Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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Phyllis: So you spent your entire lunch giving me a pep talk, and now you’re going to work out.

Jack: Well, you exercised my brain. Now I have to take care of the rest of my body.

Phyllis: Thank you for pulling me out of my funk.

Jack: I’m always here for you.

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Sally: I have zero hope and zero interest in rekindling things with Jack, and I’ve accepted that it’s never gonna happen. But it infuriates me that I am considered a pariah in this town and treated like a total villain while Phyllis, somehow, is the wicked witch with a heart of gold. That woman hurt Jack far worse than I ever did, and now, i mean, look at him. He’s still pining after her and trying — not so subtly, in my opinion — to steal her away from Nick.

Chloe: Okay, well, it’s a bit of a leap. Phyllis and Jack have remained close friends over the years.

Sally: Yeah, that’s my point. How? I mean, why does Jack give Phyllis a free pass when he acts like i don’t deserve a smidge of forgiveness?

Chloe: It’s a mistake to think that you’re entitled to forgiveness when you’ve wronged people. It’s earned. It takes time.


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Y&R Best Lines Monday, November 29, 2021

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Abby: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, I’m exhausted, but I am too excited to sleep. Thank you so much for calling me back, Kim.  And when you said that Chance was alive and here in Majorca, it was the most alive I have felt in weeks. Have you
seen him?

Kim: Yes.

Abby: On the phone, you said that he was in a bad way. What does that mean? Can he talk? Is he unconscious?

Kim: Abby, dear, breathe.

Abby: Okay. [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry, I’m just excited. That’s how I get when I’m excited.

Kim: Yes, I know. Chance told me.

Abby: So, he can speak.

Kim: Yes. You’ll be able to converse with him, I imagine.

Abby: When? I mean, I have to see him as soon as possible. I’m sorry, I will be calmer.

Kim: We’ve been here in Majorca so long, I’m not accustomed to that American energy

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Nate: Didn’t think I could eat that much.

Devon: Dude, I didn’t think any human could eat that much.

Nate: [ Laughs ] So what about you? How many sweet potatoes did you consume?

Devon: Sweet potatoes? I don’t keep count, man. I just like them. I had some more, though, at the Newmans’.

Nate: Are you kidding me?

Devon: Nah, man. I’m not gonna be rude and reject their hospitality.

Nate: So that’s what you all did after dinner, you went to another dinner.

Devon: Well, yeah, no, Amanda went to go see her mom and her sister, so I brought Dominic to see his grandparents.

Nate: Okay, that’s thoughtful. Well, Elena and I, we couldn’t move. Total food coma.

Devon: Oh, yeah?

Nate: I was in bed by 8:00.

Devon: Wow. I’m sure that was probably nice, though. You know, you haven’t been getting a lot of sleep these day
as chief of surgery, I bet.


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Y&R Transcript Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Young & The Restless Transcript

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Nikki: Hi, darling.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Nikki: What’s on your mind?

Victor: Trying to figure out my next move.

Nikki: On the chess board or with your search for abby?

Victor: Abby. Seems that jack and ashley and my investigative team have turned valencia upside down and so far found nothing.

Nikki: Are they still sure that’s where she went?

Victor: Yeah, it’s the only lead we have. You know, that’s what they’re focused on.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Nikki: Maybe somebody has good news.

Victor: Oh.

Nikki: What, you’re not gonna answer it?

Victor: No. It’s an old colleague from newman enterprises, and I don’t feel like shooting the breeze with anyone right now. I’m thinking about my daughter.

Nikki: Well, you’re doing everything you possibly can.

Victor: Yeah, but what worries me is that my investigative team has interviewed almost everyone who served with him in iraq, you know? And none of them have heard anything from — from abby.

Nikki: That must have been difficult news to break to chance’s men.

Victor: He apparently was loved by everyone that he served with.

Abby: After everything you went through, all of the time that we were separated, you want to stay here?

Chance: Abby, I have to finish this mission.

Abby: No, you don’T.

Chance: Yes. They chose me for a reason. It’s ’cause I never give up and I’ve never failed to get the job done. If I back down now —

Abby: They’ll understand.

Chance: Everyone that was killed in that explosion, they were my colleagues, my friends. I have to track these guys down and bring them to justice. They deserve nothing less.

Abby: Look, I understand why you feel so strongly about this. It’s one of the reasons why i fell in love with you. Your sense of loyalty and duty, but what you’re talking about is revenge.

Chance: No, no, that’s not all this is. Okay? Yes, I want to make sure those criminals pay for what they did. But we were so close — we were so close to finding the ringleader of this operation. I have to see this through. If I don’t bring him down, then my team will have died in vain, and I can’t live with that.

Abby: This is not the way to do it — by putting your life in jeopardy again.

Chance: Abby. My section chief is waiting for me to recover, and then he’ll send me my orders. I have to stay.

Billy: Let me ask you a hypothetical question, and just humor me, okay?

Lily: Okay.

Billy: You are approached by a reporter.

Lily: Newman media or another outlet?

Billy: Your choice. They ask you what the hell you’re thinking staying with the man that tanked your entire empire.

Lily: I know.

Billy: Why not just, you know, cut him loose and wash your hands of the whole thing?

Lily: You know, I would say i should, but I love him, we’re partners, and I believe in second chances.

Billy: Wow, I was half-joking, but that is one of the nicest things you’ve ever said to me.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

[ Doorbell rings ]

Billy: Hold that thought.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: Hi, mom. I, uh —

Jill: Aren’t you gonna invite me in?

Billy: Of course. Come here. Please come in, make yourself comfortable.

Lily: Jill. Oh. You look lovely.

[ Both laugh ]

Jill: You always know what to say.

[ Laughs ]

Billy: We’re having some tea. Can I — can I get you anything?

Jill: Yeah, I’d love some tea. Thanks.

Lily: And by the way, billy and I were so sorry to hear about chance.

Jill: Yeah. Uh, everybody told me not to come home, you know, so I could give abby some room to grieve, but I just couldn’t stay away, and then I found out that abby was missing and that jack and ashley are off in spain looking for her.

Billy: What’s that? We didn’t hear anything about that. Jack didn’t mention that when i saw him.

Jill: Yeah, well, you were too busy ruining my media division to pay much attention to family, weren’t you?

[ Cellphone rings ]

Adam: Yes, this is adam newman. Uh, I’m not sure why my father’s not answering your calls, but, um, he’s a very busy man. How can I help you? You sure about that? Thanks, I’ll let him know.

Ashland: 10 — that’s how many times you’ve checked the phone since we arrived.

Victoria: Are you keeping tabs on me?

Ashland: Well, you’re worse than I am. You know, when I was on the verge of making a killing, i couldn’t keep my eyes off my screen. I was always checking to see if the prey I was after had rolled over in defeat.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Well, I know you think I’m checking to see if billy and lily have spoken to jill about our offer to buy chanccomm.

Ashland: You’re not?

Victoria: No, I was actually hoping for an update from my father about jack and ashley’s search for abby.

Ashland: I should have known. Your family is focused on other issues right now.

Victoria: But since you brought it up, maybe we should think about how we’re gonna handle my father and adam if jill does give us the green light.

Ashland: Well, you know them best. How do you think they’ll react?

Victoria: I think they’ll be less than thrilled, since your lawsuit — or your dropping of your lawsuit — is key to their strategy. But I do think we should tell them about it before they find out from someone else.

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Abby: It’s almost like you don’t want to come home.

Chance: No. No, baby, of course I do. I want to be with you again. I want to meet our son and i want to hold him. It’s almost all that I’ve thought about since I’ve been holed up here.

Abby: Almost?

Chance: I just can’t erase what happened to my team from my mind. I-I can’t erase the anger that i feel towards these bastards that attacked us or the guilt that i feel for surviving when the others didn’T.

Abby: You can’t blame yourself. You survived for a reason. And that reason is your son. So you could be a father to him, have a life with him, be a hero to dominic.

Chance: That’s what I told myself when I was lying there in the rubble, that I had to make it out of here, alive, for the baby and for you. Abby, don’t you understand? The men and women in that safe house, they have families, too. They had families. Families that they’ll never see again.

Abby: And that is tragic. And my heart breaks for them. But you need to come home. To your family. To me. To your son.

Chance: [ Sighs ]

Billy: I think it’s a little bit of an exaggeration to say that I ruined chanccomm. But the truth is we have taken a hit. Lily and I have talked, and we see a way forward.

Jill: Chanccomm was the other reason I got on that plane, when I got your message that you wanted to talk.

Billy: You called her?

Jill: Well, I’m glad someone called me, billy, ’cause you’ve been dodging my calls.

Lily: And, look, we’re — we’re so sorry about what happened with chance, you know? And he was such a great man, and I know how much you loved him, which is why I hate the fact that I had to call you while you’re dealing with his loss.

Jill: Well, I appreciate that, you know, but the world goes right on turning, even though we’re grieving.

Lily: I know, and that’s why I called, ’cause I know that time is of the essence and we have to decide the future of chanccomm.

Ashland: Adam, would you like to join us?

Adam: Oh, no, I’ve lost my appetite.

Victoria: Oh, that’s a shame, because the special today sounds delicious.

Adam: Oh, what is the catch of the day — chanccomm?

Victoria: What do you mean?

Adam: Is it true? Has newman/locke made an offer to buy it?

Victoria: Where did you hear that?

Adam: You know dad still has connections at newman enterprises. Someone tipped us off that you were gathering funds and you were doing your due diligence.

Victoria: Remind me to have hr refresh the staff on the consequences of violating their nda.

Adam: I’ll take that as a yes.

Ashland: We are not in the habit of disclosing potential or future business deals with anyone.

Adam: You swore up and down that you were on board with newman media’s plan. We looped you in to every detail. We covered for you. We trusted you. I mean, we treated you like family. Hell, we even kept you in the loop when you went to peru for your treatment. So why’d you go behind our back, huh?

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Abby: I know that you’re grieving the loss of your team. I know how difficult that is for you.

Chance: You can’t understand.

Abby: Of course I understand. I have been grieving the man that I love.

[ Exhales sharply ] Me, your whole family, we’ve been mourning your loss. We all thought that you were dead. I mean, I haven’t been able to eat. I haven’t been able to sleep. All I have been thinking about is you and all of the moments that we had together and just wanting just one more day, one more second, one more minute to let you know how much you mean to me. So, yes, I understand that you wish you could change what happened and exact just a little bit of justice.

Chance: I was trained to complete my missions, no matter what, abby.

Abby: But you’re wounded. You barely made it out alive. Look, and the fact that your — your section chief is waiting to see how — how long it’s gonna take until you’ve recovered, i mean, that’s evidence that they might not send you into the field again.

Chance: I know, but it’s just a matter of time before I’m healed.

Abby: No, you can do it from home.

Chance: I’m the only one that knows what these guys look like.

Abby: Then send your boss a description. Let them catch them. Let them catch the target.

Chance: Abby, I am torn between my duty to — to see this through and my love for you. I mean, how am I supposed to choose one over the other?

Abby: [ Sighs ] Look, you’re right, you shouldn’t make any decisions right now because you are — you’re exhausted and you need some rest, so, um…why don’t we just go lay down. And I can hold you and I can feel your heartbeat and I can just feel how lucky I am that’re together again.

Chance: Abby, I —

Abby: Shh. Just go get some rest, okay? When you open your eyes, you’ll have a new perspective. Come on.

Billy: I still believe that there is a way to rectify this without involving my mother.

Jill: You allowed yourself to be hacked, and worse, you believed the word of a blackmailer, billy. You never learn. You were so blinded by your hatred of — of victor and adam that you just acted without any thought of the consequences.

Billy: You know what, mother? Everything was moving really fast, and if I could change some of the things that I did, i would do that.

Jill: But it’s too late for that, isn’t it? When I handed my media division over to you, you swore to me that you would be up to the challenge.

Billy: And I still think that you were right to believe in me. And, I mean, we accomplished a whole hell of a lot. And the only reason why I was holding on to gaines was to protect us from newman media. I had our company’s best interests at heart.

Jill: If you think that scoundrel is your idea of protection, god help us all.

Lily: Look, we don’t have to do this right now, okay? I’m sure that you’re emotionally exhausted and drained.

Jill: Billy’s excuses are what is exhausting me.

Billy: Look, there’s no excuses for the fact that i screwed up, okay?

Victoria: Not only is your outrage completely misplaced, that’s absolutely ridiculous. You’re the one who orchestrated this elaborate takedown of chanccomm.

Adam: And this was not part of the plan. Or was it? Has your new husband been playing us all along? Has he been making me and victor do all the heavy lifting so he could swoop in for the kill?

Victoria: How dare you. Ashland has risked everything. He’s put his entire reputation on the line. He — he’s the one who’s filing this lawsuit. It’s gonna be costly, arduous. It’s gonna be very public. All while he’s fighting for his life. So you know what? You should back off.

Adam: He knew what he was getting himself into. Nobody twisted his arm.

Victoria: Oh, I guess you weren’t paying attention, because chanccomm was originally newman media, so we have every right to take it back.

Adam: You see what she’s doing? This isn’t about some desire to run a media division, she’s protecting billy again.

Victoria: [ Laughs ]

Adam: She’s looking out for his job.

Victoria: Yeah, billy made his bed, and he can suffer the consequences. I’m not trying to save him or his job.

Ashland: I think we all need to take a breath and remember that business is business.

If we were to have made an offer, it was because we determined that it would be best for our company. All I did was initiate a lawsuit once they published that libelous article. I held up my end of the bargain, okay? And now chanccomm is fair game.

Adam: Thank you for clarifying that.

Ashland: Mm.

Adam: This was your idea, wasn’t it, victoria?

Victoria: Goodbye, adam. Have a nice day. You have always loved vicks vapors.

Ashley: Abby!

Abby: Mom?

Ashley: Are you okay? Where are you?

Abby: I don’t know what to do. Um…I need your help. Chance — chance is…

Ashley: Honey, just take some deep breaths, alright? I know how scared you must be. We were all so worried about you. Where are you?

Abby: I’m in spain. I’m sorry for leaving without telling you. I just — I needed to find chance.

Ashley: I’m here, too, with jack.

Abby: Wait, wait, you’re here, in spain?

Ashley: Yes! We came to find you. Now, please, just drop a pin, let me know what your location is, and I will come to you.

Abby: No, no, you don’t understand. I have to do this alone.

Ashley: You’re not doing this alone. I am here for you, no questions asked, no judgment.

Abby: Maybe you can help. But just you, not uncle jack. You have to promise me, or i won’t tell you where I am.

Ashley: Of course I promise. Just tell me where you are and then stay put. I will be there.

Jack: Well, that was a bust. Woman in a restaurant thought she recognized the photo of abby, and — hey, what’s wrong?

Ashley: I found abby, jack. She found me. Go tell the pilot. We’re — we’re going to majorca.

Billy: Okay, look, this is — this is my fault that we’re in this situation, okay? I regret it. But I still believe that there is a way to turn this around. If I step down and ashland drops his lawsuit, we can stop the bleeding and we can repair our reputation.

Lily: You mean I can.

Billy: Yes, lily, you can. The point is we can salvage this.

Lily: Yeah, I don’t know. I’m not so sure about that.

Billy: I have all the faith in the world in you.

Jill: So do I. But I think she’s right. This is damage we might never be able to overcome.

Lily: So what do you think we should do?

Jill: I think billy should step down. I think it was the one smart thing you’ve said today.

Billy: Thank you.

Jill: I’m still not convinced it will have the newmans back off, but…[Sighs] At least it will allow lily to run chanccomm the way it should be run.

Billy: Okay, I accept that, as well.

Lily: There has been a new development since I spoke to you. Newman/locke offered to buy chanccomm.

Jill: [ Scoffs ] At a rock-bottom price, no doubt.

Lily: Well, yeah, they feel like the hit that we’ve taken and the inevitable hits that’ll come from adam and victor, that it might not be worth much.

Jill: Well, they’re probably right. I think it’s very interesting, though, that victoria is willing to go against her father again.

Billy: Okay, we don’t know if we can trust that offer yet. And as far as the newmans are concerned, I mean, do they want to start a war over this? Maybe they’re just toying with us.

Jill: [ Sighs ] This is just one big headache that I would prefer not to have.

Lily: So are you willing to sell?

Jill: [ Sighs ] God, I would hate to hand it over to them, you know, and have chanccomm swallowed up by victoria and ashland.

Billy: I agree.

Jill: [ Sighs ] What are the terms of surrender?

Lily: They would be willing to keep me on as ceo.

Jill: Lily, I would like to speak with you in private, please.

Lily: Uh, well, I’m — you know, billy and I are still life partners, so I would — I would like him to stay.

Billy: It’s okay. It’s alright. I, uh — I’ve been kicked out of worse places. You two talk.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Victor: Ashley. You’re on speaker phone. I’m here with nikki.

Ashley: And I’m here with jack.

Victor: Have you found anything?

Ashley: I’ve got the best news. We’ve located abby.

Victor: Where? Where is she?

Jack: She’s in majorca. We’re about to touch down in a few minutes.

Nikki: What is she doing there?

Ashley: I had some difficulty finding out where she was. When I find out why she was there, I’ll let you know.

Victor: Please tell her that we really want her to come home.

Ashley: She wants to see me, but alone. I’ll keep jack updated.

Jack: And I’ll fill you and nikki in on any details when i get them.

Victor: Thank you, jack. And kindly let her know how much we want her to come back home. Okay?

Ashley: Of course I will. I’ll be in touch soon.

Nikki: Well, what a relief.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Wow. Wow, wow, wow, wow. I’m so happy to hear that.

[ Sighs ] But now I’m concerned that ashley will actually be able to convince abby to come home, you know? She has a very stubborn streak in her.

Nikki: Wonder where she gets that from.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Adam. My goodness, I’m glad you came by. I have some very good news.

Adam: Well, that is gonna have to wait because I just ran in to victoria and ashland, and you’re not gonna believe what they have done. No one can deliver your mom’s homemade short ribs.

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Adam: After I got off the call with elliot and he told me what was going on with chanccomm, I confronted ashland and victoria.

Victor: What did they say?

Adam: Oh, they wouldn’t confirm nor deny, but it was pretty clear that the rumors were true. I mean, after you brought ashland into the family, protected him, defended him, he double-crossed us. I mean, I’d expect this from victoria, but I thought ashland was on our side. Nikki, you must’ve known about this.

Nikki: Whether I did or not, it’s none of your business. I work for newman/locke, not newman media.

Adam: I’m sorry, I’m just — makes me angry, so forgive me.

Nikki: I appreciate how frustrating it is to learn you’re the last to know.

Adam: We need to plan a counterattack.

Victor: Hmm.

Adam: I mean, why are not more angry about this, dad? We could’ve done nothing. We could’ve let ashland suffer with his past being exposed, except we came up with this plan to protect him and victoria. And this is how they repay us?

Victor: Hmm. I just hope this was victoria’s idea. And if it was, it was forward-looking.

Adam: And a betrayal.

Victor: Well, that means she’s looking out for her company, you know? My only concern is that she did this to protect billy boy.

Adam: Yeah, I suggested as much. She denied it.

Victor: That means she’s trying to correct her mistake that she made when she sold that media division of newman enterprises to chancellor.

Adam: And it proves that we can’t trust ashland or victoria.

Victor: Son, in business, you can’t trust anyone. You know that they say the same thing about us. All I care about is cutting off billy boy at his knees. And getting ahold of chanccomm would be icing on the cake.

Adam: So you’re just gonna let them get away with this?

Victor: It has all just begun.

Phyllis: Hey, what are you doing here?

Billy: It’s a lounge. I’m lounging.

Phyllis: Well, you’re taking up space.

Billy: Then I’ll order a beer.

Phyllis: Hmm. Drinking alone?

Billy: Yeah, looks that way.

Phyllis: Lily’s not joining you?

Billy: I’ve been kicked out.

Phyllis: Mm, she finally came to her senses.

Billy: Yeah, don’t get too excited, okay? It’s only because she’s having a conversation with my mother.

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ] Your mother. Jill and lily having a little conversation over you.

[ Exhales sharply ] That’s bad.

Billy: What I’m really worried about is my mother and my business partner discussing the fate of our company without my input.

Phyllis: Hmm, that does sound interesting. Do you mind if I join you?

Ashley: Abby?

Abby: Mom? Mom.

Ashley: Honey. I’m so happy to see you.

Abby: I can’t believe you’re here.

Ashley: Oh, my god, I knew you would be in spain and I knew that you would need me.

Abby: You were right.

Ashley: Oh, my god. Honey, you had us all so worried. You left without saying a word.

Abby: I’m sorry, I just — i didn’t want anyone to stop me from looking for chance.

Ashley: It’s okay. Listen, I know how difficult it must have been for you to reach out to me, and I’m so glad you did. I want to know everything that’s happened. What’s been going on with you?

Abby: You know that intuition, the one that led you here, that led you to find me, I — I had that same feeling that chance was still alive.

Ashley: I understand what it’s like to want something so badly that you just think you know what you know.

Abby: No, the thing is, is i was right. Chance is alive. He’s here.

Ashley: How?

Abby: Chance was thrown back by the explosion at the safe house, and when he came to, he — he found his way here, and he is here. He is asleep. He’s in the bedroom.

Ashley: I can’t believe this.

Abby: I know. [ Laughs ]

Ashley: Abby.

Abby: I know.

Ashley: Abby.

Abby: I know. [ Chuckles ]

Ashley: I can’t wait to tell nina and your father, and we got to let jack know.

Abby: Mom, um, the thing is, is that, um, chance, he physically is okay, but emotionally, he’s struggling.

Ashley: What, he’s been to hell and back and he’s got a long recovery ahead of him — is that what you’re saying?

Abby: Right.

Ashley: Okay. Well, I’ve got some good news, though, because jack is waiting on the plane. So all we got to do is let him know that we’re gonna be there and we’re gonna get chance the best possible care he can get when we get back home.

Abby: Mom, the reason why i called you, the reason why I was so upset is because chance, he doesn’t want to come home.

Ashley: Why not?

Abby: I knew who chance was when I married him. It’s one of the reasons why i fell in love with him — his sense of loyalty and dedication — but now I’m worried that that sense of dedication is too strong.

Ashley: He doesn’t want to leave?

Abby: He’s insisting on completing the mission.

Ashley: Oh. Oh, god. Okay, so he has a very, very fragile state of mind. Right, okay. Well, then we have to have empathy for him, right? As a soldier and as a leader.

Abby: And I guess I have to prepare myself for battle.

Chance: Abby, what have you done? If you’re washing with the bargain brand,

Chance: Abby, what the hell is ashley doing here? Did she come with you? Did you lie to me about coming alone?

Abby: I was just as shocked as you are that my mom was here in spain. Look, I called her for some support, and that’s when she told me that she was here with uncle jack, looking for me.

Chance: Jack, too? Are you kidding me? Abby, this is exactly what I was trying to avoid. How soon till word gets out that I’m alive and my cover’s blown?

Ashley: Chance, jack is still on the plan. He has no idea what’s going on, and abby only told me when I got here. She hasn’t told me anything.

Abby: I would never put you in jeopardy, chance.

Ashley: I would never, ever risk your safety or your mission. I promise you. I’m only here to support my daughter — and you, if you let me.

Chance: [ Sighs ] Look, I’m — I’m sorry I lashed out. But my decisions is the same. I cannot go home until I see this mission through.

Abby: You’re injured.

Chance: I will heal here. Now go home with ashley. You’re gonna have to play the grieving widow a little bit longer until I put this whole thing to bed. And we cannot tell anyone that i am alive, not even jack.

Abby: I’m not leaving you. If you’re staying, then I am staying.

Chance: Abby, it’s too dangerous.

Abby: When I thought that you died, part of me died with you. And I swore that if I ever — if I ever found you, if we were ever together again, then I was never gonna leave your side.

Chance: Abby —

Abby: So, look, there is no talking me out of it. I’m not leaving.

Chance: Please don’t say that. I will finish the mission, and then I will come home. I swear. You got to get back to dominic.

Abby: We both do. It’s time for you to meet your son.

Billy: You know, if you’re here to celebrate my downfall, I’m gonna give you a warning — there’s nothing you can possibly say to me that I haven’t already said to myself.

Phyllis: That’s not what I’m doing.

Billy: Why are you here? Because when was the last time we had a conversation?

Phyllis: I’m feeling charitable right now. You look like hell.

Billy: If you’re trying to make me feel better, phyllis, you’re missing the mark completely.

Phyllis: Alright, alright. Let’s just change the subject.

Billy: Mm.

Phyllis: Alright.

Billy: Great.

Phyllis: Um…jack and ashley, they’re in spain.

Billy: Yeah, I know. Jill told me right before she ripped into me about the debacle at chanccomm.

Phyllis: Ooh, and that was a debacle. I mean, that’s a mess.

Billy: Can you do me a favor? Can you take your charitable spirit just somewhere else?

Phyllis: Okay, you know what? You made an appearance in a dream that I had — a really crazy dream I had.

Billy: I really don’t want to hear about your dream.

Phyllis: It wasn’t a dream like that.

Billy: Okay.

Phyllis: You were giving me advice. You. You know, advice on my love life. You were. I mean, it did seem like you had answers.

Billy: Yeah, well, it was a dream, right? Because the best thing anyone could do with my advice is to ignore it completely, with all of my failed relationships.

Phyllis: You were very wise in my dream.

Billy: Well, the real me has managed to alienate everyone in my orbit. And all I was trying to do was protect the people I care about and save chanccomm.

Phyllis: You know you’re feeling sorry for yourself, okay? You know, from one screw-up to another, it’s gonna be okay. Even us screw-ups deserve love. That’s what a really wise person in my dream said to me.

Billy: Yeah.

Jill: I’ve been very impressed with the way you’ve run chanccomm since the very beginning. I mean, neil — neil taught you well.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Oh, thank you for saying that.

Jill: Well, it’s the truth. And I do not hold you responsible for this catastrophe.

Lily: No, look, I — [Sighs] I know billy has made mistakes, but he had good intentions, you know? You heard him. He was doing what was best for his family and the company.

Jill: Well, that may be true, but it’s the way he went about it.

Lily: No, I know, I know. Look, he — he doesn’t play by the rules.

Jill: No, and he leaves us to clean up the mess. When chance died, it affected me very deeply. He was [Sighs] So young. I never expected to outlive him.

Lily: I can’t imagine what that’s like, losing a grandchild.

Jill: Well, it put a lot of things into perspective, you know? It, um, made me realize that it’s time for a change.

Lily: Are you planning something?

Jill: I’ve decided to step down from the day-to-day running of chancellor industries and move into a more advisory role.

Lily: Wow. [ Chuckles ] That’s huge. I mean, for me, you are chancellor industries, so you’re leaving some very big shoes to fill.

Jill: Thankfully, I know exactly who I want to fill them. I want you to take over for me as head of chancellor industries. Better skin from your body wash?

Victoria: Billy.

Ashland: We were just talking about you.

Victoria: Has jill made her decision?

Billy: Lily’s discussing the offer with jill back at our apartment now.

Victoria: Oh. They excluded you.

Ashland: Well, that’s a good sign.

Victoria: I’m sorry that it’s come to this, billy.

Billy: I find that hard to believe.

Ashland: You brought this all on yourself.

Billy: Yeah, guess I did.

[ Tablet rings ]

Phyllis: Jack, hey! How’s everything in spain? I hope you’re calling with good news.

Jack: Yeah, I am. We found abby.

Phyllis: Oh, my gosh, that is great to hear.

Jack: She’s with ashley right now.

Phyllis: How’s she doing?

Jack: From what I gather, she’s having a rough time accepting she’ll never see chance again.

Phyllis: Yeah. You know, with the love of her family and your guidance, she’s gonna get through it, you know?

Jack: Listen, I also have to call nina and jill, but I — i wanted to talk to you first.

Phyllis: Oh, thank you. I’m touched. I feel guilty that you called me first.

Jack: Well, what can I say? You’re on my mind a lot these days.

Phyllis: Well, that is contagious.

Jack: As soon as I get back, let’s get together, have some dinner, talk.

Phyllis: I’d love that.

Jack: I’d love that, too.

Phyllis: Okay, well, go make your calls.

Jack: Yeah, yeah, you’re right.

Phyllis: Hey, I’m glad abby is coming home safe.

Jack: Thanks, red. With any luck, we’ll all be en route to genoa city by tonight.

Abby: Hey. Um, before you make any decisions, there’s someone that you need to see. Look. There he is. There is our boy. Dominic. And it’s not some static photo or — it’s him.

[ Chuckles ] In real time, live-streaming. He’s your son. He is everything that we prayed for, chance. His sparkly little eyes and his handsome smile. And he’s healthy and strong. But he needs you. He needs his dad. You’re the most important person in his life. Look, you said that there was a reason you made it out alive. He is the reason. You need to come home.

Chance: [ Sighs ]

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Jack: Abby isn’t here.

Ashley: We don’t know that for sure.

Jack: We have been to every hotel and restaurant in valencia, ash.

Ashley: Maybe she’s in some low-key place somewhere that we haven’t checked out.

Jack: It is not exactly like abby to stay in an off-the-beaten-path hole in the wall.

Ashley: These are special circumstances.

Jack: Okay, I’m willing to keep looking. I’m just growing skeptical. We talked to local law enforcement. They have seen no sign of her.

Ashley: Right, because she’s probably keeping a low profile.

Jack: Have you seen your daughter? She doesn’t exactly blend in. Look, victor’s security people are striking out. They know a lot more than we do.

Ashley: Jack, everything in my body is telling me that she’s in spain looking for chance. If she’s not here, then where did she go?

Kim: You should rest. You’re gonna need your strength. You must be tired after traveling halfway around the world.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, I’m exhausted, but I am too excited to sleep. Thank you so much for calling me back, kim. And when you said that chance was alive and here in majorca, it was the most alive I have felt in weeks. Have you seen him?

Kim: Yes.

Abby: On the phone, you said that he was in a bad way. What does that mean? Can he talk? Is he unconscious?

Kim: Abby, dear, breathe.

Abby: Okay. [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry, I’m just excited. That’s how I get when I’m excited.

Kim: Yes, I know. Chance told me.

Abby: So he can speak.

Kim: Yes. You’ll be able to converse with him, I imagine.

Abby: When? I mean, I have to see him as soon as possible. I’m sorry, I will be calmer.

Kim: We’ve been here in majorca so long, I’m not accustomed to that american energy.

Abby: I just — I don’t think that you understand. Everyone believes that chance is dead and they told me to just accept it. But I held out hope. I kept believing. I mean, can you please — can you take me to him?

Kim: Of course. But there are some things that you need to know first.

Devon: Abby, I know what a big decision this is. And I just want to tell you that I really admire you for having the courage to come and ask me for help and to be open about your feelings.

Abby: Well, this isn’t just about me. This is about — it’s about doing the right thing for dominic. And being with me right now — that’s not the right thing for him.

Devon: I understand.

Abby: I mean, you’ve seen what a mess I have been, my mood swinging from day to day, minute to minute.

Devon: Yeah, but that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Remember that. Okay? I do have to ask you, though — are you 100% sure that you want to leave dominic with me and not somebody in your family? ‘Cause I know that your mom and dad and nina — they’re gonna ask.

Abby: Yes, they are gonna ask me that, but, I mean, you’ve been a part of this journey since day one. I mean, you’ve been a part of his life. You’ve spent more time with dominic than anyone in my family. And you’re just — you’re so at ease with him. All I know is that this feels right.

Nate: [ Clears throat ] I have to say, that was a great thanksgiving dinner.

Devon: Yeah.

Nate: Didn’t think I could eat that much.

Devon: Dude, I didn’t think any human could eat that much.

Nate: [ Laughs ] So what about you? How many sweet potatoes did you consume?

Devon: Sweet potatoes? I don’t keep count, man. I just like them. I had some more, though, at the newmans’.

Nate: Are you kidding me?

Devon: Nah, man. I’m not gonna be rude and reject their hospitality.

Nate: So that’s what you all did after dinner, you went to another dinner.

Devon: Well, yeah, no, amanda went to go see her mom and her sister, so I brought dominic to see his grandparents.

Nate: Okay, that’s thoughtful. Well, elena and I, we couldn’t move. Total food coma.

Devon: Oh, yeah?

Nate: I was in bed by 8:00.

Devon: Wow. I’m sure that was probably nice, though. You know, you haven’t been getting a lot of sleep these days as chief of surgery, I bet.

Nate: Oh, it was nice to have a full day off to eat and sleep and eat again.

Devon: Yeah? How you enjoying it, being in charge?

Nate: Uh, there’s a lot of bureaucracy stuff that doesn’t help heal patients, but I’ll roll with it because, ultimately, we’re doing a lot of good, helping a lot of people.

Devon: That’s good.

Nate: But, you know, i shouldn’t complain about being stretched thin. You run a whole company and now you’re watching a baby. How are you handling all that?

Devon: I’m doing fine. I mean, I’m — you know, I just take time out of my day when i need to. Like when moses moved in.

Nate: But moses is nearly grown, and you haven’t had much time to prepare for little dominic.

Devon: Yeah, I mean, look, don’t get me wrong, I wish that abby never left because we’re all worried about her, but, you know, she — she trusted me with her son, and I’m enjoying every second of getting to watch this little guy.

Jack: Have you heard back from abby?

Ashley: Nothing yet.

Jack: Oh, neither have I.

Ashley: Jack, she could still be in valencia. She could’ve disguised herself. Maybe she’s literally hiding out because she knows how dangerous it would be if the wrong people found out that she’s here trying to get information about chance.

Jack: I suppose it’s possible she’s doing everything she can to cover her tracks. She knows we would come looking for her as soon as we knew she left genoa city.

Ashley: Yeah.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

Jack: It’s phyllis.

Ashley: Oh, go ahead.

Jack: Buenos días.

Phyllis: Oh, buenos días. Um, uh, listen, I didn’t think you’d pick up. I just wanted to know how it was going, you know, the hunt for abby. Any sign of her?

Jack: Not yet.

Phyllis: Oh, that’s too bad, jack. Um, anyway, I just wanted to, um, thank you again for what you did for me on thanksgiving. It was such a lovely gesture for what could’ve been a very sad and lonely day for me.

Jack: Well, that was the intention.

Phyllis: Well, I really appreciate it. Anyway, I’ll let you go. Good luck on your hunt for abby and bring her home safe.

Jack: Thanks, red. With any luck, we’ll all be back in genoa city before you know it. Anyway, thanks for calling. Bye. She wishes us luck on our search.

Ashley: That’s nice. I can only hope that the next call comes from somebody who can help me find my daughter. Some people have joint pain,

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Nate: When did you learn how to take care of a baby?

Devon: Shoot. You’re looking at it right now, man. I’m learning stuff day by day. I’m figuring out the sounds he makes when he’s hungry, so i make him a bottle, you know. Or when he needs his diaper changed, I know that now. And it’s easy to tell when he’s tired, you just look in his eyes. Can’t hold them open anymore. I’ll sing him a song I make up or something.

Nate: You make up. Ah, poor baby.

Devon: What do you mean “poor baby”? He likes it a lot.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Well, he’s an infant, he has plenty of time to develop some taste.

Devon: Yeah, that’s very funny.

[ Laughs ] No, he probably will soon, man. He’s — he’s advancing. We were doing tummy time, he already tried to hold his head up and look around. It was crazy. I think he’s gonna hit some milestones sooner than later.

Nate: Tummy time?

Devon: Tummy time. Yeah, when you put a baby on their stomach.

Nate: Yeah, I know what tummy time is. I just, uh, didn’t think we’d be talking about tummy time.

[ Both laugh ]

Devon: I didn’t either.

Nate: So you think he’ll be with you for more milestones?

Devon: I mean…probably not, ’cause the goal is to have abby come home soon, you know. But in the meantime, I’ll be monitoring all his progress. Right? That’s right. I’m always gonna keep an eye on you.

Victor: Well, it has occurred to me that maybe abby’s not in spain at all.

Ashley: No sign of her yet.

Victor: Well, I’ll have my team continue looking. Hopefully they’ll come up with something.

Ashley: Jack and I were just discussing what to do next. We’re thinking of possibly splitting up, that I would stay here and he would go to a different location maybe.

Jack: We were wondering if you and your team had any ideas on where we go next. Any thoughts?

Victor: Well, I keep on thinking about that military pin that we found in the hotel room.

Ashley: Right, it confirmed our feeling that she’d gone to spain to find chance.

Victor: Well, maybe in her desperation to find chance, she tried to contact people that he served with in iraq.

Jack: Yeah, there’s a certain logic to that.

Victor: Now, as we speak, we are compiling all the names of the unit that he served with in iraq, okay?

Ashley: Will you give me that list when you get it? And are there any other angles that we should be considering?

Victor: Well, whenever you find out, I’ll send it on to you.

Ashley: Okay, thank you.

Victor: And, sweetheart, please be careful, okay? Be safe.

Ashley: Of course, you too.

Kim: My husband, errol, he’s away at the moment — he had business in dublin — heard about the explosion in valencia. A few days later, chance showed up here. He was in rough shape.

Abby: Oh, no.

Kim: His leg, torn up. His head, a concussion.

Abby: And he came here because he knew you could treat him.

Kim: That’s right. Errol and I were medics in the service. We know the drill. We stitched him up, cleaned his wounds, gave him a place to rest his head. We knew we were putting ourselves in danger by helping him. We couldn’t tell anybody we’d seen him or even that he was alive.

Abby: Well, I am so grateful that you were able to treat him. You really are a godsend.

Kim: Well, I probably don’t have to tell you this, but he’s one of the best. He’s a great man. And if the situation were reversed, I have no doubt he would do the same thing for us.

Abby: Is that what you needed to tell me?

Kim: No. You need to know that he took the deaths of his colleagues very hard. He has a lot of rage and guilt, and you have to prepare yourself to deal with that.

Abby: Well, I am glad that you let me know.

Kim: His being separated from you has taken its toll on him. And I thought it best for you to come and see him.

Abby: Why didn’t he reach out to me? Or why didn’t he let you reach out to me to let me know that he was alive?

Chance: Because she knew it would put you in terrible danger. At least I thought she knew.

Abby: Chance!

[ Laughs ] No one can deliver your mom’s homemade short ribs.

Phyllis: A mimosa, heavy on the champagne, on the house.

Amanda: Ooh. What’s the occasion?

Phyllis: What’s the occasion? Sutton! Guilty as charged.

Amanda: Oh.

Phyllis: How do you feel?

Amanda: Ah, I feel relieved. Yeah, I know that sutton’s pride took a real hit when he heard that verdict. He realized he wasn’t gonna be able to get away with murder.

Phyllis: Right. How long is he gonna be locked up for?

Amanda: Well, the sentence hearing isn’t until another few weeks, but at his age, any prison time is gonna be a life sentence.

Phyllis: Yeah, for sure. So how do naya and imani feel about it?

Amanda: Oh, they’re relieved, too.

Phyllis: Oh.

Amanda: Yeah, they’re fine with it. I think they realized how much control sutton exerted over their lives, and they’re just finally able to make their own choices. It’s good.

Phyllis: Hey, I know you wanted justice for your father, and now you have it.

Amanda: You know, when i started searching for my birth parents, ugh, I never could’ve imagined that it would’ve turned out like this. But I see the irony in it. You know, sutton, he forced my mother to give hilary and me away, all because he wanted to protect his image. He ended my father’s life for that same reason. That’s all that he cared about. And in the end, look, he has nothing, and the granddaughter that he never wanted is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with naya and imani, and after everything he did, we’re still a family anyway.

Phyllis: You know why that is. It’s because of you. You forgave naya and imani for rejecting you initially. A lot of people wouldn’t have done that. They would have held a grudge.

Amanda: Well, I realized that they were just pushing me away because they were scared of sutton, so I wanted to help them. I wanted to help them get out from under his thumb, and, you know, I’m really glad that I did because my life is so much richer with them in it.

Phyllis: You won.

Amanda: Yeah, maybe.

Phyllis: Yeah, no, not maybe. You won.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: You did. Maybe it was your dad, you know, looking out for you. Like a guardian angel.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Or not. I don’t know. Maybe you don’t believe in angels.

Amanda: No, I — I think maybe you’re right. Even though he never got a chance to raise me like he’d hoped, I do like to think that he is looking out for me and he’s proud of me.

Phyllis: I’m sure he is.

Nate: I’m glad we were able to meet up.

Devon: Yeah, me too, man. You going back to the hospital?

Nate: Of course. It’s gonna be pretty packed. You, uh — you got some more tummy time coming up?

[ Both laugh ]

Devon: Maybe a little later. Maybe. No, I’m gonna make some calls before I give him his bottle.

Nate: [ Sighs ] I can tell how much he means to you. You’re great with him.

Devon: Thank you, man. Thank you. I appreciate you saying that.

Nate: I just want to be sure you’re prepared for what comes next. It must be an amazing feeling to know you’re his biological father. You know, you get to see a bit of yourself in him, but when abby comes back…

Devon: Man, I — yeah, I know what you’re getting at. And I’ll be okay. I will. I’m enjoying this special time we’re getting to spend together, but I know that abby’s his mom, and the sooner that she can come back and she can heal and be the mother that he deserves, the better.

Abby: I was so afraid I was never gonna see you again. Oh, my god. Here you are after all these months.

Chance: I’ve been dreaming of this. I’ve been dreaming of you. Here you are with me now, just more beautiful than ever. Look at you.

Abby: Oh! [ Laughs ] I — I never gave up hope. I knew in my heart, I knew in my soul, that I would see you again. I knew it was just a matter of time before we were together again.

Chance: I hated that I made you suffer and that I couldn’t tell you what was going on. I’m so sorry. I hated that the mission took so long. All I wanted to do was complete it and come back to you. Sometimes life just doesn’t work out the way you want it to. I’m sorry.

Abby: But it did work out, because you are alive and we are together.

Chance: [ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] Kim shouldn’t have brought you here.

Abby: No, no, no, no.

Chance: It’s too dangerous.

Abby: Don’t blame kim. I was gonna find you, no matter what. I was never gonna stop looking for you, chance. How did olay top expensive creams?

Ashley: Ugh! I’m gonna drive myself crazy checking my phone every minute.

Jack: Yeah, a watched pot never boils. We need some kind of diversion.

Ashley: There is something we could talk about.

Jack: Oh, what’s that?

Ashley: Phyllis.

Jack: I’m not sure that will be necessary.

Ashley: Before we left for spain, you said you were having some conflicting feelings about her, and we were gonna talk about it on the flight over, but…

Jack: Because we were focused on the issue at hand. Besides, your initial reaction when I started talking about phyllis didn’t exactly serve as enticement for me to open up more.

Ashley: I will try to keep my attitude in check. So how can I help?

Jack: My feelings for phyllis have indeed resurfaced, and i have concerns about acting on them.

Ashley: Hmm.

Jack: We’ve served as friends and confidants, and…that’s worked out pretty well. Starting a new relationship is fraught with pitfalls.

Ashley: Hmm. Well, sure, given your history.

Jack: Exactly.

Ashley: Well, you’re talking like you’re somebody who’s putting on the brakes, but you just sent her an entire thanksgiving dinner and then you video-chatted with her for an hour while she ate it. Doesn’t exactly sound like a man who’s conflicted and concerned, jackie.

Jack: No.

Ashley: Mnh-mnh, sounds like a man who’s falling back in love.

Phyllis: So I think your next stop should be the spa, because if anybody needs a spa treatment, it is you.

Amanda: I think that that is a wonderful suggestion, but not quite yet.

Phyllis: Oh, you have somewhere else to be?

Amanda: Mm-hmm. I really need to unpack what i saw when I came in earlier.

Phyllis: What’s that?

Amanda: You on the phone with jack.

Phyllis: So what?

Amanda: You were beaming. You eyes lit up just talking to him.

Phyllis: What?

Amanda: Uh-huh.

Phyllis: What?

Amanda: Yes.

Phyllis: That’s an exaggeration. They weren’t lit up.

Amanda: I don’t think that it is. I think that you took my advice. I think you did some soul-searching, and I think you realized that I was onto something, that there is something more going on between you and jack.

Phyllis: What?

Amanda: That maybe you’re really not over him.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] What? I mean, I don’t get it. I have all of these feelings when it comes to jack. I don’t understand them, but frankly, it scares the hell out of me.

Chance: Abby, I love you, and I love that you never gave up on me, but coming here, it was the wrong move.

Abby: Nothing that could make me this happy could possibly be wrong. I was going crazy without you, and I can’t imagine what it cost you being isolated like this.

Chance: But I had to do it. I had to. I mean, I’ve gone to great lengths to make sure the people that orchestrated that bombing believe that I’m dead.

Abby: And I’m sure they do. Everyone thinks you died in that explosion. Everyone but me.

Chance: Abby, you’re not hearing me. You’re not hearing me. I did all of that to protect you and our family, and by coming here, you — you may have undone all that. You may have put that all at risk.

Abby: No, I was careful. I was careful. No one knows that I’m here. Look, my father couldn’t even track me.

Chance: [ Exhales sharply ]

Abby: No one knows where i am.

[ Chuckles ] Oh.

Victor: Well, I’m glad i found you at home, devon.

Devon: Yeah, we just got back from a walk and visiting with nate, so he’s sleeping right now. Keep it quiet.

Victor: Oh, oh, oh. Shh, shh, shh.

Devon: Do you have any updates about abby?

Victor: Uh, just got a call from jack and ashley. They’re in spain, and they have found no trace of abby.

Devon: Nothing yet. Well, it’s early. They just got there.

Victor: I apprised christine of what’s going on.

Devon: I’m sure she wasn’t happy to hear what abby did.

Victor: She is very unhappy with abby. The fact that abby ignored all the warnings that this could be very dangerous for her to go to that site of the explosion, you know? But I asked christine to tell us for sure that there were no survivors because we need to know. I don’t want abby to just go chasing after someone that doesn’t exist anymore, doesn’t live anymore.

Devon: Oh, sure. That’s great thinking. Don’t leave any stone unturned.

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Amanda: Well, when I saw you on the phone with jack, you didn’t look scared. You looked like you wanted him to get over here so you could wrap your arms around him.

Phyllis: What?! Come on. It’s — I mean…

Amanda: Phyllis, you looked happy. That’s all I’m saying.

Phyllis: Well, I mean — i mean, jack does make me happy. He’s so kind and generous. Oh, witty and charming and, you know. And, you know, he has an edge. People don’t see that, but he definitely has an edge. Trust me.

Amanda: I think you’re proving my point for me. There is more than friendship going on between the two of you.

Phyllis: Oh, god, I don’t know what’s going on between the two of us. I don’t get it. It’s complicated, that’s for sure.

Jack: Spending time with phyllis, talking with phyllis makes me happy. Look, she just got out of another relationship. She’s not gonna jump into a new one.

Ashley: Are we talking about the same phyllis? She jumps from one relationship to the next. Sometimes before the prior one is even over.

Jack: I thought you were gonna keep your attitude in check.

Ashley: That’s not my attitude, jack. That’s honesty.

Jack: I am well aware of phyllis’ history. I haven’t exactly been a saint in my own relationships.

Ashley: Look, I understand the pull towards somebody that you’ve loved and lost. I mean, there’s always that thought that “somehow this time we can make it work.”

Jack: But you don’t believe in that concept.

Ashley: Well, I’ve tried it a few times myself, haven’t I? And you know what I always come back to? No, we can’t make it work.

Jack: And because you failed in your second and third attempts with an ex, I am doomed because it’s an abbott personality trait.

Ashley: I’m not saying that. I just don’t want to see you stuck in the middle of something, jack, before you’ve thought everything through thoroughly.

Jack: That sounds like a warning.

Ashley: Probably because it is.

Victor: Look at him. Not a care in the world. So sweet. How’s he doing?

Devon: He’s doing good. He didn’t sleep very well last night, though.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Devon: Yeah, he woke up a bunch of times, but I think he’s still just getting used to his new surroundings here.

Victor: I’m sure you’re right.

Devon: And he misses his mother. I know that.

Victor: You bet he misses his mother. You know, I want to thank you for taking such good care of him. And nikki and I want to thank you for bringing him by to our thanksgiving dinner.

Devon: Absolutely. He should always be with his family for the holidays.

Victor: You know, when he showed up, he lifted our spirits, although we realized that someone was missing at the table.

Devon: You know, I’m starting to think that we made a mistake by trying to discourage abby from going and looking for chance, ’cause if we had been supportive, I think she would be in contact with us, at least, now.

Victor: Well, but we had to try to make her listen to reason.

Devon: I do know, but I’m starting to wonder if, you know, maybe this is truly what she needs to get closure and she has to suffer for a little bit while she proves to herself that chance is really gone. It’s something that I never considered.

Victor: I got to tell you something about abby, she has always been stubborn. I mean, very stubborn.

Devon: Yeah.

Victor: Okay? So even if you had told her to go to spain, even if you had lent her your jet to fly there, she would’ve insisted on going incommunicado.

[ Cellphone vibrates ] Promise you.

Devon: Maybe that’s the news we’ve been waiting for.

Abby: We can’t change what happened. But I am here to bring you home to meet your son.

[ Chuckles ]

Chance: I have a son?

Abby: Yeah. [ Chuckles ] Here, and he’s beautiful and healthy.

Chance: [ Gasps ]

Abby: [ Laughs ] Dominic phillip newman abbott chancellor.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] That’s quite a handle, but i sure do love it.

Abby: Yeah.

Chance: Oh, my gosh.

Abby: The “d” is for devon. The “m” is for mariah. And, well, phillip is obviously after you. And I just — I wanted him to know how many families he’s a part of. How many loving families.

Chance: Wow, abby, he’s perfect.

Abby: Yeah.

Chance: Look at him. That’s my boy.

Abby: Yeah.

[ Both laugh ]

Chance: That’s my boy.

Abby: Yeah. Oh, he’s just — he’s the best. He makes these little sounds and he smells so good.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] Where is he now?

Abby: Well, he’s in good hands. Devon is taking care of him. Yeah, and I’m sure there are a ton of people who are calling, wanting to be backup support.

[ Chuckles ]

Chance: Where does devon think you are?

Abby: Well, he thinks that i am taking some time alone to grasp everything that happened. And then, before I left, i dropped off a note that said i would be gone longer than i originally thought.

Chance: Well, they must suspect what you’re up to. I mean, your parents would be able to put it together.

Abby: Well, possibly, but they would never know that I’m here in majorca. Look, I was so careful. I covered all of my tracks. Don’t worry. Don’t worry.

Chance: I have so many questions.

[ Chuckles ]

Abby: Well, you are the one that’s been gone for months. I have so many questions. Like, how and why did you end up here? I want to know everything.

Chance: Yeah.

Abby: Mm. For people who could use a lift

Phyllis: Oh, I don’t understand all these feelings I’m having for jack. I don’t get it.

Amanda: I know, especially so soon after breaking up with nick.

Phyllis: Oh, thanks for reminding me. That’s great.

Amanda: I’m sorry.

Phyllis: I love nick. I do love him. In so many ways, I always will.

Amanda: Yeah. But you said you were keeping your guard up with nick.

Phyllis: Not initially. Initially, it was amazing. But then it took a turn and i don’t know why. All of a sudden, we stopped speaking the same language and there was a lot of misunderstanding, miscommunication, and, you know, I was bracing myself, waiting for the next argument. When is it gonna start? And I was always on guard regarding his family. And…

Amanda: But it’s not like that with jack.

Phyllis: No, it’s not like that with jack. I can be me. Oh, the question is, am I ready for that?

Jack: I’ve been carrying these feelings around by myself for a while. Maybe it’s good that I talked about them openly.

Ashley: Well, I hope I helped a little bit.

Jack: Well, I appreciate your sisterly advice. Maybe we can change the conversation.

Ashley: Oh, did I hurt your feelings?

Jack: No, no, I appreciate you being so candid, but it’s kind of a moot point. There’s nothing I can do about it while we’re here in spain.

Ashley: You did send her an entire thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings from spain, so there’s that.

Jack: I promise, I will deal with it when we get back.

Ashley: Yeah. Now we got to get back to why we’re here.

Jack: Yeah, let’s focus all our energy into finding abby.

Ashley: Nothing matters more.

Chance: I got to the safehouse in valencia around dusk. I was walking to the front door when the explosion happened. Blew me back about 30 yards. Hit my head, a beam from the ceiling landed on my leg. I was in so much pain. I didn’t lose consciousness, though. I wish I had. I heard the screams in the building. I was able to get up. I was fighting through the pain, but I had to get in there and see who I could save.

Abby: You went inside?

Chance: I had to see if i could get those guys out.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Chance: I didn’t find anybody. The devastation was overwhelming.

Abby: I’m so sorry.

Chance: I didn’t really have that much time to think about it. The guys that planted the bomb showed up, making sure there were no survivors. So I buried myself under some concrete and I played dead.

Abby: Oh.

Chance: Once they left, I was able to slip away, right before the fire department showed up. I wanted to stay close and monitor the situation, you know. I was in bad shape. I needed to find medical attention from somebody that i trusted.

Abby: So you came here to kim and errol’s house so they could help you?

Chance: I knew they could keep a secret. I snuck onto a freighter that was on its way to majorca. I was thirsty, starving. My head was throbbing so much, i could — I could hardly see. I made it here. Kim and errol, they — they took good care of me. After they patched me up, i contacted my director, and we both agreed that for the sake of the mission and for my safety, that we couldn’t tell anybody that I survived.

Abby: So the authorities withheld information. They withheld the truth. That’s why christine thought that you were dead.

Chance: I’ve been here, laying low since. Healing, waiting.

Abby: It breaks my heart what you went through. And I know it’s gonna take a lot of time and a lot of effort for you to get through this, but i am here. And I’m here to take you home. Look, I know that you are on the road to recovery and I can get you out of here safely and anonymously. It’s time to leave this place behind. his is jack. And I know the timing isn’t right. The timing is never right. But I think you know what you want. I think you just don’t want to admit it.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

Amanda: How do you think jack feels? Do you think he feels the same way?

Phyllis: Pretty sure that he has feelings, yeah.

Amanda: Okay, well, then i think the only question that you need to answer is what are you gonna do next?

Phyllis: [ Scoffs ] I have no idea.

Jack: Maybe we’re on the wrong track. Maybe abby’s in paris. I mean, she has the place there that dina left her.

Ashley: No, she — she rented it out because she didn’t think she’d have any time to travel when she had the baby.

Jack: Oh.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Ashley: It’s victor. Hello, victor, I’m here with jack.

Victor: I am here with devon. And I just spoke christine, and she confirmed that there was no one left after that explosion in valencia, okay? So there’s no one for abby to try to contact.

Ashley: Well, I guess that narrows our search. Is there any word about the soldiers that chance served with in iraq?

Victor: We’re compiling a list of whoever he served with, and we’ve been calling them. And so far, no one has been contacted by abby.

Devon: There’s still a lot of people on that list that have yet to be contacted.

Ashley: So basically, what you’re saying is we don’t have very much to go on.

Victor: I’m sorry, ashley.

Ashley: It’s okay. I know you’re trying everything.

Jack: Sounds like the best thing we can do right now is to keep searching here in Valencia.

Victor: We will try everything in our power to come up with something concrete.

Ashley: I’m so incredibly worried about her. She’s here all by herself. She doesn’t have her baby. If she did go to the explosion site, then she must be devastated. If she’s realizing that she’s never gonna find Chance, then how badly is she gonna fall apart?

Chance: I’m so sorry that I put you through this. That I put everybody through this. But I can’t go. Not yet.

Abby: Why not?

Chance: It’ll be just a little bit longer, I promise. But I have to stay here and finish things up in Spain. I can’t leave until the mission is over.

Abby: Well, no, no, no. The mission is over. [Scoffs] All of the men that you worked with are all dead. It’s time for you to come home.

Chance: Abby, I saw the guys that killed my men. I saw the guys that killed my friends. I recognized one of them. I have to find him.

Abby: Why?

Chance: Because he will lead me to the guy on top. The whole point of this mission was to find a criminal that fled the US to set up shop overseas. I’m gonna go get him.

Abby: Why don’t you just let another agent handle it?

Chance: No, no, no. I can’t, I can’t, Abby. I can’t. I have to see this through. I need to. I’ve never failed or left a mission, and I’m not gonna start now. And I will never forget what happened to my men. I will bring down the people who killed them. My men deserve no less.

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Sharon: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Hi.

Sharon: Hello, phyllis. We are keeping up with our annual thanksgiving tradition of feeding the unhoused and the lonely, so I’m sorry about the mess.

Phyllis: Oh, no problem. You know, it’s an open house, that’s for sure. Could I get a coffee?

Sharon: Uh, well, you’ll have to help yourself. There’s pot ready, but there’s no special orders today.

Phyllis: Oh, no problem. So, you know, at the grand phoenix, we’re not starting our — you know, our food service until late, and the managers are taking care of it, so if you need an extra set of hands…

Sharon: Oh. Well, thank you. That’s a very lovely offer.

Phyllis: Well, coffee first.

