Y&R Short Recap Friday, July 30, 2021

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Rey returns home with Connor and Rey tells Sharon he has forgiven Chelsea for what she did to him.  Chelsea talks to Chloe via video call and tells her she has had a lot of time to think and she is ready to let go of all her anger toward Adam.

Phyllis tells Sally she won’t rest until she can prove that she and Tara forced Summer to leave town. Phyllis goes over what she suspects about Sally and Tara with Amanda. Amanda helps Phyllis remember that Summer heard about the job at Marquettee from Sally. Summer calls Angelina Msrquettee’s PR person and asks for Angelina’s cell phone number. Phyllis calls Angelina who tells her that she is so grateful to Eric Forrester for recommending Summer for the job. Angelina tells Phyllisthat she is in LA meeting with Eric right now. Phyllis tells Angelina that she is leaving for LA today and hopes to see her there. Kyle and Jack begin to suspect that Phyllis is right and Sally and Tara forced Summer out of town.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Devon and Amanda spend some romantic time together, they make love and talk about Amanda’s complicated family. Devon and Amanda drink wine and eat cheese and crackers as they talk. Devon and Amanda take a big step in their relationship and admit that they love each other.

Victoria persuades Ashland to let Tara be present when he tells Harrison that he is sick. The talk with Harrison goes well and Ashland feels happy and optimistic as he heads off to New York with Victoria to see a specialist about treatment options for his cancer.

Sally and Tara are questioned by Kyle and Jack about what they were discussing in the security video that Phyllis sent to Jack and Kyle. Sally and Tara both tell Kyle and Jack the same story that they are tired of Phyllis harassing them trying to prove they had something to do with Summer leaving town. Jack talks to Sally alone and she lies and says she never saw the text that Phyllis sent to Tara. Jack shows Sally the video and gives her one more chance to tell him the truth. Sally sticks to her story and Jack tells her he can’t date a woman he can’t trust.

Kyle sees Victoria at Crimson Lights and she assumes that Tara and Kyle are dating and advises Kyle to be careful around Tara. Kyle tells Victoria that he and Tara are only being co-parents to Harrison. Kyle arrives home and overhears Tara talking on the phone to Sally and telling her that everything should be okay with Kyle and Jack since they both told them the same story about Phyllis.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Abby talks to Devon because she continues to be worried about Mariah. Devon distracts Abby by telling her how well his relationship with Amanda is progressing. Abby tells Devon that Stitch is staying in town because he has been offered the job of chief of surgery at Memorial Hospital.

Tessa continues to worry about Mariah and she decides to turn on an app to track her phone. The app says that the phone has been blocked. Mariah awakens in a room with no windows, and tries to stay calm while she figures out a way to escape her mysterious captor.

Nate has a night out on the town with Elena to celebrate his new job as chief of surgery at Memorial Hospital. Phyllis sends a video of Tara and Sally arguing in the elevator of the Grand Phoenix to Kyle and Jack. Kyle and Jack wonder what the argument is about since the video doesn’t have any sound. Kyle sends a text message to Tara asking her to come home because he needs to talk to her.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Jack tells Sally that he wants to give their relationship another chance and he will call her with the details of their next date.

Kyle demands that Phyllis quit playing head games with Tara and leave her alone. Phyllis tells Kyle that she thinks Tara and Sally worked together to get Summer out of town, but she doesn’t have any proof yet. Phyllis assures Kyle that when she gets the proof he will be the first person to see it. Phyllis tells Kyle that Tara is taking advantage of his love for Harrison. Kyle doesn’t believe anything Phyllis tells him because he thinks its a story she made up because she can’t handle Summer being gone. Phyllis manages to grab Sally’s phone and send a message to Tara she needs to see her right away.

Summer admits to Nikki that it is hard for her to accept that Kyle is no longer a part of her life.

Billy and Victoria have a long talk where Victoria tells Billy that it hurts to think that Ashland is dying because she is in love with him. Billy tells Ashland and Victoria he will not publish a story about his situation. Tara and Ashland argue because he wants to talk to Harrison about his illness without her because he has to make his son understand he won’t be around much longer. Victoria tells Ashland she is in love with him so he decides to get treatment for his cancer and maybe he will get lucky and the treatment will work.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday July 26 2021

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Sharon accidentally said Adam’s name when she meant Rey. Faith noticed Sharon was rattled. Sharon rushed out of the coffeehouse, with an excuse about running errands. Moses and told Faith he was interested in looking into a career in music. Nate told Moses to give some thought to what he wanted to do and think of what he’d be giving up if he didn’t go into medicine. Faith thought Moses should do what made him happy. Phyllis and Billy discussed Sally and Tara. Phyllis was sure that Summer would come home to her family and the love of her life after Tara and Sally were exposed. Billy thought Summer might stay in Milan for her dream job. He wasn’t sure Kyle and Summer were the love of each other’s lives, but Phyllis was confident Summer would return to claim what was rightfully hers. Tara told Kyle that Phyllis didn’t like her and held her responsible for Summer leaving town. Kyle said it was no one’s fault Summer left, and he promised he’d be there to support Tara. Kyle wondered why Summer suddenly had a change in attitude and left town. Being left by Summer hurt, but he felt that she’d done what she had to do. Kyle invited Sharon over to ask how to approach Ashland’s illness with Harrison. Sharon didn’t think it was a good idea to exclude Ashland from the discussion with Harrison or to cut Ashland out of Harrison’s life. Kyle talked Tara into meeting Ashland to try and compromise. Since she wanted to meet Ashland alone, Kyle went and confronted Phyllis about what she was doing to Tara. Adam disappointed Chelsea when he told her that it was time for Connor to come home. He assured her she could spend as much time with Connor as she wanted once she returned to Genoa City. Rey would be coming home in a few days, and Adam wanted him to drive Connor home too. Chloe arrived for her first day at work at Newman Media. Since she didn’t trust Adam, things didn’t go smoothly at first, but they reached an understanding. Adam ran into Sharon. Referencing their talk the other day, she told him not to try and rope her into talking about their history, because it was in the past. She said she felt pulled toward Rey, not Adam. Adam and Sharon seemed affected by their chance encounter. Ashland told Victoria that he still thought the merger was a great idea. She tried to talk him into treatment, but she couldn’t get through to him. Tara and Ashland met, and she told him she was willing to discuss talking to Harrison about the cancer as a team. Ashland felt he and Tara stopped being a team when she went for full custody. Billy overheard Victoria asking Nate about experimental treatments for people with lung cancer.

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Y&R Update Monday, July 26 2021

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Billy and Phyllis ran into each other in the hotel lobby. His meeting just canceled on him. She suggested he let Lily handle the meetings because no one would cancel on her. He agreed, but Lily took a last minute trip out of town to visit Mattie. He suggested he and Phyllis discuss Tara. She thought his theory that Sally and Tara were working together was correct. She was pretty sure they drove her daughter out of town. He wasn’t exactly sure Tara was capable of pulling that off. Phyllis said Tara was relying on Harrison to do that for her. She stated that Harrison was an Abbott that Jack and Kyle didn’t know about. Billy noted that this happened because Tara hid the truth. Phyllis said Jack and Kyle couldn’t see that – they only saw a child who needed their love. Phyllis said Tara was getting close to the Abbotts because she didn’t want to give up her gilded lifestyle. Billy said that made it open season on poor vulnerable Kyle. Phyllis didn’t understand why, but Summer recommended Sally for her job at JCV. That was soul crushing for Phyllis, because she knew Summer hated Sally. Billy asked if Phyllis thought Summer was forced to do it. She didn’t know; they just had to figure out what happened so Summer could come home. He asked if she was sure Summer wanted to come home.

Phyllis said Summer loved Genoa City, and she loved her family. “I inspire her,” Phyllis said. Billy noted that whatever dirty tricks Sally and Tara played, Summer did get her dream job. Phyllis said that was true, but would Summer sacrifice the love of her life? Billy was fond of Kyle and Summer, but he wasn’t sure he was the love of her life, given all the ups and downs. He said Summer left Kyle before. He thought maybe Sally and Tara just hastened the demise of the relationship. Phyllis refused to accept Billy’s pessimistic attitude. She said no wonder his meeting canceled on him, because he was a downer. She was sure her daughter would want to come back to reclaim what was rightfully hers. “She is her mother’s daughter!” She cried that Sally and Tara pushed her daughter out of town, and she could not, and would not let this stand.

At the Abbott house, Kyle suggested to Tara that they take Harrison to a pool party for kids at the Grand Phoenix. She wasn’t enthusiastic, because she said Phyllis didn’t like her. She wasn’t a fan of the way Phyllis made herself welcome at Kyle and Tara’s table yesterday. He advised taking Phyllis with a grain of salt. Tara said that she hated to say this about the woman who was nearly his mother in law, but she thought Phyllis held her responsible for Summer leaving town. “You are responsible,” Kyle replied. She looked shaken, and he said that didn’t come out right. He said Harrison was his kid, and he wouldn’t change that for anything, but it put a burden on Summer, which wasn’t anyone’s fault. Part of him wanted to believe there was more to the story, though. He noted that Summer kept saying she was fine with things, then she suddenly did a 180 and left. He said, in a way, Summer leaving him was honest. She’d broken his heart in ways he couldn’t have dreamed of, but she felt the way she did, and she did what she had to do. Tara said she was sorry, and Kyle told her it wasn’t her fault. She said it wasn’t his job to make her feel better about this. He felt that it was his job to make this okay for all of them, including Harrison. He suggested he have Sharon Rosales come by – she was a therapist who worked with kids. He knew Tara had strong feelings about keeping Ashland away from Harrison after what happened in the park, but Kyle wanted to make sure they did things the wrong way. She gushed about the way he always thought about what was right for Harrison. She said he really was the best.

