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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?

On the next “General Hospital” —

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B&B Transcript Friday, June 24, 2022

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript

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[ 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 Transcript Monday, June 20, 2022

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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.

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

[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?

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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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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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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

[ 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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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.

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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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Kyle: Here you go, babe.

Summer: Thank you.

Kyle: Mmm. I missed the iced tea when we were in italy. I mean, how is the iced coffee in milan so good but the iced tea was terrible?

Summer: I don’t know, it’s one of life’s great mysteries.

Kyle: You know, what I miss the most in milan is the street food. Just being able to walk around and get anything anytime — sweet, savory.

[ Chuckles ] Harrison loved that gelato.

Summer: We all loved the gelato.

Kyle: Oh, the guy in the piazza with the fresh and the cart — oh, the best ravioli you’ve ever had for 5 euros.

Summer: You sound hungry.

Kyle: Oh, I wasn’t until i started reminiscing. I guess we’re just gonna have to move back to milan. For the ravioli.

Summer: Don’t even joke about this.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry.

Summe oh, god, I have been going through all of these text messages and e-mails from my mom trying to find some clue as to how to handle this situation between our mothers.

Kyle: I don’t understand why it’s your responsibility to broker peace between two grown women.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] I wish that I could wash my hands of it, but if history has taught us anything, it’s that my mom and diane would kill each other if given the chance. That’s the pool house burned down back in the day.

Kyle: I’d like to think they’re past that. Well, my mother is anyway.

Summer: Something thwarted the romance between my mom and your dad, and I am not convinced that your mother didn’t have something to do with it.

Kyle: I just think we’re best served if we stay away from their conflict.

Summer: I did what I could for my mother by getting daniel to invite her out of town, which she desperately needed. I mean, just being in the vicinity of diane brings out the absolute worst in her.

And the spa is this way. It was personally designed by our owner phyllis summers for the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. Phyllis is out of town right now, but you can contact me if you have any personal concerns.

Allie: I was so interested in what jabot is doing with nanotechnology and skin care that ashley actually arranged a second visit to the lab for me. I got to shadow the lead researcher.

Jack: Wow. And I’m sure ashley was thrilled to find someone who is interested in that part of the business. I cannot overstate what ashley has done for jabot.

Allie: I mean, ashley is pretty incredible. I’ve done some research on her myself, and I found out she’s the leading fragrance chemist in the industry. She holds all of these patents and was named innovator of the year.

Jack: She’s pretty remarkable, and I think she would be happy to know that you want to be a little more hands-on in the lab. Maybe she could even arrange something, maybe a summer internship.

Allie: Oh, jack, um…I don’t know.

Chelsea: [ Humming ]

Chloe: [ Clears throat ]

Chelsea: [ Humming ]

Chloe: Okay, could you — sorry, it’s just a little distracting.

Chelsea: Oh, sorry. I didn’t even realize I was doing that.

[ Chuckles ] You know, connor said the strangest thing last night. He asked me if I thought they played soccer in heaven. I didn’t even know what to say. I know he’s thinking about rey. He’s just been so distant lately, you know? And I try to get him to talk and he shuts down. I — I think he feels mentioning rey will upset me.

Chloe: You’ll both get through it. You know, you’re doing great, and so is connor, all things considered. I mean, especially since, you know, you’ve had a lot of pressure to get things finalized for the new line. Speaking of which, could I see what you’re working on?

Chelsea: Sure.

Chloe: Um…okay, this is for winter, not this season.

Chelsea: Yeah, I know. I just liked the idea for next year. I didn’t want to let it slip away.

Chloe: You know what is slipping away? Time. We are up against a deadline. You need to get focused. Psoriatic arthritis, made my joints stiff,

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Jack: There is no pressure. No, no, this internship was just a suggestion. I’m sure the cosmetics business didn’t even make it onto your radar screen when you were getting your degree in chemical engineering.

Allie: Yeah, that’s true. It really wasn’T.

Jack: So if you told me, “I’m just not interested,” I’d be fine with that. I — I’m sorry I put you in this spot.

Allie: Oh, jack — jack, please do not ever apologize for offering me an incredible opportunity like this. It’s not that I’m not interested.

Jack: So why the hesitation?

Allie: I just don’t think i should be able to jump in front of everyone else. I mean, jabot must be getting hundreds of these applications a year.

Jack: That is very sweet. You would not be taking anyone’s job. Believe me, all of our regular internships have been filled for some time now with younger students, undergraduates.

Allie: Oh. [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Yeah, nancy, the lead researcher you met…

Allie: Yeah?

Jack: …Has almost no connection with those people at all. Her work is too advanced. No, we would be setting up an internship to help her. You’d get a chance to test the waters and there’s no long-term commitment — none.

Allie: I mean, that sounds perfect. But can you give me a little time to think about it?

Jack: Absolutely. You take all the time you want.

Allie: I appreciate this, jack. Thank you for being so thoughtful.

Jack: It is in jabot’s best interest to work with bright young chemists. I also know there’s an emotional element in all this — following in your father’s footsteps. If that aspect is getting in your way, I understand that.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] After all these years, you still don’t understand how the creative mind works.

Chloe: I guess not. Please explain.

Chelsea: It’s a process. I’m not over here just wasting time daydreaming. I’m thinking about the changes i want to make to my designs.

Chloe: I see, and I — I have a process, too, and that involves making sure that we have designs in time so we can get them into production.

Chelsea: I know, and it’s very motivating and respectful. That’s why we work so well together.

Chloe: So how can i respectfully motivate you to work faster?

Chelsea: Chloe, I’m doing the best that I can. I mean, I can’t just flip a switch to finish a design.

Chloe: Okay, but you’re operating at a pace that may necessitate some changes in production.

Chelsea: What do you mean?

Chloe: You know, we’ve missed a couple deadlines, so we’re not gonna be able to get that custom print that you wanted for the separates.

Chelsea: No, that print is essential to my vision.

Chloe: Okay, maybe I could… try to find another manufacturer that can make the print.

Chelsea: No, no, no, no. Too much is riding on this to go with someone new.

Chloe: I get it. Believe me, I get it, because i have been making myself crazy trying to juggle all these moving parts so I could free you up to create beautiful designs.

Chelsea: I’m sorry, but you can’t rush artistic inspiration.

Chloe: Chelsea [Sighs] The logistics of production matter. And if we keep on missing these deadlines, lauren is going to get fed up with us, she’s gonna kick us to the curb, and then all of this hard work will have been for nothing.

Kyle: This will be a moot point by the time phyllis gets back. She’ll have cooled off.

Summer: No one cools off in georgia in june.

Kyle: You know what I mean.

Summer: I know what you mean. I also know what daniel means when he says that mom’s been moody. It means that she’s been stewing over what happened between her and jack. She might even come back more upset.

Kyle: We do not want that.

Summer: No, we don’T. But what about your mom?

Kyle: What do you mean?

Summer: Is there a way that we could get her out of town for a while? I mean, doesn’t she need to go back to la and tie up some loose ends or something?

Kyle: [ Sighs ] I don’t think she’s gonna go for that. She feels like we finally reconnected. She’s getting to spend some time with harrison. She’s even talked about putting roots down in genoa city. She even asked me to help her find a job.

Summer: Really? What — what does she want to do?

Kyle: She mentioned pr. Apparently back in california, she took some classes, but we didn’t get into the details. And I didn’t make any promises. My point is she’s ready to settle down here. Maybe we can get phyllis to hire her at the hotel.

[ Chuckles ] You are not amused by any of my jokes today.

Summer: No, no. That one was worse than the ravioli joke. Kyle, come on. This is serious.

Kyle: I know. But what more can we do? I think we should focus on things we can control. Like finding a new ceo at marchetti. The deal with jabot is about to be finalized, and we need someone in place — the sooner, the better.

Summer: I thought that we found the perfect candidate. Does that mean that you’re taking yourself out of the running?

Kyle: No, no, I’m still considering it. I just… look, I don’t know if I’m the right person for the job.

Summer: But you are. What can I do to convince you? Hi, my name’s steve.

Chelsea: I know the way i work isn’t the most efficient, but I am coming up with some great stuff right now. I’m inspired, and truly, this new line is gonna be so stunning, I don’t think lauren’s gonna care if we’re late for a deadline here and there.

Chloe: You may be coming up with amazing pieces, but here’s the thing. We can’t sell sketches. We need to make the clothes.

Chelsea: Chloe, everything will fall into place, okay? It always does, so I’m just gonna need you to relax and trust that everything will work out.

Chloe: Where have I heard that before?

Chelsea: What did you say?

Chloe: You know what? No, you are totally right. It is not your job to sweat the small details of mass production. That is my job.

Chelsea: Okay. You’re kind of making it sound like I’m irresponsible. Um…I would never let anybody down, certainly not you and certainly not lauren. I just don’t need a rigid structure.

Chloe: I beg to differ, but that is the difference between the two of us. Your brand of genius is brilliant and flashy, whereas when I get it right, nobody should notice. Not even you. And my job is to make sure that nothing will impeded your creative flow.

Chelsea: So you need to babysit me?

Chloe: Yes.

Chelsea: [ Gasps ]

Chloe: No, no, I — I mean, that was obviously a joke. I — my point is, is that I am here to protect you, even if that means being a pain in the butt sometimes.

Chelsea: What do you think i would do without you? Do you think I would completely implode?

Chloe: Of course not. Are you saying that you don’t need my help?

Gloria: Ladies! Oh. 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.

Allie: I’ll admit, I have been thinking a lot about dad lately. About how he would feel with me being here in genoa city, getting to know his father’s family.

Jack: Well, I obviously don’t know for sure, but I’d like to think he wouldn’t have had a problem with it.

Allie: Yeah, that’s — that’s what I was thinking, too, and i recently talked to noah about it, and he thinks my dad would be happy for me to be in a place where people cared about me, family, even.

Jack: Well, I’m glad he could reframe it and give you some perspective. That’s a good friend.

Allie: Yeah, yeah, he really is.

[ Chuckles ] You know, I was so nervous when I first came to genoa city, showing up unannounced. But everyone has been so gracious and so warm.

Jack: Well, you had a hand in that. You charmed absolutely everyone you met. I mean that. Ashley, she was very skeptical about you, your motives — now she adores you.

Allie: Ashley is amazing. I mean, so is the rest of the abbotts, and then there’s noah and mariah and tessa, even — even diane, who I get that she used me in the beginning, but she’s been kind of sweet to me lately. Okay, that — that was the wrong thing to say.

Jack: No, no, not at all.

Allie: I know she’s done terrible things to your family, to noah’s family.

Jack: That shouldn’t matter. No, I’m not gonna be dictating how you should feel about diane or anyone else. No, we all have to come to our own conclusions. That includes kyle. And if you find her sweet, well, that’s what’s important, but…

Allie: But what?

Jack: Don’t get too close. You always have to allow for the fact that diane has her own agenda.

Allie: Ah. So you still think she’s up to no good.

Jack: No, I just don’t want anyone to get hurt, especially you. I’m not sure what diane’s ultimate motives are. I will be grateful to her forever for two things — bringing my son into this world and bringing my granddaughter into my life.

Kyle: We have to realize what I’d be giving up if I step down as co-ceo of jabot, and…it’s more than just power or status. You know, I really enjoyed working with my dad.

Summer: I know. You two have grown so much closer.

Kyle: It’s more than just family bonding. I’m showing him I can take the reins if needed.

Summer: But taking over marchetti is not a step down. It’s a big company with a lot of room for growth.

Kyle: Mm. I see your point. Could be another, possibly better, way to show him what I’m capable of. Running a company on my own, demonstrating leadership skills.

Summer: And you wouldn’t have to leave the family business to do that because marchetti is gonna be a part of jabot. It’s the best of both worlds.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] You sound like you’ve made up your mind for me.

Summer: Well, it’s your decision to make, and you got to do what’s right for you.

Kyle: I have to admit, I have been having ideas on how to turn marchetti around. I guess we could just hire someone to implement those ideas, but…nah, what’s the fun in that?

Summer: Does that mean —

Kyle: Yes, I’ll take the job. I’m in.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: [ Laughs ] Oh! I’ll tell my dad when we see him later.

Summer: Oh, my gosh, this — this is amazing. I am so excited.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Kyle: Oh.

Summer: Hey, mom. How’s it going in savannah?

Phyllis: Excellent. Daniel is an incredible host. I’m really enjoying myself.

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Summer: It’s good to hear from you. I feel like it’s been a while since we talked.

Phyllis: I know, I know. Well, that’s on me. Daniel is such a good host. He’s been showing me all the sites here in savannah. So beautiful. Hey, do you know what kudzu is?

Summer: No.

Phyllis: Oh, it’s this beautiful vine that grows everywhere here. It’s so gorgeous. Um, so how is it going at home?

Summer: Things are good. The weather is beautiful.

Phyllis: That’s great. Hey, let me ask you something. Did you take my advice and talk to your husband and get him to send diane packing?

Summer: Mom, I told you that I wasn’t gonna try to change his mind. And there’s no point anyway. Diane is sticking around. She wants to rebuild her relationship with kyle and he wants to give her a chance.

Phyllis: That’s not gonna go well for him or for you. But sometimes people need to learn their lessons on their own.

Summer: Does that mean that you’re now willing to accept diane’s presence here in genoa city and leave the rest of us to make our own decisions where she’s concerned?

Phyllis: I will not get worked up over diane. I will not do it. I won’t do it, summer. Anger is poison. It’s a poison that will eat away at you and kill you if you let it, and I will not do that.

Summer: I would love to believe that.

Phyllis: Then believe it.

Summer: Enough about diane. I have so much to tell you. The deal for marchetti is almost done, and we’re making progress on a ceo.

Phyllis: That’s great. I love to hear that. Um…let’s get together and chat when I get home.

Summer: When will that be, exactly?

Summer: Soon. Very soon.

Chelsea: You’re misunderstanding what you overheard. The new line is gonna be great.

Chloe: Yes, chelsea has come up with some amazing new ideas for the upcoming season.

Gloria: And I can’t wait to see them.

Chloe: You were — you were just in london for their fashion week. How was it?

Gloria: Oh, it was marvelous. I was treated so well. Got so many compliments on how I’m representing jcv. Lauren is thrilled with my team. And we even surpassed the most optimistic projections.

Chloe: Well, that’s great. I’m very happy for you, gloria.

Gloria: Oh, and while I was there, I was able to chat up the new line.

Chloe: Oh, I didn’t ask you to do that.

Gloria: Chloe, we’re family. We do that for each other.

Chloe: I think it’s more of a one-way street. You know, where kevin and I get you out of jams and then you rarely say thanks.

Gloria: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. Well, that’s why I’m so happy to be in the position to do you a favor.

Chloe: But you haven’t even seen what we’re working on, so how could you possibly know what to say?

Gloria: Darling, I am gloria. I can hype anything. That’s one of my gifts. I told them that the new line is brilliant and a real game-changer.

Chloe: Well, I suppose that’s vague enough to avoid any inaccuracies. Assuming if we ever finish it.

Gloria: As in — I didn’t quite hear that.

Chelsea: Oh, she said we’re almost done.

Gloria: Ah. [ Laughs ] Oh, justike old times, chelsea. Me, traveling the continent — in fact, the entire world — promoting your new designs.

Chelsea: That sounds like a wonderful experience.

Gloria: Oh, it was, it was, it was. An I spoke to some buyers and critics… who were you so eager to welcome you back to the world of fashion.

Chelsea: That’s so nice to hear.

Gloria: Oh, it was, it was. In fact, next year, we need to go to fashion week together. The fenmore fashionistas.

Chelsea: Yes, I love it. Alert the authorities now so they have 12 months to prepare for us.

[ Laughs ]

Gloria: We will have too much fun.

Chloe: Yeah, well, first we need to get through the launch of our new line.

Gloria: And I don’t think that’s a problem, because you two are brilliant. You have lauren’s support and financial backing, and the best thing — you are so exceedingly lucky to be working with your best friend in the whole wide world. I’d say these are ideal circumstances.

Chelsea: You’d think so, wouldn’t you?

Allie: Jack, whatever i decide about the internship or even staying here in genoa city, I just want you to know how much I appreciate your generosity.

Jack: No.

Aie: No, I’m serious. And it’s not about letting me stay at the house, but rather just you being there for me. When my dad died, I felt very alone. And that feeling’s disappearing more and more every day.

Jack: I’m glad to hear that. And you don’t have to thank me. That is what family does. Look, from the very first day i met you in los angeles, I knew that you were hurting. I didn’t know about your relationship with your mother at all, but I could see that you needed to feel loved, needed to feel a sense of belonging and purpose of place. I didn’t want to push because, of course, I did that with your father.

Allie: You got the balance exactly right.

Diane: Hello, you two. Oh, I’m sorry, is this — is this a bad time? Is everything alright?

Allie: No, everything’s wonderful, diane. You know what? I’m actually late to go meet noah at the park.

Jack: Okay, well, tell noah i said hello and thank him for giving you good advice.

Allie: I will. Great to see you, diane.

Diane: You too, allie. Hmm. Noah again? They seem to be spending a lot of time together.

Jack: Yes, they do seem to be hitting it off.

Diane: Good for her. She’s a special young woman. She seems to be fitting in here really well.

Jack: Better than you?

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, that wouldn’t take much.

Jack: Go ahead, say it. You want to say it. All of this wouldn’t be happening to allie if it hadn’t been for you. That’s where you’re going with this, isn’t it?

Diane: There aren’t a lot of positive things I can take credit for. Let me have that. Please? [ Chuckles ] May I?

Jack: Yeah, go ahead. What can I du with less asthma?

“The young and the restless”

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Summer: Thank you for coming by.

Lauren: Well, of course. I heard the marchetti deal is almost wrapped up.

Kyle: Oh, the legal department’s taking their time.

Lauren: Oh, and after being married to a lawyer as long as i have, I can tell you, they will not be rushed.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Lauren: Okay, so I’m excited to hear about this possible collaboration between marchetti and fenmore’S. I’ve been curious since you mentioned it a couple weeks ago.

Kyle: Couldn’t be more specific at the time. I had to wait until the terms of the deal were finalized.

Lauren: I’m excited to hear. Go on ahead.

Kyle: Go ahead, summer.

Summer: We would like for fenmore’s to be the exclusive carrier for marchetti in the us.

Lauren: Wow. Wow. That would be great for both brands, and, of course, I love it because I trust your creative vision.

Summer: Thank you. That means so much to me, coming from you, lauren.

Lauren: But I do have questions.

Summer: Like?

Lauren: Like I heard that angelina marchetti is looking to retire. And if she does step down, who is gonna fill those very classy shoes? Do you have a designer lined up?

Summer: Not yet, but we have ideas.

Kyle: That’s something else we wanted to talk to you about.

Summer: The person that we have in mind, I think she would be very excited by the opportunity, but we wanted to run it by you first.

Lauren: I’m intrigued. Who do you have in mind?

Summer: Chelsea lawson.

Chloe: Truth be told, there has actually been some friction between the two best friends in the whole world.

Chelsea: But it’s just the pressure getting to us. We’re working through it.

Chloe: We’ve gotten through worse.

Gloria: Of course you have. Your friendship has weathered the test of time. Listen, I have run so many different businesses — some of them successful, some of them ruined by my partner’s lack of vision. But the way I see it, the secret to success is simple. You hire the people who are the best for the job, and then you get out of their way.

Chelsea: Agreed. It all comes down to trust.

Gloria: Ooh. Yes, kind of like a symphony orchestra. Everybody has their roles to play. They play their parts beautifully. I mean, the bassoonist is never gonna play the piccolo. The violinist will never blow the french horn. Everyone brings their own talents to the table, and then they make beautiful music together.

Chloe: As long as they’re paying attention to the conductor. Otherwise, it’s just noise.

Chelsea: You see yourself as the conductor?

Chloe: Well, someone has to make sure that things are running the way they’re supposed to.

Chelsea: And what am I in this scenario, the noise?

Chloe: Well, without me, you can’t make the beautiful music.

Chelsea: You want to bet?

Gloria: Oh, ladies, ladies, ladies, shh. This will not do.

Diane: I got to see harrison in the park today. I swear he is growing day-by-day. I think I need to carry a tape measure around with me.

Jack: I probably don’t notice as much as I used to, now that I see him every day. I mean, it used to be I’d go to italy every couple of months, and I would see giant changes.

Diane: I’m sure you love that they’re going to stay here in genoa city.

Jack: I do.

Diane: So be honest, is that why you’re purchasing marchetti?

Jack: No, there are plenty of good reasons for acquiring that company, business-wise, but this is a fringe benefit.

Diane: Hmm. I really enjoyed my time in milan, and I would’ve been willing to move back there if kyle wanted me to, but, hmm, I’m kind of glad it didn’t come to that.

Jack: Really? I think you would be relieved to get away from all of the resentment you’ve been dealing with here.

Diane: Oh, it isn’t that bad.

[ Sighs ] Okay, it’s — it’s been that bad.

Jack: Yeah.

Diane: But I’m hoping that people are going to stop lashing out or clinging to their old view of me. Maybe over time, even…those I’ve wronged the most will be willing to see that I’ve changed or at least admit that it’s possible. Is it too soon to put you in that category?

Jack: I’m trying to forget the past and believe in the future, for you and kyle.

Diane: Well, thank you for that. That’s what I would expect from jack abbott.

[ Chuckles ] It’s a tiny, little club you’ve joined of people that I’ve maybe somewhat won over, but I’m going to try to keep adding new members. Although I know there are some people I’m never going to be able to recruit, such as phyllis.

Jack: I think the best option is to avoid her altogether. Pretend you live in separate universes. Age-related macular degeneration may lead to severe vision loss.

Gloria: I have a very special place in my heart for both of you. That is why you need to listen to what I’m about to say. Now, first of all, I know how you feel about me. You think I’m a daffy gadfly who flits from here to there, pestering everybody I meet.

