Victoria was in bed as J.T. came in with a gift: a tuxedo t-shirt for baby Reed. A smiling Victoria said that their wedding would be perfect, but her mood seemed a little more ominous as she added, "it better be." After J.T. left, Victoria called Victor at his office and told him that everything was still on track for the nuptials. She seemed concerned that Victor was a bit distant, but he assured her that he was still extremely happy for her and was supportive of the marriage; he just had other things on his mind. Victoria told Victor she wanted him to do her a favor, but that she needed to ask him in person. Victor assured her he would stop by the ranch to see her.
In the Newman living room, Nikki was busy making last-minute wedding preparations. David came in and told her that he had finished calling everyone on the invitation list and that everyone said they would show up. Nick and Phyllis stopped by to see if there was anything they could do to help. Nick mentioned that since Noah was going to be the ring bearer, it seemed only appropriate that Sharon and Jack be invited. When Nikki said that Jack's presence would not make Victor happy, Nick suggested they not worry about that and just move on. Nick and Phyllis visited with Victoria, who asked Phyllis to be her matron of honor. Victoria realized she hadn't been originally supportive of Nick and Phyllis' marriage, but she now realized how good Phyllis was for her brother. Phyllis, who seemed pleasantly surprised by Victoria's invitation, agreed to serve as her matron of honor.
At the coffeehouse, J.T. told Paul he was marrying Victoria the next day. When Paul congratulated him, J.T. asked Paul to be his best man. Paul seemed honored and accepted J.T.'s offer.
As promised, Victor stopped by to see Victoria, and he told his smiling daughter that she was the only bright light in his life right now. She told him that Jack, David, and Nick would all be at the wedding and when Victor said this sounded like a motley crew, Victoria asked her favor: that Victor be on his best behavior with them at the wedding, as she wanted the day to be perfect. Victor promised he would and then left. Victoria tried to walk over to Reed's cradle, but didn't have the energy, and collapsed. When J.T. found her, she expressed her concern that she wouldn't have the strength to walk down the aisle. He told her that he and Victor wouldn't let her fall. Victoria expressed her love for J.T. as they kissed.
Later, at Crimson Lights, Nikki and David took a break from their wedding planning. When David suggested a double wedding (with himself and Nikki as the second couple), Nikki said that she almost felt sorry for Victor-that he had painted himself into a lonely corner.
At the Chancellor estate, Katherine was having her blood pressure taken by her doctor. He told her it was fine, but that she shouldn't plan on going out dancing any time soon. Cane came downstairs and appeared concerned that the doctor was there, but Katherine assured him it was just a routine check-up. The doctor opened the front door to leave and Amber was standing there. Cane wondered why every time he blinked his eyes Amber seemed to walk in. Katherine jumped to Amber's defense and told Cane that she had invited Amber. Cane questioned why Katherine was suddenly Amber's new best friend, but Katherine told him to leave Amber alone-that she trusted Amber. Amber told Cane that he needed to accept her friendship with Katherine, who was like a mentor to her. Amber asked why Cane wasn't at work, and he left. As soon as Amber heard the front door close, she asked Katherine why the doctor was there, wondering if Katherine had another one of her "spells." Katherine assured Amber that she was fine, and praised her for standing up to Cane. Katherine told her that she began jotting down thoughts for her memoirs, and when Amber asked her to read them, Katherine recited the beginning of Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield." When Amber admitted to never having read that book and asked Katherine how long it was, Katherine replied, "an entire lifetime-like my story." Later, they enjoyed themselves as Katherine related an amusing story about being rejected by a former lover. Amber went off to the kitchen to get them some tea, and upon returning found Katherine asleep on the couch. Amber gingerly placed a blanket on her, blew her a kiss, and left.
At the Abbott mansion, Sharon, who seemed surprised at how disheveled the house looked, arrived just in time to see Maggie and a few policemen leaving Jack in the living room. As Sharon asked Jack what the police had been looking for, Gloria, who was with Jeff, said that it probably had something to do with Ji Min's murder. Jack said the police found nothing, but Gloria countered with the fact that just because they found nothing didn't mean he didn't kill Ji Min-for now, Jack may have just gotten away with it.
Jack asked Sharon if Noah was upset with the police in the house, but Sharon said Noah thought it was "cool." When she asked Jack if she had anything to worry about, Jack assured her he had nothing to do with Ji Min's murder: that Victor set him up either because he blamed Jack for his arrest or because he didn't like the idea of Jack and Nick teaming up in their new business venture. Sharon warned Jack to be careful of Victor. At Crimson Lights, Maggie told Paul she had strong doubts that Jack was involved in Ji Min's death.
