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Sally: Hard at it, I see.

Adam: “Integrate those formidable assets in order to maximize our profit potential” or “in order to achieve market dominance”?

Sally: Well, business is all about money, so I would go with the first one.

Adam: Thanks. That is what I was leaning towards. And…wow.

Sally: You like?

Adam: It is phenomenal. You are killing it with this new look. It’s understated, yet powerful.

Sally: Good, ’cause that is the exact vibe that I am going for, like I do this kind of thing every day. Get named ceo of a major media corporation in a press conference headlined by victor newman himself.

Adam: Well, get used to it.

Sally: Yeah. Well, if I can’t, I will just have to learn to fake it.

Adam: Hey, look, you don’t have to fake anything. You just have to smile and pretend like you have the biggest secret in the world, and the press will eat it up.

Sally: For you, this is familiar territory — being the man of the hour, giving speeches, fielding questions like a pro, it’s just a normal day.

Adam: Yeah, not quite. It’s a little less thrilling when it’s not your first time.

Sally: Okay, well, I won’t tell if you won’T.

Adam: It’s different now. It’s — it’s better than my previous stints running newman.

Sally: Well, for one thing, you have me.

Adam: Yes, and that has made a huge difference.

Sally: Trust me, today is going to be a turning point for both of us.

Michael: There you are. I’ve been looking all over for you. You’re not answering your phone.

Victor: Sit down. I don’t have much time. I have a press conference to go to.

Michael: Yeah, well, you’re gonna want to hear this. I found ashland and victoria.

Victor: Where are they?

Michael: New york, staying at a hotel.

Victor: So he went back to his home base.

Michael: There’s more. Ashland was spotted meeting with a high-end commercial real-estate broker.

Victor: [ Sighs ] So they’re looking for office space to start a new company.

Ashland: Good morning.

Victoria: Good morning. There’s coffee.

Ashland: Well, thank you very much. Look at you, still in your robe, getting a late start. Did you not sleep well?

Victoria: Oh, no, I slept like a baby. I just wanted to enjoy a leisurely morning. There’s no need to rush into the office.

Ashland: Ah, well, I’m — I’m glad you’re getting a chance to relax, especially after the stress of the last few months.

Victoria: Are you hungry? Do you want to order some breakfast?

Ashland: Well, actually, i was gonna ask if you wanted to go out to brunch, you know, at that cute little café we both love on the upper east side.

Victoria: Well, I guess you haven’t checked the news. The whole business world is counting down to the big press event announcing my successor.

Ashland: Actually, I did read that last night before I went to bed, but I wasn’t sure if you had any interest in watching it.

Victoria: On the contrary. I’m gonna be glued to this tablet for the duration. I would not miss one minute of it.

Jack: So that said, I really want your transition to marchetti to go smoothly.

Kyle: I am down with that. What do you need from me?

Jack: I want your thoughts on second-quarter projections, and then you’re pretty much done.

Kyle: That’s it? Seriously?

Jack: Yeah, I’ll handle the rest. My final offer, take it or leave it.

Kyle: Dad, are you sure?

Jack: I’m positive.

Kyle: You’re making this too easy for me.

Jack: You and summer are going to have your hands full wrapping up this acquisition, getting marchetti moved to the united states. The sooner you are in the ceo seat, the better for everyone.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Jack: Oh. There it is, the newman press conference will be in one hour, where victor will formally announce that adam will be taking the reins as ceo.

Kyle: Mm-hmm. Think he hired a skywriter?

Jack: Oh, there will definitely be the intended hoopla.

Kyle: Alright. Kind of ironic. You know, all this fanfare for adam as he ascends the newman throne, while over here you’re quietly shunting your son off to another division.

Jack: Oh, I seem to recall this was your idea. I am in no hurry to lose my partner at jabot.

Kyle: Sorry, you’re stuck with me. Marchetti is a jabot subsidiary.

Jack: Where you will be sole head honcho. I could not be any prouder of you.

Kyle: Thanks. I’m looking forward to the challenge and to be working with summer again. Feels like everything is coming together.

Jack: You worked hard and you earned it. And does that include diane, this “everything coming together”? I mean, I haven’t asked for a while. How are things going between the two of you? Is there a problem?

Summer: Ready to go?

Phyllis: Is it 9:00 already?

Summer: It is 9:03 to be exact.

Phyllis: Okay. I’m so slammed after my trip. I have so much work to do, and there’s a luncheon for the chamber of commerce in the ballroom, and —

Summer: Mom, you promised me that you were going to do this. I’ve already arranged it with diane.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Where are we meeting?

Summer: At the park. Neutral territory so that you can extend an olive branch.

Phyllis: Okay.

Summer: Please don’t tell me that you’re gonna back out at the last minute. You’ve got to know how important this is to me. To my whole family.

Phyllis: No, I’m — I’ll do it. Yeah, let’s do it, let’s do it. Let’s go. Oh.

Summer: And let’s go. Nope

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Kyle: Mom and I are cool. We’ve been spending more time together.

Jack: Yeah?

Kyle: She’s been working hard to prove herself, hasn’t done anything wrong. At least not that I know of.

Jack: Well, there’s a curious way of expressing it. Wasn’t that long ago you were doing everything you could to give her the benefit of the doubt.

Kyle: Still am. Doesn’t mean I’m ready to wipe the slate clean.

Jack: Good. There is no rush. There is no deadline.

Kyle: I know. She accepts that, and we’re taking things slow.

Jack: I think you should. Deciding how much of a presence diane is gonna have in your life is a big decision, and one with lifelong implications.

Kyle: There’s a part of me that just wants to open my arms and let her all the way in and just cling to her until the wounds are healed like magic. And then I-I think back to when she was murdered. When I believed my mother was gone and never coming back. And some nights, in my room when I was finally alone, I would scream into my pillow ’cause i thought I had to be brave for everyone. And…to think about that kind of grief, at that age, it was exhausting. Exhausting. It was the most traumatic thing I’d ever been through. And to find out that it — it was all a lie inflicted on me by my own mother? Th-that — that’s not the kind of thing you get past overnight.

Jack: No, it’s not.

Kyle: She’s saying all the right things. She seems to mean them. She’s sentimental with harrison. Grateful to get to know her grandson.

Jack: But you’re having trouble trusting her completely?

Kyle: Dad, I want to, badly, but I’m wary. Because something will happen, and then I’ll wonder if it’s a warning sign. Like — like this thing with you and phyllis. And I don’t need to know details. It’s none of my business. But you admitted to summer and me that there’s a problem that ties back to my mother, and…i can’t help but wonder.

Jack: No, no, if diane is reverting to her old tricks, believe me, I will let you know. As far as this thing with phyllis and me, don’t let that change your evaluation. Look, these are two different issues.

Kyle: Okay. If you say so.

Ashland: You seem almost eager to watch the press conference.

Victoria: More like fascinated.

Ashland: And here I thought you’d be mostly irritated.

Victoria: Why? Because it’s rumored that my father might announce adam as my successor?

Ashland: Are you telling me that doesn’t bother you, not at all?

Victoria: I’m sure that my father would love it if I lost it over that and came racing back to defend my turf. I mean, it’s why he did it in the first place. Not because adam will run newman better than I will. It’s what he always does. He plays us against each other. It’s his usual move, and quite frankly, I find it tiresome. And I’m not falling for it.

Ashland: I’m just impressed that you’re so calm, so nonchalant, above it all.

Victoria: Well, I mean, come on, isn’t that why we left in the first place? So that I could break free of my father’s influence and stand strong on my own? Our patterns had just become so entrenched, and it had gotten to the point where I knew what he was gonna do before he’d even done it.

Ashland: There’s a certain satisfaction to that, being able to predict your rival’s every move. I’ve had that feeling myself from time to time.

Victoria: You know…no one’s ever gotten me the way that you do. I realized that about you when i first met you. It’s like we’re kindred spirits.

Ashland: I just wish I’d recognized that from the beginning, like you did.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] You’re a slow learner. I’ll adapt, don’t worry.

Ashland: [ Laughs ] Thank you for the effort.

Victoria: You’re worth it.

Ashland: Um…I’ll tell you what. Let me prove my value. Why don’t you order room service? I’m going to go change for the meeting, and then we will reconvene, sit right on this couch, and watch the press conference together, in case it’s a little tougher on you than you think.

Victoria: Oh, aren’t you thoughtful.

Ashland: I try.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

Nick: Vick. I’m so glad you called. Are you okay?

Victoria: I’m fine.

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Adam: You don’t think my statement’s too long?

Sally: No way. Reporters love meaty speeches to pull quotes from.

Adam: Well, when you’re right, you are right.

[ Sighs ]

Sally: You could cut the last sentence, maybe. Save that thought for the q&A.

Adam: Hmm. Much tighter ending. Got it.

Sally: [ Exhales sharply ]

Victor: Well…the moment’s almost upon us. The press is waiting to come in.

Sally: Time to get this show underway?

Adam: Actually, I would like a moment alone with my dad.

Sally: Sure thing. I will go schmooze the reporters. Take as much time as you need.

Victor: So, son, are you getting cold feet?

Adam: Ha.

Victor: Hmm?

Adam: Not at all.

Victor: Good.

Adam: I meant what I said. I plan to use my time at the helm, however long or short that is, to show you what I’m capable of, and I promise you, you will be impressed.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Now, we both want what’s best for you, right? We both want you to excel.

Adam: Oh, there’s no worries about that. Feel like my whole life has been leading me to this moment, to this opportunity, and I plan to make the most of it.

Victor: I’m banking on that, son. I’m betting on you.

Victoria: The move has gone great. Everything is happening just as I hoped.

Nick: Are you ready to tell us where you are?

Victoria: I’m surprised you haven’t heard. I assumed dad would have sussed it out by now.

Nick: If he knows, he hasn’t said anything to me.

Victoria: We’re in new york, visiting ashland’s favorite haunts.

Nick: I should’ve guessed that.

Victoria: I gather that you won’t be making it to our brother’s coronation.

Nick: So you heard about that.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] I assume that adam is thrilled. All of his dreams are coming true.

Nick: Well, you’ll have to ask him. We — we haven’t talked about it.

Victoria: Well, please be sure to give him my congratulations when you see him, since you’re the only one in the family that I’m communicating with.

Nick: Vick, call mom. Alright? You know how much she worries.

Victoria: I know. I will when the time is right. I have to go now, okay?

Nick: Are you gonna watch the press conference? I hear they’re gonna live-stream it.

Victoria: Well, I doubt that ashland and I will have time. We’re meeting with some big investors to see if they’ll bankroll our new venture.

Nick: Are these connections of ashland’s?

Victoria: They’re mine, mostly.

Nick: Does that mean your plan is to set up a company that will compete against newman?

Victoria: Nicholas, I didn’t call you to talk about my future business. I just wanted to check in and let you know that I’m okay. I should get going now. I got to get ready for this meeting. I’ll talk to you soon, okay? Bye.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Hello, summer. Don’t you look lovely. I love that top on you. And, phyllis, welcome back. I hope you had a nice time in georgia with your son and granddaughter.

Phyllis: I did. It was lovely. Thank you for asking.

Diane: Yeah, so what did you ladies want to meet about? Who would like to begin?

Summer: Well, while mom was out of town, she had a chance to do some thinking. Right?

Phyllis: Right. Um…well, I was able to center myself and gain perspective.

Diane: Really? That’s great. And so quickly. It took me years.

Phyllis: Ha, well, I’m a fast learner, and I mean, you… had a lot to work through.

Diane: I don’t know about that, because you strike me as someone with so many issues weighing you down.

Phyllis: Oh, do I? Really? Well, not really. No, no, I don’T. But what I realized is I just want to keep this calm…inside of me, and, um…I don’t want anger and resentment to fester and rot away inside. Like it’s done to you. You made it clear that you’re sticking in town. You’re gonna be at family events and such, so…yeah. I would just like to put the past where it needs to be — behind us. Starting today.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Are you saying this is a fresh start for the two of us?

Phyllis: Well, I’m never gonna forget the things you’ve done to me.

Summer: Mom, but you can — you can forgive.

Diane: Right, the way so many people in town have forgiven you over the years for all the things you’ve done.

Phyllis: See? This is what I’m going to do. I’m not going to dwell on the things that you did to me. So just consider this a pact of non-aggression, a ceasefire, a detente.

Summer: Maybe something a little less war-like?

Phyllis: A truce.

Diane: Well, that is wonderful to hear. Thank you, phyllis, for sharing that with me. You just made my day. Hi, I’m denise.

Diane: I know this couldn’t have been easy for you, phyllis.

Summer: Well, you know, when you showed up with no warning, it brought up a lot of painful, unresolved issues for everyone.

Diane: Oh, I’m well aware, because pretty much everywhere i turn, people are there to remind me of the damage I’ve done. Not that I’m complaining. I know that I deserve every bit of their rage.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah, you most definitely do.

Diane: Which is why I find it so impressive that you found a way to let it go and make peace with me. It must be so freeing.

Phyllis: It must be freeing for you to know that you can cross one person off the long list you have of people who don’t want you in town.

Diane: Well, it does mean a great deal to me, especially, as you pointed out, we’re part of the same extended family, and it’s best for everyone if we get alonG.

Phyllis: Yeah, it is. You know, nobody has any reason to give you a second chance in this town. But I will. You know, it’s unfortunate for you, ’cause the probability of people giving you dirty looks and just the outright hostility that you will experience by staying in genoa city, that must be very difficult, but you know what, diane? I…I’m not gonna be a part of that. Because I will not put my daughter through that. My daughter and her husband. I will not make my daughter uncomfortable. I will not make her choose sides ever.

Diane: Excellent point. And while I realize you’re not doing this for me, I do appreciate the effort. Thank you.

Phyllis: Well, you’re welcome.

Diane: You know, I’m just really happy for you, phyllis, that you’ve reached this level of serenity and maturity.

[ Chuckles ] Comes as a complete surprise. Oh, I hope you don’t take that the wrong way.

Phyllis: Oh, absolutely not. Let’s go, alright?

Summer: Okay. Thank you for coming, diane.

Diane: Of course.

Summer: Shall we?

Phyllis: Sure, let’s go.

Victor: Thank you all for coming. Today I have an important announcement to make. As you know, newman enterprises has expanded enormously during the last year. We not only merged with locke communications group, but we acquired chancellor communications and newman media. All this was done under the very capable leadership of my daughter victoria. She’s done a wonderful job. Unfortunately, for personal reasons, she decided to step away. And today I’m naming my son adam as new chief executive officer of newman enterprises, effective immediately. As some of you may know, adam has been intimately acquainted with the various departments of this company, but only someone who gathered the knowledge that he did on wall street and someone who graduated from harvard business school was able to, many times, step in and steer this enormous ship whenever I asked him to. He’s exactly what we need right now. He’s bold, he’s innovative, he’s right for the job. Please welcome my son adam.

Ashland: I believe that last comment was aimed at you.

Victoria: Oh, no doubt. Did you notice how my father didn’t mention your name, not even once? It’s as if you’ve ceased to exist.

Ashland: I’m sure he wishes that was the case.

Adam: Well, I could not be more pleased to be taking the helm of the company now. First things first, I have to give due credit to my sister for having the foresight to pull together the resources so we could thrive during these challenging times. Our talented executive team, cutting-edge technology, and amazing portfolio of intellectual property, and our unmatched global reach. My mission will be to integrate those assets to maximize our profit potential. At the same time, keeping with the values and the philosophy of our founder, my father, victor newman, who has always been at the heart of our company’s success.

Ashland: “My sister went on a shopping spree, but I’m the only one who knows what to do with all the stuff.” And look at him, he’s still kissing up to victor, even after he’s gotten the gig. Haven’t you had enough of this?

Victoria: Almost.

Adam: …Because I am leaving newman media in the very capable hands of my former coo and now ceo, sally spectra. And we’re available to take any questions you have.

Victoria: Okay, I am done. And you know what? My father deserves everything that adam and sally are gonna put him through. Let’s go. Let’s get to our meeting, shall we?

Ashland: Okay. Well [Clears throat] After you.

Adam: Well, we settled on ceo and not “division president” partly because it had been my title, but mainly because of the level of responsibility that it takes to run a media entity of that size. Something that I have every confidence ms. Spectra will handle with her usual aplomb.

Nick: Can I see you outside? I heard from victoria.

Adam: Next question? (Vo) red lobster’s seafood summerfest is fire!

“The young and the restless”

will continue. D a woman’s right to choice, her right to make intensely personal decisions from her doctor, free from interference from politics. To reaffirm basic principles of equality, and reinforced the fundamental right of privacy, the right of each of us to choose how to live our lives. Now with roe gone, let’s be very clear: The health and life of women in this nation are now at risK. As chairman and ranking member of the senate judiciary committee, as vice president and now as president of the united states, I’ve studied this case carefully. I’ve overseen more supreme court confirmations than anyone today. Where this case was always discussed. I believe roe V. Wade was the correct decision. As a matter of constitutional law and application of the fundamental right to privacy and liberty in matters of family and personal autonomy. It was a decision on a complex matter, that drew a careful balance between a woman’s right to choose earlier in her pregnancy the states ability to regulate later in her pregnancy. A broad consensus that most americans of faith and backgrounds found acceptable, and had been the law of the land for most of the lifetime of americans today. And it was a constitutional principle upheld by justices appointed by democrat and republican presidents alike. Roe V. Wade was a 7-2 decision, written by a justice, appointed by a republican president, richard nixon. In the five decades that followed roe V. Wade, justices appointed by republican presidents, from eisenhower, nixon, reagan, and george W. Bush were among the justices that voted to uphold the principles set forth in roe V. Wade. It was three justices named by one president, donald trump, in the core of today’s decision to up end the scales of justice and eliminate a fundamental right for women in this country. Make no mistake, this decision is a culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law. It’s a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the supreme court in my view. The court has done what it has never done before: Expressly take away a constitutional right that is so fundamental to so many americans that had already been recognized. The court’s decision to do so will have real and immediate consequences. State laws banning abortion are automatically taking effect today, jeopardizing the health of millions of women, some without exceptions. So extreme that the women can be punished for protecting their health. So extreme that women and girls were forced to bear their rapist’s child. A child of a consequence — it just stuns me. So extreme that doctors will be criminalized for fulfilling their duty to care. Imagine having a young woman having to carry a child of incest — as a consequence of incest with no option. Too often the casE. The poor women are going to be hit the hardest. It is cruel. In fact, the court laid out state laws criminalizing abortion that go back to the 1800s as a rational. The court literally taking america back 150 yearS. This is a sad day for the country, in my vieW. But it doesn’t mean that the fight is over. Let me be very clear and unambiguous: The only way we can secure a woman’s right to choose in the balance that existed is for congress to restore the protections of roe V. Wade as federal law. No executive action from the president can do that. And if congress, as it appears, lacks the votes to do that now, voters need to make their voices heard. This fall you must elect more senators and representatives who will codify a woman’s right to choose into federal law once agaiN. Elect more state leaders to protect this right at the local leveL. We need to restore the protections of roe as law of the land. We need to elect officials who will do that. This fall roe is on the ballot. Personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right to privacy, liberty, equality, they’re all on the ballot. Until then, I will do all in my power to protect a woman’s right in states where they will face the consequences of today’s decision. While the court’s decision cast a dark shadow over a large swath of the land, many states in this country still recognize a woman’s right to choose. So if a woman lives in a state that restricts abortion, the supreme court’s decision does not prevent her from traveling from her home state to the state that allows it. It does not prevent a doctor in that state from treating her. As the attorney general has made clear, women must remain free to travel safely to another state to seek care they need. My administration will defend that bedrock right. If any state or local official, high or low, tries to interfere with a woman’s exercise of her basic right to travel, i will do everything in my power to fight that deeply unamerican attack. My administration will also protect a woman’s access to medications that are approved by the F.D.A., The F.D.A., Like contraception, which is essential for preventive health care. If aprestone, which the F.D.A. Approved 20 years ago to safely end early pregnancies and is used to treat miscarriages — some states are saying they will try to ban or severely restrect access to this medications. But they’re looking to block the mail or search a person’s medicine cabinet or control a woman’s actions by tracking data on an app are wrong and extreme and out of touch with the majority of the americans. The american medical association, the american college of obstetricians and gon gon cologys, they say by limiting access to these medicines, morality will climb in america. That’s what they say. Today I’m directing the department of health and human services to take steps to ensure these critical medications are available to the fullest extent possible. And the politicians cannot interfere in the decisions that should be made between a woman and her doctor. My administration will remain vigilant as the implications of this decision play out. I’ve warned about how this decision risks the broader right to privacy for everyone. That’s because roe recognized the fundamental right to privacy. That has served as a basis for so many more rights that have come to take — we’ve come to take for granted, that are ingrained in the fabric of this country. The right to make the best decisions for your health. The right to use birth control. A married couple in the privacy of their bedroom, for god’s sakE. The right to marry the person you love. Justice thomas said as much today. He explicitly called to reconsider the right of marriage equality, the right of couples to make their choices on contraception. This extreme and dangerous path the court is now taking us on. Let me close with two points: First, I call on everyone, no matter how deeply they care about this decision, to keep all protests peaceful. Peaceful. Peaceful. No intimidation. Violence is never acceptable. Threats and intimidation are not speech. We must stand against violence in any form, regardless of your rationale. Second, I know so many of us are frustrated and disillusioned that the court has taken something away that is so fundamental. I know so many women are now going to face incredibly difficult sessions. I hear you. I support you. I stand with you. The consequences and the consensus of the american people, core principles of, quote,, quote,ofequality, liberty, dignity, and the stability of the rule of law demand that roe should not have been overturned. With this decision a conservative majority of the supreme court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of this country. They made the united states an outlier among developed nations of the world, but this decision must not be the final word. My administration will use all of its appropriate, lawful powers, but congress must act. And with your vote, you can act. You can have the final word. This is not over. Thank you very much. More to say on this in weeks to come. Thank yoU.

[Reporters. (Yelling) reporter yelling]O’connell: The president pledging to do everything in his power to protect women’s health. He says, let’s be clear, the health and life of women are now at risK. Let’s bring in nancy cordes. Nancy, what actions can the president take?

Reporter: We only heard him give one actual specific in that speecH. He says he is going to be directing the department of health and human services that abortion pills are more widely available, particularly to women who live in states where abortion is now illegal. What he did not say is whether he is going to push the F.D.A. To drop restrictions that currently limit the number of pharmacies that can provide those abortion pills. He didn’t announce any new executive orderS. It doesn’t mean those won’t happen in the days to come, but he didn’t lay out any specific plan right now to do things like issue travel vouchers to women so if they need to go a thousand miles to get an abortion, it can be a little cheaper for theM. He didn’t talk about giving service members time off if they live in a state that doesn’t allow abortions and they need to travel. So there are going to be a lot of questions on the minds of abortion rights activists about just how far he is willing to go personally. He says he is going to do everything he can. He called this ruling an extreme ideology and a tragic error, but we are still waiting for some of the details to be filled in.

O’connell: And, nancy, the president also making the case that this decision is not the final word. And he said congress should act, they could act, but he also said with your vote you can act. And laying out the case that this will be a central issue in the upcoming mid-term lacks elections.

Reporter: Very explicitly laying out a mid-term election message, saying that the only way to secure women’s rights is for congress to make the right to abortion a federal law. He said we don’t have the votes to do that right now, democrats don’t, so if people care about that, they need to vote in november and elect pro-abortion rights candidates at every level, at the state level and at the national level. That is an argument you’re already hearing today, norah, not just from the president of the united states but from the speaker of the house and virtually every democrat that has spoken so far.

O’connell: Nancy cordes at the white house. I want to bring in jan crawford because you heard him mention clarence thomas’ singular descent, in which he said he want to reconsider marriage equality. And they were saying this should go further.

Justice thomas has been the most conservative justice on the supreme court. He is the one who is willing to completely disregard precedent on a number of cases where other conservative justices are not. When you look at the majority opinion, which has five justices supporting the view, thomas is the only one. The other four say no, it does not. It could not be more clear. The right to contraception and the right to same-sex marriage — abortion is different because it involves a fetal life. There is an extensive analysis bulked up from the initial draft we saw where the majority is saying, no, we don’t agree with that. Thomas is only writing for himself.

O’donnell: Jan crawford. I want to bring in major garrett, who is there at the supreme court, which is a fortress with security, but also a number of protests.

Reporter: Norah, I’ve talked to protestors on both sides. They both use the same phrase: “This is an earthquake.” If so, this judicial earthquake has created a falt line right here in front of the supreme court. Those interested in this opinion have come in much larger numbers since 10:10 this morning. Some are curiosity-seekers, but some are deeply emotionally involved in this issue. I see tears on both sides, those who long opposed abortion rights, tears of gratitude, and those who support abortion rights, bitter tears about what the spreamplet supreme court has done. Americans coming in front of the supreme court, if you read the opinion today, the supreme court said don’t come here anymore. The supreme court has nothing more to say on abortion. Because they no longer recognize it as a constitutional right worthy of commentary. Go back to your states. But they’re coming here in larger numbers.

O’donnell: The president also calling for peaceful protests after the supreme court has struck down roe V. Wade. The president saying no intimidation or violence is ever acceptable. Our coverage will continue on cbs streaming, your local news, and we’ll have a wrap-up tonight on the “cbs evening news.” I’m norah o’donnell in for her to build a permanent life this close to you? I know that you’ve been hesitant to trust her, given the way that she abandoned you.

Kyle: I can’t erase all the things she put me through, and i don’t know if the scars will ever fade. But there’s no chance of that happening if I send her away without trying. I’ll wonder the rest of my life if I made the wrong choice.

Summer: Okay. Well, we’ll do our best and we’ll see what happens.

Jack: I have no idea what phyllis’ thinking is where you’re concerned.

Diane: Fair enough.

Jack: I do know there’s a better chance of her keeping her word if you don’t provoke her — something you’re very good at, something you seem to relish.

Diane: On my honor — and i do believe I have some now — i have no intention of kicking that hornets’ nest. Why would I?

Jack: Is that a real question?

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m just thrilled that the woman has volunteered to back off. And as you’ve said, it brings the number down of people in this town who are out for my blood.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Jack: Excuse me, please.

Victoria: Well, I think that that meeting went rather well, don’t you?

Ashland: Extremely well, yes.

Victoria: I got the feeling that we’re gonna get some positive responses to our proposal.

Ashland: I just love the way the presentation went, the way we were playing off of each other’s ideas. I just — I can’t wait to be running a company with you again.

Victoria: Me too.

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brad: [ Clears throat ] Croissants from eckert’S. Almond or chocolate? One of each. Whichever one you don’t want, I will take. Or you can have them both. So am I forgiven? Even a little bit? I know you didn’t intentionally set out to make an ass of me. Never. Fine. I forgive you. Thank you. And I promise I will never, ever — wait a second. That was way too easy. I have ulterior motives. Oh, great. By all means, use me. What do I have to do? All you have to do is listen.

[ Sighs ] Easy enough. To what? I have a little mystery that I’ve been dying to talk to someone about. I love it. Spill. The parachute guy. Cody? Whatever. I found him in an alley the other night. Someone beat the spit out of him. Did he say who? No, but I’ve been going through possible scenarios, and… britt, you can stop. I know exactly what happened. Why didn’t you invite me here, man? What are you talking about? You spent the day on the couch, barely forming any words. Why would I think today would be any different? Still, be nice to be invited. Alright. Are you sure you’re supposed to be up and about anyway? Well, it’s hard to leave town if I’m just gonna be laying on your couch the whole time, right? So you’re feeling better, then? Feeling stellar. Excellent.

[ Clears throat ] Maybe now you can answer some questions you’ve been avoiding. I’m honored the commissioner herself would like to speak with me. Any incident involving a civilian and one of my officers warrants my attention. I understand you’re pressing charges against detective chase. Well, he’s got a mean right hook, that one. I was under the impression that he’s already under suspension for punching a guy, just like he did to me. That’s correct. Well, obviously, the detective has not learned his lesson. Brook lynn: When are you meeting with the commissioner? I’m just waiting for her call. Just like I was 5 minutes ago. Right. Sorry. It’s okay. You’re gonna be okay, right? Especially because you’re still on suspension. You’re not actually a cop again, so it’s not like the commissioner can punish you, right? Doesn’t really work that way. Oh. So you’ve had like two strikes, so to speak. Yeah. So you’re gonna get a third strike, or are you already out? Wow, we have a full house. I mean, between wedding receptions, seminars, and conventions, we’re booked through the fall. Business is good. Yeah, meanwhile, my hair is falling out by the fistful. What are you talking about? You’ve handled busy seasons before. What makes this time any different? Let us just say that the energy at crazy house is up to 11 this morning. And with — with the — with the elq shareholder meeting this morning, everyone is just wired. I bet. I will be so happy when this whole thing is over. You know, drew and michael and ned, they have bent over backwards to get valentin out of elq finally, once and for all. I think it’s exciting. You must be so proud of michael for pulling this off. Yes, I am. But I have a personal stake in this, as well. Valentin? Forgive me, are we here for a morning business meeting or a little poolside r&r? Maybe a little bit of both. How’s the day going, marty? My day is, uh…just fine so far. How about yours? Are you ready for your day of reckoning? Michael: Want a cup? Oh. Oh, no, thanks. I’m fine. Are you sure you need one? You are literally bouncing. Oh, yeah, I just feel like I’ve been waiting for the shareholders meeting forever. I-I cannot wait to see valentin ousted as ceo.

[ Yawns ] Clearly, not everybody is excited about the family business. Sorry. Sorry. Wiley got me up early this morning. Well, I didn’t hear him. That’s because our son knows that I’m a light touch and will get up to make him pancakes, even if it’s the crack of dawn. Alright.

[ Sighs ] Good morning, everyone. Morning. Good morning. Beautiful day. Certainly is. To… today. The day everything changes.


Is this better? Yeah. I don’t mean to seem, uh, paranoid. That’s fine. You never know what judgy eavesdropper’s lurking through the halls. Now, tell me, how do you know what happened to parachute boy? Cody. Whatever. Who beat him up and why? Okay, so I only really know some of it. And that would be? Cody was at my aunt selina’s poker game.

[ Scoffs ] Of course he was. Let me guess. He made bets he couldn’t cover, and now — actually, he won big. And my aunt was furious. Wait, are you saying your aunt ordered cody’s beating? I’m an open book, man. You got questions, fire away. Excellent. Why don’t we start by you telling me how you ended up on my doorstep, beat up, with britt westbourne?

[ Sighs ] I saw a way to make some fast cash, and it didn’t exactly work out. Oh, so you’re still playing cards?

[ Chuckles ] I’m better than I was when we were in summer camp. Clearly not. I had an off night. You know who did this to you? You know, they didn’t exactly introduce themselves. No kidding. Yeah. No kidding. Do you think you could identify them, though? I’d love to. Great. Why don’t you come down to the station, we’ll look at some photos? But the alley was really dark. Right. How did I know you were gonna say that?

[ Chuckles ] Well, you’re an excellent detective, clearly. Mm-hmm. So, do you think these guys are still after you? Maybe. You know, I’m not gonna stick around to find out. Did they let you keep any of your winnings? They did. Oh, how much? $50. Mm! Mm-hmm. $50?

[ Clears throat ] Listen, I’m gonna spot you some cash just till you get back on your feet, okay? Didn’t we already have this conversation? I don’t want you to pay my way, man. What, you’d rather get your ass kicked again? Yes, I would. Typical. Stubborn idiot. That’s why we get along so well.

[ Laughs ] Ow. Ha. They really worked you over pretty good, huh? Oh, doc westbourne said I should be fine. Doc westbourne. I still can’t believe brit actually stopped to help you. Isn’t that what doctors do? Yeah, typically. Yeah, but britt usually just does, you know, whatever’s best for britt. Sounds like there’s some history there. Yeah, there is. None of it good. The market has already reacted to the potential merger. Aurora stock just keeps going up. You know, our first priority should be to talk to the vps and confirm the merger. Just get everybody up to speed. Michael: Right. Ned, good morning. Good morning, all. I see the two of you are already making plans. We are. Yeah, actually, in fact, now is a perfect time to loop you in. I’m eager to hear it. Lucy: Oh, well, good morning, quartermaines. What a sight to behold. It’s good to see you, too, lucy. Thanks for coming. Lucy: Well, it’s my pleasure. I always love revisiting the quartermaine manse. I loved living here. And it’s so lovely to see all the heads of the family together. Look at you. My, how times have changed. Oh, there’ll be a reckoning, alright. I just don’t think it’ll take all day. You’re eerily calm. Does this mean you’ve heard from ned? What’s valentin doing? The shareholders meeting is in less than an hour, he’s lounging by the pool? He’s bluffing to give the impression he knows the vote’s going his way. I don’t know. That looks pretty convincing. It’s like he knows something we don’T. Cops don’t usually get a third strike when it comes to altercations with civilians. You could be fired? Maybe. I mean, I’d probably fire me. Absolutely not. I mean, how can a good guy like you get in trouble for slugging a sleaze like… maybe not. No, no, no, brook lynn. I know that face. Yes. That is your plotting face. Yes, this face. This is the face that is gonna fix everything.


Problem solved. I know exactly what to do. Okay. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Huh? What? Oh, I can’t tell you, because then you’ll try to stop me. Only if it’s a bad plan. Oh, just trust me that it’s not. No, tell me. And then I can poke holes in it. Another reason why I can’t tell you. But if I can poke holes in it, then you’ll know where the flaws are and you can cover them up and exonerate me in the process. Okay, fine. Here it is. I go to the pcpd, and I amend my original statement. I make sure all of your colleagues know that you saved me from a violent criminal. I can’t let you lie to the police for me. I won’t be lying. It’s just that now that the initial… shock is wearing off, I’ve realized that my original statement just didn’t convey how terrified I was when linc attacked me. Terrified? Really? Oh, if I’m lying, I’m dying. Okay. But to me and presumably to officer cabrera, you were just really mad. Which is how I cope with extreme fear. I put on a facade of extreme rage. Look, the bottom line is, if you hadn’t stepped in to save me, I would have been abducted by linc. Brook lynn. Okay, abducted is a strong word, though I think I could sell it. Look, the point is, it was your civic duty to defend me from a predator. Case closed. Throwing a punch in a club doesn’t usually rate criminal prosecution. It’s still battery, though, isn’t it? It is. And shouldn’t police be held to a higher standard? Of course. I don’t condone what detective chase did, but I’m also not convinced it’s worth pressing charges. Why not, may I ask? Judges are cracking down on nuisance lawsuits. You won’t be doing yourself any favors if the courts feel you’re wasting its time. Well, I only want to see justice be served. So if I drop the charges, what are my options? Cody: How is this even possible? Well, britt is a fertility expert and her mother is a scientist, so they stole lulu and my embryo and implanted it. And then she carried the baby — your baby — rocco. To term? Yeah. Then tried to pass the kid off as her own child? Mm-hmm.

[ Scoffs ]

[ Chuckles ] How is she still a doctor? I don’t know, man. I don’t know. But she had her license taken away when she went to prison. When she got out, they gave it back to her. Okay, hold on, prison? Yeah. I thought she was this morally upstanding, outraged citizen.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, the only person who’d think that would be funnier than me is probably her. Britt’s been involved in some shady stuff, man, and that’s not even talking about the fact that she went on the run with her father. Alright, back it up. On the run? Like a fugitive from justice? Yeah. Okay. Who’s her father? Does the name cesar faison ring a bell? Britt’s father’s cesar faison? Well, was. He died like four years ago. Yo, cody. Hey, no, I’m — it’s just a lot to take in with the whole embryo-stealing thing, and — and to top it off, she’s faison’s daughter. Mm-hmm. I mean, it kind of explains things, doesn’t it? Anyway, I got to get out of here.

[ Sighs ] Alright, I’ll come with you. Ahh. Nope. That hurt. Are you sure you’re alright, man? You know, britt said that these were just ribs that are bruised, but I’m starting to wonder. Okay, let’s go. We’ll go to G.H. No, man. You know I don’t like hospitals. Although, second thought… yeah, hospital sounds like a great idea. Alright, let’s go. If aunt selina had cody beaten up over a poker game, what will she do to you if you screw up? Oh, the — the beating wasn’t her doing. Well, I didn’t think she did it herself. Then again, what do I know? Yeah, she just had cody thrown out of the game, but he was totally fine. Right. So now that I’ve solved the cody mystery, maybe you can answer the question for me. What was that look between you and your mother? What look? The look that passed between you and liesl right before she kicked me out of your room. Clearly, I said something that upset you. But what, I have no idea. I mean, does it have anything to do with whatever the hell’s been bothering you lately? Yes. No, I have actually not spoken to ned. Well, then… why so free and easy? How can you be sure he’s gonna throw over his family and vote with you? Because if I’m ceo, he maintains a shot of keeping some influence. He’ll pick me. Huh. Well, far be it for me to question a “sure thing,” but as long as we’re on the subject of family, I got a very important update on yours. What, the cassadines? Far as I know, that’s the only family you got. Stop staring. Shh. Don’t interrupt me. I’m in the middle of a curse.

[ Laughs ] Look, don’t let valentin get in your head. Hey. Drew, michael, and ned, they know what’s at stake. They’re all gonna come together. They’re gonna oppose valentin. Everyone’s doing their part, including me. Okay. What’s going on? This is the second time you’ve mentioned yourself. What’s going on? I didn’t have a chance to tell you. The merger won’t just be good for elq. It’s gonna be good for me. I’m now a major shareholder in aurora. Ahh. Well, thank you, kind sir. Mmm. Mm. So I take this to mean that valentin is on his way out? Yes. If we all vote against him, there will be absolutely nothing he can do. Hmm. Well, you know, from my perspective, I think the q’s owe valentin a great, big, huge thank you.

[ Coughs ] Look, I know that this family loves me as much as I love them, but sam and I created aurora to have something on our own. So the merger between aurora and elq, it… I don’t know, this may sound a little bit strange, but… kind of feels like two separate parts of myself finally coming together. I hear what you’re saying, and you’re right, you know? It’s like… it’s a union of sorts between your past and the present you fought to get back to. And now, well, there is no escape. Settle in, drew, because you’re not going anywhere.


youto open up about this. Whatever it is. I know. I just haven’t been ready to talk about it. Not a lot of people know. If not a lot of people know, and… one of those people isn’t me, it must be pretty heavy. What’s going on?

[ Telephone rings ]

[ Clears throat ] Yes. Okay, I’ll be right there. I have to go. Oh, come on. I have a patient. Really? Now? I have a patient, and this is… it’s not a conversation I want to rush. What do you know about the cassadines that I don’t? Relax, relax, relax. It’s a good thing. Maybe I get to be the judge of that. Your victor problem will soon be over. What are you talking about? My sister. She hit on a brilliant but simple way of getting rid of him. She’s pulling strings to have victor deported. Isn’t that a little outside of her reach? Not at all. Laura’s both well connected and very determined, and it makes perfect sense. Victor’s got a criminal record, goes back decades. Ample reason to have him deported for — wait for it — moral turpitude.

[ Cellphone chimes ] I got to go. But we — the quartermaines await. I know aurora’s stock price is climbing. On the rumors of a merger. And once the merger is officially announced, they’re gonna skyrocket. And the q’s will once again be in charge of elq. Yeah, I got to say, drew’s idea to merge these two companies, brilliant. That’s right. Which is why I sold my half of the metro court to raise the capital to help michael and drew. I’m sorry, you did what, now? Oh, wait. Are you okay? I’m fine. I’m fine. But what in god’s name can this family possibly thank valentin cassadine for? Well, elq has thrived under valentin’S…tenure. Not to mention the fact — you know what? — He has united all of you together against a common foe. Yes, and that unity deserves to be fought for and protected. Well, the quartermaines are nothing if not excellent fighters. Just think about what you could do if you all worked together for once. Willow: I’m going to check on wiley. Already? Don’t worry. I won’t hover. Wiley should be so lucky. I’ll be right back.

[ Chuckles ] Cody: Dr. Westbourne. Oh, god. You?

[ Chuckles ] There’s that bedside manner you must be so famous for. All the doctors in this hospital, and you ask for me? You’re the one most familiar with my case. You have bruised ribs. It’s not like you’re a case study the medical world is going to marvel at. Yeah, doc, turns out I might be more banged up than you thought. Well, the E.R. Is right down the hall. I will call an orderly to wheel you over.

[ Groans ] Come on. Can’t you just check me out? I’m an ob-gyn. Yeah, I heard. I’m sure you have. So here’s the problem. Um, as I told you the other night, when you were so kindly taking me to your car, trip to the E.R. Actually not really in the budget right now. Right. And you don’t have insurance, and whoever beat you up took all your money. Otherwise, I’d be happy to pay. Mm-hmm. Well, I can’t treat you off the books. Okay, well, you know what? I’ll cover his bill. Can’t put him on a bus out of here if he’s got broken ribs, right? You’re leaving town? That’s the plan. Right this way.

[ Chuckles ] Brook lynn. I can’t let you lie to the police. It’s a valid interpretation of the events of that night. No, brook lynn, it’s not. Well, who’s gonna contradict me? A club full of witnesses? Oh, please. A bunch of hipsters who were three sheets to the wind? Chase, I’m unworried. It will totally work. Okay, brook lynn… thank you. Really. It means the world to me that you would do this for me. Well, you pretended to be bailey’s dad. It’s the least I can do. Bottom line is, I got myself into this mess, and I’m ready to face whatever happens next.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hello? Yeah. Yeah, I’ll be — I’ll be right there. That was jordan’s assistant. The commissioner is ready to see me.


If the quartermaines united to run elq, that would be so incredibly formidable. That’s not ever gonna happen, though. What do you mean? I just mean that when valentin leaves, all the in-fighting that edward so successfully cultivated, it’s just gonna resurface again, which is really, really a shame.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh, excuse me. Sorry. I — I do have to take this. Of course. Just a second. Okay. Hi. I’m alone. Now you know how I feel. You know how much I missed waking up to you this morning? I missed you, too, so much. But, you know, with the slot coming up on the home & heart shopping channel, I had so much work to do for deception, and then I had to come to this shareholders meeting, which is gonna be a total waste of time. Now, now, you never know. Well, ned and drew and michael, they’re all united on this crazy valentin front, and so I don’t get to vote unless there’s a tie, which there’s not gonna be. And that means I’m just gonna sit around twiddling my thumbs. I’m gonna feel totally superfluous. Now, that is nonsense. You are definitely the center of my world. Thank you. You do say the absolute sweetest things. Lucy, you’re more important than you know. Far more. I sold my half of the metro court to stillwater venture group to get the money to help michael and drew. So now I’m partners with stillwater venture group? No. God, no, I would never do that to you. I have 30 days to buy back my half of the hotel. The price has already been set, and I’m going to have more than enough money. Aurora’s stock is gaining value by the hour. It sounds risky. No way. I have faith in drew, and I will always bet on michael. Can I get a refill on my cup of coffee, please? Actually, just make it a whole new cup. I kind of — for sure. Thanks. Ugh. Don’t they make an ointment to get rid of you? Brook lynn, I don’t like this tension between us. This isn’t tension. This is hatred. I sold another one of your songs. Which one? “Morning rain.” I wrote that when my cousin died. Well, it’s very touching. Soft-tee paper towels thinks it’s perfect for their new commercial. My song is gonna be used in a paper towel commercial? A national paper towel commercial. So when anyone in the entire country hears it, they’ll think “absorbent.”

