At the ranch, Ashley had been spotting and feared that she was losing the baby. Victor lifted Ashley in his arms and carried her to the door. Adam watched and asked if he could help. Victor asked him to open the door. Olivia followed behind, rushing to get Ashley to the hospital. After Ashley, Victor, and Olivia were gone, Adam raced upstairs.
At the hospital, Olivia explained to Ashley and Victor that her medical privileges had been reinstated, so Olivia could treat Ashley. Ashley couldn't understand why her pregnancy was in peril when Ashley had been doing everything to safeguard the baby. Ashley blamed the stress she'd been feeling on Estella. Olivia checked the fetal heartbeat, which was strong, then ordered an ultrasound. Victor and Ashley celebrated the good news about the baby with a kiss.
Victoria and J.T. were having coffee at Crimson Lights. J.T. listened as Victoria conducted business on the phone. J.T. suggested Victoria join J.T. at home in bed for an afternoon "meeting" and Victoria liked his idea. Just then, the cell phone rang. Victoria learned from Victor that Ashley had been hospitalized. Victor asked Victoria and J.T. to go to the ranch so they could tell Abby personally about Ashley. Victor also wanted Victoria to check up on Adam, because the staff had the night off.
In his bedroom, Adam called Frank, a friend with a car who had driven Adam in the past. Adam said he needed a ride, as well as some more disposable phones, because he was planning on giving someone a gift. In his hands, Adam looked at a scrapbook of Victor and Sabrina's life together. Adam arranged to meet Frank at a predetermined location. Adam placed the scrapbook in a satchel.
A short time later, Adam struggled to remove the monitor bracelet from his ankle. Once Adam had freed himself, he put the monitor in a briefcase and left it on the bed. He turned off the lights, and then snuck out the window.
In the living room, Victoria and J.T. let themselves into Victor's house. Victoria called out in vain to Adam. After looking around, Victoria informed J.T. that Adam was probably upstairs in his bedroom. Just as Victoria was about to go see Adam, Abby came home and greeted J.T. and Victoria. Victoria explained why Ashley was in the hospital. Abby insisted on calling Victor.
While conducting the ultrasound, Olivia chatted with Ashley about the weather. Ashley recognized that Olivia had been trying to distract Ashley. Victor asked Olivia to tell them what she saw on the ultrasound screen. Olivia told Victor and Ashley that the baby was fine. For precautionary reasons, Olivia ordered Ashley to spend the night at the hospital.
Victor answered Abby's phone call and assured Abby that Ashley had been given a clean bill of health. Victor asked to speak to Victoria, telling his daughter that Ashley would be spending the night in the hospital. Victoria offered to have J.T. remain at the ranch with Abby while Victoria went home to be with Reed. Before hanging up, Ashley asked to speak with Abby. When Ashley asked Abby about her homework, Abby realized her mother was doing well. As Abby and Ashley finished their goodbyes on the phone, Adam appeared outside the hospital room. He was carrying a bouquet of flowers and looked like a deliveryman with a cap on his head.
Victoria explained to Abby why Ashley had to spend the night in the hospital. Victoria and Abby agreed that it would be great if the rest of Ashley's pregnancy was uneventful. When Abby went upstairs, Victoria confided to J.T. that Ashley was in a fragile state and if anything happened to Ashley's baby, Ashley would be devastated. J.T. added that Victor would also be destroyed, especially because of Sabrina's tragic death and the loss of that baby, as well.
Victoria told J.T. that before leaving, she wanted to tell Adam the news about Ashley. Victoria went upstairs to Adam's room. She knocked and knocked on Adam's door and called out Adam's name. The room was empty and Victoria's calls went unanswered.
Victor kissed a sleeping Ashley on the head, and then walked out of her hospital room. Victor spoke with Olivia in the hallway, thanking Olivia for taking such good care of Ashley. Olivia told Victor that Ashley meant the world to Olivia. Olivia told Victor that a night in the hospital would be good for Ashley after the nightmare Ashley had experienced at the ranch.
In Ashley's hospital room, Adam snuck in quietly, not wanting to awaken Ashley. Adam wore white gloves and placed the Sabrina scrapbook in Ashley's purse. Adam then walked out, apparently unseen by anyone. Hearing the door close, Ashley woke up, turned on a light and looked around. Ashley spotted the brown leather scrapbook and reached for it.
