Created By: William J. and Lee Phillip Bell
Written By: Casey Hutchison
Executive Producer: ML Cooks
INT. THE BUG - AFTERNOON
Steffy and Taylor are having lunch. Steffy is eating a ceasar salad and Taylor is having a piece of lasagna. They both have ice teas to drink.
I am so glad we got a chance to do this. I have missed our little girl time.
Yeah, I have too.
You seem troubled. Steffy, what is going on with you? You not only seem troubled, but you have barely touched your food.
I am worried.
INT. DEACON'S APARTMENT - AFTERNOON
Deacon is shocked to see Amber.
Who is this?
Hi, I am...
Deacon raises his hand to Amber, signaling for her to be quiet. He turns back to Jennifer.
Jennifer listen to me. Detective Maggie Sullivan's number is 433-977-6543. You can call her after one P.M. You tell her I sent you, now leave.
Jennifer goes to the door.
Thank you Deacon.
Jennifer kisses Deacon on the cheek, and goes up to his ear.
(Whispers) We are not done here. I will find out who this is.
Get in this apartment right now!
Amber enters with Rosie. Amber is still holding her. Deacon closes the door.
Sketches of dresses on models fly across the screen; revealing THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL written in cursive, in gold.
INT. MARONE MANSION - AFTERNOON
Jackie and Massimo are having tea and sitting on the couch. Jackie stirs sugar and milk into her cup of tea.
I am so glad that you could take the time off of work. You deserved a day off my dear.
Thank you for saying that. I thought I did too. I just hate leaving Diana alone.
She is a big girl. I am sure she can take care of things herself.
Then, Massimo's cell phone rings. He gets it out of his dress pant pocket, and answers.
Man (Voice Over Phone):
We need to meet.
Do you have what I need?
I will be right there.
Massimo hangs up and stands.
Where are you going?
I have a meeting I need to get to.
But when I get back..., I will have a surprise for you. You will not want to miss it.
They kiss and Massimo exits. Once Jackie hears the door shut, she starts to think to herself.
If he has the day of work, then what is this meeting he is going to, for?
INT. JENNIFER'S OFFICE - AFTERNOON
Jennifer is looking at Maggie's number. She looks at the clock. It is only five seconds away until one o'clock.
It is finally one o'clock and Jennifer picks up her office phone and calls the number.
Hello, is this Detective Maggie Sullivan? Oh good! I was sent by Deacon Sharpe. This is Jennifer Lomax. Yes, the fashion designer. I am calling to see if you can investigate a case for me. Well, I get that you are very busy, but this case will intrest you. It involves Eric Forrester.
INT. THE BUG - AFTERNOON
Steffy and Taylor are both having chocolate cake and drinking coffee, for dessert.
Why are you worried about Eric?
I think that this Jennifer Lomax lady is just stabbing him in the back.
Because of this son thing?
Steffy, that is not our issue.
How do you suppose that this is our issue?
Because mom, when Eric and Jennifer find their son, he will be apart of my family life. I will have to find a way to start a family relationship with this person.
Listen, I do not want you to worry about this. And I hope you do not... anymore.
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - AFTERNOON
Massimo walks up to the person he is meeting. A heart monitor beeps in the background.
How is the patient?
Good, anyways do you have the money and the navigation device?
You will be able to find out who Jennifer and Eric's son is, and where he is. Now, do I get a reason.
Here is the reason. Eric found out Ridge's true paternity before me. I am just getting revenge and reversing the case.
Why did you wait so long?
Omar, you of all people should know that with people lick Eric, you have to wait for your revenge to take place. You have to wait until they make a bad hiccup in life.
INT. DEACON'S APARTMENT - AFTERNOON
Rosie is sitting on the floor. She is playing with her Barbie dolls. Amber and Deacon are standing across from one another.
You came back so Rosie and Marcus could build a better relationship?
Yeah, I did. After all, Marcus is Rosie's father. He deserves a fair shot in her life.
Since when do you care about fair shots Amber? All you have ever cared about is yourself.
That is not true Deacon. I care about more things than myself. Rosie for example.
Amber, you said you are back for Marcus and Rosie's relationship aspect. Why did you come to see me?
I need a favor Deacon. It is extrememly important that you listen.
Wow, I seem to be handing out one favor after the other today. What is the one you are asking for this afternoon?
I need one million dollars.
INT. MASSIMO'S STUDY - AFTERNOON
Jackie is looking through Massimo's desk and book cases. When she picks up a book off his desk, she looks through it; and a piece of paper drops out. She picks up the piece of paper, and she reads it's contents.
Oh my god.
THE LOGO APPEARS.
Announcer: This has been the emmy award winning drama "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Special Appearance by Maura West as Carly Snyder STACEY’S APARTMENT...Stacey
is in the living room with Cass
. Stacey: You two must be so happy. I’ll be feeling the same way when Lindsay ties the knot. Frankie: You will, and we’ll be right here helping you just as you helped us. Cass: And you gotta make sure she marries the right guy. Frankie: Cass, your niece is strong and smart. I’m sure she’ll make the right decision where that’s concerned. Stacey: I want the best for Lindsay. Cass: Of course you do. Stacey: I want her to be happy...happier than I am. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AT THE HUDSONS...Gregory
comes downstairs while Lindsay
gets up from the couch and faces Gregory. Lindsay: How’s your mom? Gregory: She’s out cold. Lindsay: Bet she’s gonna have a killer headache in the morning. Gregory: She had a lot to drink. I’ve never seen mom go off like that. Lindsay: A lot of people seemed surprised. Gregory: I guess she’s just...tired of...everything. Lindsay: How do you mean? Gregory: That whole thing with dad and Felicia. Gregory puts his arms around Lindsay’s waist as Lindsay looks up at her boyfriend. Lindsay: It’s taken a toll on all of you. Gregory: I can’t help but think that I had a part in it, too. Lindsay: You wanting to protect your mother? Gregory: You think I went too far? Lindsay: I...do think you overreacted a bit. You didn’t have any solid proof that John and Felicia were having an affair. Gregory: I just don’t wanna lose my mom again. I don’t wanna see her sad anymore, like she was the first time dad cheated on her. Lindsay: Guess we...both have that in common. We both worry about our moms. Gregory: Is Stacey okay? Lindsay: She puts on a brave front. She stays busy with work and then we were in Charlie’s wedding, but deep down, I see a sadness in her, too. Ever since she broke up with Derek. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Cass: Stace you’ll find it. Just as Frankie and I have. Stacey: From your lips. Frankie: That’s right. Cass and I are not gonna let anything come between us this time. Cass: Not even Christy Carson. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GRANT’S HOUSE...Grant
undoes his bowtie and when Christy
walks in, he turns his attentions to her. Grant: What the hell do you think were doing? Showing up at my son’s wedding reception! Christy: Relax Grant! You’re not half as concerned about Kirkland as you are about yourself. Grant: What are you talking about? Of course I’m concerned about my son’s happiness. Christy: Oh please. I wasn’t going to tell everyone that you were the one who got me out of prison. I saw you sweating bullets when you saw me and my son. Grant: You never mentioned that you had a son. Christy: You never asked. Grant: With James Stenbeck no less. Christy: Wasn’t it you who said this was a business arrangement? Grant: Some things you should disclose to the people you’re working with. Christy: I owed you no explanation about Eric. The only thing I need to tell you is that the recipient of your delivery should be seeing its contents as we speak. Grant smiles. Grant: Good work, and let the destruction of Jack Snyder begin. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IN FRONT OF PAULINA’S HOUSE...Jack
walk arm in arm toward the door and stop. Paulina is holding the bouquet in her other hand. Paulina: What a reception that was. Never a dull moment. Jack: I still can’t believe that James Stenbeck had a fourth son. Paulina: I think you mentioned that to me once. Jack: Let’s see he’s got David Stenbeck, Paul Ryan, Henry Coleman, and now Eric. Paulina: From what I’ve heard he was really evil. Were any of his sons like him? Jack: Only David, so far. Paulina (sighing): Why don’t we talk about something positive? Jack (smiling): Like what? Paulina: The great time we had tonight. I’m glad you took me to the wedding. Jack: And to think you were hesitant when I asked you to go with me. Meanwhile, a mystery person watches them from a real short distance. Paulina (smiling): I’m sure you understand my apprehension. Jack: You just need to relax a bit. They face each other, give each other a look, and as they lean in to kiss, Carly Snyder
, the mystery person, stops them by appearing and gets their attention, and she walks directly up to them. Carly: Wow Jack! The ink isn’t even dry on the separation papers yet, and you’ve moved on? Jack: What are you doing here Carly? Carly: I knew something was happening between you two, and this confirmed it. Carly shows Jack a picture of him and Paulina in the Center when Paulina put her right hand on Jack’s left hand on the table (taken by Eric), and Jack and Paulina are shocked. CAMERA PAN ON PAULINA...SLOW FADE TO THEME SONG.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PART 2 Christy: Wow you really hate him don’t you? Grant: I don’t hate anyone Christy. Christy: What did Jack Snyder ever do to you? Grant: He’s got what I want. He’s got who I want. Christy: Paulina Carlino. From what I’ve heard about her I don’t see the appeal. Grant: She’s a lovely, sweet, good person. Christy: She came to Bay City to get her cut of Mac Cory’s money, and she shot Jake McKinnon. What makes her so wholesome all of a sudden. Nobody’s using those adjectives about me. Grant: You poisoned your husband to death. You shouldn’t expect people to welcome you with open arms, Christy: And by people, you mean Cass and Mary Frances. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cass: Come on sis don’t talk like that. You’ll find happiness, too. Frankie: Look at what you have. You have your brother, you have me, you have a wonderful daughter, and Charlie. Stacey: You guys are so sweet, and it’s true. I have all of that, but what I don’t have; what I’m devoid of, is the man that I love. Cass: Stacey, honey, you’ve gotta try to move on. The wedding probably brought up all these emotions for you, but he’s not available. Frankie: Who are you guys talking about? Stacey: I might as well tell you. I’m still in love with Lindsay’s father. Frankie: Jake? My God. He’s very married. Stacey: You don’t have to tell me twice, and I’m very well aware of that, but the heart wants what it wants. That’s what I mean about Lindsay. I don’t want her to make the same mistakes I did. I want her to live a happy, prosperous life. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gregory: Our parents think that they’re the only ones who worry. Lindsay: I thought my mom and Derek would be together forever. Gregory: I thought the same about my parents. I don’t know what’s gonna happen to them. Lindsay: One of the things I love about you. Gregory: Ohh what’s that? Lindsay: That you’re crazy. You followed your dad when he went to see Felicia? Gregory: I’m not proud of that. Lindsay: I’m kidding. Gregory: Oh...the comedienne has delivered one of her jokes. Lindsay: Hmmmm. They kiss and then Lindsay starts wincing. Gregory: What’s wrong? Lindsay: I think I got an upset stomach. It won’t settle down. Gregory: Something you ate at the reception? Lindsay: I dunno. Might be just gas. Gregory: I think we got some antacid. I'll get it for you. Lindsay sits down on the couch as Gregory goes to the kitchen. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Grant: You didn’t know anybody else in Bay City when you were here before did you? Christy: No I didn’t. I thought they were my friends. Grant: Are you really gonna play the victim here? You were obsessed with Cass back then, and you still are. Christy: Well Mary Frances forgave me. Grant: Come on I know you’re smarter than that. Do you really think Frankie just forgot everything you’ve done; that you carefully planned to get her out of the way so you can have a clear path to Cass? Christy: I didn’t want that. Grant: Sure you did Christy. You were fixated on Mr. Winthrop over twenty years ago, but what gives now? You got released from that mental health facility. You and your son could have left and started over in another place, but you decided to stay in Bay City. What are you up to? Christy says nothing, but she looks at Grant in a way that answers his question. Grant: My God. You’re trying to get revenge. How do you plan on doing that? Christy: My plans for Cass are none of your concern. You need to worry about Paulina, and your fixation on her. Grant: For the record, I am not obsessed with anyone. Christy: Right. You're too self absorbed for that. Grant: Jack is the one that needs to worry. Thanks to you, I’ve begun the process...of bringing him down. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jack: This picture doesn’t prove anything. Paulina: Who took this? Carly: Does that matter? You two have been sneaking around. Paulina: Jack had just gotten the separation papers from you when this picture was taken. He was devastated! Jack and I are friends. Carly: From the looks of things it seems like it’s going to be a lot more. Jack: You’re jumping to conclusions. Paulina: There’s nothing going on between me and Jack. I’m sure Jack has told you that a hundred times. Carly: Are you proud of yourself Paulina? Frolicking around Bay City with someone else’s husband! Paulina: Jack is a decent man, and you take him for granted! Carly: He is still married! Paulina: You wanted a separation! Carly: You need to butt the hell out! Jack: Ladies! This isn’t getting us anywhere. Paulina let me talk to Carly alone please. Carly: Oh no need for that. I had to see for myself how close you two have gotten, and I’ve seen enough. When I get back to Oakdale, I’m gonna call Jessica Griffin and file for divorce. This marriage is over! Happy homewrecking Paulina. You can marry Jack since it looks like you caught the bouquet. Paulina: Bitch! Carly walks off. Jack calls for her and begins to go after her, but Paulina stops him. Paulina: Jack wait. Don’t go. Jack: I gotta talk to her. Paulina: She’s made up her mind. Don’t chase after someone who doesn’t want to be with you. Stay with someone who does. I love you Jack. Paulina pulls Jack into a passionate kiss. FREEZE FRAME ON JACK AND PAULINA...SLOW FADE OUT...END OF EPISODE 185
EPISODE 54 Written by A. Washington-Beeby Story Consultants: ML Cooks & C. Nathaniel Richardson
John tosses and turns in his bed at the Salem Inn. Unable to fall asleep, he looks up at the ceiling, thinking about Brady, and the opportunity he's lost to try to win his son back. He sighs heavily.
