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Monday, September 17, 2007

At the GCAC, a still-shaken Jill told a reporter about her experience of being trapped and almost overcome by smoke. Amber filled in details, and afterward, the reporter declared that Amber was a hero. After the reporter left, Jill thanked Amber. Amber said that she hoped that Jill realized that she is not a complete lowlife.

At the coffeehouse, Paul overheard J.T. coo at Victoria over the phone. Paul questioned J.T. about the seriousness of his relationship with the rich and affluent Newman daughter. J.T. became defensive, but Paul gave a bit of fatherly advice when he suggested that J.T. be careful when it comes to his relationship with Victoria. Paul reminded J.T. that Victoria's baby may not be his. Later, J.T. told Paul about Cane's plan to have him go undercover at Clear Springs to investigate ongoing theft of materials. Paul said the plan wouldn't work because most of the construction crew hail from G.C. and know J.T. However, J.T. said he had a plan and requested that Paul swing by Indigo later.

Back home, Jill told Cane about Amber rescuing her from the steam shower. Cane even jokingly suggested that Amber started the fire, so she could pretend to rescue Jill. Jill considered getting Amber a thank-you gift, but Cane told her not to bother. Jill also told Kay about the fire, and Kay worried about Jill's lingering cough. Kay also couldn't believe that Amber was the one to come to Jill's rescue.

At their shared apartment, Amber told Kevin and Daniel that perhaps she could use her rescue of Jill to win Cane back. Both guys balked at Amber's plan because Kevin maintained that Cane would not suddenly wake up one day and decide that he likes Amber. Inadvertently, Kevin mentioned the fact that he had been invited to Lily's divorce party. However, Kevin was more concerned about getting in touch with Jana at the hospital. When he finally did, Jana explained that Kevin needed to stop phoning her, and she hung up. After Kevin left to go to Lily's party, Amber and Daniel commiserated when Amber learned from a phone call she made to Kevin that Cane was also present at Lily's party, celebrating her divorce. Amber decided that she and Daniel should also go to the party, but Daniel balked. However, Amber persisted until Daniel changed his mind.

Before the festivities began, Colleen and Adrian prepared Club Indigo for Lily's divorce party. Devon and his friend Roxanne stopped by to help. When Lily arrived, Colleen told her about Devon's hot date. Lily stood still as a statue when she noticed a guy sitting at the bar. From behind, the guy greatly resembled Daniel. However, Lily had no trouble reveling with her friends and her brother, who proudly flaunted his pretty gal pal. Neil brought Karen along as his date, and Lily and Devon both took notice. When Lily visited the bar and ordered more cranberry juice, she accidentally picked up the wrong glass, which was mixed with alcohol. As she sipped, she recalled the day Daniel signed the divorce papers, when he told Lily that signing them didn't mean that he didn't love her. Lily seemed depressed until she saw Cane.

When Kevin arrived, he wasn't in a partying mood, and he told Colleen that Jana refused to see him because she feared she could lose control again and hurt him. However, the mood in the club was upbeat as music played and patrons danced. Lily and Cane toasted to "moving on," as Lily continued to sip the drink she believed to be nothing more than cranberry juice. Heather stopped by after Cane invited her, and he introduced her to Lily. Later, Lily opened gifts. Roxanne gave Lily a water bottle to keep her sheets warm in the winter. A bit later, Devon said he had to leave to take care of a work-related problem. Roxanne agreed to accompany Devon, instead of going home. After Lily opened her presents, Cane apologized for not bringing one, but Lily said she'd accept a kiss instead. While the two were locking lips in a passionate kiss, Daniel and Amber walked into the club. Amber's eyes widened, and then narrowed into an evil glare when she saw Cane kissing Lily. Daniel looked stunned.

J.T. and Victoria ambled into the club and Paul immediately chastised J.T. for leaving his post. Paul and J.T. proceeded to argue loudly and hurl insults at one another until Paul fired his younger protégé. Victoria was shocked at J.T.'s behavior. Cane, however, gave a nod of acknowledgement and approval to Paul for putting on a convincing act after J.T. stormed off.

