Nick showed up at the Newman ranch to discuss a Newman Enterprises acquisition with Victor. He congratulated his father on his marriage to Ashley. Nick was hurt that he hadn't been invited, but Victor said that he didn't want Nick to have to choose between being with Summer and being at the wedding. Nick wanted to congratulate Ashley, but Victor told him that she was upstairs with the doctor. Nick said that Victoria had told him about Ashley allegedly seeing Sabrina, and he wondered if Estella or Adam could have been behind the appearance. Victor doubted that, and told Nick that he was concerned about Ashley's psychological state.
Dr. Taylor finished examining Ashley, and told Victor that she was fine physically, but the doctor recommended that she seek psychiatric help. Victor said that he had tried to talk Ashley into seeing a professional, but she had refused. When Victor asked if there was anything at all that could be done for his wife, Dr. Taylor recommended rest and stress avoidance. When the doctor went to his car to get a sedative for Ashley, Victor told Nick how stubborn she had been about seeking psychiatric help. Nick said that he understood Ashley's reluctance -- since she had a history of breakdowns, she might be afraid of a psychiatrist's diagnosis.
Detective Wallace called Victor to tell him that Victor's wallet had been found in Sharon's suite at the Athletic Club. When Victor told Nick, Nick said that he thought that Sharon had gotten over her kleptomania. Victor was going to see Sharon at the club, and Nick wanted to join him. Victor insisted on seeing Sharon alone.
In the Newman potting shed, Adam woke up Mary Jane, who was asleep and still wearing Sabrina's purple dress. He was angry that Mary Jane had appeared in the window before she received Adam's text message. Mary Jane said that she had shown up early because she saw that Jack had attended the wedding, and that Jack seemed sad and lonely. Adam told her that her obsession with Jack nearly screwed everything up. She said that she wasn't obsessed with Jack -- she was in love with him. She threatened to reveal Adam's scheming to Jack.
Mary Jane said that she didn't want to stay in the potting shed anymore -- she wanted to go and find Jack. Adam, nervous that his machinations might be revealed if Mary Jane left, told her that he could help her find Jack. Mary Jane noticed that there was a bloodstain on her dress and she told Adam that she needed new clothes. He said that he would get her some. After Adam left, Mary Jane said to her stuffed cat, "Adam isn't our friend anymore, is he?"
Back at the main house, Nick saw Adam trying to sneak out with some clothing. He asked Adam what he was doing. Adam said that it was some dry cleaning that Ashley had forgotten to leave out. A suspicious Nick told Adam that the staff could take care of that, and besides, the clothes looked clean. Nick also wondered how Adam could leave the house wearing his ankle monitor. Adam said he was just going to leave the clothes at the front door. Sensing Nick's suspicions, Adam asked Nick if he wanted to be his jailer, like Victor. Nick said that he didn't care what Adam did. Adam snidely replied, "The feeling's oh so mutual."
In the potting shed, Adam presented Mary Jane with her new wardrobe. He told her that he had been considering ways to reunite her with Jack. Mary Jane said that she didn't need his ideas. He said that he could lure Jack to the ranch by telling him that Ashley needed him. Mary Jane said that she didn't want to meet with Jack in a potting shed. Adam said that if Jack loved her, it shouldn't matter where they met. Mary Jane suggested that Adam go back to the main house and call Jack. After Adam left, Mary Jane laughed and said to the cat, "He must think I have 'sucker' stamped on my forehead. Get ready, kitty. We're going out."
Breakfasting with Jack at the Athletic Club, Sharon was shocked to hear about Ashley and Victor's quickie wedding. Jack told Sharon that Ashley thought she had seen Sabrina through the living room window, causing Ashley to faint. He said that security had combed the grounds and hadn't been able to find anyone. Jack thought that his sister should never have married Victor, and he worried about her fragile psychological state. Detective Wallace walked up to Jack and Sharon, threw Victor's wallet on the table, and asked Sharon if she had any idea how it had ended up in her suite.
Sharon said that she had no idea. Wallace informed her that housekeeping had found the wallet in her room, and reminded Sharon that she had stolen things from Victor in the past. Jack told Wallace that Sharon had gotten help for her blackouts and kleptomania, and that he was sure that Sharon hadn't picked Victor's pocket.
Victor showed up at the club and said that neither he nor Sharon had any idea of how his wallet ended up in her suite. Wallace wanted Victor to file a police report, but Victor said that he wasn't going to press charges, and that he considered the matter closed. An angry Wallace told Sharon that he hoped her stealing didn't happen again.