[ Sighs ] And I’ll be making a nice chunk of change from it, too. You know, I bet if you tried, you could come up with some catchy jingles. Then we can make money together. I would rather never write another song. You really want to work with me again? I do. Why? Okay, fine. I’ll do it. If you recant your accusation against chase. Commissioner. Detective chase. Close the door and let’s have a seat. I wonder if you realize how disappointed I am to find you in this position again, and so close to the end of your suspension. I’m sorry. I acted in haste, and while I was provoked, that is still no excuse. If there’s no excuse, why say you were provoked? Accuracy. Of course, now that I’m facing assault charges, I know you can’t bring me back to the force. I spoke with mr. Brown. He’s agreed to drop the criminal charges. You won’t be facing prison time. How d– thank you. Thank you for going to bat for me. You can save your thanks. Linc brown still wants you to lose your job. I hear you’re working for your aunt selina now. Yep. Yeah? What are you doing for her? Oh, this — this and that. You know, entry level stuff. Yeah. Errands and whatnot. Super…boring. Hmm. You have no idea what you’re getting yourself into, do you? Very colorful. Is it okay that it hurts to breathe? That would be a sign that your rib punctured your lung.

[ Groans ] It doesn’t hurt

that bad. Well, we shall see.

[ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ] It’s cold. Take a deep breath in. Okay.

[ Inhales ] Yeah, hurts. Exhale it.

[ Exhales ] One more time.

[ Breathes deeply ] I should send you for an x-ray. I’m sure if you just wrap me up, I’ll be fine. Really? Just a moment ago, it hurt to breathe. Now you’re fine? You must have the healing touch. Yeah, we’re all set. The proxies are here, and we are good to go. Hey. Everything okay with wiley? Oh, yeah, he’s fine. And you? Are you — are you okay? Ned: Pascal, I think you know drew. Yes. We’ve spoken several times on the phone after your return. It’s a great pleasure to see you in person again. Well, it’s great to be seen. Thank you. Michael, hello. Pascal, thanks for coming. We’re just waiting for — oh, there he is. Good morning, everyone. What say we begin? I don’t think this is gonna take too long. No, no, it certainly will not.


[ Groans ] So dante and I weretalking about you earlier. I’m sure he had a lot to say. Well, he’s definitely not a fan. To me, it sounds like you got a raw deal, though. How do you figure? Well, your mom and dad, you know? Not the easiest role models to live up to. You can get dressed now. I just meant, you know, it’s got to be hard to live up to your dad’s legacy. Meaning what? Linc: So let me get this straight. I drop the assault charges, and you’ll write songs for me again? No charges, no civil suit, no other complaints or demand for apology. No comment to any reporter that chase attacked you. This never happened. Okay, you go to the D.A., You go to the commissioner, you tell them that you lied. You make this go away forever, and I’m all yours. It’s a tempting offer, but, um… no deal. What? All I care about is that detective friend of yours loses his job for good.

[ Exhales sharply ] But look on the bright side of things, blq. I’ve come around to your way of thinking. Some things truly are priceless. I just meant it must be tough to live down cesar faison’s reputation. Right? I mean, he was one of the wsb’s most wanted, wasn’t he? Continue with the ice packs. If the pain persists for more than two days, see a doctor. Have a nice trip. Oh, wait, wait. What — what just happened here? Dante said you were getting on a bus. Bon voyage. Jordan: Linc brown is filing a complaint with the civilian review board. As you know, the outcome of the board’s investigation could be censure or even dismissal. I know I was in the wrong. In the heat of the moment — this was not a life-threatening situation. No one was in any imminent danger except mr. Brown. Once again, you’ve shown that you can’t keep your head in situations, especially when brook lynn quartermaine is involved. So answer me this, detective. Why shouldn’t I fire you right now? Hey, sand or stone? Pardon? Well, I’m planning a deluxe family vacation. Oh. I mean, it’s been a rough few months, so I feel like we deserve it. So, should we go to the beach or should we go to some foreign city? Well, I guess that depends on who all’s going. Me and donna, of course. I’m hoping michael, willow, and wiley. Okay. And I was gonna ask ava if I could take avery. Ha! I wouldn’t hold my breath on a yes for that question. Well, ava and I — hate each other. Yes, but we will move heaven and earth for avery, so maybe there’s a possibility. Ooh, listen to the optimist. I mean, after the year I’ve had, things are finally going my way. Valentin: As ceo, I am calling this shareholders meeting to order. So… any new business? Chair recognizes drew cain. I make a motion to remove valentin cassadine as ceo of elq. I second. So moved. Anyone want to make a statement supporting the removal of valentin cassadine? I think we can just get this over with. I’ll take that as a no, but I want to make a statement on my behalf. Elq has grown significantly during my time as ceo. It’s no secret the rumored merger between aurora and elq, and it’s also no secret it has nothing to do with the strength of our company. It has everything to do with making drew cain a majority shareholder, and that’s a dangerous reason to make this decision. Anyone else want to say something? No. Okay. Well, then I will entertain a motion to bring this to a vote. So moved. Seconded. We’re gonna vote on the motion, and I will turn the procedure over to elq’s chief counsel, pascal everett. Thank you, chairman cassadine. The motion on the floor is to remove mr. Cassadine as chair. Before we get to those present, are there shareholders represented by proxy? There are. These are the proxies from family members who couldn’t attend in person authorizing me to vote on their behalf. And how do they vote? They all vote “yes” on the motion. Very well. And now to those present. Chairman cassadine. I vote no. Mr. Drew cain. Yes. Mr. Michael corinthos iii. Yes. Mr. Ned quartermaine.


You’re still here? We weren’t done. Right. Um…about that — it’s — it’s okay. I know now is not the right time for whatever this conversation is. Thank you. But I do want you to know that I’m here for you. Alright? Whatever’s going on, you can count on me. I know. But, um… I-I had a chance to think about it, and I’m fine. Well, that’s — that’s great. It is, yeah. And, you know, if — if anything changes, I’ll — I’ll let you know. But for now, you should focus on your fabulous new job. Chase. Cody: Bad news. Oh, broken ribs? Nah, they’re just badly bruised. Right? But the doc ordered me to take it easy, so… no hours on a bus right now. Okay. So you’re sticking around? I mean, if that’s okay. Yeah, man. I got to get out of here, but, uh…I’ll call you a ride-share. Dude, no, I’ll — I’ll take the bus. Are you sure? Look, it’s like a 10-minute ride to your place. Okay? I think I can gut it out. Oh, I’m in awe of your courage, sir. Mm-hmm. Thank you.

[ Grunts ] Actually, it did hurt. Seriously, man, I’m happy you’re sticking around. Dr. Westbourne, thanks for the tlc. Better hurry — I wouldn’t want you to miss your bus again. Yeah, yeah. I am hopping on a bus. It’s local. To dante’S. I don’t care where you’re going as long as you leave my hospital. I found a reason to stick around port charles, so…see ya around. You will be sitting pretty once this merger goes through. Your whole life’s gonna be like a big vacation. Oh, no, I’d be bored in a month. Maybe two.

[ Laughs ] Make it a business trip. World domination. You know what? You’re right. I’m gonna build a hotel empire.

[ Laughs ] The metro court will become an international brand. Mr. Quartermaine, the motion on the floor is to remove valentin cassadine as ceo of elq. Do you vote yes or no? I vote no. Very well. Between mr. Corinthos, mr. Cain, and the proxy votes voting “yea,” and mr. Cassadine and mr. Quartermaine voting “nay,” we have a 50/50 split. What the hell, ned? This was your idea. You’re the one who started this. You wanted to force valentin out. Valentin: The meeting will come to order. We have not finished voting. Ms. Coe, as bequeathed by your late ex-husband, alan quartermaine, you have the tie-breaking vote.

[ Chuckles ] Would you look at that? Wow. You know, last time I had a vote, I felt a wee bit of pressure, but this time, I get to vote my conscience. I vote an oh, no. The motion fails. Valentin cassadine remains as chief executive officer of elq. Excellent. Pascal, thank you for your time and your service. Always a pleasure. Well, as ceo, onto the next order of business, namely the rumored merger between aurora media and elq. It is not happening. And this is bad?

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B&B Transcript Friday, June 24, 2022

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Transcript provided by Suzanne

[ Relaxing music ]

Ridge: Humoring paris makes no sense at all.

Carter: It makes sense to me.

Ridge: How does it make– how? How does that make sense to you? You don’t love this woman. You are still in love with my father’s wife. You’re in love with quinn. Tell me I’m wrong.

Eric: I’m fond of carter. I really am. He’s a good man. He deserves everything good in this life. I believe that. I’m sure you believe that too.

Quinn: Of course.

Eric: Yeah. Quinn, come here. Sit. You know carter, you’re friends. He confides in you, right?

Quinn: Sometimes.

Eric: And about paris, obviously because you know more about that than I do.

Quinn: She’s come up.

Eric: Well, so what about this instant engagement? Do you think she’s the woman he really loves? It doesn’t really matter what I think, does it?

Paris: I can’t believe this ring.

Grace: Marriage is more than a flashy ring, honey. It needs a foundation of love and trust and you and carter have not built that.

Paris: How do you know that? Are you with us when we’re alone? Why can’t you just be happy for me?

Grace: I’m sorry, baby. But you’re making a huge mistake and I can’t support it. You and carter, it’s just wrong.

Paris: It doesn’t feel wrong. I hate being at odds with you, mom. But come to the wedding or not, I need to make one thing clear. Nothing and no one is going to stop this wedding.

Eric: But does carter love paris the way a man should love a woman who’s going to spend the rest of his life with? Is that what you’re questioning?

Quinn: He’s the one who proposed.

Eric: Yeah. And so…

Quinn: So, all we can hope is that carter and paris make the right decision.

Paris: Look, mom. I’m not trying to be harsh. I respect your opinion, and you’ve voiced it repeatedly.

Grace: Baby, I’m just worried about you.

Paris: Don’t be. Be happy for me. I mean, the man I love asked me to marry him and gave me this beautiful ring.

Hope: Oh, my god, you and zende are engaged?

Grace: If only. My daughter is engaged to carter.

Hope: Oh, you and carter, married.

Carter: I’m not talking to you about this.

Ridge: Stop. You don’t get to walk away from me. Either we’re friends or we’re not friends. I’m asking you a question. I’m asking you where you are. So tell me the truth. You want to lie to yourself, you go ahead.

Carter: Yes! Yes. I love quinn, and it’s driving me insane. I think about her all the time. How long ’til I get to see her, get close to her. And eric was very generous when he forgave us. But that means that I can’t be with the woman I love, ridge, and it’s stopping me cold, man. And I can’t live like this. I have to move on. I need to marry paris. Migraine hits hard, so u hit back with ubrelvy

Grace: I was just as shocked as you are, hope. They don’t come any better than zende forrester. He’s honest. He’s talented. He’s got a bright future ahead of himself. But somehow, a solid future and security just isn’t good enough. You want to just toss it all away and marry some hustler?

Paris: I’m in love, mom. And carter is too. He wouldn’t have gotten me a ring if that wasn’t the case. So if your take on him is correct, he should have been out there setting his sights on his newest conquest. But instead, he came back with a ring. Doesn’t that tell you something?

Grace: I don’t trust him. I don’t trust him to honor you. I don’t trust him to cherish you. I don’t trust him to make the promises that people make when they marry each other. I’m sorry, baby, but I can’t support you in becoming carter’s wife. It just won’t end well.

Paris: Okay. Well, if you can’t support my choice, then don’t come to the wedding. Now, I would like to talk to hope, please.

Grace: It sounds like you have some reservations of your own. Maybe she’ll listen to you.

Hope: You’re engaged?

Paris: I am.

Hope: I mean, uh… I am not even going to begin to get in the middle of that mother-daughter dynamic because believe me, I know all too well. But… are you happy?

Paris: I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.-Hope: I mean, that ring! It’s gorgeous.

Paris: You know, hope, you’re my friend and I would just really like your support. Please just say you’re happy for me.

Trainer: Ten of ’em. All the way to your chest. There you go. Four, five, five more. Are you ready?

Zende: Yeah.

Trainer: Ten of ’em. Good, good, good, good, good. Boom, good. All right, come on. There you go. There you go. All right. [Indistinct] Right. Good job.

Zende: Thank you, J.

Trainer: Next week.

Zende: You look like you got something on your mind.

Grace: All I have ever wanted from the first day my daughters were born was for them to live good lives. For them to be productive, contributing members of society. And to settle down at some point in their lives with good men of integrity who deserve them. Is that too much for a mother to ask?

Zende: Um, mrs. Buckingham, you have to excuse me. I’m feeling a little lost here. There’s something–

Grace: Carter proposed!

Zende: What?

Grace: And paris said yes. She said yes. You have to stop this travesty, zende. You cannot let this wedding happen.

Eric: That was a little enigmatic.

Quinn: What was?

Eric: That– that you hope carter and paris make the right decision. Does that mean you don’t approve of their wedding?

Ridge: I knew it. You and quinn aren’t over.

Carter: We are over. You need to understand that, ridge. There’s nothing going on and nothing ever will. I will never betray eric again. And as for quinn, she is totally committed to making their marriage work. I’ve accepted that I can’t have her, and it’s tearing me up inside. But I can’t stay frozen in my life. I have to move on.

Ridge: You have to move on with paris.

Carter: She loves me.

Ridge: I’m sure she loves you but you don’t love her. You love quinn. So how is that going to work?

Carter: One day at a time.

Ridge: One day at a time? Where does my dad fit into all this?

Carter: Where’s your father fit? Where does eric fit? With his wife where he belongs. Why do you think I’m doing this? A part of the reason I’m marrying paris is because she became suspicious of my feelings for quinn, because she said things to make me think she’s taking those suspicions to eric. And I refused to let anyone or anything disrupt quinn’s happiness. I brought in ensure max protein,

Ridge: So you’re rushing into a future with paris because you’re desperate to run away from your past with quinn? Am I understanding what we’re doing? Look at me.

Carter: I have to. Quinn’s not a possibility for me. She’s eric’s wife, and I meant what I said. I won’t hurt him again. Need to get on with things.

Ridge: Get on with things? What does that mean to paris? I have an idea. Why don’t you date her for a little while? Take her on a trip. Take her to some– take her to europe. Go to italy. It’s nice this time of year. Spend some time with her. Get to know her, get to know–

Carter: The decision is made. I intend to marry paris as soon as possible. Hopefully, tomorrow. And I need you there. I need my best friend who knows everything about me standing by my side in support. I’m counting on you.

Zende: Carter proposed to paris and she accepted?

Grace I know this must hurt, zende, but you have got to move past this and go to my daughter. Do whatever it takes to get paris back. You still love her. And I can see it right now in your eyes. Please, just don’t let carter take my baby away.

Zende: Dr. Buckingham, listen. I– I get that you mean well, you genuinely seem to think that paris is better off with me than with carter, but the problem is, she doesn’t agree and I’m not going to grovel.

Grace: Zende.

Zende: Dr. Buckingham–

Grace: You just have to go.

Zende: Listen, listen, listen. I thought paris was the one for me. Okay, I did. But somewhere along the line, she got caught up with carter. That doesn’t mean I don’t love her, but she’s made her decision, and I have to respect that. Thank you for letting me know.

Hope: And you’re sure that you and zende…

Paris: Yeah, I mean, great guy, but it just didn’t work out. And I know everything is happening really, really fast.

Hope: And you’re okay with that? Because, I mean, we are talking about the rest of your life here. And don’t get me wrong, again, carter is a terrific guy and any woman would be lucky to have him.

Paris: And you know what? That woman has me. Please don’t try to talk me out of this. No one will. Trust me. And my mom has tried. You can tell she’s not the most supporting person. But hope, you’re my friend. And I would really like your support to celebrate with me and carter on our wedding day. We’d love to have you.

Hope: All right. Well, then, I am going to need to hear you say it just one more time for me. Just one more that you are absolutely 110% sure.

Paris: I love carter. I want to be his wife.

Hope: Okay, then yes. Of course, I will be there. Of course.

Paris: Oh, thank you. Oh. Carter. I hear congratulations are in order. You and paris. You proposed. Wow.

Carter: You can say that again.

Quinn: I really don’t think it’s my place to have an opinion about carter and paris.

Eric: Well, everybody in the company is going to have an opinion about it. You might as well voice yours.

Quinn: I just hope they make the right decision.

Eric: Yeah.

[ Phone dinging ] Oh, I got to go.

Quinn: To the club?

Eric: Yeah, I have– I have an appointment. We’ll talk more later. All right?

Quinn: All right. Well, yeah. Don’t overdo it.

Eric: Okay.

Carter: Eric asked me

to get rid of it,

but how could I?

Quinn: So you brought

it here.

Carter: What else

could I do?

I couldn’t let something

so beautiful get destroyed.

Paris: You know, we have to be careful because my mom might still be in the building somewhere. She’s not taking the engagement well.

Carter: I’m sorry to be the cause of friction between you.

Paris: No, don’t apologize. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. And if she can’t get behind it, that– that– that has to do with her, not me. I’m not going to let her ruin the best day of my life. And we won’t be alone. I talked to hope, and she said she was going to come.

Carter: Well, speaking of the wedding, I meant what I said. I want to get married right away.

Paris: Oh! I just love that you want to marry me so quickly.

Carter: And it can’t happen soon enough.

Paris: Oh, wow. I mean, who should we invite?

Carter: I, uh, I spoke with ridge.

Paris: You know, I was thinking about zende.

Carter: Hmm.

Paris: Just because, I don’t know. I feel like he should be there. I hope he comes. He said he was cool with our relationship. And you saw how gracious he was about it. Oh. Also, I’m thinking about bill spencer. We should invite him.

Carter: Why?

Paris: Well, he’s been very generous to the foundation, and oh, we also need a minister because the man of the hour, he’s going to be occupied.

Carter: Uh… charlie. He’s ordained.

Paris: Get out.

Carter: Yeah. Yeah. I’ll see if he’s available. And um, speaking of the venue, I’m thinking, il giardino?

Paris: Oh.

Carter: You love that place. You love the food, it’s intimate and it was our first sort of lunch date.

Paris: It’s perfect.

Carter: I’ll make the call. Reserve it tomorrow.

Paris: Tomorr– tom– hm. Tomorrow?

Carter: I don’t want to wait.

Paris: I feel like I’m in a whirlwind. Oh. Oh, my goodness. This is really–

Ridge: I’m asking you

a question.

I’m asking you where you are.

So tell me the truth.

You want to lie to yourself,

you go ahead.

Carter: Yes! Yes!

I love quinn,

and it’s driving me insane.

Carter: Yes. Last name, walton. Yes. The wedding. Thank you very much. Yeah. Okay. Okay. I’ll call back later with more specifics. Thank you.

Quinn: Sorry, I– I… I couldn’t help overhearing. Making arrangements. Paris and I are getting married at il giardino. Tomorrow.

Quinn: Tomorrow? Tomorrow?

Carter: I can’t go on like this one more day, quinn. Loving you the way I do. Burning for you and what I can never have again. I mean, you have eric, you’re committed to your marriage. Me, I’m stuck in place and I have to move forward. I have to build a life that doesn’t begin and end with a woman who’s out of my reach… yet close enough to touch. This is torture.

Quinn: Sorry. You have no idea how sorry I am. But don’t marry paris so quickly.

Carter: Don’t, don’t, don’t, stop. Do not try to stop me. Do not try to slow me down, quinn, I have to let you go. I can’t live like this anymore. But make no mistake. I will always love you.

[ Quinn sobbing ]

Quinn: I’ll always love you too, carter.

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Y&R Update Friday, June 24, 2022

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Recap written by Christine

Michael tracked Victor down at Society. victor hadn’t been answering his phone, so Michael had to look all over for him. Michael said he found Ashland and Victoria in a hotel in NY. Ashland had been spotted meeting with a high end real estate broker. Victor surmised that the couple was looking for office space to start a new company.

Sally walked into Adam’s office, and he admired her new look, which he called understated, yet powerful. She said that was what she was going for. There was going to be a press conference headlined by Victor, announcing Sally as CEO of Newman Media and Adam as CEO of Newman Enterprises. Sally was nervous, so Adam gave her some tips. She said that being the man of the hour was familiar territory for him. He said this time was different and better than his previous stint running Newman. She said he had her now, and he replied that she made a huge difference. She predicted that today would be a turning point for them both. They kissed. Sally gave Adam advice on the statement he’d written, and he said she was right. Victor came in, and Adam asked for a moment with his dad, so Sally left. Adam reiterated his intention to use his time at the helm, however long that was, to show Victor what he was capable of. He promised to impress Victor. Victor said they both wanted Adam to excel. Adam felt his whole life had lead him to this moment, and he planned to make the most of it. Victor shook Adam’s hand.

Ashland woke up and came into the living room and saw Victoria enjoying a leisurely morning on the couch. He asked if she wanted to go to brunch. She assumed he didn’t hear the news that there was going to be a press conference announcing her successor. He’d heard, but he wasn’t sure she wanted to watch it. She said she didn’t want to miss one minute of this presser. He was surprised because he thought she would be irritated by it. She assumed he’d expected that because of the rumor that Adam would be named CEO. She was sure her father was naming Adam CEO in an attempt to get her mad enough to run back to Genoa City to defend her turf, not because he thought Adam would do a better job running Newman than she did. She said that Victor always played his kids above each other, and she was tired of it. He was impressed she was so nonchalant. She said she and Ashland left so she could break free.

Victoria said that her and her father’s patterns had become so entrenched that she knew what he was going to do before he did it. Ashland thought there was a certain satisfaction in knowing your rival’s every move. Victoria said no one had ever gotten her the way Ashland did – it was like they were kindred spirits. He just wished he’d recognized that from the beginning, like she did. She laughed and said he was a slow learner, but he was worth it. They were going to be meeting investors today, to seek funding for their new venture. He said he’d go change for the meeting, then they could watch the press conference together, in case it was tougher on her than she thought. She called him thoughtful and smiled. He left the room. She looked back to make sure he was gone, then she called Nick.

Victoria told Nick that everything was going exactly as she hoped. He asked if she’d tell them where she was. She was surprised Victor hadn’t sussed it out yet. She said they were in NY. She sent her congratulations to Adam. Nick asked Victoria to at least call Nikki. She said she would when the time was right. He asked if she was going to watch the press conference, and she said she didn’t think she’d have time because she and Ashland were meeting with some investors to try and get their next venture bankrolled. He asked if they were Ashland’s connections, and she said they were mostly hers. He asked if she was planning to start a company to compete with Newman. She said she didn’t call him to talk business. She had to get ready for the meeting, and she promised they’d talk again soon. The call ended.

Back in Genoa City, the press conference started. Victor said Newman Media expanded enormously in the past year – they merged with Locke Communications Group and they acquired Chancellor Communications and Newman Media. He said all this was done under the very capable leadership of his daughter, Victoria. He said Victoria stepped down for personal reasons, so he was appointing his son, Adam. Victor said Adam was intimately acquainted with this company and only someone who’d gathered the knowledge he did from Wall Street and someone who graduated from Harvard Business School was able to step in and steer this enormous ship. He said Adam was bold, innovative and right for the job.

In NY, Ashland told Victoria that he thought Victor’s last comment was aimed at her. She was sure of it. She noticed that Victor didn’t mention Ashland’s name once.

The press conference continued. Adam gave credit to his sister for pulling together the resources so Newman would thrive during these challenging times. He said he was going to integrate the assets so maximize profit and potential while at the same time keeping the values and philosophy of the founder – Victor Newman, who was at the heart of the company’s success. “My sister went on a shopping spree, but I’m the only one who knows what to do with all the stuff,” Ashland said, mocking Adam. Ashland said Adam was still sucking up to Victor even after he’d gotten the job. He asked if Victoria hadn’t had enough of watching this. She wasn’t ready to stop just yet.

Adam said he was leaving Newman Media in the hands of Sally Spectra. Victoria said she’d seen enough. She felt her father deserved everything that Sally and Adam were going to put him through. She was ready to get to their meeting.

When Ashland and Victoria got back from their meeting, they were in a good mood because it went well. Ashland loved the way he and Victoria had played off each other’s ideas. He couldn’t wait to run a company together again. He felt like that was what they were born to do, and he was sure her investor friends saw it. She said that it didn’t matter if the investors didn’t come through, since she and Ashland had enough money to fund the venture themselves. She wondered if that was what they should do, because it would give them total control. He said that meant they’d be taking all the risk. She knew, but the idea of the two of them going it alone and taking on the world together appealed to her. They smiled at each other.

Adam talked up Sally’s business skills to the press. Nick came in and whispered in Victor’s ear that he heard from Victoria. Victor left in the middle of the press conference to talk to Nick in the hallway. Adam took it in stride and took the reporter’s next question.

Victor asked if Victoria was upset about Adam’s promotion. Nick said Victoria said she and Ashland were fine, and in NY. Nick suspected Victor already knew Victoria was in NY. Victor wanted to hear what else Victoria said. Nick said Victoria and Ashland were looking for capital for a new business venture. Victor thought it was interesting that Nick was sharing this, since Nick and Victoria always kept each other’s secrets. Nick said he was doing the best he could in a difficult situation. He wanted Victoria to feel like she could tell him things without him using it against her. He’d been accused of that before, and it created a rift in their relationship. However, he also didn’t want Victoria getting more enmeshed with that creep. Victor didn’t want that either.

Later, Victor relayed the information he’d learned to Michael. Victor told Michael to discreetly approach the investors that Victoria and Ashland met with and convince them not to invest in Ashland’s new venture.

Summer went to the hotel to get Phyllis. Phyllis was supposed to be meeting Diane today to extend an olive branch. Phyllis was hesitant to go. Summer said she’d already arranged things with Diane. She hoped Phyllis wasn’t backing out at the last minute. “You’ve got to know how important this is to me. To my whole family,” Summer said. Phyllis said she was ready to go, but she stayed in her seat until Summer gently pulled her up by the arm.

At the park, Diane greeted Phyllis and Summer warmly. She asked about the purpose of the meeting. Summer said Phyllis had a chance to do some thinking while she was on vacation. Phyllis said she centered herself and gained perspective. Diane said the same process took her years. Phyllis called herself a fast learner and she said Diane had a lot to work through. Diane said Phyllis seemed like the type of person who had a lot of issues. Phyllis said she didn’t. Phyllis stated that she realized she didn’t want anger or resentment to rot her from the inside, the way it did to Diane. Phyllis said that she wanted to put the past behind them, starting today. Diane asked if Phyllis was saying this was a fresh start. Phyllis said she’d never forget what Diane did to her. Summer encouraged Phyllis to say she’d forgive. Diane noted that so many people had forgiven Phyllis over the years. Phyllis said she wasn’t going to dwell on the things Diane did to her. Phyllis suggested they consider this a truce. Diane said thanks and that Phyllis made her day.

Diane knew that couldn’t have been easy for Phyllis. Summer stated that when Diane showed up with no warning, it brought up a lot of painful memories for everyone. Diane knew, because everywhere she turned, people reminded her of the damage she’d done. Diane didn’t complain because she knew she deserved the rage. Phyllis agreed that Diane had it coming. Diane said that was why she was so impressed Phyllis found a way to let it go – that must be freeing. Phyllis said it must be freeing to get to cross someone off the long list of people who didn’t want her in town. Diane said it was meaningful to her, since they were part of the same extended family, and it was best if they got along. Phyllis said no one had a reason to give Diane a second chance, but Phyllis was going to do it. Phyllis thought it was unfortunate for Diane that she would face a lot of hostility from people in Genoa City. Phyllis said she wouldn’t be part of that though, because she wouldn’t make her daughter uncomfortable or make her choose sides. Diane knew Phyllis wasn’t doing this for her, but she appreciated the effort. Diane said she was pleasantly surprised Phyllis reached this level of serenity and maturity. She hoped Phyllis didn’t take that the wrong way. Phyllis said she didn’t, and she told Summer that they should go.

Phyllis was on edge in the hotel lounge. Summer invited Phyllis to lunch with her and Kyle. Phyllis said she had a lot of work to do. Summer was proud of Phyllis for calling a truce. Summer thought it would be good for Phyllis too, because it was unhealthy to center your life around hating someone. Phyllis agreed that she’d wasted a lot of her energy on this. Phyllis knew the negativity wasn’t good for Summer either. Phyllis said things were going well for Summer – she was married to Kyle, and she had this sweet little boy in her life, and she and Kyle were going to revitalize Marchetti. Phyllis said there was nothing she wouldn’t do for Summer, including making nice with that heifer. Phyllis corrected herself and called Diane Summer’s mother in law. Summer said she loved Phyllis, and they hugged

Jack and Kyle were at home discussing business. Jack was going to take over almost all of the CEO duties for Jabot immediately, because he knew Kyle and Summer would have their hands full wrapping up the acquisition, moving the company to the US etc. Jack got an alert for the Newman press conference which would officially announce Adam was the CEO. Talk shifted back to Kyle’s new role. Jack said he couldn’t be more proud. Kyle looked forward to the challenge and working with Summer again. He felt like everything was coming together. Jack asked if Diane was included in that.

Kyle said he and his mom were cool. She had been working to prove herself, and she hadn’t done anything wrong, as far as he knew. Kyle gave Diane the benefit of the doubt, but that didn’t mean he was ready to wipe the slate clean. Jack said good. He assured Kyle that there was no deadline. Kyle said he and Diane were taking things slow. Jack thought that was a good idea because deciding how much of a role Diane would have in his life was a big decision with lifelong implications. Part of Kyle wanted to wanted to let Diane all the way in and cling to her until the wounds healed, but then he thought back to when she was murdered. He used to scream into his pillow at night, because he felt he had to be brave for everyone. He said that kind of grief was exhausting at that age and the most traumatic thing he’d ever been through, then he found out it was a lie orchestrated by his own mother. Kyle thought Diane was saying all the right things, and she was good with Harrison.

Kyle badly wanted to trust Diane, but he was wary because things happened and he wondered if they were warning signs, for example, whatever happened with Jack and Phyllis. Kyle didn’t need details, but he said that Jack had admitted that whatever happened tied back to Diane. Jack promised he’d let Kyle know if Diane was up to her old tricks. Jack told Kyle not to let the thing with Jack and Phyllis affect his evaluation of his mother. Jack and Kyle watched the press conference, and they were mind-blown that Sally was heading up an entire division. Jack thought it was more mind-blowing that Victor allowed it. Jack wanted the best for Sally, and he was glad that keeping her in line was Adam’s job, not the Abbott’s.

Diane showed up to thank Kyle and Jack for the role she assumed they played in facilitating her meeting with Phyllis. Jack had no idea what Diane was talking about. Kyle said he knew it was happening, but he couldn’t take credit because that was all Summer and Phyllis’s work. Diane told Jack about the truce. She said if Summer was responsible, she owed her daughter in law a big thank you. Kyle said his wife was special. Summer texted Kyle and asked to meet at the hotel, so he left.

Jack congratulated Diane. He said the tiny little club of people she’d won over had a new member. She knew better than to think she’d won over Phyllis. Diane said not actively at war wasn’t the same thing as acceptance. She didn’t want to say this in front of Kyle, but Phyllis was so unpredictable that there was no telling how long this truce would hold. Jack asked if Diane didn’t think Phyllis was sincere. Diane thought that all depended on how you defined sincerity. Diane did think Phyllis made a sincere effort to rein in her hostility around Summer. Diane didn’t care what Phyllis’s motive was as long as she followed through. He asked if Phyllis explained why she had a change of heart. Diane said Phyllis said she did it for the kids’ sake, and Diane was sure there was some truth to that. Diane thought Phyllis also did it to impress Jack. She said Phyllis didn’t mention him by name, of course, because she wouldn’t want her daughter to find out how she used Jack to get back at Diane. Diane knew Jack didn’t want to talk about that, so she said she wouldn’t say more about it. She just wanted to suggest that Phyllis was doing the opposite – using Diane to try and make amends with Jack.

Jack had no idea what Phyllis was thinking when it came to Diane. He thought that Phyllis would have a better chance at keeping her word if Diane didn’t provoke her. Jack said Diane seemed to relish antagonizing Phyllis. Diane said she had no plans to kick the hornet’s nest. She was just glad Phyllis volunteered to back off, which reduced the number of people who were out for her blood. Phyllis texted Jack asking to talk. .

Kyle met Summer at the hotel bar. They were going to celebrate the truce. She crowed about pulling this off after he told her to stay out of their parents’ business. He said she made one hell of a diplomat. He shifted gears and revealed that he was thinking about hiring Diane at Marchetti. He asked how Summer felt about it. She was worried. She asked if he was sure he was ready for Diane to build a permanent life this close to him. He said he couldn’t erase what Diane put him through, and he wans’t sure the scars would ever fade, but he couldn’t send her away without trying, because if he did, he’d second guess his choice for the rest of his life. Summer said they’d do their best and see what happened.

Back at Newman, Sally read Adam some of the comments on social media about the press conference. It was very positive, for the most part. He gave her a gift, and she had one for him too. She got him his favorite scotch. It was her favorite now too. She brought up the day he introduced her to it. She said who would’ve guessed they’d end up on top of the world. Things started heating up, so they closed the office door.

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Maggie enters the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion and comments on Victor being depressed. Victor tells her not to even try to cheer him up. Maggie responds that she won’t even try when he’s in this kind of mood. Maggie encourages that there’s nothing he can do about it but it’s not the end of the world. Maggie acknowledges that the situation is complicated and upsetting but they are talking about a baby, a new life. Victor complains about Jan trying to electrocute him in his own bathtub and now his grandson is going to have her hanging around his neck for the rest of his life. Victor then asks for another drink.

Shawn runs in to Belle at the hospital. Belle asks if he was leaving. Shawn says not now that she’s here. Shawn is glad she came and asks if they can go get coffee or something. Belle clarifies that she didn’t come to see him.

Clyde walks through the park with the bag of stolen jewelry. EJ approaches and says it looks like he’s been caught red-handed as he asks what Clyde is up to. Clyde thinks back to making his deal with Leo. Clyde then tells EJ that he’s just hanging out. EJ asks him what’s in the bag. Clyde says it’s nothing he needs to worry about. EJ says he shouldn’t mind if he takes a look then.

Chloe questions what kind of savage would brutally murder the mother of two young children. Brady says it would be someone who has no earth, the scum of the earth, and the lowest of the low. Leo then walks up. Leo questions who he’s calling the lowest of the low. Chloe says they weren’t talking about him. Brady says that’s unless he was the SOB who killed Abigail.

Sami arrives at Lucas’s hotel room on crutches, surprising Lucas, who says he wasn’t expecting her. Sami says she can tell and questions what the hell happened to his room.

Maggie tells Victor that he has every right to be upset but not to feel sorry for himself as that’s not who he is. Victor hates that there’s nothing he can do about it. Maggie encourages that he can stand by Shawn and let him know that he’s by his side when he’s trying to put his life back together. Maggie points out that Jan will be going back to prison again and then maybe Shawn and Belle can work it out. Victor says no. Maggie argues that Belle and Shawn at least still have a chance as they still have their lives ahead of them. Victor apologizes and acknowledges how much she loved Abigail. Maggie starts to cry and declares that whoever did that to Abigail has to pay.

Leo mentions that he heard about Abigail and asks what happened. Brady informs him that she was stabbed. Leo thinks back to taking the knife from his breakfast and putting it in his bag. Leo questions why anyone would want to hurt Abigail. Brady responds that the police think it might have been a robbery. Leo thinks back to stealing the jewelry from Abigail’s box. Leo calls it a tragedy and says he can’t imagine how hard this has been on her family. Brady tells Leo to cut the crap since he went to a lot of trouble to inflict pain upon Chad and Abigail, so maybe he felt that they didn’t pay enough. Leo asks what the hell he’s accusing him of.

Lucas sits Sami down on the bed and thought her flight was delayed. Lucas wanted to pick her up from the airport. Sami understands he has a lot going on and he’s still grieving Abigail. Sami asks how Jennifer is doing. Lucas responds that she’s barely hanging on, like they all are. Sami says that’s why she took a cab and left her luggage downstairs. Lucas wants to go get it for her but Sami says he’s not going anywhere until she answers her question about what went on in the room as it looks like a tornado went through.

Belle informs Shawn that she’s at the hospital to see Marlena as Chad is at the house, telling the kids about Abigail now. Belle thought Marlena could recommend a children’s counselor if Chad though they needed one. Belle starts to go but Shawn asks her to wait.

Maggie tells Victor that she knows to be there for Chad, Jack, and Jennifer to listen and talk about Abigail when they are ready, but it won’t be for a while. Maggie relates that Victor can be there the same way for Shawn and Belle when they are ready, but not now. Victor feels worthless. Maggie says they can try to treasure the time they have together. Bonnie and Nancy then arrive, upsetting Victor. Bonnie brings Nancy in to look at Maggie’s figurines on the mantle. Bonnie says they were just going to play some cards, so she came to get the deck and says they can play in the conservatory. Bonnie says they will leave them to it, unless they want to play. Victor says they are good but Maggie decides she would love to, surprising Victor.

Clyde questions why EJ would care what’s in his bag when it’s none of his business. EJ thinks Clyde might have an illegal weapon in there. Clyde reminds him that would violate his parole. EJ mocks Clyde behind rehabilitated and argues that he just reacted now like a lowlife scum with something to hide. EJ asks if Clyde’s lunch is in the bag or maybe he’s knitting. Clyde reminds him that it’s none of his business. EJ feels it’s very much his business. EJ thinks Clyde acquired a weapon to finish him off. Clyde argues that it’s not always about him. EJ points out that Clyde did try and have him killed once before. Clyde tells him to let things go. EJ recommends Clyde drop the act since before he got out of prison, he threatened to hurt his family and his family was hurt. EJ says he’s not part of the legal system, so if he thinks Clyde stabbed his sister in law. EJ warns that his last name is DiMera and they are an eye for an eye kind of family.

Brady tells Leo that he’s accusing him of being a cold, heartless, cowardly creep that has zero compassion for anyone but himself. Brady argues that Leo hated Chad and Abigail so he tells him not to pretend that he’s grieving. Leo complains about getting blamed again for things that aren’t his fault. Chloe asks what he’s talking about. Leo responds that he doesn’t want to speak ill of the dead, but says Chad and Abigail started it because when they destroyed what he had with Craig, they made an enemy for life.

Sami asks Lucas if he was robbed. Lucas says it wasn’t anything like that. Sami wants to know what it was then. Lucas informs her that he did this because he was looking for something. Sami asks what he was looking for. Lucas thinks back to Brady telling him that the cops think Abigail’s murder could have been a robbery gone wrong. Lucas admits to Sami that he was looking for some jewelry which Sami questions.

Shawn tells Belle that he wants to thank her for being there when Jan was in labor. Belle says she knew the baby might not make it and she knew how hard that would’ve been on Shawn because she knows better than anyone what being a father means to him. Shawn points out that she waited with him and he knows how hard that was for her, so he thanks her. Belle says there’s no need to thank her. Shawn says when he thought the baby wasn’t going to make it, Belle was there and held him so he thought there was hope for the two of them. Shawn hopes that Belle felt the same way.

Maggie and Victor play cards with Bonnie and Nancy. Bonnie asks if they are sure they are up for this with a lot of their minds. Maggie admits they might have too much. Nancy says she was sorry to hear about Abigail. Maggie calls Abigail a wonderful woman, who helped her bring Sarah back. Maggie feels for Jack and Jennifer as she knows how hard it is to lose a child. Nancy adds to Victor that she was so sorry to hear about Philip. Victor quickly responds that he’s not dead. Bonnie questions if they’ve heard from him. Maggie clarifies that they just haven’t given up hope. Nancy says that’s good as she knows Chloe still misses Philip terribly. Victor remarks that Chloe can grieve in Brady’s bed.

Brady questions Leo saying Chad and Abigail started it and asks if this is third grade. Leo argues that he found the love of his life but Chad and Abigail set out to destroy his one chance at happiness. Chloe blames Leo for destroying it by trying to con her father in to marrying him when he already had a husband. Leo argues that getting married was Craig’s idea, so it would’ve crushed him if he turned him down. Brady mocks that everything is everyone else’s fault and Leo is never to blame. Chloe brings up Leo drugging Sonny and then publishing pictures of them in bed. Leo claims it was consensual and that Sonny was lying. Brady doesn’t get why Leo spent all this time and energy in to getting back at Chad and Abigail and Sonny and Will, but not him when he’s the one who blew up his sham of a wedding and was very proud to do it.

Belle admits to Shawn that she did feel it too, but then the baby was born and he went straight to Jan. Shawn claims that’s because he knew EJ was there to hold Belle’s hand. Belle tells him not to make this about EJ. Shawn argues that he went to Jan because she just gave birth and was scared, so he couldn’t leave her there wondering if the baby was alive or dead, but then he came back and Belle was gone, so he assumed she left with EJ and went back to his place. Belle thinks back to kissing EJ at the DiMera Mansion. Belle confirms that they did go back to his place and then they heard Chad screaming and saw Abigail lying there. Shawn says he’s sorry as he knows what she’s been through. Belle responds that it’s nothing compared to what Chad is going through. Belle questions who would do something like that. Shawn swears they are going to find out as he asked Rafe to put him on the case so they can find out what happened that night.

Clyde tells EJ that he doesn’t know what the hell he thinks he’s talking about and tells him not to try to pin Abigail’s murder on him. EJ questions taking Clyde’s word and says only a low life scum would stab a defenseless woman and he fits the bill. EJ warns that whoever did it is not going to get away with it.

Lucas doesn’t want to tell Sami what kind of jewelry he was looking for. Sami questions what’s going on. Lucas says nothing but Sami says there obviously is something since he’s a wreck and she knows it’s not just because of Abigail. Lucas says he can’t say which Sami questions. Sami argues that she’s told him about her disaster of a marriage to EJ which helped her move on with her life. Sami tells Lucas that she loves him no matter what, so she asks him to just tell her. Lucas then sits down and informs Sami that he has something to confess.

Belle questions Shawn going to work. Shawn says of course he is. Belle argues that with Jan going back to prison, so even with help, Shawn’s going to have his hands full with the baby. Shawn reveals that Jan is not going back to prison right now which shocks Belle. Belle argues that Jan already played her high risk pregnancy get out of jail free card and she’s not pregnant anymore while still a dangerous, violent psychopath. Shawn explains that the warden extended Jan’s release so she could be with the baby a little bit longer because he’s premature and needs Jan’s breast milk. Belle questions how the warden knew that. Shawn informs her that Kayla spoke to him and explained the situation. Belle decides that she and Kayla will have to have a chat but Shawn reveals that she did it because he asked her to. Belle says she shouldn’t be surprised since Jan always has an angle to work and always knows how to get Shawn to work it for her. Shawn insists that it’s for the baby and only temporary until the baby gets a little more weight. Belle complains that it will always continue. Shawn says they are talking about his son. Belle argues that Jan will use his son for the rest of his life. Shawn insists that he’s just trying to do what is best for him. Belle says she tries to not let her feelings about Jan spill over onto his son. Shawn knows it’s not easy. Belle asks if they decided on a name yet. Shawn informs her that they named the baby Shawn.

