Cole and Ashley are continuing their conversation in the Abbott mansion.
Cole has chided Ashley for not being the one to tell him that Rafael was in
Genoa City. He seems to be toying with Ashley, enjoying her obvious
discomfort at the mention of Rafael. He watches her surreptitiously,
glancing at her to gauge her reaction when he further mentions that he told
Raf that he could come by and see his painting. Ashley's head pops up and she gives him an inquiring look. Cole tells her
that he only wanted to reassure Rafael that they were taking care of his
"favorite lady." He asks Ashley if that bothers her, that he asked Rafe to
come over. "No, why would it?" she responds. But clearly, it does bother Ashley. As
she takes another drink, she stares intently into space before snapping her
attention briefly back to Cole. Her smile at him seems distracted.
Victoria and Rafael are deep in conversation. He questions her anger and
attitude. "Your attitude makes me very uncomfortable. I had no idea you could be so
vindictive," Rafael tells Victoria. Victoria faces him, her voice firm and unwavering.
"Let me make one thing clear, Rafael. I'm not out to deliberately hurt
Ashley. It's fine with me if your fantasy comes true. If she's the one you
want, then go for it. But if you expect me to change my feelings for Ashley
Abbott and her family....When it comes to them, this is war and I intend to
fight them with everything in me."
Apparently inside the garage at Chet's desert compound, Victor is limping
around while Ramona is working with some plants and herbs.
Victor asks her how soon she will be leaving. She keeps working, telling
him as soon as she's done. Victor keeps his voice casual, non-chalant, as
he tries to get her to help him. His eyes never leave her, as he speaks.
"I thought perhaps you could take me along. Help me get out of here."
Ramona heaves a big sigh. "I'm sorry. I can't." Victor asks if she is afraid of Chet's reaction. Ramona pauses and sighs
again, as if swallowing a lifetime of bad memories. "I'm not afraid of any
man, including you." Victor asks, "Are you afraid of what he'll do to me once you're gone?"
Ramona doesn't answer. Victor asks for the code for the gate so that he
might escape on his own. Ramona tells him that at night, Chet turns the
power off. Besides, Victor's leg would make escape impossible. She sighs
again, obviously full of inner turmoil about the whole situation. She tells
Victor emphatically that she cannot get involved. Victor tries another tactic. "I know you're compassionate. I beg you--my
wife and children are worried sick about me." He tells her he runs a
business and that his employees will be worried too. Ramona tells Victor
that it might be too late.
Back at the ranch, Victoria and Rafael continue to talk. Rafael comes over and puts
his hands on Victoria's shoulders. "Such anger for such a beautiful woman. it frightens me
to see such a vengeful look in your lovely eyes." Victoria tells him that she understands that he is protective of Ashley.
Rafael counters that he is that way with is friends. Victoria asks,
innocently. "Just friends?" She finally lays all the cards on the table. "If you're concerned about protecting Ashley, then pack your bags and leave. Go back to Madrid. I'm going to go for a ride on my horse. I need the
fresh air." Rafael looks puzzled at this turn of events and watches her slam the door
before turning back to gaze thoughtfully off to the side.
Paul and Chris are discussing Tony's arrest and how his arrest might
complicate matters. Paul is concerned about the custody hearing, since Tony
is the star witness. Chris tells Paul that the trouble Tony is in can't be
brought into the custody hearing. It is irrelevant. Chris expresses the
need to locate Millie's whereabouts. "What about Grace?" Paul asks.
"Grace is carrying alot of baggage," Chris responds. "Sharon has made it
clear that she doesn't trust her." Paul feels that Sharon may need to get
over it if they are unable to locate Millie. Chris agrees. Grace can
testify to the conditions in which Cassie was found. Christine looks at
"We're not going to find Millie, are we?" she asks. Paul sighs. "I've hit a brick wall. I wouldn't count on it."
In Madison, Alice and the social worker are just settling in to their
visit. Alice let's Mr. Morgenstern into her home, apologizing for its drabness.
