I mean, what happened in that courtroom, josslyn — and — and I don’t — I mean, when sonny testified, yeah, that drove me crazy, but it’s really about what happened after. Sonny sided with nina after scott had been so unfair to michael? That cinched it for me. Sonny is donna’s father, and that is it. He has no bearing on any other part of my life. I wish I could do that. I wish I could turn off my anger and my resentment. You can. Are you kidding me? Look at you. You’re just coming off your freshman year of college with a 4.0 and a starting spot on the volleyball team. You have so much going for you, so much ahead of you. Don’t waste your energy leading the charge against sonny. And besides, michael’s got that covered. But you stood by him… for decades. You gave him everything, and he threw that all away. And it hurt. But…staying mad and wanting revenge and wanting to see sonny fall… I mean, all that energy could be spent in other places and on other people. So you’re just gonna let it go? I’m just gonna let it go. And you should, too. Not because it’s good for sonny. It’s good for you. So you understand why it’s important you do as my boss asks, right?

    [ Whispers ] Yeah. Which is what, again? Just want to make sure your memory is on point. Say trina robinson isn’t guilty. Good job. What are you doing here? You. I-I recognize you. You’re on trina’s jury.


    [ Radio chatter ] Hey, sasha? Hey. Hey, do not say anything. You understand? Can’t you see that she needs help? Yeah, I know. That’s what I’m trying to get for her. Okay? I promise you that. Yeah? Is there a problem here? Yeah. My wife shouldn’t be here. What she needs is to sit down. Okay, come in here. You can rest, all right? Rest? Yeah. No. This is… hold up. Hold up. Tell me what’s going on. Hey, come on. Just, uh… have a seat, okay? Okay. Sasha, you need to get a lawyer. I’m gonna help you. Okay? Maybe you can countersue smoltz or something. I couldn’t stand it anymore. I’m so tired. Okay. Okay, you sit tight, okay? I’ll be right back. Brando: Commissioner, please. This isn’t like sasha. That dirtbag must have said or done something to make her snap. Any input, detective? Yeah. Smoltz has dashcam footage. He’s got sasha taking a pole and smashing his car. H-he’s gonna press charges. I am telling you, she had to have been provoked. She had to. I know, I know. But, brando, even so, if she was… we still have to book her. Book her? Are you kidding? Have you seen her? You know what? Sasha, she can — she can make bail. It’s not a problem. Court’s closed. I’m sorry, but sasha’s gonna have to stay here until arraignment tomorrow. You — no, no, no. You — you can’t hold her. I am telling you, she won’t make it. Excuse me. I can’t be seen with anyone connected to the case. Look, josslyn, I don’t know what you heard, but — who are you? What? What’s your name? You know mine. What’s yours? Dex heller. Okay, dex heller. Well, I didn’t just record that, so you don’t have to pitch me some sob story to get me to — it wasn’t a sob story. It’s the truth. That you didn’t have a choice but to follow sonny’s orders? Yeah, I believed it the other night in the alley, but not so much anymore. Look, I despise sonny, but I do not believe for one second that if you went to him and you asked to quit, that he wouldn’t let you go. No offense, but you’re his ex-stepdaughter. And that gives you privileges you don’t even realize you have. No, no, we’re not doing this, okay? This is not about me. This is about you. You are here. You’re talking to someone from trina’s jury. You think that’s a coincidence? Did sonny send you? Sorry. I got nothing. Shocker. I’m out of here. Hey. I thought you left. You will never guess what I just witnessed outside.

    [ Cellphone rings ] Brando, what’s up? Sasha’s been arrested. What happened? You remember that reporter smoltz?

    Yeah. Well, he must have done something to set sasha off because, uh, she trashed his car. How is she? She’s in pretty bad mental shape, but he’s pressing charges, so they’re holding her here overnight. Sonny, she can’t stay here, not in the state that she’s in. All right, I’m gonna call diane. We’ll — we’ll — we’ll prove that she was acting in self-defense. There’s dashcam footage. Sasha approached smoltz, not the other way around. Is there another way that we can get her out of here? Not in a conventional sense, if you know what I mean.

    [ Sighs ] I don’t know how to help my wife. I’m on my way.

    No, um… it’ll take me 10 minutes. Look, I don’t want to upset sasha any more, and there’s nothing you can do anyway. Listen, you need support.

    I appreciate that. I really do, but, um… I’ll, uh — I’ll keep you posted, okay? Whatever you need, brando. I know. Thank you, sonny. Man. The risks of waking this guy up too soon are cognitive impairment, death. But he could also survive it. Yes. Yes, he could. His heart could be beating, yes, but who’s to say that he’ll even be able to speak? And if he can speak, what if he can’t even tell us what we want to hear? And if he does? Then tj… would be violating his oath. You’d be putting your whole medical career in danger when it’s barely even begun. Not to mention the legal ramifications if you happen to get caught. We won’T. You don’t know that.

    [ Sighs ] This is too big of a gamble, guys. I-I-I won’t let you do this. There’s no way. I can’T. Okay. Portia, honey, I don’t think you understand. No one wants trina exonerated any more than I do. But to lose your medical license… honey, it’s not worth it. You need to promise me. Just — just leave it alone. Tj, promise me. Okay. I promise.

    [ Sighs ] Thank you.

    [ Cellphone chimes ] It’s, uh –it’s about a patient. I have to go.

    [ Sniffles ] Uh… the fact that you were willing to risk everything for my baby girl… …I’ll never forget it. There are a million different things that could go wrong. There’s a million and one. How else are we supposed to help trina? I think that there’s another way. If there’s another way, baby, I don’t see it. Aside from esme, oz haggerty is the only person who can prove trina’s innocence. We need oz awake, and there’s a way to do it. Frankly… frankly, I’m surprised you’re shutting this down so quickly. Is it really that hard to believe that I wouldn’t allow another doctor to go to jail with or in place of my daughter? But you’d let yourself. And that’s exactly what you’re gonna do, isn’t it?


    I swear I heard the jury guy say trina’s name. Did I just see what I think I saw? Someone who works for sonny trying to influence a juror? Yeah, that sounds about right. Sonny’s trying to help trina? Don’t seem so surprised about that, josslyn. Sonny has known trina a long time, and she is really close with ava. But to do it like this? But it’s sonny, you know? He just does what he wants when he wants, to hell with anyone else. Hey, you could look at it like that. How else is there to look at it, mom? It’s not right. It’s not right for trina to go to prison for a crime she didn’t commit, either.

    [ Knock on door ] Come in. Is it done? You don’t want tj to risk his career, but you’re willing to risk yours? You’re gonna wake oz up yourself, aren’t you? Please don’t ask me any more questions. Please? Are you? ‘Cause that’s what it sounded like. Yes. Yeah.

    [ Sniffles ] I am. All right. I’m gonna do it, but I’m gonna do it without you and I’m gonna do it without tj. Portia. No, no, no, no. It is my turn to shield you. You have marshall. You have stella. You — you have tj to think about. Right. And I have you to think about, as well. All those million and — and one things that could go wrong… and you want to do this alone? It’s like…

    [ Sighs ] It’s like you’re asking to be caught. So I get caught.

    [ Voice breaking ] I’m trina’s mother. I si gned up for thisthe second that she was born. And if there are consequences, then I’m gonna face them, as long as my baby girl is happy and she’s safe. But just… this is my job… not yours. You understand? This is no one else’S.

    [ Sighs ] Sasha isn’t a criminal. Come on, man, we know that. Okay. Just — just hear me out. Look, this is a mental-health issue. You can see the state that she’s in, and I’m sure the cam footage shows it, too. Sasha isn’t in her right state of mind. She needs help from professionals. And the longer that she stays in there, the worse off she’ll be. Please. This is traumatizing for her. I will make sure, okay, that she comes back to do whatever you need her to do, all right? But she needs to come home, because if you don’t, I am scared that she won’t recover. All right?

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    [Sfx: Stomach gurgling] Well, I’m glad that you said something. How’d it go? You can — you can talk in front of frank. Uh, I met with beckett and got the point across, but I, uh, can’t say for sure if he’ll comply. How come? Josslyn interrupted us, and he took the opportunity to take off. But you delivered the message, right? Nothing to do now but wait and see. Well, thanks for the update. You can go ahead and take the rest of the night off. See you tomorrow. Hey. Close the door. Lines up with what you told me. Yeah, I had eyes on him the whole time. He didn’t leave anything out. It’s me. Just leaving your dad’s office. We need to meet. I want to renegotiate our deal. Sonny is doing something that I do not agree with, that on the outside is wrong… true. …But he’s doing it for someone I love. Also true. And trina is innocent, so… maybe on some level, it’s right? Joss, life is mostly shades of gray. I still hate him for what he did to you. Me too. And I refuse to owe him anything. Me too. Ever. Okay. What are you gonna do about what you saw? I don’t think there’s anything I can do. I hear you, brando. No, you don’T. And I really wish we could do this another way, but… sasha broke the law and the victim’s pressing charges. There’s no getting around that. Come on. Dante: Hey, listen, listen. Come on, man. Hey, listen to me. Listen to me. We’re gonna hold her overnight, okay? We will look after her, I promise you that. You don’t — we’re gonna get her a psych evaluation in the morning.She can’t stay here overnight. She has to. Hey, I am gonna get you out of here, okay? I’m gonna be waiting here before the sun comes up to get you out of here, okay? I love you so much. All right? I’m gonna get you through this. All right? It’s gonna be okay. You are absolutely amazing, you know that? The way you love your daughter, I’ve never seen anything more fierce and beautiful. I hope that means that you’re not gonna stand in my way. No. Good. Good. But I’m not trying to let you go at it alone. I can’t let you do this. No. Look, you’re not letting me, I’m offering. Better yet, I’m insisting. Curtis, really, this is… I love you. I love you. I love trina. This is our family. And I want to defend it. So if we’re gonna do this, we’re gonna do it together. How can I say no to that? I don’t think you can.

