Cane and Jill ran into each other at Crimson Lights. Cane sensed that something was bothering Jill. Jill told him that she and Katherine had flown to South Dakota to find Katherine's long-lost daughter. Jill said that she wished that she had never tried to find Katherine's daughter, JoJo.
Jill told Cane that JoJo was a bit rough around the edges. Cane suspected that Jill was jealous of what JoJo represented -- Katherine's true, biological daughter, but he reminded Jill that she would always be a part of Katherine's family. Jill got down on herself for putting the plan to find JoJo into motion. Cane said that seeking out Katherine's daughter was a kind and thoughtful act on Jill's part.
At the Athletic Club, Tucker, J.T., and Neil met to discuss some Chancellor Industries business. Neil was surprised that J.T. was so involved in Tucker's executive business. J.T. said that he had always wanted to be more involved in business, but that he never was given that opportunity at Newman Enterprises. Tucker said that Newman's loss was Chancellor's gain.
Tucker was eager to see Chancellor begin expansion activities, but Neil seemed put off by Tucker's pushiness. Neil told Tucker that he and Katherine appreciated Tucker's expertise, but that they would have to further consider any expansion proposals. He reminded Tucker that Katherine was reluctant to make any major changes so soon after the IPO. Tucker said that he would discuss the expansion plans with Katherine and Jill, but Neil told him that the women were busy with a personal matter, and shouldn't be disturbed.
Billy visited Lily at the Ashby residence. Billy told her that he had come to terms with the knowledge that Mac was carrying the Ashbys' baby. Malcolm showed up, and he and Billy were happy to see each other. Billy told Malcolm that he was impressed with some of the photo spreads that Malcolm had shot. Lily told Malcolm that Billy owned Restless Style. Billy said that he could use a talented photographer like Malcolm at Restless Style, and offered Malcolm a job, which Malcolm accepted.
Cane returned home with flowers and muffins for Lily, but was none-too-pleased to see Malcolm and Billy at the house. Billy was about to leave, but Cane asked him to stay. Lily and Malcolm went off to the kitchen so that Cane and Billy could speak privately. Cane told Billy that he was concerned about Jill, and related the story about Katherine's biological daughter. Billy, uncharacteristically civil to Cane, promised that he would check up on Jill.
At Sharon's, Sharon and Adam, wearing bathrobes, began kissing on the couch, but Sharon stopped, concerned that Noah might walk in on them. Adam told her that Noah had already left. Adam said that he had to go to work. Sharon was concerned that Adam and Nick might butt heads at the office. Adam assured his wife that he could handle Nick.
Running into each other at Crimson Lights, Neil and Sharon wished each other a happy new year. After thanking Sharon for the Christmas gifts that she had sent Lily, Neil told her that Malcolm had returned to Genoa City, and that his reappearance was causing problems. Sharon told Neil that she knew that Malcolm was Lily's real father. Neil said that he was Lily's true father, and that Malcolm needed to leave town.
Neil noticed Sharon's wedding ring, and was shocked to learn that she had married Adam over the holidays. Neil tactfully did not express his obvious disapproval of the marriage. Sharon said that most of Genoa City seemed to disapprove of the match, but her only concern was Noah's reaction -- she said that she didn't care what anyone else thought, and she wasn't going to apologize for marrying someone who made her happy.
Neil went to the Ashbys', where Cane was questioning Malcolm about Malcolm's next assignment, and obviously hoping that it was far from Genoa City. Malcolm told Neil and Cane that he knew they weren't happy about him being in town, but, after talking to Lily, he had decided to stay. He told Cane and Neil that Billy had offered him a job at Restless Style. Lily thought that Billy's job offer was great, but Neil and Cane clearly disagreed.
Lily told Cane, Neil, and Malcolm that they needed to move past the tension that Malcolm's return was causing. Neil asked Lily and Cane to leave the room so that he could speak with Malcolm. Neil chided Malcolm for suddenly wanting to be a part of Lily's life. Malcolm said that Lily wasn't the only reason he had decided to remain in town -- he said that he was also staying for Neil's sake. Neil looked confused.
At Newman Enterprises, Nick and Victoria went over some last-minute notes concerning Victoria's trip to Dubai. Nick told his sister that Adam and Sharon had married. Victoria wondered if Nick wanted to kill Adam. Nick said that he initially had wanted to strangle their brother, but that he knew a better way of handling Adam.
Victoria told Nick that she was hoping that her trip to Dubai would help end her marital problems -- she said that she wanted her and J.T. to be excited about seeing each other again. Adam walked in and sarcastically asked Victoria if she was talking about him. Adam said that he was glad that he had arrived at the office in time to wish Victoria a bon voyage.
