At the Athletic Club, Sharon, having been released on bail, breakfasted with Jack. Jack was surprised at how upbeat Sharon was after having spent the night in jail. Sharon said that she had to be strong for her baby, and she didn't care if people stared at her. She reminded Jack that he was the one who told her to always hold her head high. Jack remembered that he had given that advice to Sharon on their anniversary.
Sharon apologized to Jack for not being a good wife. Jack admitted to not being the world's greatest husband, but said that he wanted to make it up to her by supporting her. Sharon was convinced that the D.A.'s office would drop the grand larceny charges against her. Jack wasn't so sure.
Jack reminded Sharon that the only reason that Victor hadn't pressed charges against her was because she was family. Sharon said that when she stole previously, it was because she was having blackouts and was out of her mind. She said that wasn't the case when she left the jewelry shop wearing an expensive ring. Sharon asked Jack to speak to the jeweler on her behalf.
At Crimson Lights, Paul gave J.T. the most recent photo he had of his sister Patty. Paul explained that his brother Todd suspected that Patty was in Genoa City, and was in trouble. Paul went on to say that Patty was a sensitive soul and was always taken advantage of by "bad guys," who chewed her up and spit her out. Paul asked J.T. to try to locate Patty.
On the Crimson Lights patio, a hostile Heather told Sharon's attorney, Rafe, that Sharon was guilty as sin, and that she wasn't getting away with it this time. When Heather told Rafe that Sharon was a repeat offender, Rafe reminded Heather that any previous charges had been dropped. Rafe told Heather that he felt like she was taking the case personally, and asked her not to take out her anger at him on Sharon.
Heather told Rafe that he had acted immorally by sleeping with Adam. Rafe said that he didn't go after Adam, but Heather didn't want to hear Rafe's side of the story. Rafe told Heather that if she couldn't handle the case responsibly and professionally, then he would deal directly with the district attorney. Heather yelled at Rafe for having sexual relations with a client. Paul interrupted their argument, and Rafe left. Heather hugged Paul and told him how much she had loved Adam.
Rafe showed up at the Athletic Club to speak with Sharon and Jack. He told them that the D..A's office had made an offer. Sharon wouldn't have to stand trial or serve any jail time if she voluntarily committed herself to a psychiatric facility for 30 days. Jack and Sharon were dumbstruck. Jack thought the offer was absurd. Rafe suggested that Sharon take the offer, which would expire at 2:00 p.m. that day.
Sharon asked what would happen to her baby if she stood trial and was found guilty. Rafe said that her baby would need to be in its father's care. Sharon asked if it was possible that the psychiatric facility could hold her for more than 30 days. Rafe said it was possible, but that he doubted it would happen. Rafe again urged Sharon to take the offer, reminding her that she faced a possible ten years in prison if convicted of grand larceny. He produced an enlarged photo of the ring that Sharon was accused of stealing. When Jack saw the picture, he remembered that it was the same style of ring that Nick had given to Phyllis when the Newmans had renewed their wedding vows.
Before Rafe left, he implored Sharon to take the deal and avoid trial. He told her to call when she had made her decision, and reminded her to make that decision quickly. After Rafe was gone, Jack told Sharon that he agreed with the lawyer, and that Sharon shouldn't risk ten years in prison. Jack mentioned that the ring that Sharon was accused of stealing was identical to the ring that Nick had given to Phyllis, and he wondered if that was what had set Sharon off. Sharon denied that, and said it was just "the moment." Jack said that keeping her baby's paternity a secret was eating away at her, and perhaps 30 days in a psychiatric facility was a break that she could use.
Jack told Sharon that if she decided to go to trial, and it didn't go as she hoped, he would look after the baby until Sharon was released from prison. Jack reminded her that plan entailed Nick's baby being raised in Jack's home -- without Sharon. Before leaving, Jack said that he could live with that, but he wondered if Sharon could.
At the tack house, Phyllis looked through the new issue of Restless Style, which featured photos of Summer. She asked Nick about Sharon's situation. Nick said that he was certain that Sharon was out on bail, which Jack had posted. He added that Sharon was Jack's problem and not his, and that Phyllis and Summer were his number one priority. Nick said that Sharon always managed to land on her feet.
