: Ryan visits Victor and thanks him for posting bond for
him. I'm sure it can't be good for the company having one of your Vice
Presidents arrested for attempted murder. Victor tells Ryan that he
knows that there is no way he could do such a thing. I always had faith
in you, Victor tells him. He then asks how Nina is doing. Ryan tells
him that Nina is doing much better and that she has finally remembered
what happened that night. Well, it looks like things are looking up,
The Chancellor Mansion
: Katherine opens the door to find Danny and his
son. She is happy to see the two of them and welcomes them into her
home with hugs, especially for Daniel. I need to talk to you, Danny
tells her. Esther comes in and takes Daniel with her to the kitchen for
cookies. I am ready to explode! Danny tells Katherine. He tells her
that he just came from Phyllis' home. I am so mad! She tried to keep
me from seeing my son and then I found out that she is seeing that
snake, Michael Baldwin. She has been KISSING that snake in front of my
son! Katherine is aghast. How could that woman take up with the likes
of Michael Baldwin.
: Phyllis opens the door for Michael. She is very upset.
"Danny has kidnapped my son!" she announces. We have to call the police!
Wait, Michael says, trying, unsuccessfully, to calm her down. She goes
on to tell Michael that Danny came unannounced and took Daniel. He
doesn't like what is going on between us, she tells Michael. Michael
finally gets Phyllis to calm down and begins to carefully question her.
Danny doesn't like what is going on between us or doesn't like what we
are doing with Danny? Phyllis cannot see the difference, but she
explains that Danny hates that you, Michael, are in my life. Daniel
mentioned that he saw us kiss and Danny just went wild. Michael says he
was afraid that kiss would come back to haunt them, but they will just
have to deal with it. We are wasting time, Phyllis tells Michael. We
have to call the police.
The Young Newman's
: There is an awkward moment as Vicki introduces her
"date" for the evening. Darren is a business associate from New York
that Vicki met on her trip. Cole walks up and welcomes Darren. Vicki
makes the introduction. So, I take it you two know each other, Darren
says. Oh, yes. Cole is my husband, Vicki answers sweetly. Your
husband? Darren gulps. Oh don't worry about it. Cole is very
understanding. Nick offers wine. Cole announces that he was going to
invite a date but changed his mind. As an embarrassed Sharon goes to
get the table ready, Cole tells her to put him anywhere since he is the
"odd man out" tonight.
: The doctor is examining Nina's feet and legs. Nina
doesn't feel anything even though she realizes that she should. She is
slowly getting more and more upset. This doesn't look good, Nina
cries. The doctor tries to reassure her. The doctors have told you
that it takes time, she says. When the spinal nerves are bruised, it
takes a while to get feeling back. As the doctor leaves, the police are
there to question Nina. They reintroduce themselves: Detectives Bates
and Wylie, also Mr. Richards from the DA's office. We have a few more
questions for you, Detective Bates tells her. Nina tells them that now
she has answers for them.
: Ryan tells Victor that he is looking forward to a
fresh start. Nina continues to be paralyzed, he explains, but we don't
expect that to last much longer. She is recovering very well. I have a
lot of decisions to make. I know my marriage is over, but I just cannot
walk away while she is in this condition. Still, I can't deny that I
have feelings for Tricia Dennison. You want Tricia in your life?
Victor asks. I cannot make that decision just now, Ryan tells him. I
know you are at a cross roads right now, Victor tells him. Just stay
the course; take it one step at a time and you'll be okay.
Nina's hospital room
: You now remember what happened that night? Nina
is asked. You remember bringing the gun into the apartment? Nina tells
them that she does remember. She had been gone. When she returned
home, she found someone in her apartment. She argued with this person
and took the gun from her purse. They ask who was in the apartment and
Nina answers that it was Tricia. Why did you have the gun? They want to
know. Nina hesitates. I cannot imagine ever committing suicide, she
tells them. But my mind was a mess. I didn't want to hurt anyone
else. How did you feel finding Tricia in your apartment? They want to
know. I didn't like it, she tells them. I was angry that she had the
nerve to be there. Ryan had gone to St. Louis to identify a body. Did
you want to shoot Tricia? No, I don't think so. I just wanted to scare
her a little. We argued, then Ryan came home. He got Tricia out of the
apartment and I picked up the gun again and aimed it at my head. Ryan
tried to stop me, we struggled and the gun went off. Everything is
quiet for a while. Then Mr. Richards ask: When did you remember? When
I talked with my husband, Nina answered.
