Adam welcomed Skye into his room at the Athletic Club. They kissed passionately. Afterwards, they discussed the fact that she was number one in their graduating class at Harvard Business School-Adam was number two.
Skye told Adam she wanted to find a poker game in Genoa City. Adam remembered how well Skye played poker, but told her that he didn't know of any local games. As Adam was leaving for the office, Skye said she would barhop until she found a poker game. Laughing, Adam said he wouldn't unleash a big city girl on "this small, peaceful town."
At the Newman house, Victoria accused Victor of giving the Newman merger and acquisitions department to Adam because she was a married woman. She reminded Victor of all of her accomplishments as head of that department. Victor was appreciative, but told Victoria that, since Adam had a Harvard M.B.A., he was better suited to run the merger and acquisitions department. Victoria's expertise, he added, made her better suited to run Beauty of Nature. Victoria complained that Victor was spending too much time focusing on his "young girlfriend." When Sabrina entered the room, Victoria turned to leave, saying that "one of us has work to do."
Adam stopped by Victoria's and told her that he felt bad about the turn of events at Newman. He told Victoria he had been looking at a new company that he thought would be a great fit for Beauty of Nature. When Victoria learned that the company made natural cleaning products, Victoria said it would be a very bad fit. She explained that cleaning products were about making a family healthy, while Beauty of Nature's products were about making a woman feel beautiful. She told Adam to pitch the idea to Victor-she was sure that Victor would not approve the acquisition. Adam left for the main house.
Adam told Victor about the cleaning products company. He explained that its products were biodegradable and would revolutionize the "green" products market. He told Victor he had run the idea by Victoria, and that she had reservations about the company. Victor suggested he run the idea by Victoria again-and until he did that, Adam was not to take any steps to acquire the company.
J.T. found Victoria moping at home. She told him that Adam had come by, wanting her to approve a possible acquisition for Beauty of Nature. Annoyed that Adam had stopped by, J.T. asked Victoria if she wanted him to talk to Adam. Victoria assured J.T. that she could handle Adam.
Nikki and David dined at the Athletic Club. David was upset that Nikki didn't completely trust him. He told Nikki that although she had been burned by Victor, David was the remedy-the "anti-Victor." Nikki assured David that she still planned to marry him. David's cell phone kept ringing during their conversation. He told Nikki that he generally was not a patient person, but he would wait until Nikki no longer had any doubts about him. When his phone rang again, David told Nikki he had to take the call-it was the office. He walked away from the table.
David had lied to Nikki-it was David's bank, calling to tell him his account was overdrawn. David harshly told the banker to charge his overdrafts to his credit card. David began calling his credit card company to obtain a cash advance, but hung up when Brad joined him at the bar. When he asked Brad if the weekly poker game was still on, Brad said there would always be a seat for David at the table. Nikki walked over, and she and David returned to their table.
When Nikki asked David who it was on the phone, he assured her it wasn't his bookie. David said that he was becoming resentful about Nikki's constant badgering, and being resentful was bad for an addict. He told Nikki he lost his appetite and stormed out of the club.
Nikki realized she didn't have her cell phone with her. Using a house phone, she dialed her own number and was surprised when Victor answered-she realized that she left the phone at Victor's after Reed's christening. When Nikki asked Victor to leave the phone on the porch, he told her he would keep the phone inside the house and wait for her to pick it up.
Later, at Victor's, Nikki thanked her ex-husband for arranging the christening. When Nikki continued that he had made J.T. and Victoria very happy, Victor said that both he and Nikki were responsible for the Hellstroms' happiness. As they began to have their first friendly conversation in months, Sabrina entered the room. Nikki turned cold and told them to have a lovely evening-then she walked out. When Sabrina asked Victor if everything was okay, he replied that as long as Sabrina was there, everything would be okay.
At Indigo, Paul asked J.T. for information about David. He told J.T. that he was investigating David because Nikki was an old friend. Paul added that Nikki didn't know that he was checking up on her fiancé. J.T. told Paul that he had done a background check on David, and David seemed to have a clean past. Paul told J.T. that he had learned from Nikki that David once had a gambling problem-perhaps David had fallen off the wagon. J.T. told Paul he would keep his eyes and ears open-he wouldn't want to see his mother-in-law hurt.
Skye sat at the Athletic Club bar with a deck of cards and a "Poker for Dummies" book. She pretended that she knew little about the game, asking the bartender if a straight flush beat a full house. Overhearing, Brad joined Skye. Continuing her charade, Skye told Brad she had watched the World Series of Poker on television and really wanted to learn how to play. When Brad offered her lessons, she said would prefer "action" to lessons. Brad extended an invitation to his weekly poker game.
