Nick and Victor met at the Newman ranch. Victor told Nick that he had been working on a potential partnership with an Asian company. Victor needed Nick to go to Beijing to meet with the executives of the company. Nick said that he thought that Victor would want to meet with the executives himself, but Victor said that he had full confidence in Nick's ability to seal the deal.
Victor and Nick discussed Ashley's pregnancy. Victor said the pregnancy might be difficult, due to Ashley's car accident. While looking at Sabrina's picture, Victor said he wouldn't let Ashley down. Victor said how ironic it was that he went to Paris to feel close to Sabrina after her death, and that trip reunited him and Ashley.
At the prison, Adam tried looking at a magazine, but all he could see was a blur. Heather stopped by to see how Adam's rash was. He said that he was recovering from the rash. When Heather asked Adam how his eyes were, Adam denied having any problems with his vision. Heather told Adam that she had seen him bump into a chair the last time she visited him. Heather tricked Adam by asking him to hand her a pen that was on the table. Adam ran his hands all over the table, looking for the pen. Heather then told him that there was no pen.
Adam admitted that he was having problems seeing. He told Heather that he was keeping his vision problem a secret, as the other inmates might take advantage of him if they sensed his weakness. He told Heather that he appreciated her concern, but asked her to leave him alone.
Heather went to the ranch to tell Victor about Adam's vision problem. Upon seeing Heather, Victor slammed the door in her face. Heather yelled through the window that Adam was going blind. Victor ignored her, and continued to discuss business with Nick.
Heather followed Nick to the Athletic Club. Nick didn't believe that Adam was going blind, and told Heather that she had "zero credibility." Heather wondered how Nick could be so cruel. He walked away, telling Heather to take her sob story somewhere else.
At the prison, Victor entered the rec room, where Adam was sitting with some other inmates. Adam did not realize that Victor was there.
At the Athletic Club, Gina showed Colleen the newspaper, which featured the picture of Kevin with the explosive device on the first page. Gina said that they should have locked Kevin up when he burned down her restaurant years earlier. A television reporter showed up and asked Gina if she would be willing to do an interview about Kevin. Gina said she'd love to talk about the man who burned down her restaurant.
At Crimson Lights, Michael, Gloria, Jana, and Amber watched Gina's interview. Gina said that Kevin wasn't just guilty of burning down her restaurant -- he had also trapped Colleen in the restaurant, attempting to kill her. When the reporter asked Colleen how she felt, Colleen was somewhat hesitant to answer. When she began to insinuate that Kevin had changed since the fire at Gina's, Gina cut Colleen off and said that Kevin was more dangerous than ever -- that he had gone from playing with matches to playing with bombs. Gina said that Michael, Kevin's brother, had managed to keep Kevin out of jail, but she hoped that this time, they would lock Kevin up for good.
Jana became hysterical and told Daniel that his Aunt Gina was trying to destroy Kevin. Michael said that it was good that Clint's picture was all over the media, because when they found Clint, they would probably find Kevin. Detective Wallace arrived and asked Jana how Katherine's purse ended up in the Fishers' apartment. Jana said that Kevin had found the purse the night that Katherine had allegedly died, but Michael told Jana not to reveal the purse's contents.
Detective Wallace had other evidence: the computer forensic experts had found that Kevin had been on the Internet, researching methods to hot-wire the same model car that Katherine had driven. Wallace had also checked Kevin's phone records and found that Kevin had called Katherine at about the time her car had gone off of the road. There was also a record of a call made to the motel just before the bomb explosion. Daniel opined that perhaps Kevin was trying to warn Katherine about the bomb. Wallace said that he had enough evidence to arrest Kevin.
Jana went to the Athletic Club to confront Gina about the television interview. Daniel followed her. Jana was livid with Gina. Gina said that she knew what Jana was going through. Referring to Clint, she said that she had gotten involved with psychopaths like Kevin in the past. Jana said that her "beautiful" Kevin was nothing like Clint.