: Can my son and I stay with you? Danny asks his friend.
Danny, Katherine says. I share your concern about having your son
anywhere near that man, but what evidence do you have that any harm has
been done to your son? Danny is shocked! You know we cannot trust
Michael Baldwin! Danny, you may not want to hear this, but you have to
return that child to it's mother immediately. You are right, I don't
want to hear that! Danny tells her. I cannot take my child back to that
woman. But Phyllis has custody, Katherine reasons. Maybe it is
temporary custody, but custody nevertheless. If you ever want to get
permanent custody, you have to play by her rules. You know that Phyllis
plays to win and you are risking getting permanent custody if you keep
Daniel away from her.
: Phyllis doesn't understand where Michael is coming
from. He explains: We can't call the police. How long has Danny been
gone with Daniel? An hour? It isn't reasonable that he would have the
boy home yet. But I didn't give him permission to take Daniel, she
cries. Right now, it is just your word against his, Michael explains.
Wait; give him time to bring Daniel back. If he doesn't, then we go to
the police. But that won't work, Phyllis tells him. He probably headed
straight for Christine's and she will just convince him to bring Daniel
Nick and Sharon's
: Dinner is going well. Vicki explains that Darren
just popped into the office as she was leaving and invited her out. So
she just invited him along to her brother's home. Everyone is
complimenting the cook on a fabulous meal. Sharon is a wonderful cook,
agrees Vicki. I am hopeless in the kitchen. But you make a mean
reservation, her husband quips. Vicki laughs.
Just wait until you taste her soufflés, Nick boasts. Cole wants to
challenge everyone to a duel for the soufflés, but Vicki doesn't want
any. Darren offers to share his with her, but Nick tells Sharon to
bring him a whole one and he will eat what Vicki leave on the plate.
: Tricia enters. Jill is happy to see her. Tricia is
sorry that she walked out on Jill earlier, but she cannot come home
yet. She has to sort things out first. Jill promises not to put
pressure on her, but Tricia knows that her Dad will pressure her. Jill
finally backs down but tells her that if she changes her mind, they want
her home. Please tell my father that I am okay and that I love him.
As Jill promises to do so, she sees Ryan enter the office. Ryan, how is
Nina? Jill asks. I'm hopeful, he answers. I have a positive attitude
about the future. Were you looking for me? Tricia asks hopefully. Ryan
asks Jill if he can talk with Tricia alone.
Your husband was here? The detective asks Nina. Yes, she tells them.
He stopped by after his bond hearing. Were you aware that he was not
supposed to come here? They want to know. I think someone mentioned
that, but Ryan wouldn't hurt me. Obviously there is more to this story,
Mr. Richards tells Nina. So, tell me. Did you remember before he
arrived or while he was here? Nina tells them how Ryan walked her
through the entire night of the shooting.
You are right handed, aren't you? the detective asked and Nina
acknowledges that this is so. Did you know that the gun was found by
your head on the left side? they ask. Nina is confused. Why does that
matter? Ryan would not hurt me. He didn't do anything wrong. Well,
they say, that is all for now. We will be in touch.
Outside the room, the DA says that McNeal should not have been in that
room. They approach one of the orderlies. He tells the group that he
heard a lot of noise coming from Nina's room. When he went in, Ryan was
"pitching a fit." He tried to get him out of the room, but then Nina
said he could stay. They get his name. The DA looks at the detectives
and ask: Makes you wonder, doesn't it? I think we need to have a little
talk with Mr. O'Neal.