"I plan to fix it up" she tells him. After he sits down, he asks her a few
questions. "Tell me about the local schools." Alice appears to be trying very hard to
make a good impression. She smiles, telling him about the nearby public
school that Cassie would attend. She even tells him that she's called the
principal (mentioning them by name) and that he'd assured Alice that they
would have room for Cassie. The social worker then asks Alice about health
care. She appears briefly thrown by this, but recovers quickly, telling him
that Cassie would go to Dr. French. He isn't a pediatrician, she says but
she doesn't feel Cassie needs one anymore. In regards to health care, she
says that she's looking in to one she can afford and assures the social
worker that she'd never let Cassie go without medical treatment.
Then, Mr. Morgenstern asks Alice about employment. She reluctantly tells
him that no, she doesn't have a job yet. She does tell him that she has put
applications in at several local business and that there seems to be alot of
openings for clerical and sales positions. She assures him that she'll have
something definite before the custody hearing. Mr. Morgenstern asks her to
keep him up to date on the status of her employment. He then switches gears
and asks her point blank if she's ever been a substance abuser. "Drugs?
Never." Alice states emphatically. She admits to the occasional beer but
says that is a thing of the past. She wants to have her head clear to focus
on raising Cassie. The social worker asks whether or not Alice is a high school graduate. She
looks a little flustered and answers honestly. "No, but I've studied alot
on my own." she tells him. She also tells him that she reads the newspaper
every day and books and watches educational TV. Mr. Morgenstern's face
doesn't reveal much emotion. Alice sighs and looks as if she's about to
cry. "Look, let's face it," she finally says with a big sigh. "I'm pretending
here. I'm nervous, knowing what is at stake." Mr. Morgenstern asks "What do you mean, pretending?"
Alice tells him she knows that she has a lot to learn. "Cassie and I have to
get used to each other. But I'll be a good mother. I promise you." "Let me ask you something," Mr.. Morgenstern says. "Your visit, with Cassie...how did it go?" Alice clasps her hands, looks down and discomfited.
Victor and Ramona continue talking. He wants to know what she knows about
Newman Enterprises. "It's been taken over." Ramona tells him. "What do you mean, taken over?" Victor asks. "How did you know? Is there a radio here, a phone?" Ramona looks stricken. "Oh my god, I should never have said anything."
Victor continues to ask her questions. she gets very flustered. "I'm sorry, I can't get in the middle of this!" Victor then asks her if she'll do something for him. He reaches out a piece of paper with Nikki's telephone number on it. He begs Ramona to call her,
let her know he's alive. Ramona silently takes the paper, unaware that in the background, Chet is watching.
"I'm going to insist that Raf come over and visit. After all, he is your step-brother." Cole says this as if daring Ashley to contradict him. He isn't disappointed. "Step-brother," Ash says very forcefully. "No blood relation." "Yet you've always insisted that he's almost family," Cole counters. "Almost" Ashley says. "There's a big difference.With family there is an
emotional bond." Cole's tone turns chiding again. "Ash, mind if I ask you a question....is
there a problem between you and Rafael? Something you haven't told me?"
" It's simple," she tries to cover up. "I have alot going on with jack and
the takeover. Having Rafael here is the last thing I need."
Ramona is getting ready to leave when CHET appears. He offers a ready
apology to her for their recent quarrel. He tells her that he would never
try to stop her from leaving. In fact, he tells her, he's glad she is
leaving. She asks why. He responds that Victor is a Virus that infects
everything. Ramona tells Chet that he's being very melodramatic. "Am I?"
he asks as he reaches behind her and snatches the paper Victor gave her from
her pocket. She looks stunned and a little afraid.
Alice and Mr. Morganstern continue their talk. She is obviously very
emotional. "I'm not going to lie," she tells him. It was the first time Cassie had
seen me in a while." "Was she upset?" he asked. "Well, she didn't run screaming from me, though I'm sure everyone thought
she would," Alice responds. "So it went well?" he asks.
