Ashley and Brad talked at the spa about the suspicions Jack had earlier expressed. Ashley wondered if Brad was trying to manipulate her by threatening to give her less time with Abby if she didn't cut back her workload. She also accused him of deliberately manipulating Jill to get information that would benefit Newman. Brad denied everything and warned Ashley that Jack was the one who was manipulating her. Ashley seemed skeptical, noticing changes in Brad's behavior. Brad insisted that he was just trying to ensure that Ashley had the same opportunity to enjoy time with Abby that he'd experienced when he was between jobs.
Lily went to the courthouse to try to persuade Christine to let her testify on Daniel's behalf. Christine told hersaid that as much as she'd like to question Lily on the stand, it would jeopardize Lily's own case, and Michael would be furious. Daniel convinced Lily that he was fine, so she finally left before the trial resumed.
At the Winters' Winteres' house, Dru and Neil were shocked to find Devon's mother there. When she went to change into some clothes that Dru had put aside for donation, Devon reminded them that they'd once given him a chance to turn his life around. All he was asking was the same for his mother. If she could spend a little more time with him, he might be able to persuade her to go into rehab.
Dru and Neil appeared to be wavering when Yolanda came backreturned into to the room. She thanked them for allowing her a place to clean up and for the clothes, but she insisted that she was leaving. After she was gone, Devon stormed off to his room. Before they could follow him, Lily came returned home. Dru demanded to know where she'd been, and Lily told her parents she needed to tell them something that wasn't going to make them happy with her.
As the hearing resumed, Glenn Richards questioned Daniel, making it look like he habitually drank to try to manage his anger. He also questioned how Daniel could say he was both unconscious in the back seat and would never have allowed Cassie to drive, then turn around and say that he'd seen Cassie driving just before the accident. In the middle of the examination, Nick stood and asked Sharon to leave with him. Reluctantly, Sharon followed him, while the judge watched them with a thoughtful expression. Daniel insisted that he'd never driven his car drunk and never would have. That was why he'd gone to sleep it off in the back seat. He'd never given permission to Cassie to drive his car, but he knew she'd been driving.
After the judge decided they would resume the next day and left the courtroom, Phyllis assured Daniel that he'd done fine in his testimony. After Daniel left, Katherine approached Christine's table. She said that she'd never presume to tell Christine how to do her job, but she felt like it might be best for Daniel to change his plea. Phyllis exploded, telling Katherine that it was none of her business, and she didn't want to hear any of that.
Phyllis left the courtroom in a rage, and Christine told Katherine she wasn't going to change her defense of Daniel. Once Katherine left, Paul showed Christine the notes he'd been going over. He wanted to know exactly what Lily had heard Cassie say on the night of the party. While they were talking, Drucilla called Christine and told hersaid she'd better not try to make her Drucilla's daughter testify on Daniel's behalf. Drucilla wouldn't allow it.
Lily couldn't believe her mother had called Christine, and as she was arguing with her parents, Christine and Paul arrived. The Winters Winterses let Paul ask Lily exactly what Cassie had said on the night of the wreck, and Lily said that Cassie had said she'd make sure Daniel got home okay. Paul pointed out that the first time, she'd said Cassie said Daniel would be okay. Lily said that Sierra and Devon had also been there when she had talked to Cassie and could back her up. Paul wondered why they'd lied to him about that night, and Lily said everyone had been afraid they would get in trouble for what had happened to Cassie. Christine turned to Dru and said that she surely wouldn't stop Devon from testifying and telling the truth.
When Sharon and Nick got home, Sharon asked if he was ever going to say anything again. Nick wondered what she wanted him to say. Sharon said that he should be satisfied because; hadn't he had gotten what he'd wanted in the courtroom? . Nick said that it seemed that way, but he looked troubled.
Michael reflected on having seen "Sheila" in the institution in California. When Lauren came walked over and tore into him for investigating her past and going to see Sheila, Michael calmed her down. He told her that Sheila had voluntarily turned herself in. She was under twenty-four-hour supervision, and she was heavily sedated. There was no way she was ever going to escape again. Lauren's long nightmare was over. Flooded with relief, Lauren embraced Michael, told him that she loved him, and said that for the first time in years, she didn't feel afraid.
Scott continued to tutor "Brenda," who was Sheila in disguise. Sheila questioned how things were going with his mother's situation, and Scott said they'd worked that out. If his mother wanted a private wedding without him there, he accepted it. Sheila then began to plant doubts in his head about Michael, encouraging his anxiety that there might be something about his future stepfather that Lauren didn't want him to know. The two agreed to meet again the next morning to discuss her "stolen baby" story in more detail.
When Scott went to take a shower and get ready for a date, Sheila researched Michael on the Internet and started getting information about his criminal past. She couldn't believe that Lauren thought he was the man of her dreams, and she vowed that Michael had better do nothing to hurt her "little Scotty."
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Mac has had lunch with Katherine and expresses expressed her confusion towards J.T. Katherine has had an idea. She tells told Mac to call J.T. and invite him and Brittany over to her house.
Brittany tells told J.T. how much she is was going to miss him when she is was gone. She says said he is was her best friend. J.T. confides confided in Brittany and tells herthat he's he was not sure if Mac will would ever take him back. Brittany says said before he knows knew it, Mac will would call. The phone ringsrang.
