At the Newman ranch, Victor got off the phone with the authorities, who told him that, since he had offered his one million dollar reward, there had been Mary Jane Benson sightings all over the country. Heather said that there was nothing like a large reward to bring the crazies out of the woodwork. The doorbell rang, and when Victor walked away to answer it, Adam said he was thrilled that Victor was allowing him to stay at the ranch. Adam led Heather upstairs to celebrate.
Nikki was at the door, and she told Victor that she hoped the authorities found Mary Jane. Victor said that he thought that Mary Jane could have been part of the plan to gaslight Ashley. Nikki was happy that Victor no longer suspected Estella. Victor said that he felt that an insider was involved. He told Nikki that Adam had seen a woman with long, dark hair at the ranch, and that the woman might have been Mary Jane. Nikki was surprised that Adam saw anything, considering that he was nearly blind.
Nikki said that she was there to tell Victor something about Adam -- that Adam was gay, and that she had seen him and Rafe kissing. Victor asked Nikki if she could have misconstrued the situation, but Nikki said that she knew a kiss when she saw one. She told Victor that when she stopped by the ranch to get Victor a change of clothes, Adam's door had been partially open, and she saw Rafe and Adam kissing, although they didn't see her. Victor told Nikki that he appreciated her telling him about the situation, and that he would handle it.
In Adam's bedroom, Heather and Adam finished making love. When Heather said that Adam seemed particularly happy, Adam said that, although he was still trapped in Victor's "gilded cage," he felt that he and Heather were going to make it. Heather was pleased that Adam saw a future for them.
After getting dressed, Heather had to leave for the office. After a goodbye kiss, Heather exited Adam's room, and ran into Rafe in the hallway. Heather asked Rafe if Adam was expecting him. Rafe said that Adam wasn't, and that he had stopped by to get more information on Victor's press conference, since it appeared that Mary Jane's behavior might exonerate his Aunt Estella. After Heather left, Rafe entered Adam's room and told Adam that he had just seen Heather leaving. Adam said that they needed to talk about Heather.
When Adam said that he and Rafe were friends, Rafe said that they were more than friends. Adam said, "Not anymore." Rafe asked Adam if he was breaking up with him. Adam said that he had been confused, and apologized for leading Rafe on. Adam insisted that he was not gay, but Rafe told Adam that he was in denial. Adam said that he was attracted to women, and had mistaken gratitude for sexual attraction.
Rafe told Adam that he felt used. Adam told Rafe that he would always care about him, but not in "that way." Rafe became angry and told Adam that messing with people's lives was a dangerous game -- and that eventually it would blow up in Adam's face. Rafe angrily stormed out of the room, not noticing that Victor was in the hallway.
Nikki ran into Heather at Crimson Lights. She asked Heather to join her. Nikki asked Heather how well she knew Adam. Heather immediately became defensive and told Nikki to mind her own business. Nikki said that Adam was not the man that Heather thought he was. Heather said that she wanted to give Nikki the benefit of the doubt because of Nikki's relationship with Paul, but Heather wanted to know why Nikki disliked Adam so much. Before she left, Nikki said that she hoped that Heather didn't get her heart broken.
After Nikki was gone, Heather ran into Rafe at the coffeehouse. Heather told Rafe that Nikki was warning her about the "evil Adam." Rafe said that Adam might not be evil, but that Adam was "bad news." Heather told Rafe that he and Nikki could both "go to hell."
Victor stopped by Adam's room and told his son that it was over -- he knew that Adam had been hiding being gay. When Adam asked where Victor would get an idea like that, Victor informed him that Nikki had seen Adam and Rafe together. He told Adam that he could stop pretending, and added that Adam would always be his son, no matter what his sexual orientation was.
At Crimson Lights, Jack and Sharon watched a news report about Mary Jane Benson and Victor's reward for information leading to her apprehension. Mary Jane, looking like a bag lady, stared at Jack and Sharon through the window. Jack told Sharon that Mary Jane was suspected of making Summer ill by giving the little girl peanut cookies. Sharon wondered what kind of woman Jack had been seeing. Jack said that he thought that Mary Jane was a bit off kilter, but didn't think that she was capable of harming a child. He told Sharon that he had seen Mary Jane the previous evening, but he assumed that she had left town, since the authorities were searching for her. Jack and Sharon hugged, and, outside the window, Mary Jane began crying.
In Sharon's suite at the Athletic Club, Jack rescheduled a business meeting so that he could accompany Sharon to her upcoming ultrasound exam. He said that their daughter would always take priority over business. Sharon suddenly had a craving for peach frozen yogurt, and Jack left to get her some. After Jack was gone, Sharon tried to convince herself that she had made the right decision by lying about her baby's paternity.
