Miguel entered to the living room, where Nikki was, with a tray of breakfast for Victor. She said she'd take it up to him. Just then, Victor walked down the stairs and said to put the tray on the table, and they would devour it together. She said it was a wonderful day.
At the restaurant, Diane told Brad he was pretty smug since he'd been armed with the information about Victor's sperm. She wanted to know what he was going to do with the letter. He asked her if she'd made a copy. She said no, but she could still go to Victor and tell him she knew. Brad said if she did that, Victor would just scurry home and confess everything to Nikki. Diane said she could always just go straight to Nikki and tell her that her husband had been keeping very important things from her.
Olivia entered the Jabot lab to see Ashley, saying she was sorry it had taken so long for her to get back with the blood tests. Ashley asked what the hold-up had been and wondered if it was divorce problems. She asked how Nate was taking all of it. Olivia said she really didn't want to talk about it and suggested they talk about Ashley. Ashley reported that she and Cole had finally gotten back on track, and she thought things were going work out very well.
At the Abbott house, Victoria was telling Cole, "Please don't say you're having a baby to save your marriage. It won't work. It's all wrong."
Meg was standing in her home, looking at the bra she'd found at Tony's. She said to herself, "I'm not going to do this. I trust Tony." Then she threw the bra in the trashcan. Tricia walked in, and Meg asked her what she was doing there. Tricia said she was there to apologize for her actions the night before with Tony. Meg told her that she had been way out of line and needed to just stay out of it. Tricia said she had done it because she cared for Meg and didn't want her to get hurt. Meg said Tony wouldn't hurt her, and Tricia said, "Yes, but I have."
Billy went to the Chancellor estate and saw Esther. He asked if he could hang out there just in case Mac returned. Esther said of course he could, but she had to go to the market. In the background, Jill listened to the exchange.
At Paul Williams Investigations, Lynn made Katherine a cup of tea and said she should get some rest. Paul agreed and said they were worried about her. Lynn offered to take her home, and Katherine said no. Lynn suggested that Katherine should lie down on the couch in Paul's office, and Katherine said, "Okay, but I won't sleep." Lynn got a blanket. Brock told Paul he didn't know how much more his mother could take, what with her trip to India, thinking he had been dead, and the worry because Mac had run away.
Paul reminded Brock that he hadn't had it all that easy, either, with the shelling and fighting in the village where he'd been in India. Brock said that Katherine wasn't the only reason he had returned to Genoa City. He hadn't been able to stay there after what had happened. Nina walked in and said she understood that Katherine was looking for Mac. Katherine walked in saying, "You know where Mac is?"
Nina told the people in Paul's office about meeting Mac at Crimson Lights the night before and taking her home for the night. In the morning, she had gone to Crimson Lights to get breakfast and had met up with Billy and Raul, who had told her that Brock was alive. They'd rushed back to the apartment, but Mac had been gone. Katherine grew very upset and wanted to know why Mac would do that. They had been getting very close. She should know that she could go to her grandmother with anything, but she'd chosen to run away.
Back at Meg's, Meg asked why Tricia was apologizing and questioned if she had a guilty conscience. Tricia said she was really sorry and wanted to start all over again. Tricia said Meg could live her life, and Tricia would live hers. Meg said, "Yeah, right," and advised Tricia to just back off a little and let Meg be happy. Tricia said she would. She asked Meg to go shopping with her. She had been in a store the other day and had seen a dress that was just right for Meg. Tricia said she'd buy it for Meg as a peace offering. Besides, she wanted to spend some time with her sister.
Grace lurked around the store, pretending she was looking at stuff. She kept looking at her watch and wondering what was keeping Tricia.
Cole asked what Victoria was talking about, saying, "A baby? Where did you year that?" Victoria said that Ashley had run into Nikki the day before and had intimated that they were trying to start a family. Cole said he was not going to talk about that with her. It was none of her business. Victoria said she was not leaving until she convinced him it was the wrong thing to do. He told her to leave.
Back at the restaurant, Diane wanted Brad to admit to her that he was in love with Nikki and wanted to break her and Victor up. He said she was reaching. She said she knew she was right. She said he was in a position to drop a real bomb on Nikki. He said he wouldn't hurt her like that. Diane said that had convinced her that he was in love with Nikki. She wanted to know what he was going to do about the letter. She said he'd better be careful what he did, or he might be visiting Mrs. Newman in the maternity ward. He said he'd let her know what he was going to do about the letter later.