As Ashley looked at the pages, with notations all around the photos of Sabrina and Victor, Ashley became upset. Victor came into the room with a cup of coffee, noticed Ashley with the book and asked Ashley what it was. Taking it from Ashley's hands, Victor was stunned by what he saw. Victor asked Ashley where the book came from. Ashley shook her head, completely bewildered.
Just home from their honeymoon, Lily and Cane were at Indigo with Tyra and Neil. Cane told Neil how he convinced Lily to go fishing. Tyra looked at the photos from the trip to Hawaii. Devon entered the club and Lily greeted him with a hug, but Devon was preoccupied. Neil was glad that Lily was enjoying married life. Lily was glad that Neil was enjoying his relationship with Tyra. Neil looked at a sullen Devon and told Lily that not everyone was happy about Neil and Tyra dating.
Cane and Lily sat with Devon and talked a bit about Humphrey, Cane and Lily's dog. Devon admitted that he was down on Neil's relationship with Tyra because it had cost Neil his marriage to Karen. Devon believed Neil's actions were setting a bad example for Ana. Later, Lily and Cane learned from Devon about Tyra not being a Hamilton by birth. Devon showed Lily the letter he received about his real father.
Devon told Lily he had been trying to track down Yolanda to get more information about his father, but so far he hadn't had any luck. Lily said that if Yolanda was still on drugs, Devon might not be able to find her. Devon said that Yolanda had never talked about his father. Lily understood why Devon was curious about his biological father, but Lily reminded Devon that before Neil and Dru had taken Devon in, he'd been shuffled from foster home to foster home and had been a troubled kid. Lily pointed out to Devon that Neil had been a real dad to Devon. Cane advised Devon not to dig up the past.
Tyra told Neil that she was concerned about Ana getting the wrong idea about Neil and Tyra's romance. Tyra assured Neil that Ana approved of their relationship, but Tyra wanted Ana to have realistic expectations. Tyra couldn't tell Ana where Tyra and Neil were headed because Tyra wasn't sure herself. Neil wanted to tell Ana that Tyra and Neil were just dating, but no matter how the romance ended, Tyra and Neil would always love Ana unconditionally. Tyra agreed, but in her eyes, she seemed disappointed that Neil had been so wishy-washy about their future together.
After Cane and Lily said goodbye to Devon, Tyra, and Neil, Devon asked to speak with Neil. Tyra excused herself. Devon apologized for being disrespectful to Neil. Neil apologized for not being as honest with Devon about his choices of late. Neil explained that Devon had put Neil on a pedestal and Neil was wrong to allow that. Neil said he was as flawed as any other man, but Devon believed Neil was the best man Devon knew.
At Restless Style, Phyllis told Jack how angry she was about Sharon's pregnancy. Jack cautioned Phyllis that there was too much at stake for both of them to act foolishly. Phyllis asked if Jack had confronted Billy about the possibility that Billy was the father of Sharon's child. Jack said that Billy had confirmed the fact. Phyllis was stunned to learn that Jack had not blasted Sharon for sleeping with Billy. Phyllis wondered why Sharon was never taken to task for her misdeeds. Phyllis believed that if it had been Phyllis who'd slept with three men and lied to all of them about her actions, Phyllis would be stoned to death in the town square.
Jack asked Phyllis not to do anything crazy that would upset Sharon, especially because of the innocent child involved. Phyllis asked Jack who would protect Phyllis and her innocent child, Summer. Jack assured Phyllis that they were both strong enough to get through it without blurting out what they knew to Nick and Sharon. Jack believed that nothing had changed because Jack would still be the father to Sharon's child, no matter what. Phyllis knew better.
Phyllis said that Nick would insist on being there for Sharon if the baby was Nick's. Phyllis feared that her marriage to Nick would not survive. Phyllis confessed that Nick hadn't even told her about the baby yet. Jack wondered if Nick was just waiting for the right time. Phyllis discovered from Jack that Sharon still had not told Jack about Nick possibly being the baby's father. Phyllis declared that Sharon and Nick were keeping secrets and that was not a good sign.