Chloe: No, gloria —

Gloria: Yes, please. You think I’m the crazy, wacky mother-in-law who just pops up for your own personal comic relief. But I’m gonna tell you who i really I’M. I’m a survivor. I’ve been doing this a long time, and people always underestimate me. But I’m still here because i know what works and I know what has value. And from where I’m sitting, what I see, you two have value as a team. Both equally brilliant. You, the designer. You, making the trains run on time. But you have got to harness this negativity I’m picking up on and turn it into some positive energy that will send you both rocketing to new heights.

Chloe: It’s good advice.

Chelsea: Yeah, we’ll — we’ll take that to heart.

Gloria: Good. I suggest you do. Stay strong. Stay smart. Stay together. Ah, and I think my work is done here, so I will see you back at the office. Ta-ta. Ooh, thank you so much.

Lauren: So you want chelsea to design for you?

Summer: That’s right.

Kyle: We know she has a deal with you for her new line.

Summer: And if she signs with us, that deal stays in place. The only thing that would change is the branding.

Lauren: So it would be chelsea lawson for marchetti.

Kyle: The advantages for both companies would be that marchetti gets a line that’s ready to launch, and it’s up to your high standards.

Lauren: Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I have seen the preliminary sketches that’s chelsea’s been working on, and it would have to be a very different sensibility for marchetti, because what I’m looking at is very modern and american.

Summer: Well, we would tweak the designs as necessary to fit what marchetti customers have come to expect.

Lauren: Let me be clear — the sketches that I’m seeing i really like and I think that they could sell, and I don’t want to lose that.

Kyle: Well, maybe you wouldn’t have to. Chelsea could pull double duty, assuming she can handle the workload.

Summer: I don’t think that that should be a problem. I mean, chelsea is an absolute force, and it would be a win-win for her. She gets to launch her own brand, but then she and fenmore’s gets access to marchetti’s loyal customer base and brand recognition.

Lauren: I mean, she does have chloe to help with logistics, and as long as chelsea doesn’t get burned out.

Kyle: Not to mention summer’s expertise, and fenmore’s can hand off some of the financial risk.

Lauren: But what about the search for the new ceo? I mean, that is the missing puzzle piece. I would want whoever is coming in to be on board.

Summer: Of course.

Kyle: I think whoever takes the position would be very excited about this partnership. That won’t be a problem.

Lauren: Alright. Well, then let’s pursue this. Presuming that chelsea’s agreeable.

Summer: That is so good to hear.

Kyle: This is going to be a very exciting partnership.

Lauren: I agree.

Kyle: As much as I would like to keep discussing this — and we will soon — I need to go pick up harrison from his playdate with christian.

Lauren: Aww, give him a squeeze for me, will you?

Kyle: I will. I’ll be back before you know it.

Lauren: He seems happier than the last time I saw him. Now, what about your mom? Any news from her?

Summer: We spoke briefly earlier today. She seems like she’s having a good time, and she says that she’s now ready to let go of all of her anger towards diane.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ] But you don’t believe her.

Summer: Not a word.

Diane: Believe me, I would love to stay away from phyllis, but our son is married to her daughter.

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Roman: [Sighs]

Kate: Hey, are those for the hortons?

Roman: They are–couple quarts of chowder and two sandwiches.

Kate: I feel so badly for them, and for chad and thomas and charlotte. There’s just been so much suffering this year.

Roman: You are right about that, which means that we really need some happy news.

Paulina: Did I hear someone say in they’re in the market for some happy news?

Kate: [Laughs] Well, you’re pretty chipper for someone who just got bailed out.

Paulina: Well, why shouldn’t I be? Today is juneteenth, and i can’t think of a better way to celebrate freedom than by marrying the man I love.

Kate: [Laughs] Well, I guess that depends on how you feel about marriage.

Roman: Wait a minute. You and abe are getting married for real?

Paulina: For real, for real this time. We are finally jumping that broom today, and we want you both to be there.

Abe: Mm, all right, check on the cake, get my clothes from the cleaners…

[Laughs] Oh, yes. They got the rings.

Allie: Well, this is perfect timing. I just finished one juneteenth wedding cake– rush order.

Abe: Aw, you are a angel, a angel, allie. Oh, thank you so much. Thank you for doing this on such short notice.

Allie: No problem. It’s not like I was up until 4 A.M. Finishing it. Okay, I was up until 4 A.M. Finishing it.

Abe: Aw, well–[Chuckles] Oh, and chanel helped, I hope.

Allie: Actually, no, but only because she was so busy helping her mom with last-minute wedding prep.

Abe: Yeah, of course, of course. Well, I can’t thank you enough, allie.

Allie: Yeah, of course. It was my pleasure, and I really loved researching all the juneteenth traditions. Um, it’s red velvet with butter cream frosting, just like the kind chanel’s big mama used to make when she was little.

Abe: Yes. I mean, you probably learned from all your research that red foods traditionally have special meaning for descendants of african slaves.

Allie: Yes, I did learn that.

[Both laugh]

Abe: So what is in the box?

Allie: Um, tea cakes. Um, another juneteenth staple, right?

Abe: Yes. My mother used to make tea cakes for me and my siblings, and they were–they were a delight.

Allie: Well, I’m just hoping that paulina and all of your guests like them.

Abe: Well, come and find out for yourself.

Allie: Oh, no, we’re having cake movers deliver everything to the wedding.

Abe: No, I mean as a guest. We would love to have you there.

Allie: Oh, I thought it was family-only.

Abe: And you are family, allie, and I know chanel would love to have you there.

Allie: Well, in that case, I’m in.

[Both laugh]

Abe: Good, all right.

[Both laugh]

Johnny: Well, I’m glad you and aunt belle are keeping the kids busy. How’s uh–how’s uncle chad holding up? Yeah. Well, let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

[Chuckles] No, I haven’t heard from chanel.

[Door clicks open] Dad, I told you–

[Door clicks shut] Chanel asked me to– um, dad, let me call you back. Something just came up.

[Cell phone beeps] Hi.

Chanel: Hi.

[Dramatic music]

Julie: Ms. Price, I heard so many wonderful things about you.

Olivia: Thank you. Please, call me olivia, or better yet, call me big mama. After all, we’re family.

Julie: [Sighs] Yes, we are family, and our family’s expanding this very day.

Olivia: Yes!

Julie: With the wedding of your daughter–the long-awaited and anticipated wedding to abraham.

Eli: I cannot believe it is finally happening.

Julie: Thank god it is. That’s what we all need– something hopeful to look forward to.

Lani: Damn.

[Sighs] Okay.

[Exhales deeply] Get it together, girl. Get it together.

[Exhales deeply]

[Knocking] Coming.

Tr: Hello, lani.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Tr: You didn’t think you could get rid of me that easily?

Lani: Okay, okay, okay. He’s not real. This is not real. This is not real, lani. There’s nobody at the door. There’s nobody at the door.

[Exhales deeply] Okay, girl. You gotta get it together.

[Exhales deeply] There’s no one at the door.

[Knocking] Go away!

Theo: Lani? It’s me.

Lani: What?

Theo: Are–are you okay?

Lani: Okay. Theo?

Theo: Um, what’s goin’ on?

Lani: Oh, my god. Oh, my god, it’s really you. Oh, my god. Thank god. Thank god.

[Sighing]

Olivia: Eli told me about your family’s loss. I’m so very sorry, julie.

Julie: Abigail was a wonderful woman, and…

[Sighs] She was taken far too soon.

Olivia: I’m praying for all of you.

Julie: Thank you. One thing her death has taught me is that no future is guaranteed. You just have to reach out and grab all the happiness that comes your way right now, in the present.

Paulina: Oh, we don’t want anything fancy, just some picnic food–hamburgers, hot dogs, all the fixin’S.

Roman: We can handle that.

Kate: Are you sure?

Roman: Yeah, kate, I can cater a picnic.

Kate: Yeah, oh that’s– I mean you. Are you sure about that? Do you really wanna have hot dogs at your wedding?

Paulina: Well, normally, I would not, of course. But, you know, since, you know, most of salem will already be cooking out for the town’s first annual juneteenth extravaganza, I decided, “go with the flow.”

Roman: Okay. Well then, not only am I honored to provide the food, but kate and I will be thrilled to attend.

Paulina: Oh, that will make abe so very happy.

Roman: Well, you two have been through so much to get here, you deserve a celebration.

Paulina: Amen to that. Speaking of which, you know, I still haven’t found someone to perform the ceremony.

Roman: What about marlena?

Paulina: [Grunts] Yeah, I gave that some thought, but after what happened the last time she officiated, I don’t wanna take any chances.

Roman: Understandable.

Kate: Well, who are you gonna get to marry you at such a late date?

Paulina: Mm, you know…

Eric: What?

[Upbeat music]

Moderate to severe eczema

Chanel: Doughnuts made fresh this morning.

Johnny: Thanks so much.

Chanel: Johnny, I am so sorry about abigail. I can’t even imagine what your family must be going through.

Johnny: [Sighs] Yeah. Yeah, it’s been really tough, especially on chad and the kids. She was a great person.

Chanel: Yeah.

Johnny: Well, hey, I heard your mom made bail. That’s excellent news.

Chanel: Thanks, and believe it or not, she’s getting married to abe today.

[Both chuckle]

Johnny: Really? Wow, that’s amazing. Tell her I say congrats. Not that she wants to hear that from me.

Chanel: Nah, she’s okay with you these days. Ah, but anyway, I should get going. I still have a ton to do if we’re gonna pull this thing off. So…

Johnny: Oh, what’s, uh– what else is on your list?

Chanel: Oh, what isn’t on my list? I have decorations, music, and mama wants the whole wedding recorded, so I have to find a videographer before I go over to help her get dressed.

Johnny: Uh, hello?

Chanel: Hello.

Johnny: No, no, I mean, what–what about me?

Chanel: You wanna help mama get dressed? Oh! [Laughs] You mean you could video the wedding?

Johnny: Yeah, I mean, “possessed: The marlena evans story” might not be making it to a streaming service near you, but I think I could probably manage to shoot a wedding. That is, if you’re okay with me being there.

Nicole: Aw, abe, I am so happy for you–for both of you.

Abe: Aw, thank you so much. Me too. So what about you?

Nicole: What about me?

Abe: I heard that you and rafe have postponed your wedding.

Nicole: We did.

Abe: Because?

Nicole: Because rafe is swamped with this investigation into abigail’s murder.

Abe: I understand. I did speak to jack and jennifer, by the way. We were wondering if– if this would be a good time to have the wedding. But they gave us their blessing, and they thought it would be– it would be a tribute to abigail’s memory.

Nicole: Yes–would be a lovely way to celebrate. I couldn’t agree more.

Abe: Good. Then that means you will join us in the celebration.

[Both laugh]

Nicole: I wouldn’t miss it.

Abe: Ooh, good, good.

Nicole: Yes.

[Both laugh]

Paulina: Who’s this handsome devil?

Roman: Oh, this is my son, eric. Eric, paulina price.

Eric: Oh, it’s nice to meet you, ms. Price.

Paulina: Oh, wait, wait. Eric? As in father eric brady, the priest?

Kate: Well…

Paulina: Oh, this is perfect! Talk about a sign from the good lord above.

Eric: Am I missing something here, dad?

Paulina: Oh, father brady, father brady, I need you to marry me and abe!

Eric: [Laughs]

Julie: I have to tell you, ms. Price. Your daughter paulina has been an inspiration to me– well, that she’s going forward with this wedding after everything she was put through with lani by that awful tr coates.

Eli: Grandma, please, let’s– let’s not talk about him today, all right? Today is a good day. It’s a good day.

Julie: Agreed, agreed. And I hope paulina doesn’t lose a second of sleep over that monster.

Olivia: I just wish I had done something sooner to get her out of that situation.

Julie: I’m sure you did the best you could.

Olivia: I just wish paulina would’ve let the police handle ray. Then my baby wouldn’t be facing a prison sentence for murder.

[Dramatic music]

Lani: I can’t believe you got here so quickly.

Theo: Um, gabi sent the dimera jet to johannesburg for me and jj.

Lani: Oh, that was–that was good of her.

Theo: So are we gonna talk about what just happened?

Lani: What do you mean?

Theo: You seemed really freaked out when I knocked on the door. Who’d you think it was?

Tr: Go ahead, lani.

[Echoes] Tell him.

From prom dresses

Chanel: Oh, I don’t know if it’s such a good idea for you to film the wedding.

Johnny: Why?

Chanel: You know why, johnny.

Johnny: Look, chanel, I promise this is not about me trying to get you back, okay? I just–I wanna help you and your mom out. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. I won’t even charge you.

Chanel: This video better be ava duvernay level good.

Johnny: You won’t be sorry.

Chanel: All right, johnny. See you at the wedding.

[Dramatic music]

Eli: Big mama, what were you telling us on the way over here about how you and your family used to celebrate juneteenth back in texas?

Julie: Oh, I’d like to know more about that. I’m afraid that’s a holiday that I’m not as familiar with as I would like to be. Uh, for starters, why is it called “juneteenth?”

Olivia: Well, honey, in june 19, 1865, a union general gave the order to free the slaves in texas.

Eli: Yeah, almost two and a half years after abraham lincoln had issued the emancipation proclamation.

Olivia: Texas slaves were in bondage that whole time, and that’s why for us, juneteenth is as important as the fourth of july.

Eli: It started in texas, but eventually, the descendants of slaves started celebrating everywhere.

Olivia: And my mama made sure to carry on the tradition when we left texas for miami.

Julie: What are some of the traditions?

Olivia: Well, there’s rodeos, cookouts, church services, and honey, let me tell you, the food…

Julie: Sounds like I’ve been missing out.

Olivia: Oh, you have.

Eli: Yes, it’s a good time, grandma.

Olivia: It is. But we’re always mindful of what our ancestors endured and how much more we have to overcome.

Paulina: So they defrocked you for saving your mom and your niece’s mortal souls?

Eric: Mm, pretty much.

Paulina: Oh, under the heading of “no good deed going unpunished.” Oh, I guess I’ll just have to find someone else.

Kate: Hey, eric, you performed this ceremony for rex and sarah, didn’t you? And you weren’t a priest then, right?

Eric: I–I did.

Roman: Well, that means you’re still licensed.

Eric: Well, in the eyes of the state.

Paulina: Oh, well, that’s good enough for me! So can you do it? Can you do it? Can you–can you marry abe and me today?

Eric: Today? Uh, yeah, you know, abe’s like an uncle to me. I’d be honored to.

Paulina: Oh, well! [Laughs] Ooh. Priest or not, you’re a lifesaver.

Eric: My pleasure.

Paulina: [Laughs] And not bad on the eyes either.

Roman: Easy, easy.

Kate: Hey, hey, hey, don’t you think you have a wedding to get ready for?

Paulina: Oh! Oh, yeah, oh, yeah, oh, yeah. Right, right, right, okay. I’ll see you guys later at the park, okay?

[Laughs]

Lani: Um, when you were– you were at the door, I–I thought you were my downstairs neighbor who is always complaining about the twins making too much noise.

Tr: I don’t think he believes you.

Theo: How’s paulina holding up?

Lani: I mean, she’s– she’s getting married today.

Theo: But she’s still facing murder charges.

Lani: Paulina–she did what she did to protect me and dad, and she is confident that justin is gonna get her off.

Tr: But you aren’t, are you? Because you know the truth. Why not tell your fake brother?

Lani: Listen, do you mind hanging here and watching the twins until the babysitter comes? I need to head over to paulina’s and help her get ready.

Theo: Of course. I’ll see you at the park?

Lani: Thank you. I–I…

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Paulina: So, ladies, how am I looking?

Chanel: Well, I think that your personal glam squad did a mighty fine job.

Paulina: Mm-hmm, and I am so grateful.

[Laughs] Oh, lani, chanel, my sweet angels, you can’t know what it means to me to have you both here with me.

Chanel: Uh, listen, mama, I know I gave you a lot of grief last time about lani being your matron of honor. But I want you to know that this time, I’m totally cool with it.

Paulina: Oh, well I’m glad to hear that, chanel. But I’ve decided that a wedding this fabulous needs to have both a matron and a maid of honor.

Chanel: Really?

Paulina: Oh, yes!

[Laughs] I want you both to stand up for me when abraham and I are joined in holy matrimony.

Lani: Are you sure?

Paulina: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm, if you’re willing to share.

Chanel: Well, of course I am. I love it. Lani?

Lani: [Chuckles] Sounds great.

[Laughter]

Paulina: Well, yay. Well, group hug.

[Laughter] Aw… mm…mm.

Eli: Well, I’ll be damned. Kid’s in town for a few hours, and he’s already raiding the fridge.

Theo: Busted.

[Both laugh]

Eli: It’s good to see you, man. Here, bring it in.

Theo: Hey, you too.

[Both sigh]

Eli: How you been?

Theo: Uh, well, my dad’s getting married, so no complaints. Oh, um, the babysitter just got here. She’s giving the kids a bath.

Eli: Oh, good. Where’s lani?

Theo: She went over to paulina’s to help her get ready.

Eli: Oh, yeah, that’s right.

Theo: Hey, is she okay?

Eli: What do you mean?

Theo: Well, when I first got here, she was acting really weird.

Eli: Weird, how?

Theo: Like, scared? She said that she’s been hassled by some nosy neighbors, but I don’t know. It felt bigger than that.

Eli: Well, yeah, you know how your sister is. She’s always got the weight of the world on her shoulders. I’m sure she’ll be back to herself soon.

Theo: I hope so.

Eli: Look, I’m gonna go say bye to the twins, and then we’ll be off to get your pops married.

[Dramatic music]

Chanel: And just a little gloss to finish off your makeup.

Paulina: [Laughs] Well, thank you, darling. Do me a favor, would you? Grab me a sparkling water.

Chanel: Uh, be right back.

Paulina: Mm-hmm.

Well, how are you feelin’, baby? Be honest with me.

Lani: Honestly, I’m–I’m having a really hard time being cheery when I know that you’re taking the heat for a crime that I committed. You and dad should be planning your future together instead–

Paulina: Lani, lani, listen to me. This is my wedding day, and the only thing I want for my daughter and matron of honor is for her to keep her mouth shut.

Abe: Well–oh, eric.

Eric: Hey, there he is.

Abe: Thank you for doing this.

Eric: Of course. Yeah, you kidding me? It’s an honor.

Kate: Oh, my gosh. Well, anyway, I’m going to check out and see how roman’s doing with the grill.

Abe: Ah, all right, all right. Um, well, have you met paulina yet?

Eric: She’s a force of nature, that one.

[Both laugh]

Abe: She is. Well, I am going to take my pre-wedding tea cakes, and I will see you at the altar.

Eric: All right, I’ll see you then.

Abe: Thanks a lot.

Eric: Hey there, nephew.

Johnny: Eric, I didn’t know you were invited.

Eric: Actually, I’m officiating today’s proceedings.

Johnny: Oh, well, then I will be sure to frame you well.

Eric: Frame?

Johnny: I’m also here to do a job.

[Both giggling]

Nicole: [Clears throat]

All: What are you doing here? We hit the bike trails every weekend

Johnny: Chanel needed a videographer, so I offered my services.

Allie: How convenient.

Johnny: I’m just trying to do a nice thing here. What about you? What, she invite you?

Allie: I baked the wedding cake.

Johnny: You just thought you’d put on that fancy dress and come drop it off?

Allie: Actually, abe invited me as a guest.

Johnny: Ah, now that is convenient.

Allie: Excuse me, abe is like family to me.

Johnny: And I suppose you’ll be sitting next to chanel?

Allie: Make sure you get a lot of close-ups.

Johnny: Mm.

Nicole: Um, I didn’t expect to see you here.

Eric: I was a–I was a last-minute addition. Paulina wasn’t too keen on my mother performing the ceremonies.

Nicole: Oh, well, that was nice of you.

Eric: Is this gonna be too hard?

Nicole: Why would it be too hard?

Eric: Well, I mean, with you and rafe, you know, canceling your wedding.

Nicole: We didn’t cancel it. We just postponed it. I told you that.

Eric: Oh, right, that’s what I meant.

Abe: Excuse me, the ladies have arrived, so we’ll be starting the ceremony very soon.

Nicole: Okay.

Eric: Okay, showtime. Um, I’ll see you after the ceremony?

Nicole: Sure.

[Elegant music]

Johnny: Nice dress.

Chanel: Thank you. Hey.

Allie: Hi. You look amazing.

Chanel: You too. You came to drop off the cake?

Allie: Abe invited me to be a guest.

Chanel: Oh, he did?

Allie: Is that a problem?

Chanel: No, no, of course not. Um, I know how close you guys are. Thanks for making the cake. It means a lot to my family.

Allie: Yeah. You know, it’s my pleasure.

Lani: Oh, hi, brother.

Theo: Look at you.

Lani: You look so handsome.

Theo: Thank you.

Lani: [Laughs]

Eli: You look great.

Lani: Aw, you don’t look so bad yourself.

Eli: How you doin’?

Lani: I’m fine.

Eli: You’re sure?

Lani: Yes, why?

Eli: Theo mentioned that you seemed a bit jumpy. You said something about a nosy neighbor?

Lani: Oh, baby, you don’t– you don’t need to worry about that right now.

Eli: Well, I am worried. I mean, I know how guilty you’ve been feeling, and now to be here at paulina’s wedding?

Lani: She made it very clear that she wants me to keep it a secret.

Eli: And you agreed?

Tr: [Echoes] I just love a good wedding. Don’t you?

Olivia: [Laughs]

Paulina: Oh, I’m glad you’re here, mama.

Olivia: I’m so happy for you. Now stop talking and go get married.

[Laughter]

Abe: How you take my breath away.

Paulina: Right back at you, mayor carver.

My asthma felt anything but normal.

Eric: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the union of abraham carver and paulina price. It’s been brought to my attention that this day was not chosen randomly, for today is not just any day. Today is june 19, 2022. On this day, back in 1865, in galveston, texas, the last of the confederacy’s slaves were proclaimed free. On this meaningful day, abe and paulina tell me that they wanna share a message of faith and freedom and abiding love. I understand that you two wrote your own vows. Abe, would you like to start?

