At the Newman ranch, Ashley told Billy that the check for Billy's purchase of Restless Style was ready at the bank. Billy was thrilled that Ashley was loaning him the money -- he said it had been a long time since anyone in the family had faith in him. Ashley said that Jack would be impressed when Billy proved that he could run the magazine. Billy hugged Ashley and left.
Adam entered the living room, having just put Faith down for a nap. Ashley said that she was glad that Faith would grow up having a bond with Adam. Adam said that their living arrangement was somewhat unusual -- Faith lived with her mother and her half-brother who was old enough to be her father. Ashley said that there were all kinds of families. Adam asked if he, Ashley, and Faith were a family. Ashley said that they were.
At Restless Style, Nick asked Phyllis if she had heard from Billy about Billy's tentative purchase of the magazine. When Phyllis said that she hadn't, Nick opined that perhaps Billy had changed his mind. Phyllis told Nick that she was having second thoughts about selling Restless Style, and she wondered what Nick thought. Nick said that he, Phyllis, Sharon, and Jack had started the magazine, and they had all moved on -- except for Phyllis. Nick told Phyllis that they should sell the magazine so that Phyllis could move on.
Nick said that it hadn't been easy for him to leave Restless Style. Phyllis reminded Nick that he had something else to go to. Nick said that Phyllis had a lot of opportunities, and he wondered if Restless Style was the one that she would choose. Billy arrived with the check in hand. When the Newmans didn't react, Billy wondered if there was a problem.
Billy chatted with Chloe while Nick and Phyllis spoke privately. Billy told Chloe that he didn't know what the holdup was. Nick told Phyllis that if she was still passionate about the magazine, then he would kick Billy out, but if Phyllis wasn't "feeling it" anymore, then she should pass the torch on to someone who had the passion to run the magazine. Phyllis looked at Billy and told Nick that she knew what she was going to do.
Phyllis walked over to Billy and told him that he had something that belonged to her -- a check. A thrilled Billy handed the check to Phyllis. Phyllis called the staff over and told them that she was leaving the magazine, as she couldn't be the mother she wanted to be if she remained. She thanked the staff for all their hard work, and told them that their new boss was Billy Abbott. She assured them that their jobs were safe, and urged them to help Billy. The staff began applauding, and Nick gave Phyllis a hug.
At Crimson Lights, Chance picked up a box of pastries. He attached a card with "Chloe" written on it to the box. As Billy was about to leave, he ran into Mac. They discussed how Billy and Chloe would always have a bond because of Delia. Chance was stunned when Mac mentioned that Billy might soon be Chloe's boss.
Realizing that Chloe hadn't told Chance about Billy's possible purchase of Restless Style, Mac tried to put a positive spin on the situation -- she said that Billy was having trouble financing the venture, and that perhaps Chloe was waiting until the deal was final to tell Chance about it. Chance asked Mac if she had told Billy that Billy and Chloe working together was a bad idea. Mac told Chance that she thought it was a great idea, since Billy was finally passionate about something. Chance understood that Mac would support Billy's purchase, since Mac knew how being passionate felt. Mac told Chance that he was wrong -- she didn't feel passionate about anything.
Chance said that he thought that Mac liked working at the homeless shelter. Mac told him that she could only get to the shelter rarely, as running Jimmy's took up a lot of her time, particularly with Cane gone. Mac said that the situation would improve when Cane didn't have to take care of Lily and could return to the bar full-time. Mac then felt guilty for whining about her life, while Lily was fighting cancer.
Chance said that he knew it was tough when you had high hopes for something and they didn't pan out. He told Mac that he enjoyed working in the field as a detective, but that he didn't like the paperwork portion of the job. Billy called Mac and, by the tone of Billy's voice, she realized that Billy had purchased Restless Style. Billy told her to visit the magazine's office and celebrate.
After Mac left, Chance called Chloe, obviously hoping that she would tell him about Billy's purchase. He asked Chloe if anything exciting was going on at the office that day, but Chloe nonchalantly said that it was business as usual. A disappointed Chance hung up the phone. As he left Crimson Lights, he gave the box of pastries to some strangers. At the front door, he tore up the greeting card that he had intended to give to Chloe and threw it in the garbage.
