Nick and Sharon continued to play with baby Faith at Trumble's Bookstore. Victor called Nick to find out how his meeting with Tucker had gone. Nick said that he would go to Victor's office to discuss the meeting. Nick said goodbye to Sharon and took off.
Sharon ran into Rafe and his date at the bookstore. Sharon was surprised when Rafe told his date that Sharon was an old friend -- she thought that Rafe might be angry with her for marrying Adam. Rafe said that everyone made mistakes. When Rafe's friend went to look for a book, Rafe warned Sharon about Adam. He said that when she least expected it, Adam would drive a knife through her heart. Sharon said that her experience with Adam was different than Rafe's had been. Rafe told Sharon that Adam would play a "lost boy" routine and then thank Sharon for her patience with him. Rafe hoped, for Sharon's sake, that Adam had changed.
At the Athletic Club, Phyllis was still trying to wring details about Adam's friendship with Dr. Taylor from Adam. Adam quickly said that he had met Taylor through friends in the obstetrics program at Harvard. Trying to avoid Phyllis, Adam called Sharon to find out how Ashley was doing. He learned from Sharon that Ashley was fine, and that Sharon had been at the bookstore with Nick. Phyllis began asking Adam about the piece of purple cloth that Ashley was looking for. Trying to get a rise out of Phyllis, Adam told her that Nick was with Sharon, then he agreed to have a drink with Phyllis.
Over their drinks, Phyllis told Adam that it didn't bother her that Nick had been with Sharon. She told Adam that he should be bothered, because Phyllis couldn't wait to see Sharon's face when she found out about Adam's true nature. Phyllis said that it was strange that Adam had been fighting with all of his friends -- first with Dr. Taylor and then with Ashley. Adam said that Phyllis was being melodramatic. Phyllis said that she knew that Adam was keeping secrets that were tearing him up inside. Having heard enough of Phyllis, Adam left.
Adam went to the bookstore to meet up with Sharon. He said that he didn't know what he would do without her, and asked her what Nick had to say. Sharon wondered if Adam was bothered that she had seen Nick, but Adam said that he wasn't. The Wilsons hugged each other and agreed that it had been a rough day.
After Adam was gone, Phyllis called the Harvard Alumni Association and said that she was a reporter for the Genoa City Chronicle. She went on to say that the paper was planning a tribute to the recently deceased Dr. Taylor, and wondered if she could have access to their archives and speak to some of Taylor's colleagues. The representative of the alumni association told Phyllis to stop by their office. Phyllis said that she would be in Boston the following day.
Rafe, along with his boyfriend, met up with Phyllis at the Athletic Club. When Rafe's boyfriend went to order some takeout food, Phyllis questioned Rafe about Adam. She wanted to know if Adam and Dr. Taylor were sexually involved. Rafe told Phyllis that Dr. Taylor had been straight. He said that he wasn't even sure if Adam and Taylor liked each other -- that there was a "weird vibe" between the two, but it definitely wasn't sexual.
At the Newman ranch, Ashley told Neil that she had searched Adam's room, but she wasn't able to find the piece of purple cloth. Ashley asked Neil why Adam would lie to her. Neil said that Adam was smug, deceptive, and dishonest, and would do anything to get his way. Ashley said that she was seeing a side of Adam that she hadn't seen before, and wondered if Adam was a sociopath. Neil changed the subject and told Ashley that she looked beautiful. Neil said that he needed to leave, and Ashley assured him that she would be okay by herself. On his way out, Neil made a phone call out of Ashley's earshot and said, "I need to see you. It's about Adam."
Neil joined Phyllis at the Athletic Club and told her that Ashley was scared and didn't know why Adam was lying to her. He told Phyllis the story behind the purple cloth -- how Adam had shown it to Ashley and said that Ashley had hit and killed Sabrina with Victor's car. Neil said that Adam was denying that the conversation had ever taken place. Phyllis thought that Dr. Taylor knew what Adam was up to, but he had died before he could reveal Adam's secret. Neil was stunned when he realized that Phyllis thought that Adam killed Taylor. Phyllis thought that she and Neil could find out what was going on if they worked together. Neil thought that was a great idea.
Neil called Olivia to get some background information. After hanging up, he told Phyllis that Olivia and Ashley had a falling-out the previous summer, because Olivia wanted Ashley to seek psychiatric help during Ashley's pregnancy, but Ashley was against that idea. At that time, Adam had recommended the world-renowned obstetrician, Dr. Taylor, allegedly Adam's friend. Phyllis didn't think that the story added up. She didn't understand why Adam would have flown Dr. Taylor in from Boston, while at the same time juggling relationships with Heather and Rafe. Phyllis surmised that something must have happened between Adam and Ashley -- and that Dr. Taylor knew what it was.