Colleen and Daniel both tried to convince Gina that Kevin had worked really hard to change. Gina replied that perhaps Kevin had tried to change -- but that he was unable to escape the "problems in his head." Jana got into Gina's face and warned her to stay out of the situation. Daniel refereed and separated Jana from Gina. After saying that this argument wasn't helping anything, Daniel led Jana out of the club.
At Crimson Lights, Michael was not happy to see Gloria giving an interview to the television reporter. Michael accused the television crew of worming their way into Crimson Lights, but he was shocked to learn that Gloria had actually called the television station, requesting the interview. After Michael threw the television crew out, he told Gloria that he had managed to convince the judge to hold off issuing a warrant for Kevin's arrest. Michael asked Gloria if she had told the television reporter that Kevin was totally innocent of the bombing. Gloria replied, "In a manner of speaking. I had to tell people that Kevin was fragile, so that people would understand." Michael realized that Gloria was making excuses for Kevin, and that she believed that Kevin had set the bomb.
Later, Jana, Daniel, Michael, and Gloria watched Gloria's interview on television. Gloria talked about how Kevin had been humiliated as a youngster by his father, "Terrible Tom." Gloria then told the group that others watching the interview would understand Kevin better. Jana said, "No, they won't. They'll think he's a lunatic!" Michael told Gloria that, as usual, she had made matters worse.
At the Chancellor mansion, Billy told Jill that the woman in the hospital was definitely Katherine. Jill reminded Billy that a DNA test had shown that the woman was not related to Jill. Jill said that although she wished that she were wrong, the woman in the hospital was Marge, and not Katherine.
Billy kept pushing Jill to accept that Katherine was still alive. Billy said that he felt that he had known the woman in the hospital room his whole life. He wondered why Jill was so afraid of going to the hospital and seeing for herself. He said that if the woman turned out to be a fake, they could just walk away. Jill decided to placate Billy by going to the hospital with him and seeing the woman for herself.
Amber had spent the night with Katherine in her hospital room. Katherine said that some of her older memories were coming back in bits and pieces, but that until they learned the cause of her memory lapses, she wouldn't be able to get her life back.
Dr. Braun, a psychiatrist, stopped by to examine Katherine. Katherine insisted that she was indeed Katherine Chancellor, but the psychiatrist obviously didn't believe her. The doctor said that a sad, lonely victim like Marge might have any number of reasons to change her identity and say that she was Katherine. Amber told the doctor that they should settle it once and for all by examining Katherine's dental records.
Dr. Braun returned to Katherine's room to report that they were unable to locate Katherine's dental records. Katherine told the doctor that she didn't like the idea of being "held prisoner" while they "poked around in her brain." As Billy and Jill stood outside the door of the room, Katherine said, "There's no reason to keep me here. I'm not crazy and I'm not Katherine Chancellor. I'm Marge Catrooke."
In the hospital lounge, Jill comforted Billy, who said that he was absolutely sure that the woman was Katherine. Inside Katherine's room, a hysterical Esther didn't understand why Katherine would lie and say that she was Marge. Amber explained to Esther that Katherine did it to stay out of the psych ward. Katherine smiled and said, "I simply told the good doctor what she wanted to hear."
Clint, Annie, Roger, and Kevin arrived at a secluded cabin with some groceries. When Clint told Roger to lock Kevin in the closet, Kevin cried, "No, no. I'll die in there."
Later, as Kevin was in the closet, Clint, Annie, and Roger watched the news on television. The news showed pictures of Annie and Roger, and asked for anyone who had any information on the Wilkeses to call the Genoa City Police Department. Annie became hysterical, and said that she couldn't go to prison, as her red hair would clash with the prison's orange jumpsuits. When Annie asked what they were going to do, Clint said that Kevin was the one who was going to get them out of the mess.