Sharon thanked Victor and Jack for believing that she was innocent. Jack and Victor both told Sharon that she should seek help if she was "missing time" again. Sharon said that she was sure that she didn't steal Victor's wallet. She said that when she had blacked out and stolen in the past, she had always sensed that something was wrong -- but, in the case of Victor's wallet, she didn't sense that anything was wrong at all. Victor left after Sharon congratulated him on his wedding.
Nick showed up at the club to see how Sharon was doing. When Jack left the table to make a business call, Nick asked her how Victor's wallet ended up in her room. She said that she didn't know, but that Victor was okay with the situation. When Nick said that he hated seeing Sharon regressing, she realized that Nick thought that she was guilty of the theft. Sharon firmly told Nick that he had to stop being her "knight in shining armor," and that, unless a situation arose that involved Noah, she and Nick shouldn't spend time together. Sharon said that Nick should go to the hospital to be with Phyllis and Summer.
Mary Jane showed up on the Crimson Lights patio, where she promised her cat a bowl of milk. She welcomed herself back to the "land of the living." She then called Jack to tell him that she was back, and that she wanted to see him. Jack said that the feeling was mutual. She said that she would wait for him at Crimson Lights.
Dr. Taylor stopped by Adam's bedroom and told him that he couldn't be part of Adam's unconscionable plan any longer. The doctor said that he wanted to tell Ashley that she had miscarried, before she lost her mind. Adam reminded the doctor of his sordid past preying on female students at Harvard. He told Taylor to do his job, or the world would learn of the doctor's "dirty little secret."
Victor returned to the ranch. Adam told him that Dr. Taylor said that Ashley was doing much better. Victor said that he wouldn't forget what a good friend Adam had been to Ashley. Adam went to the potting shed and found that Mary Jane had left. Nothing was in the shed other than Sabrina's purple dress.
At the main house, Dr. Taylor told Victor that Ashley was resting. The doctor told Victor that he wanted to talk to him about Adam. Taylor said that Ashley had been relying on Adam, when she should have been relying on Victor. Taylor said that the situation was causing Ashley unnecessary stress.
Victor felt that Adam had been good for Ashley. Taylor countered that Ashley needed to concentrate on her health, and not worry about any of Adam's problems, particularly his blindness. Victor told Taylor that keeping Adam away from Ashley would necessitate sending Adam back to prison. Taylor recommended that Victor get a court order to have Adam placed in a facility for the blind. Victor mulled the idea over. Dr. Taylor asked Victor not to mention that Taylor had come up with the idea.
At Devon's, Devon tried to persuade Lily not to tell Cane that she was pregnant. Lily insisted that she had to tell him. Cane showed up, and Devon left to give the Ashbys some privacy. Cane and Lily talked about the hopes and dreams they once had.
Lily asked Cane if he had been honest when he said that he wanted to start a family with her. Cane said that he had been, but, because of his deception, he was glad that Lily hadn't become pregnant. Cane said that what he had done was inexcusable. He told Lily that he was selling his house and leaving Genoa City, as there was nothing left for him there. After Cane apologized for not being the man that Lily deserved, he left.
Devon returned and found Lily in tears. She told her brother that she didn't have the courage to tell Cane that she was pregnant, since he had made a point of saying that he was glad that she wasn't pregnant. Lily suddenly experienced agonizing abdominal pain, and Devon called 9-1-1.
At Genoa City Memorial, Lily told the doctor that she had taken a home pregnancy test, which indicated that she was pregnant. She also told the doctor about her embryonic pregnancy that had ended in miscarriage. When the doctor left to check on Lily's test results, Lily told Devon that she couldn't bear to lose another child. She said that she had lost Cane, but that she didn't want to lose his baby. The doctor returned and told Lily that she wasn't pregnant -- the home test had generated a false positive. Lily wondered why she was having such painful cramps. The doctor said that Lily's Aunt Olivia was coming by to explain everything to Lily. Lily became very worried about what was going on.
At the Chancellor estate, Katherine, Nina, and Jill hadn't heard from Phillip since the previous evening. Katherine and Jill bickered about Phillip. Jill said that it was a miracle that they had a second chance to "do it right." Katherine said that they hadn't done anything wrong the first time, and that Phillip should have told them that he was gay 20 years earlier, rather than staging his death. Phillip showed up and told them that he had taken the test to see if he was a carrier of Huntington's disease, and that the results would be available that afternoon. Katherine told Phillip that she was glad that he had stepped up for his son -- but she wondered about the rest of the family.
Like Katherine, Nina said that she couldn't pretend that the 20-year deception hadn't happened. Jill complained that Nina was on Katherine's side. Nina said that it wasn't about taking sides, and talked about how devastated she had been when she thought that Phillip had died. Phillip said that, at the time, he didn't see any other way out.
The women were shocked when Phillip said that, if he had to do it over again, he would do the same thing and fake his death. Nina was unhappy that Phillip would abandon his son again. Katherine said, "Who in the hell are you?" Phillip replied that they didn't know who he was. Katherine countered that he had never given them the chance to know him.
