Jack shares his disappointment over the broken engagement with Ashley.
Jack goes ahead with the party because it is too late to cancel it. After talking with Jack about Phyllis and their engagement, Michael visits Phyllis in the hospital. He tries to convince her to go to the party anyway. She says Jack was relieved when she gave him back the ring. She agrees to go to the party- to "go out in style."
At the Abbott party, Ryan encourages Neil to tell Alex how he feels before she marries his brother and it will be too late. Neil resists and tells Ryan he is off base.
Malcolm is angry with Jack for the way he has treated Phyllis so he and Alex leave the party early.
Tricia has realized the penthouse is under surveillance and continues her conversations in her head. She "says" to Victor "You have no idea who you are dealing with" and contemplates slipping something into his drink. She also arranges for Sharon to come to Victor¹s penthouse. When Sharon arrives, she is shocked to see Tricia and is immediately frightened. Warton warns Nick about Tricia's vendetta against them and Nick quickly leaves the coffee house.
Mac and Billy come to the party together and Billy says she looks more beautiful than prom night. After Sean tells her about the party, Brittany crashes it and then sings a song to Sean. While she and Sean are dancing, Jill arrives and is shocked to see them.
Gina Roma is John's date for the party.
At Victor's apartment, Sharon confronted Tricia, asking her what she really had in mind, knowing that she would never ask to stay with Victor unless she had something up her sleeve. Tricia stuck by her story, that he main goal was full recovery and that Victor was merely helping her out temporarily. Nicholas arrived just in time to prevent an outburst by Sharon, then took his wife to see Victor. Later, Tricia talked to herself about what she should do next. If she couldn't get revenge on all of the Newmans, perhaps "cutting off the head of the snake would kill the whole serpent."
At Jack's party, Jill ran off when she saw Sean dancing with Brittany. He followed her to the mansion, waiting at the door until she finally let him in. He repeated that he had no feelings for Brittany. Jill told him that she didn't like the way that the situation was making her feel and act, so whatever it was that they had between them was going to have to come to an end.
Lauren kept a close eye on Paul and Isabella, and asked Katherine if she could stay around awhile longer in light of the fact that there were so many handsome men in Genoa City. Katherine agreed, but warned her not to start something with Paul. She vowed that she wouldn't bother them, but listened in on the couple making plans for later that evening. Just then, Victor called Paul away and Paul promised Isabella that he would meet her at the Lodge in an hour. Victor wanted Paul to take over security at the apartment, because the other service firm should have notified him when Sharon entered the building to visit Tricia.
Ashley finished up her attempt to convince her brother that it was OK to break up with Phyllis while she waited for her husband to show with Traci and Colleen. Jack resisted despite her discouraging words. When Brad found his wife in the pool house, she was cold to him, telling him about her talk with Jack and that marriages often have troubles even when they start out on steady ground. Later, when Gina and John sang a romantic dance number, Ashley tried to ask her husband to dance, but he reached his daughter first.
Phyllis and Michael made a grand entrance at the party. She was acting a little too animated, shaking Isabella's hand over and over and over again. Michael tried to calm her down, but she wanted to have fun one last time before she returned to her world that felt like it was ending. Jack spoke to her briefly, but she walked away before he could really say anything. During the dance, Phyllis watched the couples dancing and looked at Jack with tears in her eyes. She asked Michael to take her home and he tried to change her mind, reminding her that her tears meant that she and Jack were really meant to be together. They started to leave anyway -- then Jack stopped everyone in order to make an announcement. He thanked everyone for coming and explained the original purpose for the party. "Something had happened" to change their plans, but it had also convinced him of what was really important in his life. He raised his voice, took Phyllis' hand, and proposed marriage to her in front of all of their guests.
Mackenzie had been talking to her grandmother about how it was best that her father had been away all summer and didn't know about her name being brandished about on the Glo by Jabot chat room site. Katherine wondered if she was still worried about her mother coming to town and causing trouble -- oh no, the summer was over, and everyone had probably forgotten about it by now. Meanwhile, a stranger approached the bar at the coffee house. She asked Cody if he knew a girl named Mackenzie Browning. He asked who wanted to know -- her name was Amanda. . . . .
Friday, September 7, 2001
Due to coverage of the US Open tennis tournament, The Young and the Restless did not air today. Coverage
will resume on Monday, September 10th. This pre-emption was planned and there will be no lost