Directed by Sally McDonald
CHRIS successfully tucks Millie's letter into her purse without ALICE seeing
her. Chris successfully lies to Alice, telling her that she's a hospital
volunteer that works with disabled patients in accepting the changes in
their lives. Alice accepts this at first, but when Chris keeps staring at
Alice, Alice asks Chris why she's really there. Chris sticks with her story
and mentions that she could even help make Millie's transition to home
easier. Alice tells her that she doesn't have time to look after Millie
because something important is going on in her life right now. Chris leaves
and Alice sets out a picture of Cassie for Millie to look at. Alice tells
Millie to think positive thoughts when she looks at the picture -- she's
real close to finding her.
MICHAEL advises GRACE that he will try to do everything he can for her. He
makes her promise that if it gets tough, she must defer to him. Both she
and the Newmans both want what's best for Cassie. Michael warns that they
must play their cards close to their chests, trusting no one. Michael tells
Grace he wants her to call Al and set up a meeting between Al, Alice, and
her. AL is surprised, but happy to get her call. He tells her that they
will both be there tomorrow. Michael tells Grace that he'll be with her,
but Al and Alice are not to know that he's a lawyer.
As far as Al and Alice will know, he's just a concerned friend. Grace
kisses him on the cheek and leaves. After she's gone, Michael picks up his
sketch of Grace and looks at it thoughtfully.
AL shares the news of Grace's phone call with Alice when she returns from
the hospital. Alice has to admit that she owes Al big time. However, Al
lies to Alice, telling her that Grace wants to meet with only him. Alice
tells him not to sign anything without her because the law is on her side.
Her plan is to get Cassie back and to "make those people pay." Greed
overtakes her as she begins to wonder how much they'll be able to get and
even fantasizes about how she'll spend the money.
JACK tells DIANE that no relationship can survive without trust. They must
set aside their doubts and suspicions. Diane finally admits that she has
been taking how Victor treated her out on Jack, and they are entirely
different men. Jack has been good to her, she laments, and she's willing to
try if he's still willing. They kiss passionately. Diane tells him that
she believes he's looking out for her best interests and if he thinks the
Board seat is worth holding out for, she'll do it. Obviously, this means a
lot to him and Jack tells her that when the time is right, he'll tell her.
He wants her to trust him for now. He also tells her that the Board seat is
important to her future as well as a constant reminder to Victor that he
can't stick it to everyone and get his way. If Victor should balk at the
idea, then she shouldn't fight for it as the expense of their relationship.
Diane tells Jack that they are back together and together is the way they
MARISSA comes in from the market after Jack leaves. She asks if Diane's
chipper mood has anything to do with Jack Abbott. She tells her that's
precisely the reason. She and Jack are in love and that's all that matters.
Jack calls Michael and stops by his office. He tells him that Diane is
willing to go for the Board seat. He starts to tell Michael how to proceed,
but Michael stops him and tells Jack how he plans to proceed. Michael plans
to talk around the Board seat as they haggle over other parts of the
settlement. He's going to leave the Board seat until last, so that Victor
and Christine will assume that the Board seat isn't an issue. Jack warns
him that anything that could hold up the proceedings will be blamed on Jack.
Michael is sure that by the time they get to the Board seat, Victor will be
so tired of the whole situation, he may put up a fuss initially, but
ultimately, he'll agree to it. Jack warns Michael that it better go down
that way or there'll be hell to pay.
KATHERINE visits NIKKI at the ranch and they discuss Jill interviewing for a
maid. Katherine tells her that Jill can't cook and wouldn't know a washing
machine from an ironing board. Just as Katherine is leaving, BRAD shows up,
telling Nikki that he's here for a meeting with Victor. Nikki tells him
that Victor is out of town, but invites him in to chat. Brad has brought
Nikki a belated Christmas gift. Nikki figures out that Brad knew that
Victor was out of town. Brad confesses this is true. Nikki opens the
gift -- a beautiful Italian figurine. Brad tells her that he was thinking
about her even when he was halfway around the world. Nikki blushes. Brad
tells her he's seeing someone special, but he won't tell her who she is. He
even tells her not to try to guess, because she wouldn't in a million years.
