At her home, Phyllis was composing a new entry for her blog, "A Woman Scorned." Phyllis reminisced how life was once simple in television shows like Father Knows Best, where all problems were resolved in 30 minutes. Phyllis wrote that in Genoa City, there weren't always Happy Days among the young. Phyllis made references to herself as the wacky redhead who didn't live happily ever after with her husband, and characterized Nikki and Victor as far from The Brady Bunch.
At the new house, Victoria raced downstairs filled with excitement about the wedding. Victoria said that she had a million things to do. Billy took Victoria's list and cut it in half. Billy offered to do his half of the list while Victoria handled hers. Billy left to prepare for the wedding.
At Sharon's house, Nick opened the door and welcomed Summer and Phyllis. Nick sent Summer upstairs to retrieve a present he'd bought for her. Phyllis told Nick that they had a parent-teacher conference the following week. Nick wondered why Phyllis hadn't told him sooner, but Phyllis pointed out that Nick hadn't told her that he was living with Sharon. Nick criticized Phyllis for the blog she had written ripping everyone in town. Nick also thought that if Phyllis cared about Summer, Phyllis wouldn't be dating Deacon.
Phyllis commented in her blog that it would be wonderful if father really knew best like in the old television show. Victor was at the ranch and Phyllis' words were an indictment of Victor's meddling, autocratic ways. Victor remembered a phone call in which he reported Victoria to the authorities. Nikki entered the room and suggested that she and Victor prepare for the wedding. Victor said he had a meeting with Michael and left the ranch.
Meggie entered the room and asked if Nikki was concerned about the wedding. Nikki complained that Victor was incapable of being happy for Victoria. Meggie offered Nikki a smoothie, and Nikki said she'd love one. In voiceover, Phyllis commented that unlike The Brady Bunch, where Alice never pursued Carol's husband, Nikki had to worry about Meggie trying to steal Victor.
Phyllis commented on the younger set in Genoa City, learning about Billy and Victoria's wedding. J.T. walked into Crimson Lights with Reed. J.T. received a cold shoulder from Mac about his new job with Tucker. Daniel entered with his camera. Daniel approached Jana and said that even though Kevin and Jana were divorcing, Daniel and Jana could remain friends.
At the Chancellor mansion, Chloe was busy with Delia while Philip, Murphy, and Kay were meeting with Chance and Jill. Chance asked Kay about Liz Foster's belongings in the attic. Chance wanted to see the items. Murphy and Kay went to retrieve them. Jill asked Chance if he was okay. Chance regretted that he hadn't seen Liz before she passed away. Jill sensed that Chance was worried about something. Philip walked Jill out of the house.
Phyllis wrote that while television situation comedies had happy endings, no matter how happy the newlyweds wanted the day to turn out, the end result would be tragic.
Chance and Philip built a tricycle for Delia. Chance hoped he would be around when Delia began riding it. Philip suggested that Chance could remain in Delia's life even if Chance and Chloe weren't a couple. Chloe overheard Philip and Chance speaking. Philip admitted that he and Chance had missed out on a father-son relationship. Philip said they still had time to catch up.
Victoria arrived at Sharon's and told Phyllis and Nick about her wedding to Billy. Nick was stunned and suggested that his sister wait a while before getting married. Victoria explained that she was having a baby. Nick still wanted Victoria to hold off on marrying Billy. Victoria asked Phyllis if Summer could be a flower girl in the ceremony. Phyllis was thrilled and thought Summer would be overjoyed. Phyllis left to tell Summer.
Victoria asked Nick if he would be her man of honor at the wedding. Nick said that he loved Victoria too much to watch her throw her life away. Nick could not support Victoria's decision to marry Billy. Nick told Victoria that she was making a mistake.
Billy entered the Abbott house to tell Jack, Ashley, and Abby about the wedding and the baby. Jack and Ashley already knew. Abby assumed that Victor was furious about Victoria's plans. Billy explained that the wedding would be in a few hours at the new house.
Billy asked Jack to be his best man. Jack turned him down. Jack believed that Billy was taunting Victor by marrying Victoria and that the marriage would be a disaster. Billy declared that family meant as much to the Abbotts as it did the Newmans. Jack said he would be out of town on business and couldn't be Billy's best man. Billy was astonished that Jack wouldn't attend his wedding. Billy wanted his entire family's support on such an important occasion.
Later, Ashley was dressed for the wedding. Ashley was surprised that Jack was sticking to his plans to go out of town on business. Ashley reminded Jack that Billy was their little brother, and Billy deserved their support. Ashley believed that if the situation were reversed, Billy would be there for Jack.
