The Pool House
Gina and Colleen were by the pool enjoying the day. Gina was just complimenting the beautiful day when Diane walked in, Lil Kyle on hip, Graciella tagging along behind. When Gina asked her what she was doing there, Diane explained she was moving in because Jack asked her to. Diane said it was terrific of Jack to ask and he hated the idea of his son being raised out of a suitcase. Gina said that made sense. Diane then introduced herself, Kyle and Graciella to Colleen. Colleen said she had heard about Kyle and Diane asked if she wanted to hold him. Colleen did and Diane asked her if she babysat. Colleen said yes, she babysat Abby all the time. Diane said Abby and Kyle were almost the same age (1 ½ ). Then she asked Graciella to put the bags away, and when she left Diane said she was happy Colleen was close by, and Graciella was good, but she was anxious to get back to Italy soon. Gina asked Diane how long she would be staying, she said she wasn't sure, this was a chance for Jack to spend unlimited time with his son. Gina asked how Phyllis felt about the situation, and Diane said Jack would handle his wife, and that everybody would have to make adjustments, but it will all be fine. Gina agreed and said that she was sure Jack knew what he was doing. Diane told Colleen she was glad they (Colleen & Kyle) would get to know each other. She asked Colleen to hold onto Kyle while she unpacked. Gina wondered if John knew what was happening. John came to the pool house to ask Gina if he had time to duck out and play a quick 9 before the party. Then he asked about Colleen, Gina said she was visiting their houseguest. John asked what houseguest and Gina told him he'd better sit for this one. Gina explained that Diane, son and Nanny were settling into the pool house and was surprised he really didn't know. Diane came out and spoke to John and wished him a Happy Memorial Day. John asked her what on earth she was doing there! Diane said she thought Gina has explained. John said he didn't want to hear it from Gina. Colleen came out with Kyle, excitedly telling Grandpa how she could watch Kyle and Abby together and since Lil Kyle and Diane would be living there with them at the Abbott house. Diane told Colleen the arrangements were only until July. Colleen said things could change and she might end up staying longer than she thinks. Diane smiled a little. John asked to speak with Diane privately. John asked Diane what was going on and she explained the set up she and Jack had come up with and admitted it was her idea. She said she was concerned about Kyle and Jack was too. They both wanted what was best for Kyle. Thus the arrangements. John said no one mentioned anything to him. Diane said she was surprised, Jack said he would call if there were any objections and that Jack was sure John would go along with everything. John said of course there would be objections and that Jack never mentioned the arrangements or anything remotely like it . Diane said if he preferred for her and "his Grandson" to leave they would get another hotel room, it might be dicey with the holiday , but they would manage. John said he just didn't understand why Jack hadn't talked to him first! Diane said the last thing she wanted to do was cause problems for anyone, she was sure John would change his mind since the arrangements made was the best option, but for now, she, Kyle and Nanny would leave. John said no, they could stay, he would be getting to the bottom of things with Jack. When John left Diane sat back looking satisfied..
Jill was working out on the treadmill in her office. She told Sean he didn't know about the treadmill because she hadn't seen him. She said the marathon was more important than ever with or without Sean. He said he was surprised to see her at work. Jill said she didn't want to work, since it was a holiday she was hoping he would lose the attitude, but he had left the house before she woke up, AGAIN, so she figured the hell with him! She asked Sean to leave, since work was the only thing that was important to him anymore. Sean said Jill was the one with the attitude. He was keeping his distance hoping Jill would come to her senses. He'd asked her to marry him and he wasn't putting himself out there to get shot down again. Jill said he just wanted things his way. He said he couldn't talk about it because he was so angry, Jill apologized and said he shouldn't be angry. Jill said she opened her heart to him, her home and she's told him she loves him, but he keeps badgering her about that one thing. He said for her to take her time and they could marry when she was comfortable. Sean said when two people love are in love, marriage is the natural progression. Jill said by whose rule book. She said Sean didn't get it , she's not comfortable, she don't want to do it (marry) and can't understand why he keeps badgering her! He said he didn't know why either. Jill explained she could have said yes and backed out at the last minute, but she was doing him the honor of being honest and up front with him. He looked doubtful, so Jill said fine, let's set a date, Labor Day, Fall, Thanksgiving..... Sean told her to stop! He said he'd never proposed to anyone and he proposed to her TWICE! He said Jill couldn't make it permanent, show him something.. Sean said "Throw me a crumb. Do more than share your bed with me, unless that's it! It's just convenient sex?" SLAP!!! Jill sMackenzieed Sean...Sean kissed Jill...long and hard. Next we see Jill looking happy and satisfied, straightening the lamp on her desk. Sean was buttoning his shirt and giving her compliments on her stamina. He suggested they take a nap and start all over again since they were the only people at the office. Jill protested with a sigh. Sean said "Never mind. As good as that was, nothings changed." Jill agreed. Sean left without a word.
