Keith Dennison shows up at Tricia's apartment and tells her that he talked to Ryan. He says that after their conversation, he realizes hers and Ryan's marriage was over. He told her she may need a good divorce attorney. He gives her a card, and she says she'll call him, after all, she hasn't had a real marriage in a long time. Keith then tells her that after she files she should move back to London. She tells him to stop planning her life and that she's moving to Indianapolis. He tells her she shouldn't go alone, and she tells him that she's going with a friend. Keith asks if it is as male and if so what is his name. Tricia tells him that he doesn't need to know anything except that he was there for her when no one else did. She especially doesn't want him to do to him what he did to Ryan when they began dating. She tells him that she's fine and he should go back to London. She gets her jacket and leaves Keith there.
In the ICU, Jordan is mumbling "more X....lights...Nick....Nick...Nick..." The nurse at his side tries to get him to say more. But he doesn't. Out at the nurse's station, Carter comes over and asks a nurse if he could go in to visit "his friend" Jordan. The nurse tells him that only family is allowed in. Carter asks for just a minute, but the nurse says it's doctor's orders. So, Carter sits on a bench where he overhears the doctor talking to the police officer about Jordan and when he'll be able to talk to him, as his name was mentioned by a lot of kids in reference to the Rave. He believes Jordan may have been the dealer and wants to get information from him on the identity of the supplier. Doc tells him that Jordan may have suffered permanent damage due to the hypothermia. The nurse who was in Jordan's room comes over and tells Doc and the police officer what she could make of Jordan's mumblings. After hearing this, Doc says that the police officer can have a couple of times. But he never gets there because Jordan starts "crashing". Doc runs in. When he comes out, he tells the police officer that Jordan is stable and that he should come back in a couple of hours. Meanwhile, Carter still sits on the bench in fear.
At the coffeehouse, the kids crowd around a radio with Nick and Sharon listening to a news report about the Rave and the kills in the hospital. After the report, Nick and Sharon start to think about some of their customers who could've been at the Rave. When Mac comes in, they ask her if she knows who is in the hospital. She says no but that they should pray for those who are. After she walks away, Nick starts to feel guilty stating that there was something that he could've done to prevent this. Sharon tells him that he can't blame himself, after all these are teenagers and college students. Carter comes in looking distraught. Nick and Sharon ask him if he's upset about the Rave. Before he can answer, Cody comes over and tells them that he heard Jordan was one of those hospitalized. Nick again feels guilty. Carter walks away and into Nick's office. He's trying to think of how he can get into Jordan's room. An idea pops into his head, and he finds a phone book. Outside, Raul finds Mac and asks her if Billy is o.k. They may not get along, but he still cares about his well-being. Mac tells Raul that Billy is fine. He then tells her it was a good thing she decided not to go. Mac doesn't respond to the comment and says she has to get back to work . She walks away, and Raul catches up with her and says, "You went to the Rave after all, didn't you."
At Newman, Victoria is trying to convince her father to stop the search for the "sperm swapper". Victor says he wants to tie up this loose end. Victoria is adamant that someone did him a favor. Victor wonders if Victoria knows something. She tells him she just wants him to get on with his life. Victor asks her if there was something she needed to talk to him about. She tells him it's not important and that there's someone she needs to see. She goes over to Jabot and tells Nikki that Victor has hired Paul. Nikki said that her tracks are covered and if Paul does find the "professional" she hired to switch the samples her name will not be mentioned, and Victor will not find out. Victoria reminds her mother of the 35 mill she loaned Jabot and how she thought Victor would never find out. She tells her to tell Victor before he finds out from Paul. Back over at Newman, Paul is in with Victor. He tells Vic that he talked with Robertson labs and that his sperm was the only one being stored there, in other words, they had no info. He also talked with the Doc where Diane's procedure was done and they provided no info either. Paul say that perhaps they've reached a dead end. Victor says he won't accept that. Then, Paul suggest they look at enemies, and mentions Jack. Victor says he doesn't believe Jack would've known Diane's plans and would've done this "favor" for him. Victor says he's not giving up. He's gonna find out who this is. After Paul leaves, Nikki comes over to Newman. She tells Victor that she's heard from Victoria about him hiring Paul. She then tells him that he can call off the investigation because she's gonna tell him the story.