"It wasn't easy, sitting there in the Newman home. Made me realize how much
far we have to go...But you know what?" Alice brightens. "She still has her
Cindy doll. She kept that raggedy thing, after all this time. It took my
last dime to get that doll." By now, Alice is openly crying. "I had good
instincts as a mother." She stops. "Sometimes I did..." She looks down,
then back up at Mr. Morgenstern. "I believe somewhere in her heart,
Cassie still has a place for me. She has to...she still has the doll, you know?"
Alice seems to be trying to convince herself and Mr... Morganstern, as well
as seek reassurance that Cassie having Cindy still meant that Alice had a
chance to be a mother to Cassie--that Cassie might still let her, even after
all this time.
Mr. Morgenstern tells Alice that he thinks that is enough for today. He
gets up to leave. Alice tries to dry her tears. Ask me anything she tells
him. I'll answer any question you have. Mr.. Morganstern tells her that
she's told him alot today. He wants to see her and Cassie together next.
She follows him to the door. "You do believe me?" she asks. Mr. Morgenstern pauses and looks at her. "Yes," he says with the barest hint of a smile. I believe you, Alice." Alice is still at the door crying
as he walks away.
Paul and Christine are still discussing the custody hearing issues.
"What kind of daughter is Alice who doesn't go and visit her own mother?"
Paul says that if she does go, it is on her broom stick late at night.
Chris sighs and says that if Paul can't find her, no one can. Paul worries
that Nick will want to pay Al for sure when he hears the latest lack of
information on Millie. Chris decides to head to the ranch to talk to Sharon
and Nick before it is too late.
Back in Madison, Alice goes to answer the knock at the door, shocked to find
Al standing there. He ignores her greeting, smiling a lazy smile. "You
sure look pretty." he drawls. Alice tells him she doesn't want him around
anymore. He tells her to relax. He has just come for a few of this things.
He's sorry they parted so badly before and he wants to be friends. Alice
just wants him gone. Al and Alice continue to brow beat one another.
"You're not going to worm your way back into my life," Alice warns him. He
leaves. She yells at him from the door," Stay the hell away from here!"
At the tack house, Ashley is seen running up to the door of the tack house
quickly, glancing around as if afraid she'll be seen there. She knocks and
enters the house. Rafael looks delighted. "I was hoping you'd come" he tells her, smiling broadly.
"I'm only here to ask you to leave." Ashley dashes his hopes quickly. Rafael looks angry. "How can you ask me to leave when its because of you that I'm here? You took my muse when you left Madrid." he says, not saying whether the
muse was the painting or Ashley herself. "Is this blackmail?" Ash asks. "Are you implying that if I give you the
painting back, you'll leave?"
"How can you believe that all I want from you is the painting?" he
pleadingly asks her. Clearly, her coldness tortures him.
Chet has Ramona in a difficult position. He stands there holding the paper
with Nikki's phone number on it. "This is exactly what I was afraid of" he tells Ramona.
"You've been spying." Her anger is a brave front. "I was never aware we had any secrets before," Chet says very quietly.
"His family," Ramona pleads. "they must be frantic..." Chet goes ballistic. He goes over to truck, slamming his hand down in the
hood, grabbing some rags and waving them around in the air. He is clearly alittle out of control. "Don't you see what he's doing? Causing friction between us? Divide and conquer. Part of his plan to undermine me!" Chet explodes. "You sound paranoid," Ramona tells him. "The man didn't ask for his plane to crash. Let him go!"
"Not yet," Chet says. Ramona wants to know when. "I don't know," Chet repl
ies. "But I won't let Victor Newman destroy me." He tears up the note. He
looks at Ramona, asks her not to go. she tells him she must...that it is
time. "I love you," Chet tells her. She begins to cry. "Do you?" she asks tearfully.
"You know I do," Chet assures her, and they kiss. She leaves. Chet looks
Ashley and Rafael continue rehashing their past relationship. Ash tells
Rafael that all that was in the past. Rafael tells her that the past is what
has brought them to the present. They are intertwined. "Remember when we met in Paris?" Rafael asks. "We were both hurting. We helped each other..." Ashley tells him they were friends. Almost family, Rafael counters.