When Clint left to put gas in his car, Annie reminded Roger that Kevin hadn't eaten since the previous day. Roger made sure that Clint was gone and told Annie that it was okay to make Kevin something to eat.
As Kevin was eating a sandwich, Clint returned and demanded to know why Kevin was out of the closet. Roger and Annie tried to convince Clint to leave Kevin behind and head for Canada. Clint said that he had "big plans" for Kevin.
Clint locked Kevin in the closet and went to take a shower. Annie and Roger debated what to do. Annie wanted to run off and take Kevin with them, but Roger said that he wasn't willing to die for Kevin. Annie and Roger ran off, leaving Kevin screaming, "Please don't leave me here."
Later, Clint watched Gloria's interview on the news and learned that Kevin's father had punished the boy by locking him in a closet. Through the closet door, Clint said, "It's just you and me, kid. And it'll all be fine as long as you do what Daddy tells you."
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Adam didn't see Victor when he tried to find a chair to sit down. Victor watched him struggle to find his way. When Victor sat down in front of Adam, Adam asked what he was doing there. Victor realized that Adam still wouldn't take the blame for what he'd done. Victor told Adam that he had told Hope he would take care of Adam. Adam said that Victor obviously hadn't done a very good job of that. Victor told Adam that Heather had mentioned he was having trouble with his eyesight. Adam said there was nothing wrong with him. Victor said he was glad there was nothing wrong, and left.
Clint asked Kevin if he was ready to come out of the closet. Kevin begged to be let out. Clint opened the door and told Kevin that he would let him out, but only if he would do what "Daddy" said. Kevin asked where his mother was and started screaming. Kevin remembered hearing his mother return home looking for him while he was locked away in the closet. Clint heard Kevin crying and told him to shut up. When Clint opened the door, Kevin saw his mother trying to save him. Suddenly Kevin was in the dark again.
Clint opened the door again and told Kevin he could come out if he promised not to make any more trouble. He told Kevin that if he was good, he could come out more often. Clint wanted to play a game with Kevin. He said that if Kevin played the part correctly he could have dinner at the table. Clint had Kevin dress up in a costume as a chipmunk and hold up a bank.
Neil asked Karen if she would like to have dinner with him to talk. Karen said that a restaurant was not the answer. Neil said that his kiss with Tyra had made things very uncomfortable between them. Karen didn't know what it was going to take to make things okay again. She said it was hard enough to walk in her home to find her husband kissing another woman, but the thought of what might have happened after was even worse. Neil swore to Karen that nothing else had happened. Karen said that she didn't trust Neil working with Tyra at the club every night. Karen asked Neil to let Tyra go.
Neil didn't want to fire Tyra. He told Karen that Tyra was a good worker and he wouldn't let her go based on his indiscretion. Karen said that Neil was making excuses. Neil felt that Karen was trying to punish Tyra and take Ana away from her. Karen asked Neil what was more important: Tyra's job or their marriage. Neil said that their marriage was more important, but their adopting Ana was a totally different issue. Karen said that Neil made them the same issue when he kissed Tyra. Victor walked in and asked Neil if he had a moment. Neil looked hard at Karen and excused himself.
Tyra walked into Neil's office and asked Karen if she knew where to find Neil. Karen jumped up and angrily said that after everything she and Neil had done for Tyra and Ana, that Tyra thanked them by trying to break up their marriage. Tyra said that she guessed that she showed her gratitude in the wrong way. She admitted that she had crossed the line, but she did not want to steal Neil away from Karen. Karen said she knew what she saw. Karen told Tyra the best thing she could do was to get the hell away from her husband.
Neil apologized to Victor for bringing his family issues into the workplace. Victor said he understood. He wanted Neil to know that he would be occupied over the next eight months. Neil said that as much as he wanted to help Victor, he would also be busy with raising their new adopted daughter. Victor understood and said he would find a way to work it out. When Neil left, Victor wrote a letter to Adam. He said that it broke his heart thinking of Adam in jail. Victor wrote that Adam's experience might make him a stronger person. He said Adam was his son, and he would always be.