At the Abbott's, the parents, godparents and relatives of Abby's are gathering in preparation for her christening. Olivia and Neil arrive together. Ashley and Brad thank them for agreeing to be godparents. Brad takes Neil up to meet Abby while Ashley and Olivia mull over what it means for Olivia and Neil to have arrived together. Olivia says she doesn't know. Brittany and Billy are still discussing the Rave. Brittany says she knows Billy thinks Mac is their "savior" and tries to kick Mac down by stating the only reason she was at the Rave was because she was obsessed with Billy. She feels Mac might give them away. Billy tells her to stop ragging on Mac. He walks away from her. Jack sees this, and later reminds Billy of what he said in an earlier conversation about feeling good but at the same time feeling bad. Jack tells him the danger in that and that he should follow his heart. Meanwhile, Bunny calls the Abbott home to tell Jack that she will meet them at the chapel. Ashley is furious with Jack tell him that he could've offered to pick her up. Jack tells her that there is no question and nothing to be discussed. Bunny said she will meet them and that's what she will do. After Jack walks away from Ashley and upstairs to see Abby, Brad and Ashley tells Neil and Olivia that Jack is dating Phyllis Summers. Neil is shocked and they all think it's a bad idea.
At Gina's, Phyllis is showing off her outfit to Malcolm. He tells her that it's nice but that maybe she shouldn't crash the christening. It is a personal family affair. She says she has to go and check out this high society date Ashley has fixed Jack up with. Malcolm reminds her of her past relationships and how she "shoots from the hip". He tells her that there's nothing wrong with that, but that it's not been her best weapon in the past. She realizes and says that when she she's shot from the hip in the past, she's often shot her own self in the foot. He tells her that he knows Jack means a lot to her and is not just some ship passing in the night.
At the chapel, they are still waiting for Bunny when the Reverend tells them they can do a quick run through of the ceremony. Billy and Brittany get into another discussion about Mac. Billy tells her that if she keeps talking about Mac and the Rave that she can leave. He leaves her there speechless. Jack and John remain I the lobby and in walks Bunny. John gives her a hug and leaves Jack and her alone. They say hello and discuss the fact that they both know they were set up. Meanwhile, in the wings lurks Phyllis. She overhears Jack and Bunny's conversation and becomes enraged after she hears them both agree that they are both looking forward to using this time to get to know one another.
Thursday, February 22, 2001
Keith Dennison and Jill found each other at Gina's becoming reacquainted. She asked about Tricia and he proceeded to blame Ryan for everything, vowing to break his neck if he could. Jill defended Ryan, refusing to believe that he did not have Tricia's best interests in mind. She encouraged Keith to try talking to Ryan again, it could be his best hope. Keith responded that "If Ryan is my best hope, there is no hope." With that, Jill left him to his thoughts.
Carter met up with Nick and Sharon at the hospital, saying that he was there worried about some friends. The next thing he knew, Tricia had shown up, having followed him there. She ranted and raved as he tried to calm her down and/or get rid of her. Nick and Sharon heard her voice and came to see what the yelling was about. Carter ducked into the restroom giving her orders to get rid of them. She took their questions as personal attacks and started yelling again. This got the attention of a nurse who asked her to leave. Nick and Sharon left instead and Carter sent her away as soon as the coast was clear. Then Carter found a hospital uniform and snuck into Jordan's room. He put on gloves, turned off the alarm on the ventilator, and made sure that no one could see what he was doing. . . . . . .
At the church, the baptism came to a close. All were happy except Billy and Brittany who stared daggers at each other the entire time. Ashley and Brad announced some special news -- the adoption was final and Brad was truly Abby's father. Even Jack hugged Bradley, though he was a man of few words in that situation. Bunny flirted with Jack, telling him how nice the day had been and Ashley felt sure that her efforts would be rewarded. Phyllis watched from the shadows, scheming away. The family started leaving for the reception and Billy asked Jack to make excuses for them -- it would not be pretty if they attended the reception given Brittany's mood at the moment. Bunny entered the coatroom to get ready to go, then Jack was called into the chapel to help the reverend do something. Phyllis slipped into the lobby, locked the coatroom door, and put the key in a plant! Jack and the reverend returned, not finding Bunny in the lobby. Thinking that she had already left, they turned out the lights and left the building. Bunny tried the door and found it locked. She knocked and yelled, "Is anyone there? Please Help!!"
At Crimson Lights, J.T. offered to do something for Mac that would make up for her saving him from the bad drugs. She tried to turn him down, then he mentioned and idea that he had. He told her that he was very sure that it drove Billy crazy to see the two of them together. He also knew that Billy was still very important to her. He suggested that they could "mess with Billy's mind" if she wanted to try it out. Mac told him that she is not into playing games, but when Billy and Brittany entered the room at just that moment, she hesitated in her final answer to J.T. . . .
