In the Jabot boardroom, David went through Nikki's purse and copied several pieces of information from her wallet. He quickly tossed the purse under the table when he heard Nikki approaching. Nikki was relieved when David "located" her missing purse. After Nikki left, David called his credit card company to have Nikki added to his account. Before he gave the company Nikki's social security number, he asked if his credit limit could be raised. He was disappointed when he learned that the credit card company would need to talk to Nikki in order to add her to his account.
David decided to call a bank-he was planning on taking out a cash loan using Nikki's personal information. When the bank refused to take a loan application without Nikki on the phone, David asked them to make an exception, as his wife was Nikki Newman, the CEO of Jabot. The bank didn't give in-they told David that Nikki herself needed to take the loan out. Ironically, the bank told David that bank rules required Nikki's presence because the world was full of unscrupulous people involved in identity theft.
Brad spoke to Andy, David's bookie, and learned that David hadn't placed any bets recently. Brad looked disappointed, and wondered if David had quit gambling.
David became upset when Brad approached him about the money that David owed Brad. Brad invited David for another poker night-he promised that this time it would be a low stakes game. When David declined, Brad suggested that Nikki was keeping him "on a tight leash." David told Brad to leave Nikki out of the situation.
Nikki told Heather that Elliot, one of Jabot's attorneys, had to take a week away from the office. Nikki asked Heather if she could keep an eye on Elliott's files while he was away. Heather agreed, and as she walked away she collided with Brad. Victoria watched as Brad asked Heather to dinner. Heather declined, telling Brad she had too much work to do.
Later, Victoria told Brad that it was inappropriate for him to be dating Heather. Brad told his ex-wife that he wasn't planning a "date"-he was merely extending a courtesy to a new colleague. Victoria didn't buy that-she suggested that Brad had an ulterior motive-that is, breakfast in bed with Heather. Brad wondered if there was a new Jabot policy that required him to run all his friends past Victoria.
In the Jabot hallway, Victoria offered Heather some advice-she told Heather that "what you see with Brad isn't always what you get." Heather insisted that she and Brad were not dating-they were simply colleagues, and their relationship wouldn't become anything more than professional.
At the Newman Ranch, Victor asked Sabrina if she could fit a shopping spree into her plans for the day. When Sabrina said she was too busy, Victor said he would bring the shopping spree to her. Sabrina was stunned when Lauren came in the door with a rack full of designer outfits.
Sabrina told Victor that the dresses looked so expensive she didn't even want to try them on. Victor told her that a beautiful woman deserved to wear beautiful things. When Victor told Lauren he was going to buy everything on the rack, Sabrina protested. She told Victor she loved him and that he was thoughtful, generous, and kind, but she didn't want to be blinded by his money. She added that people would gossip if she suddenly sported a new designer wardrobe. Victor said he didn't care if people talked, but Sabrina said that accepting all the clothes would upset her value system-she didn't need expensive clothes to prove who she was. Victor asked her to pick one item out, and Sabrina picked a handbag. Before she left, Lauren told Sabrina how impressed she was that Sabrina had taken only one item. Lauren said that most women would have taken everything.
At Crimson Lights, Paul and J.T. discussed plans to obtain more information about David. Their best lead was David's ex-wife, Elizabeth Hartford, but Elizabeth had been reluctant to talk about David. She did, however, tell Paul that marrying David was the worst mistake she had ever made. When Paul and J.T. brainstormed, they remembered that Elizabeth had worked with David at Granville Global, a company that Newman Enterprises had acquired. Paul decided to talk to Neil and find out if he had any information on Elizabeth's whereabouts.
At Newman Enterprises, Neil was irritated when Adam lectured him about how to market the Natural Glow products. He reminded Adam that he had been in the business for quite a while. Neil was clearly annoyed when Adam told him to write Victor a memo regarding the Natural Glow marketing plan.
Neil called Victor to discuss a new corporate travel contract. Victor asked Neil to keep an eye on Adam. He told Neil that his son was very smart, but was also very young. Neil seemed to feel vindicated when Victor told him that he didn't need the memo that Adam had requested. Before hanging up, Victor once again asked Neil to stay on top of Adam. Closing his cell phone, Neil smiled and, to himself, said, "I just did."
Skye called Adam to see if he had told Nikki about David's huge gambling loss. Adam told her that he hadn't-that David's gambling habit was Adam's "ace in the hole" and he would play it when the time was right.