Victor went back to the prison to deliver the letter to Adam. Adam wondered why he had the pleasure of seeing Victor twice in one day. When Victor handed over the letter, Adam pretended to read it. Victor said goodbye. As Victor was about to leave, he turned to find Adam trying to read the letter. His heart broke seeing Adam that way. Victor took the letter from him and said he would help him out. Adam wondered what to do. Victor said they would figure it out.
Neil returned to his office to talk to Karen. Neil said that he had been accused of taking on too much. He said that at the end of the day, his first priority was Karen. Neil told Karen that she was right, and he realized that if he continued to see Tyra every day, he knew it would cause friction. Neil decided to let Tyra go. Karen thanked Neil and hugged him.
Neil went to Indigo to talk to Tyra. He said that he had something important to talk about with her.
At the coffeehouse, Nikki asked Jill how Esther was doing. Jill said that Esther was doing fine. Jill said she was more bothered that Esther had insisted that Marge was really Katherine when Marge had actually admitted that she wasn't. Jill said it was all a hoax to get Katherine's money. Nikki saw a delivery person that she had been waiting for and called him over. When Nikki opened the envelope, the ring was inside. Jill was shocked that Nikki had found Katherine's ring. Nikki explained that Victor had helped her get the ring back. She looked at the ring and remembered how much Katherine had loved it. Jill became upset because Nikki had originally accused her of stealing the ring.
Nikki paid a visit to Victor to thank him for helping her get the ring back. Victor said that Katherine would have wanted her to have it. Victor asked if Nikki wanted anything else. Nikki said that she had heard that Ashley was pregnant and offered Victor congratulations.
Amber handed Katherine the keys to her hotel room. She said she was happy that Katherine was getting her memory back. Katherine said she was determined to get her life back. She was just going to have to find a way to prove it. Amber received a call from Daniel, who was upset with her because she continued to immerse herself with first Katherine, and then Kevin. Katherine said that Amber was putting herself in harm's way. Amber said she would do it all over again if it meant saving Katherine. Katherine told Amber to go see Daniel and make things right.
Jill saw Katherine at the Athletic Club and told her she didn't belong there. Katherine said she was Jill's mother and she had done nothing wrong. Jill said having her there was cruel. Katherine said that it bothered her to see Jill in so much pain from losing her mother, especially since she was right there.
Amber apologized for lying to Daniel about following Clint. She tried to explain her story, but Daniel was still upset. He said that he felt Amber had betrayed him. Amber admitted that she should have listened to Gina. She wondered if Daniel would think she was crazy if she still wanted to try to find Kevin. Daniel said he would help her, but they needed to have more people involved in the search. When Jill walked into the coffeehouse, Amber thought that if she could get Jill and Katherine in the same room together, Jill would know it was really Katherine. Jill said that she had already seen her.
Katherine saw Nikki at the bar and approached her. Nikki jumped when she saw Katherine's face. Katherine apologized and told Nikki that she didn't mean to cause a scene. She asked Nikki for just a few minutes. Katherine begged Nikki to just look at her a little. Nikki wouldn't believe her. Nikki told Katherine to stop playing her sick game. Katherine saw her ring on Nikki's finger. Katherine said she knew it was her ring because she had left it to Nikki in her will, along with the rest of her jewelry. Katherine begged Nikki to let go of her fear and realize who she really was.
Friday, March 13, 2009
At the Athletic Club, Katherine was unable to convince Nikki that she wasn't Marge. When Katherine asked Nikki what she could do to prove that she actually was Katherine, Nikki told her to "stay away from us."