Kevin showed up at the hospital to see Jana. However, Jana wasn't happy to see him and told him that it's better to have loved and lost than for him to take a chance on her. Jana insisted that Kevin move on with his life because he would be wasting his life and eventually wind up hating her in the end. Kevin told Jana that he would rather have her, tumor and all, than to lose her. When Kevin tried to embrace and kiss Jana, she hurried out of the room and ran down the hallway.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Amber and Daniel look on devastated, as Cane kisses Lily again. Colleen spots Amber and Daniel and tells them to leave. Neil and Karen nearly kiss, until the moment is interrupted. Heather asks Cane to a movie, just before Kevin asks her for a dance, which she refuses. Daniel finds Lily alone and they reminisce about their life together until Lily stops it. Feeling queasy, she runs off. Devon runs into Neil at Newman while trying to work some last minutes out of a deal. Devon asks about Karen and tells Neil to go for what he wants, if it's Karen. Cane finds Lily with Colleen in the bathroom throwing up. He is incredibly charming and flirtatious as he offers to help. When Amber sees Cane, she tries to soften him up but Cane doesn't want anything to do with her. Karen finds Neil in his office at Indigo and he finally kisses her. Heather informs Daniel, Kevin and Amber that the fire department found the missing money in the ashes of the GCAG fire. Lily thanks Cane for his help and they agree to go for coffee, and be "friends."

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Michael tells Daniel, Amber, Kevin, Gloria and Nick that the police found the stolen money in the vent in Ji Min's room. He tells them that they're off the hook for the money, but are still up on multiple charges. Michael reminds them that they stole the money from a dead man, but he says he has a plan to get their charges dropped. Jill is upset that the newspaper is reporting that Ji Min had stolen the money. She says he was a good man and that he's assumed guilty. Katherine consoles Jill and tells her that even though she didn't like him, it took guts for Ji Min to set up the interview to reveal Jack's scheme. Jack tells Sharon that a poll asking whether people believe the tape of him and Ji Min is real or fake is coming in at 50/50. He says he doesn't like those numbers, but Sharon tells him that given the nature of the tape, it's good that he has that many people on his side. Jack says he needs to figure out a way to tell the people that there's a difference in being accused and being found guilty. Sharon tells him that since the truth is out that she thinks he'll only make things worse by denying the charges. Michael says he's going to go over Heather's head, but Daniel thinks it will only piss her off more. The phone rings and Nick gets a call from Sharon.

Phyllis wants to know what she has missed and Nick tells her that Summer is doing much better. Nick asks her if she can have visitors. She says she can, but that he's still not allowed to visit her. Phyllis is worried about Daniel being sent to prison. She asks Nick to watch out for him. Nick tells her that Daniel is growing up and that he's there now strategizing with Michael. After Nick's off the phone, Michael asks how Phyllis is doing. Nick says she's doing OK and he also tells Daniel that he can now visit her. Michael tells Nick if he could figure out a way to allow Nick to visit her again, he'd do it. Michael thinks that if he can get Cane to agree to testify along with Amber, Daniel and Kevin against the Treasury Department agent, that he might be able to get the feds to drop the charges. Amber says that Cane won't take her calls. Michael says he'll contact Cane. Jill doesn't understand why Ji Min would take the money since he was a successful businessman. Jill goes outside for fresh air and Cane tells Katherine he wishes there was something they could do. He then gets a call from Michael and tells him that he needs his help. Jack puts out a release telling everyone that the tape is a smear tactic by his foes. Afterward, he sees that Sharon overheard and he tells her that he's already denied that the tape was real and that he can't back down now. She tells him that she understands, but says she doesn't like that he can lie so easily. Sharon tells Jack that if he'd explain to people why he bought Jabot that they would understand. He tells her that there's no hard proof that he owned Jabot and that he can survive this. He tells her that he believes in what he is doing as a Senator and wants her support. She says that she loves him and he's always had her support but that she can't be the public face on this one. He says he can respect that, but he's meeting with a member of the State Board of Education to help young mothers get their degrees and he'd like for her to be a part of that. She says she can't say no to such a worthy cause.

Jill wonders if Katherine was right all along, if Ji Min had lied to her all along and she wonders if he was only marrying her to try to get closer to the Chancellor money. Katherine overhears her and says that she would give anything to have been wrong about Ji Min. Jill is upset that she may have let him lie to her. She says that when she closes her eyes she can only see Ji Min's body lying there, and that he's gone and she doesn't know who he was.

