Phyllis tells Nick that the pictures make it look like Sharon pulled Drucilla off the cliff in order to save herself. Nick thinks it's sick that the internet would post such photos. Phyllis says the only thing good out of it is that she can face Neil again.
Meanwhile, Neil accuses Sharon of being the person responsible for Dru's death. Sharon is confused and distraught. Sharon tells Brad that Neil was right, she was selfish, and she panicked. Brad tries to comfort her, saying that it was not her fault. He tells her that she didn't push Dru off the cliff. Dru would never want her taking responsibility for what happened. Victoria walks in, hearing them. She says that she can't imagine what Sharon is going through, knowing that Dru is dead because of Sharon. Sharon and Brad look at Victoria in surprise. Brad says that this was not Sharon's fault. Victoria apologizes, saying that it came out wrong. Victoria asks to speak to Brad about business. He appears frustrated that he has to leave Sharon alone in this state.
Lily cannot believe that her father is drinking again. Daniel tells her that it's true; the coffees Neil has been drinking are laced with alcohol. Lily wonders why Daniel didn't tell her. Daniel says it was because she's going through so much right now. When Colleen stops by, Lily is disgusted with Daniel and his secrets. When Colleen takes off for class, Lily tells Daniel to go with her. Colleen asks Daniel what is going on with Lily. Colleen can tell that Lily is furious with Daniel. Daniel tries to act as if it's nothing to do with him.
Lily confronts her father about his drinking. He says that he is strong, and he won't be drinking anymore. Lily thanks him for his strength to quit. Neil tells Lily that he loves her and wants to make sure that his family is okay. Lily hopes that her father is really going to be okay.
Daniel sees Amber at the coffeehouse, and admits that Lily found out about his porn addiction. First, Amber is freaked that Lily saw her picture before she took it down. Daniel says no, but Lily went to the site just long enough to find out what the site is about. Amber tells Daniel to cheer up, Lily will forgive him. Amber tells Daniel to go home and talk to Lily about it. Lily has bigger things to be upset about than what Daniel is looking at on the computer. She gives Daniel some suggestions on how to make Lily happy again.
Korbel tells Colleen that he has been offered a once in a lifetime opportunity in France. When class is over, Korbel tells Colleen that he needs to discuss work. He says that he hasn't decided yet what he wants to do. He doesn't want to leave Colleen. Colleen says that a long distance relationship can't work. She's done it before, and it lasted with J.T. about 5 minutes. Colleen thinks that maybe with Korbel things could be different.
Lily admits to Colleen that she found out about Daniel looking at porn. She's worried because the site was a place where people tried to meet up. Colleen says that maybe Daniel is telling the truth and he has stopped looking at the site. Lily says that she needs to know if he is being straight with her. Lily figures out that if Daniel paid to join the site, the credit card payment would be on the statement. Lily goes to the web site and checks out the customer service information. She finds out that Daniel had indeed purchased a subscription to Strangers by Night. Neil comes by and can tell that Lily is angry about something. Neil says that he is supposed to be the one looking out for her. Lily says that they can look out for each other. Lily says that she is scared. She lost her mom, she's worried she could lose Neil if he starts drinking, and she's worried that she could lose her husband too.
Phyllis gloats that she's not the responsible for Drucilla's death. Sharon can't believe Phyllis would stoop so low.
Jack angrily goes to Brad when he finds out that Brad has purchased property at Clear Springs. Then, Jack tells Nick and Phyllis about it. They realize that this means they may have to hire lawyers. Jack says they need to put a stop to Brad Carlton for good. They wonder about if they can get Brad for fraud or breach of contract, considering that Brad had insider information about the Clear Springs project.
Nick tries to talk to Victoria about the Clear Springs project. Nick says that he's betting that Victoria didn't know about Brad purchasing the properties. Victoria tells Nick to go back to Jack and tell him that his mission to soften her up has failed. Nick tells Phyllis that he'd bet that Brad purchased Clear Springs on his own, without Victoria's knowledge. Phyllis suggests talking to Brad herself. Phyllis goes to Brad, says there are many ways to fight him besides blackmail. Brad says that if she wants to tell Victoria about Sharon and him, to go ahead. Phyllis says that she doesn't have to, he just did.
When Brad sees Colleen, he gets angry when Colleen mentions Korbel. Victoria says that Colleen won't be able to work on the project, because they won't have Korbel and Colleen working together. Brad tells Colleen that he will never condone the relationship. Colleen leaves.