Sharon and Adam returned to the Newman ranch with Faith. Ashley asked Adam if they should discuss their argument. Sharon was surprised to learn that Ashley and Adam had argued. Adam referred to his tiff with Ashley as a "misunderstanding." Ashley disagreed, saying that Adam had either lied to her about hitting someone the morning after she took Victor's car -- or he was lying about that conversation ever having taken place.
Adam insisted that he had never lied to Ashley -- then proceeded to lie to her and say that he had never shown her a piece of purple cloth. Ashley repeated that her recollection was that Adam had said that Ashley had hit Sabrina with Victor's car. Adam told Ashley that he would never have said that, since Sabrina was already dead. Adam thought that perhaps Ashley was confusing the morning after she took out the car with the day, weeks before that, when Sabrina's purple dress had been found in the potting shed. Adam insisted that Ashley, having endured a summer of being terrorized, was mixing up events in her head.
The doorbell rang, and Sharon let Neil in. Neil learned that Adam thought that Ashley was mixing up two different days. The skeptical Neil said that he just wanted to get to the bottom of the situation. Adam said that he didn't appreciate Ashley calling him a liar -- particularly since he had been one of Ashley's biggest supporters. Ashley agreed that the situation was upsetting, and suggested that it might be best if Adam moved out.
Adam said that he was okay with moving out, but that he didn't want the incident to drive a wedge into his friendship with Ashley. Sharon tried to prevail with a cool head by telling everyone that it had been a rough day, and suggesting that they talk about the situation the following day. She said that she and Adam would go out and give Ashley some space. When Adam and Sharon left the room, Neil asked Ashley it was possible that she was imagining or mixing up events. Ashley said that she was sure that she wasn't -- and that Adam was lying. Neil said that they should let Adam think that he had "dodged a bullet," because Neil was working on a plan to prove that Ashley was right. Neil led Ashley to the solarium to tell her about his idea.
As Adam and Sharon prepared to go out, Adam thanked Sharon for her patience. Sharon remembered Rafe having told her that Adam would play the "lost boy" routine and then ask for her patience. Noticing that Sharon was deep in thought, Adam asked her what the problem was. Sharon said that she was chilly -- and that they should go out and see a movie.
Outside Trumble's, Jana continued to question Daisy about Daisy's relationship with Ryder. She wondered why Ryder had said that Daisy had abandoned him, and what Daisy and Ryder had gone through together. Daisy lied and said that Ryder had helped her hide Abby's drinking from Ashley, and that he expected Daisy to help him find a place to live in return.
At Crimson Lights, Kevin let it slip to Gloria that Tucker was planning on selling Jabot, via sealed bids. This piqued Gloria's interest, and she thought it would be wonderful if she could outbid Jack for the company. Kevin reminded Gloria that if she tried to use any of her money, which was tucked away in offshore accounts, to try to buy Jabot, Jack would swoop down and claim the money as part of his settlement for Gloria's involvement in the Jabot face cream incident.
Jack walked into the coffeehouse and Gloria decided to approach him and see if he was interested in pooling their money to try to regain control of Jabot. As Kevin predicted, Jack reminded Gloria that if her money found its way into the United States, it belonged to the Abbott family. Gloria swore that Jack would never get any of her money -- unless they partnered to buy Jabot. Jack thought it was ironic that Gloria was going to use what was, in essence, Jack's money, to try to buy Jack's company back.
Jana went to Crimson Lights and told Kevin that Ryder and Daisy seemed to have known each other much longer than they thought. Kevin wasn't overly surprised -- he reminded Jana that Daisy hung out at the coffeehouse, and that Ryder had worked there. Jana thought that there was more to their relationship.
Jana was surprised to see Gloria and Jack sitting together. Kevin explained that Tucker was selling Jabot, and that "the vultures are circling." Gloria went to the counter to get coffee for herself and Jack, and told Kevin that, if she and Jack regained control of Jabot, she would create an important position at the company for him. When Gloria walked away, Jana urged Kevin not to get involved in another of his mother's schemes.
Gloria returned to the table, and, after some bickering, entered an alliance to try to get Jabot back. Jack said that he would be in touch, and left. Gloria went to the counter and told Kevin, with Jana overhearing, about her partnership with Jack. Kevin was convinced that he was going to become a high-level executive at Jabot.
After Gloria walked away, Jana reminded Kevin that he was already making something of himself at McCall Unlimited. Kevin said that he could do better at Jabot, and that he looked forward to the day when he and Jana could start a family, then added that he also wanted to help Ryder. Jana said that Ryder didn't need Kevin's help, as it appeared that Ryder had some sort of plan with Daisy. Jana decided that she was going to find Ryder and learn what was going on, and started to leave the coffeehouse.