At the ranch, Victor met with Michael. Michael wondered why Victor was so calm about the wedding. Michael reminded Victor that it was Victoria's wedding and Victor should be there for his daughter. Nikki walked in and blasted Victor for refusing to attend the ceremony. Victor was determined not to change his mind.
Nikki asked Victor how he could treat Victoria so dishonorably. Nikki accused Victor of being controlling. Nikki was fed up with Victor's need to control. Victor asserted that he was a rich man because he was always in control. Nikki said she didn't care, and Victor wondered if Nikki still wanted to marry him.
Nikki reminded Victor that he was going down the same road he'd been down before and that somebody would be getting hurt in the end. Nikki believed that Victor was alienating Victoria. Victor said he was trying to save Victoria from a lifetime of heartache.
Billy arrived at the Chancellor mansion, and Jill, Kay, Chance, Murphy, Chloe and Philip greeted him. Billy said he had news to share. Billy explained that he and Victoria were getting married later in the day. Jill said that Billy must have a death wish. Jill then surmised that Victoria was having a baby. Kay and Murphy congratulated Billy. Jill worried that Victor would make Billy's life miserable. Jill declared that she would not be attending the wedding. Kay told Billy that she would convince Jill to go.
Philip offered to help Billy with wedding plans. Billy asked Philip to make sure that Gloria was handling the food and beverages. Philip said he would take care of it and walked out. Billy noticed that Chloe was drinking. Chloe thought it was ironic that Billy was marrying Victoria. Chloe speculated that his marriage to Victoria would be as much a debacle as Billy's marriage to Chloe had been.
Chloe said that her heart went out to Victoria because Victoria had no idea what it would be like to be married to Billy. Chloe wondered why Billy was so crazed to be married. Chloe thought it was Billy's way to be like his father.
Chance walked downstairs with Delia. Billy wanted Delia to be a flower girl in the wedding. Chloe walked out to get Delia's dress. Chance said that he wouldn't be able to go to the wedding because he had an appointment. Chance apologized to Billy for having never given him a chance. Billy realized that compared to Chance, Billy had been a screwup. Chance admitted that he'd made mistakes, too. Chance urged Billy to be happy. Chance then handed Delia to Billy.
Jill was in the living room at the mansion, admiring Liz's lace work. Jill realized that Liz had left Jill memories, while Neil Fenmore had only left Jill money. Kay pointed out to Jill that Billy would remember his wedding day, especially those who were there and those who weren't.
Nina arrived at the mansion and told Chance that Paul had been speaking with Cricket about Ronan. Nina couldn't understand why Christine supported Ronan when Nina was certain that Ronan was a dirty cop. Chloe listened from the other room as Chance stopped Nina from calling Christine.
Chance remembered that Nina had always been overprotective of him. Chance wanted Nina to enjoy life more and worry less. Chance sent Nina out of the house to watch the leaves change color.
Chloe walked in and told Chance that her suspicions were confirmed. Chloe believed that Chance was walking into a trap set by the drug dealers. Chloe feared that Chance was saying goodbye to everyone because he was afraid that he would not be returning. Chloe suggested that Chance skip the meeting entirely.
Chance explained why it was imperative that he attend the meeting. Chloe feared that the bad cops would kill Chance. Chance apologized to Chloe for having hurt her. Chance admitted that he'd been a jerk. Chance kissed Chloe's hand. Chloe said she would not forgive Chance if he wound up dead. Chance opened the front door and despite Chloe's request that he stay, Chance left.
At Crimson Lights, Victoria confirmed by phone that Judge Anderson would be presiding over the ceremony. Victoria was looking for J.T. Victoria told Jana and Daniel that she was marrying Billy in a few hours. Victoria asked for their help. Jana agreed to help Victoria find a dress.
Victoria said she needed a photographer and Daniel said he would do it as long as it was a paying job. Victoria was touched by their willingness to help, when the Newmans were giving Victoria such grief. Victoria asked if Jana would stand up for her at the ceremony. Jana grew emotional and said yes.
Daniel pointed out to Victoria that Billy had smeared every Newman in the pages of Restless Style, and yet Billy was marrying a Newman. J.T. overheard Daniel's comment and questioned Victoria about her plans. Victoria explained why she was marrying Billy.
Victoria wanted Reed to be at the wedding. Mac approached and agreed with Victoria that Reed should be there. Mac said that everything J.T. and Victoria did affected Reed, and Mac was on Reed's side. J.T. agreed to take Reed to the wedding.