Michael tells Cane that he wants him to testify against the Treasury agent in exchange for getting Daniel, Kevin and Amber off the hook. Cane says he doesn't want them to get off scott free. The three, along with Michael and Nick, try to convince him to help. Cane says he needs some time to think about it, but Michael tells him they don't have time. Michael suggests that maybe they can sue the government for abuse and false imprisonment. He says it's a risk that he'd rather not take. He asks Cane to put his personal feelings aside and help them put the treasury agent behind bars. Cane then tells them that he'll testify. Gloria sees Jack and Sharon enter the club and she runs up and tells Jack that she can't open the newspaper or turn on the television without seeing his face. She then tells Jack that she just came from a meeting at Jabot about expanding her Perfume Around the Globe line. She says it's ironic that his involvement with Jabot has caused him nothing but trouble. She says that she thinks every word the media is saying about him is true. He says that fortunately nobody cares what she thinks. She says a lot of people are very interested in what she has to say. He tells her that she can shout from the rooftops, but nobody is really interested in the rantings of a social climbing black widow. Nick is with Daniel at the coffee shop when Heather walks in. Nick approaches her and tells her that the warden won't let him visit Phyllis and he wants her to use her powers of persuasion to change the warden's mind. She doesn't want to help and he tells her his family is very close to the new D.A. He says he could put in a good word for her. She says she's not going to help. Nick tells Daniel to go visit his mom. He says it will make her smile and take his mind off his case. He also tells Daniel to tell her that next time he'll be coming along with Daniel. After Daniel leaves, he then gets on the phone and calls the Mayor of Kenosha City.

Jill tells Katherine that the best tea she ever had was a ginseng tea Ji Min had shipped in from Korea. She says he was so thoughtful but now she'll never know if anything he ever did was sincere. She says she's angry, that she wants to yell at him and force him to tell her the truth. She wonders why he would lie. Katherine says she doubts if she would gets the answers even if he were here. Jill says she just wants to see him one more time. A reporter approaches Jack and Sharon at the club and wants to hear Sharon's take on the allegations against him. She tells the reporter that she supports her husband 100%; that he's a good husband, a great stepfather, very loving and a dedicated civil servant and that she's very proud to be his wife. Michael sits down with Heather at the club and tells her she doesn't like her working so hard to get his clients into court and says he'd like to make it easier for her; that he wants to make a deal. He tells her he wants immunity for all three. She says she'd one speaking with him but then he asks her if she'd like to check in with the U.S. Attorney's office because they're very eager to have his clients testify against the Treasury agent. She says that she doesn't respond to strong-arm tactics. He asks her if he mentioned that their testimony is for the U.S. Attorney's office.

Kevin gets worked up watching sports and Gloria turns off the T.V. telling him it is not helping his stress levels. She then tells him that his brother is a brilliant attorney and that she believes he is going to work something out. Kevin reminds her that Phyllis got six years. Michael walks in with a sullen look on his face and Gloria asks him if he's got good news. Michael asks her what news would that be; that poor Heather doesn't know which way is up or that he got these guys one hell of a deal. He then tells Kevin that he got them two years probation and 90 hours of community service. Daniel arrives at the prison to visit Phyllis. She asks how he is and he says he's great. He tells her that Michael cut them a deal and that they won't be going to jail. Phyllis tells Daniel that she's missed him. He tells her she can use the money she planned on spending to defend him and use it on her own legal defense. Amber sees Cane at the coffee shop and says she didn't get a chance to talk to him at Kevin's. He says he doesn't want to talk to her. She then gets a phone call from Michael. She hangs up and tells Cane that Michael got them the deal and hugs him. She then pulls away and apologizes, saying she got carried away. She then thanks Cane for risking his life for her when she was kidnapped. He tells her that she saved his mom and he helped her out; they can call it even. Daniel asks Phyllis what she's been up to. She says she gets up, has a gourmet breakfast, gets a massage and then takes a dip in the spa. He tells her that Michael told him about her carpentry class. She tells him that she made a birdhouse. She then asks how Nick is doing. Daniel tells her that Nick has been by his side during this whole legal mess. He tells her that Nick is miserable without her and that he hates that he can't visit her. Nick can't get through to the Mayor and asks if he has authority over all the prisons in the state. He then says that he'll be waiting for his return call He then looks at a wedding picture of Phyllis he has on his cell phone. Michael, Kevin and Gloria toast the plea agreement. Gloria says her two sons are geniuses, Michael is her legal eagle and Kevin is her technical wizard. She then reminds them that Kevin was able to record Jack admitting to owning Jabot. Michael says that what your technical wizard did was hack into the Jabot security system illegally and that it's a felony. Gloria says she's bringing it up because of all the bad press Jack is getting right now. She said he's trying hard to weasel out of it and she's afraid he just might. Michael tells her that it's not her concern. Gloria says that they're members of this community and that it's their duty to release that video so the constituents will know the truth. She wonders how they can release the video without it being traced back to them. Michael says that they have just diverted one legal disaster and that he'd like just one day as Kevin's brother and Gloria's son without also being their legal counsel.

