GRACE walks into a bar and sees her old friend Michael having a drink. Joining him, she tells him that she is there to drink away a terrible day. She goes on to explain how she made all of these plans to make her business trip with her boss a fantastic time and he went and invited his wife along. "This was my last chance to get Nicholas Newman alone," she says. Michael's ears perk up. Would that be any relation to Victor Newman? Grace tells him that Nick is Victor's son. Michael gives Grace a shoulder to cry on unaware that Phyllis is watching.
PHYLLIS marches up to the table and gives Michael and Phyllis her best evil eye. Grace leaves and Michael, amused at Phyllis' reaction, tells her that she can stop staring at him now. He says that Grace was just a potential client. Phyllis tells him that she was looking for him in order to make up to him for all of her snippiness lately, but didn't expect to find him embracing another woman. Her voice gets downright evil as she issues Michael a warning. "Don't screw with me Michael. There are things about me that you cannot even imagine. Screw with me and you will regret it! I promise you that!"
NINA is dressed to go out. While checking herself in the mirror, she wonders if she has lost it; can she really be thinking of going on a date with a guy the computer chose for her? The doorbell rings and Ryan is there with some books that Phillip said that he wanted. He wonders why she is so dressed up; is she going out? He thinks that she is dressed for Katherine's big bash, but she tells him that she has no intention to go to the party. She wonders why she has to be going somewhere to be dressed nicely. "You are going out?" Ryan laughs. He wants to know whom she has a date with. Nina tells him that she hasn't time to go into it now but she will give him a written report in the morning, if necessary. Still laughing, Ryan leaves the apartment.
JOHN tells Jill that he has the papers and they will be served the next day. That will be too late, Jill insists. She decides that tonight during the party will be the perfect time. John tells her that they need a process server so Jill sends him to the courthouse to get one; she tells him that she will see about the invitation.
JACK, dressed in his tuxedo, brings a large folder of papers to Victor and tells him that this is only about half of what they are actually receiving; this is the fallout from the Leanna Love show and they are mostly negative. Victor says that he isn't going to read a single one of them; he has survived worse, he tells Jack in a bored voice. He also says that he has taken steps to gain control; Michael Baldwin is not the only one to have a surprise or two up his sleeve.
LEANNA'S secretary lets her know that Victor called and wanted to see her as soon as she can get to his office; he said it was urgent, Marcy tells her boss. Leanna says that she is curious as to what the Great man wants with her. She says that if Victor calls again, to tell him that she is on her way.
At Crimson Lights, TRICIA tells Megan that as soon as Ryan picks her up, they are going home to get dressed for the party at the Chancellor estate; it is like going to the palace to see the Queen, she says. Meg says that she is planning on going to the movies and hopes she can get Tony to take her. Tricia doesn't like the sound of this and begins to tell her so. Meg, however, tells her to live her life and she will live hers. Ryan arrives and they leave for home. Megan waits and sure enough, Tony walks in and joins her. He tells her that he only dates girls over a certain age and she is underage for him. However, when Megan says that she would like to see a new movie in town but doesn't have anyone to go with her, Tony offers to take her. She says that she will pay and he agrees under the condition that he buys the popcorn. Megan wonders what just happened to his age requirement and Tony smiles as he takes her hand across the table. From the entrance, Grace watches.
NINA impatiently opens the door when the bell rings and is surprised to find Jill there. Jill says that she has a new outfit for Phillip. She notices that Nina is all dressed up and asks her if she is going out. She tells her that she looks beautiful, but her hair needs a little spray on one side. As Nina goes to the mirror, Jill grabs the invitation and quickly hides it in her purse. She then tells Nina that she was wrong; her hair is perfect like it is. She hurries out wishing Nina a good time tonight.
