At Newman Enterprises, Phyllis and Dru got suspicious about the other's involvement in their professional misfires. Phyllis couldn't find her important back-up disk and accused Dru of taking it. Dru found out that Mr. Waverly's appointment was canceled and accused Phyllis of posing as her "assistant" to ruin her meeting. The two exchanged a few more threats before Phyllis went home to work. Damon showed up, and both of them apologized for their last fight. When Damon pointed out that Daniel was manipulating her, Phyllis insisted she didn't care. She had her baby back. Damon could never know what it was like to lose a child. Damon appeared to know more about it than she realized, but instead of answering questions about his secretive past, he went upstairs to bed with Phyllis.
Elliot Hampton went to see Katherine at the Chancellor house to question whether she'd lost faith in him. When Katherine said she thought he was doing a good job at Chancellor Industries, Elliot said it didn't appear that way, considering how Jill was asking so many questions. Without showing any lack of faith in Elliot, Katherine was supportive of Jill. Since the company would be half hers one day, it was only natural that she would be curious about it.
At Marilyn's, Angelo received a call from an old mob friend, Mo, who offered him a job. A certain lady executive named Jill Abbott was sticking her nose where it didn't belong and needed to be leaned on. Angelo said he was no longer in that business and hung up. He told Bobby about the call, since he knew Bobby had a friend named Jill, and Bobby left the club while Angelo shook his head over all the problems Bobby's lady friends caused.
Jack continued to help Jill scrutinize the paperwork from Chancellor Industries. Although there was so solid proof, Elliot's contract, with its golden parachute, several offshore accounts, and some creative bookkeeping that made the company look like it had assets it didn't have were all very suspicious. While the two pondered what to do, Jill said they couldn't tell Katherine. Feeling like the company had been jeopardized while she was drinking might send her mother back to the bottle. They received a visit from Bobby, who wanted to talk to Jill alone. Jill said she had no secrets from Jack. Bobby told her that someone unsavory was planning to teach her a little lesson about minding her own business.
Things were hopping at the rec center. Cassie got Victor to go downstairs, where Lily was still unconscious and convulsing. Sierra had called 911, and everyone tried to determine what had happened. After hearing some of the details, Victor looked at Kevin and told him he'd done his good deed for the day; he might have kept Lily from being raped. Alerted by Lauren that something was going on downstairs and Kevin was missing, Michael arrived with a suspicious look at his brother. After Lily was taken to the hospital, Kevin had a private chat with Daniel, furious that Alex had given Lily drugs. Daniel said that hadn't been part of the plan. However, Kevin was a hero so he had nothing to complain about. Michael interrupted their chat, surprised to find out that Kevin and Daniel were friends. He clearly was not as convinced as everyone else that this was all coincidence. When Kevin walked away in disgust, Michael watched as J.T. gave Kevin a semi-apology.
Michael found Lauren and, with Christine looking on, asked if he'd done what he was supposed to. When Chris questioned him, Michael said that Lauren thought Christine was getting a little too close to her ex-husband Paul. Lauren walked away from them, saying it was time she found Paul. Maybe they could take a little nap or something. Christine and Michael exchanged a look of distaste at Lauren's words.
A stranger (played by Colby from CBS's "Survivor" in a walk-on appearance) was flirting with Brittany until she turned around and he saw her scar. He made a hasty exit. Brittany's day was further ruined when she overheard Mac and J.T. talking and flirting. At J.T.'s urging, Mac agreed that, in spite of Raul's warnings, she would like to go out with J.T. again.
As Nick was leaving the rec center, he stopped to talk to Victor, asking if he knew where Nikki was. Victor said he really didn't care at that point. Nick reminded his father that even if he didn't understand how upset Nikki was about Abby, Victor was responsible for her happiness. Victor thanked Nick for being there and for talking to him about Nikki.