Later, Gloria suggested to Noah that he, Jack, and Sharon move out. Noah wanted to know why Gloria didn't leave. Gloria explained to Noah that Jack's father wanted her to have the house, but Noah said that John was dead and wouldn't want Jack to move out. Gloria told the boy that Jack had done some bad things. As Noah told Gloria how mean she was, Sharon came in, Noah went upstairs, and Sharon went off on Gloria, telling her that if she ever talked to Noah like that again, she would get a restraining order preventing Gloria from talking to Noah. Gloria accused Sharon of being a "drama queen," and suggested that Sharon, Jack, and Noah move out. When Sharon refused, Gloria told her to fasten her seat belt-it was going to be a bumpy night.
Sharon brought Noah over to Nick and Phyllis', where Noah opined that Gloria was evil. When Noah went upstairs to see Summer, Sharon told Nick that Gloria was "the Wicked Witch of the Midwest," and also told him that the police had ransacked the Abbott mansion looking for clues in Ji Min's death. Nick said that Jack was no killer, and Sharon told him that Jack thought Victor was behind it. Exasperated, she told Nick that she wanted to pack up and move to Miami. After Sharon left, Nick and Phyllis assured Noah that Gloria wouldn't be at his Aunt Victoria's wedding.
Back at the Abbott mansion, Gloria told Sharon that when Jack went to prison, she was going to completely redecorate. Jack and Sharon shivered at the thought, and when Jack suggested that Gloria might be the one behind the police search, Gloria said it had nothing to do with her-it was just Jack's past catching up with him. Later, Jeff and Gloria were listening to a Korean opera at an extremely loud volume, and Jack and Sharon came downstairs to find out what the racket was. The Abbotts decided to temporarily get a room at the Athletic Club (where they could plan their retaliation), but told Jeff and Gloria they were moving out permanently. After they left, Gloria told Jeff that she didn't trust them at all, and that they were probably planning on coming back.
Jill introduced Lily to Chloe, who was going to serve as Lily's fashion coordinator for the "Fresh Faces of Jabot" photo shoot. Lily told Chloe she learned quite a bit about modeling from Dru. Chloe knew of Dru's reputation as a model. As Chloe and Lily decided to have some lunch, Cane came in and it was obvious that Chloe thought Cane was "hot." At Crimson Lights for lunch, Chloe told Lily she felt the "sexual energy" between Lily and Cane. Neil came in, met Chloe, and was going to join the girls, but left after Cane showed up. When Chloe left the table to take a phone call, Lily told Cane that Neil needed to accept the fact that she was falling in love with Cane. Lily suggested that Cane should spent time with Neil so Neil could see he was a good guy, and Cane said he would make that his mission.
At Newman, Victor was on the phone inquiring about Hope's condition. He seemed quite concerned about the information he was receiving.
Jack went to see Victor at Jabot, and blamed Victor for setting up the police search at his home in retaliation for Jack's business venture with Nick. Victor told Jack that Nick could make any mistake he wanted to, even working with Jack. He asked Jack to leave the building.
Back in his office, Victor remembered the day he fired Nick-when Nick told Victor there was no one left to love him. Neil came in to see Victor, and Victor offered Neil the co-CEO position that had been Nick's. Neil was thrilled at his promotion, and they sealed the deal with a handshake. When Victor told Neil he needed him to hold down the fort, Neil wondered if Victor was going somewhere. When Neil left, Victor made a phone call: he said he wanted the jet standing by, because as soon as Victoria's wedding was over he was flying out of town.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Nick and Noah get dressed up for Victoria and J.T.'s wedding. Noah asks his father why Victor seems to be angry with him. Nick says not to worry; things will blow over in no time. Victoria tells Nikki that trying on her wedding dress wore her out. Nikki tells her to get some rest. Victoria says that she wants everything to be special for her special day. When Nikki goes downstairs, she is impressed with how beautiful they have made the Newman ranch. Victor says that he just hopes Victoria's marriage ends up better than theirs did. Nikki can't believe that Victor doesn't remember all the wonderful moments they have shared.
Victor thanks J.T. for making Victoria so happy. Victor tells J.T. that he is very impressed with how steadily J.T. has been there for Victoria and Reed. Victor welcomes J.T. to the family. J.T. goes upstairs to see Victoria. He says that he can't wait to see Reed in his little tuxedo. J.T. presents Victoria with a silver charm bracelet. Each charm represents something special in their lives-their son, their home, and their marriage. Victoria shows Nikki the bracelet. Nikki says that one day she will have so many charms the bracelet will be full. Victoria hugs her mother. When Victoria tries on her dress, Nikki and Katherine tell Victoria that she looks absolutely beautiful. Katherine brings her a borrowed blue ring to wear.