Brad bids Nikki farewell and leaves her intrigued.
JILL and SHIRLEY, the actress/maid, discuss how Jill wants to handle this.
Jill tells Shirley that she's re-thought her strategy. Instead of outright
driving Katherine bonkers, she wants Shirley to "kill her with kindness" and
do subtle things to drive Katherine crazy. She also tells Shirley that her
"kindness" is limited only to Katherine. She can treat Esther like dirt.
Esther returns from shopping and is not amused to find a second maid in the
house. After Jill introduces them she leaves. Shirley bluntly tells Esther
to stay out of her way and she'll stay out of hers. Katherine comes home
and Esther begins to whine. Shirley tells Katherine that even though she
was hired by Jill, she'll be glad to attend to Katherine as well. Esther
tells Shirley that's her job. Katherine announces that she has a headache.
Shirley pours a glass of water and she and Esther both try to serve it to
her. Shirley lets go of the glass and Katherine is soaked. It looks as if
Esther poured the water on Katherine. They both apologize profusely, but
Katherine just wants a towel. Jill comes in after the fact and smiles with
Back at Newman Enterprises, Brad checks on the progress of a report that
Grace is finishing. She gets defensive, saying she thought she had until
the end of the day. Brad tells her to calm down -- there's no reason to
worry. Grace says that she's okay until the Newmans find a way to fire her
without a lawsuit. She shares with Brad that she may have figured out a way
to secure herself at NE. After Brad goes into his office, Grace thinks to
herself that Cassie must stay safe but she will make the Newmans pay.
Chris slips back into Millie's room after she's sure that Alice is gone.
Using the blink system (one for yes, two for no), Chris finds that although
Alice doesn't know where Cassie is, she does know Sharon is the birth
mother. She takes some comfort when she finds out that Alice doesn't know
Sharon's married name. Millie is crying pitifully. Before she leaves,
Chris promises to keep Cassie safe and wipes the tears from Millie's pale
cheeks. Out in the hospital corridor, Chris calls Sharon. LISA answers and
tells Chris that Sharon's not home. Chris doesn't leave a message,
preferring to tell Sharon what she's found face-to-face.
Thursday, January 28, 1999
Today's episode was directed by Heather H. Hill
NICK is staring out of the bay window. NIKKI comes down, surprised to find
him there. She wants to know how things are with Sharon. Nick tells her
that he doesn't think that Sharon will ever forgive him. Nikki tells him
that Sharon needs time. CASSIE bounds into the main house. She saw Nick's
car and she wants to know if he'll talk to Sharon about their vacation.
Nick tells her that they won't be going. Cassie asks Nick what he did to
make her mom so mad. Nick looks at Nikki. Sensing that it's a grown-up
topic, Cassie says she'd better leave. Nick tells Nikki that he's going to
ask for a transfer. Nikki nearly explodes. Nick and Sharon can't possibly
work on their marriage if Nick goes away, she explains. Nick tells her that
he must leave before he hurts Cassie and Noah anymore than he already has.
Nick is firm -- he and Sharon either have to decide to stay together and
work it out or they need to go their separate ways. Nikki looks at Nick in
ESTHER, JILL, and SHIRLEY are arguing over the water incident. Esther
leaves to make KATHERINE tea. Jill asks Shirley to look at the label on
"Katherine's favorite suit." It reads "Dry Clean Only." Jill tells Shirley
to take care of it and Shirley leaves. Esther comes back, she asks where
the suit is and Jill tells her that Shirley took it to the laundry room.
Esther's eyes widen and she looks sick. Katherine comes back into the room
and tells Jill that Shirley is an imbecile. Katherine wants her gone. Jill
says that since Esther won't lift a finger to help her (to which Esther
replies, "You got that right.") Shirley stays because this is her house too.