Nick: Alright, I got some food and supplies here. I’m also gonna send over a couple of vans of seniors from new hope who don’t have any family to spend the holidays with.

Sharon: Oh, great. Well, they’re welcome to come here. No one should be alone today.

Nick: Happy thanksgiving.

Phyllis: Happy thanksgiving.

Nick: Uh, I know people are gonna be arriving soon, so we should probably get set up. In this box, there’s some water and drinks, and in that one, there’s some dinner rolls.

Sharon: Oh, great. Could you put them over there?

Nick: Yeah, I know where it goes. It’s not my first thanksgiving at crimson lights.

Sharon: You’re always so great about helping out on this day.

Nick: Hey, I’m fired up, and faith and christian and noah are on their way over to help, too.

Sharon: Christian’s interested in helping?

Nick: Yeah, he’s taking his role as official volunteer very seriously. I’m hoping it becomes a family tradition with him.

Sharon: Oh, great! You know what? I’m gonna find something interesting for him to do, something fun, ’cause I don’t want him to get bored. I want him to be entertained.

Phyllis: Guys, I got to go.

Sharon: Oh, I thought that you were staying for a while to help out.

Phyllis: Oh, no, I can’T. Something at work fell through the cracks, and only I can fix it. Happy thanksgiving.

Nick: Have a good day.

Phyllis: Billy, hey.

Billy: Hi. Happy thanksgiving.

Phyllis: Yeah, happy thanksgiving. See ya.

Billy: Yeah, you got big plans today?

Phyllis: Um, why are you curious?

Billy: I guess I’m not. I was just trying to be polite.

Phyllis: Oh, well, you don’t have to be polite. I don’t want to rub my exciting plans that I have for thanksgiving in your face, you know? Because I’m sure you’re gonna be spending the holiday alone, fixing that mess at chanccomm.

Billy: Yeah, hopefully I can fit a plate of turkey in between the damage control.

Phyllis: Good luck with that. I read that article on ashland. Wow. And the embarrassing retraction.

Billy: Yeah, you know, phyllis, it’s been a rough week, but all the chaos and drama are gonna have to take a back seat today.

Phyllis: Are they, really? Hmm.

Billy: Well, it’s thanksgiving, and this year, it’s all about lily and the kids.

Phyllis: Yet, um, they’re nowhere around.

Billy: Lily was gonna go to california to see mattie and charlie, but weather scuttled those plans. When I left them, they were mid-video call, and when I get back, I’m sure they’ll still be chatting.

Phyllis: I can only imagine how your article affected negotiations for the kids with ashland and victoria.

Billy: Yeah, it wasn’t stress-free, but everyone’s trying to be fair. They’re gonna spend half the day with her and spend half the day with us.

Phyllis: That’s very civilized, considering everything that went down.

Billy: None of this is the kids’ fault, and we’re all making sure that they’re not affected by it. And to be honest, they deserve as much love and family vibes as they can get on thanksgiving. Everyone does.

Phyllis: Right, everyone does.

Billy: Happy thanksgiving. When I get a migraine,

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Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ] Ohhh, great.

Gloria: Hello, phyllis. Isn’t it a heavenly day?

Phyllis: I guess it is.

Gloria: [ Chuckles ] Must be something in the air. I feel like I’m positively glowing.

Phyllis: Well, that could be the radioactive waves emanating from your ego.

Gloria: Oh, no, silly. It’s your spa, thank you very much. I am in between treatments, and I feel absolutely transformed, like a — like a golden goddess.

Phyllis: Well, I am very glad to hear that our estheticians have done you right.

Gloria: Oh, yes, oh, yes. I am so thankful for the massages and the facials i scheduled for today, and the fact that your spa is open on a holiday. And I mean, it’s — I feel badly for the masseuses and the facialists who have to work, but I will tip them generously because jcv is doing phenomenally well under my charge.

Phyllis: You should know that everybody’s getting paid extra because they’re working on a holiday. I’ve done that for them. And I’m letting them go early so they can spend thanksgiving with their family, so it’s all good. Are you spending thanksgiving with lauren and michael?

Gloria: Oh, afraid not. They want to spend the day with fen.

Phyllis: Oh. That should be fun. Um…so you’re flying solo?

Gloria: [ Chuckles ] Of course not. Nobody wants to be alone on thanksgiving. No, after my facial, I’ll go to kevin and chloe’s for dinner with their little angels. Why do you ask?

[ Gasps ] Oh, phyllis, are you alone today?

Phyllis: No! Uh, of course not. That’s ridiculous, I’m working.

Gloria: Oh, yeah, yeah. Sure, sure, sure. Whatever you want to call it. Well, one good thing, look on the bright side, you don’t have to fight anybody for the drumstick.

Phyllis: And your family is so lovely. So sweet that they flew in all this way to surprise you. I mean, because family is what we’re all about here at the grand phoenix.

[ Laughs ] What am I thankful for? Oh, uh… I guess special days like these. Thanks for coming. Hey, summer! Hey, baby. Um, it’s your mom just calling, you know. Um, I know it’s later in italy, but I just wanted to wish you a happy thanksgiving, you and kyle and harrison. Happy thanksgiving.

[ Sighs ] Well, yeah, I’m definitely gonna get out there soon, daniel. I miss you and lucy. I want to see you. I’m doing great. Yes! I’m doing great. I’ll talk to you soon, okay? I love you.

[ Clears throat ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Pounding at door ]

[ Gasps ]

[ Knock on door ] Ahh! Ahhhh!

Gloria: [ Laughs ]

Phyllis: Gloria, what are you doing here?

Gloria: Call me “golden glo.” And I am here to help you, so get dressed, let’s go, because you have places to be. On the outside, I looked fine. May have poked my nose where it didn’t belong. Room, overstepping as

Phyllis: What makes you think you can just barge in to my room, overstepping as usual, what, glo– golden glo?

Gloria: Golden glo, and, yes, I admit, at times in the past, i may have poked my nose where it didn’t belong. But not in this case.

Phyllis: Okay. What were you doing in the spa? Were you sniffing a bath salt?

Gloria: Oh, please! Don’t be rude.

Phyllis: No, I’m being direct. I’m not going anywhere with you.

Gloria: Oh, but you are, if you want to turn your thanksgiving around. So chop, chop.

Phyllis: Okay. I have plans.

Gloria: Oh, yeah, like what?

Phyllis: Okay, my plans are of no concern to you.

Gloria: Uh-huh, which means they don’t exist. All I see — oh, a well-worn remote, a lonely little glass of wine, and potato chips. Oh, and you’re not even watching anything cheery. I mean, true crime stories? That is hardly the way to usher in the holiday season.

Phyllis: Okay, if you don’t get out of my room right now, you’re gonna find yourself the victim of a true crime.

Gloria: [ Laughs ] Oh, enough with the idle threats and enough with the pity party for one. No, if you don’t get yourself dressed, maybe I’ll pick out a suitable outfit for you, and something a little different than your usual [Mumbles]

Phyllis: Uh, your power of persuasion has a lot to be desired. Where are you so adamant on taking me?

Gloria: I’m offering you a — a do-over of sorts. If a happy thanksgiving is what phyllis wants, then golden glo will make sure she gets it.

Phyllis: Okay, how could you possibly — hey! Gloria? Gloria? Gloria! Hey, I’m not calling you golden glo. I’m not doing that. Well, so we’re going here? Seriously? You wanted to take me someplace, I mean, I could’ve suggested hawaii or bali. But you took the coffeehouse. Wow. Think bigger, you know?

Sharon: Really could have used your help earlier, phyllis.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, sorry.

Sharon: “I forgot something at the hotel.” Did you really think that I was buying that excuse?

Phyllis: Yeah, I know, it was a lie. It was a lie. I’m here now. I’ll help you now. Sharon? Sharon?

[ Sighs ] Oh, wait a second. This is a dream. This is my dream. Oh! This is my dream, so people aren’t gonna do or say anything unless I want them to. Oh-oh! This is great. Sharon, I’m talking to you.

Sharon: Phyllis, I’m so glad you came back.

Phyllis: Really? Because you were a little irritated with me a few seconds ago.

Sharon: I don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re one of the people that I’m most grateful for this year.

Phyllis: Whoa, I mean, I know this is my dream, but I mean, this is unreal. There’s no way I’d believe this. Why are you grateful for me?

Sharon: Well, I haven’t forgotten your support and kindness that you gave me during my cancer treatments.

Phyllis: Oh. Well, I mean, of course. That was life or death, you know? And that was bigger than us and the issues we’ve had in the past.

Sharon: And all of the times that we’ve been warring over the years, you know, you always took all the responsibility for that when, really, I was half responsible. Actually, I was entirely responsible for all of our dust-ups.

Phyllis: Really? Do you — do you really believe that?

Sharon: Yes! Take yesterday for example, i was rude and out of line to probe you about your breakup with nick or your relationship with jack.

Phyllis: Wow. I mean, am I forcing you to say this in my dream, or do you really mean it?

Sharon: I’m just trying to be honest. Don’t you think it’s about time?

Phyllis: Yes, you know what? I do. I think it’s about time.

Sharon: So maybe we can get to a better place. Or not. But do take what I said and do what you will with it.

Phyllis: Well, thanks, sharon. I will.

Sharon: And in the meantime, I’m sure you have a million other better places to be. But do you think that you could spare a little time to help feed the hungry? It’s thanksgiving. It’s about giving and togetherness. Who knows, maybe you and I can heal a few old wounds in the meantime.

Phyllis: That would be great. I’ll help out, yeah. I’ll feed the hungry. I’ll do that.

[ Chuckles ] Hey, thanks for coming! The mashed potatoes are amazing. Green beans? Here you go.

[ Laughs ] Hey, come on in! There’s plenty of room.

[ Laughs ] Hey! Come on in, don’t be shy. You can’t all be full yet. Who wants seconds?

[ Applause ] Oh, so much appreciation for your friendly volunteer. I really do feel the love.

[ Applause ]

Gloria: Okay, next stop. All aboard! Choo-choo!

Phyllis: Buzz off, buzz off. I’m enjoying this. I’m having fun.

Gloria: Oh, too bad. We got to keep moving. The busiest travel day of the year. Boop-boop!

Phyllis: What am I doing here? Hey, I’m in the belly of the beast. Gloria! Gloria? Hey, let’s go back to crimson lights. Ahh!

Nikki: Ah, phyllis. We’ve been waiting for you. No one can deliver your mom’s homemade short ribs.

Phyllis: Uh, okay, I didn’t come here to make trouble. In fact, you know, it’s so funny ’cause I didn’t even come here of my own volition.

Victor: Really? Now, we don’t care how you get to the ranch.

Nikki: We’re just glad that you made it in time to carve the turkey.

Phyllis: What?

Victor: I’m relinquishing my duty to carve the turkey, so you have the honor, okay?

Phyllis: Uh, what’s going on?

Nick: I’m so glad you’re finally here.

Phyllis: No, you’re not. I despise you guys, you despise me, and you’re being nice to me. This makes no sense. In fact, it’s creeping me out. I’m gonna go.

Nikki: Oh, no, no, no.

Victor: No, no, no, stay, stay, stay.

Nick: Please. Listen, phyllis, we’re not a couple anymore, but we’re summer’s parents and we’re friends. And I owe you a huge thank-you, and today is a perfect day to do that.

Phyllis: What are you thanking me for?

Nick: I finally took your advice.

Nikki: Your very wise advice.

Phyllis: Which was?

Nick: To stay out of the chaos of my family’s drama, and you were right. I mean, ever since I’ve done that, some amazing things have happened. Adam has finally left town. Victoria has forgiven me. We are close than ever. And dad has finally accepted me for who I am and the choices I’m making.

Victor: I am so proud of my boy. Wow.

Nick: I was wrong. I should’ve listened to you from the start.

Phyllis: I mean, I don’t — i don’t want to say “I told you so,” but…

Nikki: We are so grateful to you for putting up with our family for all these years and for always being the voice of reason when we stubbornly refuse to listen.

Nick: You okay?

Victor: Cat got your tongue?

Nikki: This is a first.

Phyllis: Uh… well, I mean, if you guys think I’m right, who am I to say that you’re wrong, so [Chuckles] Yeah, let’s carve the turkey.

Victor: Hey.

Phyllis: You know, let’s get some wine — the good stuff. You know, the expensive stuff. Let’s have a party. Let’s celebrate, right? Together. And then I said, “well, that’s why they call it a deluxe suite.”

Nikki: Oh, no!

[ Laughter ]

Phyllis: This is the best thanksgiving I’ve ever spent with you all, and that’s not saying a lot because there have been some really bad ones. But it’s nice — it’s nice to have this peace amongst each other, right? I mean, I’m wondering why it took us so long to get here.

Nikki: Oh, we don’t need to get into that.

Phyllis: Probably not.

Nikki: Because I’m sure there were times in the past when we could’ve been less than pleased with you. For instance, all the times that you broke nicholas’ heart and you turned on victoria and me during the jt murder investigation.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. Well, we don’t have to go there.

Nikki: No, you are absolutely right. We don’t need to go down memory lane. We are just grateful for the guidance you gave nicholas. It saved our family. I mean, we are happy and finally united. We have only you and your sage wisdom to thank for that. I mean, once he stopped worrying about what was going on between us, we stopped meddling. So now everything is copacetic with the newmans.

Victor: So, here’s to phyllis.

Nick: To phyllis.

Nikki: To phyllis.

Phyllis: Three cheers for phyllis.

Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray!

Traci: Oh, jack, we’re just so happy for you. I mean, come on, you’ve been lonely for a while now.

Ashley: It’s true, and no offense, but, I mean, come on. Your love life has taken some hard lefts lately.

Jack: I am aware.

Traci: But look at you, you found love again. But who would’ve thought it would be with her?

Phyllis: Who?

Jack: No one’s more surprised than I am. I’ve just never been happier.

Ashley: You know, sometimes the past can become the present. And when you reunite with a former lover, it can be so magical.

Jack: It has been, and it will continue to be.

[Laughter] Is spontaneous and exciting and unpredictable.

Ashley: She is all those things and more, isn’t she? But you know what? I agree with you.

[Crashing] Is worth it.

Jack: She definitely is.

Phyllis: Yeah, I am. But if you guys were talking about me… wait a second. We’re not back together, jack. And your sisters wouldn’t be that happy about it.

Jack: I realize [Horn honks] Has never been your favorite, but thank you for your kindness and your generosity. I really think it’s gonna work this time.

Traci: Oh, jack, we want that for you.

Ashley: Speaking of which, where is she?

Jack: Well, I suppose she’s a little late, but she should be here soon. Oh, there she is. Gloria.

Gloria: Happy happy thanksgiving!

Jack: You made it.

Gloria: Everyone.

Traci: Hello, gloria. You look gorgeous.

Gloria: Thank you. So do you.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Hi. So you’re the scientist here.

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Ashley: We are so thrilled that this incredible woman has put a smile back on your handsome face, jackie.

Traci: And anyone who makes our brother happy makes us happy.

Jack: Gloria deserves all the credit. She has given me a whole new appreciation for life. I am just grateful that she was willing to take me back.

Gloria: Oh, believe me, jack, it has been my pleasure. Um, if you’ll excuse me for just one minute.

Phyllis: Look at you. Some fairy godmother you turned out to be.

Gloria: Oh, darling, I am much too young to be any kind of mother to you.

Phyllis: Golden glo, wow. Look at that. More like golden ghoul.

Gloria: Ooh, name-calling now. Listen, it’s not my fault that jack is with me. This is your subconscious, which can only mean one thing.

Phyllis: I can’t wait to hear this.

Gloria: You’re intimidated by me because deep down, you think, you know I’m the one who holds the keys to jack’s heart.

Phyllis: That’s crazy.

Gloria: [ Laughs ] Just like the way you sound. We are inside your head, and i am so relieved I don’t have to live here full-time.

Phyllis: You know, this whole dream, everything, it’s like a mash-up of irrational incidents.

Gloria: Mm.

Phyllis: It’s like the abbotts having thanksgiving dinner at society instead of their home, and then jack being in love with you — seriously? — And his sisters supporting it, as if.

Gloria: Guess what — it seems to be happening right before your eyes.

Phyllis: Yeah, well, I’m putting a stop to that. Okay, hi, all. I think there’s been a mistake. There’s been a mistake, but I am here. When you’re talking about the great love of jack’s life returning, you’re clearly talking about me and not gloria. I’ll just sit right there.

All: No!

Ashley: There’s no room at this table for you.

Phyllis: Traci, you want me here, right? You’re the good one. You’re the kind one.

Traci: Oh, wish I could offer you a seat, but it’s really not my place.

Jack: Maybe we could find room for her. It is thanksgiving.

Ashley: That’s exactly why she shouldn’t be here. Have you forgotten how many times this woman has broken your heart?

Traci: You know, she did cheat on you with your very own brother, and not very long ago.

Phyllis: But that was a mistake. We all make mistakes, right? I mean, come on. You’d rather have gloria with jack than me? Come on.

Ashley: Oh, yes.

Traci: I’d have to agree.

Phyllis: I don’t know what’s happening. My dream was going so well, and now everything changed.

Traci: Well, phyllis, everything does change. You know, life goes on whether you like it or not. You’re either driving the train or you’re a passenger on your own journey.

Ashley: I am so excited about this meal. Isn’t it fun to break with family tradition once in a while? And I got a peek at the dressing and the cranberry sauce. It looks so delicious!

Jack: I’m gonna dig right in once gloria gets back. Listen, while she’s gone, I have a question to ask. I am considering asking her to come back to jabot. What do you think?

Ashley: [ Gasps ] I love that.

Traci: Oh, she always had a very good business sense.

Phyllis: She does not. She’s a fraud, she’s a liar, and she steals. She’s a grifter.

Jack: Wine, anyone?

Ashley: Oh, it’s a day of celebration.

Traci: Yes, please.

Jack: Traci?

Traci: Yes.

Jack: Here we are.

Ashley: [ Laughs ]

Phyllis: Billy.

Billy: Phyllis, hi.

Phyllis: Hi. I thought you were going home to lily. What are you doing here?

Billy: I’m not sure. It’s your dream.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah, you’re probably here to annoy me.

Billy: Yeah, I can do that.

Phyllis: It’s working.

Billy: Look, now that you are here and I am here, maybe this is a good time to apologize for the way I screwed things up between you and jack.

Phyllis: We don’t have to talk about that.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] I know it’s one of the many reasons that you don’t like me. But the truth is, we’re not all that different. And we do good things when we work together. Like when we exposed sally and tara locke.

Phyllis: Yeah, that was good. It was good. We work together well when our interests dovetail. Just we’re not gonna rehash anything. We wouldn’t want to hurt jack like that.

Billy: No, not my favorite thing to discuss either.

Phyllis: You know, it’s so weird. It was all going so well, this dream, until I saw the abbotts. And then it just all fell apart. I don’t know why.

Billy: Maybe it’s your guilt busting through your subconscious.

Phyllis: I don’t feel guilty.

Billy: Yet you exiled yourself from thanksgiving because you think you deserve to be alone.

Phyllis: No, I mean, I was working.

Billy: And not spending time with summer and daniel? Come on, phyllis. I know how much your kids matter to you.

Phyllis: My kids live far away now.

Billy: And they’re doing great, which is hard for you because you are a fighter, and fighting for your kids is second nature. Do you mind if I make an observation? I know you miss nick and everything you had. But it’s obvious that you’re missing jack. That’s why you’re here.

Phyllis: [ Gasps ] Really? My head isn’t on straight. Jack is in spain with ashley.

Billy: Jack is in spain fighting for abby because, like you, when it comes to family, he’s all in. And when it comes to love, he’s relentless. And that includes you.

Phyllis: Jack is amazing.

Billy: And you’re not?

Phyllis: I didn’t say that.

Billy: Phyllis, you deserve love. Whether you admit it or not.

Phyllis: [ Crying ]

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Phyllis: You know, billy, you’re hardly the — the expert on relationships. You couldn’t wait to toss me aside when I slept with nick.

Billy: I think that all worked out the way it was meant to be. I’m with lily now, and we fit. And maybe things with us had to blow up. With victoria, too, maybe. Because here I am, and it’s where I belong. And I have to say, I think jack brings out the best in you.

Phyllis: You do?

Billy: Yeah. Yeah, you’re more honest with him. You’re less defensive. You don’t lash out as much. And I think you trust his advice because you don’t question his agenda. And I think you like who you are with him. That is, until the guilt gets in there and ruins things.

Phyllis: The guilt? Okay, so if I chose to get jack back, I mean, what would I do? I mean, how would I go about this?

Billy: If?

Phyllis: Yeah, if. I mean, I don’t know what to do. I mean, I don’t want to ruin things. I don’t want to blow things up.

Billy: If I were you, i would —

Gloria: Time’s up.

Phyllis: Oh! No! No, finish what you were saying, please, please. What are you doing here? I’m in the middle of a conversation.

Gloria: Sleeping beauty has to get back to the castle.

Phyllis: Please tell me what you were gonna say. Please. Don’t you have a meal to attend with the abbotts?

Gloria: [ Clears throat ]

Phyllis: Oh.

Gloria: Ah-ah-ah-ah. I’m not going back inside, and neither are you, phyllis. Time to go.

Gloria: [ Exhales sharply ] Well…

Phyllis: We have to go back to society. I have to talk to billy.

Gloria: [ Groans ] No can do.

Phyllis: I need to talk to billy. He was about to give me the answers, what I should do next with my life.

Gloria: [ Laughs ] Billy? You choose very odd confidants.

Phyllis: Yes, I do, don’t I? Because I chose you.

Gloria: But I am the best choice you’ve made so far, because I will give you the truth because I have a deep well of experience and wisdom to draw upon.

Phyllis: No, I chose you because I must hate myself. I must love torture.

Gloria: Now, why do you think billy has the answers you’re looking for?

Phyllis: Because I think that billy and I are similar. And I think we’re both reckless and wild and…and he’s figured it out and I haven’T. And he’s figured out how he can still be a screw-up but be with the person he loves.

Gloria: Aww. I grant you, that is a talent.

Phyllis: Please, can we go back, gloria? Please? Please? Please, he was about to give met he secret to my happiness. Please.

[ Knock on door ]

Phyllis: What?

[ Exhales sharply ] Gloria. Gloria, what fresh hell is this? And — oh! Hey! Hey, thomas. I didn’t order anything.

Thomas: Well, somebody did. Dinner with all the trimmings.

Phyllis: Alright. Bring it in. I’m not one to push away food.

[ Laughs ] Hey, um, do you happen to know who did this?

Thomas: Sorry, I do not.

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Billy: Wasn’t sure I was gonna find you here? But I’m glad you’re home. Look, lily, I know that we could both use a little time to decompress from all this, but we don’t have it. Victor didn’t get back to me, and we need to figure out a way forward.

Lily: Oh. So now you want to work together? Funny you didn’t feel that way before.

Billy: I know you’re upset that I went and offered to step down without discussing it with you.

Lily: Yeah, you knew how i was gonna feel about it, and so you didn’t talk to me about it first.

Billy: Yeah, part of that is true. Because you would’ve tried to talk me out of it, and you probably would’ve succeeded. And believe me, the last thing i ever wanted to do was show up at victor’s house, humiliated, with my tail between my legs.

Lily: Well, then why did you?

Billy: To protect you. And chanccomm.

Lily: So, do you really think that’s how this is gonna play out? Or, actually, maybe you do. Maybe, in your mind, there’s a way for you to make a graceful exit and have everything still turn out all right.

Victoria: Billy really offered to step down from his co-ceo position? I mean, even if it stopped the attacks on chanccomm, I can’t imagine that he would agree to do this.

Ashland: Oh, he’s falling on his sword, taking full responsibility for his reckless publication about my past.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] But I just don’t know what to make of it. This would be the last thing that billy would do. Chanccomm was so important to him. Do you — do you think that lily pushed him to make this move?

Ashland: No, I sincerely doubt it. I ran into her earlier, and i told her that she’d be wise to cut billy loose, and I don’t think she took too kindly to that suggestion. But, uh, that was before, I’m sure, that she knew what billy had done. She probably knows by now, though.

Victoria: I wonder how my father and adam reacted to billy waving the white flag.

Ashland: The word “gleeful” comes to mind.

Victoria: Yes. So, that’s it, then. Mission accomplished?

Ashland: Well… pretty sure that’s what, uh… what — what billy thinks, uh, and victor and adam’s plan is to let him go on believing just that. Uh, they’re waiting for him to let his guard down, and, uh…

Victoria: Ashland, are you okay?

Ashland: Yeah, uh…

Victoria: What’s the matter? What is it?

Ashland: Uh…oof.

[ Breathes deeply ]

Elena: See? No worries. Just a little heat rash. Nothing serious.

Devon: Yeah? The nanny said the same thing, but I just wanted to double-check and make for sure.

Elena: Well, I will write down the name of an ointment you can pick up at the pharmacy. It’s over-the-counter. So it should clear up in a day or two.

Devon: That’d be perfect. That’d be perfect. Thank you so much for coming by. I appreciate it.

Elena: Yeah, of course. I’m glad you called. And just got off work, so it was no problem at all.

Elena: Mm, good. You hear that, buddy? Doctor says you’re gonna be just fine. I’m gonna get you some ointment and clear up that rash. You’ll be good to go.

[ Chuckles ] What?

Elena: It’s just… it’s nice to see you like this.

Ashland: Oh, thank you, sweetheart, but, truly, there’s no cause for alarm here.

Victoria: Are you sure you’re okay?

Ashland: Mm. You know, the effects of the initial treatments that i received in peru were — were a little rough, but the doctors told me to expect that. In fact, it’s probably good news, and it’s just a sign that the medication is doing its job.

Victoria: Maybe I should take you home.

Ashland: No, no, no, no, stop, stop. Stop, really. I’m feeling much better already. So, where were we? Um — oh, yes. We were talking about billy having to swallow that very bitter pill.

Victoria: Well, you really are enjoying this, aren’t you?

Ashland: Well, not as much as you might think. Uh, don’t get me wrong — I’m not feeling bad for the man, either. He tried to sabotage our wedding. Those are the actions of a small and — and spiteful person who deserves everything that’s coming to him. I mean, a year ago, even six months ago, I would’ve taken such satisfaction in grinding him into dust.

Victoria: So what is the difference now?

Ashland: I have higher priorities. I’m focused on getting stronger and improving my health so that I can spend as much time with you as possible. So, I will let adam and — and victor handle billy so they can have their fun torturing him.

Victoria: Actually, I think that would be a very big mistake.

Ashland: Really? I thought…you had let go of that.

Victoria: Let go of what?

Ashland: Well, your old urge to protect your ex, to save billy from himself.

Victoria: No. This actually has nothing to do with saving billy. It’s about what’s best for newman/locke.

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Billy: Look, lily, this might not be as dire as we think. Victor respects you, and with me out of the picture, he might not be as obsessed about coming after chanccomm.

Lily: Of course he will. If he can get our assets at a bargain price, it’s a huge win for them. Adam already told me that’s his goal. So you cutting and running isn’t gonna make things better, it’s gonna make things worse.

Billy: Okay. For the record, I did not cut and run, i sacrificed myself for the greater good of the company, trying to get him to hold his fire.

Lily: What is that gonna do? I mean, what more can they do to us? They basically got our employees to release the article, they’ve ruined our reputation, they got our one and only source to recant his story, which then allowed ashland to sue us. I mean, the damage is done.

Billy: Yeah, and I have a sick feeling that’s their opening moves.

Lily: Right. Well, we can’t focus on what

could happen. We have to deal with the current crisis. I mean, that’s how we got in this mess in the first place. You were so concerned with what victor and adam might do that you basically handed them the weapons to use against us.

Billy: You’re referring to the audio and video evidence adam gave rey, claiming that i threatened them?

Lily: It didn’t claim it, billy, it proved it. Okay? Look, I love you, and I know that you were just trying to protect me and chanccomm. But you’re so impulsive, and you don’t think about the consequences. And the consequences just keep snowballing.

Billy: Which is why it’s better if I just remove myself from the situation.

Lily: Yeah, but don’t you see how that could just make things look worse? It looks like an admission of guilt.

Billy: Then what do you suggest we do?

Lily: I suggest that we sit down with our lawyers and we weigh out all of the options and work together as a team. But I have to ask you, are you even capable of doing that?

Victoria: You know, I didn’t really want to get involved in this fight between my dad and billy in the first place. But now I realize that it gave adam an opening…to take advantage of the situation. And, boy, oh, boy, did he run with it.

Ashland: Well, you know, i don’t think you’re being entirely fair here. I mean, this plan has gotten me out from under a blackmail threat that has been plaguing me for decades.

Victoria: That’s true. And I’m grateful for that. I am. But the fact is, you are the one taking all the risks here, allowing that story about the fraudulent will to get out. And any leverage that they have against chanccomm is all due to your lawsuit.

Ashland: All true.

Victoria: So, if you were the one taking all the risks and you have all of the leverage, can somebody please tell me why — why, oh, why — is adam and newman media benefiting the most?

Ashland: Well, that’s a good point.

Victoria: Not to mention a big chunk of chanccomm consists of a division that i sold to them.

Ashland: I see where you’re going with this.

Victoria: You know, my father, he was never okay with me selling off this division to billy. I have to think that he would be a little bit disappointed if i didn’t try to get it back.

[ Both laugh ]

Ashland: My adorably brilliant wife. I really do love the way your mind works.

[ Chuckles ]

Chloe: Hi. Why’d you want to meet?

Sally: [ Breathes deeply ] To give you the best possible news. Adam called me into his office, and he wants to go ahead with the video project — with me hosting, like we discussed.

Chloe: That is so awesome.

Sally: I know. Right? And when I asked him about the budget, he said that we just need to write up a proposal. He acted like he wanted this, like, yesterday.

Chloe: That’s fantastic.

Sally: [ Breathes deeply ] I can’t believe this is happening.

Chloe: I can. Because it’s a phenomenal idea. This also means that we are gonna have to be putting in a lot of overtime to get this off the ground.

Sally: That is fine by me. Adam wants to capitalize on the buzz around victoria’s wedding dress, so we need to move fast.

Chloe: Well, your first video is gonna be crucial. I mean, we have to make sure that we get this formula just right.

Sally: Agreed.

Chloe: And I know that we already talked about you interviewing other designers, but…I mean, now that you yourself are on the map, I think that we should just showcase you. You know, your expertise, your — your insights.

Sally: Works for me. Especially now that I’ve given up any semblance of a personal life.

Chloe: What do you mean?

Sally: I’ve decided to take your advice. I’m officially backing off adam as a romantic option, and I have even told him as much. So you do not have to worry about that being a complication. I want my head 1,000% in this.

Chloe: I know what you’re doing, sally.

Devon: And I’m really enjoying getting to spend time with dominic these days.

Elena: Yeah, I can tell.

Devon: Thank you.

Elena: You know, I can’t help but think about when we first met. How devastated you were to have lost hilary and your child.

Devon: Yeah, it was a rough time.

Elena: I hope this doesn’t come out wrong… because I know they can’t be replaced by anyone else in your heart, but it seems like a lot of healing has taken place. You got this full life now with amanda and your brother and now this little guy.

Devon: Yeah, yeah, I know. You’re absolutely right that I’m in a much better place. And I remember everybody telling me that things would get better in time and not believing them in the moment, but they were right.

Elena: Who knew, huh?

Devon: And you know I’m always grateful to you… for helping me get through that grief. Now abby is going through the same thing, and I feel terrible because I know exactly the kind of pain she’s feeling.

Elena: Abby is lucky to have you help her. And she obviously knows that because she’s trusted you with this precious little guy.

Devon: And I’m glad that she did. I’m glad that I can help her out for as long as she needs. You know?

[ Keys rattling, door opens ] Hey.

Amanda: Hi, elena.

Devon: How you doing, honey? Mwah.

Amanda: Hey, is everything okay?

Elena: Yeah. Devon just asked me to pop in and check on dominic’s rash, and he’s doing just fine.

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: Okay. Well, that’s a relief. I have news.

Devon: You do?

Amanda: Yes.

Devon: Good news or bad news?

Amanda: I don’t know yet. The jury is ready to give their verdict in sutton’s trial. Nyquil severe gives you powerful relief

Amanda: Yeah, I-I know it’s short notice, but just get there as soon as you can, imani. I completely understand why naya doesn’t want to come. We will fill her in as soon as it’s over. Okay. Bye.

Devon: What do you mean she doesn’t want to come? Naya doesn’t want to hear the verdict?

Amanda: I think she’s — she’s just worried about the press, you know?

Devon: Yeah. Well, I told the nanny we were gonna be gone for a while, so I’m gonna grab my coat, then we can leave.

Amanda: Okay.

Devon: Okay?

Amanda: Devon, wait. Um… what if they let something go? You know how good of a liar he is. What if the jury believes him, and he walks out of that courtroom a free man?

Devon: Hey. First of all, stop thinking like that. Stay positive, okay? And if that happens, then you’ll simply find a new way to hold sutton accountable for what he’s done. That’s it. ‘Cause if I know anything about you, you don’t quit. The jury makes a mistake, yeah, that’ll be disappointing, but it’s not the end.

Amanda: Thank you. You always know exactly what i need to hear. I’m so happy you’re coming with me.

Devon: Oh, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be. Let’s go.

Amanda: Okay.

Billy: Look, I understand that you feel like I —

[ Knock on door ] Well, what a surprise. Come in. What can I do for the two of you?

Ashland: What a lovely place you have here. It’s quite a shame that we all couldn’t have gotten together sooner — under more pleasant circumstances, of course.

Billy: Again, what do you want?

Ashland: You know, imagine how it could’ve been. Our blended family. And victoria and I truly wanted us all to get along, if only for the kids’ sake. But you had other ideas.

Lily: Why don’t you get to the point, ashland? We have more pressing issues to deal with, as you well know.

Billy: Actually, I’d like to hear from you, victoria. Tried to get ahold of you for a while.

Victoria: I really don’t know what more there is to say, billy. I texted you how disgusted I was that chanccomm ran that garbage article. You know, I sold you my media division, and you are continually using it as a weapon against my husband and me.

Billy: Well, we never agreed to release that article — we were hacked — but you know that.

Victoria: Yes, but you authorized writing it, didn’t you?

Billy: Okay. So… you’re either in on the scheme to set us up from the beginning, or you’ve somehow figured out a way to, uh, justify it. Either way, that’s ugly.

Ashland: Well, we heard about your rather interesting offer. Presumably, you think that by stepping down as co-ceo that you will be protecting lily and chanccomm. And maybe now you can understand my desire to protect my company and the woman that I love by keeping gaines’ accusations quiet.

Billy: Yeah, I understand.

Ashland: Is it possible that you’re feeling a little regret about your…thoughtless, reckless, callous behavior?

Billy: I’m sorry. Are you two here looking for an apology?

Ashland: No. We’re actually here to make you an offer.

Elena: Mariah, hey.

Mariah: Hi.

Elena: Good to see you.

Mariah: Great to see you. How’s the hospital going? I mean, I’m sure that’s where you’re coming from, given the scrubs.

Elena: Yep. Actually, I just made a pit stop to check in on dominic.

Mariah: What happened? Is everything okay?

Elena: No, he’s fine. Sorry. I didn’t mean to alarm you. Devon just had a small concern about a heat rash, but, honestly, I think he was just being a little overprotective. I see it all the time with first-time parents.

Mariah: Oh, yeah.

Elena: I totally meant that as a figure of speech. I know devon would never refer to himself as dominic’s parent.

Mariah: I mean, even if he did, who would blame him? Biologically, if not legally, he is the father, you know? And now, with chance being gone, I mean, I’m sure abby would be happy to have him step into that role into her son’s life. And don’t get me wrong — he would do a great job.

Elena: So, mariah, how are you doing?

Mariah: Me? Oh, I’m great, yeah. I-I’m doing really, really well. Plaque psoriasis, the tightness, stinging…

Mariah: I am finally on the road to recovery.

Elena: I’m so glad to hear that. It was such a traumatic experience.

Mariah: Yeah, I know, uh — I know everybody’s been really worried about me since the kidnapping. I — I just needed time to get over it all. Got to reacclimate myself. Get back to a normal life. And tessa’s been so supportive. I mean, she’s the best girlfriend anyone could ask for.

Elena: Have you gotten a chance to talk to anyone about all of this? Like, a counselor, maybe?

Mariah: Well, that’s the benefit of having a therapist as a mom. No appointments needed. It just gets thrown in with every conversation. Uh, anyway, I’m back to work again, you know, making up for lost time. And I’m finally feeling like my old self.

Sally: The only thing I’m doing is putting my love life on the back burner and doubling down on my work ethic. I need all of my energy for my career.

Chloe: Oh. You think you can feel me, but you can’T. You were just trying to reverse psychology adam into chasing you. And you think it’s gonna work, but it’s not. He’s way too smart for that.

Sally: I know he’s smart, and I’m not playing any games. Adam has drawn quite the line in the sand, and I want to respect his wishes.

Chloe: And what if he changes his mind?

Sally: Adam has made his feelings quite clear. He’s still trying to get over what happened in his past and figure out how to be the best possible father to his son, and as you have mentioned multiple times whenever chelsea returns, I would be courting disaster if I went anywhere near her ex, so I won’T.

Chloe: Okay. If you say so.

Sally: I’m not gonna jeopardize this opportunity by trying to force something in my personal life that was never meant to be. So, I’m sure with your leadership and with adam’s deep pockets, everything about newman fashion will be fabulous.

Billy: I find it very hard to believe that you’re here to do us any favors. After all, you aligned yourself with the newmans and gaines to set us up.

Ashland: You know, I’m not about to allow you to play the victim in all of this. I did what I had to do to defend myself, my wife, and my company from your relentless attacks.

Billy: I already promised you that I would not attack you personally, and I would never do anything to hurt the mother of my children. I used your personal information as leverage — information that we all know is true, by the way.

Ashland: You know, relying on your promises and your self-professed concern for victoria got us nowhere. Now, whether you want to admit it or not, your actions forced my hand. I mean, do you really think that this is how I wanted to spend the first few weeks of my marriage, dealing with this crap?

Billy: [ Scoffs ]

Ashland: Now that your retraction is out there, the situations have reversed itself. Huh? You are the ones now that are going to be defending your credibility and integrity.

Lily: We can handle anything that you or your partners throw at us.

Ashland: Not without my cooperation you won’T. Now, I know that billy had asked the newmans to convince me to withdraw my lawsuit. I mean, do you really think that they can be trusted to follow through on that? Well, then again, you were willing to trust gaines, and look where that got you.

Billy: So let me get this straight. You’re saying that you are going to turn on the newmans?

Victoria: I think that ashland is trying to point out that it was a waste of time going to my father when he is the only one that can cancel the lawsuit.

Ashland: Yeah, and just so that we’re clear here, I could choose to prolong this as long as I want, release those recordings of you making those ugly threats and keep them in everybody’s news feeds for as long as I like.

Lily: Yeah, we know what you’re capable of. But it sounds like you want to cut a deal, so why don’t you just get to the point and tell us what you’re after.

Ashland: Well, our strong preference is to come to a swift and a final resolution. In contrast, victor and adam are willing to watch you flail in the wind while chanccomm’s value plummets.

Billy: What’s your plan?

Ashland: Victoria and I have neither the time nor the desire to play those games, and we are actually here to make you and lily and, more precisely, jill a very lucrative offer.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Lucrative for whom?

Ashland: All parties involved. We would bring chanccomm into the newman/locke fold.

Billy: You’re offering to buy chanccomm.

Ashland: And we’d be happy to keep lily on as ceo. She would maintain full autonomy.

Lily: And billy?

Ashland: Out.

Billy: And you’re gonna go along with this? You agree to exploit the damage that victor and adam have done? Kick me out of the company?

Ashland: Oh, billy. Always slow to catch on. This is all victoria’s idea. Lash impact goes sky high.

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Victoria: Before you complain about this offer, I want you to remember how desperately i begged you to leave us alone. And for one moment, in italy, when you deleted that gaines video, I thought that you were actually gonna do the right thing. But you just couldn’t help yourself. You came after us the minute you got back.

Billy: That’s not what happened. I was trying to stop victor and adam from coming after our company.

Victoria: By doing something that would hurt me and my husband.

Billy: I told you that i never intended on releasing the information about ashland. And I don’t expect victor or adam or ashland to believe me… but I would hope that you would know that’s true.

Victoria: You see, that’s why I’m not willing to put that kind of power in your hands. You just can’t handle the responsibility. I am, however, willing to give lily a chance.

Lily: Why do you think that i would even want to work for you and ashland? I mean, I’ve seen for myself that ashland can be as ruthless as victor and adam.

Ashland: Well, if you’re worried about me, then that’s easily resolved. For one thing, I won’t be taking an active position in managing the company. I’m focused on my health.

Victoria: We promised you complete autonomy, and ashland and I, we are people of our word. Also, you might consider the fact that, since newman/locke have merged, we own some media properties that could potentially be folded into your division.

Ashland: You could end up running a company that’s larger and more influential than just chanccomm. I’m, quite frankly, excited to see what you would do with an opportunity like this.

Victoria: Yes, and if that doesn’t inspire and motivate your career ambitions, think about what’s best for billy.

Lily: How is pushing him out of a company that he’s so passionate about best for him?

Victoria: Running it into the ground isn’t in either of your best interests. Neither is standing by and watching it being taken over by adam, of all people.

Lily: Oh, my god.

[ Chuckles ] Even now you’re trying to protect billy.

Victoria: All I’ll say is that I can’t stand the idea of adam besting either of us, especially after what he’s done to our family. But most importantly, I want a quick and peaceful resolution to this lawsuit, because it’s what’s best for the children.

Billy: You’re worried about the children? Then why go along with this lawsuit in the first place, knowing that we were hacked?

Victoria: I’m sure that you need some time to talk over your decision, even though your choices are limited.

Ashland: We’ll be in touch.

[ Door closes ]

Imani: Where’s devon? Isn’t he joining us?

Amanda: Yeah, he needed to take care of a few things at home. Thank you. Um… I’m glad, because I wanted to speak with you privately. I wanted to know how you’re feeling about the verdict.

Imani: Uh… I wanted my grandfather brought to justice, and now he’s a convicted felon. I should be thrilled.

Amanda: But?

Imani: Now that it’s happened, I’m having a hard time processing this whole thing. It doesn’t seem real. I grew up idolizing him. He was the center of my whole world.

[ Sighs ] I guess you’re in the mood to celebrate, though.

Amanda: I understand that this is hard for you. You have a very long, complicated history with sutton. He’s the grandfather that you have known and loved your entire life. But he’s someone very different for me.

Imani: I know. And I’m not trying to bring you down or tell you to have sympathy for him.

Amanda: Good, because he is the man that excluded me and my twin sister from the family. He robbed me of my chance of ever knowing my father. So what is hard for me is… trying to feel sorry that he’s finally getting what he deserved.

Imani: This needed to happen, and once I’m over the shock, I’ll be just as happy about it as you are.

[ Sighs ]

Amanda: Okay.

Imani: What kind of sentence do you think he’ll get?

Amanda: I don’t want to speculate on that. You know, what I’m more interested in knowing is what’s next for our family. You know, I know that we are going into practice together, but what’s next for naya?

Imani: She’s considering moving to genoa city.

Amanda: What?

Imani: Mm-hmm.

Amanda: That — that’s amazing. I would love that.

Imani: Really? You want her in our faces, attempting to micromanage every aspect of our lives?

Amanda: I’ve never experienced anything like this before, so I’m sure that it will drive me crazy at some point, but, right now — I don’t know — that kind of sounds wonderful.

[ Both laugh ]

Imani: Okay. Wait till she starts nagging you about having kids. She’s eager to be a grandmother.

Amanda: Well, there is a baby at my place right now, if she wants a baby fix. We have a lot of catching up to do.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: You’re a thirsty little guy, huh? There it is. Where’d you go? Where’d you go? Peek-a-boo!

[ Laughs ] There he is. What? Where’d I go? Hey! There you go. A-boo-boo-boo-boo! A-boo-boo! Give me a smile. Give me a smile. There you go. That’s the one right there, man. We’re gonna send that to your grandma and your grandpa. Maybe they’ve heard from your mama. No, we probably want to push the release to maximize the song’s chances of charting, don’t you think?

[ Baby fusses ] Okay. Okay. It’s okay. We’ll do some more walking. You’re the boss, buddy. It’s okay. Oh. Shh.

Billy: Well, it looks like, to me, that newman/locke and newman media are in a tug-of-war. And chanccomm is the rope.

Lily: Look, I don’t know how much stock we can take in their offer. I just — I can’t imagine victoria wanting to upset her dad right now. Is this a trick?

Billy: I mean, what else do they have to gain, besides acquiring a great company?

Lily: I mean, who knows? Maybe they want to drive a wedge between us. I mean, you saw how much they were buttering me up while also putting you down.

Billy: Lily, everything they said is true. And I… I genuinely believe that they meant what they said about you. ‘Cause who doesn’t admire you? I sure as hell do. Look what you’ve accomplished. And I know you’re upset that i went to victor and offered to step down, but I hope that you know that is only because i believe in you so much. And without my baggage, you can not only revive our company, but it’ll thrive with you in command — I know it.

Lily: Billy, I know that your intentions were good, but did you really think that victor would get ashland to withdraw the lawsuit? That was never gonna happen.

Billy: What are you saying? Are you thinking of giving up?

Lily: I mean, look, we — we can’t even discuss that, okay? I-it’s not up to us, it’s up to jill. But what really matters to me is that how we are. You know? You can’t make unilateral decisions on things that we should be deciding together.

Billy: Look, I can walk away from the company. I really don’t care if my pride takes a hit. But I couldn’t stand it if things change between us personally. Are we okay?

Lily: [ Breathes deeply ] Yeah, of course. What matters to me is that we’re good.

Ashland: You know, you’ve been…quiet since we left, sweetheart. What has you worried?

Victoria: Well, you know, i just can’t stop thinking about johnny and katie and how this situation might impact them. Whatever we do, we’ve got to protect them from the fallout.

Ashland: Well, of course we do. And — and we will.

Victoria: You know, maybe this is a good time to send them to boarding school. Just temporarily, until the end of the school year.

Ashland: You know, I know that isn’t a decision you would make lightly.

Victoria: It’s just that everyone who deals with billy has to expect dramatic highs and devastating lows. This failure, this public humiliation, it’s just — I know that billy’s gonna go off the rails again, and I don’t want the kids to witness it.

Ashland: No, it wouldn’t be easy for you, either, would it?

If you have this…

Victoria: But we agree my concern is purely about the kids. I have no intention of — of rushing to save billy.

Ashland: Not even a little bit?

Victoria: You know, whatever lily might think, I’ve learned the hard way that there’s no upside to it. And he only resents it when i try. The last time that billy was in this position and his life was falling apart, he beat himself up about it, and… the kids were scared, and they were confused. So, I — I just find that my instinct is telling me that i need to protect them from it the best that I can.

Ashland: And where does that leave billy?

Victoria: In the long run, I’m sure he’ll be fine. It might actually be the best thing for him. And jill, she’ll come — she’ll come through for him. She always does.

Ashland: Hmm. Well, he sure is fortunate to have such a supportive mother.

Victoria: Yes. And then, hopefully, when the dust settles, she’ll find him a position that he cannot use as a weapon.

Ashland: Hmm. Well, whatever it is that you decide… I’m sure you know that I will support it 100%, and there might be an advantage to having the kids out of the house should my condition worsen.

Victoria: I was thinking the same thing. And, really, I mean, there are a lot of positives to the kids doing something new like this. They’ll have opportunity to gain some independence.

Ashland: You’ve sold me on the idea of it, but what are the chances that billy will buy into it? I mean, he’s gonna be unemployed soon with nothing but time on his hands, and he’ll probably want to spend a lot of that with his kids.

Victoria: You let me manage billy.

Lily: Hey, jill. It’s — uh, it’s lily. Uh, can you call me when you get a chance? I just, uh…need to discuss the situation at chanccomm.

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Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Hey, jack! Hi!

Jack: Hey.

Phyllis: Looks like we have the same idea — drinking coffee in the afternoon. You want to join me? I mean, it could be us, you know, trying to get back to normal, that thing.

[ Chuckles nervously ] I’ll pay.

Jack: I’d love to. I can’T. I just stopped by to get some coffee and snacks before I fly to spain with ashley.

Phyllis: Oh, you’re going to spain? Why?

Jack: It’s abby. She’s having a tougher time dealing with the loss of her husband than any of us realized. She just left town.

Phyllis: Oh, and you think that she might be in spain?

Jack: Chance was in valencia when his safe house blew up, so we’re hoping that maybe she’s there trying to prove that he didn’t die, which breaks my heart.

Ashley: Hi. Thanks.

Victor: Here to say goodbye?

Ashley: Well, I’m all ready to go. Yes. I’m packed. And by the way, jack’s coming with me. I hope that’s not a problem for the jet manifest.

Victor: Mm. Well, I’m sure jack is as concerned about the whole situation as we all are.

Ashley: Yes.

Victor: But after what devon and I found in abby’s motel room, I’ve changed my mind.

Ashley: What do you mean? What did you find?

Victor: A military pin that I’m sure belongs to chance. And she accidentally left it behind.

Ashley: Which confirms what we were thinking — she went to spain to find chance.

Victor: Which means I’ve changed my mind about how we will handle things. Jack’s no longer needed to come along with you. I’ll be there with you.

Ashley: Well, I thought we agreed that I would go, to appeal to her as her mother.

Victor: Well, now her father will be there, as well.

Sharon: Okay, I am headed back to the coffeehouse, and i will see you later. Hello? Noah? Do you have your ear buds in? Noah, is everything okay?

Noah: Sorry. I was just, uh — I was just thinking.

Sharon: Yeah, I can see that. That’s been happening a lot lately. What’s wrong?

Noah: Nothing. Just zoning out. You know us artist types.

[ Chuckles ]

Sharon: I’m not sure I do know. Why don’t you tell me more about that?

Noah: Mom, I’m fine. Really. I’m gonna go for a run. That always helps clear my head. I’ll see you later, okay?

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Nick: Abby’s in spain? I thought she was just going away for a couple days to deal with her grief.

Devon: No, your dad and i think that she’s convinced that chance is alive.

Nick: But you said you’d talked to her and gotten her to accept chance’s death.

Devon: Yeah, we thought we did, but she’s talked herself back into it, and now she’s off looking for him.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Damn it.

Devon: I know. She slipped a note under my door saying she’s gonna be gone longer than expected, and then your dad tracked her down to a motel, but she was gone by the time we got there. And no one’s heard from her since.

Nick: You don’t think there’s any way, though, that chance could have gotten out of that building alive?

Devon: Not according to christine and the state department, no. I mean, he’s — he’s been presumed dead.

Nick: [ Sighs ] That just means when she does finally accept the truth, it’s just gonna devastate her even more.

Devon: Yeah, and that means it’s gonna be devastating for dominic, too. If you’re washing with the bargain brand,

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Sally: You wanted to see me?

Adam: Have a seat.

Sally: What’s up?

Adam: I understand from our social-media team that you have become quite the hot commodity.

Sally: Well, the rumors are true. I’ve gotten a ton of new followers on my personal accounts, and my e-mail has been blowing up with request for interviews and desperate brides clamoring for a copy of victoria’s wedding gown.

Adam: Well, normally I would prefer my staff to create stories instead of being subjects of them, but I think we need to capitalize on this. I think we need to take the opportunity to add to the newman media success story.

Sally: Yeah. I agree. What, uh, do you have in mind?

Adam: Well, you and chloe had an idea early on to make you an on-camera personality, create video content for newman fashions that people won’t want to miss. I think it’s an opportune time to pull the trigger on that.

Sally: Really?

Adam: Mm-hmm. I want to monetize public interest in you and generate increased traffic. Are you still interested in that kind of exposure?

Sally: [ Sighs ] Oh, man. I — I don’t know. I mean, you know me. I’m a total introvert, and i kind of prefer to stay behind the scenes, so I —

Adam: Seriously?

Sally: No. [ Laughs ]

Adam: So, I can count on you and chloe to run with this?

Sally: Yeah, absolutely. What’s the budget?

Adam: [ Inhales sharply ] Uh, well, come up with a proposal, and we’ll talk.

Sally: Okay, well, I already have a ton of ideas because, frankly, this was kind of my plan from the beginning.

Adam: I always suspected that you had one.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: You’re too driven to leave anything to chance.

Sally: I’m gonna take that as a compliment.

Adam: It was meant as one.

Sally: You know, my big master plan went through one big change along the way, though.

Adam: Oh, yeah? What’s that?

Sally: You. I’ve given up hope that we’re ever gonna see each other outside of the office.

Tessa: Oh, hi!

Sharon: I saw your drink order on the counter, and i thought I’d bring it over.

Tessa: Oh, well, thank you.

Sharon: How’s mariah?

Tessa: Uh…well, you know, she’s throwing herself into work, more projects, more hours.

Sharon: Mm, I figured as much. She’s kind of hard to get a hold of. Should I be worried?

Tessa: This thing with abby, her leaving the baby with devon without giving mariah a heads-up — uh, it threw her. I think she’s feeling lost again. So, maybe it’s a good thing that she’s working so much. I mean, at least that’s what I’m telling myself. I’m trying to be there for her, but, you know, I’m busy, too. I’m finishing up my first lp.

Sharon: Oh, right. I heard about that. That’s exciting. And noah told me that you asked him to collaborate on the artwork.

Tessa: Oh, yes. I want him to say yes so bad!

Sharon: I’m so glad that you asked him to do that. Noah could use a new project, too. He’s been a little down since he got home, and I suspect he had some heartbreak in london that he isn’t willing to talk about yet.

Nikki: Well, hello, ashley.

Ashley: Hi.

Nikki: You ready to leave for spain?

Ashley: I am.

Victor: So am I.

Nikki: What? I thought —

Victor: I have decided to go along with ashley.

Ashley: But you understand that time is of the essence because abby has a head start. You said yourself you can’t leave until later today because of business, but I’m leaving here and I’m going straight to the airport.

Victor: Adam can take over for me. So I’m free to go.

Nikki: I don’t understand. Why the change of heart?

Victor: Because I’m afraid that abby will take unnecessary risks.

Nikki: Why would you think she would put herself in danger?

Victor: Because I know abby, okay? Once she makes up her mind to do something, she won’t let go. Ashley knows that. That’s why she’s flying to spain to bring abby home, right?

Ashley: Well, yes, hopefully, but finding that military pin does not change our agreed-upon plan, victor, and I just don’t see the point of us both going to europe.

Victor: I’m her father. I want to be there.

Nikki: If abby is in a heightened emotional state, she might be more receptive to her mother.

Ashley: I agree with nikki. I’m afraid that if we both go there to see her, she’s gonna feel like we’re ganging up on her, and that’ll just make abby dig in her heels, right?

Victor: Wait a minute. Jack’s presence will do the same.

Ashley: No, because when i speak with abby, I’ll be speaking with her alone.

Nikki: Also, if you stay here, darling, you will have all of your investigative resources at your fingertips. So, if ashley should run into some trouble, you can call in a favor with one of your many connections. I mean, abby will be in a different country, a foreign country, trying to stay under the radar.

Ashley: I think it would be best if we just work together as a team and play to our strengths, right? If she’s in spain, I promise you I will find her and I will bring her home.

Victor: [ Sighs ] So, you want to go to valencia alone? Alright. Call me when you get there, okay?

Ashley: Yes. I promise I will keep you informed. Alright. Here I go. Wish me luck.

Nikki: Don’t hesitate to contact us day or night, and please be careful.

Ashley: I will. It’s gonna be okay.

Nikki: You made the right call. It couldn’t have been easy.

Victor: Well, I gave in because I guess it’s something that ashley wants to do by herself.

Nikki: Well, she won’t be alone. Jack is going, too.

Victor: Well, I have no issue with jack going. He and ashley are close, so that’s alright. I guess I’ll stick around and, uh, help devon in case he needs support with the baby, you know?

Nikki: Well, this is quite a change for you. Normally, you’d want to be controlling everything.

Victor: Yeah. I still am.

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Nick: Maybe I should just go to spain myself and find abby on my own.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Devon: Hang on one second.

Nick: Yeah.

Devon: Just one second. Mr. Newman.

Victor: Devon.

Devon: Come in, please.

Victor: Thank you.

Devon: Absolutely.

[ Door closes ]

Victor: Hey, son.

Nick: Hey, dad. Devon was just filling me in. What is the latest on abby?

Victor: Ashley’s on the way to spain to try to talk abby out of searching for chance. That’s a hopeless cause, you know? Jack went along to support her.

Nick: Well, I’m surprised you’re not going. I know how important family is to you.

Victor: Very important to me, okay? I’ve decided I can do more good staying at home.

Nick: Oh, yeah. No doubt.

Victor: Talking about family, how’s noah doing now that he’s back home? Is he adjusting or what?

Nick: Fine, as far as I can tell.

Victor: Your mother and i haven’t seen much of him.

