The canoe that Colleen had taken to get help for Patty had capsized in the lake. Underwater, Colleen began to swim to the surface, but she hit her head on the canoe, knocked herself unconscious, and sank to the bottom of the lake.
At the Abbott mansion, Traci greeted her husband, Steve. Billy told Steve that there wasn't any news about Colleen, but Steve was optimistic that they would hear some good news soon. Traci found an old book that contained some of Colleen's favorite fairy tales and began reading one. As Traci read, Colleen remained unconscious on the bottom of the lake.
Steve talked to Billy privately, and told his brother-in-law how much easier it was to deal with the situation in Genoa City. Billy said that it was good that the family was together.
Kevin and Jana prepared to open Crimson Lights. Kevin turned on the radio and was shocked to hear the news about Colleen's kidnapping. Kevin and Jana discussed the horrible things they had both done to Colleen -- both of them had tried to murder her years earlier. Kevin reminded Jana that Colleen had forgiven them, after surviving the murder attempts. He assured Jana that Colleen would survive the kidnapping. Jana wondered if Colleen would be able to forgive Patty.
Kevin thought that he and Jana should go to the lake to join the search for Colleen, but Jana reminded him that Patty was armed, and that the police probably wouldn't want civilians around. The Fishers decided that they would find a way to help Colleen, even if it was from Crimson Lights. The Fishers lit some candles, held hands, and asked God to protect Colleen.
The unconscious Colleen hallucinated that Kevin was visiting her in the water. Kevin thanked Colleen for having forgiven him and for treating him like a human being. Kevin said that Colleen had turned him from a monster into a friend. He told her that there wasn't anything that Colleen couldn't make happen.
At the Ashbys', Cane tried to get Lily to go to sleep, but she said that she was too restless. Lily told Cane that she and Colleen had met in high school, where both of the girls were having disciplinary problems. Lily said that she regretted having been so harsh with Colleen when Colleen replaced Lily as the Fresh Face of Jabot model. Cane reminded Lily that she and Colleen made up "about two seconds later." When Lily said that she wished she had more pictures of herself with Colleen, Cane said that she and Colleen would have many more opportunities to be photographed together.
Colleen, still unconscious, had a vision of a visit from Lily. Lily told Colleen about her fight against cancer -- and how Lily wasn't ready to die. She urged Colleen to keep fighting and not to give up.
Lily told Cane that she was making a scrapbook for Colleen's birthday. When she came across a picture of Colleen with J.T., she told Cane that J.T. was Colleen's first love, and that J.T. had been crazy about Colleen.
Underwater, Colleen hallucinated that J.T. was speaking to her. J.T. told Colleen about how he had fallen in love with her, even though she had been willful and stubborn. J.T. said that Colleen always made him smile -- and that he wanted her to make him smile again. He begged Colleen to return with him.
Abby stopped by Ashley's room at the Newman ranch. Ashley was still in bed. Ashley sensed that her daughter was agitated about something. Initially not wanting to upset Ashley, Abby denied being upset, but finally admitted that something had happened to Colleen.
Colleen had a vision of her sister, Abby. Abby told Colleen that they couldn't stay underwater -- that they had to go home. Abby urged Colleen to go with her, because no one missed their father, Brad, like they did.
After Abby told Ashley that Colleen had been kidnapped, Ashley called Billy and chided him for not telling her about what had happened. Billy told Ashley that he would keep her in the loop in the future. Ashley said that Colleen would be okay.
Abby told Ashley that Patty must be full of hate after what Patty had done to Ashley, Summer, Zapato, and Colleen. Ashley said that the Patty she remembered was a gentle and kind person, and that she hoped that Colleen could reach that part of Patty.
At a police station near the lake, J.T. was discouraged about not finding Colleen, but Paul reminded him that they had at least found her car. J.T. said that Colleen was smart, and that if anyone could get through to Patty, it was Colleen. Paul thanked God for that, saying that the rest of them hadn't done very well in reaching his sister.
Paul divided a map into search quadrants, and assigned J.T. the north quadrant. J.T. reminisced about the last time that he had seen Colleen. He told Paul that Colleen had received a job offer and was looking forward to spending some quiet time at the Abbott cabin, not knowing that she was on a collision course with Patty. J.T. said that Colleen could have called the police, but that she had called him. J.T. insisted that he would hear from Colleen again.
Billy called Paul and J.T. for an update on the search. Billy thanked the detectives for their diligence, but then told Paul that it was Paul's fault that Patty had escaped from the church. He told Paul that things never should have escalated to that point. After Billy hung up, Paul told J.T. that he understood Billy's anger.
The unconscious Colleen received a visit from a hallucination of her Uncle Billy. He told Colleen that they were a team, and asked her to go back with him. He said that he wanted to see her sassy smile again.