Phillip explained that he never felt safe enough to confide to his family that he was gay, thinking that the family might judge him harshly. Jill empathized with Phillip, saying that she knew the high expectations that came along with the Chancellor name. The doorbell rang, and Jill was shocked to see Cane standing there. He told Jill that he had stopped by to say goodbye -- he was leaving Genoa City.
Cane entered the house and apologized to Jill, Katherine, and Nina for all that he had put them through. He said that all he had ever wanted was to be a part of a family, and that he appreciated them opening their hearts to him. He urged them to forget their differences with Phillip, and to love Phillip as much as they hated Cane. As Cane said goodbye and began walking out, Phillip said that he didn't understand how Katherine and Jill could let Cane leave town.
Phillip reminded Katherine and Jill that they had loved Cane. Katherine accused Cane of preying on their feelings. Phillip told Katherine and Jill to blame the situation on him, and not on Cane. Phillip reminded Katherine that she had always opened her home to outcasts, and wondered if she could do the same for Cane. Cane told Phillip that he had a wonderful family, and that he should appreciate them. Phillip begged Katherine and Jill not to let Cane leave.
As Cane started to leave, Jill called out his name. Suddenly, the door opened and Nina and Phillip's son, Phillip Chancellor IV, entered. He was still wearing his military outfit, having just returned from a tour in Iraq. Nina, Jill, and Katherine, overjoyed to see him, rushed over and hugged him. As the reunion continued, Cane walked out the front door, and Phillip III stood across the room, staring at his son.
Friday, July 17, 2009
At the Chancellor mansion, Jill, Kay, and Nina were thrilled by the surprise visit from Phillip IV, Nina's grown son. Phillip I.V. explained that he was there on leave from the Army. Phillip I.V. recognized his father, Phillip III, even though he had never met him before.
Jill criticized Nina for not having prepared Phillip I.V. to meet his father. Kay defended Nina's position, agreeing with Nina that Phillip I.V. had enough to think about while on duty in Iraq without learning the truth about his father's deception. Phillip IV, who explained that he went by the nickname Chance now, agreed to speak with his father later so Phillip could tell him why he had faked his death. Chance left the family to go to his room and change his clothes. Phillip commented that Chance seemed to be a great guy.
After changing out of his uniform, Chance returned to the living room. Chance asked Phillip questions about where he had been all of Chance's life. Chance also wanted to know who Cane Ashby really was and why Phillip had sent him to Genoa City. Phillip received a phone call from his doctor, informing him that he did not have the gene for Huntington's disease. Phillip told Chance and the family the good news. Chance was relieved.
Chance said he was hungry, but when he headed to the kitchen for a bite to eat, Nina wanted to stay by his side. Chance assured his mother that he'd be right back. Kay, Jill, Nina, and Phillip all talked about Chance. Jill was impressed by his confidence and calm. Kay believed that Chance had matured in the Army. Phillip thought the women should back off and leave Chance alone. Phillip warned Nina, Jill, and Kay that if they pEsthered Chance, they would drive Chance away like they had done to Phillip.
Cane met with Amber at the bar. Cane told Amber he wanted to say goodbye. Amber wasn't sorry that Cane was leaving town considering their stormy past. Cane apologized for lying to Amber. Cane said he cared about Amber and wanted Amber to learn from the mistakes he had made. Cane said he missed Lily every day, and regretted not confiding in Lily about his true past.
Cane told Amber that Amber might lose Daniel if she refused to be completely honest with Daniel. Cane told Amber that he knew Amber had lies in her past that could blow up in her face the way Cane's lies blew up in his. Cane said that if he had told Kay and Jill the truth from the start, they might have been able to forgive him for pretending to be Phillip III. Cane said he had felt like scum when Jill and Kay learned the truth. Cane urged Amber to be completely honest with Daniel. Since Cane was leaving town, Amber wondered where Cane was going. Cane said that he had no idea. Amber wished him well and said goodbye.
Lily was in her room in the hospital. Lily asked why Aunt Olivia had to be consulted on her case. Liv told Lily that the false-positive result in Lily's pregnancy test revealed something else. Liv said that there was a mass on Lily's ovaries. Neil entered the room as Olivia went into more detail. Lily realized something was very wrong with her, because the entire family was there. Neil claimed that they were there to support Lily. Liv said the doctors wanted to do a biopsy of the mass to determine whether it was malignant or not. Lily said she felt fine. Liv said there was a possibility that the mass wasn't cancer, but the doctors had to do the procedure to be certain.