Abe: Yes, I’d love to. Paulina, from the moment you sashayed into my life, I knew nothing was ever going to be the same again, but our road was not an easy one, was it? There was always love, the sacrificial love of a mother for her daughter, the daughter’s love for a family that she had come to know, and there was– there was our love, paulina, a love that simply could not be denied… and we know that because a good friend gave me a swift kick in the behind when–when I almost let it slip away.

Julie: You’re welcome.

[Laughter]

Abe: Paulina price, by the time I met you, I had–I had thought that I had experienced the last great love of my life. But every day, every day you prove that love is not in my past. It’s in my present. And most importantly, it’s in my future. And so I hope to share that love to our children and our grandchildren as long as god blesses me to be by your side.

Eric: Beautifully said, abe. Paulina?

Paulina: What? You expect me to top that?

[Laughter] I mean, the man is a politician. So I won’t even try. I haven’t written some big speech or some fancy speech, but instead, I wanna speak from my heart.

Abe: Well, I would expect nothing less.

Paulina: And what I wanna say is that abraham carver, you were a problem for me.

Abe: A problem?

Paulina: Yes, you were. You were a complication that I didn’t need or didn’t even see coming. I came to salem to sneak some time with my–my niece and her babies. I was so desperate to keep my true relationship to lani a secret, and I would have. I would have if I hadn’t fallen in love with you. But fall, I did. And before I knew it, all my secrets were laid bare, and that’s what I want us to be–honest, raw, real, and in love. From this day on, and for all the days of our lives.

Eric: If there is anyone who has just cause that these two should not wed, speak now or forever hold your peace.

[Suspenseful music]

Olivia: Uh, preacher man, hurry ups, yeah? Before the devil decides to make a return appearance.

Eric: All right, you make a good point, ms. Price.

Olivia: Big mama, please.

Eric: Okay, big mama. All right, here we go. Do you, abraham carver, take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife, to love and cherish in sickness and health, till death do you part?

Abe: I do.

Eric: And do you, paulina price, do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband, to love and cherish in sickness and health, till death do you part?

Paulina: I do.

Eric: Can I have the rings, please? All right, give you a hand. This is yours. There you go. This would be yours. Mm-hmm, okay. Repeat after me: With this ring…

Abe: With this ring…

Eric: I thee wed.

Abe: I thee wed.

[Dramatic music]

Paulina: With this ring, I thee wed.

Eric: Here comes the best part. By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife. Abe, you can kiss your wife.

Abe: Ooh.

Paulina: [Squeals]

[Cheers and applause]

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[Laughter and applause]

Eli: Here you go, big mama.

Olivia: Thank you. And I would like everyone to know that this broom has been in our family line since the 1800s. May it bring abe and paulina as much wedded bliss as it has all our loved ones.

[Applause]

Paulina: All right, all you single ladies, line it up!

Roman: All right, you better fight like hell for that thing. Fight like hell.

[Laughter]

Olivia: Well, you all had better watch out, because I have sharp elbows, and I just might be looking for a sexy senior here in salem. All: Ooh!

Paulina: Okay, you see where I get it from? You see?

[Laughter]

Olivia: Just throw the damn bouquet, okay?

[Laughter]

Paulina: Okay, okay.

Roman: All right.

Kate: Here you go.

Paulina: One, two, three!

[All scream]

All: Oh!

[Applause]

Johnny: So it looks like you’re the next one to get married. Now, all you need is a groom.

Allie: Or a bride.

Paulina: Mmm…mmm…

[Laughter]

Abe: We’ll put that one over here.

Tr: Yeah, let them eat cake now. It won’t be long till paulina’s eating stale bread in prison.

[Dramatic music]

Lani: She’s not going to prison.

Tr: [Laughs] All of y’all are kiddin’ yourselves. You know that, right? They don’t have a future. It’s a mirage, and you know that as well as I do–

Lani: I would like to make a toast to the bride and groom. Um, my father and mother.

Paulina: Oh, thank you, sweetheart.

Lani: I wanna say something about my father, abe carver, the best person I’ve ever known. You came into my life when I was already grown, but I have never received a greater gift. I love you so much, dad.

Abe: I love you so much, sweetheart.

Lani: And to paulina, my mother…

[Sighs] You made so many sacrifices for me, just– just to protect me, and I love you. I love you, mom.

Paulina: I love you too, baby.

Lani: But I–I can’t let you protect me anymore.

Eli: Lani, why don’t we toast to the happy couple–

Lani: No, I’m sorry, I cannot. I can’t go on like this. You and dad–you deserve to have a future together. You deserve to have your lives together.

Paulina: No, no, no, we’ll be fine. Everything’s gonna be wonderful.

Lani: No, it is not– not unless I do something.

Eli: Lani. Lani. Don’t do this.

Abe: What’s–what’s–what’s going on here?

Eli: Lani’s just feeling emotional right now.

Lani: No, eli, please. Please, okay? Just let me do this. I need to–

Eli: Baby, please, can we–

Lani: I need to–

Eli: We need to talk.

Olivia: Let the child speak, eli.

Lani: Big mama, I’m so sorry.

Olivia: About what, baby?

Lani: Paulina didn’t do it. She didn’t–she didn’t shoot tr. I did. [Sighs]

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Tr: What about justice for the person who murdered your father?

Chanel: Mr. Kiriakis, this is chanel dupree, and as you know, my mother has been locked up for weeks now. So I understand that you’re doing your best, but it’s just not good enough. All mama did was stop her abuser from hurting more people. He–he tried to kill my brother- in-law eli, and if you can’t find a way to free my mother, then I am going to find her a better lawyer. She’s a great person, and she doesn’t deserve this.

[Cell phone beeps]

Paulina: I guess you told him.

Chanel: [Sighs] Am I dreaming?

Paulina: [Laughs] No, baby, you’re not! I’m home!

[Laughs]

Both: Oh…

[Door beeps]

Xander: Picked up your new prescription.

Sarah: Oh, thank you so much.

Xander: I wish you told me you were still having these hallucinations.

Sarah: [Laughs] Well, I just–I didn’t know if that’s what they were at first.

Xander: You were looking at victor with a pen and saw kristen with a syringe.

Sarah: Yeah, I think, um… kristen just must be still in my subconscious. I didn’t wanna worry you.

Xander: I get more worried when I don’t know what’s going on. Please, promise me you won’t keep things like that from me anymore.

Sarah: I promise. Then I probably should tell you…

Xander: Tell me what?

Sarah: Um, I went to see gwen in prison.

Ava: I just heard about abigail. That’s horrible news. My god.

Gwen: And you came all this way to offer your condolences?

Ava: No. I came to ask you a question. Did you do it?

Gwen: Did I do what?

Ava: Oh, come on, gwen. You know what I’m asking. Did you kill your sister?

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

[Soft orchestration]

Chanel: Mama. So did they drop the charges?

Paulina: Oh, not yet. But I finally made bail. Mm-hmm. Thanks to justin getting through to the judge.

Chanel: Ooh, I guess maybe I should call him and give him an apology for that nasty voicemail that I left him.

Paulina: Mm, well, I’m proud of you for standing up for your mama. But you don’t owe justin kiriakis anything.

Chanel: But he got you out of jail.

Paulina: Mm-hmm, and you can save that apology for when I am permanently free.

Chanel: Do you think they can send you back?

Paulina: I don’t know. All I know is ray was an evil man, and I am not sorry that we will never see him again.

Lani: Mm, mm-mm, mm-mm. Get out of my head, ray. Get out of my head. I do not wanna see you.

Tr: And yet, here I am. Look at you–talkin’ about making a murderer pay, and you lettin’ your mama take the rap for what you did to me.

Lani: [Breathing deeply] You’re not real. You’re not real. You are not real.

Tr: What I am saying is very real. How do you live with yourself? You took an oath to uphold the law.

Lani: But you tried to kill eli!

[Shouts] Okay? I had to try to stop you from hurting anyone else.

Tr: You shot me in cold blood, lani! You’re the one who should be facing justice! You’re the one who needs to pay.

Lani: [Grunts] Leave me alone. Leave me alone. Get away! Go! Just don’t–don’t come back! Go! Get out of my head. Get out of my head.

Eli: Lani, lani!

Lani: Please–why am I–

Eli: What–what’s going on?

Lani: Ah, I…

Eli: What’s wrong?

Lani: Wha–

[Sighs]

Xander: You went to statesville? Why would you put yourself through that?

Sarah: I wanted to see that woman face-to-face since she’s the reason that I’m having these side effects in the first place. Gwen rizczech knew that there was an antidote that could’ve cured me, but she was determined that I wouldn’t have it.

Xander: True, but sarah, what was the point of the visit?

Sarah: After everything that that woman put me through, it was very satisfying to see her behind bars where she’ll never hurt anyone again.

Gwen: So you came here to accuse me of murder?

Ava: Well, it’s not that far-fetched. Your resentment of your sister has been the driving force for most of your adult life.

Gwen: Okay, I had motive, yes. But you are forgetting means and opportunity.

Ava: Yeah, I’m not so sure about the means, but you certainly had opportunity.

Gwen: Really? Even though I was locked up here last night when the murder happened?

Ava: [Laughs] Gwen, you and i both know that is not true.

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Eli: Baby, what’s wrong? Lani, what’s wrong? You’re shaking.

Lani: It was ray. It was ray. He–he–he–he was here.

Eli: What? No, lani–

Lani: No, no, no, it was like he was standing right where you are, eli. It’s like he was standing right here, and he was bleedinin in his jacket and–

Eli: Baby.

Lani: No, and he was telling me that I need to pay for what I did. And he is right, because I pulled that trigger, eli.

Eli: Keep your voice down!

Lani: I don’t care. How am i supposed to live with myself, huh? What is my dad gonna think when–when he finds out what I did? And then when he knows that– that I–oh, my–that the woman that he loves is going to prison for me? Hmm?

[Murmurs]

[Crying] I can’T.

[Crying] I don’t know.

[Dramatic music]

Abe: I am so sorry, dear, about abigail.

Julie: [Sighs] Thank you, abe. Thank you.

Abe: It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy.

Julie: It just doesn’t even seem real. That marvelous young mother with her whole life before her, and my heart’s breaking for the children, and for chad, of course.

Abe: Mine too. Are, uh…are jack and jennifer around?

Julie: Oh, they’re resting. Before they went upstairs, I heard jack saying he’s been to see gwen in prison.

Abe: Yes, well, she is his daughter, and I’m sure she’s upset about abigail.

Julie: Upset? Upset? Abraham, remember what she did to abigail, what she did to– to sarah too? She’s a despicable person. I wish– I really wish she would just disappear out of our lives forever.

Sarah: I have to admit I really enjoyed telling gwen that you and I are back together.

Xander: Oh, thank god we are. Mmm. You know, darling, you and i have a lot of lost time to catch up on.

Sarah: [Giggles] Well, technically speaking.

Xander: What do you mean?

Sarah: I mean I was the one that was stranded on a desert island with kristen dimera. You, on the other hand, had a fiancée and a lovely young wife.

Chanel: [Sighs] That must’ve been so awful, being in jail. It made me sick to think about you being in that cell, surrounded by criminals.

Paulina: Your mother is a survivor, and I told you. I told you everything would be fine, and here I am.

Chanel: Yeah, but you said it’s not over yet. You still have to go to trial.

Paulina: And I will win. We just to have a little faith.

Chanel: Faith.

Paulina: Mm-hmm.

Chanel: [Sighs] So mr. Kiriakis, he’s confident that he’ll convince the jury that you’re innocent?

Paulina: I am confident enough for the both of us. But right now, I’m just happy to be home with my baby girl! Mm, ooh.

[Chuckles]

Nicole: Right. We–we have a lot to work out, and–and we will. Anyway, um, I know you have a lot on your plate, so I’ll– I’ll let you go. We’ll talk later.

[Cell phone beeps] Eric, I didn’t see you there.

Eric: I’m sorry. I didn’t wanna bother you. Didn’t mean to eavesdrop.

Nicole: But you heard what I said to rafe?

Eric: I did. You’re calling off your wedding?

Nicole: Yeah.

Eric: Wh–what does that mean? Did you and rafe split up?

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Julie: Abe, whoever did this to abigail deserves to be locked up–locked up for their rest of their lives. It’s not like paulina’s situation. I mean, that’s completely different. How–how is she doing? Do you have any idea?

Abe: It is great news. She made bail.

Julie: [Gasps] They let her out?

Abe: Yes. I was in court with her this morning.

Julie: Oh, abe. Oh, that’s wonderful. I don’t mean just that she’s free now, but that you were there. That–does that mean what I hope it means?

Abe: Well, I took your advice. I told paulina that I still love her.

Julie: Oh, I’m so glad– so glad you took the advice.

Abe: Of course I did. I mean, you’re always right.

Julie: That’s true.

Abe: [Chuckles] You know, it didn’t quite go the way I planned it. But I don’t know that there’s a bad time to tell someone you love how you feel.

Julie: Exactly right. There’s no bad time to tell the person you love you want ’em to be happy.

Paulina: Okay, enough. Enough crying about me. What’s the latest on you, sweet girl?

Chanel: Me?

Paulina: Mm-hmm. When you came to visit me in jail, you only wanted to talk about my situation. Well, now that the devil has gone from salem–thank the lord–I need to know where your head’s at.

Chanel: In regards to…

Paulina: In regards to you being in the middle of a love triangle with a couple of crazy twins.

Chanel: Oh, that. Um, well, johnny and allie, they’re–they’re both still in love with me. Ugh, but does–does that sound egotistical or what?

Paulina: Mm, not if it’s true. So what did you decide?

Chanel: I haven’T. I just don’t want to hurt either one of them. But it’s not fair to leave them hanging either, is it?

Paulina: Oh, they’ll wait because they know what you’re worth. And, uh, maybe, you know, maybe you should just move on altogether. Try–try finding someone who doesn’t have a history of devil possession.

Chanel: You know what? I don’t wanna talk about me right now, kay? I know it’s out of character, but I just–I miss you, mama.

Paulina: Aw…

Chanel: And I’m just– I’m so happy you’re home.

[Both laugh]

Paulina: Ooh.

Chanel: But I wish you would’ve told me. I would’ve planned a big homecoming celebration for you.

Paulina: This–this is plenty, big sweetheart– just being here with my lovely daughter. And you know how long I’ve been dreaming of taking a bath in my own tub, sleeping in my own bed, eating at my own dinner table? Oh.

Chanel: All right, well, you have plenty of time for all of that. But right now, you go get some rest, and I am going to plan you a homecoming celebration.

Paulina: Mmm.

Chanel: I’ma make all your favorites.

Paulina: Ooh.

Chanel: I’m gonna make cassoulet, green beans…

Paulina: Mmm, and those soft buttery rolls?

Chanel: Oh, even the rolls.

[Both laugh] I promise you, mama, that this is going to be the best welcome home ever.

Xander: You can’t really be jealous of chanel dupree.

Sarah: Well, I don’t know. I was just remarking that you were quite busy while I was “away,” getting engaged, getting married–

Xander: I told you the marriage to chanel was never real. I–she and I met right after I lost you. I was completely at sea. I was dead broke and dead drunk when I apparently agreed to marry her.

Sarah: So there was nothing romantic?

Xander: Not in the slightest. She was after my nonexistent money, and I was after her mum’s actual money.

Sarah: Hmm. Did you sleep with her?

Xander: Not even on our wedding night.

Sarah: It’s kind of hard to imagine you passing up sex.

Xander: [Sighs] Well, I would never pass up the opportunity to have it with you.

Sarah: [Giggles] Mm, wait.

Xander: What’s wrong?

Sarah: Mm, my medicine. The sooner I take it, the less likely I am to have any more hallucinations. But I can’t take it on a empty stomach.

Xander: All right, let’s get you something to eat. Come on.

Sarah: Yeah. [Laughs]

Xander: Is everything okay?

Sarah: Yeah, I think we better hurry.

[Dramatic music]

Ava: You know, gwen, I was surprised to get your call yesterday.

[Cell phone rings]

[Cell phone beeps] Hello? Yeah, I’ll accept the call. Hello?

Gwen: It’s gwen. I need your help.

Nicole: Ah, hey, gwen. How’s life on the inside?

Gwen: Do you remember when they first brought me into the station, and–and you offered to bust me out?

Ava: Yeah, I do, and i remember you turning me down.

Gwen: Yes, well, I’m rethinking that decision.

Ava: Oh, is that right?

Gwen: Yes. Does your offer still stand?

Ava: Am I misremembering, or did you not ask me to break you out of prison on the same day that your sister ended up dead?

Nicole: [Sighs] Rafe and i are not splitting up.

Eric: But you’re not getting married?

Nicole: We’re not getting married this week. We’re just postponing the wedding.

Eric: Oh. I must’ve misunderstood.

Nicole: Rafe’s leading the investigation in abigail’s death, and we just didn’t feel like it was right.

Eric: It’s hard to imagine even celebrating right now. It’s hard to imagine she’s gone.

Nicole: Abigail was such a good person, and after everything that she and chad went through to find happiness…oh, and those sweet babies…it breaks my heart to know that charlotte and thomas are gonna grow up without their mother.

[Sobs]

Eric: Hey.

Nicole: [Sobs]

Sarah: Get off him, you conniving bitch!

Nicole: What the hell–wha– hey! Right now, we’re all feelin’ the squeeze.

Nicole: Let go of me.

Sarah: You ruined eric’s life before–I’m not gonna let you do it again!

Eric: Enough!

Nicole: What the hell are you talking about?

Sarah: You know exactly what I’m talking about.

Nicole: What is happening?

Sarah: Get out of my way, xander!

Xander: Please let me handle this. Sarah, sarah, darling, look at me. That is not kristen dimera. It’s nicole.

Sarah: What?

Xander: Please, just take a good look at her.

Sarah: Oh, my god.

Eric: What is going on here?

Nicole: W-what the hell is this?

Sarah: [Whispers] It happened again… nicole…nicole, I’m really sorry, I didn’t– I didn’t know what I was doing. I’m sorry.

Xander: Since sarah got a second dose of the drug that kristen injected her with, she’s been having these… residual hallucinations.

Eric: Must be terrifying.

Sarah: A couple days ago, I, um, I thought I saw kristen coming at me with a syringe, but it was just–it was just victor with a pen.

Nicole: Please tell me you strangled the old goat. I’m sorry. A girl can dream.

Sarah: No, it’s okay. I’m the one who owes you an apology.

Xander: It’s not your fault, sarah.

Sarah: No, you’re right. It’s gwen’S.

Gwen: Why are you being so hostile? I thought we were friends.

Ava: Yeah, friends are honest with each other, and you asked me to bust you out of prison.

Gwen: I simply asked you for a favor, and you obliged.

Ava: Yeah, but the thing is you never told me why you wanted out. Look, gwen, I offered to help you get away from the salem pd, not pull off a prison break.

Gwen: Is it that different?

Ava: Uh, yeah, because this is gonna draw a lot of attention.

Gwen: Look, I’m not asking you to bust me out for good. I don’t want to be a fugitive for the rest of my life. I made that decision when I took the plea deal.

Ava: Okay, so you just wanna get out temporarily?

Gwen: Yes, that’s right. I have every intention of serving the rest of my sentence.

Ava: Okay, so how long we talkin’ about?

Gwen: Just a few hours.

Ava: A few hours to do what?

Gwen: What does it matter? Surely you must know some guard on the take–some desperate, stupid loser who’s gonna walk away and leave a gate unlocked or something. I promise I will be back before bed check.

Ava: And like a fool, I agreed without asking any questions. I figured, oh, maybe you wanted a few hours out in the real world to–I don’t know– take a shower? Have a nice meal? I didn’t really think about it. But now, it’s pretty obvious that you were planning to commit murder.

[Cell phone rings]

Abe: Oh, it’s chanel.

Julie: Go ahead and take it. It might be about paulina.

[Phone beeps]

Abe: Hello, chanel?

Chanel: Abe, mama’s home.

Abe: Oh, I know. That’s wonderful. How’s she doing?

Chanel: Great. But she’ll be even better if you came over. Are you sure she just doesn’t wanna rest?

Chanel: When has mama ever rested?

Abe: Excellent point.

Chanel: Anyway, I am fixing a very special dinner and I hope you can come. No, no, no, scratch that. You are coming. You don’t have a choice.

Abe: Oh, yes, ma’am.

[Chuckles] Have you talked to lani and eli?

Chanel: Oh, they’re next on my list. Oh, lani is going to be so excited to see our mom.

Lani: I can’t let paulina suffer for something that I did.

Eli: You’re doing the right thing for us–for our family. Once you make peace with that, tr will stop haunting you.

Lani: I can never make peace with this, eli. Not when I am letting my own mother rot in a jail cell for something that I did.

Eli: She’s not in jail, not anymore.

Lani: What?

Eli: I just left the courthouse.

Lani: Wait, she–

Eli: She made bail.

Lani: She’s free?

Eli: Yes, she’s free.

Lani: For how long? I mean, she confessed.

Eli: Yes, she confessed, but a judge granting her bail, that’s a good sign. The jury is bound to show sympathy, and once justin tells them how much that tr abused and traumatized her, they’ll see it wasn’t premeditated murder.

Lani: But it was still murder.

Eli: She might not have to do any jail time at all.

Lani: You can’t guarantee that. The only one who can guarantee that is me if I confess. Lemons.

Eli: Lani, we’ve been through this before. You cannot confess to shooting tr.

Lani: Well, I can’t let paulina go to prison for me.

Eli: Even if she was to confess, she’d still be in trouble for false confession, and then you could lose everything. Your job, your freedom, our kids– you know paulina doesn’t want that.

[Cell phone rings] Hey, chanel. Hello, brother-in-law. What are you and your lovely wife and your beautiful kids doing tonight?

Eli: Uh, tonight? Why do you ask?

Chanel: Well, I am planning a very special dinner for mama, and I hoped you guys could come over.

Eli: Dinner?

Chanel: A celebration for her making bail, and I know she would love to see you guys.

Eli: I’m not sure that dinner tonight is a good idea.

Chanel: Why? Is something wrong?

Eli: No, nothing’s wrong. Lani, she just–she’s just not feeling well.