JOHN: I gotta take a long walk. Clear my mind.
John pulls back the covers and jumps out of bed. Getting dressed, he checks his back pocket of his pants for his wallet. As he pulls his wallet out, a wallet-sized picture of Brady falls out onto the floor.
Looking down, John bends down to pick it up, looking it over intensely.
JOHN: I'm not gonna let the DiMeras get away with this, Brady. Trust me.
John looks up, puts the picture away, and heads out the door.
Marlena takes a leisurely stroll through Horton Town Square. As she rounds the corner, she spots Roman coming toward her from the opposite direction. They smile at each other as they approach. Roman spreads his arms to welcome a hug to Marlena, she accepts and hugs back.
MARLENA: It's so good to see you. ROMAN: It always is to see you, Doc.
They linger in their embrace, and as they separate, Marlena gives Roman a wistful smile, knowing what's weighing on his mind.
ROMAN: How's Theresa doing? I haven't had a chance to get to the hospital this afternoon.
Marlena looks down, trying to formulate an answer for Roman.
MARLENA: Well, it's not great. But...she made it through surgery. She... ROMAN: She's still in a coma, is she?
Marlena nodd regretfully.
MARLENA: Kayla and Daniel aren't sure if she's going to wake up any time soon, but...for now, yes. ROMAN: My God. How's Kimmy taking it? MARLENA: Oh as well as can be expected, I guess. I left her at the hospital when she went in to visit. Figured I'd give her some alone time with Theresa. ROMAN: Makes sense. I'll probably head down tomorrow, myself. MARLENA: I think she'd like that.
Roman shakes his head in sadness at his sister and niece's fate.
ROMAN: You know, Doc. It's been so hard on Kim, all these years. She really hasn't had it easy, you know? MARLENA: It's been hard on Theresa too. The important thing is that the family's together, and Theresa has her friends and family on her side.
Billie steps onto the elevator at University Hospital, as she steps on, she looks up and is face to face with Daniel. She's surprised, but smiles at the doctor, who smiles a wry smile back her way.
DANIEL: Fancy meeting you here. BILLIE: Yeah, well...it's not exactly a happy visit but... DANIEL: You're here to see Theresa, aren't you?
Billie nods sadly.
BILLIE: Yep! ...Aaaand I didn't even get a chance to see her, really. DANIEL: You alright? You did see a little shaken up. BILLIE: Yeah, I mean...it's not like this is the best day anyway but...(sigh) Oh, I got into a fight with Kim Brady. DANIEL: Ahhhh. Yeah.
The two quickly stop talking. Awkwardly, they stare forward, deeply pensive, both about their respective worries.
Finally, Daniel breathes in, and breaks the silence.
DANIEL: Uh...look. I'm done my shift in a minute. If you wanted to talk, I'd be more than willing to grab a drink with you and we could... BILLIE: Talk? DANIEL: ...Yeah. BILLIE: Well, you know...(laughs) with the day I've had, hey, might as well replace one vice with another, eh? DANIEL: I'm...not quite sure what...you...
Billie holds up her hand to stop Daniel speaking.
BILLIE: It's...it's okay. I'd love to.
Daniel smiles, but is a bit confused and concerned by Billie's statement.
EJ stands in the waiting room at the hospital, breathing in to cool down from Abby's sudden backbone growth.
EJ: I'm sorry...WHAT?!
Abby tenses, clearly uncomfortable with challenging EJ, particularly with his volatile temper.
ABBY: I said...I am not going to Italy.
EJ smiles suddenly, as he walks slowly over to the coffee maker in the waiting room. He casually pours himself a cup, laughing to himself.
EJ: Oh you are funny, Abigail. ABBY: There is nothing funny about it, EJ. I am not going. You can't force me to just...uproot my entire life because I inconvenienced you with this baby. EJ: You see, that's your problem, Abigail. You don't know anything at all. About me. Or this child.
Kim stands in Theresa's hospital room, arms crossed, as if to hold herself together. She looks down at her comatose daughter, a great pain within her. Kayla walks up behind her and puts a hand on Kim's shoulder.
KAYLA: You gonna be okay?
Kim looks skyward, trying to hold in her tears.
KIM: I doubt it. You know, I JUST got my Jeannie back. She finally turned to me last night. Do you know how long it's been since I've held my daughter, Kay? For her to turn to me instead of Billie or...someone else for advice? She came to me. And now...not even a day later. Here she is.
Kayla leans in as Kim turns to face Kayla and they hug tightly. Kim begins to sob on her sister's shoulder, as Kayla pats her sister gently on the back.
KAYLA: It's okay. I know.
After Kim cries a few seconds more, then pulls back and looks intently at Kayla. Kim's expression changes quickly to one of anger and she points at Kayla, driving home her point.
KIM: I want her banned, Kayla. KAYLA: Kim, I'm serious, I don't thi-- KIM: ...I don't care! She has no business being here, she has no right to be here. KAYLA: Kimmy, she does! She was there for Theresa. Don't you see? She needed that confidant. She had nobod-- KIM: ...SHE HAD ME!
Kayla holds back what she was going to say. Kim takes Kayla's silence for understanding, and continues.
KIM: If that woman isn't barred from my daughter's room by tomorrow morning, I will get a court order. Do you understand? KAYLA: I'll let Daniel know.
Kim walks away, closing the door to Theresa's room behind her. Kayla stays behind, deep in thought, shaking her head at Kim's unhinged anger.
Billie and Daniel are seated at Club TBD. Taking a quiet corner booth, the two are quietly taking over their drinks, laughing and looking at each other with intensity.
DANIEL: So, I hope you're feeling a bit better. BILLIE: A bit.
Daniel pouts jokingly, making Billie laugh.
BILLIE: I appreciate the effort though! DANIEL: Well, at least it wasn't a total waste, then. You wanna talk about what's bothering you?
Daniel reads Billie's suddenly less bright face as a sign, and stops himself from pushing further.
DANIEL: Or maybe not? BILLIE: It's...better left alone. I just...I had a hard day. DANIEL: Theresa's accident? BILLIE: Yyyep. It never gets easier as you get older, seeing your friends struggling to hold on. And the worst part in all this is that, I'm looking at this girl, hoping that, at the same time you hope they come back to you, that...maybe this could end all the pain and suffering they're going through every day. DANIEL: You really think she's suffering that much? BILLIE: (sigh) I really shouldn't be talking about this. DANIEL: Okay. So then...what shall we talk about?
Billie cracks a smile again, looking at Daniel while holding up a martini in her hand.
BILLIE: Hmm...well, good doctor...I'll leave that up to you. DANIEL: Hmmm...that sounds dangerous. BILLIE: You never know until you try. DANIEL: Well, I admit, I'm glad you agreed to this drink. I wasn't sure you were going to.
Billie, mid-drink, almost chokes on it, surprised by Daniel's comment. She looks at him, surprised.
BILLIE: Why would you think I'd say no? DANIEL: Well...I mean...I've hardly had the best track record with your family, Billie. I mean...between your mom, Chelsea, and what went down with Chloe when she was with Lucas...
Billie holds up her hands, waving them to get Daniel to stop.
BILLIE: Okay, stop, stop right there. Look. I know you've got history with my family. But I also know what I see. And I see a man who's come a long way through a lot of really...kinda awful circumstances. And he's learned a lot. And I sure as Hell can't judge you based on what I've done in my time.
Daniel smiles, looking down at his drink, somewhat sheepishly.
BILLIE: You're not perfect. None of us are. And besides, I thought we agreed this was only a friendly drink, nothing serious, we were going to get away from all the seriousness. What happened to that?? DANIEL: (laughs) That's the truth, right there. I think that calls for a toast.
Billie raises her glass, smiling with a seductive glint in her eyes. Daniel raises his as well.
DANIEL: To nothing serious. BILLIE: (laughs) Cheers to that.
Daniel and Billie toast, never taking their eyes off each other in the process.
Abigail sits in the hospital lounge in her wheelchair, incredulous at EJ's audacity.
ABBY: What the Hell is that supposed to mean, EJ? I know you love your kids. But this baby, how can you be so eager to make this baby go away?
EJ turns around, impassioned as he turns to face Abigail, raising his voice to stop her from making any further insinuations.
EJ: That is NOT what I'm trying to do, Abigail. I am trying to make sure that we are all protected. ABBY: Oh well, that's a huge difference. So, we'll never see or hear from this child again, but we're not throwing them away, heavens no. Semantics make all the difference! EJ: Abigail, I am not going to throw this child away. I have been kept from two of my children. One of them was dead before I even knew they existed. I was denied that opportunity. Don't you think I wanted to be there for them? To love them? To watch them grow, and become their own people?
Abby can't respond to EJ's comments. She looks down, mouth agape, trying to formulate something to say in response before finally choking something out.
ABBY: I'm sorry. EJ: Yes, well...I just need to be clear about this. This is not about making this child disappear. I will see to that. But for your own protection, you need to take this trip. It's the only way our secret will be safe, and that we won't be put in a position that will potentially destroy us both.
Abigail laughs a bit. She shakes her head before responding to EJ's second sermon.
ABBY: You, EJ. It will destroy you. That's the thing, you see. I don't have as much to lose now, having this affair come to light, as you do. So why should I have to be the one to completely just...uproot their lives to accomodate your potential public shaming? Huh? EJ: Fine then, Abigail. What exactly do you propose we do then? ABBY: We can just say the baby is Chad's and that I conceived it before he was shot.
EJ laughs now, shaking his head at what he sees as Abigail's silliness and naivete.
EJ: Oh you silly little girl. ABBY: What? It's not that far from the truth. I mean...Chad and I didn't have sex that long before you and I did. EJ: But it was long enough that there would be questions, Abigail. You would have to induce labour early to make that story work, and that is too dangerous for the baby. I will not risk that child's health. Got it? ABBY: Clear as mud. EJ: Look, you have no choice about this. You have to go to Italy. Tomorrow morning, you will be on that flight. ABBY: And what if I'm not, EJ?
EJ puts his head in his hands, unable to comprehend Abigail's bullheadedness on this subject. As EJ speaks, Abigail's defenses begin to finally break down again against the onslaught of information EJ presents to her.
EJ: I...do...do you not understand how Samantha will react to this if she finds out? Don't you get it, Abigail?? If people find out about this, it will not just be my head on a platter, you'll be on the next dish over. You should be well aware by now of the damage Samantha can cause when she's been wronged. Alright?! Think about it. Your mother, your brother, your grandmother, all of your friends and family, the scandal in the community, you'll probably never work in this town again, I mean, your father would be spinning in his grave knowing that-- ABBY: ALRIGHT! EJ...I'll do it. Just...don't ever bring up my father EVER again like that.
EJ calms down, relieved by Abby's agreement to go ahead with the move. He nods. Abby begins to sob in her chair as the gravity of the situation begins to weigh into her.
Abby begins to wheel herself out of the room, struggling with the act through her tears. EJ walks up behind her to push her toward the elevator. As he pushes her, he leans down close to Abby and speaks softly.
EJ: And for the record, I will make sure you can see your baby whenever you like. I promise.
Abby shakes her head, completely disbelieving him.
Roman and Marlena sit on a bench at Town Square together. They sit quietly together, when Marlena turns to Roman and asks him a question.
MARLENA: You know, I just remembered, back to when you left Salem before, after you found out about John and I...I...remember...I sat down at a park bench, kind of like this one, and I remember thinking...I'm never going to have a moment just...sitting quietly with you ever again. And wishing I could.
Roman stares off into the distance. A blank expression across his face as he listens to Marlena.
ROMAN: Heh, well...a lot's happened since then. MARLENA: It has. ROMAN: You know, I'm glad we've been able to come together and be friends again, though. I know we had some rough times before, but it's just like you and John. No matter what comes between you, you always managed to find your way back to each other. MARLENA: Leave it up to fate, I guess. ROMAN: Absolutely.
Marlena smiles and looks at Roman warmly. She laughs a bit, causing Roman to turn to her, a bit confused.
ROMAN: What are you laughing at? MARLENA: I just remembered how much you used to hate when people would talk like that in movies. We used to watch these romance movies and it'd be like pulling teeth to get you to sit through them for about an hour, and then by the end you'd be crying like a baby.
Roman makes a face at Marlena of mock disgust and disbelief.
ROMAN: I would never! MARLENA: Oh yes you would! ROMAN: Name ONE time! MARLENA: I can think of about four. ROMAN: A pack of lies, all of it!
Marlena laughs, Roman joins in moments later. As they do, John walks into the square, walking slowly behind them but far away where they don't see him. He spies their tender moment. but hangs far back, not able to hear their whole conversation.
MARLENA: And the best part was when the movie was over, you'd decide to get all romantic and run to the kitchen to get my favourite dessert.
Roman looks to Marlena, a bit of confusion still lingering on her face as she talks.
ROMAN: (softly) Doc? MARLENA: Chocolate-covered strawberries. And you'd put them on the tray, you remember the silver one with the-- ROMAN: Doc! I don't...I don't know what you're talking about I...
Marlena looks to Roman, having forgotten about his memory failings the last few weeks. She looks guiltily at him, as Roman looks down, fighting back tears and attempting to hold back his rage. He slams his fist against the bench.
ROMAN: I don't...remember. MARLENA: Oh Roman! It's okay.
Marlena pulls Roman in tightly, holding him closely to her, as he responds by putting his arms around her. John looks off in a distance at the scene, a great pained look on his face as the wife he turned away appears to be caressing her ex-husband.