In the office, Nikki insisted that Paul tell her what he knew about Josh's disappearance and how it might be linked to the skeleton. Although Paul felt that Nikki should be talking to a professional, he finally said that the boy who'd died had been shot. Nikki walked away, immersed in memories of her birthday party. When her father had shown up and began drinking, everyone left except her best friend. Her father had passed out on the couch. Nikki let Joshua hold one of her earrings, making him promise to give it back later. She asked if he wanted to see something really scary, then took a gun from the top of her father's closet. Nikki remembered the two of them playing cops and robbers. Joshua wanted to be the robber, but Nikki held tightly to the gun. As he tried to take it away from her, it went off, waking her father. Nikki turned to Paul, having a total meltdown, sobbing as she said she hadn't realized the gun was loaded. She'd killed her best friend.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Jill freaks out upon hearing that someone is after her. Bobby says he will take care of it. Jack thinks that he has a better way to deal with the situation. He says they should go straight to the top, skip the middle man. Jill still can't believe that he would stoop to something like this. Jack suggests it's because Elliot is guilty. Jill calls Elliot Hampton and tells him that maybe she was being too hasty with him. Elliot suggests they discuss over dinner. Jill agrees.
Kevin goes up to Lauren and says everyone is treating him differently now and it's strange. He offers to celebrate over dinner, but Lauren says she can't do that. Paul shares with Lauren the latest news about Nikki. Nikki and Paul discuss the case further and Nikki realizes that her father had told her to forget that it ever happened. Nikki wonders how her secret had changed her over her life. She can't believe she had killed her best friend. She wonders who she is anymore. Paul suggests again that they go to a psychologist but Nikki won't have it.
Michael and Lauren have lunch together and Michael brings up the idea that maybe Kevin set up the situation with Lily to make him look like a hero. Lauren says that makes her feel differently, but Michael warns them not to jump to conclusions. Michael wonders how Lauren feels about him. Is she using him to make Paul jealous? If they are only friends, maybe they should break up. Lauren kisses Michael.
Phyllis calls out for Daniel. The coast is clear, Daniel's not home. She asks Damon if he's hungry and says the only thing they have to eat is whatever Victoria has left behind. Damon wonders why Victor and Phyllis didn't get along. Phyllis says maybe it's because they were both after the same man. As the two sit down Daniel comes home. He is unhappy to see Damon there. Daniel says if its okay for Damon to be there, it had better be okay for him to bring girls home too. Damon says that Daniel is not an adult and he should treat adults with respect. Phyllis tells Damon to lay low. Daniel tells them he was at the Rec Center party and they missed all the excitement. He talks about what happened to Lily. Damon is surprised that Daniel doesn't seem upset at all that Lily is in the hospital. Daniel doesn't like the way Damon is talking to him and Phyllis stays on Daniel's side. She tells Damon that she is the parent.
Dru and Neil go running into the hospital to find Lily. Olivia stops them and Dru is hysterical. Olivia explains that Lily is in somewhat of a "coma" and they don't know what will bring her out of it because they don't know what kind of drug she was given. Dru can't believe that Devon, Cassie and Sierra couldn't have done anything about the situation until it was too late. Devon explains to them that it was Kevin who saved Lily from being raped. Neil finds it hard to believe that Kevin saved Lily. Drucilla doesn't know if she could even forgive him. Just then, Kevin comes into the hospital with a worried look on his face.
Brittany thinks about the doctor telling her that part of her scar will always be there. J.T. sits by her and can tell something is wrong. She explains what happened earlier with a guy that flirted with her until he saw her scar and turned away. She realizes that the guy was a creep anyway. Brittany seems to be stronger now. J.T. tells her she has Bobby anyway. She realizes that's true.
Friday, August 27, 2004
Michael was not happy to walk into his apartment and find Gloria draped over the sofa reading a tabloid. She let him think she'd missed her flight, then she admitted that she was only staying in Genoa City because she'd had another offer of a place to live. Michael correctly surmised that she was moving in with her mystery boyfriend and began to berate her for her bad judgment. Goaded by his words, Gloria finally told him that the gentleman who had invited her to stay in his guest room was John Abbott. Michael was stunned and said he was going for fresh air. When he got back, he expected Gloria to tell him that this was a joke.
Kevin showed up at the hospital to check on Lily's condition. The doctors had explained that Lily had been given a date rape drug called GHB, and they were giving her medication to counteract its effects. So far, Lily had not regained consciousness. Neil and Drucilla were forced to express their gratitude to Kevin when the other teens told them that he'd been suspicious of the boy Lily was with and had found them in the elevator. Dru could barely tolerate Kevin's presence there, but Neil told Kevin he could stay. Kevin seemed to be genuinely worried about Lily's condition and aware of how much trouble his scheme might have caused.