At Crimson Lights, Sharon overfilled the sugar container, and it spilled on the counter. Faith and Moses walked in chatting about seasons. She liked summer, and he liked winter. Faith couldn’t believe Tigirlily was here the other day. She couldn’t wait for the concert. She asked what Sharon thought. Sharon hoped Adam would be back from Minnesota by then. Faith pointed out that Sharon meant Rey. Sharon said she was just anxious for Rey to come home, and she was frazzled because her employee was late. She abruptly put Faith in charge of the coffeehouse, stating that she had errands to run. Faith was nervous that someone would place a complicated order, but Sharon promised she wouldn’t be gone long. She left, and Faith and Moses exchanged quizzical looks. Once she was outside, Sharon exhaled.

Moses stood in front of Faith, tasting several cups of coffee, as she explained that brewing coffee was a science. Once she’d mastered the classics, she could branch out and spice things up. He asked her not to hate him, but he couldn’t drink another ounce of his experiments – the caffeine was getting to him. She asked about his future plans. He was interested in checking out a career in music. He was excited to go backstage at the New Hope concert and see how things were put together. He said medicine was great, intellectually, but music. Faith saw Nate walk in, and she quickly greeted him to stop Moses before he could say more. Nate told Moses to ask himself if he really wanted to go into medicine and consider what he’d be giving up if he didn’t. Faith thought they could all agree that Moses should do the thing that made him happy. Nate said of course.

Sharon was at the Abbott house. Kyle correctly assumed she saw the video with Ashland and Harrison at the park. He explained that he and Tara were trying to figure out what amount of time Harrison should spend with Ashland and how to tell their son about Ashland’s illness. Tara said they just wanted to protect Harrison. Sharon worried about the impulse to eliminate Ashland from the conversation about his own disease. It could send a message to Harrison that illness and death were unnatural, and he could grow up being afraid of people who had impairments. If they limited contact, Sharon thought Harrison would feel abandoned by his dad and he’d probably blame himself and wonder what he did wrong. She thought Harrison needed to know his father loved him. She thought Tara and Ashland needed to talk to Harrison together and be loving, gentle and above all, be truthful. Kyle said that made so much sense, and it was exactly what they needed, but Tara had a strained expression.

After Sharon left, Kyle asked Tara what she thought. She felt Sharon was knowledgeable and generous to come talk with them, but she said this wasn’t just about that one day in the park. She didn’t think she could reason with Ashland, who was the type of person to smash anyone who got in his way. She said he was already furious with her for filing for sole custody. Kyle thought on some level, Ashland knew he overreacted in the park, and he might even understand Tara’s reaction. He thought they might be able to make a compromise that helped Harrison. She moaned that she hated living her life under a microscope – Ashland resented her, Phyllis had crazy ideas about her ulterior motives, and she worried that Kyle and Jack would judge her too. He promised he and his dad would always be on her side. He said he’d handle Phyllis, but this stalemate with Locke had to end.

Adam and Chelsea video chatted while he was in his office. She told him that Anita was doing well, but she had a long road ahead and would need a lot of physical therapy. Connor was doing fine. It meant a lot to Chelsea that Adam let Connor come. Adam was glad to hear that, but it was time for Connor to come home. Chelsea protested that he just got here. Adam said Connor had lacrosse camp in a few days, and it wouldn’t be fair to upend his entire summer schedule. Chelsea and Connor had already made plans for outings to go on while Anita was at her appointments. Adam said they’d make up for it by giving Chelsea as much time as she wanted with Connor when she got back to Genoa City. She asked how he’d get home. As far as Adam knew, Rey was coming back in a day or two, and he could drive Connor home. Chelsea begged for a little more time. Adam was sympathetic, but he stood firm. He added that Connor went on the trip so that he could be reassured that Chelsea was healthy, and he’d seen that now. He said she and Connor could video chat, and she’d see him soon, and that what was important. “You’re right,” she sadly said. The call ended.

Chloe arrived, and Adam welcomed her to her first day at Newman Media. She wasn’t sure she was brave or crazy. Never in her wildest nightmares did she expect this to happen. He was glad she was on board. She glanced around and said she was checking for booby traps, just in case his offer wasn’t the altrustic gesture he said it was. He didn’t mind, so she looked around a bit more thoroughly. She said it was a good move for him to let Chelsea take Connor. He told her that Connor would be coming home soon. She was surprised he was pulling the plug already. He said he was trying to meet everyone’s needs, not that he owed her an explanation. He thought it best that they focus on work, and she agreed. He told her that he was giving her free reign to hire her own team. He trusted her fashion sense. She asked if he was still willing to let her hire Chelsea when the time came. He said he had no reason to go back on his word. He thought it’d be good for Chelsea. “So, you’re not setting Chelsea up the same way you did with Connor – make a promise then break it?” she asked. He said that wasn’t going to happen. She wondered if this was another one of his mind games and if this new leaf of his was just one big act. She vowed to make sure the whole world knew that his change was a hoax. He agreed and ordered her to get out. She said she wasn’t going anywhere because they had a contract. She had Michael look at it to make sure it it was legit. He told her to go and take that envelope with her. She asked what it was, a restraining order? He said it was the key to her new office. She was speechless. He knew that she’d been trying to push his buttons and get a reaction out of him. He felt that they needed to get that out of the way if they were going to work together. Now that she knew his anger was fake, she chuckled and called him a piece of work. He laughed. He knew she’d never trust him, but he accepted the challenge that she’d come around eventually. He felt that if she could one day see him in a new light, anyone could. She told him not to hold his breath, and she left.

At the park, Sharon called Rey and left a message that she just needed to hear his voice and she hoped he’d be home soon. Adam walked up and said her name, startling her. She smiled and asked if he was following her. She apologized for saying that, because she didn’t mean it. She’d just been jumpy the past few days, then he just came out of nowhere. He teased that it was a public park, in broad daylight that could be filled with crying babies or suspicious butterflies. He asked what had her spooked. She said it was their conversation the other day – he turned it around and made it about them. He thought the conversation had flowed naturally from their discussion about Billy accusing him of putting on a performance to try and get her back. She didn’t see how that lead to the topic of whether she preferred good Adam or bad Adam. She announced that she didn’t feel a pull toward either side of him. She felt pulled toward Rey, who would be coming home soon after looking out for Adam’s ex, of all people. She told him not to try and rope her into talking about their history, because it was in the past. She left.

Sharon went back to Crimson Lights, where Faith was showing her latte-foam heart to Moses. He thought it resembled a pineapple, but it was cool. Faith asked Sharon’s opinion. She barely glanced at it, but she said it was great. Faith asked if everything was okay. Sharon said she was fine, she was just thinking about Rey. Sharon went into the storage room and just stood there.

Adam went back to work and sighed. Chloe entered the office and asked him to look over some designs. He opened his laptop like he’d do it, but as soon as she left, he closed the lid and just sat there, staring off at nothing.

At their place, Ashland said he had a minor anxiety attack, and now Victoria was questioning whether the merger was a mistake. He didn’t know she was an alarmist. She said she wasn’t; she just wanted to make sure they were acting in his best interest. He said that the merger was the most exciting thing he’d done in his career. He didn’t have any regrets. She reminded him he’d just admitted he was having panic attacks because he was giving up things that were important to him. He clarified that he wasn’t talking about his business. He said everything changed – his marriage, the child he thought was his flesh and blood, the illness that would steal his life, the legacy he’d planned to create by passing his business on to his son. He told her that she was the one thing that kept his burden from being so much worse. She thought she knew a way to stop the panic attacks.

Ashland knew Victoria was going to suggest getting treatment for the cancer. He was right. She felt that if he got treatment and controlled his health, it’d help alleviate his stress. She conceded that yoga and breathing would help, but she thought that the real cause was that he was struggling because he felt he was out of control. He didn’t want to keep having this conversation. He said if she were any other person on earth, she wouldn’t dare keep revisiting this same point day after day. He said he’d told her again and again he didn’t want treatment. She replied that she couldn’t let go – this thing between them was getting deeper and deeper, and she knew it was selfish, but she wanted it to last as long as possible. He wanted that too, but he didn’t want to deal with awful side effects just so he could have an extra half hour of his life. She didn’t want that for him, but she just kept thinking about his reasoning. She said he admitted he was having terrible panic attacks that knocked him to the ground. “Do you know that’s a hell of a thing to hear from the toughest man that I’ve ever met in my life?” she asked. She told him he was a control freak in the best possible way, and he was upfront about his power position, and that was how he’d always defined himself until now. She didn’t understand why he was letting the disease define him.