Nancy argues that Chloe being with Brady now doesn’t mean that she doesn’t care for Philip. Maggie says that Victor is just doing his best to make everyone uncomfortable. Victor remarks that Chloe always eventually drives men to drugs, distractions, or out the door. Bonnie tells Nancy to just ignore him because he’s trying to bait her. Nancy complains that Victor is insulting her daughter. Nancy declares that Brady and Philip haven’t lived a blameless life. Maggie warns Victor that he’s going to be sleeping in the guest room. Victor mocks this being Bonnie’s pleasant idea to spend an afternoon.

Clyde assures EJ that he did not kill Abigail and if he wanted to send him a message, he would’ve gotten it and known it was from him.

Sami tells Lucas to just tell her. Lucas then claims that he was looking for a ring and he didn’t want to tell her like this after everything that’s happened, but he was going to ask her to marry him.

Clyde questions why EJ is so paranoid and asks why he’d want to hurt anyone in his family when EJ gave him his word that he’d keep his mouth shut about their arrangement and as far as he knows, he has, unless he has told someone. EJ thinks back to telling Belle about it. EJ claims to Clyde that he hasn’t told anyone. Clyde responds that he has absolutely nothing to worry about then. Clyde says he has a date and walks off.

Victor jokes that they are having so much fun as Nancy remarks that she’s had more fun doing laundry. Nancy apologizes to Bonnie and Maggie for leaving them alone with Victor, but says she has a date. Bonnie tells Nancy to say hi to Clyde for her. Victor questions if she’s talking about Clyde Weston. Victor remarks that he knows she’s desperate, but that’s the bottom of the barrel. Maggie tells Victor that’s enough. Victor argues that Clyde had Sonny stabbed in the back and even Nancy deserves better than that. Nancy doesn’t think Victor has the right to pass judgment on anyone with his history. Victor claims he was trying to help her out as he’s worried about her and understands it’s very difficult to start a relationship with a sociopathic criminal. Nancy asks how Maggie puts up with that as Maggie walks Nancy to the door. Victor jokes that he always thought Craig was the bottom of the barrel and Nancy sure can pick them. Bonnie remarks that not everyone can be as lucky as Maggie which Victor agrees with.

Shawn explains to Belle that the baby’s name was Jan’s idea. Belle says of course he went along with it and says she has to go talk to Marlena. Belle hopes Shawn, Jan, and little Shawn are very happy as she walks away.

Brady reminds Leo that he’s the one who recruited Will and Sonny, brought them to town, and had them tell Craig about Leo’s past. Brady says Craig would’ve never known about Leo’s other husband if not for him. Brady suggests Leo leave everyone else alone and focus on him. Chloe agrees and suggests Leo think of something new this time because the scandalous photoshopped sex selfies are getting old. Brady suggests doing it the old fashioned way in a bare knuckle fistfight. Leo argues that it wouldn’t be fair since Brady is bigger and stronger than him. Leo claims that he’s no longer interested in revenge and has given it up because it weighs on him that the photos of Chad in drag and the memoir he wrote upset Abigail and now she’s gone, so he can’t tell her that he’s sorry. Leo declares that he can’t change the past, so all he can do is look forward. Leo claims that he’s trying to move on with his life, so he’d appreciate it if they let him as he then walks away. Brady tells Chloe that he didn’t believe one word of that.

Lucas tells Sami that before she came back, he asked Roman for his blessing and he got a ring to give to her to surprise her, but he doesn’t know what he did with it and thinks he lost it. Sami questions him tearing the room apart. Lucas says he panicked. Sami tells him that he shouldn’t be doing this right now while he’s still dealing with everything that happened with Abigail and she can see he hasn’t been sleeping. Lucas says he just feels bad about everything that’s happened and he made a mess of everything. Sami says a ring doesn’t matter as she knows what’s in his heart. Lucas wants her to be his wife. Sami infoms him that she knows he doesn’t want to hear this, but right now her answer is no, she can’t marry him. Lucas questions why not when she just said she loves him and she knows how much he loves her. Sami reminds him that she’s still married to EJ because he tore up the divorce papers. Lucas calls him a bastard. Sami says she sent them and resent them but he never signed them and she doesn’t know why. Sami remarks that EJ has to know that she’d never stay married to a man who lied about kidnapping her. Sami tells Lucas to keep looking for the ring while she goes to talk to EJ in person. Sami thinks she’ll be able to confront EJ face to face without him able to weasel out of it. Lucas is not crazy about Sami being alone with EJ so he suggests letting the lawyers handle it. Sami says she tried that and it didn’t work, so she has to go with the direct approach. Sami tells Lucas not to worry about her as she kisses him and exits the room.

At the DiMera Mansion, EJ finishes a call with Chad, telling him that he loves him and the kids and to call if there’s anything he can do. EJ hangs up and tells Belle that Chad sounded awful. Belle says that Marlena canceled all her appointments, so she’s going home to spend time with Chad and the kids. EJ asks Belle what she’s not telling him and guesses it’s about Shawn. Belle confirms that she ran in to Shawn at the hospital and found out that Jan is not going back to prison. Belle knew Jan would find a way to keep her hooks in to Shawn and says that’s where they’re going to stay for the rest of his life.

Bonnie and Victor continue playing cards. Victor comments on Maggie not talking to him. Victor tells Bonnie that he’s sorry if he offended her friend. Bonnie says Nancy is friend and she doesn’t think one can date Clyde Weston and not expect a little blow back. Victor admits he’s in a bad mood. Bonnie asks who can blame him since he has a new baby in the family and everybody should be over the moon, but instead it’s that his grandson will have to deal with Jan Spears for the rest of his life. Bonnie complains that Jan Spears has had way too many sequels and compares it to Alien. Bonnie says she’s just running her mouth but Victor agrees with her and states that Bonnie has unexpected depth.

Outside the Pub, Nancy complains to Brady and Chloe about Leo. Nancy brings up that Leo told her to tell them that they are on his list. Brady questions what list. Nancy explains that he wasn’t specific but it sounded like an enemies list. Brady says he’s sure as hell on that.

Leo sits in the park with his enemies list which has check marks next to Chad, Abigail, and Sonny with Brady and Chloe the two names left. Leo then crosses out Abigail’s name.

Clyde joins Nancy outside the Pub and says she looks beautiful as always and asks if she’s ready. Nancy confirms she is. Clyde tells Brady and Chloe that it’s nice to see them again as he and Nancy head in to the Pub. Chloe complains about having to be civil to Clyde when he creeps her out and Belle told her to keep Nancy away from him because he’s definitely bad news..

Clyde hides his bag of stolen jewelry behind the bar in the Pub. Clyde then goes to his table with Nancy and presents her with a silver bracelet from the bag. Nancy calls it lovely.

Shawn runs in to Brady and Chloe outside the Pub. Chloe tells Shawn that she’s sorry to hear he and Belle are legally separated now. Shawn says it wasn’t his idea and he hoped they would be able to work things out when the baby was born. Brady notes that it doesn’t seem like he thinks that anymore. Shawn is afraid the whole situation is just pushing them further apart.

Belle explains to EJ that Shawn arranged for the warden to let Jan stay in the hospital with the baby, Shawn Brady Jr. EJ is surprised that they named the baby Shawn. Belle says it was bad enough that her worst enemy has her husband’s only son, but now the baby is his namesake. EJ tells her that he’s so sorry and asks what he can do. Belle suggests they can finish what they started the other night and go upstaris right now.

Lucas looks at his ring while thinking back to Sami saying there’s no way she’d stay married to a man who lied about kidnapping her.

EJ asks Belle if she’s sure this is what she wants. Belle and EJ then start kissing.

Sami arrives outside the DiMera Mansion and prepares to ring the doorbell.

 

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Cody decides that he will stay in Port Charles after Dante tells him more about Britt.

Brook Lynn tells Linc that she will work with him if he drops all charges against Chase, but Linc turns down the deal because he wants Chase to lose his job. Jordan tells Chase that she persuaded Linc not to press charges against him, but Linc still wants him to be fired.

Carly tells Olivia that she sold her half of the Metro Court to the Stillwater Investment Group in order to buy Aurora Media stock. Carly explains that she has thirty days to buy back her half of the hotel which she will do once the ELQ Aurora Media merger is complete. The stockholders meeting takes place at the Quartermaine Mansion. Drew votes to remove Valentin as CEO of ELQ, as well as, voting to remove Valentin on behalf of several board members who could not attend the meeting. Michael votes to remove Valentin as CEO of the company. Ned and Valentin vote to keep him as CEO of the company. Lucy has to use her tie-breaking one share to keep Valentin as CEO and Valentin immediately votes down the merger between Aurora Media and ELQ.

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Victor has a big press conference to announce Adam as the new CEO of Newman Enterprises and Sally as the CEO of Newman Media.

Victoria calls Nick to tell him she is in New York to meet with some investors about a new venture. Nick runs to tell Victor the news confirming for him what Michael had already told him. Victor asks Michael to find out who the possible investors in Victoria’s new company are and persuade them not to invest in the company.
Victoria tells Ashland she thinks that they should use their own money to fund their new company.

Phyllis tells Diane she has decided to call a truce with her for Summer’s sake.

Phyllis sends Jack a text message telling him she is back in town and wants to talk to him.

Kyle tells Summer that he doesn’t trust Diane yet but he wants her to stay in Genoa City so he can slowly get to know her again and see if she can be trusted.

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Billy: I know, I’m sorry, I’m a little bit late. Mwah. Just having a hard time getting motivated this morning.

Jill: Well, now, why would that be? The launch party was a tremendous success. I’ve been getting congratulatory messages all morning.

Billy: Yeah, Mother, don’t take this the wrong way, but there’s more to life than work.

Jill: Yeah, Billy, I understand that. But would you please tell me why you’re so disgruntled?

Billy: Can I at least just get a coffee, please, first?

Jill: Could you multi-task?

Billy: Fine, I got some disturbing news from Victoria right before the launch. And I promised Lily that I was not gonna let it affect the big night, and I didn’t, but I’m having a hard time letting it go.

Jill: Okay, so what happened?

Billy: Victoria came to me and informed me that she is — she’s starting over with Ashland. She’s leaving town. She’s leaving her job. She’s leaving her family. She’s leaving it all behind.

Jill: Why would they want to start over?

Billy: Do you not know?

Jill: Well, evidently not.

Billy: Wow. Okay, so no one told you. Uh…well, with everything else that Ashland has done, he was lying about having cancer.

Jill: What?

Billy: Yes. And he did it to deceive Victoria into marrying him so that then he could go and steal newman/locke after the merger. The guy was playing the long game.

Jill: Oh, my god, that’s — that’s just —

Billy: Deceitful, disgusting. It’s all those things, but it’s Ashland lLcke, so what else is new?

Jill: Okay, so who figured out what he was up to and blew the whistle?

Billy: Well, that is a very long and complicated story, one that I will share with you another time. But it’s suffice to say that the Newmans are doing everything they could to get rid of the guy, but it backfired and Victoria accepted all his sad tears and forgave him, and now she’s expecting me to let her take the kids to live with them, wherever they’re going. And because she’s not telling me, she’s being secretive, so Victor doesn’t interfere. And so I’m sorry if I’m a little, you know, out of sorts.

Jill: No, that’s okay. Ashland is a vile human being. I expected a little bit better of Victoria, but, honey, I mean, if — it’s her life. If she’s willing to throw it away on a man who’s not worthy of her, I — c’est la vie.

Billy: “C’est la vie”? How do you say that? You don’t expect me to sit here and just let it happen.

Jill: Oh, you just stop it. I know what you’re about to say. This is no longer your battle to fight.

Billy: Oh, god, you sound exactly like Lily.

Jill: Well, I take that as a compliment.

Billy: How do you not expect me to be concerned about this? This directly affects the wellbeing of my kids.

Jill: Well, you used them as an excuse the last time, when you were involved with that Jesse Gaines debacle and you were trying to stop Victoria’s wedding. Lily was right to call you out. There’s no way on earth that Victoria would put her children in danger. Look at me. You’ve got to let this go, Billy, and also, if you mess this up with Lily, I will never forgive you.


Devon: Good morning.

Lily: Good morning. Hello.

Devon: Hey.

Lily: How’s it going? I don’t know about you, but I’m still on a high from last night.

Nate: Mm, Chancellor-Winters’ first official business day is now underway.

Lily: I know, look at us. The three of us, working down the hall from each other in our newly merged company. Oh, speaking of which, do you like your offices? ‘Cause I oversaw the design, so I hope it’s all to your liking.

Devon: Um…I hate to put a damper on your day, but there actually is a problem.


Summer: [ Sighs ]

Amanda: Summer, hi.

Summer: Amanda, hi. How are you?

Amanda: I — I kind of feel like I should be asking you that question. Are you okay?

Summer: Oh, you know, Mom. What can I say?

Amanda: Oh. Any word on when she might be home?

Summer: Nothing solid, but these text messages of hers are a master class in evasion. I tried to call her, but she won’t pick up, and I want to keep her on the loop on certain decisions that Kyle and I are making, but not like this. And when I ask her what her plans are —

Amanda: She sends you shrug emojis and cheerful greetings.

Summer: So you’ve been getting them, too.

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Summer: She is pulling the same stuff with Daniel — being vague about how long she’ll be visiting, and when he tries to get her to open up, she gets all moody. It’s gotten to the point where he and his daughter Lucy are walking on eggshells around her. And it’s — it’s so weird. I mean, she loves that kid.

Amanda: Do you think that we should be worried?

Summer: I sure am.


Michael: I can’t get over it — you and I, together in the same room.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ]

Michael: No, no, no, just it’s such a rare occurrence. I mean, here I am working very reasonable hours, courtesy of — wait for it — Victor, while your career is busier than ever. Oh, the irony.

Lauren: You know, you at least know where I am. I’m not in some Peruvian jail somewhere, okay?

Nikki: Oh, hello, you two.

Michael: Nikki, you look lovely.

Lauren: How are you?

Nikki: I’ve been better.

Lauren: Yeah, I heard that Victoria left with Ashland. You and Victor must be devastated.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Yes, it’s been very difficult. I woke up this morning determined to not think about her departure. In fact, I’m so glad I ran into you, Michael.

Michael: Of course you are. But why?

Nikki: I intend to direct all of my rage and frustration into a worthy target — Diane Jenkins. And you’re just the person to help me do it.


Billy: Look, you’re right, okay? I know that I’ve got to let it go, just like I promised Lily.

Jill: You thought I’d be a more sympathetic ear, didn’t you?

Billy: Yeah, I did.

Jill: Mm-hmm.

Billy: I thought you would be a little bit more supportive because, you know, you’re my mother, you’re supposed to be.

Jill: Not mindlessly supportive, Billy.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Jill: Look, with all the exciting things you have to focus on now, I can see that something is bothering you. How are you feeling about all the changes at the company?

Billy: How are you feeling?

Jill: Well, I thought I’d made myself very clear in my speech at the launch event.

Billy: Yeah, no, it was a great speech. It was heartfelt, it was touching, it was perfect.

Jill: Well, thank you, I think.

Billy: But it is the end of an era. I mean, you ran Chancellor by yourself for a very long time.

Jill: Yeah, I did. And Lily’s doing a bang-up job of bringing the company into a brand-new era.

Billy: She is. She’s doing great. I couldn’t be more proud of her.

Jill: Yeah, and it’s very brilliant the way she’s expanding both Katherine and Neil’s visions.

Billy: Yes, but, like you said, it is a major upheaval, so it’s got to be a little disconcerting for you.

Jill: The way it is for you, honey?


Lily: Wait, what’s — what’s wrong? Is there an issue with your office?

Devon: Yeah, the size is an issue. I’m gonna have to get used to it.

Lily: The si– wait, our offices are the same size. I mean, down to the millimeter. I made sure of it. But I can switch with you if you want.

Devon: Yeah, I think that’s a good idea. We should switch.

Lily: Okay. That’s fine.

Devon: I can’t believe you can’t tell when I’m messing with you. I’m joking completely. The office is fine. It’s perfect. Did an amazing job, as usual.

Lily: Oh, my god. Wow. Very funny.

Devon: I just need to hang some pictures and make it personal, I’ll be good to go.

Lily: Okay, never tell a joke again. Um, Nate, do you like your office?

Nate: Okay, are you kidding me? It’s spectacular.

Devon: Yeah, compared to that little hole in the wall they had you in at Memorial.

Nate: There is no comparison. Sweeping views of the city, beautiful new furniture. There’s even room for a putting machine.

Lily: A putting machine? You don’t golf.

Nate: I know, I’m just saying. Add in my very own espresso maker and some fancy snacks — I’m in heaven. Truly, this is a whole new world for me.

Lily: Well, good. Get used to it, celebrity COO, ’cause I got to tell you, the press loved you.

Imani: I’ll say. Everyone’s buzzing about the sexy, sophisticated addition to the executive suite.

Lily: Sexy? I didn’t see sexy. You saw sexy?

Imani: [ Chuckles ] You must be focusing on the stuffy business press your PR team sends over. If you do a deep dive into the gossip sites that covered our party, the “s” word definitely comes up.


Summer: I’m pretty sure that something went down between her and Jack.

Amanda: And you don’t know for certain?

Summer: It seemed like things were going well for them on the romantic front, but then Kyle and I walked in on this tense moment between the two of them. It was obvious that they’d been arguing.

Amanda: Did you ask Phyllis about this?

Summer: Yeah, she kept on insisting that it was a disagreement, “no big deal.”

Amanda: I’m guessing that you don’t buy that.

Summer: No way. How much do you know about what happened?

Amanda: Well, she did mention her disagreement with Jack.

Summer: Did it involve Diane? My mom hates her with a passion. Those two have so much history, and all of it is bad.

Amanda: Yeah, I gathered that from our conversation.

Summer: She even asked me to convince Kyle to reject her, which I wasn’t about to do. I mean, Kyle’s relationship with Diane is his own decision.

Amanda: I can’t help wondering if all of this has something to do with her sudden trip out of town. She was so excited to plan the launch party, and then, poof, she disappears. I mean, don’t get me wrong, Abby, she did an excellent job. The party turned out great, but I don’t know, I can’t help but be a little bit shocked.

Summer: The trip was actually my fault. I reached out to Daniel and I persuaded him to ask Mom to come for a visit. I was afraid that she and Diane were headed for a major showdown.


Diane: [ Laughs ]

Kyle: No, Harrison, make sure all the ducks get some corn. Have linda show you.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, that’s the way.

Diane: Yes. Oh, my gosh, he is so cute. I just can’t get enough of that little face.

Kyle: Oh, his nanny says the same thing.

Diane: Mm. Thank you for letting me know what time you’d be here so I could watch him play.

Kyle: Yeah, well, I know how much you enjoy it.

Diane: I do, so much. Although I almost slept through the alarm. I just tossed and turned all night.

Kyle: How come?

Diane: Oh, I had a bad dream, and then you know how it is when you wake up at 3:00 A.M., all your worst fears start ballooning.

Kyle: Ah. That sounds intense.

Diane: Mm.

Kyle: Remember what it was about?

Diane: My dream? You really want to hear it? Uh, okay. I dreamt that the deal to purchase Marchetti fell through and that you and Summer and that cute little boy moved back to Milan.

Kyle: Don’t worry about that. Acquisition is right on track.

Diane: Well, that’s a relief. Thank you for putting my mind at ease. Which brings me to another thing that has me up all night. Um…Kyle, I need to ask you a favor. A big one.

Kyle: What is it?

Diane: [ Sighs ] I was hoping that when the dust settles with Marchetti, that you could help me find a job around here.


Amanda: I am sure that you are right about Phyllis and Diane clashing, and finding a way to cool things down for a bit, it was a really good idea.

Summer: It won’t last, though. Sending her off for some quality time with daniel, it’s just postponing the inevitable.

Amanda: Well, I’m sorry, really, I don’t know what I can do to help. I don’t know how to engage Phyllis in a meaningful conversation about Diane when she is actively dodging all forms of communication.

Summer: Is there a cute little emoji for “call me back or I’ll haunt your dreams”?

Amanda: Listen, I promise that when she gets back, I will corner you, and maybe she’ll be ready to unload then.

Summer: I’m glad to hear that you’re willing to help, because if this little trip doesn’t provide the reset that I’m hoping for, I have a plan.

Amanda: Tell me.

Summer: I want to put together a team to save my mom from herself and to keep her and Diane from escalating this thing into a full-blown war. Are you up for being a peace broker?

Amanda: Count me in.

Summer: Thank you.


Michael: So what is it you had in mind?

Nikki: Please do us all a favor and look into Diane’s activities in Los Angeles.

Michael: Like what, her work, her friends?

Nikki: I don’t really care. There must be something that shows she came back to town with evil intentions, that she’s not the angel she’s trying to convince people she’s become.

Lauren: Mm, Michael’s probably the worst person for the job.

Nikki: Oh, no, he’s not. He uncovered the evidence that showed Ashland to be the snake that he is. Why not do the same thing for Diane?

Lauren: Because he’s one of the few people who isn’t horrified that she’s back in town.

Michael: Sitting right here, ladies.

Lauren: In fact, he couldn’t wait to call me when he saw fresh from the grave and then bought her a drink. Didn’t you, sweetie?

Michael: Oh, so you can see me.

Lauren: And now they’re palling around together again.

Nikki: I don’t believe it. Michael is too smart for that.

Michael: Invisible again.

Lauren: Oh, believe me, we could never miss you.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Lauren:  Excuse me. Oh, it’s Summer. Something with work. Alright, well, you two seem like you have a lot to discuss.

Michael: No, no, no. Look, no, I want it on record that you cut our date short for work.

Lauren: Alright. Duly noted. Thank you. Love you.

Michael: Love you more.

Nikki: Bye.

Michael: Kind of.

Lauren: Ha-ha.

Nikki: I am appalled that you are spending time with Diane after everything she’s done. I need you to do something about her, and quickly.


Billy: I couldn’t be more proud of Lily than I am, truly. I mean, it’s so impressive to see what she’s done with this merger, even more impressive than what Victoria did with Newman/Locke. And she didn’t have to con anyone to get it done.

Jill: Oh, please, let’s not get into all that again.

Billy: Look, I am not gonna screw things up with Lily, and I am 100% on board with everything that’s happening at Chancellor-Winters and I am focused on being the best COO I can possibly be.

Jill: I believe you mean that.

Billy: Good.

Jill: But with everything that’s so positive you have to focus on, I can still see that you’re unhappy, sweetie. So I’m gonna sit here and just listen, okay? And I’m gonna try to be the supportive mother you were hoping I would be when you brought up Victoria.

Billy: I would love to tell you everything. I would love to be an open book, but if I do, you got to promise me that this stays between us.

Jill: Billy, this stays between us. You have my word. It’s covered under the mother-son privilege.


Nate: I hope neither of you is upset that I revealed more about our plans than you wanted me to.

Devon: I mean, what matters is that it worked out and we got great coverage from it, so…

Lily: Yeah, look, you followed your gut, and it worked out, so…

Imani: Sometimes relying on your instinct is better than playing it safe. I found that to be the case both personally and professionally.

Nate: I just want to make sure no one feels I stepped on anyone’s toes.

Devon: Well, you did, but as I’ve said many times already, it’s just a little bump in the road and hopefully there won’t be too many more of those, right?


Nate: Thanks for being gracious.

Devon: Yeah, not a problem, man.

Lily: Alright, well, let’s get down to work. Um…I think we should chat about the marketing plan for the 50 new podcasts that we’re launching. The PR team’s being inundated with interview requests, and honestly, I think based off of our pre-subscription numbers, we can definitely raise our advertising rates.

Devon: Well, I suppose we can thank  Nate for that, since he detailed the rollout.

Lily: Well, I mean, I think that your team did a great job with the promos and with developing the podcasts themselves.

Imani: Mm-hmm, you got to have the right product.

Nate: Amen to that.

Lily: Yeah, I think we can chalk up this success to great family teamwork. Good job, everyone.

Imani: [ Chuckles ]


Billy: It’s been amazing to watch Lily, to watch her work, to put this whole thing together, and to help where I can, and to, you know, to see her working with her brother Devon and Nate — it’s a family and it’s a vibe and it’s beautiful. But there’s a little disconnect for me there. It’s like there’s something missing.

Jill: Do you have any idea where this is coming from?

Billy: No, I don’t. And it’s — like you said, I mean, everything’s great. It should be fine, right? But I’m just feeling a little bit restless. There’s this feeling like there’s something big out there for me, and I’m not sure what it is or — or, you know, where it’s gonna come from.

Jill: Well, I can see why this would be concerning for you.

Billy: It’s a little bit of a distraction, you know? I’m trying hard not to let it get to me.

Jill: Okay, I have a theory, if you would like to hear it.

Billy: Yes. Let’s hear it.

Jill: Alright, now don’t get mad, alright? But I’ve seen this behavior in you before. Are you sure you’re not self-sabotaging, Billy? ‘Cause I’ve seen you on top of the world, and then if you fail, you give yourself permission to fall back on your old ways.


Kyle: You want me to give you a job?

Diane: No, not give, just help. But not if it’s too much trouble.

Kyle: I don’t have many connections in the real-estate biz.

Diane: Kyle, I’m not trying to put you on the spot or take advantage. It’s quite the opposite. If everything goes well and you continue to want me to stay here, you can’t keep supporting me indefinitely.

Kyle: Really, it’s no problem.

Diane: No, no, no, you have been more than generous paying my bill at the Athletic Club, and I-I really appreciate it. But I need to pay my own way, and more than that, I-I-I need a career, a purpose.

Kyle: Well, how long would it take for you to get your real-estate license here?

Diane: Oh, real estate is just something I fell into. It was never a passion, like architecture.

Kyle: You want to get back into that?

Diane: Oh, no, no, no, I think that ship has sailed.

Kyle: Seriously? You were at the top of your field.

Diane: Yes, many, many, many years ago.

Kyle: So?

Diane: Kyle, I’m a realist. Even if I was interested, I’ve been out of it for so long that it would be almost impossible for me to step back in.

Kyle: Even with all your experience?

Diane: Well, for one thing, it is a very technical field, and I haven’t kept up with building codes or materials or software, and oh, my gosh, everything these days is about 3-d imaging. And even if I did have a firm interested in me, I would be competing against architects that are young and hungry, and I could go on, but it’s just too depressing.

Kyle: Sounds like you’ve given this a lot of thought.

Diane: I have.

Kyle: It’s got to be hard giving up on a dream you once had.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Well, life goes on. But seeing you and summer working so closely and doing something you love, and then, I don’t know, getting a peek at the launch party for Chancellor-Winters, maybe — maybe it’s being around all these family businesses and the people that are so devoted to their success. It — it’s got me thinking that it’s time to fully embrace life here in genoa city. And I know what I want to do.

Kyle: You do?

Diane: Yes. Back in LA, I started taking courses in communication, working toward a certificate in public relations, and I loved it.

Kyle: Why PR?

Diane: Well, I’ve always admired the way publicists handle difficult situations and personalities, such as myself.

Kyle: Mm-hmm. Like back in your modeling days.

Diane: Oh, I was a holy terror.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] Well, I guess this is the part where I say, “I find that hard to believe” and I try to keep a straight face.

Diane: Don’t strain yourself.

Kyle: [ Laughs ] Well, anyway.

Diane: Anyway, while taking classes in branding and crisis management, I realized that these jobs are a lot about reinvention. Figuring out a way to turn around a bad image or to get the public refocused on positive qualities. And that is something I know I could excel at.


Billy: No, Mom, I’m not self-sabotaging. Trust me, I’ve got no desire to go back to being the Abbott family screw-up.

Jill: Oh, good, good.

Billy: And I really don’t see this as a regression. This is me just trying to find my place in the world. And it’s exciting.

Jill: Believe it or not, I get that.

Billy: You do?

Jill: Yeah, I do. After hearing all the compliments at the launch party, I stayed up really late and binged your podcast.

Billy: Okay.

Jill: No, no, no, I am so damn proud of you. You’re fearless. It’s very brave what you’re doing. You’re digging deep, you’re being honest, and then you’re turning around and sharing it with the world. But, sweetie, I can’t help worrying about that because it’s like ripping scabs off old wounds, and that could be really, really dangerous for a person like you.

Billy: You mean a recovering addict like me. You can say it. To be honest, these podcasts have been really helpful. They’ve been good for me. I finish them, and it’s actually a cathartic experience.

Jill: But then why the restlessness?

Billy: I haven’t figured that part out yet. But I am determined to keep searching until I do.


Imani: Save some of that sugar for me.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you followed me here.

Imani: I did.

Nate: Okay. Why?

Imani: I just wanted to make sure I didn’t get you in trouble by pushing you to be yourself at the launch — even though I think I was right.

Nate: Well, I acted on my own. It was my call. And I don’t regret it.

Imani: Great. Then I will take some credit for your success. The speech clearly raised your visibility.

Nate: I don’t see that as a plus.

Imani: Why not?

Nate: Because I didn’t want to overshadow Lily and Devon. And I could’ve done without your comments back at the office about the benefits of going with your gut versus playing it safe, which seemed like a veiled dig at Devon.

Imani: Well, I’m not one to stifle my opinions. You generated a lot of buzz for the company, and to me, that was worth the risk.

Nate: Pretty sure Devon thinks otherwise, even though he hasn’t said it.

Imani: I hope you won’t let him discourage you.


Kyle: I can’t promise anything. There are obvious issues with getting you a job at jabot.

Diane: Say no more. I don’t expect you to hand me a job. And I would, of course, want to be an asset to any firm that hired me. And it needn’t be at Jabot. It’s just that you know so many more business people in town. I thought maybe someone might mention something that’s right up my alley.

Kyle: I’ll give it some thought.

Diane: And while we’re on the subject of my pariah status —

Kyle: Look, I don’t —

Diane: No, no, no, Kyle. I know that there aren’t a lot of people in this town that are dying to associate with me. At least not yet. But I want you to know that I intend to earn the respect of as many of them as I can. If only just to make you and Harrison proud. I know that he would want the best for his deedee.

Kyle: Well, that makes two of us. And for the record, I think it’s impressive you want to pursue a new career. I’ll keep my ear to the ground.

Diane: Thanks. That’s all I can ask.


Lauren: Hi. I didn’t realize I was meeting with both of you. I thought this was about work.

Summer: Kyle and I do have a lot to discuss with you regarding Marchetti, but this is about Mom.

Lauren: Oh, is Phyllis okay? I know she left in a hurry to go see Daniel.

Summer: I orchestrated that visit so that there wouldn’t be blood in the streets.

Amanda: On account of Diane. Summer is trying to diffuse things.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ] Well, talk about a lost cause.

Summer: Please don’t say that.

Lauren: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be flip. I can see how concerned you are. It’s just that I was there for the original battles between the two of them, and I cannot imagine that Phyllis will ever cool down where Diane is concerned.

Summer: Exactly, but this getaway has bought us some time.

Lauren: To do what?

Summer: I was thinking that when Mom gets back to Genoa City that we could team up and try to keep the peace.

Lauren: You are ambitious.

Amanda: It’s not that hopeless, is it?

Lauren: Oh, really? The team that you would have to assemble to keep the peace would be damn busy.

Summer: Do you know something that we don’t?

Lauren: Diane is on my list, too. I have been keeping tabs on her since her return, and she has been lighting fires everywhere. Including igniting one with your grandmother. I just saw Nikki, and she is on a mission to get that woman out of town.

Summer: [ Sighs ]


Summer: If there’s one person Diane won’t want to tangle with, it’s my grandmother.

Lauren: Not if she’s smart.

Amanda: Well, with all of these enemies gunning for Diane, maybe we’ll get lucky. Maybe she’ll feel the heat and she’ll head back to la before Phyllis gets home.

Summer: I want to create peace for everyone, not drive Diane away from Kyle unless it becomes absolutely necessary.

Lauren: That is a very difficult position to be in. And I think it’s very noble that you are considering your husband’s feelings as well.

Summer: I love him.

Lauren: I know you do. And somehow Michael has a soft spot for her as well, which I find inexplicable.

Amanda: You are really not a neutral party in this peace-keeping effort, are you?

Lauren: [ Laughs ] No. I am far more on the Phyllis/Nikki side. And this town would be better without Diane in it. But knowing how she operates, you, too, may have to pick a side and decide to get some distance between Kyle and his mother.


Nate: Devon and I have a long history. We’re cousins. Sometimes we’re rivals. Other times, we’re best friends. You don’t need to worry about me feeling stifled by a little healthy competition.

Imani: I’m not worried. I’m just observing the dynamic. I’m impressed with your business instinct, and I would hate to see your spirit squashed.

Nate: Well, I appreciate your support.

Imani: We should look out for each other. We’re both new in this arena. Personally, I get worried that I’m being held back by my sister’s watchful eye. Something I suspect you should look out for with Devon.

Nate: I don’t think I’d go that far.

Imani: I’m not saying it’s conscious on his part, but it’s just a complicated family dynamic. Well, anyway, I need to get back to the office.

Nate: Okay. I’ll see you later.

Imani: Think about what I said, Nate.


Billy: Hey, there.

Lily: Hello.

Billy: Mwah. You still riding high after last night?

Lily: Oh, yeah, I am on top of the world. Although I do realize that we have to dig deep in order to make good on the promises that we made last night.

Billy: Including everything Nate shared in his speech.

Lily: Yeah, people are very curious about our podcasts. I really hope that Jill’s as excited as everybody else.

Billy: She’s thrilled. Honestly, she couldn’t be more excited about the launch and all the accolades that are pouring in. She also made it very clear that I’d better not screw things up with her star CEO.

Lily: Why would she say that?

Billy: I don’t know, just a little joke. [ Sighs ] You’re right. [ Chuckles ] I don’t want to do that.

Lily: Do what?

Billy: I shared some things with my mother that I didn’t want to burden you with. But I don’t want to keep secrets from you.


Michael: By now…it ought to be clear that I’m more willing than most to forgive Diane.

Nikki: Michael.

Michael: More tea?

Nikki: Please don’t change the subject.

Michael: I really don’t know what I can do to help.

Nikki: You can investigate her. How was she able to live under an alias all these years? Did she pay taxes? Maybe the authorities could get her on tax evasion. She used a fake name. Did she also use a fake social security number? I mean, there’s got to be some kind of fraud there. Identity theft, impersonating an actual human being.

Michael: You’re good at this. You ought to look into getting your own PI license.

Nikki: You are the legal expert. On retainer — a very handsome retainer, I might add — for us. So there’s got to be something you can use to bring her up on charges.

Michael: Nikki, even if I were to uncover something shady, I do not have standing to bring charges in California. I’m not in law enforcement there or here. I stepped down from being the district attorney, remember? And FYI, tax evasion is a federal crime.

Nikki: Why are you making excuses? You were willing to risk your life to bring Ashland down. Why the hell are you protecting Diane?


Lily: Secrets? Should I be worried?

Billy: Oh, I don’t —

[ Telephone rings ]

Lily: Sorry, this has been ringing nonstop all day. Hi, it’s Lily. Oh, my god, I’m so sorry. Um…okay. Uh, you know what? Just hang tight. I’ll be right there. Okay, thank you.

Billy: Is everything okay?

Lily: Uh, yeah, I — I did an interview with a Chicago paper and they sent a photographer to take pictures, and I completely forgot. I have to go.

Billy: Okay, go.

Lily: But I want to hear what you were gonna say ’cause I’m freaking out right now.

Billy: It’s okay.

Lily: You can tell me.

Billy: There’s nothing to freak out about. Really, I’m fine. And I did not mean to make it sound ominous.

Lily: Are you sure?

Billy: I am sure.

Lily: Positive?

Billy: Positive. This is your time to shine, okay? Go make us proud.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]


Summer: Harrison’s having a snack in the kitchen. He seems pretty hungry after your trip to the park.

Kyle: He had a nice visit with his deedee.

Summer: Good.

Kyle: You seem bummed. What’s up?

Summer: [ Sighs ] You know how worried I’ve been about our moms and trying to keep things as calm as possible between them.

Kyle: Right, and?

Summer: Now I’m hearing that my grandmother is also after Diane. According to Lauren, she is hell-bent on getting your mother to leave town.

Kyle: Thanks for the heads up.

Summer: I didn’t mean to upset you.

Kyle: It’s not you, babe. I just don’t want you getting in the middle of this. Hell, I don’t want to deal with it either. My mother is doing her best to turn her life around, and no one will cut her any slack. I just wish everyone would back off, give her a little breathing room.

Summer: [ Sighs ] That’s easier said than done. Seems like everyone we know has history with Diane and strong opinions to match.


Nikki: Whose side are you on anyway?

Michael: No one’s. I’m neutral.

Nikki: No, you’re not. You’re trying to protect her.

Michael: Years ago, everyone in this town wanted Diane Jenkins to get the hell out. Well, you got your wish. She disappeared, and no one was wrongfully convicted for her death. Look, she lived alone in exile, missing her son. I think she paid for her crimes.

Nikki: Well, I disagree. I don’t think relocating to sunny LA is a proper punishment for her misdeeds. I mean, the fact that she can waltz right back into our lives is outrageous. Even Jack has softened his stance on her. It boggles my mind.

Michael: Does that just kill you? That — that Diane is succeeding in making amends, that she slowly but surely is gaining people’s trust?

Nikki: Yes, it does. And she will never earn my trust. That woman is nothing but trouble, and I refuse to sit back and let her wreak havoc.

Michael: Would you be so adamantly opposed to peaceful coexistence with Diane if you had succeeded in ridding your family of Ashland?

Nikki: One has nothing to do with the other.

Michael: One wonders.

Nikki: Well, don’t wonder. Diane’s crimes are worthy of their own level of vitriol.

Michael: [ Sighs ] Fine. I will agree to doing a deep dive into her time away, if only to prove to the nay-sayers that Diane has changed. That she deserves another chance.

Nikki: And what if your investigation proves otherwise? What then? Are you gonna try to cover up for your old pal? Or are you gonna let her get what she deserves?


Next week on “The Young and The Restless”…

Gloria: Oh, you are getting so ramped up for your bold new adventure. Tension is high, nerves are frayed. You need a spiritual guru. You must be so happy to see me.

Nick: Can I see you outside? I heard from Victoria.

Diane: Phyllis has declared a truce with me. It’s wild, huh?

Imani: I just got off the phone with my father.

Amanda: What’s wrong?

Imani: It’s Mom.

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Kyle: I thought he would be here by now.

Summer: He probably just got caught up with work. You’re nervous.

Kyle: Well, I wouldn’t put it quite like that, but this is a big deal. I just hope he understands. Even though he said he’d be okay with it, saying it and meaning it are two different things. Hey.

Jack: Hey.

Kyle: Thanks for coming home to meet with us.

Jack: No problem at all. Sorry I’m a little late. I gather from your text and from the look on both of your faces, you have some important information to share.

Kyle: We do. Not that the acquisition is essentially a done deal, I’ve decided to leave my job as co-ceo of jabot and take on the role of ceo at marchetti.

Diane: There he is.

Michael: There you are.

Diane: Hello, michael. My treat for inviting me to take a stroll in the park.

Michael: Well, I will definitely accept this awesome free lemonade. But just so you know, I don’t generally require a gift when I’m reaching out to friends.

Diane: Do you know how many people in this town — outside of my son — actually ask to spend time with me?

Michael: I can count them on one hand?

Diane: Try one finger.

Michael: Ah.

Diane: Yeah, so enjoy.

Michael: If you insist.

Diane: It’s so wonderful to have you back in my life. I’m — I’m glad we’re friends again.

Michael: I feel the same way. Which is why I thought it was only fair that I warn you about something.

Diane: Uh-oh, my mind is scrolling through the possibilities. It’s not about kyle, is it?

Michael: No, no, no, no. It’s nikki. She wants to run you out of town.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Oh, that. Well, that’s not a secret. She has made it perfectly clear that she wants me gone.

Michael: No, don’t underestimate the depth of her determination. Off the record, nikki wants to get her hands on any and all dirt that may have gone on in your years in los angeles. And she asked me to do the digging.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] I’m not surprised. Well, how did you handle the request?

Michael: I told her I would do a deep dive, only to prove that there was nothing incriminating, that I was gonna show everyone that you deserve another chance.

Diane: Well, I appreciate that. Thank you.

Michael: Hey, I’m in your corner. I’m rooting for you. So, um…I think it would be best for both of us if you told me the truth here and now. Did you break any laws or pull any of your old stunts while you were out west, supposedly rehabilitating yourself?

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Devon: Hey.

Elena: Hey, neighbor.

Devon: Look who it is. Hold that thought.

Elena: Was it something i said?

Devon: No, I’m sorry. You can come in. I, uh…I was heading to the office and realized I don’t have my tablet.

Elena: Oh. Well, where did you use it last?

Devon: I don’t know. That is a great question. But it’s got to be around here somewhere.

Elena: I’ll help you look.

Devon: Thank you. I appreciate that. How — how’s everything been at the hospital? I haven’t had a chance to talk to you in a minute.

Elena: I know. Honestly, it has been hectic. I’ve been working a lot of late hours lately. But I love my job and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Devon: Well, that’s good. That means you’re doing what you’re meant to do in life.

Elena: Yeah, I couldn’t agree with you more. You know, actually, I am particularly satisfied with my job today. Aha! Found it.

Devon: Ay!

Elena: Like finding change in a couch cushion.

Devon: Well, except this has our company’s plans for world domination on it.

Elena: Oh.

[ Cellphone rings ] One sec. Ooh. Hello? Yes. Oh, thank you for accommodating me so last minute. Yeah, I definitely will. Thanks.

Devon: Does that phone call have something to do with you being in a good mood?

Amanda: There you are. You’re late. Your coffee’s cold.

Imani: I don’t give a damn about coffee right now. I just got off the phone with my father.

Amanda: Oh, no. What’s wrong?

Imani: It’s mom.

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Imani: Mom had a stroke earlier today.

Amanda: Oh, my god, was she okay? Was she able to call 911?

Imani: My dad was there when it happened, so he got her straight to the hospital.

Amanda: Okay.

Imani: And she’s in stable condition now.

Amanda: Okay. Alright, well, let’s go. We — we can leave right now. I’ll drive.

Imani: Wait, wait, we can’T. They’re not allowing any visitors besides my dad right now, so we’ll have to wait. But he said that he will keep me posted.

Amanda: Okay, well, make sure that he calls you every hour on the hour with an update.

Imani: Yes, he assured me that she’s in excellent hands, and I believe him because he wouldn’t settle for less than the best, okay?

Amanda: Yeah, yeah, of course. And I’m grateful for that. I just — I think I’m just a little shocked.

Imani: I’m shaken up, too. After mom’s last incident, she regrouped and she kept following the doctor’s instructions, but I just couldn’t stop worrying.

Amanda: I remember how upset you were. And what did I do? I told you to stop jumping to the worst possible conclusion. I think it’s just my default setting. I’m just stoic and just I keep pushing forward. I keep thinking about the positive. Nothing — none of that — prevented this, so here we are, and…

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. Okay, I’m sorry if I — if i dismissed or I downplayed your feelings.

Imani: No, no, there’s nothing to be sorry about. Okay, it’s not your fault. Optimism is a pretty good way to handle bad news.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Imani: This time, while mom’s recovering, we’ll stay positive together. Okay?

Amanda: Yeah.

Kyle: Dad, what do you think?

Jack: Well, I’m not surprised by your decision. I…I have to be honest, I’m a bit disappointed I won’t be working side-by-side with you any longer. I mean, don’t get me wrong, i understand that this move makes all the sense in the world with angelina stepping down at marchetti and summer agreeing to be creative director.