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    Abe: [Chuckling] Hey, hey.

    Paulina: [Chuckles]

    Abe: See you have started happy hour without me.

    Paulina: Well, it’s a lot happier now that you’re here.

    [Both chuckle] Oh, there really is nothing like a cold martini at the end of the day. Here, let me get you one. Honey. Oh, honey, could you get me one of your perfect martinis for my friend here? Heavy on the gin and stingy as hell on the vermouth.

    Abe: Ooh, now, are you trying to get me drunk so you can have your way with me?

    Paulina: Abraham! That’s exactly what I’m trying to do.

    Abe: [Chuckles]

    [Phone buzzes]

    Chad: What do you want, sarah? “Sorry I killed your wife”? Not in the mood. Hey, schmitty! Let me get another one of these, please.

    Eric: Hey, chad. Don’t you already think you’ve had enough?

    Sarah: Hey, chad, it’s sarah. I know you don’t want to talk to me, but can you please call me back? It’s important.

    [Phone beeps]

    Sonny: Sarah.

    Sarah: Hey, sonny.

    Sonny: What a surprise.

    Sarah: [Chuckles] Yeah, I was just coming to tell my mom some good news.

    Sonny: Oh, it’s been a while since I’ve heard any good news. So what is it?

    Sarah: You know how they talk on crime shows? “There’s been a break in the case.”

    Rafe: This is nicole’s statement. I took her at home this morning.

    Jada: Thanks. How’s she doing?

    Rafe: She’s doing a lot better. Pain’s better anyway, but the crutches are driving her nuts. They slow her down. She does not like to be slowed down.

    Jada: Hmm.

    Rafe: Abigail’s file?

    Jada: Yeah, I’m going through it once last time. I think we’re pretty close to closing the case.

    Xander: Like hell you are!

    Rafe: Take it easy, cook.

    Xander: Get her to stop harassing sarah.

    Jada: I’m not harassing her, I’m just doing my job!

    Xander: Because she’s innocent. And we can prove it.

    Jack: I can prove all editorial decisions through email. I–I understand, I do. Listen, the bottom line is that I–

    [Knock at door] I am not leaving salem until I find out who killed my daughter.

    [Dramatic music]

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

    [Soft orchestration]

    Jack: I’ll call you back.

    Gwen: I imagine you’re not too surprised to see me.

    Jack: No, no. I heard about your pardon.

    Gwen: Well, you are in the news business, aren’t you? Sorry, I didn’t mean to just turn up here unannounced.

    Jack: It’s all right. Jennifer and julie took the kids out for pizza.

    Gwen: That place that has the window looking into the kitchen, where the children can watch them making the pizza? I love that. Gosh, I remember thomas used to knock on the glass–

    Jack: Please, can we just not… take the trip down memory lane? Tell me why you’re here.

    Gwen: I’m here because there’s something I want you to know.

    Sonny: So rex can vouch for your whereabouts at the time of the murder?

    Sarah: Yeah. Yeah, he came to see me at the inn and he stayed there until I fell asleep.

    Sonny: That’s great!

    [Chuckles] Um… and also, you know, maggie’s been really worried about you.

    Sarah: No, I know.

    Sonny: And for what it’s worth… I never thought you did it. Okay? No matter what kind of drugs gwen pumped into you, it’s not in your nature to hurt anyone. Especially not abigail.

    Sarah: Thank you. You know, there were times, though, when I couldn’t remember everything that happened that night and I just kept thinking like, what if the drugs made me–

    Sonny: Hey. You don’t have to think about that anymore. Okay? Rex will testify and you can just put this whole thing behind you.

    Sarah: Yeah, I mean, I don’t know, you know? Rex can tell them that he was there, but it doesn’t mean the police have to believe him.

    Jada: What do you mean you can prove it?

    Rafe: Yeah, what are you talking about now?

    Xander: I’m talking about the fact that– sarah couldn’t have killed abigail. So you need to get this woman to back off or we’re gonna charge her with harassment.

    Jada: Questioning your suspect is not harassment!

    Xander: Sarah isn’t a suspect. And if you’d been doing your job instead of trying to railroad her, you would’ve found out she has an alibi.

    Jada: How? She doesn’t remember where she was that night!

    Xander: No, but her ex-husband can. Marlena hypnotized sarah and she remembered that she was with rex. And he can and will confirm it. So take one of your little pens here and cross sarah off your list of suspects.

    Jada: Sorry, I can’t do that.

    Xander: Why the hell not?

    Chad: Where did schmitty go?

    Eric: Smitty’s off. You’re done.

    Chad: I would like another drink.

    Eric: I saw your tab and it looks like you’ve already had enough.

    Chad: Yeah. I am going to have quite a few more. As my son so eloquent– eloq– as my son says, you are not the boss of me.

    Eric: I kind of am. I’m legally bound to refuse service to anyone who’s obviously over their limit.

    Chad: Are you having a good time, father?

    Eric: I know you’re not.

    Chad: You know the problem with priests? Sorry. Ex-priests. Is that you think you’re god on earth.

    Eric: You know what I think? I think you’re hurting.

    Chad: [Chuckles] Wow. Such insight. Such compassion. The man whose wife was stabbed to death by her hopped-up cousin is hurting. You should have a talk show.

    Eric: I’m calling you a cab.

    Chad: No, you are gonna get me the drink that I ordered. And I’m not leaving until I get it. This is the sound of better breathing.

    Xander: Didn’t you hear me? Sarah’s not a suspect anymore. She has an alibi.

    Jada: Right, an alibi. A colleague of dr. Horton hypnotizes her and then…

    [Snaps fingers] Her memory comes back? And who confirms it? Oh, wait for it. Her ex-husband.

    Rafe: Dial it down.

    Jada: Tell him to dial it down. Here’s the one that charged in here claiming that I’m harassing sarah horton? Railroading her?

    Xander: You blew up her wedding!

    Jada: And now he’s ordering me to stop the investigation because he’s come up with some out-of-the-blue alibi?

    Xander: You just listen to me.

    Jada: No, you listen to me. Lucas horton swears he saw sarah horton at the scene of the crime on the night of the crime.

    Xander: You know as well as I do that lucas horton is a drunk and a liar. He’s only pointing his finger at sarah to save his own skin.

    Jada: [Sighs] Did you know mr. Horton was also hypnotized by your very own dr. Evans? Mm-hmm. And he remembers being at the dimera mansion that night and he saw sarah walking down the stairs.

    Xander: So he’s faking it. He was just pretending to be hypnotized.

    Jada: So he fooled dr. Evans? Is it also possible that perhaps she was also fooled by dr. Horton?

    Xander: Maybe, but sarah has an alibi. Rex brady was in my room at the salem inn with her on the night of the murder.

    Jada: Oh. Does he have a habit of visiting his ex-wife alone in a hotel room?

    Xander: Well, he never really got over her, really.

    Jada: Oh, he never really got over her, did he? And now he’s covering for her murder charge. Hmm. It’s always nice when a divorce is amicable.

    Xander: He wouldn’t lie about something like this. You know he wouldn’T.

    Jada: Mr. Cook, I admit this is a troublesome case and I’ve had my fair share of he said-she said, but this is my first he remembered-she remembered.

    Xander: This isn’t funny, damn it.

    Rafe: Xander, listen. We will follow up on everything you’ve told us and we will talk to rex.

    Jada: But your fiancée is not yet off the hook.

    Xander: You know what? You’re idiots. You’re both idiots.

    Jada: [Sighs]

    Rafe: Well, you told him. Everything you know about the case.

    Jada: [Sighs] I’M…sorry.

    Rafe: Might wanna work on that.

    Jada: [Sighs]

    Sonny: Hey, come on. I’ll walk you out.

    [Phone ringing] I’m sorry. Um, I gotta take this. Hello?

    Eric: Hey, sonny, it’s eric brady.

    Sonny: Oh, hey, eric. What’s up?

    Eric: Hey, I’m sorry to bother you, I just didn’t know who else to call. It’s about chad. By the looks of it, he’s been drinking all afternoon down here at the brady pub and, listen, I refused to serve him another drink but now he won’t leave. And I have an appointment to make, so–

    Sonny: Yeah, okay, I’ll be right there.

    Eric: Good. I was hoping you’d say that. Thanks.

    Abe: Now, haven’t you noticed that you don’t have to get me lubricated to succumb to your charms?

    Paulina: Mm, well, it’s true, I am a goddess and you are helpless before me. [Chuckles] Unless…

    Abe: Unless what?

    Paulina: Well, I’ll be honest. When it comes to your career, you can be downright stubborn.

    Abe: Because it’s my career.

    Paulina: And it’s been very nice so far, but you are not poised to take off to reach for the stars.

    Abe: To do what you want me to do.

    Paulina: This isn’t about me. It isn’t even about you, it’s for the people of this state.

    Abe: Oh, I know how you worry about them.

    Paulina: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. And do you know how many state governors went on to be president?

    Abe: Almost as many that went to jail.

    Paulina: That’s why we need an honest man like you. I can’t believe. Oh, governor mitchell, he pardoned those killers. Mm, he’s proven himself unfit for the office.

    Abe: Then why did you want me to grovel for his endorsement?

    Paulina: This–this is my point. If I as so much as bring up the topic of your political career, you get oppositional. Just like a two-year-old.

    Abe: Oh, well–hey! Hey, nicole. Over here.

    Paulina: Uh-uh, uh-uh. I know what you’re doing.

    Abe: I’m just greeting an old friend.

    Paulina: It won’t stop me.