The two stare at each other. You look good, Tricia tells him. He
apologizes for staying away, but Tricia knows that he has been
overwhelmed. He tells her the good news about Nina. We talked it
through and the memories came flooding back, he tells her. So now you
won't be punished for something you didn't do, she tells him, relieved.
I can move on with my life, says Ryan. I'll soon be free. Then what?
: Michael smiles. Trust me, Phyllis. Danny isn't going to
Christine's. How do you know? Phyllis wants to know. "I know something
you don't know," Michael sing-songs to Phyllis. He then tells Phyllis
that Chris is out of town. So, his guardian angel won't be there to
rescue poor little Danny, Phyllis says. Michael tells her that this
little incident will cost Danny in court, but Phyllis is still worried.
Still, she tells him seductively, you are good at reassuring me. They
: I don't know what happens next, Ryan tells Tricia. She
tells him that she understands. It is great to see you. I've missed
you so much. I love you, Ryan. Soon all of this will be behind us,
Ryan tells his love. They embrace, then kiss. Later, he tells her that
he has to go check on Nina.
Nick and Sharon's
: Dinner is over and everyone is finishing up with
coffee. Darren has an early flight so he and Vicki get ready to leave.
Sharon takes Vicki aside and tells her that she is sorry for trying to
set her and Cole up. Cole decides it is time to leave also. When Vicki
tells him not to stay up too late, he tells her that he is going to
knock out a couple of new chapters on his book. After tonight, I have
tons of new material. Outside, Darren tells Vicki that she has one heck
of a family. Back inside, Nick tells his wife that there is one thing
about tonight---it sure wasn't dull! Talk about plans going haywire!
Sharon says. But, maybe it all worked out for the best. Did you see
the way Cole was watching Vicki? Maybe he will take a closer look and
see what he is losing. Yeah, agrees Nick. Maybe Cole remembers why he
fell in love with my sister.
: Danny tells Katherine that thinking of his son with
Baldwin makes him sick at his stomach. Katherine assures him that it
would only be temporary. Just for now, you need to work with Phyllis.
She is in the drivers seat at the moment. Please don't give her any
more ammunition than you have to. Danny looks at her for a moment. NO,
he states. I cannot make myself do it.
: Nina tells Ryan that she has told the detectives all
that she remembered. Thank you, Ryan whispers. Nina begins to cry. I
am so sorry, she tells him. He begins to comfort her. A hospital
worker enters the room and tells Ryan that there is someone outside who
want to speak with him. It is the same people who was talking to your
wife, she tells him.
The detectives tell Ryan that he should come with them. We have more
questions for you, they say. What are you talking about? he demands.
My wife told you what went on. What are you trying to pull? They tell
him that there is a conference room at the hospital they can use or he
can go to the station with them. Not without my lawyer, Ryan tells
them. I'm not saying anything more without my attorney present. Of
course, the DA says. You definitely should have your attorney present.
Thursday, October 30, 1997
John Silva enters the hospital and is directed to the conference room
where Ryan and the police detectives are waiting. What is going on? he
asks. The DA tells John that one of the conditions of Ryan's release
was that he would stay away from his wife. Yet, as soon as he is
released, he makes a beeline for her hospital room. Ryan immediately
jumps in: I had to see her. This is my life we are talking about. He
begins telling John in a very aGityated voice that these people are still
trying to pin the shooting on him. It is very odd that until you talked
with your wife, she could not remember. This is such a joke, Ryan tells
them. Listen to Nina; she will tell you what happened. John interrupts
Ryan and tells the authorities that he and his client haven't had a
chance to discuss this. Until we do, I don't want him answering any
Phyllis is very antsy. She thinks Danny should have been back with
Daniel by now. Michael hopes they will stay out all night. Phyllis
says that it is amusing how Danny has shot himself in the foot. Danny
is a hothead, Michael tells her. I am just glad he doesn't have his
little nursemaid here to hold his hand. Hopefully, the next time you
see Danny it will be in jail.