[ Sighs ] I have enjoyed working with you. It’s meant the world to me. I’m gonna miss it. I think we’ve grown closer because of it.

Kyle: We definitely have. I’ll miss it, too. You taught me everything I know about running a company.

Jack: We had a good run.

Kyle: We did. But we’ll still have business to discuss now that marchetti is a part of jabot. It just means we need to find more ways to spend time together outside of work. You know, lots of abbott family breakfasts and playtime in the park with harrison.

Jack: Yeah, sounds like a plan. Hey, pl– don’t get me wrong, i am thrilled for both of you. I know this is the end of one chapter, but the beginning of a thrilling new one for you, and i have been telling you all along this is your opportunity to spread your wings and show the world what you can do. I cannot wait to watch you soar.

Diane: I walked a very straight line the entire time i lived in los angeles. I promise you.

Michael: No, no, no, I’m talking compared to, like, other regular upright citizens, not compared to your own past behavior, because that would be a pretty low bar to clear.

Diane: Mm, you should know.

Michael: Mm. Yeah, I would. And as someone who is well acquainted with that shadowy area between fact and fiction, i understand how easy it is to tiptoe over that line and then justify why you did it.

Diane: Mm-hmm. But you also are aware that people can change. I mean, look at yourself. You went from lawyer to prisoner and back again.

Michael: You’re missing one of my stints behind bars if you count my wrongful imprisonment in a peruvian jail.

Diane: What?

Michael: Yeah, long story short, I was working on a case for victor, and I upset the wrong person.

Diane: Oh, my god, that sounds awful.

Michael: It was an unpleasant few weeks, but I managed to get out of it unscathed.

Diane: A few weeks in jail? Michael, you need to tell me all about this.

Michael: We’ll have to order much stronger drinks for that occasion. Um…

[ Clears throat ] But the reason I bring up my unfortunate trip to peru is i think you need to be warned that when I investigate someone, I am extremely accurate and thorough.

Diane: Mm-hmm. I am well aware of that. And you can dig around at my professional, personal, and financial history as taylor jenson. I have nothing to hide.

Michael: Oh, I hope that’s true, taylor.

Diane: Mm-hmm. Actually, it was the quietest time of my life, because it had to be. I mean, first of all, I was on the run. I couldn’t draw any unwanted attention. And secondly, my soul could not bear anymore bad behavior. I needed to turn things around. I needed to prove to myself that I was worthy of being in kyle’s life, and now I’m ready to prove that to him. Hi, I’m nancy.

Kyle: Summer and I are diving right in at marchetti. Already pursuing avenues to expand and grow.

Jack: Just so exciting. I assume phyllis is as happy as I am about this news.

Summer: Mom actually doesn’t know yet. I spoke with her briefly earlier today, but I didn’t get a chance to fully catch her up on everything. I’m gonna do that when she gets back from savannah.

Jack: Any idea when that might be?

Summer: Soon, evidently. And you should know that she claims she’s now willing to let go of her past hatred of diane so that we can all move forward. You don’t believe it. Not sure that I do either.

Jack: I-I hope it’s true. Certainly have my doubts.

Summer: Jack, I wish that you trusted me enough to just tell me what happened between you and my mom before she left town.

Jack: Summer, honey, this is not about trust. There — there is no subterfuge here.

Summer: But I keep asking because clearly something went on that’s more than what you or my mom is willing to say, and i have a feeling that it has something to do with diane.

Jack: You know everything you need to know about it. Yes, it does tie back to diane, but you just said yourself phyllis is determined to turn over a new leaf, to let go of her hate and anger toward diane, and that’s a good thing. You should not be worrying about this. Look, phyllis, diane, and I all want the two of you to be happy. That’s where our focus should be right now.

Summer: But more information can help me keep the peace.

Jack: You know what? I got somewhere I have to be. We’ll talk some more later, and you can fill me in on your marchetti ideas.

Kyle: Looking forward to it.

Jack: See you later.

Summer: Did you hear what i just heard?

Kyle: That depends. What do you think you just heard?

Summer: When I asked jack about my mom, he was still being evasive. It’s like he gave just enough information to seem like he was answering the question without actually answering it. He was just talking around it. Obviously there is something that he and my mom want to hide from us. I need to find out what that is.

Elena: Thank you so much. I really appreciate it, and I am sure nate will too.

Nate: Oh, it’s my pleasure. I’ll see you around.

Elena: See you. Hey.

Nate: Hey.

Elena: I didn’t know that you would be home.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Elena: But I am certainly glad you are.

Nate: Well, I knew you’d be headed home from the hospital, so I figured why don’t we grab a bite to eat before I head back to the office.

Elena: Oh, is this part of your promise to spend more time together by working around my schedule?

Nate: Sure is. What do you think?

Elena: I think it’s very sweet of you. But you couldn’t have come at a more perfect time because I have something to tell you.

Nate: Well, judging by your face, I’m guessing I’m gonna like this. Bring it on.

Elena: I was asked to speak at a medical convention next week. It’s a little last minute because they just added the panel for surgeons, but my boss already gave me the go-ahead, so I’m just gonna get my shifts covered at the hospital.

Nate: That is fantastic. Congratulations.

Elena: Thank you. And there’s more. The convention is in hawaii, so I was thinking, if you could take a little time off, too, maybe we could go there together and make this a sort of work/mini vacation. Something I think we both need.

Nate: Uh, yeah, I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.

Michael: I have one word of advice for you — patience.

Diane: That’s unusually succinct for you.

Michael: Look, you can’t force everyone to come around, but if you keep being the best version of yourself, they’ll have to acknowledge eventually that you’ve changed. Whether they’ll admit it to your face or not.

Diane: How long did it take you to convince everyone you’d evolved?

Michael: That’s beside the point.

Diane: So what is the point?

Michael: Anything is possible. Look, I reinvented myself. It was a long and hard journey. But it was worth it. And now I have the life of my dreams.

Diane: I would exactly put “thrown into a south american jail for doing victor newman’s dirty work” on my vision board, but, hey, to each his own.

Michael: No, no, alright. My job keeps my life interesting. I was talking more about my personal life. I love lauren now more than i did the day I married her.

Diane: Aww. That is disturbingly sweet.

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Diane: But aspirational. I might not give up on that whole “happily ever after” thing after all.

Michael: You mean you didn’t leave a trail of broken hearts behind you in los angeles?

Diane: Are you asking as michael, my friend, or as the guy that’s investigating me?

Michael: Is it possible that you could tell michael the friend so he could tell michael the consigliere to the newmans?

Diane: There is nothing to tell. I was working on myself. In real-estate jargon, I was a fixer-upper. I didn’t have time or energy for romance.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] I think you should put yourself back on the market, ’cause now that you’ve finished your “remodel,” someone’s bound to be interested.

Jack: Hello, you two.

Diane: Oh, hello, jack. What a surprise to see you in the park during a work day.

Jack: I’m just taking a little walk to clear my head. How about you?

Diane: Michael and I are having a chat.

Jack: Seem to have settled right back into your friendship.

Michael: I was as surprised as the next guy to learn that diane was still alive, but I did tell her that I was glad you were still with us, huh?

[ Chuckles ] And I meant it. I find that I enjoy her company more than ever. If more people were open-minded enough to really listen to her, perhaps they’d feel the same way. If you have copd,

Imani: Even though we can’t be with mom right now, my dad said that when she’s feeling up to it, we can call, and he’ll put us on speaker so she can hear our voices, okay?

Amanda: Okay, okay. Yeah, I appreciate that.

[ Sighs ] I think I’m just — I’m just still really anxious to see her in person, you know? Do you know anything else about her medical care, how long she’ll be in the hospital, any of that?

Imani: She’ll have to be there for at least another few days, but if things progress like we hope, they’ll discharge her and then they’ll send her home.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Imani: We’re — we’re really fortunate that we’re able to afford in-home caregivers and physical therapists.

Amanda: Yeah. No, you’re right. And she’ll be happier there, you know, in her own bed, in her home, with her husband.

Imani: And when we learn more today, we can plan to visit her, okay?

Amanda: Yeah.

Imani: Because she’s gonna need all the love and support she can get.

Amanda: [ Crying ]

Imani: I know this is a lot to take in.

Amanda: I’m okay. I’m okay. I’m just…

Imani: She’s gonna be fine, okay? And we’ll see her soon.

Amanda: Yeah.

[ Sighs ] I think I’m just trying to wrap my head around this still, you know? I just — I waited so long to find my mom. And now I find her, and her medical condition is just getting worse and worse and… I keep saying that we’re gonna spend more time together, and just it’s hitting me, you know, how precious — how precious life is.

Imani: You know, I’m thinking that there might be something you can do about that. Maybe you can go and visit mom for a while. You can spend some quality time with her, make it count.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: I know you’re frustrated, but our parents aren’t obligated to share every detail of their life. I mean, we have so many good things happening right now. I hate to see you tying yourself up in knots over this.

Summer: All I am trying to do is keep the conflict to a minimum. And that is a lot harder to do if I don’t know what’s actually going on.

Kyle: My dad just said there’s nothing to worry about. And phyllis said that she’s going to make an effort where my mother is concerned, which is more than I ever expected to hear.

Summer: Yeah, me too. I was pretty surprised when she told me she’d had this epiphany. And it happened awfully fast.

Kyle: I know, I’m not naive. I know it’s gonna take a lot of time and energy to create some semblance of civility between our mothers, but for the moment, it looks like everyone wants to move forward.

Summer: Given the way my mother was acting before she left town and what daniel has told me, I am not buying that she has miraculously sorted through all of her anger. Kyle, I am worried that she is taking this time to lay low and reassess and that she’s gonna come back home with a plan of attack.

Jack: I just came from seeing kyle and summer at the house. You might want to pay a visit. They have some exciting news.

Diane: Oh, I’m intrigued. I will head over there. I really appreciate you sharing that with me.

Jack: Oh, I’m sure he would’ve told you himself soon.

Diane: Michael. Thank you for everything, and i will see you soon.

Michael: Jack. Uh…perhaps my comment about being open-minded was unnecessarily aimed at you. I kind of enjoyed seeing you be so polite to diane. Not shutting her out of kyle’s life.

Jack: I have no intention of interfering with my son’s decision to reconnect with his mother.

Michael: Is there any chance of you coming around to the idea that diane really has changed?

Jack: I’m willing to admit it might be possible, but I hope it’s true, for kyle’s sake. I guess time will tell.

Michael: You can come out now, phyllis. If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease

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Phyllis: How did you know i was there?

Michael: My “phyllis-dar” is well honed. If you’re within a 50-yard radius of me, I know it.

Phyllis: Oh. That’s odd.

Michael: So is eavesdropping. So what the hell’s going on? I thought you were supposed to be in savannah.

Phyllis: I was. Now I am back.

Michael: And you’re really following diane around and spying on her?

Phyllis: [ Scoffs ] Well, when you say it like that, it’s so dramatic. No, I was just, you know, looking around, getting the lay of the land, if you will.

Michael: Nothing’s changed since you left.

Phyllis: Oh, I beg to differ. A lot has changed. Yeah, some of my close, personal friends have seemed to, mm, uh, forgive diane for her past deeds.

Michael: For pete’s sake, will you stop lurking around in the shrubbery and acting like some crazed stalker from an “I love lucy” episode and maybe, maybe face the fact that diane has changed, like you have claimed that you have more than once.

Phyllis: Oh, wait a second. Diane has not changed, and i will never, ever forgive what she did to me and some people i love.

Michael: Phyllis, have you looked in the mirror lately? Your past is littered with mines.

Phyllis: Those were faux-pas.

Michael: Fa– who are you talking to? Do you want me to start listing your oppsy-daisies?

Phyllis: Okay, listen, i didn’t fake my death, okay? And I didn’t come back to life in a secretive, manipulative way like diane did. I mean, the way that she entered jack’s life, oh, that just screams “I’ve changed.” Seriously? Are you expecting me to be less than skeptical?

Michael: No, no, no! I have no — I have no problem with your skepticism. It is completely understandable. Jack has plenty of questions still, but he is not letting himself be consumed with anger, which is the wise choice for his own sanity and for his relationship with kyle. I mean, have you… have you really thought about what’s at risk in this cyclone of — of fury that you’re in the eye of?

Phyllis: Let me tell you something. I know exactly — exactly what i stand to lose because of diane jenkins. Okay?

[ Sighs ]

Michael: Well, you obviously haven’t thought this strategy through, or you wouldn’t be acting this way. So I’m gonna spell it out for you. Your daughter is married to diane’s son. And kyle seems to be on the path of forgiveness, which means that summer and diane — who, by the way, is not acting like some crazy, vengeful person — will be in constant contact.

Phyllis: With my daughter, yes. That’s my worst nightmare.

Michael: Do you really want to put your daughter in the horrible position of having to choose between her husband and you?

Kyle: Look, I hope you’re wrong about phyllis plotting against my mother.

Summer: I do, too, but —

[ Doorbell rings ]

[ Sighs ]

Kyle: Hey. Come in.

Diane: Thanks. Hi.

Summer: Hi.

Diane: I — I hope I’m not intruding, but I ran into jack at the park, and he mentioned you had some news.

Kyle: Yes, we do. Um…the acquisition is about to become official, so I’ve decided to leave my job at jabot and become the ceo of marchetti.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] That’s incredible. I’m thrilled for you.

Kyle: Thank you.

Diane: Oh, for both of you.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Kyle: What’s up?

Summer: Um…just a distribution hiccup that I need to deal with. Even with all of these exciting things happening, I still got to keep a close eye on the day-to-day. I will catch up with you later.

Kyle: Mm.

Diane: Bye. Oh. Congratulations.

Elena: Okay, hear me out. We could both work during the day and then the nights would be ours. Sandy beaches, romantic dinners, a hotel room overlooking the ocean.

Nate: That definitely sounds enticing, but the timing is rough with the launch of the new company.

Elena: I thought that might be a concern, but I talked to devon and he doesn’t have a problem with you going.

Nate: Wait, what? You — you talked to devon about this already?

Elena: Well, I didn’t plan on it, but we ran into each other in the hall, and I got a call about the trip while we were talking, so he asked me what was going on and I told him. And in that moment, I thought it would be amazing if you could come, so I asked devon how he felt about it and he said he wouldn’t mind if you worked remotely.

Nate: I really wish you would’ve talked to me first before you went to devon with this.

Imani: Mom could probably use both of us by her side right now, but if one of us needed to stay longer to help and comfort her, I think it should be you.

Amanda: Me? She has been a part of your entire life.

Imani: Yeah, that’s my point. I’ve had all these years with her. You want to make up for last time, and this is your chance. Like you said, you can’t take a single day for granted.

Amanda: Yeah, in my heart, I-I want to go, I want to stay for as long as I can.

[ Sighs ] But…

Imani: You’re worried about leaving town right after the merger.

Amanda: Yeah, I mean, I’m lead counsel. I have so much going on.

[ Sighs ] I’ll — I’ll do day visits. That should — that should be fine.

Imani: I mean, you definitely could, but it wouldn’t be the same as being there and spending quality time with her. I know it would mean as much to her as it would to you. And as far as work goes, I can handle whatever issues come up while you’re gone. And if I need you, I know where to find you.

Amanda: Okay. I’ll — I’ll think about it.

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Elena: Like I said, it wasn’t planned. But devon was literally right there when I got the call, so i figured it wouldn’t be a problem to at least ask if it was possible for you to come with me to hawaii. But obviously you disagree.

Nate: I just think that was a conversation we should’ve had before bringing anyone else into it. Look, I’m in a new role now at a new company in a new field, trying to prove myself. I’m working hard to be taken seriously. A lot of people are watching to see if I am up to the task.

Elena: And you really think working remotely for a few days is gonna make you look bad?

Nate: Yes, I am trying to be as professional as possible. And even though we’re close to my cousin, it’s not exactly cool to have my girlfriend ask the ceo “can I go on a trip.” If I want to request time off, i should be the one who does it.

Elena: Okay. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to overstep.

Nate: [ Sighs ] Alright, I’m sorry. I understand. Look, I’m just trying to get you to understand where I’m coming from. I don’t feel comfortable leaving the company we just launched to go on a vacation so soon. But it doesn’t mean I’m not proud of you for getting this opportunity. I think you’re gonna be one of the best speakers out there.

Elena: It just sucks that our jobs keep coming in the middle of us being there for each other’s big events.

Nate: Mm.

Elena: I ju misstd your launch. And now you’re gonna miss this trip.

Nate: Maybe we should blame our families for raising us with good work ethics.

Elena: Yeah. What were they thinking?

Nate: And I look forward to us getting away at some point. No work, all vacation, pure indulgence. As soon as the time is right.

Elena: Okay.

Amanda: Thank you. Thank you for coming home. I know you have so much going on.

Devon: No, this is 1,000 times more important.

Amanda: I’m just — I’m so worried about my mom, you know? I just…

Devon: Listen, anything you need, I’m here for you, alright?

Amanda: Actually, there is something that I could use your help with.

Summer: When you said you were coming back soon, I wasn’t expecting you today. When did you get home?

Phyllis: Oh, well, right before I sent you the text.

Summer: What’s with all the mystery? Why didn’t you want me to tell anyone else?

Phyllis: Well, I wanted alone time with you, that’s all. So what did you want to tell me? What news do you have for me?

Summer: Well, we haven’t had a chance to discuss the marchetti deal in a while. Turns out, it’s going through.

Phyllis: Wow. Wow! You’re gonna be in genoa city indefinitely.

Summer: Yeah. We’re coming home for good.

Phyllis: That is amazing, summer. I am so excited.

Summer: Thanks, mom. And kyle is taking over as ceo of marchetti, so we’ll be working together again.

Phyllis: That is just fantastic. So what did jack say? He must’ve been excited.

Summer: He was great about it, very generous and gracious.

Phyllis: Oh, that’s jack. Yeah, that’s really great. He just wants the best for you and kyle. As I do.

Summer: Thanks, mom.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Awesome. Okay, so, uh, what’s going on here? What did I miss? Anything exciting? How’s harrison and how’s jack, diane?

Summer: Everyone’s great. There’s harmony within the abbott family.

Phyllis: Oh, I want nothing more than harmony within the abbott family.

Summer: To be honest, mom, you are the one that I’m worried about. I’m afraid that you are going to disturb that peace. Maybe even try to wreck it. And if that’s the case, I’m flat-out warning you — don’T.

Amanda: I’m kind of tempted to go and see my mom right now, but I’m thinking that I can just go for a short time now, and then I can go for a longer time maybe a little later.

Devon: You can do whatever you want. Why do you want to wait for later, though?

Amanda: Well, there — there’s just so much going on at work with the chancellor-winters launch and everything.

Devon: That’s — that’s not a problem. You know we have a whole legal team we can rely on. It’s fine. I appreciate your dedication, but, I mean, I’m sure you’d be available if we really needed you, right?

Amanda: Yeah, no, of course i would.

Devon: Okay.

Amanda: You really think i should go?

Devon: No, I know you should go because family comes first.

Amanda: Family first.

Devon: Yeah.

Elena: Oh, thank you so much for covering for me last minute. I am so glad my patients are gonna be in your hands. I owe you one. And I will definitely bring you a cool souvenir, and nothing quick from the airport.

[ Chuckles ] No, no, nate can’t make it. He’s busy with work. I wish he could come. But I will be alone in hawaii by myself.

Diane: You’re going to be sensational at this job.

Kyle: Thank you for your vote of confidence.

Diane: I can’t tell you how much it means to me to share this time with you. I — I don’t want to miss another meaningful moment of your life. Ever. [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Wow, listen to you. You’re warning me. Okay. Well, um…I meant everything I said to you on the phone. There is nothing that I would like more than to put this hostility with diane behind me. It’s not gonna be easy, but I’m willing to do it. Because I realize all that anger inside is not healthy for me.

Summer: Okay, very zen of you, mom.

Phyllis: Yes, I’m very zen. Very zen. So what about jack? Is he putting this anger behind him?

Summer: I mean, I know that it’s a struggle for him, but he’s doing it for kyle, which i find admirable.

Phyllis: I find that admirable, too. Jack is a great guy.

Summer: I have a question. I still don’t know what exactly happened between the two of you before you left town. All I got out of you is that you screwed up, but then you backpedaled from that. And I haven’t been able to get jack to open up either, no matter how many times I try. Why can’t I just get a straight answer?

Phyllis: Because you’re digging where there’s nothing to be found.

Summer: That’s exactly what jack said.

Phyllis: Good. I’m glad that’s what jack said. Good. Believe him. Believe me. We’re all gonna hit the reset button. That’s what we’re gonna do. No harm, no foul.

Summer: That’s really all you want?

Phyllis: Yes, that’s all i want.

Summer: Alright, then. In that case, come with me right now to face diane. Hit that reset button, mom. Let her know that you are ready to put all of your anger behind you and move on, starting today. Can you do that?

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Ben: Nice work. He’s sound asleep.

Clyde: Yeah. I wish I could stick around till he wakes up, but grandpa has got to get to work.

Ben: You are really good with him, grandpa.

Clyde: Pretty surprising, huh? Yeah, I just stand back and watch you and ciara. Learned from the best. But, you know, being around baby bo so much, seeing how much he needs both his parents makes me think of abigail dimera’s children losing their mom.

Ben: Those poor kids.

Clyde: Yeah. I mean, it’s a tragedy for the whole family, but for those kids. Well, I gotta go.

Ben: I’ll see you, pop.

[Soft dramatic music]

Lucas: Oh, what the hell? What the hell did I do last night?

Brady: Lucas.

Lucas: Hey, what’s going on?

Brady: You got a minute to talk?

Lucas: About what?

>>Brady: About falling off the wagon.

Lucas: What are you talking about, brady? I was in a meeting this morning. I’m 100% sober.

Brady: Why do you look so guilty then?

Ej: Chad? Did you sleep down here?

Chad: I didn’t sleep.

Ej: Well maybe you could try now.

Chad: No.

Ej: Come on, I’ll take you upstairs.

Chad: Ej, stop. I tried. Every time I got to the doorway and looked inside, I saw abigail. The way that I found her slipping away from me.

Belle: Thomas, I can’t believe you won again.

[Person knocking]

Charlotte: Mommy, mommy.

Belle: Chloe, hi.

Chloe: Hi.

Belle: Uh, come in. Charlotte, thomas, you remember my friend miss chloe, right?

Thomas: We thought it was our mom.

Jan: Our baby is the smallest one in the nicu by far.

Shawn: Yeah, but he’s doing really well, and he’S…

Jan: And he started crying.

Shawn: He put on weight.

Jan: And he, he… I couldn’t even comfort him. I just wanted to take his little hand so that he knew I was there.

Shawn: Hey, he knows, jan. All right, he knows.

[Phone beeps]

Jan: [Sobs softly] Who’s that?

Shawn: It’s nobody.

Jan: Well your whole face just changed. Who was it?

Shawn: It’s the warden. He’s asking when I’m gonna bring you back to prison.

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[Soft orchestration]

Belle: Why don’t you two run into the kitchen and I think my dad is about to pull some chocolate chip cookies out of the oven.

Thomas: Come on, charlotte, let’s go.

[Soft dramatic music]

Chloe: They still don’t know about their mom?

Ciara: Off to dreamland.

Ben, what’s wrong?

Ben: Just thinking about abigail. Just how sad it is that she’s really gone, especially for her kids.

Ciara: Yeah. It’s–it’s really heartbreaking to think about thomas and charlotte growing up without a mother.

Ben: I tried to do that. I tried to take abigail away from her family.

Ciara: No. Ben, that was a long time ago. You were a different person back then. You’ve changed. You’re better now.

Ben: Yeah, well not a day goes by that I don’t think about all the people that I hurt.

Ciara: Yeah, but you’re with me now and our son, and everything’s gonna be okay.

Ben: Not for chad. His whole world just fell apart.

Ej: Harold told me you sent the staff away.

Chad: Yeah, there’s no reason for them to be here.

Ej: [Sighs] Chad, I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to be all alone in this house.

Chad: Well, guess what, ej, I’m alone.

Ej: That’s not true.

Chad: Really? Abby’s gone. She’s not coming back. Some evil son of a bitch decided to take her away from me.

[Dramatic music]

Leo: I can’t get caught holding that jewelry. I’ve gotta find someone to take it off my hands.

>>Lucas: Look, man, I’ve got nothing to feel guilty about, okay?

Brady: You–you walked out of the meeting this morning.

Lucas: You were there?

Brady: You looked right at me.

Lucas: Sorry. It didn’t register, okay?

Brady: Lucas, come on, man. We’ve been to dozens of these meetings. You saw that I was there, and you left.

Lucas: Listen to me, I didn’t see you, okay? And I had somewhere else more important I had to be.

Brady: Really? Where was that?

Lucas: Not that it’s any of your business, but I’ll tell you, I had to go pick sami up at the airport. She got in from italy this morning, and I checked on her flight, and it was cancelled, so I came back. Any more questions, detective brady?

Brady: Just one. What are you not telling me?

From prom dresses

[Upbeat rock music]

Clyde: Oh, relax, friend. I was just admiring your money clip. I’m not looking to rob you.

Leo: You sure about that? What you charge for a bowl of chowder here is criminal.

Clyde: It looks like you can afford it. If I’m not mistaken, that clip is solid platinum and gold. It’s a handsome piece.

Leo: I could be persuaded to part with it. Make me an offer.

Clyde: [Chuckles] No, thanks.

Leo: Just between us, I do have some other items for sale.

Clyde: Is that what you are, a salesman?

Leo: No. My dear old aunt eloise recently passed away. I’m the executor of her estate.

Clyde: So sorry for your loss.

Leo: Thank you. We were very close, aunt eloise and I. And as much as it pains me to part with her prized belongings, it’s what she wanted. She told me. She said that when the time came, I had to set sentimentality aside and focus on finding quality people who were willing to pay a fair price.

Clyde: So you’re liquidating her assets?

Leo: Specifically some jewelry. Do you like jewelry?

Clyde: I’d have to see it.

Leo: Not here. The park, ten minutes?

Clyde: Sounds like a plan.

Lucas: Look, brady, I’m just trying to sit here and enjoy my coffee in some peace, all right?

Brady: Sorry. I’m not trying to pry into your personal business, lucas. I was genuinely worried when you walked out of that meeting, all right. To be honest with you, you don’t look too good, man.

Lucas: Thank a lot, I appreciate it.

Brady: I would hate to think that you skipped out on a meeting that you may have needed because of me.

Lucas: Look, you’re right, okay? I went on a bender. It was one night, one night. That’s it.

Brady: Did it have anything to do with abigail?

Chloe: I came here to find brady. I just assumed he was here. Belle, I’m so sorry. I should’ve called first.

Belle: Oh, no, no, no, don’t be, listen, the kids are with my dad, let’s sit.

Chloe: Okay. Wow, those, those poor kids.

Belle: I know, I know. I’ve been trying to hold it together, but you just look in their sweet little faces and you know what’s coming, just…

Chloe: And speaking of kids, I, I heard that jan had the baby.

Belle: Shawn’s baby? Yeah.

Chloe: I’m so sorry that I wasn’t here for you to support you.

Belle: It’s okay. Actually I had a big broad shoulder to cry on. After the baby was born, I went to ej’S.

Chloe: Really? You stayed there?

Belle: Mh-hmm. Yeah.

Chloe: And?

Belle: And it was very comforting.

Chloe: Oh, my god, you slept together? No I’m sorry, it’s none of my business.

Belle: No, it’s fine, it’s fine, but no, we actually didn’T. But we came close.

Ej: I, um–I stayed at john and marlena’s last night. Belle was there.

Chad: How are the kids?

Ej: Fine. Fine. We kept them occupied. But chad, at some point soon…

Chad: Yeah. I know. I know.

Ej: They’ve been away from home for two nights already.

Chad: Ej, I said that I know! You said that they were fine.

Ej: Yes, but they’re asking for their father.

Chad: Well, I can’t really see them right now like this. Or I should tell them that I’m–I’m sick or that I’m slammed at work. You think you could do that for me?

Ej: Yes, of course. But they’re asking for their mother too.

[Soft dramatic music]

Ben: When I think how close I came to being where chad is right now… I just wish I could tell him how sorry I am.

Ciara: What do you have going on this afternoon?

Ben: Not much, babe.

Ciara: Okay. Well, I am going to the hospital to meet our new nephew. Would you like to come with me?

Ben: I would love that.

Jan: You can’t let them do this. I haven’t even held our son.

Shawn: Look jan, I don’t think the warden is gonna see that as a good enough reason for you just to not go back to prison.

Jan: Tell him that our baby needs my milk.

Shawn: But jan…

Jan: Premature babies are at a far greater risk of infection. Nothing compares to breast milk for strengthening our son’s immune system.

Shawn: Okay, look, listen, we’re gonna figure it out.

Jan: How? Do you expect me to pump in that dirty, disgusting hell hole? And what, you’re just gonna– you’re gonna bring the bottles back and forth every day? That’s ludicrous. I need to be here. Our son, he needs me here. And I need you to make that happen right now.

When you really need to sleep.

Lucas: Why would my drinking have anything to do with abigail?

Brady: Lucas, your niece whom you loved very dearly was brutally murdered. I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to numb the pain, a little bit of that. I mean, I spoke to jennifer, you understand, she is devastated. I’m worried about her having a slip up. Are you kidding me? To lose your child like that suddenly and so horrifically and violently I mean, my god…

Lucas: You’re right, okay, you’re right. This is about abigail.

Chad: I’m sorry for lashing out.

Ej: You don’t have to apologize.

Chad: I know that I have to do this, but I have no idea how I’m going to. How do you tell your children that they’re never gonna see their mother again?

[Soft dramatic music]

Abigail was reading… “the hobbit” to thomas at bedtime. She had funny voices for each of their characters.

[Chuckles] Thomas just couldn’t get enough of it. And then charlotte is just… she’s a daredevil all of a sudden. And last week, she wanted to– she wanted to climb the tree outside of her window. You know, the big one? You know which one I’m talking about?

Ej: Yeah, sure.

Chad: So we took her out there and abby boosted her up thinking that she would get half way up and then wanna stop. No, I mean, she climbed almost to the top of it. And then abby, you know, kept telling her to come down…

[Chuckles] And she refused. Dared her mom to come up and get her.

Ej: [Laughs]

Chad: And abby did. She did even though she was absolutely terrified of heights.

They were so happy together. They were in heaven.

Ej: You’re not alone. You have your family.

Chad: [Gasps] I can’T. I can’t do this. I can’t do this without her. I…

Ej: I know it seems impossible right now, but you will find the strength to go on. You’ll finish that book with thomas. You’ll climb trees with charlotte. And everyone who loves you will help and support you, but you’re their father, chad, and they need you now more than ever, okay?

Chad: [Sobbing]

Belle: Well, as you know, ej has been really supportive through this whole nightmare with jan, and he knew I went to the hospital when jan was in labor, and came to check on me, and then after the baby was born, I asked him to get me the hell out of there.

Chloe: I don’t blame you.

Belle: So we went to dinner and had a couple of bottles of wine and ended up back at the mansion, and we were almost at the point of no return when we heard chad screaming for help.

Chloe: And if that hadn’t happened…

Belle: Oh, well, we’d have ended up in bed together. No question.

Chloe: So does that mean that you and shawn are over?

Jan: So?

Shawn: So I spoke with kayla, and she agrees. She agrees you should stay here with the baby, but just, you know, for a little while longer. So she’s gonna call the warden right now.

Jan: Oh, my god, shawn, thank you. Thank you so much.

>>Ciara: Hey, big bro.

[Chuckles] Centrum multigummies aren’t just great tasting…

Shawn: Sis. Ben.

Ben: Hey.

Ciara: Hi. What’s–what’s going on here?

Jan: Just got the most amazing news. I don’t have to go back to statesville.

Shawn: She doesn’t have to go back right away.

Ciara: And why is that?

Shawn: Well, the doctors feel that it would be best for the baby if she stays here for a little while longer.

Jan: Being a new mother yourself, you know how much a child needs its mother, especially in the beginning. I haven’t even gotten to hold our baby yet. I can’t even touch him.

Ciara: That–it must be really hard.

Jan: It’s torture. If I wanna see him, I have to walk down the hall and look at him in a glass box. That’s the closest I can get to our son, but yours is right there. So if it’s not too much trouble, maybe–maybe I can hold him?

[Soft dramatic music]

Belle: So jan is living in my house, and she just turned my office into a nursery, and my mother has just signed on to be her therapist.

Chloe: You’re kidding.

Belle: Oh, no, no she’s even making house calls because, you know, jan has an ankle bracelet. So I just couldn’t take it anymore. No, I had to create some distance.

Chloe: I’m so sorry, but do you see where this is going at all or?

Belle: Honestly, I really don’t know. So much has happened so fast, and I’m just feeling really just torn. You know, obviously, I still love shawn, but I just hate that he’s let this conniving, manipulative lunatic just take over.

Chloe: How can he not see how wrong this is and how incredibly hurtful? Jan has been trying to come between you guys for years.

Belle: Well, looks like she’s finally succeeded.

Chloe: So does that mean that you’re moving on with ej dimera?

[Door clicks]

Lucas: What happened to abigail was horrible. Ever since I found out yesterday, I can’t stop thinking about the terrifying possibility that maybe I…

Brady: You what?

Lucas: Maybe I won’t be able to help my sister. I mean, I saw her yesterday, and I tried to comfort her, but I don’t know, man. I don’t know if she’s ever gonna recover from this.

Brady: Lucas, lucas, she will be fine, all right? She’s tough. She’s strong. She has people around her to support her.

Lucas: I know you’re right, you’re right. I mean, I’ve been in the same hell that she and jack are in now with will–you know, will, he was a miracle, will came back to us, but abigail’s not coming back to us, not after what that monster did to her, god knows what reason.

Brady: The cops think it could’ve been a robbery gone wrong.

Lucas: A robbery?

Brady: It was in the paper this morning. They found some jewelry and some cash that was taken from the house. The cops think if they can find the jewelry, they’ll find the person who killed abigail.

Leo: Right on time, mr… I didn’t catch your name. Hey well for starters we… somebody’s a little grabby. That’s okay. I don’t mind a man who’s eager. You see anything you like?

Clyde: This stuff is hot, isn’t it? My asthma felt anything but normal.

Ciara: You want to hold my son?

Jan: The whole supervised babysitting idea never happened, so I thought it would be good practice for when I get to hold my own son. What do you think?

Ben: Well, that is up to ciara.

Shawn: I’m with ben, sis, it’s up to you.

Ciara: Sure. Yeah, you, you can hold him.

[Soft dramatic music]

All right, here we go.

Jan: Wow.

Ciara: Make sure you support his head.

Jan: He’s precious. Oh, my gosh.

Ciara: Just like that. That’s perfect.

Jan: Hi, little bo. Hi. I’m your auntie jan. I can’t wait for you to meet your little cousin. You guys are gonna grow up together. You’re gonna be best friends. Ciara’s little bo and my little shawn.

Ciara: I’m sorry, you named your baby shawn?

Chloe: Chad, I am so sorry about abigail. She was a really wonderful woman. I’m praying for you and your family.

Chad: Thank you.

Belle: Chloe just stopped by to see if brady– we were just chatting. The kids are in the kitchen with my dad having cookies.

Chloe: I should probably get going.

Belle: Sure. I’ll walk you out.

Chloe: Please give jack and jennifer my love.

So, you and ej, that’s quite some chemistry.

Belle: We didn’t even say a word to each other.

Chloe: Yeah, and i could still feel the heat between you two. Just be careful not to get burned.

Belle: Oh, speaking of, ej and I ran into your mom the other night on a date with clyde weston. Did you know that they were dating?

Chloe: Yeah, and I am not happy about it.

Belle: Everyone said that you were shot by a mugger in the park. You’re saying clyde did it?

Ej: He didn’t pull the trigger. He lured me to the park, threatened me. When things became heated, his man shot me, and then they left me there to die.

Belle: I was at statesville a lot when ej was there, and I can tell you clyde is exactly who he’s always been. I mean it was a huge mistake to let him out on parole.

Chloe: But there’s nothing we can do about that, right?

Belle: Well, no, but what we can do is whatever it takes to convince nancy to break it off with him. Chloe, I’m telling you, clyde weston is just as dangerous as he’s always been.

Leo: Hot? I don’t know what you mean. Now, if you are talking about yours truly…

Clyde: Hey, cut the crap. You didn’t get this from some dying old lady. You stole it.

Leo: Sir, you offend me and aunt eloise. God rest her soul. Wait! You’re right. This stuff is, as you say, “hot.” I’m looking to unload it as quick as possible.

Clyde: Well, I just might be able to help you with that.

Lucas: A robbery? So it’s possible that abigail didn’t know this person, that it wasn’t personal at all.

Brady: It’s possible. It’s possible that the things that were taken and the murder are completely unrelated. But either way, I know– I mean, rafe is gonna be working around the clock to figure out who did this.

Lucas: Yeah, yeah. I know.

Brady: And lucas, I know you wanna be strong for your sister, but you’re obviously hurting as well. If you feel that urge to pick up that bottle again, man, I just…

Lucas: I won’T. I won’t do it.

Brady: Just know that I’m here for you, okay? If there anything you wanna get something off your chest, whatever you say to me will stay between us, okay?

Lucas: Thanks… but there’s nothing more to tell. I just drank one time, you know, and I’m gonna regret it for the rest of my life.

Belle: Chad, I’m so sorry. We all loved abigail so much.

Chad: Thank you. Thank you for taking such good care of my kids.

Belle: Yeah, of course. Anything you need, we’re here. Is there anything that we can do for you now?

Chad: Yeah, can you go get my children for me? It’s time for me to tell them. Lemons.

[Soft dramatic music]

Brady: It was in the paper this morning. They found some jewelry and some cash that was taken from the house. The cops think if they can find the jewelry, they’ll find the person who killed abigail.

[Eerie music]

Lucas: I don’t remember anything from that night. Is it possible that I took abigail’s jewelry? If I did–if I did, maybe I stashed it in here.

Leo: You can help me with the jewelry?

Clyde: Well, I’m on parole, and i need to keep my nose clean, bt I do have friends who deal in this kind of thing all the time. I can get you fifty cents on the dollar for all this stuff no questions asked.

Leo: Discretion, that’s key. Because I, like you, need to keep my nose clean.

Clyde: But I don’t work for free.

Leo: No, of course not. You’ll get a cut.

Clyde: I’ll get one third of your cut, and that’s non-negotiable. If you don’t like it, you can go try to lowball somebody else.

Leo: One third it is.

Clyde: I need to hold on to these, give it to my friends so they can appraise it, but I do get the feeling you’d rather me have it anyway, right?

Leo: Uh, I suppose that would be best. I can trust you to hold up your end of the deal and not, say, disappear without a trace? You did mention that you were on parole. If you were to take off, I’d have to tell the police my version of what happened and, well, that could get messy.

Clyde: Are you threatening me?

Leo: No. No. I just wanna know when I’m gonna get my money.

Clyde: Check back in a couple of days. You know where to find me.

Brady: Hi.

Chloe: Hi.

Brady: Welcome back.

Chloe: Thanks. I missed you.

Brady: I missed you too. Did you come from my dad and marlena’s?

Chloe: Yeah, I just assumed that you were there, but when I walked in, I saw belle playing with charlotte and thomas. They don’t know about their mom yet.

Brady: Oh, man.

Chloe: Yeah. I was leaving. Chad showed up. I just pray that he finds the strength to be able to tell his kids.

[Soft dramatic music]

Belle: Look who’s here. Go.

Charlotte: Daddy.

Chad: Hey, hey. Oh, I missed you guys so much.

Thomas: We missed you.

Chad: Yeah? Hey, hi. How about the three of us spend some time together right now?

Thomas: Are you and mommy still taking us to boston?

Chad: You wanna go– go to fenway park? Sit on top of the green monster? Maybe catch a home run ball?

Thomas: Yeah.

Chad: Yeah? How does that sound?

Charlotte: Good.

Chad: Okay. Well, we’re definitely gonna do that at some point, okay? I promise, but right now, we need to stay here in salem.

Ej: Would you like to get some air? I’d like to stay close in case chad needs me, but perhaps we could take a walk in the park?

Belle: You know, I’d love to, but I actually think I’m gonna to the hospital and see my mom. See if she can refer a counselor for the kids in case they need it–not in case they need it, of course, they’re gonna need it.

Ej: That’s very thoughtful of you.

Belle: Well, we’re in this together.

Ej: Yes, yes, we are.

Shawn: This is the first I’m hearing about a name for the baby.

Jan: I think it suits our son perfectly. He’s handsome, just like his daddy, and for his middle name, I want him to have a good christian name, and what’s more christian than christian?

Shawn: So we’re going with shawn christian.

Jan: Brady. I think he should have your family name. God knows, there’s no one in my family worth honoring so… is that okay?

Shawn: Yeah. Yeah, sure, that’s fine.

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Ciara: [Sighs] Well, I’m sorry, ben. That visit was supposed to lift your spirits, and that was just weird.

Ben: Very weird.

Ciara: Very weird.

Ben: But at least we know our nephew’s doing well.

Ciara: Yes, yes, I agree. I just–I still cannot believe that jan spears is the mother. Speaking of mothers, my mother has been asking me to give her an update so I really should…

[Phone ringing] Oh my god, it’s her. Hi, mom. Yeah. I was actually just about to call you to tell you about your new grandson, shawn christian brady.

Ben: [Chuckles]

Jan: Can I see those photos that you took of shawn earlier?

Shawn: Yeah. Yeah. Ah, there they are.

Jan: Oh, my precious little angel. I’m so grateful to you for making it possible that I can stay here with him. I’d be even more grateful if you could run out and get me a chili cheeseburger with fries. I don’t know if I could survive another hospital lunch.

Shawn: Yeah, okay. No onion, extra pickle, right? Yeah, okay. I’ll bring it to you.

[Soft dramatic music]

Chad: So you guys know how much I love you, right? And that I’ll always be with you, no matter what? You know that? You know that? I need you– I need you to remember that. There’s something that I have to tell you about mommy.

Chloe: I can’t stop thinking about those kids.

Brady: Oh, I– I’ve had some conversations with rachel about her mom, but this.

Chloe: I know. It’s bad enough if it’s an accident or an illness or something, but what kind of a savage would brutally murder the mother of two young children?

Brady: Someone who has no heart. The scum of the earth. The lowest of the low.

[Ominous music]

Ej: Looks like someone left you holding the bag.

Lucas: The jewelry isn’t here. So what? So I still could’ve taken the jewelry and stashed it somewhere else. I could still be the one who killed abigail.

Sami: Lucas?

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Zende: I don’t know. I don’t wanna lose the structure, but, uh, it looks too restrained, still.

Ridge: What are you doing? The design is perfect.

Zende: Maybe I can alter the lines, make it look a little bit more slim–

Ridge: Zende, zende, what’s our job? Our job is to highlight the individual, which is exactly what you did. Right, petra?

Petra: Nothing makes me feel more beautiful than a forrester.

Ridge: Oh, boy. Especially this forrester right here, huh?

Petra: Oh, no, was my flirting that obvious?

Zende: You were flirting with me?

Petra: Well, not if you’re still seeing paris.

Zende: Uh, no, actually, I’m– I’m not. Ris is seeing somebody else.

[ Carter sighing ]

Quinn: You shouldn’t be

talking like this, carter.

You’re caring, and handsome,

and passionate.