Later, Skye told Adam that she had played the "gee, how do I play poker" routine and managed to get invited to a game. He was impressed, and they shared a laugh before they kissed.
In the Athletic Club dining room, Gloria was upset that Jeff wasn't around. She reminisced about the night when she and Jeff made love. In the Athletic Club entryway, Jeff was on the phone with a skywriter, planning to send a "skywritten" love message to Gloria.
Jeff joined Gloria and apologized for not calling her-he said his cell phone battery had died. Gloria complained that Jeff had left her suite that morning without sharing breakfast with her. Jeff said that, unlike her, he couldn't sleep until noon. When Jeff said that the other night was "magical," Gloria told him that she had succumbed to carnal lust, and that she needed to behave on a "higher karmic plane." Jeff asked Gloria if she still planned to adopt a child, and she said she would be a wonderful mother-after all, she raised two wonderful boys. When Jeff said that Michael and Kevin would be in therapy for the rest of their lives, Gloria told him to get lost. Jeff angrily told Gloria that he had been working with a realtor trying to find them a place to live-but he was happy the realtor hadn't found one. As he hastily exited the club, he called the skywriter and told him to cancel the love message for Gloria.
Jack returned home from his Chicago trip. Sharon asked him if he had recovered from his guilt about buying the mansion back from Gloria. Jack told Sharon that as long as he could have dinner with her and Noah, all was well with the world.
Later, relaxing on the couch, Jack told Sharon that he no longer felt guilty about the situation with Gloria. As they began kissing, Sharon found one of Gloria's earrings under a cushion. Jack said that would be the last time Gloria interrupted them in their house.
Jeff stopped by to ask Jack to reconsider and allow Gloria to stay at the mansion. Jeff reminded Jack that Gloria had convinced Michael to drop the lawsuit against the Abbotts. He told Jack that Gloria would even live in the pool house. Jack adamantly refused Jeff's request, and asked Jeff to leave.
At Indigo, Gloria interrupted the Baldwins' quiet night out. Lauren and Michael were shocked when she told them that she was planning to adopt a child-Michael said it was the most idiotic idea she ever had. Gloria said that she didn't want Michael or Kevin to be jealous of their baby brother or sister-she would always love her oldest boys. She then walked over and joined her adoption attorney at another table. Michael told Lauren that if Gloria grew bored raising her child, Fen would probably have a new little brother or sister.
When Gloria learned from her attorney that she would be fingerprinted and subject to an FBI background check during the adoption process, she quickly changed her mind and fired the attorney. Gloria rejoined the Baldwins. When Michael started walking over to tell the attorney some "juicy tidbits" about Gloria, she told her son not to bother.
Jill ran into Jeff at the Athletic Club. After he invited her to lunch, Jill wondered if Gloria was still in the picture. Jeff said that he was in the process of "erasing" her from the picture.
Gloria found Jeff leaving the club, and told him she wanted to talk. Gloria started to apologize for her earlier behavior, but Jeff didn't want to hear about it-he was leaving. When Gloria asked Jeff where he was going and what she should do, Jeff said, "Frankly, my dear..." He walked out of the club, leaving Gloria very much alone.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Phyllis and Nick arrived at work and happily told everyone that it was their first anniversary. Sharon wondered if they should have bought a gift for them. Jack asked what the appropriate gift would be for someone who had stolen his ex-wife and cheated on Sharon. Nick had created a secret clue finder game for Phyllis. Sharon watched on the sidelines.
Phyllis talked to Daniel about his relationship with Amber. She said that as long as he was having a good time it was okay. Phyllis realized her next clue was in the elevator, the place where Summer was born. Her next clue was something Nick had recorded about how much he loved Phyllis. Her final clue was dinner for two at the Colonnade room, and a framed picture that Summer had drawn. Nick said the hidden meaning in Summer's picture revealed that Summer loved her more than there were stars in the sky.
Jack met with another client for Restless Style, who was surprised that Victor wasn't involved. Jack said that Nick Newman was the new Newman. When Jack came home, Sharon hugged him and told him that she had to come home. She said she couldn't take anymore of the anniversary show. She was upset that it still bothered her. Jack told her that Nick and Phyllis' still bothered him too. They decided to not return to work. Jack told Sharon about Jeffrey's suggestion to let Gloria move into the pool house. Sharon said that she could deal with Gloria in small doses, but that was too much.
