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Monday, January 15, 2018

At Crimson Lights, Ashley met with Paul and asked about the burglary at Jabot's research lab. Paul asked Ashley if she'd turned over her list of stolen chemicals. Ashley explained that due to the recent remodeling of her lab, chemicals had yet to be logged and properly stored. Ashley told Paul she'd check her recent invoices and let the department know what kind of chemical compounds the thief might have taken. Paul said all information Ashley provided could help investigators narrow their search. Ashley said she wanted the perpetrator to be prosecuted and locked away.

In their suite at the Genoa City Athletic Club, Dina noticed Graham placing vials of chemicals into a paper bag. Dina said, "What are you doing with all those drugs?" Graham quickly closed a drawer into which he'd placed a single vial and a syringe. Graham claimed he'd recently become a pharmaceutical representative. Dina said she didn't remember Graham having ever mentioned his new vocation, but she didn't question him about it. Graham invited Dina to accompany him on a long walk in the park. After Dina walked out the door, Graham donned one glove, picked up the paper bag filled with vials of chemicals, and followed her down the hallway.

At Chancellor Park, Graham and Dina warmed themselves by the fire and drank hot chocolate. Dina suggested they invite her children to join them on the cruise. Graham declined and noted that Dina's children tended to squabble. Graham picked up the paper bag and walked toward a trash receptacle. Before Graham could dispose of the stolen chemicals, he noticed that Nick was standing inches away.

Nick greeted Dina, but she didn't recognize him. Nick explained that he was Jack and Ashley's friend. Dina introduced Graham and noted that he worked in pharmaceuticals. Graham shook hands with Nick. Nick leaned in close and said, "I heard about your court appearance. Make sure you take good care of her." Graham set the paper bag on the table. Dina said she was starving, grabbed the bag, and asked what Graham had put inside for them to eat. Graham snatched the bag away from Dina. Nick was taken aback by Graham's odd behavior. Graham claimed that the bag contained medications.

Nick advised Graham to make sure Dina was given her medications. Nick warned Graham that there would be problems if Dina hurt a member of Nick's family again. Before Nick walked away, he wished Dina well. Dina was cordial and wished Nick well. After Nick was out of sight, Graham told Dina it was time to leave because they'd been out walking for hours. When Graham passed by the trash receptacle, he tossed the bag of chemicals into it.

Graham welcomed Ashley to his and Dina's suite. Ashley had been apprehensive when Graham had phoned claiming he'd wanted Dina to spend time with her children. Ashley waited while Graham fetched Dina from the adjoining room. Dina, still carrying her handbag, warmly greeted Ashley and identified her by name. Dina mentioned the cruise. Ashley turned to seek clarification from Graham. Graham admitted that he and Dina weren't about to embark on a cruise. Dina noted that Graham was working for a pharmaceutical company. Graham quickly changed the subject and showed Dina information online about the cruise line.

While Dina was occupied, Graham took Ashley aside and explained that Dina believed he was involved with pharmaceuticals because he administered her medications. Dina suddenly interrupted and addressed Ashley as a housekeeper. Dina requested additional towels. Ashley remained composed and agreed to provide the towels. Dina reached into her handbag, retrieved some cash, and gave it to Ashley as a tip. After Dina left the room, Graham pulled two tissues from a box, acted as if he was dabbing tears, and handed one tissue to Ashley. Ashley snapped, "I'm fine. You keep it."

Graham ordered room service for himself and Ashley. Graham noted that Dina often became confused and forgetful. Graham pretended to check his blood-sugar level and requested that Ashley reach into the mini-fridge to get his insulin and hypodermic syringe. Ashley was surprised to learn that Graham was diabetic. Graham claimed he'd been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he'd been a child. Ashley opened the fridge and handled both the vial of medication and the syringe before Graham decided he didn't need the medication. Ashley immediately returned the items as Graham instructed.

Graham reminded Ashley that he'd promised to care for Dina until the very end. Ashley said she hadn't forgotten that Graham had once accused Dina of ruining his life. Graham claimed that Dina had lifted him from a dark place. Ashley mentioned Dina's money. Graham said Dina had offered him great generosity and caring friendship. Ashley noted that Graham was still spiteful and close to inheriting hundreds of millions of dollars.

Graham insisted to Ashley that he would live up to the vows he'd made to Dina. Ashley replied, "Oh, are you referring to your marriage vows?" Ashley added that nobody in the world believed Graham's vows were genuine. Ashley insisted that Graham was concerned only with "until death do us part." Ashley warned that she would convince a judge that Graham and Dina's marriage was a sham. After Ashley left, Graham used a tissue to transfer the syringe from the fridge to a plastic bag.

At Sharon's house, Nick stopped by to pick up Faith. Mariah opened the door and escorted Nick inside just as a young boy and girl sauntered down the stairs and disappeared into the kitchen. Nick asked if he was at the wrong house. Sharon and Kathy entered the room. Kathy joined her children in the kitchen. Mariah went upstairs to assist Faith. Nick expressed his displeasure with Sharon's decision to allow strangers to live in the house with Faith present. Sharon told Nick he should take Faith to live with him and Chelsea for a few days. Sharon noted that Kathy and her children needed time to get back on their feet.