You’ve really made a difference

in my life at a time

when I didn’t think anyone

could make me feel better,

you did.

[ Paris gasping ]

Paris: Oh! There you are, my very, very handsome fiancé!

Quinn: I want you

to be truly happy.

Carter: You make me truly

happy, you know that.

You know how bad I want you.

But I can’t have you.

I can’t have us, it– it’s

a fantasy that can never be.

Quinn: That doesn’t mean

that you should propose

to paris. You don’t love her.

Not the way a man

is supposed to love

a woman he wants to spend

the rest of his life with.

Carter: The way I love you?

And I do love you, quinn.

I love you so damn much.

I’ll always love you.

Eric: Quinn, I’m thinking of ordering in for lunch. You want something?

Quinn: No, thank you. I’m not hungry.

Eric: You okay? You’re kinda quiet. It’s kinda of, uh, quiet quinn day here.

Quinn: Just thinking.

Eric: Yeah. About, um, the conversation we had the other day?

Quinn: I was just… thinking about how things can change. How you can make one mistake and it can change the direction of your entire life. Hohard it is, to find your way back. I was thinking about our marriage, and how it made me feel. I felt so sure of myself. Like I belonged here. I just– I want to feel that way again. And I hope you do, too.

Ridge: So, I don’t mean to pry, but, uh, but how are you doing with this whole paris thing?

Zende: I’m okay.

Ridge: Yeah. You’re going out?

Zende: Been out a couple days.

Ridge: Guy like you, you should be out every night.

Zende: Listen, uncle. It’s not really my thing. I’m looking for a more meaningful connection.

Ridge: Like what you had with paris. I’m here if you need to talk. I mean, I– I can see how much you miss her.

Quinn: Listen to me. Getting all heavy. You going to the club today?

Eric: I’m not sure. I haven’t decided yet.

Quinn: You get so much enjoyment from being there. I’m surprised you don’t go there every single day.

Grace: Take your lips off my daughter.

Paris: Mom, you– you can–

Grace: I’m your mother. So yes, I can. Take your hands off my girl.

Carter: You haven’t told her?

Paris: Well… um. Look, mom. I asked you to please just stay out of this.

Grace: Not when I know this isn’t what you want. This man is not serious about you. You cannot depend on him. The future you want is not going to be with carter.

Paris: It’s already happening. (Asaad) when I was little,

Ridge: So did you ever pick up anything between carter and paris?

Zende: No, you?

Ridge: No, I– grace came in here, [Indistinct], And I– I didn’t believe it.

Zende: Yeah, uh, let me guess, she asked you to stop it, huh?

Ridge: Mm hm. She definitely wasn’t as okay with it as you are.

Zende: “Okay with it” might be a bit of a stretch, ridge.

Ridge: Did carter misunderstand you?

Zende: No. I mean, I told them that I would not stand in their way, and I meant it. If carter can make paris happy, then I wish them all the best. But… thinking about them together is tough, especially remembering all the things that he said to me when I used to talk to him about her. I mean, he’s my friend, right?

Ridge: I know, I’m having trouble with that too.

Zende: I’m not going to rip on the guy.

Ridge: I’m not either. But I do have questions.

Eric: Quinn, if you’re wondering if you and I feel the same, the same way, I think we do.

Quinn: That’s good to hear.

Eric: Everyone wants to feel appreciated and secure, especially in their relationships.

Quinn: True.

Eric: But what about love? And passion? I mean, those are the two things that– that connect you to someone that only the two of you share. You can’t just– snap your fingers and– and– and make that happen no matter how much you want to. Building a lasting relationship it takes trust and it’s built over time.

Eric: I agree.

Quinn: Well, you’d think that would be obvious to everybody.

Eric: By everybody, you mean carter?

Quinn: What?

Eric: You mentioned carter, the other day. Um, there’s something that you’re concerned about, a decision he’s about to make.

Quinn: I don’t want to talk about carter. I don’t– I don’t wanna upset you.

Eric: No, no, no. That’s all right. I mean, if there’s something going on with carter, I want to know about it.

Grace: What’s that on your finger?

Paris: The most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen in my life. Carter asked me to marry him last night, and guess what I said? We want to get married right away.

Grace: Right away?

Paris: Yeah. Carter says he can pull this wedding off this week, so–

Grace: This week?

Carter: I’d marry your daughter today, if I could.

Grace: No, this is not happening.

Paris: What?

Grace: Take the ring off, and give it back.

Paris: Mom.

Grace: I won’t let you do this, paris.

Paris: I’m not asking for permission. I’m sharing my good news with you.

Grace: And what’s good about it? My beautiful daughter is giving her heart away to a man who’s done very little to earn it.

Paris: Carter and I kept our attraction private in the beginning–

Grace: Because you knew it was wrong.

Paris: Why can’t you just be happy for me?

Grace: I would be. If I thought carter was the right man for you, but he isn’T.

Paris: That’s not your decision to make.

Grace: Aren’t you going to say anything?

Carter: Grace, I know this may seem fast, but I’m certain this is the right path. I want to start our future with your daughter right now.

Grace: That’s what I need you to explain. What’s the rush to get my daughter to the altar?

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Grace: If you’re so certain about your future with paris, why not take your time? Give her a real courtship?

Paris: What does that even mean?

Grace: It means you deserve more than a ring and a promise, honey. Have you even talked about it? Have you made any plans? Or did this proposal just come out of the blue?

Paris: Carter loves me, and he wants me to be his wife. I am so sorry this is happening.

Carter: No, she’s trying to protect you. I understand.

Paris: She’s not being fair.

Grace: I just asked a simple question.

Paris: Carter answered it. If we both know what we wanna do, there’s no reason to wait.

Grace: Oh, I could think of quite a few reasons.

Paris: Carter. I need to speak to my mom in private.

Carter: It’s okay.

Grace: That man wants to run off and do a quickie wedding. Do you not have the sense to stop and think and ask yourself why? Come on, baby. This is wrong. This whole thing is wrong.

Quinn: It’s not my place to judge carter, or his personal decisions.

Eric: So this doesn’t involve the company?

Quinn: Well, I mean it– it could have ramifications for the company. I– I didn’t talk to you about it because I thought carter would come to his senses, but clearly he hasn’t!

Eric: Whoa, whoa, what do you mean, what’s he done? He took a ring that I was working on and he gave it to paris as an engagement ring.

Eric: He proposed?

Quinn: Yeah.

Eric: Well– I know that– that zende and paris broke it off, I know that, but– but, uh, I had no idea that carter and paris felt this way about each other.

Quinn: I know. It’s surprising. That’s why I was so concerned. And– and, look, I- I know that– that paris, she’s obviously smitten with carter, but I– I don’t I don’t think that carter feels the same way about her.

Eric: Why? I mean, he proposed.

Quinn: Yes, but he just wants to move on with his life and– and meet someone. He wants to build a future with someone.

Eric: And you don’t think paris is the one? Has he said anything to you to make you question his commitment to paris? Do you think he’s not in love with her?

Carter: Got specs for the new sewing equipment.

Ridge: Hold on a second. Close the doors. I was just talking to zende about you.

Carter: How’s he doing?

Ridge: You know, he’s having trouble accepting your relationship with paris.

Carter: Hm. Well, he’s not the only one.

Ridge: Grace buckingham is not a fan.

Carter: Heh. No. And I’m sorry she dragged you into this–

Ridge: Let me ask you something. Why did I have to hear from her, that there’s a new woman in your life?

Carter: Well, I wasn’t sure how to tell you.

Ridge: Well, maybe you’re just not sure. Is that what you want? Really? A future with paris?

Carter: I have to, now.

Ridge: You have to, now? What does that mean?

Carter: I proposed to her. I asked paris to be my wife. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Grace: I wish I could be overjoyed for you. I really do.

Paris: You’re not even trying, though. You took one look at the ring and you said, “no, this is not happening.”

Grace: Because I’m concerned, honey. You know how I feel about carter. His history with your sister and with eric forrester’s wife! And now he proposes to you out of nowhere?

Paris: I get it. You want me to be with zende.

Grace: This isn’t going to end well. You have to trust me on this.

Paris: Carter is not dad.

Grace: I know my failed marriage with your father has a lot to do with it. And I wish I could have taught you and your sister what a loving and committed relationship looks like. But I wish you weren’t so blinded by big talk.

Paris: It’s not big talk. Carter really wants to be with me. I’m his future.

Grace: Honey, he’s saying all the right words. But I’m just not buying it. There is something else going on here.

Quinn: Do I think carter loves paris?

Eric: Well, yeah, of course he does. He proposed to her.

Quinn: Yeah. That’s a– it’s usually a pretty good indication.

Eric: Yeah, it’s just surprising at how fast it was, how quickly it happened.

Quinn: Yeah, that’s what I mean. I mean, paris is– is getting out of one relationship and jumping into a marriage.

Eric: Well, it’s pretty impulsive. I know it– it seems that way, but, uh, carter has been looking for a– a relationship and love for a very long time, and if he– he thinks he’s found it with paris, then good, then good. I’m glad he’s going for it.

Quinn: Yeah, well, love can make you do some pretty crazy, reckless things.

Eric: Yeah, it can. But what better reason than, uh, than love to do something reckless? So if this works out between the two of them, this is where it’s going, then good for them. I’m happy. I hope it works out.

Ridge: You proposed to paris? You kidding me?

Carter: Why– why? Why would I kid about that?

Ridge: Uh– no one even knows that you’re dating.

Carter: We kept our relationship private.

Ridge: You kept it secret.

Carter: Okay, well, not anymore.

Ridge: Not anymore. Because you are getting married. What are you– she was with zende five minutes ago, and now you– you guys– what? You’ve been dating a couple of weeks? What’s–

Carter: What’s the matter? Why should we wait? For what? We’re not gonna change. What’s gonna change in a month? In a year? Not my feelings. Not what I want, ridge. That’s why I’m proposing. I want to move on. I want to move forward. I wanna start living a life that makes sense.

Ridge: This makes sense?

Carter: Yes. Yes, it does. It’s the first thing in a very long time. And you know what? I’m– I’m not debating with you. I get why grace and zende may have issues, but I was counting on my best friend to be supportive.

Ridge: I am going to be supportive. I’ll support you as soon as I understand what it is that you’re doing. You’ve been telling me for years you’re waiting for this one woman, the woman that makes your heart skip a beat. The woman that you see in your dreams. Is that paris? Is it? She’s the love of your life?

Eric: It’s okay, quinn. I know you still care about carter. And you’re worried. You don’t think that paris is the woman he truly loves?

Ridge: Paris is a beautiful young woman and she’s kind. And I– I know you respect her. But I know you don’t love her. Cause I know what you look like when you’re in love. I’ve seen that on you. I’ve seen you with my father’s wife. You love quinn.

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Days Update Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Ben and Clyde look over baby Bo as he sleeps at home. Clyde wishes he could stick around but he has to get to work. Ben acknowledges that Clyde is really good with Bo. Clyde calls it pretty surprising and says he just learns from the best in Ben and Ciara. Clyde adds that being around baby Bo so much and seeing how much he needs both his parents makes him think of Abigail DiMera’s children losing their mom. Clyde calls it a tragedy for the whole family and then says he has to go as he exits.

Lucas sits alone in the town square and thinks back to waking up from drinking and wondering what the hell he did the night before. Brady approaches and asks if Lucas has a minute to talk about falling off the wagon. Lucas asks what the hell he’s talking about since he was in a meeting this morning and is 100% sober. Brady asks why he looks so guilty then.

EJ enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion and finds Chad laying on the couch, unable to sleep. EJ checks on him and offers to help him upstairs but Chad says he tried but couldn’t bring himself to enter his bedroom as he just remembered finding Abigail slipping away from him.

Belle is with Thomas and Charlotte at John and Marlena’s house. There’s a knock on the door which makes Charlotte hope it’s her mom. Belle answers the door to see Chloe and invites her in. Thomas complains that they thought it was going to be their mom.

Shawn sits with Jan in her hospital room. Jan cries about her baby being the smallest one and how he was crying while she couldn’t comfort him. Shawn encourages her. Shawn then gets a text from the warden, asking when he is going to bring Jan back to prison.

Belle sends Thomas and Charlotte to the kitchen to get cookies from John. Chloe realizes they still don’t know about Abigail.

Ciara comes home to Ben and baby Bo. Ciara asks Ben what’s wrong. Ben responds that he was just thinking about Abigail and how sad it is that she’s really gone, especially for her kids. Ciara calls it really heartbreaking to think about Thomas and Charlotte having to grow up without a mother. Ben recalls that he tried to do that when he tried to take Abigail away from her family. Ciara assures that was a long time ago and Ben was a different person then but he’s better now. Ben says not a day goes by that he doesn’t think about all the people he hurt. Ciara encourages that he’s with her now and their son, so everything is going to be okay. Ben says not for Chad as his whole world just fell apart.

EJ mentions that Harold told him that Chad sent the staff away which he confirms. EJ doesn’t think it’s a good idea for Chad to be all alone in the house. Chad responds that he is alone. EJ says that’s not true. Chad argues that Abigail is gone and not coming back because some evil son of a bitch decided to take her away from him.

Leo sits in the Brady Pub as he comes across a headline in The Intruder that states a police source says “Stolen Jewels may lead us to Abigail DiMera’s Killer”. Leo thinks back to stealing the jewels from Abigail’s box and begins to panic as he declares that he can’t get caught holding that jewelry so he has to find someone to take it off his hands.

Lucas tells Brady that he has nothing to feel guilty about. Brady brings up Lucas walking out of the meeting this morning. Lucas didn’t know Brady was there. Brady says that Lucas looked right at him. Lucas says it didn’t register. Brady argues that Lucas saw he was there and left. Lucas claims he didn’t see him and that he had somewhere else more important to be. Lucas says that he had to go pick Sami up at the airport as she got in from Italy this morning but her flight was cancelled so he came back. Lucas asks if he has any more questions. Brady asks what he’s not telling him.

Clyde approaches Leo and comments on his solid platinum gold money clip. Leo complains about the price of the chowder. Clyde remarks that it looks like he can afford it. Leo tells Clyde to make him an offer for the money clip but Clyde declines. Leo then informs him that he has some other items for sale. Clyde asks if he’s a salesman. Leo claims that an old aunt of his passed away and he’s the executor of her estate. Clyde says he’s sorry for his loss. Leo thanks him and claims they were very close. Clyde asks if he’s liquidating her assets. Leo says specifically some jewelry and asks if he’s interested. Clyde says he’d have to see it first. Leo tells Clyde to meet him in the park in ten minutes as he then quickly exits.

Lucas tells Brady that he’s just trying to enjoy his coffee and some peace. Brady apologizes as he’s not trying to pry in his personal business and he was genuinely worried when he walked out of the meeting. Brady remarks that Lucas doesn’t look too good, so he’d hate to think he skipped out on a meeting that he may have needed because of him. Lucas then admits to Brady that he went on a bender but it was one night and that’s it. Brady asks if it had anything to do with Abigail.

Chloe tells Belle that she came assuming that Brady was here and apologizes for not calling first. They sit together and talk about Thomas and Charlotte. Chloe mentions hearing that Jan had Shawn’s baby and says she’s so sorry for not being there to support Belle. Belle responds that it’s okay as she actually had a big broad shoulder to cry on in EJ. Belle informs Chloe that she stayed at the DiMera Mansion and it was very comforting. Chloe questions if Belle and EJ slept together. Belle assures that they didn’t, but admits they came close.

EJ tells Chad that he stayed at John and Marlena’s last night where Belle was. Chad asks about the kids. EJ says they are fine as they kept them occupied. EJ brings up the kids being away from home for two nights already. Chad argues that he knows. EJ says they are fine but they are asking for their father. Chad argues that he can’t see them like this, so he asks EJ to tell the kids that he’s sick or slammed at work. EJ agrees to do so but notes that they are asking for their mother too.

Ben tells Ciara that he came close to being where Chad is now and wishes he could tell him how sorry he is. Ciara asks what Ben is doing this afternoon. Ben says not much. Ciara says she is going to the hospital to meet their new nephew and invites Ben to come with her. Ben says he would love that.

Jan argues that Shawn can’t let them do this as she hasn’t even held their son. Shawn doesn’t think the warden will see that as reason for her not to go back to prison. Jan argues that their baby is premature and he needs her breast milk. Shawn tells her they will figure it out. Jan asks if he expects her to pump in the dirty prison and that he’ll bring the bottles back and forth every day. Jan argues that she needs to be here because their son needs her and she needs Shawn to make that happen right now.

Lucas asks Brady why his drinking would have anything to do with Abigail. Brady says that Lucas’s niece, whom he loved very dearly, was brutally murdered so he wouldn’t blame him if he wanted to numb the pain a bit of that. Brady adds that he’s worried about Jennifer having a slip up after losing her child so violently and horrifically. Lucas then admits that this is about Abigail.

Chad apologizes to EJ for lashing out and says he knows he has to do this, but he has no idea how he’s going to. Chad questions how to tell his children that they’re never going to see their mother again. Chad talks about how Abigail was reading The Hobbit to Thomas at bedtime and how Charlotte climbed the tree outside until Abigail climbed up to get her, even though she was terrified of heights. EJ encourages Chad that he’s not alone as he has his family. Chad responds that he can’t do this without her. EJ knows it seems impossible right now but insists that he will find the strength to go on and everyone who loves him will help and support him. EJ declares that Chad is their father and they need him now more than ever. EJ hugs Chad as he breaks down crying.

Belle tells Chloe that EJ has been really supportive through the whole nightmare with Jan and he came to the hospital to check on her, so after the baby was born, she asked EJ to get her out of there. Belle says they went to dinner, had a couple of bottle of wines, and ended up back at the mansion. Belle adds that she and EJ were almost at the point of no return when they heard Chad screaming for help. Chloe asks what if that hadn’t happened. Belle confirms that she and EJ would’ve ended up in bed together without question. Chloe asks if that means Belle and Shawn are over.

Shawn informs Jan that he just spoke with Kayla and she agrees that Jan should stay at the hospital with the baby for a little while longer, so she’s going to call the warden now. Jan excitedly hugs Shawn to thank him right as Ciara walks in with Ben and baby Bo. Ciara questions what’s going on here. Jan says she just got the best news that she doesn’t have to go back to prison right away. Shawn explains that the doctors feel that it would be best for the baby if she stays for awhile longer. Jan talks about how much a child needs it’s mother and says she hasn’t even gotten to hold their baby yet. Ciara says that must be really hard. Jan calls it torture and asks if she can hold Ciara and Ben’s baby.

Belle explains to Chloe that Jan is living in her house and just turned her office into a nursery while Marlena has just signed on to be Jan’s therapist. Chloe can’t believe it. Belle says Marlena is even making house calls because of Jan’s ankle monitor. Belle says she couldn’t take it anymore and had to create some distance. Chloe says she’s sorry and asks if she sees where this is going at all. Belle admits she doesn’t know since so much happened so fast and she just feels really torn. Belle says she obviously still loves Shawn but she hates that he’s let Jan just take over. Chloe questions how Shawn can’t see how wrong and hurtful this is since Jan has been trying to come between them for years. Belle declares that it looks like she finally succeeded. Chloe asks if that means Belle is moving on with EJ DiMera. EJ then walks in with Chad.

Lucas tells Brady that what happened to Abigail was horrible and ever since he found out yesterday, he can’t stop thinking about the terrifying possibility but then switches and says it’s that he can’t help Jennifer. Lucas says he saw Jennifer yesterday but he doesn’t know if she will ever recover from this. Brady encourages that Jennifer will be fine as she is strong and has people around her to support her. Lucas relates to being in the same hell with Will but he came back to them. Lucas complains that Abigail is not coming back after what this monster did to her. Brady notes that the cops think it could’ve been a robbery gone wrong which surprises Lucas. Brady explains that it was in the paper this morning that they found some jewelry and cash missing from the house, so they think if they can find the jewelry then they will find the person who killed Abigail.

Clyde meets Leo in the park. Clyde takes Leo’s bag and looks at the jewelry inside. Clyde guesses the jewelry is hot.

Ciara questions Jan wanting to hold her son. Jan points out that the whole supervised babysitting idea never happened so she thought it would be good practice for holding her own son. Jan asks what they think. Ben says it’s up to Ciara. Shawn agrees. Ciara then agrees to allow Jan to hold baby Bo. Jan holds baby Bo and calls herself his Aunt Jan. Jan talks about how Bo will grow up with his cousin, her baby Shawn. Ciara then questions them naming the baby Shawn.

Chloe tells Chad that she’s so sorry about Abigail and calls her a really wonderful woman. Belle says that Chloe stopped by to see Brady so they were just chatting while the kids are in the kitchen with John. Chloe decides to get going and sends her love to Jack and Jennifer. Belle decides to walk Chloe out. Chloe tells Belle that it’s quite some chemistry between her and EJ. Belle notes that they didn’t even say anything to each other. Chloe says she could still feel the heat between them and advises her to be careful not to get burned. Belle then brings up how her and EJ ran in to Chloe’s mom, Nancy, on a date with Clyde Weston and asks if she knew they were dating. Chloe admits she’s not happy about it. Belle thinks back to EJ sharing the secret with her that Clyde had him shot. Belle tells Chloe that she was at the prison a lot while EJ was there and she can tell her that Clyde is exactly who he has always been. Belle thinks it was a huge mistake to let him out on parole. Chloe points out that there’s nothing they can do about that. Belle feels they must do whatever it takes to convince Nancy to break up with him as she insists that Clyde is just as dangerous as he’s always been.

Leo claims not to know what Clyde means. Clyde tells him to cut the crap and accuses him of stealing the jewelry. Leo acts offended so Clyde goes to leave but Leo stops him and admits that the stuff is hot and he’s looking to unload it as quick as possible. Clyde responds that he just might be able to help him with that.

Lucas questions Brady saying it might have been a robbery and it’s possible that Abigail didn’t know the person and it wasn’t personal at all. Brady states that it’s possible but also possible that the things that were stolen are completely unrelated. Brady adds that Rafe will be working around the clock to figure out who did this. Brady knows Lucas wants to be strong for Jennifer but he’s obviously hurting as well. Lucas assures that he won’t pick up the bottle again. Brady tells him that he’s here for him if he wants to get anything off his chest, adding that whatever he says will stay between them. Lucas thanks him but says there is nothing more to tell and that he just drank one time, but he’ll regret it for the rest of his life.

Belle heads back inside and tells Chad that she’s so sorry as they all loved Abigail so much. Chad thanks her for taking such good care of his kids. Belle says they are here for anything he needs and asks if there’s anything they can do now. Chad asks her to go get his children for him as it’s time for him to tell them.

Lucas goes to his room at the Salem Inn and thinks back to Brady telling him about the cops looking for the stolen jewelry. Lucas states that he doesn’t remember anything about that night and wonders if it’s possible that he stole Abigail’s jewelry. Lucas says that if he did, maybe he stashed it in the room, so he starts looking through his drawers.

Leo questions Clyde being able to help him with the jewelry. Clyde explains that he’s on parole so he needs to keep his nose clean, but he does have friends who deal in this kind of thing all the time. Leo adds that he also has to keep his nose clean. Clyde points out that he doesn’t work for free. Leo agrees to give him a cut. Clyde declares that he gets a third of Leo’s cut and that’s not negotiable. Clyde says if Leo doesn’t like that, he can try to low ball somebody else so Leo agrees to his terms. Clyde says he needs to hold on to the jewelry to have his friend appraise it, but he feels Leo would rather him have it anyway. Leo supposes that would be best if he can trust him to hold up his end of the deal and not disappear without a trace. Leo adds that since Clyde is on parole, so if he did disappear, he’d have to tell the police his version of what happened and that could get messy. Clyde asks if he’s threatening him. Leo says no and just wants to know when he’s getting his money. Clyde tells him to check back in a couple of days and that he knows where to find him as he walks away.

Brady joins Chloe outside the Pub and they kiss as Brady welcomes her back. Chloe thanks him and says she missed him. Brady asks if she came from John and Marlena’s. Chloe confirms that she did as she thought he would be there, but when she walked in, she saw Belle playing with Charlotte and Thomas. Chloe mentions that the kids don’t know about their mom yet. Chloe adds that as she was leaving, Chad showed up. Chloe prays that Chad finds the strength to be able to tell his kids.

Belle brings Thomas and Charlotte in to see Chad. Chad hugs them and says he missed them so much. Chad suggests they spend some time together now. EJ and Belle then exit the house. Thomas asks if Chad and Abigail are still taking them to Boston. Chad promises to take them at some point, but right now they need to stay in Salem.

EJ asks Belle if she wants to get some air. EJ says he’d like to stay close in case Chad needs him, but they could take a walk in the park. Belle says she’d love to but thinks she’s going to go see Marlena at the hospital to see if she can refer a counselor for the kids. EJ calls that very thoughtful of her. Belle says they are in this together. EJ agrees as Belle then walks away.

Shawn says this is the first he’s hearing of a name for the baby. Jan thinks it suits their son perfectly. Jan suggests the name Shawn Christian Brady and asks if that’s okay. Shawn says that’s fine.

Ben and Ciara return home with baby Bo. Ciara apologizes to Ben as that visit was supposed to lift his spirits but that was just weird. Ben agrees but says at least they know their nephew is doing well. Ciara still can’t believe Jan Spears is a mother. Ciara mentions that her mother has been asking for an update. Ciara then gets a call from Hope and answers the call, saying she was just about to call her to tell her about her new grandson, Shawn Christian Brady.

Jan asks Shawn to show her the photos he took of their baby Shawn earlier, so he does. Jan expresses being grateful to Shawn for making it possible that she can stay here with their baby. Jan adds that she’d be even more grateful if he got her a chili cheese dog with fries instead of hospital lunch. Shawn agrees to get it and exits. Shawn then runs in to Belle at the hospital.

Chad sits with Thomas and Charlotte and tells them how much he loves them. Chad informs them that there’s something he has to tell them about their mom.

Chloe tells Brady that she can’t stop thinking about the kids. Brady talks about having conversations with Rachel about her mom but not this. Chloe questions what kind of savage would brutally murder the mother of two young children. Brady says it would be someone who has no earth, the scum of the earth, and the lowest of the low. Leo then walks up.

Clyde walks through the park with the bag of stolen jewelry. EJ then appears and says it looks like someone left him holding the bag.

Lucas finishes searching his room and concludes the jewelry is not there but worries that he still could have stashed it somewhere else and he could still be the one who killed Abigail. Sami then arrives, entering the room on crutches and surprising Lucas.

 

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Y&R Update Thursday, June 23, 2022

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At the Abbott house, Kyle and Summer waited for Jack to come home. Kyle hoped Jack would understand his decision. When Jack arrived, Kyle announced that he’d be leaving his job as co-CEO of Jabot and becoming the CEO of Marchetti. Jack understood that this plan made a lot of sense, but he’d enjoyed working with Kyle, and he’d miss it. Kyle felt the same way. He assured Jack that they’d still spend a lot of time together. Jack knew this was the beginning of a thrilling new chapter for Kyle and Summer. He couldn’t wait to watch Kyle spread his wings and soar.

Jack was curious when Phyllis would get back from Savannah and what she thought of the Marchetti news. Summer was waiting to tell her mom in person, and Phyllis was supposed to be back soon. Phyllis claimed she was willing to let go of her past hatred of Diane. Summer wasn’t sure she believed it. Jack hoped it was true, but he had his doubts. Summer wished Jack trusted her to tell her what happened between him and her mom. He said that it wasn’t about trust. He felt that Summer knew all she needed to know, and he didn’t think she should be worried about this. He stated that he, Phyllis and Diane all wanted Summer and Kyle to be happy. Jack had somewhere to be, so he left. Summer told Kyle that she thought Jack was being evasive. Kyle said that their parents weren’t obligated to share all the details of their lives. He wanted Summer to focus on the good things in her and Kyle’s life instead of tying herself up over this. Summer didn’t believe Phyllis had let go of her anger. She was worried that Phyllis was laying low and that she was going to come back with a plan of attack.

Diane met Michael for a stroll in the park, which he’d arranged. She brought him lemonade, because she was delighted that someone besides her son wanted to spend time with her. She was glad they were friends again. He agreed, which was why he felt he should warn her that Nikki asked him to dig up any dirt from Diane’s time in LA. Michael said he told Nikki he’d do a deep dive, only to prove there was nothing incriminating. He said he was rooting for Diane. He asked if she broke any laws while she was out west, supposedly rehabilitating herself. Diane said she walked a straight line in LA. Michael wanted to know if Diane was saying she’d lived a life comparable to regular people, or if she’d just been better than she used to be. Diane commented that Michael had a checkered past too. Michael said that was why he knew how easy it was to cross the line and justify your actions later.

Diane said Michael knew from personal experience that people could change, since he went from lawyer, to prisoner then back again. Michael revealed that he spent a few weeks wrongfully imprisoned in Peru because he upset the wrong people while working on a case for Victor. She wanted to hear all about it, but he said they’d need stronger drinks for that. He brought this up because he wanted her to know that when he investigated someone, he was extremely thorough. Diane was aware, and she said he could dig around her personal, professional and financial history as Taylor Jensen, because she had nothing to hide. She said it was the quietest time of her life because she was on the run and couldn’t risk negative attention, plus her soul couldn’t bear more bad behavior. She’d had to turn herself around and prove she was worthy of being in Kyle’s life. At some point, Phyllis, in her floppy hat and shades, came up and listened in.

Michael said that Diane should be patient. He told her that she coudln’t convince everyone to come around, but if she continued to be the best version of herself, people would have to admit she changed, even if they didn’t say it to her face. She asked how long it took him to convince everyone he wronged. He said that was beside the point. He said he re-invented himself, and it was a long and hard journey, but it was worth it and he had the life of his dreams. He loved Lauren more today than he did the day they married. Diane said that was disturbingly sweet and aspirational. She said she might not give up on the happily-ever-after thing. He asked if there were relationships in LA. She said she’d been working on herself, and she didn’t have time or energy for romance. Phyllis overheard Michael encourage Diane to put herself on the dating market. Jack walked up and noted that Michael and Diane’s friendship had picked up where it left off. Mcihael said he enjoyed Diane’s friendship more than ever, and he thought that if people really listened to Diane, they’d feel the same way.

Jack mentioned that Diane might want to visit the house because Kyle and Summer had exciting news. She appreciated him sharing that with her. He was sure Kyle was going to tell her eventually anyway. She left. Michael enjoyed seeing Jack be so polite to Diane and not shutting her out of Kyle’s life. Jack wasn’t planning to interfere in Kyle and Diane’s relationship. Michael asked if there was a chance Jack would come around to the idea that Diane had changed. Jack admitted it could be possible, and he hoped Diane had changed, for Kyle’s sake. Jack left. Michael told Phyllis she could come out of hiding, and she looked shocked he knew she was there.

Phyllis slipped out of the shadows. Michael asked if Phyllis was really spying on Diane. Phyllis was annoyed that some of her close person friends had forgiven Diane. Michael told Phyllis to stop lurking around in the shrubbery and acting like a crazed stalker from I Love Lucy and face the fact that Diane had changed. He pointed out that Phyllis claimed she’d changed more than once. Phyllis was adamant that Diane hadn’t changed. She said she’d never forgive Diane. Michael wondered if Phyllis had looked in the mirror sometime. Phyllis said she didn’t fake her death and come back to life in a manipulative way like Diane did. Phyllis thought it was right to be skeptical. Michael had no problem with Phyllis being skeptical. He said Jack was skeptical, but he wasn’t letting himself be consumed with anger. Michael asked if Phyllis had really thought about what was at risk, in this cyclone of fury she was in the eye of. She was near tears, and she said she knew exactly what she stood to lose because of Diane. Michael said Phyllis’s daughter was married to Diane’s son, so Summer and Diane would be in constant contact. He asked if she wanted to put her daughter in the horrible position of having to choose between her husband and Phyllis.

Back at the Abbott house, Kyle hoped Summer was wrong about her mother plotting against his. She did too. Diane showed up and explained what Jack said. Kyle told her about his new job. Diane was happy. Phyllis texted Summer and summoned her to the hotel, and she asked Summer not to mention she’d returned. Summer lied and told Kyle and Diane that she had a work matter to deal with. She left.

Diane was sure Kyle would be sensational at this job. It meant so much to her to share this time with him. She didn’t want to ever miss another meaningful moment in Kyle’s life.

Summer met Phyllis in the suite and asked when she got home. Phyllis claimed she arrived right before she sent Summer the text. Summer asked why Phyllis didn’t want anyone to know she was in town. Phyllis said she just wanted alone time with Summer. Summer announced that the Marchetti deal went through so they’d be coming home for good. Summer said Kyle would be running Marchetti, so they’d be working together again. Phyllis asked what Jack said. Summer said he was generous and gracious. Phyllis how Harrison, Jack and Diane were. Summer said everyone was great and the Abbott family was in harmony. Phyllis said she wanted nothing more than that. Summer said she was afraid Phyllis was going to try and wreck that peace. Summer warned Phyllis not to do that.

Phyllis claimed she meant everything she said on the phone – there was nothing she wanted more than to put the hostility with Diane behind her. She knew it would be hard, but she was willing to do it because she realized the anger wasn’t healthy for her. Phyllis asked if Jack was putting his anger behind him. Summer said it was a struggle for Jack, but he was doing this for Kyle. Summer asked what happened between Phyllis and Jack. Phyllis said Summer was digging where there was nothing to be found. Phyllis said they were all going to hit the reset button. Summer asked Phyllis to go with her so Phyllis could tell Diane that she wanted to move forward.

Devon ran into Elena in the hallway outside their homes. He suddenly stepped back into his place and invited her in. He’d realized he didn’t have his tablet. She helped him look, and he asked how thing were going at the hospital. She said it was hectic, but she loved her job and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. She found his tablet, then she took a phone call that put her in a good mood. Later, she thanked Devon for something and said she was sure Nate would be happy too.

When Elena got home, Nate was there hoping to surprise her with a lunch date. Elena had news. She’d been invited to speak at a medical convention in Hawaii, and she asked him to come with her. She said they could work during the day, and the nights would be theirs. He was tempted, but the timing was rough, due to the launch. She said she talked to Devon, and he didn’t have a problem with it. Nate tensed about Elena already running this by Devon. She didn’t plan it that way, but she got the call while she was with Devon’s, so she didn’t think it would be a problem to ask him about it.

Nate thought Elena should’ve talked to him first. He said he was in a new role, in a new company and in a new field trying to prove himself. He felt a lot of people were watching to see if he was up to the task. She asked if he really thought working remotely for a few days would make him look bad. He said yes – he was trying to be as professional as possible, and even though he and Elena were close to his cousin, it wasn’t exactly cool for Nate to have his girlfriend ask the CEO if he could go on a trip. Elena was sorry. Nate softened and apologized too. He said he didn’t feel comfortable leaving the company right now but that didn’t mean he wasn’t proud of her for the opportunity. She hated that their jobs were keeping them from being there for each others’ big events – she missed the launch, and he was going to miss this trip. He looked forward to them getting away for a vacation, with no work and all indulgence when the time was right. They hugged and kissed.

Imani met Amanda at Crimson Lights with bad news. Her father had informed her that their mother had a stroke. Naya was in the hospital and she was in stable condition. Amanda was ready to go to the hospital, but Imani said that Naya wasn’t allowed to have visitors besides her husband right now, but he was keeping Imani posted. Imani said her father assured her that Naya was in excellent hands. Amanda was grateful for that, but she was feeling shocked. Imani was shaken up too. She remembered that she couldn’t stop worrying after her mother’s last health incident. Amanda remembered that she’d told Imani to stop jumping to the worst possible conclusion. Amanda said her default was to keep pushing forward and focus on the positive. She was sorry if she dismissed Imani’s feelings. Imani didn’t blame Amanda. Imani thought that Amanda’s positive attitude was a good way to handle bad news.

Imani said that her dad was going to put them on speaker so they could talk to their mom once she was feeling up to it. A tearful Amanda asked about Naya’s medical care. Imani said that Naya had to spend a few days on the hospital, then she’d be able to come home. Imani said they were lucky to be able to afford in home care. Imani said they’d visit when they could because Naya would need all the love and support she could get. Amanda continued to weep, and Imani comforted her. Amanda said she waited so long to find her mom, and now that she had, her medical condition kept getting worse. Imani suggested Amanda could go spend some quality time with Naya.

Imani said their mom needed them both, but if someone needed stay longer, it should be Amanda. Amanda was caught off guard because Naya had been part of Imani’s entire life. Imani said that was her point – she’d had all these years with Naya, but Amanda was trying to make up for lost time. Amanda wanted to go and stay as long as she could, but she was worried about leaving town right after the merger. She said she’d do day visits. Imani said that wouldn’t be the same as staying and spending quality time with Naya. Imani was sure she could cover the workload while Amanda was gone.

Later, Amanda was home crying on Devon’s shoulder. He offered to be there no matter what she needed. She said she wanted to visit her mom for a short time now and have a longer visit later. He asked why she wanted to wait until later. She explained about the work issues, and he reminded her that they had a whole legal team to handle things. He was sure she’d be available if they really needed her. He told her family came first.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Recap written by Eva

Imani persuades Amanda to go see Naya who has had a stroke. Imani thinks that this will give Amanda a chance to spend quality time with their mother as, she recovers from her stroke. Imani overhears a phone call Elena is having with the person who is going to cover for her at the hospital and she tells the person that Nate won’t be able to go with her to hear her speak at the medical convention in Hawaii because he has to work.

Jack is sad that he isn’t going to work with Kyle anymore at Jabot but looks forward to watching what he can do as CEO at Marchetti.

Michael tells Diane Nikki asked him to investigate her time in Los Angeles when she lived there using the name Taylor Jenson. Diane tells Michael he won’t find any dirt on her because she lived a quiet life in Los Angeles. Michael sees Phyllis hiding in the bushes at the park. After Jack and Diane leave the park, Michael tells Phyllis to come out of the bushes so they can talk. Michael advises Phyllis to let go of her hatred toward Diane so that Summer won’t be forced to choose between her and Kyle.

Phyllis tells Summer she has let go of her hatred for Diane. Summer asks her to prove it by going with her to talk to Diane right now.

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GH Transcript Monday, June 20, 2022

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

Hi. Hi. Oh, do you know my brother, martin grey? Hi. Hi. Felicia and mac scorpio. Pleasure. Nice to meet you. So would you like to join us, or is it a date night? Oh, hardly.

[ Chuckles ] Gee, thanks. Oh, well, no, no, what I meant was, is that we were supposed to meet maxie for dinner. I roped bobbie into watching the kids, but, of course, maxie got called away. And now I’m feeling the pressure of making this a date night. Oh, gee, thanks. We’ll leave you to it. Oh, kevin is going to join us later for a nightcap. Maybe you’d like to join us then. Count us in. Okay, great. Nice meeting you. So jordan told me she reached out to you about the bureau’s findings. Reached out? She delivered the good news in person. That our dear brother is not behind the attempt on our lives. [ Chuckles ] Champagne all around. Yes, well, I still don’t believe his religious conversion. Does anybody? Still, it does beg the question. If cyrus wasn’t trying to wipe us out, who was? I’ve narrowed the suspects down to one.


Cassadine reunited with his trust fund, yet still bussing tables? Pourquoi? Uncle victor. Welcome back. Good to be back. But why the menial labor? This is my last shift, but cam’s been good to me, so I felt that I had to honor it. But now that I have a weekly stipend, my days of punching a clock are over. Good for you. High time you find something more befitting your talents and stature. Oh, I couldn’t agree more. So what’s it to be, then? The whole world is your oyster. Perhaps I can find you something in one of my businesses. Perhaps, someday. But right now, work isn’t my first priority. Ah, time for some travel, then. Actually, what I want to focus on is much closer to home.


[ Knock on door ]

Good evening, esmé. Kevin. Thank you so much for letting me stop by on such short notice. Well, I only have a few minutes, but how can I help? I need your insight, dr. Collins. My future depends on it.


That was so wild, joss. Hell, yeah, it was worth it. And we finally got a lead on esmé. If rory keeps it on the dl like he promised, nobody has to know how much trouble we — joss, I gotta call you back.


This is absolutely a date. Would you tell me the truth, though, valentin? Always. When I can. I won’t know until you ask the question. Are you worried that unless we’re talking espionage, we’re gonna discover we don’t have anything else in common? Are you? Well, no. I mean, I wasn’t until you went on this little fishing expedition just now.


Uh, hi, everybody. What’s going on? Honey, are you okay? I’m fine. Of course you’d say that, but you don’t have to be. Look, we are just as upset by this as you are. Thank you? And we are gonna march right down to that school, and we are gonna fight this decision no matter what it takes. Right, the title ix decision. And, trina, you can blame me for calling your father and telling curtis. I-I just really wanted to rally the troops for you. And I appreciate that, really. But I’m okay. Better than okay, actually. Really? Yeah. Why? Why? I guess I just… feel better. Uh-huh. So, trina, what happened between the angry texts that you sent me and you walking through the door just now? Uh, well, for the first time since this happened, I think there’s a chance things might work out in my favor.


You sound like a man with a plan. Like you, uncle victor, I prefer to play my cards close, at least for now. Well, good for you. Never let them know where you’re headed. That way, you can surprise them when you arrive. Just let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. You can count on it. Meantime, where are you living these days, now that you’ve accepted ava’s bribe to leave wyndemere? Oh, you haven’t heard. Ava amended the deal. Yeah, in exchange for my allowance, she’s actually asking that i stay at home. You have to be joking. What prompted this sudden gesture of goodwill? Ava wants to repair her relationship with my father, and he wants to repair his with me. Ha! Wow. Bravo, my lad. First round to you, it seems. Both your birthright and your relationship with your father are finally to be restored. I know it’s a bit of a sacrifice, but — it is. Still, I mean, the three of you coexisting under the same roof, it’s a small price to pay for family unity. Actually, it’ll be four of us. What? You mean… ava’s agreed to let esmé stay on at wyndemere as well? She has. And don’t you even dare suggest that she leave. Why not? Because I have very good reasons to keep esmé close.


Kevin: As much as my clients depend on me, I’ve never been entrusted with anyone’s entire future. I’ll admit I’m sometimes prone to exaggeration, but I’ve read how effective exaggeration technique can be in gestalt therapy. Oh, you’ve studied gestalt. On my own. The class I audited at pcu was limited, to say the least, which is actually what brings me here. I’ve been accepted into pcu for the fall. Congratulations. I’m glad you found a direction. Oh, I have. Psychology is my passion. Well, the undergrad psych program at pcu is highly touted and notoriously difficult to get into. Oh, don’t I know it. The program requires an entirely different application process, including an amateur case study. And you’re hoping I can help you choose a topic? Actually, I have already selected my topic. I just need background. If I have any expertise to lend, I’m happy to help. As it so happens, you’re the foremost expert on the subject. My a case study is on ryan chamberlain.


What are we drinking tonight? Because I’m thinking champagne. What’s the occasion? Do we need one? At these prices? Yes. If living a little isn’t reason enough, then how about our granddaughter bailey’s clean bill of health? Just when I think I can’t love that munchkin any more, she smiles at me and I’m a goner. Same here. Which reminds me, we should also toast to being grandparents and together, accepting that that’s good enough for us. More than enough. Where’s that waiter? Oh, and we should toast something else. Let’s raise a glass to the dressing down I gave ryan chamberlain today. You did what?