Nick: His cellphone number hasn’t changed, dad. You should call him. We’ll wrap up our business later. Let me know if you hear anything about abby.

Devon: Absolutely.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Devon: Is everything okay with you guys?

Victor: [ Exhales sharply ]

Devon: Sensed some tension.

Victor: Yeah, well… yeah. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Devon: You sure about that? I’ll listen if you want to talk about it. I don’t mind.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Nicholas seems to think that i use my children, you know, to my own benefits, that I manipulate them, that I pit them against each other so it creates tension, then I use that tension for my own good. And nothing could be further from the truth. You know? I don’t like this kind of tension between me and my son and my children. I hate it. I grew up without a damn father. Didn’t know my mother very much. And I’ve always been very protective of my children, apparently unbeknownst to them. So this bothers me enormously. But being protective is part of being a father. One day, you’ll find out.

Devon: I can only imagine. I really can. I mean, having — having never been a father myself, I can’t really give you good advice, i guess.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Now you will have a chance. When dominic grows up, you’ll find out, you know?

Devon: [ Exhales sharply ]

Victor: You know that he needs a strong father figure now that chance is no longer around.

Devon: I do. And you know that I would do anything in the world for that boy.

Victor: It makes me happy to hear that.

[ Door opens ]

Noah: [ Breathing heavily ]

Faith: Thought I smelled something.

Noah: [ Grunts ] Yeah, at least I’m getting outside. Admit it — you just woke up.

Faith: Wrong. I’ve been at school and the coffeehouse and done all sorts of things.

Noah: Ah.

Faith: Ew! You’re getting sweat on the sofa. So, what are you gonna do now? Stare up into space the rest of the day?

Noah: You know, I just might.

Faith: Maybe you should tell someone about what’s bugging you.

Noah: So, when did you turn into mom?

Faith: Trust me. If you keep up the couch zombie routine, she’s gonna be on your case even more than she already is.

Noah: [ Scoffs ] I can’t complain too much, considering I brought it on myself. Now, if you couldn’t tell, I’m not great at hiding my feelings.

Faith: Maybe because you’re a terrible liar.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Faith: Which isn’t a bad thing, but if you talk to someone, you can honestly tell mom that you got it off your chest, which might calm her down.

Noah: I can see you’re the expert.

Faith: Remember what my whole last year was like? I’ve got a phd in mom-handling. So if you need a sounding board, I volunteer. No judgment. Plus, I promise I won’t tell anyone. Deal?

Jack: When we find abby, if we find abby, the plan is to convince her to come back to genoa city for dominic’s sake. I don’t want ashley going alone. The situation’s so volatile. Both of them — the stakes are so high. If they need me, I want to be there for them.

Phyllis: Your family’s very lucky to have you. Really. You always go above and beyond for the people you love.

Jack: Thanks.

Sharon: Um [Clears throat] Two coffees, and here’s your sandwiches. I threw in some cookies and some fruit.

Jack: You are the best. Thank you very much.

Sharon: You know, abby’s been through so much. My heart really goes out to her.

Jack: Yeah.

Sharon: I hope you find her.

Jack: Thanks. Ash and I just want to bring her home, where she’s surrounded by friends and family. That way, she can heal.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Jack: Anyway, I got to go. I told ashley I’d meet her at the airport, and I don’t want to keep her waiting.

Phyllis: Bring abby home safe.

Jack: Thanks. I appreciate the support.

Phyllis: What?

Sharon: You tell me.

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Phyllis: Um, listen, sharon. I don’t want to play games with you. If you have something to say, just say it.

Sharon: I’m just wondering what’s going on with you and jack because the two of you seem so close — and just a few short days after you and nick called it quits.

Phyllis: What are you implying?

Sharon: I’m just making an observation.

Phyllis: Okay, well, first, um, my relationship with jack is none of your business. Second, you know that jack and i are friends, and he’s been a great friend to me during this breakup with nick, a very, very good friend, as I’m sure you’ve been there for nick, too. And I’m not going off on you, am I? So zip it.

Sharon: Wow, that’s a bit of a vehement reaction to just a simple question. Unless you’ve been asking yourself the same ones.

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? I don’t need your analysis, sharon.

Sharon: Well, I would just hate to find out that nick got hurt because you decided to rekindle an old relationship.

Phyllis: That is a cheap shot. I am heartbroken over my breakup with nick. So I think it’s best if we just move on and get on with our lives, okay?

Noah: When I was in london, i met this girl, ended up falling pretty hard. She was an artist, too.

Faith: That must have been great, having so much in common. Kind of like moses and me. You know we’re going out, right?

Noah: Yeah, rey mentioned it.

Faith: We like a lot of the same stuff, especially music, which gave us a good basis to build our friendship on. Plus, it’s fun.

Noah: Yeah, it was definitely like that — for a while, at least. We, uh, were kind of competitive with each other, in a healthy way. We’d critique each other’s work, but then we’d also go to each other’s showings, celebrate the success. Living the dream.

Faith: So, what happened?

Noah: I’m not exactly sure. I think that’s why I’ve felt so preoccupied lately, trying to figure out what went wrong.

Faith: Any thoughts?

Noah: My only guess is i started getting more commissions and more openings, more good reviews than she did. I think she started to resent me for it. Things got ugly. We had some bitter, nasty fights. By that time, I — you know, i was already in love with her. So when she left… I was crushed.

Faith: I’m so sorry, noah. That’s so unfair. You deserve someone who will cheer you on when good things happen, not get all petty and jealous.

Noah: People are complicated. Success is complicated. You think you want it, and then once you get it, you realize that it changes very little. And you’re still the same person you always were, but trying to explain that to somebody who hasn’t made it yet… she accused me of patronizing her and… I really wanted it to work out, too, but she didn’T. So then london just became this place filled with memories that I didn’t want to relive. “We had a fight in that restaurant. She walked out of this showing. We made up on that bridge.” And then one day we just — we just didn’t make up at all.

Faith: So, you can’t stop thinking about this woman because what? You want her back?

Noah: I definitely don’t want all the turmoil back, but… I mostly just — I don’t want to make the same mistakes again.

Faith: Then don’T.

Noah: Wow. Okay. So, it’s that simple. Why didn’t I think of that?

Faith: Okay, look. Maybe instead of stewing about this endlessly, you get off your butt and you come to crimson lights with me. There’s nothing that caffeine and carbs can’t fix.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Faith: Deal?

Noah: You know, you’ve gotten really wise in your old age.

[ Laughs ]

Faith: But first shower, or they won’t let you in.

Noah: Okay. Yeah.

Faith: [ Chuckles ]

Sally: I’ve been thinking a lot about what you said in tuscany. How you put the brakes on things and told me that you weren’t in the right place to start a new relationship. And at the time, I told you that I was holding out hope that you would come around.

Adam: And now you are not.

Sally: I’m poised to have an incredible career, thanks to you and chloe, and I have worked my tail off for this opportunity. And for once, I don’t want to mess that up. And even though I’m drawn to you…I’ve come to accept having boundaries at work. And I don’t want things to get weird between us. So, I’m glad to be colleagues and friends and to focus on my impending success.

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Nick: What’s going on?

Phyllis: Oh, uh, sharon seems to think that we broke up because of jack. I told her to keep her nose out of it. But I think it’s interesting that we’re such a popular couple here in genoa city. Everybody seems to have an opinion as to why we didn’t last. And I think we can agree that that’s nobody’s business but ours, right? And everybody else can keep their nose out of it.

Nick: So, why are you so upset?

Phyllis: Why am I so upset? Because we failed. I failed. And nobody but us should pass judgment. That’s for sure.

Sharon: Methinks she protests too much.

Nick: I’m not gonna talk about this with you, for obvious reasons.

Sharon: Fine. Let’s not talk about phyllis. But I do think we should have a conversation about our son.

Nick: What about him?

Sharon: Well, noah’s been doing a lot of sitting around the house. And it’s not like him to mope. I’m beginning to think this is serious.

Nick: Isn’t any break-up at that age serious?

Sharon: Not necessarily. But, you know, he’s being really vague. I can’t get any details out of him.

Nick: Sometimes that’s the way dudes are, you know? We don’t talk about everything, which is why I don’t want to talk about phyllis with you.

Sharon: Well, your break-up is recent, so that’s understandable. But noah — I don’t know. He’s been home for a little while, and I’m starting to think that whatever happened in london hurt him more than he’s willing to talk about.

Nick: Well, maybe it’s something that he needs to work out on his own. You know, he’s a grown man. He’s a very smart one. He’ll figure it out.

Sharon: Well, as his mom, it’s my instinct to want to help him, no matter how old he is.

Nick: Yeah, something tells me that’s never gonna go away.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] Let’s hope not.

Tessa: Hi, mariah. Here for your daily pop quiz. What is your favorite thanksgiving pie? Is this painful for you? Because I figured, if it was embarrassing, then you would just have to re– ugh. Oh, god. Delete, delete, delete. That is the definition of “trying too hard.” Oof.

Noah: Hey, you.

Tessa: Hi!

Faith: Hey!

Tessa: Hey! Pull up a chair! Oh, you guys are saving me from further humiliation. It’s so good to see you guys.

Noah: It’s good to see you, too.

Nick: Noah looks okay to me.

Victor: Hey, son.

Adam: I thought you were going to spain with ashley.

Victor: Yeah.

Adam: Does this mean you found abby?

Victor: [ Exhales heavily ] Ashley’s on her way to bring her back. But I decided to stay put. There are some things we need to discuss.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Let me guess. You heard from our friend at chanccomm?

Victor: I did, you know? He came groveling, true to form.

Adam: Did he accept our offer?

Victor: Well, he made an offer of his own.

Adam: [ Chuckling ] Oh. Oh, man, this — this has got to be good.

Victor: He said he would step back from chanccomm, if we backed off, and let lily run the place.

Adam: Uh-huh. What does “back off” mean?

Victor: That means no sabotage, no retaliation, no lawsuits.

Adam: [ Inhales deeply ] What do we get out of it?

Victor: What do you think? We watch him resign publicly.

Adam: I can see that you like that idea.

Victor: You bet I do. It has a certain charm to it, doesn’t it, huh?

Adam: So, what’d you say?

Victor: I didn’t say much. Just said that I would consider the proposal.

Adam: So, what do you really intend to do? Because I can’t imagine that you’re actually contemplating accepting this offer.

Ashland: I’m curious, as well.

Victor: Ashland.

Ashland: What are your thoughts about billy’s offer? You have always loved vicks vapors.

Victor: Well, to be honest with you, his offer came quite as a surprise to me. Billy boy willing to step back from chanccomm, provided we allow lily to continue running the company. I didn’t think he had it in him.

Ashland: Humility?

Adam: Hmm. No. Knowing when to fold.

Victor: Exactly. And he doesn’t know when to fold, never has. That punk always plays the wrong hand, you know? He doesn’t know how to quit when he’s ahead.

Adam: I don’t see why we would waste all this work to ruin chanccomm, scoop it up on the cheap, just for the fun of embarrassing billy abbott.

Victor: Son, you don’t understand how long that man has been a pain in my side, okay? I enjoy to see him dangling in the wind. Got it?

Ashland: I had a run-in with lily earlier.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Ashland: She had no idea that her partner came to you with that proposal. In fact, she suggested that our whole move was based solely on animosity toward billy and that I was being used as a weapon.

Adam: Well, I would say that you are your own best weapon.

Ashland: Exactly. This is personal for all of us. But I’ve already gotten what i want — the pleasure of seeing that jerk twist in the wind after trying to destroy me at my wedding. It’s ironic, isn’t it, that my reputation was saved by being dragged through the mud.

Victor: So you’re feeling quite good about how things are developing, right?

Ashland: Overall, yes. And now I’m happy to repay the favor by going along with anything that the two of you decide.

Victor: So, we will proceed as we have previously agreed upon. We’ll make billy boy think that we’ve accepted his offer. We’ll call a temporary truce and then let him have it.

Adam: So, when lily gives up or jill orders the sale of chanccomm, we’ll buy it at a deep discount.

Victor: Yeah. And billy boy abbott won’t know what hit him.

Tessa: [ Sighs ]

Noah: So, what’s going on with mariah?

Tessa: Well, I was trying to send her a video, but I was failing miserably.

Faith: Why?

Tessa: I was asking her what her favorite pie is. How dumb is that?

Faith: [ Chuckles ] Probably mom’s apple crisp.

Noah: Pumpkin. I could just destroy a pumpkin pie.

[ Laughter ]

Tessa: Well, blueberry for me.

Noah: [ Chuckles ] Alright, next question — spotlight on faith. You’re gonna be in college soon. What do you want to study, kid? Now, fingers crossed we have another artist in the family.

Tessa: Right, because that is an excellent way to make money. You’ve heard the term “starving artist”?

Noah: Hmm. And that’s opposed to the wildly stable life of a musician, right?

Tessa: Ouch.

Faith: Okay, okay. For now, I would rather focus on the present, where my biggest decision is what dessert to have. Reminder — we are here for carbs. What do you want?

Noah: Uh, cinnamon r– no. Brownie. Brownie.

Tessa: Blondie.

Faith: One of each?

Noah: You don’t got to ask me twice.

Faith: Okay. Be right back.

Nick: Hey, kiddo.

Faith: Hey. What’s up?

Sharon: Um, you guys look like you’re having fun. Are you enjoying spending time with your big brother?

Faith: Don’t worry, mom. He’s okay. We had a good talk. He told me about this girl that he was seeing in london. They broke up, and that’s why he’s a little down. But I don’t want to repeat anything that he shared with me in confidence, which I’m sure you can understand.

Sharon: Of course.

Nick: We appreciate the update.

Faith: Sure. Anyway, I’m going to get brownies, so…

Sharon: Well, don’t let us keep you.

Nick: See? Noah’s talking about it.

Sharon: Yeah. Um, that’s a relief.

Nick: I mean, just ’cause he won’t spill his guts to his parents doesn’t mean he won’t open up to someone. What?

Sharon: Our little girl. She’s old enough to be a confidante to her big brother.

Ashley: I’m really happy you’re here. I know I told you I didn’t need you to come, but I’m so glad you did.

Jack: No place I’d rather be.

Ashley: I know it’s a tricky time for you.

Jack: It feels good to hit the pause button on my personal life for a bit.

Ashley: I’m still grateful.

Jack: My focus right now is supporting you and tracking abby. Hey. You alright?

Ashley: Not really. I mean, it’s not gonna be the holiday we thought it would be, right? Everybody gathered around the table celebrating dominic’s first thanksgiving.

Jack: We will have that celebration — don’t you worry — even if it’s not on the actual day. That’s what I intend to be thankful for.

Abby: I’m thankful for you. After 40 wrinkles deepen and skin can get uneven

Noah: I guess we can drop our “trying too hard” act now that it’s just us.

Tessa: How you doing?

Noah: I talked to faith earlier, and it made me feel better. How about you?

Tessa: Up and down. But I’m starting to realize that’s just what it’s like being an adult. There’s always something tough to deal with.

Noah: [ Sighs ] Thanks for being a downer.

[ Both laugh ]

Tessa: No, no, I am just a realist. I don’t know. I guess — I know now that you don’t have to plummet into despair every time there’s a bump. You just deal with it. You just surround yourself with people that make you laugh, and you keep going. I mean…it’s not easy, but it helps. Not everything has to be life or death. Does that make sense?

Noah: Oh, it does, because when I’m with you, I — I don’t really feel like I’m trying to be okay.

Tessa: See? That’s what I mean. Being with friends that cheer you up. Which reminds me — will you take that video for mariah for me?

Noah: Sure.

Tessa: Thank you. Okay. [ Clears throat ]

Noah: Alright, ready when you are.

Tessa: And, uh, action. Hi! Uh, I can’t wait for you to come home later because your brother has promised to eat an entire pumpkin pie — ugh — in one sitting. How gross is that?

[ Both laughing ]

Adam: What about timing? When does billy go down?

Victor: I think we let him dangle over the fire a little longer.

Adam: That is fine by me.

Victor: Yeah.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh. Sorry, son. This is about abby, okay?

Adam: Can I help?

Victor: No, that’s okay. It’s all covered. Thank you. Ashley? How are you? Where are you?

Ashley: On my way to spain with jack and your security people.

Victor: You are alright?

Ashley: Well, I’m a little worried. I guess that’s only natural. But I am determined to see this through.

Victor: You’ll do just fine, okay? I have every confidence in you.

Ashley: Thank you. I mean, all my instincts are saying that abby has to be in spain, so I will find her. Before anything happens.

Victor: Sweetheart, do me a favor. Just be safe, most of all. And then I will do everything i can do from my end. But please bring our daughter home, okay?

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Ashley: I hope you didn’t come here for an update about abby, ’cause i haven’t heard a thing.

Devon: No, I came here to tell you that I have.

Ashley: Is she okay? What did she say?

Devon: She left me a note.

Ashley: “Devon, knowing dominic is safe with you is the only way I can do this. And I do need to do it. Not just for me, but for dom. Please tell him I love him more than anything in the world. And I’m afraid this is gonna take longer than I first thought. Thanks for being there for us. Abby.” But where did she go?

Devon: I think I have an idea.

Abby: If I charter this jet, it is imperative that I have your absolute discretion. You can tell no one that I am taking this flight. Especially my father, victor newman. Whatever your silence costs, i am willing to pay. Round trip to majorca, spain. One passenger flying there, and two coming back.

[ Sighs ]

Phyllis: There’s a reason our marriage didn’t work out.

Jack: Yeah, we went through a lot, more than our share of heartache, but also some great times. Some of the best times in my life. And you are still the most captivating, fascinating woman I have never known…and sometimes so gorgeous, it hurts.

Phyllis: Jack —

Jack: No, let me finish. You are also complicated and frustrating and hot-headed and careless and…

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ] Yeah.

Jack: But all in all, a pretty spectacular package.

Phyllis: Ah. Well, you have had too much to drink.

Jack: You know, I keep thinking maybe — maybe the fact that we’ve spent so much time together lately, I… maybe the reason I didn’t move on with my romantic life was… ’cause I already was with the most amazing woman I’ve ever known.

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: Hey.

Phyllis: Hey! Oh!

Jack: I’m sorry, I did not mean to startle you. I —

Phyllis: No, no, you — you didn’T. I was just thinking about things. I was thinking about work.

Jack: Well, I hope you’re doing better than you were when I ran into you earlier.

Phyllis: Oh. You didn’t come to take my temperature, did you?

Jack: Not to worry, a colleague suggested I meet him here for a quick meeting, but nothing more.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, ’cause I am fine.

Jack: Well, glad to hear it. You — you look…okay.

Phyllis: I am okay. Really, I am. Not that you can’t check on me, because you can check on me. You know, that’s what we do with each other, you know? Because we’re friends.

Jack: Duly noted.

Phyllis: Yeah. Hey, did you happen to see, um…that chanccomm article on ashland?

Jack: Read every word of it.

Phyllis: Yeah, and then that gaines guy recanting his story and chanccomm has to issue a retraction? That’s a mess.

Jack: Yeah, I haven’t talked to billy about it, but I think he got caught up in trying to expose locke’s shady past and, I’m sure, hoped to bring adam and victor down a notch or two. It’s gonna cost him. And lily.

Ashland: I’m confused. You’ve worked yourself into a lather talking about how I’m trying to ruin you and your partner, but if anybody has the right to be upset, it’s me. I’m the victim of your underhanded tactics.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] I think we both know that’s a lie. As much of a lie as gaines saying that the story about your past is not true.

Ashland: You know, a wise person would never have willingly staked their company’s reputation on the word of a vindictive blackmailer, which is exactly what billy did.

Lily: You weaponized gaines and aimed him directly at chanccomm.

Ashland: And the two of you pulled the trigger.

Lily: Someone hacked into our server.

Ashland: And got ahold of a story billy had ready to go? If the hacking even happened, it only expedited its release. Since you’re the cautious and the savvy one, I imagine you tried to dissuade your partner, but he’s impossible to control, which is why I chose to remain alone at the top when I was building my empire. You tether yourself to the wrong person, you both go down together.

Billy: What are you waiting for? I told you what you wanted to hear, victor. You won.

Victor: And?

Billy: I walk away from the company that I poured my heart and soul into. You, adam, and ashland, you promise to leave chanccomm and lily alone. Let her run it on her own, free of any litigation or retaliation or sabotage of any kind. I’m offering you my head on a platter, man. Is that still not enough for you?

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Jack: No problem. See you then.

Phyllis: Bad news?

Jack: No, my meeting was rescheduled. Oh, dear, that means it looks i am just here for you.

Phyllis: Well, that’s not true, unless you had esp and you knew your meeting was gonna get canceled. And we both know that’s not true.

Phyllis: You doubt my ability to see the future? Oh, ye of little faith.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] Well, you are very good at many things, but being a prophet is not one of them.

Jack: You want me to prove it?

Phyllis: Yeah, prove it.

Jack: Okay. Things have been strange between us. I think you feel it, too. If we weren’t self-conscious enough because of feelings that I confessed, now that you and nick are no longer together, it makes things even more awkward.

Phyllis: I’m not awkward. I’m not.

Jack: You’re interrupting my prophecy.

Phyllis: Okay.

Jack: I see a time in the not-too-distant future where things between us will go back to normal. We will laugh and talk and challenge each other and question each other and come to each other with advice without a moment of awkwardness. And we will go on with our lives like we did before I opened my big mouth. I see it clear as day.

Phyllis: Uh —

Jack: Have a good day.

Devon: I mean, I can’t really talk because when people told me that my wife was missing and presumed dead overseas, I got on a plane and went looking for her.

Ashley: Even after everybody told you that it was incredibly dangerous and the most important thing you could do is to be present for your child?

Devon: Believe me, I know this isn’t logical for abby.

Ashley: You’re right, she’s thinking with her heart.

Devon: Yeah. She obviously thinks that this is what she needs to do to heal, and that’s go and see for herself if chance is alive.

Ashley: Or face the reality that he’s not.

Devon: We need to have somebody looking in valencia for us.

Ashley: [ Sighs ] I was so sure that we convinced her it was too dangerous.

Devon: Well, she thinks it’s worth the risk.

Ashley: Well, I sure as hell don’T. We’ve got to find her before it’s too late.

Victor: This proposal of yours is quite intriguing. It shows qualities that I never thought you possessed. You’re actually willing to sacrifice for the sake of others.

Billy: Look, I dragged lily into my plan to threaten you and adam. My choice, my fault. I take full responsibility. You take me out of the equation. You let lily run chanccomm on her own. She will do it with integrity. She doesn’t need to be punished for the choices that I’ve made.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Victor: Alright, billy boy, i will consider your proposal.

Billy: You do realize that everything I’ve done here, all of it, was to protect your daughter.

Victor: Now you’re warming the cockles of my heart, billy boy. I’ve got some other business to attend to. Why don’t you show yourself out?

Lily: Do you really think a lawsuit is gonna stop us? This is not over, locke, not by a long shot.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] I think we both know it is. Your news outlet published libelous statements about me, statements that tarnished my name and my achievements.

Lily: I’m sorry, do you think that now that you’re married to victoria you’re some kind of saint? Your name has always been associated with heartless behavior.

Ashland: Well, the difference is that those other stories about me that were published were true.

Lily: This is true, too, even if you want to claim otherwise.

Ashland: You failed the first lesson of journalism. You relied on one source for all of your information — a man who admitted that his motivation was purely out of hatred and — and jealousy. And he recanted it, which means my lawsuit is anything but frivolous.

Lily: Okay, if you don’t want to admit the truth, that’s fine, although it’s pretty obvious what is true, given the fact that you told victoria the exact same story that gaines told us.

Ashland: Oh, what makes you think that I did that?

Lily: Billy and I were there. We talked to victoria.

Ashland: Were any of these conversations on the record?

Lily: No, of course not.

Ashland: Well, then who’s to say they actually happened?

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Okay, look, if you want to play these games, that is fine, but honestly, I’m disappointed. I really expected more from you.

Ashland: Really? You just got finished telling me how despicable I am.

Lily: You know, I’m actually really surprised that you even went along with adam and victor’s plot. I mean, they used your past as their weapon. I mean, I really didn’t think the locke ness monster would do something like that.

Ashland: Nobody uses me.

Lily: Well, I guess they do now. ‘Cause you know this isn’t about business, right? This is about victor’s long-standing battle with billy.

Ashland: Ah.

Lily: So why are you going along with it?

Ashland: I’m not under victor’s thumb, if that’s what you’re implying. I’m simply trying to squelch an accusation that paints me in a terrible light in the eyes of the world and, more importantly, in the eyes of my son, and you would do the same if you were in my position.

Lily: Do not compare yourself to me.

Ashland: I admire your bravery, so I’ll give you some free advice. This isn’t about victor’s hatred of your partner. It’s about billy’s inability to let go of victoria.

Lily: He has.

Ashland: Open your eyes. Billy wasn’t doing the world a favor by publishing a story about my so-called checkered past. No. He did it for an audience of one. You see, billy is so determined that I look like the villain in victoria’s eyes that he will go to any extreme, even publishing a story — a ridiculous story — without doing due diligence. And if you’re really concerned about protecting chanccomm — and yourself — cut him loose and move forward on your own.

Billy: Bad news travels fast. I’m sure you couldn’t wait to get over here.

Jack: Believe me, this is the last thing I want to share, but I just learned it this morning and I think you need to know.

Billy: What? What happened?

Jack: There’s no easy way to say this. There was an explosion at chance’s safe house. He is missing and presumed dead.

Billy: What? You sure that he was in there?

Jack: They found some of his personal effects at the site — his watch, his wedding ring.

Billy: Geez, jack. I got to be honest, with everything he’s survived, I kind of thought that he was invincible.

Jack: Yeah, I think we all did.

Billy: I never for a second thought that he wasn’t gonna come back here and raise his kid. How’s abby?

Jack: She’s struggling. She’s really struggling. So much so that she’s left dominic with devon while she tries to find a way to put her life in motion again.

Billy: How’s nina? Have you talked to my mom, by chance?

Jack: I haven’t talked to either of them, but I’m sure they are both shattered.

Billy: Yeah. I’ll reach out to abby.

Jack: Good.

Billy: My mom left me a few messages, but I haven’t been able to get back to her yet. Now I know that the first couple were probably because of this, and the other ones are because she’s the ceo of this company and she’s probably wondering what the hell just happened. And I know you know, so let’s have it. I’m sure you have plenty to say on the matter.

Victor: So, when did you receive this?

Devon: Right after I spoke with mrs. Newman. I went home. I was upstairs with dominic for just a little while, and when i came back down, abby must have slipped it under my door.

Ashley: Did you speak with anyone that saw her?

Devon: I checked with the doorman, and he said he didn’t see her go in or out, which means she either used the back door to the building or she sent somebody.

Victor: So she obviously didn’t want to be seen.

Ashley: That makes me feel even worse because, clearly, she has planned this escape. She has you taking care of the baby. She sneaks out of here before anybody’s awake. She must’ve felt so alone, like she couldn’t be honest with anybody.

Victor: Because she knew if she had told us what she intended to do, we would have stopped her, which is what we’re gonna do now. If you’re on medicare, remember,

Lauren: Just the woman i wanted to see.

Phyllis: Oh, again? Why? What have I done now?

Lauren: Nothing, but I heard that your escape club is the perfect place to relax and unwind and have your greatest fantasies come true. I’ve read that in your ad.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. Yeah [Speaks indistinctly] Yeah. Is this for you?

Lauren: [ Chuckles ] No. It’s for one of my buyers. She’s coming into town, and i thought I’d treat her.

Phyllis: Oh, she must be a great buyer, because you’re rewarding her like this.

Lauren: I know. Well, she’s one of the best. And between, you know, taking care of fenmore’s needs and raising her family, she doesn’t have a lot of time for herself, so I thought maybe you and i could toss some ideas around and give her an afternoon to remember.

Phyllis: Oh, for sure. What does she like?

Lauren: Wow, that’s a really good question.

Phyllis: Oh.

Lauren: I have no idea. Think I need to call her.

Phyllis: It’s hard to know what any of us like, isn’t it? What we think we like or what others think we should have. Or what’s bad for us.

Lauren: I don’t think we’re talking about the escape club anymore.

Phyllis: What? Why would you say that?

Lauren: Well, are you having second thoughts about nick? Do you think you want to give it another try?

Phyllis: Oh, no, mnh-mnh. It’s definitely over. It’s over. Um…I just think being single has me off-kilter, that’s all.

Lauren: Well, and I think i know why. Because it’s very hard for you to let people in, but once they’re in your heart, you have a hard time letting them go.

Phyllis: Oh, there are a lot of people I’ve let out of here, trust me.

Lauren: Yeah, I’m sure, but…I know you’ll always care about nick, just like you’ve never stopped caring about jack.

Phyllis: You know what? I have a great idea for your buyer. Just give a second. I’m gonna look into it.

Lauren: Phyllis?

Jack: Okay, as long as you brought it up, what the hell happened?

Billy: Well, I’ll tell you this much, traci could sure write one hell of a book about this story. Guarantee it would be a best-seller. Corporate intrigue, sabotage, revenge — it’s got it all.

Jack: This blackmailer, this gaines — you put all your faith in him? He sounds like a pretty shady character.

Billy: Yeah, jack, you know what? I really don’t want to get into the gory details right now. All I’m gonna say is that i thought I had it under control, and I didn’T. But everything in that story is 100% true.

Jack: Even though he’s on record denying it?

Billy: All part of victor and adam’s elaborate scheme to bring me to my knees.

Jack: Okay, maybe you better share some of those gory details with me, then.

Billy: I brought gaines to tuscany with me for the sole reason to make sure that victoria knew the truth about the man that she was gonna marry.

Jack: You did? How come I never saw him?

Billy: Because I didn’t want anyone to see him until I was able to talk to victoria. Victor and adam found him and they flipped him to their side. Threatening him, giving him money, probably both. Jesse gaines cares about his bank account more than anything else.

Jack: And yet this is the guy you aligned yourself with.

Billy: Yes, jack! It was an error in judgment, alright? What else do you want me to say? You saw the retraction, did you not?

Jack: In today’s world, that is almost meaningless. Come on, the story is out there. Millions of sites have covered it, and the damage done to chanccomm you can’t undo.

Billy: You don’t think that i know that? I screwed up, okay? I made a deal with a double-dealing son of a bitch, and I got played. I never intended to release that article. It was simply a threat to make sure that victor and adam stopped coming after my company. And it blows my mind that nobody understands that the only thing I was trying to do was find out the truth. They’re all criminals! I gambled. It’s what you do in business, right? I rolled the dice and I lost.

Devon: After I found that note, I gave my private investigator, denise tolliver, a call and put her on the case to find abby.

Victor: Well, I’ll put my people on it, as well. Together, we’ll find her, okay?

Ashley: Maybe they’ll find out that she never left town. Though, actually, every instinct in my body is telling me that she’s probably left the country.

Victor: It just occurs to me she may have chartered a plan to cover her tracks.

Devon: She could be in the air right now.

Victor: I don’t give a damn where she is — spain or here. We’ll find her.

Devon: Well, don’t you think we need to put somebody in valencia?

Ashley: Well, it can’t be you, devon. I mean, abby’s counting on you to stay with the baby.

Devon: No, absolutely, i wouldn’t — wouldn’t dream of leaving him.

Victor: I have some business to attend to, but I can easily rearrange my schedule.

Ashley: That won’t be necessary. I’m going. How did olay top expensive creams?

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Jack: I am not here to condemn you. I’m not here to judge you.

Billy: Thank you.

Jack: I am, however, deeply concerned about your gambling analogy.

Billy: Are you kidding me? Jack, my life is falling apart. I’m not really concerned about my choice of —

Jack: Gambling has been a major problem in your life, billy, and I’m not just talking about the money you lost playing poker. You were ceo of jabot, you were reckless, you took great chances, you took giant risks that you knew would pay off, only they didn’t, and you lost your job.

Billy: And you see history repeating itself, like I haven’t learned a thing.

Jack: You have put everything that you and lily have built here in jeopardy because you’re still willing to take those crazy chances. Lily deserves more than that. So does jill, so do your kids.

Billy: I’m gonna ask you to tread lightly, jack.

Jack: You are on the verge of losing everything you have, billy. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, you have run out of second chances. You’ve got to find some way to turn this thing around.

Billy: I already have. I just did that.

Jack: Wait, what does that mean?

Billy: I went to victor and told him that he won. Told him that I will step down as long as he agrees to leave chanccomm and lily alone.

Lily: Sorry, you did what?

Victor: But why would you put yourself into the same danger that abby is in? It doesn’t make any sense.

Ashley: I can bring somebody from your security team. Preferably someone who speaks spanish and knows the lay of the land.

Victor: [ Sighs ] You really don’t want me to go, do you?

Ashley: It’s not about that, victor, honestly. I think I have a better chance of convincing her to come back home. I can appeal to her, mother-to-mother.

Victor: Alright. I guess that makes sense. I’ll call my people to get the jet ready, and then you can take off for spain as soon as you’re packed, okay?

Ashley: Thank you.

Victor: Okay.

[ Cellphone rings ] It’s my private investigator. Yes? What? Okay, I’ll be right there.

Devon: What did he say?

Victor: Apparently, they found someone fitting abby’s description at a restaurant right next to the motel outside of town.

Devon: Really? Well, I’d like to go, if that’s okay.

Victor: Yeah.

Ashley: I’ll stay here with the baby and get packed.

Victor: I’ll keep you posted.

Ashley: Okay. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

Devon: Thank you, ashley.

Ashley: Hi, my love. Hi, my love.

Jack: I’m gonna get out of the way and leave you two alone.

Billy: Probably a good idea.

Lily: Please tell me that i misheard you.

Billy: No, you didn’T. I went straight to the source of the problem.

Lily: To victor.

Billy: Enough is enough, lily.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Look, we both know that I am his target, okay? You don’t need to get caught up in all this mess. So I told him that I’m gonna walk away from chanccomm, leave you in charge, as long as he calls off the dogs.

Lily: Billy, what the hell were you thinking? You cannot make a unilateral decision like that. Look, was this supposed to be, like, a noble gesture or something? There is nothing noble about making a decision that so profoundly affects chanccomm without even talking to me about it first.

When you have nausea,

Devon: I think we’re too late. There’s nothing here. There’s no bags or anything.

Victor: Not really surprising. I guess she’s trying to stay a step ahead of us.

Devon: Well, yeah, the clerk said that she — she paid with cash and checked in under an alias, so I’d say so.

Victor: You know, the only good thing about people running away is that they make a mistake, they slip up.

Devon: Well, do you think she left something behind?

Victor: Let’s take a look.

Devon: Hey, hang on a second.

Victor: What?

Devon: There’s something right here. It’s a military pin.

Victor: I’ll be damned. I bet you that belongs to chance.

Devon: I think it has to belong to chance, right?

Victor: Oh, my god.

Devon: Housekeeping hasn’t been in here yet. This wouldn’t just be hanging around like that.

Victor: That just confirms my worst fears. She probably thinks that chance is still alive.

Ashley: This is your lion. That’s right. That’s your lion, your friend.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Doorbell rings ] It’s open.

Jack: Hey, I hope I’m not interrupting.

Ashley: No, come on in.

Jack: I just came to — oh, look who’s here. Hey, dominic. God, isn’t he a cutie?

Ashley: Isn’t he just the cutest?

Jack: I came by to tell you i went to see billy and tell him the news about chance.

Ashley: Thank you for doing that.

Jack: And I wanted to check on abby.

Ashley: She’s not here. She’s gone. She left a note for devon saying that she had something she had to do and it was gonna take her longer than she anticipated.

Jack: Well, it had to be important for her to leave this little bundle of joy for even a minute. Any idea where she is?

Ashley: Uh, yeah, she’s looking for chance. She doesn’t believe that he died in that attack on the safe house, jack.

Jack: Oh, god. Clearly, she needs more answers than she’s getting from the state department.

Ashley: Exactly. I’m going to spain to find her and bring her back.

Jack: Wait, you’re going alone?

Ashley: Well, I have somebody from victor’s security team. I have them.

Jack: You have me, too. I’ll go with you.

Ashley: I don’t need you to, jack.

Jack: No, I’m sure you’re in good hands, but, no, I’ll come along. I can help. It might be good to have somebody else along. I’m not taking no for an answer. Besides, it’s probably a good time for me to get out of town.

Ashley: Why?

Jack: I need a change of pace.

Ashley: What are you running from?

Jack: You have bigger problems to worry about than my personal life.

Ashley: Okay. Alright. You’re avoiding my question, so now I’m suspicious. Tell me what’s wrong.

Jack: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Alright, so I put this list together for your buyer. It’s guaranteed to blow her mind.

Lauren: Ooh! I trust your judgment.

Phyllis: Ah, no one’s said that to me before.

Lauren: Huh. Good. Let’s go back to discussing what we were talking about before you scampered off.

Phyllis: Uh, excuse me, i don’t scamper.

Lauren: Really?

Phyllis: Hmm.

Lauren: What do you call it? You had the strangest reaction after I said jack’s name.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] It’s because I’ve been having all of these thoughts that i can’t get out of my mind ever since I had this conversation with amanda, telling her about my history with jack and nick.

Lauren: And what on earth did she say to you that got you so worked up?

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] She said that my relationship with jack is not entirely platonic.

Lauren: That’s actually very astute. It’s never been platonic.

Phyllis: I did not cheat on nick.

Lauren: Oh, I don’t mean to imply that you did. It’s just that you and jack could never be just pals. You could just never be.

Phyllis: Why not?

Lauren: Because he’s handsome, generous, charismatic jack who thinks the world of you, and you admire and appreciate him. Honey, you have been through so much with and without him, and it’s just always been special between the two of you. Undeniable, unbreakable.

Phyllis: Oh, gosh. I just keep on thinking of us and — oh, gosh. I just don’t know what to do with these thoughts that just keep on popping into my head.

Lauren: You know, I, uh… I’ve been able to talk to him a little bit lately, and not to break confidence, but he has been saying that he’s missing having someone special in his life. And for him, you are the golden standard.

Phyllis: Wait, you’re not implying that jack and I should get back together.

[ Chuckles ] You’re not implying that. That’s ludicrous. That’s ludicrous, given all of our history.

Lauren: No, I — well [Chuckles] You two did love each other enough to get married twice. You’ve never been able to be completely out of each other’s lives, so, yeah, you’re right. That’s no sign that there’s residual feeling.

Phyllis: We’re friends. We have a very special friendship.

Lauren: Mm-hmm. And, you know, now that I think back, you were so determined to prove that sally was up to something. Are you sure that it was summer you were protecting?

Phyllis: Oh, oh, seriously? Um, I was protecting you and your company, as well.

Lauren: Uh-huh, and jack.

Phyllis: Yeah, and jack because sally’s horrible and she should never be with someone like jack.

Lauren: And you weren’t just a little bit jealous?

Phyllis: Oh, jealous? Um…are you serious? Really? Is that where you’re going? Jealous.

Lauren: Come on. I love you guys.

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ] I — I don’t know what it is between me and jack. I don’t know what it is. It is a very special connection. That’s all. Oh, my god. What if I do want more than friendship with jack?

[ Sighs ]

Lauren: Wow. That is quite an admission.

Phyllis: I don’t know what to do with all these thoughts and these feelings, if anything.

Lauren: Okay, well, I think you need to take time to find out where these feelings are coming from. I mean, you just ended things with nick, and you’ve been spending a lot of time with jack, crying on those very comforting shoulders, so of course you would have all these complicated emotions.

Phyllis: Yeah, I don’t even know what to do with them. You know, I hate them.

Lauren: Can I just say one thing?

[ Sighs ] You and jack are in a really good place. I would hate to see either one of you hurt, so proceed with caution.

Ashley: Tell me what’s wrong. I know it’s not business because I read the quarterly report. Congratulations, by the way.

Jack: Thank you.

Ashley: So then it’s personal?

Jack: And private.

Ashley: Private.

[ Chuckles ] That’s funny. You’re not back with sally, are you?

Jack: No, of course I’m not.

Ashley: [ Sighs ] Thank god. Sounds like it has to be somebody who’s problematic, though.

Jack: Nick and phyllis have decided to break things off, and it’s stirred up some emotions.

Ashley: No, no, no, no, no! Please don’t tell me you’re rekindling that romance.

Jack: Did I say that?

Ashley: You don’t have to say a thing. I can see it in your eyes, jack.

Jack: I’m sorting out how i feel.

Ashley: Okay, as you sort, could you remind yourself of the hell she’s put you through. I mean, really, every time she’s broken up with you. I’m not trying to be mean. I just can’t take it. I can’t take seeing you —

Jack: Thank you, sis. I appreciate your concern.

Ashley: I’m not done lecturing you, jackie.

Jack: No, I’m sure you’re not, but look what time it is, and I got to get home and pack some things for this trip.

Ashley: Okay. I’m just happy it’s a long flight. It’s gonna give me lots of time to knock some sense into you.

Jack: Don’t waste your energy on me. Abby has far bigger problems than I do right now.

Ashley: True.

Jack: I’ll see you later.

Ashley: Alright.

[ Huffs ] Oh, my sweetheart. You miss your mama? I’m gonna go to spain, honey. I’m gonna find your mommy and I’m gonna bring her back home. I promise.

Victor: Grief can certainly tear you up inside, can’t it? And you contemplate doing things you never thought you would.

Devon: Well, yeah, you think that finally find the person you’re gonna spend the rest of your life with, and they’re snatched away from you with no warning at all. Feels impossible to go on.

Victor: I remember how difficult it was for you after hilary passed.

Devon: Yeah, I do, too, but I’ll tell you one thing, it doesn’t compare to being left with a baby to take care of, like abby.

Victor: Let’s just hope that ashley finds her quickly and brings her home.

Devon: And I know that she’s doing what she feels like she needs to do right now by trying to bring her husband back home, but she has a child who needs her more than anything. And to not how this is gonna play out, I’m really worried for him.

Victor: This is all very upsetting. Let’s go.

Lily: I cannot believe that you did this. We’re supposed to be partners, and you went behind my back.

Billy: I thought that you would be relieved. Honestly, lily, I can see what this is doing to you, okay? I was trying to do the right thing.

Lily: Right, by going to victor.

Billy: What I proposed to him would take the pressure off of you and our company.

Lily: How? Because he — he agreed or he gave you his word that he’s gonna stop legal action?

Billy: He said that he was gonna consider it, and i honestly feel like he was taking it seriously.

Lily: Right. Oh, my god, yes, because you’re right, he’s so trustworthy.

Billy: Yeah, what else do you want me to do? Look, I’m hoping that he sees me humbled, with my face in the dirt, and it’s too tempting for him to resist.

Lily: Billy, even if he agrees and you resign, it doesn’t change anything. He might not come after me personally, but he will do anything he can to use the situation to his advantage. We are vulnerable to attack right now. Adam and victor, they want to dismantle us and scoop up the pieces for themselves. That has not changed. The only thing that has is that you have now left me on my own to fend off the vultures by myself.

Next week on

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Billy: I’m sorry, are you two here looking for an apology?

Ashland: No, we’re actually here to make you an offer.

Amanda: The jury is ready to give their verdict in sutton’s trial.

Phyllis: So you’re flying solo?

Gloria: Of course not. Nobody wants to be alone on thanksgiving. Why do you ask? Oh, phyllis, are you alone today?

Ashley: If she’s in spain, i promise you I will find her and I will bring her home. <

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Victor: Well, let me know as soon as — yes, as soon as you do. Thank you. Hey, devon.

Devon: Mr. Newman. Hello.

Victor: My goodness. Thank you for coming by.

Devon: Oh, yeah.

Victor: How was the first overnight with our little boy?

Devon: Couldn’t have been better.

Victor: Yeah?

Devon: It really couldn’t have been better. Yeah, no, it’s — despite everything that’s going on in his world around him, he was very, very happy at my place.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Look at him. Well, thank you for bringing by my grandson to see me.

Devon: Yeah, absolutely. Any time.

Victor: I know we’re all trying to do the best under the circumstances.

Devon: Yeah.

Victor: Ashley now tells me that abby may have left town, you know, or at least she left the house.

Devon: Yeah, I heard that. I heard that same thing. And, you know, when she dropped him off, she mentioned to me that she was considering leaving town.

Victor: [ Exhales sharply ] Very concerned about her state of mind.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] Chance. I had to get out of that house. Felt like I was suffocating. Everyone hovering over me like i was a piece of glass about to shatter.

[ Sighs ] I just — I had to go somewhere, somewhere where I could understand my thoughts and someplace where I could focus on you. I…brought this box because i know it’s filled with things that mean a lot to you. And I thought that if I brought it, it would help me feel your presence.

[ Sighs ]

Lily: Okay. Gonna hit publish.

Billy: Just wait. Are we sure?

Lily: Yes, yes, we’ve been through this. We showed the words to the lawyers. Everyone’s in agreement. I mean, this is our best option.

Billy: Just hard to believe that after pulling an all-nighter, those are the three best lines that we have.

Lily: I know. Well, I mean, I can read it to you again if you want and you can see if you want to add anything. Yeah?

Billy: Yeah.

Lily: Okay. “Chancellor communications did not intend to publish yesterday’s exposé of ashland locke. We were victims of an illegal hack, and the article was published without our knowledge or approval. We are investigating the security breach and regret the error.”

Billy: You know what this means, don’t you?

Lily: I know, I know. It just looks like we’re trying to save ourselves, but we have to, okay? I mean, this puts on record that, you know, we were hacked and this can help cover us from any possible lawsuits.

Billy: So what is it about me that makes me want to double-down on this? Everything in that article is true about ashland’s past. We can stick it to adam and victor and ashland by telling the truth, by standing by the story.

Lily: I know, but you know why we can’t do that. We don’t have any way to prove it. It’s just gonna make chanccomm look even more irresponsible. Okay, listen, we can’t wait anymore. We have to publish this, okay?

Billy: Yeah. Yeah.

Lily: [ Sighs ] We did the right thing, alright? Even though we were hacked, we’re a media company, and as co-ceos, the responsibility lies with us.

Rey: I couldn’t agree more.

Ashland: You seem pleased. Does that mean what I think it means?

Adam: They just printed their retraction. Chanccomm looks as ineffectual as we knew they would. O man, that’s a whole lot of wrinkly

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Devon: I don’t know, I’m just worried that I — I may have played a part in abby taking off.

Victor: Why do you say that? How so?

Devon: Well, because I — i shared with her my past experiences on grief, and i tried to get her to understand the importance of not only just, you know, relying and leaning on the support system that she has around her but to really take time for herself. And now I’m wondering if that’s what she’s doing. Is she taking time for herself by leaving time in private and not telling anybody?

Victor: I really am a little upset that she didn’t come to me with my grandson. I mean, nikki and I would have taken very good care of him.

Devon: Oh, I mean, yeah, of course, no doubt you would. And I — so you know, I had no idea that she was gonna do what she did and leave the baby like that. I was as surprised as anybody.

Victor: I’m sure you were. But I understand why she did come to you. You know, you’re very good with the boy. And besides that, you were there when he was born.

Devon: It’s true, and I also promised to always be there for her and the baby.

Victor: I want to thank you for what you have done for my daughter and for my grandson, okay?

Devon: Of course.

Victor: However, entrusting you with an infant, I mean, you’re gonna have to change diapers, perhaps, you know?

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: I mean, this is putting a lot of responsibility on you.

Devon: No, I understand. I do, and I assure you that I’m up for it.

Victor: Yeah?

Devon: I really am. I am more than happy to take care of dominic while abby takes care of herself. And she’s left me with everything that I could need, and she’s having the nanny come, so we’re okay.

Victor: Well, as I said — but what?

Devon: But it’s abby taking off like she has without telling anybody, it’s — I’m worried.

Victor: Well, she has a lot of trust and faith in you, as well she should, you know? But I’m concerned… concerned about her state of mind. I don’t think she’s thinking clearly.

Devon: Yeah.

Faith: You met dominic?

Moses: Yeah, finally.

Faith: When?

Moses: This morning, before i went to school.

Faith: Uh, wait, where was this?

Moses: At devon’s place. Dominic’s supposed to be staying with us for a while.

Faith: Seriously? For how long?

Moses: I don’t know all the details, just that abby can’t handle taking care of him right now.

Faith: Oh, no. I wonder what that means. My aunt abby went through so much to have her baby. She wouldn’t have just handed him over like this unless she was a total wreck.

Abby: I remember helping pin this on you when you were putting on your dress blues. I stuck my finger, and then you took the pin and you stuck yours, too. You said that it was our blood oath. That we would always be there for each other, no matter what. I believe you then, and i believe you still. Oh, wow. This is from your time in iraq. You downplayed it. My modest hero. But I know it means a lot to you because it is here in this box. All of these pictures. Who are these people? They must be from your time in iraq, but you haven’t told me much about your time there. It’s almost like you locked it away. Look, I know that I told everyone that I accepted the fact that you were gone, but… I just — I can’T. I can’t stop this feeling in my heart that you are out there somewhere…alive.

[ Sighs ]

Billy: Rey, I really don’t have the time or the patience for more baseless accusations right now.

Rey: Oh, you got it all wrong. I’m here about an accusation that adam made. He said that you were trying to blackmail him and victor, threatening to release that article about ashland locke unless they backed off your company.

Billy: You got to be kidding. This is one big plot by victor and adam to sabotage our company.

Rey: Well, it looks like you made good on your threat. I saw you published the article.

Billy: My e-mail was hacked, and a message was sent to one of our reporters, giving authorization to release a story that we never intended to publish. You should check our website right now. There’s a full retraction on there, vetted by our lawyers. But you’re sitting here telling me that adam is accusing me of blackmail.

Lily: Okay, rey, you have to explain where this is coming from and why you’re taking adam seriously.

Rey: Adam actually has a recording of you confronting him and threatening to release that article unless they back off chanccomm.

Billy: Well, adam can claim whatever he wants. Newmans are the real criminals here. Most bladder leak pads were similar.

Rey: Well, unfortunately for you…adam gave me the recording.

Billy: Honestly, adam, I’m a little bit concerned for you. And I’m gonna be generous. I’m gonna take it easy. We have one of our best reporters crafting the story as we speak. But I won’t publish it if…

Adam: If?

Billy: …You, victor, and ashland cease all operations of attacking chanccomm. It’s as simple as that. That’s taken out of context. What you’re listening to right there is a — a business negotiation, and that is not admissible in court. I did not give them authorization to record me.

Rey: There’s more. There’s a video sent by jesse gaines that supports their claim of blackmail. Do you need to see it to refresh your memory?

Lily: Okay, okay, this is enough. Is this an official interrogation? I mean, do we have to call lawyers here? Like, what exactly do you want, rey?

Billy: Hits just keep on coming, don’t they? Newmans have covered all their bases. So what now, rey, you here to arrest me?

Adam: Well, welcome back.

Ashland: Thank you.

Adam: You look energized. Hope that glow isn’t all about besting billy. I hope there was some good news with your trip to the clinic in peru.

Ashland: I was put on an experimental protocol, and I’ve already received a full regimen of the treatment.

Adam: Well, I am glad to hear that. I’m sure victoria’s relieved, as well.

Ashland: Yes, we’re both feeling very positive. I’m actually happier for her than I am for myself. You’ll never get her to admit it, but this illness has taken quite a toll on her.

Adam: I’m sure it has. Well, my sister’s obviously very much in love.

Ashland: That makes two of us. I’ve been keeping up on everything going on around here, and it looks like it’s all on track.

Adam: Victor and I have done our part, so next move is yours.

Ashland: I’ve already set it in motion. I almost feel bad kicking billy when he’s down. Almost.

Adam: Almost.

Victor: I texted her. And abby is not returning any of my calls. I mean, do you remember anything she might have said that would leave us a clue as to where she went?

Devon: Not about where she was going. The only thing she said to me is that she was considering getting out of town so she can clear her head. But you remember that just a few days ago, she was talking about flying to valencia, spain.

Victor: Yeah, but wait a minute, I thought you had talked her out of that and that she was beginning to accept the notion that chance was gone.

Devon: I hope that we did, but what if we didn’t and that’s what she’s gone and done?

Victor: [ Sighs ]

Nikki: Oh, devon, so good to see you.

Devon: Hey.

Nikki: Is everything alright with the baby?

Devon: Oh, yeah, yeah. He’s just taking a nap right now.

Nikki: So, what’s going on? I can tell that you’re both concerned about something.

Victor: Yeah, well, abby has taken off without telling anyone where she has gone.

Devon: We’re both worried that she hasn’t accepted chance’s death the way we hoped.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Well, now I’m worried, too. Victor, isn’t there some way you can find out where she is?

Victor: Well, she didn’t take the newman jet. But I guess I’ll have my people find out if she took any commercial airline.

Devon: And you know what? I’m gonna do some digging myself.

Victor: Okay. This has got me worried. Let’s keep in touch, okay?

Devon: Absolutely.

Nikki: Oh, devon, wait. I’d like to talk to you for a minute if you don’t mind.

Abby: Come on, chance, talk to me. Tell me how these things can bring me to you. This medal is for bravery, and now I’m the one who’s supposed to be brave. How could you have just left us like this?

Chance: I didn’t deserve this medal. Someday, I want to give it to the people who really deserve it.

Abby: Oh. That’s right. You said this was for a rescue mission, that you transported troops back to the base after a bomb went off. You said that you weren’t the real hero that day.

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Abby: You said the real heroes that day were the medics who saved so many lives in that field hospital.

Chance: Errol and kim — they treated me like their son. They deserved that medal.

Abby: That’s right, you said there was a couple and they were medics in your unit in iraq, and they treated you like family. You said that one day, you wanted to give this to them in person.

Chance: They would do anything for me.

Abby: You said you kept in touch with them, even after they retired, but to where? The letters. Letters.

Nikki: Oh, he’s sleeping. Hi, sweet boy. Well, please have a seat.

Devon: Sure.

Nikki: Victor tells me that you’re taking care of dominic basically all on your own.

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

Nikki: I really admire what you’re doing. That’s a lot of responsibility to take on.

Devon: Yeah, it is. Are you worried about me?

Nikki: Oh, are you kidding? To the contrary. I know that you’re wonderful with the baby, and I’ve told victor as much. It’s really very kind and brave.

Devon: I mean, you know that dominic and abby are both my family now, so…

Nikki: I want you to know that you don’t have to do it all by yourself. Just ask if you need help. Single parenthood is not easy.

Devon: Yeah, I know, but I’m not alone.

Nikki: Well, no, I know that amanda just moved in and moses has been living with you.

Devon: Right, yeah, and they’re both very, very helpful, very helpful, very supportive. Although I have no intention on leaning on them for anything. I’m good. I got it under control.

Nikki: I’m sure that you do. But you’re also very busy running a company, and everybody needs help. It really does take a village.

Devon: Yeah, that’s very true, but you know that abby also has arranged for the nanny to come and help me, too.

Nikki: Oh, that’s good.

Devon: Yeah.

Nikki: But still, I want you to think of me as another resource. I’m — I’m here to help with anything. Just call on me if you need me.

Devon: Absolutely, of course.

Nikki: We don’t know where abby is or how long she’ll be gone, but if you really want to be there for dominic, you need to know that you have a lot of support around you, just in case you need to keep it up for a while.

Devon: Yeah.

Moses: Man, I mean, I knew devon had helped out by becoming a donor, but I had no idea about abby losing her first child.

Faith: It was terrible. She was so crushed.

Moses: That’s so sad. I mean, she finally gets her happy, healthy baby, and then loses her husband.

Faith: Yeah. She’s so devastated by it that she can’t even take care of the baby that she and chance wanted so much. It’s like she lost dominic, too.

Moses: Well, if it makes you feel better, dominic’s doing okay. Devon’s in full-on dad mode.

Faith: That’s incredible that he’d just drop everything to help a friend like that.

Moses: Devon’s the best. He’s been trying to fill in as a father figure for me since he knows what it’s like growing up without a dad, and I’m sure he’ll be there for dominic, too, since he kind of is his dad now.

Faith: Dominic never met chance. He’ll never know or remember the father that he lost. But with abby, it’s different. Who knows how long it’ll take for her to get over this, if she ever does.

Moses: Yeah.

Faith: [ Sighs ]

Rey: I’m not here to arrest you.

Lily: Then what is this about?

Rey: I have to investigate these dueling accusations. I want to be completely thorough before I present anything to the da.

Billy: Well, I appreciate you not jumping to conclusions.

Rey: In fact, I’d like to see any proof you have of the newmans infiltrating your e-mail system. It’s a federal crime, so I’m happy to pursue any claims you want to file against them.

Billy: Yeah, our I.T. Team hasn’t figured out how they breached our system yet, but we’re working on it.

Lily: Rey, look at the bigger picture here, okay? This is all a very calculated move against chanccomm. Adam and victor have it in for billy, and this is their way of coming after him and our company.

Rey: I know that the two of them are from saints and the layers of deception and double-cross are quite clear, but I follow the evidence, so unless you can come up with some proof of your claim, my hands are tied. I’ll be in touch.

Lily: So now what are we gonna do?

Billy: There’s only one option.