When Katherine sees that Shirley has washed her beautiful, one-of-a-kind,
Forrester Creations original, Katherine cries out in horror. Katherine
boldly tells Jill that this is HER house and the fact that she has to share
it with Jill is the biggest injustice she's ever known. She takes her
ruined suit and throws it at Jill, telling her that since she ruined it, she can
wear it. Katherine and Esther stalk out of the living room. Shirley wants
to know how she did and what her next scene is. Jill tells her that she
wants Shirley to know that this is not fun and games. It's her job to run
Katherine out of the house.
Katherine and Esther are in the living room alone. Katherine is livid. Her
nerves are so shot that she can't even hold a teacup. She tells Esther that
Jill has taken so much from her and now she's trying to steal the rest. In
hot anger, Katherine vows to a non-present Jill, "I want to tell you
something, you bitch. You are never going to get away with it."
Unbeknownst to Katherine, Jill has been eavesdropping on the staircase.
When she hears Katherine's words, she leans against the wall, assessing what
she needs to do next.
CHRIS calls PAUL from the hospital in Madison and tells him what she learned
from Millie. Paul suggests that they use FRED CAFFEY as a contact. Paul is
getting family movies ready to take over to Carl's hotel room. He hopes to
jog some memories. Chris wishes him luck and tells him she loves him.
After they hang up, Mary comes into the living room and wonders why Paul is
going through the old 8mm movies. Paul tells her he's taking them to put
them on videotape to make them easier to watch. Then Mary hounds him about
not putting any effort into finding Ruth. Paul tells her he'll get to it
Later, when CHARLIE comes over, Mary shares her confusion at Paul's
attitude. She thinks she should try to find Ruth herself. Charlie says
that being an old detective himself, he thinks that together they can do it.
Charlie calls every hotel and motel in the phone book, but find no one
registered under Perkins. Mary suddenly remembers the Highway Motor Inn and
Charlie tells her that he didn't call there. She calls the motel and finds
that there is a Perkins party registered. Mary is quite pleased with her
At the motel, RUTH calls and gets several flight times for return trips to
Norfolk. CARL asks her if she's going home, and she tells him that she's
not going without him. She whines that Paul and Chris keep chipping away at
his memory. What will happen if they succeed? Carl tells her he's come too
far to turn back now. Frustrated, Ruth tells Carl that he's fighting for
his past and she's fighting for their future -- if they even have one now.
Paul arrives and sets up the film projector. Ruth asks Carl not to watch
the movies, but Carl tells her that he has to. In the darkened motel room,
the film rolls and Carl watches films of Paul's fifth birthday party and his
first little league game. Carl wonders why he's wearing a uniform himself.
Paul tells him that he was the coach of his team. Carl continues to watch
and comments on what a fine athlete Paul was. Paul says owes it all to
Carl. He remembers throwing a baseball through a window once. He thought
Carl would be so angry with him so he tried to retrieve it. Carl stopped
him from reaching in the broken window to keep Paul from cutting his
pitching arm. Carl reached in himself and cut his wrist. Paul shows him
the place on his arm and Carl comments that he always wondered how he got
that scar. Paul asks if the scar or the movies triggered anything. Carl
says nothing. Ruth waits breathlessly for his answer.
While Chris is still with Millie, Millie has the horrible memory of Alice
and Al's New Year's Eve visit when Alice told her that Grace is going to
help her find Cassie. Chris assures her that she's going to get better.
Her testimony is important and will make a big difference because she was
there when Alice left Cassie as a baby. Fred comes in and meets Millie,
assuring her that they'll get along just fine. He'll come every other day
to check on her and they'll use the blink system. Before she leaves, Chris
promises to do everything within her power to keep Cassie safe. When Millie
is alone, she looks upward, as if she's praying for help.