Summer went downstairs and recognized Abby on the cover of Restless Style. Nick and Phyllis were thrilled. When Summer saw a picture of herself in the magazine, she said, "Baby." Nick and Phyllis unsuccessfully tried to get their little girl to recognize that it was a picture of her. Phyllis hugged Summer, and wondered how Sharon could possibly risk giving birth in prison.
With Summer upstairs undergoing therapy, Phyllis told Nick that she hoped that Sharon's baby was helping Sharon get through her ordeal. Nick said that Jack was helping Sharon, and that maybe Sharon and Jack would end up reconciling. Nick then told Phyllis that the ring that Sharon was accused of stealing was identical to the ring that Nick had given to Phyllis. Phyllis then remembered that she had shown Sharon the ring, and told her the name of the jewelry store where Nick had purchased it. Phyllis said that it was obvious that Sharon's feelings for Nick hadn't abated, and she wondered if they were ever going to.
Nick reminded Phyllis that her ring was a symbol of his and Phyllis' love, and that she had no reason to be anxious or jealous of Sharon. He said that Sharon would get help and that Jack would be there for her, since Jack was the father of Sharon's child. Nick's cell phone rang. It was Sharon, calling from the Athletic Club. She told Nick that she needed to see him immediately -- there was something that she needed to tell him.
At the Newman ranch, Abby was admiring her picture on the cover of Restless Style. Victor said that it was a good picture, but Ashley was clearly skittish and distracted. Adam entered the room, and Abby said that she wished that he could see the picture. Victor's cell phone rang. It was Mary Jane, who said, "Don't you recognize my voice? It's your partner in crime."
Mary Jane was in the deserted Jimmy's, and Victor went to the porch so that he could take the call in private. Victor asked Mary Jane where she was, and she said that she was someplace safe. Victor said that he was sorry about the way things had gone for her in Genoa City. He said that she was his responsibility, and he asked how he could make it up to her.
Mary Jane said that she was in financial trouble. Victor said that he wanted to meet with her. She said that she wanted one million dollars. Victor chuckled, and asked Mary Jane if she was blackmailing him. Mary Jane reminded Victor that one million dollars was the reward he had offered for her capture. Victor, no longer playing the nice guy, told Mary Jane that she was going to pay for every mistake that she had made since she arrived in Genoa City.
Mary Jane told Victor that his threats were meaningless, since she could "rat him out." Victor warned her to run like hell and not to look back. She told Victor that she had a contact in his house -- that was how close she had gotten to him, and, if necessary, could get to him again. J.T. entered the empty Jimmy's to begin installation of the security system. Mary Jane hung up the phone, remembered her unpleasant encounter with J.T. at the Newman ranch, and hid behind the bar.
In his bedroom, Adam, disappointed that he wasn't able to overhear Victor's phone call, settled for spying on Abby and Ashley in the living room. Ashley asked Abby to straighten a wall hanging. Abby discovered a spy camera taped to the wall hanging. Adam looked terrified. Victor entered the living room. Abby and Ashley told him about the hidden camera. Ashley said that someone had been watching their every move. Victor thought that it might be a case of corporate espionage, and promised to find out who was behind it. Adam showed up in the living room and asked what was going on.
Adam feigned surprise when they told him that a spy camera had been found. Ashley immediately blamed Estella, but Victor reminded her that Estella hadn't been in the house for weeks. Victor suggested that they move to the Athletic Club while he had the house swept for bugs. Ashley didn't want to leave Adam at the ranch by himself. Neither did she want the police called. She feared that Rafe, Estella's nephew, might have friends on the police force. Ashley said that the only person she trusted in the house was J.T. Victor agreed that the presence of the cameras should remain in the family.
Ashley called J.T., who was still at Jimmy's. He said that he would go to the ranch as soon as possible. When J.T. left the bar's main room to replace a ladder, Mary Jane, still crouched behind the counter, quickly scribbled a note and put it in J.T.'s jacket pocket. She then left the bar. Back at the ranch, Adam was concerned when Victor told Ashley that if there were any more cameras, J.T. would find them.