    Abe: Nothing ever does.

    Nicole: Hey.

    Abe: [Chuckles] Hey, hello.

    Nicole: Hi, paulina.

    Paulina: Hi.

    Abe: Here, come on.

    Nicole: Thank you.

    Abe: Why don’t you join us? There you are.

    Nicole: Goodness.

    [All chuckling] So.

    Abe: Well, isn’t this great, huh? Huh?

    Paulina: Mm-hmm. It is! It is. Because now nicole can help me talk some sense into you.

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    Paulina: We have to get you a drink, but first tell the man he should be governor.

    Abe: [Chuckles] Look, why don’t we, uh, see how nicole is doing first? Like how’s your ankle? And how did you feel after being held at gunpoint?

    Paulina: Oh, he’s right. Shame on me. Feel free to open up. I know exactly what you’re going through. When we were robbed at gunpoint last labor day, I don’t think I slept for a week.

    Abe: Yeah, why don’t you just tell nicole how you felt, paulina?

    Paulina: Oh, he’s right. We were talking about you.

    Abe: We were trying to. I just thank god eric came along when he did. It sounds like he saved your life.

    Nicole: I think so. I mean, I thought that guy was gonna shoot me. And somehow eric talked him down.

    Paulina: Well, that’s so romantic! Oh, so tell me when are the two of you getting back together?

    Abe: Paulina.

    Nicole: [Chuckles]

    [Phone ringing]

    Eric: Detective hunter?

    Jada: Hi, eric. Thanks for coming in. It shouldn’t take long, I just need to ask a few questions about the other night.

    Eric: Of course, not a problem. First of all, I just– how are you are doing? Since I saw you last at the hospital?

    Jada: Better. Thanks for asking.

    Eric: Yeah. That’s good. But I think everybody would understand if you weren’t better.

    Jada: Yeah, I mean, it was a clean shoot, but I still killed a man with a soul. It stays with you.

    Eric: Of course it does.

    Jada: [Sighs] I mean, I– with you being a priest and everything, I’m sure you’ve dealt with a lot of people and people who dealt with guilt and a lot of difficult emotions. I feel like you would understand.

    Eric: Yeah, I do. Hey, if you ever need to talk about it, you know I’m here, okay?

    Jada: Thanks. Let me get that file. Oh, just had it here somewhere. Oh, damn it, damn it, damn it! Ugh. [Sighs] I am not in a good mood.

    Eric: Really? [Chuckles] Hey, you know, on my way over here, I saw xander cook leaving the office. He wouldn’t have anything to do with your mood, would he?

    Jada: Oh, no. I just love hyper-aggressive overbearing alpha males who shove pens in your face and call you an idiot and you end up getting in trouble by your boss. I mean, the man’s a total jerk! He’s not your friend, is he?

    Eric: Definitely not my friend.

    Jada: [Laughs] Okay. That seems kind of out of character for you, but what did he do?

    Eric: Well, for starters, he slept with my wife.

    [Phone chiming]

    Xander: Those bloody cops! No, that bloody cop I tell you what. She’s got her mind all made up and no pesky facts are gonna change it.

    Sarah: I take it it didn’t go very well.

    Xander: That’d be an understatement.

    Sarah: Maybe you should’ve called the lawyer.

    Xander: I thought I could handle it.

    Sarah: You usually do.

    Xander: Well, listen to this. When I told rafe that rex could confirm your alibi, that hunter woman, she was all over the fact that he’s your ex-husband.

    Sarah: He is my ex-husband. What’s wrong with that?

    Xander: I might’ve let slip that he never got over you and she took that to mean that, you know, he might lie for you.

    Sarah: Well, that’s not good. That’s not as bad as lucas’ testimony, but that’s not good.

    Xander: Lucas is a lying drunk.

    Sarah: I don’t think you can lie under hypnosis. I wasn’T. And I know that I was here when lucas said that he saw me there.

    Xander: But he didn’t see you. You couldn’t be in two places at once.

    Sarah: Except I was before, wasn’t I? Remember?

    Gwen: I saw jenn leave with the kids. You should know I didn’t want to just turn up here. I know jennifer’s already going through enough to have to deal with finding me on her doorstep.

    Jack: What did you want to tell me?

    Gwen: I wanted to tell you that the pardon was not my idea. It was kristen who got me out, who intervened. Now, I’m not going to pretend like I’m not happy about it, but I didn’t scheme to get it. I was absolutely prepared to serve my sentence.

    Jack: Except you didn’t have any choice in that, did you?

    Gwen: I mean, I understand that I deserved it and that I need to pay for what I had done.

    Jack: I appreciate you saying that. I have to admit, when I heard you’d been pardoned, I didn’t know what to think. But hearing you now… I understand that you truly wanted– you truly want to atone for what you did to sarah. And to abigail.

    Chad: Where the hell are you, ewwic?

    [Laughs]

    [Inhales deeply and sighs] Okay, fine, I’m gonna get it myself then!

    Sonny: Chad!

    Chad: [Laughs] Uh-oh. Did eric call you?

    Sonny: Look, he said you needed a ride home and clearly, he was right.

    Chad: Nope, I just need another drink.

    Sonny: Okay, chad, chad, no one is going to–stand up. Hey, look at me. Look at me. Hey. No one is going to serve you. All right?

    Chad: Well, then I’m just gonna go find another bar.

    Sonny: I’m telling you, I think it’s time to call it a day.

    Chad: [Chuckles] Wanna wrestle?

    Sonny: No, I don’t want to wrestle.

    Chad: Move.

    Sonny: Chad.

    Chad: Move.

    Sonny: Chad.

    [Chad laughing] Ow! My asthma felt anything but normal.

    [Light music]

    Jack: What can i do for you, rafe?

    Rafe: I came to update you on abigail’s case. Oh, gwen.

    Gwen: Commissioner.

    Rafe: That’s right. I did hear that you were pardoned. I guess congratulations are in order.

    Jack: That was kristen’s doing, not gwen’S.

    Rafe: Oh.

    Jack: So, what did you learn about abigail’s case? Please, tell me.

    Rafe: Yeah, right. Well, turns out that sarah horton may in fact have an alibi for the time of the murder. She remembers being with rex brady at the salem inn and word is he’s willing to confirm it.

    Jack: Well, thank god. Especially for maggie’s sake.

    Gwen: What about what lucas said? Didn’t he say that he saw sarah at the dimera mansion the night that she was murdered?

    Rafe: Yeah. Yeah, that is still a question mark. So, obviously until we speak to rex, sarah’s not going to be completely cleared.

    Jack: But once you’ve confirmed that rex is telling the truth?

    Rafe: Well, then we’re going to have to look at lucas’ statement a hell of a lot harder. After all, sarah can’t be two places at the same time.

    Sarah: You remember when I came to you and told you that I couldn’t marry you and that I was going away and didn’t want you looking for me?

    Xander: That wasn’t you.

    Sarah: I know. It was kristen. I think I was in a suitcase at that point, but it certainly seemed like I was somewhere that I wasn’T. You would’ve even sworn to it.

    Xander: The mask.

    Sarah: The mask. The mask that kristen loaned gwen. “The part of sarah horton usually played by kristen dimera will tonight be played by gwen rizczech.” For all I know, she still has that mask.

    Xander: That bitch.

    Sarah: That bitch. We’ve seen the lengths that she’ll go to get rid of me. And she’s the only person that I know that flat-out hated abigail.

    Xander: She was wearing the mask that night.

    Sarah: And killed two birds with one stone.

    Jada: He slept with your wife?

    Eric: Now my ex-wife.

    Jada: That would be nicole, the commissioner’s wife?

    Eric: [Sighs softly]

    Jada: So xander sleeping with her, that’s why you got divorced?

    Eric: [Sighs] Well, that was the catalyst.

    Jada: Mm.

    Eric: But the truth is, I wasn’t much of a husband. I was out of the country most of the time and I was just focused on my work and– listen, to be honest, I really wasn’t paying attention to my marriage. Or nicole.

    Paulina: It’s like a romance novel! Our hero saves the heroine’s life and all their problems melt away like april snow.

    Abe: [Chuckles] Paulina.

    Paulina: Oh, you know. I know chemistry. I could sense the chemistry between you two at our wedding. If chanel hadn’t caught that bouquet, ah, I know you and your ex would’ve been the next ones married.

    Nicole: Yes, well, I was.

    Paulina: Huh?

    Abe: You see, nicole is married. To rafe hernandez.

    Paulina: Oh! Honey! You should’ve talked to me first. Oh.

    Jada: But the two of you are still on good terms?

    Eric: Uh, yes. I only wish her the best.

    Jada: More than that. You risked your life for her.

    Eric: Well, when I saw the guy holding a gun on her… I knew at that moment that he could pull the trigger any minute. I just realized that–

    Jada: You were still in love with her.

    Eric: What I realized in that moment… is that I wouldn’t want to live on this earth without her in it.

    Jada: Well, thanks to your quick thinking, you don’t have to.

    Eric: I don’t know about that. You know, I kind of think I am the reason why it happened.

    Jada: Say what?

    Eric: Well, that morning, the guy, when I saw him stealing tips out of the jar, I should’ve called the cops.

    Jada: Aren’t you being a little hard on yourself?

    Eric: Am I? I mean, if I had done something, nicole, she wouldn’t have had a gun pointed at her. And if I hadn’t let the guy get away, jake wouldn’t be dead.

    Jada: You can’t think like that.

    Eric: Yeah, well, it’s all I’ve been thinking about.

    Jada: Look, I know all about going over and over things in your head. But the only person responsible for what that man did is that man. Not me, not nicole, and not you. So don’t blame yourself for what happened.

    Eric: Thanks.

    Jada: So let’s get that statement.