Paul found Neil meeting with Adam. After Neil made introductions, he asked Adam to leave so that he could speak with Paul privately. After Adam left, Paul asked Neil how well he knew David. Neil told Paul that he didn't like David, as he had made Drucilla's life a living hell after Dru became a suspect in the Carmen Mesta murder. Neil added that he suspected David of having broken into the Winters' apartment, but the police were never able to prove it. Paul asked Neil if, during the Granville takeover, he had ever worked with, or heard of, Elizabeth Hartford, David's ex-wife. Neil said that he hadn't. Outside the door, Adam eavesdropped on Paul and Neil's conversation.
Paul told J.T. that he struck out with Neil. J.T. reminded Paul that Granville Global's employment records were Newman property, and, as head of security, J.T. had access to those records. They decided to take a look at Elizabeth's file. They learned that Elizabeth's grandfather had founded Granville Global. They also discovered that Elizabeth had sold a lot of her Granville stock when she divorced David. She then quit and went into hiding. They planned a bit of subterfuge-J.T. would tell Elizabeth's personal assistant that he needed to speak to Elizabeth regarding Newman's acquisition of Granville Global.
Paul connected his Blackberry to a computer, hoping to trace Elizabeth's phone number, and thus her whereabouts, when J.T. was transferred to her. J.T. used the Blackberry to call Elizabeth's assistant, and asked to be transferred to Elizabeth. After being transferred to Elizabeth, J.T. told her that Newman was doing an internal audit and that he needed to speak with her about Granville Global. Elizabeth became belligerent and hung up on J.T. -but not before Paul learned that Elizabeth was in Bermuda.
Neil called Victoria and told her how much he missed working with her at Newman. He then came to the point-he was reviewing some financial information concerning Newman's acquisition of Natural Glow, and had come across a charge for an internal audit of the company. He wondered if Victoria had ordered the audit. She told Neil she had-but she only did it to annoy Adam. Victoria added that she didn't know where the audit was, but she would find out and get it to him.
Later, Victoria located the Natural Glow audit paperwork and emailed it to Neil. Neil's heart dropped as he looked at the information on his computer screen.
Nikki and Victoria were lunching at the Athletic Club when Sabrina arrived, sporting her new handbag. After a tense, quick hello, Sabrina left for a meeting. Victoria and Nikki immediately began dishing about the handbag. Victoria said it must have cost a mint. She added that she was trying to be happy for Sabrina and Victor, but was finding it difficult. Nikki reminded Victoria that Victor could be generous-but he could also be vindictive. Nikki suggested Sabrina would probably learn that lesson the hard way.
Nikki and Victoria received another unwelcome visitor-Adam stopped by. When Nikki left to take a phone call from Heather, Adam told an unimpressed Victoria that he was taking good care of Beauty of Nature. Victoria told Adam that her new job was fantastic. When Adam said, "Keen," Victoria snapped, "Yeah, peachy keen."
Heather told Nikki that she had reviewed Elliot's files-and that she came across something Nikki needed to read right away.
Neil went to the Newman ranch to tell Victor that before she left Newman, Victoria had requested an audit of Natural Glow. Neil told Victor that if Adam had exercised due diligence during the Natural Glow acquisition, he would have uncovered the fact that Natural Glow was being sued for copyright infringement. Newman had acquired the lawsuit along with the company. When Victor asked Neil who was suing Natural Glow, he was shocked to learn it was Jabot!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
David told Nikki he'd returned from a self-help group. Nikki said that she could relate to David's addiction issues. David looked at Nikki and said that he'd lied to her. He said that he wasn't okay with them having separate bank accounts.
When David looked at the paper and saw the horse races, his look was glum.
Paul told J.T. he hoped that Nikki was wrong about David.
Neil saw Victoria at the club. Victoria joked that he'd better hurry to work if he wanted to beat Adam. She warned Neil that Victor didn't see Adam's flaws. Neil said he would see them that day. Victoria wondered what Neil knew about Adam.
Victoria saw Sabrina at the coffeehouse and told her that she had a very extravagant bag. Sabrina admitted that Victor had bought it for her. Sabrina said it was hard to be in a family where there was so little margin for error. Victoria told her to enjoy it while it lasted. Adam showed up at the coffeehouse and told Victoria he wished he had learned more about the company before acquiring it. Victoria said wished he had let her help him.