Victoria gave Ashland tea, which he compared to lawn clippings, but he assumed it was good for him. She thought it’d be restorative after his episode. He appreciated it. He felt exponentially better just being around her. She gathered that he wasn’t going to change his mind. She said it was too hard for the great and powerful Ashland Locke was wrong and she was right. She knew she was a bit manipulative before, but she was running out of ways to make him see that he’d made his decision in haste. She said he was a force, and he had so much to give. She wanted to get as much as she could. She promised to personally see to it that any extra time he had was a gift. He got a call from Tara, and he apologized to Victoria, but he needed to take this.

Tara told Ashland that they had a lot to discuss. Kyle nodded in approval. Kyle told Tara that he’d open the door to Ashland then join her on the couch to show they were a united front. She noted that he’d put a lot of thought into this, and she said he was very sweet, but she should handle this on her own. She wondered what she was going to say about Harrison’s custody. She said that depended on what Ashland said when he got there. Ashland arrived and asked where Tara’s entourage of Abbotts was. She said she wanted to talk alone about explaining things to Harrison. She was willing to do it as a team. He said they were no longer a team, which she made crystal clear when she went for sole custody. She told him not to make this harder. He scoffed and asked if he should make this easy for her. She said she was making an effort. The only effort he cared about was the one she made when she tried to keep Harrison from ever seeing him again.

Kyle went to the hotel and confronted Phyllis. “Tell me what the hell you’re doing to Tara,” he demanded.

Victoria met with Nate at Society. Billy walked in and listened from a distance. Victoria said a friend had been diagnosed with small lung cell carcinoma. She knew this wasn’t his specialty, but she was hoping she could learn some things to give him a reason to consider treatment. Nate said he read the news, and he had a pretty good sense of who she was talking about. She didn’t want to use names. He told her that Billy had also come to him with hypothetical questions about a friend’s health. It was clear to Nate that Billy and Victoria were referring to the same person. She wasn’t surprised Billy asked about this, but she didn’t want to get into why he was curious. She knew about conventional treatments, and she knew this wasn’t about a cure, it was about buying time and making the most of it. Nate was glad Victoria had a clear view. With this type of cancer, they were talking small percentages with low odds of success for a small amount of time. She wanted to hear about clinical trials, promising experimental treatments on the horizon. Nothing was off the table. He noted that, as she said, oncology wasn’t his specialty, but he’d be happy to confer with colleagues. She appreciated that. She knew Nate had a lot on her plate, but she had to give her friend something. Anything. Billy left.

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GH Update Friday, July 23, 2021

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Nikolas and Spencer enter Metro Court pool area. Spencer tells Nikolas to chill out and enjoy the sun and hanging out with his son, unless that isn’t what he wants. Nikolas says he does, so Spencer tells him to get something to drink while he goes and changes into his suit. As Nikolas strolls up to the bar, Ava and Trina enter and head to the bar. Nikolas looks please to see Ava.

Shawn enters the police station and greets Jordan, telling her he brings some news. Sam is with Alexis in the interrogation room and talking how much nicer it will be for her at the new facility, being able to walk outside. Alexis walks away and Sam realizes how difficult things are for her. Sam apologizes to Alexis and Alexis tells her not to worry, that at least Sam is putting a positive spin on everything.

Lenny enters the Tan-O dining area with Phyllis’s, carrying a beer keg. “Mike” is at the bar and goes around and grabs the keg from Lenny. Phyllis is telling Lenny he needs to take it easy, as that was the instruction from the doctor. Lenny tells Phyllis that he wants things in order before he goes into the hospital. Phyllis looks frustrated and sighs. There is a knock on the outside door, and Phyllis, exasperated, says, “We don’t open for another hour.” “Mike” tells her that he’ll get the door. Phyllis and Lenny exit the dining area as “Mike” goes to answer the door. As he opens the door he says, “Sorry, we’re closed.” Nina is standing at the door, and they both smile. They say hello and they hug each other.

Anna and Valentin are in the Quartermain drawing room. He apologizes to her for not being with her last night. She tells him he needed to be with his daughter, who is an angel. Valentin says, “She doesn’t get it from me.” Anna replies, No.”  He asks her about her new theory, and she reluctantly tells him they should be looking for Peter’s enemy.

Elizabeth and Finn greet each other in the hospital hallway. They discuss how much fun it was to watch Violet at her T-ball game, to do something normal and not over think about Peter Austin. Terry walks around the corner and asks, “What’s this about Peter Austin?”

Britt is walking down the stairs in the hospital, thinking about her time with Jason in the gym boxing ring.  She shakes her head and whispers to herself to get it together. She turns as she hears Jason asking for Dr. Quartermain. She turns her head and sees Jason speaking to a nurse at the nurse’s station. The nurse says she isn’t in her office, but she can have her paged. Jason thanks her and sees Britt on the stairs. Britt continues down the stairs. Britt stops at the nurse’s station and turns toward the desk. Jason asks her if it is okay if he says hello. Britt defensively says, “It’s okay to say hello, as long as you know where we stand.” Jason replies, “As long as you know where to find me if you need me.” Britt replies, “I won’t need you.” Austin enters the nurse’s station telling Britt he understands she has to sign off on everything, and he places a folder down on the desk at the nurse’s station. Britt tells him she’s a little busy, and he says it will only take a few seconds. She tells him, “So will this,” as she looks at Jason. He lightly says okay, then turns toward Jason and says, “Hi cuz.” Jason doesn’t respond and Austin says, “Okay, not there yet. I understand.” Jason turns to leave saying he has to find Monica. Austin watches as Jason leaves and says to Britt, with a small smile on his face, “So, what’s going on with you and that guy?”

Elizabeth tells Terry that Finn was updating her on Anna’s search for Peter. Finn tells Terry that Anna hit a dead end. Terry says she’s so sorry, considering that Peter took Franco away from Elizabeth, and what he did to Finn’s brother. Terry says that if there were any real justice, someone would finish him off and be done with it. Finn looks off to the side with guilt.

Anna is saying to Valentin that they were looking for Peter’s ally, but if it was the opposite, then it all adds up. Anna reminds Valentin that David Hawkins, the helicopter pilot, said that the other man on the roof with Peter scared him off from landing. Valentin says that David was denied clearance, and Anna replies that it doesn’t seem likely that would stop him, given what Peter was paying him. Anna adds that Hopkins assumed this other man was trouble, and he wanted to avoid that. Peter didn’t call Hopkins back to say it was okay, that the man wasn’t a threat. Valentin says, “Because he was a threat.”

Nina enters the Tan-O. “Mike” asks Nina if it was hard to leave her grandson, and she replies that it was, but that this is where she belongs right now. “Mike” tells Nina that it will do Phyllis a world of good with Nina being here. Nina says she hopes so, but to be completely honest, Phyllis isn’t the only one she is there for. “Mike” and Nina look at each other.

Alexis tells Sam she is really happy that she’s being transferred, but she needs to remember that she has to serve her time, like everybody else does. Jordan and Shawn walk in, and Jordan announces that Shawn has some news to share. Shawn tells Alexis and Sam that it is official, all the paperwork is signed, and he is a free man.

At the pool, Nikolas tells Ava, as Trina looks on, that he didn’t know she would be there. Ava asks if that will be a problem, and Nikolas tells her that it won’t be. Trina says she will find her and Ava a spot and walks away. Ava explains that the gallery was slow, it was a beautiful day, and she and Trina decided to play hooky. Nikolas offers to leave it will be easier for Ava, and Ava replies, as she touches his chest with her sunglasses, “Oh Nikolas, what about us has ever been easy?” Ava walks off to join Trina and Nikolas watches her walk away. As Ava arrives at the spot Trina arranged for them, Trina says she will be right back. As Trina approaches the entry way near the pool bar, Spencer is entering. Trina tells Spencer he owes her one. He says, “Hello to you, too.” Trina tells him how it would have been so easy to let Nikolas know how Spencer had been in town for weeks before showing his face. Spencer tells her he is grateful and asks if he needs to thank her again. She says he doesn’t, especially now that she knows how he can make it up to her.

“Mike” asks Nina what she meant, and Phyllis enters and is excited to see Nina.  Phyllis tells Nina she should be with her family, and Nina tells her that she is family, too. Lenny approaches and says that Nina and he have a lot to say to each other.

Shawn lets Alexis and Sam know that the governor signed off, there is no more jail time, no parole conditions, and Judge Carson has been urged to resign or risk the consequences of a judicial review. Alexis asks about the other prisoners that Judge Carson sentenced, and Shawn tells her that the governor is reviewing all of them. Alexis asks him what is next, and he says that his focus will be on finding out who really shot Hayden.