    Paulina: So you were hanging out at our wedding on your wedding day?

    Nicole: Well, it was sort of a spur-of-the-moment decision.

    Paulina: Mm, oh. Well, congratulations.

    [Phone ringing] Oh. Oh, it’s the exploratory committee.

    Abe: Exploratory committee?

    Paulina: Mm-hmm. I had them set up some focus groups, see how the average joe responds to the name abe carver.

    [Chuckles]

    [Phone ringing]

    [Sighs]

    Abe: [Chuckles] You know, we were hoping that our marriage would bring her out of her shell.

    Nicole: Uh-huh. Must be really hard to pry an opinion out of her.

    Abe: Ah.

    Nicole: It’s okay. I mean, she’s not the only one that thinks that way about me and eric. Even rafe thinks something’s going on.

    Abe: Rafe?

    Nicole: It’s just– after eric scared off that guy with the gun, he was trying to talk me down and rafe showed up and rafe misread things and he freaked out on eric.

    Abe: Wow.

    Nicole: But once rafe realized what was happening, you know, he felt bad. But I just–rafe doesn’t have anything to worry about.

    Abe: Are you sure?

    Jack: Well, if rex really was with sarah that night, then lucas saying that he saw sarah at the dimera mansion doesn’t make any sense. Again, lucas was drinking. Maybe he doesn’t know what he saw.

    Rafe: Yeah, that’s a distinct possibility.

    [Soft tense music]

    Gwen: Well, that’s good to know that sarah probably didn’t have anything to do with abigail’s murder. I would hate to have to live with the responsibility for my sister’s death.

    Sonny: Chad. I’m serious!

    [Chad laughing hysterically] Chad, I’m serious, man! Get off me and sit down! Chad. Come on. Chad. Just– right here. Chad. Come on, man.

    Chad: Oh, I told you there was another bar.

    Sonny: Chad, don’t do it.

    Chad: [Laughing] Why not? Well, thanks to you, I had my own designated driver.

    Sonny: What? Your own designated– what happened today?

    Chad: “What happened?” My wife was stabbed to death. What, did it slip your mind?

    Sonny: No, what happened today? All right, what set you off like this?

    Chad: [Sighs] It’s just– don’t worry about the–

    Sonny: Chad! Hey, focus! Damn it! Chad! Wait, is this about sarah?

    Chad: Oh, man. She’s crazy. What, does she think? That I’m gonna pick up the phone from the person who killed my wife? [Scoffs]

    Sonny: Look, chad, I don’t think she was calling to tell you that she did that. I think she was calling you to say that she was innocent. She has an alibi.

    Chad: What?

    Sonny: She was with rex at the time of the murder.

    Chad: [Chuckling]

    Sonny: Chad.

    Chad: So what you’re saying is, first, clyde didn’t do it and then lucas didn’t do it and now sarah didn’t do it? So what–what does it mean? That my wife stabbed herself to death herself?

    [Laughs]

    Sonny: Chad, I know–I know how hard this must be, okay? Not knowing who did this horrible thing.

    Chad: [Sighs] See, it doesn’t even matter. Because even if we find out who did it, it’s not gonna bring her back, okay? Nothing will. I was taking my antidepressant daily,

    Chad: Do you wanna know why I went out drinking today? Because thomas didn’t want to go to the aquarium. I told him that we could do something else. He wanted abigail. And I snapped at him. Because he wanted his mother. I don’t want to be around my own kids. Because I don’t want to have to worry about causing them any more pain.

    Sonny: Kids know about more than you think they do. Thomas knows you didn’t mean to hurt him.

    Chad: [Laughs] Even so. I’m supposed to make him feel better.

    [Chuckles] I am supposed to suck it up and make my kids feel better.

    [Laughing] I am not. I am just causing them more pain!

    [Chad crying]

    Jada: Sign here and here.

    Eric: Do you need anything else?

    Jada: I don’t think so. Everything you said matches up with what mrs. Hernandez said.

    Eric: Oh, you already got her statement too?

    Jada: No, commissioner hernandez.

    Eric: That’s great. So were you– did you find a place yet? I mean, or did you look at the rooms above the pub?

    Jada: [Sighs] No, I haven’t had time. But I better make time because I am bleeding money staying at the salem inn.

    Eric: All right, all right, enough. Tomorrow, you’re gonna come and I’m gonna show them.

    Jada: That would be great.

    Eric: Great.

    Jada: And then after, maybe I can take you out to lunch?

    Eric: [Chuckles] You don’t have to do that.

    Jada: I didn’t mean it as a thank you. I meant as a, well–

    Eric: Detective hunter, are you asking me out on a date?

    Abe: I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said anything.

    Nicole: Abe, it’s fine. I think what everyone is picking up on is the fact that I will always care about eric. I am so happy with rafe.

    Paulina: [Laughs] Good news! The focus group’s numbers are through the roof! The committee loves your chances!

    Nicole: Ah, well, congratulations, abe. Paulina, thank you for the drink.

    Paulina: Oh, we’re just ordering some dinner. Join us.

    Nicole: Oh, no. Three is a crowd. Besides, I’m on my way to the station.

    Abe: Oh, well, let me drive you.

    Nicole: No, no, abe, I’ll take a cab. I don’t want to keep you from your dinner. Besides, with any luck, maybe I can convince rafe to take me out on a romantic dinner of our own.

    Xander: So she put on the mask, murdered abigail, and then on her way out the house, happened to run into lucas.

    Sarah: Do you know what I think? If she hadn’t “happened” to run into lucas, she would’ve “happened” to run into somebody else. She didn’t want to just get away with it, she wanted to pin it on me.

    Xander: There’s a whole lot of premeditation in that.

    Sarah: Well, isn’t gwen known for her organizational skills?

    Xander: I was about to marry someone so… sick.

    Sarah: It’s just the hard part is getting someone to believe us. I mean, gwen was in prison.

    Xander: Gwen wasn’t in prison. She was in statesville. I know flea markets that have tighter security than that place. And we’ll get the police to believe us by showing them evidence. We’ll prove that gwen had the mask.

    Sarah: How do we do that?

    Xander: We search her room. She texted me where she’s staying, wanted me to know that she’s there for me, since it looked like you were the killer.

    Sarah: Oh, she did, did she?

    Xander: I think she’s going to regret sharing that bit of information.

    Sarah: Mm-hmm.

    Xander: Let’s go. Announcer: Type 2 diabetes?

    Chad: Thank you, for being such a good friend to me.

    Sonny: [Sniffles]

    [Chuckles and sniffles] You’re a good friend too. And you’re a good dad.

    Chad: No.

    Sonny: You are. And like I’ve said a million times before, I’ll always be there for you, okay? Let’s get you upstairs, all right? Let’s sleep it off. Come on, come on. Come on up. There we go. No. Thank you. Come on. One foot in front of the other.

    Jack: I meant what I said about you being able to clear sarah. Especially for maggie’s sake.

    Rafe: Mm-hmm.

    Jack: It must be hell to wonder if your daughter is capable of doing something like that.

    Paulina: Sorry if I put my foot in it before. But I know chemistry. It was plain as day at our wedding.

    Abe: So you were thinking about nicole and eric, not about me?

    Paulina: Oh, abe. Now, stop. Of course I was focused on the handsome groom.

    Abe: [Chuckles]

    Paulina: But how could you not notice the sparks flying off those two? Yeah, nicole? She might’ve run off to marry the commish, but I have no doubt in my mind she still has feelings for eric.

    Jada: I’m sorry. The way you were talking about your ex-wife, I just assumed you were single. But if you’re seeing someone–

    Eric: No, I’m not seeing anyone.

    Jada: Maybe you’re just not interested.

    Eric: I never said I wasn’t interested. I’d love to go to lunch.

    Jada: Great. Then it’s a date.

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    B&B Transcript Thursday, August 4, 2022

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    [ Romantic music ]

    Steffy: I love you.

    Steffy and finn: I love you.

    Finn: So much, steffy. Forever.

    Steffy: [ Whispers ] Forever.

    Finn: [ Whispers ] Forever.

    Hope: Oh, what a day.

    Brooke: A wonderful day.

    Hope: It’s still so unreal. Finn is alive. Steffy has her husband back.

    Brooke: Finn literally beat death to get back to steffy and the kids. It’s incredible.

    Hope: Happy doesn’t seem like a big enough word for what I’m feeling, but, I am. I’m so happy for them.

    Brooke: Me too. And for ridge, too. I mean, I know that he was trying to be strong for steffy, but he was struggling. And now my husband can have some well-deserved peace.

    Steffy: Oh, my gosh. It still feels like a dream.

    > Finn: And this was my dream. Every day, every second lying there in that bed, I dreamt of this moment.

    Steffy: How? I still don’t understand how it happened. Like what did– what did li do?

    Finn: Don’t worry. I’ll fill you in. It’s a long story that even I’m still trying to piece together. But right now, all I want to do is hold you and never let you go.

    Steffy: Oh.

    > Brooke: It’s truly a miracle.

    Hope: It is. Honestly, it reminds me of when liam and I found out that beth was alive. It was so amazing to me, how quickly all of that pain just went away when she was put into my arms. And I hope that it’s the same for steffy. That when she sees finn, all of that torment just fades away.

    Brooke: And not just for steffy and for finn. But for ridge and taylor as well. As a parent, I can only imagine the kind of joy and euphoria that they must be feeling this very moment.

    Ridge: Well, that was unexpected.

    Taylor: Was it? Ughh!

    Brooke: Oh, sorry. It’s been crazy. I haven’t even been able to check my inbox.

    Hope: Oh, it’s fine. I’m just thinking about kelly when she gets to see finn for the first time. I bet she’s just going to run to him. Her eyes are going to light up.