Mary Jane was in an alley, going through trash dumpsters. She found some uneaten food and ate some of it, stashing the rest in her pocket. While going through the dumpster, she found a discarded baby doll. She hugged the doll and began weeping.
Jack walked down the hallway of the Athletic Club, holding a bag containing the frozen yogurt. Outside Sharon's suite sat a small cardboard box with "Sharon Abbott" written on it. He rummaged through some newspaper in the box and found the doll that Mary Jane had retrieved from the dumpster. The doll's eyes were gouged out. To himself, Jack said, "What the hell?"
After Jack got rid of the doll and the box, he gave Sharon the frozen yogurt. Not wanting to alarm Sharon, he didn't tell her about the doll. He asked her if she wanted to move back to the Abbott mansion. Sharon said no, and told Jack that if she moved back to the mansion, it would give him false hope. When Jack told Sharon that he didn't want her to be alone and that he wanted to protect her, Sharon became angry and wondered what she needed protecting against.
Later, Sharon apologized for being so emotional, blaming her mood on her hormones. Before he left, Jack reminded her that he was a phone call away if she needed anything. In the hallway, Jack approached the Athletic Club's head of housekeeping and asked her to arrange for him to get a room near Sharon's. He also bribed her to keep quiet about his renting the room.
Mary Jane wandered around the alley, trying to find her cat. She ran behind a dumpster when two police officers walked by. She said that she needed her kitty to help her figure out what to do. In her hand, Mary Jane held the gouged-out eyes from the baby doll.
Billy called Mac from Jimmy's, and left a message reminding her that they hadn't properly celebrated his birthday. He added that he was on the way to the trailer to see her.
At the trailer, Mac told Cane that Lily's surgery was scheduled for that day. Cane wanted to know what kind of cancer Lily had, and Mac informed him that she had ovarian cancer -- and that if the cancer had spread, Lily might not be able to have children. He said that he wanted to see Lily, but that Lily probably didn't want to see him. Cane wondered why Mac was helping him, when everyone else thought that he was such a jerk. Before she left for work, Mac said that she couldn't condone what Cane had done, but she knew that he never meant to hurt anyone.
When Billy showed up at the trailer, he was upset to find that Cane was there. Cane told Billy that he was going to leave, and then lied and told Billy that Mac didn't know that he was at the trailer. Billy realized that Cane was lying -- that the reason that Mac didn't want to return to the trailer the previous evening was because she had stashed Cane there. Cane said that he would leave town when he learned that Lily was going to be okay. Billy said that no one, especially Lily, wanted Cane in Genoa City, and advised him to get out of town. Cane left the trailer.
At Jimmy's, an angry Billy asked Mac why she had let Cane stay at the trailer. He assured Mac that he hadn't hurt Cane, but that he had thrown him out. Billy was upset that Mac had lied to him by claiming to have not found Cane, and wondered why Mac had such a soft spot for stray dogs and stray people. Mac said that was who she was -- and that if Billy didn't like it, perhaps they shouldn't be together.
Mac explained that she thought that keeping Cane in Genoa City was the right thing to do. She said that Lily needed Cane, and that Cane had a right to know that Lily had cancer. Mac told Billy that Lily didn't know that Cane was in town. Billy grabbed Mac's arm and told her that Cane was conning her. Mac firmly told Billy to let go of her arm. She then left the bar.
Walking through an alley, Mac happened upon a cowering Mary Jane. Mac assured Mary Jane that she wasn't going to hurt her. Mary Jane began crying, and told Mac that she had lost her kitty. Mac tried to get Mary Jane to go to a homeless shelter, where Mary Jane could get something to eat. A crying Mary Jane agreed to accompany Mac. Mac handed Mary Jane some tissues and told her to dry her eyes, because Mac was going to help her.
Olivia showed up in Lily's hospital room with some good news -- one of the country's most prominent gynecological oncologists was flying in to perform Lily's surgery. When Olivia gave Lily the consent forms to sign, Neil, Devon, and Olivia were stunned when Lily refused to sign them. Lily said that she had done some research on the Internet and learned that she might not be able to have children after the surgery, so she wanted to harvest and freeze her eggs before the surgery.
Olivia explained that was a bad idea, as the hormones given to stimulate ovulation could make her tumor grow more aggressively. Neil said that surgery was the only thing that made sense. Devon told Lily that she was playing Russian roulette. Lily remained unconvinced, and insisted on harvesting her eggs.
Neil, Devon, and Olivia told Lily that she didn't have to give birth to be a mother. Devon reminded Lily about his relationship with Dru, and about Ana's relationship with Tyra. Olivia told her niece that the surgeon was only going to be in town for one day. Lily said that she felt like her family was ganging up on her. Neil said that he lost Drucilla, and that he couldn't bear losing Lily, too. Lily said that she needed time alone to think. As soon as her family left the room, Lily grabbed her clothes and her purse and took off.
