Mac and Billy continued kissing on the Jabot elevator. They admitted that they had missed each other and smiled as they hugged. Billy told Mac that he had not felt this good in forever and Mac agreed. When Mac began to look worried, Billy insisted that things were definitely over with Brittany. Mac asked Billy if he really wanted to go back to just holding hands and kissing. He insisted that he would not trade what they have for sex. Mac admitted that she would feel like she would have to have sex with him now but Billy assured her that he would not pressure her. Billy took her hand and told her that being with her was the other thing that mattered. Mac told him that she could not bear to go through losing him again. Billy asked Mac to have faith in him.
In Jack's office, Jill, Sean, and Jack were discussing new strategies for the Glo by Jabot web site. Jill was suspicious when Jack suggested consulting Billy before going ahead with plans to feature a new girl with Billy every week on the web site. Jill assumed Phyllis was responsible for Jack's reluctance and Jack warned her that she would regret it if she continued her accusations as he eyed Sean. Sean suggested that they ask Billy and Jill insisted that Jack knew Billy's whereabouts. Jill tried to reach Billy on his cell phone but was unsuccessful. Sean asked Jill to leave with him to review his new designs and Jack mused that she would get her answers soon, as Jill and Sean left his office. Out in the lobby, Jill chided Sean for siding with Jack and noticed that one of the elevators was still out of order. She summoned Joe, who told her that Jack had asked him to shut it down. Jill ordered Joe to get the elevator running again and vowed that she would get to the bottom of the problem. The elevator door opened as Mac and Billy were kissing and Jill glared at them. Jill insisted that Billy come out of the elevator but Billy refused and pressed the button for the door to close. Furious, Jill continued to glare and Sean continued to smile. Hiding behind a potted plant, Jack smiled too.
At Gina's, Olivia joined Michael to discuss Nate's case. Michael pointed out to Olivia that Malcolm is not Nate's biological father and that he gave up his visitation rights a long time ago which could be interpreted to mean that he has not been interested in having visitation with Nate. He also added that his response to her suit could be made to look like an impulsive and vindictive act to get back at Olivia and pointed out that his relationships with Callie and Drucilla could further illustrate his irrational and impulsive behaviors. Olivia asked Michael if Nate's testimony was critical to her case.
Across the restaurant, Alex and Neil were discussing how slowly things were moving in the Lawson Medical lawsuit. Neil suggested that Alex's relationship with Malcolm must be making things seem less drawn out and Alex commented about his obvious change in attitude where she and Malcolm were concerned. Neil insisted that old issues had been clouding his judgment but he was now able to move on. Alex did not look entirely pleased with his comment as he asked for the check. Neil and Alex noticed Olivia and Michael across the restaurant. Neil expressed his concerns about the upcoming battle for visitation and insisted that Nate would be the one who suffered most in the end. Alex mentioned that kids get hurt when their parents don't love them enough and added that kids also sometimes get hurt when their parents love them too much, as if she were speaking from personal experience. Neil asked Alex if she wanted to talk about it and she told him there was no point -- that you can't change the past. Alex reminded Neil that Michael is an excellent attorney and that no court case is a sure thing. Neil said no one could ever be sure what Michael Baldwin was up to.
Michael told Olivia that Nate's testimony would have better impact if he could articulate his feelings well to the judge. He asked if Nate was still upset and grew concerned when Olivia told him that he was. Michael reminded Olivia that they didn't have much time for Nate to adjust to the transition because Malcolm's attorney had contacted him with news that they would be serving papers next week with court sure to follow soon thereafter. Olivia suggested that she may be able to buy some time and tried to phone Malcolm at the studio. When she didn't get an answer, Olivia left Gina's to join Mamie and Nate at Crimson Lights.
On the patio at Crimson Lights, Nate, Mamie, and Malcolm looked at Nate's artwork. Nate showed Malcolm a picture he made of him and told him that he wanted to put it in his bedroom but was afraid that it would upset his mommie. Malcolm asked Nate if he could have the picture when he finished it . Nate went inside to play some songs on the jukebox. Mamie told Malcolm that she was happy to see Malcolm with Nate but was sorry that Olivia did not feel the same and admitted that it was difficult deceiving Olivia by helping Malcolm sneak around to visit with Nate. Malcolm assured Mamie that he would be filing papers soon and they wouldn't have to sneak around much longer. Nate returned to the patio and invited Malcolm to attend the teacher appreciation day softball game with him in a couple of weeks. Malcolm told Nate that he could not make any guarantees but assured him that there was a chance that he may be able to go. Nate gave Malcolm a big hug as Olivia entered the front door of Crimson Lights.