"What went on went far beyond the bounds of friendship or family." His
voice lowers seductively. Ashley tells him it went too far. She says that
he always wanted more and she didn't want to give it. That was why they
parted on bad terms. She tells him that she ONLY went to madrid because
they had a problem that affected both of them and she wanted it dealt with.
She also tells him that when he called he sounded like he was threatening
her. Now that the problem is solved, she wants him gone. "Why do you want to ignore what happened in Paris?" Rafael asks.
"I'm going to ask something of you, Rafael. I've done what you wanted me to
do. I went to Madrid. If you really care for me as you say you do, then
leave Genoa City. Rafael looks tortured, clearly upset to hear Ashley ask this of him....
Chris arrives at the ranch. Sharon tells her she was just about to call
her. She tells Chris where Nick has gone. Chris has some news for Sharon
as well. Chris tells her that Tony is in jail. Sharon and Chris continue to discuss Tony's arrest. Sharon wants to know
how he is and feels she should go see him. She asks about whether they will
still want to use Tony as a witness in the custody hearing. Chris assures
her that they can still use him. She ventures to ask Shar about Grace.
Sharon immediately reacts to the mention of her name. "I don't trust her," she tells Chris adamantly. We need Millie."
"Al's deal is extortion," Chris warns. She makes sure Sharon realizes that
going through with the deal would seriously hurt their chances to keep
Cassie and that should they go through with it, they will need to find a new
attorney. Chris refuses to be a part of any extortion. Chris tells Sharon not to do ANYTHING without consulting her. She makes Sharon promise. Sharon gives her word.
Victor is inside the garage again. He mumbles, "You think this is a game?
must have a radio or TV. ...I'll find out..." He watches Chet, who is
outside, banging his hand on the truck's hood and then rubbing it. He turns
around and gives Victor an evil look. "You tried to turn her against me. Didn't work. I wouldn't get too
complacent." Chet warns Victor. "What do you mean by that," Victor asks. "You're a smart man, figure it out." Chet tells him.
Victor grins, getting a slightly maniacal look himself. "You threatening me?" he asks Chet. ""For every action, there is a consequence. You'll pay for what you've done." Chet tells Victor. "You think you're crazy?" Victor asks. "I'm crazier than you are. You got that?!!??!!!" Victor smiles and glares at Chet. The two men have faced off.
Friday, May 7, 1999
#6422, Directed by Mike Denney
Chet warns the Black Knight that he'll pay for trying to turn Ramona against
him. He tells Victor that he hopes Victor is prepares to pay. Victor
smiles demonically. Rubbing salt in Chet's wound over Ramona, Victor tells
Chet, "Either she loves you or she thinks you're a violent socio-path, as I
In the courthouse, Megan is finishing dressing in some clothes Tricia
brought for her to wear to her bail hearing. She tells Tricia she barely
slept. Tricia tries to comfort her, telling her that the system will work,
and that her ordeal will be over soon. An officer comes to take Megan to
the hearing, with handcuffs. As Tricia watches her baby sister being led
away in handcuffs, she curses Tony yet again, blaming him for her sister's
At the tack house, Ashley once again asks Rafael to leave if he truly cares
for her. Rafael is aghast that she questions his feelings. He tells her
that it is those feelings that have brought him and kept him there. Ashley
refuses to accept that reasoning, telling Rafael that he imagined what was
between them, that there was never anything between them.
"I love my husband! Please go." Ashley rushes out of the Tack house.
Rafael yells something as she runs out. Victoria, who has been
eavesdropping, hides out of Ashley's sight. After she's gone, Victoria's
head emerges from her hiding place, her expression thoughtful as she ponders
what she's overheard.
Cole is working at his laptop in the living room at the Abbott mansion.
Mamie comes downstairs and asks to speak with him. She wants to know why he
and Ashley are hiding the beautiful painting in their bedroom. Cole
explains that Ashley is planning on loaning it to a museum. Mamie suggests
that in the meantime, why don't they show it off in the living room, where
everyone can enjoy it. Cole doesn't feel his position in the household is
firm enough to start redecorating. However, Mamie tells him that she does,
and that she is taking charge!
