Kevin and Mac presented their idea for buying Crimson Lights to Nick and Sharon. Nick seemed impressed by their research, but Sharon said even if Crimson Lights was for sale, she had reservations about selling it to Kevin. The people in Genoa City had a long memory. Kevin said it was his chance to prove that he'd changed and become a responsible citizen. After they left, Kevin and Mac agreed that there was a lot of tension between Nick and Sharon, and they weren't sure the Newmans were going to sell the coffeehouse to them.
Sharon told Nick that she didn't want to sell Crimson Lights. It was the place where they'd met and where Nick had proposed to her. All their memories were tied up there, including how much Cassie had loved the place. It was where her friends still went. For Sharon, losing the coffeehouse would be losing a last tie to their daughter.
Nick said all he could think of was the last time he'd seen Cassie there, when she'd sneaked out of the hospital and collapsed after trying to see Daniel. Sharon said she understood, but if he didn't care about his job at Newman, and he didn't care about Crimson Lights, she wondered what he did care about. Nick wondered if she still blamed him for letting Cassie go out that night. Sharon denied it, but she couldn't really meet his eyes, and Nick left.
When John got home, Michael said that he needed to talk to John about something, but John insisted that Michael leave. He said he needed to talk privately to his wife. Michael left, but he warned Gloria that it would still have to be dealt with. After Michael was gone, John told Gloria that Tom had gone to see him.
With Tom's warning phone call ringing in her ears, Gloria said nothing and let John do all the talking. John had believed Tom's version of things -- that Gloria had never known Tom was in town because Michael and Kevin had been covering for him. Gloria asked John to understand that Kevin and Michael had suffered abuse, too, and had only been protecting her. John disagreed and told Gloria the rest of his news.
Gloria was genuinely shocked to hear that Tom was the man Ashley had been seeing. She agreed that he'd been using Ashley to get information about her or perhaps had even wanted Ashley's money. John said that what Michael had done was unforgivable. Maybe Kevin had been traumatized by Tom's return, but Michael had enabled Tom to get close to Ashley. He wondered what would have happened if Tom had hurt her, or worse, had hurt Abby.
John asked why Michael had gone there that night, and Gloria lied and said they'd wanted to ask John if they could have Michael and Lauren's wedding in the Abbott home. John said that Michael was no longer welcome in his house. After John went upstairs to change out of his business suit, Gloria whispered that Tom hadn't destroyed her marriage; he'd saved it.
At the club spa, Tom sat down to have a drink with the disguised Sheila. He told her that he'd taken care of his problem. Sheila was uncomfortable when Michael entered and confronted Tom, afraid that he might recognize her. However, Michael barely gave her a glance, taking Tom aside to tell him that he hadn't talked to John yet, but he still intended to. Tom said it was too late. He'd sacrificed his interest in Ashley so that he could tell John himself. Only he'd made Gloria look innocent and Michael look like the villain.
As Sheila listened, Michael told Tom that he hadn't won. There was a lot about himself that Michael had suppressed over the years, and Tom was about to find out how dangerous he could be. After Michael walked out, Tom told Sheila that Michael had just declared war on him. Sheila assured Tom that he wasn't alone; Tom had an ally in her, and she would put her dollars on them winning.
Dru called Neil to tell him that Lily had been enrolled in her new boarding school in New Hampshire. When she found out that Yolanda had overdosed and Neil was at the hospital with Devon, Dru wanted to talk to Devon. Neil couldn't find him because Devon had disobeyed Olivia and gone into Yolanda's room, where he promised his unconscious mother that he was going to stay by her side and help her break her drug habit.
When Neil and Olivia made him leave the room, Devon passionately argued that he should be by his mother's side. Olivia and Neil finally agreed to let him sit by his mother, but they went back with him. When Yolanda woke up and figured out where she was, she became violent, wanting to get out of the hospital. Orderlies had to restrain Yolanda while an upset Devon looked on.
Jack and Phyllis went to see an apartment that she was thinking of renting. Jack tried to talk her out of it, saying that she could find a better place. Phyllis reminded him that she didn't have a job and had nearly gone through her savings. Jack said that she and Daniel should remain at the Abbott house for a few months until she got back on her feet financially.
Phyllis disagreed, saying that she needed to get Daniel moved into a permanent place before he started the year at his new school. Jack wondered if that was Phyllis' way of breaking away from him. Phyllis denied it, but while she was writing a check to her new landlord, Jack quietly left. Phyllis was stunned to realize that he was gone.
Thursday, September 8, 2005
Gloria told Ashley that the same Tom that Ashley had been seeing was her ex-husband. Ashley couldn't believe she had befriended him and was even more surprised when she learned Michael had known about Tom. Michael revealed to Kevin that Tom had gotten the upper hand with John. Michael was furious that Tom would always have control over them if they didn't tell the truth about what he was doing to Gloria.
Sheila, disguised as Jennifer, joined Tom at the bar. She listened to Tom gripe about Michael, Kevin, and Lauren. Sheila caught on and said he couldn't sit back and let people keep him miserable, saying that he had to hurt them back. Tom stated that they seemed to have a lot in common then prepared for the worst when he saw Ashley enter. Ashley walked up and slapped him across the face. Sheila took Tom back to her motel room so they could get better acquainted. Sheila surprised Tom when she pulled off her wig.
Victoria revealed to Nick that Seasons was going to be on the shelf in time for the holidays. Nick was impressed, and she stated that half the credit was due to Brad, who was exactly the kind of guy he wanted on her team. At the coffeehouse, Sharon had a fantasy that Cassie was with her, and they talked about going school shopping. Sharon snapped back to reality when Brad entered and sat with her. He told her about the Seasons launch, and Sharon told Brad about the offer they had gotten to buy the coffeehouse.
Phyllis took Daniel to their new apartment. The whole place was exquisitely decorated. Phyllis was shocked until she saw Jack, who said that the manager had let him in earlier. Phyllis couldn't thank Jack enough, and Daniel was ecstatic about his new room and thanked Jack for the gesture. Daniel left to give them alone time. Phyllis and Jack kissed, which led to making love.
Friday, September 9, 2005
Due to CBS Sports coverage of the US Open tennis tournament, the entire CBS Daytime lineup (The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, As the World Turns, and Guiding Light) was preempted.
Regular broadcasting resumed on Monday and picked up where Thursday's shows concluded. There were no "lost" episodes as a result of the preemption.