    Brooke: And hayes, too.

    Hope: Yes. Everything is back on track the way they should be. You know, steffy and finn are going to have a long, happy life together. I wonder when they’re going to come back to L.A., If they’ll– mom. What is it?

    Brooke: What did you do?

    Hope: What?

    > Brooke: What were you thinking?

    Hope: I don’t–

    Brooke: Honey. You know how ridge feels about deacon. It’s still a long road to get back to where we were. I don’t want to do anything to where ridge doesn’t trust me anymore.

    Ridge: You know, can I say something? Your daughter has some nerve. We fly all the way here, and she has no time for us. Just spends it with her husband.

    Taylor: I know, how rude.

    Ridge: Super rude.

    Taylor: So rude.

    Ridge: Well, I guess they deserve it after everything, right?

    Taylor: Yeah. Sheila tried, but she failed. She had no idea what she was up against.

    Ridge: Okay. Don’t dance. So– so your professional opinion as a doctor is that love conquers all. That’s it.

    Taylor: True love. Absolutely.

    Ridge: Okay. If that’s what we are then– you’re right, I guess.

    Taylor: Did you just say you’re– you’re right? Is that what you said?

    Ridge: I guess. Yes, you’re– you’re right. It’s– it’s fate.

    Taylor: Yeah.

    Ridge: Like you said, sheila tried but she can’t destroy what was meant to be.

    Taylor: No. No. She will never break this family. Ever.

    Ridge: Mm. I like this, uh… mama bear thing you got going. It’s nice. Um, I– I got to say, this was one of the most amazing days of my life.

    Taylor: Me too. We came here thinking that we’re going to have to support steffy through the most terrible time and–

    Ridge: Get to witness a miracle.

    Steffy: This doesn’t feel real. I can’t believe you’re here. Like it feels like… like some kind of dream and I’m going to wake up and you’re going to be gone.

    Finn: This is real, steffy.

    Steffy: Finn, I– I saw you. Saw you in the alley and–

    Finn: It’s okay. Honey, I’m here. Look. I’m here.

    Steffy: I just have so many questions.

    Finn: I know. I know. And I will answer them all. But what matters most, what really matters is that I’m here with you now. It’s kind of romantic, if you think about it.

    Steffy: What?

    Finn: Not even death could keep me from you.

    [ Cell phone ringing ]

    Steffy: That’s your mom.

    Finn: Mom?

    Li: Taylor sent me the picture of all of you together. It brought me to tears to see you reunited with your family again.

    Finn: Yeah. Me too. I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back with steffy and the kids.

    Li: To see you all together so happy, I hope beyond everything that this day would come.

    Finn: Well, it has. Thanks to you. I mean, my entire life you have never given up on me, ever.

    Li: How could I? You’re my son.

    Steffy: Li, I can’t tell you how grateful I am. Thank you for never giving up on finn. For bringing him back to us. I’m steve, I lost 138 pounds in nine months on golo

    Steffy: You’re the best, amelia. Yes, take hayes for another stroll around the block. Thanks.

    [ Kelly laughing ]

    Finn: I’ve missed this so much. Ahh!

    Kelly: I want to make sure you’re still here. Promise you won’t leave again?

    Finn: Yes, I promise.

    Steffy: Did you have fun with amelia?

    Kelly: We had ice cream, mommy.

    Steffy: You did?

    Finn: Wait, where’s mine?

    Kelly: Hayes ate it.

    Finn: What? He did?

    Kelly: No, but we can get more. I want to go to that place near our house. I want to go home.

    Steffy: Yeah, I want that too. Back to our wonderful life together.

    Finn: Home, yeah. Walking through that front door and seeing the three of you, that’s what kept me going. I knew I needed to get strong enough so I could come home to all of you.

    Hope: I genuinely don’t understand what the problem is.

    Brooke: You posted a picture of deacon and me.

    Hope: Yes. What, I’m not allowed to take a selfie with my parents?

    Brooke: Hope.

    Hope: What? Mom, mom, you– you weren’t doing anything wrong. You weren’t alone with him. You weren’t in the house.

    Brooke: Okay, it’s– it’s not that simple.

    Hope: Really? Look, mom, dad has been everything that he said he would be since he came back into my life. He has stepped up. He’s been there for me and– I understand that we need to make some concessions for ridge. But every now and then I would like things to just feel a little normal. And taking a picture with my parents is normal.

    Brooke: Okay. Okay. Okay. I know that you want your father in your life. I get that, sweetheart. And you’re right. He has been true to his word. But ridge and I are still in a very delicate place, and I want to make sure that he can trust me.

    Hope: Look, I wasn’t looking to cause problems.

    Brooke: Oh, I know, sweetheart.

    Hope: It’s just– you know, steffy and finn are back together. We were having a nice family moment. We were so happy for them. And I– it just felt– it felt nice and I wanted to capture the moment and I shared it. Do you really think that ridge will be upset?

    Brooke: Well, let’s see. He hates deacon and he hates it when I’m around him. So, yes, it’s very possible that he’ll be upset. I just can’t lose whatever little faith ridge has in me. I can’T.

    Ridge: Steffy?

    Taylor: Yeah, she just texted. She and finn are back in the room with the kids.

    Ridge: I just want to go out there and see these guys, but I– maybe we should– we should just let them have a little more time, right? I can’t even imagine what they’re feeling right now.

    Taylor: Happiness. Pure happiness. How about you? What are you feeling?

    Ridge: What am I feeling? What– what are you. What– what are you do– what’s going on? Are you trying to shrink me right now? Is that– oh, wow. Okay. Um, what’s the– I am– I am processing.

    Taylor: Oh, that’s a good word.

    Ridge: It is good. I’m– we came here to help our daughter. And next thing we know, it’s happily ever after. And it’s just– it’s been–

    [ Clears throat ] It’s been a whirlwind, doctor.

    Taylor: Yes, it has. You know, earlier we got– we got a little caught up in the moment. Don’t you think? I mean, we’re just– we’re two parents who are overjoyed for our daughter. But… maybe we– we got a little too close, you know? For two friends, two old friends.

    Ridge: Well, you are putting me on the spot right now.

    Taylor: Am I?

    Ridge: Look. I’m– I– f–

    Taylor: Why did you kiss me? Thoughts?

    Zyrteeeec…

    Brooke: Honey, I support you having a relationship with your father. I do. It makes me very happy. But ridge has every reason to be wary of deacon and me. I don’t want him getting the wrong idea.

    Hope: Well, I don’t either. I’m sorry, mom. Really. It’s just– I was happy to be together as a family. But I don’t want to undermine your marriage.

    Brooke: I know, honey. So, I’d appreciate it if you take the post down.

    Hope: Fine. I’ll do it right now.

    Brooke: Thank you. I’m going to call ridge and see if he’s okay.

    Ridge: So, you asking me why I kissed you?

    Taylor: Yeah, I am.

    Ridge: How could I not?

    [ Phone buzzing ]

    Brooke: He’s not answering.

    Hope: He’s probably with steffy, finn and the kids.

    Brooke: Maybe he saw the post. Maybe he’s be upset with me.

    Hope: Mom. You have nothing to worry about. Ridge has moved back in, he’s taking care of you. Nothing and no one is going to come between you and ridge.

    Ridge: We’ve been through some very difficult times together. And our… daughter was lost and then found happiness and… we were part of that. So, it just, um… just felt, you know?

    Taylor: Okay.

    Ridge: Okay?

    Taylor: Yeah.

    Steffy: How are the kids?

    Finn: You know, I think that– I think the sugar crash has hit. I put on a movie and gave them some snacks. I think kel and hayes will be good for a while.

    Steffy: Nice to see them this happy. I haven’t seen them like this in– it’s been a while.

    Finn: I know. I’ll never truly be able to explain to them what happened. At least not for another 15 years.

    Steffy: Oh. Yeah, I barely understand it.

    Finn: Me too. You know, I… remember the first thought I had when I came to. I couldn’t talk, but… I was screaming inside for you. The only words, “where’s my wife?” “Where’s my children?” And I was just in so much pain and so confused, but… I knew that I needed to get back to you. That’s what drove me. It drove me. That’s what kept me fighting.

    Steffy: You saved my life, finn. You jumped in front of a bullet for me.

    Finn: Of course I did. Steffy, you’re my wife.

    Steffy: Finn, part of me died in that alley. And I tried– I try to stay– to stay strong for the kids. I didn’t want them sinking in despair like me. And I– but I was barely holding on. You were always on my mind. You were always in my heart. That’s why I couldn’t– I couldn’t stay in L.A. I had to go because it was– it was torture. You have no idea, it was torture. It was– I had to get out. It broke my heart being at our house.

    Finn: It’s over, okay? It’s over now.

    Steffy: Yeah.

    Finn: Right. We can go back to making new memories. That night in that alley, that’s not the end of our story. Our love is too strong for that. We have the rest of our lives together. I love you, steffy.

    Steffy: I love you.

    Finn: Let’s go home.

    Steffy: Oh yeah.

    Steffy: Let’s go home.

    [ Steffy sighs ]

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    Days Update Friday, August 5, 2022

    Days of Our Lives Update

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    Update written by Joseph

    At the Kiriakis Mansion, Maggie goes to Alex’s room to invite him to come eat dinner, but finds him in bed with a woman.

    Johnny stands in the town square, staring at Sweet Bits Bakery. Paulina approaches him and informs him that she’s sorry, but Chanel is gone for the day and she’s taken her sweet bits with her.

    Allie puts her son Henry to sleep and then joins Chanel on the couch with wine. Allie informs her that they can now be together, uninterrupted, until morning. Allie and Chanel then kiss.