NEIL goes to the hospital and meets OLIVIA. There has been no change in
MALCOLM'S condition. Olivia holds onto the hope that Malcolm did make it
through the night. He asks if Nate knows and Olivia tells him that she
can't tell him. He's already lost one father and she doesn't think that
Nate could handle seeing Malcolm hooked up to all the machines.
GINA and CALLIE talk about Malcolm. Callie feels like she needs to be at
the hospital. Gina stops her from going, telling her that's the last place
she needs to be. Neil comes in to update Callie about Malcolm's condition.
He explains that there's not much they can do until he regains
consciousness. Callie wants to see Malcolm. Neil tells her to think of
someone other than herself. Malcolm needs his wife right now, not his old
The NEUROLOGIST is talking to Olivia when the nurse calls both of them in.
Malcolm seems to be rousing and Olivia talks to him frantically. He slips
back into unconsciousness. The doctor no sooner gets the words, "That's a
good sign" out of his mouth before Malcolm starts convulsing. Olivia is
Friday, January 29, 1999
Directed by Mike Denney
NIKKI is seething because VICTOR is late coming home. In fact, she doesn't
even know where he is. When MIGUEL asks about dinner, Nikki angrily says
that Victor can eat it cold for all she cares. However her angry demeanor
melts when she sees Victor come through the door. He explains that he's
been to Los Angeles to talk to Brooke Logan and he's made a deal with her
against Jack's wishes. Nikki comments that Jabot is Jack's baby and he'll
be mad. Victor tells her that he has to show that man who's still in
charge. He also is sure that the settlement will be over soon. Nikki is
eager. Victor says that he wants to make love to his beautiful wife. He
gathers her in his arms and takes her upstairs.
At Gina's, NEIL reinforces that CALLIE should stay away from the hospital.
Callie says he can't keep her from the man she loves. Neil grabs her arms
to stop her from going. While he argues with Callie, Neil's cell phone
rings and it's OLIVIA. MALCOLM has had seizures and Neil must come right
away. Neil rushes out of Gina's. Gina tells Callie to stay put, but Callie
rushes out to the hospital too.
MEGAN is getting great compliments on her leather jacket at Crimson Lights.
She asks JAY if Tony's back. He hasn't seen him for days. She rationalizes
that if he had returned he'd have called. She orders some hot and spicy
nachos and Jay comments on her new image. She finds a table and waits for
her order. TRICIA comes in complaining about Ryan being Phillip's
babysitter. She has some packages with her and tells Meg that she has to
go home and set the scene so that she and Ryan can make their own little
boy. Meg asks what if it's a girl. Tricia says unenthusiastically that a
girl would be fine, but it's obvious she wants a boy to "replace" Phillip.
She then gives Tricia the third degree about her leather jacket. She thinks
Meg is making a huge mistake by investing her time in Tony. Meg tells her
to mind her own business and Tricia leaves for her "romantic evening." Meg
ponders just what will happen when Tony returns.
When the DESK CLERK won't give MARY any other information, Mary gives her
this "good Samaritan" story and the clerk gives in. The clerk wants to know
if she should ring the room and Mary hesitates. She then says no and hangs
up. CHARLIE asks why she didn't talk to Ruth. Mary explains that this
woman needs more than a voice over the phone -- she needs a face-to-face
visit. Charlie says that Ruth and her husband may not like unexpected
visitors. Mary tells him if that's the case, she'll just leave.
DIANE and MICHAEL are having dinner and discussing strategy for the
settlement. Diane announces that she and Jack are back together. She also
tells him that she's willing to go for the Board seat as long as it doesn't
drag out the proceedings. Michael tells her they'll start high and let
Victor's lawyers chisel them down. Then just as it looks like everything is
wrapped up, they'll hit them with the Board seat. It will be the deal
breaker. By this time Victor should be so tired of haggling that he just
may give in. After all, Michael says, Victor has been pressured from all directions, especially
from Nikki and work.