At Victoria's office, Victor was cautioning Victoria about the reality of Tricia's situation. Victoria tried to assure Victor that Ryan would remain devoted to her even though he would be supportive of Tricia. Victor reminded Victoria that he loves her and worries about her. She asked him not to worry but to be supportive and assured him that Tricia would be out of Ryan's life soon. They shared a hug and Victor reminded her that he had tried to warn her as he left her office.
At the apartment, Ryan tried to comfort Tricia. Tricia panicked when she tried to remember their recent past together and began to tremble as she started to remember horrible things and thoughts instead. Tricia became frightened and Ryan again tried to comfort her. Tricia freaked out when the doorbell rang and told Ryan not to answer the door because "it might be him." Ryan assured Tricia that he would make sure it was her father before he opened the door and Tricia decided to wait in the next room. Ryan opened the door to find Keith, Dr. Walker, and Dr. Burns. He stepped into the hallway where he was introduced to Dr. Burns, a psychiatrist from Fairview Psychiatric Hospital. Ryan told them that Tricia was unable to remember things and that her mind was all over the place. He told them that she was cooking dinner for him like nothing had happened. Dr. Burns suggested that everyone wait in the hallway while Ryan talked to Tricia. She suggested that Ryan reassure Tricia until she was less agitated and then let them into the apartment. Keith and Ryan returned to the apartment and Ryan went to get Tricia. Tricia thanked her father for coming for dinner but he told her that he was not there for dinner -- he was there because she left the hospital. Dr. Burns and Dr. Walker entered the apartment as Tricia screamed at Ryan for leaving the door open. Ryan tried to assure Tricia that they were there to help her as Dr. Burns looked on. Dr. Walker introduced Dr. Burns to Tricia and explained why they were at the apartment. Tricia insisted that she was not going anywhere with them and Dr. Burns tried to explain that she would be going to a safe place where everybody would be working to make sure she got better. She asked Ryan how he could possibly consider committing her to a mental hospital and insisted that she would not go as she left the room. Keith followed Tricia. Ryan explained to Dr. Burns that Tricia had already fled down the fire escape once and had attempted suicide twice. Dr. Burns asked Ryan to accompany Tricia to the hospital and assured him that she thought it would make all the difference. Tricia came back to the room and agreed to go to the hospital if Ryan would agree to accompany her. Victoria was worried because Ryan had not phoned her so she called the apartment. Ryan told her that Tricia had been at the apartment waiting for him and that he was going with her to the hospital.
At Nick and Sharon's, Doris agreed to take Noah and Cassie for a swim while she and Nick went for a horseback ride. Doris sensed that something was bothering Sharon but didn't press when Sharon insisted that she was fine. Nick and Sharon went for a ride to the ridge where Nick had dreamed about them visiting while he was in jail. Sharon came upon a tent and seemed confused upon seeing it. She went inside the tent to find it lavishly decorated by Nick as a surprise for her.
Billy and Mac left Jabot and went to his house to talk. They looked forward to being a couple in public, but also talked about what Jill and Brittany might try to do to them.
At Jabot, Jill continued to yell at Jack for helping Billy and Mac get back together. Jack told her that she could not fight Mother Nature and that she should leave them alone. Brittany arrived, looking for Billy. She had seen J.T. at the coffeehouse and insisted that this was a small setback and all she had to do was sweet talk Billy into liking her again. They gave the bad news to Brittany and she was stunned. Jill blamed her for not doing her job and she left confused. Finally, Jack kicked Jill out of his office and Sean told Jill to get a grip and leave the kids alone.
Aunt Mamie and Nate left the coffeehouse just in time to miss Olivia's discovery of them with Malcolm. She and Malcolm talked a little bit -- she asked him to wait until Nate was done with school before serving the papers. She was buying time to think of a new strategy, but acted like she was doing it for the sake of her son. Malcolm reminded her that Nate may want him to attend the family softball game later this month, and he would wait, but she would have to explain it to Nate when he asked why his Dad couldn't attend the game.
Sharon and Nicholas dressed up in Arabian costume and had a wonderful feast in the tent that Nick had arranged. Musicians came to serenade them and they danced.