    Xander and Sarah go to Gwen’s hotel room. They plan out what to do as Xander then picks the lock and they break in to Gwen’s room. They begin searching the room. Sarah doesn’t think Gwen would hide it somewhere obvious but Xander finds the mask in her bag. Sarah declares that they’ve got her, but then they hear keys at the door as Gwen has come home. Sarah and Xander hide as Gwen enters. Gwen goes to her bag, pulls out the mask, and declares that she has to get rid of it. Gwen then takes the mask and exits. Xander and Sarah come out from hiding in the bathroom. Sarah notes that was close and is thankful she’s not onto them. Xander responds that they are on to her.

    Gwen goes to the docks towards a dumpster. Gwen states that now that Sarah has an alibi, the mask has to disappear so no one finds out what she did.

    Allie and Chanel continue kissing. Allie asks if this is really happening that Chanel picked her. Chanel assures that she did and that they are in this together as Allie picked her too. Allie agrees and calls it great, but she can’t help thinking about Johnny as she feels so bad since he thought he was the one. Chanel admits that the last thing she wanted to do was hurt him, but someone was going to get hurt. They think back to Chanel making her decision. Chanel gets that Johnny is her brother and it’s sweet that she cares about him. Chanel asks if they are really going to let that ruin their night. Allie promises nothing will ruin their night. Allie and Chanel start kissing until they are interrupted by Lucas showing up at the door.

    Johnny sits with Paulina and says he just can’t believe that Chanel chose Allie. Paulina gives him a drink and suggests it might help. Johnny complains that he wants a do over or another shot as this can’t be how it ends. Paulina knows it hurts but it wasn’t in the cards. Johnny asks if he’s just supposed to give up. Johnny reminds Paulina that she told him herself that she wanted him to end up with Chanel and asks if she meant that. Paulina assures that she meant it and the only issues she had with him were when the Devil was making his choices for him. Paulina sincerely believes Johnny could make Chanel very happy. Johnny suggests they do something about it then. Johnny says they both want him with Chanel so he wants to figure out a way to make that happen.

    Maggie apologizes to Alex for barging in on him like that as he just got back to town so she didn’t realize he had time to make friends. Alex says he’s a people person but gets the girl’s name wrong as she introduces herself as Lisa. Lisa mentions having an art class to go teach. She gives Alex her number and exits. Maggie comments that she was very nice and outgoing but questions the low standards since Alex called her the wrong name but she still wants to see him again. Alex remarks that he’s just good at what he does. Maggie decides to leave and let Alex finish getting dressed.

    Allie questions what Lucas is doing there as she thought he’d be in jail. Lucas responds that they didn’t have enough evidence to hold him in connection to Abigail’s murder, so he’s out on bail. Allie asks what about kidnapping Sami and if that’s not a serious enough crime. Chanel encourages Allie to let Lucas in but Allie argues that it’s their night. Lucas apologizes to Chanel. Chanel tells Allie that she will go back to the Bakery. Allie reminds her that she closed it. Chanel says she will open it back up so Allie can talk to Lucas and make herself better. Chanel suggests Allie not take the fact that she has a dad for granted. Chanel adds that they might not work it all out tonight but she has to start somewhere. Allie says not tonight when it’s their night. Chanel assures they will have a million more and kisses her goodbye as she then exits. Lucas tells Allie that it’s her call as he will go if she wants him to.

    Paulina tells Johnny that Allie is with Chanel now and it’s done. Johnny argues that it’s not set in stone and Chanel just needs to see that she made the wrong decision which is where Paulina comes in. Paulina asks what she’s supposed to do about it. Johnny says Paulina has influence over Chanel. Paulina says not when Chanel sets her mind to something and if she tried to change her mind about Allie, she would lose whatever influence she does have over her. Johnny knows she can’t just go tell Chanel that she made the wrong decision which is why they need a plan, for Chanel’s sake. Paulina doesn’t like the word plan as it sounds underhanded and manipulative. Johnny says it’s not about the route but the destination and asks Paulina to help him get there. Johnny asks her to let him make Chanel truly happy.

    Maggie goes to the living room and tells Victor that Alex having a woman over is no big deal while Victor complains that he snuck a woman in to his room and had his way with her with no decency. Maggie finds it hilarious when Victor attempts moral outrage. Alex walks in and remarks that not everyone is as accepting as Maggie is, joking that she accepts Victor. Maggie decides to go check with Cook about dinner. Victor comments that Alex reminds him of Justin at his age which is not a compliment. Victor orders Alex to sit down and questions what the hell he’s doing with his life.

    Sarah tells Xander that even though Gwen didn’t see them, she did take off with the mask which is the only proof that she was the one that Lucas saw at the DiMera Mansion on the night of Abigail’s murder. Xander decides they have to make sure that Gwen doesn’t have the chance to get rid of the mask, so they rush out of the room together.

    Gwen tosses the Sarah mask into the dumpster and walks away.

    Gwen returns to her hotel room and questions why she didn’t just do that at night. Leo then shows up at her door with a bag of food.

    Xander and Sarah trace Gwen’s steps to the dumpster. Xander complains of the dumpster’s smell. Sarah guesses someone put another load on top and declares that they are going to have to get in there and dig it out which Xander questions. Xander suggests getting a pole or some gas masks. Sarah then jumps in to the dumpster and begins searching for the mask.

    Paulina tells Johnny that they can’t hurt Allie and it’s against her better judgment. Johnny says he doesn’t want to hurt Allie either but Paulina says that seems inevitable. Johnny says maybe in the short term, but really they are just freeing her up to meet the true love of her life like he knows Chanel is for him. Chanel appears in the town square and sees Johnny and Paulina sitting together. Johnny tells Paulina that they need to figure out a way to get Chanel away from Allie that’s permanent. Chanel then walks the other way around. Paulina agrees with Johnny and says she can’t take another “which twin” monologue. Johnny suggests setting up a misunderstanding so that Chanel feels betrayed and there’s nothing Allie can say or do to make it better. Paulina feels that seems complicated and suggests not doing anything at all. Chanel then approaches them and questions what they were talking about. Paulina says she was just giving Johnny a shoulder to cry on which Chanel mocks. Paulina calls heartbreak tough. Chanel says especially when you’re trying to inflict it on someone else, like Allie. Paulina tries to say that Chanel misheard but Chanel recites what Johnny’s plan was about setting something up so that she feels betrayed and Allie can’t make it better. Chanel says she half expects something like that from Johnny but argues that Paulina is supposed to have her back instead of plotting against her. Chanel declares that she hates both of them and storms off while Paulina calls after her. Paulina worries about what she has done.

    Lucas tells Allie that ever since the night of the wedding, things have been complicated. Lucas doesn’t understand what he did and can’t begin to think of what it’s been like for Allie. Allie calls it a pattern for Lucas to think about her after he’s already done what he knows is wrong, but afterwards, he always feels so sorry. Lucas states that he is sorry but he’s not here to ask for her forgiveness, he’s here to tell her something that he thinks might help her. Allie asks if he didn’t kidnap her mother. Lucas admits he did that but Marlena hypnotized him and he started to remember a lot of things, so he did not kill Abigail and is not a murderer. Lucas confirms that he went to the DiMera Mansion to confront Abigail as he wanted to beg her not to tell Sami that he was the one who kidnapped her, but he never saw Abigail that night. Allie asks about the cut on his hand. Lucas explains that he did it to himself as he went to make himself another drink but sliced his hand, cutting a lemon. Allie questions Lucas not just drinking out of the bottle like every other drunk in the world. Lucas argues that he didn’t understand what he was doing, but he saw Sarah running down the steps and leaving while the police think she may have had the murder weapon. Lucas knows it doesn’t make sense, but the point is that he didn’t kill Abigail. Lucas asks her to tell him that she believes that.

    Xander wants Sarah to get out of the dumpster before she gets sick. Sarah argues that someone had to take charge as the mask won’t find itself. Xander feels there has to be a better way. Xander tells her not to make him come in there after her. Sarah concludes that the mask is not in the dumpster and questions where the hell it is.

    Gwen asks Leo to go as she’s not in the mood for her company. Leo argues that he’s not company, he’s family. Leo wants Gwen to fill him in on the news about Sarah, guessing the noose is tightening around her neck as they speak. Leo asks Gwen what’s wrong. Gwen says nothing but Leo calls her a liar and tells her to fill him in over their food. Leo then reaches in to the bottom of his bag of food and pulls out the Sarah mask, revealing it’s back. Gwen questions what he’s going to do with that. Leo jokes that he’s going to marry Xander and enjoy the night with him. Leo mentions finding it in the dumpster. Gwen jokes about Leo dumpster diving. Leo tells Gwen to drop the act, revealing he saw her in the alley, panicked. Gwen claims she wasn’t panicked. Leo tells her to save it and questions Gwen having the mask forever and suddenly throwing it away. Leo brings up the last time they were together and how Xander was so down about what was going to happen to Sarah, yet somehow Sarah is still free. Leo mentions something about an alibi and questions just who Lucas saw that night rushing down the stairs as he holds the mask.

    Xander tells Sarah that the mask must still be in the dumpster so maybe she missed it. Xander decides if he wants something done right, he must do it himself, so he reluctantly jumps in to the dumpster as Sarah laughs.

    Victor tells Alex that Sonny told him that Alex would like to work with him at Titan. Alex says it came up because working with his brothers Vic and Joe wasn’t everything he hoped it would be. Victor asks if that’s because they actually expected him to work. Victor questions what Alex sees himself doing at Titan. Alex asks if Sonny should be in on this conversation. Victor points out that then Sonny would know what they were talking about. Victor questions if Alex wants Sonny to know why he’s really here. Alex says he should’ve known he couldn’t put anything past him.

