Jack was having a drink at the athletic club when Damon joined him. They discussed the problems at Jabot. Although they both agreed that Ashley was causing a lot of trouble, Jack assured Damon that Jabot would weather the storm. Furthermore, he outranked Ashley. When Damon sensed that something else was on Jack's mind, Jack admitted it was Phyllis. He'd seen her earlier and it was clear she'd cut her losses and was moving on. Jack wasn't hoping to see her cry, but he wasn't recovering as quickly as she was. When Damon tried to tell Jack something, Jack said he had to go, but he thanked Damon for being such a good friend to him.
When Phyllis showed up at Diane's hotel room, Diane pretended to think she'd gotten a job with a messenger service since she'd just called for one. After a few minutes of being teased, Phyllis told Diane she was there, with Jack's permission, to see Kyle. The two of them sparred for a few minutes about Jack, then Victor (Phyllis claimed to be his confidante; Diane told her that Victor had summoned her to the ranch but wouldn't say why), then the subject of Damon came up. When Phyllis found out that Damon had once asked Diane out, she assured Diane that she wasn't Damon's type. Diane said that Phyllis was obviously trying to wallpaper over the mistakes of her past with another man. When Damon called Phyllis and asked her to join him at the athletic club restaurant for dinner, Diane asked if that was "Wallpaper" calling.
At the restaurant, Damon said that he heard Phyllis had put on her brave face when she'd seen Jack. But he said he didn't want her to ever feel that she had to do that for him. Phyllis told him about the bad day she'd had, including talking to Jack and Diane. She said her track record with relationships was bad. Maybe Damon would like to pay the check and leave. Damon took her hand and said he wasn't going anywhere. Jack came back to the restaurant to pick up his reading glasses that he'd left by accident and witnessed Phyllis's intimate moment with Damon from across the room.
In L.A., J.T. and Shiloh went to a recording session. Afterward, J.T. was subjected to a press conference. Shiloh had warned J.T. not to tell the press that he had a girlfriend, because that would put off some fans. Instead, he should just say "No comment." J.T. was reluctant to go along with this idea.
On her way to L.A., Colleen called Sierra a couple of times to remind her to cover for her with her father. Brad had actually seemed to be relieved that Colleen would be spending a couple of days with Sierra, as this was a bad time to be around him and Ashley. Sierra scolded Colleen for having second thoughts about surprising J.T., and Colleen finally agreed that going to L.A. was a good idea. She arrived at Beachfront Records just in time to catch the tail end of J.T.'s press conference. Instead of saying no comment, when the reporters asked if he had a girlfriend, J.T. miserably said no. Colleen began to cry and left the building without ever letting J.T. see her, whispering a goodbye to him. Later, J.T. said he felt terrible about lying. He wouldn't do it again. The next time he was asked, he was going to tell the truth about Colleen, whether or not Shiloh liked it.
Nikki hadn't talked to Victor all day, after he'd spent the night away from her in the guest room, so she was in no mood to hear Sharon discuss her problems with Grace. Sharon asked Nikki what was wrong, and Nikki said Victor knew that Abby was his daughter. Sharon was sorry to see Nikki so upset, and Nikki said she probably regretted not having any leverage over her anymore. Sharon denied that, saying that in the long run, Victor knowing about Abby could be a good thing. Nikki just needed to give him time to let everything sink in. Nikki said she didn't want to give Victor time without having heard her side of the story. She was appalled when Sharon told her she'd made up her mind. In order for her to have any peace, she had to see Cameron's body. Nikki tried to reason with her, insisting that she was merely having hallucinations and Cameron had to be dead. Sharon said the only way she'd know was by seeing the body -- and she asked if Nikki would go with her to see it.
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Nikki can't believe Sharon wants her to go with her to see Cameron's body. She says no way. Nikki asks Sharon if Victor had confided anything to her. Sharon says her and Victor haven't talked in a long while. Nikki looks at Sharon and asks her if she'll be there for her. Sharon seems very endearing and promises to help Nikki in any way she can. Nikki feels that she can trust her at first, but then thinks about the fact that now Sharon is holding nothing over her head. Sharon asks if she really wants them to always be enemies. Nikki realizes that that's not what she really wants; she's just feeling at the end of her rope. She also decides that Sharon can't go alone to see Cameron's body-she will go with her.
Raul makes a nice dinner for Brittany and notices her mind is somewhere else. She says she keeps thinking about J.T. and how wonderful he must feel being a star. She remembers her fantasy of driving in the car and hearing her song on the radio. Raul says that can still happen, she doesn't need to have looks to sing. Brittany says if it can't be her, she would be happy if it were J.T. Raul tells her not to give up on herself. He believes in her.