Tyra stopped by the hospital to visit Lily. Neil told Tyra that Lily wanted to postpone her surgery so that she could harvest her eggs. Tyra said that she would talk with Lily, and entered Lily's room. She quickly exited, quite frantic with the news that Lily wasn't there. Devon, Neil, Tyra, and Olivia searched the hospital, but there was no sign of Lily. Olivia said that they needed to find her -- that it was a matter of life and death.
Lily walked into Jimmy's and surprised Billy, who thought that she was supposed to be on an operating table. Lily explained to Billy that she might not be able to have children if she went through with the surgery. She asked Billy to help her find Cane, as she needed her husband. A reluctant Billy promised that he would find Cane. At that moment, Cane walked into Jimmy's. Lily began crying, rushed over to Cane, and hugged him tightly.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Chance arrived at Crimson Lights with Chloe and Kay. Kevin reintroduced himself to Chance and welcomed him back to Genoa City. Kevin asked Chance if he would be returning to Iraq. Chance explained that he wasn't cut out for Army life, and he had been honorably discharged. Chance mentioned that he could still be called back to service, but Chance was anxious to start a new life. Chloe wondered why he hadn't moved back to Los Angeles where he grew up. Chance said that he felt more at home in Genoa City.
Phillip showed up unexpectedly and Chloe invited Phillip to sit with them. Phillip asked to speak with Chance alone. Chance declined Phillip's request. Kay pulled Phillip aside for a private chat. Kay told Phillip that Chance needed some space. Kay advised Phillip to think about Chance's feelings and leave his son alone.
Kay returned to Chloe and Chance to say goodbye and then left the café. Phillip walked over to Chance and Chloe's table. Phillip told Chance they could talk about what happened whenever Chance was ready. Chance told Phillip that he had no place in Chance's life because he had never been around. Phillip offered to give Chance a wide berth.
Chloe asked Chance what he wanted to know about Genoa City. Chance wanted to know about Chloe. Chloe told Chance about her relationship with Billy, their brief marriage, and their separation. Chloe said the best thing she got out of her relationship with Billy was Delia. Chloe said she left Billy because of Billy's infatuation with Mac. Chloe said she was hopeful that Billy would get over Mac and return to her. Chance wondered why Chloe was holding out for Billy. Chance admitted that he had never had a girlfriend, so he couldn't relate to Chloe's love for Billy.
Chloe was curious about why Chance had never had a girlfriend. Chance confessed that he had never been lucky enough to be in a serious relationship. Chance also didn't like the idea of one-night stands or paying for sex. Chance confessed that he was still a virgin. Chloe was stunned and asked if Chance was gay. Chance said he was not gay. Chance was simply waiting for the right woman to come along and so far she hadn't.
Chance asked about Delia, but Chloe was more interested in asking Chance about his virginity. Chloe wondered if Chance had ever been kissed. Chance said he had been kissed passionately in the past, but nothing ever led to sex. Chloe took the initiative and kissed Chance deeply. Chance was left speechless and covered in lipstick.
Jana visited Daniel in jail. Daniel told Jana that he would not be able to get through his ordeal without Amber's support. Daniel recalled how he had disappointed Amber in the past by not being ready for marriage. Daniel told Jana that when he was out of jail and cleared of the charges against him, Daniel was going to propose to Amber.
Deacon called Amber and told her that she was running out of time. Deacon wanted her answer, or else Daniel would suffer. If Amber didn't hurry up and agree to have sex with Deacon, he would make sure that Daniel never gets out of jail.
A short time later, Kevin noticed that Amber was pensive. Amber asked Kevin if he would do anything for Jana. Kevin suspected that Amber was about to do something radical to save Daniel. Kevin advised Amber not to do anything rash. Kevin told Amber to be cautious, because she might do something that Daniel would not be able to forgive.
Amber met with Daniel at the jail. Daniel told Amber that he had been missing her like crazy. Amber was counting on Michael's legal magic to get Daniel out of this jam. Amber worried that they might need to do something drastic to save Daniel. Daniel urged Amber not to do anything that would get her into trouble. Daniel told Amber that when he got out of jail, he wanted to be with Amber for the rest of their lives. Daniel envisioned them in an old age home together. Amber said she would do anything for Daniel.
Jana returned to Crimson Lights and Kevin told her that Amber had been acting twitchy. Jana wanted to call Amber, but Kevin thought it best to leave Amber alone. Jana hoped that Amber wouldn't do anything that might blow up in her face.