CONTENTS: RATINGS INTERVIEW WITH ML COOKS (HEAD WRITER/Y&R) THUMBS UP/DOWN CAN'T MISS STORIES!!! PREVIEW FOR NEXT SEASON! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
RATINGS (WEEK OF JULY 21ST, 2014) NOTE: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS WAS ON HIATUS NOTE: RATINGS TAKE 8 WEEKS TO FINALIZE
1. DAYS OF OUR LIVES 2. ANOTHER WORLD 3. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS HEAD WRITER ML COOKS!
It has been two episodes of Y&R head writer ML Cooks' return. When he went on hiatus it sent shock waves through the S.O.N. community (AND THIS ONE WAS BIGGER THAN THE ONE ON SUNSET BEACH!) But now he is back and we recently caught up with the writer to learn more, on his plans.
S.O.N: So, recently you just returned from you months of hiatus. What was it like taking that time off? What did you do? And what was your favorite part about returning?
ML: Well, it was very difficult doing a hiatus. I have written over 150 episodes of "The Young and the Restless," and to take that break was difficult. When I was on the hiatus I examined each part of the show. I examined the fans, sex, profanity, even the story lines. My favorite part of being back to writing this wonderful soap opera is the fans. They welcomed me right back into their homes. And I love them for that!
S.O.N: Since you are the soap with the second largest cast on S.O.N. (50 characters) what has it been like writing for all of them? And how do you keep track?
ML: One of my ways is I make outlines and I have a rotation. The outlines help me gather the cast list and track stories. The rotation is very helpful. For example Avery and Victor are out of rotation. Roxanne and Hillary are in. It switches off through out the weeks.
S.O.N: Recently, Charles Pratt Jr. was named the head writer of the television version. Will he be writing for your version as well.
ML: (LAUGHS) God I hope not!
S.O.N: When you were on hiatus there was a rumor about a cancellation. Is this true?
ML: I had a talk with S.O.N. The thing is I have been the highest rated soap A LOT of times, but we are the most expensive. So, I signed a new contract that says I can continue the show, but we are all taking a budget cut.
S.O.N: Thank you very much for taking this time.
ML: Of course! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
THUMBS UP: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: SHOCKING RETURN!
Across the world Y&R is heating up computer screens!!! ML is back to tell us about the lives in Genoa City. He had shocking reveals with just about every character. One thing he captured perfectly was evil. James could not have had a better return. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
THUMBS DOWN: NO ONE - ALL SHOWS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DAYS OF OUR LIVES: BRADY FOUND?!?!?!?! THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: THE AFFAIR REVEALED!!! BUT WHICH ONE??? THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: KARYNN GOES DOWN?! ANOTHER WORLD: MICHELE SHOCKER! WILL THE McKINNON FAMILY SURVIVE? GENERAL HOSPITAL: TRACY RAISES HELL WITH SYDENEY! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Down the street from GC Nights a reunion and a confrontation between a mother and father takes place. Daniel is still knocked unconscious on the ground with no pants on from the camera blow to the head from James Warrick. James: I watched you this whole time young lady. Mary: Did you like what you saw you pervert? James: You will not speak to me in that tone. Not after what I caught you doing. Having sex with your sister’s baby’s father. Why would you do such a thing? What has Sheila done to you? What is she doing to you? Mary: Sheila is dead. That bitch Lauren killed her. James: You know as well as I do that is not very true. I’ve been caring for Sheila for years. She’s not dead. But she did escape my care. I know she’s near Mary, or is it Vandalynn? Mary: It’s only Vandalynn when I’m being naughty. I like Vandalynn, she let’s loose. James: I don’t like Vandalynn. She seems she’s all about Vandalism’s. Mary: Ha ha that’s cute. Vandalism. James: Young lady we are going to your place right now so you can wash the stench of alley and sex off of you. He grabs her arm and tries to drag her off but Mary resists. Mary: Keep your hands off of me! I’m not going anywhere with you! James aims his gun at Mary. James: You wanna try that again Mary Margaret? Mary: You’re aiming a gun at your own daughter? James: And you were being a salacious slut in the back of an alley. Mary: I don’t understand why you are calling me all these horrible names. James: Because of all the horrible things you are doing. Now enough of this charade. This madness stops now! After you wash that whore off of you, we are going to go see dear mother, Sheila Carter. He jams the gun in Mary’s back and she obliges to his demands. They walk off leaving Daniel in the alleyway. He slowly comes to. He regains his composure and looks around. He feels a cool draft on the lower part of his body and sees a pair of jeans lying next to him. He looks down and sees he is naked in his glory. He grabs his jeans and stumbles towards the door way of GC nights. He opens the door trying not to fall out as he is dizzy from the blow to his head. He stumbles inside the bar and then collapses. Daisy, Roxanne and Tyler all look on in shock. Daisy runs over to him as Tyler picks up the phone and dials 911. Roxanne: Since when do naked ass men walk into bars? I don’t know if it’s a new trend or not but I like it. Tyler chuckles at Roxanne.
Created by William J Bell and Lee Philip Bell Episode 156: James Warrick Arrives and vows to stop the Carter Plan Written by ML Cooks and Casey Hutchinson Creative Consults: Cary Richardson, Alexander Washington-Beebs, Martin Sanez, and Rob Wolf
GC Nights Roxanne rushes over to Daisy and kneels down next to her as Daisy is checking for a pulse on Daniel. Tyler rushes over with a blanket. To cover him up. Tyler than throws the blanket on Daniel. Roxanne: I’m so stunned at penis walking into the club. Who does that? Tyler: Daniel surely doesn’t. Something is wrong. Blood is coming from his head. He was with some one earlier this evening. Daisy: Like who? He was here before? A woman? I’ll kill her. Daniel is mine. We have a family. Roxanne: Hold on girl. Can’t kill nobody remember you done with that crazy life. You not about that life no more. Daisy: I love Daniel. We share a child and no woman or anything will keep us apart. Tyler: I think I said too much. The paramedics arrive and rush over to a still unresponsive Daniel. They put him on a gurney and hook him up to an IV. The ambulance then rushes off. Daisy stands up. She then thinks of Lucy. Daisy: My daughter… Daniel is injured then who has my daughter? I have to go find out. Roxanne: You want me to come with you? I can’t have my new friend out here on the streets killing folks. Daisy smiles. Daisy: I’ll be ok. Thank you. I’ll call you soon. Roxanne: Seeing all this makes me want to make things right with my new found father. So that’s where I’m headed if you need me. They hug and they both leave the club. Tyler continues to think of the blonde bombshell Daniel was with at the bar earlier and contemplates the fact she has something to do with Daniel’s injury.
Hillary arrives home from work and is looking forward to relaxing after being in stilettos and business attire all day. Her smile turns into a frown when she sees her apartment door has been kicked in. She panics and runs up to the door and looks inside her place and sees it is totally trashed. From inside her apartment she looks across the hall at the door to Roxanne’s apartment. Hillary thinks to her self that Roxanne did this. She shakes her in disappointment and pulls out her cell phone to make a call. Hillary: Hello is this a bad time? Male Voice: No who is this? Hillary: Oh come it’s been that long since you’ve heard from me you don’t know my own voice? Voice: Hillary how great to hear from you, are you in town? Hillary: I am. I came here to help you but instead I’m in need of some help. Voice: 2212 Kingston dr. apartment 2b. Come right over. Hillary: Thanks, I’ll be over in a bit. Hillary hangs up her phone and is flustered still looking at her trashed place. Hillary: Roxanne you are going to be sorry for this. Hillary then leaves the apartment building.
GC Memorial Snapper with Jill, Nikki, Mac and Brock all rush into the hospital. Right behind them storms in Sister Patterson and her church bus full including Devon, Neil, Nina, Chance, and Philip. They see Nate and walk over to him. Sister Patterson barges onto the front of the crowd. Sister Patterson: We are hear my child to do the work that needs to done. Nate: Come again? Sister Patterson: We are ready, willing, abled and equipped with the tools to do the job that needs to be done Brother Hastings. Nate: I’m assuming you are here about Esther, Karl and Karynn. Jill: No Dr. Hastings, Esther only. Sister Patterson turns to Jill. Sister Patterson: Now see that is the ugly I’m talking about. We don’t need all that evilness from you Jill. We need to care and pray for all God’s chillrens‘. Jill: You’re getting so annoying and tired. Who are you really? Sister Patterson takes out a bottle of cooking oil out of her oversized bag and unscrews the top. Nate: Sister we are not frying nothing here this is a hospital. Sister Patterson: Won’t be no cooking’s today brother. This oil is special. You see… Sister Patterson pours some in her hand. Sister Patterson: This oil here is special like I said. Sister Patterson throws it on Jill’s for head then puts the palm on her hand on Jill’ head and pushes her back. Sister Patterson: This is the lord’s oil. This praying oil. Jill has a nasty ass spirit in her and we need this oil here- you see to fight it. Drive this demon out my GOD! Yes! We ask of you to give Jill the strength she needs, oh lord yes, to fight that vile demon that makes her spew such careless remarks. This demon made her attack the elderly my god!! In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen. Sister Patterson then pushes Jill backward and Snapper catches her. Paul: Ok I’ve seen enough. Nate this woman needs a mental evaluation. Nate: Paul it’s ok. She’s new at my church. Sister Patterson: I am not insane. I am a commander of my army. We are soldiers for the lord and I got the tools right here. Brother Nate I got my prayer warriors right here. Lead us to the right areas of our loved ones and we will make it an oh happy day. Then Sister Patterson jumps for joy. Sister Patterson: YES HALLUEJIUAH!! AMEND!!!! Everyone needs healing Brother Nate, we can do this right here. Join me in song choir. Sister Patterson pulls out her baton from her holy bag and turns to the crowd but in her mind the church choir. She begins to sing Oh, Happy Day, very loudly and out of pitch. Some wouldn’t even call it singing. Sister Patterson: (singing) Oh happy day. … Oh happy day… Sister Patterson is angered when her choir doesn’t respond to her commands. Sister Patterson: Hear me and hear me now! I am a commander on the battlefield of sin. I only do his work and I only know how to speak the truth. That’s all I can do. I am an agent of God and when I begin to sing this oh heavenly tune again I’m going to need all abled bodied souls, to join in. We need to sang this song, oh lord, to heal all this evilness and this sickness in this hospital. Nate: Sister Patterson Please not right here. Sister Patterson: Never mind all that Brother Nate, you hear? We are doing his work. We are at war and don’t you stop us. Now choir let me hear thy voices. “Oh Happy day…..Oh Happy day.” Everyone slowly joins in with Sister Patterson. “ When Jesus washed…Oh yes you did lawd, you washed…You washed our sins away.” Sister Patterson then steps up the song and she begins to clap. As the crowd sings she hollers over them “ Yes sing it. Let me hear it!” The emergency room has come to a complete halt as everyone looks on at the impromptu church vigil .
Daniel’s House Daisy pounds on the front door. Phyllis opens and Daisy is shocked to see Phyllis there using a walker. Phyllis: What in the hell are you doing here crazy Bitch? Daisy: As old as you are and I should add crippled, why are you so childish? Phyllis: I can do that, I don’t like you, you are a physco. Why are you here? Daisy: Where is Lucy? Phyllis: You are not getting any where near her! Daisy: Well then you need to get over to memorial. Daniel has been hurt. Phyllis: You are lying! This is a ploy to get Lucy. It’s not gonna work. You can do better than that surely. Daisy: I’m not lying. I saw it. Roxanne and I were having drinks at GC Nights and then in walks Daniel with no pants on and blood coming from his head. He collapsed. Phyllis: Do you know how crazy that sounds? Lucy then begins to cry in the background. Daisy: My daughter needs me. I can stay here while you go to Daniel to make sure he’s ok. Phyllis: Daisy don’t let this walker fool you. You try to enter this house so help me God I’ll beat the hell out of you with this damn walker! Daisy: Yea right you crippled bitch! One kick from me to you and it’s over. Now step aside or I’ll have to escalate this and we don’t want that. Phyllis: I think we do so then you can go back to jail. Daisy: Phyllis just move please. Can’t you hear my daughter crying? She wants her mother please I’m begging you I haven’t seen her in a couple of years. You are a mother you know what that is like. Phyllis walks away from the door just enough with her walker so she can slam the door in Daisy’s face. Daisy is stunned and then hurt. She then pounds on the door. Phyllis walks over to Lucy and gives her a bottle. Daisy is still pounding on the door. Daisy: I will break this door down Phyllis and then I’m going to shove that walker up your ass! I will get my daughter no one will stop me! Daisy then begins to kick at the door trying to bust it down. Phyllis picks up the phone and calls over to Memorial to find out if Daisy’s story checks out. Phyllis gasps when she learns it’s true. Phyllis hangs up the phone and looks at the door realizing that Daisy has stopped attacking the door. She wonders if she’s left. She slowly walks over to it and opens it. She sees Daisy smiling and dangling a set of keys. Daisy: It seems your son is having an emergency and you have no means to the hospital. As a good mother like myself you would want to get down there right? Phyllis: I don’t care Daisy you are not going to be left alone with Lucy. Daisy: To show you I’m the bigger woman here let me suggest a compromise. I’ll drive you to the hospital and you can bring Lucy. You can keep an eye on her or us. As long as I can see my daughter. Just until you are done. Phyllis: Damn it Bitch! You try anything I swear you will regret it. Daisy: I want to earn your trust. Phyllis: Yea after acting like a big bad wolf trying to break the damn door down! Phyllis sits in her wheel chair and she grabs Lucy. Daisy pushes them out to her car. Phyllis is on edge and tense as she wonders if she can really trust Daisy.