On the Crimson Lights patio, Heather apologized to Paul for crying about Adam. Paul said that she was merely having a human response to an ugly situation. Heather wondered how she could be so good at her career, yet so bad at choosing a boyfriend. Paul said it was because she had loved Adam, and that it hurt like hell to lose someone who you loved.
Heather said that, in the best situation, Adam was using her to deny his sexual orientation, and in the worst, he was using her for her position in the district attorney's office. Heather told Paul that she had "looked the other way" several times when Adam had committed illegal acts. She was also upset that she had to deal with Rafe -- the man who slept with her boyfriend.
Heather wanted to change the subject, and asked Paul if he had heard from Nikki. In the background, Mary Jane entered the coffeehouse and was able to overhear Paul and Heather speaking. Paul said that he was staying busy trying to locate Mary Jane Benson. He told Heather that Todd suspected that his sister, Patty, was back in Genoa City. Heather was excited, and said that she couldn't wait to get to know her Aunt Patty. Inside, Mary Jane began crying as Paul said that he would do everything he could to make that happen.
Back at the Newman ranch, J.T. discovered another hidden camera in Victor and Ashley's bedroom. Ashley asked J.T. if he could trace the signal, but J.T. said that anyone with Internet access would have been able to look at the cameras' transmissions. Ashley ran out of the room, followed by Abby. J.T. told Victor that he didn't think it was a case of corporate espionage, and asked him if he knew who was spying on the Newman family.
In his room, Adam hurriedly planted a camera behind his bookcase in order to divert suspicion from himself. Victor and J.T. entered and told Adam that they had found cameras and microphones all over the place, and that they needed to search his room. Adam asked why anyone would want to spy on him -- after all, he didn't know any corporate secrets. Adam wondered if Victor and J.T. thought that Adam had anything to do with the spy equipment. J.T. found the camera that Adam had hidden behind his bookcase. Adam acted surprised that his room was bugged. He wondered if Estella had a friend on staff.
After Victor and J.T. left his room, Adam congratulated himself on how clever he was. Rafe entered, and told Adam that he had been summoned by Victor, who had interrogated him about his Aunt Estella. Adam told Rafe that it wasn't a good time to talk, as things were crazy around the house. Rafe insisted on speaking. He told Adam that he knew that Heather had been apprised about Adam and Rafe's relationship. Assuming that Adam had told Heather, Rafe said that Adam had taken a good first step towards coming out of the closet, and that he knew how hard it probably had been. Rafe offered Adam his help.
In the living room, J.T. showed Ashley and Victor a box filled with the surveillance equipment that he had found hidden in the house. J.T. suggested that a crew do a more expansive sweep of the house. Ashley was still sure that Estella was behind the spying. As Victor walked J.T. out, he asked J.T. to look for a possible connection between Estella and Mary Jane Benson. J.T. didn't understand why Victor thought that Mary Jane would target the Newman family.
Victor urged J.T. to find Mary Jane, then walked away to calm Ashley down. At the front door, J.T. found the note that Mary Jane had left in his pocket, "You want to know about Mary Jane? Ask Victor Newman. He knows everything." J.T. stared suspiciously at Victor, as Victor tried to assure Ashley that everything was going to be okay.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Phyllis welcomed Sharon into her home. Sharon said hello to Summer before Phyllis took Summer upstairs so Nick and Sharon could speak privately. Nick asked Sharon why she wanted to see him. Sharon told Nick she had made a decision and she hoped he would support her. Sharon explained that she was going to be checking into a psychiatric facility for 30 days of treatment. It was a deal that Sharon had accepted from the D.A. to avoid a trial.
Nick wasn't sure he wanted Sharon to accept the deal, and he offered to get Sharon another lawyer. Sharon declined his offer, because she was determined to follow through with her decision.
A short time later, there was a knock on the door and Sharon said it was Noah. Sharon had asked Noah to go to Nick's so that Nick could help Sharon explain her decision to Noah. Nick let Noah in and Sharon proceeded to tell Noah about the deal with the D.A. Noah asked if she was attending a "klepto-anonymous" group.
When Noah heard Sharon would be in a 30-day inpatient treatment facility, Noah wasn't thrilled. Noah said that it sounded like Sharon would be going to the nut house. Sharon assured him that it was not a nut house and that Noah could go visit her there. Noah disliked the way his parents were painting the new development as a nice solution to Sharon's problems.