As they finish their dessert at the Athletic Club, Phyllis tells Damon that he has great taste in sweets. Phyllis wants to know if Damon really wants to deal with her with all her problems. Damon reassures her but also says that he has to go back to work for a while. They share a passionate kiss and Damon leaves. Phyllis sees Daniel come into the Athletic Club and give Gina a big hug. She watches them talking. Daniel tells Gina he has to go because Danny is waiting in the car. Phyllis comes over to Gina and demands to know whom Gina was talking to. Gina tries to play coy, but Phyllis figures it out. When she realizes it was Daniel for sure, she wants to run after him. Gina tells Phyllis not to rush and let Danny deal with this. But Phyllis can't help it. She runs to find Daniel.
Jack thinks about seeing Phyllis and Damon holding hands. Drucilla comes in and wants to talk about Jabot but Jack can't think about anything else besides Damon. He asks Drucilla to tell him everything she knows about Mr. Porter. Dru says she knows they are friends but she wont say anything else. Just then Damon comes in. Jack says he will just have to ask the devil himself. Damon wonders if his ears should be burning. Drucilla says her and Jack was just leaving. Jack asks Damon what's up with him and Phyllis. Damon says they are friends and Dru says Jack saw them holding hands. Damon says that's not a crime, Jack and Phyllis are getting a divorce. Is he not allowed to date her? Jack is angry. When Drucilla says Damon needs to get back to work on the project, Jack says the project is finished. It's dead and buried.
Michael tries to get Chris to postpone the hearing in case Kevin calls him. Chris says no way can she do that. Michael says he feels mixed up because he has to be a lawyer and a brother at the same time. Chris tells him that feelings cannot get in the way of the law. Just then the district attorney shows up. When he sees Michael he is outraged. Michael admits that he was asking Chris to postpone the hearing because he can't find Kevin. The district attorney asks to speak to Christine alone. The DA tells Chris he wants to make sure she knows he is the boss and what he says goes. "If Kevin doesn't show up you better throw the book at him," he says. After he leaves there's a knock at the door again.
Chris answers the door and it's Phyllis. "I never should have opened the door," Chris says. Phyllis tells her that she has to see her son.
Friday, April 16, 2004
Jack told Dru and Damon that the orchid project was dead. He insisted that it wasn't personal. They had no idea how hard he worked upstairs to keep Jabot going. It wasn't all about Dru's job or Damon's project. When they asked about Tuvia, Jack said it was holding on by a thread. He then told Damon to give his regards to his redheaded friend and left the lab. Dru turned on Damon in a rage and accused him of endangering both their jobs by his liaison with Phyllis. Damon reminded her that he'd said from the beginning that he didn't want to be involved in corporate politics. What he did in his personal life was his own business. Furthermore, he wasn't finished with the orchid project yet.
At Christine's apartment, Phyllis and Christine bickered over Phyllis's desire to see Daniel. Phyllis blamed Christine because she'd lost custody of him in the first place. During the course of their argument, Christine encouraged Phyllis to threaten her, since that would give her a legal reason to make sure Phyllis didn't come near any of them. She had work to do and she was tired; she asked Phyllis to please leave. She'd talk to Daniel and Danny about what Phyllis wanted, because when Phyllis wasn't being her own worst enemy, Christine actually hoped she and Daniel could work out their relationship. After directing a few more insults at Christine, Phyllis finally walked out with the promise that she'd be back.
At Crimson Lights, Daniel wasn't happy when Danny brought up the possibility of his seeing his mother. He just wanted to spend his time in Genoa City with his dad and his Aunt Gina. As the two argued, Raul came up to introduce himself to Danny on the basis of their mutual friendship with Lauren. Daniel took the opportunity to walk back to Christine's, then Raul told Danny all about Brittany. He was worried about her state of mind and didn't want her to give up her dreams of singing. Danny finally said he'd try to talk to Brittany the next morning at the loft and see if he could be of any help.
Bobby came to see Brittany, but she refused to talk about singing. When she expressed how tired she was of friends telling her what to do or how to feel, Bobby said she was right. No one needed friends to try to pull them out of a bad time. Therefore he was leaving. Brittany apologized and said she didn't mean to drive him away, but Bobby just said for her to give him a call sometime and let him know how she was, then he walked out.
Larry directed Nikki and Sharon to a sewer drain close to the Lakeside Bar, which is where he'd dumped Cameron's body. The three of them fended off rats, filth, and an awful stench to go into the sewer tunnels and look for the corpse. Nikki faltered several times and threw up, but Sharon insisted they keep looking. They finally found the sheet-wrapped body, ran the rats away, and Larry pulled back the sheet. Sharon screamed and fainted in Nikki's arms.