Jack asked Phyllis why she hadn't gone to Nick with the truth. Phyllis worried that Nick would think she had been spying on him. Phyllis was frustrated that Jack expected her to be understanding of Nick, when Nick had been unfaithful to Phyllis and had engaged in unprotected sex with Sharon. Jack said the answer was simple; Phyllis loved Nick.
Phyllis confessed that her love for Nick was greater than her love for any other man, including Jack. Phyllis declared that she had been a good wife to Nick, but Phyllis believed that Nick and Sharon had some kind of magnetic pull that drew them together. Phyllis had to find a way to stop Nick and Sharon from reconciling. Phyllis wanted to hold onto Nick. Jack comforted Phyllis with a hug.
Phyllis apologized for getting so emotional. Jack told Sharon he was there for her if she needed to vent. Phyllis couldn't fathom why Jack loved Sharon so much when Sharon had hurt Jack so badly. Jack reminded Phyllis that Jack and Phyllis had hurt many, many people in their time. Jack and Phyllis weren't perfect.
Phyllis realized that Jack truly wanted Sharon's baby to be Jack's. Phyllis remembered how Jack had been disappointed when Summer turned out to be Nick's child, not Jack's. Jack urged Phyllis to fight for Nick the way he planned to fight for Sharon. Jack told Phyllis to never give up.
Sharon could hide her surprise when Nick appeared at the Abbott house and wanted to speak with Sharon about the baby. Nick explained to Sharon that he had to tell Phyllis about the baby and the fact that Nick might be the father. Sharon asked him not to say anything until they knew for certain. Nick disagreed, because he had promised not to keep secrets from Phyllis ever again. Nick was determined to tell his wife. Sharon revealed that when the situation was reversed and Sharon had heard from Nick that Phyllis was carrying Nick's child, Sharon had been devastated. Nick apologized for having hurt Sharon back then, but he did not regret having had Summer.
Nick brought up Cassie's prophecy about Nick and Sharon being destined to have another daughter. Sharon was upset and asked him to stop talking. Sharon explained that Cassie's words were not prophetic; she had just been trying to make her parents feel better. Nick urged Sharon to tell Jack that Nick might be her unborn child's father, because Nick intended to raise the child if that was the case.
Sharon promised Nick that she would never deny him access to the child if he were the father, but Sharon was wary about taking Nick's help. Sharon reminded Nick that when Nick came to the cabin to comfort Sharon, they wound up making love. Sharon wanted Nick to do right by Phyllis, Noah, and Summer. Sharon asked Nick to forget about Sharon and leave. Before walking out of the house, Nick told Sharon how much he cared for her. Nick asked Sharon not to shut him out, even if the baby was not Nick's.
When Jack got home, Sharon told Jack about Nick's visit. Sharon admitted that she informed Nick about the pregnancy. Sharon apologized for not keeping it a secret like Jack had suggested. Jack forgave Sharon, telling her that he had already known that Sharon had told Nick. Sharon wondered how Jack knew, but Jack didn't reveal that Phyllis had been Jack's source. Instead, Jack claimed to have figured it out.
Sharon warned Jack that if the baby was Nick's, Nick said he would want to raise the child with Sharon. Jack was not surprised, because Nick had always been a stand-up guy. Sharon told Jack another man might be the baby's father. Jack knew that the other man was Billy. Sharon was shocked and asked how Jack had found out.
Wiping tears from his eyes, Jack said it didn't matter how he learned the truth. Sharon guessed that Jack's fight with Billy had been about the baby, not Jabot business. Sharon asked Jack why he hadn't just confronted Sharon. Jack said he wanted Sharon to tell him on her own. Sharon supposed that Jack had good reason to hate her, but Jack said that would be hypocritical, since Jack had hurt so many people in the past. Jack confessed that he loved Sharon and believed they could have a wonderful life together. All Sharon had to do was say yes and it would happen.
Nick returned to Restless Style to speak with Phyllis, but Phyllis didn't want to talk. Nick reminded Phyllis of their promise to be totally honest with each other. Nick confessed that Sharon was pregnant and Nick could be the father. Nick apologized for hurting Phyllis. Fighting back tears, Phyllis asked what Nick intended to do about Sharon's pregnancy.