When Jana was out of earshot, Kevin told Gloria that he wished that Jana was more supportive of his desire to work with Gloria at Jabot, but that he was on-board with Gloria's plan.
Noah was at the Baldwins' condo, searching through Daisy's backpack. He was still on the phone with Eden. Initially, he didn't find anything in the backpack, but, upon checking a pocket, found a photo of Daisy standing next to a little boy. It appeared that a part of the photo had been torn off. The back of the photo was labeled "Daisy and Max."
Noah rushed over to Crimson Lights to talk with Jana, and he found her just as she was on her way out. He told her that he suspected that Daisy was trying to frame Eden, and that Eden had told him that Jana had once overheard Jana saying that she had found a torn picture of a young Ryder among Ryder's belongings. Jana said that there had been at least one another person in the picture, but, because it was torn, she wasn't able to identify anyone but Ryder. Noah showed the picture that he had found to Jana, and she realized that it was the same picture of a young Ryder, standing next to Daisy. Noah showed her the "Daisy and Max" label on the back. Jana said that it was the proof that she had been looking for -- that Daisy and Ryder had known each other for a long time.
In a Genoa City Memorial examination room, Michael told Lauren that he had received a return call from the clerk at the pet store, who had described the girl who had purchased the rat that was used to scare Lauren. Michael said that the girl was about sixteen or seventeen years old, of average height, with long dark hair, and had an attitude problem. Lauren was convinced that was it Eden who had purchased the rat.
The Baldwins returned to their condo, and Lauren seemed to be in a much better mood. Michael said that he thought that Eden was being framed for the rat incident -- that everything seemed too "neat and tidy," and that usually indicated a set-up. Lauren decided that Michael had been right about not letting Daisy stay at their condo. Michael was thrilled to hear that Lauren was closing the "Baldwin Boardinghouse."
Outside the Baldwins' condo, Daisy was on the phone with someone, and was saying that Jana was getting suspicious, adding, "We need to keep an eye on her. I'll tell him." Daisy entered the condo and asked how Lauren was feeling. Lauren said that the tests indicated that her headaches were due to stress. Daisy said that she had a big test to study for, and went to her room. Lauren told Michael that she would "evict" Daisy the following day.
Nick met with Victor at Victor's office. Nick wondered if Victor had been too harsh on Adam, but Victor said that Tucker was sharp, and that his scene with Adam at the Athletic Club had to be convincing. Nick reported that when he had offered to buy Jabot from Tucker, Tucker had proposed that Nick sell him Newman Cosmetics, and that Nick had refused the offer. Victor asked if Jabot was still in play. Nick said that Tucker was going to be taking sealed bids. Victor suggested that they make Tucker an offer that he couldn't refuse.
Victor said that he was proud of Nick for coming up with the idea of the feud between Adam and Victor so that Adam could infiltrate McCall Unlimited. Nick said that they might as well put Adam's talent for deceit to good use. Nick wanted to know if Victor had told Adam that the "fake feud" had been Nick's idea. Victor said that, as far as Adam knew, it had been Victor's idea. Victor asked Nick if he had any regrets about the plan. Nick said that he hated not being able to tell Phyllis the truth, but that things would be easier when Phyllis took Summer to Boston. Victor said that he and Nick were going to do great things together -- starting with Jabot.
Later, at the tack house, Phyllis told Nick what a weird day it had been, and she wondered why Victor had attacked Adam. Nick lied and said that with Victor, it was difficult to know why he did anything. Nick asked Phyllis how Ashley was doing. Phyllis lied and said that she wasn't going to get involved with that situation.
When Phyllis was alone, she called Dr. Gallatin, Summer's Swiss doctor with whom she was meeting in Boston, and asked him if they could move their appointment to an earlier time in the morning, because she needed to look up an old Harvard friend in the afternoon.
At the Athletic Club, both Jack and Victor were on their cell phones, having separate conversations about their plans to buy Jabot. When they were done with their conversations, Jack walked up to the bar and ordered a drink. Jack told Victor that it had been a good day -- that it wasn't every day that he got to see Victor beating up Adam in public. Victor smiled. Jack said that the next day would be even better. Victor agreed, saying, "It will be an interesting day, indeed."
Thursday, February 4, 2010
At Crimson Lights, Gloria told Jeffrey that Jabot was for sale, and that Jack wanted to pool the Abbotts' money with the Bardwells' to try to raise the highest bid. Jeffrey reminded Gloria that she couldn't use her money because of the Jabot face cream settlement, and correctly assumed that Gloria wanted to use his money. He guessed that Gloria had already made a deal with Jack behind his back, and he told Gloria that he didn't appreciate being left out of the loop and being taken for granted.