CHRIS arrives for her appointment with Victor who gets straight to the point. He tells Chris that he knows that she was instrumental in getting Michael Baldwin's license to practice law reinstated. Now he wants her to do everything within her power to get him disbarred again. Before he can go any further, Chris asks him if he has made any threats to Michael; Victor denies making any threats and wants to know where she heard such a rumor. "Did you tell Michael that he would pay with everything that he holds dear for representing Diane?" Christine asks. Victor looks like the boy who has been caught with his hands in the cookie jar. Before he can say anything, Chris tells him that he was recorded making just such a threat. Victor is outraged that Michael would record him without permission; that alone has taken him across ethical lines! Chris isn't so sure and tells him that this could mean trouble and she can't use this to get Victor disbarred. Victor then asks her to join his legal team and represent him. She tells him that he has one of the best lawyers in John Silva as it is. Victor says that he wants her because she knows how Michael's mind works. Chris says that she has to think about it, but if she agrees, he can't go off half-cocked without representation like he has done in the past. He agrees and says that he hopes he hears from her soon.
JILL is dressed and ready when the process server shows up in her office. She tells him that they are going to a party and he is about to have a night that he won't soon forget. Without question, the process server, Rick Munson, leaves with her.
VICTOR talks to Nikki by phone at Katherine's and tells her that he will try to make the party but he has something to take care of first. Just then, Leanna arrives at the office. She asks if he is still angry with her about having Diane on her show, but he tells her that he is all over that. "Good!" She says. "I have a proposition for you." Victor tells her that he also has some news for her.
NINA arrives at Gina's and the bartender tells her that her date has already arrived and is sitting at a table. He offers to escort her over but she says that she will have to do this herself. Walking with a confidence that she doesn't have, she goes to the table and introduces herself. A handsome man looks up at her, then rises. Nina is quite taken aback when he appears to stand at least a foot taller than she.
KATHERINE'S party is going well. People are mingling and wandering in and out of the house. Floating candles fill the pool while hundreds of candles and miniature lights sparkle both inside and out of the house. At one point, Nikki asks Katherine if she is going to make a speech and Kay says that when the moment arrives, she will know it. A little later, Katherine says to Nikki that the party is going so well that she feels that something will happen to spoil it. Nikki assures her that nothing will happen; forget it and enjoy your party, she advises.
JACK finally arrives at the party and greets both Katherine and Nikki with a kiss. Nikki follows Jack to the bar and asks if he can get Diane to settle with Victor. Jack tells her that he isn't that close with Diane anymore and Nikki is glad that he finally sees that Diane is not a good person. Just then, Jack looks over Nikki's shoulder and sees Jill arrive. He excuses himself and goes to where Jill is standing with her "date," and tries to talk with her. She tells him to "buzz off" and leaves him. As Jill is talking, Katherine's back is to her but she hears and recognizes Jill's voice. "Please tell me that this is someone's idea of a sick joke!" she says, unhappily. Turning, she is angry to see Jill and orders her out of the house. Jill refuses, flashing her invitation. There is little Katherine can do without causing a disturbance so she walks away and busies herself with other guests. Later, seeing that she is still upset, Nikki tells Katherine to pretend that she isn't there. Katherine thinks that is good advice, and she will do more than pretend. Grabbing champagne glass, she raps for attention. She tells everyone that she wants to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming and sharing her celebration of her beautiful house. She talks about all the wonderful years that she has spent with her beloved husband, Phillip. He is gone, but she knows that his spirit fills the house. As everyone applauds, Jill walks up to Katherine and says that she also has an announcement. She introduces her date who then asks her if she is Katherine Chancellor. Puzzled, Katherine acknowledges that she Katherine Chancellor. Mr. Munson then hands her a paper. Katherine continues to be puzzled but she opens the paper and briefly looks at it. Tossing the paper aside as if it were nothing, Katherine tells Jill that this is what she thinks about her paper. Katherine tells her not to be so quick to throw away the paper. It is a summons to court, Jill announces so that everyone can hear. "I plan to show that this house and all the grounds are mine---everything is mine and there isn't a damn thing you can do about it!"
Friday, September 11, 1998
Due to CBS coverage of the US Open tennis tournament, today's The Young and the Restless will be pre-empted.