Katherine tells Danny that he must take Daniel back home. Danny says he
cannot turn his son over to Phyllis and a convicted felon so that they
can corrupt him. Michael Baldwin is sick, he tells Katherine. Just
think a moment, Katherine encourages Danny. You cannot fight Michael
Baldwin. Then what am I to do? asks Danny. You wouldn't take your
child back to that home!
Neil is having a difficult time concentrating on work. He picks up a
picture of his family and gazes at it. Malcolm comes into the office
and tries to lift his spirits. He invites him to come along to the gym
but Neil tells him he is working under some major deadlines. All work
and no play, begins Malcolm and Neil continues: makes Neil a dull
businessman, I know. No matter what Malcolm does, he cannot lift Neil's
spirits. Since he can't get a "ha ha ha" with his poor jokes, he will
Katherine tells Danny that he is in an extremely difficult situation.
She agrees that he must keep a very close eye on Phyllis but he should
not do anything that will jeopardize getting custody. Even though
Phyllis is a poor role model and she has a poor choice in men, she does
love Daniel. She would not let anything happen to that child. If
Michael were making any abusive moves on that child, she wouldn't let
him anywhere near Daniel. I am concerned about you, she tells Danny.
She reminds him that Phyllis may have already called the police. Danny
should think of his future with Daniel. He has to take him back now so
that there will be a future with him---a future full of joy and love.
But that future will never happen if he doesn't take Daniel back
now---that is the only way---take him back NOW. Danny walks around the
room, thinking; then he goes into the entry way and calls for Daniel.
When the child arrives, he tells him that they are leaving. Say
good-bye to Grandma Kay, he tells Daniel.
Hospital Conference room:
Mr. Richards tells John Silva that they are having some real problems
with Nina's story. Ryan shouts that Nina backs him up! Why can't you
just believe her?
Olivia is finishing with a phone call when her husband arrives. This is
a surprise, she tells him as they embrace and kiss. He tells her about
his visit with Neil. My brother is seriously depressed. Olivia tells
him that all they can do is be supportive. Malcolm doesn't buy it. He
knows that there is technology out there that can make his brother's
dream come true. He wants Olivia to go to Neil and tell him all about
that technology. Olivia tells him that it isn't that simple but there
are things they could consider IF they choose. But there is a lot of
let-downs and sacrifices. Then go tell Neil all that, Malcolm pleads.
How much longer before we can call the police, she asks Michael. He
tells her to have patience. They have to wait long enough for Danny to
torpedo Christine's case. Suddenly Phyllis panics. What if Danny goes
away with Daniel and never comes back? Michael reassures him that that
will never happen. Danny is too easily recognized all over the world.
Then he tells her to go ahead and call the Police. Phyllis tells the
police that she wants to report a missing child; her son has been
abducted by his father, Danny Romalotti.
Talk to my brother, Liv. Tell him he doesn't have to give up; they
still have a shot at that family. Olivia tries to discourage him but
all she accomplishes is making him wonder why she doesn't want to talk
to Neil. I don't get why you wouldn't want to do this, he tells her.
Think about it.
Nina's hospital room:
Nina is alone when Jill enters. They greet each other happily. Jill
notices a large arrangement of flowers. They are from Katherine, Nina
tells her. A lot of people care for you, Nina. Nina agrees. She tells
Jill that she is so happy that she has been given a second chance.
The Conference Room:
The police continue to question Ryan. They think it is convenient that
suddenly Nina remembers what happened. They want to know if Nina
regained her memory in a flash or was more going on.
Dru enters the office. Okay, she says. I am here. What is going on.