Gloria asked Jeffrey if he wanted in on the deal. He replied that if he did, he didn't need Gloria. After arguing with Gloria, Jeffrey said that he would go in on the plan, but only if Jack put the terms of their agreement in writing. Gloria said that she was sure that Jack would do that, since Jack was desperate to get Jabot back.
Jack went to the Abbott mansion and was surprised to see that Emily, Malcolm, and Chloe were there, preparing to take Jack and Emily's engagement portrait. Chloe posed the happy couple as Malcolm began taking photos. After finishing taking all the shots for the portrait, Chloe suggested that Emily have her bridal portrait taken. Emily said that she assumed that she would be having that picture taken at the wedding, but Chloe said that weddings had a tendency to get crazy, and that it would be best if the portrait were done in advance. Since the hairdresser and make-up artist were still at the house, Emily agreed. Chloe had to leave for a date with Chance.
The Bardwells showed up at the Abbott mansion, and Jack introduced them to Emily. They were shocked by Emily's resemblance to "that woman who shot Victor." Jack asked what they had decided about the Jabot bid. Jeffrey said that he wasn't in -- unless Jack told him what he wanted to hear.
Gloria said that she didn't want John's legacy in the hands of strangers, and, if the Bardwells and the Abbotts pooled their resources, that wouldn't happen. Gloria told Jack that, if they regained control of Jabot, the Bardwells wanted positions of significance in the company. Jack initially agreed, but when Jeffrey asked him to put it in writing, Jack backed off, reminding the Bardwells that Ashley and Traci would also have to agree. Gloria whined that Ashley hated her. Jack said that it would be easier to convince Ashley to give Gloria an important position at Jabot once they regained control. Jack promised the Bardwells that they would get the positions they deserved. Before the Bardwells left, Jeffrey said that they might, or might not, get back to Jack.
Emily wondered what Jack was getting himself into, and whether he really wanted to partner with the Bardwells. Jack said that he didn't, but that they were a necessary evil if he wanted to regain control of Jabot. He told Emily that the amount of money that he and his sisters were able to raise was significant, but not insurmountable. He said that with the Bardwells' money, their bid should win. Jack realized that Ashley wouldn't want the Bardwells involved, but he told Emily that Ashley had given him carte blanche to get the company back. Emily warned Jack to prepare for Ashley's bad reaction, since Ashley already thought that Jack had a tendency to try to take over and blow Ashley off.
At Crimson Lights, Gloria tried to talk Jeffrey into going in on the Jabot bid. Jeffrey was reluctant, but Gloria said that it would be her last chance to get her foot in the door at Jabot. She reminded Jeffrey about how much Jabot meant to her. Convinced, Jeffrey called Jack and told him that the money would be wired to Jack's account within the hour. Jack promised Jeffrey that he wouldn't regret it.
Jack called Tucker and told him to get started on the paperwork turning Jabot back over to the Abbotts -- that no one was going to be able to top the Abbotts' bid -- not even Victor. Tucker said that he hadn't heard anything from Victor yet. Jack said that he was looking forward to hearing from Tucker the following day, when the bids were going to be opened. After Jack hung up, a stunning Emily, wearing her beautiful wedding gown, started down the stairs. Malcolm began taking pictures.
In her padded cell at the psychiatric hospital, Patty shoved a handful of pills into the hole in her mattress. To herself, she said, "Thought you had it all figured out, Emily? Keep Patty drugged and in a daze. Seducing and marrying Jack." She snapped back to semi-sanity when Paul paid her a visit.
Paul asked Patty how her new doctor, Dr. Jasper, was working out. Patty said that it was taking a little while for her to adjust, but that Dr. Jasper seemed nice. As Patty spoke to Paul, voices echoed in her head, "Smile, Patty. No one knows you better than Paul. If you can pull this off with him, then you can pull it off with everyone."
Patty showed Paul a papier-mâché house that she had been working on. Patty suddenly became upset and said that the house wasn't turning out as she had planned. She said that it was already supposed to have happened. Paul asked her what she was talking about. Patty said she was supposed to have her "happily ever after" house with a baby and a husband -- and that was ruined. Patty became more agitated and said that she was running out of time. Paul hugged his sister and told her that everything would be fine.
Still holding Patty, Paul reminded her about a Popsicle house that she had built when she was a child, and how upset Patty had been when a classmate accidentally broke it. Paul remembered that he had quickly rebuilt the house and bought Patty an ice cream cone. Patty reminisced about how much she had enjoyed being at the lake with Paul. Inside her head, she heard the sound of children playing in water. Patty said that she felt better, but wished that Paul could take her to the lake. Paul, with tears in his eyes, told his sister that he would visit as often as possible.
After Paul left, Patty, again alone in her cell, began acting extremely unstable. She stared out the little window and hissed, "You took everything, Emily. I hate you! I hate you!"