Back at the Hospital Nate is at the nurse’s station doing some charting when Devon walks up behind him Devon: You make it all look so good don’t you? Nate turns around to look at Devon. Nate: I was waiting on this. You going to hit me again? Devon: I wouldn’t want to mess up your pretty white doctor’s coat there” Devon says brushing off Nate’s should and fixing his white coat. Nate: Are you going to make a scene? This really isn’t the place nor the time. Devon: It wasn’t your place to be sleeping with Roxanne. My woman. The woman I want to marry. Nate: I never slept with Roxanne. Had you stayed that day you caught us in an embrace Roxanne would have explained that to you. Devon: Actions speak louder than words family. Nate: Yes we are family and that’s why I wouldn’t hurt you like that by sleeping with Roxanne behind your back. Devon: Than what was it? Nate: I had an attraction to Roxanne. We have been fighting it for months. Devon: Months? So you’re saying Roxanne has feelings for you too then? Nate: I don’t want to speak for Roxanne. I also won’t share with you the things Rox and I talk about. Devon scoffs at Nate. Devon: Rox? That’s a joke. So I caught you two at the park in an embrace and you both lied to me then. You told me that embrace was nothing. Yet since that time and I assume even before that you two had this attraction to one another. You and I even talked about it. You told me there was nothing between you and Roxanne. That was a lie to so why should I believe you now when you say you didn’t sleep with Roxanne? Nate: You just have to take my word for it. Ask Roxanne. Devon: Have you spoken to Roxanne since I caught you two? Abby then walks over to Devon seeing the two getting more intense. Abby: Devon come on let’s not do this here. Devon: No no Abby I want to know. Nate answer the question. Have you spoken to Roxanne since the day I caught you two in an romantic embrace at your apartment? Nate: Have you? Devon is about to punch Nate but catches himself. Abby pulls Devon away. Nate takes a deep breath turns around and gets back to his paper work.
Roxanne is about to knock on a door when she hears heels stomping towards her. She pauses and wonders who it could be walking so fast. Up the corridor is Hillary looking down on a business card. She looks up and sees Roxanne. Hillary: What the hell are you doing here? Roxanne: I got business bitch and you? Hillary: No class at all. Is that how you really speak? Roxanne: To a bitch I don’t like I sure do. Hillary: And why don’t you like me Roxi? Roxanne: Get my name right tramp! I’m only going to say it once. Hillary: So petty. You’re mad because I slept with Nathan. Roxanne: You mean Nate and no I’m not,.. I love Devon. Hillary: If that makes you sleep better at night then by all means. And I bet it was you who trashed my place. Roxanne: Prove it. Hillary: You just seem like you would do something so low class. Your speech is low class. Roxanne: Oh yea Bitch? So you put two and two together and you got four or what? Hillary: No I got Nate and I know you want him. That’s why your acting like this,.. you’re mad. Sorry Roxi you can’t have both Devon and Nate. Roxanne grabs Hillary’s neck and slams her head against a door. She does this several times. Between each pound Roxanne speaks: “I told yo bitch ass (pound) to get (pound) my damn (pound) name right (pound)” Hillary grabs Roxanne’s ponytail and yanks it very hard while using her other hand to claw Roxanne’s face. Roxanne screams and let’s go of Hillary’s neck. She backs away from Hillary unable to bear the stinging pain of open flesh wounds on her face. Hillary then stomps on Roxanne’s foot with the heel of her stiletto. Roxanne’s hollers out in pain and in anger grabs Hillary’s neck again to pound it against the door. Only this time the door swings open and they fly into an apartment. They crash onto the ground. It just happens to be Spencer’s new apartment. Spencer: Hillary, Roxanne. What the hell is this? I just moved here damn it you two going to get me put out! Roxanne regains her composure and sits on top of Hillary still choking her. Hillary is trying to break out of Roxanne’s grip. Spencer grabs Roxanne and pulls her off of Hillary. Hillary chokes and coughs catching her breath. Roxanne: Let me go!! I’m going to whoop dat’ ass!! Roxanne says as she struggles to free herself from Spencer’s hold. Spencer: No Roxanne!! I can’t have you fighting your half sister. Hillary and Roxanne both pause what they were doing and look at him. Hillary: Say who? Spencer: Roxanne this is my daughter Hillary and Hillary this is my new found daughter Roxanne. Now stop all this fighting and tell me what is going on? Roxanne and Hillary are stunned just learning they are half sisters….
in GENERAL HOSPITAL,
23 August 2014 -
GENERAL HOSPITAL FANFIC EPISODE 14 Monica tells Tracy what she did Created by: Frank and Doris Hursley Written by: C. Nathaniel Richardson Consultant: Beebs and YRbiggestfan
PART 1 - AT THE PARK Sebastian West
walks into the park with his book bag and sits on the bench. He looks to the left, then to the right and is certain that nobody is there. He takes out a small bag of marijuana, then looks for something else while focused on the bag. Sebastian: Dammit. Sydney
offers him a lighter. This breaks his focus on the bag and he looks up at her. Sydney: Looks like you need one of these. Sebastian: Thank you. He reaches out for the lighter, but Sydney pulls it back. Sydney: So are you gonna smoke that all by yourself? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MICHAEL’S APARTMENT - Kiki
walks in with a gift bag, smiles, and takes a red teddy out of it. She turns to the table, which is pristinely set with two candles, handkerchiefs, silverware, two champagne glasses, and a silver, ice filled bucket with a bottle of champagne in it. She then gets a call on her cell phone. Kiki: Hmm if it isn’t my sexy fiance. Wait till you get home. Michael is at ELQ sitting at his desk staring at his computer. Michael: Hey babe. I’m...gonna be home a little late tonight. --- Kiki: Let me guess...ELQ stuff. --- Michael: Yeah we just got word that they’re gonna announce the winning bid for the Waterfront Project. I’m sorry. I promise I’ll make it up to you. --- Kiki (sighing): Okay. I can’t lie and say I’m not disappointed. --- Michael: I know I know. I’ll see you later. Love you. --- Kiki: Love you, too. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AT THE QUARTERMAINES.. Monica
steps away from the living room door as she talks to Tracy. Monica: I’m gonna do whatever it takes to keep Carly away from Jason. Tracy: And how do you plan on doing that? It hasn’t worked all these years. What makes you think it’s gonna be effective now? Monica: I brought down Sonny Corinthos didn’t I? Monica flashes back to giving a recording of Sonny admitting that he shot A.J. to Anna Devane… Anna: What is this? Monica: Listen to it. It’ll get you the fish you’ve been trying to catch for years. Monica flashes back to the present. Tracy: I don’t know how you managed to pull that off, but Carly isn’t gonna be that simple. Monica: Trust me none of this is easy, but I’ll be damned if I let Carly destroy my other son. Monica and Tracy turn around and there are Carly
and Jason CAMERA PAN ON CARLY AND JASON, QUICK CUT TO THEME SONG.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- PART 2 Sebastian and Sydney are sitting next to each other on the park bench, and they have just finished smoking a joint. Sebastian: You better not tell anyone about this. Sydney: Oh please. It’s not the end of the world if someone finds you smoke weed. Besides, can you tell me where I can get some more of this good stuff from? Sebastian: How do I know you’re not a narc? Sydney immediately stands up. Sydney: Don’t be ridiculous. Narcs normally don’t smoke joints! Sebastian: Find your own weed guy. Sydney: You’re a total ass! Sebastian: Thank you. Sydney: I’m hungry. Sebastian: Go get something to eat then. Sydney: Ugh! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Morgan
is outside of Kelly’s sitting on a bench, and Kiki walks up. Morgan notices her. Morgan: Hey Kiki. Kiki: Morgan what’s up? Morgan: Just went for a run. What’s up with you? Kiki: Nothing, just getting something to eat. Morgan: Are you sure that’s it? Kiki sighs. Kiki: No it’s not. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carly: I would never hurt Jason. Monica: You...are poison. I lost one son because of you and Sonny and I won’t stand by and watch that happen again! Carly: I’m sorry, Monica, for your loss. I wouldn’t know what to do if I lost Michael or Morgan, but A.J. made his own choices. Monica: You’re a human tornado. You leave destruction in your wake. Jason: Mom that’s enough. Monica: It’s true. You need to stay away from Carly before she destroys you. Tracy: Jason we’ve gotta get to ELQ. The winning bids are gonna be announced soon. Tracy walks out the door, and as she closes the front door, she walks and looks in her purse for something. Suddenly, Sydney bumps into her, and Tracy notices a lighter that falls out of Sydney’s purse. Sydney: My God! Not only are you a bitch, you’re a clumsy bitch. Tracy picks up the lighter. Tracy: Hmm what would this be for? Sydney: What is it to you? Sydney tries to walk past Tracy but Tracy stops her. Tracy: You wreak! Sydney: Wreaks of what? Tracy: Are you really gonna try to play coy with me Syd? Sydney: I don’t know what you’re talking about. Tracy: Pot! Sydney: I can’t wait till Luke gets back. It’s been a long time for you hasn’t it? You really need to find a hobby. Tracy: Does Maya know that you light up joints? Sydney: She knows all about that. Tracy: Maybe where you lived before, but not here in Port Charles. Sydney: Is there a point you’re trying to make? Tracy: I bet Maya would ship you to an iron clad, maximum security, prison-like rehab facility. In fact, why don’t we call her right now and let her know... Sydney (grabbing Tracy’s phone): Please...don’t tell my sister. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jason: Mom can you watch Danny while I go to the office? Sam should be coming soon to get him. Monica: Of course I’d watch my grandson. Carly: I have to go to the MetroCourt. Monica: On your way out of Port Charles I hope. Monica walks into the living room and sits on the couch as she watches Danny continue to play with his toys. Monica: Hey there my little grandson. Oh I just so wish Alan were here to see you. I’m gonna be in your life as much as possible. Robin
walks in with a suitcase, and Monica does not hear or see her immediately. Monica: I never even got to know your brother Jake, but your big brother, Michael is thriving, and running ELQ. Robin: Big brother Michael? Monica what are you talking about? The only brother Danny had was Jake. Monica turns around and is shocked. CAMERA PAN ON MONICA...QUICK CUT OUT...END OF EPISODE 14
"Shows Paige walking past then bench talking on the phone, when is stopped by Bev"
Paige- hey mom I'll call you back I have something I need to take care of
"Paige hangs up"
Bev- it's so nice running into you here Paige, alone, away from everyone and no one can what I'm going to do to you
Paige- what are you talking about Bev?
"Bev pulls a gun from her purse"
Paige- um... Bev there's no need for you to have that gun
Bev- oh yeah there is, you see I'm going to use this gun to get you to do as I say so I can get what I want
Paige- Bev if you want to see JJ all I have to do is call him and tell him to meet me here and you can see him
Bev- oh I don't only want to see him I want to have him and I also want to have his baby. And the only way that will happen is if you are out of the picture for a while.
Paige- What do you mean by that?
Bev- It means you have disappear for a while, and I have to perfect place so get to moving
"Paige walks off followed by Bev pointing the gun at her" -----------
"Shows Daniel walking around his apartment in just a towel; talking on the phone"
Daniel- yeah I can't wait Melanie, Yeah Parker and I plan on coming out there very soon to visit you
"doorbell rings and Daniel answers it"
Daniel- hey let me call you back I got something I need to take care of
JJ- hey you got a minute to talk
Daniel- um... yeah sure come on in. Just give me a few minutes to get dressed then I'm all yours
"Daniel walks off towards the hallway" -------------
(DiMera Mansion; Living Room)
"Shows Sami sitting on the couch and movers walk into the living room"
Sami- it's about damn time you guys showed up. Listen all the stuff that is being moved is upstairs the first and second room on your left.
Moving Man- okay is there anything else from this place that needs to be moved
Sami- no oh wait while you are moving that could you please drop this off at the dumpster
"Shows the portrait of EJ and Sami sitting beside the couch; EJ walks in"
EJ- Samantha what the hell is all of this
Sami- well considering everything that has happened between us that you have caused you can put the pieces together. I'm moving out and so are the kids.
EJ- Samantha please stay and we can talk about this
Sami- talk about what? You cheated on me EJ with that slut Abigail. There is nothing to talk about.
EJ- Samantha please just hear me out. Please!
Sami- you have until the moving truck is loaded up so start talking. ------------
"Shows Theresa and Anne sitting at the far booth in the corner"
Anne- so tell me how are things going with your niece Paige
Theresa- not very good at all thanks to my ignorant half-sister Eve
"Shows Theresa looking over at Eve sitting a the bar; Anne gets up"
Theresa- Anne where are you going?
Anne- to work some magic
"Anne sits down next to Eve"
Anne- oh I'm sorry was this seat taken
Eve- no not at all
Anne- the names Anne... Anne Milbauer
Eve- Eve Larson, nice to meet you
Anne- you too, so I have heard through the grapevine that you and Jennifer Horton go way back as being enemies
Eve- grapevine as in you mean my sister Theresa. I know what your doing and I'm not liking it at all. So you can go back over to that little corner booth and chit-chat with my sister
"Eve gets up and walks out of the pub, Anne walks back over to the booth"
Theresa- very smooth handling Anne, very well done
Anne- oh shut it -------
"Shows Daniel walking back into the living room"
Daniel- okay kid what did you want to talk about
JJ- well um... Paige and I are having our first official date tonight and well lately when we have been hanging out we have been getting pretty close to some things.
Daniel- you mean sexual things right
JJ- yeah and well I was wondering if you could give me some pointers on that you know how a father would to his son. What I mean is I know the whole sex part but I want to make it as romantic as I can.
Daniel- this is your first time isn't it?
JJ- what no I've had sex before
Daniel- right and if you have then why are you asking me stuff on how to make it romantic.
JJ- alright look this will be my first time with a girl and I want to make sure it is special for both Paige and I and I just really don't want to screw this up ---------
(DiMera Mansion; Living Room)
Sami- you going to start talking or am I just going to leave
EJ- look I know what I did was just wrong, pathetic
Sami- how about degrading, or hurtful or oh my favorite it's cheating.
EJ- and I am truly sorry that I ever did that to you so please give me another chance please.
Sami- I've already given you to many damn chances. We are done EJ so you can go find your little slut and be with her now
EJ- so it's like that well I guess I'll hear about it tomorrow as to who you are shacking up with next.