Lily asked Neil to tell her if he believed that she had cancer like her mother had. Neil tried to remain positive, but Liv admitted that cancer did run in their family. Lily began to cry as she heard Liv talk about fighting cancer with chemotherapy and radiation.
Liv arranged for the biopsy to be done immediately. Devon felt that the sooner Lily had it done, the better. Neil walked out of the room. Lily told Devon that she believed that Neil didn't think Lily could handle the truth. When Devon offered to go home and get Lily her favorite DVDs, books, and magazines. Lily confessed that the only thing she really wanted was Cane.
In the hallway outside Lily's room, Neil asked Liv what the worst-case scenario was for Lily. Liv said that the tumor was already dangerously large and Lily was in serious condition. Neil was devastated to think that Lily might have cancer. Liv said that Lily needed them all to be supportive and was hopeful that Lily being so young would work in Lily's favor. Liv suggested that Neil call Cane, because Lily might need her husband. Neil refused to let Cane anywhere near Lily again.
Neil put on a positive air when he returned to Lily's hospital room. Neil offered to retrieve some of Lily's favorite things from home. Neil dissuaded Lily from calling Cane, but she reminded her father that Cane was her husband.
Neil and Devon met in the hallway. Devon told Neil that he understood how frightened Lily was. Neil assured Devon that no matter what the prognosis, the family would fight together for Lily's recovery. Devon told Neil that if Lily wanted to see Cane, Neil should respect Lily's wishes. Neil was certain that Cane would upset Lily more than help her. Neil would not allow Devon to call Cane.
In her bed, Lily looked at her cell phone and contemplated calling Cane. A short time later, Liv administered a drug that knocked out Lily for surgery. Across town, Cane was thinking about Lily, missing her.
At the ranch, Victor recalled Dr. Taylor's advice that Victor should keep Adam away from Ashley for Ashley's sake.
Adam went the potting shed expecting to see Mary Jane. Adam was stunned to find that she wasn't there. Adam feared Mary Jane would reveal to Victor that Adam was helping Mary Jane.
Back at the ranch, Victor told Adam that they needed to talk. Victor confided that Dr. Taylor was concerned about Ashley's condition. Adam volunteered to do whatever he could to help Ashley. Victor said that Adam's presence at the ranch wasn't beneficial to Ashley. Adam was offended by Victor's suggestion that Adam had contributed to Ashley's stress. Adam told Victor that Ashley confided in Adam when Victor wasn't around. Adam said that Victor resented Adam because, unlike Victor's other children, Adam wasn't perfect.
Victor reminded Adam that he had treated Adam very well. Victor said that he had gotten Adam out of prison and called in eye specialists to treat Adam's ailment. Victor wanted Adam to go to a facility that would be better suited to care for him. Adam insisted that Victor's actions were a way for Victor to reject Adam. Adam declared that he would rather go back to prison than to a halfway house for blind people. Victor told Adam to stop protesting, because it was Victor's decision and Adam was going.
At Crimson Lights, Jack pretended to be happy to see Mary Jane. Mary Jane said that she was back in town and ready to resume their relationship. Jack thought that Mary Jane wanted to know about Phyllis and Summer, so Jack told Mary Jane all about what had happened at the hospital. Jack told Mary Jane that the D.A. had cleared Phyllis. Jack wondered what kind of person would have harmed a child like Summer. Jack said that same person had lied about Phyllis, making the authorities believe that Phyllis had been responsible for Summer's coma. Mary Jane feigned innocence, but after a moment, Mary Jane asked Jack if he was accusing her.
Mary Jane insisted that Jack answer the question. Jack wondered if Mary Jane had something she wanted to tell him. Jack promised that he would understand. Mary Jane said there was nothing to tell, because she had not done anything to Summer. Mary Jane changed the subject and explained how strong her feelings were for Jack. Jack was confused and unable to get Mary Jane to take responsibility for harming Summer.
To placate Mary Jane, Jack reminisced with Mary Jane about their romantic encounters. When Jack mentioned Phyllis again, Mary Jane grew angry. Mary Jane said she wanted Jack's undivided attention. Jack realized how skittish Mary Jane was, so he apologized. Jack offered to get Mary Jane another iced tea. When Jack turned back to the table, Mary Jane had disappeared.
On the phone, Jack informed Heather that Mary Jane was back in town. Jack wanted a warrant issued for Mary Jane's arrest. Heather explained that the evidence against Mary Jane was circumstantial. Jack told Heather that he would investigate Mary Jane on his own.
At the potting shed, Mary Jane spoke to her stuffed cat, Kitty, about her meeting with Jack. Adam arrived and was glad to see Mary Jane was back. Adam wanted to know why Mary Jane had risked everything to go see Jack. Adam offered to serve Jack to Mary Jane on a silver platter.
Victor called the halfway house to make arrangements for Adam.