At the Chancellor mansion, Jill was on the phone with Tucker, and was turning down his invitation for dinner at the Athletic Club. She suggested that they order dinner at his loft and spend some time together. When Katherine entered the living room, Jill immediately changed her mind and told Tucker that she would love to have dinner with him at the club. While Katherine talked about how nice it would be to have the house to herself, Jill taunted her about spending the evening alone. Katherine made a remark about Jill "sleeping with the enemy," and Jill asked if it had ever occurred to Katherine that Jill was trying to use her influence with Tucker to try to save Jabot. Katherine said that Jill was trying to take over, and insisted that Tucker was using Jill. Katherine told Jill that Tucker would never hand Jabot over to Jill. Jill grabbed her coat and began walking out, getting in the final barb when she said, "I don't want to keep your son waiting."
Chance overheard part of the argument between Katherine and Jill. After Jill left, he asked Katherine if she was okay. Katherine said that it would take a lot more than a run-in with Jill to take her down. Chance told Katherine that he didn't understand why Jill was doing what she was doing. He said that Tucker couldn't be trusted. Katherine agreed that Jill was making a mistake -- and would have to live with the consequences.
Jill and Tucker met at the Athletic Club. Jill continued to try to convince Tucker not to sell Jabot. Tucker said that, unlike Jill, he had no emotional attachment to the company, and that he was just looking to make a quick profit. He promised Jill that if the bids he received weren't high enough, he would hold onto the company and Jill would be involved in running it. Jill continued to talk about Jabot, but Tucker cut her off, telling her, "No more shop talk." He said that he enjoyed being with Jill -- when she wasn't trying to leverage their relationship to her advantage.
Chloe and Chance arrived at the club for their date. When Chloe saw Jill and Tucker, she suggested that they leave. Chance told Chloe to get a table, and then walked over to Jill and Tucker's table. Chance bluntly told Jill to reconsider her involvement with Tucker. Tucker invited Chance and Chloe to join him and Jill so that he could get to know the couple better. Chance declined, saying that he didn't want to get to know anyone who could treat Katherine the way that Tucker had. To Jill, Chance said, "If he could smile and lie to Katherine, he could do the same thing to you."
Chloe and Chance found their table at their club, but Chloe was getting irritated that Chance was staring at Jill and Tucker. She wanted to leave, and they decided to go back to the Chancellor mansion and watch a movie. At Tucker and Jill's table, Tucker told Jill that he admired Chance's ability to speak his mind -- that Chance was worried about "Grandma keeping company with the big, bad wolf." Jill admitted that she hadn't spent much time at home recently, and that she was going home. She gave Tucker a quick kiss and said that she would talk with him the following day.
Outside the club, Chance and Chloe were laughing, and decided that they would get a pizza before returning home. Suddenly, a sound like a gun being fired rang out, and Chance threw Chloe to the ground. He pulled out his gun as Chloe said, "Oh, my God. Oh, my God." It turned out that the sound was merely a car backfiring, but Chance had thought that it was a gunshot.
As they stood up, Chloe wondered if Chance was suffering from some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder. Chance assured Chloe that he wasn't -- and then told her about the call he had received warning him that he was in danger. Chloe asked if it had been Riggs on the phone, but Chance said that he couldn't be sure. Chloe told Chance that he needed to report the call to someone on the police force, but he wasn't sure that there was anyone he could trust.
Returning to the Chancellor mansion, Jill ran into Katherine's bedroom and shook her until she was awake. The frightened Jill told Katherine that there was an intruder downstairs. Katherine got out of bed and the two women stood outside Katherine's bedroom door. They heard banging, and ran into Katherine's bedroom and locked the door. Katherine tried to call security, but the phone lines were dead. Using Katherine's cell phone, Jill called 9-1-1 to report that there was a prowler in her home.
Together in Katherine's bed, the two women noticed that the banging had stopped. Katherine got out of bed to grab a weapon. Jill blurted out, "Mother... don't..." Katherine was stunned that Jill referred to her as "Mother." Jill apologized. They saw someone's shadow through the crack at the bottom of the door. The doorknob began rattling. Katherine screamed that the police were on their way. As the sound of approaching sirens cut through the air, the doorknob stopped rattling and the shadow disappeared.
Chloe and Chance returned to the Chancellor mansion and found Katherine and Jill talking to a police officer in the living room. Katherine and Jill told Chloe and Chance what had happened. The police officer assured Chance that the grounds were being searched. Chance went upstairs to check things out. After Chance was gone, Jill and Katherine began bickering. Katherine said that if Jill had decided to spend the night with Tucker, Katherine could have been murdered in her sleep. Jill felt like she took the blame for everything. When Jill called Katherine a "batty old woman," Katherine said that at least she could remember whether or not they were mother and daughter. Both exasperated, the two women left the living room.