Victor makes a secret phone call to a doctor about Hope. When Nick, Phyllis, and Noah show up at the Newman Ranch, Victor excuses himself. Brad shows up unannounced, but when he finds out that Victoria and J.T. are getting married, he decides to go. Noah makes a phone call to Abby to figure out a way to get Gloria to leave the Abbott mansion. Paul makes his entrance and congratulates J.T. Everyone takes their positions, and Victor grabs Victoria's arm. He asks her if she's ready. Victoria smiles at her father and says yes.
At the coffeehouse, Jack and Sharon discuss how they can't believe that Gloria is staying in their home while they stay in a hotel room. They discuss how to get Gloria out of the house, as well as how to get the DA off their backs. Amber goes up to them and inquires about the plans for their company. Jack says that he's seen Amber's drawings and was very impressed. When Amber brings her drawings to the table, Sharon is skeptical. Kevin looks at Amber's sketches and tells her that she has a lot of potential. Sharon has to pick up some things at the Abbott mansion, and Jack insists on going with her.
Jeffrey tells Gloria that he is going to take half a million dollars and invest it in a jet. Gloria gets irritated with the way Jeffrey enjoys spending money so freely. Kevin shows up after Jeffrey goes for a run. They discuss Jeffrey's odd behavior. Gloria thinks that there's something going on, she just can't put her finger on it. Kevin says that Jeffrey may actually be in love with her. Kevin tells Gloria that she should begin taking the poison in small doses so that it will be in her bloodstream for when they try to frame Jeffrey. Gloria seems frightened. As Gloria pours a little poison in her drink, Michael interrupts them. Michael asks them what their new plan is all about. Michael says that if they don't tell him what's going on immediately, he will turn Jeffrey over to the authorities for blackmail, and Gloria can pray that they are not in adjoining cells. Michael sees the poison and is shocked about what they are planning to do. Gloria says that it's not for Jeffrey, it's just a joke. Michael isn't buying it, but he is interrupted by a telephone call and has to leave. He tells Gloria that he is very close to letting her rot in prison. Michael tells Gloria that if she is planning any schemes, they won't work, because they never do. Kevin departs, too, and leaves Gloria alone with the poison. When Jeffrey interrupts a shaky Gloria about to drink some of the poison, Gloria goes off on Jeffrey. She screams that he's taking his antics too far. Jack and Sharon walk in on them arguing.
Friday, February 8, 2008
At the Newman Ranch, Victoria and J.T.'s wedding began with Victor walking the bride down the aisle. Just before the minister spoke, Brad sneaked in and took a seat. The minister announced that J.T. and Victoria had written personal vows. J.T. went first, telling Victoria that while she was in her coma he had brought her lattes every day, and promised to bring her one every day for the rest of her life. He said her recovery was a miracle, and promised to give her his love, and be the best husband and father he could be. He vowed to honor her for the rest of his life. Victoria promised to drink all the lattes, and cherish the strength of his love and the protection of his arms. She said she had dreamed of this moment since she was a little girl, but this was better than she had imagined. She promised to love him until the day she died. They took each other as their lawfully wedded spouse and exchanged rings, each declaring that they would wear their ring as a symbol of their love and devotion to each other. When the minister declared them husband and wife, all the guests were smiling, except for the serious-looking Brad.
Later, Victor spoke to Victoria and J.T. and told Victoria that she was the most beautiful bride ever, and that he was glad that J.T. was there to support her as well. David broke out the champagne and toasted the bride and groom, which prompted Victor to move away from the celebrants. Victoria spoke privately with Brad and told him she was surprised to see him there. He said it was wonderful that she and J.T. were so happy, and that things seemed to turn out the way they were supposed to. Victoria thanked him for being gracious.
Away from the guests, Nikki told Victor (who was on his cell phone) that he seemed preoccupied. He ignored her and walked away. When David joined Nikki, she told him that she was worried about Victor. David commented that Victor seemed more grumpy than usual, perhaps because he realized he had lost Nikki. Later, Katherine asked Nikki what was wrong with Victor. Nikki said that she tried to find out, but Victor wouldn't talk to her.
Paul congratulated J.T. and asked if a honeymoon was in the works. J.T. said that Victoria was still a little weak for that-besides, he was starting his new job as head of security for Newman Enterprises the next day. Paul told J.T. how much he would miss him, and J.T. told Paul how much he appreciated all Paul had done for him.