Colleen goes to see Korbel. She tells him to take the job, she's going with him.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Jack was a little concerned when Sharon didn't answer his calls. Sharon didn't want to talk to anyone because she was still too upset about the photos making her look responsible for Dru's death. However, when Nick arrived with Noah, Sharon answered the door. Noah was upset because he thought the locked door indicated that something was wrong. Nick and Sharon waited until Noah went upstairs to talk about how their son was doing. Nick admitted that he'd had to sleep on the floor next to Noah's bed because Noah couldn't sleep through the night. Sharon wondered if therapy was making him worse instead of better. Later, when Noah came downstairs, Sharon encouraged Nick to take Summer to work. She needed some time alone with Noah. She told Jack the same thing when he called to check on them.
Victoria walked in just as Phyllis made a comment to Brad about Brad and Sharon. She wanted to know what they were talking about, and Phyllis made a quick exit. Brad said that Phyllis was just trying to cause trouble. When Victoria pressured him, he said that he'd met with Sharon at her house the day before the board vote. Sharon had wanted to persuade him to vote Jack's way. Victoria pointed out that Sharon must have been persuasive, and Brad insisted that he'd only voted against Nikki to push his own agenda regarding his ownership of the houses in Clear Springs.
Later, Victoria went to talk to Phyllis, saying they needed to separate business from family. At that moment, she wanted Phyllis to tell her the truth sister-in-law to sister-in-law. Was there anything going on between Brad and Sharon? Phyllis said that Victoria should discuss those issues with Brad. Victoria convinced herself that Brad was telling her the truth, especially when he didn't waver under Jack's pressure in a meeting later. Brad said he wasn't going to back down from the position that he, Victoria, and Nikki had taken on Clear Springs.
Jack was meeting with Phyllis when Nick arrived. He said that he was concerned about Noah, who was with Sharon. When Jack wanted to go check on them, Nick said they needed time alone. Jack gave in to Nick's argument. He told Phyllis and Nick he might have a way around Brad's latest move. With imminent domain, they could force the sale of the properties by proving it was for the public good. The best way to make that happen was to get Jack elected.
Noah woke up from a nap because he had a nightmare about Abby. He wanted to call her, and Sharon said they didn't have her new phone number in L.A. They could probably get it from Brad though. Noah said no, he wanted Jack to come over and bring the number. Sharon called Jack, who came right over. He called Ashley in L.A., who put Abby on the phone for Noah. Later, when Noah fell asleep again, Jack told Sharon that she and Noah brought out the best in him. He no longer wanted to wait. Sharon looked dazed when Jack suggested they get married right then.
Victoria was touched when Brad gave her a gift box full of products so she could pamper herself. They agreed to meet up later for a romantic night at home. But Victoria got a call from J.T., who asked her to meet him at Crimson Lights. Victoria arrived there later with a look of apprehension. Had J.T. found out something about Brad? J.T. admitted that he'd uncovered something between Sharon and Brad. Crushed, Victoria asked for details about when and where--she said she already knew why.
Lily confided in Neil about the things she'd recently discovered about Daniel. She didn't know how he could look at Internet porn if he really cared about her. Neil told her not to let it destroy her marriage. Daniel really loved her, and this was something they could work through. In the meantime, Amber encouraged Daniel to go home and do everything he could to make up with Lily. She needed him more than ever right now. After Daniel left, Amber called Cane to enlist his help in fixing things between Daniel and Lily. Cane agreed to do it, but he wondered if Amber had any secrets that she hadn't told him. Amber made up something harmless to put an end to the discussion. She was determined to make sure that Cane found out nothing about her past.
When Daniel got home, Lily confronted him with the credit card statements. It was clear that he hadn't just been the target of jokes from friends. He'd actually joined one of the sites. Before Daniel could explain, Neil called and made Lily think he might be weakening and was about to drink again. Lily rushed to Indigo, where Neil called one of his AA contacts in front of her and arranged to attend AA meetings again. When Daniel showed up at the nightclub, Amber motioned him over and said she and Cane were going to help him out of his predicament with Lily. Daniel stood by as Cane took responsibility for sending porn to Daniel as a joke. When Lily asked about the site membership, Cane took the blame for that, too, saying Daniel had charged the membership for him because Cane's credit card was maxed out. Amber said that she'd forgiven Cane. Couldn't Lily forgive Daniel, too?