After Ashley has gone, Rafael is seen painting. There
is a knock at the door. It is Victoria, who has come to apologize to him
for their earlier argument. She explains that she's been upset, but
that Ashley was out of the country when the takeover occurred and most
likely, this is Jack's doing. She tells him that contrary to her earlier
she does not have a vendetta against Ashley. He's glad, because he is
friend. Victoria counters that it seems like they are more than friends.
"Victoria, my sweet. I adore you. You are one of a kind. But you won't
drag out what is not there." Rafael tells her. She smiles. "Don't leave.
I'll behave," she promises. Rafael muses, half to Victoria, half to
himself, "I'm not ready to leave--not yet."
Michael Baldwin is sitting at his desk reading the newspaper when a certain
story catches his eye. It is the story of Tony's arrest. He reads aloud
the headlining information about Joe's, Tony's and Megan's arrest. He muses
aloud, seemingly amused by this bit of information, wondering too, how this
will affect Christine's case, since her "star witness" has been arrested.
Just then, Grace barges into his office and without even so much as a hello,
tells him "I'm here for an update on Cassie's case." Michael is obviously
put out with Grace. He says sarcastically," Of course. You'd never just
drop by for a social reason." Grace bristles at his sarcasm. "Michael,
don't go there," she whines. "I'm worried sick." Michael asks if it is
because of Tony. Grace obviously hasn't heard. "What about Tony?" Michael
delivers the news.
Grace can't believe it. She tells Michael that from the way he's acting, he
appears to be enjoying this. She asks him if Tony's arrest could affect the
custody situation. Michael explains that anything regarding Tony's arrest
inadmissible in court. Grace begins to whine about how she once went to the
Newmans and offered her help. She tells Michael that if they came to her
now, she isn't sure what she'd do. Michael doesn't appear interested in
this tired lament and Grace senses his distraction. She mentions that he
seems alittle too on Alice's side. Michael tells her that she thinks too
much. His office phone rings and he shoos her out, telling her that he must
take the call. After she's gone, he chats briefly with a friend about a
golf game and hangs up. Obviously he is up to something.
Cole is working again when this time, Ashley rushes in. She mutters
something about needing some slides before she notices the painting.
Immediately she goes cold. "What's this? I don't want this here," she
Cole tries to throw the blame onto Mamie. "It was Mamie's idea. She
thought that it was far too magnificent to be hidden upstairs."
Ashley is angry that he hung it up without consulting her. Cole doesn't see
what the harm is. "I'd think you'd want to display it..." he tells her.
Ashley tells Cole she just isn't comfortable with it hanging in the living
room. She seems a
little hysterical. "I can't talk about this now. I have to work. Take it
off the wall. Tell Mamie I said so." As she rushes out, Cole looks the
painting over, thinking about Ashley's outburst.
In the courtroom, Ryan is pacing. Tricia enters and the two hug. Ryan
tells her that Silva is on his way. He asks where Meg is. Tricia tells him
about her visit with her sister, crying about how they led her baby sister
away in handcuffs. She tells Ryan that she holds Tony completely
responsible. Meg comes into the court room. She smiles weakly at Tricia
and Ryan. Tricia tells Ryan that she thinks Meg is going to grow up and
forget all about Tony.
Victoria comes into the Abbott house to see Cole. She continues to try to
convince him that there is something going on with Ashley and Rafael. Cole
continues to tell her he isn't interested and that she should give it up.
Victoria is persistent. She tells Cole that this time, she has proof and
that when he hears what she overheard today, he will agree that there is
something between Ashley and Rafael. Cole appears ready to listen.
Back at the ranch, Rafael is trying to paint. Deep in thought, he suddenly
throws his brush down in frustration...
Before his hearing, Tony is brought into a room. One hand is
handcuffed to a chair. Sharon is shown in and they begin to talk.