Chance returned to the living room and told Chloe that the intruder had been in his room, and had stolen his watch. A frightened Chloe wondered what would have happened to Delia if the baby hadn't been with Billy. She told Chance that he had to talk to someone about what was going on.
Neil was at the Newman ranch with Ashley. Ashley was still wondering why Adam had convinced her that she had hit someone with Victor's car, but was lying about it. Neil suggested that they go out for dinner and forget about Adam. Since Abby was willing to babysit Faith, Ashley agreed. Ashley reminded Neil that Jabot was going to be sold to the highest bidder the following day. Neil said that he was sure that the Abbotts would regain control of the company. Ashley wasn't completely convinced.
Before Neil and Ashley left the ranch, Ashley spoke to Traci on the phone. Ashley told her sister that she would call as soon as she heard anything about Jabot's fate. After hanging up, Ashley told Neil that the Abbotts always trusted Katherine with Jabot, but she was afraid of what might happen if Jabot fell into the hands of new owners. She asked Neil what Tucker was like. Neil said that Tucker appeared to relish telling Katherine that Tucker was the new majority stockholder of Chancellor Industries. Ashley couldn't imagine what it was like for Tucker having carried around all that resentment for so many years. She said that Tucker sounded like a cold person.
At the Athletic Club, Neil introduced Ashley to Tucker. Tucker extended his hand, but Ashley refused to shake. She said that she just wanted to look into the eyes of the man who had betrayed her friend Katherine -- and was throwing her family's company to the wolves. Tucker said that he was just "going with his gut" by selling Jabot. Ashley said that she had read articles about Tucker, and knew how he did business.
Tucker was flattered that Ashley had read about him, but Ashley told him not to be -- she wasn't that impressed with him. Tucker said that he was impressed with Ashley, and hoped that the Abbott family would regain control of Jabot. He said that perhaps the next time they met it would be to give Jabot back to her. Ashley curtly said that hopefully the next time they met would be the last time.
At a table with Neil, Ashley told him how great it felt to tell Tucker off, but she worried that he might sell Jabot to someone other than the Abbotts. Ashley said that she really wanted the Abbotts to regain control of the company, and run it as John had envisioned that his children would.
Friday, February 5, 2010
At the Athletic Club, Jack and Emily were having brunch. Jack ordered a bottle of champagne. When Emily said that perhaps it was a little early in the day to be drinking, Jack said that they had a lot to celebrate -- the Abbott family might be regaining control of Jabot by noon, his and Emily's engagement photo and announcement were published in the morning paper, and, in one week, he was going to be marrying Emily, "the most wonderful woman."
Paul stopped by the happy couple's table and expressed his concern that Patty might see Jack and Emily's engagement announcement in the newspaper. Emily assured Paul that, since Patty was in a secure facility, she didn't have access to newspapers, magazines, or other media, and that she would never see the announcement.
After Paul walked off, Jack presented Emily with a gift that he wanted her to wear on their honeymoon -- a bikini that left little to the imagination. Emily fished for information on their honeymoon destination, but Jack would only tell her that they were going someplace warm -- and joked that all she needed to take was the bikini and her toothbrush. Emily told Jack that she was going to stay in a room at the club the night before their wedding -- although they were living together, she liked the tradition of the groom not seeing his bride on the wedding day until the ceremony.
At the psychiatric facility, Patty continued to work on her papier-mâché house. She asked Mark, one of the attendants, to get her some more paper. Mark had some bad news -- there was no more paper in the art supply closet, but he took a newspaper out of the recycling bin, and hoped that would work. Patty said that the newspaper would be just fine. After Mark left, Patty opened the paper and saw Jack and Emily's engagement photo and announcement. Reading aloud, she noted that Jack and Emily were getting married at Sacred Heart Church -- the same church where she had married Jack many years earlier.
Patty became hysterical and started throwing things around her cell. She screamed, "He's mine! You can't have him." Mark heard the commotion and peered through the little window into the cell. He saw the extremely agitated Patty pounding her fists on the cell's walls. Mark called Paul and told him that Patty was having a "complete meltdown" and might have to be restrained. Paul replied that he was on his way.
Paul arrived at the facility and was let in to Patty's cell. He asked his sister what was wrong. She hugged Paul tightly and told him that it wasn't supposed to be this way, and that she couldn't go on. Paul told Patty that everything would be all right.
Patty calmed down a bit, and, in the hallway, Paul spoke with Mark. Mark said that he had paged Dr. Jasper, but that the doctor was out of town at a conference. Paul told Mark that Patty seemed to be feeling better. Paul returned to Patty's cell and was stunned when she held out her hand and said, "It's lovely to see you again, Paul. I'm Dr. Emily Peterson."