Billy walked into Crimson Lights with Delia in his arms. Billy thanked Rafe for meeting him there. Billy explained that he was marrying Victoria and needed a best man. Rafe said he would be happy to stand up for Billy. Rafe said he couldn't pretend to understand Billy, but he was happy to be his friend.
Victoria showed up at the ranch and asked Victor if he would reconsider and attend the wedding. Victoria said that nothing Billy could ever do would be as hurtful as Victor refusing to support her on her wedding day. Nikki and Victoria turned to leave. Nikki told Victor to enjoy himself at home. Meggie walked into the room and saw that Victor was angry.
At the new house, Victoria was still in her robe, worried because Jana had yet to show up with wedding dresses. Nikki calmed Victoria down. Victoria was concerned that Billy wasn't home yet. Nikki assured her daughter that everything would be okay. Victoria wondered if Victor might appear at the last minute, but Nikki wasn't sure.
The door opened, and J.T. and Mac arrived with Reed. Reed rushed into Victoria's arms, excited that his mother was going to get married.
In front of the house, Billy buttoned his jacket and looked at the setup on the front lawn. Philip introduced Billy to Judge Anderson. Billy thought the judge looked familiar. Gloria was setting up the bar when she received a call that the bartender had cancelled. Gloria placed a call for a replacement.
Rafe appeared, and Billy introduced him to Philip. Billy left them to go into the house. Philip asked if Rafe had taken a date and Rafe explained that his boyfriend was out of town. Philip said that he had yet to meet his boyfriend, but was hopeful that he might find the right man at the wedding.
Billy knocked on the door to Victoria's room. Victoria said she wasn't ready. Billy tricked Victoria into thinking there was something wrong with the door by holding the doorknob as she tried to turn it. Billy said that the doorknob was a gift. Victoria was confused. Billy reminded Victoria that she had once bought him a doorknob. Victoria thought the doorknob was a sweet gesture.
Victoria asked Billy about the guests. Victoria was disappointed that her father and brother had yet to appear. Billy told Victoria that they had a lot of friends and a full bar. Billy asked if Victoria was ready to marry him, and Victoria said that she was.
In front of the house, Phyllis admired the surroundings. Phyllis wondered how many couples watched television weddings and imagined their own perfect weddings. Ashley appeared with Jack. Jack went directly to the bar for a drink. Murphy and Kay showed up with Jill in tow. Michael walked in alone, but approached Phyllis and showed her the printout of her blog. Phyllis smiled. Abby appeared with Vance Abrams, then smiled when she saw that Daniel was there to take pictures. Phyllis was surprised to see Nick appear.
Billy walked to the front lawn, and Rafe showed him all the guests who'd arrived. Billy smiled. In a voiceover, Phyllis commented that while Billy and Victoria might hope for a happy wedding day, the citizens of Genoa City had something else planned.
Upstairs, Victoria looked at a photo of Billy. At the ranch, Victor gazed at a photo of himself with Nikki and a five-year-old Victoria. Victor placed a call to be certain that everything was set for the wedding.
In a voiceover, Phyllis explained that unlike the happy situation comedies on television, father knows best in real life wasn't always a good thing.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
At the ranch, Victor was alone in the living room, reminiscing about his daughter as a child. Victor remembered the time when Nikki was pregnant with Nikolas and how excited Victoria had been. Victor recalled how Victoria had offered to help change Nikolas' diapers. Victor also remembered a time when Victoria had asked him to never leave the family.
At the new house, Victoria was frantic on her wedding day. Victoria had a flashback memory, recalling that Victor had said that he would not attend the wedding. Victoria had told her father that his not appearing at the wedding would be more hurtful than anything Billy might ever do to her.
Gloria told Nikki and Victoria that the bartender she'd engaged for the wedding had backed out at the last minute. Gloria said she'd hired a replacement, and Deacon appeared at the door. Deacon told Victoria that she looked beautiful. Victoria was shocked at the sight of Deacon and told Gloria that Deacon could not be at her wedding. Nikki said that Gloria would have to serve drinks.
Victoria believed that having Deacon work the wedding would be bad luck. Gloria told Deacon he would have to leave. Deacon understood and walked out. Nikki and Nick both tried to get Victoria to calm down. When a waiter walked by with a tray of champagne flutes, Nikki refused a glass of champagne. Deacon noticed and also turned down a drink. Deacon sympathized with Nikki, recognizing that she was an alcoholic, too. Deacon said he struggled with his sobriety every day and it was particularly tough on him because he was a bartender.