Mariah later stopped by Crimson Lights and saw Tessa sitting alone at a table. Tessa seemed frustrated as she scribbled on a pad of paper. Tessa explained that she'd been trying to compose lyrics because Devon expected her to deliver a new song. Tessa lamented that she was in need of real inspiration. Mariah replied, "Hey, don't look at me." Tessa explained that she hadn't meant to be insensitive or flirtatious. Mariah admitted that she'd overreacted. Tessa said she'd missed having Mariah's input. Tessa complimented Mariah's recent television interview. Mariah suddenly remembered she'd forgotten to pick up her clothing from the dry cleaner and left abruptly. Tessa seemed discouraged.

Mariah returned home and had a heart-to-heart talk with Sharon. Mariah cried that she'd made many missteps and had found adulthood to be difficult. Sharon praised Mariah for keeping a journal. Mariah said she'd filled a good chunk of her journal with personal observations, burning questions, and a number of rants. Sharon advised Mariah not to hold back because she could revisit the entries and edit parts of the journal she considered important. Sharon noted that keeping a journal might help Mariah find clarity and comfort as she charted her future. Mariah replied, "Like a map for my journey of self-exploration. If only I was going someplace." Sharon replied, "You are! Even if you don't believe it, I do."

Nikki and Victoria talked over lunch in the dining room at the Genoa City Athletic Club. Nikki mentioned that she'd ensured that Reed had completed his homework after Victor had made his grandson muck the stables. Nikki berated J.T.'s decision to breeze into town and suddenly take on the role of "superdad." Nikki insisted that Reed needed stability and discipline. Nikki noticed that Victoria was distracted. Nikki said, "What or who is putting that smile on your face?" Victoria insisted that she and J.T. intended to work together to set Reed on the right path. Victoria added that she and J.T. were more in sync than she ever thought they could be.

Nikki stopped by Sharon's house after Nick alerted Nikki that Sharon had taken in strangers. Kathy answered the door. Nikki was shocked to see Kathy again. Nikki explained that Sharon was her former daughter-in-law. Kathy said she didn't know what might have happened to her and her two children had Sharon not taken them in. Nikki noted that Kathy had ended up in a special place. Kathy insisted she hadn't been raised to rely on charity. Nikki recalled that she'd believed Kathy to be an angel when their paths had crossed on Christmas Day. Kathy replied, "I'm no angel."

Sharon and Mariah emerged from the kitchen. Kathy noted that Nikki had needed no introduction because they'd already crossed paths. Mariah invited Kathy to join her in the kitchen. Sharon knew at once that Nick had told Nikki about Kathy. Sharon was surprised when Nikki warmly embraced her. Nikki thanked Sharon for being Kathy's guardian angel. Nikki said that Sharon had inspired her. Sharon smiled and nodded in agreement.

At the Chancellor estate, J.T. attempted to enter the house quietly. Cane and Billy were having coffee and orange juice in the living room and noted that J.T. had been out all night. J.T. joined Cane and Billy. Cane announced that he would be traveling to Paris to join Lily, and he placed Billy in charge of Chancellor Industries during his absence. After Billy left the room, Cane told J.T. he would've placed him in charge had Jill not dictated otherwise. Cane asked J.T. to keep an eye on Billy and not let him wreck the company.

Billy returned after Cane went upstairs to check on Sam. Billy insisted that J.T. share details about his overnight escapade, though J.T. had remained mum about his private life. J.T. had left by the time Cane returned to the room. Billy noted that J.T. had tired of being hounded about his all-night "sexcapade." Cane laughed. Mattie and Charlie arrived. Billy left.

Cane explained to his twins that he'd be out of town for a while. Cane told Mattie and Charlie to stay with Devon. Charlie asked Cane where he was going. Mattie replied, "Read between the lines. He's going after Mom to Paris." Mattie leaned close to her brother and whispered, "He just doesn't realize it's another disaster in the making." Mattie admitted she feared Cane's plan might backfire and make things worse than before. Cane left Sam in Esther's care before heading to Europe.

J.T. stopped by Victoria's office. J.T. asked Victoria to explain what was going on with them. Victoria replied, "I'm not sure we're any closer to figuring out what came over us last night." Victoria recalled that they'd been arguing like dysfunctional parents before suddenly giving over to passion. J.T. replied, "Did you tell anybody about last night?" Victoria said she hadn't. J.T. said he hadn't told anyone and noted that they were both single.

Victoria mentioned the possibility of rebound sex. J.T. assured Victoria he hadn't had sex with her to forget his divorce. Victoria said their night of passion had differed greatly from their sexual encounters during marriage. As J.T. was about to leave, passions reignited. J.T. and Victoria ripped off their clothes. J.T. cleared Victoria's desk. The couple reclined on top of the desk, kissing and groping.

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