Sharon came by to pick Noah up so she could tuck him in at Nick and Phyllis'. Victoria and the wedding party were in the midst of taking pictures, and Sharon couldn't help but notice how beautiful Victoria looked. Sharon congratulated Victoria, and afterwards ran into Brad. Sharon and Brad seemed extremely uncomfortable around each other, and as Sharon quickly ended their encounter by going off after Noah, a forlorn-looking Brad stared after her.
Outside the front door, Victor was on his cell phone, telling the person on the other end that "they needed to leave tonight" in order to avoid an approaching snowstorm. Katherine joined him as his phone call ended, and said that something must be terribly wrong for him to be outside in the cold. She wanted to know what was going on. Victor told her that Hope was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer. He couldn't believe that Victoria was starting a new life as Hope's was about to end. Katherine learned that Hope and Victor didn't know where Victor Jr. was. Katherine thought he needed to be with Hope at a time like this.
Inside, the happy bride and groom were feeding each other wedding cake as the guests looked on. When Nikki told Nick that something seemed to be bothering Victor, Nick said that perhaps Victor realized he had no family left.
Brad told Paul he knew Jack was being re-examined as a suspect in Ji Min's murder, and asked Paul for more information. Paul told him all he knew was that the district attorney was reopening the case. Brad told Paul he thought Jack was guilty. After all, said Brad, Jack had everything to lose if Ji Min went public with the information that Jack really owned Jabot. Sharon overheard the entire conversation.
In Victoria's bedroom, Victor told his daughter that he was leaving for a while, but he couldn't tell her for how long, or where or why he was going. He told her not to worry, as she was in good hands with J.T.
Downstairs, the reception was starting to wind down. Paul offered Katherine a ride home, but Katherine remembered that Victoria hadn't thrown the bridal bouquet. Victoria threw it, and Nikki caught it. Katherine and Paul left, and J.T. carried Victoria upstairs, as a smiling Victor looked on. Later, in Victoria's bedroom, J.T. and Victoria were glad to finally be alone. As J.T. put her on the bed, Victoria told him how happy and complete she felt.
Phyllis and Nick returned home and found Sharon, who had just put Noah to bed. Sharon was glad Noah was asleep, as he was exhausted from everything going on with Gloria at the Abbott's. Nick told her that Noah could stay with him and Phyllis as long as necessary. When Nick asked after Jack, Sharon told him that Jack was irritated with Gloria and was being re-investigated in the Ji Min case. Nick and Phyllis assured her that all of that would blow over, and Sharon left. When Phyllis said how beautiful Victoria had looked, Nick told her that Victoria was the second most beautiful bride he had ever seen. He and Phyllis began what looked to be a night of romance.
Back at the Newman Ranch, Nikki and David joked about making wedding plans, since Nikki had caught Victoria's bouquet. They began kissing, and didn't even notice as Victor left the house with a packed suitcase.
At Kevin's, Daniel and Amber prepared for the get-together to cheer up Heather. Amber mixed her special punch, which contained a lot of alcohol. Later, Kevin and Jana arrived, along with some friends, Lindsay and Mitch. Just as Heather arrived (with a bottle of wine), a slightly tipsy Amber made a grand re-entrance in an outfit of her own design, and carrying a karaoke machine. When Daniel asked Heather if the party reminded her of college, she replied that it really didn't, as she had spent most of her time at college studying. Amber seemed jealous of Daniel's attentiveness to Heather.
Colleen and Adrian showed up at the party. Rather than having Amber's liquor-laced punch, Adrian shared a glass of wine with Heather, as they discussed books they were reading. When Daniel interrupted, Adrian rejoined Colleen. Amber seemed terribly alone as she saw Daniel with Heather, Kevin with Jana, Mitch with Lindsay, and Colleen with Adrian. A terribly off-key Colleen was the first to sing karaoke, and the group teased her. They tried to get Heather to go next, but she became extremely upset when they pushed too hard. When Adrian asked her if she was okay, she sarcastically said she was having a great time. Observing Adrian and Heather talking, Kevin commented that they were one "erudite" couple. When Jana said that they seemed uptight, Colleen said that Heather was, but Adrian usually wasn't.
Heather was about to leave, but Daniel talked her into staying a while longer. Amber sang a haunting love ballad, and informed the impressed group that she had written it herself. After Amber's song, Heather left, and Amber, to herself, said, "there goes Cinderella, and she didn't even leave a glass slipper."
Later, with everyone gone, an inebriated Amber asked Daniel if he thought her song was really good. As he assured her that she was awesome, they drew close and began kissing. They pulled apart and Daniel told an agreeing Amber that this was a bad idea. They immediately started kissing again, then began undressing.