Lunching with Victoria, Nikki told her that seeing "Marge" was like losing Katherine all over again. When Victoria said that it had been a difficult week, Nikki told her daughter that learning about Ashley's pregnancy didn't bother her. Nikki said that it seemed that Victoria was the one who had a problem with the pregnancy. When Victoria made snide remarks about Victor having found his soul mate again, Nikki reminded her that Victor and Ashley did have a history together.
Nikki asked Victoria not to confront Victor about his relationship with Ashley, as she didn't want to see Victoria estranged from Victor again. Nikki said she really didn't care about Ashley's baby, as long as it didn't affect Victor's relationship with Nick and Victoria. She reminded Victoria that Victor had been through a rough year, and perhaps the baby would make him happy. Victoria seemed unconvinced.
At a check-cashing store, the terrified proprietor filled up Kevin's bag with cash. Kevin was wearing an oversized chipmunk head as a disguise. A surveillance camera recorded the robbery. Kevin ran out of the store.
At the secluded cabin, Clint praised a zombie-like Kevin, who had removed his chipmunk head, on the great job he had done. He even promised Kevin that he would get an extra serving of macaroni and cheese that night. Clint told Kevin to stop looking so unhappy, telling him that it was just the beginning for the two of them. Clint held up the cash that Kevin had taken, laughed, and said, "Come to Daddy."
Kevin, his mood suddenly changing, told Clint that he wasn't going to commit any more robberies. When Clint yelled at Kevin, he shoved Clint, clenched his fists, and told Clint that he was going to hurt Clint and make Clint sorry for the way that he had treated Kevin. Clint looked stunned as Kevin grabbed Clint and told him that he didn't like being yelled at. Kevin suddenly became passive again. Clint called Kevin a sniveling little boy. Kevin said, "Sorry, Dad. Please don't be mad at me." Clint told Kevin never to attack him again. Later, Clint and Kevin watched the tape of the robbery on the news. Clint said, "I'm proud of you, son. You pulled it off."
At Crimson Lights, Amber promised Daniel that she wouldn't lie to him again, although she had to help Katherine. Daniel said that he was no longer 100% convinced that the woman was Katherine. They were, however, both convinced that Kevin hadn't planted the bomb in the motel room.
Katherine joined Amber and Daniel at the coffeehouse. Amber was angry that both Jill and Nikki had rejected Katherine, but Katherine said that it was Marge who they were rejecting. Daniel asked Katherine if there was anything she could remember that might give them a lead on where Kevin was. Katherine didn't have any information. Amber told Katherine that she was going to take her on an "excursion," and the ladies left Crimson Lights. As they were exiting, Jana approached Daniel, frantic about Kevin's disappearance. She said she thought it was possible that Clint might have harmed Kevin. Daniel said that his gut instinct told him that Kevin was okay, and was trying to get back to Jana.
Amber took Katherine to the diner. Murphy, Pearl, and Joe Jr. greeted her warmly. Amber explained that Katherine had suffered a concussion in the motel explosion, and thus was having memory problems. Although Katherine didn't remember Murphy, she said that she knew he was a very kind man, having taken her in when he thought that she was the down-and-out Marge. Amber asked Katherine if the diner looked familiar, but Katherine said that it didn't. Katherine said that she was grateful that Murphy had helped her, and that once she took her rightful place as Katherine Chancellor, she would make sure that Murphy was taken care of for the rest of his life. Murphy said that he didn't want money -- he just wanted Katherine's friendship. As Katherine and Amber left, Murphy, with a tear in his eye, said, "Come visit anytime."
Later, Daniel was surfing the Internet. When Jana brought him a cup of coffee, he tried to cheer her up by showing her a clip of a robbery in Stillwater, Minnesota. The video showed someone dressed as the University of St. Paul's silver chipmunk mascot robbing a check-cashing place. Jana gasped and said, "That chipmunk is wearing a scarf that looks just like Kevin's!" Daniel froze the image on the computer screen, and they both admitted that the chipmunk's scarf looked like the one that Amber had given Kevin for Christmas.