Nikolas looks at Ava as he takes his drink to sit down near the pool. Trina grabs Spencer and tells him she has a plan, she intends to “Parent Trap” Nikolas and Ava, because they are miserable.  Trina tells Spencer that a couple on the brink of divorce who love each other, need to know they belong together. Spencer asks her, “What if they don’t?” He points out that someone hates them so much that Ava is terrified for her daughter’s safety. Trina says they shouldn’t give in, that Nikolas and Ava are stronger together. Spencer points out that the incidents have stopped since they broke up, which means this creep is willing to leave them alone now. Trina responds, “Cool, we’ll just give in to a terrorist.”  Spencer lets Trina know he was never really a fan of her boss to begin with. Trina walks off and says she will do it herself. Spencer looks frustrated.

Britt and Austin are at the nurse’s station. Britt asks for Austin’s support for the Chief of Staff position. He asks her what he gets in return. She tells him whatever he wants. He asks, “Whatever I want?” She replies, “Yes.” He tells her that okay, he is in. Britt walks away from the nurse’s station as Austin smiles.

Monica enters her office to find Jason there and they greet each other. He tells Monica that Spinelli did a deep dive on Austin, and that Austin seems to be everything he claims. Monica thanks him and Jason asks if there is anything else she needs. She tells him that he is able to read her very well, and that she would like to talk to him about his engagement.

Valentin and Anna, still in the Quartermaine drawing room, continue to discuss what Anna has begun to realize. Valentin says there were plenty of people at the hospital that day that wanted Peter brought to justice. Anna says that whoever was on that roof, Peter knew a clean getaway was impossible, there would be a witness. Valentin asks if she thinks Peter took out the other person on the roof. Anna replies that no, because nobody else was reported missing. Anna says, “The only reason that person didn’t come forward, is because they had something to do with Peter’s disappearance.” Valentin replies, “So you’re saying Peter didn’t leave the hospital because he was incapable of doing so.”

Lenny and Nina go sit at a table to talk alone at Lenny’s request. Lenny tells Nina he is so grateful for her connections that he is able to get the surgery tomorrow. Lenny tells her he still has reservations, but it is not about the cost.

Shawn says he owes it to Hayden and himself to get to the bottom of whoever shot her. Jordan tells them she and Alexis need to et going to take Alexis to her new prison. Sam hugs Alexis and Alexis tells Shawn to go live his life, and all that goes with it. Shawn tells Alexis the same.

Nikolas strolls into the pool area, and a waiter brings him a drink, saying “Compliments of the beautiful blonde on the last lounge chair.” Nikolas looks toward Ava. Spencer sits up and looks, while Trina looks on from the other end of the pool next to Ava. A waitress brings a drink to Ava, saying “Compliments of a certain gentleman.” When Ava asks which gentleman, the waitress points toward Nikolas, and Austin is standing right behind him. Ava smiles and Austin looks toward the pool.

Valentin, still in the Quartermain drawing room, asks Anna if she thinks the man on the roof with Peter that day incapacitated him, or worse. Anna replies she does. Valentin says, “And he’s been covering his tracks ever since.” Anna replies, “Yeah.”  Then Anna comments that, as Valentin said, there were any number of people at the hospital who wanted Peter dead, so it could have been anyone. Valentin replies that it could be, but that it is obvious that Anna has zeroed in on one. Valentin says it seems Anna is there because she wants him to talk her out of it, but he can’t do that. Valentin says there was one person at the hospital who had every reason to want Peter dead. Anna says, “Don’t say it.” Valentin says, “Finn.”

In the hospital corridor, Terry apologizes to Elizabeth and Finn for losing her cool about Peter. Finn tells her they appreciate it. She asks if she can still count on their support for the Chief of Staff position. Finn tells her she doesn’t even have to ask. Terry walks off and Elizabeth tells Finn she has an idea.

Elizabeth and Finn are walking outside, getting fresh air and have a private conversation. Finn says they are trapped, and Elizabeth responds that maybe not, if Terry gets the chief of staff position. Terry could make sure the cameras are turned off so they could move the body. Finn doesn’t like the idea of involving Terry. Elizabeth tells Finn that the last thing she wants is for Finn to turn himself in to protect her. Finn tells her the last thing he wants is for Peter’s body to be found with Elizabeth’s DNA on it. Finn says the best thing is if the body is never found. Elizabeth tells him there is a way, but Finn won’t like it. Elizabeth says they should get help from Jason.

Monica and Jason sit down on the sofa in Monica’s office. Monica tells Jason she isn’t trying to stop him from marrying Carly. She reminisces about AJ and how things were with Carly, and that Carly always used AJ. Monica wants Jason to know how hard it has been for her. Jason tells Monica that he wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t for Carly.

At the pool, Ava decides to thank Austin for the drink, as she assumes he was the one who ordered it. Trina tries to stop her, to no avail. Ava approaches Austin and thanks him. Nikolas jumps up and tells Ava he appreciates the gesture of good will. Trina approaches behind Ava and Spencer approaches behind Nikolas. Ava is confused, and Nikolas thanks her for the drink. She tells him she didn’t and says that Austin bought her one. Austin says he didn’t buy anyone a drink. Spencer speaks up and says that the only one buying any drinks right now is Trina. Ava turns to look at Trina, who looks guilty.

Monica and Jason, still on Monica’s sofa, Monica is letting Jason know she doesn’t judge him. Jason expresses regrets about his behavior back then, all the lies by everyone, and that he understands how things were for AJ. He tells Monica they have all grown, and that Carly understands life better now, that she has learned to trust others. He reassures Monica that Carly and he know exactly what they are doing. He lets Monica know that he understands that this is hard for her and wants to know if she can accept it. Monica tells Jason she just wants him to be happy. She asks him if this was his choice, that Carly isn’t maneuvering him into it. Jason reassures her that it is. Monica tells him that she is happy for him. She does tell him that it will be difficult for her to be in the same room with Carly, but that she thinks it is the same for Carly. Jason lets her know he appreciates that she makes the effort form him. Monica tells Jason she loves him, and that her love for him and Michael are the two things she and Carly have in common. Jason and Monica hug. Jason leaves Monica’s office.

Lenny and Nina are still sitting at a table in the Tan-O. Lenny tells Nina that there was another reason that he was against her paying for everything, that she was offering Phyllis hope, because the growth that was found is on his pancreas. And that is often a death sentence. Nina responds by saying often isn’t always. Lenny tells Nina that he can get over someone providing the money for the medical treatment, but he can’t get over someone providing his wife hope, when there isn’t any.

In the hospital hallway outside the elevators, Britt and Terry are walking in opposite directions and greet each other cordially, “Dr. Randolph.” “Dr. Westbourne.” They each mention that they notice the other having talks with their individual supporters. Britt asks Terry what she needs to do to get Terry to drop out of the competition. Britt says that since Terry is “team Elizabeth,” maybe Britt could give Elizabeth a raise. Terry responds that that is exactly why she wants to be chief of staff, that she doesn’t double deal or get into bed with scum like Cyrus Renault. Terry says she wants what is best for the hospital. Britt says she does too. Monica walks up to ask if everything is alright. Terry says yes and Britt says, “Just peachy.” Monica replies good, because she wants to see both of them in her office. Monica walks away, and both Terry and Britt gesture for the other to go ahead, both gritting their teeth.

Still in the Quartermain drawing room, Anna tells Valentin she went to the hospital to let Finn know about their progress in the search for Peter.  Valentin, caringly, asks, “And?” Anna, shakily replies, “It was all there. In his body language, the way he spoke, an uh, it just made sense suddenly.” She continued, “The description; male, tall, light suit, dark hair to the collar, it was Finn.” Valentin looks on Anna with a pained expression.

Finn and Elizabeth continue to discuss the situation while outside. Elizabeth is telling Finn that getting Jason involved will solve all their problems. Finn expresses concern that any goodwill they may have with the cops will go right out the window if they collaborate with a hitman. Elizabeth tells Finn that Jason doesn’t get caught. As Elizabeth and Finn are having their animated discussion, Jason comes along, out of sight of Elizabeth and Finn. He moves closer to hear their discussion. Jason hears Elizabeth tell Finn that Jason has dealt with people just like Peter, and he doesn’t get caught because there isn’t any evidence. Finn tells Elizabeth that he doesn’t think they can involve anyone else, that Peter was a threat, now he isn’t. They need to deal with the situation themselves.

Nina, still sitting with Lenny, tells him she believes in hope, and she believes in him. Lenny asks Nina to promise that when it becomes clear there is no more battle to fight, she won’t let Phyllis continue to hope. Before Nina can respond, Phyllis approaches and asks if they are finished. Nina wipes away tears and Lenny tells her he is so grateful. Phyllis and Lenny go hand and hand to sit at the bar, “Mike” approaches Nina and asks her if she is okay. Nina tells “Mike” she is so sorry they are going through this and that she is happy she is there, that she is…. “Mike” says, “You’re home?” Nina smiles.

Alexis and Jordan walk into a room with tables, chairs, a counter with cups, a bulletin board, and a guard standing by a window.  Jordan explains that everything is separated by gender, except for the communal recreation area, as she gestures around the room.  Alexis comments it is similar to her freshman room. Jordan reminds her that it is still a prison. She cautions Alexis that the warden will make things difficult if it appears that it is anything other than rest and rehabilitation, and she could even end up back at Pentonville.