Lani: Eli, stop.

Chanel: Is she okay?

Eli: Yeah, she’s fine. She just needs a quiet night at home with the kids.

Chanel: Okay, if you say so.

Eli: Please give paulina our love and tell her we’ll see her soon.

Chanel: Yep.

[Cell phone beeps]

[Cell phone beeps]

Lani: Why did you do that?

Eli: Baby–

Lani: No, no, no you need to call her right back. Now, eli, and tell her that we’re going.

Xander: Sarah, I’m not defending gwen, but it’s not all her fault.

Sarah: Then whose fault is it?

Xander: [Sighs] Well, I mean, abigail was stupid enough to leave the drug lying around.

Nicole: Hey, don’t talk about abigail like that. What’s your problem?

Xander: [Scoffs] Can’t say something negative about saint abigail?

Eric: Why not try being a decent human being?

Xander: I’m only trying to be honest. I mean… sarah’s condition is due in no small part to abigail’s carelessness. I just hope she’s more careful next time.

Nicole: Next time?

Xander: [Sighs] What is it?

Eric: Obviously, you don’t know. You haven’t heard the news.

Sarah: What news?

Eric: Abigail… she was murdered.

[Dramatic music]

Gwen: Whatever it is that you think you know–

Ava: Okay, don’t play coy with me, gwen. You obviously left here. You went to the dimera mansion. You snuck up into abigail’s bedroom without ever being seen, and then you stabbed her to death–

Gwen: Now you wait a minute–

Ava: And then you slipped back in here as if you never left. And suddenly, I am an accessory to murder. I have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.

Gwen: Right, let’s say your theory is correct.

Ava: Oh, let’s say. Hmm.

Gwen: Well, then I suppose you would be an accessory to murder if you had busted me out of prison and if I had gone to abigail’s and stabbed her to death.

Ava: So is this a confession?

Gwen: No. I said “if” I did that.

Ava: So are you denying it?

Gwen: I’m saying you’re getting worked up over nothing.

Ava: Your sister was killed, and everyone knows she ruined your life.

Gwen: Ava, look at my face. Do I look worried to you?

Ava: Actually, you look rather calm.

Gwen: Yes, exactly. I’m not worried. So why should you be?

Sarah: Abigail’s dead?

Eric: I’m sorry you had to find out this way.

Sarah: Wha–what happened?

Nicole: Uh, she was stabbed in her bedroom.

Sarah: Who would–who would do something like that?

Nicole: As far as we know, the police don’t have any suspects.

Xander: Well, don’t look at me.

Nicole: Well, you sounded awfully angry just now when you said abigail left a syringe lying around.

Xander: I had no idea the poor woman just lost her life. Abigail is the person who– was the person who brought sarah back to me. I’ll be forever grateful for that.

Sarah: That’s true. Yeah, if it weren’t for abigail, I might not have made it home. She’s the only person that didn’t give up looking for me. And I didn’t get a chance to– to thank her properly or to say goodbye. God, this is so…

Xander: What a tragedy to her little kids.

Eric: It’s been hard for everyone.

Sarah: [Sniffles] That’s really–

[Sniffles] That’s really awful.

[Sniffling]

Xander: Darling, we gotta get you some food so you can take your meds.

Sarah: Yeah.

Nicole: Will the medication prevent these hallucinations?

Sarah: Um…hopefully, and nicole, I am–I’m so sorry again, I’m–I’m so sorry about abigail. My heart goes out to chad and the kids.

Xander: Yeah, mine too. Sorry, excuse us.

Eli: We cannot go to that dinner tonight.

Lani: Is this how it’s gonna be in our family from now on– just lies and more lies?

Eli: I told chanel that you weren’t feeling well, and that is not a lie. You’re in no shape to be there tonight.

Lani: Oh, is that why you don’t want me to go, or is it just because that you’re afraid that I’m gonna have a breakdown and just tell everybody the truth?

Both: Oh!

[Both laugh]

Abe: I cannot tell you how happy I am to see you.

Paulina: And you–you–you’re a sight for sore eyes, abraham carver.

Abe: Oh, thank you, thank you. Hey, you.

[Laughs] Hello, chanel.

Chanel: Hi, abe. Ooh, you know what? I just realized I am totally out of butter.

Paulina: Oh, I thought I saw plenty in there.

Chanel: Oh, you know what? But you can never have too much. I’ll be right back.

Abe: [Chuckles] That is very considerate of your daughter.

Paulina: [Laughs]

Abe: Leave us some time alone.

Paulina: [Laughing] I’ve taught her well.

Abe: You know, I know I’m repeating myself, but I am so happy to see you here.

[Both laugh]

Paulina: It’s great to be home. Oh–ooh, it’s even better in your arms again.

Abe: Oh, yes, yes, yes, you know what?

Paulina: Hmm?

Abe: I was thinking…

Paulina: About what?

Abe: Ah, to get that feeling going, and since we are alone…

Paulina: Abe, abe, what are you doin’?

Abe: Well, I’ve been– I’ve been waiting to put this ring back on your finger.

Paulina: Wha–even– even with me being out on bail and you being the mayor?

Abe: Well, yeah, even that. You know, I really don’t give a damn what other people think.

Paulina: Well, me neither, darling. I only care what you think, and if you think now is the time–

Abe: Oh, I sure do. So there we go, and let me–

Paulina: Oh, now, wait– no, no. No–oh, lord, don’t, don’T.

Abe: What, don’t you want me to put this ring on your finger?

Paulina: No–I don’t want you to bust a knee.

Abe: [Laughs] All right, all right. I’ll stay–I’ll stay right here. I’ll stay right here and ask you the question: Paulina price, will you marry me… for sure this time?

Paulina: Hell to the yes.

[Both laugh]

Abe: Oh, there we go.

Paulina: Oh…

Abe: Yes…

Paulina: Aw…

Abe: [Chuckles]

Migraine hits hard, so u hit back with ubrelvy

Abe: [Chuckling]

Paulina: [Sighing]

Chanel: Hey, so I’ve got the butter. What did I miss? Did I miss anything?

Paulina: Well, you know, not much.

Chanel: [Screams] Oh, my god! You guys are engaged again?

Abe: Yes, and it is going to stick this time.

Chanel: Oh, I am so happy for you–both of you. So when’s the big day?

Paulina: Well, we haven’t discussed it yet. But I don’t wanna wait too long. I wanna be married before my trial starts.

Chanel: But–but you said that you think that you’re gonna be free, right? That you have faith?

Paulina: And I do. Oh, speaking of free, you know what tomorrow is? Juneteenth.

Abe: Oh, juneteenth. That is a perfect day for a family celebration, or a wedding.

[Laughs]

Chanel: Wait, are you saying that you wanna get married tomorrow?

Abe: Yeah, what do you think, fiancée?

Paulina: Well, fiancé, I think it’s a fabulous idea. Tomorrow it is!

[Laughter]

All: Ooh!

[Laughter]

Eli: Yes, of course I’m worried that you’re gonna tell abe and chanel the truth.

Lani: Oh, god, eli. You don’t understand the guilt.

Eli: No, I know.

Lani: No, you don’t understand!

Eli: We have to find a way to deal with it for paulina, for me, and for the kids– mostly for them. Okay?

Lani: Mm. Okay. Okay. Just give me a moment, please, before we have to go home.

Eli: All right, I’ll pull the car around the front.

[Door clicks shut]

Lani: [Sighs] Ugh. Okay.

[Dramatic musical sting]

Tr: I’m not letting this go, lani. The truth will come out. It needs to come out. The only question is when?

Eric: I better get going. I was actually on my way over to the hortons to check in on jack and jennifer, see how they’re doin’.

Nicole: Please give them my love, and let them know I’m happy to help with thomas and charlotte anytime.

Eric: Of course I will.

Nicole: Okay.

Eric: Nicole, when you were planning on getting married this week–I’m assuming I wasn’t on the guest list.

Nicole: Well, we just didn’t get that far yet.

Eric: I understand. Hey, you know what, not to be pushy or anything, but when you do decide on a date, I hope to get an invite.

Nicole: Yeah, sure.

Eric: You seem a bit conflicted about that. I mean, we’re still friends, aren’t we?

Nicole: Of course we’re friends, but–

Eric: Good, because there’s nothing more I want than to see you happy.

Nicole: [Sighs]

Xander: I still can’t believe that someone would murder abigail. Who would do that? Everyone in this town loves her.

Sarah: Not everyone.

Xander: True. Not gwen.

Sarah: She was obsessively jealous of her sister. She did all kinds of horrible things to ruin abigail’s life. Not to mention what she did to me, and isn’t she responsible for laura’s death?

Xander: Ah, that was an accident.

Sarah: Xander.

Xander: I’m not defending gwen, sarah. I’m not. But she’s in prison, locked up. I mean, she couldn’t possibly have anything to do with abigail’s death.

Sarah: [Sighs] I guess you’re right.

Ava: I’m usually pretty good at reading people. But I can’t decide whether you’re telling the truth or not.

Gwen: Why would I lie?

Ava: Why indeed. But I certainly don’t want this on my conscience.

Gwen: You once told me that guilt is a waste of time.

Ava: Okay, so maybe it’s not my conscience that I’m worried about. But rafe is looking for any excuse to lock me up, and I sure as hell am not gonna give him one. So the next time you think about calling me for a favor, don’T.

[Door slams shut]

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[ Sheila and li gasping ]

Li: Oh my god, finn! See? My beautiful, sweet boy.

Sheila: You’re coming back to us.

Li: Ahuh, he is. It’s mom. Both your mothers.

Sheila: What– he’s trying to say something.

Finn: S—

Li: What is– what is it, sweetheart? What– what are you– what are you trying to tell us?

Liam: Man, I’m still– I– I’m not over the whole eric and donna thing, that’s–

Hope: Yeah, no, I am just as shocked as you are. I mean, I’ve– I’ve– I saw it and then I confronted donna. And–

Liam: I mean– eric’s a married man and I– you know, I know that he and quinn have had their issues, but I kinda thought that they were on the other side of that. And now you’re saying–

Hope: No, I’m saying that I wish I never walked in on that because I hate knowing what I know now! And– and that conversation with eric, it wasn’t easy.

Liam: Yeah, well, that couldn’t have been easy for either one of you, if he’s betraying his wife.

Hope: Just follow

your heart, eric.

Whether you tell quinn

the truth and recommit

to your marriage to her,

or you tell her the truth,

and you let her go.

I just think you and I both

know that the important thing

is– is that the truth is told.

Quinn: Give me the ring back, carter.

Carter: No.

Quinn: Don’t do it.

Carter: It has to be this way.

Quinn: Don’t give that ring to paris. Don’t do something you’re going to regret. Carter, please listen.

Carter: No, no, no. If I– if I go to paris with this, I’ll be able to move on. I’ll turn the page. I have a chance at happiness.

Quinn: I want that for you. 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, quinn. It’s– it’s just a fantasy that can never be.

Quinn: That may be. But 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 damned much. I’ll always love you.

Hope: You know, I believe that wedding vows should be respected. And I’m not condoning what eric and donna are doing.

Liam: Are you about to say, “but…”?

Hope: Well, it’s just– it is evident that things have not been the same since quinn and carter had their affair. And you should have heard the way that eric and donna were talking about each other–

Liam: I mean, I– I’ve heard the whole thing about how eric is donna’s one true love, and I just don’t– I mean, does he feel the same way about her?

Hope: I think he might. But donna begged me not to say anything. What are you going to do?

[ Knocking on door ]

Liam: Hey.

Ridge: Hey. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to just burst in, but, uh, you need to know this.

Liam: What’s up?

Ridge: Sheila has escaped.

Li: It’s okay, son. Don’t exert yourself.

Sheila: Oh, I’m just so happy you’re awake.

Li: Yeah.

Finn: So.. stef– steffy–

[ Groaning ]

Sheila: Finn, baby. Stay with us, come on, don’t– don’t go.

Li: It’s okay. It’s okay. He needs his rest. Yeah.

Sheila: Steffy! He said, “steffy.” He’s going to make it, li, against all odds, finn is gonna pull through. Oh my god. I didn’t– I didn’t kill my son. I– I’m gonna have another opportunity to be a mother to him. Yeah, baby. Age-related macular degeneration may lead to severe vision loss.

Quinn: Don’t go to paris

with that ring.

Don’t do something

you’ll regret.

Something you’ll regret.

Regret.

Regret.

Paris: Hey. I got your text. You were looking for me?

Carter: Yeah, um, close the door. Okay?

Paris: Is everything okay?

Carter: No. No, but, uh, can be.

Paris: Yeah. I don’t understand.

Carter: I don’t want to wait, paris. I don’t want to put our future on hold any longer.

Eric: I wasn’t expecting you home so soon. I thought you had a meeting with the supplier later.

Quinn: I rescheduled it.

Eric: Yeah– oh, at the last minute? Like that?

Quinn: Yeah, uh, it’s okay. Franco didn’t mind. Do you?

Eric: No. Why would you think I would?

Quinn: Nothing. Nothing. It’s just– it’s– it’s been one of those days.

Eric: Are you all right? Something happened at the office?

Quinn: I’m just– uh, I’m worried about carter.

Eric: Carter? Why?

Quinn: I– you know what? Forget it. I– I am sorry that I even brought it up. I don’t– I don’t want to talk about that. In fact, uh, let’s not talk at all. You know, eric, I hope that we can find our way back to to way– to the way we were, you know, when you hung that portrait of me over the fireplace.

Hope: Do they know about the guard, or whoever it was inside that helped her?

Ridge: The police? I don’t think the police knows anything other than sheila’s running around out there somewhere.

Liam: Okay, but we– we’re we’re, like, absolutely sure that– that sheila doesn’t know where steffy and the kids are?

Ridge: Yeah, we– we are absolutely sure. That’s what I told you. If I thought that they were in danger, I’d be over there. Trust me.

Hope: Well, you said that mom knows, but does li know what’s going on? Has anyone talked to her?

Ridge: I– I left a message. Haven’t heard back from her.

Liam: I mean, might be worth trying her again.

Sheila: Is– is finn all right? He– he was conscious. And then he slipped back under, you’ve– you’ve got to do something, li. Our son needs you. I– I need you.

[ Phone ringing ] Why is ridge calling you?

Li: I– I don’t know.

Sheila: Well, don’t answer it.

Li: If I ignore ridge’s calls or texts, he’s going to get suspicious.

Sheila: Yeah, well. I don’t care. It’s too risky.

Li: You don’t trust me? Sheila, like I said, I don’t want to contact the police. I’d end up in jail myself. That– then what would happen to finn, huh? He needs me. He needs us. We can’t turn against each other now.

[ Phone ringing ]

Sheila: All right, answer. But you keep it on speaker. I want to hear everything ridge has to say.

Li: Hello, ridge.

Ridge: Li, hey, uh,

thanks for picking up.

Li: Um, I’ve been busy.

Ridge: Did you get my message?

Li: Yes. That sheila has escaped?

Ridge: Yes. And has she tried to get in touch with you? Make contact in any way?

Li: No. Sheila hasn’t contacted me. I haven’t seen or heard from her. I can’t believe it. But if I see anything, I’ll call you.

Ridge: All right, and– try to keep in mind that she’s very dangerous.

Li: I know. Thank you, ridge.

[ Machines beeping ]

Sheila: Thank you. I really want to believe that everything you have said, you’ve– you’ve meant. But I also want you to believe how much I love our son. You understand that now, don’t you, li? If the peanut butter in a reese’s could talk

Paris: Our future?

Carter: Yes. Yes, it’s waiting for us, paris, we just have– we have to reach out and take it. I’m ready. Are you?

Paris: Of– of course I’m ready. I told you that before, but–

Carter: It– it still feels like it’s coming out of nowhere.

Paris: Before today, I didn’t think we were going to end up together. But I hadn’t given up hope. I mean, you were the one that was so adamant–

Carter: I know, I know. I know. I– I was deluding myself. I– I wasn’t seeing things the way they really are.

Paris: Are you sure this is what you really want? I’m absolutely sure. This is what I need.

Eric: Quinn, you’re still that same beautiful woman. You haven’t changed.

Quinn: But our marriage has. I feel it. And I know you do, too. It’s probably why you spend so much time at the club instead of wanting to be here with me. And, you know, I don’t– I don’t blame you. I know this is my fault. I know that I’m the reason for the strain in our marriage.

Eric: Quinn.

Quinn: No, it’s okay. I don’t want to hide from the truth. But, eric, you need to know, despite what’s going on between us, I believe in us, in our future. And I hope you do, too.

Li: How can anyone not love finn? Decent, kind, caring young man he is.

Sheila: Those are attributes that he got from you. I’ll be forever grateful for the mother that you were. That you are, li. Forever thankful for bringing our son back.

Li: He still has a long, uncertain road ahead of him.

Sheila: Yeah, between the two of us, I– I know that we can nurse him back to health. I– we– we can love him back to what he was before this horrible thing happened. Yeah, it was risky for me to come here, but I had to know what you did with my son. Had to know if you buried him, or if you were holding on to his ashes, because– I wanted to say my final goodbye. But then, this– I– I found out he’s alive. Finally, this– this crushing burden that I– I’ve been living with, it’s– it’s– it’s like it’s been lifted. And finally, there’s something to be hopeful for.

Li: I need to get medicine for finn. I have to leave. For copd,

Carter: I should have done this before now. Moved forward with you. But I’m ready, I’m ready to– to turn the page. I’m ready for a new chapter. A new chapter where I can– I can build something wonderful with you, paris. Something that starts with this.

Paris: Is– is that what I think it is?

Carter: Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s an engagement ring.

Paris: You want to marry me?

Carter: Say yes. Say– say you’ll be my wife.

Quinn: Sorry, I didn’t mean to bring all this up.

Eric: No, no, don’t apologize. You have every right. This is your marriage.

Quinn: This is our marriage. This is our future, as husband and wife. I miss you. Miss us.

Eric: I know.

Quinn: I believe that we have a marriage that’s worth fighting for. And I want to know that you feel the same way.

Liam: Hey, kids okay?

Hope: Yeah.

Liam: Yeah. Well, here’s hoping the next phone call you get is baker saying they caught sheila.

Hope: Just wonder where she could be.

Ridge: The only thing we know for sure is that sheila is out there. We got to find her. Put her behind bars before she causes any more havoc.

Li: Did you hear me, sheila? I need to get medicine for finn.

Sheila: You think you’re going to just walk out that door?

Li: Yes. And you’re going to let me. Because you know what will happen if you don’T. Finn will die. And that I won’t allow. I sacrificed too much to save our son.

Sheila: You know what? Then I’m going to go. I will go to the pharmacy and pick up finn’s medications.

Li: You don’t have access to the hospital pharmacy, sheila. I do. Plus, there are cops everywhere looking for you. This can’t wait. Finn came to. He’s so close to returning to us. All his progress will be ruined if I don’t get his medication today. Now.

Sheila: I understand that, it– but it’s just too–

Li: Look, I know why you’re hesitating. You heard me on the phone with ridge. I could have told them you’re here, but I didn’T. Like I said, I have so much to lose here. I’d end up in jail, separated from finn. And I don’t want that. And I know you don’t want to be separated from him either. But we both will, if finn doesn’t get his medication. We could lose him forever, sheila. Let me go. Our son’s life depends on it.

Sheila: All right, you go and get finn’s medications.

[ Machines beeping ] I’m trusting you.

[ Exhaling ]

[ Dialing ]

Li: Yes, I need to speak with someone. It’s an emergency. Okay, come on. No– no, I can’t hold. This is extremely important, I–

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Li: Then he met Steffy, and the Forresters, which brought you into his life.  I haven’t had been nursing him back to life, day and night for you to just swoop in here, and tell me what–

[ Finn groaning ]

Li:  Finn! Ha– honey! Can you hear me? Finn, sweetheart! Oh, my goodness. Yes, keep– sweetheart, yes, it’s Mom. Hi. Finn! Oh, Finn, it’s Mom. Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Oh! Open your eyes. Finn! [ Li grunting ]

Sheila: Hi, baby.

[ Machines beeping ]

Sheila: Mama’s right here, baby. I love you so much. It’s your mother. I’m right here by your side. Mama’s right here, baby.


Ridge: Where could Sheila be?

Taylor: I can’t believe she escaped.

Ridge: She’s running around in L.A., putting everyone in jeopardy.

Taylor: Ridge, remember, ju– all of Sheila’s crimes are revenge from–

Ridge: Oh, I remember. I know, Taylor. They had her in custody. They had her! And now she’s gone. How does that happen?


[ Knocking on door ]

Hope: Eric?

Eric: Hope! Hi. I, uh, I remember. You had to talk about the– the new collection? That’s good, come in. Come in.

Hope: Yes, I do wanna have a discussion about that at some point, but that’s actually not why I’m here. Are we, um, are we alone?

Eric: Yes.

Hope: I know the real reason why you’ve been going to the club. I overheard you and Donna. And I saw you and Donna, and– what are you thinking? I mean, you’re having an affair with her while you’re still married to Quinn.


Carter: Nothing sparkles quite like you, Quinn.


Carter: I mean it, Quinn. You give that gem a run for its money.

Quinn: You always say the sweetest things to me, Carter.

Carter: Yeah, I know I’m not supposed to, but sometimes I can’t help myself.

Quinn: Mm, well, I’m never gonna turn down a compliment.

Carter: So you, um, you spoke with BRidget earlier. Any updates about Eric’s health?

Quinn: I explained to her my concerns about Eric’s heart rate going through the roof.

Carter: Oh, so she knows about the ring he’s been wearing?

Quinn: Well, yeah, I had to tell her, you know, so she could understand my concerns, and– tell me if there was anything I needed to be worried about, but I– I also asked her not to say anything to Eric, and she promised she wouldn’t. But I don’t know, I, uh, I feel badly, you know, I don’t– I don’t want to keep any secrets from Eric.


Hope: I spoke with Donna, and she confirmed everything, and– I don’t– guess I came over here so I could hear your side of things.

Eric: My side of things?