Olivia tells Dru about Neil's depression. Dru tells her sister that she
doesn't have to tell her; after all, she lives with Neil. She knows him
better than anyone. Olivia tells Dru of Malcolm's request. She also
tells Dru that the scaring on her tubes doesn't mean she can never have
another child. There is artificial insemination, invitro fertilization
. . . Dru tells Olivia to stay out of it. She is making it her business
to remind Neil just how lucky they are. Well, you better get started,
Olivia tells her sister. Time is running out. Dru picks up the phone
and calls Neil. She invites him out for some dining and dancing. Even
though he isn't in the mood, she finally convinces him that it will be
good for him---for both of them. After he tells her he will meet her,
Dru hangs up. She turns to her sister and asks if that was fast enough
Phyllis is telling the police that her son has been missing for hours.
Just at that time, Danny arrives at the apartment with Daniel. Never
mind, she tells the police. There are angry stares all the way around.
"Hi Mommy," Daniel greets Phyllis.
Jill wonders if by "second chance" Nina is referring to Ryan. Nina
tells her that yes, but she is also referring to her son. Jill tells
her that she didn't deliberately neglect Phillip; she was depressed.
Nina tells her that she really hit rock bottom. But now she has another
chance. She doesn't believe she could have thinking of throwing away
her life---that she could actually think of doing something like that to
her son. She lays up in bed and thinks of her son. She misses the
small things: asking him about his day at school, reading to him,
kissing him goodnight. She will never take these things for granted
again. Even though Ryan has been great to her, she doesn't know what
will happen. She doesn't know if he will want to build a life with her
or not. Only time will tell. Just remember this, I will always be
there for you and Phillip, Jill assures Nina.
Phyllis cheers up and greets her son with kisses. Well you are finally
home! Daddy and I had lots of fun, Daniel tells his mother. Did you
have fun? What did you and daddy do? Danny doesn't even try to hide
his anger. He blasts Phyllis for trying to spy on him through his son.
Phyllis puts Daniel down and tells him to get ready for bed. She will
be in to kiss him good night in a little. As Daniel heads for his
bedroom, Michael calls out: Sleep tight, Daniel. Daniel waves at
everyone from the doorway. Danny attacks Michael. What is that
supposed to mean? Michael tells him he was only wishing the child good
night. Danny tells him that he had better stay away from his son. I
know what you are trying to do, he tells them. But I won't let you
screw up my case. We are going to nail you buddy, Phyllis tells her
husband. Who will believe you? sneers Danny. I believe her, Michael
says in a quiet, menacing voice.
Olivia paces about her apartment. How can you do this, Dru? she
murmurs. You say you love your husband. Malcolm arrives home just
then, loaded with packages. He sends his wife for Nate. When Nate
enters the room, Malcolm jumps out from behind the couch wearing a
"monster mask." He tells an excited Nate that he has a Frankenstein
costume for him.
Dru has a table at fireside. She is waiting for Neil. When he arrives,
he apologizes for being late. Jack needed something from him at the
last minute. They order wine. He tells her how beautiful she is; she
tells him he is handsome. She tells him that she feels so blessed. She
has him and their precious little girl. Neil agrees. God is smiling
down on me, he tells her. You are an amazing woman, he continues. You
have courage and sensitivity. I have never loved you more.
The Conference Room:
How do I make you people believe me? shouts Ryan. Nina told you what
happened. Nina doesn't want a trial. It is obvious that your wife
loves you, the detective says. But you wanted out of the marriage and
she knew why. But now we have problems with anything Nina tells us.
Everything she tells us now is tainted, they tell John. How do we know
it wasn't coerced or manipulated? If you had only gone through the
proper channels . . . But now I strongly oppose having this case
dismissed. Yeah, John says. I have a big job ahead of me.
Malcolm says he loves Halloween. You are a wonderful father, Olivia
tells him. I love Little Nate. Don't ever forget that, Malcolm tells
his wife. She walks away quietly and Malcolm wonders if he has said
something wrong. She tells him that she is thinking of Neil. Malcolm
asks if she will talk to him, but Olivia tells him that she cannot.
Dru convinces Neil to dance with her.