Shawn and Sam are talking in the police station, and Sam asks him about the voice message he left her asking if she was still doing P.I. work. Shawn says he has a job for her, and Sam says she guesses it is about finding the person who committed the crime he went to prison for.

At the pool, upon hearing that Trina had planned to “Parent Trap” Nikolas and Ava, Austin asks her if she is a twin. Spencer says that Trina is trying to convince Nikolas an Ava that they are still in love with each other. Nikolas replies that she isn’t wrong. Ava turns to Trina and asks if she has anything to say. Trina apologizes. She says she realizes it was juvenile, but that she hates what all this is doing to Ava, and that Ava is supposed to be happy. Spenser says to Nikolas and Ava that it obviously can’t be easy, and to Trina he says, “But you can not play with people’s hearts like that.” Trina looks Spenser in the eyes and says, “you mean like you are?” Nikolas looks at Spenser.

In the Quartermaine drawing room, Valentin tells Anna that it is going to be difficult for her to prove that the man she loves killed Peter. Anna replies that they don’t know that Finn killed Peter. Valentin responds that if Finn was on the roof with Peter that day, Finn would know how and if Peter left the hospital. Valentin supposes that possibly Peter extorted Finn to help him escape by giving him another antidote. Anna surmises that if that did happen, Finn would have come clean to her about it. Valentin adds that it is possible that Finn did something to Peter. Anna replies that there is only one way to find out.

Outside, Elizabeth is telling Finn that she hears him, but they are not equipped to handle it on their own, they have no plan. Finn says he’ll think of one, he just needs more time.  Finn tells her everything is going to be okay as he looks at his watch. He tells her he has to get back to the hospital. Jason is still standing out of sight and listening to their conversation.  Finn walks away. Jason steps out from behind the trees and says, “Elizabeth, we need to talk.” Elizabeth looks at Jason.

At the Tan-O, Lenny, Phyllis, Nina, and “Mike” are at the bar, smiling. Lenny passes out the beer and Phyllis asks him about drinking the night before surgery. He comments that fasting doesn’t start until nine. They all lift their bottles in a toast as “Mike” says, “To Lenny.” Lenny responds, “To hell with that, to Family, the chosen one.” As they enjoy their beers, Phyllis says it’s time to open up, and Phyllis and Lenny walk off. “Mike” asks Nina how long she is going to stay, and she tells him as long as needed. He tells her it could be a long time. She replies that it could be.

At the Port Charles police station, Sam and Shawn are still talking. Sam tells him there is no way she could say no to his request, but she will have to check with her parole officer since it could violate her probation if she were to be associated with him since she still has about three months on her probation.

At the pool, Spencer tells Trina that his father already knows all about how he tried to push him and Britt together. Trina apologizes to Ava again and goes off in tears. Ava starts to go after her, but Spencer says he will. Nikolas asks Ava where that leaves them, and she tells him right where they were, in the midst of a divorce, and for her family’s safety, six weeks can’t pass soon enough. Ava walks over to Austin and offers to buy him another drink. They walk toward the bar together.

Alexis says goodbye and thank you to Jordan as she leaves the communal recreation room at the new prison. As Alexis walks over and picks up a magazine, the wheels of a wheelchair are seen being pushed along in the room by an attendant. Alexis looks up with recognition as the wheelchair is moved to within a few feet of her. The attendant locks the chair into position as Alexis continues to stare. As the attendant walks away, we see the face of Ryan Chamberlain. Alexis slowly lowers the magazine. Ryan does not look up.

Monica is meeting with Britt and Terry in her office. She is telling them that she wants them to know that she has made her official recommendation as to who should be chief of staff. Britt and Terry look at each other.

Finn is sitting in his office, toying with a pen and staring off into space. There is a knock on his door and Anna is there. Finn says, “Hi, do you have an update on Peter’s whereabouts?” Anna replies, “I just might.” Finn nods his head.

Jason approaches Elizabeth on the walkway outside and asks her what is going on. Elizabeth replies that she is fine. He tells her that if that was true, he would be glad. He then tells her things he knows, “About a week ago she told him that Peter was something we didn’t need to worry about anymore. You were about to tell me something else when Finn walked up. Now, you and Finn are in the park in the middle of a workday talking about Peter and a mess that needs to be cleaned up. Now I understand you are trying to protect Finn. You don’t have to protect him with me. Okay? Now if you know what happened to Peter all you have to do is tell me, and I will help you.” Elizabeth looks at Jason.

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, July 23, 2021

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Moses finally tells Devon that he is considering some other career options besides medicine.

Lily spends some time with Johnny since he has a tummy ache and he asks her to stay home with him rather than go to work.

Sharon is rattled when Adam tells her that she was attracted to him because he was, a bad boy. Adam is rattled when Victoria tells him not to underestimate her because she is the one he should fear the most. Adam remembers that those are the words that Victoria said to him in the dream he had after the kidney transplant.

Ashland wants Victoria to go with him on a trip to New York. Victoria returns home from her errands and finds Ashland passed out on the couch. Ashland tells her its an anxiety attack…he has them when he is under a lot of pressure. Victoria wonders if the merger caused his anxiety and she thinks the merger may have been a bad idea.

Naya recants her confession of Richard’s murder but refuses to help Michael with the investigation he is opening about Sutton.

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B&B Short Recap Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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After the magazine mistakenly names Brooke as Ridge’s co-CEO, he’s worried that Steffy will be upset. Brooke wonders if perhaps she could be his co-CEO instead of Steffy. Ridge wonders what she means, so she suggests that she step in until Steffy is back full time. At Carter’s place, he and Quinn keep trying to say goodbye to each other, but they can’t. They keep having sex instead. Meanwhile, Eric wonders why Carter hasn’t come into the office again so he can get started on his divorce. He calls Carter with a video chat. Quinn jumps out of the way just in time so that Eric can’t see her, but Ridge sees that there’s a dress on the sofa behind Carter. Carter tells Eric that he’s been working out but that he’ll be in the office soon. Quinn feels bad that she’s risking Carter’s job and ruining his life, but he insists that she’s not.

Paris visits Steffy to talk about the Forrester Foundation. Things are in a bit of disarray because of the baby. Paris brought them some fish tacos, which they’re very grateful for. Paris suggests that Finn serve on the Foundation’s advisory committee (because of his history treating addiction). Steffy and Finn like the idea. When the baby cries, Paris rocks him and sings him a lullaby until he goes back to sleep. They’re impressed with everything Paris has done.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, July 22, 2021

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Moses arranges for Faith to meet her favorite band Tiger Lily who is in town to do a benefit for New Hope. Faith is thrilled to meet her favorite band and touched that Moses arranged this surprise for her.

Abby, Nina, and Tessa continue to worry about Mariah since she hasn’t called them and turned off the location feature on her phone. Stitch offers to help find Mariah if that will help the ladies feel better. Stitch tells Abby and the ladies he is the new Chief of Surgery at Memorial Hospital. Abby helps Stitch find a furnished apartment before he heads back to Iowa to pack his things and move back to Genoa City.

Amanda and Imani play the recording of Sutton’s confession and Michael says he needs Naya to recant her confession. Michael puts out a warrant to arrest Sutton. Amanda offers Imani a job at the law firm she plans to open after Imani passes the bar exam.
Imani continues to flirt with Nate despite the fact that he is with Elena.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, July 22, 2021

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Ben talked to Claire about how he was going to stop Ciara’s wedding. Claire didn’t want to see Theo get hurt once Ciara got her memory back. Ciara wanted to get married despite the setbacks that kept happening to the wedding. Philip told Nicole that Sami was responsible for her marriage being ruined. She knew she it was a party that she was behind. Philip gave her a chance to pay her back for what she did. Lucas was at the DiMera mansion to see Sami. He thought about how he found the letter. Sami wondered why he was there. He wanted to talk about what happened at Eric and Nicole’s anniversary party. Lucas couldn’t believe what she did to Nicole. She tried to deny it, but he knew what she did. He said he was choking on her hypocrisy because she did the same thing to EJ. He wanted to know how she would react if someone did the same thing to her. He admitted that he almost told EJ what they did. Nicole read the letter Kristen wrote. She realized that Sami did cheat on EJ. Philip told Nicole that Lucas fell in love with Sami. She wondered why Philip didn’t give the letter to Lucas. Belle insulted Sami to EJ. EJ tried to defend her, but Belle said she was still the same person. She didn’t care about destroying Eric. She told him how Sami was the one who got Jan out of the hospital to win Henry. EJ wanted to get back to business. She still couldn’t believe that EJ couldn’t see Sami for the person she was. Theo wondered what was wrong with his wedding since people kept backing out of it. He felt like Ciara would fall apart if something happened to the wedding.