At Crimson Lights, Chloe and Billy met to discuss Delia's upcoming first birthday, but first Chloe told Billy about the break-in at the Chancellor mansion the previous evening. She said that nothing had been taken, but that it had "scared the crap" out of Katherine and Jill. Chloe said that she was glad that Delia had been with Billy when the break-in occurred.
Back at the club, Chloe joined Emily and Jack to go over some last-minute wedding details. Jack admitted that he hadn't yet picked a best man. Jack, Emily, and Chloe noticed that Billy had just entered the club. Jack said, "What the hell. I only have one brother, right?"
Jack called Billy over and asked him to be Jack's best man. Billy seemed genuinely touched. He and Jack shook hands, then hugged. Jack said that it was time for him and Billy to bury the hatchet. Chloe and Emily left for a meeting with the florist. Billy sat down with Jack, and the brothers had a glass of champagne. Billy toasted to "new beginnings."
At the Abbott mansion, Chloe and Emily discussed how proud they were of Jack and Billy for reconciling before the wedding. Chloe asked how Emily's surprise for Jack was coming along. Emily said that everything was all set -- and that only Chloe and Ashley knew about it. Chloe was sure that Jack would love the surprise.
After making some changes with the florist, Chloe told Emily that her list was complete -- everything was set for the wedding. Emily said that she couldn't believe that she was marrying a man she initially couldn't stand. Chloe and Emily shared a laugh when Emily showed her the bikini that Jack had purchased for the honeymoon.
At the Chancellor mansion, Katherine told Cane about the break-in, and informed him that the security team and Chance was investigating. Referring to Tucker, Katherine said that "intruders who walk by daylight" were more worrisome than the intruder who had broken into the mansion. Katherine was concerned that Tucker was going to be auctioning off her life's work -- piece by piece. She told Cane that she hated going to the office, and thanked him for being her "eyes and ears" at Chancellor Industries. Cane told Katherine that she wasn't alone -- and that he would help her "get" Tucker.
Jill stopped by Tucker's loft. Tucker said that it wasn't a good time to visit, as the mayor was going to be stopping by to officially welcome McCall Unlimited to Genoa City. Jill told Tucker about the break-in. She said that she had been terrified, and, since her whole family seemed to be against her, she was turning to Tucker for support. Tucker calmly said, "I'm glad you're all right."
Jill was underwhelmed by Tucker's response, and told him that she or Katherine could have been killed. Tucker, still seemingly unsympathetic, again told Jill that it wasn't a good time for them to talk. He said that she hadn't seemed happy at dinner the previous evening. Jill was floored when Tucker said that things weren't working out -- and that he thought it would be best if they went their separate ways.
Jill said, "You're dumping me?" Tucker said that he wasn't big on drama -- Jill countered by saying that Tucker had caused the drama. She added that she had alienated her family and damaged her relationship with Katherine, perhaps irreparably, because of him. Tucker said that Jill had used their relationship to try to regain control of Jabot, even after he had warned her that he didn't mix business with pleasure. He told her that, in the future, they should keep their relationship strictly professional. Jill looked devastated.
Jill returned to the Chancellor mansion, and Katherine wondered why she was there. Jill said that she had been thinking about the argument they had the previous evening. Katherine asked if Jill was trying to make a feeble apology, but Jill insisted that her apology was sincere. Jill said that she wished that she had never gotten involved with Tucker -- that he had no sense of loyalty or fair play. Katherine immediately guessed that Tucker had broken up with Jill. Katherine said, "You made your own bed -- and now you've been kicked out of it." Jill said that she had hoped for Katherine's forgiveness, and that she was in pain. Katherine said that no one deserved pain more than Jill did.
At Trumble's, Victor hid in an aisle of bookshelves. Using his cell phone, Victor called Adam, who was hiding a few aisles over, and asked him if he was ready for action. He told Adam that he had keys to Tucker's office made from the imprints that Adam had taken, and that they were in an envelope, along with two disposable cell phones, on a shelf in front of Adam. Adam grabbed the envelope. Adam said that the tricky part would be getting Tucker out of his office. Victor said that wouldn't be a problem. After Victor hung up, Nick joined him and asked his father if he thought that Adam could pull it off. Victor said that Adam wanted to please his father.
Cane and Adam went to Tucker's office, where Tucker told them that he had whittled down the large number of bids for Jabot to a few companies that he felt that he could do business with. He said that he was surprised that Victor hadn't submitted a bid. Adam said that perhaps Victor didn't want to expand Newman Cosmetics -- or that his father was acting out of a sense of loyalty to Katherine.