Friday, May 29, 2009
At the Newman ranch, Victoria was still knocking at Adam's door, but received no response. She yelled out to J.T. for help. When J.T. didn't respond, Victoria went downstairs to the living room and learned that he had been helping Abby with her homework. Victoria told him that she was suspicious that Adam's door was locked and that he wasn't responding to her knocking.
The Hellstroms used a spare key to enter Adam's room. They saw that Adam wasn't in the room, and that the window was wide open. When Victoria wondered if Adam could have left the room through the window, J.T. responded that a blind man couldn't have managed that. He also reminded Victoria that Adam wore a police-issued ankle bracelet and would have been arrested if he left the grounds.
As Victoria started to look through Adam's backpack, Adam returned to the room with a bottle of wine and a glass. Adam was upset that Victor had asked the Hellstroms to keep an eye on him, and told Victoria and J.T. that he had been in the wine cellar. As soon as the Hellstroms left, Adam got his ankle bracelet out of his backpack and put it back on.
In Ashley's hospital room, Ashley and Victor wondered how a scrapbook filled with pictures of Sabrina and Victor ended up in Ashley's purse. Ashley wondered if Estella had been back at the Newman ranch, but Victor assured her that Estella hadn't. Ashley was terrified that there was no place that she was safe. Ashley's heart monitor began to beep. Olivia ran into the room and told Ashley and Victor that Ashley's heart rate had increased. Olivia asked Ashley if she had another nightmare. Ashley insisted that she return to the ranch that night, rather than spending the night in the hospital. Initially reluctant, Olivia and Victor acquiesced.
Olivia, Victor, and Ashley returned to the ranch. When Ashley went to check on Abby, Victor told the Hellstroms that both Ashley and the baby were all right. Victoria told Victor about their "run-in" with Adam. Before they left, Victor thanked the Hellstroms for watching the house.
Olivia asked Victor what had upset Ashley at the hospital. Victor showed Olivia the scrapbook. He told her that he didn't think that Ashley had placed the book in her own purse, and added that, for the time being, he didn't have any definitive answers as to what was going on. Victor said that he had something to do, and walked away.
At Crimson Lights, Victoria and J.T. wondered why Adam had locked his door when he was the only person in the house. Victoria wished that they had the chance to do a little more snooping around Adam's room. She suspected that Adam might be writing a "tell-all" book about Victor.
In the Newman living room, Olivia suggested to Ashley that Ashley see a psychiatrist who specialized in relaxation techniques. Ashley accused Olivia of not trusting her. As Adam watched on his computer monitor in his room, Ashley said, "I feel like people are watching me every second!" Victor knocked at Adam's door, and Adam quickly closed his laptop's monitor.
Victor entered the room with a piece of paper in his hand. Victor asked Adam if he remembered seeing Estella in the master bedroom using Victor's computer. Adam said that he hadn't. When Adam inquired why Victor was asking, Victor looked at the piece of paper and told his son that he had found some disturbing information on the computer. Victor looked at the bottle of wine that Adam had retrieved from the cellar, saw that it was a Castle Hill 2002, and told Adam what a good vintage that was. Adam asked Victor to join him for a glass, but a suspicious-looking Victor declined, and went downstairs to see Ashley.
Adam drank to "one hell of a productive evening," and resumed spying on the goings-on in the living room. He saw Olivia telling Victor that Ashley was upset with her for having suggested that Ashley see a psychiatrist. Victor handed the piece of paper he had been carrying to Olivia -- he told her that it was a receipt for the scrapbook, which had been charged to Ashley's credit card. Victor said that the receipt had been sent to Ashley's e-mail account. Victor told Olivia that he wanted to speak to the psychiatrist that night. After Olivia left, Victor joined a napping Ashley on the couch.
At the Abbott mansion, Sharon said she didn't understand how Jack could possibly forgive her for sleeping with Billy. Jack said that it "hurt like hell," but that he could get past it. He told Sharon that his love for her and the baby was still there. Sharon reminded Jack that the baby could be his, Billy's, or Nick's.