Hope: Well, obviously, you know, I believe in the sanctity of marriage. And I thought you did, too. So, uh, what happened?

Eric: What happened? Hope, I’m not a bad person. I know it’s wrong. Donna knows it’s wrong too. I’m just, uh, not at all sure that I’m going to be able to exactly explain to you what happened, or how I, uh, how I got here. But here is where I am.


Ridge: I feel so powerless.

Taylor: I know. I know. Me too. But the police said that they’re going to find her. We have to trust that–

Ridge: Our police? The police said that? Now, that’s great. I don’t– that’s not good enough. What are we supposed to do? Just sit around, and wait for information?

Taylor: I don’t know. They’re going to find her.

Ridge: They’re going to find her, where? Where’s she gonna– she doesn’t have anyone here. No friends, no family.

Taylor: All right, let’s– let’s try to stay calm. She can’t hide forever, Ridge.


Sheila: Yes. I’m right here. It’s your mother. Yes. Yes. Come on. That’s good. That’s good. Stay awake. Stay with me, okay? Finn? Finn? Oh, no– no, no, no. No, no, no, no. No, I can’t lose you. Please, Finn, please. You’ve got to wake up. You’ve got to wake up. Oh, god. Oh, god. What to do?

[ Li groaning ]


Eric: Hope, I’m not comfortable cheating on my wife. But what can I say? Donna brings something wonderful to my life.

Hope: So, then what is this really about? I mean, is this about Quinn, and her affair with Carter? Because I thought you forgave her.

Eric: I did. I forgave her.

Hope: I– I know you were hurt by it and you felt betrayed by her, but– I don’t know. Maybe those feelings of deception are– are still there.


Quinn: Well. You’re here just in time. I– just got my latest batch of gemstones.

Carter: Wow. They’re beautiful.

Quinn: Yeah, they are. Some really stand out.


Ridge: I can’t just stand around here. I need some answers.

[ Dialing ]

[ Phone ringing ]

Baker: Deputy Chief Baker.

Ridge: Hey, Baker. Have you found Sheila yet?

Baker: Unfortunately, no. Sheila Carter’s still a fugitive.

Ridge: Any leads at all or–

Baker: Not yet.

Ridge: So, explain something. She walked out of your jail. No one has any clue what happened. Don’t you have cameras there? You do, right?

Baker: We’re reviewing everything we have. She never showed up at the hotel that she was staying at. We spoke with Deacon Sharpe. He hasn’t seen or heard from her. We have an A.P.B. out for her arrest.

Ridge: So– so a killer is missing. How does that happen?

Baker: It appears that a guard may have helped her, when she was transferring to another facility.

Ridge: I don’t want excuses from you. I want you to find this woman. She’s very dangerous. And you need to put her under lock and key. She can’t be walking around anymore.

Baker: We will find Sheila Carter, and she will be brought to justice.

Ridge: Great. Let’s try to do that before somebody else gets hurt.


[ Li groaning ]

[ Machines beeping ]

Li: I’m keeping Finn alive, and you knocked me out?

Sheila: I– I just saw him open his eyes. I never thought I’d see that again.

Li: He’s– is he– is he awake?

Sheila: Yes, he was. He was, at least, I think, for a brief moment, he– he even, he even called me “Mom.”

Li: Is–

Sheila: But then he slipped. You need to help him, Li.

[ Li groaning ]

Sheila: Get up. Get up. He– he needs your help. Here, here. He needs your help. Get up.

Li: Finn! Sweetheart, can you hear me?

Sheila: Do what you have to do, you do anything. We have to save him because Hayes needs his daddy.

Li: You– you really love him?

Sheila: More than anything. I never meant to hurt him, Li. I swear, that night was just a terrible, terrible accident. It pains me to think that I caused him all of this.

Li: I just– uh, I couldn’t understand you, Sheila. How you claimed to love him, but almost took his life. You took him away from all of us. I– as I’m watching you and hearing you, I’m beginning to believe that you truly do love him. Our son.


Hope: My aunt Donna is a warm, giving person, and it’s no secret that she’s adored you from afar for a very long time. And i just want to make sure that’s not getting taken advantage of.

Eric: Hope, there’s nobody else like her. I– I keep thinking back to the time we had together, what she brought to our lives, what it was like when we were together. I can’t forget that. I will never forget that.

Hope: So are you saying that she’s the one who got away?

Eric: I do think that a bit.

Hope: So what I’m hearing you say is that your marriage to Quinn hasn’t really been the same ever since her involvement with Carter.

Eric: No. No, it hasn’t. I– I haven’t been the same.

Hope: I get what it’s like to– to be drawn to someone because of how they make you feel or because you feel safe with them. But I do think you need to be honest with yourself. And you need to figure out what you want because it’s not fair to either of those women. And I can tell that the guilt has been eating you up.

Eric: You can see that?

Hope: Yes. I think you and I both know that– a decision about your marriage needs to be made.


Carter: You’re on top of your game, Quinn.

Quinn: Yeah, I don’t know. I’ve been feeling inspired lately. Um, take this one, right? I– I’ve been working on this setting for a while and– it’s a nearly flawless stone.

Carter: Huh.

Quinn: It’s gonna make some lucky woman very happy someday.


Taylor: I wonder how Li is doing.

Ridge: We’ll know. I left her a message, but I haven’t heard back.

Taylor: I hope she got it. You know, Sheila’s capable of anything. She could be going after any one of us.


Sheila: Our son?

Li: Yes, Sheila. Our son.

Sheila: You really mean that?

Li: There’s no denying that you gave him life, that you brought him into this world. I never would have had him, if it weren’t for you. And for that, I have to be grateful.

Sheila: You don’t know what it means for me to hear you say that. I– I wanted to die. When I thought I killed him, I just– I wanted to die. I’m so sorry that I hit you. It’s just– you said you were going to go to the police, and I–

Li: Do you think I care about the police? All I care about is our son’s recovery, his well-being. Yes. I am– the one that’s been keeping him alive, but, Sheila, you’re the one who created him.

Sheila: We– we actually share something in common. We’re both Finn’s mothers. And you saved his life, li. You saved our boy’s life.


Hope: I am not encouraging you to leave your wife, or to stay. Whatever you do is entirely up to you. I just– I think a decision needs to be made, either way.

Eric: Thank you, Hope. For your, um, for your understanding. You’re a– a very wise woman.

Hope: I just think you and I both know that the important thing is– is that the truth is told.


Quinn: Carter. We can’t.

Carter: I love you. I adore you. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t live like this. I cannot live like this.

Quinn: I can’t– I can’t betray Eric.

Carter: I don’t want you to. I don’t want you to, but I can’t– I can’t take this anymore, Quinn, it’s too much. I have to shut it down.

Quinn: Carter, I–

Carter: No, I need to forget. I need– I need to move on.

Quinn: Carter, no! Don’t.


Taylor: Ridge, I don’t like this. Even though you increased security, I still have this eerie feeling.

Ridge: I know. I’m sorry. I just sent Li another text. Should we be worried that we’re not hearing back from her?

Taylor: Yeah, she’s a busy doctor. She’s probably somewhere trying to save someone’s life.


Sheila: Ah. Will he ever be the same?

Li: I’m not sure. He was without oxygen for quite some time that night.

Sheila: But he opened his eyes and that’s a good sign, right?

Li: It’s a very good sign.

Sheila: It means he’s coming back. I jus– I just know he is.

Li: You came here looking for his grave. And I’ve done one better. I’ve kept him alive.

Sheila: And I am so thankful, Li. I owe you so much.

Li: You’re a nurse, Sheila. You can see that our boy is struggling. He needs medical help. And I’m running out of supplies. I promise you. I don’t want to be your enemy. I’m not going to call the police.

Sheila: How can I be sure?

Li: You are not the only one that can go to jail here. I signed his death certificate. I smuggled him out of the hospital. Do you think any of that was legal? I have so much to lose here, Sheila. My medical license, my reputation, my freedom. I live for Finn. I can’t be separated from him. He needs me. And I have to admit, he needs you too. Our child. Our son.

Sheila: Finn? Finn?

Li: Finn, can you– can you open your eyes?

[ Finn mumbling ]

Sheila: Come on, baby. We’re– we’re right here. And we– we miss you so much.

Li: Finn, you have to stay with us. Keep trying. Keep fighting. Come on.

Sheila: Finn, Finn, we’re both here, honey. We’re right here.

Li: Both of your mothers are here.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, June 17, 2022

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Ashley: But we know we’ve been bombarding you with a lot of questions about you and your life and everything.

Traci: So, we decided you needed a little time to find out about our lives, if you’re curious.

Allie: Oh, I am, for sure. You know, it’s really nice that you guys finish each other’s sentences.

Ashley: Do we do that?

Traci: I —

Ashley: We can’t help it. We’ve known each other for a long time.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Allie: It’s obvious you guys are super close.

Traci: We’ve had our moments.

Ashley: Just a few, yeah.

Traci: But we are sisters and friends forever.

Ashley: That’s right. And you are incredibly polite, which is such a nice quality. But there’s no such thing as overstepping when it comes to family. So, please, ask anything you want. Our lives are open books.

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Ashley: Oh, be quiet. She could have been a very successful singer.

Allie: Wait, you sing?

Ashley: Yes.

Traci: In the shower. No, every now and then with the family.

Ashley: Okay, listen. I remember back in the day there was this very famous singer — Danny Romalotti.

Traci: Yeah. And we became close. In many ways, he actually saved me. At first, I was his fan club president, and then he found out I could sing, so he asked me to sing in concerts with him, and he was such a sweetheart and very cute. He still is.

[Laughs] Danny? Wh-why are you staring at me like that?

Danny: Oh, I’m sorry, I was, uh…I was just thinking how lucky I am that we met and had a chance to become such good friends.

Traci: [Chuckles] Well, I think about that every day, Danny. Every day of my life. So, as exciting as my time was as a singer, I eventually found out my real passion was for writing. And it has been so meaningful to be able to experience success doing something I love.


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Traci: Oh. Hey.

Ashley: Hi.

Traci: Hi. I’m so excited that we could get together.

Ashley: I know! I thought a little girl time was in order with our grand-niece.

Traci: It’s a wonderful idea. And I’m very excited that allie has decided to stay in town a little longer and maybe, who knows, she’ll decide to make this her permanent home.

Ashley: I hope so. She’s been through so much since keemo died. I mean, her whole world has been turned upside down.

Traci: Yeah, and we both know what it’s like to be estranged from your mother at an early age.

Ashley: We certainly do. I think it’s so tragic that keemo wasn’t able to reconcile with jack before he died. I would’ve loved it so much if allie’s first time in genoa city was with her father by her side.

Traci: Yeah. And I know it’s not the same thing at all, but the situation has made me remember what it was like when I was in boarding school after dina abandoned us, and I was so worried about coming home and how I was gonna fit. I mean, I was excited to come home, but I was nervous, and I’m so lucky to have had daddy there to make me feel safe. I’m just not the perfect little girl for the president of jabot cosmetics to be proud to show off.

John: Now, you listen to me. You are a very special, lovely girl. And I am very proud to introduce you to anyone at anytime.

Traci: [ Exhales sharply ] Well, I’ll tell you one thing, I’m very proud to be your daughter.

John: Oh, baby.

Traci: I miss him. I think of him every single day.

Ashley: I do, too. We were so lucky to have him for as long as we did. Daddy was always there for us, every single milestone moment, rooting us on. Always encouraging us to embrace the future.

John: You’re graduating with honors, and not a word to your father. Why?

Ashley: I wanted you to come to my graduation for me, not my grades.

John: Well, ashley, I am — I’m very proud of you.

Ashley: Didn’t think the kid had it in her, huh?

John: No, you’re wrong. I have never underestimated my oldest daughter.

Ashley: Wise man.

John: Listen, you. I think you can do anything you want to. And you don’t have to prove a thing to me, ashley.

Ashley: That’s where you’re wrong. I’ve got a lot to prove. I know that I had a couple issues concerning allie in the very beginning, but I don’t anymore, and I think it’s super important that we honor jack and especially our father by making sure that allie feels she’s been a part of this family from the very beginning.

Ashley: Wow!

Abby: I did something a little extra for today for the three of you.

Traci: It’s so pretty.

Abby: Aww, well, you are so welcome, and I spoke to the chef. We created a special menu for the occasion.

Ashley: This was so thoughtful of you. Allie’s gonna love it.

Abby: Oh, good.

Allie: Hi, you guys.

Abby: Hi!

Allie: Oh, my gosh, this is beautiful, abby.

Abby: Aww, well, this was really fun to put together. If you need anything, anything at all, please let me know. I will be back to check on you. Mwah. I love you.

Allie: Hi.

Traci: Hey.

Allie: Let me just say, it is so kind of you guys to do this, arrange this whole thing.

Traci: It’s our pleasure. We have loved getting to know you and spending the time we’ve spent so far.

Ashley: But we know we’ve been bombarding you with a lot of questions about you and your life and everything.

Traci: So we decided you needed a little time to find out about our lives, if you’re curious.

Allie: Oh, I am, for sure. You know, it’s really nice that you guys finish each other’s sentences.

Ashley: Do we do that?

Traci: I —

Ashley: We can’t help it. We’ve known each other for a long time.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Allie: It’s obvious you guys are super close.

Traci: We’ve had our moments.

Ashley: Just a few, yeah.

Traci: But we are sisters and friends forever.

Ashley: That’s right. And you are incredibly polite, which is such a nice quality. But there’s no such thing as overstepping when it comes to family. So, please, ask anything you want. Our lives are open books. After years on the battlefield and multiple concussions,

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Traci: Thank you. No, no, literally, our life is

in a book.

Ashley: Because traci wrote a book about the abbott family history.; Got to make sure we get her a copy.

Traci: We will, we will. But I thought it was a good idea if you heard some of the stories in person first because the written abbott family history is a lot to take in.

Allie: [ Chuckles ] Well, I am not sure where to start.

Ashley: OkaY. Well, you took a tour of the jabot lab, right? You enjoyed that. So anything else you want to know?

Allie: I loved that. I loved going to jabot and seeing the inner workings of the company. It was awesome, and I usually have a million questions, but they seem to be escaping me right now. Jabot is huge. It’s a behemoth in the industry — and for me to be personally connected to it? And then, of course, observing how the fragrances and cosmetics are made? I loved it. It’s absolutely fascinating.

Traci: Now you’re starting to sound a little bit like ashley.

[ Laughter ] Who’s always in her happy place there.

Ashley: It’s so true. I always knew what I wanted to do, ever since I was a little girl. And thankfully I had a father who supported me every step of the way.

Allie: Yeah, my dad was like that, too. He always told me how proud he was, always encouraged me to pursue my own interests, but when I told him that I was interested in getting a degree in chemical engineering — whew — he was so excited that i was following in his footsteps, just like you did with your dad. But what was most important to my father — as it seems like with yours, ashley — was that i was always pursuing my own passion.

Ashley: Yes, that’s all our father wanted for any of us.

Allie: And, traci, for you, i think it’s amazing that you were able to venture out beyond the family business and really forge your own path. I mean, did you — did you always know that you wanted to be a writer?

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Oh, no, no, no, I had no idea what i wanted to do with my life.

Ashley: Aww. That’s the burden of being born with too many gifts, see?

Traci: Oh, what a lovely way of looking at things. No, I did know that I wanted to do something creative.

Ashley: Oh, be quiet. She could have been a very successful singer.

Allie: Wait, you sing?

Ashley: Yes.

Traci: In the shower. No, every now and then with the family.

Ashley: Okay, listeN. I remember back in the day there was this very famous singer — danny romalotti.

Traci: Yeah. And we became close. In many ways, he actually saved me. At first, I was his fan club president, and then he found out I could sing, so he asked me to sing in concerts with him, and he was such a sweetheart and very cute. He still is.

[ Laughs ] Danny? Wh-why are you staring at me like that?

Danny: Oh, I’m sorry, I was, uh…I was just thinking how lucky I am that we met and had a chance to become such good friends.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Well, I think about that every day, danny. Every day of my life. So, as exciting as my time was as a singer, I eventually found out my real passion was for writing. And it has been so meaningful to be able to experience success doing something I love.

[ Gasps ] Oh. I don’t believe it. I don’t believe it.

Tim: [ Laughs ]

Traci: It’s the book — my first copy.

Tim: Actually, it’s an advance copy. I asked the publisher to send it to me so I could give it to you in person. What do you think? Is it what you expected, trace?

Allie: Wow, you both accomplished so much. And you both seem so confident.

[ Sighs ] It makes me feel like you guys were always this way. Were you like this when you were my age?

Traci: [ Laughs ] No.

Ashley: No.

[ Both laugh ] We were nowhere near the people we are now.

Traci: Yeah. These young adult years, they’re so exhilarating and, you know, you’re finding yourself. You’re — you’re finding out what you want as you make your way. But they can also be some of the most challenging years of your life. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Traci: Actually, ashley was a lot more poised and self-confident than I was when we were younger. I was riddled with insecurities. I — I struggled with my weight, and at one point, I became addicted to diet pills. It nearly cost me my life.

[ Chuckles ] But it’s all because I was desperate to look different, to be anybody but myself, and it was a pivotal time for me. I learned that I had to love myself.

Ashley: And we just couldn’t believe that she didn’t because we loved her so much for the extraordinary person that she was. It’s very difficult to watch her suffer that way.

Allie: I’m so sorry that you went through that, traci. But I feel like you must have had a ton of people who loved you and rallied around you. I feel like everyone who meets you loves you.

Traci: [ Laughs ] Well, I don’t know about that. Certainly not lauren fenmore. She [Chuckles] Was the worst.

Allie: Wait, wait, wait. Lauren fenmore? Like fenmore’s department stores?

Traci: That’s the one. That lauren, she could turn on the charm like nobody’s business, but I don’t know, there was something about me — I don’t know, she just didn’t like me, and there were times when I found ways to fight back. Wait, excuse me, miss. I didn’t order this.

Oh, I know, hon. Your girlfriend over there ordered it for you.

Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear

Traci: Excuse me.

Ghosts appear and fade away

Lauren: Hey, traci, that’s some dessert you got there. Need any help eating it?

Traci: No, thanks, lauren. This one’s on you.

Lauren: [ Gasps ]

[ Laughter ]

Oh, my god!

[ Laughter ]

Traci: I suppose we shouldn’t laugh.

[ Laughter ]

Ashley: Of course we should.

Traci: Lauren was a thorn in my side for years.

[ Sighs ] But you just find ways to deal with it. And you know what? Shockingly, decades later, she and I became good friends. This might be the most pleasant conversation you and I have ever had.

Lauren: I deserve that.

Traci: Oh, no, I did not mean that you —

Lauren: No, no, traci. Look, you’ve never done or said anything wrong in your entire life. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same thing. But when I saw you here, i didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to tell you how truly sorry I am. You know, I’d like to think that I’m a better person now.

[ Chuckles ] But until I looked you in the eye and really apologized, i knew that wasn’t gonna be true.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Just goes to show you, you just never know how things are gonna turn out with a person, if you can give them enough time.

Allie: Yeah. Yeah, I’m beginning to learn that. Ashley, what about you? Anyone like that in your past? A nemesis?

Ashley: Oh, good question. I think the only opponents were maybe because I thought they spelled trouble for the people that I really cared about. As far as romantic rivals, well, nikki newman and I have certainly had our fair share of issues over the years.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Allie: Nikki newman?

Traci: Nikki, that’s your friend noah’s grandmother. And I would say you had issues for decades.

[ Chuckles ] It went both ways, though. Nikki felt that ashley was a threat to her family and to her happiness.

Ashley: Why are you here? We both know it’s not for professional reasons.

Nikki: Oh, ashley, you don’t fool me. You know exactly why I’m here, and I know exactly what you’re up to, too. You try to play this little innocent routine. You are not innocent at all. And I just came here to tell you that it’s not going to work. Because I know what you want, and you aren’t going to have him. You are not going to get my husband.

Ashley: Oh. I mean, it’s not like I set out to make nikki my enemy.

[ Chuckles ] It’s just that victor and I had a very strong connection from the first time we met, and, um…I’m gonna spare you the details on that, but I’ll just say that our early relationship came at a very painful cost.

Victor: How can you talk to me about being fair right now?

Ashley: You’re living in some fantasy world with you, me, and the baby in a perfect setting. Isolated from the real world. It would never be that way for us.

Victor: I thought you and i loved each other!

Ashley: God, victor. When this child was conceived, i loved you desperately. But things changed. Your whole life changed drastically, and so did mine.

Victor: Don’t you understand that I would have helped you?

Ashley: How? By betraying your commitment to nikki?

Victor: You didn’t even give me a chance to tell you.

Ashley: No, I didn’T. And you want to know why? God, I thought for days and days of an alternative. Something that would work for me and would work for you and would work for everybody else. But there is none! If you came to me now, it would throw your life into chaos, victor. And what about my life? What about my — my family? What about my career? That’s all I have left now. Somehow, victor and I made it through the dark days, and we ended up getting married.

Traci: [ Laughs ] More than once.

Ashley: Hey.

Allie: Wait, what?

Ashley: Come on.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Ashley: That’s what I call an epic romance, thank you. You’re always so full of surprises. Victor.

Victor: Do you like it?

Ashley: It is the most breathtaking and elegant watch I have ever seen. You should not have done this.

Victor: And why not?

Ashley: Because you just gave me that gorgeous diamond pendant.

Victor: There’s so much more that I want to give you. I want to make your life a fantasy.

Ashley: You already have. And victor and I still have a bond, albeit a much different one today.

Abby: And part of that bond is standing right here. I’m part abbott, part newman, and part carlton in my heart, too.

Allie: Wait, carlton?

Traci: Brad carlton. He’s no longer with us, but from the moment he came through the front door of the abbott house, he changed all of our lives forever. I’m steve, I lost 138 pounds in nine months on golo

Traci: Okay, maybe I’d better start at the beginning. So if you were to internet search brad, you would find that he had been a successful executive at both newman and at jabot, but he came from pretty modest roots. When our family first met him, he had been hired as our groundskeeper and our pool man.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Traci: And I couldn’t keep my eyes off him.