J.T. called Victoria, and they arranged to meet at Crimson Lights with Reed so that they could share one more cup of hot chocolate with their son before she left for Dubai. Victoria hugged Nick, but ignored Adam as she walked out of the office. Adam snidely wondered why Victoria wasn't congratulating him on his marriage. Victoria pasted on a false smile and told Adam to enjoy the marriage while it lasted.
After Victoria was gone, Connie entered Nick's office with some files. She told Nick that the Genoa City Chronicle had called, and wanted a quote from Nick regarding Adam's marriage to Sharon. Adam was shocked at how quickly news about the Newman family spread. Sharon showed up at the office to give Adam his cell phone, which he had forgotten at her house. Sharon also wondered what Nick was going to say to the newspaper. Adam and Sharon were stunned when Nick told Connie to call the paper and tell them that, although Nick initially had some issues with Adam, he was happy about the marriage, and offered his heartfelt congratulations to the Wilsons.
At Crimson Lights, Victoria ran into Billy. He thanked her for helping him to get home on New Year's Eve. She told him that she was leaving for Dubai on business, and semi-jokingly told him not to ruin any lives while she was gone.
Victoria sat down with J.T. and Reed. She was glad to hear that J.T. had taken the rest of the day off to spend time with her and their son. Victoria promised Reed that when she returned from Dubai, she would spend a lot of time with him. J.T. told a happy Victoria that Reed was going to use his webcam to blow Victoria a good night kiss every evening. Victoria's airport cab arrived. She told J.T. and Reed how much she was going to miss them, then left the coffeehouse.
At the Chancellor mansion, Murphy told Katherine that she seemed quiet since returning from South Dakota the previous night. Katherine said that JoJo was more than she had bargained for. A frazzled Esther entered and told Katherine that she had found a knife and a gun in JoJo's laundry. JoJo walked into the living room and told Esther that one never knew when one might have to take a man down. JoJo demanded some "grub" from Esther, and Esther and JoJo went off to the kitchen. Katherine wondered where everyone was, because she wanted to prepare them for the presence of "that thing."
JoJo asked Katherine to give her a tour of the estate. Katherine said that, before she showed JoJo around, she wanted to know a bit more about her daughter. JoJo said that there wasn't much to tell -- that she had grown up in an orphanage. Esther handed JoJo a mug of coffee, to which JoJo added some liquor from a flask she was carrying. Katherine, Murphy, and Esther wore looks of dismay. JoJo asked them if they had ever heard of Irish coffee. Katherine said that she had several Irish coffees in her day, but that she no longer drank alcohol. JoJo claimed that her own drinking was under control. Katherine left to prepare to give JoJo a tour of the Chancellor estate. With Katherine gone, Murphy told JoJo that he was going to keep a close eye on JoJo.
While Katherine and JoJo were on their tour of the estate, Jill returned home, and told Murphy that she hoped that JoJo had left. JoJo and Katherine wandered in after the tour. JoJo was extremely impressed with the grounds. She sat down, removed her shoes, and, in front of the repulsed Jill, Katherine, and Murphy, began massaging her feet. JoJo wanted to know more about Katherine and Jill's relationship. When Jill said that she owned half of the estate, JoJo implied that Katherine and Jill were sexually involved. Katherine and Jill quickly dispelled that notion, and told JoJo that they were lifelong friends. Katherine said that there was a time when they thought that Jill was Katherine's daughter. JoJo pointed to herself and said, "I'm proof positive -- you ain't."
Tucker showed up at the mansion and JoJo recognized him as "that guy from TV." As JoJo gushed over Tucker, Tucker tried to discuss his acquisition proposal with Katherine. Katherine said that she had made some notes on the proposal. While Katherine searched for the notepad, JoJo reached into a garbage can, pulled out the pad containing the smudged, unreadable notes, and told the group that she had spilled a drink on the notes.
Since Katherine was unable to decipher the notes, Tucker suggested that he and Jill discuss the business deal. While trying to take a picture of Tucker with her cell phone, JoJo knocked over some expensive glassware, much to Esther's horror. Jill said that she would be happy to discuss the possible acquisition with Tucker.
Billy arrived at the Chancellor mansion just as Tucker was finishing reviewing the acquisition proposal with Jill. After Tucker left, Billy stared at JoJo and said, "Holy crap." Katherine was appalled when JoJo began juggling some expensive objets d'art while trying to prove to Murphy that she had once been a circus performer. JoJo spotted Billy and wondered who the "cutie patootie" was. Jill introduced Billy as her son. JoJo seemed disappointed that Billy didn't live at the mansion, but she said that she planned to get to know everyone attached to "Mama Kay." Murphy asked JoJo how long she planned to stay in town. To everyone's dismay, JoJo said that they should all start planning a "welcome back to the family" party. Katherine turned to Murphy and said that she didn't care what the documents said -- she wanted to take a DNA test to prove whether or not JoJo was her daughter.