[ Telephone rings ]

Adam: [ Sighs ] Well, hello, billy. What can I do for you?

Billy: Adam, you’ve made your point. What do you want?

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Billy: You, victor, and ashland have done everything you can to sabotage our company. And lucky for you, it appears to be working.

Adam: I got to say, it was a bad blunder publishing that article, billy. Now chanccomm looks awfully bad.

Billy: Well, you got what you wanted. Why don’t you go on and admit it? You hacked into our system, got us to publish that article.

Adam: Hey, you know, rey seemed really interested in those recordings that I gave him. You know, I really feel for you, billy. You never should’ve trusted gaines. Moral of the story is never rely on a blackmailer. That’s one of those hard and fast rules that I live by.

Lily: Adam, why don’t you just tell us what you’re after?

Adam: My advice is simple — fold and get out of the business that you are clearly unqualified to handle.

Lily: [ Scoffs ] You don’t think we’re really gonna do that, do you?

Adam: Hey, that retraction that you released, it’s even more embarrassing than the libelous article that you released. Reads like a pathetic attempt to create a defense.

Lily: We’re not gonna hand over the keys that easily.

Adam: Oh, we weren’t expecting you to walk away for nothing. Newman media would be glad to pay a decent price to take the company off your hands.

Billy: This company is not for sale, do you hear me? Especially not to someone like you.

Adam: You sure about that? I suggest you talk to jill, because if today’s news has the impact on your reputation that i assume it will, chanccomm is gonna be losing subscribers and your ad sales won’t be worth the cost of your company’s letterhead.

Lily: We are not going down without a fight.

Adam: Hey, if that’s what you’re looking for, count us in. We’ll be ready for it. Just be ready to be buried in lawsuits and legal fees. Even if you wanted to do some honest journalism, you won’t have the time or resources.

[ Knock on door ]

William abbott and lily winters?

Lily: Yes, yes.

You’ve been served.

Lily: Locke is suing us for libel.

Billy: Adam, listen to me, the gloves are off. Do you hear me? They are off!

Sharon: I’m really worried about abby. She was in pretty bad shape when I last saw her, and she must realize that because she left dominic with devon. Rey. Did you hear what I said?

Rey: Yeah, yeah, abby is dealing with a lot of stuff. But I’m pretty sure that dominic’s gonna be okay.

Sharon: Where was your mind just now?

Rey: I got sucked into a case that’s gnawing at me.

Sharon: Oh. Well, you want to run it by me? Sometimes it helps to bounce things off another person.

Rey: Well, sharon, it’s got low ethics and high stakes, but it’s not clear which side to believe. There may be enough evidence to arrest one party for blackmail, but I’m pretty sure doing so will just work into the other party’s hands. And I’m not about to be used as a pawn in their little chess game. It’s pretty clear that some underhanded business is in the works.

Sharon: Okay, you can stop with the vague generalities and the code words. If you’re doing that to protect me, I appreciate it, but I’m pretty sure I know who we’re talking about here — billy and adam.

Abby: Majorca, an island in the balearic sea. Not too far off the spanish coast from valencia. Sóller, there it is. A small port near the northwest coast. Okay. Yes, operator, I need a number. Errol and kim dunaway in sóller, spain. Yes, yes, please connect me.

Kim: Hola.

Abby: Hi. Is this kim dunaway?

Kim: Who’s calling, please?

Abby: This is abby newman chancellor. I’m phillip “chance” chancellor’s wife. Chance was telling me how much you and your husband, errol, mean to him. Look, please, I need to know if you or your husband have had contact with chance in the last six months.

Kim: I’m sorry, but you have the wrong number.

Abby: No, no, no, no, no, wait! I have something for you, something that chance wanted me to make sure that you had.

Kim: I really think you have the wrong number.

Abby: Do you know chance has a new son?

Kim: I’m sorry, we must have a bad connection. I’m having trouble hearing you clearly.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Operator, yes, I need to reach an errol and kim dunaway in majorca, spain. Yes, please connect me.

[ Line ringing ] It’s a clue. I know it is.

[ Sighs ] No one can deliver your mom’s homemade short ribs.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Abby: Yes, hello?

Kim: It’s kim dunaway. I don’t have much time. I had to step outside to call you back.

Abby: Why?

Kim: So he wouldn’t overhear. Chance, he’s here. Alive, but he’s in a bad way. He needs you.

Abby: [ Gasps ] Oh, my god.

[ Laughs ]

Billy: How insane is this? We are being sued for an article that we did not intend to publish, and every single word in that article is true.

Lily: No, I’m not surprised by this next phase of their very well-calculated attack. Bury us in legal fees and meaningless lawsuits.

Billy: Lily, it’s not meaningless if we lose our credibility. It destroys our company.

Lily: And don’t think for a second that we convinced rey to back off his investigation.

Billy: No, I’m sure that he’s going to talk to michael right now. But I do believe that he trusted our story. I think that he — he thinks we were set up, and he told us go get any information we can on adam so we can nail him. So maybe it’ll work out for us this time.

Sharon: We were at dinner together when adam came over and said that billy had blackmailed newman media, so I have a sense of what’s going on here.

Rey: Mm-hmm, well, now adam and billy are lobbing accusations at one another and engaging me in the battle.

Sharon: Well, if this is just business warfare, can’t you stay out of it?

Rey: Yeah, I wish I could. But it seems that billy’s pushed his tactics into illegal territory. Look, I’m trying to stick to the facts and not let my views of either one of them cloud my judgment, but, frankly, neither one of them look terribly innocent in this mess.

Sharon: You think both sides have committed crimes?

Rey: Well, there’s evidence against billy, but he’s also brought up some pretty valid countercharges against adam. He just hasn’t been able to prove it yet.

Sharon: Well, I don’t know what to say or think about any of this. You convinced me to stay out of the conflict between billy and adam, so maybe now it’s my turn to do that for you.

Rey: Yeah, I wish I could, but it’s my job. It’s my duty to follow up and get to the bottom of whatever’s going down between these two.

Sharon: No, I realize that, but I’m worried about you because if you’re right — and i am willing to believe that victor and adam would go to extremes to damage billy’s reputation — but wouldn’t your reputation be damaged, also, if you didn’t arrest billy?

Rey: Well, I didn’t say i wasn’t going to. I just don’t want to jump the gun. I want to talk through all these things with the da before I make any moves. And quite frankly, I’d like to end this war, not facilitate it, that’s all.

Sharon: Well, I admire your attitude, but did you ever consider that maybe it’s not your job to find a peaceful solution?

Lily: Look, relying on rey is not a viable strategy. We have to do everything that we can to defend ourselves.

Billy: Maybe we can try and get a newman onboard. When I finally talked to victoria, she was furious at me. She called me every name in the book and she demanded to know how this happened. She doesn’t know what they’re up to.

Lily: Or maybe she’s in on it. Look, I have to call the legal team back.

Billy: Victoria, I need you to, um…help me understand something. I need to know what ashland’s motivation is here because he is lying about his shady past and doing everything he can to destroy my company. And I need to know if you are on board at this.

Lily: Can we file one even though we don’t have any evidence that gaines is lying? Yeah, but locke confessed to the newman family, so maybe we can get one of them to go on record and tell the truth, you know? Would that work? No, I know, I know that — i know it’s probably unlikely, you know? We don’t — we — we need the evidence that, you know, that he’s lying, but we don’t have it. So —

[ Sighs ] Yeah, of course. I mean, we’ll keep searching. You know, we don’t really have any other choice.

[ Sighs ]

Louise: While the baby’s napping, I’ll run to the chancellors’ house and grab some onesies and his mobile.

Devon: Perfect. Perfect, perfect. I want to thank you, too, for being so flexible and being able to work here until abby gets back. I do appreciate it.

Louise: Oh, of course. It’s my job to take care of that little angel, wherever he is.

Devon: Oh, well, thank you so much. And also, you can take your time today, too, ’cause I’m not gonna leave for a few hours, so dominic and I will be just fine.

Louise: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: There you go. See you soon.

Abby: Devon, knowing dominic is safe with you is the only way I can do this. And I do need to do it. Not just for me, but for dom. Please tell him I love him more than anything in the world. I’m afraid this is gonna take longer than I thought.

Devon: Abby, what the hell did you do? Unleash the freshness…

Devon: Denise, hello. This is devon hamilton. I am, uh — I’m once again asking you to come out of retirement because I need your help. I need to find my friend, abby newman chancellor.

Victor: My daughter abby is missing. I need you to find out where she has gone and I need you to do it fast. Is that clear? Okay.

[ Cellphone rings ] Yes? Send him in.

Billy: We need to talk.

Victor: Well, now, billy boy. I wondered when you were gonna show up.

Billy: I bypassed the other two minions and I came straight to the source.

Victor: Ah.

Billy: Because, really, this is about your hatred for me anyway, isn’t it? Your son is nothing but a runt who’s along for the ride.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Adam has plenty of his own vitriol for you. As does ashland locke. In fact, you seem to collect enemies the way some people collect stamps.

Billy: Here’s the plan. It all stops. All of it. Your attacks, everything. You convince ashland to withdraw the lawsuit, and I step down from chanccomm.

Lily: Excuse me. Have you seen billy abbott?

Ashland: Don’t tell me billy’s skipped town already. He can’t take the heat?

Lily: Why are you doing this? Why are you trying to ruin us? Like, is this sport for you? Like, what do you gain from this? And I actually defended you to billy. And now I wish I never had.

Victor: Ah, billy boy. Why would you fold so quickly? You’re a gambler. You must have really had a bad hand.

Billy: I walk away, I leave chanccomm for lily to run. She doesn’t deserve to be punished like this. I’ll take the hit.

Victor: Really?

Billy: You’re getting what you want, victor. I’m down on the ground, you’re rubbing my face in the dirt. You want me to say it? I will, okay? I failed. Couldn’t hack it with the big boys. You win.

Victor: Well, I’ll be damned.

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Jack: Chance is gone? Killed while working undercover?

Ashley: I’m afraid so.

Jack: When?

Ashley: A few days ago, in valencia, spain. Christine came by to tell us in person, and we’ve all been reeling ever since.

Jack: Oh, my god, abby’s got to be devastated.

Ashley: It’s been excruciating. She’s been in so much pain, jack, and there’s nothing I can do to help her.

Jack: My heart goes out to her. I wish I’d known this. I would’ve been here to help.

Ashley: I’m sorry, I know. We couldn’t tell you any sooner because the spanish authorities haven’t been able to recover a body.

Jack: Wait, then chance is —

Ashley: He’s just presumed dead, but they did find some of his personal effects in the rubble. They found his watch. They found his wedding ring.

Jack: I get the — I get the picture.

Ashley: I’m sorry, jackie, i know you cared about him. I know you loved him.

Jack: Oh, god, he’s just a terrific young man. His whole life ahead of him. Just a tragic waste.

[ Inhales sharply ] Okay, look, I want to be here to support you and abby in any way I can.

Ashley: I’m gonna take you up on that. I’m gonna tell traci later today, but can you talk to billy about it?

Jack: Yeah, yeah, I’ll take care of it.

Ashley: Okay.

Jack: What about jill?

Ashley: Thankfully, nina handled that, but I’m sure jill would appreciate if you reached out to her yourself.

Mariah: Hello?

Ashley: In here.

Mariah: Hi.

Ashley: Good morning.

Mariah: Am I interrupting?

Jack: No, not at all. Ashley was just telling me the tragic news.

Mariah: Yeah, it’s, um… it’s just awful. I came to check on abby. Is she up yet?

Ashley: Actually, she left before we woke up. I’m not really sure where she went.

Mariah: Um, well, is the baby doing okay? Can I see him?

Ashley: He’s not — he’s not here.

Mariah: So abby took him with her?

Ashley: No, actually, the baby’s gonna be staying with devon for a bit.

Devon: Come on, buddy, you can do it. Give me a “B.” Give me a “U.” Give me a “R.” Give me a “P.”

Dominic: [ Burps ]

Devon: Hey! There you go! Good job, man. That was great. Oh, hey, I’m sorry. I didn’t know you were up.

Amanda: Oh, I wouldn’t miss this for the world.

Devon: Oh. I think he’s settling in pretty nicely. Barely woke up last night. And he’s so much calmer than he was at the mansion.

Amanda: Think that abby made the right decision bringing him here. You know, this is exactly what he needed — a nice, calm routine.

Devon: Yeah. I’m just happy that she trusted me.

Amanda: She’s so lucky to have a friend like you.

Devon: Just, you know, the fact that she even got to the point, though, of actually coming and leaving him with me just goes to show how much pain she’s really in, though.

Lauren: Here you go. One extra-hot triple-shot mocha with a dash of cinnamon, just the way you like it.

Michael: [ Laughs ] What did I do to deserve this?

Lauren: So many things. But let’s start with the superb job you did of grilling that defense witness yesterday. I’m just so glad I got to see you in court. I just wish they had been videotaping it because it was truly a master class in cross-examination. My love, you are an artiste.

Michael: Thank you for that high praise. I have to admit, it — it really does wonders for my mojo knowing that my biggest fan is sitting in the gallery.

Lauren: Aww. Is that so?

Michael: Yeah, it’s always a nice boost to have somebody looking at you adoringly. For whatever reason, I don’t always get that from the opposing attorney or the jury.

Lauren: [ Laughs ] Well, I hope not.

Michael: I live for that laugh, you know.

Lauren: Well, you are still the wittiest man I have ever met.

Michael: I’m glad I can keep you amused.

Lauren: How lucky are we that we found each other and that we still feel so much in love?

Michael: Extremely. But not everybody is this fortunate.

Lauren: Mm. Thinking about nick and phyllis?

Michael: Hmm. Our best friends are hurting, and there is not a damn thing we can do about it.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Hey.

Phyllis: Hi. This is, um…

Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah.

Phyllis: Well, um, you stay here. I’ll get a bagel somewhere else.

Nick: No, no, you were here first. I’ll go somewhere else.

Phyllis: You don’t have to do that.

Nick: [ Sighs ] You know, this is ridiculous. We’re gonna run into each other. Let’s just get past it.

Phyllis: Yeah, let’s get past it. I mean, you’d think that we’d be good at this. We’ve done it so many times.

Nick: I believe the best way to deal with something uncomfortable is to just face it head on. So…you want to have breakfast with me?

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Mariah: Why would abby leave the baby with devon? When was this decided?

Ashley: She made the decision on her own without consulting anybody else. Victor and I found out after the fact.

Mariah: Ah —

[ Sighs ] I’m just shocked.

Ashley: Mm-hmm. Well, we all were.

Mariah: Did abby give a reason?

Ashley: Well, mariah, she’s drowning in grief. I mean, clearly, if she’d asked me, I would have gladly taken care of my own grandson.

Jack: Traci and I would’ve been there for her, as well.

Ashley: Of course, and nikki and victor and nina. I mean, there’s no shortage of people that love that little boy.

Mariah: I wasn’t even in the running to be considered. Not after I admitted I got too attached to the baby. You know, I’m — I’m doing my best to put that all behind me. I’m trying to keep things in perspective. I guess abby doesn’t trust me after that.

Ashley: Honey, for whatever it’s worth, I haven’t heard anything like that from her. I think it was just natural for her to reach out to devon.

Jack: Yeah, makes all the sense in the world. Those two have been close for years. They’ve come to rely on each other.

Ashley: Yeah, and since we found out about chance, you know, devon’s been incredibly supportive and he’s great with the baby, so please don’t take this personally.

Mariah: No, no, of course not. I just went through my own trauma recently, and I get where abby is coming from. Sometimes you just — you need to take a break.

Ashley: Thanks for being so understanding.

Mariah: Well, I’ll — I’ll probably check on devon and the baby before I go to work.

Jack: Yes, and I have somewhere I need to be. I will get the news to billy, okay?

Ashley: Thank you.

Jack: Yeah. Want to walk me out?

Mariah: Yeah, absolutely.

Jack: Hey, hang in there.

Ashley: Thanks.

Jack: Be strong.

Ashley: Bye, mariah.

Mariah: Bye.

Ashley: Honey, it’s your mom. I know that you want to be alone. I understand that, but I’d really like to know where you are so that I can make sure you’re okay. So, if you need to talk, you know that I’m always here for you. Please just call me as soon as you get this, okay?

Lauren: Poor nick and phyllis. I really feel for them.

Michael: I know, so do I.

Lauren: I wonder what happened.

Michael: I was a little curious about that myself. I mean, it wasn’t their usual spectacular blow-up. No cheating, no big scandal.

Lauren: No outside forces pulling them apart. Maybe it just fizzled.

Michael: At least they don’t seem bitter.

Lauren: No, and I assume it’s more about who they are as people and what they want in a relationship.

Michael: Well, that would certainly be a vastly more mature way to end a love affair.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ]

Michael: Although probably no less painful.

Lauren: You know, sometimes it’s those quiet realizations that just sneak up on you bit by bit that are just so devastating. You know, maybe they felt like they were better as friends and parents than lovers.

Nick: So what looks good to you?

Phyllis: Um…the huevos rancheros or blueberry pancakes.

Nick: Strong. I am definitely gonna go with —

Phyllis: The spinach, mushroom, swiss omelet, get rid of the toast, substitute it with a fruit cup, and a side of habanero salsa.

Nick: How’d you know that?

Phyllis: ‘Cause I know you. You know, you’re a creature of habit. You only order two things on this menu. The other day, you had the bacon waffle. I know all your habits.

Nick: Yeah, I do only order those two things. Guilty as charged.

Phyllis: This isn’t gonna work.

Nick: What?

Phyllis: “What?” This. You know, us being pals and buddies. I don’t think we can get past this tension.

Nick: What do we do, then?

Phyllis: I don’t know. Cut to the chase? You want to cut to the chase and just say whatever’s on our mind? Or we could just forget the whole thing.

Nick: I’d really rather not do that.

Phyllis: Why?

Nick: Because I care about you and I would like us to try and be friends.

Phyllis: Maybe with time.

Nick: You know what, phyllis? Life is too short, so just talk about what is on your mind.

Phyllis: How’s your family?

Nick: [ Scoffs ] After 40 wrinkles deepen and skin can get uneven

Nick: Are you sure you want to get into that?

Phyllis: I love living dangerously.

Nick: Well, I know my family is, like, your least favorite topic on this earth.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah, that’s for sure. That’s for sure, but you love talking about them. They seem to always be on your mind.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Yes, they are.

Phyllis: So I saw the article that billy put out busting ashland for the fraudulent will. I mean, that’s a shock, right? But chanccomm’s number-one source, what, that gaines guy, says the whole thing’s bogus.

Nick: Yeah, I don’t know. It’s gotten crazy. I don’t know who’s telling the truth anymore.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] What does victoria say?

Nick: Haven’t talked to her since the story came out.

Phyllis: Oh. She’s giving you the silent treatment?

Nick: No, things are definitely better between us. Just trying to stay out of the mess, you know? I think it’d be for the best. Billy has not been able to do that, and he’s getting burned now, big time.

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? For months, I’ve been telling you to stay out of the mess. For months, I’ve been telling you to ignore your family’s lunacy. And now, all of a sudden, staying out of the mess seems like a great idea. Wow, awesome. Awesome. That’s incredible.

[ Huffs ]

Nick: You feel better? You got to say —

Phyllis: No, I don’t feel better. But I do feel fantastic that I’m not walking on eggshells anymore with you. That feels great. I mean, ’cause what are you gonna do, break up with me?

Nick: No, I mean, that’s not an option, right?

Noah: Thank you. Hey, how’s it going?

Tessa: Oh, it’s pretty good. How are you? Are you getting used to the gc groove?

Noah: It’s gonna take a little while to get over the culture shock. You know, the pace in london, it’s — it’s a lot faster.

Tessa: Oh, I’m sure you miss it there.

Noah: Actually, the real surprise has been how much i don’t miss it. Yeah, you know, I kind of like how things here are a little bit more leisurely, you know?

Tessa: I almost believe you.

Noah: I’m serious.

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Noah: Although I can’t really help but feel I’m running behind. Does that make sense?

Tessa: No, no, it does. I mean, it always takes me a second to re-acclimate when i come back from somewhere else, so…

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, bad news?

Noah: Uh…no, it’s — it’s not important.

Tessa: Well, do you have a minute? There’s actually something i want to ask you.

Noah: I’m on leisure time, remember?

Tessa: Great. I’m gonna grab a coffee, and I’ll be right back. Hi, can I just get a cup of black coffee, please?

Devon: Yeah, I’m gonna be working from home today. Yep, and can we see if my 4:00 P.M. Is okay with a video meeting, or we can go ahead and reschedule them? Alright, yeah, that’s it. Okay, thank you. Yo! Hey, before you go, I want to introduce you to somebody. This is the famous dominic that you’ve been hearing so much about.

Moses: Wow. I thought I was dreaming about a baby crying last night. That was real.

Devon: Yeah, man, it was real. It was — he had some things to get off his chest around 2:00 A.M. Did we keep you up?

Moses: No, no, it wasn’t a problem, but why is he here?

Devon: Abby needed my help with him because she asked if i can watch him for a little while while she’s dealing with the loss of her husband.

Moses: Oh. Okay. No offense, but do you even know how to take care of a baby?

Devon: Yes, I know how to take care of a baby. Of course I do. I used to watch after the twins now and then. Do you know how to take care of any kids or babysit?

Moses: Uh…no, not — not anyone this little. What a sweet face.

Devon: Hmm.

Moses: Wow.

Devon: What?

Moses: Dominic just looked at me and he totally has your eyes.

Devon: Really?

Moses: Yeah, no one’s ever mentioned that before?

Devon: No, no, I haven’t heard that one yet.

[ Chuckles ]

Moses: Well, don’t worry, he’s still cute.

Devon: Thanks.

Moses: [ Laughs ]

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Nick: I, uh — I talked to summer. I told her that we weren’t together anymore.

Phyllis: Yeah, she called me after you talked. She wanted to see how I was doing. She wasn’t smug. That was great. I mean, she didn’t think that we would last from the beginning, so…

Nick: Yeah, I remember that.

Phyllis: Yeah. She was sad. Um…but her wedding was magical. We had fun, right? That was fun.

Nick: Yeah, I’m really glad we got to share that. I mean, what more could parents want than to see their kids happy?

Phyllis: Yeah. I mean, she’s gonna be okay, right? I mean, she hasn’t learned from us, has she? We’re not gonna pass that on to her, our confusing relationship.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] She’s gonna be just fine. Really proud of that kid.

Phyllis: I am, too. So I didn’t tell her about chance. I know that the abbotts are sort of keeping it quiet, and i didn’t want it to get back to jack, you know, through the grapevine.

Nick: I’m assuming ashley’s gonna be handling all that very soon, if she hasn’t already.

Phyllis: She needs to.

Nick: Yeah. Alright, I, uh — I got to get to a meeting. Thank you for having breakfast with me.

Phyllis: It was fun.

Nick: Maybe we can do it again soon.

Phyllis: Yeah, maybe.

Nick: You want me to walk you out?

Phyllis: No, it’s okay. I’m gonna finish my coffee.

Nick: Alright. Have a good rest of your day.

Phyllis: You, too.

[ Sighs ]

Tessa: So I just re-signed with devon’s label.

Noah: Where you should be. Congrats.

Tessa: Thank you. It has set all kinds of great things in motion. For starters, I am releasing my first full-length album.

Noah: Wow! That’s — that’s incredible, tess.

Tessa: Thank you. Oh, it’s so much more work than putting out a single or an ep, but I — I’m really excited. Which is where you come in.

Noah: Me? How’s that?

Tessa: I would like you to design the cover.

Noah: Um, I mean, I’m incredible flattered that you’d ask.

Tessa: And devon is totally cool with it. He loves your work.

Noah: Yeah, that’s — that’s great to hear. It’s just, um…

Tessa: Uh-oh.

Noah: I’m used to having total creative control. And I’ve worked with devon before, and he’s great with artists, you know, has a great respect for the whole creative process.

Tessa: But…?

Noah: [ Sighs ] But I just got done working with my grandpa and adam on some design stuff for newman media, and, you know, they were kind of just breathing down my neck the whole time.

Tessa: Okay. Yes, but victor and devon?

[ Both laugh ] Come on, there’s on comparison. It’ll be a totally different experience. Okay, just listen to the album, see if anything sparks for you. I’m really proud of what devon and I have put together, and i think you’re gonna want to be a part of it.

Noah: I’d love to hear your songs.

Tessa: Okay, I will send you the files right now.

Devon: I take it abby told you that dominic was here?

Mariah: Uh, actually, ashley told me. She seemed a little taken aback that abby didn’t ask her or victor to take care of the baby.

Devon: Yeah, I mean, I was surprised, too. You know, abby just showed up to my door.

Mariah: How did she seem? I mean, I can imagine she wasn’t in a great state of mind if she felt like she couldn’t take care of the baby.

Devon: Yeah. I mean, I was — it was tough for her to admit that, but i think she left relieved knowing that he’s gonna be looked after while she’s getting the help she needs.

Mariah: How are you doing with all of this?

Devon: I’m doing alright. I am. Thank you for asking. He’s doing fantastic. He pretty much slept through the whole night. He finished his bottle this morning, and he’s just so much calmer than he was at the mansion. You’re in a good mood, aren’t you?

Mariah: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: Really are.

Mariah: Hi! Hi, dom. You a happy boy?

Devon: Mm-hmm.

Mariah: Oh, look at that smile.

Devon: I know. He’s been like that all morning.

Mariah: Well, I’m glad he’s out of that stressful environment.

Devon: Yeah.

Mariah: I can’t help my own feelings, though. I’m sure you probably know. I just wish that abby had come to me. I would’ve loved to be the one to look after dom.

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Devon: Yeah, I knew you’d be disappointed that abby didn’t ask you for help.

Mariah: Do you have any idea why she decided against it?

Devon: No, it never came up. But, hey, you know that you’re more than welcome to come over here and visit dominic any time you want to, just like you were doing at the mansion. And this is temporary, too. I don’t even know how long I’m watching him for.

Mariah: Have you heard from abby this morning at all?

Devon: No, just figured she was sleeping in.

Mariah: Actually, no. She left the house before anybody woke up, and nobody has any idea where she is. I tried to reach her, but she’s not answering any phone calls and she’s not at society.

Dominic: [ Cooing ]

Mariah: Oh, do you want to be a part of the conversation, too? You do? Well, that’s great, because i love talking to you. Do you have any idea where abby might be?

Devon: No, I don’t, but she did mention last night the idea of getting out of town.

Mariah: Out of town?

Devon: Mm-hmm.

Mariah: Without telling anybody where she’s going or for how long?

Devon: It was just a thought she was having. There was no definitive plans.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Nick just left.

Jack: I just saw him walk out.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] We had a friendly breakfast.

Jack: How did that go?

Phyllis: It was fine. It was civil. It was fine.

[ Sighs ] I don’t know why I’m acting like this. I’m okay with this, really. I’m okay with it.

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Jack: Look, if you don’t feel like company, I —

Phyllis: No, I want the distraction. Really, have a seat. So, why are you here?

Jack: I’m here to have breakfast with michael and lauren. I guess I’m a little early.

Phyllis: You don’t seem very excited about it.

Jack: Yeah, I’m not really feeling in the mood to socialize. I just got some news about my family that has shaken me up.

Phyllis: Uh, yeah, I know. I’m sorry to hear about chance. I really am, and, you know, i was there from the beginning, seeing those two, you know, develop a relationship, and i think that if anybody was gonna have a happy ending, it was definitely those two.

Jack: My heart just goes out to her. I…I know you think of her as a spoiled heiress, but she has had more than her share of heartbreak, terrible loss, real betrayal, and…I was so happy that she’d fallen in love with this guy. Seemed like he was a man that could help her trust in sustained happiness again, and…

[ Sighs ] And now she’s lost him.

Phyllis: Hey. You feel things deeply, and i know how broken up you were when kyle and summer broke up, and you’ve really been there for me, whether I deserved it or not.

Jack: What else would you have me do? Turn my back?

Phyllis: Yeah, but what about you? You know, you need someone to lean on. And I want you to know that i will always, always be there for you.

Amanda: Oh, what a wonderful surprise, running into the two of you.

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ]

Amanda: I’m sorry, am i interrupting something? No one can deliver your mom’s homemade short ribs.

Phyllis: No, it’s fine. It’s fine, we were just talking about chance.

Jack: Ashley just told me the news about chance, and i’m pretty devastated.

Amanda: I am really sorry for your family’s loss. Chance was an exceptional human being.

Jack: Yeah, thank you for that. And thank you to both you and devon for stepping up, for taking dominic into your home.

Amanda: Of course, we want to do everything we can to help.

Michael: Hey!

Lauren: Hi.

Jack: Hi, there. Right on time.

Lauren: Well, we try. How are you, phyllis?

Phyllis: Oh, I’m good, thanks.

Michael: Hi.

Phyllis: Hi.

Lauren: And lovely to see you as always.

Amanda: Oh, you, as well.

Michael: Hey, would you excuse amanda and me? Uh, we’ll just be a moment.

Jack: Yeah.

Lauren: Sure.

Lauren: Do you want to join us for breakfast?

Phyllis: Oh, no. Oh, I have to leave. I already had breakfast, but thank you.

Lauren: Oh, alright. Well, another time.

Phyllis: Yeah, definitely. Good to see you.

Lauren: Good to see you.

Phyllis: You take care.

Jack: Yeah, you, too.

Michael: Now, the defense will probably rest after sutton’s testimony. Then there’s closing arguments and jury deliberation, which i hope won’t go on too long.

Amanda: Look at you, you seem confident.

Michael: Mm, well, everything has gone well thus far. I’m getting some vibes from the jury. They do not like sutton. They don’t want to see him get away with this.

Amanda: I really hope you’re right. But let’s not forget, sutton is a career politician, extremely good at playing to an audience. I almost fell for his act myself, so I know how effective it can be.

Michael: Yes, well, the big difference would be you didn’t have me by your side to counter sutton on all his lies and evasive maneuvers, but the jury will.

Tessa: We haven’t done the final mix yet, but you should be able to get the vibe of the album from what I sent you.

Noah: Cool.

Mariah: Hey. Hi, guys.

Tessa: Hi.

Noah: Hey.

Tessa: What’s wrong?

Mariah: I just came from visiting dom. He’s at devon’S.

Tessa: Oh. Well, what is he doing there?

Mariah: Abby feels like she can’t adequately take care of him right now, which i completely understand, so she left him with devon.

Noah: Yeah, I can’t believe abby has to face this. I just feel so bad for her.

Mariah: Evidently, I wasn’t even considered to take care of him, even though I offered. Nobody trusts me anymore.

Tessa: Well, you know, i think it’s less that and more abby just trying to be sensitive after everything you’ve gone through.

Mariah: And what’s more, abby might have left town this morning without telling anyone how long she’d be gone for. I mean, you can’t just do that when you have a child, you know?

Noah: Do you know for sure that abby left?

Mariah: No, but nobody knows where she is, she isn’t answering her phone. What if there is an emergency?

Tessa: Well, you know, let’s take it one step at a time. Maybe take a few deep breaths. ‘Cause if abby’s gone, it’s only been a few hours, so there’s no real emergency quite yet.

Mariah: Okay, but if you were a mother, and even if you couldn’t take care of your child for whatever reason, you would still want to be close, right? To make sure that things are okay? I know I would.

Noah: It’s pretty hard for any of us to put ourselves in abby’s place.

Tessa: I feel like I can. Well, when mariah was missing, i couldn’t help but imagine what it would be like if she never came back. I would’ve lost my mind.

Mariah: I have to remember that everybody handles grief differently. But if abby did leave town, isn’t that just a little irresponsible?

Ashley: So I thought I’d see how the baby’s doing.

Devon: He’s doing great. He’s taking a nap right now upstairs. Abby left me with the baby monitor and anything else i could possibly need, so we’re good.

Ashley: Good to hear.

Devon: Yeah. How’s she doing, though? ‘Cause mariah came by and told me that she took off this morning.

Ashley: I haven’t heard from her, so I checked out her room and now I’m worried.

Devon: Why are you worried?

Ashley: I think she packed a bag. Toiletries are missing. Some clothes are missing. So I called the grand phoenix, i called the athletic club, just to see if maybe she checked in there for the night to get her head straight. She’s not registered at either place, at least not under her own name.

Devon: Well, listen, last night, she did mention getting out of town.

Ashley: Did she say where she might go?

Devon: No, she didn’T. It was like a passing thought she was having, and I didn’t think she was serious about it. But it kind of sounds like that’s what she did.

Ashley: Yeah, I think you’re right.

Devon: I wish she would’ve told somebody.

Ashley: Abby doesn’t behave this way. Clearly, she’s not herself. Motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts.

Lauren: You seemed worried when phyllis was leaving earlier. I assume it’s about her breakup with nick. So sad.

Jack: Yeah, we were all rooting for them to work things out, but they’d been building toward this for some time now.

Lauren: Hmm. I gather she’s been confiding in you.

Jack: Well, I provided a friendly ear, a sounding board, someone who knows her worst instincts and can warn her not to give in to them.

Lauren: You can warn her, but will she listen?

Jack: You know what? I think you’d be surprised. She has handled herself with real grace and poise.

Lauren: Do you think you can be objective with her? I mean, phyllis is your ex.

Jack: I’ve been a friend to her when she needed one.

Lauren: Good.

Jack: I take it, then, you disapprove of anything more?

Lauren: Look, I love you both, but to repeat the mistakes of the past? Those were tough times. She caused you a lot of anguish. I mean, the fact that you two are even friends today, I mean, that’s a miracle.

Jack: You know what? We’ve all grown older and wiser.

Amanda: I don’t know all of the missing details, but, objectively, I would say that you have a deep connection with jack. You know, and he’s been a huge part of your life all of these years. And you’ve told me how much you still care about each other, despite your rocky past. So, phyllis, have you considered the possibility that jack is more than a friend to you? So maybe you’ve never fully gotten over him.

Phyllis: I love you, too. That’s never gonna change.

Jack: Well, thank you. It’s — it’s not the same thing, but I appreciate the sentiment.

Phyllis: It is the same thing. I really love you. You’ll always be in my heart… permanently in my heart. So just keep that knowledge with you, okay?

[ Doorbell rings ]

Devon: Nick, hey.

Nick: Hey. Am I early?

Devon: We have a meeting, don’t we?

Nick: Yeah.

Devon: I’m so sorry.

Nick: Is it not a good time?

Devon: Dude, no, it’s — come on in. It’s fine. I just completely forgot.

Nick: You babysitting?

Devon: Uh…yeah, I am, I am. Dominic is actually upstairs taking a nap. Abby stopped by last night and asked if I would look after him for a little while while she gets herself together.

Nick: I told you, last time i saw her, she seemed completely overwhelmed. I appreciate that she’s, you know, reached out to you and that you’re there for her. It means a lot to me.

Devon: Absolutely. Of course. You know I’d do anything for her and the baby.

Nick: You know what? Kind of seems like you got your hands full. Let’s just reschedule this. Think I want to see my sister anyway.

Devon: Well, you know that no one knows where she’s at right now.

Nick: What do you mean?

Devon: Ashley came by earlier and told me that abby packed a bag this morning and disappeared, and now she’s not answering anyone’s calls or responding to texts.

Nick: No texts, no note, nothing?

Devon: Not a thing, no. And what worries me is, from the state she was in last night, she does not need to be alone.

Nick: We got to find her.

Devon: Yeah.

Ashley: Abby? Abby? Abby, honey, you’ve been gone for hours, and nobody has heard from you. Now, I know you don’t want us to worry, but we can’t help it. Call me as soon as you get this, please. I love you.

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Sharon: Well, this is lovely.

Rey: This is exactly what we needed. A night out, a meal.

[ Laughter ]

Sharon: Rey, it’s okay.

Rey: Are you sure you want to stay even with them a few tables over?

Sharon: I meant what I said when we walked in. I have zero desire to go someplace else.

Rey: [ Sighs ]

Sharon: You know what? Matter of fact, it’s nice to see adam out for a change, having a good time, even if it is with sally spectra. But I’m not gonna worry about her motives anymore. Not my problem. But judging by your expression, you’re the one who’s bothered. Would you like to go someplace else?

[ Laughter ]

Lily: So you made up the whole thing?

Gaines: That’s right.

Billy: The story about camilla rhodes leaving ashland nothing in her will.

Gaines: Lie.

Lily: And ashland forging a letter to steal her fortune.

Gaines: Lie.

Billy: I don’t believe you.

Gaines: It’s the absolute truth.

Billy: It can’t be.

Gaines: Well, I don’t know what else to do to persuade you that it’s true, but I put one over on you.

Billy: No, no, no, no. That doesn’t make sense.

Lily: So you went all the way to italy to drop a bomb on ashland’s wedding over a story that was a complete fabrication?

[ Scoffs ] I’m sorry, I’m not buying this.

Gaines: Well, it didn’t need to be true to bust up the wedding. Right? Locke would’ve been publicly humiliated, and I would’ve left the burden on him to clear his name. That’s why I went.

Billy: But you had the proof. The original letter from camilla rhodes before she died explaining that she’s leaving nothing to ashland in the will.

Gaines: Yeah. Well, it was a fake. I had it made. A guy I know in atlantic city. You thought it was real. Good. I guess I got my money’s worth.

Lily: Wait, so if — if you won’t back up these claims, then it looks like the entire chanccomm story is a lie.

Billy: Except it’s not.

Lily: We won’t be able to defend ourselves in a lawsuit. Ashland’s lawyers will bury us.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Nikki: How is abby doing?

Victor: Hmm. How is abby doing? Not well.

Nikki: Oh, dear. Well, that’s to be expected.

Victor: Yeah. Tell you one thing, grief can cause all kinds of bizarre behavior in people, can’t it?

Nikki: Yes, especially when the loss happens so suddenly, like it did with chance. It’s very overwhelming. She’s gonna need some time.

Victor: Yeah, and I’m gonna give her all the help she needs, you know? But I’m a little concerned about her after what she did this morning.

Billy: Don’t worry. Chanccomm’s not gonna be buried, ’cause he’s lying through his teeth. Aren’t you? The second that article is released, you struck a deal with victor, adam, and ashland to save your own skin. They’re paying you right now to say it’s all a lie, but it’s not. Ashland already copped to forging the letter. He admitted to victoria that he committed a crime. He’s not gonna do that if it’s a lie. And he’s been paying you blackmail money for years. The truth is, ashland forged that letter. He stole his mentor’s estate. And when you found out, he paid you to keep it quiet. It’s as simple as that.

Gaines: Well, you’re gonna have a hard time proving that’s true, but there’s one thing that’s easy to prove — that letter is a fake. And you didn’t have it authenticated, did you? Hmm? No. Test it. The ink, the paper — you’ll see. It’s nowhere near 30 years old.

Lily: [ Scoffs ] I’m sorry, this is crazy. I mean, you went through these extremes to get the upper hand on ashland. Really? A forgery of a forgery? I mean, something is not right here.

Billy: You didn’t go to these extremes by yourself, did you?

Lily: Wait, you think he had victor and adam help him or — not back then, but recently?

Billy: I don’t know. I mean, maybe he didn’t escape this tuscan wine cellar by himself. Maybe victor and adam let you out when you agreed to go along with their elaborate scheme. You can stop me at any time if I’m getting too warm.

Lily: Yeah, but if that’s true…

Billy: Then victor and adam put this whole thing in motion.

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Billy: Voicemail. Ashland locke, it’s billy abbott. You need to call me back as soon as you can. There’s an important matter that we need to discuss.

Gaines: Oh, come on. He’s not gonna call you back. What’s in it for him? He’s lawyers to deal with that.

Billy: You know, I knew that this e-mail hack reeked of victor and adam, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I mean, to me, it seemed like they’d be shooting themselves in the foot when they released this article. But now I understand it. They frame us for it, and then they sue us into oblivion.

Lily: Yeah, it explains why adam was so smug when you were threatening him. He was never in jeopardy.

Billy: And it also explains why you caved so easily when i said I wasn’t gonna release the article. You had a big deal planned with the newmans, didn’t you?

Gaines: Well, I can neither confirm nor deny.

Billy: You are a slippery son of a bitch.

Gaines: Careful, billy. You’re in enough hot water as it is.

Billy: Tell me what their next move is.

Gaines: I have no idea, but i am done. I am out of here. I am going far, far away, and this time, for good. And, hey, billy, as far as the deal between us, you don’t owe me anything.

Billy: Oh, thank you for that. You stabbed me in the back and you try and destroy my company? That’s very sweet of you.

Gaines: Don’t mention it.

Lily: Why did you even come here in the first place? Just to rub it in our faces?

Gaines: Maybe.

Lily: You are so twisted.

Gaines: Probably, but, hey, what good is a win if you can’t gloat a little bit?

Billy: Oh, this isn’t a win. Don’t kid yourself. Yeah, you may be walking away with a little bit more money, but victor, adam, and, more importantly, your mortal enemy ashland, they still got power over you. They still hold the upper hand.

Gaines: Yeah, well, hopefully, all that newman cash will ease my pain. Anyway, goodbye. Good luck. You’re gonna need it.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Rey: I’m not gonna leave the restaurant where my sister’s empanadas are still on the menu because of adam.

Sharon: I’m so glad the new chef kept them on the menu. I have missed lola’s empanadas. Have you talked to her recently?

Rey: It’s been about a week or so.

Sharon: How’s she doing?

Rey: She’s doing well. She likes the work. She’s reconnected with old friends, making new ones.

Sharon: And I’m sure it’s easier dating without her overprotective policeman brother hovering.

Rey: Oh, come on, I was never that bad.

Sharon: Mm…

Rey: Okay. Maybe I was.

Sharon: [ Laughs ]

Rey: I miss her.

Sharon: I do, too. We all miss her.

[ Laughter ]

Rey: Don’t you think it’s strange that adam is so happy? Why is he in such a good mood?

Sharon: It is strange, i agree.

Rey: I mean, we both read the article about locke that was published today. He’s on the board of newman media at the center of this huge scandal. He’s gonna drag adam’s company through the mud, so why does he seem to be having the time of his life?

[ Laughter ]

Adam: Don’T.

Sally: I — I’m sorry.

[ Laughs ]

Rey: What’s wrong with this picture?

Sharon: Do you really want to spend time psychoanalyzing adam?

Rey: You’re right. The less time we spend thinking about adam, the better our lives will be.

Sharon: Hey, let’s order some empanadas.

Rey: Sí, vamos.

Sharon: Whoo! They’re really good.

[ Laughter ]

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Sally: You have a history with sharon, right?

Adam: [ Sighs ] You know i do.

Sally: You don’t have any feelings about her being here?

Adam: Look, we’re not gonna go there, okay?

Sally: Okay.

Adam: So, stop.

Sally: Another forbidden topic. You’re just determined to be a man of mystery, aren’t you?

Adam: Are you kidding me? I am an open book. Go ahead, ask me anything.

Sally: Really?

Adam: Go for it.

Sally: Okay. What are you looking for in —

Adam: No, wait. Not that.

Sally: You don’t even know what I was gonna ask.

Adam: Oh, I know, and I — i can’t answer that. Or your next question.

Sally: Alright, what about —

Adam: Nope, especially i can’t tell you about that.

Sally: Uh-huh. Yeah, you are an open book, but all of your pages are blank.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Sally: That message made you smile. Are you gonna share?

Adam: Um…what do you think?

Sally: Well, can you at least give me a hint?

Adam: Someone said they’re on their way to meet me here.

Sally: But you can’t say who.

Adam: No.

Sally: The mysteries just keep on coming. No one can deliver your mom’s homemade short ribs.

Victor: So, abby packs up the boy and his things and takes him over to devon’s house.

Nikki: What?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: She’s gonna be clear across town from her baby?

Victor: That’s where she wants him right now.

Nikki: But what if… I don’t understand — I have a lot of questions right now.

Victor: So do I. However, ashley and I decided not to interfere with our daughter’s decision. That’s — she has a right to do what she wants. She’s the mother, you know?

Nikki: Oh, well, that was very reasonable of you.

[ Sighs ] I-I hope that this arrangement doesn’t last very long.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Abby left it open-ended.

Nikki: You know, I’ll bet that she’s gonna start missing dominic like crazy, she’s gonna want him to be by her side.

Victor: I totally agree with you. But apparently she’s not in the frame of mind right now to take care of the boy.

Nikki: It’s good that she recognizes that, but there are certainly other options.

Victor: Yeah. I could’ve jumped in and taken custody of the boy.

Nikki: Really?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: How could you have done that?

Victor: Ashley and I were designated as legal guardians of dominic in case something happened to chance or abby.

Nikki: I see. So you could’ve stopped her from taking the baby to devon’s, but you wanted to honor her wishes.

Victor: Exactly. Let us see how it all works out.

Sally: Okay, so we can’t talk about this and we can’t talk about that, and discussion of that other thing, you know, is completely out of the question. So where does that leave us? Want to talk about the weather?

Adam: Oh, pretty chilly outside. I mean, maybe it’ll be warmer tomorrow.

Sally: Okay, good, yeah. That’s a start. Scintillating. What about the local sports team?

Adam: Ugh, no.

Sally: Ooh, thanksgiving. What are you favorite foods?

Adam: I actually — I can make a mean pumpkin pie. My mother’s recipe.

Sally: Do tell.

Adam: [ Sighs ] I wrote it down for her when i was a kid. I still have it, actually. It’s one of the few mementos that I’ve kept. It’s a 3×5 notecard with my 9-year-old handwriting on it.

Sally: That’s so sweet.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: Why didn’t she write it herself?

Adam: She was blind.

Sally: Oh, wow, I didn’t know that.

Adam: Yeah. She cooked and baked mostly by memory. But every once in a while, she would have me come in and help her, and I always liked that. Thanksgiving on the farm was a big deal. Even those years when it was just the two of us, she always wanted to make it special.

Sally: So when you were a kid, did you ever —

Adam: Wait, wait, hold that thought. I have to talk to someone. I want to hear exactly what happened.

Gaines: Well, there are no big surprises. Billy and lily reacted just as suspected. They figured you and your old man were behind the publication. Billy stomped and yelled a bit, but he knows he’s beaten.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Good. Good, good, good. But you’re not done.

Gaines: [ Sighs ] Yeah. Don’t remind me.

Adam: Well, just execute the next step of the plan, and then you’re free.

Sharon: That was such a good kale salad.

Rey: That dressing’s my mom’S.

Sharon: I didn’t know that.

Rey: Oh, yeah. Lola “borrowed” a lot from mom.

Sharon: Well, I guess that’s what makes a great chef. You take a little from here, you take a little from there, and then you make it your own. Isn’t that right, rey? Rey.

Rey: Uh, we still talking about the salad?

Sharon: [ Laughs ] I was, yes, but I don’t feel like I have your full attention.

Rey: I am sorry. My mind wandered. That’s jesse gaines. I recognize him from the photo in the article. Whatever’s going down between the two of them can’t be good.

Billy: We got played. Victor and adam, they really one-upped us here.

Lily: With some help.

Billy: Yeah, sure, ashland and gaines gave them what they wanted, what they needed, but victor and adam, they were the masterminds.

Lily: I was talking about you.

Billy: What is that supposed to mean?

Lily: I mean, you were basically victor and adam’s accomplice. All they had to do was put some bait on a hook and cast a line, and you couldn’t help yourself. You had to take the bait. They knew you wouldn’t be able to resist going after newman media and locke, and they were right about you.

Billy: I’m sorry, do you remember that they declared war on our company, trying to destroy everything we’d built? I was trying to protect us.

Lily: Do you remember I told you to try another option, like asking victoria to intervene? But you had too much pride to ask your ex for help.

Billy: I asked victoria. She didn’t get back to me. You went to her, asked her to intervene. How did that go?

Lily: Well, at least I tried something other than blackmail, which was your only plan, and it failed spectacularly.

Billy: Yes, lily. I am responsible for this mess, okay? But you are partly responsible, as well.

Lily: Sorry, why is that?

Billy: Because you told me to do whatever it takes. Your mission:

Nikki: I agree with you, but I can also see abby’s point of view. She feels that she’s not up to looking after dominic right now.

Victor: [ Sighs ] I think it would’ve best for dominic to stay with us here at the ranch for a week or two.

Nikki: Absolutely.

Victor: I mean, I respect and I really like devon. He’s a very nice man, reliable man. I trust him. But dominic is my grandson.

Nikki: True.

Victor: Okay.

Nikki: But devon does have a special bond with the baby, and abby has seen that. So if having devon look after the child right now gives her a sense of peace, that’s the most important thing right now.

Victor: You kind of approve of her decision?

Nikki: Well, of course i would much rather have dominic be here…

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: …But I can see why she made the choice she made.

Victor: [ Sighs ] I guess so can I. So what I will do is everything I can for my daughter.

Billy: Again, it sounds like you’re making unfounded accusations. There is a world of difference between blackmail and a business negotiation.

Rey: Well, why don’t you tell me what gaines was using as leverage against locke, and i can decide for myself.

Lily: Okay, look, the truth is —

Billy: Gaines is an asset. Okay? He is a source, and we protect our sources because, truthfully, this story could be huge for us.

Rey: Okay. Listen, billy, if you’re withholding information that could be linked into an official investigation into ashland locke, that’s a crime. I’m assuming this has something to do with some criminal behavior on ashland’s part.

Billy: We understand that the statute of limitations ran out a long time ago on anything he would’ve done illegal.

Rey: Yes, but the information could still be used in civil suits depending on what it is.

Billy: Exactly. Or tarnish his reputation.

Rey: Which could damage the newman media and newman/locke merger.

Billy: Business pain. But again, nothing illegal. And since gaines wasn’t the victim of foul play, there’s really nothing for you to concern yourself with.

Rey: I hope not.

Billy: Thanks for coming, detective. You have a good night.

Rey: Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, those two meeting.

Sharon: Well, maybe there’s a logical explanation.

Rey: I can’t think of one. I originally thought that billy was using this gaines guy as a bargaining chip to blackmail victor and adam. But maybe adam made his own bargain with gaines.

Sharon: I don’t know why any of this matters.

Rey: The man who destroyed the reputation of victoria newman’s new husband is hanging out with her brother. Something’s wrong here.

Sharon: Can you please put the detective badge away for the evening? Not everything is a crime in the making.

Rey: Well, apparently, locke communications group was born out of a crime. So I can’t help wondering what’s going on.

Sharon: Look, adam and victoria have had a history of animosity between them, and they may have had a thawing lately, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were on opposite sides again.

Rey: Okay. Familial relations aside, locke is a board member of newman media, and this article is gonna affect adam’s company, so why does he seem so calm?

Gaines: I’m gonna do this one last thing, and then I am done. Nothing more, you got it?

Adam: I think I understand.

Gaines: You know, I am sick of you and your whole sordid crew. You and your dad and locke. As far as I’m concerned, you all deserve each other.

Adam: Yeah? What do you deserve, gaines?

Gaines: Every penny you’re putting in my pocket.

Adam: Well, the camera crew’s ready and waiting back at the office, so why don’t you stop whining and go put on the performance of your life?

Lily: Okay, yes, you’re right, I did say, “do whatever it takes,” but that was a knee-jerk, angry reaction after trying to broker a truce with victoria and adam and telling you a million times that blackmail isn’t the answer. Okay? I regretted it right away. Never should’ve said it. We should’ve never let gaines back into our lives.

Billy: It doesn’t matter if we kicked gaines to the curb or not. Victor and adam had this planned all along. They already flipped gaines to their side, knowing that they were gonna hack into my e-mail to authorize the release of the story.

Lily: Why did you even assign the article in the first place? We were never gonna publish it.

Billy: To make the threat seem real. At least then we’d have a story ready to go, okay? But again, it doesn’t matter. They would’ve hacked into chanccomm’s system and made it look like we released the story either way. Those two bastards were two steps ahead the entire time.

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Sharon: You’re doing it again, rey.

Rey: [ Clears throat ]

Sharon: Look, I understand that being suspicious and using your highly-tuned detective skills, it’s just who you are, and I respect that. But this is not your case.

Rey: That’s true, but —

Sharon: No, no “buts.” The only mystery that we should be solving tonight is what are we having for dessert and do we have any room.

[ Both laugh ]

Rey: The case of the missing tres leches.

Sharon: Hey, you’re the one that said we have better things to discuss than adam and ashland and billy, so let’s just enjoy our evening and block out the rest of the world.

Rey: Deal. I’m sorry I got caught up in whatever adam and gaines were up to.

Sharon: Well, thank you for making the effort.

Rey: And thank you for reminding me of what really matters. My attention is right back where it should be — on my beautiful, brilliant, charming wife.

Sharon: See? Was that so hard?

Rey: For the rest of the night, I will be completely devoted to you.

Sharon: Oh, well, ’cause that’s all I’m asking for, you know, just your complete and utter devotion.

Rey: Oh, you got it.

Sally: You really expect me not to ask any questions?

Adam: You can ask.

Sally: No answers, though, right?

Adam: Uh…probably not.

Sally: You know, this whole “keeping it close to the vest” schtick you got going on just makes me even more curious and concerned.

Adam: Why do you want to know?

Sally: As I said before, i love my job, and that is why i am very protective of newman media and I don’t want anything to hurt it. Or you. So whatever you’re up to, be careful.

Adam: I’ll do my best. I’m just not used to loyalty like this from employees.

Sally: Yeah, well, it’s not completely altruistic because i would really hate to have to go find another job.

Adam: Well, I appreciate the candor, as well.

Sally: Do more than appreciate me. Whatever your plans are, I can be a valuable asset. I can help.

Billy: Maybe we’re not in as much trouble as you think.

Lily: And why do you think that?

Billy: The lawsuit from ashland. It’s not the first, it won’t be the last. It’s the nature of the business. We already won the suit that victor launched at us because of the exposé on adam.

Lily: That’s because we had facts on our side. We don’t have that luxury right now, especially if gaines is telling the truth about lying about the whole thing, which it sounds like he is.

Billy: But it doesn’t matter if that letter is fake. Ashland committed a crime. We know that much is true, okay? He wouldn’t have confessed to victoria if it wasn’T. He wouldn’t have paid gaines all that money over those years. He wouldn’t have gave him a penny if he didn’t think that he had the original letter from camilla rhodes. Every accusation in that article is true. And I think we need to stand by that.

Lily: Yes, but we need to be practical. We can’t just take a stand on principles. There’s way too much at stake.

Billy: Believe me, I know what is at stake. I know what we could lose here. That’s why I want to keep fighting. We are in the right here, lily.

Lily: No, okay. The smartest thing that we have to do right now is get ahead of the blowback. Print a retraction, let people know that, you know, we were hacked and the article got released without our approval. That’s the best chance we have against a lawsuit.

Billy: Yeah, I mean, that’s the prudent move.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Lily: What? What is it?

Billy: [ Sighs ] Maybe your plan to save our company is too late.

Lily: Oh, no. You don’t get much time for yourself.

Adam: Thank you. And thank you for offering to help with my plan. It’s very generous of you.

Sally: Well, I meant every word of it.

Adam: I have no doubt. I am very grateful that you’re in my corner.

Sally: Well, then put me in, coach. I’m ready to contribute to team newman.

Adam: I would love to see you in action again after your little coup with victoria’s dress. That was a brilliant move.

Sally: Well, there is a lot more where that came from.

Adam: I’m sure. But I need you to focus on the fashion platform. That’s the best way to contribute at the moment.

Sally: Really?

Adam: There’s nothing more to be done with our move against chanccomm. The wheels are already turning and they are spinning very fast.

Sally: Like your conversation with that gaines guy?

Adam: Exactly. And that situation requires all of my attention right now.

Sally: So it is serious.

Adam: [ Sighs ] You have nothing to worry about. Everything is going according to my well-conceived plan. And very soon, we won’t have to worry about billy abbott or chanccomm ever again.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Nikki: Oh, my goodness, who are you texting at this hour?

Victor: My sweetheart, just some newman media business i have to take care of.

Nikki: Alright, I’ll let you get to it. Don’t stay up too late.

Victor: I’ll be up as soon as this is finished, okay?

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Gaines: I would like to publicly recant everything attributed to me in the recent chanccomm article regarding ashland locke. The letter quoted in that article was also a fake. The fact is, I had a letter fabricated from camilla rhodes explaining why she left her precious ashland nothing in her will. But those were my words and not the words of mrs. Rhodes. The fact is, I have held a long-standing grudge against ashland locke, a hatred, really, so I made up those allegations and I told them to billy abbott and lily winters at chanccomm. Now, I still hate ashland locke, but he is, in fact, a victim in this matter because those lies should never have been published. Now, I regret my part in this deception, but I believe that chanccomm should have executed their due diligence and fact-checked what I told them. And if they had, this article would never have been published. But they didn’t do any digging into my claims. And I believe they had ulterior motives for that. I feel, ethically speaking, that I had a moral obligation to come forward with the truth because we, as a society, deserve more from our institutions.

Billy: I mean, enough of that. I’m not gonna get lectured about the sanctity of free press from that jackass.

Lily: You know, you almost have to admire the thoroughness of the newmans’ plan.