Jill tells Cane that it was nice of him to testify for that motley crew. Jill tells Cane that Amber was desperate over that money. She says when she saw Amber standing over Ji Min's body that she thought she had killed him, but it didn't make any sense. Cane says that Amber is not a saint but that he doesn't think she's capable of cold-blooded murder. Jill then says that Ji Min should be here, that he was too young to die. She says she has to know what happened, no matter how bad it was. She says she needs to know how much he went through, how much he suffered and how long it took him to die. Maggie approaches Amber at the coffee shop and asks her if she's enjoying her freedom. She then tells Amber that she if she was so traumatized over finding Ji Min's body, then why did she rent his room. Amber says she was desperate to find that money so she could hand it over to the court. Maggie tells her that the police had searched the room. Maggie asks her if there's anything else she wants to tell her about the day Ji Min died. She says there's nothing, that Ji Min was dead when she arrived. Daniel tells Phyllis that he'll bring Summer with him on his next visit, and that Nick wanted him to tell her that he'll be there next time, too. Phyllis asks how and Daniel says that Nick will figure it out. Phyllis tells him that she wrote a letter to Nick but they wouldn't let her give to it to Daniel to give to him. She asks Daniel to tell Nick that she's been thinking about the last few hours they spent together and how he put her at ease. She tells him that every time she thinks about it it makes her smile and that she's glad to know he's watching after Daniel and Summer. She then tells him to tell Nick that she's OK. Heather accuses Michael of blindsiding her about the plea agreement and that he went over her head. Heather tells them that Kevin, Daniel and Amber should be doing jail time. Jack thanks Sharon for the statement she gave to the press. She says she wishes she could say more, but that she said she said as much as she could without lying. She tells Jack that she understands his rational when he lied, but that she doesn't understand how he can live with it. He tells her that as long as he has her he'll be fine. Gloria and Kevin are watching the video of Jack and Ji Min that shows Jack owned Jabot. Kevin tells Gloria that it's too bad that they're the only ones who will see the video. Gloria says if they can figure out a way to release the video anonymously that they have nothing to worry about. She says the public needs to know what they're missing and that they deserve to know who the real Jack Abbott is.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jack asks Sharon how she feels about him going to see Phyllis. Sharon says that things are tough right now between them, and she understands. When Jack goes upstairs to get his keys, Sharon calls Brad. She tells Brad that she needs to talk to him. Brad says that he will as long as they meet for dinner. When Jack comes downstairs, Sharon tells him that she loves him.

Phyllis is happy to see Jack. Jack talks to Phyllis about his problems with the truth coming out about owning Jabot. He says that things are bad with Sharon because she wants him to tell the truth. Phyllis says that she is surprised that she actually agrees with Sharon. Phyllis feels that if Jack comes clean and has his wife behind him, the public will understand and forgive him for his honesty.

When Sharon meets with Brad, she talks to him about how she feels regarding Jack's lies. Brad tells Sharon that she is a good person, and the reason she is having issues with Jack is because he is not the right one for her. Brad says that he and Sharon are soul mates. Sharon begins to feel uncomfortable and tells Brad to stop. Brad says that she's uncomfortable because she knows it's true. If it weren't, she wouldn't be going to Brad every time she had something to get off her chest. Brad uses Nick as an example, he says that when she kissed Nick, she didn't go to her husband, she went to Brad. Brad tells Sharon that it's hard to watch what she's doing with her life when they belong together.