Victor asked Sabrina if he could talk to Adam alone. Adam said that he didn't mind speaking in front of Sabrina. Victor said that when he talked, Adam should listen. He said that if Adam listened more, they wouldn't be in the mess they were in. The company that Adam had acquired was going to cost Newman millions to fix. Victor angrily told Adam to never buy a company without consulting with him first. Adam apologized, but Victor said that he would take care of it himself.
Phyllis was surprised when Danny showed up in town. He asked Phyllis if Daniel was around. She said that he would be in soon. Danny said that he wanted to take Daniel on tour. Phyllis told Danny that he was being presumptuous. When Daniel showed up for work, Danny asked to have a moment with him. He asked Daniel if he would go on tour with him over the summer. Phyllis interrupted and mentioned Daniel's job responsibilities. Danny wanted to give Daniel a job as a photo assistant. He told Daniel that he knew Danny had a lot to think about. Daniel asked for some time to consider it. Danny said unfortunately, he only had a day to think it over. Amber was happy when Daniel told her about his father's offer until he told her how long he'd be touring.
Nick and Sharon reminisced about Cassie. Sharon was surprised that Nick remembered. Nick said that he didn't, he'd marked the day on his calendar. Sharon and Nick had coffee and wondered how they'd survived without her.
Phyllis told Sharon that she was thinking about Cassie too. Sharon went to Cassie's grave and told Cassie how much she missed her.
Phyllis told Nick he didn't have to work if he didn't feel up to it. Nick said that he needed to be somewhere else so that he'd be distracted. Phyllis had their babysitter bring Summer by. Nick was happy to see his daughter.
Friday, May 23, 2008
At Crimson Lights, Gloria and Jana stared at Cassie's portrait. Gloria said she couldn't imagine what it would be like to lose a child. She told Jana that as miserable as Sharon had made Gloria's life, her heart still went out to Sharon.
Daniel thanked Kevin for putting Cassie's memorial up. When Daniel said he thought his pain would abate each year, Kevin reminded him that the accident wasn't his fault. Kevin added that Cassie wouldn't want Daniel to feel sorry for himself. Daniel told Kevin that Phyllis and Amber didn't want him to go to Europe with Danny. Kevin advised Daniel not to worry about how Phyllis felt-but as far as Amber felt, that was a tough call.
At the Athletic Club, a glum Victor sat at the bar. Nikki joined him and they agreed how difficult this day was. Victor said he would never forget the day his granddaughter died. With tears in his eyes, he looked at Nikki and said, "What has happened to us?" Nikki reminded Victor that they shared 30 years of memories. They looked at each other tenderly and held hands. David interrupted the moment and Victor walked away. Nikki told David she was going to the cemetery. When David offered to drive her, Nikki told him she wanted to spend time alone.
At Cassie's gravesite, Nikki talked about how much change had occurred in the Newman family-Nick had married Phyllis, Sharon had married Jack, Nikki and Victor were divorced. She said that one thing was constant-they all loved Cassie. Nikki noticed Victor's flowers and read Victor's message on the card: "Every night I see my star and remember you." Nikki began crying.
At Crimson Lights, David and Kevin, among others, watched a boxing match. The match ended, and David was obviously upset with the outcome. Later, David met with Walter and asked him for a loan. David said that it was just a matter of some time and some paperwork before he had access to Nikki's money. Walter agreed to give David a loan.
Nikki met David at the club and told him that it felt like her whole family died along with Cassie. She wondered what would have happened if Cassie had survived. David hinted to Nikki that they should buy a house, make it their own, and plant a garden filled with roses. A teary-eyed Nikki hugged her husband.
In Bermuda, Paul tracked down Elizabeth Hartford, David's ex-wife. At first, she slammed the door in Paul's face, telling him that she had left America to get away from David. Later, Elizabeth relented and let Paul in, on the condition that Paul wouldn't tell David that he located her. Elizabeth told Paul that she was lucky-she had gotten away from David, unlike David's previous wives, who were dead. When Paul asked her if she thought David had something to do with those deaths, Elizabeth said, "Of course he had something to do with them. David Chow is a killer!"
At the Newman ranch, Adam told Victor that he had dabbled in chemistry as an undergraduate, and didn't feel that Natural Glow's formula was the same as Jabot's. Adam felt that a judge would rule in Natural Glow's favor. Victor became angry and told his son not to spin the facts. When Adam said that he felt terrible, Victor told him he should feel terrible, and that effective immediately, Adam's workload would be reduced. Adam became visibly upset when his father added that Adam had to run any new projects by Victor.