Billy: They have made ashland locke bulletproof. I mean, it doesn’t matter what comes out about that letter anymore. It’s been discredited in the public eye. He’s gonna come out smelling like a rose.

Lily: Yep. And they’ve painted us as immoral, reckless villains.

Adam: Well, why don’t you go ahead? I’ll — I’ll take care of the check. I’ll see you in the morning.

Sally: You gonna linger here a little longer? Why is that?

Adam: I just have to have a word with detective rosales for a moment.

Sally: Ooh, sounds official. Getting more curious by the minute.

Adam: I will see you in the morning.

Sally: Alright, see ya.

Adam: Bye. Good evening. Can I buy an after-dinner drink?

Sharon: Well, um…

Adam: Oh, don’t worry, i won’t be joining you. I’ll just have the bartender send it over.

Rey: Why you got to rush off? Got to go meet up with your buddy, jesse gaines?

Adam: [ Scoffs ] He’s no buddy of mine, believe me.

Rey: I can’T.

Adam: Well, of course not. But what you witnessed was just purely a chance encounter. I took the opportunity to rake him over the coals for what he’s trying to do to ashland.

Rey: [ Laughs ] That seemed like a pretty gentle raking. And we just happened to see his press conference at your office. So was that really just a chance encounter?

Adam: I think there is something that you need to know, detective.

Gaines: I feel, ethically speaking, that I had to come forward with the truth.

Nikki: You know all about this, don’t you?

Victor: My business to know.

Nikki: What about victoria and ashland? Were they in the loop?

Victor: Mm-hmm. Ashland was in on it from the beginning. Mm-hmm. But don’t you worry, neither ashland nor victoria will be hurt by this.

Nikki: How can you be so sure?

Victor: There was a risk of ashland’s story being exposed by billy boy abbott on his terms. That would have been very bad for both of them, and for our company. So adam and I stepped in. We got rid of the problem.

Nikki: But you see, I do worry because I know that everything gaines just said is a lie, and what he originally said about ashland’s past is true.

Victor: Well, the problem is that billy boy abbott was gonna use that against us, and that was gonna be a mistake.

Nikki: I think that you often underestimate him, and the problem is that he is a lot like you, especially when he is focused on something.

Victor: What do you mean billy boy abbott is a lot like me? What are you talking about?

Nikki: Okay, what I meant to say is that when he feels like he’s in a corner, he’s gonna go on the attack, just like you. And for that reason, I think this situation is far from over.

Billy: We are in the right. We have truth on our side. We’re not the bad guys here.

Lily: Billy, you tried to blackmail victor and adam.

Billy: That was to protect our company, okay? I was trying to stop them from coming after us. It was a noble cause.

Lily: It doesn’t matter. It’s still blackmail. As soon as you got with gaines and tried to use that against them, we were no longer the good guys.

Billy: I thought you weren’t looking to cast blame here.

Lily: No, I’m — I’m not, I just —

[ Sighs ] I had a bad feeling about this. I knew there was something too convenient about his escape story and showing up on our doorstep.

Billy: Yep. I wish I would’ve listened to you. But the good news is we know everything they have against us now. I mean, there’s nothing else they can throw at us.

Lily: I disagree. I think there is more to come. I think there’s an even bigger shoe that’s about to drop.

Sharon: Adam, we just wanted to have a nice, quiet dinner. I don’t think there’s any reason for you to discuss your meeting with gaines.

Adam: I’m sorry if I intruded on your evening. Uh…but this will just take a minute, and then I will leave. It’s important.

Rey: Okay. What’d you want to tell me?

Adam: Well, when chanccomm published that nasty article, billy contacted me, threatening to release it.

Rey: What sort of threat?

Adam: Look, I’m not gonna lie, newman media has been looking for ways to edge out chanccomm. We’ve been aggressive. My father doesn’t care for competition.

Rey: Yeah, I’m sure he doesn’T.

Adam: Yeah, so billy came to us, trying to use the article as leverage. In other words, he tried to blackmail us. Now, that can’t be legal, can it? Oh, right. The patent.

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Billy: Who could have got into chanccomm’s system and published that article about ashland without our consent?

Lily: I don’t know. I mean, someone on the staff who decided to take it upon themselves?

Billy: Why? We need answers, and we need them now.

Lily: I know exactly where to start.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Come in.

Sally: Is this a bad time?

Adam: Oh, I didn’t realize you were still here.

Sally: I wanted to wrap up a few things, but I am not here because of the fashion platforM.

Adam: Oh.

Sally: I just read the most fascinating yet unsettling article on one of the chanccomm websites about ashland locke. I presume that you are aware of it?

Adam: I, uh, just finished reading it myself.

Sally: And?

Adam: Don’t work too late, okay? If you will excuse me, there is somewhere that I need to be.

Sally: [ Scoffs ]

[ Cellphone thuds ]

Lily: So, we asked you here because you’ve been working on this story since the beginning, and we’re just wondering how this article got published when neither billy or I signed off on it.

Marty: I got an e-mail from billy authorizing its release.

Billy: I never sent that, marty. Lily and I haven’t even seen the story. We would never sign off on something with these kind of ramifications without seeing it first. You didn’t think to question why it wasn’t going through the proper channels?

Marty: I got a message from my boss that seemed pretty urgent, so I did what I was told. I’m sorry for any confusion.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Lily: Yeah, no, look, it’s — it’s fine. We’re — we’re all very confused, so, um — actually, can you forward me that e-mail that was sent to you?

Marty: Of course.

Lily: Thank you. Um, okay. Well, thank you, marty. That’s gonna be it for now.

Billy: Thank you. Well, clearly I was hacked. Who would do that? Who could do that? Not many people know that we’ve been even working on this story.

Lily: We need to figure out who knew and who would want it out there.

Ashley: Hi, abby. It’s your mom. I just got home, and I was so surprised it’s quiet here. Nina’s in bed, and you and the baby are gone. I was wondering — where’d you go? Um, just want to let you know that I’m gonna be up, okay? I’m gonna wait for you so I can see you when you get in. I love you, honey.

Amanda: Can we, um, get you anything?

Abby: No, um… no. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for — for barging in like this. I’m sorry.

Amanda: It’s totally fine.

Devon: Yeah. Just tell us what’s going on.

Abby: You told me to reach out if and when I needed help, and…I do, so here I am.

Devon: Okay. Well, I’m glad you did. What’S…

Abby: [ Sighs ]

[ Voice breaking ] I can’t do this alone. You were right, and —

[ Sniffles, sighs ] I — I keep trying to fight this feeling, but I am a train wreck over chance. And I can’t focus on the baby the way that I need to.

[ Sniffles ] And I keep trying because I love him more than anything in the world, but I just — I can’t give him the attention that he needs. And it’s not fair.

[ Sniffles ] So, please, I — I need you to take dominic and care for him until I can get my head together. Sweet pillows of softness!

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Devon: Abby, I know what a big decision this is. And I just want to tell you that I really admire you for having the courage to come and ask me for help and to be open about your feelings.

Abby: Well, this isn’t just about me. This is about — it’s about doing the right thing for dominic. And being with me right now — that’s not the right thing for him.

Devon: I understand.

Abby: I mean, you’ve seen what a mess I have been, my mood swinging from day to day, minute to minute.

Devon: Yeah, but that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Remember that. Okay? I do have to ask you, though — are you 100% sure that you want to leave dominic with me and not somebody in your family? ‘Cause I know that your mom and dad and nina — they’re gonna ask.

Abby: Yes, they are gonna ask me that, but, I mean, you’ve been a part of this journey since day one. I mean, you’ve been a part of his life. You’ve spent more time with dominic than anyone in my family. And you’re just — you’re so at ease with him. All I know is that this feels right.

Devon: I mean, then if you feel that way, abby, you know of course — of course I will look after him. I was — I’ve been thinking myself that it’s probably the best thing that he gets out of that mansion and away from all that heavy energy over there, so — and not to mention you deserve some time for yourself, too.

Abby: Well, I don’t know how long it will be because… I’m just in such despair. I think I need to take some time away from genoa city to heal. That way, I can come back and be the best mom to dominic.

Devon: Hang on a second. You’re thinking of leaving town?

Rey: I bet I can guess what you’re looking at.

Sharon: Oh. Hi.

Rey: Hi.

Sharon: Yeah. Um, billy and lily really decided to come out swinging. I mean, although this article is primarily about ashland, clearly they’re gunning for the newmans, too, by association. I was really hoping that both sides would find a way to keep the peace.

Rey: Yeah, me too. You know, I went by chanccomm earlier, and billy admitted the hush-hush story that he had in the works was actually about locke and gaines. He didn’t seem inclined to release it, though, at least not anytime soon. He said he was gonna use it as a private bargaining chip, which I’m pretty sure translates to blackmail to keep newman media in check.

Sharon: I guess something must have changed his mind.

Rey: Yeah. I’m wondering exactly what that was.

Billy: Gaines?

Lily: Is he in there?

Billy: Gaines! God!

Lily: He’s gone?! I thought you told him to stay put until he was allowed to leave town.

Billy: That was the plan.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Billy: He’s gone. Everything’s gone.

Lily: I knew this was gonna happen. I knew he would go rogue. Why would you think that you can keep him in line? He has no allegiance to you. He probably decided to take matters into his own hands and expose ashland’s past.

Billy: When I talked to him, I told him that we have more leverage if we keep all information about ashland private, and he agreed.

Lily: Yeah, or so he said.

Billy: Look, I know him, okay? He is a self-centered piece of work, but he’s not a fool. He knows if he goes public with this, victor is gonna come after him with everything he’s got. So is ashland. I mean, he’s got to be running scared right now.

Lily: Yeah, no, I’m sure you’re right because he definitely got in over his head.

Billy: Look, if he is fed up with me, why not just go public the way that he threatened to do it in the first place? Why hack my e-mail, make it look like it came from us? He could have got paid by anyone for all the information about the infamous billionaire ashland locke.

Lily: Okay, I’m not ready to write him off. You could be right. But if it wasn’t him, then who was it?

Billy: I’ll give you two guesses.

Victor: Well done, my boy.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Everything went off without a hitch. It’s a perfectly executed plan.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Adam: And you. You played your role perfectly.

Trelegy for copd.

Devon: Abby, when you talk about leaving town, you’re not thinking of flying to valencia, spain, and searching for chance, right? You’ve gotten past that?

Abby: Yeah. Yeah. I may not go anywhere.

Devon: Okay.

Abby: No, um… you know, that was a thought that popped into my head. But I have so many thoughts going on. I mean, I don’t even know what to do at this point.

Devon: No. I understand. But you realize that there’s a ton of people right here in town that love you that you can lean on.

Abby: Yeah. Yeah, I know. I just — I’m — I’m not in any condition to be the mom that dominic deserves right now. So I thought that maybe leaving town might give me a chance to heal, you know? And in the meantime, it’ll give me peace of mind knowing that he’s here with you. Well, with both of you. Amanda, oh, my gosh, I — I’m sorry. I — moses lives here, too, and I’m talking about…

Devon: Oh…

Abby: …Leaving a baby here with you for who knows how long. I’m sorry. Please —

Amanda: No, abby, abby, i want you to know that I would love to have dominic here. I want what’s best for everyone involved, including that sweet baby, okay?

Devon: And I know, too, that moses would feel exactly the same way. So you don’t have to worry about anything. You can leave dominic with us as long as you need to.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Thank you. I’m so grateful to both of you. And I’m gonna have the nanny come by and help, and obviously you’ll need more supplies than what’s in the diaper bag, so i have so many more supplies in my car. I can have the doorman bring them up, and if you need anything else —

Devon: Abby, you know I can get whatever else we need. I’m fine. I just want you to promise me that you will focus on taking care of yourself.

Abby: Okay.

Devon: Okay?

Abby: [ Exhales sharply ] Okay. My little man.

[ Sniffles ] You are gonna stay with devon for a little bit. Your favorite person. And he is gonna dote on you like nobody’s business.

[ Sniffles ] And I am going to think of you every second of every day.

[ Sniffles ] And I’m gonna come back to you very soon, okay?

[ Voice breaking ] I love you more than anything.

[ Sniffles ] My beautiful boy.

[ Sniffles, exhales heavily ] Okay.

[ Sniffles, sighs ] Um, thank you.

Devon: Of course.

Abby: Thank you for being the best friends and just being so understanding.

Devon: Of course, abby.

Abby: Thank you.

[ Breathes deeply ] Okay.

Devon: We’ll take good care of him.

[ Door opens ]

Abby: [ Exhales sharply ]

[ Inhales sharply ]

Billy: [ Sighs ] It seems like a very personal attack. It was my e-mail that was hacked.

Lily: Well, how secure was your password?

Billy: Very secure — a bunch of random numbers and letters. I’m not an idiot. I’m not gonna use my kid’s name.

Lily: I didn’t say that you were.

Billy: It just means that someone went through a lot of effort to make this happen, someone with motive, someone with the means to pay someone else to do their dirty work, and I’ll give you two names — victor and adam.

Lily: I know, billy. They’re always your usual suspect. You’re jumping to conclusions.

Billy: Lily, victor declared war to my face. Adam told me that they were coming after us. When I threatened him with the information that I have on gaines, he was very blasé about it, almost taunting me to come after them with it.

Lily: Okay, it doesn’t add up. Even if they don’t care how the article affects ashland personally, they definitely care about newman media and newman/locke. So, why would they shoot themselves in the foot?

Gaines: It’s not as if I had much choice in the matter or in the role I was given to play.

Victor: I don’t think you’re in a position to complain, okay?

Gaines: Listen.

Adam: I — I wouldn’T.

Victor: I don’t have time for this, son. I have some other things to deal with, so you take care of him, alright?

Adam: Hey, don’t give it another thought. I’ll handle things here.

[ Breathes deeply ] Well, the article is really blowing up online. All sorts of sites are picking it up. So, um, why you so blue? Didn’t you say you wanted everybody to know the truth about ashland?

Gaines: Yeah. Not like this.

Billy: Well, your other option was for us to release all the dirt we have on you.

Gaines: Again, not much of a choice.

Adam: Well, you saved your own skin. There’s no shame in that. Now get over it because we’re not finished yet.

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Sharon: The fact that billy would throw a grenade like this just shows how drawn he is to chaos.

Rey: Yeah, I wish I could disagree with that. But speaking objectively, the article is simply recounting facts about ashland. It’s full of evidence that locke committed fraud to steal and inherit camilla rhodes’ estate. Now, he risked exposing himself all those years ago when he committed that act. It looks like his past is finally catching up with him.

Sharon: It’s just shocking to hear that ashland created an entire empire based on a criminal act? I mean, I know he’s always been known as a ruthless businessman, but this is different. What do you think will happen to him now?

Rey: Well, the statute of limitations has long past, so he can’t be charged criminally. But civil suits can still be filed, perhaps by the will’s actual beneficiaries.

Sharon: Well, I’m sure that’ll happen soon. I wonder how this is affecting victoria’s marriage. Do you think that she knew about ashland’s past?

Rey: I have no idea. She’s either finding out about it now or she has been complicit in keeping it secret.

Sharon: Well, I hate to think about johnny and katie getting caught in the cross-fire between billy and ashland.

Rey: Yeah, well, let’s hope that victoria and billy can protect these kids because it’s gonna get really ugly, especially if ashland has the support of victor and adam.

Sharon: I can already imagine the newmans are circling the wagons, planning their retaliation, probably as we speak.

Adam: You know, we really have to stop meeting like this.

Sally: Well, you told me not to work too late, and I wasn’t ready to go home.

Adam: Yeah, I was a little too wired up to go home myself.

Sally: You seem to be having a good evening.

Adam: Mm, as a matter of fact, I am.

Sally: It’s interesting, considering the article you were trying so hard to avoid discussing earlier — you know, the one that billy fired off like a weapon designed to inflict serious damage.

Adam: Look, I wasn’t trying to get out of talking about it. I just, uh, had somewhere i needed to be.

Sally: Well, ashland can’t be too happy about it. It does not look good for newman media — or newman/locke, either, given that ashland built his entire empire on illegal activity.

Adam: Well, sometimes things aren’t exactly as they appear.

Devon: Got it?

[ Chuckles ]

Neil: Business? So you can put it away at the end of the day? Or you can go on vacation or you can quit. But a child? That’s day in, day out, every second of every day. It’s boring, it’s busy, it’s emotional, man, and it’s very humbling. And the love? You can’t even imagine the size of that love until you’re right there, smack in the middle of it. And if you’re lucky, you’re gonna have someone that you trust, that you can share that load with. Just the three of you in a little tiny family fishbowl that you created, you never could have anticipated it. So, no, I don’t think you have it all taken care of with some contract.

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

Neil: Hey.

Devon: Hmm?

Neil: What if that child really needs you? I mean, devon, really needs you? Huh? Illness, disappointments, hurt, failures, and then there’s the sweet stuff. First word, first step, high-school graduation, college acceptance. You know something? You get your priorities real clear really fast.

Amanda: Look at you. You’re a natural.

Devon: Hey. I don’t know about being a natural. I’ve just had a lot of practice the last few weeks.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Well, you definitely have a full house now.

Devon: Yeah. Hey, I appreciate you being as supportive as you’ve been. But I know that you didn’t sign up for this when you moved in here. So I do want to ask you — you really okay with this?

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Abby: Hi, mom.

Ashley: Hi, honey. Where’s the baby?

Abby: Uh, he’s staying at devon’s tonight.

Ashley: Why?

Abby: And he will be staying there for the foreseeable future.

Ashley: Was this devon’s idea?

Abby: [ Sighs ] No. It was my idea. I went to him when it became painfully clear that I can’t take proper care of my son right now. I just — I need to get myself together so I can be the best possible mother to dominic.

Ashley: I know that you’re going through such a difficult time, honey. I know you’re suffering. And I’m so proud of you that you realize that you need help with dominic. But don’t you think this is taking a really drastic step?

Abby: It just feels like the right thing to do.

Ashley: Nina and I have been helping you, right? We’re happy to step up even more, and you know that your father feels the same way. Everybody will help you —

Abby: Yes, yes, and i appreciate that. But why can’t you just support and trust that I made the right call? Why do I have to sit here and defend my actions to you?

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Amanda: I am more than happy to have dominic here, okay? I meant what I said before, and I mean it now, with all my heart.

Devon: Well, thank you. And thank you for not just going along with this, but actually embracing it. It means a lot.

Amanda: Listen, I — I know how worried you’ve been about abby’s emotional state and the effect on dominic. And I’m glad that abby found a way to heal herself and protect her baby in the process.

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: I really — I think it’s a good sign that she can be aware of her situation enough to ask for help.

Devon: No, I know, and I’m — I’m grateful that she trusted me with him.

Amanda: Well, I’m not surprised. You’re the only father dominic’s ever known.

Victor: Sweetheart, neither your mother nor I want you to feel defensive. Of course we agree that devon would be a good father. He would be very good, you know? Take care of dominic. But the question that we have is, why didn’t you come to us, ask our opinion, before making this very important decision?

Abby: Dominic wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for devon and mariah. And because of that, we share this bond that I — I can’t even really describe. Devon was there when dominic came into the world. He was one of the first people to hold him. He has been a constant presence in his life. And I know that dominic is still small, but I have to believe that when he hears his voice or sees his face, he feels comforted and at ease.

Ashley: I hear what you’re saying, and I totally appreciate it. And I know that devon has been incredibly supportive since we heard about chance. But can’t he have a more active role in dominic’s life without the baby leaving your home and upsetting his environment and his routine?

Abby: This is not a good environment for dominic to be in. I mean, I hate to say that, but every inch of this place is filled with sorrow and sadness. My intensity. Nina’s grief. And every single person that walks through the door is carrying their sadness over chance with them and their worry about me, and that is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Ashley: We’ve all made sure the baby was taken care of, though, honey. You know that.

Abby: I know. But it’s not just about keeping him fed and warm. This is about him being calm and happy in an environment filled with joy and love, somewhere that’s peaceful where he can thrive.

Victor: Well, you’ve made good points. I understand it all. But don’t you think not having dominic around is gonna take an enormous toll on you as his mother?

Sally: Alright, enough with this whole sly-guy routine. How are you so chill? Why are you not as worried about this article as I am? I know that you and your father want to ruin chanccomm, and this whole, I assume, ashland take-down was a preemptive strike on billy’s part. So, what’s gonna happen to newman media now that all this is out in the open?

Adam: You know, I could take your panic personally. It’s kind of an insult on our friendship.

Sally: And why is that?

Adam: Because I thought there was a certain trust between us.

Sally: I have a lot of trust and faith. But I like to back it up with certainty.

Adam: Sally, do I look like a guy whose world is crumbling around me?

Sally: I’m not gonna get a straight answer, am I? Alright, your confidence is allaying my fears, but not my curiosity. I still want to know more about what’s going on in that mind of yours. But I won’t ask because I know it will be futile. So I give up…

Adam: Oh!

Sally: …For now.

Adam: Thank god! Thank god.

Sally: So, why don’t we have a drink together in honor of whatever it is that put that smile on your face?

Adam: I think that sounds good.

Lily: Are the calls and texts ever gonna stop?

Billy: Not anytime soon. The story is trending now. I got three missed calls from victoria. I can only imagine what she’s gonna say.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. Wonderful. I won’t have to wait very long. She just texted me. “You bastard. Why did you do this?” I mean…

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, wonderful. Now ashland’s getting in on it. “You better line up your team of lawyers.” If you’re on medicare, remember,

Sharon: You know, I hope I’m wrong, but this article just feels like the beginning of a new dark chapter in an old war between billy and the newmans.

Rey: I can’t disagree with that, but there’s nothing we can do it about, and it doesn’t affect us directly, so I say we put it out of our minds and not let it wreck our evening.

Sharon: Good idea.

Adam: No more talk about billy or ashland or adam. Acceptable topics are you, me, better, happier things.

Sharon: Like me being done with work for the day.

Rey: Exactly. Did you happen to have a chance to grab dinner tonight?

Sharon: No, I didn’T.

Rey: How would you like to go on a date with your husband?

Sharon: That sounds like a great way to end this day.

Rey: Mm.

Sally: A toast to everything you haven’t told me… and to the glorious future of newman media.

Adam: And to the people who work at the company because corporations are only as glorious as the folks who work there.

Sally: Agreed. I’m still really glad that we can hang out like this.

Adam: Like what?

Sally: Just co-workers who enjoy the occasional cocktail.

Adam: Why wouldn’t we?

Sally: I thought that maybe that gossip site, the one that implied that you and I were an item, made you skittish to be seen with me.

Adam: Look, I don’t let a bunch of gossip dictate how i live my life. I thought you were the same way.

Sally: I am. I just would hate for there to be any more fallout from our association.

Adam: Hmm. By “fallout,” you mean chelsea?

Sally: I knew that she called as soon as that trashy site posted those pictures.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: How’d that go?

Adam: Um, I didn’t talk to her at first. But, um, I cleared things up later.

Sally: Well, that’s a relief.

Adam: Even though chelsea and I are no longer romantically involved, I still want to keep the peace. It’s important to me to keep the lines of communication open because of connor. And also I hope she’s gonna be working for the fashion platform soon.

Sally: Yeah, yeah. Chloe and I have been talking about that.

Adam: Mm-hmm. The two of you would be working pretty close. So I think it’s best if we keep things clean and above board. I just — I don’t want to give her any reason to suspect there’s something more going on between us than there is.

Sally: 100%. I couldn’t agree more.

Abby: Of course I’m gonna miss dominic terribly. But I know this is in his best interests. And isn’t that what being a parent is all about — putting your child first?

Ashley: It is, honey. I just don’t want you and your needs to get lost in the process.

Abby: They won’T. So, dominic is going to stay at devon’s for the time being. That is my choice. No second thoughts. So, as his mother, that’s my final decision.

Victor: Sweetheart, how can we help you? We want to help you, after all that you’ve gone through.

Abby: Look, I would love to have that conversation, but, um, later. I’m gonna go get some rest.

Ashley: Yes, go get some sleep, honey.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Good night.

Victor: Good night, sweetheart.

Ashley: I love you.

Abby: I love you both.

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ] That’s the last thing I expected to hear when I came to check on her.

Ashley: Yeah, I was thrown, too — probably not as thrown as you, though. Devon had mentioned that he thought he should take responsibility for dominic temporarily.

Victor: When did he do that?

Ashley: Earlier today. It was a private conversation. I don’t think he had an agenda. I do believe that abby made this decision on her own.

Victor: Ah, well, I respect that he wanted your take on things.

Ashley: I’m just worried, though, in her emotional state that abby’s not thinking things through.

Victor: I agree with you. I think she’s going to live to regret not being closer to dominic.

Ashley: Well, you know what? I think what we have to do now is just leave it alone. And if she starts to show signs that she’s upset ’cause the baby is not here, we’ll just bring dominic home. I mean, this is not set in stone.

Victor: That’s right. You and I will do everything we can to help her through this.

Ashley: Of course we will.

Victor: Okay. I got to be on my way, okay?

Ashley: Okay. I’m gonna go to bed. What a day it’s been, huh? Everyone remembers the moment they heard…

Devon: Twinkle, twinkle, little man

maybe one day you’ll be a band

[ Sighs ]

Up onstage, you’ll hear the crowd roar

then you decide you’ll play ’em some more

[ Chuckles ] You like that? You do, huh? I know you do. We got another music lover in the house.

Amanda: Yeah?

Devon: Uh-huh. We’re gonna have so much fun, you and me, while you’re staying here, starting tonight. We’re gonna go through this bottle, and then we’re gonna do some burping and then maybe do some laps around the penthouse until your eyes get too heavy and you fall asleep. And then, you know, when you wake up, I’m gonna have a brand-new song ready for you. Yeah. You had enough, huh?

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Sally: So, did you really grow up on a farm?

Adam: Yep.

Sally: Okay. Don’t take this the wrong way, but, um, you don’t give off that vibe.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Hey, I know how to milk cows, okay?

Sally: No, you don’T.

Adam: Yes, I do. And I know how to drive a tractor.

Sally: Okay, well, now you’re just showing off.

Adam: Do you have any special skills?

Sally: Mm. I can guess your weight,walk a tightrope, and juggle knives.

Adam: What?

Sally: My parents were carnies, and I learned a thing or two before I went and lived with my grams.

Adam: Okay.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, you just — you just get more interesting by the minute, don’t you? Okay, I have a question. You have to level with me because I’m curious.

[ Inhales sharply ] What’s in the funnel cakes? I mean, those things are just so wildly addictive.

Sally: Yeah, I’m having a hard time picturing the guy who introduced me to high-end single-malt scotch chowing down on what is essentially deep-friend sugar.

Adam: Hey, come on. In farm country, carnivals and county fairs — that was, like, the height of excitement for kids. And I was too young to be health-conscious, you know.

Sally: Okay, well, given that I grew up on nothing but cotton candy and corn dogs and lived to tell the tale, I doubt you did any permanent damage with a couple of days worth of junk food.

Adam: [ Laughs ] Wait a minute. Did your parents’ carnival ever go through kansas?

Sally: Um…I don’t remember. Why? Is that where your farm was? Are you wondering if we crossed paths as little kids?

Adam: I need to know this, okay? I got a perfect score on the ring toss one year, and I won the big — the big stuffed animal. But the people at the booth — they would only give me this tiny little cheap on.

Sally: [ Laughs ]

Adam: And I felt so cheated.

Sally: I’m sorry. That sounds like one hell of a villain origin story.

Adam: I-I need to make sure that your family wasn’t involved in this.

Sally: Honestly…it kind of sounds like something they might do. But there is no proof. So hopefully I won’t end up on your enemy list, next to billy abbott.

Adam: [ Laughs ] Not a chance.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Sally: I — maybe. We’ll see.

Rey: You want to go somewhere else?

Sharon: No, of course not. Why would I?

Adam: And you’re out there slinging corn dogs and…

Lily: Are you gonna let victoria know that you did not approve the article?

Billy: I’m not talking to anyone until I know who did this and we have a game plan.

Lily: Okay, well, we have to put out some sort of retraction immediately.

Billy: There’s no point. The genie’s out of the bottle. It’s not going back in.

Lily: It doesn’t matter. We can say that we didn’t fully approve the story or — or that, you know, the only reason why it was released is because we were hacked.

Billy: And we will look like a bunch of amateurs who are out of control.

Lily: We weren’t in control, billy. That’s the point.

Billy: One thing I don’t understand — why would ashland say, “get your team of lawyers ready,” when we all know that the story is true?

Gaines: Because the story is not true. I made the whole thing up in order to hurt you.

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Adam: Alright, it’s time to pull the trigger and blow this thing wide open. I’ll call you right back. I am getting really tired of the way that you keep barging in to my office whenever you want.

Sally: Sorry for interrupting your call.

Adam: What do you want?

Sally: Call it intuition or blame it on the conversation we had with billy the other day, but I feel like something major is about to go down, something you’ve been planning behind your closed door.

Adam: Sally, what happens in this office, it’s none of your business.

Sally: But it is, because i work here. So tell me if I’m wrong, but it feels like whatever it is you’re planning is tied to you and your father wanting to do some major damage to billy abbott and chanccomm.

Billy: Rey, I thought we caught up on our small talk at crimson lights. What brings you by?

Rey: You know, something you said before that I just couldn’t shake.

Lily: This isn’t really a good time.

Rey: Well, it’s not gonna take long. Billy, if you prefer, we can talk about this somewhere else privately.

Billy: And why would I do that? Lily and I are partners in every aspect, and I have done nothing illegal.

Lily: You know, this is my office and I’m not going anywhere, so why don’t you get to the point, rey?

Devon: So I spoke with ashley about what’s going on with abby and the baby.

Amanda: Yeah.

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: You told me you were worried that it might be bad for dominic to be surrounded by this much grief.

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: So what was her take on it?

Devon: She told me that there’s enough support at the chancellor house for dominic and that he will get all the attention that he needs, and then she brought up the importance of having the baby there at the house with abby so that they can bond during these first few weeks.

Amanda: Did you come around to her way of thinking?

Devon: Uh, I mean, I see her point, but I’m — I’m, you know, concerned still.

Amanda: So what are you gonna do?

Devon: I don’t for sure, but I’m thinking that I might organize a meeting with victor and nina and ashley.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Grandparent gang, huh?

Devon: Well, yeah, I mean, they’re the people who are closest to abby right now, and i think that we can have a really good conversation about, you know, the best ways we can all protect dominic and still look out for abby and help her through this. I want to make sure that we’re all on the same page when it comes to being aware of abby being overwhelmed or dominic being affected by the grief.

Nina: Look at that. Fast asleep and already in dreamland.

Abby: Thank you.

Nina: Oh. You don’t need to thank me for anything.

Abby: Thank you for being so wonderful to the baby.

Nina: [ Chuckles ]

Abby: And to me, even though my emotions are all over the place.

Nina: I am so happy to be here. Giving all my love to you and to dominic, it’s a wonderful distraction for me. So how you feeling?

Abby: [ Exhales sharply ] Like I want to scream and cry, but if I can’t control myself, how am I supposed to be the mom that dom needs?

Nina: Abby, no one is expecting you to take care of dominic all by yourself right now.

[ Voice breaking ] I mean, you’re dealing with a terrible loss.

Abby: Oh, nina. You’re dealing with it, too.

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Rey: My earlier conversations with billy set off some alarms. First he asked me to investigate a missing-perons case, and he’s pointing the finger at adam with no evidence. And then he claims it was all just a big mistake.

Billy: Yeah, I’m not seeing the problem here. I am saying that you were right. I misunderstood.

Rey: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: Adam has that effect on people. You should understand that more than anyone.

Rey: Yeah, that’s the problem, billy. You never admit that you’re wrong, even when you are, and when I pressed you about this sudden shift, you avoided my questions, especially when i brought up whether this missing person had reappeared or not.

Billy: Okay, so because i don’t want to chit-chat or own up to my mistakes, that makes you suspicious?

Rey: I know a dodge when i see one. And you were eager to cut our conversation short at crimson lights.

Lily: Well, he was meeting me. I was having a caffeine emergency.

Rey: [ Chuckles ] Okay. Well, now I’m convinced that you both are hiding something because he said that the coffee wasn’t for you, but for some reporter he was working with about a story.

Billy: What exactly are you accusing us of?

Rey: I think you’re still on the trail of this missing guy, gaines, and you’re dead-set on pinning something on adam.

Billy: Look, even if I was, we’re not involving you. You should be happy about that.

Rey: Not if you think that involving the police was a mistake and you’re gonna handle whatever this is on your own. Because that’s always a very bad idea.

Abby: Please forgive me.

Nina: For what?

Abby: Because I haven’t given you the space that you need to grieve. I have been so overwhelmed with my own emotions that… chance was your son. You are struggling as much as i am.

Nina: I’m just not even sure that I’ve fully accepted death — his death myself. I mean, I can’t believe I’m never gonna hear him laugh again or see that beautiful smile that could light up the world.

Abby: It just doesn’t make sense. How can he be gone?

Nina: It just comes in waves, doesn’t it? I mean, one minute, it just seems unreal, like a nightmare, and the next minute, it’s just too real, it’s too hard.

Abby: I know.

Nina: [ Sniffles ] What you don’t know is how desperately I wanted to get on that jet to spain with you and tear that town apart looking for chance.

Abby: You did?

Nina: Yes. It took everything I had not to go, but [Sniffles] I just knew it was too important. You and I needed to stay and take care of chance’s little boy. Risking our lives is just the wrong thing to do.

Abby: Then what’s right?

Nina: I’m just trying to get through the next 30 seconds. And trying to help you and dominic, I know that’s what chance would want for me right now.

Abby: Yeah. Well, um, [Sniffles] You’re right. Because [Sniffles] I wasn’t being strong, I had a moment of weakness, but, no, I need to get it together. I need to get it together for my son. He’s depending on me.

Nina: No, I wasn’t suggesting that you were weak. Please don’t think that. You’ve been incredibly strong through all of this. I just mean that you don’t need to put so much pressure on yourself.

Devon: I completely get where ashley’s coming from about the baby needing to be at the house to bond with abby. I understand that. But victor and nina might have a different take on the whole situation, and I just want to hear everybody’s ideas.

Amanda: Yeah, alright.

Devon: I hear a “but.”

Amanda: Devon, I want to discuss something with you, but I really want you to receive it in the spirit that it’s being offered.

Devon: Well, of course. You can say anything to me.

Amanda: In light of recent events, I think it might be a good time to revisit the paternity and surrogacy contracts.

Devon: I don’t want to overstep them, though. Why do that?

Amanda: Just hear me out. Like I said, legally, you have no say where the baby resides or who looks after him.

Devon: Right, I know that.

Amanda: But here you are, trying to assemble the grandparents and hatch this plan for abby and the baby.

Devon: That’s ’cause I’m in a position to help.

Amanda: Exactly, I know, and I know you’re trying to help. But I feel like I need to remind you that, if anything happened to abby, that kept her from being dom’s primary caregiver, custody would naturally shift to ashley and/or victor. They would become his legal guardians.

Devon: Okay, yeah.

Amanda: Yeah, so I want to know if you would like to use this opportunity to change that. If anything happened to abby, would you, as the child’s biological father, want to be able to petition for custody of dominic? Frequent heartburn? Not anymore.

Devon: Yeah, no, I — I — I don’t want to revisit the surrogacy contract ’cause that’s just not where my head is at right now.

Amanda: Okay, maybe not right now, but what about down the road? You might feel differently.

Devon: Dominic is chance and abby’s child, and I have all the confidence in the world in abby as a parent and as my friend, so I don’t — I don’t want to petition the courts to change anything if it’s not necessary.

Amanda: Okay. Whatever you want.

Devon: I’m gonna go check on abby, though, before I reach out to the family.

Amanda: Okay. Well, I have plans with naya anyway, so…

Devon: Okay, I’ll walk you to your car.

Amanda: Okay.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

Devon: What’s the matter? Did you forget something?

Amanda: Yeah, um…my filter. Was I overstepping? I’m sorry. Sometimes I just — I get too deep into lawyer mode, and —

Devon: No, no, no, no. You know better than that. It’s fine. I know you’re trying to look out for me. And I also know that this whole situation resonates with you, especially now.

Amanda: Yeah, testifying at sutton’s trial, it — it’s brought up a lot of feelings that I thought that I had dealt with.

Devon: I’m sure it did. There’s no statute of limitations on grieving.

Amanda: You know, my father, he wanted to raise me. He did everything he could to find me, and he wanted me in his life, but he died before he even saw my face.

Devon: I know. And now dominic is gonna have some of that legacy.

Amanda: Yeah, but he will always know who his biological father is. That’s priceless.

Adam: Even if there was a plan to go after chanccomm, why do you care?

Sally: This is my job, and my newly relaunched fashion career hangs in the balance.

Adam: Okay. You’re being a little dramatic, and you’re making this all about you.

Sally: I happen to like my job very much, but it is a position that only exists because of newman media, so if whatever you’re doing blows up, it goes away. And I can’t go through that again. I finally found my place, and i feel like I’m terrified that it’s all about to disappear.

Adam: I would never let that happen.

Sally: I’m sorry for barging in here and for running my mouth, but I would rather speak up than stay silent and regret it forever while all of my dreams just go up in flames.

Adam: I promise you, there’s nothing to worry about.

Sally: Prove it.

Billy: I admire your cop radar, but let me be very clear. I am not gonna risk everything we built by going rogue and doing something illegal. So you’re wasting your time.

Rey: That’s it?

Billy: Yeah, that’s it. Look, you got bit by the same bug that I did, okay? Hoping that adam did something illegal and, you know, maybe this time we could put him away.

Rey: Billy, why are you letting go of your suspicions that adam had something to do with the disappearance of gaines? You were so certain of this the last time we talked.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Rey: Okay, something is going on, I’m sure of it. And if you don’t tell me, I’m gonna use that cop radar to figure it out.

Lily: Okay, let’s just tell him. Alright? He’s gonna figure it out sooner or later.

Nina: When I said that we have to be here for dominic, i didn’t mean that should pressure you into feeling strong or whatever. I just mean we need to lean on one another, you know? We’re a big, complicated mess of people who want nothing but the best for that little boy. And when one of us stumbles, there’s always someone there to pick them up.

Abby: But I don’t want to be a burden to anyone.

Nina: You’re not a burden. If anything, we don’t want to be a burden to you. You’ve got me. You’ve got your mom and dad and tessa and mariah and devon.

Abby: The baby chancellor crew.

Nina: Yes. We’re all here to take care of one another.

Devon: She’s absolutely right. We are. Hope you don’t mind, I let myself in.

Nina: Hi.

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Of course. Come on in.

Nina: Yeah. We’re family.

Devon: Do you have a second to talk, abby?

Abby: Uh, yeah, yeah. Nina, I’m sorry, do you mind?

Nina: No, not at all. I was just about to give dominic his bath. Is that okay?

Abby: Oh, I’m sure he would love that.

Nina: Okay, good. Hello!

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Nina: Hi. You want a bath? It’s bath time. Oh!

Abby: Babies love a good routine.

Nina: Yeah, so do I, especially at this moment. Okay. Let’s get a bath. You’re gonna be the sweetest-smelling little thing in all the world. Okay? Yes, you are.

Abby: [ Exhales sharply ] I wish I could be like that.

Devon: Wish you could be like what?

Abby: So sweet and loving and light. The way nina is. She finds joy in the smallest moments. Nina smiles at dom, and right now, all I can give him are my tears.

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Lily: Look, we may as well tell him, okay? We’re facing this corporate battle. We don’t want him to be suspicious of us. It’ll be a distraction when we already have our hands full defending chanccomm.

Billy: Well, rey. Guess your cop radar is bang on. Look, the truth is, gaines is alive and well. And he came knocking on our door.

Rey: Why? What does he want?

Billy: Protection. He’s got the goods to take down newman media and ashland, and he’s worried what the newmans will do to stop him.

Lily: He wants the security that chanccomm can provide, so billy and I are weighing our options.

Rey: Okay, well, how does gaines plan on taking down locke? I’m assuming it has something to do with this damning information you told me about earlier.

Billy: Exactly.

Rey: And when you say he wants protection, I’m assuming that means he wants you to publish this information.

Billy: We see gaines’ information as a bargaining chip to get the upper hand on newman media.

Rey: By “bargaining chip,” do you mean blackmail? Because, billy, that’s a crime. One that sounds like you’re ready to commit.

Adam: Sally, I don’t think that I need to prove myself to you.

Sally: It would be nice. I need reassurances.

Adam: Haven’t I shown up for you so far? I gave you a job when everybody told me not to. I took you to italy so you could get your dress on victoria before she walked down the aisle. I mean, I stood up for you when people warned me to walk away.

Sally: Well, I’ve done the same for you. Which is why I think you should let me in on whatever the plan is.

Adam: There’s no upside to that. So just stay in your lane, focus on the fashion platform, and let me handle the business.

Sally: So I shouldn’t worry my pretty little head about the fact that you want to bring chanccomm to its knees? We both know that billy abbott is not going anywhere without a fight.

Adam: Newman media is untouchable. Therefore, you are safe.

[ Sighs ] In fact, coming out of what’s in the works, we’re gonna be better and we’re gonna be stronger than ever.

Sally: But something is going down.

Adam: Yes. And it’s going to happen quickly, so all you need to do is take a deep breath and focus on what is coming down the pipe for you and chloe. But, sally, most of all, trust me.

Devon: Hey. I don’t know if I told you.

Abby: Thanks.

Devon: Yeah. Moses, he gave me this demo to listen to of some kid he knew back in new york, and he just kept pumping it up like he was the next best thing. And he had me listen to it and give him my honest opinion.

Abby: And what did you think?

Devon: I could barely get through it, it was so bad. He was — he was out of tune. The guy couldn’t rhyme. It was awful.

[ Laughs ]

Abby: That is so sad.

Devon: It was embarrassing.

Abby: No, that moses’ friend put so much time and energy into something. I mean, now his hopes and dreams are crushed. He had an idea of what his life was gonna look like, and all of that has been ripped out from under him.

Devon: Abby. Abby, it’s — he’s a kid. He’s a kid. He has time to improve and get better or find out where his real talent lies, and then he’ll have a great life. Doesn’t have to be a sad story.

Abby: I hope you’re right.

Devon: I am, that’s how it works. I’ve seen it a million times. You take your energy and you point it in another direction, and the universe notices.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Devon: You don’t want to listen to my work stories, though, do you?

Abby: Look, I appreciate the distraction, but let’s get to the real reason why you’re here, ’cause you did not ask nina to leave so you could dish about some bad demo.

Devon: Yeah, you’re right. I didn’t do that. I came here so I could check on you and see how you’re really doing.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Well, um… I have my ups and downs, and i am exhausted, but I still can’t sleep, so I took one of those pills that nate prescribed me.

Devon: Did they work?

Abby: I fell asleep, but i slept through dominic crying for me. And I have no idea how long he was crying or how long he needed me. And I just — I woke up, and i felt like a failure. I felt selfish, and then, of course, I broke down again, and thank god nina was here. I mean, gosh.

Devon: The first thing you need to do is you need to stop calling yourself a failure. You’re not. And then you need to realize that chance was the love of your life, and you need to grieve him properly. And nobody is expecting this to be easy for you. And most importantly, you’re not alone. You’re not alone at all, so don’t feel like you are.

Amanda: Are you sure you’re up for this?

Naya: I’m fine.

Amanda: You really should have let me come to you.

Naya: It was important for me to come here, to get out of the house. I needed to talk to you without anyone else in the family around.

Amanda: What’s going on?

Naya: Imani filled me in on your testimony against my father.

Amanda: Well, I am sorry that it had to come to this, but i had to testify against sutton. I hope one day you can understand and forgive me.

Naya: Forgive you? I’ll do nothing of the sort. Amanda, I came here… to raise a glass to my brave daughter. For taking a stand against a man who controlled my life for so long and for getting justice on behalf of your father.

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Billy: Again, it sounds like you’re making unfounded accusations. There is a world of difference between blackmail and a business negotiation.

Rey: Well, why don’t you tell me what gaines was using as leverage against locke, and i can decide for myself.

Lily: Okay, look, the truth is —

Billy: Gaines is an asset. Okay? He is a source, and we protect our sources because, truthfully, this story could be huge for us.

Rey: Okay. Listen, billy, if you’re withholding information that could be linked into an official investigation into ashland locke, that’s a crime. I’m assuming this has something to do with some criminal behavior on ashland’s part.

Billy: We understand that the statute of limitations ran out a long time ago on anything he would’ve done illegal.

Rey: Yes, but the information could still be used in civil suits depending on what it is.

Billy: Exactly. Or tarnish his reputation.

Rey: Which could be the newman media and newman/locke merger.

Billy: Business pain. But again, nothing illegal. And since gaines wasn’t the victim of foul play, there’s really nothing for you to concern yourself with.

Rey: I hope not.

Billy: Thanks for coming, detective. You have a good night.

Lily: [ Sighs ] So it sounds like you’re considering publishing the story even though we agreed not to. We said that gaines’ story about his escape from tuscany was shady, so I thought we were gonna hit pause until we figure it out.

Amanda: I was worried that you wouldn’t understand why i had to testify and that you would be angry with me.

Naya: You did the right thing.

Amanda: Well, I hope imani didn’t give you all the gory details.

Naya: She told the unvarnished truth.

Amanda: Hmm.

Naya: That you said richard was a threat to sutton’s reputation, that my father had richard’s brakes tampered with so that your father could never find you and your sister, that sutton tried to record you admitting that you were only testifying for revenge. But you said that you only wanted justice for your father, and that’s what compelled you.

Amanda: I wanted to speak for him because he couldn’t speak for himself.

Naya: You did what none of us could do. You stood up to the great sutton ames.

Amanda: I guess it was easier for me because I didn’t have a lifelong connection with him. You know, I just met the man, so I saw him for who he was, who he is.

Naya: And I want to apologize for that.

Amanda: For what?

Naya: For abandoning you. For not protecting you. For not being a mother to you and your sister.

Amanda: It’s okay, we don’t need to —

Naya: No, no. I do. I feel so blessed and undeserving. Not only did you let me into your life, you stood up for me. You spoke out for me when i couldn’t speak out for myself. And now you’re taking sutton head-on.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] I guess I’m the trouble maker, huh?

Naya: Good trouble. It would have been so easy for you to turn your back on me and the family when you realized what your grandfather had done. And I wouldn’t have blamed you one bit. But you didn’T. You were fearless. You fought for justice for your father. The father you never met because of me.

Amanda: No, it’s not your fault. It’s sutton’s fault. He made you give us away.

Naya: I — I can’t let him take all the blame.

Amanda: Oh, yes, you can.

Naya: I’m not the kind of fighter you are. I agreed to give up my babies. Despite everything, you opened your heart to me. Now all I want to do is heal my heart so that I can be a part of your life for a long time to come and get to know the incredible woman you are.

Devon: When I lost hilary, you know, my whole world imploded. And I — I could have lost anything else in my life — it could’ve been my money or my company, my house — you know, I can replace all that stuff. You can’t replace hilary. She was one-of-a-kind. And my whole world went dark when she died, and the same thing happened to me after neil passed.

Abby: It’s like you’re in this pit and you know that people are there trying to help you, but you can’t lift your arms to reach them.

Devon: Yeah, that’s a — that’s a perfect way to describe it. And I took myself through it afterwards. I — I — you know, I started doing things that I know I shouldn’t have been doing, and hanging out with people that I usually wouldn’T. And I would — I would mask my depression so much, I started having damn panic attacks.

Abby: Look, if you’re worried about me going down a bad path, it’s not gonna happen.& My son, he is depending on me. I need to stay strong for him.

Devon: I know. I know that you know that, and i also know you’re gonna get through this, abby. It’s just gonna take time.

Abby: How?

Devon: With the love and support of your friends and your family. That’s how you’re gonna do it, because that’s how I did it. And I tell you, I wish i would’ve turned to them sooner instead of thinking that I could do it by myself. ‘Cause truthfully, abby, nobody gets through a loss like this without help. And you’re so lucky that you have so many people to help you and to call you every day and to come and check on you. You got to take advantage of that. You really do, and you have to know that it’s okay to fall apart.

Abby: [ Sniffles ] Nina said the same thing, but I can’t help but think that chance would want me to be strong.

Devon: Okay, well, then, you know what? Be strong sometimes. And then don’t other times. There’s no right or wrong way to grieve. And there’s no timeline that you have to follow either. And I know that chance would want you to feel everything that you need to feel.

Abby: Well, you are right about one thing. I am not alone. I have my son, and he is my number-one priority. I have to put him before anything I am going through. Want your clothes to smell freshly washed

Naya: This is nice. Being out with you.

Amanda: I’m so glad that we could get together.

Naya: We need to do this more often.

[ Chuckles ] I just wish imani could have joined us. But there’s plenty of time for that when you two officially open your law practice.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Yes, that will be a big step for my sister and for me.

Naya: Must be nice. Oh, before I forget, um, I have a friend I want you to meet — viola. You’re going to love her.

Amanda: Oh, is she a paralegal or a law pro?

Naya: No, interior designer. For your office.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Seriously?

Naya: Okay, don’t say no until you can see what she can do. And I have some ideas of my own on how to make your office look professional and cutting-edge.

Amanda: Oh.

Naya: I’ll e-mail you some pictures.

Amanda: Okay.

[ Laughs ]

Naya: Don’t laugh. Appearances matter.

[ Sighs ] My two daughters are hanging out a shingle and starting their own law firm. You’re building this on your own and you’re beholden to no one. That matters.

Amanda: You know you could’ve done it too, right? If sutton didn’t control your entire life, if you weren’t living in his shadow.

Naya: But I’ve got two brilliant daughters sharing the spotlight.

Amanda: You’re not the same person that you were when we first met. You are courageous. And you are your own woman now.

Naya: Thanks to you. You changed me. You changed us all. Our family has lost a lot over the last year. But we have gained so much more than I ever could’ve imagined. Thank you.

Abby: It isn’t right that this is your first lesson, that life is unfair. Because the world is filled with so much love and beauty, but with your father gone, all I can feel is pain. Pain that won’t go away. Emptiness because the man i loved more than anything in this world is gone. Am I gonna feel this way forever? Shh. It’s okay. Shh. It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay. Shh.

[ Exhales sharply ]

Devon: Hey.

Amanda: Hey. Mm.

Devon: How’d it go with naya?

Amanda: Oh, my — way better than I had expected.

Devon: Yeah?

Amanda: Yeah, she — she gave me this sincere and profound apology.

Devon: What did she apologize for?

Amanda: For abandoning me, for letting me grow up alone, for not being a mother. She says she wants to make up for lost time, and I know I told you that she apologized before, but this time, it was different. It was — it was deep and it was real.

Devon: Yeah. I mean, that’s huge for her to do that. How do you feel about it?

Amanda: I don’t know. You know, I think I’m still trying to process all of it, but it touched me, it really did.

Devon: Good. Good. I mean, I think you guys just kind of — your relationship’s gonna get better and better the closer you guys get.

Amanda: Yeah. You know, I never could’ve imagined any of this. Going into practice with my little sister, you know, being someone’s daughter, dating this incredible man. I mean, this is a strange new world for me.

Devon: But you’re loving it, right?

Amanda: Oh, I could get used to it. So, tell me, how did things go with abby?

Devon: Uh…things went alright.

Amanda: Yeah?

Devon: Yeah. We were able to talk for a while. She’s still having a hard time opening up, but I got a better sense of where her mind is at, at least.

Amanda: Well, devon, she has a lot going on, that’s for sure.

Devon: I know that. We talked a little bit, just about my own grieving process, and, you know, I told her that she shouldn’t expect just to bounce back right away from this. And she’s got to be okay with leaning on the people that want to be there for her. But…I hope she heard me.

Amanda: Yeah, but that’s hard for a lot of us. You know, being able to accept support, especially when we need it the most.

Billy: You’re right. Something’s not right.

[ Sighs ] Why — why does adam not care that we have gaines or the original letter where camilla says she’s leaving nothing to ashland in her will?

Lily: Well, you gave newman media a deadline, and we are about to hit it.

Billy: , But I’m not backing down, which is why I didn’t want rey in here breathing down our neck. I wanted him the hell out of here.

Lily: I think he’s gonna be keeping a close eye on us anyway.

Billy: There’s no doubt about that.

[ Cellphone chimes ] I just need a minute. I need a minute to figure out what our next play is.

Lily: Billy.

Billy: Yeah?

Lily: Check your phone.

Billy: Why?

Lily: Did you really release the story about locke forging the camilla rhodes letter behind my back?

Billy: Of course not.

Lily: Well, it’s been published.

Billy: Where?

Lily: On one of chanccomm’s news sites. I’m 53, but in my mind

Devon: Abby, what are you doing here?

Abby: You’re right. I can’t do this alone.

Billy: Lily, I did not authorize anyone on our staff to publish this story.

Lily: Well, I mean, could it have been some kind of mistake or miscommunication?

Billy: Not even our senior editors have the authorization to publish something like this without our approval.

Lily: Well, I mean, it’s out there. All of it. What ashland did to steal camilla rhodes’ inheritance, the letter from camilla that proves it — everything is in this story. I mean, chanccomm just launched a rocket at ashland and the newmans, and you and I had nothing to do with it. How the hell did that happen?

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Abby: I need you to take dominic and care for him until i can get my head together.

Adam: Everything went off without a hitch. It’s a perfectly executed plan. And you — you played your role perfectly.

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Lily: Did you hear back from victor or adam?

Billy: Nope, not yet. But I’m not worried. They know they have until 6:00 P.M.

Lily: How can you not be nervous?

Billy: Because I know what adam is thinking. This is a classic poker game. He thinks that I’m bluffing. He doesn’t think that we have gaines or the letter that implicates ashland. And he’s panicking right now. He’s on third-level thinking. I’m already on fourth-level thinking. Do you know what I mean?

Lily: No, I don’T.

Billy: In short, I am a step ahead of him. I don’t even know if he’s told victor that we have the goods on ashland and we’re threatening to expose him.

Lily: No, he definitely hasn’T. Otherwise, victor would have sent victoria here immediately to stop you. I’m surprised adam hasn’t already done that.

Billy: I think adam is actually looking for gaines. He thinks he’s on a beach counting his money somewhere. And right about now, it’s probably a good time to tell him that he’s mistaken.

Lily: Hold on. Hold on. Hold on. I think we need to just take a pause.

Billy: Why would you say that? I thought you were more than willing to do anything we needed to do to stop them from coming after us.

Lily: No, I know. I know what I said, and I meant it when I said it, but I was very worked up after seeing adam. And now that I’ve had some time to calm down and think about it, I — I still think that this is a bad idea.

Adam: Alright, well, thanks for the help again. Well, billy hasn’t left the building yet. He’s still in the office.

Victor: Who was that on the phone?

Adam: My source.

Victor: Oh. Okay.

Adam: I’m sure billy’s trying to strategize, cooking up some elaborate plan with a double bluff and misdirection. He’s probably working hard right now to convince lily that his plan’s air-tight.

Victor: To be frank with you, I’m a little disappointed in lily. I’m stunned that she is going along with billy’s schemes, you know? She’s neil winters’ daughter. I thought she had more sense.

Adam: Well, I think she does. She’s definitely the smarter of the two. You know, when she came over here to try to settle things, I offered her a job…

Victor: Uh-huh.

Adam: …When chanccomm falls apart, but, uh, she wasn’t interested.

Victor: Really? Not very smart on her part. She’s gonna regret that decision very soon.

Abby: Come on, dominic. Come on, baby. My sweet boy, mommy loves you, but please, please go to sleep. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. Yeah, yeah, I just need a little break, okay? Shh.

Nina: Is everything alright?

Abby: Yeah, yeah. Um, dominic needs a nap, but i can’t seem to calm him down.

Nina: Well, um, you want me to give a try? Sometimes a different pair of arms will do the trick.

Abby: You know what? Um, he just ate, but maybe he’s hungry. Is there any way you could warm up a bottle, please?

Nina: Yeah. Absolutely.

Abby: Shh, shh, shh.

Nina: Hey, um…do you want maybe I should call in the nanny?

Abby: No, no, no. Just the bottle, please.

Nina: Okay. Well, you want me to take him to the kitchen so you can have a little bit of a break?

Abby: I can handle this. Just the bottle, please.

Nina: Okay.

Abby: Come on. Shh, shh, shh. It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay. Shh.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Victor: So, what did billy give us as a deadline?

Adam: 6:00. If you want, I can play along and call him to, uh, negotiate to make him think that we’re stalling.

Victor: Mnh-mnh. Won’t be necessary.

Adam: No. But it would be fun to get his hopes up.

Victor: We’ll be hearing from him soon.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

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Billy: Okay, I understand you are not comfortable using someone’s past against them as blackmail.

Lily: No, especially when the person is the stepfather to your children.

Billy: I am not planning to reveal what ashland did in his past, okay? I made a promise to victoria, and I plan to be a man of my word.

Lily: Well, victor and adam don’t think you will be.