Devon is was unhappy to hear that he must needed to testify for Daniel. Michael tells said him that if Daniel had needed to testify on Devon's behalf, wouldn't Devon would probably want him to do it? When
Devon testifies testified, D.A. Richards introduces introduced himself to Devon and asks asked him a few questions. Then he asks asked Devon his name. Because Devon can't couldn't remember, Mr. Richards tries tried to say how the memory can could play tricks on you.
Nick goes went to see Alice to talk to her about Cassie. He wants wanted to know some things about Cassie that he had never heard before. Alice tells told him about a time that her perfume bottle was had been broken and how Alice's mother had tried to cover it up. Cassie had to make sure that Alice knew that she was the one who had broke broken it. Cassie had always had to be honest. Nick is was happy to hear something new about Cassie. He thanks thanked Alice and returns returned home.
Sharon is was upset to find that Nick has had left town again. Brad comes stopped by the Newman Ranch to ask Sharon how she is was doing. Sharon tells told him about Nick and that she's she was worried about having to testify at the trial.
Chris is was happy to she Sharon come intoenter the courtroom. She asks asked her Sharon to take the witness stand.
Sheila "Brenda" asks asked Scott how his date wenthad gone. He says said not so well. He is was excited to talk more about the story. Sheila tells told Scott more about the horrible woman who had stole stolen the nurse's baby. She says said that the nurse had ended up in an insane asylum. Scott has had an idea where the son ends ended up a doctor and finds found the nurse there.
Lauren wakes woke up from having a horrible nightmare about Sheila. She tells told Michael that she wants wanted to go see her Sheila for herself. Michael says said he will would go with her. Scott calls called, and Lauren happily invites invited him to her wedding. He wants wanted to come seevisit her in Genoa City right away. She agreesagreed.
Sheila comes backreturned to Scott's to seeand saw him smiling from ear to ear. She wonders wondered why he's he was so happy. He tells told her that his mother wants wanted him at the wedding, and she has had invited him to come visit Genoa City.
Friday, August 19, 2005
After getting J.T. and Brittany to the Chancellor estate, Mac listened with surprise as Katherine pitched an idea to them. Rather than staying at the loft, they should be her guests. Her security was on patrol of the grounds twenty-four hours a day, and the police could be posted at the gate to keep away intruders. Brittany and her baby would be much safer there than at the loft. Brittany was resistant to the idea at first, but when Katherine and J.T. went into the kitchen to pour them all some lemonade, Mac told Brit she thought it was the best solution.
When Brittany said that Mac had her own reasons for wanting them there, Mac agreed that she'd like to spend more time with J.T. However, she had no idea where things were going with them. When Brittany found out that J.T. had told Katherine he was ready to move in if Brittany changed her mind, Brittany agreed to Katherine's plan. As she and Katherine went upstairs to pick out her bedroom, Katherine looked back to see J.T. embrace Mac and tell her that it was about time they were roommates again.
Gloria arrived at Michael's apartment, ready to do battle with him and with Lauren. She said that Lauren was making a big mistake by having a small wedding without family and friends present. Gloria was startled when Lauren agreed to the big wedding they'd been planning. In fact, Lauren even wanted to add another person to the guest list: her son Scott would be attending. Gloria wondered why Lauren had changed her mind, and Lauren said it was Michael who'd made it all possible. Later, when they were alone, Lauren nestled into Michael's arms and thanked him for the new peace of mind he'd brought tocreated in her life. She was excited about finally getting to spend time with her son in Genoa City.
In Toronto, Sheila was dismayed to hear that Scott would have to postpone work on their collaborative novel so that he could go to Genoa City. She hated losing the momentum they had. Scott agreed that it was an untimely interruption, but his mother's wedding was more important, as was the chance to spend a significant amount of time with his mother. He was not only excited about getting to go to the city where he'd been born, but he wanted to become better acquainted with Michael, too. Sheila agreed that family came should be first and began packing her things, covering up how upset she was at this the change in plans. Scott told her that he had a solution. Why didn't -- she come could go to Genoa City with him? . That way, they could continue to work while he spent time with his family.
Christine called Sharon back to the witness stand and established that Sharon hadn't always known what Cassie was doing. While Sharon admitted that Cassie had just begun showing the first signs of typical teenage rebellion, Sharon drew the line at the idea of Cassie driving a car that night. Christine said that the trouble with teenagers was that they drew their own lines. Glenn Richards and Christine then presented their closing arguments. Richards mocked Daniel's attempt to place Cassie in the driver's seat that night.
Christine admitted to the judge that she had a personal relationship with Daniel, and pleaded with him to let reasonable doubt favor Daniel's assertion that Cassie had been driving the car. After the judge left to deliberate in his chambers, Phyllis congratulated Christine on her closing remarks. Christine quietly told Daniel that they were going to need a miracle. And Sharon looked at her watch with frustration, wondering where Nick was, before she left the courtroom.
Back at home after having seen Alice in Madison, Nick stared at pictures of Cassie and longed to be with his daughter again. He then imagined Cassie coming walking through the front door, promising that she was home and wasn't going anywhere. In a series of poignant fantasies, Nick imagined Cassie going to her prom, wearing her cap and gown on graduation day, going off to live in a dorm at college, and finally coming walking down the stairs, dressed as a bride on her wedding day. In each scene, Cassie hugged her father and expressed her love and happiness.
After his visions faded, Nick said that it wasn't fair that they would never share all those moments because of what Daniel had taken from them. Then he heard Cassie's dying words repeat over and over: "Don't blame Daniel. It wasn't his fault. It was me." Nick left the house and later, on the grounds of the Newman estate, began using a shovel to dig up something.