At Restless Style, Mac showed up with a bottle of champagne. Nick and Phyllis packed up their belongings in a cardboard box and were on their way out when Billy invited them to stay and have champagne. The Newmans declined the invitation. As Phyllis and Nick waited for the elevator, Phyllis took one last look around the office.
Billy spoke to the magazine staff, and told them to go out and celebrate -- they could get back to work the following day. The staff applauded. Chloe was surprised to see Chance show up. Chance confronted Chloe about why she hadn't told him that Billy was planning to buy the magazine. Chloe began to make some lame excuses, but an irritated Chance told her that he didn't want to hear them.
Chance told Chloe that she was still hung up on Billy. Chloe smiled and said that it was cute that Chance was a little jealous. Chance said that he wasn't jealous -- he was done with all the games that Chloe had been playing. He reminded Chloe that she hadn't signed the divorce papers, and that she still flirted with Billy. Chance stormed out, leaving a speechless Chloe. Chloe stared at Billy and Mac, who were celebrating and kissing across the room.
At the church, the minister related the details of the christening ceremony to Ashley. The minister was sorry to hear that Faith's father wouldn't be able to attend the ceremony. Sharon entered and Ashley was surprised to see her. Ashley asked the minister if she and Sharon could have a few moments of privacy. When the minister left, Sharon said that she was at the church because her bereavement group met in a room down the hall. Sharon assumed that Ashley was there to plan Faith's christening.
Ashley said that she had wanted to call Sharon, but didn't know if it would have been appropriate. Sharon thanked Ashley for the condolence note that Ashley had sent. When Ashley asked Sharon how she was doing, Sharon said she was getting through it. Adam silently walked into the church and saw the two ladies speaking.
Adam walked up to Sharon and Ashley. Ashley went to speak to the minister. Sharon was surprised when Adam told her that he was going to be Faith's godfather. Adam said he felt that he was becoming more a part of the Newman family as time went on. When Adam mentioned that he hadn't seen Victor in a few days, Sharon suggested that he visit his father. Sharon felt that the visit could help heal the rift among the Newmans.
Later, Ashley showed Adam where he would be standing during the ceremony. Adam told Ashley that he was going to take Sharon's advice and visit Victor. Ashley said that she didn't realize that he and Sharon were friends. Adam said that he found Sharon easy to talk to. He added that he found it crazy that a wonderful woman like Sharon was once married to Nick.
Adam said that he was working hard at Newman Enterprises, but Nick and Victoria didn't appreciate him. Adam was concerned that missing the christening would be difficult for Victor. Ashley told him not to worry about it -- that Victor always landed on his feet. Adam said that Victor was flat on his back in a hospital -- alone and miserable.
At the Newman ranch, Ashley was surprised when Sharon showed up. Sharon had some things that she had purchased for her stillborn child, and she thought that Ashley might want them for Faith. Ashley thought Sharon's gesture was sweet, and said that she had hoped that her and Sharon's daughters would grow up together and be friends.
Ashley told Sharon that Sharon's pain would abate with time. Sharon said that she had been through the death of a child before, and that she appreciated Ashley's concern. As Sharon left, Faith began to cry. Ashley rushed off to tend to Faith. Sharon stood on the front porch, staring wistfully into space.
In Victor's hospital room, Jack and Victor were stunned to see Dr. Emily Peterson, who looked just like Patty. Jack, thinking it was Patty, began to call the police, but Paul stopped him and introduced the psychiatrist to Jack and Victor. Jack stared at Victor and said, "My God. You gave Patty her own doctor's face?"
Victor asked Jack what he was talking about. Growing angry, Victor said that it was the first time he had met Emily. Jack didn't believe Victor. Victor told Emily that she would end up in a cell next to Patty, but Emily assured Victor that she wasn't involved in any of Patty's machinations. Victor asked Emily why she was in Genoa City.
Emily said that she owed it to Patty. She told Victor that Patty had been making progress in therapy, hadn't been a ticking time bomb, and had been motivated to get well -- before she disappeared. Emily assumed that Patty's disappearance had been Victor's doing. Victor warned her not to assume anything. Emily told Victor that she knew he was a rich and powerful man -- but that he couldn't control her.