The Newman Jet
Sharon and Nick are on the way home. Sharon said the trip was magic thanks to Nick. They reminisced on the special times they shared, how they'd been together since they were practically kids and their first date at a GCU dance at the coffeehouse. Sharon said she wouldn't trade a moment of their time together for anything. Nick said he thinks he wanted to marry Sharon the first time he laid eyes on her, but Sharon reminded him, when he returned from boarding school he had girls on his mind, not marriage. He agreed but said Sharon whipped him into shape. She said even at a young age he had so much of his father's romantic flair, looking back through the numerous surprises starting with their home on the ranch. (Flashback on the renovation before they moved to the ranch) Sharon said her heart was so full of love for him, it took her breath away. Nick said when he look back, he is amazed at how much he's changed. Sharon said he's the same man she fell in love with. He said he enjoys being a daddy but he remember at time when he wasn't thrilled when Sharon told him she was pregnant with Noah. Sharon explained the pregnancy wasn't planned and caught him by surprise, but when Noah was born and they thought he might not make it, Nick felt helpless (Flashback to the hospital when they realized Noah would pull thru). Sharon said Nick was miracle, staying by her side praying made a difference. Nick said the miracle Sharon brought to him was Cassie and how he was happy to have her in his life (Flashback to Nick giving Cassie her adoption papers, Cassie thanking Chris, Millie and Alice and saying she was part of a family). Sharon said Nick was Cassie's father even before that moment (adoption papers finalized). Nick said they were all his life, he loved them and he would do whatever it took to make sure nothing ever threatened that again. Sharon said the trip recaptured everything for her. She apologized for everything that hurt him especially a certain thing she said. She doesn't hold him responsible and can't believe she blamed him for so much. She said she would look back and wonder if things would ever be the same again but then Nick created this fantasy for her, just to show how much he loved her (Flashback on hot tub winter wonderland scene). Sharon told Nick she has never been happier or more content! When Nick came back from the cockpit to tell Sharon they would be landing soon, he found her asleep (He had a flashback on them celebrating New Years, alone at the coffee house) Sharon awoke, calling him out of his reverie. She asked him what he was thinking, he said he was thinking about her and their marriage Then Nick started reciting their wedding vows to Sharon (Flashback on actual wedding, Nick reciting his vows). Then with tears in her eyes, Sharon recited her vows (Flashback on Sharon reciting her vows). They kissed and we saw the Newman jet streaking across the sky......Fade to black.
Neil throws Victoria out just as Olivia, Mamie and Nate arrive. Nate shows Neil his book report. Liv asks Victoria if Neil's been drinking again. Victoria confirms it. Liv wants Nate out of there STAT. Nate starts noticing Neil's strange behavior. Liv has Mamie get Nate out of there and she and Victoria confront him. Neil won't hear of it and storms out.
Nick and Sharon return home and find Cassie's note to meet at the pool house. Nick surprises Sharon with a bag of sand he brought back from their beach trip. Mid party Sharon returns and Diego follows. He shouldn't be there she says. They talk about the Grace debacle and her foolishness. On the trip she was able to forget only once in a while. The guilt is constantly with her. He feels that too. She decides that she must tell Nick ASAP. He begs her not to destroy her happy family. It will never happen again he tells her, so why bring it up? He tells her he's leaving town. She still must tell Nick. Nick walks in on their talk and wonders what is going on.
Vic asks Diego if he'd consider staying. Doris tries too but to no avail. The kids are excited. Nikki greets Vic who tells her there's a problem with Neil but doesn't elaborate. Nick and Sharon arrive to much hugging. Diego watches from the sides. They confirm that they are back together. Sharon is surprised to see Diego there. He congratulates the couple. Nick asks Vic about things in Genoa City and Vic alludes to Neil's problems.
Amanda is stunned to have Kay introduce her to the phone man Jay (a.k.a Ralph). She covers her surprise. He charms Kay and Esther until they hear Mac from upstairs. She comes down but Ralph is gone by the time she gets there. Mac is happy her mom is moved in. Later, Amanda scopes out the place as per Ralph's demands. He calls and she chastises him for being in the house when Mac was. He's just happy that he got his message across. She had better come through and soon.
A exhausted Ashley walks around the house trying to get her strength up. Brad suggests eating something and makes her tea and toast. After talking about Abby, she asks him very abruptly how he would feel about her if she lost her breast. He doesn't think they need to worry about that yet. She makes him promise to always be honest even when it would spare her feelings to lie. He isn't like a lot of men that would have a problem with her losing a breast. He is madly in love with her no matter what.
Billy wonders why Larry thinks it's necessary to go to Tucson. Larry thinks it's possible that Ralph's boss lied for him. They think it might be a good idea to know for sure. Larry will be careful not to arouse suspicion.
Neil returns to the bar he met the waitress at and orders a drink. He surprised to see Serena working again. Not the first time she's been rehired. He invites her to sit and chat but she bristles thanks to his attitude. Her opinion of him has sunk since he started to drink again.
Nate asks his mom what's wrong with Neil. She says he isn't well but will be better if he gets help. She still has to go to her conference. Nate promises to help look out for Neil. Victoria updates Liv and Mamie on Neil's quitting NE.