Victoria didn't agree with Adam's proposal to bring a cleaning company into their Beauty of Nature line. Victoria had done her homework and said that the company hadn't run a clean campaign. When Victor still went through with Adam's idea, Victoria was outraged. Adam told her that she couldn't handle competition. Victoria angrily told Neil about Adam's new deal. Victor asked Neil if he disapproved of Adam's new deal as much as Victoria. Neil told Victor that he might lose Victoria if he continued to push her buttons. Victoria sat in the break room and thought about moving on from her job at Newman. When Victor saw her and invited her to dinner, she suggested that Adam might have time to go.
Cane told Jill that he hadn't heard from Lily. Jill told him to give her time. She told Cane that Felicia Forrester had requested that Lily do another shoot with them. When Jill wondered if Lily still wanted to continue modeling, Lily interrupted them. She said that she was ready to return to work. Lily ran into Karen and apologized for getting in the way of her relationship with Neil.
Lily and Cane had dinner together at the Athletic Club. Cane tried to talk to Lily about the baby, but she didn't want to talk about it. She said that she was fine, and was upset with Cane that he continued to try to talk about it.
Amber met with Katherine to continue writing Kay's memoir. Amber asked her if two people could really love each other after many years. Katherine told her that the only way it could happen was if she gave it a chance.
Alistair visited Katherine's estate and Esther was shocked at his uncanny resemblance to John. Alistair was upset that everyone kept thinking he was John's ghost. When Katherine offered him some coffee, Jeffrey came out of Jill's room and also asked for some coffee. Alistair concluded that if Jeffrey was with Jill, Gloria must be all alone. He wondered if John had been the love of Gloria's life. Katherine said he was, but that their story was very sad. She said that most love stories don't end the way people wanted them to. When Jill came home, Katherine asked her why Jeffrey was staying with her. Jill said that if Jeffrey let his guard down, he might give them info about his relationship with Gloria.
Gloria asked the doorman at the Athletic Club why Jeffrey Bardwell wasn't in his room. The doorman said that Jeffrey had checked out the night before. Alistair went to visit Gloria and told her that Jeffrey was living with Jill. Gloria said that he must be mistaken. Alistair said that he saw Jeffrey come downstairs with his own eyes, and declare that he was Jill's guest at the Chancellor estate. Alistair told Gloria that he'd realized the real reason he had come to Genoa City was to give Gloria solace. Gloria said that Jeffrey wasn't going to get away with that. Gloria went to Katherine's and pretended to be dropping off some work for Jill. She acted surprised to see that Jeffrey was there. Gloria said that Jeffrey looked at home. Jeffrey said that Jill made sure that all his needs were met. Gloria said that if Jill was dumb enough to be taken in by Jeffrey she deserved everything she got.
Friday, May 2, 2008
At Jabot, David and Brad ran into each other. David asked if that night's poker game was still on. Brad assured him it was-and that no one from Jabot would be there. So, Brad added, Nikki would never know that David had been there.
In the Jabot boardroom, Jill met with Heather and Nikki. Jill thanked Heather for breaking the contract with the company that David had tapped to supply essential oils to Jabot. After Heather left, Nikki told Jill that she was tired of Jill's micro-management. Jill said she would continue until Nikki and David had proven themselves. Until then, everything would go through Jill. Jill implied that Nikki could leave Jabot if she had a problem with that.
In the hallway, Heather ran into Brad. She accepted Brad's invitation to join him for dinner the next weekend. Paul overheard and did not look pleased. Brad walked away as Paul asked Heather to join him for dinner that night. Heather declined, saying that she was too busy.
Back in the boardroom, Brad told Jill he had a proposal to revive the men's line. She asked Brad if he had run the suggestion by Nikki, but Brad said he wanted to bring it directly to Jill. Jill reminded Brad about the chain of authority, and told Brad she would run his proposal by Nikki and David. Brad and Jill reminisced about how important John had been in their lives-Brad said he wanted to help any way he could to honor John's memory.
Nikki told David how irritated she was at Jill's constant interference. David lied and told Nikki he would be working late that night-he said he had an interview with a job candidate. He presented Nikki with a certificate for a massage at the Athletic Club.
After Nikki's massage, she ran into Paul. Nikki told Paul that she had some wonderful years with Victor, but that David made her very happy. Paul told Nikki she didn't seem happy at Reed's christening. Nikki said that it was stressful to both live and work with same person. Paul didn't buy that excuse-he asked Nikki if David was gambling again. Nikki said that whenever she asked David about that, he dodged the question. She finally admitted that she didn't trust David-and she thought he was gambling again.