(Grave Yard) "Shows Jaxon looking at a woman" Jaxon-
Bridget is that really you? Bridget-
The one and only, so get over here and give your sister a hug "Jaxon hugs Bridget" Jaxon- what are you doing back here in town? Bridget- I came back for a visit but as soon as I get back in town I hear that you are getting married, Drake is in the hospital from an overdose and Donovan Enterprises has gone nuts. What the hell happened when I left? Jaxon- I don't know I guess we are all going crazy Bridget- I'd say, so have you been to the hospital to see Drake Jaxon- I was there when they first brought him in but then I left to come here. Bridget- come on lets go see our baby brother together "Jaxon and Bridget walk off together and a shadow is seen standing behind a wall" ------------
(Linwood Memorial; Patient's Room) "Shows Carla walking into the room and shows Drake lying on a hospital bed hooked up on IV and other machines; Carla walks over and sits down next to his bed" Carla-
oh sweetheart why did you have to go and do something so stupid. Why didn't you just call me, we could have talked or you could have called Jaxon or anyone. You didn't have to try and kill yourself. But not to worry because as soon as you wake up we are going to get you all the help that you need. Lila's here and so is Grandpa Sullivan, a lot of the family is here and Jaxon is on his way here. Oh please sweetie just wake up for me please. -------------
(Linwood Memorial; Waiting Area) "Shows Lila and Sullivan sitting in chair's; Claire walks up" Claire-
hey granddad where's Aunt Carla? Sullivan-
in there with Drake, why is something wrong Claire- I need to talk to her Sullivan- okay well I'll go get her "Sullivan walks off" Jaxon-
Claire what's going on if it wasn't anything serious you would just wait until later to tell us, so what's going on? "Claire sighs" Bridget-
Has my brother gotten worse? Claire- yes he has Carla-
what do you mean worse, how much worse? Claire- We did a cat scan of Drake's brain and it shows a tumor on his left frontal lobe, but it get's worse Jaxon- worse what could possibly be any worse that a tumor Claire- Drake slipped into a coma -----------
(Kinsey's Art Studio) "Kinsey drops the pencil" Kinsey-
I think I've finally got it. This is going to be perfect. Deacon-
let me see Kinsey- what do you think, now be honest Deacon-well.... it's perfect Kinsey- really? Deacon- yeah I think Jaxon and Maggie are going to love it Kinsey- okay well since I am done with work are you ready to get out of here? Deacon- oh you bet I am as long as you come with me Kinsey- well of course I am silly ------------
(Linwood Memorial Hospital; Waiting Area) Jaxon-
Claire come on is this some kid of joke Claire-
I wish it was just a joke but no it's not Carla-
Wait a minute your standing there telling me that my baby boy is in a coma and not only that but has a tumor as well Claire- yes Aunt Carla I am Bridget-
Is there any possibility that the tumor caused Drake to go into a coma? Claire- that is a possibility but we won't know for sure until we run more test -----------
23 June 2014 -
SEASON 1, EPISODE 1
(Park) "Shows Josie walking in the park and up to a hotdog cart" Frankie-
Well hello there beautiful. Josie-
Hello Frankie, Can I get one hotdog please Frankie- anything for you. So tell me hows working at Barrington Global going for you. Josie- Well I'll tell you after today's over with and thanks for the hotdog Frankie- no problem "Josie takes a bite of the hotdog and starts walking down the sidewalk in the park" --------------
(Barrington Global) "Shows Josie getting off the elevator and she sees Tyler Barrington yelling at a worker" Tyler-
either you start doing your damn job right or you'll be out on your ass jobless Woman- yes boss "The Woman walks off and Tyler sees Josie" Tyler- Josie what brings you by today on your day off Josie-
I just came to clean out my office, you know after you told me to start being an ass like yourself or get lost. Well I chose to get lost. So if you'll excuse me I have an office I need to pack. Tyler- wait just a minute. Josie do you at least have another job or something to do until you find another job because if not you can keep your job here. Josie- Tyler you can pretend to be nice all you want but come on it's me I've worked here for 15 years and believe me I've hated it everyday and besides I've decided to open my own night club. "Josie walks off to her office, Tyler follows" Tyler- a night club, are you serious about this Josie? Josie- yes I am because I know I don't have to come to work everyday and deal with an ass of a boss like you. So if you would please leave so I can get what I need to get done Tyler- you're making a big mistake "Tyler walks off" Josie- we'll see about that ------------------
(Carla's Diner) "Shows Ryder and Doug sitting at a booth when a waitress walks over" Doug-
Well hey there Carla Carla-
hello boys, let me guess you guys both want the usual that you all get Doug- yes ma'am Carla- okay coming right up Ryder-
My sister needs to hurry up and get here "Diner door opens and a man walks in" Doug- hey Sterling what brings you by Sterling-
Josie told me to stop by and that she had some big news to tell me and I take it as that's why you guys are here "Diner door opens again; Josie walks in" Doug- it's about time "Josie walks over and sits down and Carla brings them their food" Carla- so what's the big news Josie Josie-
Well since you all must know... I quit my job today Ryder- what are you serious? Doug- that's the big news Josie- no there's better news. ............. I have decided to open up my very own night club and I want all of you to work in it "Josie grabs a French fry and eats it" -----------
(Apartment Building) "Shows a woman walking down the steps to outside" Mona-
It's about time you got here. I thought I was going to fully melt before you ever got out here Layla-
I'm here now aren't I. "The both chuckle" Mona- come on were late for the meeting "Mona wraps her arm around Layla and the both walk off down the sidewalk" ---------
--Ashton sits in the living room, on the phone, and learns of Eden, Kirk, and Pearl's impending arrivals. He smiles and says that it's time that everything be put in place so he, Kelly, and everyone else can live "happily" ever after. Kelly enters the room, able to catch the last part of his sentence, and he hurries off the phone.
"Happily ever after huh? I thought that was already decided on our wedding day, Mr. Lavery."
"Oh, it was, it was, Mrs. Lavery. I just got some news that should delight you and perhaps give you some pleasure during your downtime on our extended stay here in London. I'm sure you're about tired of my father, Christine, and all the construction on the East Wing by now."
"Actually, I find your father quite fascinating. A bit mysterious, but he never ceases to hold my interest. So......what is this happy news that is supposed to bring me such delight?"
"Your sister is actually on your father's jet, on her way to London right now. I've invited her....and her friends to stay here with us. At the castle."
"Oh? And what friends are you talking about? Julia? Mary?"
"Actually, they're both men. Pearl Bradford, that old friend of yours and my #1 fan, and Kirk Cranston."
"KIRK CRANSTON? Eden is coming HERE.....with Kirk Cranston? What the hell would possess her to bring that man here....let alone on daddy's jet?"
"I sense there's some sort of history there."
"Oh, not much. Just that they were married years ago. And he attempted to kill her. Multiple times. And gaslight her. And kidnapped her...and Cruz....again, multiple times."
"Doesn't sound like the ideal travel companion."
"My point exactly. It's all so strange. Why would Eden leave her children, Cruz's parents, and daddy, to come to London with Kirk Cranston, of all people?"
"Sounds like you'll have plenty to discuss over dinner tonight. They should be arriving before then and I've asked Christine to prepare a special meal for all of us....and our guests."
"Guests?" Edmund says, entering the room.
"Yes, father, guests. Kelly's sister, Eden, and a couple of her friends will be arriving later. I hope you don't mind that I've taken the liberty of inviting them to stay here. I figure there's plenty of room for everyone. It is a CASTLE, after all."
"Kelly, would you be so kind as to give my son and I a moment alone?"
"Of course. Obviously my husband here should have discussed this with you first. You've been very gracious to let us stay here as long as you have. I hope you don't feel too put out that Ashton here has invited my sister and her.....friends to stay. He's just trying to make me happy is all, as he always does. I'll go and get a cup of tea from Christine in the kitchen. Would either of you like anything?"
"Nothing at all my dear, the privacy will be quite enough."
Kelly exits the room, muttering to herself about Eden, Kirk, and :Pearl being the oddest of combinations. Back in the living room, Edmund glares at his son.
"Just what are you up to? It's been hard enough keeping Kelly away from her mother....now you've got her sister coming as well? Just what in the devil are you up to?"
"I suggest you listen and listen good. If you want this charade of a life that you've created for yourself and your pod in the East Wing to continue, you'll do everything that I ask of you tonight. Otherwise, I'll expose you to the Capwell girls, who will surely go running to daddy...."
"You wouldn't dare. You wouldn't risk your marriage to Kelly Capwell, that I know."
"You're right, I wouldn't. And you'll understand things as they unfold today. You just do exactly as I say or this whole thing will blow up in your face tonight father. Do I make myself clear?"
"Why you little.....just who do you think you are speaking to me this way? How dare you assume that I would go along with this, risk everything FOR...my God, if your mother were alive...."
"I thought she was. Upstairs. In her private bedroom. Isn't that the double entendre you're leading right now? You're just going to have to trust me for now father. As for now, I must be going. I have some business to attend to. Please, keep Kelly entertained while I'm gone. She seems to find you.....fascinating. If only she knew just how interesting the life you're really leading right now really is...."
Ashton exits and as he leaves, Edmund takes out his phone and dials Pamela.
"We've got trouble. Big trouble."
(EXT: Lionel and Augusta's London Flat)
--Augusta sits in her satin robe, staring at her husband across the breakfast table. Clearly uncomfortable, she attempts to break the ice.
"Well that went rather smoothly yesterday."
"Those aren't the words I'd use if I were you, Augusta. How dare you keep this from me for as long as you have. How dare you!"
"How dare I? After what that woman and your tawdry affairs with her have done to me over the years, you should consider yourself lucky I clued you in at all."
"Yes, lucky. I couldn't care less about Sophia and the last thing I want is for you to go waltzing down memory lane with her. But, I did the noble, unselfish thing and told you the truth. I thought you'd be rather proud of me."
"Yes, proud. What is with these one word inquisitions you're spitting at me? If I had my way, that woman would have stayed dead and buried where she belonged. Ironic, though, isn't it. Here we are, 34 years later, and it's 1979 all over again. Sophia is operating under a false name, with no previous recollection of her old life, Marcello is her only confidante....it's de ja vous. Only this time...well, I'm not quite sure I understand the logistics of it. She didn't fall off a yacht for pete's sake, she was pronounced dead. By Saint Mary Duvall of all people and there's no way Sister Mary would lie about this sort of thing. You have to give credit where credit is due....Edmund has pulled off quite the caper here. I think you'd rather enjoy his torturing of CC, if it didn't involve you're quintessential love, Sophia, that is. And here I am, allowing you to play hero to the tawdry slut you cheated on me with and created that.....circus performing son of your's with. And the only reason he's even alive is because your mother switched the babies all those years ago. Otherwise, Sophia would have shot your only child with her."
"Thank you, Augusta, for the refresher course and the lovely walk down memory lane. Well one thing is clear- I couldn't get through to her. And if I can't get through to her...there's only one other man who can....CC!"
"Lionel, have you gone mad? Did you not listen to the history course that Marcello gave you? CC has a past with Loretta as well as Sophia. His involvement could make this situation more chaotic than it already is and worsen Sophia's condition, which God knows is the lassst thing you'd want to do."
"He has a right to know that his wife is alive, Augusta. Whether I like him, hate him, respect him, or not, he loves her and is grieving for her. It isn't right that we keep this from him."
Augusta walks across the table and hits Lionel on the back of the head.
"Would you get your brain wired back in, Lionel? We need to put Sophia first here and involving CC is only going to cause a bigger mess than this already is. I suggest that we at least wait until we here from Marcello before we do anything rash. Where is that "dame" of a mother of yours when I need her to talk some sense into you? We at least need to wait until we hear from Marcello first. At the very least, he did put that tracking device in the suitcase, so we'll know- Sophi--Loretta's--oh whatever the hell that tramp is calling herself's whereabouts are at any given time. Patience, dear. I doubt this is the last we've heard from Marcello."
(EXT: Lady DuMonde's Mansion)
--Ashton is greeted at the door by the butler and requests to see Marcello at once. Marcello swiftly enters the room and wonders aloud what Ashton could want with him. Ashton suggests that they talk somewhere in private. He explains that he accidentally stumbled into Sophia's room and realizes what his father has done and wants to right the wrong. Marcello admits to a knowing Ashton that he already knows about Sophia and is trying to jog her memory. Ashton quizzically asks if anyone else knows and Marcello tells him only Lionel and Augusta.
"Doesn't Sophia have a history with the Lockridges?"
"A long one- she had a forbidden love affair with Lionel for a good portion of her life."
"Well couldn't you use that and your hypnosis techniques to kick start her memory?"
"I've already thought of that and I tried it yesterday, but Sophia and Augusta exchanged words and Loretta....Sophia got cold feet. She's truly convinced that she's your mother."
"My mother-in-law is brainwashed into believing she's my mother. Sounds like something out of a soap opera."
"You'd think so, but this has happened before, and the last time it did, it caused insurmountable, permanent damage to the Capwells, especially to Channing, Eden, and CC"
"Of course. Well, if I could get you in to see her again tonight, do you think you could get Lionel to come alone?"
"I'm not sure. Augusta can be a handful and she'll want to come but.... I can try."
"Try you will, if you want to bring Sophia back. And you will succeed. You seem a smart man, Marcello. I'm sure you can come up with a good reason to bring Lionel to the castle on his own. Here"
Ashton writes down his phone number.
"This is my cell number. You call me when you're on the way. Try to make it around 7:30, as we will all be at dinner at that time and it will be much easier to sneak you into the mansion."
"All of you?"
"Yes, my father, my wife, her sister..."
"Eden's going to be there?"
"Yes but she'll be at dinner. I haven't told Kelly or any of the Capwells about Sophia because.....well, because my wife has told me the sordid family history and I'd hate to put any of them through that again before Sophia realizes that she's....Sophia. I'm disgusted by what my father has done- it could damn well ruin my marriage and there's no way in hell I'm going to let that happen. You just follow my instructions and I'll make sure you're able to see Sophia. Now, I must be going, as my father will soon be wondering where I am. I was very careful not to be followed. I don't want him to have any idea that I know about this, nor that I'm helping you."