[ Laughs ] And he knew it!

[ Chuckles ] I need a little time to put this stuff into perspective, ’cause i don’t think anything else is gonna help.

Brad: Well, that may be true, but tonight, what you need is not to dwell on this.

Traci: Well, that’s a little bit easier said than done.

Brad: Of course it is, especially if you sit around a dark room, brooding. But you’re not gonna get a chance to do that.

Traci: I’m not?

Brad: Nope. I’m gonna take you out.

Traci: Well, thank you, brad, but I really don’t feel like going out.

Brad: I know you don’t feel like it, and that’s why we’re gonna go. There’s a great movie playing in town and I’ve been wanting to see it anyway. And it just so happens that it’s probably the best thing for you. Especially tonight.

Traci: Look, I appreciate what you’re trying to do, brad, but I really don’t feel like going to the movies.

Brad: Traci, I am not gonna leave this house without you. I will not take no for an answer.

Traci: Why are you doing this to yourself? I’m miserable. I am going to be miserable and I’m gonna ruin the movie for you.

Brad: Well, there’s something wrong with my hearing here. Must be some water in there or something. Gosh, I’m gonna change my shirt, and then we’re gonna go. Oh.

[ Chuckles ]

Traci: I’ll help you. Here.

Brad: Hey.

Traci: There. And here. Got it?

Brad: Thank you. Give it a chance, traci. If you’re not real careful, you just might enjoy yourself.

Ashley: He was quite a charmer.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] And I fell for him hard. I can’t believe that you are doing this.

Brad: Well, what kind of honeymoon would it be if i didn’t cryary bride across the threshold?

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Thank you. You’re incredible, you know that?

Brad: Yeah, well…

Traci: [ Laughs ] But as much as we loved each other — and we did — we just couldn’t seem to keep things together. We’re together and then apart and the back together, and then done. But there is one beautiful thing that came out of the love that brad and I shared — our daughter colleen.

Traci: Brad, she’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

[ Inhales sharply ]

[ Chuckles ] Look, baby, it’s your daddy. He brought you into this world.

Brad: Well, actually, I think your mom and I kind of did this together.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Brad, I don’t know what i would’ve done without you.

Allie: Traci, I didn’t know you had a daughter.

Traci: She passed away when she was a young woman, about the age you are now.

Allie: Oh, my god, I am so sorry, traci.

Traci: Oh, she was smart and she was spirited and artistic and determined and self-confident. Oh, I wish you could’ve known her.

Allie: I wish I could have, too. How did you — sorry, never mind.

Traci: No, honey, it’s okay. How did I manage to get through? For a while, I wasn’t sure I was going to. I can tell you, losing colleen was the most difficult thing i have ever had to face.

[ Sighs ] But I had this one and this one and the rest of my amazing family to help me get back on my feet. Now, I bet you’re wondering

[Chuckles] How abby and ashley kind of factor into this story of brad.

[ Chuckles ] Well, as it turns out, both of the abbott sisters had a soft spot for him.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashley: W– just to keep things straight here…

[ Laughter ] …Traci and brad were over long before brad and I got together.

>>Raci: Yes, and I have no resentment for that anymore, as you know. And, um…you know, you cared about each other for a very long time, and he had deep feelings for you. It just was your momenT.

Ashley: Yeah. So I’ve been married several times.

Traci: Several times.

Ashley: Several times. More than you could count on one hand, allie. More than you can count on one hand. And there’s not enough hours in the day to talk about them.

[ Laughter ] So we’ll just talk about brad, okay? So here’s the short version. I decided I wanted to have a child and I was gonna raise that child on my own. But apparently, brad carlton had different ideas, and — what can I say? — He courted me, and, mm, we fell in love. And I ended up giving birth to this one on our wedding day.

[ Laughs ]

Abby: I know how to make an entrance.

Ashley: Yes, you do. Yes, you do. And looking into this girl’s face for the very first time was the most magical moment of my life. Even if that day didn’t go exactly as I thought it would.

[ Laughter ] Victor, would you please give her to me? Please? I’m moving on with my life. Would you please?

Victor: Why are you talking like this?

Ashley: Victor, give me my baby, please.

Victor: Baby’s perfectly fine. Don’t get upset.

Ashley: Give me my baby right now. Give her to me. And then that lovely man, brad, he adopted abby. We had a very sweet, wonderful family for quite a while.

Allie: So you are victor’s daughter, and that must mean…

Abby: Nobody knew that victor was my father for years, but, you know, the way I look at it is that I had two incredible dads growing up… and the most amazing mom and aunt that anyone could ever ask for. You know, these two women, they are amazing role models filled with so much wisdom and love to share. Go with simparica trio it’s triple protection made simple!

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Ashley: Hello, boys.

Billy: Hi.

Allie: Hi, guys.

Traci: Hey! We have all of the abbott siblings under one roof. I don’t think that that has happened since the day that allie arrived.

Jack: I was just telling billy you’d be home soon.

Billy: Yeah, I just wanted to come by, check up on everyone. Looks like you’re having a good, old time.

Ashley: Having a great time.

Jack: So how was the meal?

Traci: It was delicious, and the company was even better.

Ashley: What about the conversation?

Allie: Oh, it was quite interesting.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashley: Right. We’ve been dishing about the abbotts, and I think you’ve gotten a better window into our history. Right, allie? Although there’s only so much ground we can cover over one small meal.

Allie: You guys were both so kind and open, and I’ve loved hearing everything about your lives.

Billy: I’m sure you can tell now, my two sisters are very different women, but they have a few things in common — bright minds, big hearts, and phenomenal resilience. And whether you like it or not, they’re gonna tell you exactly what they think.

Jack: Oh, boy, are they.

Billy: In my case, “or not” has been quite prevalent at times.

[ Laughter ] But I will say that they have always wanted what was best for me. As they do for you.

Allie: I can feel that already.

Billy: Of course, if you want another version of the abbott family story, I will be more than happy to sit down with you and vent — I mean chat.

Allie: Oh. Well, I would actually love that. So maybe we do dinner sometime.

Billy: Absolutely, let’s do that.

Ashley: Um, um, excuse me.

[ Chuckles ] What are you gonna say? I’m a little afraid.

Billy: Oh, yeah, you want a preview? It would go something like this. Everybody in this room here has been through hell and back, and there’s been times where we have challenged each other and we’ve gone at it a little bit. But one thing has always been true — we’ve always had each other’s backs, no matter what. And that is never gonna change. Without my brother here or my sisters, I really don’t know where I would be.

Traci: Well, I have told allie already about my darkest hours and how grateful I am to have my family to have helped me find my way.

Ashley: And I, um… oh, boy, I have definitely felt lost several times over the years, and probably the most frightening was when I was literally fighting for my life because I am…

[ Exhales sharply ] I’m a breast cancer survivor. I fought very hard and i certainly gained strength from our father. Always daddy, right? And absolutely from the people in this room.

Jack: You mentioned stress a little earlier.

Ashley: My being sick, jack.

Jack: I’m sure that brings with it its own share of tensions.

Ashley: Yeah. Brad’s doing a great job, you know? He takes good care of me. He worries about me, and so he loses sleep. It’s not that. You take these marriage vows — “in sickness and in health” — but I don’t think any couple can really understand what that means unless they experience something like this themselves.

Jack: So lean on us. Let us help you.

Ashley: [ Clears throat ] Instead of victor?

Jack: Hey, those are your words, not mine. Hey, the way I see it, it could only add to the stress.

Ashley: It’s a whole constellation of things, jackie.

Jack: Be easy on yourself. You will get through this. And once you do, your life will be normal again, I promise.

Allie: Your stories, they have touched my heart. This family, my family, is something very special.

Jack: Well, I am glad to hear you talk about yourself as one of us.

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Because you are. And any strength this family has started at the top with your great-grandfather, john abbott.

Allie: Right, from what I’ve heard, he was an exceptional man.

Jack: He was, indeed. We feel his presence in this house to this day. Especially at the breakfast table.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Something about that table had the power to bring these girls back, no matter how far away they lived. I would like to propose a toast. To dad — never far from our thoughts, never far from our hearts.

Traci: To dad. Hear, hear.

[ Chuckles ]

Jack: And to my two beautiful sisters. You have no idea how many times I’ve dreamed of just this — the three of us sitting at this table together.

Traci: Fighting over who’s gonna get the last cinnamon roll.

Ashley: Yeah.

Jack: We’ll share it three ways.

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

Ashley: Yep, the abbott family breakfasts — probably the most important tradition we have.

Traci: Definitely the most important.

[ Laughter ] And we are all so very happy to have a seat at that table for you.

[ Chuckles ] When tired, achy feet make your whole body want to stop,

Ashley: So, allie, are you still enjoying yourself or are you on abbott overload?

[ Laughter ]

Allie: I’m good, I’m good. But listen, I don’t want you guys to stay and feel like you have to entertain me or tell me more stories. It’s not like I’m going anywhere anytime soon.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Allie: Okay, wait, I take that back. Maybe I am actually going somewhere. Noah just asked me to hang out.

Ashley: Aww.

Allie: But I don’t want to be rude. You guys have been so awesome and open with me.

Traci: Please, go, go, go. You have to go.

Billy: Yeah, I’ll walk out with you because once they all start talking, you’ll never get another chance to escape.

[ Laughter ]

Allie: Alright. Well, thank you both for everything today.

Billy: Bye, love.

Ashley: Bye.

Traci: Bye.

Jack: Bye. Mm.

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Thank you so much for including her. I think that meant the world to her.

Traci: Oh. The more I’m around allie, the more I like her.

Ashley: Me too. Jack, she’s such a lovely addition to this family.

Jack: I am glad to hear you say that because I think she could really use a professional mentor. In fact, I think she would benefit from having both of you in her life, especially since her mother practically cut ties with her.

Ashley: Yeah. Well, we know what that’s like, right? I will step up and do whatever i can for her.

Traci: And of course, you know I will.

Jack: So in these conversations about the abbotts, did you mention dina at all?

Ashley: Mnh-mnh.

Traci: No, you know, we decided not to go down that path. We didn’t want allie to feel like we were pressuring her to talk about her own mother. She’ll open up when she gets more comfortable with us.

Jack: Yeah, I think that’s the right call. Her last encounter with her mother was especially painful, and I don’t know when or if they’re gonna see each other again.

Traci: Wow. I know the first I saw dina years later, after she abandoned us, oh, it was really hard. Mother, back when I was growing up…

Dina: Yes.

Traci: …Even before you left…

[ Sighs ] …I always felt like I was in your way.

Dina: Traci —

Traci: I always felt like i was someone that you didn’t really want to have around, and I want to know, mother… did you ever really want me?

Dina: You want me to tell you the truth? Very well. I won’t deny I was quite surprised when I found myself pregnant for you. It certainly wasn’t something i had planned or anticipated. But when you did arrive, traci, I was very happy to have another little girl.

Traci: Then why, mother? Why didn’t you ever show me?

Dina: Traci. If I don’t see you again… I think you’re very beautiful.

Traci: Goodbye, mother. There was a lot of healing to do. Both for me and for ashley.

Ashley: Yeah, I had no idea what was in store for me when mother came back and…

[ Sighs ] …Told me that brent davis was my biological father. That was so painful. Right? I mean, I literally — I couldn’t remember who I was or where I came from. I think that it was just so difficult for me to accept the fact that I — I wasn’t john abbott’s daughter.

John: You have brought more joy to my life than any father could ever ask. Please, please, dig down deep, try — try to remember. God, does any of it — any of it sound familiar?

Ashley: No.

John: Ashley, I’m your daddy, your father, and I love you so. I just want to help you. I just — just want to bring you home…where you belong. We all do. Please, baby…

Ashley: [ Sobs ] I’m sorry. I’m really sorry.

Traci: Thank god you found your way back.

Ashley: Yeah. And thank god daddy never learned the truth.

Traci: Ashley, the truth is that you are his daughter. You always were and you always will be.

Ashley: Oh, boy. I — I honestly never thought i could ever forgive mother for all of her lies and all of her deceit, and I never thought I’d be able to move past that combative relationship I had with her. But, you know, the last few months that she was with us, she really showed me that she…she tried so hard to make up for those transgressions. When you were looking out for me back then, when you had daddy drop those documents that leave me the rights to the patents of all the formulas that I created.

Dina: I-I just don’t remember, dear.

Ashley: I know. It doesn’t matter because you did it. You made sure that my paternity couldn’t be used against me to cut me out of my share of daddy’s legacy. I mean, you — you put that in writing for me.

Dina: Oh, sweetheart, you’re — you’re crying.

Ashley: They’re happy tears.

Dina: Oh, I’m glad.

Ashley: You know, for so long, I doubted that you loved me, and I see that I was wrong. She did love me. I have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.

Ashley: You know, the only thing that I’m left with is I’m so grateful that we had that time with her before she passed. So many of those old wounds were healed, and, jack, don’t you feel like you were able to reconcile your past with her? And, traci, don’t you feel like she finally accepted you and appreciated you for who you are?

Traci: I’m just…grateful and I will cherish that I found what she wrote about all of us before she was too far into her illness.

Ashley: And with her last breaths, she was able to give us the one thing that we needed, the one thing that we wanted to hear more than anything else. That she loved us.

Traci: And I will carry that forever. Oh, why am I so tired?

Ashley: Because it’s exhausting being so emotional and sentimental.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Jack: We’ve been through a lot together. Good and bad. I probably don’t say this enough, but I am very proud to call you my sisters, very proud to be part of this family.

Traci: What has happened? It seems like yesterday we were kids. We were running around this house, and now there are grandchildren. Ahh! Grand-nieces and grand-nephews coming to us for advice and guidance — what?

Ashley: You know, when i think about the generation that comes after us and the one after that, I am so filled with hope. They’re gonna know all of our stories. All of the horrible mistakes that we’ve made. All of the triumphs that we’ve celebrated. All of the sorrow, all of the joy. And you know what? They’re gonna learn from it. I hope they’re gonna learn from it, and they’re gonna move forward, carrying the best qualities of everyone that’s come before us.

Traci: And they will understand how very lucky they are to be an abbott.

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carly: The pool’s closed.

Do you wanna touch, do you wanna touch me?

Do you wanna touch, do you wanna touch me? I know. I was hoping the owner could bend the rules for me. Hey. Everything all right? Yeah, just business. You know, um, it wasn’t anything urgent. Thanks for waiting. Mm-hmm. Well, I think it would have been rude, not to mention immature, if I’d just walked away in a huff.

[ Chuckles ] But you were tempted? Yeah, just a little bit. Yeah. Because, sonny, there’s a — you know, there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to hear you answer my question about that kiss that you gave me. But then there’s another part of me that’s even bigger that really needs to know, because…it means something to me. Did you kiss me because you got into a fight with your ex-wife? You’ve been here before? I have never had the pleasure, no. You? No. The only drive-in theaters I’ve ever seen have been in movies that I’ve watched indoors. Well, you wanted me to surprise you, so… you succeeded.

[ Thrilling music playing

on screen ] What? You’re kind of like this movie. Old?

[ Laughs ] Or notorious? No, you seem to be black-and-white. But in reality, you are a complex dance of shadows. Now, I got that out of a book on hitchcock.

[ Chatter on screen ] I like it. Makes me sound classic yet timeless. Oh, this is the part where ingrid bergman realizes that she’s been poisoned. The good old days, huh? Ah. Only we could get nostalgic about someone being drugged in an undercover operation. I think it’s part of our charm, darling.

[ Man grunts ] We gotta get out of here before the cops check our id.

[ Sighs ]

[ Loud rock music playing ]

[ Police radio chatter ] Okay. This is our chance. Let’s go. Trina? Josslyn? What are you doing here? Why did you call me back here? There’s a problem with the game. Double vodka on the rocks. Be with you in a moment. Hey! Going somewhere? Judge abbott canceled at the last minute, so I… let another player buy in. Without vetting him first?

[ Sighs ] Put it on my tab. Hi. I was here earlier, and I just realized I can’t find my phone. Did anyone turn it in? Hmm. I’ll check. Hey, I hope she finds your phone. I mean, I hate to see a lady in distress. When I saw the guy’s bankroll, I figured he’d be okay. H-he knew the password. Just spit it out, bradley. What happened?


when I kissed you,I wasn’t thinking about carly. But you did fight with carly earlier, didn’t you? Yeah, yeah, yeah. And carly and michael think that I-I’ve turned my back on my family. Well, that’s ridiculous. I know your family is everything to you. Right, and when I went on the stand, it wasn’t against michael. I was just there to tell the truth. Yeah, and you were gracious enough to forgive me, and you don’t hold me responsible anymore for keeping your identity a secret. But the thing is, I still believe and I always believed that wiley needs to have you in his life. Thank you. And carly considers that a betrayal. Well, that’s — that’s half of it. Carly’S… in carly’s mind, the biggest betrayal was when baldwin was going after michael, I stood by you. I have to be honest. When you did that, sonny, I was surprised, too. I just needed a quick swim. It was a crazy day at aurora, nuts, and I didn’t get a chance to work out, so… how quick? Oh, it was only a mile. Oh, is that all? Navy seal. Oh, geez.

[ Both laugh ] I hope you don’t feel taken advantage of. You’re not gonna revoke my membership, are you? Oh, not at all. You are exactly the distraction I needed after the day I’ve had.

[ Sighs ] Bad? Beyond. Frustrating. Heartbreaking. Deeply disappointing. But all for the best. Buck: No, I don’t remember who threw the first punch, or why. Joss and I were tracking down proof that esme framed me. In a bar known for criminal activity? Just the kind of place esme would go to for an unregistered phone. Look, we will explain everything later, I promise. But right now, we need to get out of here. Cabrera, you got id on those two? What happened to our hanging out by the pool? I’m sorry. This was just too good a chance to pass up. Linc had a card from the savoy with what was obviously a password written on the back. Oh, yes, a strong indicator that something shady was going on.

Yes, mr. Sarcasm. Look, this is my chance to catch linc in the act and blackmail him into signing over the rights to my songs back over to me. There is so much illegal in what you just said to me, I don’t even know where to start. Linc: I know you. You’re the woman in the gif that’s gone viral. Soaking wet, climbing out of the pool. Yes, that’s me. Yeah, well, uh, you got a rockin’ bod. And that image — it’s like the beauty from the black lagoon. We might be able to re-create that for one of my artist’s videos. Excuse me? Oh, did I not mention? I’m a, uh — a music producer.

This is the last-minute player? Ms. Wu, we meet again. All the players raved about you inside there. Did they? Yeah. Um, brad here was kind enough to let me sit in on the game. Texas hold’em, high stakes. That’s exactly how I like to play. Uh, it’s a shame the game ended so early. Yes, isn’t it? Um, thanks for the hospitality. Have a good night.


Oh, god, i love this movie. I have never known anyone so thrilled by this film. Oh, come on. Cary grant rescues ingrid bergman, and the nazis are thwarted, and the moment that he goes back inside, claude rains is a dead man. It’s the — what’s not to love? It’s so good. Well, if you like this film, you’re gonna love the second feature. You’re not gonna tell me what it is, are you? You wanted to be surprised.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, there’s a concession stand back there, but bonbons felt a little pedestrian for such a momentous occasion. A drive-in’s momentous? No, not the drive-in. Us. You agreeing to an official first date. That is momentous, yeah. So I brought a lovely… charcuterie… oh. …And, uh, caviar. Oh, it’s lovely. Wow. What? What? Well, I-I love popcorn at the movies. Well, it’s a good thing I brought popcorn, then. This is from japan. It’s salted umami. And it’s out of this world. No. Popcorn needs fake butter. Well, I’m usually much better at this. Oh! Bull’s eye on the movie and the fact that you remembered I love hitchcock. I mean, yeah, that’s all perfect. Yeah, the master of suspense never got any more romantic than “notorious.” Yeah. A libeled lady and a charismatic rogue on a spy mission falling for each other.

[ Sentimental music

playing on screen ] What’s not to love? Of course blackmailing linc is illegal. That’s why I kept you out of it. You ditched me. Yeah, for your own good. You are so, so close to being reinstated. You came to me for help, and as soon as I agreed, you bailed on me and you took off so you could handle it on your own. Not that you’ve gotten anywhere. No, I beg to differ. Something went way, way wrong with linc tonight. He came out of the back room fuming. And when linc gets mad, linc gets stupid. And when linc gets stupid, which is most of the time, linc makes mistakes, and that’s when we’ve got him. I manage some of the best talent in the business. Billie and olivia would kill to sign with me. Then why haven’t they? Oh, I got a full plate now. Plus, I don’t really need the money. Oh, you’re rolling in it?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, you know, the private planes, the yachts. You have more than one? Ah, well, that depends where I’m heading. Which I imagine is all over the world. Baby, you would not believe the life I’ve lived. Oh. Bet you’ve seen some things. I’m nothing like the guys you’re used to. Hmm. So true. Ah!

[ Laughs ] Okay, well, what’s there to talk about? Look, I bought into the game. I played well. I won fair and square. And what is your definition of fair, mr. Bell? What’s indisputable is that you cleaned out all of my other players in eight hands. That’s just how the cards fell. When the game goes on all night, the players’ inhibitions wear down and the stakes go up. If they lose, they ask for credit. Which you’re more than happy to extend at a fat interest rate. You cut into my profits. I’ll need to recoup my losses, which will come out of your winnings.

[ Chuckles ] Now who’s not playing fair?

[ Speaks mandarin ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Coughs ] We haven’t really sat down and addressed what scott did to michael on the stand. Did you know what baldwin was gonna do? No, sonny, I didn’T. You sure? I mean, scott told me that he was gonna bring up claudia zacchara’s death, but I had no idea about the details on how she died. I just know that scott said he was gonna hit michael with his criminal record. So it sounds like you didn’t know how bad baldwin was gonna get with — with michael. I didn’T. I really didn’T. But I’m — I’m not gonna get any medals either. Kidnapping avery, and then, again, keeping your existence in nixon falls a secret. Let me guess. Baldwin said to you that in order to, uh, secure visitation with wiley, you were gonna have to level the playing field. Yeah, make michael look so bad that I look better in comparison. Listen to me, okay? I just want you to know that michael had no intention of killing claudia. He was just a teenager, and he was defending his little sister. I know that now. And watching scott go after michael on the stand, it made my stomach sick, sonny, in part because of what I set in motion, and in part because I was sure… …that I’d lose you over it. I gotta say, this is kind of nice, having the place to ourselves. Yeah. Perks of co-owning the metro court. Yeah, and you know I’m only hanging out for the perks, right? Oh, I’m under no illusions.