Victor said that Patty couldn't have been making progress -- that she had been, and still was, a psychopath. Victor told Emily that she was clearly incompetent for not having realized how dangerous Patty was, and reminded Emily that Patty's best friend was a stuffed cat. Victor threatened to have Emily's medical license revoked. Jack told Emily that she should see Jack if Victor continued to bully her. Emily said that Jack was the last person she would want to see if she needed a friend. Jack and Victor were surprised when Emily said that Victor might have taken advantage of a "damaged soul," but it had been Jack who had caused the damage.
Emily said that between Jack and Victor, Patty never had a chance. She told Paul, Victor, and Jack that she feared that Patty might be lost forever. A calmed Victor asked Emily if she would be involved in Patty's therapy. Emily said that she would be consulting on Patty's case. Emily left the room. Jack followed her out.
Paul asked Victor if Victor had planned to mold Patty's face to look like Emily's face. Victor said that he hadn't. Paul said that it was convenient for Victor that Patty, and not Victor, had made the choice to look like Emily. Paul started to leave, but Victor called him back.
Victor asked Paul to hire Emily to treat Patty. Adam entered the room, and Victor told his son that he could stay. Victor told Paul that Victor would pay Emily's salary and for a room at the Athletic Club. Paul wondered what Victor's motive was. Victor said that he wanted to help Patty. An angry Paul accused Victor of feeling guilty. He told Victor to keep his guilt -- and his money. After Paul left, Adam asked his father if he had heard correctly -- that there was a woman out there who looked like Patty Williams. Adam said that he would hate to be her.
Adam began talking to Victor about what a freak Patty was, but Victor wanted to change the subject. Adam said that he was going to stick by Victor, and that father and son would get past "all this." Becoming angry, Victor said that Adam hadn't even gotten close to making up for the things that Adam had done. Victor reminded Adam that Adam had served only a partial sentence for his crime, in the "lap of luxury" at the Newman ranch. Victor said that Adam still had a long way to go before Victor could trust him. Clearly disappointed at Victor's reaction, Adam stoically said, "Yes, sir. I'll continue to prove myself and won't let you down." Adam left the room and tripped over a chair in the hallway.
At the Athletic Club's bar, Emily had a drink, while the club patrons stared at her. Jack joined Emily and told her that he didn't like the way things had been left earlier. He said that he was no longer the man that he had been 25 years earlier. He told Emily that he had acted despicably towards Patty, treating her with utter contempt. Emily believed that Jack was sorry for what he had done to Patty, but Emily wondered whether he wanted to apologize to Patty or to "this face."
Jack told Emily that he had met Mary Jane Benson when Billy had hired her to work at Jabot. Jack said that he had dated Mary Jane, but then he had broken off the relationship. Emily said that Jack had cast Mary Jane off as the "other woman," and, in essence, that had been Jack's second rejection of Patty. Emily left Jack to mull over what she had said.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Ashley was with Faith at the ranch before the christening. Traci and Adam joined Ashley in the living room. They were all happy about Faith's christening. Adam offered his sympathy to Traci, saying he couldn't imagine the pain of losing a child. As he spoke, Adam remembered the night at the psychiatric hospital when he took Sharon's newborn baby and placed the baby in Ashley's arms. Adam recalled the deal he had made with Dr. Taylor to never reveal the truth.
When Ashley was ready to leave for the chapel with Faith and Traci, she offered to take Adam, too. Adam said he would meet them at the chapel because he had an errand. Holding baby Faith, Traci welled up with tears and was overcome with emotion.
At Crimson Lights, Jack met with Katherine. Jack was ticked about the press release Jill had issued announcing her return to Jabot. Jack told Kay that collaborating with Jill was not going to work, because Jill was too demanding. Kay said she understood Jack's feelings, but Kay wanted to see an improvement in Jabot's bottom line.
Kay said that she had faith in Jill's ability to help Jabot. Jack said the Abbotts were all that was needed to fix Jabot. Kay said that since John's death, Jabot had not been the same company. Kay urged Jack to realize that the old days were gone.
Jack said that the Abbotts were as strong as ever, despite the grief they were feeling about Colleen's death. Kay said her decision to install Jill at Jabot had nothing to do with Colleen's death. Kay claimed that the troubles at Jabot were present when Jack hired Mary Jane Benson to improve the firm's public relations. The Mary Jane scandal further impaired Jabot's image. Kay said that John Abbott's dream to have his children run Jabot was not possible. Jack believed that Jabot belonged to the Abbotts.