Jack continued to insist that he loved Sharon, but Sharon said that, if he loved her, then there must be something seriously wrong with him. She then apologized for that remark. Jack said that, in the past, he had "thrown people away" because they had hurt him -- but he had always ended up regretting it. He said that his and Sharon's relationship would grow stronger if they raised Sharon's child. Sharon said that if it turned out that Billy or Nick was the father, neither of them would walk away from their paternal responsibilities. Jack said that he wouldn't want them to -- that a baby couldn't ever get too much love.
Sharon told Jack that she was concerned that Nick was telling Phyllis that Nick could be the father of Sharon's child, although Sharon suspected that Phyllis already knew that. Jack said that some people might argue that Phyllis was getting what she deserved. Sharon said that she didn't derive any joy from upsetting Phyllis.
Sharon told Jack that she would be having blood drawn for a paternity test, but that she had to wait a few weeks until the baby was more fully developed. She wasn't sure how the lab would be able to differentiate between brothers Jack and Billy's DNA. Sharon thought that she should move back to the club so that she wouldn't run into Billy on the Abbott estate. Jack told her not to worry about Billy, and insisted that she stay at the Abbott mansion.
Jack wondered if Sharon was hoping that the baby was Nick's, and that Nick would leave Phyllis and return to Sharon. Sharon said that wasn't the case -- her feelings for Nick were in the past. Jack reiterated that he would love the baby, no matter who the father was. He added that nothing would fulfill him more than having a baby's head on his shoulder, and that the baby would never doubt that it was wanted.
Sharon began crying, and told Jack that he had been an awful husband, but that he was the best friend she ever had. She agreed to stay at the Abbott mansion and raise the baby there, even if Jack turned out not to be the father. Jack was thrilled. Sharon said that she needed to see Nick and tell him about her decision.
At Restless Style, Nick told Phyllis that Sharon was pregnant, and that the baby could be his. Phyllis asked Nick what he was going to do, but he said that he had been too focused on how the news would affect Phyllis to think about that. Phyllis sarcastically replied, "It's a little too late for that." Nick said that if the baby were his, he would be a father to the child.
Phyllis thought that Sharon's pregnancy was poetic justice -- punishing Phyllis for when Phyllis became pregnant with Summer. Phyllis said that she was sure that the baby wasn't Jack's, as Cassie hadn't prophesized Sharon having Jack's child. Nick wondered how Phyllis had learned about Cassie's prophecy, and Phyllis admitted that she had overheard him and Sharon talking at Cassie's gravesite. As she began sobbing, Phyllis said that the worst thing she heard was the tone in Nick's voice when he said how much he wanted Cassie's prophecy to come true.
Phyllis wondered if Nick had slept with Sharon without a condom as part of a grander plan for Sharon to become pregnant, leading to a reconciliation between Nick and Sharon. Nick said that idea was crazy. Nick said that he was happy with Phyllis and Summer. Phyllis brought up the power that Sharon seemed to hold over Nick. Nick said it wasn't like that -- he said that Sharon was a big part of his life, but that she didn't determine his future.
Phyllis said that she could accept Sharon having Nick's baby, but that she could no longer accept Sharon being a third party in their marriage. She warned Nick that if Sharon continued playing a large part in his life, their marriage wouldn't survive. Phyllis said that she, Nick, and Summer needed counseling and time together -- they needed time to be a family. Phyllis asked Nick to let Sharon come last -- for once. Phyllis ended their conversation by telling Nick not to make a decision at that time -- that he should think about the situation before he made any decisions. Phyllis said that she needed to take a walk, and she left the office.
Nick, alone at the office, reminisced about all of the good times that he had spent with Phyllis. He then remembered all the wonderful times that he had spent with Sharon.
Phyllis went to the Abbott mansion and told Jack that Nick had told her about Sharon's pregnancy. Phyllis said that she had given Nick an ultimatum -- either her or Sharon. Jack told Phyllis that Nick wasn't going to leave her, as Sharon was staying with him -- and he and Sharon were going to raise the baby together, no matter who the father turned out to be.
Sharon found Nick at the Restless Style office. Nick walked up to her and kissed her passionately. He then said, "I'm leaving Phyllis. I want to be with you."