I’m in for what’s next. Essay examining ryan’s adult attachment style and interpersonal trauma will be enough to wow the psych program’ admissions panel. Well, that certainly sounds compelling. I’m glad you think so. I’m afraid you’ll have to write your admissions essay without any help from me. But how can I do that when you denied me access to ryan at spring ridge? Besides the man himself, you know ryan’s history best. Esmé, do you understand why I had you barred? To teach me a lesson. I defied you, for which I have apologized. It wasn’t punitive, esmé. It’s because proximity to my brother isn’t healthy. Well, let’s be honest, if I were anyone else — it isn’t personal, esmé. Isn’t it? I know what my brother is capable of. My decision was purely professional. And I respected your professional opinion, but your brother is a legitimate subject for a psychological study. If I were one of your students, you would at least share what you know. So if this isn’t personal, why deny me the same benefit?


I get the strong impression that ava is hoping that esmé will trip up and give ava an excuse to evict her. But you don’t agree with that? You’re sticking with esmé. Without reservation. Look, spencer, I know you have strong feelings for esmé. You have no idea. But aren’t you in the least bit concerned that her continued presence at wyndemere could hinder this reconciliation with your father? What? What, did I say something — no, no, no, no. It’s just… for two people who really don’t care for one another, it’s incredible how often you and grandmother are on the same page. Huh.


Victor cassadine. It’s got to be. Why? Clearly, you’ve been a thorn in his side with, you know, spencer, nikolas. A mother, grandmother worried about his influence on your loved ones. But do you really think that’s enough of a reason for him to want you dead? It has nothing to do with family meddling. Well, if not that, then what? It’s nothing I can prove. Well, now, don’t you dare. What, do you think he’s gonna overhear us and sue for slander? Tell me. I’m not gonna beg. If you’re right, I nearly died because of the man. I think I deserve to hear any and all theories. Okay, look, I think you were targeted just because you were with me, you know? And they went after both of us because that frames cyrus. Oh, so I was just merely collateral damage. I wouldn’t say merely. You know, baby sister, I realize I’m not supposed to be offended, but somehow I just am. Come on, marty. Look, you’re a lawyer. There’s probably lots of people who want you dead. You’re just saying that to make me feel better. Still, you’re correct. If victor cassadine had the minerals to try to take out the mayor of port charles, you really think he’d risk killing someone who has that many high-powered friends? It’s not like having a lot of high-powered friends did anything for luke. Luke? What are you saying? You think — okay. I’m saying… I believe victor cassadine had a hand in my ex-husband’s murder.


Well, you’re right about one thing. When I get nervous, I ask too many questions. Are you nervous? Not in the slightest. [ Chuckles ] Are you? Well, look around. Nobody’s pointing any guns at us. We’re not handcuffed to some chair, dripping sweat on an explosive device. We’re at a drive-in movie. We can pretend that we’re concerned about carbon monoxide poisoning. Toxic gas is one thing. Disappointing you is a whole other ball game. I haven’t disappointed you tonight, have I, darling? Despite your best efforts, no. Do me a favor. Mm-hmm. What? Tell felicia I tried. What? I’m supposed to report back to felicia? She gave me what for. Oh, she didn’T. She gave me a real beatdown for avoiding you. She’s right about that, though.

[ Moving playing in background ] Do you feel like I’ve been avoiding you? I mean, not at this precise moment, but yes, lately, definitely. What the hell has been going on with you? I’ve had a lot on my plate. Charlotte and elq. It seems like it was more than that. I promise you, it’s got nothing to do with you. That is good to know. What else did felicia say? She asked my intentions. [ Chuckles ] Whether I was serious about you. Are you? Very.


Joss and I were trying to think of ways esmé could have slipped up, and we realized there was an avenue of investigation that wasn’t explored. So you and joss thought of something the pcpd may have overlooked? No disrespect, but they think like cops, and we think like an 18-year-old woman. She does make a good point. Thank you. Okay, if you and joss have found another angle, then we need to be calling jordan. Actually, um — the cops don’t have to be involved. Not yet. Because you and joss went chasing down your own lead? Am I right? My me itching. Okay, don’t be mad. Okay, you know what? I don’t like the sounds of this. Curtis is right. Joss and I found out about this guy that sells black-market phones, and tonight we paid him a visit. Where, trina? This place called, um… the highsider? Have you lost your mind, little girl? What is this? What’s the highsider? It’s, um… it’s a biker bar on the outside of town. You and josslyn went to a biker bar by yourselves? Okay, before you freak out, we’re both fine. And the good news is, we showed a picture of esmé to the guy, and he totally recognized her. And he confirmed that esmé is the one that bought the phone from him? And he’s going to make a statement to the police to that effect? Well, not exactly. Before we could get him on the record — [ Groans ] Some creep manhandled joss. Manhandled? Trina, how? I told you, she’s fine. The bouncer took care of it right away. Oh, so the bouncer took care of the man who accosted josslyn at the biker bar while y’all were playing nancy drew? Yes? Oh, okay. Okay. Okay. I guess it’s better that than the bouncer not intervene. So he broke up the fight, and, um… and that was the end of it, right? Trina? What happened after the bouncer intervened? Then a fight broke out? Trina robinson! Please tell me the police didn’t show up. I didn’t get detained. Okay, I just want to know, why didn’t you tell us what you had planned? This is why. I knew y’all wouldn’t let us go. You’re damn straight! What if you had got arrested? How would that look to the jury? Portia: Thank you. I didn’t get arrested. I got a lead. A lead that can exonerate me and incriminate esmé. Mom, you understand, right?


I don’t kn ow whyyover wanted is what’s best for you, and once in the bluest of moons, we might actually agree on what that is. I appreciate your concerns, both yours and grandmother’S. I admit, esmé can be polarizing. [ Laughs ] I see a career in diplomacy in your future. Uncle, the bottom line is that I need her. [ Sighs ] Spencer. This is a girl who fabricated a pregnancy scare to keep you trapped in the relationship. What’s more, she got caught. Esmé says that she genuinely believed that pregnancy was a possibility. And you believe her? Uncle victor, I know esmé better than anyone, and I can only hope that very soon, everyone else sees esmé for the person that she truly is. [ Scoffs ] Well, amen to that. Look, far be it for me to stand in the way of true love. But please promise me, spencer, that from now on, you’ll take precautions. Last thing anyone needs is for your girlfriend to find herself actually in the family way. I’ve learned my lesson, and there is only one way that esmé’s family is growing, and that’s when I locate her birth parents. What’s this, now? Oh, is this that mysterious mission of yours? Locating them would be the most priceless of gifts. And what’s more, I know that esmé would give absolutely anything to know who they are.


If you’re going to use the exaggeration technique, you’re better off using it on someone who doesn’t know what you’re up to. But since I am, as you put it, the world’s foremost expert on my brother, you’re really better off finding a different case to study. It’s too late. I’ve already selected my topic, and the deadline is next week, and I really only have one question. Just one? Well, it’s the only thing I couldn’t find in the rather extensive material I found. What is it? Would you describe ryan’s attachment style as avoidant or anxious? Neither. He’s a psychopath. I know his clinical diagnosis, but surely you can’t tell me that ryan never formed a sincere attachment as an adult. To whom? Well, what about you? I mean, you’re his twin. You literally have the same dna. And I’ve read that identical twins have an almost magical bond. Magical? Like when he drugged me and held me in a mental institution for months? In all fairness, kevin, weren’t you doing the same thing to him? Esmé. [ Scoffs ] If you can’t appreciate the difference between keeping a psychopathic killer under lock and key for the sake of public safety, and him falsely imprisoning me in order to take over my life and go on a killing spree, then maybe psychology isn’t for you. Now, I really, really am out of time. I have to get to dinner. Wait, dr. Collins, please. Has ryan ever formed a sincere attachment with another human being? And if he hasn’t, is his detachment hereditary? Do you want to know thisbecause of your case study or for some other reason? Very perceptive, dr. Collins. You got me.


When I saw ryan chamberlain at general hospital today, it brought up a lot of old emotions. All the more reason to avoid him. You know what he did to me, what he did to us. What he still could do. Ryan’s days of abductions and druggings and murders, they are over. Felicia, he can still communicate. One blink at a time. And yet, he has conversations. I’m not saying that he’s completely helpless, but this is as close as it gets. I really needed to tell him that he lost, I won. Listen, we were just talking about all the many, many, many blessings we have. Was seeing ryan worth the risk? I spent decades haunted by how he sees me, his obsession, and today I got to tell him how I see him — as an impotent maniac who deserves to be forgotten and will be. Damn. It was liberating, mac, so please don’t begrudge me that. From now on, there’s nothing ryan chamberlain can do to me.


Do you want to skip the second feature? Is that an indecent proposal? Indeed. Say the word, darling. I will do anything you want. Anything?


have you suspected victor of luke spencer’s murder? Come to think of it, you’re the mayor. If you’re so convinced that victor has people killed for a hobby, why is he buzzing around port charles with total impunity? Because the wsb have determined that somebody else was responsible for the cable car crash that killed luke. And you’re not buying it? No. Not for a second. They took jennifer smith into custody. Jennifer smith was crazy about luke. I mean, really, really crazy. She would never kill him. She might kidnap him, hold him at gunpoint, force him to marry her, but never kill him. Comforting to know her lunacy had limits. This one reeks of victor cassadine, and I’m gonna prove it. How? I’m working on it. For god’s sake, be careful. I waited my whole life to find out I have a sister. I don’t like the idea of losing you now. I’m not going anywhere, but victor cassadine is, if I have anything to say about it. You seem fairly certain of that. Oh, yeah. I’ve been meeting with some people in D.C., And, uh, I think I can have victor cassadine deported.


Finding esmé’s birth parents is going to be quite an undertaking. I just hope she’s worthy of all that effort. Most of those esmé’s issues stem from her sense of abandonment. I’m hoping that her biological parents, when discovered, will provide her with the support that she has been lacking ever since her parents, well, gave her up. [ Sighs ] Just be careful, spencer. Distracting esmé with total strangers she just happens to be related to could backfire. What if they’re dead or neglectful? I’ll certainly vet them before making any introductions. Does esmé want to find them? I mean, if so, why hasn’t she been looking for them herself? She has. But she doesn’t have the cassadine money or connections. [ Scoffs ] Who does, really? No one is in a better position to give esmé exactly what she wants than I am. Except maybe… you, uncle victor.


I never knew my biological parents. Now all of my studies have me wondering what kind of psychological behaviors I may have inherited. And you’re wondering if examining ryan’s interpersonal relationships might shed some light on your own? Isn’t that why we study psychology? To better understand ourselves? My relationship with spence has been a rollercoaster. I have no friends, and I have managed to offend most of the town, you and mayor collins included. So I am asking not as a student or as a patient necessarily, but… just as someone you’ve gotten to know. Dr. Collins, what is wrong with me? Well, I can tell you what isn’t wrong with you. You’re not a narcissistic sociopath like my brother. But before he was incarcerated, ryan must have had a social life. Oh, of course he did. When he isn’t manipulating people or using them as chess pieces or toys, it’s almost as if he doesn’t exist to himself. He needs people’s admiration, adoration, and ultimately, their terror. That’s how he validates himself. Wow. Tell me what you really think of your brother. Ryan can make people believe anything he needs them to believe. It’s one of the reasons I barred you. Even locked in, he is the most dangerous person you will ever meet. Now, I really have to go. I’m very late.


Mom, I know it was a risk, but it paid off. Nobody is saying it isn’t a good lead. But two women underage at a biker bar? Trina, you should have come to us. Or the police. But… she did find a lead that none of us have been able to find. So the truth is, honestly, I’m not disappointed in you. Not at all. You mean it, mom? Absolutely. I’m disappointed! Proud, yes. Amazed, absolutely. But I’m disappointed. Marcus, our daughter is fighting for her life. We haven’t been able to help her so far, and trina found a way to help herself, so I think that we should be proud of her.


ed me to death, but I’m always gonna be proud of you. Thanks, dad. [ Portia laughing ] Just don’t do it again. Okay. So you’ve had a big day, huh?

[ Laughing ] Yeah. Is anybody hungry? Starving. Why don’t I order pizza and then maybe I’ll make some snacks or something until it gets here, and then you can tell us everything that you and joss found out about tonight. And I’ll help you. Okay. Come on. Well, tonight had to be terrifying. I didn’t want to say anything to make them worry even more, but they have a point. Tonight could have gone seriously south. Could have. But it didn’T. Do you think it was the wrong move? I think your parents have spoken, and it’s not my place to offer an opinion. But you have one. Yeah, I do. Trina, what you did… is exactly what I would have done in your position. Thanks. Of course, you are a very tall man, and I’m not. But see, that’s what makes what you did even braver, but I knew that about you when we met. Trina robinson, you’ve got guts.


It’s called moral turpitude. It’s a catch-all for foreign nationals who really shouldn’t be living in the united states. And victor cassadine meets the definition. But all that’s gonna do is get him out of the country. It doesn’t prove that he murdered luke. Baby steps. It gets him out of nikolas and spencer’s orbit and this mysterious project that he keeps alluding to — it should make it that much more difficult to complete that from a distance. I recognize that look. What’s she determined to do now? Ah. I told you, sweetheart. I’m this close to getting the megalomaniac. Ah. Apparently, the sooner the better. Sorry I’m late. Oh, no problem. Sorry to interrupt. Laura, I was hoping you and felicia could have a little chat. Oh, by all means. Here, here, here. Take my seat. If you’ll forgive me for one minute. Do you handle divorces? I do. Hurry back. Oh, so are you causing trouble again? No, um… mnh-mnh. [ Clears throat ] Uh, maybe yeah. A little. Felicia confronted ryan chamberlain at the hospital today. And lived to tell the tale. Felicia, what possessed you to confront my brother? I needed to face him and prove to myself and to him that he no longer occupies any more emotional real estate. Isn’t it important enough that you know that? Felicia, ryan will either not care, not believe, or just get pissed off. Kevin, back me up here. You’re not wrong. Maybe so, but I get it. I mean, confronting ryan was not about ryan. It was about you. Exactly. Seems like looking ryan in the eye and saying your piece was cathartic. Yes, it was. He is still a monster. Agreed. But he can’t hurt anyone in his condition. At least, not physically. So you agree with me? As long as he can communicate, he’s still a threat. One letter at a time. Wait. Did ryan communicate back to you? I have to say, his aide was very good at conveying his thoughts. Uh, I didn’t realize spring ridge had replaced harmony. I’ll be sure to have a word with ryan’s new minder as soon as I can. Yeah, I think that’s a good idea. From the vibe I was getting, this esmé person could use all the guidance she can get.


Before, you asked if there’s anything you can do to help. I did. Well, then. Can you please help me find esmé’s birth parents? Can I? Of course I can. Should I? Newly-discovered blood ties can upend lives, spencer. Familial reunions are not always joyous. But it worked out for you and valentin, didn’t it? Look, uncle victor, I realize that I’m not in a position to make any asks of you, especially not after everything that you’ve done for me. But you have no idea how much this means to me. Alright. Anything for you, my boy. I’ll reach out to my contacts, see if they can uncover esmé’s origins. You’re a lifesaver.

[ Knock on door ] I’d really rather not get esmé’s hopes up, so if we could just keep this between you and I. Hi. Hello, victor. How wonderful to see you. Esmé, always a pleasure. Spencer. So, all finished with your errands? Mm-hmm. You? Yeah. Yeah. Officially unemployed. At long last. Let’s go home.


The young woman you saw with ryan, her name was esmé? Felicia: Mm-hmm. And she told me her last name too, proudly, I might add. What was it? Um.. was it prince? Yeah, that’s it. You know her? Do we ever. Esmé prince is practically famous. Her name comes up at the precinct. Who — who is she? She is spencer’s overly entitled girlfriend. I swear, that girl is allergic to the word no. I think it’s more than that. What? W-what am I missing? I’m sorry. I’m gonna have to take a rain check on tonight’s nightcap. I think there’s one more thing I need to take care of tonight. Okay. I’ll see you at home. Alright. Good night. Sorry. What’s got kevin so upset? He has already restricted esmé’s access to ryan. She found a way around it. That can’t be good. No, it can’t be.


Your bucket of hydrogenated butter substitute, my lady.

[ Car door closes ] Now we’re talking. I mean, not that white stilton and comice pears isn’t a treat, but this is great. Want some? No, thank you. I’m driving. Suit yourself. By the way, you had a text while you were gone. Who from? How would I know? I didn’t look. Keeping secrets from me? Onceibs-c and could treat it with linzess. That’s why some things helped, you have another woman stashed somewhere? Maybe. But the only one with a key to my heart likes classic movies and large amounts of popcorn. Oh, it’s martin grey. Therfor the both of us. Oh, right. And who did you think it was? Just one of my many agents of chaos. Anna, at the risk of seeming eager, is now a good time to ask for a second date? Um… at the risk of sounding eager, is now a good time to accept? Wow. Do you know what this popcorn and the next movie have in common? No. They were both made in 1942.

[ Laughing ]

[ Movie theme begins ] Oh, “casablanca.” Oh, my gosh. What a great double feature. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.


Well, dr. Collins, you seem fit to be tied. I trust my nephew isn’t responsible? No. This time, spencer only has the company he keeps to blame. I just have to grab my stuff from the back, kill the lights, and then we are out of here for good. [ Laughing ] Take your time.


Someone at highsider can probably I.D. this guy. Rory said that he would look into it, but I don’t want to get him in trouble. Your cop friend offered to help? Mm-hmm. A young man of principles and integrity. That’s a lovely change of pace. We get it, mom. You hate spencer. Hate? Honey, that’s such a strong word. I don’t hear nobody denying it. Thank you, marcus. Anyway, at this point, I don’t think there’s much joss and I can do on our own. Nor should you. Look, I admire how proactive you’ve been. I really, really do, but you and joss were so very lucky to get out of that situation unharmed. I mean, I think you did the right thing by passing the baton. Let the trained professionals handle it from here. Mm-hmm. Someone recognized us from the news, and now the bartender knows that I’m the daughter of an ex-cop. He probably won’t answer questions. Have you forgotten that you have a former police officer and a pi at your disposal? Portia: Mm-hmm. And he may be in the wind, but not for long.


Kevin, what a surprise. I’m afraid, uh, kelly’s is closed. Well then, it’s good I’m not here for a blt. You lied to me. I don’t know what you mean. When you told me you were steering clear of my brother. I said I respected your professional opinion. That’s a distinction without a difference. I don’t know what you’re playing at, esmé, but I warned you to stay away from him. Shouldn’t it be ryan’s choice who sees him and when? No. He’s a homicidal psychopath. Again, that is your opinion. No, that’s a fact. Just like the fact that you no longer work at spring ridge. What? For your own safety, I’ve ended your internship and had you barred from the facility. Y-you can’t do that! I can and I did. From now on, you’ll never see my brother again.


Well, we’ve lost two, but we can still buy you a drink. And I would love that.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh. Hang on. Oh, I should probably take this. Excuse me. Hi, alexis.

Laura. I’m glad i caught you. Why? Something wrong? I’m afraid so. And I’m sorry, I would have reached out to you sooner, but this just landed on my desk. What’s going on? Something catastrophic is gonna happen tomorrow. There doesn’t seem to be anything I can do to stop it.

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Sally: As head of digital media, I know you want to make a good impression on your new ceo, so I will need to see your entire team at today’s meeting. Glad to hear it. See you soon.

[ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ]

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ]

Adam: [ Sighs ]

[ Clears throat ]

[ Clears throat ]

Victor: I see you’re already adding your own touches to the office.

Adam: Why waste time? I want to hit the ground running. I know I have a lot to prove since my days here may be numbered.

Victor: [ Laughs ] Why would you think that? Hmm?

Adam: Come on, dad. We both know why you appointed me ceo. It has little to do with my abilities and it has everything to do with victoria.

Nick: So how you doing?

Nikki: I’d be better if victoria would return my calls. Have you heard from her?

Nick: Not a word. Last time I saw her, though, she said she was determined to make this move without any interference.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] She really has turned her back on the family. And I’m sure ashland is praising her for cutting us out of her life.

Nick: Well, she can’t cut us out completely, right? I mean, her children are away at boarding school, but genoa city will always be their home.

Nikki: You’re right. That means she must have told billy where she was going.

Nick: And considering how this is gonna affect billy’s kids, I highly doubt that billy’s gonna be okay with this arrangement.

Billy: Hey, vick, it’s me. Um…listen, I’m not surprised that you didn’t pick up. Last time we spoke, you informed me that you are [Sighs] Leaving town. And to say that I didn’t react very well is probably an understatement. I’ve been thinking about some of the things that I said, and i don’t want you to think that way about this situation or about me. To finally lose 80 pounds and keep it off with golo

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Billy: Look, I’m sure all of this is difficult enough without me adding to it. And maybe this is selfish, but i don’t want to be one of those people that are stopping you from living your life on your own terms. So I’m not gonna fight you on our custody arrangement. Johnny and katie are free to stay with you in another state or wherever you land. And we got time to figure this out, because they’re both still in boarding school, so [Sighs] Maybe we should get together and come up with a plan on how to explain to them the changes that are heading their way. I want you to be happy, vick. I really do. Hi. I was —

Lily: I know, I heard all of it. I’m sorry I didn’t say something sooner.

Billy: You wanted to see what I was gonna say to her?

Lily: Well, it’s one thing to say you’re gonna rein in your urge to protect her.

Billy: But it’s a whole other thing to do it? So I hope you know that I am serious about this and that I am 100% committed to you.

Lily: Well, thank you. Thank you for listening to me and also for doing the right thing, you know? Not just for us, but for your kids, for victoria.

Billy: I should be the one thanking you for helping get the message through my thick skull.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Well, when necessary, I can be just as stubborn as you, so…

Billy: Which makes you a fantastic ceo.

Lily: Well, that and my great confidence.

Billy: And your superior time management. How are you even here right now after all the buzz from the launch?

Lily: Well, ’cause I’m still riding on a high from last night. It was so great to have jill there, giving her blessing to the merger. I mean, it was icing on the cake.

Billy: Speaking of jill, we haven’t talked about my conversation that I had with her.

Lily: Yes. You told me that there was something you had to tell me that might upset me, so do you want to share?

Billy: Sure. So, like I said, there is nothing to worry about. And first of all, I want to tell you that my mother is fully on board with our business plans. On top of that, she actually listened to my podcast, at least the one that’s in my own voice.

Lily: Really? That’s amazing.

Billy: Yeah. She’s a fan. She told me that she thinks I’m brave.

Lily: Well, listen, I’m not surprised that she likes it. I mean, you’re being honest and genuine and people respond to that kind of emotion. Have you seen how many more subscribers you have now, too? I think, you know, you found your voice, and people like what they’re hearing.

Billy: Yeah. Maybe I should do a podcast on this.

Lily: On what?

Billy: Well, you know, when someone gets a level of success, whether it’s big, small, whatever it may be, people crowd around them, pat you on the back, tell you how great you are, and it feels good and you get to thank them all.

Lily: So the satisfaction you feel when you achieve your goals.

Billy: Yeah, but there’s a downside to that at times, ’cause all it takes is one person to tell you that you suck and that’s all you hear. That’s all you remember.

Lily: Who told you you sucked?

Billy: Actually my mother. That’s what I wanted to talk to you about. After singing my praises, she warned me that I could be self-sabotaging again.

Nikki: Victoria is one of the smartest people I know, but i don’t even recognize her anymore. I mean, she is giving up everything she has ever wanted for this lying, conniving bastard.

Nick: There’s just no way this works out well for her.

Nikki: Well, your father is counting on that. He thinks that ashland could slip and show his hand again and finally victoria would see that he is just a manipulative man and will never be able to love her the way she needs. And then her heart will be broken for good.

Nick: Then what?

Nikki: What do you mean?

Nick: I mean, what if victoria is so ashamed by her choices that she refuses to seek help from the people who love and care about her the most?

Nikki: If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

Nick: Well, I can tell you this, dad choosing to replace victoria with adam might be more than vick can handle.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I know. The only reason I went along with that is because I’m just desperate to snap her out of this daze.

[ Sighs ] It was even my idea to step down from co-ceo so that adam could have sole control of the company.

Nick: I hear you. I mean, I’m willing to do whatever it takes, too.

Nikki: I’m not as confident as your father is about victoria’s response. I mean, instead of bring her home, it could drive her away for good.

Adam: There’s no way that you would simply let victoria walk away from the family, fly off with ashland locke to who knows where, doing god knows what. No, this — this is a message. This job is what victoria has always wanted, and now you’re just handing it over to me. I’m the last person she would ever want to sit in this chair because she knows I would have no problem dismantling her signature accomplishments if it did not align with my vision for the company. My very presence here is a jolt to her ego, it’s a slap in the face to bring her back to reality.

Victor: I always knew you were a very smart boy. But you cannot predict her reaction.

Adam: Why — why are we even doing this dance? Why are you even bothering denying it? Look, I don’t care why I’m suddenly ceo. I will play my part… better than you ever imagined. Why is l’oréal hyaluronic acid the #1 serum?

Adam: It was a smart move. Using the black sheep as bait to bring victoria home. Hey, most people in my shoes would be insulted.

Victor: But not you.

Adam: Gives me a chance to prove to you that I should be in charge of this company, and this company runs more smoothly without victoria and the three-ring circus that constantly surrounds her.

Victor: Now, don’t you think it’s a little unfair to judge someone when they’re going through a rough patch?

Adam: She has no problem doing it to me.

Victor: Mm.

Adam: But, hey, I digress. You’re a man that looks at his options from every angle, so I’m sure you’ve considered the possibility that this move won’t work.

Victor: I have.

Adam: But even if it does succeed, I plan to dazzle you right out of the gate.

Victor: Whoa.

Adam: By doing such a good job that you will reconsider your strategy.

Victor: And you’ll do such a good job that I will make sure that you stay in this position, right?

Adam: Hey —

Victor: Even though victoria may return.

Adam: Wilder things have happened.

Victor: But you’re forgetting, son, that you once sat in that chair. You didn’t do a good job.

Nick: Last time I saw vick, she was in her office, packing up all her things, getting ready to leave.

Nikki: How did that go?

Nick: At first, she thought i was there to try to talk her out of her decision, but I just told her that I didn’t want her to take off with all this animosity and anger between us.

Nikki: Well, that was very generous of you.

Nick: I needed to be completely honest with her if i had any hopes of salvaging our relationship. I told her I didn’t understand why she was doing what she was doing, but we’ve always gone out of our way to have each other’s backs, even when we were at odds with the rest of the family. And I told her that I still have hers, no matter what.

Nikki: And she believed you?

Nick: Yeah. I just needed her to know that she’s got someone in her corner that she can turn to if things don’t turn out exactly the way she wants. I didn’t say it exactly like that, but I think she understood what I meant.

Nikki: You think you got through to her?

Nick: Yeah, I do. She could tell I was sincere. But, mom, she’s very sure that this is the right path for her and that she and ashland are gonna go off and have this amazing life together, far away from her family. We’re just gonna have to let it play out.

Nikki: Not quite yet. I have another avenue I need to explore.

Lily: I mean, I knew that you were going through something, but I just assumed it’s because victoria’s leaving town with locke.

Billy: No, I think I’m okay there.

Lily: Yeah, but if jill is seeing signs of self-sabotage…

Billy: There’s nothing to worry about, I promise you. I just wanted to tell you about it in the spirit of full disclosure, ’cause I don’t want to keep anything from you.

Lily: Yeah, but I can’t just ignore it. I mean, jill knows you better than anybody.

Billy: I’m not headed to a dark place. What she’s picking up on is not self-sabotage.

Lily: But there is something.

Billy: [ Sighs ] It’s a little difficult to explain something that I don’t understand yet. But I will say that the work I’m doing on the podcast, it is — it is deeply personal for me.

Lily: Well, I mean, yeah, that’s — that’s the point.

Billy: Yeah, especially “the grinning soul,” you know? It’s an unknown entity. There’s no name. There’s no past. I get to dig deep, and it’s incredibly liberating. And it is — it’s something new, you know? But that’s very exciting for me. And it also feels very fragile. It feels like I need to protect it. Does that make any sense?

Lily: I mean, not really, but I think what matters is that it makes sense to you.

Billy: This new journey that I’m on, it is incredibly invigorating. And I’m excited to see where it takes me.

Lily: Well, look, I’m —

[ Sighs ] I’m happy that you’re passionate about your journey, you know? But, I mean, it is one that’s separate from me and from the map that we laid out together. So is that what jill is picking up on? Are you pulling away from me? Are you — are you pulling away from chancellor-winters? Is that what’s happening here? After years on the battlefield and multiple concussions,

Adam: Yes, I was ceo for a time when we all believed that you had died. I stepped in to continue your legacy. I felt a huge responsibility to preserve what you had built. I was determined to do it my way, and I was proud, even if i didn’t want to admit it.

Victor: You were arrogant, son.

Adam: Undeniably. I alienated people that were trying to help me. But then one day you walked through that door, alive and well, and you were determined to take back control.

Victor: I was appalled by your methods.

Adam: Rightly so. I was disgusted by them in retrospect. But I got results.

Victor: You did.

Adam: It was not my time. I had a lot to learn. But we are different men now. I have the temperament. I have the skill. I have the drive. I am the one that should be at newman. I’m the one that should lead this company into the next decade. Someone that actually cares about preserving your legacy, dad. I am here. I am ready. I am willing. I’m a proven contender. If you let me do this, I swear to you I will do it better than vic–

Michael: There you are. I got your message. You wanted to discuss something.

Victor: Michael.

Adam: Yeah, come right on in. Don’t bother knocking.

Michael: Thank you.

Victor: Why don’t we discuss it over lunch at the society, okay?

Michael: Sounds great.

Adam: What’s this about?

Victor: Nothing for you to worry about, son. Just do your job, remember. Lot to prove.

Adam: Well, I better get started. Would you mind closing the door on the way out? I have a company to run.

Michael: Mr. Newman.

Victor: Don’t screw up.

Billy: I don’t want any kind of distance from you. None.

Lily: I know, but what about the company? What about chancellor-winters and the road that got us here?

Billy: Oh, you know me. I love a good road trip — the open highway, good diner food. Hey. I am in this for the long haul.

Lily: I know that you’re in the long haul with me, but what about the company?

Billy: I am incredibly excited to see what you are going to do with this company. I really am, and I’m gonna be there riding shotgun with you as you are on your new journey as ceo at chancellor-winters. And I am excited about my journey, too. It’s not separate from you. It’s just mine. Something that I connect to.

Lily: Yeah, I understand. I’m really happy that you’ve found something you’re passionate about.

Billy: I’m passionate about you. Look, I think this is a chance for us to discover new things about ourselves and each other.

Lily: Yeah, absolutely. It’s a time of change and growth for both of us.

Billy: You know that I am not pulling away from you, right? Okay, that is the last thing that you need to worry about.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: If it isn’t genoa city’s hottest power couple.

Billy: Hey, there.

Lily: Hello.

Chelsea: Hi. Congrats on the merger. You must be so excited.

Lily: Yes, we are.

Chelsea: That’s great news. How’s everything else? Katie, johnny?

Billy: Katie and johnny are good, yeah. Thanks for asking.

Lily: I’m gonna go back to the office, but it was good to see you. And enjoy the fresh air. You have time before the next meeting.

Billy: See, this is when it pays to be second-in-command.

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: Give me a second.

Chelsea: Sure.

Billy: Hey. Everything is good, okay?

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: You don’t have to worry about me and my new endeavor. It just adds to all the exciting things that we’re doing.

Lily: Yeah, no, listen, i really want this for you. I do, ’cause I love you.

Billy: I love you, too. So much.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] I’ll see you soon.

Billy: Okay, love you.

Chelsea: Listen, I’m sure you hear it all the time, but you two really do make a beautiful couple.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: To be so in love like that, I’m — I’m happy for you, for both of you.

Billy: Well, I appreciate that. You know, you got to celebrate the good times, no matter how big or small they are.

Chelsea: Ain’t that the truth?

Billy: So what’s going on with you? What can we celebrate?

Chelsea: I mean, nothing as exciting as a big merger, but, um…life is good. Can’t complain.

Billy: Come on, chels. We’ve known each other for a long time. You can be honest with me. How are you doing?

Sally: Well, I look forward to seeing how you’ll make those numbers grow. Shoot me an e-mail and we will talk about that tomorrow. Thanks.

Adam: You are completely at home behind that desk.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: And you definitely look the part.

Sally: You like the outfit?

Adam: A lot.

Sally: Well, fashion is in my dna, and if you want to make the right impression, you got to dress for the part that you want.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, your image certainly conveys “media mogul.”

Sally: Good, ’cause that’s exactly what I was going for. I studied photos of women ceos to determine how they subtly use their wardrobe to convey power.

Adam: Oh, you look very powerful. Among other things.

Sally: Well, no outfit is complete without the correct accessories. Like this handsome little desk plate for instance. Thank you.

Adam: In the interest of transparency, I actually delegated that task to somebody else. It’s something that you’re going to have to do more of as your new role as ceo.

Sally: What?

Adam: C…E…O.

Sally: God, I love it when you say that.

Adam: Well, get used to it. That is who you are.

Sally: I love this day.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Sally spectra, in your brief but exciting time in genoa city, you have risen from lowly assistant at fenmore’s to top dog at newman media. What is your first step? How do you plan to make people sit up and take notice?

Sally: Good question. I am glad that you asked that. Content is still king, but we will also be focusing on connectivity. Upgrading so that we can have a bigger reach. Every person is a story that’s waiting to be told. I want to build connections that matter, with our customers, the community, and within the company. That should be in our mission statement, ’cause we want to be the ones that people turn to whenever they want news or a different perspective. To learn something that’ll help them grow.

Adam: Well, too bad you haven’t given this any thought.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Also, I need to find someone to fill my shoes as coo, somebody that I can trust, but who will also help me see my vision through.

Adam: Someone who supports you.

Sally: Precisely.

Adam: But also challenges you, brings out your best.

Sally: Do you know anyone?

Adam: I do, but you can’t have her. She’s gone on to bigger and brighter things.

Sally: Well, good for her. Shame for me and for anyone who benefited from her good counsel.

Adam: I really hope that you will be as fortunate as I was.

Sally: That was fun, wasn’t it? The two of us, side by side. Imagine all the trouble we could get into now.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Oh, I have been imagining.

Sally: Okay. Save that for later. I have been focusing on my success. What about you? How is your first day on the job going?

Adam: Um…

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Chelsea: Have you ever become friends with the least likely person in the world? Someone who has every right to despise you but they don’t? Instead, they see what no one else sees, they just see the good in you?

Billy: No. Never.

Chelsea: Well, that’s who rey was to me.

Billy: Rey, the detective you poisoned? That rey?

Chelsea: Who would’ve thunk it, huh?

Billy: Yeah.

Chelsea: But we had — we had become really close.

Billy: I did not expect to hear that, chelsea.

Chelsea: I know. After what I put him through, he had every reason to hate me, but he didn’T. And that made our friendship even closer. You know, he really listened to me when I had no one else to turn to. And connor — oh, connor just —

[ Exhales sharply ] Connor just adored him. His death has been really hard on us.

Billy: Yeah. I’m sorry to hear that.

Chelsea: But, you know, i have so much to be thankful for. You know, connor makes me smile every single day. Oh, and chloe — chloe and I are coming up with a new line for fenmore’S.

Billy: Oh, there you go. That’s great. It’s nice to have an output for your creative talents like that and working with your best friend, that’s — that’s got to be perfect. Or maybe not so perfect.

Chelsea: I adore chloe, I do, of course. It’s just lately, um… lately she’s been acting more like a babysitter than a collaborator.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Well, maybe she just wants to do everything she can to make sure the line succeeds.

Chelsea: Of course. You know, I know she has the best of intentions. I mean, there’s no one better than chloe. I just wish she wouldn’t worry about me so much.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Because there’s really no reason to.

Billy: Yeah, I’m gonna have to take care of us. I’m gonna run.

Chelsea: Sure.

Billy: Listen, I’m glad that you’re doing well, okay? And I’ll see you soon.

Chelsea: Yeah, you too. Hey, um, maybe we could get johnny and connor together for a little hang.

Billy: Yeah. Johnny and katie are still at boarding school, so I don’t know.

Chelsea: Oh, right. Well, maybe when he gets back.

Billy: We’ll see. I’ll see you soon.

Chelsea: Bye.

Billy: Bye.

Adam: Before I could even stop myself, I let my father know that I knew he was only naming me ceo to jolt victoria back to reality. To force her to come back and reclaim her throne.

Sally: What’d he say?

Adam: Oh, he would neither confirm nor deny. Of course. But it was so obvious.

Sally: Okay. Let’s say that is victor’s plan. What’s yours? What you need to do is make a splash to prove beyond a doubt that you deserve to be there.

Adam: That is exactly what i told him. I don’t give a damn why he gave me the job. I’m gonna prove to him it’s the smartest move to make because i know what newman needs, and I am the best person to run that company.

Sally: You make yourself indispensable.

Adam: I am going to miss that mind of yours. I have nikki as coo now. I’m sure I’m not gonna be receiving anything even resembling support from her. I’m sure she’s only sticking around to keep an eye on me.

Sally: Well, you will always have my support.

Victor: I need you to find ashland and victoria.

Michael: How hard are they trying to hide?

Victor: I don’t care how hard it is. You find them. And you let me know what they’re up to.

Michael: Victor, you don’t pay me my very generous salary to skulk about in the shadows. I’m your legal counsel. Emphasis on counsel at the moment. And I’d like — I’d like to share my perspective on this.

Victor: And do I have a choice or what?

Michael: No. I hate ashland almost as much as you do. And it shocked the hell out of me that even after everything victoria learned about him, she still chose to go with him.

Victor: True. You know how uncontrollable and unpredictable the heart is.

Michael: But you told me that you thought it was more about her wanting to cut ties and move in a different direction and not about ashland.

Victor: True.

Michael: We’re both fathers. I understand how difficult it is to let go. Perhaps it’s time. Doesn’t your family deserve the best?

Chelsea: Nick. Hi.

Nick: Hey.

Chelsea: If you’re not in a rush, come join me. It’s a beautiful day. I’m trying to soak up all the sunshine, remember what it feels like to not be staring at a sketch.

Nick: Okay. How’s it going?

Chelsea: Things are good. How’s sharon?

Nick: She’s good. She’s better than expected.

Chelsea: Good, I’m glad to hear that. So if it isn’t sharon, it’s got to be the kids.

Nick: What do you mean?

Chelsea: You’ve got this look on your face, like there’s 20 seconds left in the game and it could go either way and it’s all on the line.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] It’s, uh, victoria.

Chelsea: What’s the latest with her? Adam and I, we only talk about connor now, so I am way behind on all my newman family gossip. All I know is ashland’s sick.

Nick: Oh, he’s sick, alright. But it’s got nothing to do with cancer. He made the whole thing up.

Chelsea: What? Why?

Nick: To distract his mark, to get everyone’s sympathy, to make it seem as if he’s —

Chelsea: Seem as if he’s the poor, defenseless victim, and he lulls everyone in with a false sense of security, only to rob them blind. Yeah, I’m familiar with that scam.

Nick: Yeah, it’s just part of the story. I mean, his whole life is one lie after another.

Chelsea: Wow. Nick, I had no idea. I am so sorry.

Nick: Thanks. We were able to get rid of him, though.

Chelsea: How?

Nick: We paid him off, got him out of the company. But he still has this hold on victoria.

Chelsea: Wait, they’re still together?

Nick: Yeah.

Chelsea: Because she believes his cancer story?

Nick: I don’t know.

[ Sighs ] But no. I mean, she knows he made the whole thing up.

Chelsea: Okay, I don’t get it.

Nick: Yeah, neither do we. And it’s driving us crazy because it doesn’t matter what we do or say, we can’t get her to wake up.

Chelsea: I mean, there must be something you can do to keep him away from her.

Nick: Well, daily I think about putting his head through a wall, which will make me feel better. But it won’t bring my sister back.

Chelsea: After what he has done to victoria and your family, you have every right to want ashland destroyed.

Billy: Hi.

Nikki: Hi.

Billy: I hope everything’s alright. You didn’t tell me in your text what you wanted to talk about.

Nikki: Well, victoria isn’t returning any phone calls and nobody knows where she and ashland are.

Billy: Yeah. It’s upsetting for everyone.

Nikki: Including you. Because you realize that if she stays with him, those beautiful, impressionable children will be forced to spend time with that monster.

Billy: What are you saying, nikki?

Nikki: I know that you must have insisted that she tell you where they’re going.

Billy: I wish I could help you, I —

Nikki: And I’m sure that she swore you to secrecy, but, billy, I really need your help because my daughter is off god knows where with that man. I have no idea what he has planned, and I am worried sick, so if there’s anything that you could share.

Billy: I don’t know where she is. I don’t know where she’s going. I really don’T. She hasn’t told me anything. I’m waiting to hear just like everyone else where she plans to set down her roots.

Nikki: How do you feel about what she’s doing?

Billy: I hate it. And I’m worried about her and my children and anyone who cares about her. Including victor.

Victor: My daughter is an extremely capable woman in business. She knows what she’s doing. When it comes to her damn private life…I don’t know what the hell is happening to her. She keeps on gravitating toward flawed men. It’s absolutely inexplicable to me.

Michael: Uh…I’m an attorney, not a shrink, but this sounds easy to explain.

Victor: How so?

Michael: Look at her father. She adores you. You are a powerful, deeply flawed man, who has proven himself capable of changing.

Victor: You’re right about one thing. You ain’t a shrink.

Michael: Just saying.

Victor: Just saying, okay. How can you conflate me with those two bastards who have caused her nothing but pain? I’m not anything like that.

Michael: That’s not what i said.

Victor: Listen to me. Enough with this armchair psychology. I want you to do a job. What can I du with less asthma?

Lily: Okay, so make sure you get me the files on the foundation that wants to work with us on the internships. Um…what else? Oh, when you plan lunch with mitchell, remember that she’s vegan. So I think that’s it. What do you have for me?

Lori: Requests for interviews and speaking engagements with billy. How should pr respond?

Lily: Oh, I guess they want to hear from him since he didn’t give a speech at the launch.

Lori: They’re interested in his podcast.

Lily: Oh, yeah.

[ Chuckles ] Of course.

Lori: I’m a big fan. He has this way of pulling you in.

[ Chuckles ]

Lily: Yes, he does. He does. Yeah, I think pr should make the most of all of our podcasters, but first and foremost, billy, so…

[ Chuckles ] Okay, thank you. I think that’s all.

Billy: You know, I got to be honest, when victoria told me that she was leaving town, I did not handle myself very well.

Nikki: What happened?

Billy: I threatened to — to not allow any change to our custody agreement. To not allow the kids to go visit her out of state in order to protect them.

Nikki: Oh, billy.

Billy: No, I know. I realize that that was not the right thing to do, because, truthfully, you and i both know that she would never do anything to jeopardize her kids.

Nikki: Absolutely not. That’s one thing about her that will never change.

Billy: I agree. So, obviously, I’m not gonna follow through with that threat. And I told victoria the same. I told her that she’s a grown woman and that she is very capable of leading the life that she wants to lead. So I will be stepping back. I’m gonna let it go.

Michael: I like my billable hours as much as the next attorney, but why don’t you get your team of pis to handle this?