At the Restless Style offices, Billy excitedly showed Mac around. Chloe handed Billy the press release she had prepared to announce that he was the new owner of the magazine. Billy and Mac told Chloe they were leaving for the christening.
Chloe asked Billy to approve the new cover before he left. Billy was shocked at the cover photo and story. He wanted it changed.
At Newman Enterprises, J.T. arrived and asked Victoria if she had been avoiding him. Victoria said she was busy with work and offered to talk with J.T. later in the day. J.T. said that he would be leaving for the New York job interview later in the day. Victoria was stunned and said that J.T. had decided to go to New York because he was still upset about Victoria's relationship with Deacon. J.T. denied that his actions had anything to do with Deacon.
J.T. asked Victoria to talk to him about their marriage. Victoria said that J.T. was going to New York just to punish her. J.T. explained that he had worked for Victoria's father and lived on Victor's property, but getting an offer to interview for the position in New York had nothing to do with Victor. J.T. said it was a validation to him that a company would be interested in hiring him. When the phone rang and she was called in to sign some contracts, Victoria left J.T. and walked out of the office.
At the chapel before the christening, Sharon spoke with Reverend Bennett. Sharon explained she had been attending bereavement sessions and they were helpful.
At Crimson Lights, Nick and Phyllis walked in. They were talking about Summer starting school, and Phyllis said that she was happy about Summer's improvement since returning from Switzerland. Phyllis asked Nick if they could begin house hunting. Phyllis wanted to move off the ranch and away from Victor. Nick understood that Phyllis had reasons to be upset with Victor, but Nick asked Phyllis to put off the move until after the christening and until his father's condition improved.
Ashley and Traci arrived at the chapel with Faith for the christening. Billy and Mac were there a short time later, speaking with Nick and Phyllis about Restless Style.
Adam arrived for the christening. Ashley told everyone that Faith was in Colleen's christening gown and that Abby was not there because of a test at school.
Billy walked away with Mac to avoid having to be around Adam. Adam showed Traci, Ashley, Phyllis, and Nick that he had a gift for Faith. It was a cross that had belonged to his mother. Ashley was very touched.
Jack showed up for the christening and was happy to see Faith. Phyllis saw Jack and told him that Nick had been struggling with the loss of Sharon's baby. Phyllis said she was trying to help Nick by understanding what he was going through. Jack told Phyllis that she was a wonderful and caring wife to Nick.
Victoria and J.T. arrived at the chapel for the ceremony. Victoria was still unhappy about J.T.'s job offer in New York. Victoria thought J.T. wanted to go to New York just to keep Victoria from Deacon.
A short time later, as the christening began, Traci was asked to hold the baby. When Reverend Bennett told the group that Faith's father could not make it, Victor spoke up. Victor was at the back of the chapel with Nikki on his arm. Victor walked to the front of the chapel and Traci put Faith in his arms.
Reverend Bennett continued the ceremony. Ashley named the baby Faith Colleen Newman. Traci was moved to tears. Faith was baptized and everyone celebrated the new member of the family. When Victor, Traci, Ashley, and Adam had to go sign the church documents, Traci asked Nick to hold his baby sister.
At the front entrance of the chapel, Sharon had been walking out when she heard the baby cry. Sharon looked into the chapel and saw Nick holding Faith. Adam noticed Sharon in the entrance and felt guilty about what he had done to her.
Privately, Traci thanked Victor for understanding why they had to have the christening when they did. Traci was leaving to get back to Steve. Traci remembered how Victor had been Colleen's godfather so many years back. Victor said that Faith was lucky to have Traci as a godmother. Traci promised to always love and cherish Faith. Traci beganto cry and Victor comforted her with a hug.
Kay watched Traci with Victor. When Traci walked away, Kay approached Victor and asked if Victor was well enough to be out of the hospital. Victor assured Kay that he was fine and also that he was very blessed.
Victoria walked over to her mother and asked about Victor's release from the hospital. Nikki said that Victor had been determined to be at the christening.
Mac approached J.T. at the christening. Mac said she had been surprised that Faith had been given Colleen as a middle name. J.T. hoped that Faith would be like Colleen, smart and feisty and good.