Jack went to the Newman ranch to confront Victor about Patty. Victor invited Jack in and told him that he had added Newman resources to the search for Colleen. Jack told Victor that Colleen's car had been found, and that Patty was armed. When Victor said that didn't sound good, Jack accused him of being responsible for the situation. Victor said that he supported the Abbott family in their search for Colleen, but that he wouldn't tolerate any of Jack's accusations. Jack replied that the "gutless" Victor had arranged for Patty to return to Genoa City in order to kill Jack.
Victor said that if he had wanted Jack gone, Jack would have been gone. Jack proclaimed himself the guy that Victor couldn't beat, and said that Victor arranged for someone who Jack never would have suspected to do Victor's dirty work. Jack added that it was probably part of Victor's plan for Patty to have a breakdown -- but that Victor couldn't have known that Patty would take out her wrath on Victor's wife, granddaughter, and goddaughter. Jack smiled and said, "And I'm still standing."
Victor said that Jack wasn't the "big man" who Victor couldn't beat. He accused Jack of being the bastard who had stolen Newman Enterprises from Victor, had left Victor for dead on the office floor, and had forged a diary that framed Victor for murder. Victor scolded Jack for involving Adam in the diary scheme. Jack said that Adam had been delighted to throw Victor under the bus. Victor suggested that he and Jack compare their sins, and see who was left standing.
Jack said that Victor was the master of sin. He accused Victor of allowing Ashley to deteriorate while Victor stood around watching her fall apart. Victor reminded Jack that Ashley had chosen to be with Victor after Jack's "useless brother," Billy, had dragged her out. Jack wondered who Victor screwed over more -- the people he hated or the people he claimed to love.
Victor replied by telling Jack that Jack didn't love the Abbott family -- rather, he used the Abbott family. He reminded Jack that Jack had manipulated Colleen into taking the board seat at Newman Enterprises, and then simply watched her fail as it became clear that Colleen was underqualified. As far as Ashley was concerned, Victor said that Jack never did anything to show his sister any love or support, adding that Jack had cornered and pEsthered Ashley. Victor became angry and told Jack that if Ashley and Abby weren't upstairs, he would throw Jack through a wall.
Underwater, Colleen "heard" her Uncle Jack and her godfather Victor arguing. Ashley appeared in Colleen's vision and shouted for Jack and Victor to stop. Ashley said that people forgive and, in turn, were forgiven and moved on. John appeared and thanked Ashley. John said that he would take it from there -- that it was time for Colleen to move on. John told Ashley that Colleen knew what Colleen needed to do.
Jack and Victor continued arguing. Jack said that he wanted his niece back. He pulled out a picture of Colleen to show Victor. It was the picture of Colleen standing next to the "Camp Cheveyo -- Cowabunga" sign. Jack suddenly said that he knew where Colleen was, and rushed out.
A weakening Patty looked at her watch and fell next to a tree. She told Kitty Kitty that Colleen was going to get help -- that Colleen wouldn't let Patty die.
Later, clutching rosary beads, Patty began to believe that Colleen had abandoned her and gone to the police. She told Kitty Kitty that they had to get out of the woods themselves. As she tried to pick up Kitty Kitty's basket, she collapsed.
The semi-conscious Patty heard footsteps in the woods. She aimed her gun and asked who was there.
In Ashley's room, the sleeping Abby suddenly wakened and shouted Colleen's name. Abby told Ashley that she had begged Colleen to return home, but that Colleen wouldn't.
At the Ashbys', Lily began to cry and told Cane that she had just gotten an awful feeling.
At the Abbott mansion, Traci gasped for air. Steve asked her if she was okay. Traci said that something was terribly wrong. Traci and Steve stared at the grandfather clock, which had stopped.
In Colleen's dying, hallucination-filled moments, John took her hand and walked with her onto land. Colleen then ran into Traci's arms. Traci told Colleen that they all loved her. Colleen looked around and saw her smiling family, Lily, and Kevin. As the life slowly left her body, Colleen was joined by Brad, who held his daughter's hand.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Lily woke up in Cane's arms on the couch. Lily urged Cane to get some sleep in the bedroom. Lily asked Cane to give her some time alone because she was so concerned about Colleen. Cane walked out of the room. Lily said a prayer, asking God to watch over Colleen and her family.
A while later, Lily was asleep. There was a knock on the door. Lily answered it and found a soaking wet Colleen standing there. Lily hugged Colleen happily. Colleen explained that she had fallen in the lake. Colleen didn't remember how it had happened, but she had found her way back by leaving a trail of scarf pieces. Lily wrapped Colleen in a blanket and said that everyone believed Colleen had been in trouble. Lily wanted to call Colleen's family with the good news, but Colleen stopped Lily. Colleen said she had to tell Lily that she loved her and Lily was not going to die.
