Larry Warton ran into Victor at the coffeehouse and they didn't get along very well, of course. Larry was still upset about what he heard Nikki talking about and made no bones about it that he didn't appreciate being used and thrown away. He went back to work and Nikki called him in. After cutting through his attitude, they came to an understanding that he did have a chance for a future -- she even admitted to him that he reminded her of herself several months earlier when she wasn't very sure of herself. She encouraged him to fight back -- he would always be a loser if he acted like one. He left after apologizing but not knowing for sure if she was going to fire him. She had a lot to think about. . .
Victor and Victoria went back to Newman Enterprises to talk about his plans for her future. She wanted to talk about how they have finally gotten rid of Larry Warton and how things could be better in their family. He passed that topic right by and asked her about working on special projects with her brother. She was happy to give it a try. They parted soon thereafter.
Isabella and Paul had dinner at Mary's house. Paul seemed to be feeling better at the end of the evening, even after filling up on spareribs and enduring the torture of "Baby Pictures." The couple returned to Paul's apartment and, just when he was about to thank her for cheering him up, Lynn walked in the door. Isabella went to bed and Paul offered Lynn a nightcap. She refused and, when he told her that he was sorry that she couldn't make it to dinner, she asked him if he was serious about that. . . .
Traci told Colleen about the troubles she was having with Steve and, before she could tell the specifics, Colleen asked if he was having an affair. She didn't believe it at first and yelled that her mom was lying to her. Jack came in the door and offered some kind words. Colleen felt so sad for her mother, but when talk of not going back to New York arose, she couldn't imagine leaving her home. She ran off to be alone, leaving Jack to comfort his sister.
Meanwhile, Brad and Ashley were having a heated discussion about whether or not he should go over to the Abbott's and try to be there for Colleen, possibly even tell her about the affair. Ashley fought him at every turn, telling him that Traci should handle it her own way and they may feel that he's trying to take advantage of the situation if he did anything. Finally he realized that her protests could be coming from somewhere else -- he asked her if she didn't want him to go over there because she didn't want him to get close to Colleen. . . .
Billy and Mac shared ice cream in their secret place, then called Raul and Rianna to tell them about plans for the website. When the call came, Brittany had just walked in to the coffeehouse -- they ran off without giving her a second look. Brittany felt dejected, then saw J.T. and tried to talk him into working on the website. She saw it as a way to get Mac back from Billy and promised an interesting summer. He wasn't biting on that quite yet.
Raul and Rianna weren't happy to hear that Brittany was joining them, but were thrilled to hear that Mac was. The kids visited their teen years talking about baseball and dolls. After those two left, Billy told Mac that he was glad that she opened up to him and that if she gets scared again, don't hesitate to tell him.
Friday, June 29, 2001
Victor sees Ashley eating alone and decides to join her. He sees that something is troubling her and she explains that Traci and Colleen are visiting and the marital problems. She's uncomfortable in Brad's determination to now play a major role in Colleen's life. It's not the right time for Colleen to get a new father. She thinks it's selfish of her not to want him and Colleen to bond. He understands where she's coming from. He also tells her he wonders what might have been between them.
Alex tells Neil she had the best sleep of her life what with their new game plan against Lawson Medical. Neil is hesitant to get Olivia to go uncover at the HMO. He thinks it will be asking too much from her as it could take months before getting any useful information meanwhile she's saddled with many more patients. Alex decides to try getting Dr. Kimbrough to talk again. Later Olivia stops by with coffee and muffins and tells Neil about her suspicions about Lawson's connection to Raul's misdiagnosis. He tells her they might not need her help but she insists she wants to help not only for the case but to mend fences with him as well. He doesn't want her to feel obligated and tells her that Alex is speaking with Kimbrough right then. Olivia is sure Alex doesn't want her involved and that's why he's trying to get her out of it.
Alex visits Dr. Kimbrough's office and mentions that she has spoken with Olivia. It's in his best interest to cooperate but he disagrees. He has to think about the consequences for his family first. He doesn't have to testify she just needs information. She wants details on how it works and he gives her the name of a recruiting officer who knows what's going on. She thanks him for his help and warns him to not mention this visit to Lawson. If he does he'll go down with Lawson.