Christine called Paul's apartment and Isabella answered the telephone. Paul was in the shower and Isabella taunted Chris about staying with Paul. He came in and took over the phone call. Christine was upset already, and they had another difficult conversation. Nothing was resolved and she hung up on him. Paul told Isabella that, for the sake of his marriage, he would have to make arrangements for her to stay elsewhere.
Michael Baldwin called Chris soon after that and she let the machine pick up the call. When she found out that it was him, she answered. He was sorry about the call to Paul, but wanted to tell her about an opportunity to work in Australia. He thought that she would say no right away, but she surprised him by asking for more details.
Neil and Alex were talking when Victor returned from his trip. Alex left the room and the only thing that Victor wanted to know was whether or not Neil was having a personal relationship with Alex. Neil assured him that it was strictly business. Malcolm came to visit Neil and asked his brother for some ideas that may work to make Alex feel special. Neil gave him advice about keeping things simple -- don't run off to Las Vegas for partying and glitter.
Alex and Olivia crossed paths only to argue about Alex's motives for helping Malcolm get back his son. Olivia accused her of ruining everything -- it had been just fine before she came into the picture.
Friday, June 8, 2001
Paul is helping Isabella find an apartment. Lynn returns from the doctor's and is not feeling well. Paul updates her on his idea to have Isabella move out. He then explains his recent bad phone call with Christine and how it inspired him to ask Isabella to move out in hopes of bridging the gap between him and his wife. Isabella overhears Paul looking for apartments and silently blames Michael for letting this happen. He later tells her that he got the apartment for her. It's in a safe neighborhood across town. Christine calls but hesitates saying anything. She then informs Paul that she has decided to take on a case in Australia
that will delay her return home by another two months. Furious, Paul slams
the phone down as Isabella looks on.
Michael is surprised to hear from Christine that she will consider the extended case in Australia. He gives her more details about it, which only serves to entice her more. The extra two months away doesn't really faze her too much. She will get in touch with him as soon as she makes her decision. Phyllis overhears and asks Michael what he's up to. She finds out Christine turned down the Fiji trip. Phyllis senses that something is up since Michael should be up in arms with Christine coming home soon but he corrects that by mentioning the Australian trip.
Ashley and Brad have been summoned by Jack to talk about the teen line. While waiting for him Brad updates Ash on his search for dance schools for Colleen. Ashley wants to clarify that if Colleen does come to visit will she be staying with them? She just needs to get the guest room she explains. Brad thinks it would be a hard sale anyway with Traci. Brad's reservation with Colleen staying at the Abbott house would be being influenced by Phyllis. Jack arrives and fills them in on Billy, Brittany and Mac. This of course requires a major shift in the campaign that they will work out at tomorrow's meeting. They ask Jack about Colleen staying at the house this summer and how Phyllis might be an issue for Traci. They ask Jack to keep her on a short leash which only incites Jack. For the record he's fine with Colleen staying at the house and so will Phyllis as long as Brad behaves himself. ash makes a deal with him. She'll keep out of his love life he promises that Phyllis won't make their dad uncomfortable in his own home. Jack assures her that in no time John will b eating out of her hand. He changes the subject to some tension he sensed earlier from her when they mentioned Colleen.
Jack tracks down Nikki and invites her to an update meeting for the GLOW campaign. He asks about her recent hire and she explains that she is helping Larry out. Jack says that if she's believes in him Jack will support her. He wonders how Victor will respond but Nikki doesn't care. Later Larry reports in to Nikki on how his first day went. He's real happy with his coworkers and his position. he's especially happy with the benefits he's going to be getting as a janitor. He asks her for some help. His old landlord has thrown out all his old stuff including his clothes. Nikki will authorize an advance on his pay and even loan him some old clothes from her attic. Since he'll need clothes for work in the morning he can come out to the ranch and pick them up now.
Nick and Sharon continue to enjoy their Moroccan "getaway".
Nikki calls Nick and Sharon's and is surprised to find Kay there helping babysit the kids with Doris. Victor returns from his trip and talks with Kay. He hasn't heard about the latest with Larry Warton but is sure he won't get any breaks. He's a criminal who deserves to rot in jail. He asks where Nikki is but Kay tells him that she'll be home soon. He's gotten a present for her too. They head off to se the kids. Later, Nikki and Larry arrive and she sends him up to the attic to get the clothes. Nikki is surprised when Victor walks in. Victor is taken back as Warton comes down the stairs carrying a box of men's
clothing, commenting on the feel of his 'new' shirt.
Ashley and Brad are surprised when Traci and Colleen pay them an unexpected