Lily wondered how Colleen knew that Lily was going to survive the cancer. Colleen asked Lily if she believed she was going to live. Lily admitted that she tried to keep a positive attitude even when the chemotherapy had her feeling down. Colleen told Lily that the secret of life was to live in the present and believe in the future.
Lily appreciated that Colleen had always been on her side, like when so many others wanted Lily to give up on Cane; it was Colleen who told Lily to follow her heart. Lily was grateful that Colleen had faith in Lily and Cane's love. Colleen told Lily that she had seen a vision of Lily's future, and it showed Lily holding her own baby.
Lily said that she had very little chance of having her own child, but Colleen insisted that the vision was real. Colleen said she was there to make sure Lily knew of her vision. Lily hoped to never lose Colleen's friendship. Colleen said she had to leave, but Lily asked her to stay, have some tea with her, and then watch Lily sleep. Colleen said yes and kissed Lily on the cheek.
Lily returned from the kitchen with a pot of tea to find Colleen had disappeared. The door was open. Lily called for Colleen. Lily then woke with a start on the couch. Lily realized that Colleen had not been there, that it had been a dream. Lily raced to the door, opened it and saw a puddle of water from a garden hose. Lily went back to the couch and cried. Cane returned to Lily and comforted her.
Cane thought that Lily had had a bad dream, but Lily told Cane it had felt real. Lily pointed to the blanket she had put around Colleen. Lily then saw the purple threads from the scarf on the floor. Lily couldn't shake the feeling that something awful had happened to Colleen.
At the ranch, Abby was sitting in the living room when Ashley appeared and asked if she had gotten any sleep. Abby told her mother that her mind was on Colleen. Abby believed that Colleen blamed Victor for what happened with the Newman board. Ashley defended Victor to Abby, explaining that Victor thought Colleen had been too young to be a board member.
Abby couldn't understand why Victor had a problem with Colleen, especially because he was her godfather as well as Abby's sister. Ashley blamed Victor's feelings on the rivalry between Victor and Jack. Abby believed that Colleen would have never gone to the cabin if she had not been kicked off the board, and therefore Patty would never have kidnapped Colleen. Ashley and Abby agreed to go to the Abbott house to be there for Traci. Abby mentioned that Victor was not in the house and Ashley wondered where Victor could be.
Billy was nervously waiting for word from Jack at the Abbott house. Traci received a call from Ashley. Steve told Billy that Traci was very emotional about Colleen's abduction. Billy told Steve that Victor was responsible for Colleen's kidnapping. Billy said that if anything happened to Colleen, it would be on Victor's head. Traci said that the information about Victor's connection to Patty was not to be mentioned to Ashley and Abby.
Jack searched the area by the camp near the lake, calling for Colleen. Jack found threads from a scarf and followed them. Jack phoned Paul to explain that he was looking for Colleen based on the clue she had sent them about the camp, "cowabunga." That was the camp slogan and all the Abbott kids had spent summers there. Jack told Paul about the threads from the scarf. Paul offered to go to the camp, but Jack urged him to wait until he had more information. J.T. and Paul agreed to stand by.
Jack spotted an overturned rowboat and ran to investigate. Jack took another boat and paddled to the overturned craft. Meanwhile, in the woods, Patty was asleep. The spider bite on her ankle was bloodied. When she heard Jack calling for Colleen, Patty woke up. Patty watched Jack row across the lake after Colleen.
A while later, Abby and Ashley were with Traci, Billy, and Steve. Traci told Ashley that they believed Jack was searching for Colleen. The phone rang and Billy answered. Paul told them that Jack had called to say he was following a hunch at Camp Cheveyo. Paul hung up before Ashley could ask if Victor had contacted him. Ashley explained to the family that Victor might be searching for Colleen, too. Billy bit his lip to keep from telling Ashley about Victor's connection to Patty.
Steve advised Billy to calm down. Billy told Steve to stop being the voice of reason. Steve explained that he loved Colleen as if she were his own daughter. The phone rang and it was Paul calling to say that he and J.T. were heading to the camp. Paul told Ashley that they had found Victor's car, but no sign of Victor. Billy cut off the call abruptly. Ashley believed Victor was looking for Colleen. Billy blew up and told Ashley that if Victor was searching, it was only to find Patty and make sure she finished her job for Victor.
Ashley demanded to know what Billy had been talking about. Traci walked in from the other room and warned Billy to pipe down. Ashley became agitated, so Billy asked her to sit with him. Traci and Steve intervened to tell Billy to keep quiet. Ashley wanted the truth, so Billy told Ashley that Victor had taken Patty to Genoa City. Billy went into the details of how Patty had been homeless and Victor had paid for her plastic surgery to change her identity so she could worm her way back into Jack's life.