Noah asked Nick and Sharon to be straight with him. Noah said he wanted to help Sharon. Sharon didn't want him to bear the burdens of her problems. Noah hugged Sharon and said he wanted to be a normal kid who loved his mother.
After Noah left, Nick asked Sharon to call him if she had any problems at the facility. Sharon assured him she would be all right. Sharon told Nick to concentrate on Phyllis and Summer. Sharon walked out and Nick closed the door behind her.
Nick explained to Phyllis that Sharon was going to be in a 30-day, inpatient facility to deal with her problems. Phyllis thought that Sharon had made a brave choice. Phyllis believed that Sharon was thinking of her baby, and said that was a good thing.
In his room at the ranch, Adam assured Rafe that he was straight and didn't need Rafe's help to come out of the closet. Adam blamed Nikki for telling Heather about his "experimenting" with Rafe and for misunderstanding their relationship. Rafe said that Nikki wasn't wrong in telling Heather. Adam declared that he was not gay. Rafe believed that Adam was playing games with him.
Adam told Rafe his actions had nothing to do with Rafe. Rafe wondered why Adam had used him. Before Adam could answer, Victor knocked on the door. Victor wanted to see Rafe. Victor told Rafe that he would drop the charges against Estella if she agreed to reveal that she had been working with another woman on the ranch, one who had been revealed to be involved. Rafe defended his aunt's innocence. Victor told Rafe they had found hidden spy cameras around the ranch and somebody on the inside had to have been involved, someone like Estella. Victor screamed at Rafe that he had better get Estella to cooperate with Victor, or else Victor would make Estella suffer.
Later on, Rafe met with Estella at Crimson Lights. Estella couldn't believe that there had been cameras planted around the house. Estella knew nothing about them and had no idea who might have installed them. Rafe thought about Adam's strange behavior over the previous few months, then he asked Estella if Adam had ever acted strangely in front of her. Estella was certain that Adam was completely innocent, because he was Victor's son. Estella also believed that Adam was virtually blind and would not be able to do such things. Rafe wasn't as certain as his aunt in believing Adam was not guilty.
Adam joined Victor in the living room and said that Rafe would not be returning. Adam said he had broken up with Rafe and Heather. Victor was sorry that Adam had lost both of his friends. Adam said he was used to being lonely. Adam thought it was a good thing that Ashley had agreed to leave the ranch for a while. Adam wished he could do something to help Victor find Mary Jane. Adam believed that Mary Jane must have had some reasons to justify her actions. Speaking of his own sins, Adam apologized for forging the diary that got Victor arrested for murder. Adam said he regretted what he had done to Victor. Victor had no response.
Neil arrived at home to find Lily looking through the family photo album. Lily asked Neil if he would have done things differently with Dru if he had known she would die so young. Neil assured Lily that she was not going to die. Lily said she wanted to cherish the time she had left, and that meant forgiving Cane. Neil said that Lily could not trust Cane. Neil wanted Lily to use all her energy to concentrate on healing. Lily said she didn't want to wait for some time in the future to forgive Cane.
Tyra went downstairs and was surprised to see Devon. Tyra had hoped he'd gone out, but Devon wanted to talk about their encounter. Tyra suggested they should act like it had never happened. Without warning, Roxy showed up and told Tyra and Devon that she had used her key and let herself in the night before. Roxy had seen Tyra and Devon making love. Tyra apologized to Roxy. Devon told Roxy he and Tyra had only been together once. Roxy refused to accept Devon's apology.
Devon told Roxy that his encounter with Tyra was simply sex. Roxy was disgusted with his explanation and said she didn't want to have anything to do with him again. Roxy wondered if his having sex with Tyra was a way for Devon to lash out at Neil. Roxy walked out, leaving Devon alone with Tyra.
Tyra told Devon she was moving out, even though she had no idea where she would go. Tyra hoped that Roxy would forgive her. Tyra also worried that Neil would never forgive her if he knew Devon and Tyra had had sex. Devon said that Neil had to know the truth. Tyra disagreed. Tyra reminded Devon that the family had to band together for Lily, and it would be the wrong time for Devon to tell Neil about their indiscretion. Devon agreed to remain silent.