Stay out of this Baldwin, Danny threatens. You are a snake and I don't
want you anywhere near anyone who is important in my life. It was just
a kiss, Phyllis tells him. Sure, he says. By now I don't doubt you two
are shacking up, but I don't want it around my son. My life is my own,
Phyllis tells him. You gave up the right to tell me who I can and
cannot see when you moved out. Michael tells him to back off. Danny
goes off about the morals of both Michael and Phyllis. He wonders how
his son could grow up normal with Phyllis as a mother. Michael tells
Danny if he doesn't stop these vicious attacks on Phyllis, he will get
an injunction against him and he will never see his son. Danny marches
out of the apartment. Phyllis thanks Michael for defending her. What
if he comes back tonight? she wonders. Michael tells her that he won't
but Phyllis isn't convinced. Will you stay with me tonight? she asks.
Olivia tells Malcolm that the subject is too personal to talk with Neil
about. She doesn't want to get into the middle of all this. She
reminds him that he didn't ask her to talk to Dru, her sister, but to
his brother. Malcolm says that there is more that Olivia isn't saying
but the phone interrupts.
On the dance floor, Dru and Neil whisper sweet nothings to each other.
They talk about how important each is to the other.
A nurse enters the room and checks on Nina. She mentions all the
visitors Nina has had. She tells her that she is lucky. Not everyone
has visitors. Nina wonders where Ryan is. She expected him back by
now, but obviously he has gone home. The nurse tell her that he is
still here; he is in the conference room talking to the detectives that
had been talking to Nina. Again? Nina asks. Why? The nurse asks her
not to get upset. It will not help her. After the nurse leaves, Nina
figures out that the detectives did not believe her. They still think
that Ryan shot her on purpose. She has to make them understand. She
throws back the bed covers and struggles to get out of bed. She lifts
each of her legs and moves them to the side of the bed. She finally
stands by the side of the bed, but her legs will not hold her up. She
falls to the floor.
Friday, October 31, 1997
Danny arrives in preparation for a meeting with Phyllis and her
attorneys. Tom is taking Christine's place at the meeting. He has
something he wants to talk to Danny about before they leave. I have
something to talk to YOU about, Danny tells him. He begins to rant
about Phyllis carrying on with Michael Baldwin. He can't stand to think
of his mother with "that scum" Baldwin. He is concerned about the kind
of influence "that sicko" will have on his son. He wants to know if
there isn't something they can do to keep Baldwin away from Daniel.
Michael is busy when Phyllis arrives. She tiptoes over and blows in his
ear. Michael jumps up startled and yells at her for frightening him.
But Phyllis isn't worried. She wants to talk about last night. She is
tickled that it bugs Danny so much that she is now with Michael. She
snuggles close and kisses him. He stops her; we have to be careful, he
Hospital conference room:
Ryan wonders why he suddenly feels like he is on trial and the police
are his judge and jury. They tell him that they have problems with his
story, especially since he went against orders and went to see his sick
wife. Why did you go to see her? they want to know. John Silva stops
him from answering. You don't have to answer that question. You would
be smart not to answer it.
Nina realizes that the police did not believe her. She struggles to get
out of bed but once her feet hit the floor, she crumbles. She lays
helplessly on the hospital floor.
Ashley and Victor are closing a business meeting. Victor asks how
Ashley is and she tells him that she is fine. Everything is coming
along fine---business is great, she has a new perfume, etc. He wants
her to be happy in both her professional and personal life. And are
things good for you and your new bride? questions Ashley. Victor turns
away and Ashley becomes concerned. What is wrong? Victor tells Ashley
that it appears that he may have disappointed his wife. How? she asks.
I can't see you disappointing any woman. It will pass, he tells her.
What he is really concerned about is his daughter. More and more he is
convinced that the problem in that marriage is another woman.