Ciara told Allie that she didn’t want to hear about her last wedding. She promised not to say anything about it. Ben went over his plan to take Ciara from the wedding. Claire told him that it was a dangerous plan. He reminded her that her grandfather did the same thing. She reminded him that she wasn’t allowed at the wedding. Lucas told Sami he loved her. She told him not to do this because she was with EJ. Lucas said he loved her, which was why he didn’t tell EJ the truth. He said he didn’t understand why she loved EJ so much after the way he treated her. He said he wouldn’t tell the secret because he loved her. She thanked him for being willing to keep the secret. She said she was sorry for dragging him into this. He said he wasn’t because he loved her. Nicole went to see EJ. He didn’t want to hear what she had to say. He said he didn’t want to hear what she had to say about Sami. He said it was her own fault that she was exposed. Nicole asked him what he thought about what Sami did. She asked if he thought it was okay for Sami to play God with someone else’s life. He said it wasn’t Sami’s fault that Xander wanted to brag about his conquest. Nicole told him his sister wrote him a letter. EJ read the letter. Nicole told him that he got to read it in private. She said that Sami made sure Eric found out in a public place. Allie agreed to help Ben. Claire told Ben that people would look for Ciara if she weren’t at the church. She had an idea to have them think she was marrying Theo. Lucas told Sami he would be there for her if something went wrong with EJ. EJ was livid at the idea of Sami being with Lucas.

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Ben had a dream about his wedding to Ciara. He looked at the wedding picture when someone was knocking on the door. He thought it was Ciara. It turned out to be Allie. She said she tried to talk Ciara out of getting married, but it didn’t work. She said she thought she might have gotten through to her about her love of Ben. He said he had to do something before it was too late.

Claire saw Ciara at her house getting ready for the wedding. Claire tried to talk Ciara out of getting married. While Claire was talking to her, Ciara slapped her. Claire hit her with a bouquet. Shawn broke up the fight. He told Claire to leave. Claire said it was her house. Ciara said it was her mother’s house. She asked where Hope was. He said Hope’s plane had mechanical problems and had to turn back around. He said Hope wanted her to go through with the ceremony. Claire said Ciara was only marrying Theo because she was afraid of remembering her love for Ben. She called her a coward. Shawn tried to convince Ciara not to marry Theo. He said it was too fast. When she got emotional, he stopped talking. He apologized to her. She said she wished Hope was there. Julie showed up and told them Doug was hurt and needed surgery. She said they were going to miss the wedding. She gave Ciara the gift before she left. Ciara thought the wedding was getting off to a great start. He wondered if this was a sign telling her not to get married. She said she didn’t believe in signs like that anymore. She said she was going to marry Theo. Claire went to see Ben. She told him about the fight she had with Ciara. She said he was better off without Ciara. He said he was never giving up on Ciara. He said he was determined to stop her from marrying Theo. He said he had a plan. He said he was going to kidnap her before she married Theo. Claire said it was just like what Bo did with Hope. Claire questioned whether it was a good idea.

 

 

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Finn is watching Violet play T-Ball in the park. He brought her team snacks of carrots and orange slices, which disappoints her because they’re “too healthy.” Elizabeth arrives just in time to share Aiden’s cupcakes with her team instead. Finn is very grateful. He thanks her for saving from his daughter not speaking to him for a week. They wish their other problem could be solved so easily – disposing of Peter’s frozen body. Finn regrets that Elizabeth was involved, but she doesn’t. In a very cute scene, Finn reviews with Violet how to hit the ball with her bat. Finn and Elizabeth talk about how to get Peter’s body out of General Hospital without anyone seeing. At the same time, they’re watching the T-Ball game and cheering Violet on. Finn thinks it’s terrible that they’re talking about a human being this way, but Elizabeth counters that Peter deserved what he got. Meanwhile, Violet hits her ball and runs the bases. Elizabeth tells Finn that if anything happened to him (such as getting arrested), she would take care of Violet. He’s grateful to her. He worries that someone saw them, but she thinks that someone would have come forward by now. They can get on with their lives. Violet catches the ball and her team wins. She goes to celebrate with her coach and teammates. Finn just wants to give Violet a safe and stable home. Elizabeth assures Finn that they’ll deal with their big problem together.

Jordan runs into Laura at the PCPD. Laura asks how Shawn and Alexis are doing. Laura is worried about the calls that they’re making (because they might be too optimistic when they talk to their kids).
Alexis and Shawn are at the PCPD, talking to Molly and TJ on the phone. TJ and Molly are out celebrating their domestic partnership at the Metro Court. Alexia and Shawn tell them to make sure to have fun. Shawn and Alexis worry that they’ll get sent back to Pentonville. Someone leaked to the press about the investigation into Judge Carson’s sentencing bias, so they wonder if that will help their situations. Alexis admits that being in solitary was really awful. Laura and Jordan walk in. Laura tells them that the AG is going to make investigating Judge Carson her top priority. However, she cautions them that politicians can sometimes work at a very slow speed. Laura tells them that the governor will take action after the investigation. Jordan tells them that Alexis will be going to a facility right outside Port Charles called Spring Ridge, which is a nicer place (described as a spa with guards). They’re glad to hear it, but Alexis is still worried about Shawn and the other people that the Judge sentenced unfairly. Laura gets called away by the governor. Alexis texts Molly to give her the good news. Laura returns to tell them that the national press picked up the story about Judge Carson and her biased sentencing. He is commuting Shawn’s sentence – he can go free. They’re all very happy to hear it. Shawn wonders about the other people that the judge has been unfair to. Laura assures him that the governor will be speeding up the process of reviewing all the sentencing, but it’ll take some time. Alexis praises Laura’s skills. Laura relates that she just pointed out to the governor that his poll numbers might slip in the upcoming election if he didn’t correct this terrible injustice. Alexis then praises Shawn for helping her, and being a model prisoner. Shawn wants to call TJ, but instead, Jordan gets the idea that Shawn should surprise TJ in person instead.

Alexis is thrilled that Laura has brought her some coffee because the coffee in Pentonville is so bad. They talk about how Nikolas helped Alexis out when she was in prison. Laura admits that he does seem more like his old self now. Alexis is shocked when Laura mentions that Nikolas and Ava have a stalker.

Nikolas sends some Champagne over to TJ and Molly’s table. They invite him to sit down with them, so he does. They all catch up on what’s been going on with Alexis in prison. Nikolas is saddened to learn that Alexis was put into solitary. He’s shocked to hear that Shawn might be getting out of jail. In fact, he looks a little panicked. They toast Molly for helping to expose Judge Carson’s bias. Nikolas looks like he’s feeling guilty when TJ talks about his dad being denied parole and that they hoped he would be back in time for TJ to graduate from medical school. TJ is overjoyed when Shawn walks in, a free man. They hug. Nikolas congratulates him. Shawn tells them all that he plans to find out who really tried to kill Hayden. Nikolas looks very worried.

Cam is applying sunscreen to Josslyn’s back at the Metro Court pool when Spencer shows up. They’re surprised to see him after all this times. Spencer assures them that he’s back for good. Cam, Joss and Spencer catch up, with Spencer and Cam trading insults. Spencer is being very snooty (especially about Josslyn playing volleyball), so Josslyn pushes him into the pool (fully dressed). Trina comes in and wonders who they’re talking about. Josslyn introduces Trina to Spencer after he climbs out of the pool. Trina stares at him, stunned. Spencer pretends that he’s never met Trina, so she plays along. When Cam brings up her friend, “Victor,” Trina insults him, saying that Victor is a “total jerk.” Spencer invites Trina over to the bar so that he can dry off and she can tell him about Ava’s art gallery. Joss wonders if Trina is interested in Spencer. Cam and Josslyn say sweet things to each other.

Spencer apologizes to Trina for lying to her, but she yells at him for pretending to be Victor. She demands the truth. He tells her that Victor was his great uncle. He didn’t want anyone to know that he was in town. He explains about some of his past history with Ava. He whines that if his father finds out that he was here, it might undo all of the progress they’ve made. Trina knows what it’s like to be angry with your father and not speak to him. She agrees not to tell anyone Spencer’s secret as long as he’s honest with her.

Joss and Cam come over and wonder why Spencer and Trina have been having such an intense conversation. Trina lies that they’ve been talking about her job. Cam and Spencer trade insults.

At Ryan’s Bar in New York City, Anna and Valentin continue to question Hopkins, the pilot that Peter hired to pick him up from General Hospital’s roof. He tells them that he wasn’t able to land and pick Peter up but lets them know that there was a man with him. They ask for details, so he tells them that the man was tall and was wearing a blue or grey suit. He thought the man was a detective. After that, they bring in some police to arrest and book him. Valentin and Anna wonder who that man was, and whether he was a friend or foe of Peter’s.

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Anna and Valentin, still interrogating Peter’s helicopter pilot in New York, learn that there was a man on the roof with Peter. They wonder who it could be and why he was there. Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Finn and Elizabeth watch Violet’s T-ball game while worrying about how they’re going to get rid of Peter’s dead body. At the Metro Court pool, Spencer catches up briefly with Cam and Josslyn. Trina “meets” Spencer and is furious that he’s been telling her that he’s “Victor.” He begs her not to tell anyone that he’s been lurking around town for weeks.

At the PCPD, Alexis and Shaun phone TJ and Molly to tell them to enjoy their night out of celebrating. Thanks to Laura’s intervention with the governor, Shaun is freed and Alexis gets to go to a much nicer prison, Spring Ridge. TJ and Molly fill Nikolas in at the Metro Court about what’s been going on with Alexis. He’s not pleased to hear that Shawn might get out. Later, Shaun comes by to surprise TJ and says he’s determined to find out who really tried to kill Hayden.