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] I think I know what you meant when you said, “bad, but for the best.” It’s when something crappy happens to you, but — but you needed it. It’s what you actually needed. It gives you a wake-up call. Kind of just shifts your whole perspective. That’s exactly what happened to me today. I haven’t talked to sonny since nina’s visitation hearing, and I won’t go into the gory details. But nina had her lawyer, scott baldwin, accuse michael of being violent towards women. Oh, my god! Can you believe that? I-I heard that, and I am so — I am so incredibly sorry. I mean, it was awful. But what was truly indefensible was that sonny was in the courtroom. He heard everything. And when it was over, he comforted nina. You must have felt so betrayed.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Furious. And, um… devastated. And now? Weirdly grateful.


When michael was done with his testimony and the judge called for a recess because she wanted to talk to diane and scott in chambers, I — I stood up and, um, felt so alone, and I turned around, and there you were on the plaintiff’s side, on my side. I remember. And then I saw you, and you looked so stoic. And I had no idea what you were feeling. I was afraid that you were gonna tear into me. I did — I had — there was a lot of, you know, that was going — a lot of stuff happening. I mean, I was angry at baldwin for going after michael. I was disappointed in michael for going after you. And then baldwin had to go after michael. It’s just — it was a lot. Yeah, it was ugly. I wanted to play fair. I wanted to just let everyone cool down until michael and willow allowed me to see wiley. But michael and willow, they didn’t — they didn’t play fair. Even before the five-page feature in… yeah. And —

…the invader? Yeah, they were never gonna cool down, sonny. I mean, wiley would have been an adult before I was allowed to see him, and by that time, he would be so brainwashed, he’d never want to see me. You had every right to, you know, go for that petition for the visitation. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I know. But — but so has michael. Nobody’s perfect here. Listen… …when I saw you in the court standing up, you were just — you were hurting. You were hurting a lot. And all I could think about was… …making you feel better. I just wanted to explain to you what happened. I felt like my…

[Voice breaking] Like my skin was ripped off, all my faults were exposed. And there you were. You touched my cheek. And then — sorry. That small act of compassion, that meant more to me than you will ever know. You’re grateful that sonny sided with nina? The sonny I knew would have defended his son. And the fact that he didn’t brought it all home to me in a way that nothing else could. I mean, the man I married, the sonny I loved, the father of my kids, he’s gone. For as long as I’ve known sonny,

[Chuckles] He could make me angry. So angry, angrier than anyone. And what surprised me today was the anger I didn’t feel. And that’s when I realized. Your wake-up call. Yeah. What sonny did in that courtroom severed the last tie. I mean, we’re donna’s parents. We’re always gonna co-exist for her sake, but… separate lives. And I’ve been saying I’m free for a while, but today i feel free. Congratulations.

[ Laughs ] Thank you. Thank you. We should celebrate. I’ll need to see your ids. Which one? The real one that says I’m underage? Or the fake one that says I’m 23 and my name is jane?

[ Chuckles ] Look, trina cannot get arrested, even if it’s a misdemeanor. The title ix determination came back against her. Sorry to hear that. Thanks, but it turns out it’s the least of my worries. Look, coming here was entirely my idea. I dragged her along. Please, just bust me and let trina go.

[ Police radio chatter ]

[ Cody coughing ] Enough. Come on. The money.

[ Grunts ] No, come on, you can’t take my buy-in money. I bro– I brought it to the table.

[ Coughs ] You cost me far more than I recouped tonight. You are still in my debt. You can’t leave me with nothing, come on. I’m not completely heartless.

[ Wheezes ] Let’s go.

[ Whimpering ] Sorry. Selina: Bradley! I mean, I don’t want to intimidate you or anything. Mm.I am rich and famous, but deep down inside, I’m just a regular guy. Mm! Regular just doesn’t do it for me. Neither does rich and famous. I’m into a very particular type. By all means, enlighten me. The kind who keeps his head when literal bullets are flying, who’s not overly fussy on the rule of law, and who doesn’t give a damn about pop culture. The kind of guy who can take a punch and laugh about it. This yours? Yes. Thank you. By the way, did you know that loser is rich and famous? Do you not see how this could blow up in your face? If you do something illegal to get back at linc, and linc can prove it, then you’re in a far worse position than when you started. Oh, look at linc’s expression. Britt blew him off, and he is livid. Now’s my chance.

[ Coughs and whimpers ]

[ Groans ]


Okay. I’m up for celebrating.What do you suggest? Well, let’s see. Um… how about a night swim? Oh, I didn’t bring my suit. You could skinny dip. Uh…[ Chuckles ] I own the hotel. You know, people could come and… so… I don’t think anybody’s around. Pool’s closed. I won’t tell. Raincheck? Absolutely. At least put your feet in the water? Ah! I can do that. Carly saw me in the courtroom. And that’s what we were fighting about today. She — I guess she felt like the — the gesture of comfort meant that I-I didn’t — I was okay with baldwin going after michael. Oh, I’m so sorry I put you in that position. I don’t — I don’t regret it at all ’cause I was just doing what I felt I wanted to do in the moment. Yeah. Carly — she can’t forgive you? She’s done, which is ironic ’cause the — the divorce has been finalized for a while now, but I guess she doesn’T… you know, she’s cutting the cord. Uh, except for donna. I get to… I get to see donna… yeah. …As much as I want, you know. No matter what carly’s issues are, she is first and foremost a mother. She’s never gonna use donna as a pawn. Yeah. You know, I never thought this would happen. I al– I always thought that I’d be connected to carly, like, at least from the past or from the kids, or, you know. Just… no, your son weathered a vicious attack, and you consoled the woman who initiated it. I don’t know you anymore. And she — she said she doesn’t know who I am anymore. And I’m — I’m thinking, well, of course she doesn’T. I mean, a lot has changed since nixon falls. I’m not the same person. I’ve changed. And it seems like the only one who… …understands me in my life is you. I’ll need yours, too. Cabrera. The bouncer checks out. Listen, my partner’s waiting for me. We got a perp violating his parole. We need to process him at the station. Clear the scene. Send everyone home. Copy that. What happens now? Are you gonna arrest us? Well, technically, it’s not illegal to purchase a fake id in the state of new york. It’s not? Using one, however, is more of a gray area. It’s up to the officer’s discretion whether or not he wants to file charges. And what is your discretion telling you? I’m gonna let you off with a warning, this time.

[ Coughs and groans ]

[ Sighs ] Lose something? Ahh.

[ Coughs ] Linc, what a coincidence. Long time no see. Oh, get lost, brook lynn. I’m expecting a call from korea. Yeah. And there’s a bridge for sale in brooklyn. You know, I should know better than to visit port charles. First some cowboy took all my cash at a card game, and then some woman doesn’t even have the sense to appreciate what I’m offering.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh. This is it.

Min-ho!

Ban-mal? Wh– yes, yes, absolutely. “All I want” is still available. That’s my song. Your guys will do a phenomenal interpretation. And I have listened to plenty of boy bands. And might I say, yours is the best in the k-pop biz. Yeah, you can change the lyrics from “him” to “her.” You can change whatever you want. I own the song.

[ Clears throat ] What the hell? The song in question is no longer available. It’s caught up in a copyright lawsuit that could drag on for years. Goodbye.

[ Sighs ] Do you realize what you just did? Yeah, I saved my song. I want my phone back. Ow! Chase: Hey! Come here. Back off! Oh, god. Hey, man, if you don’t realize that she is using you, then you are dumber than you look. Phone, or I will sell your entire catalog to a porn producer I know who’ll use it for soundtracks. Wow. What a surprise. You know a porn producer. Yeah, come to think of it, that’s a market you should explore. You can’t sing anymore, but there are other ways to perform, like lying on your back.


[ Epic music playing on screen ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, sorry. I usually remember to switch these things off. Is it important? No, it’s just work. It’ll keep. Anything to do with the jennifer smith case? Why do you ask? I’m just curious. I offered my assistance. You were strangely quiet. Oh, yeah, it’s not likely I’m gonna need it, ’cause the wsb think that the case is airtight. You don’t agree? No! Jennifer — she was — she insisted that she had this french naval captain up in her room. Played by gary cooper? I wish. [ Laughs ] Anyway, we haven’t been able to locate him or confirm his identity or anything.

[ French accent ] This chair, is it taken? I think I can still be of some use. I am sorry. I didn’t mean to get so emotional. I did not call you here for consolation.

[ Sniffles ]

[ Chuckles ] I know. Hey. I can tell that you’re hurting. Why don’t you talk to me? I’m tired of hurting. I’m tired of — of being angry, of being sorry. This is who I am. You love me, or you hate me.

[ Chuckles ] And with you, it seems to be enough. Yeah. Right? Or not? Mm-hmm.

[ Laughs ] I’m tired of hurting, too, sonny. I’m tired of the loss and the regret. You, my man, you make me happy, and I want to embrace that happiness. How do we start? Oh. How do we start? Slowly. Carly: Mm. This is perfect. Really? It’s perfect? You don’t think my idea of celebration is kind of lame? No! Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Look, I’m here hanging out with you on this gorgeous night, and my feet are in the swimming pool of a hotel that I co-own.

And I own a chunk of stock in a media company that is soaring by the day. A bigger chunk than you expected to have.

[ Laughs ] I know a good thing when I see it.

[ Grunts and coughs ]

[ Laughs ] Well, thanks. What’d you do to deserve this? Ah, this is just how it goes when I’m on a winning streak. Mm. You get beat up and left in an alley with only $50?

[ Laughs ] Well, my luck turns harder and faster than a bucking bronco. Mm. There you were, picturing the hot car you were gonna buy, the place in malibu. 200-acre spread in wyoming. It’s a nice place. You ever been? I was gonna buy some — buy some horses. Purebreds? No, uh… the price is — too pricey. Just gonna get some workhorses to take care of and ride. Take care of… you might have a concussion, so stay with me, cody. Cody! I wasn’t — I wasn’t sleeping, I pro– I was just — I was resting my eyes. Then I’ll leave you to it.

[ Straining ] Yep. Damn hippocratic oath. “First do no harm.” Okay. So… I’m a doctor, remember? So let me check your injuries. And I’m warning you right now, this is going to hurt. Ah, ah! You said you were looking for a lead on esme. Did you find one? Yes and no. Esme framed trina by planting the phone in trina’s bag. The phone she used to record the sex tape and then sending it out in an e-mail blast. And we think we found the guy who sold her the phone. Who is he? He was tending the bar when we got here. We don’t know his name. He was about to id esme, but the fight broke out and he slipped away. But he works here, which means he’ll be back. Next time we’ll get him — next time, you guys won’t be anywhere near here. Well, we need to find the guy. I’ll ask about the bartender. I’ll get a name, a description, and I’ll run it.

[ Cellphone beeping ] I got another call. Disturbance in progress. How are you two getting home? Uh, a rideshare. It’ll be here in five minutes. Good. Be sure not to miss it.


Thanks for the ice cream.That was a great suggestion. Oh, anytime. What are you doing? What do you think I’m doing? I’m working off the ice cream. The mile I swam earlier isn’t gonna cut it. Oh. [ Laughs ] Thank you for the celebration. Who says it’s over? As far as I’m concerned, it’s just getting started. So we’ve been dancing around each other for a year at least, and not to mention the time in nixon falls. So how much slower can we go? Well, I want nothing more than to just dive head first into a relationship with you. Right. What’s stopping you? Well, what’s stopping me is…me. The feeling that I had in that courtroom when I stood up and I saw you. We could fall really hot and heavy with each other.

[ Chuckles ] What happens to me when it fizzles out? Sonny, you are unlike any man that I have ever known. And I want us to build something real between us. I appreciate that. But you’re not the only one that’s feeling alone. I just, you know…. carly and michael cut me out of their life. I can’t rely on them. And there — there is this connection that we have. But if, you know — if you want to take it slow, I’m okay with that. Okay. You going home already? Yeah, well… no, no, no. You keep this just because that — you can remember me.

[ Laughs ] Okay. If I don’t leave now, I will never leave, so… I’ll call you. Yeah, I’m looking forward to it.

[ Door closes ] Will I l-live?

[ Grunts ] Your ribs are badly bruised. Some may be cracked. I’d recommend an x-ray.

[ Grunts ] Yeah, I’ll get right on that, just as soon as I can figure out how to stand up. Oh, for pity’s sake. Lean on me. Come on. Oh! Ah! Ow, ow, ow. Aw! You’re such a baby.

[ Laughs ] Aren’t you the same guy who fell from the sky and into the metro court pool without a bump? You cushioned my fall.

[ Sighs ] I’m parked right over there. I’ll drive you to G.H.

[ Sighs ] Alright. Hospitals are pricey, and I’m down to my last $50, so… well, I’m not gonna leave you in the alley. You need help.

[ Exhales ] I know who can help. And they owe me.

[ Laughs ] Oh! Familiar with a lot of french naval captains, are we? Profiling 101. First of all, how are we so sure that ms. Smith didn’t just invent this gallic seafarer? We know he exists because the hotel bartender saw him. Okay. Well, this is where I suggest his involvement is incidental and ms. Smith is just implicating him as a red herring. Right. No more hitchcock for you. No, not at all. It’s occam’s razor, darling. The simplest explanation is usually the right one. She doesn’t want to admit her guilt, so she’s claiming innocence and wanting to finger some poor sap she met at a hotel bar. Perhaps. Okay, what do you think happened? I’m not sharing my theories with a civilian. Ouch. Who are you calling a civilian? We have — we’ve worked together on plenty of your cases. I know what you’re doing.

[ Sighs ] I’m trying to help you. No, you’re not. I thought this was too good to be true. Is this really a date? Is it? I mean, th– [Sighs] This — this whole drive-in, hitchcock, charcuterie? Or is it just a tactic to get information out of me? How crazy was that? The bar fight? The lead on esme?

[ Door closes ] The cops showing up?

[ Sighs ] We were so close to getting the bartender to id esme. I know, but, I mean, things could be worse. We could be in the back of a squad car charged with misdemeanor use of a fake id, jane. You’re right, kara.

[ Chuckles ] Rory did us a solid tonight.

Us? [ Laughs ] No, that had nothing to do with me. Rory did that for you. He likes you. Yeah, I think he does. Okay. What happened here? I was attacked. Assault and battery. And I am pressing charges. Take statements from all these witnesses. Did you see the incident? Afraid I did. Who did what to whom? This is all my fault. I feel awful. I’m the one who lost my cool. Hey, you had every right to. Ugh! Linc is such a slimeball. You know what, let’s sneak out the back door, okay? We’ll hole up at the mansion, we’ll call the elq lawyers, and they can get us out of this. Aren’t you coming? I’ll only make things worse if I leave the scene. I’ll be labeled a fugitive with an apb on my back. I was the victim of a brutal and unprovoked attack. According to your witness here, detective chase threw the first and only punch. You collapsed like wet cardboard.

[ Laughs ] Exactly. Call an ambulance. He broke my jaw. Excuse me. Officer cabrera. Detective chase. Uh, you were on suspension when I joined the force, but I’ve heard the stories. Yeah, I bet. Well, it, uh, looks like you have a witness and a victim who clearly wants to press charges. No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. He was provoked, okay? Linc had it coming. Please, please, don’t do this. Brook lynn.

[ Sighs ] Harrison chase, you’re under arrest. You have the right to remain silent.

[ Handcuffs click ] Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.

On the next “General Hospital” —

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Jill: Well, well, well. What have we here? I never in a million years would have expected to find the two of you together.

Jack: We had a few things to discuss. I take it this means that the launch party is over?

Diane: And I can assume the news of my resurrection preceded me, since you don’t look like you saw a ghost.

Jill: No, no, Billy filled me in. Plus, I spotted you at the Chancellor-Winters event. I just didn’t want to interrupt Nikki ’cause she was having such a good time giving you hell.

Diane: [Chuckles] And what, now it’s your turn? Go ahead, pile on. I’ve built up enough armor that I can handle whatever it is you want to dish out.

Jill: No, I’m not gonna rake you over the coals, because, actually, I am very impressed with how you managed to pull this off. Faking your own death so convincingly and then coming back here and facing the wrath of all these people who hate you?

[Chuckles] That takes more guts than actually dying.

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Sally: This is my first time in the inner sanctum. I have to say, I’m impressed. But you’re definitely gonna have to do some redecorating. Starting with that. Should we have a painting commissioned of you?

Adam: It’s not my style. Frankly, I think I would be a little uncomfortable staring at myself all day.

Sally: Why? Trust me, it is a nice view.

Adam: Hey, if I would like a face that I enjoy looking at, i would have to get a portrait of you.

Sally: Well, I am flattered, but you might confuse your visitors about who’s actually in charge.

Adam: Alright, well, how about a nice piece of modern art? You know, a little something abstract that doesn’t send any messages.

Sally: Well, I don’t care if it’s dogs playing poker as long as it is not your gloating sister.

Adam: Mm. Well, I think I could get behind something deliberately tacky for fun, but not that. Dumb animals playing poker — that would just remind me of Billy.

Sally: Yeah, definitely don’t want to be thinking of him when you’re closing deals.


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Jill: Oh! Call me a romantic fool, but you know what I love? I love it when two corporations are able to come together and create an even bigger and more powerful one.

Jack: That’s what counts for romance these days, huh?

Jill: Well, just imagine it, Jack. If all business sales were done this way, I mean, with respect, mutual admiration, equality, total transparency —

Jack: I couldn’t think of anything more boring.

Jill: I know. We would not like that.

Jack: We liked the fight.

Jill: We liked to knock our foes to the ground.

Jack: We had fun, too, didn’t we?

Jill: Yep, we did. You know, it’s okay for Lily and Devon because they’re really much nicer people than we are.

Jack: You’ll get no argument from me on that.

Jill: Okay, now, I’m gonna ask you a personal question.

Jack: Well, thank you for warning me.

Jill: Oh, you’re welcome. So, I have heard that a miracle has occurred in my absence and Diane Jenkins has risen from the grave.

Jack: I guess you heard that from one of my siblings.

Jill: Honey, you can’t keep news like that a secret. Besides, I saw her here. And Nikki was obviously horrified that she was here, but here’s my question to you. Why weren’t you? I mean, you were really civil to each other, and I’m sure you and Kyle must be going through —

Jack: This is neither the time nor the place for that particular discussion.

Jill: Okay, okay, I agree. But please, before we table the topic, may I say something? I understand that this craziness with Diane has allowed to find a granddaughter that you never you had. Oh, my god, and while I know that it can’t make up for the loss of your son, darlin’ — and my heart is with you on that — what a gift to have found this girl.

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Amanda: You know, discretion is very important as a lawyer, but right now I’d like to talk to you as a friend of a friend.

Jack: Okay.

Amanda: And this friend of mine, she may or may not have told me that she had a falling out with you recently.

Jack: And this friend of yours, does she happen to have red hair?

Amanda: And a soft spot for you. I hope you’re okay. I want you to know I am not taking sides. I’m not making excuses, but it sounds like she made a mistake. And I know that she is very, very sorry about what happened.

Jack: Yeah, so am I.


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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Chance: You just got it all under control.

Abby: Mm-hmm, which means that we are on track for that date night that you owe me.

Chance: Ooh, that’s funny. I thought you owed me.

Abby: You know, I am a big fan of compromise.

Chance: I’ve always been a big fan of yours.

Abby: Done, because that date night starts right now.

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Billy: Hey. Thanks for coming. It means a lot.

Jack: Where else would I be?

Billy: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe with Phyllis. But, then again, she left town quite abruptly. Is everything okay?

Jack: From what I hear, she’s spending time with Daniel and his family.

Billy: From what you hear? She didn’t tell you she was leaving?

Jack: We are both adults. We don’t need to get lost in the minutiae of each other’s daily lives. I heard from Summer.

Billy: Hmm. Well, maybe it would be nice if you got lost in the minutiae every once in a while.

Jack: I’m getting relationship advice from you? Go ahead, I need a good laugh.

Billy: Hey, this quick wit has gotten me through a lot lately.

Jack: Has it gotten you through the latest complication with Locke? I’m sure you’re as thrilled as Kyle and I are that he’s staying in town.


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Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Summer: You look serious. Is everything okay?

Kyle: Most recent numbers for marchetti just came in.

Summer: Is it worse than we expected?

Kyle: Yeah. Last quarter was bleak. But I’m confident we can turn it around.

Summer: Good. I really want this to work out. Where do we start?

Kyle: Well, the biggest problem is with angelina’s coo, leonardo. She left all the business decisions up to him, and unfortunately, he made a lot of mistakes. So hopefully she is on board with replacing him once the sale goes through.

Summer: Actually, I just got off the phone with angelina. She just made a really big decision that opens up a whole new world of opportunities for us.

Diane: Thank you agreeing to get a cup of coffee with me before I head back to the athletic club.

Jack: We managed to get along at society. What’s a few more minutes?

Jill: Well, well, well. What have we here? I never in a million years would have expected to find the two of you together.

Jack: We had a few things to discuss. I take it this means that the launch party is over?

Diane: And I can assume the news of my resurrection preceded me, since you don’t look like you saw a ghost.

Jill: No, no, billy filled me in. Plus, I spotted you at the chancellor-winters event. I just didn’t want to interrupt nikki ’cause she was having such a good time giving you hell.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] And what, now it’s your turn? Go ahead, pile on. I’ve built up enough armor that I can handle whatever it is you want to dish out.

Jill: No, I’m not gonna rake you over the coals, because, actually, I am very impressed with how you managed to pull this off. Faking your own death so convincingly and then coming back here and facing the wrath of all these people who hate you?