Jeff found Gloria at the Athletic Club and told her he didn't want Jill-he wanted Gloria. Gloria told him that he was an actor, and that he hadn't ever said a truthful word to her. Jeff admitted that his original intention was to get William's money, but along the way he had fallen in love with Gloria. When Jeff asked Gloria if she wanted to be with him, she said that she thought she did, but then reminded him that he had spent the night with Jill. She added that they couldn't build a marriage based on lying and cheating. Jeff said that if she thought it was hopeless then he had nothing else to say. Gloria said that she buried two husbands she had loved and she had survived-she could certainly survive losing a husband she hated. Jeff walked away.
Paul and Lauren ran into each other at the club. Lauren reminded him that if they had remained married they would be celebrating their 24th anniversary. They reminisced about their life together. Lauren asked him how things were going with Heather. He told Lauren that he was letting Heather set the pace. He mentioned that he thought Heather was dating Brad-and although he trusted Heather, he didn't trust Brad.
Gloria interrupted them and asked for a few minutes of Lauren's time. Paul left, and Gloria told Lauren that she had pushed Jeff too far-this time, he was gone for good. Lauren told her the situation was classic Gloria-she made everything in her life melodramatic. Lauren reminded Gloria that she got Michael to drop his lawsuit against Jack, and that she moved out of the Abbott mansion-signs that Gloria was improving. When Gloria asked why she didn't feel any change in her karma, Lauren told her it took time. Lauren told her she needed to be honest with her family and with Jeff-if Gloria cared about Jeff, she should tell him. Gloria said it was too late-Jeff was living with Jill. Lauren told Gloria she would never know how things with Jeff would play out unless she tried. When Fen began acting fussy, Lauren left. Gloria called her lawyer Keith and left a message that she needed to talk to him that night.
Later, Gloria told Keith she wanted to make a sizable donation to charity-half of everything she had.
At the Chancellor estate, Jeff called Jill and invited her to have dinner with him-she said she was too busy to join him. Jeff then called a lawyer, Theresa, and asked her to come over to the estate as soon as possible. When Theresa arrived, Jeff told her that he wanted a divorce immediately-along with half of Gloria's assets. Unbeknownst to Jeff, Jill was listening in the hallway.
At Brad's, the poker game participants were beginning to arrive. Skye met a few of the players. She was still playing the "I don't know much about poker" routine. The game began after David arrived. Skye purposely misplayed a hand. Brad won the hand, and David was upset, having bet a lot of money. Later, Skye purposely folded even though her hand was much better than David's-and allowed David to win the pot.
Nothing was going right at Restless Style-Phyllis and Nick learned their editorial writer Yelena was back in rehab and wouldn't be able to write her article. Unless they found a replacement writer, Nick and Phyllis would be spending the night at the office, rather than celebrating their anniversary at the Colonnade Room. On top of that, their computer printer wasn't working.
A few minutes later, the replacement computer part arrived-but it was the wrong one. When the electricity went out, Phyllis said they would never make it to the Colonnade Room. Nick asked Phyllis to go out and get the proper piece for the computer. He told a disappointed Phyllis that they could always celebrate their anniversary on another night.
Phyllis returned and found that the power was still out. Nick blindfolded her and led her into another room. She heard the sound of guitars playing, and when Nick removed the blindfold, she saw that a New Mexico landscape had been set up. Phyllis realized that the problems with the computer part and the blackout were a ruse to get her to leave the building for a while. Nick wished his wife a happy anniversary-he said that since they couldn't go to New Mexico, he brought New Mexico to them.
Phyllis gushed when Trace Adkins showed up and performed a song. Phyllis learned that Trace was friends with Rocky. After the song, Phyllis and Nick thanked the band, and Trace told Nick that Phyllis was "a keeper."
With the band gone, Phyllis asked Nick how he had remembered all of it-she thought he lost his memory about New Mexico and Rocky in the plane crash. Nick said he was getting bits and pieces of his memory back. He remembered fighting a fire, as well as Phyllis dancing with Rocky. Nick told Phyllis that every moment he spent with her was a blessing-from their motel room picnic to their video game rivalry. He said that there was no one else he'd rather spend the rest of his life with-the words he had used at their wedding. Phyllis began crying and said that it was the best anniversary present she could have received. Nick told Phyllis that she was the best gift he could have received. They embraced and began kissing.