Phyllis walked into Billy and Victoria's house. Phyllis was surprised that Deacon was there. Deacon said he had been hired to work the bar, but Victoria had asked him to leave. Phyllis offered to make Deacon her plus one for the wedding. Deacon wondered if Phyllis really wanted him to be her escort, or if Phyllis was just trying to tick off Nick. Phyllis thought she'd have fun with Deacon. Deacon agreed to be Phyllis' date.
Michael was stunned to see Deacon with Phyllis. Michael asked Phyllis why she was with Deacon. Phyllis smiled and urged Michael to relax. Michael wondered if Phyllis was trying to make Nick jealous by being with Deacon. Just then, Nick started towards Phyllis, but Michael stopped him. Michael told Nick that Victoria's wedding was more important than causing a scene over Deacon being Phyllis' date.
Mac questioned Billy about the wedding. Mac wondered if Billy was happy. Billy told Mac that he was marrying Victoria because Victoria was the right woman for him, not because of the baby. Mac and Billy agreed that they would always love each other.
Daniel took pictures of Jill, Murphy, Philip, and Kay before the wedding. Jill made cracks about Billy marrying Victoria. Jill thought their marriage would be a disaster because of Victor's attitude about Billy. Kay admonished Jill to speak nicely or not at all. Michael appeared and explained that Lauren wasn't there because she'd had an out-of-town trip planned to visit Scott. Jill said she was anxious to meet Scott.
Jack and Ashley were surprised that Abby had taken Vance to the wedding. Abby wondered if Victor would appear. Jack predicted an explosive wedding because of the Newman-Abbott combination. Abby reminded Jack that she was a "Newman-Abbott combo," and she was always interesting.
Nikki appeared on the lawn and seemed a bit shaky as the sun hit her eyes. Billy wondered if Nikki was all right. Nikki said she would be fine.
The wedding began. Reed and Summer walked down the aisle, and Jana carried Delia. Victoria appeared in a beautiful white gown, and everyone stood. Nick walked to Victoria's side and said he would not let his sister go through the wedding without his support. Nick escorted his sister down the aisle.
As the ceremony began, Billy and Victoria both agreed that they were ready to be married for real. Billy was thrilled to make Victoria an Abbott.
Judge Anderson began the ceremony by saying that the house reminded her of the home in which she had lived as a child. Judge Anderson hoped that Billy and Victoria would be living their dream by getting hitched. Billy encouraged the judge to skip the part of the ceremony when someone with an objection could speak up. Billy and Victoria also explained that there would be no rings because they were planning to get ring tattoos.
Victoria spoke about how Billy had once labeled her as an ice princess. Victoria liked that Billy had brought out the fun side of her. Victoria appreciated the freedom she'd found in her life with Billy, from trips to Jamaica to penny arcade dates and trips to tattoo parlors. Victoria looked forward to sharing an amazing ride with Billy.
Billy echoed Victoria's words. Billy said that while Victoria had been wound up when they'd first started dating, Billy hadn't been much fun either. Billy said he had not been happy until Victoria entered his life. Billy said that life was easy with Victoria, and they really worked well together. Billy said marrying Victoria was the smartest thing he would ever do.
Victoria thanked Billy for all the joy he'd brought to her life. Billy said she hadn't seen anything yet. Billy recited the marriage vows to Victoria. As Victoria started to speak her vows to Billy, two officers interrupted. The two officials announced that Victoria was under arrest for violating the laws governing foreign gifts. The officials handcuffed Victoria.
Before Victoria and Billy were separated, the judge declared them husband and wife. Victoria was dragged away and placed in a car. The car door was slammed in Billy's face. Billy said, "Damn you, Victor," realizing that his father-in-law had been responsible for Victoria's arrest.
At the ranch, Victor spoke on the phone. Victor was relieved that Victoria had been treated with respect. Victor said that he had done what was necessary to stop Victoria's wedding to Billy.
At Crimson Lights, Chance met Heather and tried to make amends with her. Chance admitted that he had been crazed about the case and that he'd treated her badly. Chance said that he hadn't been sure whom to trust and it had gotten to him. Chance assured Heather that he trusted her. Chance asked Heather to forgive him for hurting her. Heather was surprised to hear Chance's words. Heather thought it sounded like Chance was saying goodbye to her.
Heather asked if Chance had any backup for the sting. Chance said that he was no longer a member of the force, so Chance would be on his own. Heather offered to get Paul to go with Chance, but Chance said no. Heather asked Chance not to go. Heather admitted that her romance with Chance had been the real thing for her. Heather said that she loved Chance. Heather told him that it wasn't an easy thing for her to fall in love. Heather wanted Chance to know her feelings for him before Chance went to the drug bust.