Billy: Of course not. They think I’m opportunistic and disloyal, and I’m gonna use their feelings about me to my advantage.

Lily: Okay, well, that doesn’t mean that we have to deal with someone as disloyal as gaines. We can take on the newmans ourselves.

Billy: You tried to talk to victoria about that. It didn’t go so well, did it?

Lily: Okay, no, I don’t have all the answers, alright? But I do believe in what we’ve built here as a company, and i think that we can handle anything they throw at us.

Billy: That’s the thing. I don’t want them to throw anything at us, which is why we need to strike first. Best-case scenario — they call a cease-fire. But they’re not gonna do that without incentive.

Lily: I’m just worried that you putting this pressure on them is gonna anger them even more and make them come at us even harder.

Billy: Okay, but I think you’re underestimating how badly they want to protect ashland’s reputation and, by extension, newman media’s reputation. Look, the fact is, locke can’t be charged for his past crimes, okay? But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t open them up to a whole slew of other lawsuits and, in turn, make them vulnerable.

Lily: Yeah, no, you’re right. I mean, they would be swamped by litigations, and it wouldn’t be good for harrison to grow up with that kind of legacy.

Billy: Exactly. And adam and victor are gonna do everything they can to avoid that, which is why they’re gonna keep this quiet.

Lily: But what if gaines doesn’t go along with it? All he wants is to destroy ashland. I mean, he could go rogue.

Billy: I can control gaines.

Lily: Really? Like you did in tuscany?

Billy: That was a misunderstanding. I am confident that I can get gaines to go along with this plan, which is exactly why i need to go talk to him right now.

Lily: Okay, well, I think i should go with you.

Billy: No. That’s not a good idea.

Lily: Well, what if I insist?

Devon: Hey. Is this a bad time?

Billy: No, not at all. It’s a perfect time. I’ve got to run out, but lily’s looking forward to catching up with you.

[ Smooches ] I’ll see you in a little bit.

Devon: What’s going on?

Sally: Ashley abbott. Wow, you are the last person i expected to see.

Ashley: I don’t think you expected to get caught.

Sally: I wasn’t up to anything. I work here now.

Ashley: Yeah. I heard.

Sally: Well, I was just waiting for adam to get done with his meeting with victor so he could sign these purchase reports for our upcoming photo shoots.

Ashley: I have some things to discuss with victor, and it might take a while, so I suggest you find something else to do. Elsewhere, perhaps.

Sally: Yes. Thank you for the suggestion.

[ Knock on door ]

Victor: Yes? My goodness. What a surprise.

Ashley: Hi. I wanted to give you an update on abby.

Adam: Um, would you like for me to give you some privacy while you talk?

Victor: Yes. Thank you.

Ashley: Yeah. I’d like to speak with victor alone.

Adam: Okay. Um, I can handle our lunch meeting on my own.

Victor: Thank you, adam.

Adam: Hey, for the record, i think, um, chance was a hell of a guy. I’d never met anyone with such integrity and a sense of duty. And I feel terrible for abby. The whole reason I haven’t gone over there and seen her is ’cause, um, I don’t want to upset her.

Ashley: Okay. I’ll pass on your condolences.

[ Door closes ]

Victor: What’s the story with our daughter?

Ashley: Nina told me that abby wanted to go to spain to find chance and that victoria talked her out of it.

Victor: Yeah. I was aware of abby’s plan, okay? I asked victoria to try to persuade her sister not to follow through with her plan. And I’m relieved to find out that it worked.

Ashley: Yes, but now that abby seems to be accepting the fact that chance is gone, I’m concerned that she’s just gonna get crushed by her grief.

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ]

Nina: Here we go. Oh, I hope it helps.

Abby: Thank you, thank you, thank you. And thank you for everything that you’ve done for me. I — I honestly — I don’t know what I would do without you.

Nina: Well, you know, I can do more. I can feed him if you want to take a little rest.

Abby: I can feed my son. I have been doing this for months now, and the news from spain about chance — it hasn’t changed that. Come on, dominic. Here you go. Yeah.

Nina: Of course not.

Abby: We’re just gonna have a little bit of a bottle. We are in this together. We can get through this. I know we can. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. Shh, shh, shh.

Lily: No, nothing is, uh, going on. Sometimes billy and I just have different points of view on how to run the company with details sometimes.

Devon: Yeah. Well, that sounds like a normal business relationship/partnership.

Lily: Yeah, it is. I mean, I’m more cautious. He’s risky. But usually it balances out.

Devon: Well, good. Hopefully this is just a one-off thing then, yeah?

Lily: Yeah, it — it’ll be fine. Uh, what’s going on? Why are you here?

Devon: I, um — I need your advice on a sensitive situation.

Lily: Yeah. What’s going on?

Devon: There was an explosion at the safe house that chance was meant to be at in spain.

Lily: Oh, my god.

Devon: Yeah, and it’s looking like he didn’t make it.

Lily: [ Gasps ] Oh, my god, that’s — god, i mean, abby and nina and j– oh, my god, that’s heartbreaking.

Devon: I know. I know. And abby has been going back and forth between denial and despair. And I want to be there for her, but I just don’t — I don’t know the right way to help.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Nina: [ Gasps ]

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] A third of a bottle, and he is out. Look at him. He’s so cute when he’s sleeping.

Nina: He’s just gorgeous. Such a handsome little thing. I’m just glad the two of you can get some rest now.

Abby: I-I can’T. Um, I have to check in at the restaurant.

Nina: Oh, no. Abby, you’ve got such a wonderful team. I’m sure they’re taking care of everything.

Abby: Oh, it’s — it’s not the same.

Nina: Well, maybe you could ask devon to go over and look in on the place.

Abby: He’s already done so much for me. Everyone has. And I hate it.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. I… I didn’t mean that the way that it sounded. I — I appreciate everything that everyone has done for me, the way that everyone has stepped up, but, um [Sniffles] It makes me feel weak.

Nina: Oh, no.

Abby: And that’s not how i am, and that’s certainly not the woman that chance fell in love with. He’d — he’d expected more from me.

Nina: Abby, no. Chance would understand. We’re all hurting. He wouldn’t want us to hide our feelings.

Abby: Yeah. I can’t argue with that. But [Sniffles] I mean, there’s just so much that I need to do, so many things I’ve been putting off.

Nina: Like what?

Abby: Like calling everyone that loves chance. I need to tell them what’s going on, like — like jill. I just — I can’t bring myself to do it. How can I find the words?

Rey: Hey. How’s, uh, your investigation going?

Billy: It’s, uh — it’s fizzled out, actually.

Rey: Is that right?

Billy: Uh, yeah. You know what? I shouldn’t have even brought it up to you.

Rey: That surprises me. You seemed so determined to prove that adam was responsible for that guy missing.

Billy: Well, I was wrong. What can I say?

Rey: [ Chuckles ] How can you be so sure? Did the guy show up again?

Billy: No, he didn’T. I guess I’m just getting a little crazy thinking that adam was capable of doing something to that extreme.

Rey: Oh, you don’t think adam newman is capable of abducting someone?

Billy: Well, maybe in the old days. But he’s a changed man now. Haven’t you heard? Yeah, he’s got a new job. He’s a respectful parent. He’s doing a great job impersonating a decent human being, and I don’t think that he’s gonna jeopardize all of that for a nobody.

Sharon: Billy, I have your order.

Billy: Great. Thank you.

Sharon: Here’s the food and coffees. I’ll just get some extra cream for lily.

Billy: Oh, don’t worry about that. It’s not for lily. We have a writer working around the clock on a big story, and we have to keep him nourished.

Sharon: Sounds juicy. What’s that about?

Billy: Well, you know, it’s hush-hush right now. But it will be big. Thank you, sharon. Good to see you, detective.

Sharon: Uh-oh. I know that look. What’s wrong?

Rey: Uh, billy. You know, he’s not as good a liar as he thinks he is.

Sharon: What do you mean?

Rey: Never mind.

Sharon: Well, this has to have something to do with adam.

Rey: Yeah. Despite my best efforts, I can’t avoid hearing about the guy.

Sharon: Well, I got the impression from talking to lily that those two are still going at it. Was billy making any wild accusations about adam?

Rey: Just the opposite. It seemed that billy was defending adam.

Sharon: Wow. That is strange.

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Nina: I told jill. It was hard, but she knows. And I also told phillip.

Abby: I’m sorry. I should have done that. That’s my responsibility.

Nina: No. Abby, that’s your responsibility. You can make those calls later, when you feel like it, when you’re ready. But nobody absolutely, positively has to hear from you right now. You know what I mean? I know that you’re the kind of person that wants to do everything on your own. But let me help. Chance would want me to do everything I can to lighten your load.

Abby: I bet jill and phillip are devastated.

Nina: Yeah. They are. They handled it very differently. Phillip, you know, got quiet and withdraws. That’s kind of his thing. And jill wanted to get on a plane and take charge. But I told her just to give us some time, you know? She can be a bit much.

Abby: Well, she is welcome here anytime.

Nina: And she will be very happy that from you when you’re ready. Jill will grieve in her own way. She’s had a lot of loss through the years, and she’s always found a way to pick herself up and keep going.

Abby: Yeah.

[ Cellphone pings ] Is that jill?

Nina: No, it’s just my agent. I, um — I really should call him, okay?

Abby: Yeah, no worries, yeah.

Nina: Okay.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Devon: Yeah, so, then today abby was convinced that she should drop everything and fly to the site of the bombing to search for chance herself. And she had nina almost convinced that it was a good idea to go with her.

Lily: Oh, my god, that’s so sad. And it’s irrational and dangerous. It’s like — it just shows how much they want to believe that he’s alive and he’s coming back.

Devon: I know, but it’s the irrational thinking that I have a problem with because she has dominic, you know? You can’t think irrationally when you have a child. And mariah was there, too, and instead of trying to convince abby to do the right thing, she was offering to stay behind to watch dominic while abby’s gone.

Lily: Wait. Didn’t mariah move out of the house because she was getting too close to the baby?

Devon: Yes, she sure did, which is my point, because, you know, she’s been doing a lot better with all this. She’s been back to work and taking care of herself and focusing on her future with tessa. And then something like this happenS.

Lily: Do you think maybe she’s using the crisis to get closer to dominic?

Devon: Not on purpose or anything like that. I just think she sees that dominic is in distress and she feels like the best person to help him.

Lily: So she feels like he’s reacting to all the stress in the house?

Devon: Well, yeah, because he is. He can absolutely sense the tension in there. And I’ve tried to help by getting him out and taking him for walks and stuff like that.

Lily: Yeah, I mean, it sounds like what he needs.

Devon: Yeah, but this is — this is where I need your advice.

Lily: Yeah. What’s up?

Devon: Um, well, when I take him out, you know, it’s usually just for, like, an hour or two at the most, and then I’m bringing him right back into a stressful environment.

Lily: Well, I mean, abby has a nanny, right?

Devon: Yeah, she does.

Lily: Okay, well, maybe she should up the nanny’s hours for a while.

Devon: Well, yeah, that’s a possibility. But a nanny doesn’t solve the problem of the baby being around that kind of energy. So I’m wondering if it’s, you know, a better idea to move dominic out of that house temporarily, just until things stabilizE.

Billy: Jesse. It’s billy. I got some coffee and a few sugary treats here for you.

Gaines: Good. Just what I needed.

Billy: Yeah. You could use a little something. I’m sure you’re feeling a little bit like a rat in a cage right about now.

Gaines: Mm. Yeah, just a bit.

Billy: Well, don’t worry. Soon enough, you’ll be living the life that you want.

Gaines: Well, and that better happen long before the story about locke breaks. When is that happening?

Billy: That’s why I’m here. I wanted to talk to you about a few options.

Gaines: Wait. What does that mean — “options”?

Billy: It just means that we need to think about how we move forward from here.

Gaines: Oh, wait a minute. I don’t like the sound of that. I came back here — no, I fought my way back here for one reason and one reason only — to take down ashland locke. So, as far as options go, that’s it.

Billy: I understand that. I do. But we need to be smart. And when I brought you to tuscany, I gained the wrath of not only ashland, but the newmans.

Gaines: I think they already hated you.

Billy: Yeah, that part is true. But now they are coming after chanccomm. And I like my business. I’ve got good employees there, talented people that I don’t want to see them lose their livelihood. So please understand that there’s more to consider than just what you want.

Gaines: I see what’s happening here. They got to you, and now you’re chickening out.

Billy: No. I’m simply trying to make sure that we don’t shoot ourselves in the foot.

Gaines: Remember, I gave you camilla rhodes’ letter, the letter that can destroy locke. And now, what, you’re on their team and you’re gonna betray me?

Billy: Jesse, believe me, we are on the same team.

Gaines: Oh, are we? If that’s true, then riddle me this. Are you going to expose locke for the fraud that he is or not?

Billy: There is more to consider.

Gaines: No. I will tell you, it is pretty damn simple.

Billy: We have more power if we do not go public.

Gaines: I knew that i shouldn’t have trusted you. I knew it.& But it’s okay. I don’t need you. As a matter of fact, I don’t even need the damn letter because I will find somebody in the news media who has got some guts, and they will publish the story. The newmans will still be after you, and you will have missed the biggest story of your life. Stupid move, abbott. Stupid move.

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Billy: Look, there is no doubt that you can find somebody else to public this story. But what happens when you do? Who’s gonna protect you when victor comes after you? I can’T. I’ll be too busy trying to defend chanccomm from his attacks. We need to stick together, or it makes it too easy for him to pick us off one by one.

Gaines: I have been waiting half of my life to take locke down.

Billy: I get that. But what’s a few more days? Jesse, you didn’t come forward with this until you found out that ashland was dying. You’ve had this letter the entire time. Why didn’t you release it back then?

Gaines: I…was just waiting for the right moment.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] You’re a very patient man. And I’m sure you enjoyed that blackmail money rolling in, as well.

Gaines: Yeah, well, when i found out he was dying, i figured, “it’s now or never.”

Billy: Well, what you did by waiting was maximize your value. Ashland tied his fortune to the newmans when he married victoria, and they merged their companies. You now have two entities that’ll pay you anything you want to keep that letter quiet long after ashland is gone.

Gaines: That was smart, wasn’t it?

Billy: Once that story goes public, you got nothing else to negotiate. Withholding that letter is your superpower, and I am going to need you to use that power to protect me and chanccomm. We can hold camilla’s letter over victor’s head for a long time. Meanwhile, I keep you safe, living the life wherever you want, far away from this mess.

Gaines: That’s your offer?

Billy: It’s the best offer you’re gonna get. Victor does not like you, and ashland is dying. There’s no one else to pay your bills. Now, I understand you want to humiliate ashland. But understand — is that fleeting moment of satisfaction worth throwing everything else away? You can also think of it this way. Ashland will be spending his last days wondering when you are going to expose him. He will be living in his own private hell, which is what you’ve wanted this entire time.

Gaines: Well, I do like the sound of that.

Lily: So, are you prepared to take care of a baby long-term?

Devon: Yeah, absolutely I am ’cause I know that I’d have a ton of help if I took this on. So I’m not worried about that part.

Lily: Okay. Then what?

Devon: What’s holding me back is suggesting it to abby ’cause I don’t know how she’s gonna react. You know, she’s feeling a lot of pain right now, and I don’t want to add to it by making her feel like she can’t take care of her own child.

Lily: Well, I mean, from what you’ve said, it sounds like you already have doubts about that.

Devon: No. Let me be very clear that I have zero doubts about abby’s ability to be a parent. I just feel like, at this point in time, maybe it’s best for both of them if she can grieve and heal properly without having to worry about a kid 24/7. ‘Cause she was already getting stressed out as a single mom before chance went missing. So it’s just — it seems like a lot to ask of her right now.

Lily: Well, just to be clear, this can only happen if abby agrees to it, right?

Devon: Oh, yeah, absolutely, ’cause I have no legal say over what happens to dominic. And that doesn’t change with chance being gone, either. So every decision about that baby is up to abby.

Lily: [ Sighs ] Well, look, I think that she’ll be getting advice from her mom. So maybe you should talk to ashley? You know? I think she’ll be able to tell how close abby is to a breaking point. And I think she’s one of the smartest people I’ve ever met, so I think she’ll be able to give really good advice on how to handle this.

Devon: Yeah. Well, I’m glad that I came to see one of the smartest people I know ’cause that’s very good advice. It is. I’m gonna do it.

Sharon: My advice is to keep listening to abby. Let her tell you what she wants.

Ashley: Yeah, well, she doesn’t admit to wanting or needing anything, actually.

Sharon: Then I doubt it would be productive for me to speak with her again.

Ashley: Yeah, I know. It’s gonna be a while before she’s in the frame of mind to seek therapy. But if she does decide to go for professional help, I’ll let you know.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Excuse me. Hey, devon. Sure. Um, I’m at the coffee house now. Do you want to meet me? Okay. Thanks.

[ Sighs ]

Sally: Running into you twice in one day. It must be a sign.

Ashley: Of what?

Sally: That I should interview you. Newman media’s fashion platform also covers the beauty industry, and I think our readers would be fascinated to know how the sausage — or, in this case, the lipstick — gets made. And who better to tell them than a renowned cosmetic chemist? So, we can do it right now.

Ashley: Yeah, I’m meeting somebody.

Sally: I’ll be quick.

Ashley: I don’t want to be rude, but hell no.

Sally: Why?

Ashley: Lots of reasons. What you did to kyle and summer.

Sally: Oh, my god, when are people gonna let that go? I just saw them at victoria’s wedding. They’re thriving.

Ashley: What about my brother? You hurt jack.

Sally: He made it completely clear that he is definitely over it, so you should be, too.

Ashley: And then there’s your boss — adam. Not my favorite person. I’ll let him tell you why.

Sally: I won’t bother. You seem like someone who likes to hold grudges.

Ashley: And most importantly of all, I’m not in the mood to listen to you and answer a bunch of your stupid questions about a puff piece.

Sally: Okay. Well, I was hoping to build a bridge between jabot and newman. It would have been great for both companies. But now I’m wondering why I even want to get back in the abbotts’ good graces.

Adam: They’re on board to come on as advertisers.

Victor: Oh, yeah? Well, I think it’ll be a good partnership. Thanks for handling that.

Adam: Uh-huh. Hey, I don’t mean to, um, pry, but anything new happen with abby?

Victor: She’s still struggling, you know? I feel for her. I’ll do everything in my power to help her through this.

Adam: Well, I’m afraid not even your considerable powers are enough to, uh, help. Takes a while to come to terms with losing someone you love.

[ Tablet pings ]

Victor: Yeah.

Adam: I think you’ll be interested in this message.

Gaines: Hello, gentlemen. I’m back. Looks like I got a few more lives left in me. Sweet pillows of softness!

[ Dominic crying ]

Abby: Where is he? Where’s my baby?

[ Breathing heavily ]

Devon: Ashley, hey. I appreciate you meeting me like this.

Ashley: Of course. You said you were worried about abby. What’s going on?

Devon: Yeah. Um, I didn’t mean to alarm you or anything like that. I just wanted to talk and get your perspective on something because I know that you understand how difficult the grieving process can be.

Ashley: I do. And, again, I’m so grateful that abby has you and your support because I think you, more than anybody, knows what she’s going through.

Devon: Well, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate hearing you say that, um, because i would like to do more to help abby. Um…but I just — I don’t want to overstep, and I don’t want to offend anybody.

Gaines: Surprised that I am still standing after whatever it was that you had planned for me it italy? Oh, and by the way, I still have camilla rhodes’ letter. The one that you took from me in italy was a copy. But I hope you enjoyed reading it. The original is safe and secure…or at least that’s what billy abbott tells me.

[ Inhales deeply ] You should be grateful to old billy, really, because if he hadn’t convinced me to be patient, the story about locke’s greed and fraud would be front-page news right now, which is exactly what I want. I want the whole world to know about the fraud that started his empire with a crime. And that is exactly what will happen if you don’t do exactly what billy tells you to.

Billy: Well, that was fantastic. That was fantastic. I’m sure adam is freaking out right now trying to figure out how to explain himself to ashland that he lost control of the situation and I gained the upper hand.

Gaines: I don’t care about any of that. I just want to make sure that you’re holding up your end of the bargain — that I get paid and that I receive safe passage to my new life, living in anonymous comfort for the rest of my days.

Billy: Jesse, I told you that —

[ Cellphone pings ] Well, well, well. Just like I planned. Adam newman. What the hell?

Gaines: What did he say?

Billy: He said, “nice try. Futile attempt, but I enjoyed watching you work so hard.”

Gaines: What the hell does that mean?

Billy: I have no idea. I have no idea what game he is playing. You stay here. Don’t leave. Lock the door behind me. Do not answer it for anyone else. I will be in touch.

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Ashley: You think dominic should stay with you?

Devon: I do. I really do. And it would only be for a short time, of course, just until, you know, abby starts feeling like herself again.

Ashley: Yeah. It’s a very, very sweet offer. And, um, I mean, obviously I’m concerned about her. She’s overwhelmed, and she’s — she’s struggling.

Devon: Yeah.

Ashley: But on the positive side, she has all of her family and friends that are rallying around her. You know, she’s got you and nina, and — and her father and I are taking turns staying with her.

Devon: Yeah.

Ashley: She’s got the nanny, right? So, I mean, she’s really surrounded by so much love and so much support all the time.

Devon: Absolutely, and i completely get that. My only issue, though, is that everyone except for the nanny is grieving chance just like abby is.

Ashley: And you think that’s a problem?

Devon: Ashley, what worries me is — is dominic being around and absorbing all of that negative energy and that stress in the house and all the emotions — ’cause I know he feels it. I mean, you have to — I’m sure you’ve realized that he’s crying a lot more than he ever has before. His schedules are all off whack. I’m concerned about what this is going to do to him long-term.

Ashley: Yeah. I mean, I — I hear what you’re saying. I think it’s something we should watch out for, but I don’t think that we should deprive dominic and his mommy of this time together because, devon, they’re bonding. It’s so important to have this mother-child bond that they’re creating. This child will help abby heal, you know? He’ll give her hope…

Devon: Yeah.

Ashley: …For the future. So, as her mother, in my opinion, I think that baby needs to stay with abby in their home.

Devon: No, I understand. I do. I see your point. And it’s a good one. Um…I just hope that you’re right.

Abby: [ Exhales heavily ] I drifted off.

Nina: Good. You needed to get some rest.

Abby: Was he crying? I-I could hear him in my sleep.

Nina: Oh, just a little bit. I think he as a little bit gassy. But he’s okay now. Aren’t you? You little sweetie.

Abby: I took one of these pills that nate prescribed me, and it knocked me out.

Nina: I think that’s great. You needed to get some sleep.

Abby: But I wasn’t there when he needed me.

Nina: Abby, caring for a newborn baby is not a one-person job. We all need a break. Let me help. I mean, that’s why I’m here. That’s what grandmas are for.

Abby: But I have been such a wreck lately.

[ Sniffles ] I mean, he’s been spending so much more time with other people. Does he even know who his mother is?

Nina: Abby, of course he does. He loves you. He adores you.

Abby: Nina…

Nina: What?

Abby: I don’t think I can do this.

Nina: Ohh.

Billy: I don’t know what’s going on. Something happened, and I need more information.

Lily: Okay, slow down. What’s happening?

Billy: Okay. I was able to convince gaines to go along with the plan. We recorded a message and sent that to adam, where gaines threatened to expose ashland’s truth to the world unless the newmans back the hell off.

Lily: Right. That’s what you wanted.

Billy: Yes, but it was adam’s response — “nice try.”

Lily: [ Scoffs ] What does that mean?

Billy: I don’t know. It’s like he’s — he’s daring us to expose ashland’s past, and i don’t understand. I mean, are ashland and adam going against each other? Did they somehow turn into enemies?

Lily: No. I doubt it, now that ashland’s married into the family.

Billy: Okay, well, adam was not threatened by our threat in the least, and I don’t understand what’s going on, but we need to figure it out — and fast.

Rey: Why is that?

Adam: Billy’s back in the office now? Alright, it’s time to pull the trigger and blow this thing wide open.

Sally: [ Scoffs ]

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Phyllis: So you spent your entire lunch giving me a pep talk, and now you’re going to work out.

Jack: Well, you exercised my brain. Now I have to take care of the rest of my body.

Phyllis: Thank you for pulling me out of my funk.

Jack: I’m always here for you.

Phyllis: I know that.

Amanda: I appreciate you escorting me home from the courthouse.

Michael: I know you were perfectly capable of extricating yourself from that pack of vultures/reporters parked on the courthouse steps, but, you know, I was just happy to be lending a hand.

Amanda: Well, I really do appreciate it, michael. Thlast thing that I wanted to do was answer more questions after testifying.

Michael: Mm.

Amanda: I think I left every single thing I had on that stand.

Michael: You did.

Amanda: Cheers.

[ Cellphone rings ] Mm. Excuse me. Oh, it’s devon. Can you give me a second? Hey.

Devon: Hey, I’m glad I caught you. Did you make it home okay?

Amanda: Yeah, I’m fine. I’m back at the penthouse now. Michael’s here. The trial’s over for today.

Devon: Hey, I’m really sorry that I couldn’t be in court with you.

Amanda: No, don’t apologize. I completely understand why you need to be there for abby and dominic. How are things going over there?

Devon: They’re — it’s tense, but everything’s steady right now. But tell me real quick how your testimony went.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] I am not even sure yet. It’s a lot to process, you know? Do you think I can fill you in when you get home?

Devon: Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. I’ll talk to you later.

Amanda: Okay, bye.

Amanda: [ Sighs ] Now that I’ve had a chance to breathe, I want your honest opinion about how things went today. Sutton’s lawyers are building a strong defense, so taking the stand, did that achieve what we had hoped? Do you think that my grandfather is one step closer to being convicted?

Devon: Well, you came at a quiet time. Everybody’s upstairs. Nina, abby, and ashley are all trying to get some sleep. But I know that abby’s probably gonna be down soon ’cause she hasn’t been sleeping at all.

Nick: Yeah. I bet she’s not sleeping. I mean, to get that kind of news has got to be devastating. How’s she coping?

Devon: She’s not well. She was in a really dark place earlier today. She was convinced that she should fly herself to spain to the site of the explosion to search for chance herself.

Nick: She can’t do that.

Devon: No, I know she can’t do it. We all convinced her that it was a bad idea, including victoria who stopped by. But once she got the idea out of her mind, she fell apart completely. The reality of never being able to see her husband again is starting to set in. It’s too much for her. It’s gonna take a really long time for her to get past all this pain and this loss. And she’s really gonna need all of our help and support to get through this.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah, I’ll do whatever it takes to help her. We’ll make sure she gets everything she needs.

Chloe: Hey! Hello, over here.

Sally: Yeah.

Chloe: You haven’t heard anything I’ve said in the last five minutes.

Sally: Yes, I have. I was listening.

Chloe: You’re still thinking about phyllis and jack.

Sally: [ Scoffs ]

Chloe: I saw the way that you were looking at them. Don’t deny it.

Sally: Fine, yes, I was a little miffed.

Chloe: A little more than miffed. But I don’t get why. I thought that you were over jack, which you should be, since your relationship ended eons ago. You’re not still harboring hope that you could get back together. Are you?

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Michael: I was very pleased with how your testimony went. I mean, no doubt it was a painful position for you emotionally, but you were poised, eloquent, in control.

Amanda: Well, I am glad that it looked that way from the outside. But watching sutton at that defense table, staring at me as I was laying out what happened, it was tearing me up inside. So all I could do was maintain a facade of strength and control.

Michael: Well, you did it. You pulled it off and then some. And, I mean, I was not surprised. I never had any doubt in you. At one point, did you represent sutton ames as his attorney?

Amanda: Yes.

Michael: Can you explain the reasons you went from being one of your grandfather’s defenders to testifying against him?

Amanda: I had reason to believe that he had my father killed.

Michael: You handled yourself perfectly. I mean, you shared your pain and your humanity with the jury in an entirely genuine way, but still remembered to bring the story back to the innocent life that was taken and the man who was responsible for your father’s death. How did you come to suspect that sutton ames was responsible for your father’s death?

Amanda: My father’s brakes were tampered with when he was searching for me and my sister. See, my sister and I were given up at birth, in part due to mr. Ames. When I learned this, the scales started to fall from my eyes one by one, and I realized the truth. Sutton ames saw my father as no more than a potential threat that needed to be eliminated.

Michael: I’m sorry, a threat?

Amanda: Yeah. To his sterling reputation. To his political career. See, sutton, he could not stand the thought of his perfect image being tainted, so my sister hilary and I, we were, um, nothing more than a dirty secret that could never come to light. As gut-wrenching as it was to say all of that out loud and in public, it was cathartic, too.

Michael: Well, as your friend, I’m glad you were able to gain some closure from it. As the da, I really appreciate how you cut the legs out from under sutton’s attorney before he could take a swipe. I mean, that was just genius.

[ Laughs ] Is it true that mr. Ames recently came to see you when he learned that you would be a witness in this trial?

Amanda: Yes, he was trying to secretly record me admitting that the only reason I was testifying against him was out of vindictiveness.

Michael: Wow. Were you surprised by this tactic?

Amanda: Not at all. My grandfather has been desperate and furious that i would dare stand up to him.

Michael: This entire ordeal must be very painful for you.

Amanda: Have I been wounded by my grandfather’s actions? Absolutely. But this is not about revenge for me. This is about justice for my father, richard nealon. That is the only reason I am here today.

Michael: I really think your words made a difference to the jury.

Amanda: I hope so. But it was just important for me to do right by my father. I know it’s gonna bring him back, but maybe he’s looking down and he sees that I’m fighting for him, too.

Michael: I promise, you did him proud.

Abby: Nick. You heard the news?

Nick: Yeah. I’m so sorry. I just want you to know I’m here if you need anything.

Abby: Thank you. I don’t even know what that is right now, but thanks for coming.

Devon: Hey, I figure that you guys want some time alone, so I’m gonna take off unless you need me to stick around for anything, abby.

Abby: No, no, no, I’m fine. Thanks.

Devon: Alright. I’ll see you, nick.

Nick: Yeah, see you, bud.

Abby: I’m sorry I didn’t tell you myself.

Nick: Oh, abby, with everything that you’ve been dealing with, I don’t care about that, I just care about you.

Sally: I have zero hope and zero interest in rekindling things with jack, and I’ve accepted that it’s never gonna happen. But it infuriates me that I am considered a pariah in this town and treated like a total villain while phyllis, somehow, is the wicked witch with a heart of gold. That woman hurt jack far worse than I ever did, and now, i mean, look at him. He’s still pining after her and trying — not so subtly, in my opinion — to steal her away from nick.

Chloe: Okay, well, it’s a bit of a leap. Phyllis and jack have remained close friends over the years.

Sally: Yeah, that’s my point. How? I mean, why does jack give phyllis a free pass when he acts like i don’t deserve a smidge of forgiveness?

Chloe: It’s a mistake to think that you’re entitled to forgiveness when you’ve wronged people. It’s earned. It takes time.

Sally: And you think phyllis has earned it? I doubt it. There’s so obviously a double standard for her, and I wish that I could expose phyllis for the total fake that she is.

Phyllis: Take your best shot. Want your clothes to smell freshly washed

Chloe: Okay. Ladies, ladies, let’s dial it down.

Phyllis: Oh, I’m fine. This is me at a one. I’m at a one right now. While I’m already taking the high road by allowing you in my hotel and taking your money, i will not receive your insults, you got that? And by the way, I am not a fake, I am not a phony. Everyone knows that I’m the real deal, guts and glory, okay?

Sally: Mm-hmm, real good at tooting your own horn.

Phyllis: Okay, I own up to my mistakes. And I celebrate my successes.

Sally: Whoo, toot-toot.

Chloe: Okay, you know what? Why don’t we just —

Phyllis: While you, all you do is hide your head in the sand when you’ve done something really destructive.

Sally: I don’t think you’ve owned up to everything that you should have.

Phyllis: What does that mean, sally?

Sally: I just wonder how nick really feels, how comfortable he is with your friend/more-than-friend relationship with jack.

Phyllis: I will not sit here and listen to this. I will not dignify it with an answer. You got that? My personal life is nobody’s business, least of all yours.

Sally: Seems like I hit a nerve. Maybe nick really isn’t too keen on you and jack getting so cozy. I wonder if he would like to know about a little scene i witnessed between the two of you in tuscany. That’s what I thought.

Abby: At least one of us is sleeping. Is that for me?

Nick: Yeah. I figured you weren’t eating. Thought some of your favorites might tempt you. I’m sure you’re still in shock.

Abby: Yeah. I just — I can’t believe this is happening. But it is, so…

Nick: Yeah. You want to talk about it?

Abby: No, no, I’m sorry, i can’T.

Nick: Yeah, I get it. Probably all talked out. Abby, just know that I’m here, you know, if there’s anything you need.

Abby: Actually, there is something that you can do.

Devon: I really needed that.

Amanda: [ Sighs ] Me, too.

Devon: Now, I want to hear everything about the trial.

Amanda: Um, well, I am feeling a little better about my testimony.

Devon: Yeah?

Amanda: Yeah, now that i spoke with michael. He thinks that it was a success all-in-all.

Devon: I’m sure it was. As difficult as it must have been for you, I have no doubt that you stepped up.

Amanda: It was a strange sensation, being on the witness stand, you know, not being the one asking all of the questions. Then I felt like I prepared, but it was far more emotionally draining than I had expected. It just — I felt my anger, you know, bubbling up every time i looked at sutton. And there was other times when i got so choked up that I didn’t even think I could keep it together.

Michael: To be clear, ms. Sinclair, you are saying that you take no pleasure in testifying against your grandfather. This was the last place that i ever wanted to be, but I had to be here. I had no choice. See, sutton ames puts himself above everyone else, including the law.

Michael: What exactly do you mean?

Amanda: He demanded that his own grandchildren be sent away because they were an embarrassment to him. He had his grandbabies’ father killed because he didn’t want that secret to come out. And then, when he realized that the walls were closing in, he had his own daughter take the fall for him. Having grown up on my own, i can’t describe what it felt like when I discovered that I had a family. It was kind of like this door that had been forever closed was finally opened. I developed a relationship with my mother and my sister, but that would be impossible with sutton. Because he only cares about one person. See, that man has proven time and time again he will do whatever it takes to protect himself, everyone else be damned.

Devon: Please tell me that you’re done and you don’t have to get back up on that witness stand, alright?

Amanda: I am not stepping foot in that courtroom again until the verdict is read. It’s just — it’s too hard being in the same room as sutton. I actually think that imani feels the same way. But I really appreciated her support.

Devon: What about naya?

Amanda: Well, she stayed away, but I’m glad. You know, I think it would’ve been too hard for her, just with everything.

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: But what about you, you know? How’s everything going at the chancellor house? How is abby?

Devon: Abby’s not good. She’s not good at all.& And after what I saw today, i have a strong feeling that things are just gonna get a hell of a lot worse.

Abby: I need a break from talking about me, so please tell me, how are you doing?

Nick: Um, I’m alright. Kids are good. New hope’s — it’s good.

Abby: You are leaving out a few major things.

Nick: Such as?

Abby: Such as the two weddings that you went to in italy. Yeah, please tell me about the ceremonies.

Nick: Are you sure you want to talk about that?

Abby: Yeah. I am still able to be happy for other people.

Nick: Okay. Summer and kyle’s wedding was small and intimate, but very romantic. Summer was so focused on kyle that as she was walking down the aisle, she forgot her bouquet, so she just ran back and got it and walked again.

Abby: Well, that seems appropriate for summer and kyle.

Nick: Yeah, she owned the moment. It was — it was cute and…kind of perfect.

Abby: Well, I hope they have a very long, happy life together.

Nick: You know, victoria’s wedding was a completely different thing. Total five-star newman event, so…

[ Sighs ] You know what? I’m sure you’d rather do almost anything than listen to my boring storytelling, so why don’t we just get out of here? Let’s get dominic and go for a walk or something. You want to do that?

Abby: Sure. Yeah, why not? Let’s do it.

Amanda: Abby running off and trying to find chance on her own, that would have been disastrous on so many levels.

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: She’s lucky that she has you and other people who care about her looking out for her.

Devon: Oh, I agree about that, but what worries me is her mood swings, ’cause you can’t predict how she’s gonna be from one moment to the next.

Amanda: Well, isn’t that common for someone who’s grieving?

Devon: Yeah, it is, it is, and you know that I’m very aware of, you know, all those kinds of feelings, and they led me down a very destructive path. I’m not trying to project and say that the same thing’s gonna happen to abby, ’cause I know she’s a different person, but i just see a lot of red flags. And I know that she’s gonna be able to get through this. I just don’t know how long it’s gonna take.

Amanda: You know, whatever it is that you’re thinking, you can tell me, right?

Devon: Of course I do. I don’t think that the chancellor mansion is the best place for dominic right now. He’s clearly being affected by the stress of the house. He’s crying more than he ever has before. His schedules are all off.

Amanda: Okay, devon, I mean, there could be many reasons for that, right?

Devon: No, it all started when abby got the news, so i know that it’s connected. You can see it. Abby starts crying and she can’t stop, dominic will start crying and he can’t stop, and then they just — they create this circle of stress for each other. Which is why I’m thinking that it might be the best thing for dominic to be taken out of that house. But then I don’t know how abby’s gonna react to that, you know, ’cause she’s barely hanging on by a thread herself.

Amanda: Um, yeah, that would be a very difficult conversation.

Devon: I mean, the idea would be just to take dominic until she works through everything, but, you know, you’re right, it is — it’s a tough conversation to have.

Amanda: How can I help?

Devon: Doing what you’re doing, by just being here. Listening to me.

Phyllis: Sally, I have no idea what you’re talking about, but whatever bomb you think you have, it’s a dud, trust me.

Sally: Is it?

Phyllis: Okay, hey, chloe. Can you get your friend out of here before it gets really ugly?

Chloe: Yeah, I think that’s a really good idea.

Phyllis: Cool.

Chloe: Let’s go. Now, sally.

Jack: Oh, no. What happened since I left?

Phyllis: Don’t ask.

Jack: It’s too late. What’s wrong? Achoo!

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Phyllis: Ugh, it’s nothing. Listen, don’t you have a meeting to go to?

Jack: Yeah, I do. He just called to say he’s running late, so I have extra time. You might as well spill. Tell me.

Phyllis: Oh, it’s — I let sally get under my skin.

Jack: Well, I have the perfect remedy for that. Don’T.

Phyllis: Great advice. Thank you. I won’T.

Jack: Advice you’re not willing to take.

Phyllis: Oh. [ Sighs ] Listen, let me ask you something. When we were in italy, were ever in some sort situation that could’ve appeared to somebody else as untoward?

Jack: Untow– I’m not sure what you’re asking me. I remember you and nick were fighting, that you were feeling out of sorts.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Jack: I remember we sat up late pretty late in your room, talking.

Phyllis: Yeah, it was just a comfortable conversation, that’s all.

Jack: Again, I’m not sure what you’re asking me.

Phyllis: It’s just sally said something, and it got me thinking. That’s all.

Jack: Thinking what?

Phyllis: I don’t know, it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter, right? Moving on.

Jack: Good. Don’t let sally get to you.

Phyllis: Right.

Jack: She’s not worth it.

Phyllis: I get it. No truer words were spoken. Alright. Good luck at your meeting.

Jack: Thanks. See you later.

Amanda: That was so nice, being here with you and just shutting out the world.

Devon: I know. I wish we could stay in bed all day and never leave.

Amanda: Mm, me, too. But I have a ton of things to do, and I understand more why it’s so important for you to be there for abby and the baby.

Devon: Well, I appreciate you being so supportive of me. But, you know, you didn’t really say that much when I told you my idea.

Amanda: Yeah, that’s, um…

[ Chuckles ] That’s because I don’t think it’s my place.

Devon: Well, I’m asking you, though.

Amanda: Well, I think it’s a very delicate situation, but

[Sighs] I guess I would say keep listening to abby and keep tuning in to how she’s feeling. But I think you’re right. At the end of the day, abby has the tools and the ability to find coping mechanisms to deal with all of this. But dominic doesn’t, so he needs someone to do what’s best for him.

Devon: Oh, I agree with you completely. I just — I don’t know if i should pull the trigger.

Amanda: Yeah, I don’t know about that either. But I know you’ll figure it out. You’ll follow your heart.

Devon: I know that I love you. I’ll check in with you later, okay?

Amanda: Okay.

Devon: Have a good day.

Amanda: Yeah, you, too.

Devon: Bye.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Nick: I really thought dominic would like the playground and the park and the pond. And my nephew doesn’t know it yet, but this is gonna be one of his favorite places in town.

Abby: Chance proposed to me right here. Yeah, in this park.

Nick: Hey, ab, why don’t we — why don’t we go somewhere else?

Abby: No, no. This is exactly where I want to be. Close to those memories.

[ Sighs ] Chance got down on one knee and he proposed and he talked about the child that we would share one day. And he promised to love me forever. And he said our future would be filled with hope and possibility.

[ Dominic fussing, crying ]

[ Dominic fussing ]

Nick: Hey, dominic’S… ab?

Abby: What?

Nick: Come here, little man. Oh, I know, I know, I know. You’re alright. Come on, everything’s gonna be okay.

Michael: Sally.

Sally: Michael.

Michael: Lauren and I are still gonna see you, kevin, and the kids for dinner tonight?

Chloe: Yeah, I can’t wait. And since I’m still on my apology tour with lauren, I was thinking of getting some dessert from that pie shop that she loves.

Michael: Smart move. Mwah. See you later.

Chloe: Bye.

Sally: Are you kidding me? Lauren was just as pissed at you as she was with me over victoria’s wedding dress, and now here you are, invited to dinner, making nice over pie, while I’m still over here in siberia.

Chloe: I thought you hoped i would patch things up with lauren.

Sally: Well, yeah, I did and I do, and I’m very happy for you. I was just hoping that I could do the same, but, no, it’s just another example of how I’m never on the receiving end of forgiveness.

Chloe: You know, I’ve really had it with this self-pity. Give it a rest.

Jack: [ Sighs ] I have no doubt that you and nick will work through this.

Phyllis: Well, we’ll see if that’s true.

Jack: See? There you go, underestimating yourself again.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ]

Jack: The new phyllis can handle this.

Phyllis: I hope so! Thank you.

Jack: I’m rooting for both of you. Well, especially you. Always. Maybe the reason I didn’t move on with my romantic life was… ’cause I already was with the most amazing woman I’ve ever known. Maybe you set the bar too high, red.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] Listen, I don’t — I don’t think you should say things that you might not mean.

Jack: I’m not saying this because I’ve had too much to drink. I’m saying it because it’s true. I have never stopped loving you. And I don’t think I ever will.

Phyllis: I love you, too. That’s never gonna change.

Jack: Well, thank you. It’s — it’s not the same thing, but I appreciate the sentiment.

Phyllis: It is the same thing. I really love you. You’ll always be in my heart… permanently in my heart. So just keep that knowledge with you.

Phyllis: Hey, thanks for coming by.

Amanda: Well, you said you needed a friend, so here I am.

Phyllis: Thanks. I do need a friend. Hey, but let’s talk about you, your court appearance today. How did that go?

Amanda: It went as well as can be expected, I guess.

Phyllis: Good. Well, I’m sure that your testimony will convince the jury that they need to nail this guy to the wall.

Amanda: Mm, thank you. I hope so. But I will not know for sure until the foreman rises and announces the verdict, so I will be counting the seconds until then. But I’ve been wrapped up in that all day, so can we please, please just — let’s talk about you.

Phyllis: Oh, okay.

Amanda: Yes.

Phyllis: Um, hey, you know — you know when you have a thought and it just sort of doesn’t go away and it’s just been buzzing around in my head, so i just want to talk to you about it.

Amanda: No, I hate when that happens.

Phyllis: Yeah, so —

Amanda: What’s the thought?

Phyllis: Yeah, you know, I’m just — I’M…

[ Groans ] I’m just thinking that my friendship with jack has precluded me from really, um… opening up and making things work with nick.

Amanda: Really?

Phyllis: I mean, not always, but lately, when nick and I have hit some rough patches, um, I go to jack for advice.

Amanda: Well, why would a friendship affect a love story?

Phyllis: Well, I didn’t think it would, but…nick made accusations.

Amanda: About what?

Phyllis: He said he saw more going on than what meets the eye.

Amanda: Well, was there?

Phyllis: Yeah. But not in the way that you think. As someone who resembles someone else,

Chloe: First of all, lauren and I are family, and we have been for a long time. And that alone makes our relationship different than the one she has with you.

Sally: Yeah, okay.

Chloe: Listen, I’ve been where you are now — on the outside, looking in. And trust me, I have run the gamut when it comes to causing trouble, from small schemes to admittedly disturbed vengeful behavior, and I made the decision to stop. And I did. And that is the key.

Sally: So have I. That whole business with victoria’s wedding dress, it was all for a good cause.

Chloe: My advice — focus on the good things you have in your life and what you stand to lose if you don’t change. And quit complaining. And stop blaming others for the situation that you got yourself into. Just let it go already.

Sally: I hear you. You’re right.

Phyllis: This is kind of hard to describe, but I’m gonna give it a shot. So — so there’s this barrier between me and nick, and, um… I just couldn’t get through it. And I think that’s why I turned to jack for advice when I was struggling with nick.

Amanda: Because you couldn’t fully trust yourself to be open with nick the way that you are with jack.

Phyllis: I mean, I never thought of it that way.

Amanda: Yeah, but just… I think that’s totally normal. You know, it’s — it’s easier to open up to a friend as opposed to a lover, right? You have less fear of judgment, less worry that you’re gonna make them angry or hurt their feelings.

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. And I really value jack’s advice.

Amanda: Yeah, and I can tell how close the two of you are.

Phyllis: He’s such a good man. He really is. I mean, he really supports my relationship with nick, and he has every reason not to.

Amanda: Um…you know, you never really told me the details about the dynamic between the three of you.

Phyllis: Oh, really?

Amanda: Yeah.

Phyllis: Um…okay. Well, I was with jack, and i cheated on him with nick. You know… yeah, you know, hey, listen, I’m not a saint.

Amanda: No, no, I’m not judging.

Phyllis: Okay.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] I’m just wondering, how long ago was this?

Phyllis: It was a while ago. Then I got pregnant with summer and I didn’t know if — if she was jack’s baby or — or nick’s, so, yeah.

Amanda: Wow. Well, that gives me a whole new perspective. I don’t know all of the missing details, but, objectively, i would say that you have a deep connection with jack. You know, and he’s been a huge part of your life all of these years. And you’ve told me how much you still care about each other, despite your rocky past. So, phyllis, have you considered the possibility that jack is more than a friend to you? So maybe you’ve never fully gotten over him.

Devon: Hey, guys.

Abby: Oh, devon, hi.

Devon: Hey, I just came by to check on you, make sure you’re doing alright. The nanny told me you guys went for a walk.

Nick: Yeah, thought some fresh air would do us all some good.

Devon: Nice.

Abby: Yeah, we just got home just in time, ’cause this little guy needs a change, so I’ll be right back.

Devon: Okay. How’s she been doing?

Nick: I see why you’re concerned. I am, too.

Devon: Why, did something happen at the park?

Nick: You know, she seems better now, but she’s just not herself. I mean, at the park, she got so preoccupied talking about chance that she didn’t even hear dominic crying.

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Sharon: Hey, I’m glad I ran into you. I was actually planning on reaching out and apologizing for the way I acted last time I saw you. I was not upset with you. Billy’s latest wild accusation against Adam is just so frustrating, but I never
should demanded that you reel him in.

Lily: Yeah, I don’t really know how to take this half-apology when it seems like you’re still blaming Billy. And to be honest with you, i don’t think his accusations are that wild.

Sharon: I hope that Billy hasn’t sucked you in to his never-ending vendetta against Adam.

Lily: Billy hasn’t sucked me into anything. I actually just came from seeing your ex, and I can tell you that he’s the one with the vendetta who needs to be seriously reined in.

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Billy: I think that you should talk to Victor and Ashland before you do something stupid.

Adam: Why? So they can laugh in your face, too, Billy?

Billy: Adam, I’m not laughing, and this is not a joke.

Adam: You know, you had a chance to reveal everything when you actually had the evidence in Tuscany, but insteadyou wisely chose to restrain yourself. And you even deleted the video you had on your phone. But make no mistake
Victor and I — we got a hard copy of that letter. And we destroyed it, Billy.

Billy: What you destroyed was an authentic-looking copy of the letter.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Yeah, right.

Billy: I have the original letter. And I have Jesse Gaines in the flesh, and if you think he was pissed at Ashland before, you should see him now after the way he was manhandled in Tuscany


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Lily: I didn’t know it was casual day.

Billy: I won’t be going into the office until later. I’m gonna go to the motel and check on our guest.

Lily: You mean your guest, not ours. I want nothing to do with Gaines

Billy: Lily…

Lily: No, if you think I’ve changed my mind about your little plan, then you can think again.

Billy: Can we talk about this, please? I think it’s important that we’re on the same page.

Lily: There’s nothing to talk about. If you’re gonna move forward with blackmailing Newman Media, then I want no part
of that.

[ Door closes ] Some people have joint pain,

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Mariah: Oh. I know that look. I’ve had that look on my face a lot lately.

Noah: Yeah? What look is that?

Mariah: The one where you don’t want to lie, but you also don’t want to bare your soul about what’s going on.


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Nick: Hey.

Phyllis: Hey.

Nick: It’s, uh, good to see you.

Phyllis: It’s good to see you. How are you?

Nick: I’m good. You?

Phyllis: I’m good. Nick, um…

Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah?

Phyllis: Uh…I owe summer a call, and I — I just wanted to know… I mean, did you want to tell her about us or…

Nick: Uh…yeah. Uh… I guess you can handle it. Or I can. Either way, our daughter needs to know that her parents aren’t together anymore.

Sharon: Lily.

Lily: Hi.

Sharon: Hey, I’m glad I ran into you. I was actually planning on reaching out an apologizing for the way I acted last time I saw you. I was not upset with you. Billy’s latest wild accusation against adam is just so frustrating, but I never should demanded that you reel him in.

Lily: Yeah, I don’t really know how to take this half-apology when it seems like you’re still blaming billy. And to be honest with you, i don’t think his accusations are that wild.

Sharon: I hope that billy hasn’t sucked you in to his never-ending vendetta against adam.

Lily: Billy hasn’t sucked me in to any thing. I actually just came from seeing your ex, and I can tell you that he’s the one with the vendetta who needs to be seriously reined in.

Adam: So, you say you want to bring me, my father, and ashland down? Well, you better back up and tell me what this so-called threat’s all about. Exactly what evidence do you have?

Billy: I’ve got the original letter from camilla rhodes’ will proving that ashland stole his mentor’s fortune, the same fortune that he built his empire with, the same empire that spawned this company that we’re standing in right now. And wouldn’t it be a shame to see that all come crumbling to the ground?

Nikki: Adam said he had no idea that their little attack plan was putting stress on ashland.

Victoria: Well, I’m sure that’s how ashland prefers it.

Nikki: Yeah, well, he said it was just business and they had no intentions of hurt ashland or my grandchildren, by the way. I mean, the reality is that they have no idea if it’s going to hurt them or not.

Victoria: Well, I don’t know all of the details, but ashland has assured me that the children will not be affected.

Nikki: [ Sighs ]

Victor: [ Exhales sharply ]

Nikki: How is abby doing?

Victor: Not well. Seems that abby is teetering between acceptance and denial, you know? And she’s determined to do something very risky.

Abby: Mariah, that is very generous of you to offer to watch dominic while I search for chance, but it’s — it’s not necessary.

Mariah: I’m happy to do it. I mean, he needs somebody that he’s comfortable with, and I can move back in here and take care of him.

Abby: No, please. You don’t have to worry about dominic. There are plenty of people who can help watch him while I’m gone.

Nina: Just — no plans have been nailed down yet, so…

Abby: But my plans haven’t changed. I don’t care what anyone says. I am going to look for chance. And if no one will go with me, I will go by myself. At least mariah’s on my side.

Devon: Abby, this isn’t about sides, okay? We all hope that chance is alive, alright? This is about life and death and you doing something stupid. We’re not gonna let dominic risk losing his mother, too. Your heart is at the heart of everything you do.

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Adam: Um, I’m still not seeing the danger here, billy. You really think you can prove some alleged crime from the last century? Have you not heard of the statute of limitations?

Billy: I am very aware of the statute. And, yes, maybe ashland can’t be criminally prosecuted at this point. The simple revelation of this story is enough to cause damage — you know that — not only to ashland’s reputation, but to newman media’s, as well.

Adam: Okay. We’ve rebranded. And ashland’s not involved in the direct day-to-day operations of our company.

Billy: But newman media is built on lies. Who’s gonna trust a media outlet like that? Not to mention the civil suits. We haven’t even talked about the personal hell that’s gonna rain down on ashland’s life. Lining his pockets with stolen charity money?

Adam: Wow, you seem very pleased with the damage you could do with this so-called evidence.

Billy: Honestly, adam, I’m a little bit concerned for you. And I’m gonna be generous. I’m gonna take it easy. We have one of our best reporters crafting the story as we speak. But I won’t publish it if…

Adam: If?

Billy: …You, victor, and ashland cease all operations of attacking chanccomm. It’s as simple as that.

Adam: [ Sighs ] No. You know, what I think is simple is your thought process. Believing that you’d come here with this threat — it’s nothing more than a sad bluff from a desperate man.

Victor: Devon texted me earlier saying that abby woke up with the intention of flying to the site of the explosion to look for traces of chance, you know?

Nikki: Oh, my god. Poor abby.

Victoria: Does she really think that she thinks she can find him when none of the authorities have been able to?

Victor: Yeah. I’m gonna go over there again as soon as I can.

Nikki: Darling, you need to get some rest. This is wearing you out. At least take a break before you go back there. Isn’t ashley there with her?

Victor: Yeah, but she’s exhausted, as well. She needs the sleep.

Nikki: Well, devon and nina are there.

Victoria: And I’m on my way to see her now before leaving for peru.

Victor: Oh, I forgot about that. That’s a very important trip, you know, for both of you. Say hello to ashland, okay?

Victoria: Thank you, dad. We really appreciate your support.

Victor: By the way, when you do see your sister, please tell her what a foolish undertaking it is to go to the site of the explosion.

Victoria: Okay. I will. I’ll do my best.

Victor: Please do.

Phyllis: Well, I’ll — I’ll call summer, and I’ll tell her what’s going on with us. Unless…you want to give her other news?Nick: What other news? What are you talking about?

Phyllis: Have you heard about chance?

Nick: No. What’s going on with him?

Phyllis: Um, they think that, um, he may have been killed in the line of duty.

Nick: [ Exhales heavily ]

Phyllis: So, uh, anyway, i thought — I thought you heard. I’m sorry.

Devon: Alright, you know what? Can we just take a breath and let’s think this through together, abby? Can we do that?

Abby: I have thought this through. I have thought this through! In fact, I was gonna ask you if you’d be willing to watch dominic while I’m gone. But you know what? It’s fine if you’re not willing to do that. My son will not be put in danger. I have plenty of friends and family that are willing to watch him.

Mariah: Yes, you do.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Devon: Abby, you know that i would do anything in the world to protect that little boy, alright? You have to do the same thing, though. Do you not see how flying off to look for chance is not in his best interest at all?

Abby: I am so tired of arguing and wasting precious time.

Devon: That’s just the thing, abby. We’re trying to explain to you that we’re not wasting any time ’cause the state department is looking for chance right now as we speak, okay? You have to trust that they know what they’re doing.

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Phyllis: So, that’s all i know about chance. Honestly, I didn’t know if you heard and you just weren’t saying anything to me because of what was going on between us.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I was kept out of the loop.

Phyllis: Well, I can understand why abby would keep it close to her. She’s waiting for confirmation, I’m sure. I don’t get why nobody in your family let you know what was going on with your sister, but, hey, I’m not gonna touch that one.

Nick: That’s not what matters right now.

Phyllis: Yeah, what matters is abby. I can’t imagine what’s she’s going through.

Nick: I mean, she never got to introduce her husband to their baby. That’s devastating.

Phyllis: I’m so sorry to be the one to tell you. Hey, do you need to talk? I’m here for you if you need to talk.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I got to go.

Jack: Hey, nick. Everything o–

[ Glass clinks ] Hey.

Phyllis: Hey.

Jack: That seemed pretty intense.

Phyllis: Oh.

Jack: You okay?

Phyllis: I’m alright. Nick couldn’t get away from me fast enough. Well, that’s confirmation it’s definitely over.

Mariah: Abby, I understand where you’re coming from and why you feel the need to go. And I’m not pushing things, but I have no problem moving back in here for dominic’s sake.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Nina: Hi.

Victoria: Hi, nina. I’m so sorry.

Nina: Thank you. Come on in.

Victoria: Thank you.

[ Door closes ] Come here.

[ Sighs ] I’m so deeply sorry what you’re going through right now. It’s horrible. I can’t even find the words. Tell me what I can do.