Tucker was informed that the mayor wanted to meet with him at the Athletic Club, rather than at Tucker's office. He told Cane and Adam that he had to leave, handed them prospectuses of all the Chancellor Industries holdings, and asked them for their input on what to sell off next. Tucker angrily questioned Cane's loyalty when Cane suggested that perhaps they shouldn't sell off any of the holdings. Tucker wondered whether or not Cane was on his team, and insisted that he would be selling off pieces of the company. Tucker locked the sealed envelopes containing the Jabot bids in his desk. Cane and Adam left the office and, in the hallway, agreed to touch base later. Tucker left the office, locked up, and got into the elevator.
Cane went back to the Chancellor mansion and informed Katherine that Tucker was following through on his promise to sell off Chancellor Industries' holdings. He said that Tucker had nearly fired him when he suggested that they delay selling. Katherine declared Tucker a megalomaniac. From the foyer, Jill overheard Katherine and Cane speaking. Cane said that it looked like Chancellor Industries might end up as a big pile of cash -- and an even bigger pile of ashes.
Cane and Katherine went over the list of Chancellor holdings, and Katherine made some suggestions as to which underperforming subsidiaries to sell off first. She thought that perhaps they could slow Tucker down until Victor was able to devise a plan to get the company back into Katherine's hands. Jill entered the living room and told Cane and Katherine that she wanted to help them. Katherine said, "I think you've helped quite enough." She then told Cane that Tucker had dumped Jill. Jill begged them to let her sit down with them and protect what was left of Chancellor. Cane thought it best that he work alone with Katherine, and that Jill stay out of it. Jill looked devastated as Katherine and Cane left to continue their meeting in the study.
In Victor's office, Nick looked at his watch and said that it was time for him to go. Victor said that he was enjoying himself -- that there was nothing more satisfying than helping a friend while taking down a bitter enemy.
Nick went to the Athletic Club and, when he saw Tucker arrive for his meeting with the mayor, texted Victor. Victor called Adam, who was still in the building where Tucker's loft was located, and told him that the coast was clear. Wearing gloves, Adam used the key that Victor had made and let himself in to Tucker's loft. He unlocked Tucker's desk and removed the sealed envelopes containing the bids for Jabot. Adam carefully unsealed the envelopes. Using one of the disposable cell phone's camera, he unfolded the bids and started taking photographs of them.
At the Athletic Club, Tucker walked over to Billy and Jack's table and showed them the "Welcome to Genoa City" certificate that the mayor had just presented to him in the Founders' Room. Tucker said that he would like to see Jabot back in the Abbott family's hands -- but he couldn't make any guarantees. Billy looked stunned, as this was the first he had heard about Jabot being put up for sale. Before he walked away, Tucker wished Jack good luck, and said that he had always been a sucker for a happy ending.
Billy was furious that Jack had not told Billy that Jabot was up for sale, and that Billy wasn't included in the plan to reacquire the company, even though Ashley and Traci were. Jack tried to calm him down, and told him that, by the end of the day, Jabot might be back in the Abbott family's hands. Not placated, Billy reminded Jack that John was Billy's father too. Billy said that he was tired of being treated like a bastard stepchild.
Jack and Billy argued. Jack reminded Billy that Billy's money was locked up in a trust. Billy quipped that was only because Jack wouldn't release it. Jack said that he would have been irresponsible to allow Billy to go any further into debt. He told Billy that it had nothing to do with trusting him -- that Billy was his brother and he loved him. Billy, growing angrier, said that he should have been told what was going on, and that he was sick and tired of being treated like a "snot-nosed little brat." Before Billy stormed out, he told Jack to find himself another best man.
From the Athletic Club bar, Nick watched as Tucker left the Abbotts' table, then the club. Nick sent another text message to Victor, who was on the phone with Adam. Adam was still at Tucker's office, taking photos of the Jabot bids and e-mailing them to Victor, who was looking at them on his computer. Adam e-mailed the final bid -- Jack's -- which was twice as large as the next highest bid. Victor smiled and said, "Perfect," as he looked at the photo of the Abbott bid on his laptop.
Nick met Victor back at Newman Enterprises. He told Nick that he had copies of all of the sealed bids for Jabot, and that the Abbotts had offered twice as much as the next highest bidder. Victor handed Nick a piece of paper containing Newman Enterprise's bid for Jabot. Nick thought that Victor was paying too much. Victor agreed that it was more than Jabot was worth, but that, in the long run, it would be a bargain. He told Nick to have the bid messengered to Tucker's loft immediately.
At Tucker's loft, Adam arrived a few minutes before noon for the unveiling of the bids. Tucker unlocked his desk drawer and pulled out the envelopes. Victor called Tucker and told him that he was putting in a bid for Jabot, and that it was being sent over as they spoke. Tucker smiled at Adam and whispered, "Got your daddy on the line." The messenger arrived at the loft. Adam took Victor's bid from him and handed it to Tucker. Tucker smiled and said that he never doubted that Victor would throw his hat in the ring.