CARL, unfortunately, doesn't have any memories of the things Paul showed him
in the home movies. Paul says, "Not yet." Ruth angrily asks if Paul
expects Carl to stay in "this God-forsaken town." Then she tells Paul he's
selfish. Paul tells her that Carl is his father and Carl owes it to him to
try and recall his former life. Ruth then issues Carl an ultimatum and asks
if they have a future together. Carl tells her that it's not all black and
white. Ruth thinks it is. She tells him he has a choice -- stay here and
be brainwashed by strangers or leave it and let it go. Carl says that Paul
is his son and he can't just leave it now. Ruth then tells them she thinks
it's time that Mary knows. Paul adamantly disagrees. His mother thinks
Carl is dead. Ruth argues that this is tearing her soul out. Carl
apologizes, but he doesn't know what else to do. Ruth tells Paul if he's so
determined to take "Jim" away from her they should lay all their cards on
the table. Just then Mary knocks on the door, calling out for Ruth. Paul
motions for Ruth to remain silent. Mary continues to knock.
RYAN comes to pick up PHILLIP. He mentions that it feels odd for him to be
babysitting for NINA while she's out on a date. Nina admits it does seem
strange. Phillip runs out and gives Ryan a long, loving hug. He's really
excited about the movie. The doorbell rings and Ryan is thrown. He
expected to be gone before Nina's date came. BRETT comes in and compliments
Nina. Phillip gives Brett a hug, too. Ryan nonchalantly begins to give
them a subtle third degree about their date. Nina teases and asks if he'd
like to be their chaperone. Brett asks if Ryan is going to give them a
curfew. Ryan assured her that it's just in case he needs to find her in
case of an emergency. Nina tells him they'll be at Gina's. Phillip and
Ryan leave. Brett tells Nina he's curious about the situation between her
and Ryan. Nina tells him that Ryan is happily married to "Miss Teen USA"
and she's happily divorced. She assures Brett he has nothing to worry
about. Brett and Nina show signs of good chemistry, even though both are a
little on the shy side at this point.
JACK and BRAD prepare for their meeting. DANE MICHAELS arrives and Jack
introduces him to Brad. Dane tells them everyone is present and ready to
get started. Jack introduces Brad to TED PHELPS and CYNTHIA ADAMS. Jack
announces that Olsen, one of the big clients that NE lost when Victor's
scandal first hit the air, has signed a contract to come back to NE. The
group finds this amazing, but Dane owes it all to the brilliance of Jack and
Brad. In fact, he suggests that NE doesn't even need Victor. Cynthia is
hesitant. She can't imagine NE without Victor at the helm. Brad warns them
not to get ahead of themselves. Dane believes that their top talent and
clients like having the company run by Brad and Jack. After all, this is a
publicly-owned company. Jack tells the group that they need more good
quarterly reports under their belt before they discuss something like this.
Ted can't believe that Dane is suggesting ousting Victor. Dane informs
everyone that he, himself, is a maverick -- like Victor once was. He asks
what they think of Brad and Jack running the company permanently and Victor
taking an early retirement. Brad and Jack exchange glances.
Olivia tells Malcolm's doctor that she remembers a similar case where the patient
died after convulsing. An EEG and MRI are ordered for Malcolm. Neil
arrives and Olivia explains what happened. She tells him that there are
many variables that will determine Malcolm's survival and she's worried.
She says that the MRI is a good test and that it will show them just how
much brain damage Malcolm's suffered. Callie watches from the corner of the
hallway. A nurse comes to tell Olivia that the tests are finished. Callie
follows Neil and Olivia into the room. Olivia sees Callie and starts
yelling at her. Neil tells Callie to leave, but she says she can't go and
pushes past both of them to stand at the end of Malcolm's bed. Suddenly
Malcolm's eyes open and Olivia stands beside him talking to him in a frantic
voice, afraid he'll lose consciousness again. The nurse informs them that
his vital signs are stable. Malcolm looks at Olivia as if he doesn't
recognize her. Then he sees Callie at the end of the bed. Looking straight
at Callie, Malcolm asks, "How ya doing, baby?" Olivia is crushed.