[ Chuckles ] That takes more guts than actually dying.

Victor: From the look on your face, you were trying to reach victoria? Did you?

Nikki: She’s not picking up her cell. I just can’t believe she’s really gone.

Ashland: Welcome to our new home — at least for the time being.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Do you regret selling your penthouse?

Ashland: No, no, not at all. We’ll find something better. Maybe a townhouse this time.

Victoria: Hmm. Well, manhattan real estate can be a real battleground.

Ashland: Yes, it can, but we’ll conquer it together. With you by my side, we can do anything. I’m just so happy to be back here in this city with the woman I love, charting a whole new course for our lives, just you and me.

[ Chuckles ] Wow. It’s so rare to see you scared of anything. But this scares you, doesn’t it?

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Diane: You’re right. Coming back here did take guts. The people in this town can be brutal.

Jill: Well, not that you didn’t deserve it.

Diane: Don’t get me wrong, i have deep remorse about my actions, and I — I don’t take any pride in having deceived so many people, especially my son.

Jill: Hmm. Well, take this advice — take whatever kind words you can get from wherever you can get them, okay? Because for many years, I had so much dirt hurled at me. I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end, okay? And it’s very hard to get past that, although for some people, it seems remarkably easy.

Jack: Oh, I can assure you — and diane knows this — I am far from being past everything she’s done.

Jill: Okay, listen, I didn’t really bring this up too much with you earlier ’cause it wasn’t the time or the place, but I have to ask you — how close are you really to this resurrected diane jenkins?

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Jack is barely tolerating me these days. He agreed to meet up with me so we could discuss some of my insecurities and questions about our son.

Jill: Okay, but you have to admit that anyone would be surprised to walk in here and see you having coffee —

Jack: It’s a process, jill. Diane wants to be reconnected with kyle, and I have decided not to get in her way.

Diane: And I thoroughly appreciate that.

Diane: [ Laughs ]

Jack: What? What’s so funny?

Jill: Oh, I was just imagining our younger selves at this moment. I mean, we’re being so mature and so civilized, right? That wouldn’t have been the case. There would be drinks hurled. There would be accusations thrown.

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

Jill: And you two, you were like fire and ice, right? But now, you’re turning the page, you’re entering a whole new chapter. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been through everything we’ve been through. I mean, it comes full circle, yes?

Jack: My, haven’t we become the philosopher?

Jill: Well, at this stage of my life, I mean, I just — it’s just foolish to hold grudges, isn’t it? To carry around hate, all that negativity. It can you eat you alive. We can’t change the past, so we might as well try to change ourselves, right?

Summer: Once the sale goes through, angelina wants to step down. The pressure has really been getting to her these past few years, and she’s afraid that she’s on the verge of burning out completely. She wants to take advantage of the sale and retire.

Kyle: What?

Summer: She’s ready to walk away.

Kyle: I — dad and I were wondering how our business styles would mesh, but now that she’s out of the picture, I —

Summer: The business is gonna be completely in jabot’s hands. We won’t have to run anything by angelina or worry about competing visions. She says that she trusts me implicitly not to tarnish the marchetti brand.

Kyle: Wow. That’s pretty high praise coming from someone so renowned in the fashion world.

Summer: Well, I’ve gotten to know her tastes, and I intend to make sure that the line continues to reflect her sensibilities.

Kyle: That’s what marchetti’s customers will want.

Summer: And this should help with our coo problem. We’ll be able to replace him without worrying about what angelina thinks.

Kyle: Hey, maybe you should take over.

Summer: I have no interest in the business side of the company. I’m perfectly happy being creative director. But it does mean that we’ll need to find a leader who has an excellent background in business and who can manage a large team.

Kyle: Yeah, and we need to start thinking about that person asap because once this sale goes through, we need someone who will hit the ground running. I know a couple of good executive search firms we can call.

Summer: No need to call anybody because I already know the perfect person to run marchetti.

Kyle: You do? Who?

Summer: My brilliant husband.

Sally: This is my first time in the inner sanctum. I have to say, I’m impressed. But you’re definitely gonna have to do some redecorating. Starting with that. Should we have a painting commissioned of you?

Adam: It’s not my style. Frankly, I think I would be a little uncomfortable staring at myself all day.

Sally: Why? Trust me, it is a nice view.

Adam: Hey, if I would like a face that I enjoy looking at, i would have to get a portrait of you.

Sally: Well, I am flattered, but you might confuse your visitors about who’s actually in charge.

Adam: Alright, well, how about a nice piece of modern art? You know, a little something abstract that doesn’t send any messages.

Sally: Well, I don’t care if it’s dogs playing poker as long as it is not your gloating sister.

Adam: Mm. Well, I think I could get behind something deliberately tacky for fun, but not that. Dumb animals playing poker — that would just remind me of billy.

Sally: Yeah, definitely don’t want to be thinking of him when you’re closing deals.

Adam: Although telling him about the promotion was a highlight of the launch. For once, the guy was speechless.

Sally: I wish I could’ve been there to see it. But I will be around for all of your triumphant moments from now on. So, mr. Ceo, what is your first move gonna be? Well done. And welcome to a whole new era of newman enterprises. (Becky) I started smoking when I was 16.

Victor: We always knew she was determined to leave with ashland locke.

Nikki: I know. It’s just that we left things on such a bad note.

Victor: Adam thinks that it’s a sign of weakness that she’s so easily succumb to ashland locke again.

Nikki: Well, this didn’t happen in a vacuum. I think we pushed her too much. I mean, with enough pressure, even the strongest person can break.

Victor: I disagree with that. We have always done what we thought was best for her.

Nikki: And I think that was the problem.

Victor: Why?

Nikki: She’s an adult. How much longer did we expect her to allow us to treat her like a child?

Victor: Forever, okay? She’s our daughter and always will be. We didn’t push her to do a damn thing. All we wanted is for her to accept the fact that ashland locke is a monster, and he will prove himself to be that again and again, over and over.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] I understand how scary this is for you. I do.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Ashland: I mean, you have just taken A…a huge life-changing step away from your family, a family that you have been so close to on so many levels for your entire life.

Victoria: It’s not the first time that I’ve left them. I once moved to italy for a whole year. I didn’t speak to any of them.

Ashland: But this is different. You also walked away from the top job of one of the biggest conglomerates on the planet. Now, that took a lot of courage, but it had to be scary, too. I can still remember when i walked away from my family all those years ago. And how desperate I was to get away from my father, to escape him. But it wasn’t easy. I can still remember the terrible feeling I had in the pit of my stomacH.

Victoria: I have to admit, it is a bit unsettling.

Ashland: Victoria, it’s gonna take time for you to adjust to this new life. But think about this — what a life it’s going to be.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] We’re gonna take this city by storm.

[ Laughs ] We’re gonna go to big parties with fascinating people and go to museums and art galleries and the best restaurants in town, and we’re gonna have a beautiful new home with a view from the bedroom window — I don’t know — maybe overlooking the park or something, you know? Something that people would kill for. And, of course, a couple of extra bedrooms for the kids when they come to visit when school’s out. Maybe… maybe even harrison will be able to come and visit us someday. I don’t know.

Victoria: That sounds wonderful.

[ Both laugh ] I know — I know that the kids will love central park.

Ashland: They will. And think about this whole new business we’re gonna build — something new and innovative, something jaw-dropping. Something that will rival newman enterprises, believe me.

[ Chuckles ] We are going to be their worst nightmare.

Jack: Well, thank you for your pearls of wisdom, jill. I would love to stay and share stories of our spiritual growth, but it’s late and I have to get home.

Jill: Oh, no, diane, wait. Come on, it’s not that late and I’m not the least bit tired. So why don’t we stay and chat a little bit? I don’t get into town that often, and I would love to pick your brain a little bit.

Diane: About what?

Jill: I’ve always been fascinated by a really good back-from-the-dead story.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] You do realize I’m not a vampire or zombie, right? I didn’t actually die, so i don’t think there’s anything to talk about.

Jack: I was just about to offer diane a ride home to the gcac, where she is staying.

Jill: I get why you might have some trepidation, okay? But please remember that i didn’t make the list of suspects in your murder.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Why give your family just any eggs

Jill: I’m so glad you decided to stay.

Diane: Mm.

Jill: Thank you for keeping me company. Although, I have to admit, there are very few people in this town that would be willing to be seen with you in public besides me.

Diane: Uh, well, I appreciate your frankness, so I have a question for you.

Jill: Please.

Diane: I get the sense that this invitation is about more than tea and catching up. Am I right?

Jill: Oh, I’ve got to hand it to you. Death has not diminished your intuition.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Should I be afraid there’s some poison in my cup?

Jill: No, no poison in your cup. But…

Diane: Ah, how did I know there was a “but” coming?

Jill: Well, I told you i don’t hold any grudges against you. That’s probably not true for everyone, and although I don’t get back to genoa city that often, I am fiercely protective of my family and my friends.

Diane: If you’re implying I’m some sort of threat, they have nothing to fear from me.

Jill: Well, in the spirit of our continuing frankness, most people in this town considered you to be kind of a nuclear bomb waiting to go off. But in spite of that, you seem determined to stay. So, please, I have to ask you — what are you after?

Kyle: You want me to step down as co-ceo of jabot and come over to marchetti?

Summer: What I’m suggesting is that you step down and take over marchetti as sole ceo. You would be the one in charge. You wouldn’t be co-running it with anyone else like you do with jack now.

Kyle: Yeah, but I can’t just abandon my job.

Summer: You wouldn’t be abandoning anything. We’d all be working for the same company. Look, I know that this is a big ask, but this would be my dream come true. Just think — we’d be working together again like we did at jcv. We were a great team. We could duplicate that magic at marchetti.

Kyle: We were pretty magical, weren’t we?

Summer: Just imagine what we could do on a much larger scale. Marchetti is a huge get for jabot.

[ Sighs ]

Kyle: I’m flattered you’d even think of me for this, but i have to give it some thought. It’s a big decision, and I need to talk it over with my dad, of course.

Summer: Take all the time that you need.

Kyle: But don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of us working together again.

Summer: I realize that I’ve sprung this on you out of the blue, and there’s a lot to consider. Or you could pitch it to your dad right now.

Jack: What’s going on?

Sally: So, how does it feel to be back where you belong? Top dog at your family’s cherished company, the pinnacle of your success.

Adam: You know, it feels pretty damn good.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Hey, thank you for coming here with me at this late hour.

Sally: I completely get why you wanted to. You deserve a moment to soak it all in before you take over the reins tomorrow morning.

Adam: I just — I love how well you can read me.

Sally: Well, I think we’ve already established that our minds have melded.

Adam: Oh, then you should already know what I’m thinking — now that we’ve done a little redecorating, I think we need to celebrate.

Sally: That just proves how in sync we are because I am way ahead of you.

Adam: Wait. I already brought you champagne for your promotion as ceo of newman media.

Sally: Okay, well, what’s good for the goose is even better for the gander.

Adam: Fair enough.

Sally: The way I see it, you can never have too much of a good thing.

Adam: Not tonight we can’T. We deserve to revel in this because we have finally got everything that we wanted.

Victoria: So this is what you meant when you said dining in one of the world’s finest restaurants. Kind of expected something grander than takeout from your favorite hole in the wall. Although it does remind me of our first trip to new york together.

Ashland: Okay, well, this is one of the best restaurants in new york. It just so happens that their cuisine comes in a brown paper bag is all.

Victoria: I’m not gonna argue with that. This looks amazing.

Ashland: Well, it is. Listen, I do have some, uh… some ideas for our new venture. I don’t like wasting time. I know you don’t like wasting time either.

Victoria: True. True, but I — I have some very strong opinions of my own about what our next move should be.

Ashland: Oh. Excellent. Let’s hear them.

Victoria: Well, first and foremost, I don’t want the name newman anywhere near our new company. So what’s going on?

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Victor: I know you’re still worried about victoria’s decision to leave, but she will not stay under his spell for long, I promise you.

Nikki: That’s what we thought when she found out he was lying about his illness. She didn’t leave him then. And I’m afraid she never will.

Victor: Well, don’t you worry, okay? I don’t think this whole “I’m in love with him” delirium will last. She’ll realize that he’s a monster. He’ll prove it to her again and again, and then she’ll come back, maybe with regrets, but she’ll come back.

Nikki: I wish I had your confidence.

Victor: Why don’t you have confidence in our plan? When she realizes that I’ve put adam back in the position to run newman enterprises, trust me, it’ll light a fire under her and she will be back.

Nikki: Well, I did approve of the plan, but the more I think about it, the more I’m afraid she’s just going to look at it as some kind of manipulation, and that’s what drove her away in the first place.

Victor: But it will have its desired effect.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I don’t know. I mean, ashland is still such a big part of her heart, and a feeling like that doesn’t go away overnight. It seems like he’s the only one that she trusts or confides in, and that is going to make it that much easier for him to strengthen their bond.

Ashland: Well, given everything you’ve just been through, I can certainly understand why you don’t want the newman name associated with our new venture. We’ll figure that out. What else you got?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I want for the company to be focused.

[ Clears throat ] And I would love to slap down adam and his newman media division, so I think that a media entity is definitely the way to go.

Ashland: I have a lot of connections in that area. We can start there. In fact, we might even be able to poach some of our former colleagues from what used to be newman/locke, and that would be an excellent way to stick it to both adam and victor.

Victoria: But I would like to do something, then, more than just a, you know, your standard media enterprise. I’d love to somehow be able to use my art background. You know, find a way to bring the fine arts into the digital age.

Ashland: Oh, I love the sound of that. It’s innovative, it’s fresh.

Victoria: My father, he will probably hate the idea, but I’m telling you right now, it is a load off my shoulders to say with 100% certainty that I do not give a damn what he thinks.

Ashland: I love hearing you say that.

Victoria: I know that I’ve said it before, but I mean it now more than I ever have. I’m finally outside of his shadow, and I am free to make my mark on the world. And believe me, it will be indelible.

Jack: If angelina marchetti retires, that would open all kinds of new doors for us.

Kyle: It would open a slot at the top of marchetti. A slot I’m thinking of taking.

Jack: Wait, really?

Kyle: It could be a real opportunity for me. I would have complete autonomy and a chance to make a mark solely on my own. I — I know you’d be proud to see me do that.

Jack: Of course I would. I just had no idea you would consider leaving your seat as co-ceo.

Kyle: I hope you don’t take this the wrong way. You know how much working together means to me.

Jack: It means the world to me, as well. Look, I could not be prouder that you are in such demand, and angelina deciding to step out of the picture provides a perfect opportunity for you to fly solo, a move I am absolutely convinced you are ready to make, but on the most selfish level, I don’t want to lose you at jabot.

Summer: Well, you wouldn’t really be losing him. He’d just be running a different division under the corporate umbrella.

Kyle: Yeah, well, I haven’t made up my mind. It’s just something I’m considering. Fortunately, I don’t have to make a decision tonight.

Jack: Yeah, I always say big decisions like this, it’s a good idea to sleep on them.

Kyle: Mm, speaking of big decisions, how did the chancellor-winters event go tonight? It must’ve gone pretty late if you’re just getting home now.

Jack: It was a spectacular launch, and they are going to give the competition a real run for their money. I’m telling you, this company is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Summer: Sounds like quite the launch.

Jack: I wasn’t just at the party. I actually had a very pleasant dinner with diane.

Summer: That’s unexpected.

Kyle: I’m — I’m just glad my parents can spend time with each other and it not turn into a fight.

Summer: I bet you’d have rather gone out with my mom.

Jack: Phyllis has always been a great dinner companion.

Summer: That’s not quite a yes.

Jack: Well, phyllis is out of town, so it’s not an option, right?

Summer: What aren’t you saying? Just tell me — what happened between you my mom and diane and between you and my mom?

Diane: I am only after one thing. I am staying in genoa city to be close to my son, period. And I am putting up with all the threats and harassment from my many enemies in town for the privilege.

Jill: Come on, diane. You’re always playing an angle.

Diane: No, that was the old me. The person I am now would do anything to make up for the lost time I have with kyle. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m willing to sacrifice whatever it takes. You know, surely you must understand. Didn’t you have similar issues with your own son — lost years when billy was growing up?

Jill: No, no, no, that was a totally different situation. My son did not grow up thinking I was dead.

Diane: There it is again.

Jill: Look, I understand that you love kyle. You love your son. But it still seems like there’s something else. It seems like there’s something else you want going forward.

Diane: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Jill: Well, correct me if I’mwrong, but I thought I detected a twinkle in your eye every damn time you looked at jack. (Vo) it’s yoooopllllaaaitiimmeee!!!

Diane: I mean, why would i want to complicate things by dredging up some romantic history with jack?

Jill: Ah, but, see, it didn’t look like history, the way you were hanging on his every word earlier.

Diane: Well, I —

[ Sighs ] Okay, I won’t deny a certain connection with jack. We do go way back, and we share a son, no matter how we feel about one another. But I’m sure you also noticed how jack is treading very carefully around me.

Jill: Yeah, but we’re not talking about jack’s inclinations. We’re talking about yours. Do you know he is probably the most eligible bachelor in the whole northern hemisphere? The man is charming and debonair, handsome, suave, rich, powerful. I mean, look, he checks off all the boxes.

Diane: Wow. All this intense interrogation. I wonder where it’s coming from, jill. Maybe you’re the one with your eye on jack.

Jack: All I’m gonna say is phyllis and diane are never gonna make peace. And that’s just the way it is.

Summer: But I know that something happened between you and my mom.

Jack: Summer, I know you mean well. If you have any further questions, run them by your mom. You know what? It’s late. I’m gonna turn in. I’ll see you in the morning.

Summer: Okay, it’s not just me, is it? You feel it too, right? What the heck is going on with our parents?

Kyle: It’s pretty obvious something happened between them, and it has to do with my mom, but if dad doesn’t want to talk about it, that’s his prerogative. And clearly phyllis doesn’t want to share either.

Summer: Okay, I get that our parents aren’t obligated to tell us every detail of their lives, but clearly something is wrong, and this tension is affecting the entire family. Look, I want to celebrate all of the good things that are happening to us, but then there’s still this dark cloud hovering over our heads.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Please, just promise me you won’t blow this out of proportion.

Summer: We can’t just ignore our mothers’ dangerous histories. They are capable of broken bones, black mail, burning down pool houses.

Kyle: I’d like to think they’re way past that kind of behavior.

Summer: Sure, they’ve mellowed out for now, but i still can’t help but worry because anything is possible when those two get riled up.

Sally: So is there anything else I missed at the party?

Adam: Oh, there were some speeches filled with all the typical buzzwords and reporters asking the usual questions.

Sally: Yawn. To hell with the chancellor-winters launch. You becoming ceo is the blast-off that really matters.

Adam: You know what? That sounds like the perfect toast, but look, I’m out of champagne.

Sally: Wait. I have a better way to celebrate. We christened the newman media office. So we should christen this one, too. Well, that’s a fun perk.

[ Chuckles ]

Adam: I love you.

Sally: I love you.

Victor: We have a very willful daughter, and we both know where she’s got that from, right?

Nikki: Yes, we do.

Victor: Yes, and along with that goes stubbornness. That makes me afraid that she will have to crash and burn before she comes to her senses and realizes she made a colossal mistake.

Nikki: What if she doesn’t crash and burn? I mean, we can’t underestimate her.

Victor: Trust me, ashland locke will revert back to form. He’ll screw up again. Leopard doesn’t change his spots.

Nikki: Yeah, but we can’t count her out. She could be successful without him. I mean, with her talent and drive, she can do anything she wants. And then, if he betrays her again, she could kick him to the curb and still find great success and happiness without ashland and without her family. You love rich, delicious ice cream.

Kyle: Our mothers are a combustible combination. We should stay vigilant, but what else can we do? With our moms in different states, we should take advantage of the opportunity to relax.

Summer: My mom is going to come home eventually, and she is not going to be a happy camper if she finds jack taking diane out to late-night dinners.

Kyle: Okay, what do you want me to do? You want me to discourage my dad from being nice to my mom?

Summer: Of course not. You can’t do that.

Kyle: Well, hey, I know it’s not ideal that our mothers can’t stand each other, but we don’t get a vote in their lives or futures any more than they get a vote in ours. I think we sit back and let it all play out.

Summer: Okay. I guess you’re right.

Kyle: Meanwhile, I have a big decision to make. So how about we focus on our futures? ‘Cause from where I’m standing, it’s looking pretty phenomenal.

Diane: You have your own romantic history with jack. Someone hearing you sing his praises and question my intentions could easily assume that you have your heart set on a reconciliation yourself.

Jill: Now, see, there is a brilliant deflective technique. But you and I both know that i am not after jack. You, on the other hand, have many, many motives to want him back.

Diane: What motives? Could you please explain yourself?

Jill: Okay. Imagine yourself on jack’s arm. That would go a very long way to convince people in this town that you are worthy of forgiveness. If jack abbott, who has every reason to hate your guts, would pardon you for all of your sins, well, you’d be sitting pretty, wouldn’t you? From my perspective, that would be a masterful move. And you are the master of masterful moves.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] I don’t play those games anymore.

Jill: Hang on, hang on. As one former conniver to another, if jack were to say to you, “let’s give it another try,” would you say no?

Diane: Okay, if someday, somehow, something like that would happen [Sighs] I’d be a fool to turn him down.

Ashland: I think we deserve a toast, huh? I mean, look at us. We survived.

[ Laughs ] We’re still together against all odds, and here we are in this beautiful city, making a whole new plan to take the world by storm. I — everything just seems new somehow, and without your family and my past actions weighing us down, we’re finally — we’re finally free. Okay.

[ Clears throat ]

Victor: Do you really think i would ever allow our daughter to slip away?

Nikki: You have another plan in mind, don’t you? Something besides making adam ceo.

Adam: To newman enterprises.

Sally: To us. And our amazing new future.

Victor: I am simply waiting for ashland and victoria to make their next move. And when that happens, I will have more cards to play against ashland locke. Cards that will destroy that son of a bitch once and for all. Cheers.

Nikki: Cheers.

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