Jack defended his decision to sue for custody of Kyle to Brad. After Brad left, Phyllis returned to Jack's office very distraught after her encounter with Diane at Gina's. Diane had pretended to forget that Daniel was Phyllis' son and that she was not allowed to see him at all. Jack comforted Phyllis, but soon realized that she wanted him to stop his attempt for custody altogether. . .
Victor paid Ashley a visit -- another one of his ex-wives -- and was surprised to find out that she had had surgery for breast cancer. He offered any help he could, but she kindly declined the offer. He had been able to tell that something was up when he saw her at Malcolm's funeral and she was able to tell that something was up with him. He wouldn't admit anything to her, but talked of his memories of their relationship in general terms.
Paul didn't react very well when Isabella wanted to look at his calendar for a wedding date. She calmly stood her ground, assuming that it would be a matter of time. She wanted a honeymoon, but he figured there wouldn't be time before the baby was born. He took a phone call that he knew would take a couple of minutes -- he told her that it would take an hour.
Isabella rushed off to Diane's to compare notes on their relationships and schemes. Both felt triumphant at this point in time. Diane told Isabella not to mess around with a honeymoon -- go directly for the ring! Just then, Isabella felt a pain in her abdomen -- labor seemed to be starting already!
Back at Paul's office, Lynne noted that Paul was almost trying to get rid of Isabella earlier. Lauren walked in and wanted to talk to Paul. She asked about what happened with Mary after she told him of her trip and was worried when he said that he was thinking about marriage to Isabella relatively soon. She gave his lots of food for thought about not rushing into such a commitment until he was sure that it would last.
Mac talked to Amanda and Larry about her fears that Ralph was watching her. They made some phone calls and Larry found out that Ralph was at work in Arizona.
At the Chancellor Estate, Sean found Jill exercising without him, trying to catch up on her fitness level. He postponed going into work for some time in the bedroom. Later, they prepared for work and talked about Glo by Jabot and Jill's work with Larry Warton. Outside, Ralph rang the doorbell and posed as a telephone repairman wanting to check the lines. He made it past Jill's resistance and opened up the phone while she and Sean prepared to leave. His ears perked up as they talked about Mac. He finished up and left the house. . .
Friday, April 19, 2002
Amanda and Larry talked at the shelter about how comforted she was after Larry found out that Ralph was at his job in Tucson. Though Amanda still seemed concerned about Mac, Larry changed the subject, asking if Amanda had read any good books lately. He told her he'd just finished reading "Sense and Sensibility." Amanda seemed surprised, then invited him to go with her for coffee. Larry said he needed to get back to Jabot to take care of something.
Sean and Jill talked about the possible members of a Glo by Jabot summer cast. Jill was surprised to hear that Billy was dating someone new, but pleased to think that Danielle was the daughter of some acquaintances, the Jorgensons, an "acceptable" family in Jill's eyes. Sean pointed out that Jill had probably felt the same way about Brittany and her family. Jill admitted it was true and thanked Sean for calling her on things.
Katherine invited Nikki to the Chancellor mansion to tell her about her conversation with Victor. Instead of being excited that Victor wanted to reschedule their romantic evening on Kay's yacht, Nikki was distracted by her worry over Nick and Sharon's marital problems. When she finally focused on Victor, she told Katherine that he was in a strange mood. She admitted knowing about the ring he'd bought, and explained that Victoria thought it was Nikki's fault that Victor hadn't proposed. Nikki wondered if there was some truth to the idea that her career was getting in the way, but seemed reluctant to make any changes for Victor. She and Kay speculated about why Victor had met with Leanna Love and had been reading "Ruthless."
Though Victor was concerned about Ashley's breast cancer ordeal, Ashley turned their conversation back to him. When he confessed that he'd been reassessing his past and his failed marriages after seeing what Nick and Sharon were going through, Ashley reminded him that not all of his ex-wives were as bitter as Diane and Leanna. She said most of them remembered him with great affection, including her. She expressed happiness that he and Nikki might have a chance at a reconciliation. After talking to Ashley, Victor called Nikki and invited her to dinner.
Diane took Isabella to Dr. Thompson's office because Isabella was afraid she was in labor. Paul met her there. Dr. Thompson assured them it was false labor, and Paul asked if there was a possibility her due date was miscalculated. After they were alone, Isabella pushed him again to get married. Paul said if she wanted his answer right then, it would be no. He refused to be rushed.
Diane returned to her hotel suite and was stunned to find that Jack had bribed housekeeping to get in there. He demanded to know what she'd been up to by looking at pictures of Daniel at Gina's and upsetting Phyllis. Diane insisted that it was not her intention to torment Phyllis, but that she would do what she must to keep custody of her son. If Jack fought dirty, then she would be forced to do the same. She urged Jack to drop the suit for full custody so they could work out an arrangement that would suit everyone, without any character assassinations made against her or Phyllis. Jack said she needed to prove to him that her intentions were good, and the ball was in her court.
Phyllis burst into Michael's office and accused him of planning to get Danny and Daniel to court to testify against her. Once Michael calmed her down, Phyllis told him what had happened at Gina's, how much she missed Daniel, and that she could not bear walking into the courtroom to see her son there. Michael assured her that as far as he knew, Diane had no intention of bringing either Danny or Daniel to Genoa City to testify against her. Phyllis said she felt like Jack had been playing her for a fool, manipulating her, and that she no longer intended to fall for it. She finally said that if her only option was to fight, then the gloves were off. She walked out of Michael's office with an expression of determination on her face.
Michael tried to get back to work, but was interrupted by yet another person coming into his office. Assuming it was Chantal, he ordered her to go home. A female voice demanded to know what kind of welcome that was. Michael turned around to see Christine standing in the doorway.