"I appreciate it Ashton You're doing a good thing."
"Yes well, I hope so and I do hope that everything goes as planned. Now as I said, I must be going."
Ashton sees himself out and immediately dials his phone.
"Ok, it's all set. I hope you're ready for everything that's about to happen."
The camera pans to a man in a suit, sitting in an office, without his face being shown.
A familiar, English accented voice is heard on the other line.
"Oh, I'm ready. I'm more than ready."
They hang up and the camera pans up to the mystery man.....
Carter grabs a faint Lisa before she falls do the ground. Scott rushes over to a table nearby and pulls out a chair while Carter drags Lisa to the chair, seating her.
Lisa: (faint) Scott? Is it really you? Scott: Yes, Mom.
Carter comes back to them with a glass of water. He hands it to Scott, who is now kneeled next to his mother. He holds the glass while Lisa takes a sip.
Scott: You all right? Lisa: I will be . . . (strokes his face gently) So glad to see you . . .
Lisa then strikes her son across the face. Scott holds his face, which stings. Carter is stunned. Lisa jumps up and hovers over her son.
Lisa: How dare you! How dare you do this to me!
On Scott totally shocked,
INT. BARBARA & HENRY'S HOUSE (KITCHEN)
Henry, with a chef hat and apron that reads "I rub my meat for two mins," dances around the kitchen while the pots of the stove create a slight fog from the steam.
Henry: (singing) Pour it up! Pour it up! That's how we ball out! . . . Strips clubs and dollar bills--
He is abruptly interrupted by a knock at the door. Aggravated, Henry opens the door to reveal his younger sister, CLARK COLEMAN.
Henry is speechless.
Clark: (distraught) I need your help.
On Henry worried
INT. TOM & MARGO'S COTTAGE - DAY
Mo and Casey sit on the sofa making out. Tom then barges in slamming the door. The two break apart like two teens that have been caught in the act. As the rearrange their clothes:
Tom: Where is your mother?! Casey: She's at the station. What's wrong? Tom: Emily! Casey: What now?
Tom tosses the paper at Casey before he storms up stairs. Casey unballs the paper to see the headline (from last episode) featuring Tom, Carter, and Scott.
On Casey cringing,
INT. TOM & MARGO'S COTTAGE - DAY
Casey kisses Mo (before she leaves) and closes the door behind her. Tom comes down the stairs, undoing his tie and tossing it to the side.
Casey: You sure you're fine? Tom: Do I look fine? (off Casey holding his hands up for mercy) Sorry. Casey: No problem but does this story even has any truth to it? I mean we haven't seen or heard from Uncle Scott since I was child. You sure Emily isn't fabricating this to p*ss you off? Tom: No she isn't. For once she isn't lying in that rag she calls a paper. Casey: (confused) So then I don't get while you're mad at Emily . . . Tom: Because she's ruining my campaign! Don't you see it! Casey: Dad, I doubt anyone is taking Emily or her paper seriously. Her past isn't squeaky clean either . . . Tom: But when you're running up against someone with a stellar track record such as Carter Wallace-- Casey: Dad, you need to chill.
Casey goes and sits on the sofa. He pats on it to indicate he wants Tom to join him, to relax. After fighting it, Tom gives in.
Casey: Dad, you have a stellar track record too. Tom: I do but-- Casey: Not "buts." Who cares that you left mid office almost fifteen years ago? That was then. This is now.
Margo rushes in breathing heavily.
Margo: Oh honey! There you are. (rushes over and kisses Tom) I went by the campaign office and Bonnie told me everything. (calming down) You OK? Tom: Not really. Margo: Don't worry, honey. We'll figure this out--me, you, Bonnie, Lisa--
Tom jumps up from the sofa
Tom: Mom! I gotta go see her. Margo: We're coming with you.
On a shot of the Hughes rushing out,
INT. BARBARA & HENRY (KITCHEN)
Henry and Clark are now seated at a table. We enter mid-convo. Henry is trying to pry some info out of her.
Clark: Henry, can you stop! Henry: No! You just come beating down my door and you want me to stop? Clark: Yes. Henry: We haven't heard from you in years! Maddie, me, Bernadette-- Clark: I'm fine. (swiping hair out of face) Can't you tell? Henry: Not really but I'll drop it for now . . . Clark: I just need a place to stay for a few nights-- Henry: What? Hold on--you just come in here and expect to provide you a haven when you can't tell me where the heck you've been for the past five years?! Really, Clark?
On Clark moaning,
INT. MONA LISA
Picking up where we left off of Lisa slapping Scott, and both he and Carter stunned:
Scott: What was that for! Lisa: For not picking up the phone and calling me! For not visiting me! Your brother-- Scott: Oh I've seen ole' Tom already. Lisa: What? So you've been in town for awhile now! (to Carter) And you knew?!
Carter searches for the right words, but before he can get them out, Lisa pops him in the face. Carter now holds his face, shocked.
Lisa: Now I see why you were using me--getting close to me. You wanted to stick it to me and Tom. (pointing to Scott) And he's the best way to do so? Scott: He didn't even know I was related you to until the night I arrived in Oakdale. Lisa: Oh really? So how do you two know each other? Scott: We met awhile back in Somerset. I had a small practice there, he was there visiting-- Lisa: So you two became buddies and decided to come here and run for district attorney? Carter: No! I didn't even ask him to join me until weeks after I decided to come to Oakdale. Scott: Exactly. Lisa: (stewing) Oh OK . . . So Tom knew you were here? Scott: Yes. I've been here since Christmas. Lisa: What!
Tom, Margo, & Casey come rushing in and up to Lisa, Carter, & Scott.
Lisa pops him across the face.
Lisa: How could you! (to both of her boys) How could both of you! . . . (enraged, flailing around) How could all of you!
Casey and Margo step back, not wanting to feel the wrath of Lisa.
A thick fog nearly consumes the setting when a boat pulls in. A pair of feet steps off the boat and it is revealed to be John Hu. He looks around and likes what he sees. Suddenly, a Don Chi, Hu’s henchman, steps off the boat from behind him. He has a briefcase in hand.
Don: Pretty foggy here tonight, huh?
John: Just how I like it.
Don: So you never told me why we’re here in Springfield. John: Patience, patience. All good things to those who wait.
John digs into his pocket and reveals a small photo of Harley. He brightens up at the sight of her.
John: (putting it back in his pocket) We have to get things prepared for the shipment. Is all the money there. Don: (tapping the briefcase) Yep. Counted it twice. Five million dollars. John: Good. Let’s get back on the boat and circle around the bay until they arrive with our stash. Don: Yes, sir.
Don heads back onto the boat. John starts to head back onto the boat, and takes one look back . . .
John: Springfield . . . my home away from home.
He gets back on the boat and it takes off.
INT. HARLEY’S COTTAGE (LIVING ROOM) – NIGHT
The room is pure darkness with the exception of the TV, which illuminates Harley. We slowly pan towards Harley, who is nestled up on the sofa, asleep. She’s so peaceful, and we
EXT. YACHT – NIGHT— DREAM SEQUENCE
Harley is dressed to the “nines.” She is donning a beautiful haute couture gown while she sets on the deck of the yacht, which glides across the Danube River. The scenery—its so captivating and refreshing, mesmerizes her. A male hand then reaches into the frame and grabs her hand, placing a flute with champagne in it. She looks up (and we follow) to see the man is non other than John Hu.
Harley: John . . .
John: Ssh. Don’t say a word, my sweet. Harley: But—
John leans in and kisses Harley passionately, silencing her. Then a shot of the boat drifting off into the night, and
END OF DREAM SEQUENCE
BACK IN HARLEY’S LIVING ROOM
Harley jumps out the sound of someone beating at the door.
Phillip (O.C.): Harley! Harley, are you there. Harley: Ugh.
Harley gets up, with her hair tossed everywhere, and heads to the door. She snatches the door open to Phillip, who jumps back at the sight of her. He can see the fury in her eyes.
Harley: What! Phillip: We need to talk.
Phillip barges in without being invited. Harley astonished by this.
Harley: Umm . . . Phillip, I didn’t— Phillip: What is about you not wanting Zach attend Lincoln Prep? It’s a good school! Harley: With a lot of spoiled brats! Phillip: Just say it, Harley! You don’t want Zach to attend Lincoln Prep or have anything to do with my family or me because you’re afraid he’ll end up just me like.
The door to the room flings open and Alan Michael rushes into the room, frantic. He starts to scope out the room and Holly trails behind him.
AM: Mom! Mom! Holly: Alan Michael, be quiet! Do you wanna be heard?
Alan Michael nods understandingly. He peeks in the closet and sees that it has been cleared. He looks to Holly, anxious.
AM: Where is she? Holly: She couldn’t’ve gone too far. AM: I wouldn’t put it past her.
The door closes and Alan Michael and Holly turn to see India leaning on the door.
India: Looking for Caroline or should I say Hope?
Alan Michael’s jaw drops. He charges towards India with rage in his eyes, but Holly grabs him, stopping him.
AM: You! I should’ve known it! You— India: You better settle down. Not if you want me to remain silent. AM: Remain silent? (trying to break free) That can be arranged! Holly: (restraining him) Calm down! (to India) Where is Hope? India: Oh Holly . . . (shaking head) you knew about Hope too? This gets better and better. Holly: India . . . India: I wonder how Ed is going to take the news—his main squeeze keeping such big secrets from him. (gloating) Bet he won’t like it.
On Holly’s reaction
EXT. BAUER HOME – NIGHT
Ed sits on the porch rocking, and its foggy also. He looks in the night sky.
Mom, Leslie, and Maureen, if you can hear me . . . (tearing up) please help Meta, Bruce, Mike, and Hope find peace.
Ed looks down to see someone standing within the fog.
Hope emerges from the fog looking destroyed, mascara dripping down her eyes as if she’s been crying nonstop.
Ed: Caroline, you all right?
Ed steps off the porch and walks over towards her. Ed: Do I need to call Alan? Hope: No! Ed: Did something happen? Did Alan harm you? Hope: No. Ed: Come with me.
Ed takes her by the arm and tries to take her by the arm, but she jerks away.
Hope: Don’t you even recognize me! Ed: Caroline, are you sure you’re fine? Hope: It’s me, Uncle Ed! It is me, Hope!
On Ed uncertain and shaken,
INT. HARLEY’S COTTAGE (LIVING ROOM)
We open up on Harley and Phillip in a stand off.
Harley: Phillip, are we seriously going to do this tonight? Phillip: Yes!
Phillip storms over to the sofa and sits.
Phillip: (patting the sofa) Come sit. Harley: No. Phillip: I’m not leaving till we talk. Harley: You sure about that? Phillip: Harley . . . please.
Harley sighs heavily and complies with his wishes by sitting across from him.
Harley: What Phillip? Phillip: This has to stop—this tension between you and me. Harley: There is no tension. Phillip: There is. Harley: Phillip! (gets up and points to the door) Goodbye! Phillip: No. Harley: Leave! Phillip: I said no.
Harley walks over and grabs the phone off the end table and starts to dial.
Phillip: (sighs) Who are you calling? Harley: Frank. So he can come and whoop your ass and take you to jail.
Phillip crosses over and struggles the phone away from Harley. Then he tosses it across the room and shatters into pieces.
Harley: Phillip! Phillip: Now lets sit and talk like adults. Harley: Talk like adults? Screw you! Phillip: Why do you hate me, Harley? Why! Is this because of how I took Zach from you? I thought you’ve forgiven me! Harley: Well you thought wrong.
Harley grabs her keys. She goes to exit but Phillip grabs her by the arm, restraining her.
Harley: Let me go! Phillip: No! Not until you listen to me!
Harley tries to pry free of Phillip’s grip.
Harley: My opinion isn’t changing, Phillip! Zach is not going to Lincoln Prep. End of story—
Harley breaks free but falls onto the floor. She holds her arm in pain while Phillip rushes to her side.
Phillip: (worried) Harley, you OK! Harley: No!
Harley kicks Phillip away from her.
Harley: See! See! You see why I don’t want Zach anywhere near you! Your family! You’re a bully, Phillip! You’re sick! Phillip: Harley, it was an acci—
Harley looks past Phillip to see Zach standing at the bottom of the stairs. Noticing Harley’s reaction, Phillip turns and sees Zach too. Guilt comes over Phillip.
Zach: What’s going on? Mom, are you OK? Harley: (covering) Nothing. (getting back up) Nothing at all. Zach: But I heard you two screaming. Phillip: It was nothing, Zach. Just a simple disagreement. (devastated) I-I’m sorry, Harley. Forgive me. (fighting back tears) Forgive me.
Phillip rushes out of the house. Harley looks on concerned and,
INT. BAUER HOME (LIVING ROOM)
Hope sits on the sofa in utter silence. She’s a total mess. Ed (standing up) watches on from a far, bothered.
Ed rushes over and opens the door to reveal Holly & Alan Michael.
Holly: Is she here?
Ed points to Hope. Alan Michael rushes in and kneels down next to her. Holly enters and Ed closes the door. They both watch what’s about to happen.
Alan Michael: Caroline! I’m so sorry.
She doesn’t respond.
Alan Michael: I just wanna let you know that you’re not fired. Your job is still intact and I want you to come home with me. OK?
She slowly turns to see her son crying. She wipes the tears from his eyes.
Hope: Don’t cry, my sweet baby. I forgive you.
Alan Michael kisses her hand and bury his face in it. Ed is now convinced.
Ed: So I guess it’s true.
Holly and Alan Michael react.
Ed: So I guess she is Hope.