The tack room:
Cole is taking a break from the computer when Vicki arrives. Is it safe
to come in? she asks. Cole tells her that it depends; is she alone or
with her "date?" She laughs and tells him that she is only there for
some of her clothes. Cole tells her to help herself; he wasn't planning
on wearing any of them. Vicki thanks him being such a class act at the
party the night before. She thinks he handled it like . . . a class
Neil Winters' residence:
Neil rushes to the door dressed in his pj's and bathrobe. It is Malcolm
wondering if he is running late. Neil tells him he was planning on
going in to work late today. He and Dru had a late night. His
beautiful wife took him dining and dancing last night. Malcolm is glad
to see him so happy and upbeat. He has something to show his brother
that will make him even happier. He then tells Neil about reading this
article about alternative medical techniques. Cool, says Neil as he
begins to read the article. Thanks. It is good to know that there are
other options. Dru is going to be so excited!
Tom agrees with Danny about the moral character of Michael Baldwin and
he wouldn't want Michael around his kids either. But, Danny cannot stop
Michael from seeing Phyllis and even Danny. He then tries to reassure
Danny by telling him that Baldwin is too smart to do anything that would
jeopardize Phyllis' case. Tom then tells Danny what he needs to speak
to him about. Today is the day when they have to present their
discovery items: witnesses they will be calling, evidence they will
present. We will have to list Brian and the toxicology report, he tells
Danny. He and Christine feel that it is best to delay the hearing.
This will give Phyllis and her attorney's less time to counter these
surprise items. Danny agrees. We need to win here. Danny then asks
how Chris sounded. Tom says that she sounded distracted. Then it is
time to go. Can't keep Phyllis and company waiting.
The conference room:
Ryan says that he isn't afraid to answer Mr. Richards question. Be
certain, Ryan, John cautions. I am certain, Ryan tells his attorney.
He turns to the DA and tells him that he went to see Nina to "bring some
sanity" into this situation. All they needed to do was talk it out.
Then why did two orderlies have to drag you out of her room? asks the
DA. But Nina wanted me to stay, insists Ryan. That doesn't sound like
a terrified wife, John tells the police. Unless she was afraid of what
he would do later, the police answer. Have you people lost your minds?
Neil and Dru are waving good bye to Lily as she leaves for school. We
have a perfect daughter, Dru says. Like her Mommy, Neil replies. They
remind themselves how lucky they are. Dru offers to make anything Neil
wants for breakfast. First, he tells her, I have something to talk to
you about. When you hear what it is you will smile from ear to ear.
Phyllis is kissing Michael. We cannot do this now, he tells her. We
have to maintain some decorum. We have to stay focused on the case. He
tells he that he needs to update her on the case. Their counterattack
is coming along great. He has found a psychologist to testify about the
detrimental effects on a child when the main caregiver is always away.
Then he has found a musician that once played with Danny. He is willing
to testify about Danny in an unflattering light. He possibly could talk
about drug usage. Phyllis tells Michael that she wants to paint Danny
in a bad light, too, but it is very unlikely that Danny ever used
drugs. Michael doubts that also, but if someone wants to say it is so,
who are we to stop them.
The conference room:
It all comes back to the same question, Mr. Richards says. You knew you
were not supposed to go anywhere near your wife. Now we hear that you
came here and engaged her in a very heated discussion. We were just
talking, Ryan told them. If I raised my voice it was to make a point.
Or to make her see things your way, the detective says. Ryan looks at
John. Can they really take this to trial? he asks. John calls Ryan
aside. You really messed things up by not following my advice, he tells
I don't see how we can NOT go to trial. Nina's testimony is now tainted
and I don't know how to get around that.
"Help me, please," Nina calls. "Can somebody help me, please?" She
tries to reach the call button but it is too far away. "I need help,"
she calls louder. "Hello. Help." One of her doctors rushes into the
room. "What happened, Nina?" he asks. I need to find Ryan. Take me to
Ryan, Nina demands. No, Nina, we have to get you back into bed. Nina
continues to beg to be taken to Ryan, but the doctor is worried that
Nina may have injured herself worse. He can't get her into bed alone so
he calls for orderlies to come and help him.
Olivia and Malcolm are finishing breakfast. Olivia wonders where
Malcolm was earlier. He tells her about taking the medical article to
Neil. He is bursting with pride at providing his brother with hope.