Off to the side by himself, Victor held the baby close and told Faith that she was a Newman and would succeed as all Newmans had. Jack sneaked up behind Victor and added that Faith was also an Abbott. Jack promised to make sure Faith knew about both sides of the family.
Traci said goodbye to Jack, Ashley, and Faith. Ashley wondered if Traci would ever want to return to Genoa City because of all the bad memories. Jack said he was sure Traci would be back to visit them. Jack said he, Ashley, and Billy were still together.
Later on at the Restless Style offices, Kay looked around and congratulated Billy on his new acquisition. Billy and Mac were excited about the prospect. Kay warned Billy that most magazines failed. Kay wondered if Jack was right about Billy eventually returning to Jabot. Billy said that he was committed to Restless Style.
Kay admired Billy's ambition and said Billy was a lot like Kay. Billy asked Kay's opinion of the proposed cover. Kay was diplomatic, but offered that readers would appreciate something breezy because of the rough economic times. Billy said that he hated the cover. Billy asked Chloe what it would take to change the cover. Chloe said it would be difficult and expensive. Billy ordered it done.
Billy proposed a tell-all cover story about Victor Newman, including how Victor had wound up with Colleen's heart. Chloe didn't believe that readers would be compelled to buy Restless Style with that cover story. Billy said he would write the cover story himself.
Kay said goodbye to Billy and Chloe. Mac helped Kay with her coat and mentioned how lovely the christening had been. Mac said that Ashley's baby was precious. Kay thought Mac had baby fever.
Chloe pointed out to Billy that a Victor Newman cover story would not be a big seller. Billy agreed to wait and do the story at another time. Billy offered to call the printer with the go-ahead for the cover. Chloe left for home to take care of Delia. Billy placed the call to Mitch, the printer, telling him to dump the cover story. Billy began writing the new cover story about Victor Newman.
Jack asked Ashley if she would talk with Billy about returning to Jabot. Ashley said it was too late because she had already lent Billy the money to buy Restless Style. Ashley told Jack to accept that Jabot was not the way it was when John was alive.
Still at the chapel, Ashley thanked Victor for not fighting her about the ranch. Victor kissed Faith and walked away. Victoria spoke to Nikki, Nick, and Phyllis about her father's health. Victor walked over and told his family that he was feeling fine. Victor explained to Nick, Phyllis, Nikki, and Victoria that he would not be returning to the ranch because Ashley was staying there with Abby and Faith. Victor told them that he had not decided what he was going to do next.
At the club, Nikki helped Victor get settled in his hotel room. Victor said someone was sending over his belongings later on. Nikki thought Victor should be at the ranch. Victor told Nikki that he had realized it was time to move on. Victor was ready to ask Nikki a question, but she asked him not to say anything.
Adam arrived at Sharon's house. Adam said that he had seen Sharon at the chapel. Adam was concerned about Sharon's feelings. Sharon said she had been at the chapel with her bereavement group. Sharon showed Adam the bracelet she'd had made for Faith, her baby who'd died. Sharon wondered if she was to blame for her baby's death. Adam said what happened to her baby had not been her fault.
Sharon wondered if she could have done something different to save Faith. Adam said Sharon had nothing to be sorry for. Adam said he had done many bad things in his life. Sharon told Adam not to be down on himself. Adam felt Sharon should know that he was much worse a person than Sharon could ever have been. Adam told Sharon that he seduced his attorney in order to keep him from turning against Adam.
Back at Newman Enterprises, J.T. overheard Victoria on the phone with Michael. The SEC had not let up on Victoria's case. Victoria said she was not leaving Genoa City to go to New York with J.T. J.T. said Genoa City was not his home. Victoria said she could not leave her home. J.T. said goodbye to Victoria and stepped onto the elevator.
In a conference room, Nick told Phyllis that Nikki and Victor seemed to be together again. Phyllis was surprised that Victor and Nikki had reunited. Nick asked if Phyllis still wanted to move from the ranch. Phyllis said that since Ashley was going to be living at the ranch and not Victor, perhaps Phyllis and Nick could put off the move indefinitely.
Nick said he had something to tell Phyllis. Nick had a job opening at Newman Enterprises for Phyllis. Nick got very seductive as he pretended to interview Phyllis for the position. Nick locked the conference room door and then began to make love to his wife.