Nikki told Paul she wanted him to do everything he could to find the younger brother of Joshua Casein, whose name was Charles Robert Casein. Paul told her that J.T. was helping him, and she could get in touch with him at his new office. After Nikki left, Lynne told Paul that she'd coordinate the move, but then she needed to visit family in Kansas. Paul worried about sharing an office with Michael, and Lynne pointed out that he'd also be sharing space with Christine. If he and Michael didn't get along, however, they could just move Williams Investigations again.
Michael expressed his concerns about his mother and brother to Lauren. She said that John Abbott was able to take care of himself, and if Gloria was using him, he'd figure it out. As for Kevin, Michael needed to have more faith in his brother. Michael said that what happened at the rec center was too coincidental to be real, and Victor was suspicious about it, too.
Gloria told Kevin that Michael had shared all of Kevin's wrongdoings with her. When Kevin said that no one should mess with him, she said that he was scaring her. He was starting to sound like his stepfather, Tom. Kevin said for her never to compare him to Tom again. Gloria said that she believed he was really trying to turn over a new leaf. She was doing the same thing with John. She had high hopes for both of them.
When Michael came home, he made it clear to Kevin that he knew how things had gone down at the rec center. Maybe Kevin hadn't meant for that punk to drug Lily and things had gotten out of hand, but Kevin and Daniel had set the whole thing up in the first place. The Winters were not stupid. Sooner or later they'd figure it out for themselves. Kevin was angry that Michael didn't seem to be on his side. Michael said that he'd always been on his side, but if Kevin pulled one more stupid stunt, he was kicking him out just as he had Gloria.
At Crimson Lights, Lily and Devon talked about their new relationship. Lily felt like Devon was a brother to her, and she hoped that soon they'd both be going to the same school. Devon wasn't sure he could cut the harder classes at Walnut Grove, but Lily believed in him. While they were talking, Kevin came in and the press expressed their desire to interview Genoa City's newest hero. Lily looked uncomfortable as she watched the reporters talk to Kevin.
Dru defended her desire to foster Devon. He needed more attention and guidance than he could get in a lockdown facility, and she didn't understand what Neil had against the boy. He was obviously a good person and had done a lot to turn things around in his life. Neil said that Dru didn't have to lose touch with him. She could still mentor him. But she was over-identifying with him, and he wasn't sure it was a good idea to have a boy his age under the same roof as Lily. Besides, he wasn't sure Dru was such a good role model for Devon when Neil himself couldn't even trust her.
J.T. and Brittany went undercover at Fenmore's to try to figure out how merchandise was leaving the lingerie department. As Brittany pretended to shop, one of the sales associates approached her. When Brittany said she didn't think she could afford all the things she was picking out for her honeymoon, the woman offered to take $250 for nearly a thousand dollars worth of merchandise and let Brit walk out the door. Brittany alerted J.T., who got the saleswoman to repeat her offer to him while he taped it. He then showed her Paul's business card, letting her know that she'd been busted.
When Phyllis told Damon about her concerns regarding the relationship between Daniel and Alex, Damon told her that if she was worried, she shouldn't back off. She needed to make sure that Daniel had nothing to do with such a bad influence. Phyllis said it was hard for her to know how to handle things because she was new at motherhood. But she realized that Damon couldn't understand either, since he'd never been a father. Damon broke down, confessing that he'd once had a son, a beautiful young boy like Daniel. He was supposed to be looking after him, but his son had died in his arms. Phyllis embraced Damon while he cried.
Friday, September 3, 2004
Neil is upset with Dru because she did not tell him about her intention to foster Devon without his consent. Neil says that Drucilla has dangled a carrot in front of Devon's face and now they have to take it away. Neil says that they don't have time to deal with raising another child, they have Lily to think about. Drucilla says that if Neil doesn't want to be a foster parent to Devon, he can deal with the situation. She has a business trip to go on. She wants no part of this tragedy.
Jill wonders why Jack is roaming around Jabot. Jack says that he was just stopping in to warn her about getting too close to Elliot on a personal level. Jill assures Jack that she will be fine. She believes in keeping her friends close and her enemies closer. Just then, Brad, Ashley and John come in the office for a meeting. Ashley tells Jill that they have decided to cut Jill's men's line. Jill believes it is a personal attack. John tries to convince her that it was a mutual decision to put the money for the line into products that were selling better. Jill says that she has to go talk to all her clients, and she's sure they will be thanking them for cutting the line.
Paul is shocked to hear that J.T. and Brittany have already caught an employee stealing for the company and that they have it on tape. Paul tells J.T. that his check is in the mail, and although he knows that J.T. is in school right now, he is sure that he will have more jobs for J.T. shortly. After Paul thanks Brittany and J.T. and leaves, Brittany begs J.T. to stand up at her wedding. She asks him to help her plan the wedding. J.T. wants to know why Bobby doesn't help. Brittany says that Bobby is too busy with the club to help make wedding plans. J.T. finally agrees and tells Brittany that he never believed things would be this way someday. He remembers when he used to let her borrow his crayons when they were kids. J.T. says it's a lot harder being her friend now. They flirt a little, and Brittany tells J.T. to stop. J.T. jokes that they go to the video store to rent the Godfather movie to get some ideas for her wedding.
The media talks to Kevin about saving Lily. He's a hero. Although Lily feels uncomfortable about it, she agrees to stand by Kevin in a picture. Kevin talks about his life in Detroit, and the media reporter leaves telling Kevin he has a great human interest piece to write. Lily tells Devon she feels strange thinking that she owes Kevin something. Devon suggests they leave, and Lily says they don't have to do that for her. Devon says that's what family does for each other.
Daniel sees Alex walk by the window at the coffeehouse. When Devon asks Daniel where he's going, Daniel says he has to go see a man about a dog. Alex tells Daniel that Kevin's a hero now, but he won't be for long. When Daniel tells Alex that he needs to leave before somebody sees him and that he also needs to lay off, Alex threatens that he will be back soon.
Phyllis apologizes to Damon for assuming he didn't know anything about being a parent. Damon tells Phyllis that his son would have been 16 now too, and he hates himself, and sometimes he even hates Phyllis for having a son when his is dead. The boy's name was Elias, and he loved riding horses. Damon says that one day they left him alone, and some boys were teasing Elias. Damon thought they were just kids, but when they got a little mean with Elias he tried to put them in their place. The boys followed Damon, his wife Adrian, and their son Elias. In the car, they drove by and shot his son. Damon says the bullet was meant for him. As his child lay in his arms, Damon tried to be strong, but Elias knew Damon was just as vulnerable as him. Elias told Damon he was proud to have gotten right back on that horse when she knocked him down, and then died in his arms. Damon says he will never be the same since that happened. He turned into someone else, someone bent on revenge. If he ever saw that boy again, he would turn into someone evil, someone he never wanted Phyllis to see. Although the killer had been convicted and was in jail, that wasn't enough for Damon. Meanwhile, a cop calls a deputy from jail and talks about a killer being set free -- Elias's killer.