When Amber returned to Crimson Lights, Amber looked at the video and told Jana and Daniel that the scarf the chipmunk had been wearing was definitely the one she gave Kevin. The three of them agreed that they were watching Kevin robbing the check-cashing place.
At Newman Enterprises, Victor told Ashley that Adam was having trouble seeing. He thought that it might be a trick on Adam's part, though Ashley doubted that. Victor said he was going to the prison to learn the truth.
At the prison, Victor told Adam that he wouldn't abandon his son if he were going blind. Adam sensed that Victor didn't believe him, and asked his father to leave him alone. Victor said, "Because I'll find out you're lying? Or because you might have to ask me for help." Victor said that he was going to get to the truth, and that he had brought an ophthalmologist to examine Adam's eyes.
The ophthalmologist checked Adam's eyes and reported that there was some atrophy. The doctor said that he couldn't be sure if Adam had retinitis pigmentosa, the disease that had caused Hope's blindness, until he ran further tests. Victor put his arm on Adam's shoulder and said, "I'm very sorry, son."
Adam told Victor that he had always been afraid that he might inherit Hope's blindness. Victor said that perhaps there was a way to stop the degeneration. Adam said that, unlike his mother, he didn't think he would be able to deal with being blind. He said, "Am I gonna survive? What's gonna happen to me?"
Back at Newman, Nikki and Victoria ran into Ashley. Nikki congratulated Ashley on her pregnancy, and gave her a hug. Both Victoria and Ashley were shocked. Ashley and Nikki agreed that neither of them wanted the baby to be a source of contention.
Victor returned to the office and told Ashley that Adam's eyesight was failing. The prison warden called Victor to tell him that Adam was on his way to the prison infirmary, as he had been badly beaten. At the prison, a bloody Adam was being brought to the infirmary. Victor told Ashley that he was worried that something like that might happen.
Victoria ran into Karen in the Newman break room. Victoria asked Karen if she and Neil had been having problems, as both of them had recently seemed out of it. Karen admitted that they were having normal marriage disagreements. Victoria reminded Karen that she had known Neil for a long time, and that Neil was one of "the good guys." Karen said that Neil wasn't a saint -- he was just a man.
At Indigo, Tyra tried to apologize for initiating their kiss, but Neil said that, under the circumstances, it was best that they no longer worked together, and he fired her from her job at Indigo. Relatively calmly, Tyra said that she understood that Neil had to choose between firing her and his marriage to Karen. Tyra agreed that it was best that she leave Indigo, and find another job.
Tyra asked Neil if he and Karen still planned to adopt Ana. Neil said that the adoption would soon be final. Tyra seemed pleased. Neil promised Tyra that he and Karen loved Ana very much. Tyra wondered how they would tell Ana that Tyra was no longer working at Indigo. Neil said that he would figure out something to tell the girl.
Neil told Tyra that he would call around and see if he could find her a new job. Tyra said that he didn't need to do that. Tyra said goodbye, and began walking out. Neil told her not to go. Unbeknownst to Tyra and Neil, Devon had entered Indigo and was watching from behind a pillar. Neil approached Tyra, caressed her, and began kissing her passionately. They started ripping each others' clothes off as a stunned Devon walked out.
At the Athletic Club, Nikki once again ran into Katherine. Katherine implored Nikki to help her -- as she had helped Nikki when Nikki was searching for Victor in Mexico. Katherine said that everyone thought that Victor was dead, and that Nikki had been drunk. Her interest suddenly piqued, Nikki asked Katherine if she remembered their phone conversation. Katherine said that she had been trying to keep Nikki on the phone until Nicholas could find her. She added that Nikki had told her the story of how Victor had applied Nikki's makeup years earlier, when Nikki was on her deathbed. Nikki, realizing that Marge couldn't have known that story, started sobbing, said, "Katherine! It is you," and hugged her friend.