    Lucas asks Allie to just say something. Allie thinks she always knew that he couldn’t kill someone. Lucas thanks her. Allie adds that she doesn’t believe Sarah could either. Lucas admits he doesn’t either. Allie tells Lucas that she doesn’t believe he killed Abigail, but she will never forget or forgive that he kidnapped her mom and now he’s in court trying to get out of it like a coward which she thinks is pathetic.

    Paulina catches up to Chanel outside the Brady Pub and asks her to let her explain. Chanel says it’s crystal clear that Paulina doesn’t want her to be with Allie. Chanel declares that she made her choice and she wants to see what she and Allie can be together. Chanel thought Paulina would be happy for her but instead, she’s plotting with Johnny behind her back. Paulina tries to deny it but Chanel says she heard her. Paulina says she was just worried that she hadn’t made the right choice. Chanel takes that to mean she picked the girl, when the right choice to Paulina was the boy and that is what this is really about.

    Alex guesses it did cross his mind that working for Sonny would be less taxing than working for Vic and Joe. Victor argues that something a lot more devious than that crossed his mind. Alex argues that Victor can’t possibly think he’s after Sonny’s job since he knows Victor wants him there. Victor states that he put Sonny there and it was the right decision at the time, but as it turns out, he’s had too much of his mother in him. Alex argues that Adrienne was a mother to him too. Victor remarks that Adrienne had no killer instinct and neither does Sonny. Alex guesses Victor is upset about the acquisition of a small company in London that slipped through Sonny’s fingers. Alex mentions Sonny assumed Gabi took it out from under him. Victor comments that Gabi denied it and Sonny believed her. Alex says Gabi is apparently a scheming liar. Victor asks if he would’ve believed her. Alex says it’s hard to say, so Victor guesses he’s trying to protect Sonny. Alex responds that he is his brother. Victor suggests maybe Alex is trying to protect himself which he questions. Victor reveals that he did a little digging and found out that it wasn’t Gabi who scooped up the company, it was Alex.

    Lucas tells Allie that he doesn’t want to throw Kate under the bus but it was her idea that he plead not guilty. Allie mentions that Kate told her the same. Lucas says Allie knows then that his plea was based around what happened to Abigail since his memory lapse made it really easy for the police to assume he killed her, so if he plead guilty to kidnapping Sami then they would think he killed Abigail to keep her quiet. Allie responds that she gets it. Allie talks about going to their wedding, thinking it was going to be one of the greatest days ever with her parents getting back together like a dream come true. Lucas knows he turned it in to a real nightmare. Allie declares that on that day, her eyes were really opened as to who he really is.

    Paulina complains that Chanel doesn’t understand and explains that she thinks Chanel is better off with Johnny because he’s never hurt her like Allie has when she was all over the place with her feelings and with Tripp. Chanel argues that Allie wasn’t ready to face how she felt but now she has. Paulina points out that Allie also has a lot of baggage with her son. Chanel argues that Henry isn’t baggage and that this is about her making a choice that she’s not comfortable with. Chanel says Paulina wants her in a nice, traditional relationship. Paulina tells her that she’s wrong and insists that she’s open minded. Paulina says they have it hard enough in this country with their skin color so her choice will only make it harder for her. Chanel responds that it’s just one excuse after another while Paulina would never run away from her choice that she felt deep in her heat and she would hate it if she did. Chanel asks Paulina to just tell her the truth.

    Xander gets out of the dumpster and says he can’t believe this but he’s not giving up. Xander argues that they know Gwen was at the mansion on the night of the murder. Sarah points out that they have no proof. Xander guesses they have to go to the cops and tell them what they know. Sarah responds that the one problem is Gwen.

    Gwen tells Leo that this is ridiculous. Leo says he knows her too well and he saw the panic in her eyes when he pulled the mask out of the bag, so they both know this is about more than just the mask. Gwen pulls out a bottle of vodka. Leo brings up Gwen’s motive and her missing hours in prison as disappearing gives opportunity and the Sarah mask is means. Leo warns her about the case against her. Leo says that he is her friend and asks her to tell him what happened that night.

    Victor tells Alex that he was right that he can’t put anything past him. Alex calls it a lesson learned and admits he knew Sonny was out to buy the company, so he formed an LLC and bought the company out for a lesser price than what Sonny was going to pay. Victor questions Alex then moving here and guesses he is after Sonny’s job. Alex swears that he was trying to help Sonny out because he realized Sonny was about to be taken and saved him from falling into a trap. Alex assures that he has no interest in the company as his plan was to flip it back to Titan at Sonny’s original terms that he should’ve been able to get from the beginning and he was only trying to help. Victor remarks that it sounds like he thought of everything.

    Paulina admits that she wanted Chanel with a boy and she was being selfish. Paulina says she told herself that she was thinking of Chanel but she was trying to make Chanel fulfill her own dream with a wedding and lots of babies which she calls too much to give up. Chanel assures that she wants all those things too but Paulina is holding onto old ideas since she can have all those things with Allie. Chanel wants Paulina in her corner but she needs her to help her, not fight her. Chanel says right now, Allie is with her dad and may be on the verge of losing him. Chanel declares that she doesn’t want to lose her mother. Paulina promises that she won’t and hugs her.

    Allie guesses it’s inevitable as every kid has the day where they don’t see their parent the same anymore and see that he’s human and makes mistakes. Allie argues that Lucas set himself up to be the hero of Sami’s life when he was the one who made her suffer. Allie doesn’t understand it or him and it breaks her heart. Lucas asks how to make it up to her. Allie says that’s not how it works as it’s not up to her. Allie tells him that he has to show her that it’s possible for things to be different.

    Lucas doesn’t see a problem with telling the cops it was possible that Gwen was at the DiMera Mansion that night, disguised as Sarah. Sarah argues that they would have motive but no mask means no means and Gwen being locked up in prison means no opportunity. Sarah adds that it would just let Gwen know that they are onto her while right now, she thinks that the mask is gone for good so they have to keep it that way to nail her.

    Leo questions Gwen about what happened that night. Gwen claims there’s nothing to say or tell. Leo says he’ll just take the mask back to where he found it then and pretend he never saw it. Gwen takes the mask from him and says she would prefer if he just let her handle it on her own. Leo then exits the room. Gwen finishes her drink while looking at the mask.

    Xander and Sarah go home and shower after their dumpster experience. Xander says he’s never felt like he needed one more and apologizes for making Sarah jump in the dumpster first. Sarah says he more than made up for it in the shower as they kiss. They decide that tomorrow they go to prison to get proof that Gwen got out on the night that Abigail was murdered. Xander encourages that they are going to get Sarah out of this together and Gwen will never see them coming.

    Alex tells Victor that he does not want Sonny to know about this. Victor says to imagine if he told him what Alex is really doing here. Alex says to imagine what it would do to Sonny. Victor brings up what it would do to Alex and warns that no one in the family would ever trust him again. Alex asks what Victor is going to do. Victor says he will do nothing and maintain the status quo. Victor decides that Alex will work under Sonny but report to him. Alex realizes he has no choice. Victor adds that this little arrangement could be what Alex wanted from the very beginning.

    Paulina returns to the town square where Johnny asks if she was able to talk Chanel down and argues that they can still salvage this. Johnny says Chanel hearing them doesn’t mean it can’t still work. Paulina declares that it’s not going to work because they’re not going to do it. Paulina states that she said she wanted Chanel to be happy and that means being with Allie.

    Chanel returns to Allie’s and asks how it went with Lucas. Allie says they talked and she told him that he would have to show her that things would be different, so he made a decision…

    Lucas walks past the Brady Pub and calls his lawyer, saying they need to have a meeting about his defense because he wants to change his plea in the kidnapping case back to guilty.

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    Y&R Update Friday, August 5, 2022

    Young & The Restless Update

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    Recap written by Christine

    Billy went to Victoria’s office. He cut his business trip short after he heard about Ashland, because he wanted to be there for the kids. Victoria asked if Lily was okay with that. He said Lily was a mom, so she understood kids came first. He asked how Victoria was, and she told him about a work project. He thought she was burying herself in her job to ignore the pain. She claimed she was fine. He asked what happened. Victoria told Billy how Ashland grabbed her after she refused to rekindle their romance. She said she found something to defend herself. Billy called Victoria tough, but she said she wasn’t – she’d been scared. She said Nick showed up, and while she left the room to get her phone, he and Ashland got into it. Victoria said Ashland attacked Nick, who punched him. She said Ashland fell and hit his head and died, or so they thought. She told him all about calling Chance and Ashland disappearing from the house and being found in the ravine.

    Victoria said she didn’t even have time to process Ashland’s death before she had to go get the kids. Billy had gotten a dangerous vibe from Ashland, and that was why he didn’t want to go to LA. She said he was right to worry. He told her how he ran into Nick and gave him a head’s up about Ashland. He said Nick had a very uncharacteristic Victor-like response. Nick had Billy that this was none of his business and that Billy didn’t need to be Victoria’s protector anymore. Billy told Nick that he’d have to protect his sister. Victoria was near tears, because she said Nick came over right after that, and possibly saved her life, because of Billy.

    Billy guessed it was kismet that he ran into Nick before he left for LA. Billy asked about how the kids were handling things. As well as could be expected. He said he’d come by tonight to be with them. Victoria appreciated that. She said being out of town with the kids helped, because it gave her some time and distance. Billy guessed it was poetic justice that Ashland died in a car crash, the same way the Ashland identity was born. Billy was glad Ashland wasn’t on earth anymore. Victoria said you weren’t supposed to speak ill of the dead. Billy made an exception because he knew what Victoria went through because of Ashland. He was in awe of her fortitude, stubbornness and grace. She said she told him to go to LA and not to worry about her, but he didn’t listen. He said there was nothing that could stop him from looking out for her. She hugged him.