John tells Jack he still finds it weird having the competition living in their house. Billy fills in his brother that Mac wants to be on camera. He wonders how both Jill and Brittany will take the news. Billy wonders if Jack has a problem with the idea. He doesn't like surprises. Mac is unproven on camera while Britt is a proven star. No more surprises he tells his little brother. He assures jack that it will be the best Summer ever. Billy leaves to go see Mackenzie as Traci comes down for breakfast. She has something she wants to tell her father. John can't believe the news that Steve has cheated on her. Colleen knows everything and is pretty upset. She thanks Jack for being there for her. Colleen comes down and John comforts her before going to work with Jack. Colleen never wants to see Steve again. Traci says it had nothing to do with her, it was between Traci and Steve but Colleen is adamant. She hates him. Later Brad arrives looking for Traci but finds Colleen .
Raul tells Rianna to stop avoiding Britt as they're going to all be together all Summer. Brittany wants to clear the air about Mac joining them. She has no problem since at the Boutique all the boys will be flirting with her now that she's single. Raul and Rianna don't understand why she wants to hang around Billy & Mac. The job is all she has and wants to rekindle her friendship with Rianna and Raul. She even has gifts for them to kick off their summer; a bathing suit for Rianna from Fenmore's and sunglasses for Raul. She even has stuff for Billy and Mackenzie. She realizes she can't buy their friendship but hopes they can start to mend things. They politely thank her. Britt wonders why Mac used to be so afraid of bring on camera. Raul's defensiveness piques her curiosity. She remembers that Mac first came to town and stayed at a homeless shelter. She hightails out of there. Later Rianna asks Raul if he knows the reason Mac was camera shy and he tells her that Mac gave him an idea when they went out. He doesn't buy Britt's act.
Paul tells Isabella that he found out her note from James is definitely from him. Fingerprints and typewriter type confirm it. He didn't confront him about it but feels the case is close to wrapping up. He's sure that if James can get busted for money laundering while in prison he'd have no use for Isabella anymore. He has the perfect ace up his sleeve: Isabella. He wants her to go through all of James' papers and personal items in hopes of finding a vital clue. She agrees to give it a try. He explains that he wants to wrap up the case as he cares about her and can't cross that line while she's still a client.
Jack and Brad talk about Traci. Ashley told him about the situation with Steve. He asks about Colleen but Jack doesn't want to talk about it. Brad gets upset about shutting out of Colleen's life once again. Jack tells Brad that Colleen knows about the affair and will be taken care of by the family. Brad reminds him that he's her family too! He's angry that both Jack and Ashley are keeping him away. Jack tells him he's not needed right now and could only hurt the situation. Jack's reaction doesn't surprise Brad but Ashley's does. Later Jack tells Ashley that Colleen knows about the affair and Traci tells them that it only got worse. Colleen hates Steve now and Traci is at a loss as to what to do next. Jack suggests time to heal but Traci thinks letting it fEsther will only make it worse and wonders if she should go back to New York. Jack offers to allow Colleen stay while Traci goes back to NY for a while. She asks Ash what she thinks of the idea.
Billy arrives for a visit and fills her in on telling Jack about her working on the GLOW campaign. She's still a little nervous about her mom finding her but she feels safe with Billy. They speculate that the odds of Amanda even finding out about her by seeing the GLOW campaign are pretty slim. She tells him that before Kay can legally be her guardian Amanda will be informed. That makes her nervous. John Silva stops by with news for her. Amanda is nowhere to be found. They tried to contact her but failed. There's no need to keep trying to contact her as they have published an announcement and doubts her mother will ever see it. They decide to celebrate. She tells Billy she's not ready to tell Kay about her stepfather yet. Mac can't think of anyone who would tell Amanda where Mac is.
Outside Crimson Lights, Brittany contacts the homeless shelter Mac used to live at and asks if she can volunteer. Her 'friend' Mac told her all about the shelter.