Holly and Alan Michael exchange looks, and on Ed unhappy,
INT. BOAT (LOWER DECK) – NIGHT
John lies on the bed in a daze while he glances at the ceiling. He then gets up and head down the hall to another door. He cracks the door open, and we get a slight shot of Carmen lying in the bed with a medical ventilator strapped to her.
COMINGSOON: Phillip’s illness continues to go unchecked Jason & Leah plan an attack on Phillip Remy & Tierra grow closer Mel struggles with keeping her pregnancy secret Olivia's continues her quest to destroy Marah A friend of Shayne's comes to town Dinah & Mallet are drawn together Blake & Rick find love (not with each other) Alan uses the Reardon boys as pawns to gain back Spaulding Hope’s secret’s comes out Laurel & Reva makes life-changing decisions Cassie starts her search for her biological father & Frank helps John Hu wreaks havoc Michelle continues to fall victim to the Bauer curse Pilar and Bill reestablish their friendship James grows tired for Daisy . . . and wants Trista instead
Kiara’s heels clicked against the tile granite floor tiles of the kitchen as she walked to the refrigerator and took out a bottle of mineral water. Her long brown hair was in a neat bun at the top of her head and her olive skin was complimented with a cute white lace dress. Her makeup was fresh and her skin looked dewy.
“Oh, you’re back,” Ashley says in a sarcastic tone while walking into the living room dressed in a cami and daisy dukes her long hair loose down to her shoulders.
“Yes, London was quite enjoyable thank you for asking. I always get joy in further refining my craft,” Kiara tells her sister.
She walks out to the patio admiring the view of the city midday. Ashley follows behind plopping down on a black lounge.
“You know just because you’re a grad student at Yale and you had a small role on Broadway doesn’t mean you’re above the rest of us,” Ashley quips.
“Did you listen to the words that came out your mouth? I excelled all my life; while you choice local parochial school as an option I was thrilled to attend one of the top boarding schools in the country. I graduated top of my class and became the only member of this family to attend an Ivy League school. You may not have higher inhibitions but my goal is to be an actress and I never set a goal I can’t achieve,” Kiara says proudly.
“Did you practice that speech? Yes you were a good student but dad’s money and your last name got you into Yale’s School of Drama. And I thought you wanted to do movies and TV? Why are you doing wasting your youth in grad school?” Ashley inquires.
“I’m refining my craft,” Kiara retorts. She sits down on the couch and picks up her Ipad.
“You’re dating the son of a television producer; you’ve had your SAG card since you were 10. You know you could be the lead of a TV show right now. Are you afraid to move out of your comfort zone?” Ashley asks.
Kiara smiles a sly smile. “Let’s talk about you for a moment. What’s this I hear about sneaking into the club?”
“I just wanted to have a night out with the girls so we got dressed up and I went downstairs and partied. We were dancing and having a good time. Dad’s busy freaking out over what this supposedly means for his reputation,” Ashley explains. “I don’t know why he’s so worried about a little small town gossip.”
“Well considering his history as well as that of his father, it’s easy to see why they would be worried about another scandal. Grandma is justified for being distraught over the affairs,” Kiara expressed. She sets her Ipad down on the table.
“Please she got millions in that divorce settlement and then she got money from the tabloids for airing out our family business. She was being spiteful about something she knew about for over a decade,” Ashley said.
“I’m not sure what lies dad covered the story up with but she didn’t know her husband was sleeping with younger women who worked for his company. She would’ve left much sooner had she know. Grandma had class and dignity just like my mother,” Kiara said.
Ashley rolled her eyes. “Oh here it comes! More my mom versus your mom crap. I know dad left your mother for mine and you’re jealous.”
Kiara leaps from her seat. “That couldn’t be further from the truth,” she bellows. “Our father cheated on my mother with a younger version of her and he’s rumored to have slept with quite a few women in this town. I’m happy she was able to flee in time.”
“And just like grandma she took a nice chunk of change with her,” Ashley pointed out. “I don’t believe those rumors about dad having affairs despite how my parents got together.”
“You are more naive than I thought. Let’s hope you never discover any of our father’s hidden secrets. I knew I should’ve spent the rest of my break in New York with my mother,” Kiara turned and headed back inside.
"It's not too late for that," Ashley snaps.
Mr. Harrington walks in the living room.”Kiara, when did you get home?” he asks.
“Very early this morning, daddy. I was tired and wasn’t in the mood to talk,” she replies.
He can feel the tension in the room. “What’s going on here?” he inquires.
“Ashley tried to insinuate that my mother and your mother are nothing but gold digging whores,” Kiara says. “The daughter of one however has no place judge.”
“Because you’re just Little Miss Perfect,” Ashley derides.
“Kiara! You don’t talk about your family that way,” Mr. Harrington raises his voice in a stern tone.
“I’m sure others do. You and your wife can try and keep up the façade but I see right through it. I see something much more deep past the shallow surface,” Kiara says stomping off.
“What was that all about?” Mr. Harrington asked.
Ashley shrugs. “How should I know? She woke up in a bad mood, I guess. It was the usual back and forth until she brought up our family and reputations.”
“What did she say?” he asks.
“Something about not brushing off every rumor about you; that we’ll find some out to be true,” Ashley recalls.
“You weren’t buying into that were you?” he asks cautiously.
“Please, ain’t nobody got time for that,” Ashley laughs before adding. “Let her throw her little hissy fit. She lives here with us so she can’t be mad for long.”
“I hope you’re right. One thing I’ve learned from my own mother is to never mess with a Harrington woman when she’s angry,” Mr. Harrington noted.
(Hayley is standing on the ledge. Tears are streaming down her face. Her entire body shakes as she looks down at the road 23 stories below her. She inhales sharply and reaches one hand behind her, grabbing the railing. With her other hand, she raises the bottle of vodka to her lips and takes a sip. Her hands shaking uncontrollably, a large splash of vodka splashes onto her chin and robe. Sobbing, she throws the bottle behind her and hears as it smashes on the balcony. She wipes the makeup soaked tears from her eyes one last time, and lets go of the railing. Just as she begins to lose her balance, a hand reaches out and grabs her arm, steadying her.)
James: You can't do this, Hayley.
(She turns to look at him through her blurry, tear soaked eyes.)
Hayley: Oh, don't pretend to care.You don't even know me.
James: Maybe not, butI know damn well that I'm not about to let you jump off of this ledge.
(He reaches out and wraps his arms around her waist, lifting her over the railing and back onto the balcony.)
Hayley: Leave it to me to have a one night stand with someone that actually gives a damn.
James: You honestly expected me to let you jump?
Hayley: I didn't expect you to be awake.
James: Well, thank God I was.
Hayley: Just because you pulled me off of one ledge doesn't mean I won't find another.
James: Look, I don't know what's going on in your life, but I know that this isn't the answer.
Hayley: You're damn right. You don't know anything about my life. You have no idea what I go through every single day. And you have no business interfering in my personal life.
James: You can say whatever you want, but I don't have to know you. I don't have to know you, to know this isn't the answer. My mother killed herself when I was 5 years old, and it has haunted me for my entire life. And I know who you are, Hayley. I know you have children at home. And I'm not letting you do to them what my mother did to me. I'm not letting you take the coward's way out.
(Hayley slaps him across the face.)
Hayley: Don't you ever call me a coward. How dare you.
(At this point, tears are once again streaming down her face. She stumbles away from him, and inadvertently walks barefoot directly through the shattered glass on the ground. She winces in pain as blood begins trailing from her foot.)
(James moves towards her.)
James: Let me help you.
(Hayley looks up at him, a mixture of pain and hatred in her eyes.)
Hayley: You stay away from me.
(She limps backwards throw the doorway and into the hotel room. She grabs her purse from the chair, as well as her clothes from the ground, and stumbles from the room wearing nothing but a silk robe and her underwear.)
(Inside Skye's club. Blair is standing with Jack and Billy.)
Blair: Excuse me?
Jack: This is Billy. He's my boyfriend.
Billy: It's nice to meet yo--
(Blair cuts him off.)
Blair: Jack, I don't have time for your games. I have a lot going on right now.
Jack: Mom, this isn't a game.
Blair: You were livid at me for sending you to boarding school, and even more angry that you had to stay for the summer program. And what do you do? You skip school and pull a stunt like this.
Jack: This isn't a joke, Mom.
Blair: You expect me to believe that you're gay? You expect me to believe that you skipped school and hitch-hiked to New Hampshire to tell me that you're gay?
Blair: Well, I don't believe you.
(Her voice cracks. She turns and walks away from them, to the other side of the room. She picks up a stack of papers, and begins fumbling through them. Jack moves towards her.)
Jack: Mom, please. I need you to--
(Blair swivels around and cuts him off.)
Blair: Why now? If this is true - Why now? In the middle of your summer term, you show up and tell me you have a boyfriend? You could have waited a few weeks until I visited. But you expect me to believe your story, when you show up here and drop a bombshell like this? I know you, Jack. You're up to something.
(Jack is chocked up. He swallows the lump in his throat and chokes back tears.)
Jack: Mom, I couldn't take it anymore.
Blair: Take what?
Jack: The bullying.
(Blair is visibly taken aback by this. Blair and Jack lock eyes for a moment. Tears well up once more in Jack's eyes, and he turns away from his mother. He walks several feet to the other side of the room and sits at an empty table. Billy, still standing by the door, glances towards Jack, and then Blair. He moves across the room towards Blair.)
Billy: Jack and I met in chemistry class this past year. We became friends instantly, and eventually it progressed to more. I've been openly gay for about a year now, and once Jack and I became close, he felt comfortable enough with me to admit that he had been doubting his sexual orientation.
Blair: And you just swooped right in and took advantage of that?
(Jack stands, visibly angered by this remark.)
Billy: I never came onto Jack. But once he accepted it, we began to explore our feelings for one another.
Blair: Jack, when did you start having these...feelings?
Jack: Last year...For Shane. I know I treated him horribly, and that's why. When my friends started bullying him, I hated it. Because from the minute that I met him, I felt...something. Of course I was in denial about it, and so I started bullying him harder than anyone else so that no one would know. But I hated it, because I had...feelings for him. Everything that I did was to cover that up.
(Blair sighs and rests her head in her hand for a long moment.)
Blair: Well, what is this that you said about bullying?
Jack: It was late at night, and Billy and I were down by the water. We shared a kiss, but we didn't know anyone was around. Apparently one of the guys from the football team saw, and he told everyone. The next day I came back to my room after class and someone had broken in. My room had been completely trashed, and they spray painted...
Blair: What, Jack? They spray painted what?
Jack: They spray painted the word fag on my wall.
(Blair is visibly horrified. A look of sheer heartbreak spreads across her face. In that moment, all denial that she had was wiped completely out of her.)
Blair: You're serious.
Billy: He is.
Blair: Why didn't you tell me this sooner?!
Jack: I didn't tell anyone, Mom. It would have only made things worse. But I couldn't handle it any more. The harassment was too much. Everywhere I went, they would call me names and mock me. I know I deserve it, after what I did to Shane...But I couldn't handle it, Mom.
(Blair stands. There are tears in her eyes now. She moves towards Jack, who also stands. She embraces him tightly for a long moment.)
Blair: I'm so, so sorry baby. Everything's going to be okay.
(Inside Lindsay's apartment. She is standing near the door, with Tad. There is a suitcase next to her.)
Tad: I can't believe I just got back, and now you have to leave.
Lindsay: I know, but there's just something that I need to take care of. And now that you're officially living here, we'll see each other so much more. No more back and forth to Pine Valley.
Tad: Thank God.
(The two kiss.)
Tad: Where are you going again?
Lindsay: To Seattle, to see my sister. She's had some crisis or another, and asked me to come see her. Always the drama queen, that Melanie.I'll be back in two days, okay? There's food in the refrigerator for you, and plenty of towels in the linen closet. Oh, and--
Tad: Lindsay, I'll be fine! Go! Before you miss your flight.
(The two kiss again. Lindsay grabs her suitcase from the ground. She opens the door, and steps into the hall, closing the door behind her. Tad moves across the room and has a seat on the couch. He reaches for the remote, but before he can turn the TV on, his phone rings. He picks his phone up off of the end table and looks at the caller ID: "Call from: Dixie Martin"
Lindsay stands in the hallway. She opens her purse and takes out her plane ticket. It reads: DESTINATION: Pine Valley, Pennsylvania. She speaks quietly to herself.)
Lindsay: I hate lying to you, Tad. But it's time I pay an old friend a visit.
(Inside the WAVE Studios. Hayley sneaks in through a side entrance, still wearing nothing but underwear and the long silk robe - which is now tied. She creeps down the hallway and towards her dressing room. When she gets to her dressing room, she is surprised to see the door already open. She peers in and spots Brianna packing things into a large cardboard box. She enters the room.)
Hayley: What the hell are you doing?
(Brianna looks up, visibly stunned to see Hayley there.)
Brianna: Hayley...We didn't expect you to show up today. It's so late already.
Hayley: Don't deflect the subject Brianna. What the hell are you doing in my dressing room?
Brianna: I shouldn't be the one to tell you this...
(Before Brianna can finish, Hayley storms out of the room and down the hall into the large open room containing the set on which the show is filmed, as well as the camera crew, snack table and makeup touch up table. She spots Lucas on the other side of the room and marches towards him.)
Hayley: Lucas, what the hell is going on here? Why is Brianna packing things in my office?
Lucas: Hayley, I...I'm so sorry.
Hayley: Sorry for what? Lucas! What the hell are you talking about?
Lucas: You missed another day of taping, Hayley. I tried to defend you, I did. But...they've decided to let you go.
(A look of utter confusion spreads across Hayley's face for a long moment. Slowly, it morphs into realization, and then anger. Before she can continue speaking, Skye enters the room through a set of double doors across from where Hayley is standing.)
Hayley: You! You did this, didn't you?! You bitch. I asked you not to say anything.
(Skye looks genuinely sympathetic.)
Skye: I didn't do anything Hayley. This is out of my control.