She expresses her worry and concern for
him, asking him if he's Ok. Tony jokes that he isn't unless she happens to
have a cake with a nail file in it for him. Sharon assures him that
Christine will get him out of this. Tony tells Sharon he has to play by the
rules, and just hope everyone else does. He knows that the cops think that
he can lead them to the big dogs in this car theft ring. He worries that
Joe might try to shift the blame to Tony to save his hide. He tells Sharon
that he feels like a loser.
Sharon tells him that he isn't, that he has a clean record. Tony admits to
her that he does have a prior conviction of disturbing the peace. She
brushes it off, saying its no big deal but Tony knows it is. He doesn't
want to hinder Sharon's custody battle for Cassie. She seems convinced it
will have blown over by then. Tony tells her, "Don't count on it." He
suggests Sharon go to Grace, because she too can testify to the conditions
Cassie was found in. Sharon refuses to entertain the idea.
As time nears for Tony to go to his bail hearing, Sharon offers to help.
Tony gives her a desperate look. "No. Don't have anything to do with me.
You don't know me, for Cassie's sake!" he pleads. "Step back, till things
die down." He asks her to go ahead and leave, because he doesn't want her
to see him led away in handcuffs. Tearfully, she grasps his hands and
leaves him, crying. The
guard comes and leads him away to his hearing.
Chet and Victor are still throwing testosterone-laced insults at one
another. Chet whines that Ramona isn't used to a man like Victor. Victor
argues that at least he's been honest. He tells Chet that he knows he lied
about not having any way to communicate with the outside world. He knows
that his company has been taken over. Chet tells him he is hallucinating,
but he knows Victor won't back down. Chet tries to convince Victor that he
only got the information from a small transistor radio that barely picks up
a signal, but Victor doesn't buy it. Chet warns Victor that he is living in
a world he can't control and he'd better learn to accept it.
At the courthouse, the guards lead Tony into the courtroom. He's wearing a
suit and his shoulders are slumped. His eyes find Meg's and the two gaze
achingly at one another. When the guard releases him from the handcuffs, he
goes straight to Meg. They wrap their arms around one another and hold on
tight. Tricia looks on disapprovingly.
Chet goes into the cabin, then into the back room, where there is several
pieces of equipment and a computer. He sits down in front of the terminal
and mumbles aloud,"When I'm through with my work, you'll wish your business
was all you lost, Newman. Back off. It was a big mistake to pressure me."
As he's working, a meter measuring magnetic fields appears to fluctuate.
Chet notices the voltage regulator is running hot. He decides to check on
Victor and see if he could get away long enough to check the problem out.
Victor limps over to the window, looking outside for Chet. When he sees his
captor, he moves quickly to his cot and lies down, feigning sleep. Chet
peeps in from outside, musing aloud,"Good, he's napping. Shouldn't take
long..." He leaves to go and check on the mechanical problem. After he's
gone, Victor raises up and checks again for Chet before going out and
heading for the cabin. On his way, he grabs a crow bar. He uses it to
break into the cabin/room at the compound. Looking around inside, decides
that there might be something in the back room. He glances over his
shoulder before breaking into that room too. he has found the computer.
Sitting down in front of the screen, he wonders aloud,"How the hell do I
make this work?" He sees a magazine open to an article entitled,"Y2K Not a
Mirage." Then he notices a satellite uplink modem. Switching it on, we
hear the sound of a modem connecting. Victor repeats the litany, "Gotta
send an email ...." He begins clicking the mouse, bringing up the window to
type his message. he types in Nick's email address at Newman Enterprises.
As he's in the middle of the message, Chet bursts into the room. "What the
hell do you think you're doing?" Chet and Victor begin to fight. Victor is
winning by a large margin, his desperation to escape giving him the edge.
However, Chet fights dirty. He stomps on Victor's broken leg with all his
strength, sending the great man to the floor, moaning in agony. Chet pulls
out a gun. "It's time to get rid of you." Victor continues to moan in
pain. Chet is obviously hurt too, and has trouble standing, but keeps the
gun trained on Victor.