Abby: Um…guys, can I just have a minute alone with my sister, please?

Nina: Yeah, sure. Just let us know if you need anything.

Abby: I am so glad that you’re here because there is something important that you can do for me.

Victoria: Of course. Name it.

Abby: Let me use the jet. My bags are packed, and I need to go right now.

Billy: I think that you should talk to victor and ashland before you do something stupid.

Adam: Why? So they can laugh in your face, too, billy?

Billy: Adam, I’m not laughing, and this is not a joke.

Adam: You know, you had a chance to reveal everything when you actually had the evidence in tuscany, but instead you wisely chose to restrain yourself. And you even deleted the video you had on your phone. But make no mistake. Victor and I — we got a hard copy of that letter. And we destroyed it, billy.

Billy: What you destroyed was an authentic-looking copy of the letter.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Yeah, right.

Billy: I have the original letter. And I have jesse gaines in the flesh, and if you think he was pissed as ashland before, you should see him now after the way he was manhandled in tuscany.

Adam: What is it gonna take for you to get that I’m not buying your story? And neither will victor, okay? Jesse gaines — he’s on a beach somewhere. He’s counting his money and his blessings. And you know what? I suggest you do the same before chanccomm ends up a worthless shell, man.

Billy: If jesse gaines is sitting on the beach counting his money, how do you think i know that he was locked in a wine cellar of a tuscan farmhouse? And just so you know, I can make good on every threat that I’ve uttered here today. So, unless you want to risk upsetting daddy and watching your company being trashed all over the internet, I suggest you make the right choice. You have until 6:00 P.M. Tonight, or this story goes wide.

[ Door opens ] My skin but better. Everyone wants it…

Sharon: Hey. This is a nice surprise.

Nick: Nice to see you.

Sharon: So, at the end of our last chat, you said you were gonna grab some quiet alone time. Was the productive?

Nick: Um, yeah, I think it helped me accept that my relationship with phyllis is over, and I think phyllis accepts it, too.

Sharon: Ohh. Nick, I’m sorry.

Nick: We just need to face the facts. You know, this time it didn’t end any differently than it has any other time. I accept a lot of the blame for that. I should have been more cautious and understood that the relationship could end like this. I feel really bad for phyllis. It seems like she’s really hurting.

Sharon: And you?

Nick: I’m alright. Um…it’s not easy, but I’m determined to not wallow in heartbreak.

Sharon: Good. Because you shouldn’T.

Jack: After what just happened with nick, if you need some time alone, I get it. But if you could use a friend, I’m happy to join you.

Phyllis: I could use a friend, definitely, as long as we don’t talk about nick or the break-up or anything like that. Let’s focus on positive things.

Jack: Okay.

Phyllis: Okay.

Jack: Okay. Shoot.

Phyllis: Um, well, the grand phoenix — you know, we’re doing so well. We’re going to expand.

Jack: Interesting. What does a bigger and better grand phoenix look like?

Phyllis: Well, I’ll tell you. Um, the rooftop pool — I’m thinking of putting, um….

[Voice breaking] A new deck in…

Jack: Phyllis —

Phyllis: …With a juice bar.

Jack: Phyllis, stop. You don’t have to do this. It’s me. Look, even if we don’t talk about nick, you can be miserable around me. I think our friendship can handle that.

Phyllis: I know, and you’re my friend! You’re my friend, and it’s okay that you’re my friend. I know that. Oh, we were doomed from the start, nick and I.

Jack: Wait, wait, wait. I wouldn’t say that.

Phyllis: Oh, yes! I had my reservations, but I let nick talk me into it, and i believed it was worth a try. But I should have followed my instinct. I should have followed my gut. I knew. I knew, and I fell into this trap again.

Devon: I’m very concerned about abby’s state of mind. And we need to figure out a way to keep her from going on this trip.

Nina: I’m not sure what else we can say to persuade her not to go.

Mariah: Poor dominic. He’s probably absorbing all of this tension. I’m gonna go check on him.

Nina: Wait, mariah, no. I just got him to sleep, and his schedule has been off the last few days. I don’t want to risk waking him, okay? But believe me — he’s alright. There’s no reason to worry.

Mariah: Yeah, of course. Um, you know, I’m gonna go take care of some things in case i need to come back here. So just text me if you need me.

Devon: Of course.

Nina: Okay.

Mariah: Alright. Bye, guys.

Devon: See you.

Nina: I don’t think it’s a very good idea for mariah to move back in here, given, you know, her attachment to the baby.

Devon: Yeah, no, I think it would be a horrible idea if she did that. It wouldn’t help anybody.

[ Dominic crying ]

Nina: [ Sighs ] I know that cry. It’s just fussiness, but… it just breaks my heart to think about what the poor child’s lost.

Abby: I know if I go to the explosion site I can find out what actually happened to chance.

Victoria: I’m sorry. I mean, I understand the impulse of needing to do something, but don’t you think it makes more sense to leave it to the experts?

Abby: No, the experts have failed. And the — the more time that goes by, the trail — it’s just gonna get cold.

Victoria: But this is a very volatile situation. How do you know that the people in spain are gonna agree to talk to you about any of this?

Abby: Look…chance could be out there. He could be hiding. He — he could be hurt somewhere. And I know that I am the only one with the sheer force necessary to find him. So, are you gonna let me use the jet or not?

Victoria: I’m sorry, abby. I just — I don’t think it’s a great idea.

Abby: Fine. Fine. I’ll call dad. He’ll let me use the jet.

Victoria: Our father doesn’t think it’s a good idea, either.

Abby: Why are you all ganging up on me? Why are you all fighting me on this? Them I can understand, but you — you are my sister. You’re supposed to be on my side.

Victoria: I am on your side. That’s why I’m saying no.

Abby: You of all people. You should understand how important this is for me because you’re also looking the& death of your husband in the face.

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Abby: I know that you’re fighting to keep ashland alive, no matter the cost, the risks of the treatment. It doesn’t matter. You’re doing whatever you can to save his life. And that’s what I’m trying to do for chance. I just want to fight for him. Why — why shouldn’t I? Why wouldn’t I?

Victoria: Because, abby, maybe in your heart — maybe — maybe you know there’s nothing to fight for.

Abby: No.

Victoria: Look, I know you don’t want to hear this. I know that. And I don’t want to say it, but it has to be said. Going there to try to figure out what happened — I mean, it’s just going to compound the hurt. And you’ve already had enough of that, don’t you think?

Abby: [ Crying ] That’s why i want to go there — to end the pain.

Victoria: This day is coming for me, too. When I lose my husband… when I lose ashland, I know what I’m gonna need and what I’m gonna want, and that’s to have my family around me to support me and to hold me up no matter what. So home is where you need to be right now, so that you can lean on us and so that we can just — we can wrap you up in our arms.

Abby: [ Sniffling ]

Mariah: So, abby is determined to find out what happened to chance firsthand.

Tessa: Oh, my heart is just breaking for her.

Mariah: I know. Me too. For abby and for dominic. I’m worried about him.

Tessa: Oh, well, why? I mean, you know he’s gonna get taken care of.

Mariah: Well, maybe he could be taken care of by me.

Tessa: What do you mean?

Mariah: I offered to move back in if abby goes to look for chance.

Tessa: Mariah, do you think that’s a good idea?

Devon: It’s just, the more erratic abby becomes, the more worried I am because it’s like she’s spiraling out of control.

Nina: I know. I’m worried about her, too. These massive mood swings — they’re concerning.

Devon: I just don’t get how she went from what I thought was accepting the truth to wanting to leave her child behind and fly out to prove that chance is alive.

Nina: Well, I’m not gonna lie. I know how she feels. It’s everything I’ve got not to jump on an overseas flight. I’d love to just hold him in my arms again, you know, and look in his eyes and…tell him that his mother loves him and that we’re gonna be okay.

Devon: I know. To know that you will never be able to see somebody that you love again is the worst feeling in the world.

Nina: There’s just so much left undone, you know? I want to tell him that the son that he and abby dreamed of is here and he’s beautiful and perfect and deeply loved. But I can’T.

[ Voice breaking ] And it weighs on my heart. And it’s so sad. It’s just… losing a child is so unfair.

Devon: When somebody dies before their time, it’s unfair to everyone that loves them.

Nina: Oh, devon, I’m so sorry.

Devon: Why?

Nina: You’ve lost so much in your life — a wife and a baby that you never even got to meet. I — I know you understand.

Devon: I certainly do. But, you know, what I went through in my experiences doesn’t compare to being left a single parent with a little baby to raise.

Nina: It’s just so tragic. And I know it was a mistake to even consider going with abby. But at the moment, it seemed like the right thing to do, like the only thing to do, and I know that’s how she feels, the imperative to bring her husband back, to bring back the father of her child. Just all these months of waiting, and this is how it ends? Well, no wonder she’s bouncing around the stages of grief, the denial, the anger, the bargaining, back to denial. But it’s real. Chance’s death is real.

[ Gasps ] Oh, god.

[ Sighs ]

Lily: Hey. How’d it go with adam?

Billy: Well, his first response was to call my bluff.

Lily: Well, that’s not surprising. Did you think he would cave that easily?

Billy: No, probably not. But I had to make sure that he knew that I have him in a no-win situation. I had to ratchet it up a little bit, so I put him on a deadline — 6:00 P.M. Tonight.

Adam: Dad, I finally reached you.

Victor: Sorry, son. I’ve been with your sister.

Adam: I know. Um, how’s abby doing?

Victor: Unfortunately, not well. So, how’s our project going, by the way?

Adam: Billy showed up here, true to form. He acted as expected.

Victor: Okay. Well, let’s discuss that in person, alright?

Adam: Oh, and, um, nikki came by earlier.

Victor: Oh, she did?

Adam: She is worried that our plan might be too taxing on ashland.

Victor: I see. Um…I’ll deal with that. Talk to you later. So, my baby, I understand you went to see adam, expressing your reservations about the project he and I are working on?

Nikki: Yes, I did. I didn’t want to bother you while you were so upset about abby. I was just concerned about ashland. I don’t think that he needs any additional stress right now with his illness.

Victor: I understand your concern. But rest assured that we will finish the project without ashland’s support, okay? But there’s no way anyone or anything will stop us from pursuing it.

Phyllis: My relationship with nick was a big trap. It was a big trap. I knew it wasn’t gonna work, but he convinced me it was.

[ Exhales heavily ] It’s that family of his. He’ll never change because his family will not allow him to change. That’s the truth. I can’t take it. They have secrets from him, and you know victor. He just twists things around, and then nick just goes running back to mom and dad, like he always has done, like he always will do. You know this. You know this better than anyone. I can’t take that viper’s nest of a family that he has. But it’s their loss, you know? It’s their loss and it’s nick’s loss because the newmans — you know this — they eat their own.

[ Sighs ] I broke my own rule about talking about nick.

Jack: Oh, I wouldn’t — i wouldn’t say you broke it. You maybe smashed it to smithereens.

[ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: You’re laughing. You should be afraid.

Jack: Oh, I think we’re past that. I know how hard you love. I know you love to win. Losing connection with nick at the same time as…somehow feeling that you failed is not a good combination for you.

Phyllis: I failed.

[ Scoffs ] I’m a failure. It was a break-up.

Jack: It was a break-up. We broke up. And I would never in a million years say we shouldn’t have tried. This is life. This happens. We find someone. We fall in love. We have good days. We have terrible days. We spend day and night together, and sometimes — not always — it ends. And we pull apart, and it hurts. And we feel regret and misery and —

Phyllis: Listen. This is a pep talk. I’m — so, I mean, honestly, I’m about to crawl into a dark hole.

Jack: Hold on. I’m not finished.

Sharon: So, what can I get for you? Coffee?

Nick: Actually, I came by for some of those little mini cinnamon cakes. I, uh, am gonna go see abby. I know those are her favorite. You know, don’t you? Who told you?

Sharon: Mariah called. Actually, at her request, I went and spent some time with abby to try and help her cope.

Nick: How’s she doing?

Sharon: It’s a very difficult time for her.

Nick: I just hope abby understands why I haven’t been by to see her. Nobody in my family bothered to tell me about this. It’s just another example of my father controlling the narrative. You know, I’m not gonna — I’m not gonna do this. I’m not gonna make this about him. I’m just gonna do everything i can to help abby through this. I really appreciate you going by to see her.

Sharon: Grief can be so tricky. It’s difficult for anyone to navigate.

[ Dominic crying ]

Abby: Oh. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. It’s okay. It’s okay. Come to mama. It’s okay, baby boy. Okay. Mommy’s here.

[ Sniffles ] Mommy’s here. It’s okay. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. It’s alright. It’s alright. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.

[ Sniffles ] Got him?

Nina: Yeah. Okay. Oh, my goodness. Okay. Okay. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. Oh, dear.

Abby: [ Sobbing ] We do it every night.

Mariah: I would just be moving back in with the baby because it’s an emergency situation.

Tessa: Look, I totally understand the circumstances, but…you’re still getting over your own trauma.

Mariah: You don’t think I’ve made any progress?

Tessa: Yes, I do. But that’s my point. I would hate to see all this forward motion just totally wiped out. I think it’s a little soon for you to take on full-time care of dominic.

Mariah: Just when I think that we’re in sync again, you say something like that.

Tessa: Look, I — I don’t want to fight about this, but let’s please — let’s please not go back there.

Mariah: I just want to make sure that he’s okay.

[ Dominic crying ]

Devon: Hey. What happened?

Victoria: Well, I actually think I was able to talk abby out of making the trip. But she’s furious with me.

Devon: Well, I hope that you did ’cause I don’t know what else we can say to her. She’s entitled to have mood swings, but it’s a problem when it’s around the baby like this.

Victoria: Well, I won’t disagree with you on that, but it looks like abby has a long way to go before she recovers from this.

Abby: [ Sobbing ]

Phyllis: I certainly hope this inspirational talk gets a lot brighter soon, please.

Jack: All I’m trying to say is, despite the pain and the regret, this was not a mistake, not the trying, not the loving, and not the breaking up.

Phyllis: I was a failure. Please. A complete and utter failure. Come on.

Jack: It’s an ending. That’s all it is. It’s not an indictment of you or nick or what you two shared. Don’t ask me how I know this, but I know it for a fact. Love with someone… who wants the best for you… is never a mistake. Eventually, it brings you more than it costs you.

Phyllis: So, to be clear, falling for nick again — that doesn’t make me a failure?

Jack: No. Not at all.

Phyllis: And I’m not an idiot?

Jack: You are anything but an idiot.

Phyllis: And I’m older and wiser, right? Older.

[ Chuckles ] So it’s not gonna be that hard this time?

Jack: You will be happy again, red. That I promise you.

Phyllis: Alright, then.

Jack: Alright, then.

Phyllis: Clink.

Nick: Uh, I appreciate your concern, uh, but if you’re implying that I’m grief-stricken over my relationship with phyllis, that is not the case. Uh, if anything, I just feel a little foolish, kind of like i mistook chemistry for something more permanent.

Sharon: Well, I wouldn’t beat yourself up about that. The two are easily confused.

Nick: Well, thank you.

Sharon: For what? These?

Nick: Uh, no, but also for these. Uh, just for not going the, you know, “I told you so” route with phyllis, at least not to my face.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] I hope you don’t think I’m feeling smug about your break-up.

Nick: Nah. I know that’s not your style.

Sharon: And who knows? Maybe not being around phyllis’ unfortunate animosity towards your family will help you get back on track with them.

Nick: Yeah, I don’t know. I mean, I’d like that, but with everything my father’s up to right now, I don’t see it getting any better.

Adam: Dad.

Victor: Hi, son.

Adam: How you doing?

Victor: Uh… concerned about abby.

Adam: Well, I can certainly understand that, but I can see that losing chance has gotten to you, too. Is there anything that I can do to help?

Victor: Well, now, his loss must have affected you, as well. You once were friends, right?

Adam: Yeah, we always had each other’s backs when it counted.

Victor: Yeah.

Adam: I saved his life in vegas, and then, um, he took a bullet for me here. I always thought the guy was indestructible.

Victor: All I can tell you is that whoever is responsible for his death — they’re gonna pay.

Adam: Well, count me in. But, uh, while your fleet of investigators take on that job, we have some pressing business to finish here at home.

Victor: Yeah. We’re gonna take care of billy boy.

Lily: So, what do you think will happen next?

Billy: I would like nothing more than that phone to ring and that sob to surrender and admit defeat.

Lily: You think that’s a possibility?

Billy: I wouldn’t bet on it. And you know what that means coming from me. Either way, the time is ticking, and things are about to get very interesting.

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Nina: Hi, devon.

Devon: Hey.

Nina: Come on in.

Devon: Thank you.

Nina: I’m so glad that you’re here.

Devon: Of course. I just wanted to check on you guys. Were you able to get any sleep at all?

Nina: Yeah, off and on.

Devon: Yeah.

Nina: You know, it’s been real quiet, so that was nice. Abby’s still in her room. I think she finally got some rest.

Devon: Good.

Nina: And ashley and victor stayed over, so…

Devon: Oh, nice, nice. Is there any news about chance?

Nina: Cricket is on the phone with a contact from the state department.

Christine: I understand, and I appreciate it. I — yeah, just keep me informed, will you? I’ll be at this number all day. Okay. Thanks. Hi, devon.

Devon: Hey. Morning, christine.

Nina: So, any news about my son?

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Abby: Hello, everyone! Ooh, good. Someone made coffee.

Devon: How you doing, abby?

Abby: Mmm! I am gonna grab a cup of this. Mm-mm-mmm. And I have a few things to get done. First I need to book the newman jet, and if that’s already spoken for, I’ll fly commercial.

Nina: Whoa, wait a minute. What are you talking about? Fly where?

Abby: Well, I intend to figure out what happened to my husband, why he hasn’t contacted me. Is [Chuckles] That a problem?

Christine: Abby, I don’t mean to be blunt, but that is the worst thing you could do.

Abby: Well, the state department hasn’t contacted me telling me that they found him or his body, unless there’s some information that you haven’t told me yet.

Christine: The spanish authorities are still working through the rubble, along with our people from the state department. I know there’s no official word on chance, but that doesn’t mean you go off —

Abby: It means that maybe chance wasn’t in that building when the bomb went off. Maybe he’s hurt. Maybe he’s hiding. Look, now that I know where that safe house is, I’m gonna fly to spain, and I’m gonna piece together what became of my husband.

Christine: [ Sighs ]

Nikki: So, when do you and ashland leave for peru?

Victoria: We’re shooting for this afternoon. The pilot’s on standby, but it just feels like there’s so much going on all at once.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Your father’s still at your sister’S. He spent the night there.

Victoria: I’m still in shock over the news, mom. My heart just goes out for poor abby.

Nikki: It’s terrible. Victor is so concerned.

Victoria: You know, I spoke with her on the phone first thing this morning, and I’m gonna stop by there. I’m gonna see how she’s doing before we leave for the airport.

Nikki: I know she’ll appreciate that. But you must be overwhelmed, too. How is ashland doing?

Victoria: He’s very determined to get into this experimental treatment program, although we’ve only gotten as far as the initial evaluation, but it’s just — [ Sighs ] There’s so much riding on this.

Nikki: I know.

Victoria: But for now, we are going to remain positive.

Nikki: Well, your father and I are praying that they’ll accept ashland into the program and it’s the answer that you’ve been looking for. But, darling, is there anything else on your mind?

Victoria: You know, dad and adam are going after billy and chanccomm. I don’t know any of the details, and I really don’t want to.

Nikki: I thought you were on board, in theory.

Victoria: I was. It’s just that I didn’t know that it would cause so much stress for ashland.

Nikki: I didn’t realize he was involved.

Victoria: Well, he’s insisted on being kept in the loop. And now he’s angry at billy all over again for dragging gaines to tuscany to try to ruin our wedding. With everything that we’re facing right now, this is just beyond counterproductive.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I am so sorry to hear this.

Victoria: It’s just the last place that he should be putting his energy right now.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] It’s a terrible situation for you — your father versus the father of your children. I know you would never say this…

Victoria: But?

Nikki: Billy’s done it to himself.

Lily: I didn’t know it was casual day.

Billy: I won’t be going into the office until later. I’m gonna go to the motel and check on our guest.

Lily: You mean your guest, not ours. I want nothing to do with gaines.

Billy: Lily…

Lily: No, if you think I’ve changed my mind about your little plan, then you can think again.

Billy: Can we talk about this, please? I think it’s important that we’re on the same page.

Lily: There’s nothing to talk about. If you’re gonna move forward with blackmailing newman media, then I want no part of that.

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Mariah: Thank you for being my running buddy.

Noah: Felt good to get out.

Mariah: Yeah, I’ve kind of missed running.

Noah: Why haven’t you been working out lately?

Mariah: Um… well, this is where… this is where stitch grabbed me. Then he locked me in that room for weeks and weeks.

Noah: I’m — I’m sorry. I didn’t realize.

Mariah: It’s — it’s fine. That’s why I’ve been a little wary going out on my own lately.

Noah: Yeah, I totally get it. And I’ll gladly be your running buddy.

Mariah: For how long? A week? A month? Indefinitely?

Noah: Oh, did mom put you up to asking me this?

Mariah: Well, we’re a little bit curious as to why you came home from london. I mean, we’re thrilled to have you back. Don’t get me wrong. It just wasn’t expected.

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Mariah: Oh. I know that look. I’ve had that look on my face a lot lately.

Noah: Yeah? What look is that?

Mariah: The one where you don’t want to lie, but you also don’t want to bare your soul about what’s going on.

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Christine: Abby, I have been in constant touch with my contacts at the state department. In fact, I just got off the phone with one of them.

Abby: And what were you told?

Christine: They are committed to getting answers.

Abby: In this lifetime?

Christine: The agents who are working on this are so familiar with that area of spain, as well as the criminal organization behind the bombing. I mean, they are a large group of experienced operatives from both the local jurisdiction and the U.S. They will get to the bottom of what happened to chance and everyone else in this mission.

Abby: Eventually. But what if chance is out there? What if he’s hurt? What if he’s out there hiding? I mean, I can’t just leave him to fend for himself when he needs me the most.

Christine: This group of agents are so good. They’re gonna take care of it.

Abby: They don’t share the same connection with chance that I do, the kind where you just know things about the other person.

Nina: Like if they’re dead or alive.

Abby: Exactly! And it’s that connection that will not allow me to believe that chance is gone, the way that you all do.

Devon: Okay. Hey. Abby, what has changed since yesterday?

Abby: [ Sighs ] Look, I woke up this morning, and I — I realized that I am just going along with someone else’s version of what went down. It’s like I’m giving up on chance. Years ago, we mistakenly thought that chance was dead. Nina and I even went to his funeral. But it turns out that he was faking his death for an investigation.

Nina: The media has confirmed the explosion and that there were casualties.

Abby: I have to follow my instincts. Every fiber of my being is telling me that chance is still alive.

Victoria: Thank you.

Lily: Why are you letting this escalate into a war?

Victoria: What are you talking about?

Lily: Well, your father told billy to his face that he’s coming after chanccomm, which means billy, and you’re just gonna let that happen?

I’m jimmy dean and uh,

Victoria: I am focused on my husband’s health right now. I’m also overseeing a major merger of two corporations, so i have my hands full with more important things. I’m not involved in this little plan of theirs.

Lily: Right, and I should just take your word for it.

Victoria: Since when does billy have you fighting his battles for him?

Lily: Well, they’re coming at him through chanccomm, so that makes it my battle, as well.

Victoria: Well, I don’t know what you expect me to do about it. I’m not involved, as I said.

Lily: Look, clearly your dad wants to hurt billy, and he has his own thoughts on how to handle things, whereas I would prefer a more direct, above-board approach.

Victoria: What does billy have planned?

Lily: Look, I was hoping that you would be able to use your influence to stop things before they get ugly.

Victoria: You know what it sounds like? It sounds like you’re upset about more than someone potentially making a run at chanccomm. It sounds like billy’s being billy and that has created a little conflict between the two of you.

Lily: Well, I thought since you and ashland have a business connection, you would know the difference between a conflict between lovers and an opposing point of view between business partners.

Victoria: If this is so important to you, why would you come to me? Why don’t you just go to the source?

Lily: You know what? You’re actually right. I’m wasting my time with you.

Noah: Yeah, you nailed it.

Mariah: I figured.

Noah: Some stuff happened in england that I haven’t really wanted to talk about. I know the family’s been speculating, though.

Mariah: Oh, yeah. We’ve been making bets. I think that you are banksy, the mysterious artist, so… but seriously, I mean, if you need to talk to somebody…

Noah: You know, it’s really not that interesting. Between the two of us, it’s — it’s a love thing. I’ll get over it. Now, if you want to tell me what you can’t say to other people, you can.

Mariah: Well, um, I’m kind of also going through a love thing, but with dominic. You know, every time I’m away from the baby, it feels like it’s been years.

Noah: I’m sorry.

Mariah: It’s okay. It’s better than it was, but it’s still not easy.

Noah: I can only imagine how tough this is for you. How about we run it off? I mean, it probably won’t work, but we could pretend like it will.

Mariah: Yeah. That sounds like a great idea. I’ll race you.

[ Both laugh ]

Devon: Abby, it’s not giving up on chance to acknowledge that he was a part of a dangerous operation where things went wrong.

Abby: Things did. But my heart is telling me that chance survived, that he is still with us.

Christine: [ Sighs ] I just don’t think you understand what you would be walking into.

Abby: Well, what I do know is that the official view is that chance died in that explosion. So, how hard to you really think the state department is looking for him? Let me tell you — not hard at all.

Christine: No, abby, that’s not the —

Abby: And I also know that if I go there, if I go talk to those people, they’d be much more willing to talk to me, a concerned wife, than an agent from the U.S. Government. I could be able to get answers that these federal agents can’T.

Christine: What you are suggesting is so incredibly dangerous. You would be putting your life at risk, possibly your family.

Abby: Christine, I need to go there. I need to see where it happened.

[ Sighs ] If there’s even the slightest chance that my husband could be out there, that he wasn’t in that building, I need to pursue that. I am doing this. Can you please tell me where my father is? He needs to talk to victoria so I can arrange to get on the newman jet.

Nina: Your mom and dad went for food for when you wake up. They’ll be back soon.

Abby: Fine. Will you please let me know when they return? I’m gonna go pack.

Devon: So, what the hell are we gonna do to stop her from going?

Nina: Maybe we shouldn’T.

Nina: What abby’s decided to do — I don’t know. Maybe it’s not such a bad idea, going to the place where this happened, seeing for herself. I’d even be willing to go with her.

Christine: [ Sighs ] Nina, it would be so traumatic for you.

Nina: But maybe it’s what abby needs just to come to terms. I mean, maybe it’s what we both need.

Devon: Nina, I think that that might be true for you, but not abby right now, not — not considering the 180 she just made overnight. I don’t think she’s in a very strong emotional place. You know? I think that if you went, you would be going to find closure and make peace with what’s happened.

Christine: Whereas abby is reacting impulsively. She’s made up her mind to do this horrendously risky thing with almost no discussion.

Devon: Exactly, and what worries me more than anything is that she’s ready to fly off to someplace she’s never been before and ignore everything we’re saying about how dangerous it is, and she never mentioned dominic’s name, not one time. He’s not even factoring into her thinking right now because she’s so fixated on this idea that chance is alive and she’s the only person that can find him.

Christine: Who knows how she’d react when she’s standing in front of the ruins of that safe house? It is an active crime scene.

Devon: Yeah, no, and we don’t need to find out how she’s gonna react. As abby’s friend who loves her and who cares about her, I’m not signing off on this. I can’T. And I beg of you — do not go along with this, too.

Christine: The last thing we need to do is encourage this. Abby would be putting herself and her family in grave jeopardy, including her infant son.

Billy: There’s some fresh clothes, some toiletries, some food and some plates and a kettle. Make yourself some coffee or tea.

Gaines: Well, look at you. You thought of everything.

Billy: Trying to make sure you keep a low profile. I don’t think you want victor or anyone working for him seeing you out and about.

Gaines: Right. Got it.

Billy: Now, I am still looking into your story about how you escaped from tuscany. You still claiming that that’s all true?

Gaines: Listen, I took one hell of a risk coming back here. I could have just as easily disappeared again.

Billy: But you didn’T. So, why?

Gaines: Because I got a goal in mind — taking down the almighty ashland locke and hitting back at the people that are trying to keep his past buried and shut me up — his new family.

Billy: Well, in order for that to happen, I’m gonna need the letter from camilla rhodes.

Gaines: Mm.

Billy: The original one explaining that she’s leaving nothing to ashland in her will.

Gaines: Don’t worry. It’s in a safe place.

Billy: It’s not in my hands. And it needs to be.

Gaines: Ohh, easy, easy, easy, not so fast. I need to know your plan first. I need to know how you are gonna use it to maximum benefit. Are you gonna write another one of your sensational exposés, tell the world how despicable he really is?

Billy: When the time is right. It’s in the process of being written right now.

Gaines: The hell kind of answer is that?

Billy: It’s an honest one.

Gaines: Let’s get something straight. I am not gonna settle for any vague reassurances. You are not gonna placate me that easily. Do you understand? And I am not taking a single step forward unless I am absolutely certain that I can trust you.

Billy: That’s funny. I feel the exact same way about you.

Adam: A design competition? Well, that’s an interesting promotional idea. Uh, tell me more.

Chloe: Well, we would publicize it in a fashion design program all over north america. Or worldwide. Depends on budget.

Sally: Although anyone 18 or older is free to enter.

Chloe: And then we’ll publish the winners of each level of the competition on newman media website.

Sally: Yeah, and there will be different categories for you to enter your designs. We have sportswear, cruise wear, men’s wear, bridal.

Adam: What kind of prizes are we talking?

Chloe: Well, I was thinking for the grand prize of each division, an all-expenses-paid trip to new york fashion week.

Sally: Including an interview at a top fashion house. It’ll really pull the students in.

Chloe: I mean, listen, we need to do our research, but i think that, with all of our contacts, I think we could really make it happen. So, if we could just —

Lily: Hello. I’m sorry to barge in, ladies. I need five minutes of your time.

Adam: [ Clears throat ] Um, we can pick this up later.

Lily: So, adam…

Adam: Mm-hmm?

Lily: …Tell me. What do you want? What will it take for you to leave us alone?

Adam: Will you at least give me a hint about what you’re accusing me of?

Lily: Don’t pretend that you don’t know what I’m talking about. I’m not here to play games.

Adam: What’s on your mind, lily?

Lily: Well, victor made it very clear the two of you are coming after billy and chanccomm, so I’m here to ask — what do you want? Let’s make an arrangement. I am here to negotiate a cease-fire.

Adam: Say what you mean, mean what you say. I admire that. Unfortunately, there’s nothing to negotiate.

Lily: Everything in business is negotiable.

Adam: Look, you have been straightforward, so I will be straightforward with you, as well. Newman media has a plan, and we will move forward with it. For obvious reasons, I won’t get into the particulars with you, but —

Lily: You know there’s room for all of us, right? I mean, newman media is doing great. Chanccomm poses no threat to you. This is purely about victor’s hatred for billy. So, why are you going along with this? I mean, if anyone owes billy peace, especially on account of delia, it’s you. So, what are you doing? I mean, are you — are you trying to appease your father? And, you know, what’s funny is that billy never believed your whole thing about becoming a better person, but I really wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt. I have seen women in prison turn their lives around. I know it can be done. So, was I wrong about you? Or are you just beyond redemption? Nope

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Sally: Alright, we are gonnabut classy. Unique. Please, god, no cotton tote bags.

Sally: [ Laughs ] Okay. Um, wine opener. Coffee mug. Sewing kit.

Chloe: Yeah.

Sally: We could do a mini dressmaker form. And a pincushion, a thimble.

Chloe: Oh, I love the dress form idea. You know, those little doll-sized ones with the little movable arms.

Sally: It’s more like a mannequin, but…

Chloe: Right. Whatever. Both of them. You know, just stuff with our logos on them, tchotchkes.

Sally: Oh! Oh! We could do, like, retro lunch boxes that can also double as, like, mini —

Chloe: Sewing kits?

Sally: Yes! And they could be the consolation prize for our design competition.

Chloe: Nice, nice.

Sally: Oh, my god. I missed this so much.

Chloe: Brainstorming?

Sally: I just feel like we’re in mind-meld.

Chloe: We do really work well together.

Sally: I’d really hoped that coming to newman media would be a good move, but, like, this is far beyond anything I ever dreamed.

Chloe: Aww, I’ve enjoyed it, too.

Sally: We only have one cloud on the horizon — chanccomm.

Chloe: [ Sighs ]

Sally: You saw how upset lily was when she marched into adam’s office, and I have witnessed some tension between adam and lily’s partner, billy. Something is up.

Chloe: I know. I sensed it, too. I’m just trying not to worry about it.

Sally: Yeah, but don’t you think we should? It could wind up affecting our division.

Chloe: I just wish we could take our generous funding and spin off from newman media, become our own entity, stay away from the drama.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, I don’t really know if that’s the answer ’cause proximity to leadership’s kind of our strength. Adam doesn’t just fund everything. He also gives us access and exposure.

Chloe: Friendly reminder — this banter-flirtation thing you have going on with adam — it won’t fly once chelsea joins the team.

Adam: You’re not wrong. Redemption is a goal of mine. And I think have been successful at turning my life around. But at the end of the day, I am still a businessman, and no competition is better than some. As far as me owing billy some sort of debt, I can’t change the mistakes that I’ve made. And, unfortunately, no matter what I do, billy will never be satisfied. I mean, the minute jill put you two in charge, he’s just used chanccomm to attack me in the most brutal, personal ways possible. Not that he gave you much of a choice in that matter.

Lily: Mm. Are you finished?

Adam: Not quite. I’d, um — I’d actually like to make you an offer.

Lily: Oh. So, you are willing to negotiate?

Adam: No. I’m talking about a job offer.

Lily: [ Laughs ] You’re — you’re kidding, right?

Adam: [ Laughs ] When my father and I — we successfully crush chanccomm and we scoop up the remains, you are more than welcome to come along. I mean, we’ve always thought that you were the reason it succeeded. We have great admiration for you. Billy, on the other hand, only seems interested in using the company as his personal battering ram, going after whomever he dislikes on any given day.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] You know, that’s very ironic, given that’s exactly what you and victor have planned. But, honestly, none of this matters. You will never take chanccomm away from us.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] You really do have quite the poker face. Billy is rubbing off on you. But, uh, given his history of self-destructing, now might be a good time to consider a career move. It’s a bona fide offer. I really hope that you will seriously consider it, given how this is all gonna turn out.

Nikki: About this plan of yours…

Gaines: I put myself in enemy territory coming back to genoa city, surrounded by people that would just as soon kill me as say hello. Now, I did it because I wanted to see ashland get his. I came to you because I thought that our interests dovetailed and I thought that you would protect me and not throw me to the wolves. But if I have misread you in any way, I will be out of here so fast, it’ll make your head spin. So don’t blow this. Either we work together on this or not at all.

Billy: That’s a good point, given that neither one of us trusts the other. So, we take this one step at time. Either one of us can bail at any point.

Gaines: Alright. Sounds like a healthy way to move forward.

Billy: I’m glad we agree. Now, where is the letter? When you hear the word healthy,

Adam: What, um — what’s your question, nikki?

Nikki: I had a very troubling conversation with victoria earlier.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Don’t tell me that billy has gotten to her and now she’s having second thoughts about going after chanccomm?

Nikki: Not at all. She has no interest in protecting him. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with this.

Adam: Okay, well, then what is so upsetting?

Nikki: In case you haven’t heard, she and ashland are getting ready to fly to peru. His chemotherapy isn’t working, and they are hoping to get him into an experimental treatment protocol.

Adam: Yeah. Ashland filled me in.

Nikki: Ah. Well, so you are aware that they are facing an uncertain future. But instead of focusing on his health, your plan has ashland riled up. He’s upset with billy all over again. It’s wasting a lot of time and energy, and it’s creating a lot of negativity at the worst possible time.

Adam: Ashland wanted to be involved. It was his choice. He was pushing for this. So I had no idea that it was problem.

Nikki: Well, it is. That’s why I’m here. Because in your zeal for revenge, I don’t think you have taken everything into account, you or victor. And victor is very busy concentrating on abby, as well he should be.

Adam: [ Scoffs ] Uh, well, I appreciate you letting me know.

Nikki: You know, I came away from our talk yesterday believing that you had good intentions, that your desire to be the man you were always meant to be was sincere.

Adam: What exactly are you asking me to do?

Nikki: Well, I can’t be any more specific because I have no idea what you and victor have in mind. I don’t want to know.

Adam: Well, that seems to be the consensus.

Nikki: He has assured me that it won’t have any negative impact on our grandchildren, but I find that hard to believe considering your target is katie and johnny’s father.

Adam: This really is just business, nikki.

Nikki: Oh, please. Don’t insult my intelligence. It’s a lot more than that for your father and for you. So I am asking you to please forego the temporary satisfaction in leveling this man that you seem to detest so much and think about what you’re doing. Please think about the long-term damage it could do to other people caught in the cross-fire.

Billy: Hey.

Lily: Well, so much for taking the high road.

Billy: What do you mean by that?

Lily: Well, I ran into victoria, and she completely stonewalled me, so I went to go see adam. And he was as smug and self-congratulatory as ever.

Billy: Ah, yes, the new and improved adam. It’s all a facade to win hearts and minds.

Lily: I mean, there’s no talking to him. There’s — there’s no reasoning.

Billy: I’m surprised you even tried, lily.

Lily: I had to try. I had to so that I could say i did everything I could and I had no other choice.

Billy: No other choice but to what?

Lily: To do whatever it takes.

Billy: Oh, hell, yeah.

Lily: Yeah, we’re not letting them get away with this.

Billy: I am very happy to hear you say that. And I got something else that i think will make you happy — the original letter from camilla rhodes stating that ashland gets nothing from her will.

Lily: Gaines gave this to you?

Billy: Yes, he did. Now, right there is our ace in the hole.

Christine: Nina, this trip is not an option. Undercover operatives were lost. It is a tumultuous situation, and abby wants to go running around asking about an american who was working undercover?

Devon: It’s just not smart.

Christine: This danger is real. It’s not gonna happen. And I’m sorry, but I will do everything in my power to keep the two of you from getting anywhere near that building.

Nina: Abby and I need this

[Voice breaking] If only just to finally accept that chance is gone and move on. But, you know, thinking about it, what if she’s right? What if he’s hurt and he can’t find a hospital and no one is looking for him?

Christine: Abby is not right. I’m sorry. I wish she knew something we don’t, but she doesn’T. And as painful as it is for me to say this to you… honey, ch– chance is gone.

[ Voice breaking ] And he’s not coming — he’s not coming back.

[ Both crying ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Nina: [ Sniffles ]

[ Exhaling heavily ]

Christine: God, I — I have to take this. I’m so sorry.

Nina: It’s okay.

Christine: Nina, I’m gonna come back and check on you. I… trust me on this, please.

Devon: Nina… I would never claim to say that I know what you’re feeling right now. But I do know how a loss like this can overwhelm everything. And it makes it difficult to think rationally when your feelings are raw. I completely understand that. But I can’t stress to you enough how bad of an idea this would be.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

[ Footsteps approaching ] Traveling light to save some time. You know, I was upstairs thinking. Now, I probably shouldn’t be doing this alone. Would one of you be willing to fly to spain with me? Motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts.

Sally: I don’t need any reminders. Thanks. My personal life is under control.

Chloe: Well, listen up anyway. The whole reason I accepted adam’s offer to create this fashion division under the newman media umbrella was because of my best friend — chelsea.

Sally: So you said.

Chloe: She may not want adam anymore — thank god — but she definitely won’t want to see him with anyone else. It will make this unworkable. So, all these good feelings that you have about our collaboration — it will go out the window. So, if you want this as much as you say you do, please, please stick to our original plan and move on.

Sally: Okay. Message received.

Chloe: I sincerely hope you mean that, sally. I know that you have something to prove. And I really — I really think it’s great. It’s a big reason why I decided to bring you on — because making a name for yourself, building credibility and respect, not to mention taking home a big, fat paycheck…

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Chloe: …Should definitely be your main focus. Lingering romantic feelings with adam, not so much.

Sally: Okay. Everything you said before that last little bit — that is my main focus. I’m happy being unattached.

Chloe: Good. Because I do share your concerns. Things are about to get real dicey around here, and we really need to focus on protecting our assets.

Adam: I got gaines hidden away. What’s more, I hold the proof that can bury ashland locke and newman media. So you, victor, and ashland are gonna cancel your plans to attack chanccomm. Otherwise, I bring you all down.

Devon: Can we just stop for a second, abby, and think about what you’re talking about doing and think about how reckless it would be to go to a place that’s that dangerous and that unstable, where there’s men and women still risking their lives there every day?

Abby: Chance may be one of them.

Devon: Even if he is, it doesn’t matter. We can’t let you go.

Abby: You can’t let me go look for my husband?

Devon: No, we can’t because there’s people already looking for him, and we’re not gonna let you put your life at risk.

Abby: The authorities have given us no definitive proof that chance was in that building when it blew up. So, what, they expect us to just roll over and accept this? Don’t you want to see what happened for yourself?

Nina: Yes. Oh, my god, yes, I do. I know why you want to go, abby. I’m feeling all the same things.

Abby: Well, great. Great. Yeah, go pack your things. I will handle things on this end.

Nina: No, wait. Let me finish. What you’re proposing to do — it’s a terrible idea. It just isn’t safe.

Abby: I don’t care about the danger.

Nina: It’s not just the danger, though.

Devon: Abby, are you trained, like, to go and do anything like this? Do you have experience in law enforcement?

Abby: The authorities aren’t looking for chance!

Devon: Why would you say that? “A,” you don’t know that for a fact, and, “b,” what are you gonna do when you show up to a crime scene that you weren’t invited to? All the people that are there, the agents — they’re gonna have to stop whatever they’re doing so they can deal with you. Can you please just leave this up to the professionals? I beg you.

Abby: I have left it to the professionals! And they have given me no real answers! Look, I know that I can take this on. I am going to fly to valencia, and I am gonna find out what happened to chance. Whether or not you want to come with me, I don’t care, so stop trying to talk me out of it.

Mariah: If you’re going to spain, what does that mean for dominic? Should I move back in and stay with him?

Abby: [ Sighs ]

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Amanda: I know. And I know that I have your support, even if you’re not right by my side. So don’t worry. I will be fine. Really. I promise you, okay? What I am really worried about is this Chance situation. It’s horrible. I want you to know I understand why you have to be there with Abby and Dominic. They need you more than I do.

Devon: You really are amazing. You know that?

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. So are you. Now, promise me you won’t worry about me, okay? Just take care of Abby.

Devon: See, that right there is one of the many reasons why I love you so damn much.

Amanda: I love you, too.

Devon: Alright. I’ll call you later.

Amanda: Okay.

*****************

Amanda: Are you really gonna talk to me about fate? What about my father’s fate? What about my fate? What about the fate of my twin sister? All because of what you forced my mother to do. You never gave a damn about us.

[ Sighs ] You have a hell of a lot of nerve coming here and asking me for mercy, the one thing that you never gave to anyone, including your own family.

Itchy?

Amanda: I never should’ve let you inside the door. It was a mistake, even talking to you.

Sutton: Hold on, Amanda. Think about it. Why did you let me in? I’ll tell you, since I’m the only one being honest here. You were hoping to see me beg for my life, weren’t you? You wanted me to plead with you, not to let me be torn away from my family.

Amanda: The way that I was torn away from mine?

Sutton: You know full well that you had no intention of showing me any mercy, but that’s the point of all this, isn’t it? The betrayal.

Amanda: Betrayal?

Sutton: Yeah.

Amanda: Wow, you feel betrayed?

Sutton: No, well, you make a show of righteous anger, claiming it’s all about getting justice, when you and I both know better, but you’d never have the guts to admit it.

[ Chuckles ] Your turning on me is nothing more than a vindictive act.

Amanda: So what if it is?!


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Noah: Yeah, I just told mom I was gonna cook dinner. You want to join us?

Nick: You know, I’m good. I don’t have much of an appetite.

Sharon: I take it things didn’t go that well with Phyllis.

Nick: I don’t really want to get into it.

Noah: Yes, you do.

Nick: What I’d really like to do is hear how things are going with you, bud.

Noah: No, mnh mnh. No, you don’t get to change the subject. You came here ’cause you wanted to talk. We want to listen, ’cause we’re your family, too.

***********

Lily: I know. It’s so rare these days. Normally, your mind’s going 100 miles an hour. Even when you’re trying to unwind, your multi-tasker brain is at work.

Billy: It’s another positive effect that you have on me, learning to slow down and shut things off a little bit.

Lily: Mm-hmm. So you’re not secretly checking your phone under the table?

Billy: Uh, I am.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: I am busted


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Nate: [ Clears throat ] You think Chance is still out there.

Abby: You said that like a statement, not a question. And this isn’t a matter of denial. Look, yes, they found his watch and ring at the explosion site, but they didn’t find him. So, I can hear the news and I can hold his ring in my hand. But
in my heart, I just — I don’t think…he’s alive. I know it. He’s not dead.

Devon: So Ashley just said that Nate is there with Abby right now.

***********

Mariah: Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. You sure you don’t need help getting him back to the Chancellor house?

Devon: No, no, I’m fine. I appreciate it. I left bread crumbs.

Mariah: [ Chuckles ]

Tessa: Can I take you back to our suite now?

Devon: I promise you, you have nothing to worry about. That little boy knows what strength and safety feels like because you protected him for all that time. Don’t forget that. Let some other people look after him now.


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Ashley: Honey.

Abby: [ Sniffles ]

Ashley: Oh, honey. Honey. Honey, honey, honey, I’m so sorry.

Abby: [ Sniffles ]

Ashley: Is there anything i can do at all? Is there anything I can do?

Abby: [ Sniffles ]

Ashley: [ Exhales sharply ]

Devon: Hey. I’m sorry I can’t be there with you today when michael comes to go over your testimony.

Amanda: Don’t worry. I’ll be fine.

Devon: No, I know you will, but I just — I also know how big of a step this is for you to testify and bring up everything about your father again. So I — I just wish that I could be there for you.

Amanda: I know. And I know that I have your support, even if you’re not right by my side. So don’t worry. I will be fine. Really. I promise you, okay? What I am really worried about is this chance situation. It’s horrible. I want you to know I understand why you have to be there with abby and dominic. They need you more than I do.

Devon: You really are amazing. You know that?

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. So are you. Now, promise me you won’t worry about me, okay?Just take care of abby.

Devon: See, that right there is one of the many reasons why I love you so damn much.

Amanda: I love you, too.

Devon: Alright. I’ll call you later.

Amanda: Okay.

Devon: [ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ]

Victor: Sweetheart, I brought you some tea.

Abby: I don’t want tea, okay? What I need is for everyone to just go.

[ Voice breaking ] Just leave me alone.

[ Sniffles ]

[ Breathes deeply ]

[ Knock on door ]

Amanda: Sutton? I can’t believe you have the audacity to show up here. Well, you must know that I have nothing to say to you.

Sutton: Please, amanda, just give me five minutes. I’m sure you’ll agree that after you hear me out, this conversation could change the outcome of everything.

Ashland: [ Gasping lightly ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Groaning lightly ]

[ Panting ] Ohh.

[ Glass shatters ]

Victoria: Ashland.

Ashland: [ Breathing heavily ]

[ Door slams ]

Lily: Wait, you want us to hide you?

Gaines: Please. I don’t got a lot of options.

Billy: Okay, hold on a second. You mysteriously disappeared from tuscany, and now you show up here? What happened? Where have you been?

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Victor: Sweetheart, listen to me. It is not a good idea for you to be alone right now. You don’t have to talk. We’ll give you all the space you need. But we will not leave you alone.

Devon: No, not at all, and you don’t have to worry about anything. We’ll take care of dominic and everything else.

Abby: I’m sorry.

[ Sniffles ] Please forgive me. I really am grateful that you’re here. I didn’t mean…

Ashley: Of course, honey. You’re exhausted. We totally understanD. Were you able to get any rest?

Abby: I tried, but…

Ashley: Of course it wouldn’t work — ’cause you’re in the middle of everything down here. I think you need to go to your own room, honey.

Abby: I am tired. I’m pretty tired.

Ashley: Yeah. So let me take you upstairs. You lie down in your own bed, okay? And you can stretch out. Okay?

Abby: Yeah.

Ashley: Okay.

Abby: [ Sniffling ]

[ Sighs ]

Ashley: Come on, sweetie.

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ] This is a tough one, devon.

Devon: Yeah, it is.

Ashland: Thank you, sweetheart. I’m okay, though. The pain only lasted a few moments, and then it subsided. I’m feeling much better. Thank you.

Victoria: Alright. Well, I’m glad to hear that, but are you sure getting on a plane tomorrow is a good idea? Flying all the way to peru to receive a medical evaluation — that might be a little bit too much for you right now.

Ashland: The symptoms make me more determined to go. The cancer’s not responding to the chemo and there’s no time to waste and this is my best option, so I’m determined to go.

Victoria: You do seem very determined.

Ashland: You better believe it. If there’s any chance that I can have extended time with you, I’m gonna go after it. There’s nothing I’m gonna let stand in the way.

Victoria: Gosh, I just — I love seeing you like this, with such strength and resolve.

Ashland: Yeah, I just can’t stop thinking about how, just when I was about to commit every remaining moment of my life to you, that billy showed up in tuscany intent on stopping our wedding. He was hoping to rob me of this small window of happiness that I’ve been fortunate to find with you.

Victoria: But he didn’t succeed. I don’t want you to think about that. We dodged that bullet.

Ashland: Yeah, for now. You know, there are so many things in my life that I can’t control. This is one thing I can. Billy will answer for his actions.

[ Breathes deeply ] Victor, I need an update on the moves that we are planning to make against billy and chanccomm. I spoke to adam earlier, and he told me that everythig is moving along as planned.

Victor: That’s right.

Ashland: Listen, I’m heading to peru tomorrow. I’m probably gonna be dealing with doctors and this experimental protocol and most likely be unable to get any sort of updates or a progress report.

Victor: Well, don’t you concern yourself, alright, ashland? The most important step in our plan has been taken. That is what adam just told me.

Ashland: So, you really think that billy will do as you expect?

Victor: Billy won’t be able to help himself.

Billy: First of all, why did leave the suite in tuscany? I told you specifically to stay put.

Gaines: Yeah, and I could see that you were waffling, and i didn’t think that I could trust you. I didn’t come all that way for nothing. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. And I waited all night until the wedding started, but before i could make my move, victoria’s brother nick showed up, and he locked me in his suite. And then his other brother got involved.

Billy: Adam?

Gaines: Yeah. Adam. Adam was far less congenial. He had me dragged down to some storage room in the bottom of the palazzo to keep me from disrupting the wedding.

Lily: You’re saying adam held you against your will?

Gaines: Yeah, that’s exactly what I’m saying. And victor had newman security drag me out in the middle of the night to some nearby farmhouse.

Lily: So I’m guessing they took your I.D., Your money, your devices? You couldn’t call for help?

Gaines: Yeah. Of course they did. First I thought they were just trying to scare the hell out of me, but then I started hearing snatches of conversations that sounded a lot more ominous.

Billy: And what were they saying? Who was saying it? Newman’s security goons were talking. I was worried that they were gonna take more drastic measures to shut me up.

Billy: And by “drastic,” you mean permanent?

Gaines: Yeah. First I thought maybe they’d just beat the hell out of me, but then I was wondering if they were gonna do something to shut me up for good.

Billy: How did you escape?

Gaines: Well, it wasn’t easy. They had me locked in the wine cellar of some 100-year-old property. I searched every inch of that room, until finally I found this old boarded-up door behind a wine rack that led outside.

Lily: Really? That’s convenient.

Gaines: I know. It sounds nuts, but that’s what happened.

Lily: So, how did you get out of italy with no money, no passport?

Billy: We checked all the manifests of everywhere that you could have traveled. There was no one by the name of jesse gaines that left italy.

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Lily: Okay, you had to have had help getting out of italy. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have been able to pull it off.

Gaines: No. As you know, victor’s team had me stripped of anything — money, I.D., Passport. So I had to rely on my wits. I walked and I hitchhiked to some nearby airfield, and i stowed away on a cargo plane.

Billy: With no idea where it was headed?

Gaines: No, I was able to identify one that was headed to new york. I got here a day ago. And then I hopped on a cross-country freight train, i got off just outside of chicago, and I made my way here.

Lily: I don’t understand. I mean, you’ve been paid a small fortune from locke and victor and billy, so why wouldn’t you access the money once you were back in the country?

Gaines: [ Chuckles ] Good question. Believe me, I was tempted, considering my love for the creature comforts. I don’t like living like an animal. But I quickly realized that not having access to my funds was a blessing in disguise. It would have been the easiest way for them to track me down. It would have left a trail of expenditures.

[ Water bottle thuds ]

Billy: Why come to me?

Lily: Why come back here at all if you’re so afraid of the newmans?

Gaines: Because things come into sharp focus when you’re hiding out in the bowels of a cargo plane, running from people who view you as dispensable.

Lily: So, what are you saying? You’re not afraid anymore?

Gaines: No. I’m not. I am enraged. Do you understand? I want to take them all down, not just locke, but victor newman and his eager, dutiful son, adam! And I thought that maybe you would have some interest in the mission.

Victor: [ Sighs ]

Devon: You know, I really, really hate watching abby go through this.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Yeah. My daughter does not deserve this pain.

Devon: No, she doesn’t at all. But she’s gonna get through it with our help, and I want you to know that I’m gonna make myself completely available to her and dominic whenever they need me. I’ll rearrange my schedule anytime. I don’t care.

Victor: I’m grateful that you’re here.

Devon: Thank you.

Victor: And by the way, this probably brings back some bitter memories for you, doesn’t it? I mean, considering the loss of your dad.

Devon: I mean, I’m — I’m fine. I’m — I don’t have room in my head for anything else right now except for what’s best for abby and for this baby right here.

Victor: Well, together, we will help her through this.

Devon: You don’t think there’s a possibility that chance wasn’t in that building when it blew up, do you?

Victor: [ Exhales heavily ] No. I have some highly placed sources in the state department, and they tell me that there’s almost no chance at all and no survival, you know? That building was blown to smithereens. Same information that christine received.

Devon: It’s just so unnecessary. It’s completely unnecessary. Who — who takes on a life-threatening job right after they get married and then they promise their wife they’re gonna start a family? And then who’s dumb enough to bring with them a personally engraved watch and ring on a job that you’re meant to be undercover? We don’t know if that — that could be the very thing that cost him his life.

Victor: But listen. I think chance was the kind of man who probably felt this is something he had to do.

Devon: He didn’t have to do it. He didn’t have to do anything. He made the choice to do it. That’s — he made a choice, and it was the wrong one.

Victor: [ Sighs ]

Amanda: What are you doing here, sutton? How did you even know where to find me? Are you having me followed? Is that how you know where i live?

Sutton: My attorney told me this is where you’re having material sent. I wasn’t certain you were living here until you told me just now.

Amanda: Well, it’s really none of your business.

Sutton: I’m happy for you. Mm. Seems devon is a good man. And he clearly cares about you very much.

Amanda: Yeah, he does. Which is why he would have told me to follow my first instinct and slam the door in your face.

Sutton: Oh.

Amanda: You know, whatever it is that you need to say to me…

Sutton: Hear me out, amanda. I know there’s nothing that i can say that will change how you feel about me, but I’m asking you to just consider how it will affect your mother and your sister if you testify against me.

Amanda: Oh, so now you care about them.

Sutton: I have always put them first. I provided a good life for naya and imani. I protected them.

Amanda: Controlled them, you mean. Because this “good life” that you speak of, it was all if they toed the line, if they did what was best for you, for your self-image, for your precious career.

Sutton: Amanda, you’re an intelligent woman, an accomplished attorney. You know things are never that simple.

Amanda: Oh, yes, you are right about that, because this is a very complicated situation.

Sutton: Naya and imani have come to rely on me, and I want to continue to provide for their financial stability, to see that they have the kind of life that they’ve become accustomed to and that they deserve.

Amanda: You do know that naya has a husband, right? His name is eric. He is completely capable of taking care of her. Oh, and imani, she will be going into practice with me, so she’ll be able to take care of herself. So I’m sorry, sutton, but they don’t need you. In fact, they’re better off without you.

Sutton: And what about me?

Amanda: What about you?

Sutton: I’m an old man. I can’t die in prison. Are you so cold-hearted that you would wish that fate on your own grandfather?

Amanda: Are you really gonna talk to me about fate? What about my father’s fate? What about my fate? What about the fate of my twin sister? All because of what you forced my mother to do. You never gave a damn about us.

[ Sighs ] You have a hell of a lot of nerve coming here and asking me for mercy, the one thing that you never gave to anyone, including your own family.

Itchy?

Amanda: I never should’ve let you inside the door. It was a mistake, even talking to you.