From the Athletic Club, Adam called Skye and told her about his mistake-that he had bought Natural Glow without realizing that the company was tied up in litigation with Jabot. Adam added that Victor had torn his head off-but that he deserved it. He hung up after telling Skye how much he missed her. Later, back at the ranch, Adam stared at Victor as Victor had a drink.
At Crimson Lights, Gloria asked her lawyer, Keith, to help her find a legal loophole dissolving her anonymous philanthropic foundation. Keith reminded Gloria that she couldn't do that-the legal papers establishing the foundation and its donations were irrevocable. Realizing there was no way out of the situation, Gloria gave Keith a list of charities that she wanted to donate to. When Jana suggested that Gloria make her philanthropy public, Gloria said no-she didn't want people to know what a fool she was by giving half of her estate to charity.
When Jack stopped by Crimson Lights, Gloria told him that she wasn't in the mood for his sarcasm, and that she didn't know why he hated her so much. Gloria continued to complain about how Jack had treated her. Jack interrupted Gloria and told her to stop wallowing in self-pity. He reminded Gloria that some people, like Sharon, were suffering from real, tragic losses.
In her suite at the club, Gloria toasted John's picture, saying that she was almost back where she started. A courier delivered Gloria's diamonds, but didn't close the door when he left. Gloria tore open the package and caressed the precious stones. Alistair stared into Gloria's room and observed her kissing her diamonds. He quietly closed the door. Alistair rubbed his hands together and began smiling.
At Restless Style, Sharon told Jack that she had visited Cassie's grave. When Jack suggested that Sharon take the day off, she said that she wanted to be at work-she found work distracting.
In another part of the office, Phyllis told Nick that he should visit Cassie's grave. Nick said that he didn't want to-it would only make him feel worse. Nick said that he still didn't remember the day that Cassie died. When Phyllis suggested that they take Noah for a picnic in the park, Nick said that he wanted to go to the club and play basketball.
Danny arrived at Restless Style looking for Daniel. Phyllis listed all the reasons why Daniel should stay in Genoa City and not join Danny on tour. Danny was upset-he felt that Phyllis was insinuating that he couldn't take care of his son. Daniel showed up and interrupted his parents' fight-he told them he had enough to worry about that day. After Daniel and Danny made dinner plans, Danny told Phyllis that he didn't realize how much Daniel still blamed himself for Cassie's death.
Amber joined Daniel at Crimson Lights, and they both stared at Cassie's portrait. Daniel said that Cassie's death was his fault-she would be alive if he hadn't gone to the party that night. Amber told Daniel she was honored that he was sharing his feelings with her, and that Daniel had made Amber very happy. She told Daniel she worried about what would happen to their relationship if he went on tour with Danny. Daniel was surprised when Amber said that she loved him. Amber worried that telling Daniel that she loved him signaled the beginning of the end of their relationship. Daniel told Amber that he might love her. When Amber told Daniel that he didn't really mean that, Daniel reminded her that she was his best friend-they worked together, enjoyed each other's company, and "played" with each other. "If that's not love," said Daniel, "I don't know what it is." The couple began kissing.
Amber told Daniel that if he didn't leave, he would be late for dinner with his father. Daniel said that she needed him more than Danny did. Daniel didn't answer his ringing cell phone. At the club, Danny told Gina that Daniel wasn't answering his phone. He hoped that his son was on the way.
Al Franklin, a lawyer for the Abbott Foundation, showed up at Restless Style. He announced some huge news-Keith Joyner, another attorney, had just informed Al that an anonymous donor was giving $5 million to the Abbott Foundation and $2 million to Cassie's Challenge. Jack, Sharon, Nick, and Phyllis wondered who the anonymous donor could be-they knew Victor wouldn't donate money to the Abbott foundation, and Katherine Chancellor wouldn't remain anonymous. When Sharon told Al she would like to thank the donor, Jack asked Al to do some research and find out who the donor was. After Al left, Jack wondered if Gloria could be the mysterious benefactor. Sharon said she doubted it-after all, Gloria hated Jack.
Nick left to play basketball at the club. Noah, realizing how sad Sharon was, asked her if there was anything he could do. Sharon said it was okay for them to be sad-that dying was a part of life. They told each other how much they missed Cassie.
Driving to the Athletic Club to play basketball, Nick was suddenly blinded by oncoming headlights. He swerved off the road, and the sounds of screeching brakes and crashing metal were heard.