Hayley: No, I don't believe you. No, you did this! You hypocritical bitch. I asked you. I begged you not to do this to me. I should have known you couldn't change.
(Before Skye can speak, Clint enters the room and begins speaking.)
Clint: Skye had nothing to do with it, Hayley. This was my decision.
(Hayley turns around slowly to face him.)
Hayley: Excuse me?
Clint: Your erratic behavior won't be tolerated anymore Hayley. It isn't benefiting the show or anyone involved, especially you. I'm very sorry, but you are being let go.
(Hayley slaps him across the face with all the force she has, leaving nail marks across his cheeks.)
Hayley: You bastard! You came to me. You came to me and told me you respected me, that you respected that this is MY show. But that was just a lie. It was nothing but a lie....You are just like the rest of them.
Clint: I know you're upset, Hayley. But this is your own doing.
(Tears well up in Hayley's eyes and cascade down her cheeks. She turns to storm out of the room but spots Erica Kane standing across the room. An evil glint fills her eyes as marches towards her. She shrieks.)
Hayley: YOU! This was your plan all along, wasn't it? Swoop in here and steal my show because you're such a complete failure yourself. I should have known better than to trust you. You truly are the shallow bitch everyone makes you out to be, Erica.
Erica: You should know I would never do that to you, Hayley.
Hayley: But you did. You did do it, Erica. You slutted your way through Pine Valley for 40 years, and once that well was dried up you decided to swoop in here and cash in on your own daughters death, at my expense.
(Tears well in Erica's eyes. Hayley opens her mouth to speak again, but Skye steps forward and in-between Erica and Hayley. She speaks.)
Skye: Don't do this, Hayley. Don't take this out on Erica, or anyone else. You've made some mistakes, but it's not to late to fix them.
(Hayley pushes Skye away from her and steps back.)
Hayley: Oh, shut UP Skye. I am so sick of your incessant preaching. You are an alcoholic, slut mob princess. And everyone in this family hates you. You may be a biological Chandler this week, but it doesn't mean anyone wants you. We have been pretending you didn't exist for decades, and you begging to be my safe place isn't going to get you back in the will, honey.
Skye: I've been where you are, Hayley. I know saying those things makes you feel better, but it isn't helping. You need to snap out of this denial --
(Hayley cuts her off.)
Hayley: Oh, honey. I'm not in denial!
(She opens her purse and pulls out a flask.)
Hayley: Ladies and gentleman, Hayley Vaughan is off the wagon! And I am loving every damn minute of it!
(She uncaps the flask and takes a swig before recapping it and putting it into her purse. She turns to walk away. She moves towards the stairs, but before she can walk down them, Skye chases after her. Skye grabs her arm.)
Hayley: Let go of me, Skye!
(Hayley jerks forward, attempting to break Skye's grasp. Skye loses her balance and stumbles forward, down the steps. After the fall, she lies unconscious at the bottom of the steps, a small pool of blood on the floor near her head. Hayley looks down at her for a moment, before beginning down the steps. She walks down the steps, her high heels clicking with each step. When she reaches the bottom, she steps directly over Skye's unconscious body and walks out the exit of the building.)
in Nine Lives,
03 April 2012 -
So it may not be my strongest episode, but I hope this helps set up some more of the drama ahead. Apologies if the tone seems a little disjointed at this point, I'm still trying to figure out the right mix of comedy and drama here, but I think it still turned out okay.
Thanks for reading!
It's buzzing at The Royal. The grand opening is upon us, and champagne is in every glass. Kian, Jason and Peter socialize with the local foodies and press, basking in the glory of their creation. Ryan passes by them, hors d'oevres artfully displayed on the tray in his hands. Jason pulls Ryan over momentarily.
JASON: Can you do me a favour and ask the kitchen to wait ten minutes before serving the mains? I'm gonna have Peter and Kian give speeches, then at my cue, get the staff ready and we'll parade everything out all at once, alright? RYAN: Got it, boss.
Ryan is about to hastily scurry away, Jason stops him before he does so, and looks at him with a wry smile.
JASON: And don't call me boss. Got it? RYAN: Yes, b..Jason.
Jason lets Ryan go, and wrinkles his nose, shaking his head.
Jason then goes back to mingling with the crowd, drinking far faster than anyone else in the room. He still manages to come off charming, if a little sloppy.
Kian and Peter shmooze with the press, Kian held close to Peter's side, but Kian's eyes are clearly following Jason instead. Peter's so caught up in having a sexy young guy on his side, he barely notices as he chats endlessly with the socialites around him.
Kian tunes it out and daydreams of he and Jason in bed together. Jason's kiss on his neck and heading south before Peter calling his name snaps him out of it.
PETER: Kian! KIAN: Oh...hey. PETER: You look like you're a thousand miles away, babe. KIAN; Sorry, I just...I couldn't believe that all of this was for me. I had to soak it all in for a sec. PETER: Well, get used to it, babe, cos this is just the start of it for you.
Kian smiles a wide smile and gives Peter a quick peck on the lips, more in appreciation than out of love. Regardless, the group talking with them still beam at them, mistaking their display as a sign of great romance.
As this happens, Jason gets up on the small stage in one corner of the room, clinking his glass with his fork to draw attention to himself.
JASON: Excuse me, everybody. Can I have everyone's attention for just a second, please.
The room grows mostly silent and turns to face Jason, a few members in the crowd still chatter.
Jason points to the source the noise, a twinkle in his eye as he does so. The crowd laughs.
JASON: I wanted to thank you all for coming here, and I have something extremely important that I want to say about someone who is very important to everyone here, but especially to me.
Kian looks to Jason with eyes darting. Kian shakes his head at Jason hoping to avert a disaster, while Jason looks relaxed and ignores Kian's worries.
Down on Queen West, Darren chats with his friend, artist Calvin J at his art show. Out of the corner of his eye, Darren spots Alexis come into the gallery. Alexis' face drops and she turns sharply to the bar, avoiding contact with Darren as much as possible. Undeterred, Darren excuses himself and heads over to Alexis.
As Alexis picks up a glass of wine at the bar, Darren startles her with his greeting.
DARREN: HEY baby, what's up? ALEXIS: You want me to spill this all over the place? DARREN: Sorry, baby, if you spilled, i'ma buy you another. ALEXIS (unimpressed): How gracious of you. DARREN: Come to think of it, I might just buy you one anyway. ALEXIS: *sigh* This may come as a huge shock to you, but you're actually nowhere near as suave as you think you are.
Darren grabs at his chest.
DARREN: MY HEART!
Alexis rolls her eyes, takes a sip of wine as she walks away.
DARREN: Wait wait wait, wait a minute, girl. Come here, I got someone I want you to meet. ALEXIS: If it's your mother, I don't think we're at that stage of the relationship yet. DARREN: Yet. Cha-ching! Progress.
Alexis follows him reluctantly, shaking her head at his theatrics as he takes her over to meet Calvin.
Back at the restaurant, a beautiful black woman in her early 40s enters the room in a dazzling red gown. Her hair done up in a tight bun, she looks every bit as beautiful as a woman in her 20s, but twice as graceful. She stands at the back of the room as Jason makes his speech.
JASON: I'm glad you're all here tonight for our grand opening. It really means a lot to me and Kian, and Peter of course, that you're here to help us celebrate the launch of this amazing new restaurant.
Kian winces at Jason's remark. He knows the comment was unintentional, and realizes he's overthinking things, but worries that there's a possibility some buried resentment at Jason's status as Kian's hidden lover will make its way into Jason's speech.
JASON: The Royal will be one of a kind in this community, a restaurant of fine food for everybody. And we have two very important people to thank for this...Kian and Peter.
The crowd applauds as Jason motions them to step up. Kian is unsure of what's going on, still deep in thought, while Peter, eager to grab the spotlight, races up to capture the glory of the moment.
PETER: Thank you, everybody. Thanks for coming out, and even greater thanks to my talented, and loving partner, in life and in business...Mr. Kian McClary.
The applause continues as Kian finally steps up on the stage.
PETER: Kian is probably the finest discovery I've ever made. Not only is he one of the best chefs in the country, but he also has quite possibly the best taste in the world. Not only for his food, but for choosing an old lug like me.
Peter jabs Kian in the side, as the audience laughs. Kian laughs along with them but a slight discomfort is still visible in his face.
As Peter continues to go on about how great he is, Ryan stands in the doorway of the kitchen, ready to lead the night's parade of great food with the wait staff. He notices the beautiful black woman in the doorway and can't take his eyes off her. She gives a seductive smile and turns back to Peter. Ryan smiles back clumsily, then looks back at the stage as well, waiting for Jason's cue.
PETER: ...and that is going to be the key to our success. JASON: Now without further ado, let's all raise our glasses to The Royal.
As the call goes out to raise their glasses, Ryan's handed a glass of champagne by another member of the wait staff, Jason motions to Ryan to hand it over to the woman he was looking at before. Ryan quickly scurries over to her and hands her a glass.
RYAN: Here you are, Madam. MARY: Call me Mary. And thank you, handsome. RYAN: You're welcome.
Ryan shuffles back to his corner, as the room prepares to toast.
JASON: To The Royal ALL: To The Royal!
Alexis toasts with Darren. She's had a few drinks by now, but still seems put off.
DARREN: You look like you could kill someone, and I don't think I've crossed that line yet. ALEXIS: You're teetering on the edge, but no, you haven't. DARREN: Then I guess I better watch my step. ALEXIS: Trust me, you're nowhere near as bad as some people tonight. DARREN: Oh? ALEXIS: I wasn't supposed to be here alone tonight but-- DARREN: But you got stood up and now you wanna get your mind off it. I get it. I know the feeling. ALEXIS: Why does that not surprise me? DARREN: Now YOU'RE teetering on the edge.
Alexis laughs and orders another drink. Darren finishes his and sits a little closer.
DARREN: You really better slow down, you know. ALEXIS: I'm a big girl, and I don't need some he-man looking out for me. DARREN: Nah, it's not that. I just know a lot of girls who think they can handle their booze, then they end up trippin' over their heels and throwing up on some dude's Cadillac. ALEXIS: I feel like there's a story there. DARREN: You have no idea. ALEXIS (laughing): Well come on, tell me! DARREN: Only if you promise to let me walk you home. ALEXIS: Hmmmm.....I think considering we're both going to the same place. DARREN: Mmmhmm??? ALEXIS: I think I could handle that. DARREN: Excellent. ALEXIS: Now don't get too excited. I don't want you getting the wrong idea. DARREN: Promise. I'm a gentleman. I treat you like a lady. ALEXIS: Good. You know you're a lot less annoying after a few drinks. DARREN: Well thanks a lot, lady. What you tryin' to say?
Darren gets in closer and tickles Alexis a bit. Alexis, whose defenses are now fully and clearly down, is actually enjoying the attention, which passive, distracted boyfriend Ryan never gives her.
ALEXIS: AH! Stop it. (laughs). Come on. TELL ME! Tell me the story.
Alexis looks up at Darren, who leans in to kiss her. Alexis at first recoils, but it's only momentary. She leans back in to reciprocate.
We left on a huge hiatus but now it's time to come back to the light. Finding the Light only has one season left, and the first chapter is almost over. I will soon be posting the second half of Tumbling Down which consists of 8 more episodes and ends on the date of February 29th 2012 at the Masquerade Ball where everything will come Tumbling Down!
Previously on Finding the Light: Tumbling Down
Annie has been manipulating everyone around her. Reva is being pulled away from her relationship with Noah. Josh is struggling to battle his cancer. Marah is being forced into a marriage with Edmund that is pulling her from her family. Ava and Shayne are expecting a baby. Now Dinah and Mallet's happiness is going to be compromised. A jail cell won't keep Annie out of Springfield.
Dylan and Bridget have adopted Clarissa's son. But now they are struggling with the money issues.
Susan and Stephanie went from being enemies to besties. Stephanie is pregnant with Guillespie's baby but the two are still keeping their secret about murdering him. Susan has put Stephanie with her charming step-brother Peter who wants to help raise her baby.
Spencer has fallen into the addiction/depression that comes along with self injury. But has her cry for help done enough to save her from herself.
Amanda tried to overcome her manipulative ways but now she is determined to steal David away from her niece Vicky.
Gus and Harley have been reunited but worry Springfield will keep them from being happy.
Aubrey cross is back in Liz's life. She is the woman who drove Jonathan and Sarah out of Springfield after she shot Liz. Now she must decide Aubrey's fate after she saved Liz and her son Clay from a fire. Rafe is now caught between a rock and a hard place, since Aubrey can easily spill that he was her evil side kick back in the day.
Marti was the victim of sexual assualt while she was in New York but is keeping it a secret which has ended her relationship with Zach.
Michelle is starting a new romance with her old fling (and cousin via adoption) Dr. J Chamberlain. But her non-Danny Santos relationships have been less successful in the past. She worries if this one will be different.
Ashlee is struggling with her eating disorder which was triggered again by her controlling boyfriend Dalton. She has been leaning on her ex Coop but that is messing up his marriage with Eden whose evil side is being brought back out by the triangle. Coop has also discovered that one of the roommates at the Museum Apartment is HIV positive.
Kevin has been flying off the handle and no one seems to know why. Blake, Ross, Rocky, and everyone else are worried about him. But they have not seen anything yet and have no idea he has been stumbling around Springfield and living homeless. We are about to get an answer as to what is going on with Kevin.
Jason is dating Vi but head over heels for Maureen. Will he dump he be loyal to his slighlty mean girlfriend or leave her for the girl next door Maureen?
Belinda has just found out that Cyrus Foley is her biological father. Which also means that her uncle is Guillespie, the man who murdered her boyfriend's sister Tammy Winslow. She has already dealt with her mother killing RJ's father. Her fears of ending up a psycho like her mother are overwhelming now.
Just when you think all of this drama has built up enough... EVERYTHING COMES TUMBLING DOWN!