Victor: This may require the kind of finesse that only you have in your arsenal. You got it? And you have a personal stake in this. You want to get even with that bastard who caused you all that pain in peru. You want to get even with ashland locke as much as I do. We need to get to him before he causes more pain for victoria.

Michael: It’s victoria’s choice.

Victor: She needs our help. She’s obviously incapable of making up her mind. She’s obviously incapable of leaving that bastard. Do you want him to cause more damage? I know that victoria wants to be here. She made a mistake and she knows it. I’m certain she does. But she wants to be back here with her family, back running the company, I promise you.

Michael: She will eventually, in her time.

Victor: I don’t give a damn about her own time. I want it to happen now before he does more damage. I want you to find out where the hell they are and what their plans are. I’ll take care of the rest.

Sally: Well, you said it yourself. I am what you’ve always needed.

Adam: Oh. And we both know that I am always right.

Sally: Well, I will never let you down. Even if we are not working in the same part of the company, we will always be a team.

Adam: And we both know… how to play the game to win.

Sally: Well, we’ll both be very busy in our new positions.

Adam: Well, then we better not waste our time together. Not let a moment go to waste.

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[ Siren wails in distance ]

[ Car alarm chirps ] Laura: All my life, this place has been a sanctuary. A place where I felt safe and welcome — almost a second home. And today will be no different, no matter what trouble I’m facing. Is the answer “a,” macroglobulin, “b,” microglulin, “c,” haptoglobin, or “d,” hemoglobin? Duh. “D.” “C.” The answer is “c,” yes.

[ Laughs ] That’s a gold star for miss epiphany. Did I just get one up on my big, bad boss? Okay, this stuff is like algebra. You’ll never use it in real medicine. Okay. Mcats are coming up soon, right, epiphany? Yep, and I’m ready. And I’m rooting for you. Oh, thank you, mayor collins. That means a lot to me. Have a good day.

[ Taps desk ] Oh, mayor collins, are we going to see you at the softball field later today? It’s a port charles tradition. I wouldn’t miss it. That is amazing. What is? Laura — how calm she seems. You’d never know that was a dead woman walking.

[ Breathes deeply ] Do you need some ice for that?

[ Breathes sharply ] No, I’m fine. What happened to you? I just overdid it in boxing. What about you, you run into some poison ivy? Poison oak. Violet. Oh, poison oak. Sweetheart, sweetheart, I — I know it itches, but what did I tell you about scratching? Not to, but I saw uncle chase do it. Yes, and what would happen to us if we lived our lives like uncle chase? Both: We would only have half a jar of pickles in the fridge. Right, exactly. You got to listen to your dad. You know why? ‘Cause he’s a smart guy. And what did I tell you about boxing? Yeah, not — not to overdo it, but uncle chase overdid it.

[ Laughs ]

[ Chuckles ] What’s going on with the walking wounded here? Oh, hey, violet — violet, now, if the mayor told you you couldn’t do something, you’d have to listen, right? How can I help? Well, we sort of ran into some poison oak. Aha. It itches. Ah, yes, and I bet your dad told you not to scratch it. And he is absolutely right. You can’t scratch it ’cause it might leave scars. So the next time that you want to scratch it, do you think you can remember not to? Yes, mayor.

[ Chuckles ] Good girl. -Oh. -Mm-hmm. Uh… I saw that piece in the invader. I’m fine. Like water off a duck’s back. Hey, listen, I, uh… I know you got a lot on your plate right now. Why don’t I drive the boys out to see elizabeth? I-I won’t go inside. I’ll just wait in the car. It’s okay. I’ve got it, really. Okay. And thank you. Oh, but I need you to work your magic on this one because he is batting cleanup today.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks. Laura doesn’t look like she’s feeling any pressure. She’s got this, right? She usually does, but it doesn’t hurt to have a backup plan.

[ Door opens ] Hey. Hi. I was just coming to get you. Yeah. How you doing? I’m so nervous, I feel sick.

[ Chuckles ] Come with me. Okay. Listen to me. You don’t need a tidal wave of votes to know that you’re loved. You’re surrounded by people who love you. One of them is looking you in the eye right now. Mm.

[ Chuckles ] Don’t make me cry.

[ Chuckles ] It’s a bad look for the mayor. There’s no such thing. You ready? Yes, I’m ready.

[ Chuckles ] You got this. Okay. Good morning, everyone. Scott: Oh, good morning, laura. Welcome to the first meeting of the committee to save your hide.


So why don’t we get down to business? Yes. Well, the first thing we must do is say goodbye to mac. What are you talking about? I’m not going anywhere. Not while our mayor is under attack. I’m flattered, but the people of port charles pay your salary, and this is not a criminal matter — it’s a political one. I can’t afford to have any sense of impropriety, even the appearance thereof. So thank you and goodbye. Look, wait a second. I’m — I want to stay right here. Really, mac, that’s why curtis and I are here. Yeah. We’ll pick up the slack.

[ Sighs ] I’m pulling for you. I know. Alright. So…

[ Clears throat ] I call this meeting to order. Robert: Okay. I think we need to ascertain how this circus got started. Alexis… what’s going on with that rag of yours? I had to run the story. Like it or not, it was legitimate news. That’s not news. That’s a crock. Yeah. There’s no way that these anti-laura yahoos have collected enough signatures to, uh, put a recall on the ballot. It would appear otherwise. News, yeah, I get that. But this letter is so clearly biased, and it’s in the op-ed section. Come on, that’s insult to injury. Yeah. And, you know, I read — this jerk blames laura for a “scourge of crime, a lackluster police department, strife at our port. Past time for everyday citizens to respond and take our city back. Today, we announced we have collected the signatures necessary to trigger a recall election for the mayor. Join our movement. Laura collins must go. Signed, friends of port charles.”

[ Scoffs ] They don’t sound very friendly to me. Look, I wish there was another way, but they had the required amount of signatures. So what could I do? It’s okay, alexis. The writer had a legitimate point of view and the right to express it. This is freedom of speech, and no one has the right to silence it. Yeah, but it’s not the only voice. As a fairly new local business owner, the mayor’s office has been a huge help for me. Yeah, and the writer of that op-ed clearly wants laura out of a job, and I think we can all agree we don’t want that outcome. Yeah, I — laura is an excellent mayor, exactly the kind of mayor we need. Unfortunately, not everyone feels that way. Kevin: Which is why we need to strategize. Now, how do we respond? Well, now, I got a four-point plan. First of all, alexis, save room on your paper for laura’s rebuttal. Consider it done. Number two, robert and i will devise a legal strategy before this even gets on the ballot. I’m not comfortable with that. And I don’t think our D.A. Should be risking his political capital on my behalf. Laura, I’m in. What’s the point of political capital if you can’t use it during an emergency? Yes, we need to police the moral and financial support for our mayor. Now, I would do this, but we’ve got to win the hearts and minds of the townsfolk over, and it takes a bit of a delicate touch. That’s not exactly my strong suit. I think you mean we need someone with tact. Humility. Grace. Alright.

[ Chuckles ] Made your point. Alright, I know I’m not known for a soft touch, but, you know, I can do it on special occasions. I can help with that. And we need to find out who the friends of port charles are. Sam and I are all over it. We’ll divide up our leads. Alright, well, we all have our assignments, so, um… disassemble. -Alright. -Right. -Okay. -Alright. Laura: Wow. It’s time we start the family meeting. We need to strategize. Yeah. Look, we, uh — we take our summer softball seriously. And today, we restore our family honor. What honor? Quartermaines never had any to begin with. Carly and sam, what are you doing here? We’re on a mission. Which is? Calling out the snake in the grass. That’s right, ned. It’s time to confess. As the former mayor of port charles, we all know that you’re the man behind the so-called friends of port charles, aren’t you? Scotty, you really pulled out all the stops. Thank you so much. Well, you’re the mayor. You’re my friend. Actually, you’re a lot of things to me. I vow to love you, and in being your partner for life, I will be fulfilled. Our love… and our marriage were meant to be. This is the happiest day

of my life. I am touched by your loyalty to me. I just hope that doesn’t get you in any hot water with liesl. Don’t worry. I have liesl right where I want her. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have gotten this. And what is this? Excuse me, is that the petition to unseat mayor collins? Yes, it is. Ah. Where do I sign? The state of the city is pathetic. Just now, I saw someone feeding pigeons outside. They’re nothing more than rats with wings. So unsanitary. There ought to be a law. Come look, I’ll show you.

[ Cellphone camera clicking ] I don’t want to know how you and liesl got your hands on those signature papers. Yeah, I know. Protect your deniability. However, look at the signature I circled. Oh, my god. I thought you would feel that way. So now it’s not…

what we’re up against. It’s who we’re up against.

[ Sighs ] So… just how long have you been waiting to even the score?


Of course I want payback. Really? For what? Last year, lucy allegedly struck me out with her wonky spitball. So today, I mean to slam a line drive way out into left field. Softball — you’re talking about softball? Yeah. What are you talking about?

[ Scoffs ] Okay. Is that your signature right there on this petition? Is that from the “save the whales” petition? No, this is a petition to remove me from the mayor’s office. I read about that in today’s invader. What’s that group called? Friends of port charles. They want me recalled. Well, I signed a petition to save the whales. So do you think they would do a bait-and-switch with me? I would never sign a petition to recall you. I mean, is that what you thought? After everything we’ve been through?

[ Sighs ] I didn’t want to think it. Well, I can see how you might have thought the worst of me 40-plus years ago.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, my gosh. Is that how long it’s been since we fought over scotty?

[ Doorbell rings ] Scotty, bryan made me realize a lot of things tonight, and I want to talk. Bobbie: Hi. [ Chuckles ] I, uh — I hope bryan also made you realize that you couldn’t go on treating scotty like dirt forever unless you wanted him to turn to someone else for comfort. I would invite you in, honey, but considering what scotty and I have in mind for tonight, three is definitely a crowd. We were so young. And we both thought the world revolved around scotty baldwin.

[ Both laugh ] We were all just kids. Look at you now, serving as mayor. Not if the friends of port charles have anything to say about it. Oh, laura, they’re a minority. I mean, granted, they’re a loud, obnoxious minority, but the average citizen doesn’t believe that. Oh. [ Chuckles ] I-I’m not so sure about that. You know something? I put my whole heart and soul into this job. Maybe my love for my town isn’t enough. Maybe the job requires something more. I mean, there’s a lot of unhappy people here, and they got enough signatures to put a recall on the ballot. Yeah, yeah, but how many of those signatures really want you out? How many of those people thought they were signing a petition to save the whales like I did? That op-ed was such a personal attack, wasn’t it? You know, we’ve both dealt with a lot of dirty dogs in our day. Mm. And this is politics. I just want to know who would do this to me. Your real friends are on your side, and I am one. Mm. So we have your back. I appreciate that so much. I feel terrible now that I was suspicious of seeing your name on — on that ballot. I-I’M… I feel ashamed. Well, don’T. I mean, come on, there are a few cranky people out there who aren’t on your side. I say to hell with them ’cause I am with you. Thank you, bobbie. Thank you so much. Aww.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Sighs ] I got your message to meet. What precipitated this command performance? We need information. Ms. Wu, were you aware that your nephew was aiding and abetting the friends of port charles’ efforts to overthrow laura collins as mayor? Of course. I volunteered him for the job. Victor: To the cassadines! May we own the plate and dominate the pitch. No, actually, softball, it’s a — a field, not a pitch. Oh, come on. Even I knew that. So the cassadines are going to dominate the softball game, are they? Like you tried to dominate the world once? Not while I draw breath.


A good friend. She got enough problems, so get your people to back off. Next time you need a favor, I’ll remember this. Very well. Ms. Wu, I’ve seen the friends of port charles’ public filings. I would have noticed a donation from you or any of your fronts. I prefer a more direct approach to make sure my money is used in a way I want. I’m gonna need the name of your contact. If we get that, we can figure out who’s pulling the strings. Okay. Two favors. I have no desire to remove laura from office. I have moved on from politics, and my interest lies solely in my family. And the family company. Yeah, I can confirm that ned hasn’t talked about politics in a very long time. It’s understandable that you’d suspect ned, though. Come on, michael. Be fair. It’s not an insult to ned. It’s just, the quartermaines aren’t always exactly known for being true blue. Okay, okay, okay. Yeah. Are the quartermaines maybe a little bit backstabby? Maybe occasionally a little bit money-grubbing or once in a blue moon, even a little bit bloodthirsty? Okay, nobody ever said that this family did not have its… foibles. Faults. Fatal flaws. I was going to say “moments.” But you show me a family that doesn’t, ’cause what this family does have — and it has it in droves — is heart. And when one of our family members stumbles and falls, sure, the first thing we all do is crack a joke, but after that, we all go and we help that family member get back up on their feet. And get right back to sniping at each other. That’s the quartermaine way. And our way is better than most. Well, I have no idea what’s curdled her cream this time. Laura always suspects me of something. Did you write that anonymous op-ed friends of port charles piece? Is that what you think? You’re the mother of my nephew and spencer’s grandmother. That means we’re family. You didn’t answer the question. I could see you wielding a poison pen. Oh, most of the time, he just uses plain poison.

[ Chuckles ] If I ever felt moved to launch some screed attacking laura’s leadership, trust me, I wouldn’t do it anonymously. I think we all know by now that I’d be happy to put my name to it. Nikolas: Uncle victor knows better than to make a threat against my mother because he knows it would unify the family against him. There it is.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Cassadines united for the first time, and it’s all in service to you.

[ Ringing continues, stops ] Hi, curtis. Curtis: Hey, laura. I got some good news and bad news. Give me the good news first. Okay, uh, sonny and I, we picked up on the money trail. And it led to the mastermind of the friends of port charles. What’s the bad news? The bad news is… you’re not gonna like where it led us. Sister. So, you read my letter.


Here you go.

[ Gasps ] Oh, my goodness. I love it. Thank you. Yeah. But I thought I was supposed to meet you at the ball field. Yeah, something came up, and, um, I wanted to tell you about it in person. Cyrus renault was transferred from flatland federal prison, and he was sent back to pentonville. Now, jordan has promised me that she’s working closely with the — the warden at pentonville to make sure that he stays locked down tight. Curtis. Yeah. It is a beautiful day outside. The sun is shining.

[ Chuckles ] We’re gonna kick north side’s butt. There’s no way I’m gonna let the mention of that evil man ruin our beautiful day. So it was you. You’re the one who wrote the anonymous op-ed for the invader. Yeah, peop tend to take your opinion less seriously if they know you’re behind bars. That’s why I didn’t sign it. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for self-examination, to revisit all the enemies you made over the years. So then you’re the mastermind of the friends of port charles? I can hardly run a grassroots campaign for justice from prison. I’m merely an advisor. Then who’s in charge? Friends of port charles is a group of ordinary, like-minded citizens who long to make their city a better place. By recalling me. By electing someone more suited to the task. Is it really that hard for your ego to accept that people are disillusioned by your performance? Crime is on the rise. Sonny corinthos and selina wu run roughshod over a police department of your cronies. You have major corporations like elq and cassadine industries fleecing taxpayers while everyday people pay more in taxes to prop up aging city institutions like general hospital. Immorality is rampant. The families of port charles yearn for a north star to show them the way. Tell me, laura. When was the last time you went to church? Yeah, uh, my religious preferences are not a problem for the people of port charles.

[ Laughs ] I’m sorry, then what is? Your failed leadership? Since you were elected, you’ve presided over far more conflict and bloodshed than prosperity. I-I think it’s quite a bit less since you’ve been in here. Tell me, if these friends of, uh, port charles members are of such high moral standard, why have they chosen a convicted felon for advice? Do you even hear yourself, laura? It is god’s place to judge, not yours. You take far too much pleasure condemning me here while you continue to sin freely out there. Turn back to the path of righteousness, sister. You know something? I hear you talking a lot about god, but I have a question for you. When you wrote that scathing and embarrassing op-ed, an attack of me, where was god in that? I have spent my life hating. I can’t change my nature on a dime. At least I’m trying. But you — cyrus… I forgive you. Thank you for watching out for port charles.

[ Sighs ] Oh. Thanks for coming through for me. I never would have given friends of port charles my support if I had known cyrus renault was behind it. I’m glad to hear you say that. Mayor collins is the best thing to happen to port charles in a long time. Robert: You go to this group’s website, they don’t even mention cyrus. And without that official connection, I-I-I — my hands are tied. Well, that’s ’cause you’re the D.A. Hey, back in the day, luke and i would ride in cowboy-style, take out a couple of cassadines, and not even think about the rulebook. Okay, mr. District attorney, I’m gonna pretend that I didn’t even hear that. Well, you know, I’m with robert. I-I say we break out the zip ties. I think laura is perfectly capable of taking care of herself. I don’t think we need to go to defcon 1 just yet. And for your ex, to boot. Yeah, I was kind of wondering what liesl would have to say about that. First of all, no girl tells me what to do. And liesl, you know, I can still have her as my girlfriend and help laura. Both: Can you? What are you two driving at?

[ Laughs ] I’m just not sure about this, you know? Hmm? Shouldn’t we do it after the softball game? Ooh, I-I don’t know. Hi. I knew this was a bad idea. Oh, no, you don’T. You’re stronger than that, liesl. Come on in. Bobbie. Lucy. Hi. Looks like we all had the same idea. Pre-game pedis. Which I don’t think is a good idea. You know, we’re going to be chasing down fly balls. No one’s going to be chasing down fly balls. When I come in from the bullpen and pitch, it’ll be strikeout city. Only if you bring the pine tar.

[ Inhales deeply ] I do not cheat. Maybe not in softball. Oh, you know, I think you’re still just a little bit mad that I struck you out two times last year. Yeah, well, I think it helped you that scott was calling the balls and the strikes. Scott’s always been soft on you, lucy. Oh, you’re just mad, ’cause I stay very, very, very close to all my exes. Liesl, if I were you, I wouldn’t turn my back on lucy. You never know when she’s going to try and steal another man.

[ Sighs ] I’m not worried about lucy. Or even laura, for that matter. I am a proud, capable, ravishing woman. Any man would be lucky to get me. If scott can’t see that, then he can lech mich am… oh. [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry, girls, that I’m interrupting your beautifications, but I need you to witness something. Witness what?

[ Sighs ] Me laying my heart at your feet.


Scott: Listen, I-it was wrongof me to come to laura’s aid without, you know, keeping you on the same page. You’re everything to me.

[ Sighs ] I’ve been running wild. I don’t know which way the wind was even blowing. And then I met you. And when I wake up with you, my heart skips a beat. You are just everything to me. You put the pep in my step. You put the leder in my hosen.

[ Chuckles ] So what do you say?

[ Sighs ] Make me the happiest guy on the planet. Is it just me, or is that the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard? I think it’s pretty good for scotty baldwin, yeah. So come on, come on, come on. What do you say? With all my heart… I say… no. N-no? Don’t you see, mein liebe? I’m already yours. Oh, wow.

[ Groans ] Ooh, oh, oh. Thank you, lucy. So let’s just make it official. Come on, marry me. We can’t get tied down now. Leave marriage to these other fools. We have each other. What more do we need? Yeah, you’re right about that. Yeah. Chase: What’s the diagnosis? The doctor gave me medicine. I’m not so itchy anymore. What about you? Mine’s clearing up on its own. Have you been practicing your swings like I told you to? ‘Cause I want two home runs in this game. How did someone as cynical as me end up with a daughter that’s just pure joy? Uncle chase, what’s a cynical? Well, your dad is a great example.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Alright, finn, help her get on my back. Yeah. Here we go. Up. You ready?

[ Grunts ] We’re out of here. You’d better bring your a-game to softball, because terry and I agreed — slackers will end up on bedpan duty.

[ Laughs ] I always bring my a-game, and I am serious about my softball, especially when the proceeds fund stone cates’ aids wing. On a day-to-day basis, it’s easy to get caught up in the red tape, but at the end of the day, here at general hospital, we do a lot of great work for the community. Don’t I know it. You know what?

[ Chuckles ] I’m not even sure why I’m here. It’s not like elizabeth and I are close. Well, you said on the way over that you wanted to come because lulu couldn’t be here. Right. I did say that. And I do want to. It’s just… does elizabeth even really want to see me? Just let her know you care. Start with all these beautiful products you brought her. Okay. I like that. -Laura, hi. -Hi. Thank you for coming. Oh, of course. Good to see you. Hello, maxie. Elizabeth, hi. You’re probably wondering why I’m here. Um…all of us at deception wanted to wish you a speedy recovery, so we sent all these products to keep you beautiful while you’re recovering.

[ Chuckles ] Not that you aren’t already gorgeous, but, you know, institutional lighting and everything. Thank you. I really hope my boys aren’t running rings around you. Oh, well, let’s see. They have been swimming at the metro court pool an awful lot. Carly gave them an open tab at the snack bar. Oh. So that’s keeping them very busy. But they do miss you. I miss them, too. They made me promise to deliver a message from them. They want you to know that they’re okay. They don’t want you to worry about them. They want you to concentrate on getting better. Thank you. And tell them I think about them only all the time. Do your doctors ever wonder if you’ll recover quicker around your kids? I mean, I-I only ask that because I know I feel better around mine. You know, I-I do worry about them not having me around.

[ Breathes deeply ] But then I remind myself that they’re surrounded by friends and family. Starting with you and kevin. Oh, not just us. There’s — well, of course, there’s violet and finn. Oh, scotty checks in on them on a regular basis, as do nikolas and spencer and everyone at general hospital. You know, you are so loved. Everybody wanted to step up. That’s really, really nice to hear. It’s kind of hard to remember on the dark days, but, um, yeah, I’ll try to focus on that. And you will get better soon. You’re right, because this place is full of people who care. And, yeah, right now my family needs a hand, and one day, it’ll be another family. And then it’ll be your turn to step up. That’s what makes this town so special.


Oh. Yeah.

[ Indistinct conversations ] You stole home.

[ Laughs ] I tried. Hey. It’s good to see you. I love you. Hello, spencer. That’s okay.

[ Laughs ] Hang in there, tiger. Oh, I will. I know you will. I’m fine.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Hey, you were late — you were late to the all-star game. Oh, well, I had an errand to run. Is this about the friends of port charles thing? No, something much more important than that — tending to a loved one. Well, it must have worked out, ’cause you seem real happy.

[ Laughs ] Well, how could I not be? Look. Look at all these smiling faces. I mean, these people are my community. They’re my people. I am so sorry about the op-ed. I know it got your day off to a bad start. Alexis, really, I-it’s just fine. And I think it actually might end up being one of my very best days. I’m ready to publish my rebuttal. Awesome. Laura: The friends of port charles are not entirely wrong. Our town is not perfect. We have our problems and we always will. But we have always faced them together. In their haste to point out what’s wrong with port charles, they left out everything that’s right. It’s our police who not only keep us safe, but they make us feel welcome with a tip of their hats. It’s the doctors and nurses at our fine medical institutions like general hospital and mercy. It’s our small businesses in our charming and historic downtown, mom-and-pop establishments like charlie’s and kelly’s, where I hung out after school as a kid, and decades later, my kids did, and now my grandchildren do. We are a strong community. Our soup kitchen has never run out of supplies, including firewood, so no one gets too cold in the winter. I am proud to be a citizen of port charles, as are many of you. We’re not just a town — we’re a family. We take care of each other. I’d like to propose a toast — to my wife. A beacon of light if there ever was one. -Hear, hear. -Hear, hear. Laura, the best damned mayor this town’s ever seen.

[ Cheers and applause ] And a great friend. The greatest mother. A terrific grandmother and an even better role model. And you will always be my sister-in-law. Always. Thank you, bobbie. And to mayor collins.

[ Laughter, cheering ]

If I lose this recall, so be it. And if the person who replaces me is another son or daughter of port charles, a lifer like me, I know we will continue to grow — in new ways, perhaps, but hopefully always to our betterment.

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Eli: Lani. Hey, you don’t have to do this.

Lani: I’m sorry, but I can’t lie anymore.

Chanel: Would you put down that camera?

Johnny: Oh, right.

Paulina: My sweet, sweet girl. I know. I know what you’re trying to do. She’s trying to take the burden off of me, but I did what I did and the truth is I would do it again.

Lani: Paulina, you don’t have to cover for me anymore. Dad, I’m telling the truth. Pulled the trigger. I’m the one who should suffer the consequences.

Julie: It doesn’t matter who pulled the trigger. The bastard got what he deserved.

Olivia: Amen.

Lani: [Sighs] Big mama, I know how much– how much ray hurt paulina…

Paulina: Yes, and he was about to hurt me again.

Lani: But his actions should have been decided by a court of law and not by me.

Abe: You know, if you were shooting him in self-defense or to defend your mother, then that’s a justifiable shooting.

Lani: That’s not how it went down that night at paulina’s apartment.

Paulina: Please, please, lani, stop.

Lani: I walked into the apartment just as ray was about to hit you. I looked over and I saw my father lying on the floor. You son of a bitch. I had just found out that tr shot my husband.

Tr: I can explain.

Lani: And all those things just came together at once. And the next thing I knew…

[Gunshot fires]

[Tense music]

Eli: Lani, you don’t have to say any more.

Lani: I do.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Lani: Paulina went to check on dad while I went to help ray, but it was too late. He was gone. And I realized that I killed my father.

[Sobbing]

Paulina: Here, here. Here, baby, here.

Lani: Ugh, ever since that moment, ray has been haunting me day and night because I have been carrying in the secret with me. And I didn’t want paulina to take the rap for me.

Abe: How did this happen?

Lani: That was the same night that ciara’s baby was kidnapped. Dispatch took forever to respond because half the force was on smith island.

Julie: I was so concerned that I sent steve over to paulina’s apartment to check on her.

Lani: When steve walked into the apartment, paulina just blurted it out. She said that she did it, that she shot ray.

Paulina: Look, please. Lani, don’t say anymore.

Lani: I tried. I tried to come clean there, but I was in such a daze. And I was so worried about you, dad. And then, paulina just said that I should keep my mouth shut and that I should just go to the hospital with you.

Abe: So she took– she took the heat for you.

Lani: Out of love. And now, I am telling the truth out of love for you. And the truth is I shot my father. I am guilty.

[Sobbing]

[Dramatic music]

Moderate to severe eczema

Lani: I’m sorry. I know you wanted me to keep this a secret.

Eli: We’ll figure it out.

Lani: Dad, paulina, I–I didn’t mean to do this in the middle of your wedding. I just–I couldn’t keep it inside any longer.

Johnny: Are you okay?

Allie: Of course she’s not. Lani, honey, we’ve got your back. We love you.

Abe: Yes, we do. All of us.

Kate: Maybe we shouldn’t be here.

Roman: We’re all in this together now.

Lani: No. Please, everyone. This is–this is supposed to be a celebration for my mom and dad’s marriage. Please just stay for them.

Paulina: But what are you going to do?

Lani: I’M… I’m gonna go down to the station and turn myself in.

Eli: I’ll take you down to the station myself.

Julie: No, you’re not.

Lani: Julie.

Julie: Not now. No, not ever. Darling, I know you’re doing this because you love your mother, but think, just think of your husband, of your children. Do you really want little jules and carver to be raised without their mother?

Lani: Of course I don’t, but–

Julie: Well, the first, most important thing a mother does is protect her children.

Paulina: And I can protect you from this. Now, let me do this for you, please.

Lani: I’ve already confessed.

Julie: Yes, just in front of us, just in front of your family. There were no outsiders here, and we all love you so much. And we love paulina and abraham, the whole family. And listen, you two just took a sacred vow. I propose that all of us take another vow.

Eli: We vow to keep this secret.

Julie: And to keep it our secret to our graves. All right. Who’s with me? Raise your hands.

Kate: Who would’ve thought honest abe?

[Tense music]

Lani: [Sobbing] Migraine hits hard, so u hit back with ubrelvy

Lani: I’m deciding for myself. Whatever tr did or didn’t do, I am an officer of the law and I shot an unarmed man. And I have to answer for that.

Julie: No, you don’T.

Lani: I love you. I love you all. And thank you for–

Olivia: And we love you, baby.

Lani: No, I love you. And thank you, everyone, for your offer… dad.

Abe: Sweetheart.

Lani: But coming clean today and speaking my truth is the first time that I have felt right since the night of that shooting. I love you guys. Baby, will you drive me to the station?

Eli: Yeah.

Lani: [Sniffles]

Abe: Sweetheart.

Paulina: Oh. I should go with them.

Abe: No, no, no. There’s nothing you can do right now. There’s nothing any of us can do.

Paulina: Oh, abe.

Allie: Hey.

Chanel: Hey.

Allie: Nobody touched the cake except for your mom and abe. Should we box it up? Bring it home in case they wanna celebrate later?

Chanel: Yeah, I think they would appreciate that. But the cake movers, they took the truck back to the bakery, so…

Allie: Okay. Well, that’s okay. We can do it ourselves.

Johnny: Uh, I can help. Whatever you guys need.

Allie: Great.

Eric: Hey.

Nicole: Hmm?

Eric: You okay?

Nicole: Yeah. Just thinking about lani. I grew up watching my father abuse my mother almost every single day. And that’s when abe came into my life. All those calls he took, coming to my house. And I know lani didn’t grow up watching that, but in the end, we both made the same decision.

Eric: Okay, but you didn’t kill your father.

Nicole: Yeah, but I willed him to die. And the only difference is I have no regrets.

Eric: So what happened here today brought up all those emotions.

Nicole: It did.

Paulina: I had to watch my baby girl grow up from a distance. I wasn’t there for her, not as a mother. Lani has to do the same thing if those babies are forced to grow up without her.

Julie: Oh, my word, the babies.

Olivia: They’re with the babysitter, aren’t they?

Julie: Well, yes, but the babysitter is expecting eli and lani to be back by now.

Theo: I’ll go relieve her. I’ll watch the kids for as long as they need me to.

Julie: Please let me go with you. I could use a little carver and jules time.

Abe: All right, thank you. Thank you both. Thank you.

Paulina: [Sighs] So how you doing, mama?

Olivia: I still have something to say about what you did.

Lani: Please have this typed up for me and then I’ll sign it. Why aren’t you saying anything?

Eli: Because I don’t know how to live without you.

Lani: Please don’T. Please don’t make this harder than it already is.

Eli: Am I making it harder on you? Good. Lani, once you sign that statement, there’s no going back. Look, maybe I don’t have the right to ask you this, but if you won’t to do it for paulina, will you do it for me? Will you do it for our kids? Baby, I can take this statement and I can rip it up right now. We can pretend that none of this ever happened. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Roman: Okay, put that stuff in the corner there. Kate and I will take it back from the back there later.

Eric: You got it, dad.

Roman: Thanks for your help, nicole.

Nicole: Yeah, of course.

Eric: Hey, thank you for helping us take the leftovers to the shelter so it wouldn’t go to waste.

Nicole: It’s my pleasure. I used to go to st. Luke’s almost every day when I was a secretary there. Feels like six lifetimes ago.

Eric: Yeah, try two priesthoods ago for me.

Nicole: Well, at least you can joke about it after how things went down.

Eric: Yeah, well, I didn’t really have a choice but to accept it and move on. I keep reminding myself it was just god’s will.

Kate: Well… so abe and paulina have another wedding debacle.

Roman: Yeah, but at least they got to make it official before lani’s confession.

Kate: Yeah, I know. I feel for her, though. I mean, that’s an impossible situation: Facing prison or your mother does.

Roman: Yeah, those are two gutsy women.

Kate: So what do you think is going to happen to her?

Roman: To lani?

Kate: Mm-hmm.

Roman: I don’t know, but at the very least, it is gonna be hard for her to keep her badge. She did shoot an unarmed man and lied about it afterward.

Kate: Yeah. Yeah, but I mean, he was an abuser, a criminal.

Roman: Yeah, and that should mitigate the charge, but it all depends on whether trask wants to make an example of lying. I mean, nobody wants to look soft on police shootings.

Kate: No. You know, I understand it isn’t technically self-defense, but she just didn’t seem aware of what she was doing, you know, when she pulled that trigger. So wouldn’t that be considered exculpatory?

Roman: Exculpatory?

Kate: Yes. Yes. I mean, if someone is not in, you know, the right state of mind–say they’re under the influence– wouldn’t that indicate that they didn’t have intent?

Roman: Have you been secretly studying law books at bedtime?

Kate: You know exactly what I’ve been doing at bedtime.

Eric: So…

[Awkward laughter]

Nicole: Oh, well, I guess if that’s all, I should get going.

Eric: You know what? We didn’t eat. Why don’t you stay here with us and have lunch? You know, that is, if you don’t already have something planned.

Nicole: Well, I mean–

[Stomach growls]

[Laughter]

Eric: Is that your stomach I hear rumbling?

Nicole: Maybe.

Eric: Then stay, eat.

Nicole: Okay. Yeah, I guess I could use a bowl of that clam chowder. Thank you.

Eric: All right.

Nicole: Yeah, of course.

Chanel: [Sighs] Okay, you could put it right on the table.

Johnny: Look, I’m really sorry about all this.

Chanel: Why? You had nothing to do with it.

Johnny: I mean, I’m the whole reason tr even came to town. If I hadn’t been working with him on my movie–

Chanel: You had no idea who he was. Nobody blames you.

Allie: Yeah, and nobody blames lani either. I mean, that’s why we were all so ready to keep that secret.

Chanel: I was so upset when I thought my mom might be going to prison, but now I don’t feel any better. It could be my sister.

Theo: Every time I thought they were going to sleep, the other one will wake ’em up.

Julie: Mm-hmm. Welcome to the wonderful world of twins.

Theo: [Chuckles] I don’t know how eli and lani do it. And how is he gonna manage on his own if lani goes to prison?

Julie: Darling, we all have to pray that lani’s gonna be exonerated. And if she isn’t, I think there are enough hands and hearts in this family to get the job done until our darling girl comes back to us.

Paulina: Mama, I know you have something to say about all of this, but I just can’t hear it right now.

Olivia: Oh, you will hear it. I have never been prouder of you.

Paulina: Proud?

Olivia: Yes. You made the biggest sacrifice a mother could make when lani was born. You gave her up to protect her.

Abe: And now–now you’ve done it all over again.

Olivia: I’m sure lani is proud to have you as a mother.

Paulina: That’s–that’s kind of you both to say, but it sure didn’t turn out to be the right thing now, did it? Oh, not to mention I lied to the police and to our family. And out of all the promises that I made to you that I would never lie to you again, I just left you completely in the dark.

Abe: I wasn’t exactly in the dark.

Lani: [Exhales sharply] If you tear up my statement, eli, you’ll be tampering with evidence.

Eli: I’m not worried about that right now.

Lani: If I– eli, if I keep going on with this lie, everyone at that wedding will have to lie for me.

Eli: Lani, they all raised their hands. They said that they would.

Lani: But even– even if I let them do that, eli, do you really think that there is any way in hell that this lie could stay a secret? I mean, with all those people knowing? And johnny dimera was recording it, for god’s sake. Eli, there’s no– there’s no turning back. I have to face the truth and deal with the consequences.

Paulina: What do you mean you weren’t in the dark?

Olivia: Honey. Honey, I’m gonna give you two a little alone time, okay?

Abe: When I woke up in the hospital, I knew that I remembered something that happened when I was semiconscious after– after tr’s attack. I heard you say, “what have you done?”

Paulina: Oh, I thought you were out.

Abe: Look, I just didn’t understand, but the more I thought about it, the more–the more I thought that lani was the one who really shot tr.

Paulina: So you knew all this time?

Abe: No. I talked to eli about my suspicions, and then he spoke to lani. And when he came back, he assured me that I was wrong, that lani was innocent. But you saw the way he acted today.

Paulina: Mm-hmm.

Abe: I think he knew.

Paulina: You think that lani told him the truth?

Abe: Yes. Yes, I do. That eli lied to me to protect his wife. And, well, I believed him because I didn’t want to imagine the outcome that–the outcome lani’s facing right now.

Eli: Baby, do you have any idea how long you can be locked up? How hard it can be for you inside as a cop?

Lani: Of course I know.

Eli: And do you know that by the time you get out, our children could be teenagers.

Lani: Part of the reason I am doing this is for jules and carver. You know, honey, I wanna be an example that they can be proud of.

Eli: You are, lani! You are! You don’t have to go to prison for that.

Lani: Eli, don’t you– don’t you see? Ever since the moment I pulled that trigger, I have been living in my own prison. Seeing tr everywhere that I looked. Hating myself.

Eli: You’ve told the truth to everyone that matters– your friends, your family.

Lani: And what about my responsibility to the badge?

Eli: [Sighs] Baby, we’re cops, but we’re human beings first. Sometimes the choices that we make are to put the people that we love above the law.

Lani: Mm. You’re talking about when I helped kristen.

Eli: Yeah. What’s the difference this time?

Lani: It was wrong for me to do it then, and it is wrong for me to do it now. Eli, I should have told the truth from the beginning. I–I wouldn’t have ruined another wedding, I wouldn’t have let another lie fester between my dad and paulina. I just–I hope that they can forgive me.

Johnny: What are you doing?

Allie: It’s tradition to freeze a piece of the wedding cake.

Johnny: For what?

Allie: So the bride and the groom can eat it on their first wedding anniversary. You never heard of this?

Johnny: Actually, no. No, I haven’T. Chanel, do you think they have that tradition in italy?

Chanel: I–I don’t know.

Allie: Why would you say that?

Johnny: Because, well, it just would’ve been nice to relive our wedding day one year later. We had our wedding dinner in this little osteria, and the owners were husband and wife. They’ve been together, like, 75 years. They made us this tiny cake. It was so delicious. You remember that?

Chanel: Mascarpone and lemon curd.

Johnny: Yeah, I wonder if they got a slice in the freezer somewhere with our names on it.

Roman: You know, one of the things that I appreciated about salem is that no matter how many wedding disasters we witness, hope springs eternal. We never give up on love, right?

Kate: Well, speaking of, there’s another salem wedding coming up, right? When’s a big day, nicole?

Nicole: Well, rafe and i were planning to get married this week, but we postponed it.

Kate: Really? Why?

Nicole: Because he’s leading the investigation into abigail’s murder.

Kate: Oh, god. Of course. That was so, so tragic. Has he zeroed in on any suspects?

Nicole: He hasn’t said anything to me yet. I don’t know.

Eric: Just doesn’t seem real.

Roman: I wish to god it weren’T.

Kate: Yeah. Well, maybe it’s just another reminder that life is short and you should be getting your happiness when it’s right in front of you.

Nicole: Well, rafe and i plan on rescheduling our wedding soon.

Kate: Hmm. Well, that wasn’t what I was getting at.

Roman: What were you getting at?

Kate: Well, eric, I’m sure you believe in signs.

Eric: Um, signs?

Kate: Yeah. You came back to salem, right, you were forced out of the priesthood, and then nicole postponed her wedding.

Roman: Kate, what are you doing?

Kate: I’m asking questions.

Roman: No, you’re not. You’re stirring the pot. We talked about this. It’s none of our business.

Kate: Well, actually, I’m just noting that when nicole accepted rafe’s proposal, she didn’t have all the facts, like the fact that eric is now back on the market.

Nicole: I am in love with rafe. We are very happy.

Kate: If you say so.

Nicole: You know, aside from the fact that this is embarrassing, I can’t believe you brought this up, kate. You’re presuming that eric wants to be with me, which he does not.

Kate: Well, how do you know that? Have you asked him?

Nicole: [Scoffs] We hit the bike trails every weekend

Nicole: Of course I haven’t asked eric that.

Kate: I’ll ask him.

Nicole: Oh, for god’s sake.

Kate: Eric, would you like to get back together with nicole?

Roman: Kate, stop it, all right? You’re embarrassing them both.

Kate: Okay. You haven’t given your answer.

Eric: Nicole’s capable of making her own decisions, and I’m sure she would appreciate if you would just drop this.

Nicole: Yes, I would. Thank you.

Kate: So you’re not going to answer the question. Duly noted.

Paulina: Big mama, you must be exhausted. Let’s get you back to my apartment.

Olivia: I don’t wanna go back to your apartment.

Paulina: Why not?

Olivia: For one thing, it’s your wedding night.

Abe: Oh, it’s still daytime.

Olivia: And there’s someplace else that we’re needed right now.

Johnny: Why are you giving me the patented allie horton death glare?

Allie: Because you’re being extremely annoying and insensitive. Reminding me that the two of you were this beautiful, married couple who was gonna be together for, like, 75 years?

Chanel: I don’t know about you two, but I am starving, and there is this giant cake just sitting here.

Allie: You want some cake?

Chanel: I don’t think my mom and abe would mind.

Johnny: It’s like you’re reading my mind.

Chanel: I’m gonna go grab some plates.

[Cell phone chimes]

Allie: What’s wrong?

Chanel: Uh, you two can stay as long as you want. Enjoy the red velvet, but I have to go.

Theo: I am so sorry about abigail. I mean, it’s just horrible, not only that she died but how she died.

Julie: It was shattering. That beautiful, young mother. I adored her.

Theo: If you wanna go be with your family, I’ll be fine. The kids are asleep.

Julie: No, darling. I would prefer to stay here and be useful, take my mind off things.

[Cell phone chimes]

Theo: Actually, would you mind if I stepped out for a little while? There’s somewhere I need to be.

Lani: I should have arrested tr. Instead, I went for my gun and I shot to kill, which not only makes me a murderer but a hypocrite. Do you know how many times I condemned trigger-happy cops for making us all look bad?

Eli: Baby, this is different. Tr hurt your family. Baby, he was about to do it again.

Lani: If I am serious about holding cops to a higher standard, making them accountable, then I need to do the same for myself.

Eli: Baby, you are a great cop. Look at me. Lani, look at me. You’re an even better mother, wife, daughter. We love you. We need you.

Lani: I don’t– I don’t want to be separated from you or the kids. But like I said, I…

[Sighs] I want jules and carver to be able to say that their mother did the right thing.

Eli: And you’re sure this is the right thing?

Lani: Yeah. That doesn’t mean that I’m not terrified. And the thought of being…

[Sighs] The thought of being away from you…

[Sniffles] I love you so much.

Eli: Come here.

Lani: [Sobbing]

Eli: I love you. I’ll be by your side the whole time. We’ll get through this together.

[Somber music]

Fishing helps ease my mind.

Nicole: Thank you for lunch, but I have to go pick up holly.

Eric: Hey, I’ll walk you out.

Nicole: Okay. Bye.

Roman: Bye.

Kate: Okay.

Roman: Kate, do you want to tell me what the hell that was all about?

Kate: What do you mean? Everything’s so gloom and doom these days. I just decided to try and be a matchmaker.

Roman: Okay, but why push my son to be with a woman you don’t even like?

Kate: Because it’s obvious he’s still in love with her.

Roman: How is it obvious?

Kate: Come on. It’s obvious to you. It’s obvious to me. And if nicole wasn’t trying to pretend, it would be damn well obvious to her too.

Eric: Nicole, I promise I did not put kate up to whatever that was she was doing, aside from being awkward and embarrassing.

Nicole: Okay, look, of course you didn’T. I know you well enough that you’d never stoop to that.

Eric: No. No, I wouldn’T. I mean, I would’ve never asked you to stay if I did.

Nicole: Well, I’m glad you did, you know, ’cause the chowder was amazing as usual.

[Laughter]

Eric: Good. Hey, and thank you for helping us earlier.

Nicole: Any time. So I’ll, um– I’ll talk to you soon.

Eric: Soon. And I’ll look out for the wedding invite. Bye.