Back at the ranch, Nikki told Victor it was a wonderful morning after a very special night together. She said she'd reached an understanding with herself, and she was sure she wouldn't be having any more mood swings. She had done some soul-searching and wouldn't let it erode their relationship. He said he was sorry that he had been insensitive with her about having another child. She said that she had let go of that fantasy. He told her he loved her and advised her not to forget it. He said she was a part of his soul, and he adored her. They had a tearful hug.
Olivia told Ashley she was happy that Ashley and Cole were back on track. Ashley told Olivia that they might be trying to have a child. She was not getting any younger, and the clock was ticking. Olivia asked if Cole wanted a baby, too, and Ashley said she hoped so. Olivia said she hoped they were doing it for the right reasons. But she had a doubtful look on her face.
At the Chancellor estate, Jill walked in and asked Billy why he was not at school. Billy asked why she was not at work. He said he was there to check on Mac -- she was missing. Jill said she had taken off because she was not really Brock's child, and when she'd found out he was dead, she'd left because she hadn't wanted to get caught. Billy got mad at Jill and said that Mac really was Brock's. She was going through a lot at that moment because her father was dead. Jill said she'd land on her feet. Billy said that Jill had treated Mac like dirt ever since she'd gotten there, and if she was gone for good, he'd blame Jill for it.
Tricia and Meg walked into the store, and Meg saw Grace and said to Tricia, "I thought you said this was a classy place." Grace walked up and sweetly said hello then said she had to get back to work. She took two bras up to the counter and was saying to the clerk she couldn't decide whether she should go with the bra she usually wore, which she held in one hand, or the new one, which she held in the other.
Meg was listening to the exchange. Grace decided on the new one, paid for it, left the other bra on the counter, and left. Meg went over and picked up the bra. It was exactly like the one she had found in Tony's couch, of course. The wheels were clearly turning in her head. Tricia stood across the room with a wicked smile on her face.
Paul got off the phone in his office, and Katherine asked to hear some good news. Paul said he was setting up a couple of P.I.'s and wanted to get a sketch artist to do a sketch of Mac because there were no pictures of her. He said they had to take it one step at a time. Katherine asked where Brock was, and Paul said he was out in the other office with Lynn. They went out there and found that Brock had left, and Lynn didn't know where he'd gone.
Victoria said she was sorry for upsetting Cole, but she was worried about him and wanted him to hear her out. She said that for the past few months, she and Cole had shared a lot of feelings together. She said if she hadn't left the tack house that night, they would have made love. They were getting close again. Cole said that he and Ashley had had some bad times, but they were working through them.
Victoria said it was not the right time for a child. She knew it was a mistake getting pregnant when she had and it wasn't what God had wanted. Cole said his situation was different. She said if they had a baby just to help the marriage, some day the child would get between them, and that was not fair to the child. She said it was ridiculous for them to have a baby at that moment. She said she felt sorry for him -- putting a child into a relationship that had already fallen apart.
Mac went into the Chancellor estate and called to see if anyone was home, but there was no answer. She went up to her room and took down a bunch of her clothes. She picked up a picture of Katherine and said she was sorry. She was dressed in the same duds that she'd worn at the center. It looked like she was going to bolt for good. Brock walked in, and she turned around, stared at him, and said, "Who are you?" They stared at each other.
Thursday, November 4, 1999
At the meeting at Jabot, everyone voted on a new fragrance. They all chose the same one and began to talk about packaging and pricing. Jill raised some very valid points about the price. After the meeting, John, Ashley, and Jack discussed Jill's contributions to the meeting. John asked that they back off of her a little, as she was going through a rough time. Jack reluctantly agreed.
Ross and Gary arrived at Victoria's office to show her the results from the photo shoot. Ross was upset because Gary hadn't used any of his ideas for the ad. Gary tried to tell Ross it wasn't personal, but he had done what he'd thought their client would like. Ross told him that if she didn't like it, then Gary would go down by himself. As it turned out, Victoria did like it and said she wanted to move on it right away. Ross then told her how "they'd" thought she'd be pleased and how hard "they" had worked on it.