At the police station, Nina and Chloe asked Chance why he couldn't just leave. Chance said that, although he was set up, circumstantially things looked bad for him -- he had met with an escaped drug dealer without backup, and drugs had been found in Chance's coat. Sid told Chance that Internal Affairs was ready to interview him.
Nina, obviously irritated that Chloe was staying at the police station, told her that she could leave. Chloe said that she wasn't going to leave the station until Chance did. The women stared through a window into the interrogation room, where Chance was undergoing heavy questioning.
With the questioning concluded, Chance rejoined Nina and Chloe. Sid joined them and told Chance that, for the record, he didn't think that Chance was guilty. Sid said that Chance was being suspended with pay, and that criminal charges might still be filed. Sid added that if Chance were reinstated, he would be off the Riggs case. Sid asked Chance for his gun and his badge, which Chance reluctantly turned over.
Chance, Nina, and Chloe went to Crimson Lights. The women tried to cheer Chance up by telling him that he would soon be back on the force. Chance said that he still had many questions about why Riggs had contacted him. Nina told Chance to try to let it go. Chance said that he couldn't -- he told his mother that someone was targeting him, and he wanted to know why.
Friday, January 8, 2010
At the Athletic Club, Michael and Lauren discussed how she needed to eat more after she'd injured her ankle when she'd gotten lightheaded from low blood sugar. Michael remarked that the crime lab was behind schedule, but he hoped to hear something about the gym bag contents in the morning. Lauren suggested that they visit her new office.
Later, Michael admired the remodeled interior of Lauren's office. He sat in Lauren chair but said it would feel better if she joined him in it. She sat in his lap, and Daisy entered with the new sales figures. Daisy noted that the couple seemed "into the chair."
Michael received a call from Heather, who said that she'd expedited the lab's analysis of the gym bag contents, and a report awaited him at the precinct. Daisy took off from work, and Michael left. As Lauren worked alone, she discovered that a large gold box had appeared outside her office door. She terrifyingly recalled opening a similar box to find a live rate inside. She carefully flipped off the top to see that it merely contained samples from a potential vendor.
At the police station, Sid gave Amber and Daniel four minutes to talk to Deacon before his transfer. Amber asked Deacon where Little D was. Deacon told her to forget about the child and move on with her life. She figured that he'd told her about Little D on purpose, because he knew that she would care. Amber stated that she could care for the boy while Deacon was in prison. Deacon claimed that he'd beat his charges and take care of the child himself.
Daniel accused Deacon of using the child as a pawn, but Deacon rasped that he didn't mess around regarding his son. Deacon worried that divulging the boy's whereabouts would put the boy in danger. Amber asked who'd want to hurt a little boy. Sid interrupted to say that Deacon's "limousine" had arrived.
Amber pleaded with Deacon to reveal Little D's location. She promised to visit Deacon with updates about his son. As the cops led Deacon out, he said that the child was with her mother. Amber attempted to call Tawny in Furnace Creek, but the number was disconnected.
Michael entered with great news for Daniel. Michael said that Daniel wouldn't be indicted. It seemed that the prosecution was following a DNA lead off the ski mask in the gym bag. Michael stated that the "third man in the alley" that night had actually been a woman.
At the coffeehouse, Eden scowled at Daisy, who said that Christmas hadn't sucked for the first time since her parents had died. Noah stepped away to get some drinks. Eden seethed that she didn't buy Daisy's poor orphan act, and Daisy said it hurt that Eden didn't want to be friends. "I'm sure you'll get over it," Eden retorted and strode off.
At Sharon's house, Sharon and Adam deemed Nick's newspaper blessing of their union a good, but anti-climatic, effort. Ashley arrived with a wedding gift. Adam joked that it'd be the only one they'd get. Sharon opened it to discover a wedding photo inside. Ashley excitedly explained that she'd gotten the digital copies from the justice of the peace who'd married them. Sharon thought that they'd lost their photos in the crash, and she cooed that it was the best present ever. Ashley offered to throw them a party, but Sharon and Adam assured Ashley that no one would show up. Ashley figured that she could at least take them to dinner to celebrate.
As they left, Noah and Eden arrived to get money from his room for the movies. With the adults gone, the teens realized that they had the place to themselves. Michael called to remind Eden of her curfew. He told her to have fun, but not too much fun.