Neil arrived at Devon's a short time later. Neil asked why Devon wanted to see him. Devon apologized to Neil for being so judgmental of Neil's relationship with Tyra. Neil said they had already settled the issue. Neil believed that Devon was a man of integrity. When Devon couldn't look Neil in the eye, Neil asked if Devon had done something wrong. Neil then realized that Devon had been unfaithful to Roxy. Devon said it was true. Devon confessed to Neil that he had cheated on Roxy with Tyra.
Devon apologized to Neil. Neil asked when it had happened, and when Devon explained the circumstances, Neil realized that Roxy probably had seen them making love. Devon told Neil that Roxy had broken up with him. Lily called Neil on the cell phone and asked Neil to return home and bring Devon. Neil said he and Devon would be there in a bit. Neil warned Devon not to tell Lily about Tyra.
At Jimmy's, Cane told Mac he would quit if his working there was a problem for Billy. Mac refused the offer and told Cane there was a woman staying in the back room who Mac wanted Cane to meet.
Mary Jane found Mac's purse and took her wallet. Mac walked into the room with shopping bags filled with stuff to help Mary Jane clean up and change her clothes. Mary Jane asked whom Mac had been speaking to, and Mac told Mary Jane about Cane. Mac offered to introduce Cane to Mary Jane. Mary Jane asked to clean up first. When Mac walked out, Mary Jane retrieved a package from under her pillow and said it was time.
At the ranch, Victor thanked J.T. for helping with the security sweep. J.T. showed Victor the note he had found in his pocket suggesting that Victor knew more about Mary Jane Benson than he was letting on. Victor had no idea what the note meant. Victor believed Mary Jane had somehow put the note in J.T.'s pocket. J.T. guessed that Mary Jane had to have a motive to hurt the people she hurt. J.T. thought Mary Jane's motive was to get back at Victor because all her victims had been connected to Victor in some way.
Victor blasted J.T. for wasting time on motives. Victor wanted J.T. to get out of the house and find Mary Jane. Victor was determined to put Mary Jane behind bars. After J.T. left the ranch, Victor called a security guard to follow J.T. and report back to Victor.
J.T. went to Jimmy's. J.T. said hello to Cane, and then sat at a table with Colleen. J.T. told Colleen that he was certain that Victor was hiding something. From another table, a man watched J.T. and listened in on his conversation with Colleen. J.T. showed Colleen the photo of Mary Jane and asked if she had seen her. Colleen said no.
In the back room, Mac was happy to see that the clothes fit Mary Jane. Mac was surprised to see Mary Jane's hair up in a towel. Mac asked Mary Jane to go out and meet Cane. Mary Jane said she would be out in just a few minutes.
Lily called Cane and asked him to visit her. Before leaving Jimmy's, Cane listened as J.T. told Mac and Colleen that nobody in the place had seen Mary Jane. Mac looked at the photo and realized that Mary Jane was the homeless woman in the back room.
Mac led J.T. to the back room, but Mary Jane was gone. J.T. found a purse. It was Mac's, but all her money and IDs were gone. J.T. said that Mac was fortunate that Mary Jane had not hurt her. Mac said that she had believed Mary Jane was a woman in need. Mac had no idea Mary Jane was a wanted woman.
Across town, Mary Jane sat at the counter in Crimson Lights, sipping a coffee. She was all cleaned up and looked completely different with her hair dyed blonde.
In the hallway to Neil's apartment, Neil and Devon saw Cane outside the door. Neil told Cane to leave, but Cane explained that Lily had asked him to visit. Neil warned Cane to keep their differences quiet so that Lily would not become upset. Cane agreed.
Neil opened the door and was surprised to see Lily dressed. Her suitcase was packed and she was holding Humphrey in her arms. Neil asked what she was doing, and Lily announced to Neil and Devon that she was moving back to her home with Cane. Cane smiled happily.
Sharon arrived at the psychiatric hospital, accompanied by Rafe. Sharon removed her jewelry before a nurse showed her to her room . Sharon looked around at what would be her home for the next 30 days.