Neil was also sympathetic to Devon's reaction to Lily's situation. Devon said he hadn't felt that way before; a sick feeling in his stomach. He said it wasn't a mushy feeling, but just a concern for her. Neil said all they could do was have hope. Devon said that hoping for the best outcome had never worked for him in the past. When Olivia told Dru and Neil they could see Lily in ICU, Neil told Devon to wait. He could see Lily later. Neil and Dru sat by their daughter's side. Dru begged for some sign that Lily could hear them, and Neil vowed to find whoever was responsible for doing this to her.
Victor was also upset about the Lily situation, which had marred the rec center's opening. It was a place where kids were supposed to feel safe. He left a message for Paul to call him so they could get to the bottom of who was responsible. He also talked to Sharon about it. Sharon admitted that she'd come to see him to speak on Nikki's behalf, at Nikki's request, but she didn't blame Nikki. She was very worried about her mother-in-law, who just wanted to be happy. Victor said he was worried about her, too. Their meeting was interrupted when Ashley called and asked to see him. Before Ashley could get there, Michael showed up. Victor told him something about the Lily incident didn't seem right. Before he could tell Michael his plans for getting to the bottom of it, Ashley arrived. Victor told Michael they'd talk later.
Ashley's visit to Victor was provoked by Brad, who'd called at work to see if she'd spoken to Victor yet. She told him how much pressure he was putting on her, but Brad insisted that Victor, not he, had created this situation. He told her that he'd never thought of taking Abby away permanently. Ashley said she'd talk to Victor. Brad ended the call when Jack showed up. Although Jack was sympathetic to Brad's feelings, he told him it had been a mistake to take Abby away overnight without telling Ashley where they were. Brad needed to realize that he was doing what Jack once did, letting his hatred for Victor make him do the wrong thing. He was giving Victor too much control. Brad said that he simply was not going to allow Victor any unsupervised time with Abby, and Ashley had to make a choice. When Jack asked what if she chose Victor, Brad said that he guessed then he'd know where he stood with his wife.
Ashley told Victor that Brad wasn't going to agree to unsupervised meetings, and she had to stand by her husband in spite of her feeling that Victor deserved time with Abby. Otherwise, it would mean the end of her marriage. Victor said he was willing to go to court, if that's what Brad wanted. Ashley said Brad wasn't worried about that, because he didn't think the courts would favor Victor in this situation. Victor came up with another solution. Why didn't Abby come to the rec center after school? She could take art classes and participate in other activities, then spend a little time with Victor afterward. Ashley thought it was a great idea, especially if it kept them out of court, but she wasn't sure Brad would go for it. Victor said that it was in Abby's best interest. She'd be enjoying herself doing other things as well as seeing him in a controlled environment. Ashley gratefully hugged Victor, thanking him for trying to make this work.
Paul wanted Nikki to seek some professional counseling for the turmoil caused by her memories of shooting Joshua. She wasn't responsible for his death. Nick Reed was, for leaving a gun where a five-year-old could find it. Nikki, still distraught, told Paul that she wasn't going crazy. She didn't want to see a psychiatrist. Paul tried to stop her when she left, but Nikki went to Marilyn's/Marsino's, blazing into Bobby's office and demanding to know what he'd been doing about the club. Bobby was put off by her questions, but realized something else was wrong. Nikki admitted that she'd discovered something very disturbing from her past. All she wanted to do was talk to Victor about it, but he was too wrapped up in his own life to listen to her. Worried about Nikki's state of mind, Bobby embraced her and assured her everything would be all right. Then he kissed her. He pulled back and said that he shouldn't have done that. Nikki said no, he shouldn't have.
Brittany was ready to leave the rec center, but J.T. was still chowing down on food. He had a conversation with Paul, in which Paul urged him to try harder to find out if Joshua had any living relatives and where they were. Later, Brittany told J.T. she didn't want to hear any more of his comments about Bobby, and J.T. said he was done. She'd made her choice. When Brittany asked if J.T. would help her plan her wedding, he declined, suggesting she talk to her mother. Brittany said that Anita was too busy at her club. But she and Bobby were going to make this work, especially Marilyn's. She was going to get back up on that stage at Marilyn's, and she and Bobby were going to turn it into a classy cabaret. J.T. didn't seem too impressed by Brittany's conviction.