    Nick went to Crimson Lights, and he looked upset. He was the only customer, and he asked Sharon to lock the door so they could talk. She closed up shop and sat with him. “I killed Ashland Locke,” he said. He told her how Victor’s team put Ashland in his car and staged the crash. Sharon said she was so sorry. Due to the fact that there were no eyewitnesses to Ashland’s death, and the Newmans were known to hate Ashland, Victor had been concerned about how the investigation would play out, so he decided to cover things up to protect Nick and Victoria. Sharon said Victor loved his kids and thought he was helping. Nick didn’t regret protecting his sister, but he never intended to kill Ashland. Nick felt that he was now complicit in Victor’s crime of covering things up, and he wasn’t happy about it. Nick felt terrible when he realized he’d made Sharon complicit by confiding in her. She assured him she could take care of herself. She was glad she came to him. He promised he’d never let her get in trouble over this and said he wouldn’t ever tell anyone he talked to her about it. She wanted to focus on him, and she asked what he was going to do.

    Nick didn’t want to report this to the police, because that would be hard on Victoria, but he also didn’t like Victor taking things into his own hands. Sharon said Victor always had to try and control things, and he didn’t consider how it would affect Nick. Nick lamented causing a man’s death. Sharon said it was an accident and that Ashland was the one who put himself on this collision course. She stated that he showed up at his ex-wife’s house uninvited, hellbent on revenge. Sharon was glad Nick was there, and she thought he should be grateful to whatever higher power put him there when Victoria needed him. She dind’t want him to ever doubt that he did the right thing. She was glad he and Victoria were okay. He said he got lucky. She said he acted in self defense, and what Victor did afterward didn’t change that. He hoped Chance felt the same way, because he clearly suspected there was a lot more to the story.

    Nick had been open and honest with Chance, because he didn’t think there was anything to hide. It was obvious to Nick that Chance wasn’t satisfied with her answers. Sharon said that Chance informally questioned her about what Nick told her. Nick said Chance wasn’t going to let this go, and that put Victor in a very difficult position. Sharon said that was on Victor, and she added that Nick didn’t hide anything from the police. “Until now,” Nick said.

    Nick went to work and talked with Victoria and Billy. She said she told Billy everything. Nick said he went to Victoria’s house because of his conversation with Billy. Billy was glad Nick showed up when he did. He wished he could give Nick a reward. Nick was sorry if it seemed like he was blowing Billy off that night. Nick told Victoria they had a work issue to discuss. Billy thanked Nick and said he was glad Victoria was okay. He left. The siblings hugged, and he asked about his niece and nephew. They were good, and she and the kids were staying at the ranch.

    Nick let Victoria know the truth about Ashland’s death and Victor’s cover up. Victoria thought maybe Victor did the right thing. He was shocked she felt that way. She said Victor had no idea what happened, and he could’ve thought she killed Ashland. She said their dad was trying to protect htem. Nick said Victor could’ve talked to them instead of going behind their backs. Victoria said Victor did what he needed to do to end the chaos Ashland caused in their lives for the last year and a half. Nick said there were a million ways this could go wrong and now their father had put them in a position where they were forced to lie to the cops. Victoria realized Nick was right – they were complicit in a cover up. She wanted to go talk to Victor. When she opened the door, Chance was there. She asked how long he’d been standing there, and he said he just arrived. He asked why she looked so upset.

    Nate went to Lily’s office looking for Billy. He wasn’t there, but Devon was. Nate had hoped to get some pointers from Billy about how to be a COO, unless Devon had a problem with that. Devon didn’t have a problem with it. Devon said Nate was probably one of the smartest people he knew, and he could handle this job. Nate was sorry he double booked the artist. He said he should’ve cleared things with Devon. Devon said this error wasn’t going to happen again. Nate said this wouldn’t have happened if he hadn’t tried to do Devon a favor and lighten his load. Devon was sure this job was an adjustment, since Nate was probably used to people reporting to him at the hospital. Nate said it had been awhile since he had to get approval for everything he thought was necessary. From here on out, he was focused on being the best number 2 he could be. Devon appreciated it. Sometimes he worried that he’d thrown too much at Nate too soon. Nate was sure he could handle it. Amanda came in crying and said her mom was in a coma.

    Amanda said Imani took the red-eye back to the facility Naya was in. Imani felt responsible, and Amanda was blaming herself for leaving too. Devon and Nate were supportive. Nate assured Amanda that it was not her fault. Amanda worried she’d never talk to her mother again. Nate explained that there were plenty of patients in similar situations who regained consciousness. Devon asked how he and Nate could best help Amanda. She didn’t know. She said she and Imani couldn’t both leave work. Devon said they could.

    Amanda still wasn’t comfortable just leaving work. Nate said they could delegate to the staff, and if they needed Amanda, she could handle it remotely. She didn’t want to leave them in the lurch. Devon said he and Nate could handle things. He told her Naya needed her. Nate said research showed comatose patients could hear everything going on around them. Amanda asked Nate what to do for her mom. He said to talk to Naya and make a playlist for her to listen to. She started crying because she didn’t know Naya’s favorite songs, and she possibly never would. She realized Imani would know. Devon took Amanda’s hand and told her to hold her mom’s hand. She just wanted to get to Naya as soon as possible. He let her use his jet. They hugged.

    When Elena came by the office, Nate was there by himself. She wanted to know how things were going with breaking her Newman Media contract. He shared the news about Naya. He said he tried to give Amanda some hope, but he and Elena both knew this was a bad sign. He said Devon gave Amanda and Imani an indefinite leave of absence. Selfishly, Nate would miss having the ladies around. He said Amanda was an excellent lawyer, and Imani had been an ally who understood what he was going through with Devon. Elena took that to mean that Imani was fueling the tension between Nate and Devon.

    Nate knew Imani wasn’t Elena’s favorite person, but it was ridiculous to blame her for his issues with Devon. Elena wasn’t solely blaming Imani, but she didn’t think it was helping the situation if Imani was in Nate’s ear telling him he was right and Devon was wrong. Nate told Elena that it seemed like she didn’t care about Imani’s situation. She said of course she cared, and she was heartbroken for the sisters’ situation. He said that they should be helping Amanda and Imani through this – nothing else.

    Devon and Amanda were at Crimson Lights. She said she didn’t know what was harder – having a parent or growing up without one. Devon experienced both, and he thought it was always better to know where you came from. Amanda had kept telling herself she and Naya just had to get through the rough spot before they got to the good stuff, like family dinners etc. She sobbed that it was like something was always taking Naya from her. Devon comforted Amanda and offered to go to Virginia with her. She composed herself. She said she’d be okay – she had her sister now, and they’d support each other through this. He told her to call if she changed her mind, and he’d drop everything to be there with her. She thanked him, and he said that wasn’t necessary. She wasn’t sure when she’d be back. He told her to focus on her mom and take all the time she needed, and he’d be here waiting. She said she’d be missing him, and they kissed.

    Abby and Chance had breakfast at Society, but he was distracted by the case. She thought Ashland’s car accident seemed opened and shut. Chance said he just had to cover all the bases and talk to Victoria. Abby didn’t understand why Chance had to question Victoria now, unless he thought there was more to the story. He claimed the case was routine, but she didn’t buy it because he’d been so preoccupied about it. Kevin ran up with news, but Chance signaled him not to say anything. Abby asked if this was about the accident that killed Ashland. Chance promised to tell Abby everything after the investigation ended. He and Kevin left.

    Chelsea went to Society and chatted with Abby. They talked about their sons, and Chelsea mentioned she’d made some bold changes, and she felt like her life was finally back on track. Billy showed up and asked why Chance was investigating Ashland’s death. He didn’t see what there was to investigate – a dangerous person lost control of his car. She said Chance didn’t share details of his investigations with her. He said Chance was a man of integrity. Abby went to place Chelsea’s order. Chelsea had some ideas for the podcast. Abby returned and heard about Chelsea’s new job. Chelsea said this new gig with Billy came at the right time.

    Kevin and Chance went to the park to chat. Kevin scanned the security footage for the gas station where someone had seen Locke’s rental car. The section of video that should’ve shown Ashland’s arrival and departure were blank. The gas station manager said that happened to the security footage sometimes, so Kevin didn’t know if there was a glitch or if someone tampered with the video.

    Kevin had pulled up street surveillance cameras, and he found footage that looked like there may have been more than one person in Ashland’s vehicle that night, but the video was too grainy to see who it was. There was also evidence that there was more than one person in the spot where the car was allegedly parked – there were sets of footprints and a recently smoked cigarette butt. Chance remembered one of Victor’s guys was smoking during the police interview. Chance said it was suspicious, but not proof. He assumed Ashland parked his car at the gas station and walked to Victoria’s. Maybe, if Ashland went to the house with malicious intent, he disabled the videos so there wouldn’t be evidence he went to the house. Kevin thought that was unlikely, and Chance agreed. The autopsy said Ashland died of a head injury, like the one you’d get hitting your head on a fireplace. Kevin noted that Ashland could’ve also hit his head in the car accident. Chance skeptically questioned if Ashland could’ve gotten back up after that head injury walked through the expanse of heavily wooded property and to his car.

    Kevin thought Ashland had to have walked to his car, since he ended up in it. Chance’s expression signaled he was considering an alternative. Kevin said it wouldn’t make sense for Victoria and Nick to call the police, then move the body. Chance suggested they called him, then they got scared that this wouldn’t look like self defense. He said if Ashland did walk out, how did the ring fall out of his pocket? Kevin played Devil’s advocate and said Ashland may have fallen on the way out the door, due to his head injury, and the ring could’ve slipped from his pocket. Kevin said Nick came to Chance right after he found the ring, and that didn’t sound like someone who was trying to cover things up.

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