Deacon prepared for Amber's visit with a special setup at the Athletic Club. A short time later, Amber knocked on Deacon's door. Amber wanted to get the night over with as quickly as possible, but Deacon had other plans. Deacon gave Amber a sexy negligee to wear. Amber resisted, but Deacon warned her that if she didn't comply with his demands, Daniel would never get out of jail.
While Amber put on the lingerie in the bathroom, Deacon called the jail and claimed to be Michael Baldwin. As Michael, he asked to speak with Daniel Romalotti. Deacon them put the receiver in a glass of water and when Daniel picked up the phone on the other end, he could hear Deacon and Amber talking. Amber said that she never wanted Daniel to know about their encounter. Deacon said he would never tell Daniel, but Deacon expected Amber to make love to him. Daniel listened, recognizing Amber's voice and hearing her say Deacon's name.
At the hospital, Neil was upset about Lily walking out on the day of her surgery, and was desperate to get her back. Olivia understood why Lily had bolted the way she did. Liv recalled how she felt when she was pregnant with Nate and learned that she had cancer. Liv empathized with Lily.
At Jimmy's, Lily hugged Cane and told him she didn't want to let him go. Cane said he knew about the surgery. Lily didn't want the operation, because she wanted to have her eggs harvested so she could have a child in the future. Cane urged Lily to have the surgery as soon as possible. Lily confessed to Cane how important it was to her to have her own child. It was Lily's dream to carry on her mother's legacy. If Lily didn't have a child, that would be the end of Dru.
Cane told Lily she couldn't put her life at risk by delaying the surgery. Lily was disappointed that Cane did not support her. Cane said that Dru would never have approved of Lily putting her life at risk. Cane reminded Lily that she had loved Delia and would have gladly raised her as her own child if Cane had won custody of the baby. Lily said that what made it so hard for her was that when Lily originally went to the doctor, it was to find out if she was having Cane's child. Lily explained that the test was a false positive and she had never been pregnant.
Cane apologized for saying that he was glad that she had never gotten pregnant when they were married. Cane explained that he had only said that to make it easier on Lily because they were no longer together. Cane hadn't meant it. Lily begged Cane to go with her to Chicago to find another doctor who would harvest her eggs. Cane told Lily not to ask him to do that. Cane wanted to take Lily back to the hospital for the surgery. Cane told Lily to do it for Neil and Devon because they loved her.
Liv returned to Neil after meeting with some other doctors. Liv told Neil that Lily could not wait for her eggs to be harvested because the procedure was too risky for the specific kind of cancer Lily had. Kay arrived and asked Neil and Liv about Lily's condition. Neil told Katherine that Lily had left the hospital without permission. Neil explained that Lily needed to come back soon for an operation.
Cane took Lily back to the hospital. Neil embraced Lily and said he'd been scared to death for her. Lily said she had needed some time to reach the decision for the surgery on her own. Lily was ready to have the surgery. Glaring at Cane, Neil hugged Lily close.
While Lily met with the surgeon, Neil spoke with Cane. Cane refused to take credit for convincing Lily to have the procedure. Liv reported to Neil that Lily approved of the surgeon and signed the consent forms. To make it easier on Neil, Cane left the hospital. When Lily was wheeled out on the way to the operating room, Lily asked for Cane. Neil said Cane had left, but Devon and Tyra were on their way and would be there when Lily came out of the surgery.
At the trailer, Mac arrived to see Billy. Billy admitted that after seeing Cane and Lily at the bar, Billy realized that life was too short. Billy didn't want to waste time arguing with Mac about things that were unimportant. Mac agreed that they shouldn't fight. Billy showed Mac a surprise. Billy had the box of Mac's souvenirs from high school, including her scrapbook. Recalling their dance at the prom, Billy pulled Mac off the couch and into a dance right there.
Later, Billy read notes from Mac's scrapbook, learning all about Mac's crush on Billy in high school. Billy admitted that he'd had a crush on Mac, as well. Mac recalled how the girls swooned when J.T. sang, and wondered why he had given up his music career. Mac and Billy kissed, and then Billy turned off his phone and asked Mac to do the same. Billy locked the door and said they would have no interruptions. Billy and Mac began to make love.
At Jimmy's, Phillip was surprised to see Cane. Cane said he was leaving town but didn't know where he was going to go. Kay showed up and thanked Cane for convincing Lily to have the operation. Kay apologized for treating him badly and said that Cane was a good man. Cane apologized to Kay for lying about being Phillip. Kay asked Cane not to leave town.
Back at the hospital, Olivia walked out of the operating room. There were tears in Olivia's eyes. Neil asked Olivia what had happened. Liv told Neil that when they opened Lily up, the doctors saw that the cancer had spread. The doctors had to remove all of Lily's reproductive organs.