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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
by Pam

At the Forrester house, Zende, Maya, Rick, and Vivienne confronted Julius and Nicole. Julius maintained that Nicole was the biological mother of Lizzy and should not give up her parental rights. Vivienne, Zende, Maya, and Rick disagreed.

Julius wanted to make his case. Zende stopped him and told Nicole to look at him not at her father. He reminded his wife that Lizzy's parents were Maya and Rick. Julius blasted Zende for interfering, but Vivienne ordered him to stop. "Don't bully my daughters," Vivienne said.

Julius argued that no one had sided with Nicole. Everyone thought she was a terrible person because the heavens had smiled on her and she'd had a baby and wanted to be the mother she might never get to be in the future.

Lizzy started to cry and Maya noted that Lizzy could sense tension between adults. Nicole agreed. Maya asked Rick to put Lizzy in the den for a nap for a little while. Rick walked off with his daughter. Maya turned to her sister. "Nicole, if you need someone to tell you you're not wrong, let it be me," Maya said.

Maya noted that she and Rick should never have asked Nicole to become their surrogate. She was too young. Maya admitted that deep down she knew that, but she had spent a lot of years fighting for herself when she thought no one else would. She added that she had been selfish. "But please don't take my daughter away," Maya cried. Zende agreed. He reminded Nicole how happy she had been to find Maya again.

Julius said he blamed Maya for pressuring Nicole -- someone who thought she walked on water. "Nicole, you are not signing those papers. That baby is yours," he said.

Julius looked over the adoption papers and called them garbage. Vivienne interrupted him and told her daughters that they had to resolve this because she didn't want them to hurt each other in ways that might never heal. Vivienne pointed out that Julius had opinions, but that was not the whole story.

Rick returned and said the entire process wasn't complicated although Julius wanted it to be. "I am still Lizzy's father," he announced. Nicole countered that she didn't know when she had given birth how it would affect her later. Julius supported her and reminded everyone that Lizzy had come from Nicole's body. Julius defined that as motherhood, but Zende disagreed. He explained that the woman he called mother took him in and loved him without any biological ties.

Maya agreed. She said that motherhood was the one thing she had wanted her entire life because she wanted to parent a child in a way she hadn't been parented. She wondered if Nicole had ever wanted something so badly. Nicole noted she had wanted Zende. Maya understood.

Nicole admitted that she didn't think Maya was a bad mother. She had never felt so much love as she did the day she had given birth to Lizzy.

Nicole tearfully added that she wanted to feel that love again with Zende and their own family. Maya acknowledged that Nicole was only being human. Maya promised that if Nicole went to court she would win because Maya would not fight her.

Julius announced that everyone should take notice of what they were witnessing. Julius credited Maya with being a lady. Nicole and Maya professed their love for one another. Rick returned and wondered what Maya was doing. She reminded him that they had always agreed that what Nicole did was her own choice. Rick, Nicole and Maya cried.

Nicole looked to Zende and told him he was the only one she trusted. Zende told her she was his beautiful and amazing wife who was strong and confident. "I am on your side even when you don't know what you want," he said.

Zende told Nicole that she needed to stop worrying about having a family. "Miracles happen, and I'm one of them," he said. He added that his adoptive parents had saved him from the orphanage. He felt that they might be meant to adopt. He was grateful to his parents and happy that they made the choice to adopt. "I do know the choice is yours, and I'm behind you in whatever you decide to do," he said. They held hands.

Nicole turned to Vivienne and took the adoption papers from her. She sat down with a pen and signed her name. Tears streamed down Rick and Maya's faces. Nicole signed the forms.

Julius announced that he hoped no one in the room ever had a reason to regret what had happened. Maya and Rick tearfully thanked Nicole. They all cried and embraced. Nicole apologized for hurting Maya. Maya understood. "I'm not her mother; you are," Nicole said. She and Maya embraced and cried.

At Katie's, Wyatt entered with one of Will's favorite trucks. Katie welcomed Wyatt into the house and asked him to stay for a meal. Wyatt was grateful for a homemade meal.

Katie asked Wyatt's opinion of the idea to have the women wear swimsuits in the Monte Carlo fashion show while male models wore full suits and served them food and drink. Wyatt liked it. He wondered if Steffy knew he had been involved in planning, and Katie said she had not told her. Katie felt she needed to pay him an hourly fee. Wyatt said he had enjoyed it. He left, and Katie looked thoughtful.

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