Victoria was in Paul's office on a fishing expedition, trying to find out what they did know and encourage Paul to end the investigation for the sake of her father's emotional health. He took that as an opportunity to ask her some questions about who she thought the culprit could be. They talked about motives and she shared her thoughts that they must have no evidence, so the case must be a dead end. She left abruptly and Paul told Lynn that Victoria definitely knew more than she was letting on. . .
In Victor's office, Nikki piqued his interest about who had switched the samples. Victor came to the conclusion that it must have been Victoria and demanded that she tell him if it was. Nikki's cell phone rang -- it was Victoria trying to tell her mother not to let the cat out of the bag -- but Victor hung it up right away and put Nikki on the spot. Finally she told all -- that she had switched the samples. . . .
Friday, February 23, 2001
Victor can't believe that Nikki is the one who switched the samples. She tries to explain why she did it and why she couldn't tell him (they weren't on good speaking terms) but her pleas fall on deaf ears. There's no excuse in his opinion for what she has done. Nikki can't believe his attitude. He was pleased with the result of her tampering. It was his choice to make not hers he claims. She was thinking of herself not just the family. She admits that was part of it. He's furious that she let him go on for months wondering about the baby's paternity all the while knowing the truth. She didn't want the credit for it but Vic doesn't buy it. Nikki tries to get him to see the good in this: he isn't the baby's father! What if he hadn't insisted on a paternity test? She would have insisted on it. She knew the truth would come out so there was no need to worry about revealing her part in it. She believes that the end justifies the means in this case. In fact she wants a little credit for it.
Brad and Ashley admire their daughter, the newly baptized Abby. The other guests enjoy the celebration. Jack explains that Billy and Brittany won't be coming. He's surprised that Bunny isn't there yet. Brad assures a nervous Ashley that Bunny will be there.
Meanwhile at the church Bunny is still locked in the closet courtesy of Phyllis who looks on, unconcerned. There's no one else around and Phyllis calmly walks out.
Back at the house, Olivia updates Mamie on the Bunny situation but Mamie isn't convinced that anyone can interfere in the love life of Jack Abbott. Ashley is getting more concerned about the MIA Bunny while Jack isn't. The doorbell rings and Jack is surprised to find Phyllis there. He talks with her outside. He tries to get her to leave but she won't hear of it. It's time to tell everyone about their relationship. She walks in to the immense surprise of the others. Ashley pulls Jack aside and demands Phyllis gone. Phyllis interrupts wondering why Ashley set Jack up with Bunny when she knew he was seeing her. Ash wants her gone immediately but Phyllis isn't going anywhere.
In Jordan's room Matt, dressed as a doctor, prepares to turn off his respirator but realizes the alarm would go off. He then decides to remove the heart monitor and place it on himself. At the nurses' station Jordan's heart rhythm seems to be unchanged. Matt then calmly and slowly turns off the respirator. Jordan wakes up in a panic and sees Matt standing next to him. Matt checks his pulse. Jordan is dead. Shaken, he tells Jordan that he had no choice. He closes Jordan's eyes and returns everything to it's place. He escapes unnoticed by hiding in the closet and sneaking out during the commotion. Nick and Sharon notice the trouble. They stop Dr. Walker who tells them the bad news. The cop notices Nick and Sharon's interest in Jordan and asks Dr. Walker who they are.
Brittany and Billy are still arguing. She's upset at being taking a back seat to Saint Mackenzie in his eyes. He dismisses her claims. Mac saved them from taking the tainted Ecstasy, but she doesn't think that makes her a savior. She needs reassurance from Billy but he doesn't know what to do. She storms off in a huff.
Rianna arrives and asks Mackenzie if she knew anything more about the rave. Mac admits to her that she went and fills her in on the whole thing. She goes to ask Billy and Brittany more about it but finds only a sullen Billy. She reports that back to Mac and wonders if Brittany leaving has to do with the rave.
Matt returns home to find a furious Tricia. How dare he treat her the way he did and leave her to deal with Nick and Sharon. He has other things to worry about but she won't hear it. She continues to rail on him but then notices his very withdrawn mood. Something really is bothering him.
Nick & Sharon's:
Nick and Sharon return home. Cassie puts on a brave front about spending time with grandma Doris while Nick and Sharon are on their trip. She loves her grandmother but will miss them and worries that something bad might happen. They assure her that nothing bad will happen to them.