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Moses asks Lily for advice on how to show Faith he is interested in her and still respect her wishes to take things slowly. Lily advises that he give Faith surprises to show her that he is interested in her and will wait until she is ready to have a serious relationship.

Victor congratulates Victoria on the merger and she tells him that Ashland is living with her. Victor worries that Victoria will be hurt when Ashland dies but Victoria assures him she knows what she is doing and she won’t be hurt.

Kyle tells Sally he knows that she went to Los Angeles just before Summer got her job offer. Sally later tells Tara that Kyle is starting to suspect about Summer’s sudden job offer and if one of them goes down for the scheme the other will go down too. Phyllis overhears their conversation and is happy she has figured out their connection but she needs solid proof. Phyllis continues to act like she is Sally and Tara’s friend so they can trust her enough to slip up and admit what they did to Summer.

Billy and Victoria have a long talk and Billy realizes that Victoria loves Ashland and he feels badly that Victoria doesn’t have much time left with Ashland. Nikki manages to persuade Victor that Victoria knows what she is doing with Ashland and all she wants is to be happy with him for the time he has left. Ashland has another shortness of breath episode while he argues with Tara about Harrison’s custody.

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B&B Short Recap Monday, July 19, 2021

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Real life fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth takes photos of Brooke in a shoot for a magazine. Ridge comes in and says hi to their “old friend.” He makes flirty comments about Brooke, so Ellen insists that he get in the shot with Brooke. Ridge didn’t know about the shoot, so Brooke flirts back with her and they kiss. Later, they see the online photos and realize that they were mislabeled, saying that Ridge and Brooke are Co-CEO’s. Ridge knows that Steffy might be upset if she sees that. Meanwhile, Carter and Quinn try to say goodbye, but they make love twice instead. Quinn feels “at peace” about ending her marriage because of Carter. She no longer feels the pressure of being married to Eric and not measuring up.

At Forrester, Paris tells Zende that she was just on the phone to a moving company because the lease is almost up on Zoe’s place. They discuss the scandal with, Quinn and Carter. At home, Finn suggests to Steffy that they get married right now, but she wants a big wedding and to meet his parents. He wonders if Liam is the reason for the delay, but she assures him he’s not.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Abby, Sharon, and Tessa all get text messages from Mariah telling them she needed a break after her business meetings. Mariah promises she will be back before her next doctor’s appointment. Tessa still wonders why Mariah is only sending them text messages instead of calling them.

Adam and Sharon have a long talk where he tells Sharon that Chelsea faked her mental illness so she wouldn’t go to jail. Adam also tells Sharon that he misses her. Sharon tells Adam that he is just saying that because he is lonely right now. Sharon tells Adam that she has to get home to Faith so Adam heads home and Sharon closes Crimson lights and heads home.

Victor tells Sutton that he has a letter from Amanda’s father Richard that could keep him from going to jail for his murder. Victor tells Sutton that he will give him the letter in exchange for doing him a favor in the future. Victor gives Sutton time to think and tells him to give him an answer by the end of the day.

Amanda and Imani are busy looking for Naya who it appears has packed her things and jumped bail. Sutton speaks to Amanda and Imani because he is worried Naya is missing. Amanda makes it clear to Sutton that she will prove he ordered her father be killed.

Sutton goes to the Newman Ranch to tell Victor to give him the letter in exchange for a favor in the future. Victor tells Sutton that he won’t give him the letter because he doesn’t like a man who has turned his back on his family. Sutton pleads with Victor to give him the letter and explains to Victor he had Richard killed because his family’s reputation would be ruined if people found out Naya was pregnant with twins from a man who wasn’t from her same social class. Amanda and Imani come out of their hiding place in the next room and Amanda tells Sutton that they recorded his confession. Amanda also tells Sutton Richard never wrote Victor a letter implicating him as his killer.

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Days Short Recap Monday, July 19, 2021

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Xander told Eric that Nicole cheated on him. Eric said he was lying. He wanted Xander to leave the pub. Xander told Eric that he left Nicole alone for too long. Xander said he was the one Nicole slept with. He said she loved every minute of it. Eric didn’t believe him so Xander gave details about what happened. He looked at Sami to back what he was saying. Eric asked Sami to confirm what Xander was saying. Sami said she saw Xander and Nicole going to the Salem Inn. Sami said she was trying to get information before telling him the truth. Nicole said that wasn’t true. She said she got her own room. Brady tried to say that Nicole’s room being a corporate expense. Xander told Eric that Nicole enjoyed their night together. Eric ended up hitting him. Roman and John threw Xander out of the pub. Before Xander left, he said Nicole gave him a job to keep him quiet. Brady and Chloe were disgusted at the idea of Nicole sleeping with Xander. Brady thought about Nicole confessing to sleeping with Xander.

Brady told Chloe that he wasn’t going to let Xander get away with ruining Nicole’s marriage. He went after Xander. Marlena said the look on Nicole’s face proved that Xander was telling the truth about the affair. Eric asked Nicole why she hired Xander. Chloe interrupted to defend Nicole. Sami wanted Nicole to tell Eric the whole story. Marlena told Sami to stay out of it. Eric wanted Nicole to tell him the truth. She apologized to him. He walked out. Marlena and Roman followed him. Chloe comforted Nicole. When Sami wanted to leave the pub with EJ, Nicole stopped her. Sami and Nicole argued with each other. Sami reminded Nicole about not committing adultery. Nicole told her she didn’t have the right to judge her. Nicole walked out of the pub. Belle told John that she thought Sami set everything up. Eric broke down in tears when he went home. Roman and Marlena showed up to comfort Eric. They said Eric and Nicole’s love could get them through anything. Eric said it wouldn’t this time. He asked then to leave so he could be alone. He picked up his wedding picture and threw it across the room. Nicole showed up crying. Brady went to see Xander at the Horton House. Brady asked him what he got out of humiliating Nicole. Brady told him he didn’t have a job anymore. Brady noticed the briefcase of money. He wanted to know who paid him off. Xander said it wasn’t his business. Chloe showed up. Xander left the room. Brady told her someone paid Xander off to expose Nicole. They thought Sami did it. EJ asked Sami what Nicole meant at the pub. He said it sounded like an accusation. He asked what sin she committed.

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EJ questioned Sami about Nicole’s humiliation. He thought it was strange that Nicole talked about Sami not being someone to judge her. Sami didn’t take the bait and say anything about herself. He kept asking her how Nicole was exposed in front of a room full of people. He also wondered how Sami managed not to say anything about what happened to Eric. She said she didn’t want to hurt Eric. Nicole tried to talk to Eric about being with Xander. He was ready to go, but she told him about leaving town for so long. He didn’t think she should have been with Xander when she hated him the same way he did. She knew that and wanted to talk about what happened as man and wife. Theo asked Chad to be his best man. Ciara asked Allie to be her maid of honor. She told her about how great Theo was and that she loved him. Claire told Ben that Ciara and Theo were getting married. Eric told Nicole that they did talk and made a decision. She reminded him how they agreed to help his niece. He said she agreed to do it. She told him how she didn’t expect to be alone. He didn’t think that justified what she did. He said that if things were bad she should have told him. She told him that she tried to tell him. She was going to send an email. Philip said that Lucas should get Nicole to give EJ the letter from Kristen. He told Lucas that Sami would never forgive him if he gave the letter to EJ.

EJ was surprised that Sami didn’t say anything after Xander told what happened. Sami didn’t feel the need to say anything. He thought something else was at play. He wanted to know what she wasn’t telling him. She said she was ready to confess. Sami admitted that she paid Xander to admit to what happened with Xander. EJ loved it and couldn’t believe she did it. She said she didn’t enjoy it, but she thought Eric needed to know the truth. Eric and Nicole continued to talk about what she did. Eric blamed himself for what happened. Ben couldn’t believe that Ciara would marry Theo on their anniversary. Claire said she didn’t know about it. Ben told her that he told her it was their wedding date. Allie asked Ciara if she wanted to hurt Ben by getting married on their anniversary. Ciara said she wanted to remember it as the day she married her best friend. She didn’t want it to be remembered as the day she married a serial killer. Chad thought he and Theo might be rushing into getting married. Theo said Ciara wanted to get married on her anniversary. Allie continued to talk to Ciara about Ben changing. Ciara heard all of it before. Allie told her how she and Ben were in love. Philip wanted Lucas to go to Nicole and give her the letter. Lucas loved Sami too much to do that to her. He threw the letter in the garbage. Allie talked to Ciara about the wedding, but she didn’t want to hear it.

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GH Short Recap Monday, July 19, 2021

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Sonny phones Nina to tell her about Larry’s tumor. Nina will meet them back “home” in Nixon Falls and will pay for his treatment. Sonny convinces Larry to let Nina do that.  Nina is sorry to leave Wiley; she has a chat with Willow. Meanwhile, Brooklyn lets Maxie say goodbye to Louise when she takes her to the hospital for her checkup (Maxie is leaving town). They run into Austin; Brook Lynn is rude to him. Maxie has a short chat with him and is surprised to learn that he’s Brook Lynn’s cousin. In Ryan’s Bar in New York, Valentin and Anna track down the pilot who was supposed to pick up Peter and the baby, but he tells them it didn’t happen. They wonder where Peter went.