Allie: You might be losing your touch.

Johnny: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Allie: Oh, come on, getting yourself hired as the videographer for the wedding and then inviting yourself over here.

Johnny: I was just helping you with the cake.

Allie: Yeah, and then you “helpfully” inserted some romantic memories of your beautiful, italian, fairytale wedding.

Johnny: So what, I’m not allowed to talk about our past?

Allie: What if I was constantly bringing up my past with chanel whom I’ve known a lot longer?

Johnny: It’s not about quantity.

Allie: All right, well, your quality isn’t so great either. She can see right through you.

Johnny: [Chuckles] You think she can’t see through you? “Oh, I wanna work in sweet bits again.” “Oh, let me bake your mom’s wedding cake.” I mean, come on, and the way– and the way you looked at her after she caught that bouquet.

Allie: Oh, that reminds me. I have to put this in the water.

Johnny: Mm-hmm. You know, I’m surprised you didn’t knock somebody over trying to catch that for yourself.

Allie: Why bother when chanel was motivated enough for the both of us? I mean, you notice how she talks about keeping her distance and taking things slow, but she did not hesitate to line up with the single ladies.

Johnny: You think that was all about her catching it so that she could marry you one day?

Allie: She’s a very superstitious person, okay? She doesn’t take that stuff lightly.

Johnny: Look, if chanel wants to marry anybody, it’s me. Again.

Allie: You tell yourself whatever you need to, johnny, but I’m gonna be cool and mature and not turn this into some juvenile competition. Okay? Whatever happens happens.

Johnny: I agree. And may the best twin win.

[Tense music]

Julie: [Sighs]

Lani: Are you gonna– are you gonna take it?

Eli: Rafe gave me the okay to escort you to booking myself.

Lani: Okay. Eli, thank you.

Eli: You’re ready to do this?

Lani: [Inhales deeply] As ready as I’ll ever be. What are you all doing here? Dad, mom, it’s your wedding day.

Paulina: We are where we all want to be. And big mama reminded me of what family does when the going gets tough– we cover you in love and in prayer, baby.

Chanel: We’ve got you, lani.

Abe: We all love you.

Lani: I’m so sorry.

[Chuckles weakly] This was supposed to be a day about celebration. Juneteenth. Your wedding. I know how much you were willing to sacrifice for me, paulina. Mama.

Paulina: Mm…

Lani: [Chuckles] I hope you don’t think that I just threw it all away.

Paulina: Mm-mm. Oh, no baby. No, I understand.

Olivia: We all do.

Abe: We are very, very proud of you.

Theo: You’re living your truth.

Olivia: Only way to live free.

Lani: That’s what you taught me, big mama. Thank you. All of you, thank you. I love you. I love you all so much. I love you so much, daddy.

Abe: Oh, yes.

Theo: I love you, sis.

Lani: I love you too. I love you, mama. Okay.

Paulina: Oh.

[Somber music]

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B&B Transcript Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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[ Dramatic music ]

Sheila: So much for finn needing his medication.

Li: He does. He does. I was just calling the pharmacy.

Sheila: Liar! You were calling the cops. You think you can just double cross me and turn me in? You made a big mistake, li. A big mistake.

[ Keys rattling ]

[ Door unlatching ]

[ Brooke gasping ]

Brooke: Oh! Oh, my god. Ridge. God, you scared me.

Ridge: You scared me? How do you not– oh, okay. I’m– I’m sorry. At least the door was locked. Good.

Brooke: Yeah. I’m not taking any chances right now.

Ridge: You can’T.

Brooke: Right.

Ridge: Not with sheila running around.

Brooke: No. Trust me. I can’t believe she hasn’t been caught yet. What brings you by?

Ridge: I don’t know. Just thought I’d check on you.

Quinn: Oh, look at that view.

Wyatt: Right?

Quinn: Oh, I’m so glad that you and flo were able to spend some time with each other while you were traveling for work.

Wyatt: Yeah.

Quinn: And I have to say, I am very glad that you’re back, because it’s very hard to meddle in your life when you’re so far away.

Wyatt: Yeah. I hate depriving you of your favorite pastime. Speaking of which, I couldn’t help but notice.

Quinn: Notice?

Wyatt: We got back yesterday, and I didn’t have the deluge of messages that I usually get from you. I had to reach out to you.

Quinn: Yeah. I’m really trying hard to work on that thing you keep bringing up. It starts with a B. Ba… bow… boun…

Wyatt: Boundaries.

Quinn: Boundaries! That’s it.

Wyatt: Yeah. No.

Quinn: Huh.

Wyatt: What’s really going on, mom?

[ Quinn sighing ]

Quinn: Well… it’s carter. I’m worried about carter.

Paris: I… I don’t know what to say. You– you mean this? You really?

Carter: I do. Well, actually, the I do part comes later, if you say yes now, so will you, paris, will you be my wife? Let’s do this, come on. Let’s get married so we can move on with our lives.

Wyatt: Mom, do you think it’s wise to be worried about carter? And please tell me that worried isn’t a euphemism because–

Quinn: I am fully committed to eric. Carter and I are still friends and I still care about him.

Wyatt: Okay. So why are you worried?

Quinn: Because he’s about to make a mistake. One that’s going to change his life forever.

Paris: This is blowing my mind right now. This is the last thing I expected. You want to get married? This is something I never thought I’d consider until I was older and to someone that I haven’t been dating for a very long time. And to someone who told me I should marry someone else.

Carter: And I never should have done that, but– but maybe I had to push you away because it got me to realize how much I need you, paris. And I do. I need you. More than I can express.

Paris: I need you too.

[ Paris sighing ] Let’s do it.

Carter: What, does that mean?

Paris: Yes.

Carter: Yes?

Paris: Very.

[ Paris laughing ] Oh, my goodness. We’re going to get married.

Brooke: So, you really came here just to check on me?

Ridge: Yeah, I’m worried knowing how sheila feels about you.

Brooke: I’m worried, too. She’s probably halfway across the country by now.

Ridge: Probably. But we can’t let our guard down.

Brooke: I won’T. Thank you for looking out for me.

Ridge: Always.

Sheila: I should have known not to trust you.

Li: I don’t– I don’t understand. You thought I was calling the police?

Sheila: Why don’t you just cut it? Because I heard you say that it was an emergency.

Li: I mean it is. Finn needs his medication. I was just making sure the pharmacy, it was clear that it was a dire situation.

Sheila: Oh, it’s dire, all right. Extremely dire for you. I warned you not to do anything stupid, but no, you just couldn’t help yourself, could you? No, you had to lie to me! Making your little phone call. Now, you’re going to pay for it.

Dry skin is

sensitive skin, too.

Wyatt: Man, I got to say, it’s making me kind of nervous. You having all these big opinions on who carter should marry? But if you’re telling me that you and eric aren’t really connecting right now, then why aren’t you focusing on that? Why aren’t you investing in your own love life? Not carter’S. Unless… you still have feelings for him? That’s why you’re calling this thing a whole big mistake.

Quinn: Well, of course, I still have feelings for carter, and I always will. I know what happened between us was wrong, but it– it doesn’t negate what he meant to me. That he’s a remarkable human being and that I want the best for him.

Wyatt: Oh, that’s just not paris, though, right?

Quinn: Mayingrromebody you don’t love, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

Wyatt: I’m sorry, what?

Quinn: You know what? Forget it.

Wyatt: What did you just say?

Quinn: Forget I said anything.

Wyatt: Why do you think that carter is not in love with paris? You don’t– you don’t think it. You know it. Don’t you? Carter’s still in love with you?

Paris: Carter. We’re engaged. We need to make it official. Forgot to put the ring on my finger.

Carter: Right.

[ Carter laughing ]

Paris: Oh, wow. Ah!

[ Both laughing ]

Brooke: I called and warned hope about sheila, and she said that you already told them. Thank you.

Ridge: Of course. We all have to be on the lookout. We don’t know where this lunatic is going to show up next.

Li: If you do anything to hurt me, anything to make it so I can’t care for him, he won’t survive.

Sheila: I think he’s going to be just fine without you.

Li: I realize you used to be a nurse, but you don’t want to do this by yourself. He needs both of us.

Sheila: All of a sudden, you’re feeling cooperative? Am I supposed to forget that you just tried to call the police?

Li: I wasn’t thinking clearly.

Sheila: No. No, you weren’T.

Li: But I am now. I’m thinking about finn, putting his needs first. It’s foolish of me getting the police involved with all the questions they’d ask. Finn’s just waking up. I don’t want to do anything to cause his backslide. You don’t– you don’t know how hard it’s been for me, doing this on my own. Worrying about him when I have to be elsewhere. But now, now I don’t have to worry because you’re caring for him while I go get his medicine. I guess it’s a huge relief. Sheila, we can do this. We can bring our son back.

Sheila: You’re lying.

Li: No!

Sheila: You don’t want me here. You don’t want me anywhere near our son. My son. I wanted to believe you. I wanted to believe everything that you were saying. That we could both be mothers to finn. Him needing me just as much as he does you.

Li: Finn needs you? The woman who shot him? Almost killed him?

[ Li grunting ] When pain says, “it’s time to go home”

[ Li grunting ]

Sheila: It didn’t have to be this way. You did this, li. You!

Li: Let go. Let go.

Sheila: And you treat me like I’m a monster. Like, I don’t love my son because I do! More than you will ever know.

[ Sheila grunting ]

Li: Like you love finn. Not like his real mother does.

[ Li grunting ] Get off! No!

Sheila: No! You’re not going to get away from me. Never get away from me!

Wyatt: I mean– I mean, I can’t believe this. You and carter are still–

Quinn: Nothing is going on. I swear.

Wyatt: You guys are covering up your real feelings for each other, and you’re saying that’s nothing?

Quinn: Nothing that’s ever going to be acted on. My commitment is to eric.

Wyatt: Oh, so carter’s just going to go find a similar commitment, is that it? He’s so desperate to run away from his feelings for you that he’s just going to go marry paris?

Quinn: Yes, exactly! Now you see why I’m so concerned.

Wyatt: Now you see why I’m so concerned, mom.

Quinn: I can’t let him do this. Wyatt, I can’t let him throw his life away!

Wyatt: Mom.

Quinn: Because of me!

Paris: This is beautiful. Does my fiancé have great taste or what? Oh, my god. I have a fiancé!

Carter: I’m glad you like it. I knew it was meant for the woman I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with.

Paris: I can’t believe this is happening.

Carter: Honestly, neither can I.

[ Carter sighing ] You know what? You know what? I don’t want to wait.

Paris: What?

Carter: Why wait? Why have some long, drawn out engagement? We both know what we want, right? Let’s get married right away.

Ridge: No, honestly. How is that possible? How do you not– okay. Fine. As soon as you hear anything, please give me a call.

Brooke: No leads?

Ridge: No. Baker doesn’t know anything. He doesn’t know where sheila is. And it bothers me not knowing what she’s up to.

Brooke: Or who she’ll target next.

Li: Oh.

[ Li groaning ] Come on. Come on. Oh. Oh, god. Oh, god no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no. No, no, no, no, no.

Sheila: No. No, damn it.

[ Engine thrumming ]

Mike: Hey, pretty lady. Got your message. Do you ever think that we have that kind of friendship where we can go years without talking and then just pick up right–

Sheila: Yeah, [Indistinct] I can’t talk right now. I need your car.

Mike: What?

Sheila: I need your car.

[ Engine turning over ]

[ Engine thrumming ] We really had our hands full with our two-year-old.

Carter: Be a good husband. Paris, be a good wife and a home.

Quinn: You did it. You proposed? Why, carter? Why?

Carter: It’s the way it has to be.

Quinn: But you don’t love her.

Carter: But I can’t have you. And I can’t have paris threatening your marriage, questioning our feelings for each other. So, that’ll stop now.

Quinn: She’s probably going to question you more now that she’s gonna be your wife.

Carter: No, because I’ll be devoted to her. I will. I will be devoted to her, quinn. This is what I want. I want to settle down. I want a family.

Quinn: So that’s your plan?

Carter: I don’t have a plan outside of moving on with my life. Quinn, I’ll do anything to put you behind me. I can’t live like this anymore. I love you too much.

Ridge: Okay. I got to go. You see anything unusual, you hear anything unusual, you call me.

Brooke: Well, I think first I’ll call the police and then I’ll call you.

Ridge: Okay. Yeah, that makes sense. I will do everything in my power to protect you, you know that, right? Okay.

[ Li panting ]

[ Car honking ]

Li: Damn it, sheila!

[ Li yelling ] God!

[ Car honking ]

Sheila: You’re never going to get away from me. All you had to do was share him. Let us both be mothers.

Li: [Indistinct] Get some help. You’re going to prison, sheila. Even if I have to go too.

Sheila: You think you can call the police and send me away? No.

Li: I’ll protect my son. Protect him from you.

Sheila: I’m never going to be separated from my son again. Never.

[ Li panting ] I’m coming for you.

[ Car honking ]

Li: Back off you crazy bitch!

[ Car thudding ]

[ Explosion ]

[ Li shouting ]

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Y&R Update Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Young & The Restless Update

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At Newman Enterprises, Adam was making the CEO’s office his own. Gone was Victoria’s portrait, and pictures of Adam with Victor and with Connor were on display. Victor walked in and noted that Adam had already added his own touches to the office. Adam saw no reason to waste time. He had a lot ot prove since his days might be numbered. Victor asked why Adam would think so, and Adam said they both knew why Victor appointed him CEO. “This has little to do with my abilities and it has everything to do with Victoria,” Adam said. Adam knew there was no way Victor would just let Victoria leave the family. He was aware that Victor gave him this job to send a message to Victoria. Adam said he was the last one Victoria would want to run the company, because she knew he’d have no problem dismantling her signature accomplishments if it didn’t align with his vision for the company. “I always knew you were a very smart boy,” Victor said. Adam didn’t care why he was hired as CEO. He said he’d play the part better than Victor imagined.

Adam thought it was a smart move using the black sheep as bait to bring Victoria home. He said most people in his shoes would be insulted, but he wasn’t, because this gave him a chance to prove he should be in charge of the company. He said the company would run more smoothly than it did with Victoria and the three ring circus constantly surrounding her. Victor suggested it was unfair to judge someone going through a rough patch. “She has no problem doing it to me,” Adam said. Adam knew that Victor thought of things from every angle, so he’d considered the possibility that this move wouldn’t work. Victor confirmed that he had. Adam planned to dazzle Victor so much that he’d keep him in this position even if Victoria returned. Victor said Adam was CEO before, and he didn’t do a good job.

Adam acknowledged that he was CEO, back when they thought Victor was dead. Adam had felt a huge responsibility to preserve Victor’s legacy. Adam had been determined to do it his way, and he was proud even if he didn’t want to admit it. Victor said Adam had been arrogant. Adam agreed. He confessed that he alienated people who tried to help him. Victor had been appalled by Adam’s methods. Adam was disgusted too, in retrospect, but he said got results. He said that wasn’t his time back then, but he and Victor were different now. Adam was sure he was the one to lead this company into the next decade. He was speaking about how ready and willing he was when Michael walked in. Adam grumbled about Michael not knocking. Adam wanted to know what this was all about, but Victor said it wasn’t Adam’s concern. Victor and Michael left.

Sally took the reins at Newman Media. She settled into the CEO’s seat and smiled. Adam arrived and said she looked at home here in this office. He liked her outfit. She’d taken inspiration from female CEOs to see how they used their wardrobe to convey power. She showed him her desk plate and thanked him for the gift. He said he delegated the task to someone else, which was something she’d have to do more of in her new role as CEO. She loved hearing him call her that. He said she’d risen from lowly assistant at Fenmore’s to top dog at Newman Media. He asked what she was going to do to make people take notice. She said content was still king, but they were going to focus on connectivity. She wanted to be the ones people turned to when they wanted news or a different perspective. She said she needed to find a good person to be COO. She asked if he knew anyone. He praised the work she did as COO. He hoped she’d be as fortunate to find as good of a second in command as he did. She asked how his first day on the job was going.

Adam said he’d been unable to stop himself from saying he knew Victor only hired him to force Victoria to come back and reclaim her throne. Adam said Victor wouldn’t confirm or deny it, but it was obvious. Sally thought Adam needed to make a splash to prove beyond a doubt that he deserved to be there. Adam said he’d told Victor that too. Adam said he was going to miss Sally’s mind. Nikki was his COO, and he was sure she wouldn’t support him. Sally promised she’d always support him. As she loosened his tie and they kissed, she promised they’d always be a team. He said they’d always play to win. She said they’d be busy in their new positions. She helped him out of his shirt. He said they’d better not waste their time together.

At Society, Victor told Michael to find Victoria and Ashland and figure out what they were up to. Michael said he wasn’t being paid to skulk around in the shadows – he was Victor’s legal counsel. Michael had some counseling to give. Michael hated Ashland almost as much as Victor, and he was shocked Victoria went with him. Victor said the heart was uncontrollable and unpredictable. Michael recalled Victor saying he thought this was more about Victoria wanting to cut ties and less about Ashland. As a father, Michael knew how hard it was to let go, but maybe it was time.

Victor said Victoria was an extremely capable businesswoman, but she kept gravitating toward extremely flawed men. He didn’t understand it. Michael thought it was easy to explain. “Look at her father. She adores you. You are a powerful deeply flawed man who has proven himself capable of changing,” Michael said. Victor was offended. “How can you conflate me with those two bastards who’ve caused [Victoria] nothing but pain?,” he asked. Victor said enough armchair psychology. He shifted the topic back to Victoria and Ashland. Michael asked why Victor didn’t put his PI team on this. Victor said that this could require the finesse only Michael had. Victor said Michael had a personal stake in this because he wanted to get even with Ashland as much as Victor did.

Victor wanted this done before Victoria was hurt again. Michael said it was Victoria’s choice. Victor thought it was obvious that Victoria was incapable of making up her mind and incapable of leaving Ashland. “I know that Victoria wants to be here. She made a mistake and she knows it. I’m certain she does. But she wants to be back here with her family. Back running the company,” Victor stated. Michael said Victoria would return in her own time. “I don’t give a damn about ‘her own time.’ I want it to happen now before [Ashland] does more damage,” Victor declared.

Nick and Nikki met at Crimson Lights. She was upset Victoria wasn’t returning her calls. Nick hadn’t heard from Victoria either, but last time they talked, she was determined to make the move without interference. Nikki lamented that Victoria had turned her back on them. She was sure Ashland loved it. Nick said Victoria couldn’t cut them out completely because, while the kids were away at boarding school right now, Genoa City would always be their home. Sounding hopeful, Nikki said that Victoria must have told Billy where she was going. Nick doubted Billy would be okay with this arrangement.

Nikki said Victoria was one of the smartest people she knew, but Nikki didn’t recognize her anymore. Nick didn’t think Victoria’s choice was going to work out. Nikki said Victor was counting on Ashland doing something to break Victoria’s heart again. Nick worried that Victoria would be so ashamed by her choice that she wouldn’t turn to people who loved her the most. Nick said Victor replacing Victoria with Adam might be more than Victoria could handle. Nikki knew, but she went along with it because she was desperate to snap Victoria out of the daze. She even decided to step down as co-CEO to give Adam full control. Nick was willing to do whatever it took too. Unlike Victor, Nikki wasn’t confident about Victoria’s response. She was afraid this move would drive Victoria away for good.

Nick said he cleared the air with Victoria before she left and told her he still had her back no matter what. He wanted her to know she had someone in her corner in case things didn’t work out like she wanted. He said Victoria was sure she and Ashland would have an amazing life away from her family, and the Newmans would have to let it play out. Nikki wasn’t ready for that just yet.

Billy was at the park. He called Victoria, who didn’t answer. He left a message saying that, the last time they spoke, she told him she was leaving town. Lily came up and overheard Billy on the call. He didn’t want to add to the difficulty of her move, and he didn’t want to stop her from living her life on her terms. He said he wasn’t going to fight her on the custody arrangement. He suggested they get together and come up with a plan to talk to the kids. He said he wanted her to be happy. He hung up. Lily revealed herself. She apologized for not letting him know she was listening in. He knew she wanted to hear what he was going to say. She admitted that was true. She was glad he’d reined in his urge to protect Victoria. He assured Lily he was committed to her. They hugged, and she thanked him for listening to him and for doing the right thing for them, his kids and Victoria. He thought he should thank her for getting the message through his thick skull. She was riding on a high from the launch last night.

Billy wanted to tell Lily about his conversation with Jill. He promised there was nothing to worry about. Jill was on board with Lily and Billy’s business plans, and she was a fan of his podcast – at least the one in his voice. Lily wasn’t surprised Jill liked the podcast, since Billy was being honest and brave, and people responded to that. Jill had warned Billy that he might be self sabotaging again, though. That made Lily concerned because Jill knew Billy better than anyone. Billy said it wasn’t self sabotage. He wasn’t able to explain just what was going on yet, but the podcast was deeply personal for him, especially The Grinning Soul because it was anonymous. This was something that felt very exciting for him and also very fragile, like he needed to protect it. He asked if that made sense. It didn’t to her, but she thought what mattered was that it made sense to him. He said this journey he was on was invigorating, and he was excited to see where it took him. She was glad about that, but she thought it sounded like he was on a separate path than the one they were planning together. She asked if he was pulling away from her or from Chancellor Winters.

Billy assured Lily that neither was the case. He was excited for her, and he was also excited for his journey. It wasn’t separate from her, it was just his. She was happy he found something he was passionate about. He said he was passionate about her. He thought this was a chance for them to discover new things about themselves and each other. Chelsea walked up and called Billy and Lily the town’s hottest power couple. She congratulated them on the merger and asked Billy how Katie and Johnny were. He said they were good. Lily had to go back to work. Billy followed her and gave her some extra reassurance. She said she loved him and she wanted this for him. They kissed and she left. He returned to Chelsea.

Chelsea was happy Billy and Lily were so in love. She thought they made a beautiful couple. He asked how she was. She said life was good, but he told her that she could be honest with him, since they’d known each other a long time. She asked if he’d ever become friends with the least likely person in the world – someone who had every right to despise you, but instead saw the good in you. That happened to her and Rey. Billy was surprised since Chelsea poisoned Rey. Chelsea said Rey listened to her when she had no one else to turn to, and Connor adored him. She had so much to be thankful for – Connor made her smile every day, and she and Chloe were working on a new line. Chelsea adored Chloe, but lately Chloe had been acting more like a babysitter than a collaborator. Chelsea knew Chloe had the best of intentions, but she wished Chloe wouldn’t worry about her so much. Billy got a text, and he had to go. Chelsea suggested that they could get Johnny and Connor together. Billy was noncommittal. He left.

Nick was walking in the park when he came upon Chelsea, who invited him to join her. He did, and he asked how Sharon was. He said she was doing better than expected. Chelsea assumed something must be happening with his kids then. She said he had this look on his face like there were 20 seconds left in a game and things could go either way. Nick said it was Victoria. Chelsea wasn’t up to date on the Newman gossip, since she and Adam only talked about Connor. She knew Ashland was sick. Nick said Ashland was sick alright, but he faked his cancer. He told her the whole story about Ashland and Victoria. Nick wanted to put Ashland’s head through a wall, but that wouldn’t bring his sister back. Chelsea said that after what Ashland had done to Victoria and Nick’s family, he had every right to want Ashland destroyed.

The text Billy got was from Nikki. He met her at Crimson Lights. Nikki assumed Billy knew where Victoria was, and she wanted him to tell her. Billy said he didn’t know where Victoria was going. Nikki asked how Billy felt about this. He said he hated it, and he was worried about Victoria, the children and anyone who cared about her, including Victor. Billy said he didn’t handle himself very well when Victoria told him she was leaving town. He threatened not to allow the kids to visit Victoria out of state, to protect them. “Oh Billy,” Nikki sighed. Billy realized he was wrong. He said that they both knew Victoria would never endanger the kids. Nikki agreed. Billy said he told Victoria she was an adult capable of living the life she wanted to lead, so he was going to let it go.

Lily was at work with her PR manager, Lori. Lori said there were requests for interviews and speaking engagements with Billy. Lily assumed they wanted to hear from him because he didn’t speak at the launch, but Lori said it because of his podcast. Lori was a big fan. She asked how PR should respond. Lily said it would be fine for Billy to do the interview. When Lori left, Lily looked troubled.

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Days Update Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Eli tells Lani that she doesn’t have to do this but Lani declares that she cannot lie anymore as she still imagines TR. Chanel tells Johnny to put his camera down. Paulina argues that Lani is just trying to take the burden off of her but she did what she did. Lani tells her that she doesn’t have to cover for her anymore. Lani tells Abe that she’s telling the truth that she is the one who pulled the trigger, so she’s the one who should suffer the consequences. Julie argues that it doesn’t matter who pulled the trigger since TR got what he deserved. Olivia agrees. Lani knows how much TR hurt Paulina, but his actions should’ve been decided by a court of law and not her. Abe says if she was shooting him in self defense or to defend her mother, it’s a justifiable shooting. Lani says that’s not how it went down. Paulina pleads with her to stop but Lani explains how she walked in to the apartment and saw TR about to hit Paulina, then she saw Abe lying on the floor. Lani adds that she had just found out that TR shot Eli, so all those things came together at once and the next thing she knew. Eli stops her and says she doesn’t have to say any more, but Lani says she does. Lani continues that Paulina went to check on Abe, while she went to help TR but it was too late as he was gone. Lani states that she realized she killed her father. Lani cries that ever since that moment, TR has been haunting her every day and night because she’s been carrying this secret and she didn’t want Paulina to take the fall. Abe asks how this happened. Lani explains that it was the same night that Ciara’s baby was kidnapped so dispatch took forever to respond because half the force was on Smith Island. Julie recalls being so concerned that she sent Steve over to check. Lani says that when Steve walked in, Paulina just blurted out that she shot TR. Paulina asks Lani not to say anymore. Lani says she tried to come clean but she was in such a daze and she was worried about Abe while Paulina told her to keep her mouth shut and just go to the hospital with Abe. Abe questions Paulina taking the heat for Lani. Lani says she did it out love and now she’s telling the truth out of love for her. Lani declares that the truth is, she shot her father and she is guilty as she breaks down crying while Lani’s vision of TR finally disappears.

Lani tells Eli that she’s sorry as she knows he wanted her to keep the secret. Eli says they will figure it out. Lani tells Abe and Paulina that she didn’t mean to do this in the middle of their wedding, but she couldn’t keep it inside any longer. Johnny asks Chanel if she’s okay. Allie says of course she’s not. Chanel then encourages Lani that they love her and they have her back. Kate suggests to Roman that maybe they shouldn’t be here but Roman declares they are all in this together now. Lani argues that this is supposed to be a celebration for Abe and Paulina’s marriage, so she asks them to stay for them. Paulina asks what Lani is going to do. Lani responds that she’s going to the police station to turn herself in. Eli agrees to take her to the station himself. Julie argues against Lani doing that. Julie knows Lani is doing it because she loves her mother, but urges her to think of Eli and their children. Julie asks if Lani wants her kids to be raised without their mother. Lani says she doesn’t. Julie says the most important thing a mother does is protect her children. Paulina asks Lani to let her do this for her. Lani points out that she already confessed. Julie argues that it was only in front of her family and there was no outsiders. Julie says they all love them so much. Julie states that Abe and Paulina just took a sacred vow. Julie proposes they all take another vow to take this secret to their graves. Julie asks for a show of hands of who is with her. Paulina, Abe, Olivia, and Theo all raise their hands. Kate comments on honest Abe going along with it but is then surprised when Roman raises his hand as well, so Kate reluctantly does also. Chanel raises her hand, followed by Johnny and Allie. Nicole raises her hand and then Eric slowly does the same. They all look to El, who is the last person to raise his hand. Eli then hugs Lani as she cries.

Lani declares that she is deciding for herself as whatever TR did or didn’t do, she is an officer of the law who shot an unarmed man and she has to answer for that. Julie cries that she doesn’t. Lani says she loves them all. Lani hugs Julie, Olivia, Theo, Abe, Paulina, and Chanel. Lani thanks them for their offer but says coming clean today and speaking the truth is the first time she’s felt right since the night of the shooting. Lani repeats that she loves them and then asks Eli to drive her to the police station, which he agrees to do. Eli and Lani then walk out of the park together. Paulina wants to go with them but Abe tells her that there’s nothing any of them can do. Allie points out to Chanel that nobody else touched the cake, so she asks if they should box it up to take it home. Johnny comes over and offers to help with whatever they need. Eric asks if Nicole is okay. Nicole says she was just thinking about Lani as she grew up watching her father abuse her mother almost every day and that’s when Abe came in to her life. Nicole says Lani didn’t grow up watching that, but in the end they both made the same decision. Eric points out that Nicole didn’t kill her father. Nicole feels she willed him to die, so the only difference is that she has no regrets. Eric understands that what happened here brought up those emotions for her. Paulina talks about having to watch Lani grow up from a distance, unable to be there for her as a mother and now Lani will have to do the same thing if her babies are forced to grow up without her. Julie notes that the babysitter is expecting Eli and Lani to be back by now. Theo decides he will go relieve her and watch the kids for as long as they need. Julie decides to go with Theo. Abe thanks them as they leave the park. Paulina asks how Olivia is doing. Olivia says she still has something to say about what Paulina did.

In the interrogation room, Lani writes her statement and asks Eli to have it typed up for her and then she will sign it. Lani questions Eli not saying anything. Eli holds back tears as he declares he doesn’t know how to live without her. Lani asks him not to make it harder than it already is. Eli argues that once she signs that statement, there is no going back. Eli adds that maybe he doesn’t have the right to ask her, but he asks if she won’t do it for Paulina, will she do it for him and their kids? Eli says he can rip up her statement right now and pretend none of this ever happened.

Roman, Kate, Eric, and Nicole bring the food containers back to the Brady Pub. Roman instructs Eric and Nicole where to put them so they can pick them up later. Eric thanks Nicole for helping take the food to the shelters so it wouldn’t go to waste. Nicole recalls when she was the secretary at St. Luke’s. Eric talks about having to move on from being a priest again and telling himself it was God’s will. Kate comments to Roman that Abe and Paulina had another wedding debacle. Roman says at least they got to make it official this time before Lani’s confession. Kate feels for Lani, calling it an impossible situation. Kate asks Roman what he thinks will happen to Lani. Roman doesn’t know but at the very least, it will be hard for her to keep her badge since she shot an unarmed man and lied about it. Kate points out that he was an abuser and criminal. Roman feels that should mitigate the charge, but it all depends on whether Melinda Trask wants to make an example of Lani since nobody wants to look soft on police units. Kate understands it wasn’t technically self-defense but she didn’t seem aware of what she was doing when she pulled the trigger. Kate asks if that would be considered exculpatory if someone wasn’t in the right state of mind or under the influence, meaning they didn’t have intent. Roman asks if she’s secretly been studying law books. Nicole tells Eric that she should get going, but Eric invites her to stay for lunch if she doesn’t already have plans. Eric hears her stomach rumble and encourages her to stay and eat. Nicole then agrees to stay.

Johnny and Allie help Chanel bring the wedding cake home. Johnny says he’s sorry since he’s the whole reason that TR came to town. Chanel says he had no idea who he was, so nobody blames him. Allie adds that nobody blames Lani either and that’s why they were all willing to keep the secret. Chanel talks about being so upset when she thought her mom would go to prison and now she doesn’t feel any better that it could be her sister going to prison.

Theo and Julie get the twins to sleep at Eli and Lani’s. Theo worries about how Eli will manage on his own if Lani goes to prison. Julie says they will all have to pray that Lani will be exonerated, but if not, there are enough hands and hearts in their family to get the job done until Lani comes back to them.

Paulina knows Olivia has something to say about all this but she can’t hear it right now. Olivia tells her she will hear it. Olivia declares that she has never been prouder of her which surprises Paulina. Olivia states that Paulina made the biggest sacrifice a mother could make when Lani was born, by giving her up to protect her. Abe points out that now Paulina has done it all over again. Olivia is sure that Lani is proud to have Paulina as a mother. Paulina says that’s kind of them to say but feels it didn’t turn out to be the right thing. Paulina adds that she lied to the police and to their family. Paulina brings up promising Abe that she would never lie to him again and says she left him completely in the dark. Abe responds that he wasn’t exactly in the dark, surprising Paulina.

Lani tells Eli that if he tears up her statement, he would be tampering with evidence. Eli is not worried about that right now. Lani cries that if she keeps going on with the lie, everyone at the wedding will have to lie for her. Eli reminds her that they all agreed to do so. Lani asks if he really thinks there is any way in hell that the lie could stay a secret with all those people knowing. Lani adds that Johnny was recording it. Lani cries that there is no turning back, so she has to face the truth and deal with the consequences.

Paulina questions what Abe means by saying he wasn’t in the dark. Olivia decides to give them some alone time and walks away. Abe explains that when he woke up in the hospital, he knew he remembered hearing Paulina say “what have you done”. Paulina thought he was out. Abe says he didn’t understand but the more he thought about it, the more he thought that Lani was the one who really shot TR. Paulina questions Abe knowing all this time. Abe clarifies that he talked to Eli about his suspicions and Eli spoke to Lani, then came back and assured him he was wrong and that Lani was innocent. Abe believes Eli knew and that Lani told him the truth. Abe understands that Eli lied to him to protect his wife. Abe says he believed Eli because he didn’t want to imagine the outcome that Lani is facing now.

Eli asks Lani if she has any idea how long she could be locked up and how hard it could be inside for her as a cop. Lani says of course she does. Eli adds that by the time she gets out, their children could be teenagers. Lani cries that part of the reason she’s doing this is for their kids, so she can be an example they can be proud of. Eli argues that she already is and she doesn’t have to go to prison for that. Lani argues that ever since she pulled that trigger, she’s been living in her own prison and seeing TR every where she looked while hating herself. Eli argues that she told the truth to everyone that matters, her friends and family. Lani asks about her responsibility to the badge. Eli states that they are cops, but they are human beings first and sometimes their choices are to put the people they love above the law. Lani guesses he’s talking about when she helped Kristen. Eli confirms that and asks what is the difference now. Lani acknowledges that it was wrong for her to do it then and it is wrong for her to do it now. Lani says she should’ve told the truth from the beginning and then she wouldn’t have ruined another wedding or let another lie fester between Abe and Paulina. Lani hopes they can forgive her.

Allie brings up the tradition to freeze a piece of the wedding cake so the bride and groom can eat it on their first anniversary. Johnny never heard of that and wonders if they have this tradition in Italy since it would’ve been nice to relive he and Chanel’s wedding day one year later. Johnny reminds Chanel of their wedding day while Allie rolls her eyes.

Roman and Kate have lunch with Eric and Nicole. Roman talks about no matter how many weddings take place in Salem, hope springs eternal and they never give up on love. Kate brings up another Salem wedding coming up and asks Nicole when the big day is. Nicole responds that she and Rafe were planning to get married this week but they postponed it because Rafe is leading the investigation in to Abigail’s murder. Kate calls that so tragic and asks if there are any suspects. Nicole doesn’t know as Rafe hasn’t said anything to her. Eric says it doesn’t seem real. Roman wishes it wasn’t. Kate calls it another reminder that life is short, so they should get their happiness when it’s right in front of you. Nicole assures that she and Rafe plan on rescheduling their wedding soon. Kate says that wasn’t what she was getting at, so Roman questions what she was getting at. Kate remarks that she’s sure Eric believes in signs. Kate brings up that Eric came back to Salem, was forced out of the priesthood, and then Nicole postponed her wedding. Roman questions what Kate is doing. Kate responds that she’s asking questions. Roman feels she’s stirring the pot and says it’s none of their business. Kate notes that when Nicole accepted Rafe’s proposal, she didn’t have all the facts like the fact that Eric is now back on the market. Nicole insists that she is in love with Rafe and they are very happy. Nicole can’t believe Kate is bringing this up and presuming that Eric wants to be with her, which he does not. Kate asks how she knows that and if she asked him. Nicole says of course she hasn’t, so Kate asks Eric if he would like to get back together with Nicole. Roman tells Kate to stop. Kate points out that Eric didn’t answer. Eric responds that Nicole is capable of making her own decisions and he’s sure she would appreciate if Kate just dropped this. Kate remarks on Eric still not answering the question.

Paulina offers to take Olivia back to her apartment but Olivia says she doesn’t want to go, reminding her that it’s her wedding night. Abe points out that it’s still daytime. Olivia adds that there is some place else that they are needed right now.

Johnny questions Allie giving him her death glare. Allie complains that Johnny is being annoying and insensitive by reminding her that they were married. Chanel interrupts and says she’s starving with a giant cake just sitting there. Allie asks if she wants cake. Chanel doesn’t think Paulina and Abe would mind. Chanel goes to get plates but gets a text and tells them that they can stay as long as they want, but she has to go. Chanel then hurries out of the apartment.

Theo tells Julie that he’s so sorry about Abigail. Theo adds that if Julie wants to go be with her family, he’ll be fine as the kids are asleep. Julie says she would prefer to stay here and be useful to take her mind off things. Theo then gets a text and asks if she’d mind if he steps out for awhile because there is somewhere he needs to be.

Lani tells Eli that she should’ve arrested TR but instead she went for her gun and shot to kill, which not only makes her a murderer but a hypocrite. Lani talks about how many times she condemned trigger-happy cops for making them all look bad. Eli argues that this is different since TR hurt her family and was about to do it again. Lani says if she’s serious about holding cops to a higher standard and making them accountable, then she needs to do the same for herself. Eli calls her a great cop and an even better mother, wife, and daughter. Eli tells Lani that they love her and they need her. Lani cries that she doesn’t want to be separated from him or the kids, but she wants Jules and Carver to be able to say their mother did the right thing. Eli questions if she’s sure this is the right thing. Lani says that doesn’t mean she’s not terrified at the thought of being away from him. Lani tells Eli that she loves him so much and he hugs her as she cries. Eli tells Lani that he loves her and will be by her side the whole time, so they will get through it together.

Nicole says thanks for lunch but she has to go pick up Holly, so Eric walks her out of the Pub. Roman questions Kate what the hell that was all about. Kate says everything is so doom and gloom these days so she decided to try to play matchmaker. Roman questions why she was pushing his son to be with a woman that Kate doesn’t even like. Kate responds that it’s obvious that Eric is still in love with Nicole. Roman asks how it’s obvious. Kate says it’s obvious to them and Nicole too.

Eric promises Nicole that he did not put Kate up to whatever she was doing. Nicole knows him well enough that he would never stoop to that. Eric says he never would’ve asked her to stay if he did. Nicole is glad he did because the chowder was amazing. Eric thanks her for helping them. Nicole says anytime and she’ll talk to him soon. Eric mentions that he’ll look out for his wedding invite as Nicole then walks away.

Allie and Johnny eat wedding cake. Allie comments that he might be losing his touch. Johnny claims he was just helping her with the cake. Allie complains that he had to insert his romantic memories of his beautiful Italian fairy tale wedding. Johnny asks if he’s not allowed to talk about their past. Allie asks what if she constantly brought up her past with Chanel, who she has known a lot longer. Johnny asks if she thinks Chanel can’t see through Allie and how she looked at her after she caught the bouquet. Johnny is surprised Allie didn’t knock somebody over to catch it herself. Allie responds that Chanel was motivated enough for the both of them. Allie says Chanel talks about keeping her distance and taking it slow but she did not hesitate to line up to catch the bouquet. Johnny argues that if Chanel wants to marry anybody, it’s him again. Allie says she will not turn this in to some juvenile competition, so whatever happens, happens. Johnny agrees and says may the best twin win.

Julie looks at Eli and Lani’s wedding photo.

Lani signs her official statement and hands it back to Eli. Eli informs her that Rafe gave him the OK to escort her to the booking himself. Lani thanks him. Eli asks if she’s ready to do this. Lani says she’s as ready as she’ll ever be. Eli and Lani then exit the interrogation room to find Abe, Paulina, Olivia, Chanel, and Theo at the police station. Lani questions what they are all doing here, reminding Abe and Paulina that it’s their wedding day. Paulina assures that they are all where they want to be as Olivia reminded her of what family does when the going gets tough. Abe assures Lani that they all love her. Lani apologizes as this was supposed to be a day about celebration, Juneteenth, and their wedding. Lani knows how much Paulina was willing to sacrifice for her. Lani hopes she doesn’t think she’s throwing that all away. Paulina and Olivia assure that they understand. Abe adds that they are very proud of her. Lani thanks them and says she loves them all so much as she hugs them all. Eli then escorts Lani away.

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GH Short Recap Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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General Hospital celebrates its 15,000 episode today as Laura’s friends rally around her to try and figure out who wrote an opinion editorial in the Invader which said they had gathered enough signatures to generate a recall election.

Sonny and Curtis follow the money trail and discover that Cyrus is helping the group calling themselves The Friends of Port Charles. Cyrus also wrote the opinion editorial in the Invader. Laura tells Cyrus she forgives him and is grateful that he cares so much about Port Charles. Laura writes a rebuttal to the letter Cyrus wrote telling the citizens of Port Charles how much she loves the town and admits that there is work to be done to bring down crime. There, are still a lot of things that are good about Port Charles.

Scott asks Liesel to marry him but, she tells him no because they don’t need to get married because they are already happy together. Maxie goes with Laura to visit Elizabeth and bring her make up. Laura tells Elizabeth that the boys are fine although they miss her very much. Laura tells Elizabeth to concentrate on her recovery because all her friends, are stepping up to make sure that the boys’ life is as normal as possible under the circumstances.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Adam tells Victor that he knows that the reason he appointed him CEO was to make Victoria so angry she would return home to take back her position as CEO. Adam tells Victor that he intends to do such a good job that if Victoria returns he won’t give her back her job.

Billy tells Lily he is enjoying doing both his podcasts and he is excited about his new journey. Billy tells Lily not to worry because he is still going to be her COO and support her with what she is doing at Chancellor Winters.

Billy calls Victoria and leaves a message telling her that he isn’t going to interfere in her life because he wants her to be happy. Victor tells Michael to find Ashland and Victoria and find out their plans.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Lani confessed to killing Ray. Eli and Paulina tried to stop her from confessing. Lani told everyone that Ray needed to be stopped, but not by her. Abe thought she did it in self-defense. Lani said it didn’t happen that way. She explained what happened when she shot Ray. Lani apologized to Eli for confessing. Julie tried to talk Lani out of confessing to what she did. She wanted everyone to keep quiet about what she did to protect her children. Everyone at the wedding agreed to keep what she did quiet. Lani was grateful to everyone for wanting to keep quiet, but she wanted to confess to what she did. She asked Eli to drive her to the station. Paulina wanted to go with them. Abe told her there was nothing she could do.

Olivia told Paulina that she was proud of her for what she did for Lani. Paulina was surprised by that. She talked to Olivia and Abe that she promised not to lie. She felt bad for leaving him in the dark. He said he wasn’t exactly in the dark. Eli wanted to tear up Lani’s confession. She didn’t want him to tear it up. She didn’t think her lie could stay hidden for long. She said there was no turning back. She wanted to face the truth and suffer the consequences. Abe explained how he knew that Lani possibly killed Ray. Eli told Lani how long she could be locked up. Lani realized she should have arrested Ray. She shouldn’t have shot to kill. Eli tried to make her feel better about what she did, but she didn’t hear him. Eli assured her that he would be by her side the entire time. He told her they would get through it together.

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