Sutton: Hold on, amanda. Think about it. Why did you let me in? I’ll tell you, since I’m the only one being honest here. You were hoping to see me beg for my life, weren’t you? You wanted me to plead with you, not to let me be torn away from my family.

Amanda: The way that I was torn away from mine?

Sutton: You know full well that you had no intention of showing me any mercy, but that’s the point of all this, isn’t it? The betrayal.

Amanda: Betrayal?

Sutton: Yeah.

Amanda: Wow, you feel betrayed?

Sutton: No, well, you make a show of righteous anger, claiming it’s all about getting justice, when you and I both know better, but you’d never have the guts to admit it.

[ Chuckles ] Your turning on me is nothing more than a vindictive act.

Amanda: So what if it is?!

Victoria: Ashland. Do you really think that it’s a good idea for you to get involved in this plan with my father and adam against chanccomm? Given the state of your health and after what I just witnessed, I mean, wouldn’t it be better for you to focus your energy and your attention on your recovery?

Ashland: Well, I didn’t expend any energy. I just asked for an update, that’s all.

Victoria: I’m just saying, don’t you think it would be better for you to — to think about this trip to peru and the new experimental treatment?

Ashland: My darling, you don’t have to worry. I will do everything in my power to prolong my life.

Victoria: I just don’t want you getting in too deep into whatever this is with my father, especially if it causes you even the tiniest amount of stress. I mean, who knows what kind of negative impact this might have on your health?

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] Trust me. I am not playing a major role in this. I just wanted to know if the moves that we’re making against billy and chanccomm are moving along as planned. You said you didn’t want to know any details, so I’ll leave it at that.

Victoria: I’m saying, I want them to proceed without your direct involvement. You have enough battles to fight. You don’t need that one, too. Let my father handle this.

Devon: Let me tell you, the second that chance agreed to start a family with abby, he had a commitment to his wife and to that baby, and that’s it. End of story. I don’t care what kind of job he has. I respect it. It’s fine, it’s great. But he should never have gone. He should never have gone and he should have never made promises to abby that he couldn’t keep.

Victor: Well, you know, we don’t know all of the circumstances, and maybe he didn’t have much of a choice.

Devon: He for sure had a choice. They didn’t drag him out there. They could’ve sent another agent. He could’ve stayed home. He could’ve decided to stay home with his brand-new wife and his new family that he said he wanted to start. But he didn’t do that. He made the decision to go back out and put his life in danger, and now abby’s alone and his son has no father.

[ Dominic crying ] I’m sorry, buddy. I’m sorry. Here. Oh, come here. It’s okay. It’s okay, I’m sorry.

[ Sighs ] (Drill sergeant) what a pleasant morning. It’s warm, but not too warm.

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Victor: I just want you to know, I feel the same kind of frustration you do, seeing what abby’s going through.

Devon: I have no doubt that you do.

Victor: We just have to do everything we can to help the little boy and help her, you know?

Devon: Mm.

Victor: I got to tell you something, devon. You’re a hell of a friend, you know? Abby is lucky to have you.

Devon: Thank you.

Victor: Yep.

Devon: Thank you. I appreciate that. I want you to know that I meant what I said, too, about being there for her and dominic, whatever they need.

Victor: Appreciate that.

Devon: Of course.

Ashley: Abby’s trying to sleep. I’m sure it’s not coming easily.

Victor: Well, any rest she can get is gonna help her, right? Talking about that, devon, why don’t you — why don’t you go home? You need some rest. I’m sure you have things you have to do.

Devon: I don’t have anything I can’t postpone.

Ashley: Please, victor’s right. We are so grateful for you, but I think we’ve got it covered.

Devon: Okay. Alright, yeah, I’ll take off, but I’ll come and check on you guys later on. If you guys have any more information or you hear anything else, just please keep me in the loop.

Victoria: You bet. We will let you know, okay?

Devon: Appreciate it.

Ashley: Thanks again.

Victor: Alright, devon, thank you for everything.

Devon: Of course.

Ashley: Okay. What are we gonna do? I’m worried about abby.

Victor: I’m very worried about her, as well. I don’t know.

Ashland: When I promised to be open and honest with you, i meant it, so when I tell you that I am completely focused on fighting the most important battle of my life, you can believe me.

Victoria: I do. I do. I’m just concerned for you.

Ashland: You said you had no problem with newman media making a move against billy and chanccomm.

Victoria: I understand that it’s just business.

Ashland: Well, I’m sure that billy has entertained his own ideas about going after the competition.

Victoria: Without a doubt. Look, what I said about wanting to be left out of the details still stands, but — but I’d like to have some idea about the possible repercussions this might have on you and the tolls that it might take on your health.

Ashland: Trust me. You have no worries on that account.

Victoria: What about my children? Obviously, their father is involved in this. Is this business plan gonna have a negative effect on them?

Billy: Got you a fresh towel, some clean clothes. Why don’t you get cleaned off a little bit?

Gaines: Thanks. I could use a hot shower.

Lily: Are you buying any of this?

Billy: I don’t know. It’s a hell of a lot to swallow, isn’t it? If it is true, it’s got huge ramifications for victor, adam, and locke.

Lily: Okay, I know that you want to believe this, but we have to be skeptical.

Billy: Yes, I agree. We’ve got to look into this story. First things first, though, he cannot stay here. We’ve got the kids living with us while victoria’s out of town. We got to find him a place to stay while we vet his story.

Lily: Well, yeah, for us to use this, I mean, it has to be ironclad. There can’t be holes.

Billy: Of course. This is all about getting leverage on ashland, and by extension, victor and newman media. If his story is true, if he is telling the truth, and he’s still got the original letter proving that ashland forged his way into his fortune, this is what we need to turn the tables on victor and newman media.

Lily: Those are some mighty big “ifs.”

Amanda: If wanting to see you put away for what you did is vindictive, then so be it. Finally, you will get exactly what you deserve.

Sutton: You’re right. It was a mistake, my coming here. You know, I thought you might have a shred of compassion and consideration for what you’re about to do to this family. Your family. Apparently, that’s not the case.

Amanda: Wait a minute. You’re not going anywhere. Empty your pockets.

Sutton: What?!

Amanda: You heard me. Empty your pockets.

Sutton: I’ll do no such thing.

Amanda: You are gonna empty your pockets or I’m gonna call the police. Oh, come on, you’re gonna have to push me over to get past me, so empty your damn pockets.

Devon: Hey, what the hell is going on here?

Amanda: Sutton thinks that he is so clever. He’s trying to turn the tables on me, huh?

Sutton: [ Groans ]

Amanda: You’re gonna empty your pockets, grandfather, or I’m gonna call the police and then I’m gonna call michael baldwin, and then we can sit down and explain to them what’s really going on.

Sutton: What are you talking about? There’s nothing to tell, and why do you think that — that I’m hiding something?

Amanda: This innocent act, okay? It’s not fooling anyone.

Devon: Okay, alright, hey. How about I keep him company and you go make that call?

Amanda: Mm, yes.

Sutton: [ Scoffs ]

Amanda: Exactly what i thought. So all of this deep concern about naya and imani and their future, it was all a bunch of bull, huh? You didn’t care about them. The only person that you ever care about is yourself. My auntie called me.

Amanda: So my grandfather wanted to get a recording of me admitting that I was only testifying against him out of vindictiveness so that he could pass it on to his attorneys. They could use it in court and diminish and taint my testimony.

Devon: I mean, I’m not surprised. He would throw anybody in his family under the bus.

Sutton: [ Scoffs ]

Amanda: Get out of my sight, sutton.

Sutton: What a disappointment you’ve turned out to be.

Amanda: Don’t you dare talk to me about disappointment.

Devon: Hey, sutton. How about you get out of our house? Are you okay?

Amanda: I just can’t believe I almost fell for it. I almost let him get to me again. It’s like he’s a master at manipulating and playing with my emotions.

Devon: Yeah, but you didn’t fall for anything. You figured out what he was trying to do and you called him out on it to his face. Right?

Amanda: Yeah. You know, the fact that he would even try and do something like this shows how dangerous and scared he is. Which means that he knows the case against him is strong. And it’s possible that, out of desperation, sutton may have made a huge mistake. What he did tonight, it may help send him to prison.

Billy: I’m taking you to a motel so you can lay low while we corroborate your story and we plan the next move.

Lily: And just so you know, we’re not taking anything you say at face value.

Gaines: Well, I would be shocked if you did. But I will give you every aspect of every step of my journey so that you can verify it all.

Billy: That’s a start. One other thing. Please tell me you have the original letter from camilla rhodes, stating why she left ashland nothing in her will.

Gaines: Of course I do. How foolish do you think I am?

Ashley: I am so worried about her. My heart is breaking for abby. I wish chance had never taken that job.

Victor: Sweetheart, we just have to help her get strong so she can continue being a good mother.

Ashley: I know, and I’m grateful that she has such a fantastic support system. I mean, devon has been amazing.

Victor: He’s a wonderful kid, he really is, you know? Not only a good friend to abby, but he is very good with the boy.

Ashley: He literally helped bring that baby safely into the world.

Victor: Yep.

Ashley: You know, we are so blessed that he’s gonna be an integral part of our grandson’s life.

[ Footsteps ]

Abby: I heard dominic crying.

Victor: Sweetheart, he’s just a little fussy, that’s all.

Ashley: Before devon left, he was able to quiet him down and get him back to sleep, which is what I thought you were gonna be doing, honey.

Abby: I tried, but…I can’T. I mean, every time I close my eyes, I just — I dream of chance. It’s too painful. Makes me dread sleep. It’s like I never want to close my eyes again.

Victor: Abby, my sweetheart, maybe now’s a good time to take the anti-anxiety that nate prescribed, you know?

Abby: Yeah, maybe. I mean, maybe that’s what i need, sleep.

[ Knock on door ]

Nina: Cricket called and told me what happened. Oh, god. Until this very moment, it didn’t seem real.

[ Sobbing ]

Amanda: Sutton was goading me the whole time into incriminating my motives for testifying against him, all the while secretly recording every word. Yes, I have the recording device right here, and I will hold onto it so that you can hear every word. Yes, I’ll talk to you soon, michael. Bye.

Devon: You really are something. When I walked in here and you were standing in front of him, he was completely shocked.

Amanda: Well, I shocked myself.

Devon: Yeah, but he had the look of a man who had never been challenged a day in his life, ’cause he’s used to controlling everybody around him. And then he finally came face-to-face with someone who’s smarter than him. I’m very proud of you for how you’ve handled everything. You’ve been amazing.

Amanda: I just knew that this was the last time I’d let him play me. I wasn’t gonna get sucked in by him again.

Devon: Yeah, but you didn’t, and every time he tried, you checked him and you got back on track.

Amanda: Thank you. But we do have worse things to deal with than some arrogant old bully. Did you get any more news about chance?

Devon: No, no. I mean, abby is still hanging on to hope, but…I think that she’s starting to accept the reality that he’s not gonna come back home.

Amanda: Wow. How’s she doing?

Devon: She’s not doing good. She’s not doing good at all. And I’m honestly worried about her and dominic.

Victor: I’m so sorry.

[ Sighs ] Unfortunately, my sources can only confirm what christine has told you, okay? The only thing they found that belonged to chance were his ring and his watch.

Nina: I — I spent so many years just bracing for this moment. I mean, how many times has a phone rung in the middle of the night and my heart stopped? But somehow you just — you learn to live with the fear. Anyway, I… I just buried it so deep that i didn’t feel it. And now that it’s happened, i just kind of — I don’t know. I feel numb. Abby. May I? Hi, sweetie. Oh.

Ashland: Sweetheart, you have to realize that I wouldn’t go along with anything that i thought had the slightest possibility of negatively impacting your children. I would have done anything in my power to stop your father and brother from going through with it, if I thought that was the case.

Victoria: I had to ask.

Ashland: But billy has proven on more than one occasion that he’s willing to weaponize chanccomm, especially against me, which is bad enough, but — but when he made it personal and dragged gaines over to tuscany to make a public display at our wedding, well, I have to agree with victor that enough is enough and billy brought this on himself.

Victoria: I’m not gonna argue with you about that. Billy is nothing if not relentless.

Ashland: Yeah, well, what’s coming next to him is going to be pretty brutal. Everything has been carefully arranged down to the last detail. Although it’s a slightly risky endeavor.

Victoria: Dangerous?

Ashland: No, risky in that it might not work.

Billy: Put this on and wait here. I’m gonna take him to the motel. Get him settled in, make sure he’s safe.

Lily: Okay. Just please be careful, alright?

Billy: I will call you on the way home. Listen, you really are the only one in the world that I trust right now. Including victoria.

Lily: I don’t know about this. I mean, honestly, just —

Billy: No more. It’s okay. Look, this is either true or it’s a scam. Either way, I need to find out where it leads. Victor and adam are coming after us with everything they’ve got to destroy what we built. And I am gonna fight like hell to make sure that that does not happen. Let’s go.

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Jack: I got.

Phyllis: You don’t —

Jack: I got it.

Phyllis: You don’t have to do that.

[ Sighs ]

Jack: Seem a little flustered. Is it the fire you had to put out back at work? You kind of left the lunch with Nick and Nikki pretty quickly.

Phyllis: Yeah, I’m sorry about that.

Jack: It’s okay. Had to navigate the Newman waters all by myself.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah, I’ve had to nav– navigate those choppy waters. You know, it’s — nothing is going on at work. It’s my life. I think Nick and I may have just broken up.

Nick: Sorry to drop by unannounced. I hope it’s not a bad time.

Sharon: No, not at all. Is everything okay?

Nick: Yeah, I just wanted to, you know, see how you two were doing and maybe faith.

Sharon: Well, you just missed her. She’s out studying for a test with Moses.

Nick: Oh, man, I feel like i have seen her so little lately.

Noah: Yeah, I just told mom I was gonna cook dinner. You want to join us?

Nick: You know, I’m good. I don’t have much of an appetite.

Sharon: I take it things didn’t go that well with Phyllis.

Nick: I don’t really want to get into it.

Noah: Yes, you do.

Nick: What I’d really like to do is hear how things are going with you, bud.

Noah: No, mnh-mnh. No, you don’t get to change the subject. You came here ’cause you wanted to talk. We want to listen, ’cause we’re your family, too.

Ashland: Hello, my beauty.

Victoria: Oh, hello, there. I’m so glad you’re here. I’m doing a deeper dive into the experimental treatment that we’ve been pursuing. Trying to find out if I have a connection to the hospital that’s funding the research.

Ashland: Oh, well, I’m one step ahead of you. I was able to secure an evaluation appointment at the clinic hosting the treatment.

Victoria: That’s fantastic.

Ashland: There’s just one hiccup, though. They had one opening for me that they could fit me into, and it’s coming up soon — as in I have to leave right now.

Victoria: You mean we’ve got to go. That’s fine. The sooner we get you signed up for the protocol,

Lily: I know. It’s so rare these days. Normally, your mind’s going 100 miles an hour. Even when you’re trying to unwind, your multi-tasker brain is at work.

Billy: It’s another positive effect that you have on me, learning to slow down and shut things off a little bit.

Lily: Mm-hmm. So you’re not secretly checking your phone under the table?

Billy: Uh, I am.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: I am busted. But you know what? I’m gonna turn into a zen master overnight, okay? But I will keep trying.

Lily: Ah.

[ Chuckles ]

Adam: We’re ready to put the plan in motion, so go ahead and set the bait. Report back to me how it goes. Why give your family just any eggs

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Sharon: I agree with noah. You do seem stressed out. Now, I know I’ve said I’m not the best person to give advice when it comes to phyllis, but, you know, I can listen. We both can.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I guess I was looking for somebody to talk to about this. But I also feel like I’m all talked out, you know?

Noah: Yeah, well, whatever it is, it’s obviously still bothering you. It might feel better to get it off your chest.

Sharon: Yeah, talking it out can seem tiring, but it could also lift that weight off your shoulders and make this more manageable. You don’t have to worry about having your feelings all sorted out. We know you better than most, and we know how messy these things can be.

Noah: Yeah, messy’s actually my strong suit, so…

Nick: Okay, uh… got into another fight with Phyllis. Didn’t end well. Pretty sure it’s over.

Noah: I’m sorry, dad. I know you wanted to work things out.

Sharon: I’m sorry you guys have dug into a rut that you can’t get out of.

Nick: Well, I know you were expecting this when I told you i was having questions about my relationship.

Sharon: I would never say “i told you so” or imply that you deserve some kind of heartache. I know you’re hurting. The question is, do you think that this relationship can be repaired?

Jack: Take a deep breath. Slow down.

Phyllis: Okay.

Jack: You said you think that you and Nick are broken up. First of all, that’s normally one of the things that we’re pretty clear on one way or the other.

Phyllis: Right, right. Well, let’s add a lack of clarity to the list of our issues. Let’s do that. And you had a front-row seat to our final act, didn’t you?

Jack: Well, I will agree that lunch with Nick and Nikki was a bit strained, but I thought the two of you being there together was a good sign, that maybe the two of you were back on track.

Phyllis: Yeah, I thought so, too. But you saw how he reacted when I said the slightest little thing about the great victor Newman.

Jack: You criticized his father in front of his mother. I can understand where Nick might feel a little awkward there.

Phyllis: Okay, no, no, that’s not it. That’s not it. But — listen, he reacts the exact same way anytime he says something about his family and then i repeat it.

Jack: Okay, well, the dynamic in the Newman family has always been a bit different than that in the Abbott clan.

Phyllis: Yes, and I don’t want to be a part of it anymore. There was no work emergency, Jack. That was a lie. I don’t want to be a part of Nick’s judgment and his jealousy anymore.

Jack: What do you mean jealousy?

Phyllis: You know, and then after lunch, he found me back at the grand phoenix, and we had a conversation.

[ Exhales sharply ] All of this resentment that he feels toward me came out in all of its glory. And he told me in no uncertain terms that we cannot be together anymore.

Ashland: I’m not gonna presume that you would come with me on this trip. It’s only preliminary. An evaluation of my condition to see if I’m even a candidate for this treatment. I’m not gonna ask you to leave for that.

Victoria: Well, I’m offering.

Ashland: Look, Newman/Locke has just way too much going on, and you’ve shouldering most of the workload. I’ll only be gone a few days, sweetheart.

Victoria: No, I am not gonna let you go through this evaluation on your own, let alone a trip to Peru. We’re in this together 100%. Besides, it’s gonna be hard for you to process all of the medical information in the moment.

Ashland: I’ll be fine.

Victoria: You need someone there to take it all in with you, to ask questions. Most importantly, to hold your hand.

Ashland: I agree, but —

Victoria: Let me just rephrase that. I need to hold your hand.

Ashland: I’m not gonna be able to change your mind about this, am I?

Victoria: What do you think? So when do we leave?

Nikki: Leave? Leave for where?

[ Inhales sharply ] Your honeymoon? And tonight’s winning numbers are 18,

Ashland: Well, I wish we were going on our honeymoon, but, unfortunately, there’s been a change of plans and we’re just gonna have to put that on hold a little while longer.

Nikki: Oh, well, if this has something to do with work, I’d be happy to step up and handle things.

Victoria: Well, whatever small disappointment to put off the honeymoon, it pales in comparison. This is infinitely more important. Do you mind if I share the news with her?

Ashland: Of course, we’re all family now.

Nikki: Well, does this trip have something to do with Ashland’s health?

Victoria: Yes, but it’s a good thing. He has an opportunity to try an experimental treatment, so we’re jumping at the opportunity and we’re gonna fly to Peru and see if we can have him evaluated and get him signed up for the trial.

Nikki: Well, I pray that the evaluation goes well and that you can move forward to the new treatment.

Victoria: Thank you, Mom.

Ashland: I really appreciate the support, and, uh, I’m extremely touched by how you and victor have accepted me into your lives.

Nikki: Well, you’re our daughter’s husband now, so you are a very important part of this family.

Ashland: You know, you have trusted me with your daughter’s heart, and I want nothing more than to honor that. It’s Victoria’s love that spurs me on to beat back this damn illness for as long as I can.

Nick: I thought things with Phyllis could be repaired, but after this latest argument, Phyllis told me that she doesn’t agree.

Noah: She said that?

Nick: Yeah. In no uncertain terms. She’s very angry.

Noah: It’s hard to have a productive conversation with someone when they’re completely wrapped up in their own grievances.

Nick: It’s like talking to a brick wall. Nothing I say gets through. And when I do something, she doesn’t believe me anyway.

Sharon: Can you give us some specifics?

Nick: I don’t know what to say. Honestly, I have no idea how we got here. Things were — you know, they were great. We went into this relationship this time around with our eyes wide open. We had very reasonable expectations. We didn’t try and change one another. We accepted each other for who we are. You know, it was working. This was working.

Sharon: So, then where did things start to go wrong?

Nick: I thought it was in Italy, but Phyllis said it was way earlier than that, you know? I thought it was just, like, a bump in the road. I’ve been drawn into some family drama, as you know, with Victoria and Dad and Adam, and I guess I should’ve been focusing more on what was going on with us. But, you know, everything blew up. I tried my best to stay calm, but Phyllis was raw and hurting, and she was throwing around a bunch of accusations at me. It just went from zero to 60 so fast.

Phyllis: I feel if we’re not having sex or playing video games, it’s like you’re pushing me away or you’re distant. It’s like you want nothing to do with me.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Anyway, last thing I want to do is draw you into this mess, you know? I don’t want to dump all this on you. And I certainly don’t want you to feel sorry for me.

Jack: So tell me exactly what happened in this fight.

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ] It was awful. You don’t want to hear this. This is just familiar territory.

Jack: I’m fine. Talk to me.

Phyllis: You must be so tired of listening to me. But I have done everything I can to support him. Everything I can. I mean, we went to Kyle and summer’s wedding, and he was so distracted with Victoria and Ashland. I mean, it’s his daughter’s wedding. But I supported him, and then i doubled down and I accompanied him to Victoria and Ashland’s wedding in Tuscany. And then I even supported him when he decided not to go to the ceremony. I went alone. Me and his family. But he still thinks I don’t care and he still thinks that I don’t understand where he’s coming from.

Jack: That’s got to be frustrating.

Phyllis: Yes, it is, and i take all my consternation — I take it all, Jack, and I keep it to myself. And I stuff it in a box. And I still have his back, you know? And we had a really nice conversation. I thought we were getting somewhere this morning, and then we decided to go to lunch, and then you saw that. I say one little thing about his father and that is it, he shuts me down in front of both of you. And then I realized…we don’t deal with our issues. And if we do, it’s just on a superficial level. Do you know what I mean? I mean, it’s like there’s this superficiality to our relationship. It’s all fun and nice and fluffy, but it’s rotten inside.

Jack: Did you share that realization with Nick?

Phyllis: Oh. Of course I did. I told him exactly what I wanted. I told him I want a commitment and a confidant. And [Exhales sharply] Come on. I wouldn’t be working this hard at this if I didn’t care and if I didn’t love him.

Jack: So how did Nick react to this?

Nick: Loving and doting? That’s what you think you were being?

Phyllis: He just belittled me. With less moderate-to-severe eczema why hide your skin

Jack: Sometimes we say really unpleasant things in the middle of a heated argument.

Phyllis: Yep, and it may be unpleasant. It’s often…revealing. Those things we don’t want to say. Those things we gloss over. Those things that we hide from one another. And sometimes from ourselves.

Jack: You say you’re worried that there’s superficiality there. Maybe the answer is to dig deeper, to get it all out.

Phyllis: Well, normally, i would agree with you.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, god. This was not productive.

Jack: Okay, so give me an example. Look, I want to understand this. Maybe I can give you some perspective on where Nick is coming from.

Phyllis: See, that’s the thing, is I know where he’s coming from. I understand him. The problem is he doesn’t understand where I’m coming from, and he doesn’t want to. He doesn’t want to understand. Do you get it? I keep on trying to tell him that what we have is worth going there for, but he doesn’t want to. And I think that I just have to —

[ Breathes shakily ] I have to accept that I’m somebody, um…that he just doesn’t want to commit to.

Nick: Don’t do me any favors. You pretending to be superior or taking the high road is absurd.

Phyllis: What came out of that…was his obvious lack… of respect for me. And that hurts. Some things can’t be unsaid.

Sharon: Caring about you is not the same thing as feeling sorry for you. And you don’t have to go into details if you don’t want to, but you already said that Phyllis was angry and you seem hurt, so we’re just asking you what she said that hurt you.

Nick: After I talked to you two earlier, I went to her to apologize, and Phyllis actually admitted that she wasn’t happy. She did say that we’re in this together and we’re committed to doing the hard work to weed through our issues.

Sharon: Well, that’s good, but that process is bound to have some uncomfortable conversations and temporarily hurt feelings.

Nick: That’s not what this is.

Sharon: How can you be sure?

Nick: Because it turns out I’m the only one that’s willing to put in the effort. Then we got caught up in this weird, awkward lunch with Jack and my mom, and tensions amped up again and then Phyllis took off.

Noah: Running away never solves anything.

Nick: So I went and tracked her down to try and smooth things over. She didn’t want to talk, she just kept shutting me down, telling me that our relationship was hopeless.

Sharon: And so you just accepted that she had given up and that things were over?

Nick: No, I want her to talk about it because I want to understand. I want to get past our issues, but she just kept saying that — you know, that I always put my family before her. And I told her that it’s impossible for me to talk about my family with her because she has such strong opinions against them.

Noah: And what’d she say to that?

Nick: She told the truth.

Phyllis: You’re right! I do hate your family!

Nick: [ Sighs ] And I don’t know how to come back from that.

Adam: Hey. Hope you don’t mind me stopping by. I need to speak with Ashland.

Victoria: Well, he is on a call. I’m not sure how long he’ll be.

Adam: Okay. I can wait.

Victoria: In my office? Uh, no. I don’t think so.

Adam: Fine. I will text him. Unless you don’t mind passing along a message. It’s nothing I want to keep secret from you, since you’re on board with us going after Chanccomm.

Victoria: I assured Ashland that I don’t care if Newman media goes after them, that’s fine with me, but I don’t want to be involved. I don’t even want to know any of the details.

Adam: That’s fine by me. Just wanted to let him know that we have set things in motion.

Victoria: I will tell him.

Adam: Thanks.

Victoria: And just so you know, whatever happens next, he’s not gonna be around for that. We’re leaving for South America tomorrow afternoon. Ashland is pursuing a new cancer treatment.

Adam: Mm-hmm. It’s probably not the honeymoon you had in mind.

Victoria: Well, if it’s a success, it will be the best honeymoon ever.

Adam: Well, good luck. I hope for the best possible outcome.

Victoria: Thank you. I — I have faith that it’s gonna work. I mean, we’ve — we’ve just started our lives together, so i refuse to give up on it.

Adam: Well, I know when you’re determined, you won’t give up until you get what you want, so I look forward to seeing you and Ashland at your 10th wedding anniversary.

Victoria: What makes you think you’ll be invited to the party?

Adam: Well, you invited me to the wedding, so it’s required.

Victoria: Yeah, no, that’s not a rule.

Adam: Eh. Maybe not. But this, it feels like we’re bantering. Like siblings do. I’d like to think that we could build on this almost warm vibe.

Victoria: I’m pretty sure this is as good as it’s gonna get.

Adam: Okay, then.

Lily: How cute were the kids’ Halloween costumes this year?

Billy: Mm. So cute. Johnny was adorable. And Katie was a little scary. And you, of course, sexy.

Lily: Of course. It was for the after-hours party only.

Billy: Oh, yeah, wine and candy?

Lily: Yeah, that you stole from your children’s stash.

Billy: They have plenty to spare. And what can I say? I’ve got a soft spot for candy corn.

Lily: Oh, my god, I can’t believe I’m with someone who loves candy corn.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

Billy: It’s Victoria.

Lily: Answer it.

Billy: Hello.

Victoria: Hey. Listen, I need to go out of town for a few days, and I was hoping that you could Johnny and Katie.

Billy: Yeah, sure, that’s fine. We love it when the kids come over to stay with us. Is everything okay? Is this business? Because I thought you were leaving for your honeymoon next week.

Victoria: I can’t get into it right now, but thanks for taking care of the kids. I appreciate it.

Billy: Of course.

Victoria: Bye.

Lily: What was that?

Billy: Victoria’s heading out of town for a few days unexpectedly, so the kids are gonna come and stay with us.

Lily: Yeah, that’s fine. I mean, it doesn’t really change our plans at all. Except I’ll warn them to hide their Halloween candy from you.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Maybe we should head home and have a little adult time before they come over.

Lily: Mm, excellent idea.

Billy: Yeah, okay. On second thought, maybe we should look at the dessert menu.

I can’t believe it. Guy’s gone missing again. He gave the slip to Newman security, so we have new marching orders — find him asap. Okay. So much for my dinner break.

Billy: That’s Victor’s P.I. He must be talking about Gaines. Sounds like that S.O.B. Has slipped through Victor’s fingers again.

Lily: Well, at least that proves that Adam and victor didn’t do something more sinister to him.

Billy: I’m not gonna give them credit for that. But it does open the door for us potentially.

Lily: [ Sighs ] Why do I feel like this is the end to our work-free evening?

Billy: We shouldn’t talk here. Let’s go home.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Adam: Tell me some good news.

I think it worked. What next?

Adam: We let Billy do what he does best — self-destruct.

Jack: I honestly thought that you and Nick would find some way to get through this. Maybe that was wishful thinking. Maybe there is no solution.

Phyllis: Other than walking away, I don’t know. That’s the only conclusion i have. It scares me to think of that, actually. It breaks my heart. Oh, god, I don’t want to fall apart here.

Jack: You know what? We could somewhere more private where everyone isn’t watching us. Sometimes losing it for a moment is exactly what we need.

Phyllis: No, not this time. I don’t want to do that. I just think I need to be alone.

Jack: Okay. I get that.

Phyllis: Shouldn’t be so shocked. I mean, it’s not like I haven’t been here before with Nick. But…I mean, this was inevitable, I guess, right?

Jack: No, don’t say that. Look, you said you and Nick had been here before and somehow gotten through it. Maybe this is the last time you’ll face something like this.

Phyllis: Yeah, ironically, i think it is the last time. Just not in the way I was hoping.

Nick: Thank you for listening and being supportive. Means a lot. Give faith a hug for me.

Sharon: Alright. Give Christian our love, too.

Noah: I haven’t seen dad this out of sorts in a long time.

Sharon: I know. I feel so bad for him.

Noah: Yeah, but I know you were biting your tongue about seeing this coming.

Sharon: Well, I don’t want to make him feel worse, kick him when he’s down.

Noah: But still, you told me that you predicted this.

Sharon: Yes, privately, I’ve never understood how your kid could fool himself again into thinking that this relationship would have any other outcome.

Noah: I like Phyllis. I do, but even I can see that she and dad are like night and day. I know opposites can attract, but I never understood that pull they have.

Sharon: I think it has to do with the excitement of doing something illicit and forbidden, but then, under normal circumstances, when there is no more drama, it gets boring and it falls apart.

Noah: Or maybe…it’s not any of that. Maybe, deep down…dad never got over you. Hi Susan! Honey?

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone rings ] Hey.

Jack: Hey. I just wanted to make sure you were back okay.

Phyllis: Liar. You wanted to make sure that i wasn’t in the fetal position, laying in a puddle of my tears.

Jack: It’s okay if you are, you know. More than anything, I want you to know if you need to reach out, I’m around.

Phyllis: You’re the best.

Jack: Be kind to yourself, okay? I’ll see you.

Phyllis: Oh, please, it’s not a flirtation.

Nick: Then what is it then? Because as far as I can tell, the second we have a conflict, you run straight to Jack.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Who knows what we’re gonna find behind the door that Gaines has opened? So many possibilities. But if we find him before victor’s people do, then we have the ammo to stop him from coming after Chanccomm.

Lily: There’s no assurance that finding Gaines will give anything but a liability.

Billy: Why would you think that? He’s got the proof that Ashland stole Camilla’s inheritance.

Lily: Yeah, and what do you want to do with the proof? We’ve talked about this. It could ruin Victoria and Ashland’s lives.

Billy: No, we don’t need to worry about that because we don’t need to publish the information. We will use it to blackmail Victor and Adam to stop them from coming after us.

Lily: [ Sighs ] No, we won’t.

Billy: Why not, Lily?

Lily: Because I am done with this, okay? I am not gonna humor you anymore. We’re done with Gaines.

Nikki: I think that meeting went well, don’t you?

Victoria: Yes, I like them. I think they’ll be good strategic partners for us.

Nikki: Thanks for the ride home. Now, I hope that you will go home and get some rest.

Victoria: Well, actually, I have to go back to the office and finish some work before we leave for Peru.

Nikki: Oh, Honey. I know you are focused on getting Ashland through this and staying positive, but you have to look after yourself, too. I mean, you’re gonna need all of your strength and then some.

Victoria: Mother, I am aware. Thank you for always looking out for me.

Nikki: Well, if you ever want to talk about it, I am here for you.

Victoria: Okay. I’m fine, though, really. I have high hopes for this new treatment.

Nikki: I am praying that it will turn things around for Ashland. I don’t want to see your heart broken.

Victoria: Well, I’m not gonna dwell on that. I’m — I’m very optimistic that it might work.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Nikki: Oh. Oh, it’s your father. Hi, darling. What? Oh, my god. Oh, how horrible. What can I do? Just tell me. Yes, yes, I understand. Okay, bye.

Victoria: What is it?

Nikki: Abby just got word that Chance might have been killed while doing undercover work.

Victoria: Oh, my goodness, this is so tragic. Poor Abby.

Nikki: Victor thinks she’s in shock.

Victoria: Well, yes, how could she not be? To get this kind of news and she’s caring for a newborn? We should go over there and we should help her.

Nikki: Well, he’s there with her and Ashley is there. He says she’s overwhelmed and doesn’t want any more visitors. Victor’s gonna wait there with her until they hear more news. But this has not been officially confirmed, so for now, we’re keeping it private.

Victoria: Of course. Gosh, Mom, my heart goes out to her. Abby must be so devastated.

Ashland: [ Exhales sharply ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

Lily: Look, just forget Gaines, forget Ashland, okay? We will beat the Newmans ourselves by being better, smarter, savvier, okay? We don’t need anyone or anything else.

Billy: Okay, but, Lily —

Lily: No, Billy, this is what I’m sayin–

[ Knock on door ]

Billy: Must be the kids.

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: What the hell?

Gaines: Please, I have nowhere else to go. I’m not safe. Can you hide me?

Nick: What do you mean this isn’t gonna work? You know what? You can’t say something like that and just walk off without explaining yourself.

Phyllis: That’s all I do is explain myself to you.

[ Scoffs ] I’m being the loving and the doting girlfriend, but you just treat me with disdain.

Nick: Loving and doting? That’s what you think you’re being by making jokes at my father’s expense in front of my mother, with Jack having a front-row seat and you rubbing your obvious flirtation in my face.

Phyllis: Oh, wait, wait. That’s not flirtation.

Nick: Then what is it? Because as far as I can tell, every time we have the smallest of conflicts, you go running off to Jack.

Phyllis: You want to know why I go running to Jack? Because if we’re not having sex or playing video games, you treat me horribly. You push me away. It’s like you don’t even care about my opinions or my ideas.

Nick: Because your opinions are always saying that I should ignore my family or completely disengage from them, and that is not an option.

Phyllis: Oh, my god, that is such a lie! I am turning myself into a pretzel helping you deal with your family.

Nick: By asking me to cut myself off from them. You have no appreciation for how hard that would be for me.

Phyllis: My god, don’t even say that to me!

[ Exhales sharply ] You think that I don’t know what it’s like being connected to the Newman family? My advice comes from hard-learned truths. Being associated with single members of your family, particularly your father, so don’t you dare say that to me. Have sympathy for me! Okay? But you don’t, and it doesn’t matter. I turn the other cheek because i want to be with you.

Nick: Oh, don’t do me any favors. You pretending to be superior or taking the high road is absurd.

Phyllis: Okay, this is not gonna work. It’s over. It’s done. Seriously. We keep on telling each other that we don’t have to change, but you see, Nick, I’ve changed. I want more than sex and video games, and, oh, keeping it fluffy and light. I want more than that. I want a commitment, I want a confidant, I want someone who respects me. I want an ally.

Nick: And I want you to stop hating my family.

Phyllis: I hate your family. But not for the reasons that you think. I hate your family…’cause you always choose them over me.

Nick: I chose you over my sister when you had that battle for your hotel.

Phyllis: I know. I know you did, and that was great. It was great, and I thought there was gonna be a happy ending, but there’s not, because, look, you’re so miserable. You’re miserable because you’re out of sorts with your dad and your sister, and you’re so jealous of Adam. And you just want to be the golden boy. You just want to save the day. And you will always go back to roost, always. And you will sacrifice me and you will sacrifice our relationship because of it. I can’t do this anymore. I’m in so much pain. I can’t do this anymore.

[ Exhales sharply ]

Nick: I know.

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

Nick: I mean, it’s perfect timing. You say you want a confidant and an ally, well, the first sign of trouble, you always turn to him.

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Devon: I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe that chance could be dead.

Mariah: “Could be”? Christine brought definitive proof — the watch, the wedding ring.

Tessa: I mean, it’s still a possibility that he survived the explosion. He might’ve just not been wearing them when it happened.

Mariah: Do you believe that?

Devon: Abby does. And I think that she’s really gonna need our help accepting the truth if she’s wrong.

Ashley: Bye, sharon. Thanks again.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Sharon is a good listener. Hopefully she was able to help abby.

Ashley: I hope so. I hope abby can get some sleep. I hate this, feeling so helpless.

Victor: I know, I know. Been a long time since I’ve seen you helpless.

Ashley: I could say the same thing about you. You, who always controls every single situation.

Victor: You know, all the money and power I have means nothing right now. I so want to be able to fix it for her.

Ashley: I do, too.

Victor: Yeah.

Ashley: She’s in agony. Poor thing. She’s just suffering, and there’s nothing I can do to alleviate it. It’s like a mother’s worst nightmare.

Mariah: Look at you. You are such a brave little boy. Too bad that you’ve had to be. You had to be bombarded by my stress hormones when we were in that room, and I did my best to keep my fear and anxiety to a minimum, ’cause I knew when i got upset, it would make you feel upset. Do you think he’s okay?

Tessa: I mean, he was cooing just a minute ago. I think he’s perfect in every way. But, mariah, I think that this situation might have brought up some trauma for you.

Victor: I think you should know that I called nate hastings, okay? I asked him to be here. I think we need to have a doctor around. Especially someone who knows abby and knows the family, and I’d rather err on the side of caution, you know?

Ashley: Think that’s a good idea?

Victor: Yeah.

Ashley: I hope it’s not necessary.

Victor: [ Sighs ]

Ashley: I mean, look, I know it’s not rational to think that maybe abby would have a break with reality the way that I did, but I can’t help but be a little afraid.

Victor: I remember that.

Ashley: Well…

Victor: Hope she doesn’t have to go through that. But if she does, you and I will be here to help her through it.

Ashley: Yeah. Whether she wants us to or not.

Victor: And when she gets to the other side of it, hopefully soon, she’ll realize that you and I did not abandon her.

Ashley: I’m gonna go sit with her.

Victor: Okay. Some people have joint pain,

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Mariah: I appreciate your concern, but I’m fine, okay? Can you please tell her that I’m fine?

Devon: I mean, I think she knows, but this has been hard on everybody, so you can’t blame her for looking out for you. She’s very good at it.

Mariah: Yes, she is. Tessa’s the best, and she knows me better than anyone. But this isn’t about me, you know? It’s about this little boy right here. I just want to make sure that he doesn’t absorb all of the negativity in that house.

Devon: Yeah, no, I know what you mean, but, you know, we have to trust that ashley and the rest of the family are gonna be able to take care of dominic while abby’s going through all this.

Tessa: He’s going to be loved and taken care of.

Devon: There’s really nothing to worry about at all. You know he’s in good hands.

Tessa: They’re not gonna let anything bad happen to him, and I’m not gonna let anything bad happen to you. So maybe we can go back to our hotel and just rest up a little bit?

Mariah: Yes. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. Soon, though, ’cause while dominic’s here, I want to stay. I want to be here if he needs me.

[ Door closes ]

Victor: Nate. Thank you for coming on such short notice, okay?

Nate: Of course. How is abby?

Victor: Not well. Sharon was with her earlier and thought that she was in a state of denial. She’s in the kitchen right now with ashley making some tea. If you don’t mind my saying so, I think that she may need some, you know, low-dose anti-anxiety pills. But that’s your expertise.

Nate: Whatever abby needs, I’m here for.

Victor: Now, ashley and abby will return momentarily, so make yourself comfortable. If you need me, I’ll be in the den, alright? Thanks, man.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

[ Clears throat ]

[ Exhales sharply ]

Abby: Nate, what are you doing here?

Nate: Hey, I’m sorry to hear about what you’re going through.

Abby: Did they call you to give me a sedative or something?

Ashley: Maybe this isn’t a good time.

Abby: What my mom is trying to say is that sharon just left, and that was enough. I don’t need a doctor.

Nate: You’re right, I was called here as a doctor, but as your friend, I’ve been where you are. I just came by to talk, see how you were doing.

Abby: That’s all?

Nate: You don’t even have to respond if you don’t want to. Just hang out with me for a few minutes.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Mom, I’m gonna talk to nate. Could you just stay close by?

[ Sighs ]

Nate: [ Clears throat ] You think chance is still out there.

Abby: You said that like a statement, not a question. And this isn’t a matter of denial. Look, yes, they found his watch and ring at the explosion site, but they didn’t find him. So I can hear the news and I can hold his ring in my hand. But in my heart, I just — I don’t think…he’s alive. I know it. He’s not dead.

Devon: So ashley just said that nate is there with abby right now.

Tessa: Oh, that’s good. He’s a calming presence.

Devon: Yeah. And abby is asking me to bring the baby back home.

Mariah: Do you think that’s a good idea?

Devon: I do, actually, ’cause his mother and his grandparents are ready to take care of him.

Tessa: Yeah, he belongs at home.

Mariah: Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. You sure you don’t need help getting him back to the chancellor house?

Devon: No, no, I’m fine. I appreciate it. I left bread crumbs.

Mariah: [ Chuckles ]

Tessa: Can I take you back to our suite now?

Devon: I promise you, you have nothing to worry about. That little boy knows what strength and safety feels like because you protected him for all that time. Don’t forget that. Let some other people look after him now.

Mariah: Okay. Let’s go. Alright, buddy. I’ll see you soon, okay?

Nate: I know how you feel. You know I lost my fiancéE. I remember how hard it was having to admit she was gone.

Abby: Yeah, you told me how awful that was for you. But this is not the same situation. You — you saw carolyn. You knew the truth. I don’t have that. Yes, other people think chance is gone, but…I can’T.

Nate: Yeah, I get it. Having to accept the news or the evidence that they’ve given you, your husband can’t come back, right? I think it’s common when we lose someone abruptly like this. We don’t want to let go of hope.

Abby: No, I can’t let go. And, yes, I have had my moments of doubt, like when christine gave me this. But I was in shock. And now I see things clearly. I mean, really, nothing has really changed. I mean, chance was gone before, and he’s — he’s still gone now, but…you know, he promised that he was gonna come home. And he iS. I know he is. So what I really need now is to just have faith in my husband and have faith in us.

Nate: Yeah. I understand.

Abby: Oh, stop. Stop trying to placate me.

Nate: [ Sighs ] Don’t settle. Start your day with secret.

Nate: Can you hear yourself?

Abby: Well, it’s normal to get defensive when people refuse to believe what you’re saying.

Nate: It’s also normal to overreact when you’re running on fumes. Have you eaten?

Abby: I had a sandwich earlier.

Nate: Really? Or is that you’re telling everyone? Look, if what you’re saying is true and chance is still out there, then you owe it to him and the baby to stay healthy. When did you last sleep?

Abby: That doesn’t matter.

Nate: It does. You need to eat and you need some rest. I’m having some anti-anxiety medication delivered. It’s a low dose, but it’ll calm you down and help you sleep.

Abby: Look, I appreciate it, but I need to stay alert and awake, for dominic.

Ashley: Honey. I promise that I’m gonna be right here for the baby as soon as devon brings him back home, okay? Could you please go upstairs and sleep?

Abby: Fine, fine, but I’m gonna rest here on the couch in the living room. That way, I’m close by in case we hear anything.

Ashley: Yes. Please just close your eyes and rest.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

Sharon: Oh, hi, devon.

Devon: Hey, sharon. How’d everything go with abby?

Sharon: Um…well, you know the stages of grief, right?

Devon: I do.

Sharon: And the first one is denial. That’s right where she’s stuck, and I’m afraid that it’s gonna take her a while to get out of it.

Devon: You think she’s that bad?

Sharon: I really wish that we could fix someone with just a touch or a word, I mean, especially in times like these. It’s so frustrating. She won’t even talk about her feelings. She won’t acknowledge them. There’s just nothing I can do.

Devon: I know. I do know. But I think that I may have something that will bring you some joy.

Mariah: No, no, there’s no need to send this to jack. Why don’t I take a look at the numbers and see if I can 5% out of the budget? And if I can’t, then I can bring him in. Okay? Yeah, give me like 30 minutes. Cool. Bye.

[ Sighs ]

Tessa: Everything okay at work?

Mariah: Yeah, it’s fine. I’m just trying to distract myself with budgets and deadlines.

Tessa: But your mind is really elsewhere?

Mariah: Yeah. On the baby. I just — I hate leaving him. What?

Tessa: Nothing.

Mariah: You’re staring at me.

Tessa: I mean, I find you very attractive.

Mariah: [ Chuckles ] Thank you. I appreciate that. But…it’s not why you’re looking at me. I promise you I am fighting all of my urges when it comes to the baby, but you still think I’m slipping, am I right?

Tessa: I’m a little worried. You got pretty worked up at crimson lights. It seems as if you feel you are the only one who can properly take care of dominic.

Mariah: I can’t help wanting to be there for him. I thought you understood that i have a bond with dominic.

Tessa: I do. But I’m concerned that that urge, that instinct to just wrap him up and shield him from danger, it’s — it’s gonna cause you pain. And that really breaks my heart.

Nate: So you were hungry.

Abby: I was. And, um…sure, I will take the medication. But honestly, I’m feeling tired, so I think that I’ll be able to get some rest on my own.

Nate: That’d be good. I just want to tell you i understand how much chance meant to you. When you and I were together, you made it clear you didn’t want anything serious because you weren’t ready, after your prior relationship had fallen apart. And then chance came into your life. I watched as you fell hard and fast. That love is still there, and it will always be a part of you.

Abby: Thank you, but, uh, you’re speaking like it’s already over. Like we know chance is gone. But we don’t know that. No one knows that for certain.

Nate: You’re right. My mistake. Get some rest, abby.

Abby: Chance, you can’t be gone. With downy infusions, let the scent set the mood.

Victor: Thank you for coming, nate.

Nate: I hope I was of some help.

Victor: You bet.

Nate: The medication i ordered should be delivered soon. Make sure abby follows the instructions.

Ashley: Absolutely.

Victor: Appreciate it.

Ashley: Thanks again.

Victor: Thank you.

Ashley: [ Sighs ]

Victor: [ Sighs ] You need some rest, okay?

Ashley: Mm, I’m too wound up. I think I’m gonna make some food. If we eat it, great. If we don’t, that’s okay, too. I just got to keep myself busy.

Victor: Okay.

Ashley: You’ll watch over her?

Victor: You bet.

Ashley: Thanks.

Victor: [ Sighs ]

Abby: Chance, where are you? I know you wouldn’t leave me when we just started a family. So that means that you’re out there. So I’ll find you.

Sharon: Who’s a big boy? Who’s a big, happy, smiley boy?

[ Both laugh ] You were right, devon. Just spending a few moments with him, and I’m in a better mood.

Devon: I know. He really is magic.

Sharon: And hopefully he can bring some of that joy to his mother. She really needs it.

Devon: I know she does. I actually have dominic right now because abby didn’t want him around her in the state that she’s in. I was just about to bring him home before you came back.

Sharon: He’s lucky he has you in his life. You can look after him.

Devon: I’d argue and say that I’m the lucky one, sharon. Just getting to spend time with him and getting to learn about him and all of his, you know, different moods and different expressions. It’s like making up for the time that I never got to spend with my child with hilary. I missed out on a lot.

Sharon: Kind of like how dominic will miss out on spending time with chance. You two are a perfect match.

Devon: Yeah, I guess so. I just wish it didn’t have to be this way. Chance never getting to meet his son and abby never getting to say goodbye to her husband, it’s just — it’s unfair to everyone.

Tessa: Was that too much honesty?

Mariah: No. I needed to know if I was reverting back with the baby, and I guess I was.

Tessa: I know I probably shouldn’t be worried, but I am.

Mariah: I know. And I love you for that. But I really don’t think you need to be.

Tessa: But am I right?

Mariah: About what?

Tessa: Do you think that you’re the only one who can properly take care of dominic?

Mariah: [ Sighs ] I — I can’t say that for sure. I mean, of course there are other people who are qualified to take care of him, but…

Tessa: You think your connection to him counts for more.

Mariah: No, I didn’t say that.

Tessa: You didn’t have to. I know you.

Mariah: I’m the one who carried him for all those months, who felt him growing and changing inside of me. I was the one who was with him all the time when we were locked in that room.

Tessa: Those were unique experiences that will give you two a lifelong bond. But other people have special connections to dominic.

Mariah: I understand, tessa. Abby is his mother, but she needs a break right now. And of course dominic wouldn’t be here without devon’s contribution, but I — it’s not the same as mine, and ashley and nina love their grandson.

Tessa: But not the way you do.

Mariah: I don’t know if they could.

Tessa: You realize that’s not your call to make?

Mariah: Yes, of course. Abby gets to decide. Even if she’s not in the best frame of mind to make decisions right now.

Tessa: Again, that’s not for you to judge. Even if abby isn’t 100% right now, dominic is not going to be neglected.

Mariah: Tessa, I understand that there are plenty of other people who are qualified to take care of him. But I have thoughts and I have feelings, and…in my heart, I just… I just don’t think this is the way that it should be.

Abby: This is where I first saw you when you came back to town. Phillip chancellor iv. Fancy name for a down-to-earth guy. It was here. You came back to town and fell into my life. The hostage crisis, remember? Yeah, you sent me a text and you asked me to play along. You wanted me to help you distract the bad guy. It was terrifying and thrilling. I looked over at the security camera and I nodded to let you know that we were in sync. Chance, I need you here. I need you here watching me. Show me that we’re in this together.

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Sharon: Abby has to find a way to move on from chance. I’m afraid that’s gonna be hard with the baby around the house. She’ll have to focus on the beginning of the baby’s life while trying to move on from the end of chance’S.

Devon: Yeah, that doesn’t sound easy.

Sharon: Well, ideally, the baby would help her get past the grief, you know, would give her a purpose. But sometimes when you suffer a loss like this, it can be hard just to get out of bed.

Devon: Oh, believe me, I know exactly what you’re talking about. I fell apart when I lost hilary.

Sharon: Well, when you have to take care of another human being, that can give you a reason to take your life back. You know, you have no choice. You have to raise a baby.

Devon: Yeah. I mean, you and I know that, sharon. I just hope that abby doesn’t go through a self-destructive phase. ‘Cause like you said, she has to be there for dominic.

Sharon: She’s only at the beginning of what lies ahead for her and the baby.

Abby: This is where you busted me for faking a theft at the grand phoenix. You caught me red-handed. But we had chemistry. And it was fun and flirtatious and sexy. And we agreed that we would make great partners, remember? So I hired you as head of security at the hotel to keep you from working dangerous cases. You were supposed to leave the danger behind. You were supposed to stay in genoa city with me. Our first kiss. [ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] We were so good together. You confessed that you spent the whole dinner wanting to reach across the table and kiss me. I wanted that, too.

[ Sniffles ] So please, chance, come kiss me now.

[ Wind blowing ] Chance? Chance?! We came here after that date where we went ice skating. It was freezing outside. It was the first time that we made love. Remember that?

[ Sighs ] Of course you do. I skipped work and we laid in bed all day and we traded stories about our scars. Yours were from cases. Danger that you were supposed to leave behind. Chance, how could you go back to that? How could you stay away for so long? Damn it, chance! You made promises. You made promises right here. On our wedding day. You told me that I changed you. And we made vows and we talked about our future. A family. How could you leave? How could you just leave me and have me go through with the surrogacy? No. No, you are too good and you are too honest for it to end this way. So I know that you are gonna keep your word. Chance, if there’s a reason why you can’t come back, if there’s something preventing you from coming home, I will help you. I will find you.

Mariah: [ Sighs ]

Tessa: So you think that dominic would rather have you take care of him.

Mariah: No, that’s not what I’m saying. I’m only trying to say that i have feelings. I know you and devon are worried about my attachment to the baby, but I’m not even thinking about what I want or need. This is about him. He just lost a father that he’s never going to know. He’s living in a house of grief and trauma.

Tessa: He is safe. He is cared for.He is loved.

Mariah: I know, but this is not the life that I promised him when we were locked in that room together. This wasn’t the deal.

Tessa: I get that. But no one expected any of this. Abby certainly didn’t want things to turn out this way, but life is unpredictable. You can’t control the future.

Mariah: No, but there are some things that I can control. I can keep him safe.

Tessa: There’s nothing you can do about his father dying unexpectedly.

Mariah: That is exactly why i feel like I have failed, tessa. I didn’t protect him.

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Devon: Thank you, sharon.

Nate: Hey, guys. I just saw abby.

Sharon: Nate, I hope things went better for you with her than they did for me.

Devon: How’s she doing?

Nate: I’m worried. She’s been under long-term stress with her husband gone, brand-new baby, mariah’s abduction. Now the biggest crisis of all. It’s a lot to handle mentally, and eventually it starts to break you down physically. Right now she needs rest and nourishment. Luckily, I was able to convince her into eating something and taking a nap.

Devon: Well, that’s a good sign.

Nate: It is, but it’s just a start.

Sharon: Well, it won’t take the grief away, but maybe she’ll be able to face it.

Devon: Hey, what do you — what do you think about me bringing dominic back to the house and her being around the baby?

Nate: Think it’d be a good idea.

Devon: ‘Cause I’m worried. I’m worried about him absorbing all that negative energy in the house.

Nate: Uh, it’s a concern, but it’s a question of balance. It’ll be good for abby to see him. Plus, she has plenty of family there if she gets emotional. So shouldn’t be an issue. Dominic will be in good hands.

Devon: Alright, that’s good to hear. I’ll take him back, but I’ll probably — I’ll stop and take him for a walk in the park first.

Mariah: I agreed to be abby and chance’s surrogate. I was happy to do it. I was carrying that baby because I thought that I was helping to build a family. Mom, dad, baby — the three of them together. And he was gonna have a golden childhood, doting parents. And now he’s surrounded by grief and loss, and I didn’t keep my promise to always protect him.

Tessa: Yes, you have. You’ve gone above and beyond for him. You even turned down a trip to italy just to be around to make sure he’s okay.

Mariah: I am his godmother. I’m a friend of the family, and I can’t even be there for him the way that I should be because I’m not his…

Tessa: Are you saying that you wish he was your son and not abby’s?

Mariah: I just can’t help thinking that that’s the way that it — it should’ve been. That I should be his mom.

Tessa: I don’t know what to say.

Mariah: I’m not acting on that feeling, and I know it’s fear talking. I know it’s my own issues. But you asked what’s going on in my head and my heart, and i wanted to be completely honest with you, and…

[ Sighs ] It’s not right and it’s not rational. I know that. But it’s a fleeting thought that comes into my brain once in a while, and — and…it’s there.

Tessa: Well…let’s examine that and then figure out how to proceed.

Mariah: Uh, I thought you were gonna run out of here and head screaming for the hills.

Tessa: Never.

Mariah: My god, you have the patience of a saint.

Tessa: True, but…only with you. Because I love you.

Mariah: I love you, too.

Tessa: So…we are gonna work through this together.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Mariah: Um… oh, my gosh, it’s work. They need these numbers. I…I should probably do this.

Tessa: I mean, you really have to do that right now?

Mariah: It’s only gonna take a few minutes.

Abby: Everything always leads me back here, doesn’t it? Why doesn’t it do the same for you? How can you stay away? This is where I first told you that I loved you. And where you proposed. This place — this place has special meaning to us. Chancellor park. You wouldn’t just leave this behind. I know that you’re here.

[ Wind blowing ] God. How could you leave us to go on a dangerous mission when you knew it could end like this, that you might never come home? You wouldn’t break my heart like that, would you? Didn’t you love me enough to stay? To not take that risk? I believed in you, chance. I believed in us. I don’t know what to believe now.

[ Sighs ] Advanced non-small cell lung cancer can change everything.

[ Dominic crying ]

Abby: Dominic?

Devon: Hey, I’m sorry. I just put him down and he started crying. I think he missed you. It’s okay.

Abby: Hey. Hey. It’s okay. Mommy’s got you. It’s alright. It’s okay. Shh.

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