When Ross left the room to make a phone call, Victoria asked Gary if it was really all his doing. She told him that modesty and honesty were good qualities to have, but he shouldn't let his work go unrecognized. As he looked up at her, Ross walked in and wondered what had just happened between them. Later, he asked Gary, and Gary said he was paranoid, and he was only imagining that Victoria would have any feelings toward him.
As Megan noticed the bra on the counter, she touched it briefly. Tricia paid for the dress, and as they were walking out, Megan decided to purchase the bra as well. Later, at home, she made up an excuse to get rid of Tricia. As Tricia walked outside, she said to herself, "It's for your own good, Meg." Inside, Megan took the old bra from the trash and compared it to the new one. It was the same bra in the same size. She started to cry.
When Tony showed up to see Megan, he noticed that something was wrong. She told him she knew that the bra belonged to Grace. He was confused. She told him how she had run into Grace at the store and had found out about the bra. "What is going on, Tony?" she asked. He said he was going to find out and ran out the door. When he caught up to Grace at her office, she told him she was glad to see him. He said he wondered if she'd say that when he got through with her. A stunned Grace stared at him.
While Katherine, Paul, and Lynn were trying to figure out where Brock had gone, Mac was getting ready to leave the house. Brock walked in, and she asked him who he was. He vaguely answered that he was someone close to Katherine. He guessed that she was Mackenzie and told her that her grandmother had told him a lot about her. Mac decided to tell him that she was leaving, so he could tell Katherine and Katherine would not worry about her.
Brock mentioned that he admired Mac for even thinking about Katherine's feelings. When he'd been her age, he'd never thought about her feelings. He mentioned how different they were. Mac asked what that was supposed to mean and again asked him who he was. He told her, "I'm your father, Brock Reynolds, and I am not dead."
A stunned Mac asked how that could be. He told her it was a huge misunderstanding and that he actually had survived. He began to cry as he looked at Mac. At the same time, Katherine walked in and saw Mac. She ran to her and grabbed her. Hugging her tightly, she thanked God over and over that Mac was still there. As everyone cried, Katherine asked if they had met. Brock said, "Yes, Mother, I have met my daughter."
Friday, November 5, 1999
Michael Baldwin took Olivia paperwork to sign. She refused to, however, when she saw the word "adultery." Michael stated his case convincingly; it was his "duty" to protect her. He acknowledged but minimized his bad reputation. He just wanted what was best for her and Nate.
Meanwhile, Malcolm also worried about what Michael would do to him on the stand; he'd read some of Michael's press clippings. After he told Callie he wanted her to stay, they wished there was someone who could take the stand in his defense. Neil entered. He blew Malcolm away by offering to speak on his behalf. He knew how "devoted" he was to Nate, plus he was a "good role model."
At the main house, Nick hugged Sharon and assured her he'd wrap up work in time for "open mike" at Crimson Lights. Sharon stayed to ask Nikki to babysit. The two received a visit from Laird Worthington. He was there to tell Nikki he couldn't take the job she'd offered. Nikki was surprised to hear that he and Victor were already acquainted. With apologies, and help from Sharon, they were able to convince him to plan a "magnificent wedding."
At Jabot, Tony blasted Grace: "Stop with the garbage -- admit what you 'done.'" But Grace was "in the dark" and had no idea what he was talking about, "Bra? Tuesday?" Checking her calendar, she claimed to have been in meetings all day and that "TPTB love" her work. Tony said he loved Meg, but even if she weren't in the picture, there was no future for him and Grace. He just didn't "trust" her.
At Gina's, as Ashley waited, again, Victor joined her. They both said their relationships were back on the right track. She thanked him for "being there" -- he said he always would be. Victor left when Cole arrived. She talked about work but was more "excited" about the prospect of a baby. "Please tell me you feel the same way," she said.
At Newman Enterprises, Neil and Ryan weren't too happy that Victoria had gone ahead without them, and they hoped the fan mail hadn't gone to her head. They decided it was just the Newman genes. Victoria went to inform Brad. He was even less impressed, but the topic was soon Nikki. Victoria inadvertently confirmed Brad's suspicions that Nikki had no idea about the sperm samples.
Back in Victoria's office, Ryan sifted through the fan mail and found some familiar stationery. Not liking the sounds of it, he thought they'd throw it out. After he left, Victoria asked what was going on. In the last scene, Victoria's "biggest fan" typed, "maybe you think I'm writing too often, but it makes me feel close to you."