Ashley laughed at Billy's suggestion that Victor would do such a thing, reminding him that Victor had put up one million dollars to capture Patty. Ashley wanted to know what Victor's motive would have been to get Patty back in town. Billy answered that Victor wanted Patty to kill Jack. Ashley was glad that Abby was out of the room so she didn't hear what Billy had said about her father. Ashley refused to believe Billy. Traci hugged Ashley to calm her down.
Ashley grabbed Traci and asked her if she believed Victor was responsible. Traci said they didn't know why Victor had brought Patty back because they didn't know the whole truth. Ashley said she needed time alone and screamed at her family in anger. Ashley left the house alone. Steve told Traci he would follow Ashley. Traci turned to Billy and asked if he was glad that he had caused so much turmoil.
Billy wondered why Paul hadn't called back. When Traci didn't answer Billy, he asked if she had stopped talking to him. Traci was angry that Billy hadn't kept his mouth shut. Billy believed that Ashley needed to hear the truth so she would leave Victor.
At the Newman ranch, Ashley entered the house and looked at a framed photo of Ashley and Victor. Ashley recalled Victor rushing her into a quickie marriage. Ashley threw the picture on the floor, shattering the glass, and she began to cry.
Back at the lake, Jack carried Colleen from the water. Jack tried to give Colleen mouth to mouth and CPR. Jack took out his phone to call for help, but Patty appeared and held a gun on him, warning him to stop. Jack told Patty that Colleen was barely breathing, but could be saved if they called for help. Patty said she would be blamed. The phone in Jack's hand rang, but Patty warned him not to answer. Jack said that it was probably Paul on the phone. When the phone stopped ringing, Patty was relieved. Jack begged Patty to let Colleen live.
Paul and J.T. were frustrated because Jack hadn't answered his cell phone. Paul regretted not turning Patty in when he had the chance. J.T. blamed Victor for bringing Patty back to town. J.T. confessed that he felt a strong connection to Colleen, especially during the rough times like when he rescued her from the fire at Gina's and when Brad went missing in the snow. Paul suggested that J.T. was Colleen's guardian angel. J.T. was determined to bring Colleen home safe.
At the lakeside, Jack told Patty he was going to call Paul. Patty didn't believe that Paul was on her side. Jack saw Patty's ankle and guessed the Colleen had been going across the lake to get a doctor for Patty. Jack said that Colleen was a good girl. Jack asked Patty to let him call for help, but Patty was adamant about not letting Jack use the phone. Defying Patty, Jack opened the phone and began dialing. Jack told Patty he wouldn't let Colleen die, daring Patty to shoot him.
Paul answered Jack's call. Patty warned Jack to drop the phone. With the line opened, Jack explained that Colleen had to get to a hospital. Patty threatened to shoot, so Jack hung up the phone. Jack tossed the phone to Patty, telling her to push re-dial and speak to Paul.
Instead of calling, Patty threw the phone into the lake. Patty said she hadn't asked for any of this to happen. Jack said that Colleen hadn't, either, and that Colleen deserved to live. Jack offered to take Colleen to the hospital and never tell anyone know that he had seen Patty. Patty was insulted that Jack hadn't remembered his wedding vows to her. Jack begged Patty to let him help Colleen.
J.T. returned and Paul told him that Jack had called. Paul said he had heard Patty threaten Jack with a gun. J.T. and Paul hurried out to find Jack.
Patty continued holding the gun on Jack. Patty recognized the desperate look in Jack's eyes for Colleen, because she had seen how he cared about Sharon and Phyllis, too. Patty resented that Jack never loved her in that way. Jack admitted he had treated Patty badly. Patty said that she still loved Jack, but there were times when she wanted to shoot him in the heart. Patty said her aim had improved.
Suddenly, from out of the woods, Victor appeared. Victor told Patty to put down the gun. Victor told Patty it was all over. Jack urged Victor to walk away, but Victor refused to leave. Victor offered to help Patty with food, medicine, and money.
Victor reminded Patty that they had created Mary Jane together. Victor suggested creating a new persona for Patty. Patty said she was not a problem that Victor could fix with money. Jack said that Colleen was dying. Patty lashed out at Jack for not recognizing her when he made love to Mary Jane. Patty blamed Victor for not seeing her as a real person.
Victor asked Patty to give him the gun. Patty said she could complete her mission for Victor by shooting Jack. Patty then turned the gun on Victor. Patty pointed the gun from Jack to Victor and said, "Eeeny, meeny, miny, moe, who will be the one to go?"
In the woods, Paul and J.T. were looking for Jack. Paul found a piece of Colleen's scarf, covered in dried blood. The phone rang. It was Steve. He asked Paul what was going on. Paul said they were near the lake, following a lead. On the speakerphone, Traci and Billy asked Paul to call as soon as they found Colleen.
Suddenly, three shots rang out, heard by Paul and J.T., as well as Traci, Billy, and Steve on the phone.