Olivia tries to hide her disappointment. Mal has a big shoot today so
he has to leave.
The new lawyer, Patrick, is in the room. They wonder why Danny is
late. Phyllis can't help getting in a few digs much to Patrick's
disapproval. Danny and Tom arrive and the conference begins. Tom wants
a delay due to Christine's "court appointed business" while Patrick
makes angry noises about the delay. However, in the end, they agree to
a one week delay instead of two weeks.
Dru and Neil's place:
They are finally dressed and having after-breakfast coffee. Neil tells
Dru about the options open to them for having more children. He rattles
on happily while Dru stews. When Neil gets a call, Dru uses her cell
phone to call her sister. I have to see you right away, she says. When
she hangs up she lets Neil know where she is going. Dru races out of
the house leaving her purse wide open on the table.
Danny brings up his problem with Michael. Michael denies that neither
he nor Phyllis have acted in an inappropriate manner. Michael will not
allow accusations like that to be flung around. Tom tells him that if
they get proof of any such behavior, they will certainly deal with it.
When Danny, Tom, and Patrick leave, Michael tells Phyllis that the delay
can work in their favor also. This means that Danny's attorneys won't
have time to check out their witnesses once they learn who they will
be. Phyllis makes overtures again, but Michael tells her that this is a
public place. They have to be careful. Phyllis goes to the door but
instead of leaving, she locks the door. She comes back to Michael; she
sweeps everything off the desk, sit down on the desk and pulls Michael
Later, Michael and Phyllis redress. Phyllis' mind is far off. She is
suspicious about who may have something on her. Michael brings up Brian but Phyllis is sure
he won't say a word. Phyllis kisses him again but he tells her it has
to wait. She asks if he will be there tonight. He asks if her son will
once again be with the nanny and she tells him yes. She promises him a
night he will long remember.
Danny is still upset but so is Tom. He wants Danny to try to control
himself. Danny doesn't want to get so worked up, but the most important
thing is that they got their extension. He just hopes Michael doesn't
push him into doing something he will regret.
The tack room:
Vicki is finishing up her packing. Cole offers to carry her bag up to
the house. He wonders if she really meant what she said. Yes you are a
classy guy. They talk about the night before. It was anything but
dull! Cole was happy to see her but he can't help but wonder who the
show was really for. Cole tells her they may do it again sometimes when
her "date" is back in town. She leaves, wishing him a good day. He
can't imagine having any other kind.
Nothing is more important to me than my children's happiness. He is
afraid his daughter is headed for a serious fall. Victoria is not a
little girl. She is a grown woman and she knows her own mind. Victor
wonders what Vicki told Ashley. Is the woman still in the picture?
Ashley tells him that the woman has stepped back to give them more
room. How do you know that, he asks. I know, she tells him, because
the other woman is me. Victor is speechless. Are you serious? Yes,
she tells him. And you might as well know the rest. I may very well be
in love with your son-in-law.
The conference room:
John approaches Glenn Richards. You don't really believe you can get an
attempted murder charge to stick, do you? Mr. Richards reminds him that
Nina is very in love with her husband who wants to leave her. This is
the classic set-up for a woman to allow herself to be used. We are just
trying to get to the bottom of this. If it comes out that he is telling
the truth, then fine! Just like you, all I want is the truth.
Nina is getting hysterical. She wants Ryan but the doctor wants her to
calm down. If she doesn't calm down, she will be sedated. She
continues to beg. Then she begins yelling for Ryan. Find my husband
and I will relax.
Dru enters angry. I warned you not to get involved with my life. She
accuses Olivia of getting her husband involved by sending Neil the
article. Olivia is tired of all the little games Dru is playing to
deceive your husband. You don't want another baby! What games? Olivia
challenges her to deny that she doesn't want another child. Dru says
she DOES want another child. And who are you to question that?
Neil is preparing to leave but he can't find his keys. Maybe Dru's keys
are in her purse. He digs thro the purse and comes up with the packet
of birth control pills. "What the hell is this? he wonders.