Chance assured Heather that nobody was going to kill him. Chance asked Heather to trust him to be careful. Chance promised that he would return to Heather right after the meeting. Heather hugged him. Chance kissed her and said he would be back. Chance left the coffeehouse. Heather followed him out the door.
Owen and Meeks were checking the suitcases filled with drugs for the meeting with Chance. Ronan walked in and saw the stash. Owen confirmed that the drugs were fake, but that Chance would think they were the real thing. Owen made sure that Ronan took the untraceable gun. Ronan showed Owen the pistol. Owen told Ronan that he and Meeks would be watching to be sure that Ronan killed Chance. Owen warned Ronan that if he backed out, both Ronan and Chance would be killed.
At the Chancellor mansion, Heather confronted Chloe about Chance's mission. Heather asked if Chloe had tried to talk Chance out of going on such a risky assignment. Chloe said that she'd done her best, but Chance was determined to take down the dirty cops. Nina overheard Chloe and Heather's conversation about Chance. Nina asked Chloe and Heather if Chance was being set up.
Nina was worried that Chance had no backup. Heather explained that Chance had refused her suggestion that Paul go along with him. Nina was determined to protect her son. Nina placed a call to Paul.
Owen questioned Ronan about killing Chance. Ronan was confident that when the time was right, he'd shoot Chance. Owen reminded Ronan that he'd been reluctant when Owen first gave him the assignment. Ronan explained that he could put Chance out of commission by wounding him, and that would be less controversial.
Owen disagreed because he felt that Chance had been an annoyance. Owen wanted Chance dead. Meeks stopped Ronan from walking away. Owen wanted to make sure that Ronan wasn't wearing a wire. Ronan pushed Meeks away and told him never to touch him again. Ronan walked out of the warehouse.
A moment later, Chance entered the warehouse. Chance told Owen, Meeks, and the other cop to put up their hands. Chance was surprised when Owen faced him. Chance told Meeks and company to drop their weapons. Chance declared that the drugs would be going to Internal Affairs.
Owen called Chance a Boy Scout and predicted that he'd get a merit badge for bringing the D.A. down. Chance was sure that Owen and Meeks would be convicted. Owen said that Chance would never get the opportunity to testify against them. At that moment, Ronan entered the warehouse. Ronan stepped behind Chance and pointed a gun at his brother.
Paul called a friend in the police department and asked if he could track Chance. Nina believed that Ronan had set up Chance. Nina said that she had never trusted Ronan. Paul, Heather, and Chloe were all stunned to hear Nina's words. Nina wondered why they were surprised by her feelings. Nina asked Paul, Heather, and Chloe if they knew something about Ronan that she didn't know. Paul announced that it was time that Nina knew the truth.
Paul told Nina that Ronan was an FBI agent working undercover in Genoa City. Paul assured Nina that Ronan would not let Chance be hurt in the sting because Ronan was there to protect Chance. Heather said that Ronan was in charge of a federal investigation and that they had not be allowed to tell Nina because they'd been sworn to secrecy.
Chloe revealed that she hadn't known that Ronan was an FBI agent. Chloe said that she had another secret about Ronan. Nina was dumbstruck. Chloe told Nina that Ronan was Chance's brother. Ronan was the child Nina had lost. Nina was stunned. Chloe explained that Ronan had never wanted Nina to know that he was her child. Paul was surprised that Chance had learned the truth from Chloe. Paul's friend contacted him with Chance's whereabouts.
At the warehouse, Chance told Ronan that they were all going to Internal Affairs. Ronan told Chance to lower his weapon. Chance turned the gun on Ronan. Chance said that he'd known all along that Ronan was a dirty cop. Ronan said that Chance didn't know what he was talking about.
Owen urged Ronan to shoot Chance. Meeks made a move for the gun. Chance pointed the gun at Meeks. Ronan's gun moved from Meeks to Chance. Ronan fired. Chance was hit. Just then, Nina and Paul burst into the warehouse. Nina watched as Chance collapsed from a gunshot to the chest.
Chloe and Heather arrived moments later. Both women were stunned as a medic knelt over Chance and pronounced him dead. Ronan was shocked. Nina cried. Nina turned to Ronan and asked how he could have shot his own brother. Paul comforted Nina.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Due to CBS Sports coverage of the US Open tennis tournament, CBS preempted its usual daytime lineup. As a result, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and As the World Turns were not shown today. This programming change was planned for, and there will be no "lost" episodes as a result
Regular programming will resume on Tuesday, September 7, and pick up where the Friday, September 3 episodes concluded.