Noah and Eden made out on the sofa, and Noah suggested that they take it upstairs. He went up, and she carefully blew out all the candles. As the teens played music and made out upstairs, a woman dressed similar to Daisy slipped into the house. She knocked over a candle and used an electric lighter to set fire to the drapes. The terrace door burst into flames.
At Newman Enterprises, Phyllis and Nick reviewed Nick's congratulatory statement to Sharon and Adam. Phyllis questioned whether Nick could really change his attitude about Sharon. Nick proposed that they have an evening for themselves, starting with dinner at the Club.
At Jack's house, Emily preferred kissing to filling out Chloe's wedding questionnaire. Jack prodded Emily to focus. He read one of the questions, which asked whom they'd want to spend their last day on earth with. Emily joked that she'd choose George Clooney, but then she said that as long as she was with Jack, the day would be perfect. They resumed kissing.
As they prepared to meet Chloe for dinner, Emily saw that Jack had saved the press announcement of their engagement. She stated that she'd instructed the hospital to cut off Patty's media access, and Jack said that it had been a good idea.
At the Athletic Club, Chloe asked Chance to help her organize before her meeting with Jack and Emily, but Chance couldn't focus on anything besides who'd set him up. She offered to reschedule her meeting, but Chance decided that he'd just go to the gym while she worked.
When Emily and Jack arrived, Chloe stated that a wedding dress was the most important thing. She planned to set Emily up with Lauren right away. Emily noticed Ashley entering the Club. Jack scowled to see Adam and Sharon with Ashley. Jack beckoned Ashley to his table and invited her to join them. Ashley pointedly said that Jack had seen her arrive with Adam and Sharon. "Yeah, that could spoil anyone's appetite," Jack quipped.
Sharon and Adam watched Ashley at Jack's table, and they assumed that Jack was trying to save Ashley from "Mr. and Mrs. Town Pariah." Adam stated that Ashley supported them and had invited them to live at the ranch. Sharon thought it was a generous offer, but as newlyweds, they needed their own place. Just then, Sharon grimaced to see Nick and Phyllis enter.
Nick saw Sharon and Adam, and he asked if Phyllis wanted to leave. Phyllis felt that she could handle it, if he could. "We're here. Let's eat," Nick said. They took a table and sent champagne to Sharon's table. Phyllis said she loved that Nick was making an effort. He promised not to take her for granted again and to support her, as she supported him.
Ashley joined Adam and Sharon, and a waiter dropped off the champagne bottle from Nick and Phyllis. Ashley said they should send one to Jack and Emily. "Why? What are they celebrating?" Sharon asked. Ashley replied that they were engaged. Sharon grew livid, and Ashley stated that she'd thought that Sharon had known. Sharon marched to Jack's table with the champagne bottle. She planted it on the table, and quipped, "I hear congratulations are in order."
Sharon sarcastically wished that Jack had consulted her before getting engaged so impulsively. Sharon hoped that Jack enjoyed all the bubbly, because he'd need it to wash down all the words that he was about to eat. Jack claimed that he'd never said that Sharon was unstable for marrying Adam, and Sharon scoffed that Jack's selective memory must have been the reason he hadn't told her about his engagement to a woman that he'd known for all of ten minutes.
Adam approached the table to defend Sharon, and Chance arrived to take Chloe away. Emily respectfully said that what went on between Jack and her was none of Sharon's business. Sharon advised Emily to explain that principle to Jack "nice and slow."
Nick and Phyllis observed the scene from their table, and Nick wondered if that was the champagne bottle that they'd sent to Adam and Sharon. Phyllis smirked, saying that Sharon might hit Jack over the head with it. Nick decided that he'd seen enough, and the couple left.
Sharon returned to her table, and Ashley regretted that the evening had gone badly. Sharon said it would have been fine had "his hypocritical highness" not been holding court. Emily approached to apologize for upsetting Sharon after the year that she'd had. "Don't patronize me, lady," Sharon snapped. She continued, "I don't know what Jack told you, but you don't know anything about me. I don't need or want your five-cent therapy."
Jack encountered Adam at the door and noted that Adam had silently allowed Sharon to wear the pants that evening. Adam claimed that he could be just as formidable an opponent as Victor. Jack figured that it was true then; Adam had indeed married Sharon to rattle Jack. Adam retorted that he'd married Sharon for love, but Jack would know when Adam sought to rattle him. Jack coaxed Adam to "bring it on."
At the bar, Chloe complained that Chance had pulled her away when things had just gotten good. Chance still didn't feel like socializing, so Chloe suggested that they go home and concoct their own little feast.
Nick and Phyllis went home for chili dogs, and Phyllis noticed that Nick had broken out the expensive wine that he'd been saving for a special occasion. Nick said that they had their favorite takeout and each other. If that wasn't special, then he didn't know what was.