When Jack returns home, he calls for Sharon, but she's not home. When Sharon returns, she admits to Jack that she went to dinner to get away, but doesn't tell him who with. Jack lies down on the bed and says that he wants to turn in early. Sharon says that sounds like a great idea. As they lie together, Sharon has a troubled look in her eyes. Jack turns to her and says that he's decided to tell the truth about owning Jabot. Sharon is pleased. She wonders what changed his mind. Jack says that he married a good role model. Sharon kisses him and they make love.

Victor comes to see Phyllis. She is happy that he brought Zapato. Victor asks Phyllis if there is anything that she needs. She says that she could use a bubble bath and an early release. Victor says that may be possible. Phyllis wonders what Victor has in mind. Victor wants Phyllis to admit everything she knows about Jack. Phyllis says that she can't betray a friend like that. She mentions that once she tried to get Jack on Victor's side. Victor says that when he was sick, Phyllis knew that Jack was betraying him.

Gloria happily enters Kevin's apartment. She says that she is glad that her son isn't going to jail, his girlfriend is put away, and Jack will soon be getting what's coming to him. Gloria says that the only thing that's bothering her is that Sharon is a good person, and she knows what she is dealing with being in Jack's life. Gloria thinks back to the way Jack treated her after John died. She remembers when he told her that she was no part of the family and kicked her out of the house. Gloria decides to call Victor. She tells Victor that she would like to meet with Victor tomorrow, to talk about Jack.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Gloria and Kevin are at Michael's. She's annoyed that the Jack scandal seems to have died down in the press. She hates that they have the incriminating DVD and can't use it, letting Jack off scot-free. She convinces Kevin that they need to strike and give the DVD to Victor to use. Michael gets wind of what they are plotting and tells them off. Kevin JUST got off from his latest legal problems and they want to tempt fate with this? He says if there's even a chance that it cold be traced back to them they will be exposed. Gloria agrees with him. She doesn't want to risk Kevin. Jack makes final arrangements for his press conference later that day which Kevin reads about. Later Gloria goes to Victor and gives him the DVD, claiming Michael and Kevin do not know about this and must be kept out of it. Later Kevin is using a program to clean his computer from evidence of the DVD. Michael sees what he's doing. Kevin sarcastically shrugs it off with an "oops." Michael dumps his drink onto the computer.

During a brief business breakfast with Victor at the Athletic Club Cane and Lily share a brief exchange. Later they chat and openly flirt a bit, talking about a potential date for them in the future. Colleen wants the gossip from Lily but she tells her she wants to take things slowly as she doesn't want to go through the pitfalls of a relationship again at least anytime soon. Later he tells her he's got tickets to see a show at a club but she points out that she's only 19 which Cane did not know.

Brad goes to Victor to make amends for all the trouble he's caused. Vic figures it's because of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement in the Jewish faith). He tells him actions speak louder than words and when he proves that he's really changed Victor may treat him differently. Brad later tries to make amends with Colleen but she rebuffs him as she's sure he will continue to interfere and then apologize over and over. Later she decides to go with him to synagogue and give him a small chance.

Noah, Sharon and Jack share breakfast at the Abbott house. Noah asks questions which tell J&S that he's still very worried about Phyllis. Nick shows up wanting to take Noah to see her and Sharon volunteers to go along. At the prison the warden still won't let Nick see Phyllis and Noah is upset. Nick asks his son to not tell Phyllis that he's there for fear of upsetting her. When Noah and Sharon do see her Phyllis can tell something's wrong and Noah mentions that Nick is there. Nick meanwhile pleads with the warden to let him see his wife, explaining that he is a man in love who's lost a lot of time with his wife thanks to the amnesia. The warden acquiesces and allows them a few minutes together. Phyllis mentions that Victor paid a visit and told her that he could get her out IF she helps take down Jack. Nick is livid that he put a condition on it. He tracks down his father and demands that he do whatever it takes to get Phyllis out of jail now.

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