At the Metro Court, the teens chat and hang out at the pool. Josslyn tells Trina about her and Cam. She’s relieved when Trina tells her that she’s fine with it. Upstairs, Spencer keeps giving his dad a hard time about Ava. Spencer sees Ava and tells her they can get a no-fault divorce in 2 weeks. She wishes it were sooner. She and Austin run into each other at the bar. He can tell that she and Nikolas are still a thing because they keep stealing glances. She tells Austin about her stalker. Spencer leaves and greets his old pals Cam and Joss at the pool.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, July 19 2021

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Billy asked Lily if she was okay with the kids staying with them nearly full time, and she said yes. He had concerns about Ashland moving in with Victoria and how it’d impact her and the kids. Lily thought that Victoria was a good mom and that they could all work together to make sure the kids were okay. Victoria introduced Ashland to Katie and Johnny and explained that he’d be living with them. She told them they’d be staying at their father’s more often. The meeting went smoothly. Ashland had trouble breathing, and he asked if Victoria had changed her mind about the arrangement. She assured him she hadn’t. Ashland’s attack had been more painful and constricted than usual. Billy asked Ashland why he’d put Victoria through watching him die. Ashland would not admit he was dying. Victoria told Billy that she and Ashland wanted to go through this together and make each other happy in the meantime. Ashland swore he wasn’t taking advantage. Billy was sorry for Ashland and glad Victoria was getting some happiness. Kyle told Jack that Harrison got scared of the way Ashland acted at the park, and Tara was thinking about restricting his contact with Harrison. Jack was sympathetic to Ashland because he was going through a lot, and he was just trying to protect Harrison. Kyle’s goal was to do what was best for Harrison. Jack was sure Kyle would make the right decision. Tara eavesdropped. Tara claimed Harrison woke up crying about what happened at the park. Kyle wasn’t sure what the right move was regarding Ashland. Jack asked Sally on a date, and she accepted. Phyllis found out, and she told Jack she wouldn’t intervene in his life anymore. He wanted her to stop intervening in everyone’s lives, because people had enough problems without anyone adding to it.

Amanda told Devon that she’d been burned so many times she didn’t completely trust that Victor would help her with Sutton. She thought she did trust Victor, but she wasn’t sure she trusted herself to judge people’s character anymore. Devon and Lily met and talked about their lives. Billy and Lily agreed that Victoria and Ashland deserved happiness. Victor met with Sutton. He claimed he found an old letter Richard wrote to him, in which he’d said that Sutton had threatened him to drop the search for his baby. Victor offered to give the letter to Sutton for a price. Phyllis played nice with Tara and mentioned that Summer and Kyle would reunite soon. Tara said Kyle was bonding with Harrison, and he’d accepted Summer’s departure. Phyllis was shocked when Tara mentioned that she was thinking of seeking full custody of Harrison. Tara said she and Phyllis were protective mothers who weren’t that different from each other. Phyllis told Amanda that she and Billy were working together to figure out what happened between Tara and Sally. Amanda said if Phyllis ran Tara out of town, and Kyle didn’t have a custody agreement in place, he could lose his son. Phyllis dismissed that, as she knew Jack and Kyle would fight it. She vowed to take Tara down. Amanda told Phyllis that she was working with Victor to take Sutton down. Phyllis told Sally that she wasn’t going to interfere in her relationship with Jack. Lauren met with Tara. They talked about Phyllis, and Tara said she and Phyllis were becoming friends. Tara told Kyle she made a decision. As Ashland and Victoria celebrated their new living arrangement, he got a call from his lawyer saying that Tara filed for full custody of Harrison. Sally and Jack went on their date at Society, and Phyllis peeked in the window at them.

 

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Days Short Recap Friday, July 16, 2021

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Nicole asked Eric if he was staying in Salem. He said he had to leave but only for a few weeks. He said he would be home for good. Philip and Lucas talked about Lucas getting EJ Kristen’s letter. Lucas said he needed to find someone who wouldn’t mind sticking it to EJ. Roman wanted to know who they were talking about. Lucas and Philip said they were talking about Jake. Roman talked to Lucas and Philip about Kate and Jake. Roman told them he was throwing a party for Eric and Nicole. He said it was family only. Lucas and Philip were about to leave when Chloe and Brady came in. Chloe asked Philip to stay for the party. Belle went to see EJ. She told him she went over Chad’s contract with him. EJ said there was tension between him and Chad. She said she could relate to that. He talked to her about his marriage to Sami. He told her he and Sami reconnected. She was happy to hear that. Sami went to the interrogation room to see Xander. She told him she didn’t want him to record the confession. She wanted him to blow up Eric and Nicole’s marriage live. He said he was in jail. He said he would be out tomorrow. She said tomorrow would be too late.

Sami told Xander the plan to expose the affair. He wanted to tell Eric privately so everyone wouldn’t hate him and he didn’t get fired. He said he needed a job. She yelled at him until EJ called her about the party. When Sami got off the phone, Xander said he wanted all of the money up front. She gave him the suitcase. EJ went to the party. He saw Lucas at the party. EJ told Lucas that he knew he and Sami got close. EJ said Allie was doing better now so there was no reason for him to be around Sami. EJ wanted to know what Lucas wanted to tell him the other day. Sami came in before Lucas could answer. Lucas walked away. EJ said Lucas had something to give him but he never gave it. Eric and Nicole arrived at the party. Brady and Philip argued with each other. Nicole and Sami argued with each other. People made toasts at the party. Sami kept looking at EJ’s watch. He wondered if she was looking for someone. While Nicole and Eric were making speeches, Xander showed up. Xander said Nicole was having sex behind Eric’s back.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, July 15, 2021

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Eli told Gwen that Julie saw Dr. Snyder on the couch with Xander. Gwen lied and said the man was Xander’s friend who looked like Snyder. She told him to go to Xander if he had any questions. Sami went to Xander and offered him a million dollars to admit that he had an affair with Nicole. He didn’t want to do it at first, but he was willing to do it if she threw in her necklace. Gwen came in and told Xander that the police were on to them. He told Sami to forget about the necklace. He would take the money. He said he would sing like a canary. When Sami left, Gwen told Xander it was only a matter of time before the police came for him. Eli showed up and asked Xander for the name and number of the friend who was drunk on the couch. Xander asked why he was investigating the case when Snyder died of natural causes. Eli said that information wasn’t released to the public yet. Eli continued to ask him questions.

Sami went to the Horton house to give Xander the money. Gwen told her he was arrested. Eli cuffed Xander in the interrogation room. Eli wanted him to tell him everything he knew about Snyder. Lucas went to EJ’s office. When Lucas was about to show him Kristen’s letter, Kate showed up. She thought he was there to judge her about her job since he was still upset about her pretending to be blind. She wanted him to leave, but EJ wanted him to stay. Lucas ended up leaving. EJ asked Kate if she thought Lucas was falling for Sami. Kate thought it was possible since he did it before. EJ said Lucas was going to have to accept the fact that he was back in Salem for good and has reconnected with Sami. Lucas ran into Philip at the pub. Philip told him he and Chloe were back together. Lucas was happy for him. Philip asked why he lied about having a brain tumor. Lucas told him what happened with Sami. He pulled out Kristen’s letter. He said he shouldn’t show it to EJ because Sami wouldn’t forgive him. Philip told him to fight dirty to get Sami. Philip told him to give EJ the letter but make sure EJ didn’t know it came from him.

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 Lucas wondered why Nicole wanted to find Kristen. She told him she wanted to prove that he and Sami had an affair. She said Theo couldn’t get Kristen’s number, but she would find another way to prove it. Nicole walked away. Brady told Xander that he knows he blackmailed Nicole into giving him a job. They argued until Nicole showed up. Xander told Nicole to shut Brady up before he left. Nicole and Brady talked about her marriage. She didn’t know if she had a marriage to save. She said it was her anniversary. He told her to take the day off. When Nicole went home, she saw flowers in a vase. She read the note on the table. Eric came out and told her happy anniversary. She was happy to see him.

Lucas called Sami and asked if she found Kristen’s letter. She told him Gabi and Jake read it, but she burned it. She said EJ would never know the truth. Lucas said he wasn’t sure about that. He said Nicole was determined to expose their affair. Sami told Lucas that things were good with EJ. She said she couldn’t let Nicole expose her affair. She hung up the phone. Lucas looked at the letter and said EJ might not find out the truth from Nicole. Lucas wanted to meet with EJ at his office. Sami went to the Horton house to meet Xander. She wanted to know the truth about him and Nicole. Jake and Gabi talked about Kristen’s letter. Jake wanted to use it, but Gabi thought they did the right thing. He said he needed something to take down EJ. She said she could help him with that. She said she would convince Philip to hire him. She said when Philip messed up, she would take over as CEO. She said she would take down DiMera. Jake loved the idea.

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