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  1. Was only on for the one season, it tied for 13th with Dark Shadows and Paradise Bay (according to Wiki, at least) 13. Morning Star 4.1 (Debut/Final Season: September 27, 1965 to July 1, 1966) Usually those ones we see in our threads only go to the Top 10, and I doubt this show ever got high enough ratings to rank above 10, so...
  2. EPISODE 114 Written by A. Washington-Beeby Story Consultants: ML Cooks, Nick Monarco & C. Nathaniel Richardson Maggie, Julie, Alex, and Will step into the main hall of what will soon be the re-opened Penthouse Grille. The building is still very much a work-in-progress, with scaffoldings all around the room, and half-completed painting on the walls. Still, the group is impressed by what will soon come. MAGGIE: So I just want to thank everyone for coming down here. I know it was last minute and I apologize for changing the venue so suddenly, but I'm glad you could all make it down here. WILL: It's no trouble at all. MAGGIE: I'm pleased. Because I couldn't wait to show you all. Maggie holds out her arms, beaming with excitement as she turns around like a game show model to show off the new restaurant. MAGGIE: This is the new space. Julie looks around the room, smiling excitedly alongside Maggie. JULIE: Maggie, this is going to be incredible! Oh, you must be so excited. ALEX: She's not the only one. We have an elaborate marketing campaign planned for this space to go along with a modern, upscale decor, and plush furnishings. This place is going to be THE hotspot of Salem. Will looks to Alex, giving a playful grin to him. WILL: You'd better be careful, your brother might get jealous and fight back. The group share a laugh, before Alex responds in kind. ALEX: Well, it's all in the family. I think there's enough of a market in Salem for both spaces to operate successfully. MAGGIE: Well, I agree. And I think Sonny's plan, from what he told me earlier, was that he planned to use the TBD space going forward more as a lounge and less as a dinner space, so I'm absolutely sure we can find the right balance. JULIE: Absolutely. Besides, with how unbelievably grand this place is, this could be a premier spot for events. Maggie smiles and turns to face Julie, almost bursting with excitement. MAGGIE: Well, I'm glad you're so enthusiastic about it, Julie, because I had something I wanted to ask you. Julie stands dumbstruck. Unsure what to expect, she turns to face Maggie. JULIE: Me? What is it, Maggie? MAGGIE: Well...I know you have a whole lot of enthusiasm and decades of experience in running clubs like this...would you do me the honour of running the Penthouse Grille? Julie looks at Maggie, suprised and beginning to smile. --- Tyler stands in the Titan Lab with Nick. Tyler is incensed by Nick's demands of him, and responds angrily. TYLER: You have absolutely no grounds to make demands of me, young man. Nick turns to face him, nonchalantly. He looks directly into Tyler's eyes as he smriks, cooly responding to Tyler's rage. NICK: I would watch that tone you take with me. You remember the fact I had access to the security system and was able to not only track down but also prevent this virus from going through? What makes you think I don't have access to anything else around here? Tyler draws himself up, uncomfortable with the direction Nick's going with this. NICK: You see, I know an awful lot about a lot of people in this building. Including you...your brother...and where your connections in "business" really are. Don't test me, Tyler. Tyler's face goes ghost white as Nick slowly hints at his familial connections, sighing heavily as he realizes what's at stake. --- Noelle and Nicole sit at the bar at Club TBD. The soft, intimate lighting creates a relaxed mood for the two, as the tensions between them lower with each drink. As Nicole sets her martini down, Noelle lifting hers to her lips to take a sip. NICOLE: So for the record: Victor Kiriakis is a safe topic with me. There is no love lost between him and I. Noelle turns, intrigued. NOELLE: Oh really? Why, what did Old Man Vic do to you? NICOLE: Ohhh...I could tell you but...we'd need a few weeks before I finish. Let's just say it took me a few years, a murder attempt, some blackmail, and a court case...yeah...he's...taken me to the cleaners a few times. Nicole quickly finishes her martini, trying to wash down the memories of Victor, before holding up her finger to catch T's attention. NICOLE: T! Another martini? T: Sure thing, Miss Walker. NICOLE: Thanks, darlin'. Nicole turns again to face Noelle, with a raised eyebrow and a cheeky grin. NICOLE: What did that sour old malaka do to you? Noelle chortles at Nicole's crack, before turning back in Nicole's direction, putting her martini down on the bar. NOELLE: Well..for one, he killed my father. Nicole looks on, stunned by the grave news. --- --- Julie stands, amazed as Maggie smiles back at her. JULIE: Me? You...You want me to run this...this beautiful place? MAGGIE: I couldn't think of anyone better suited to it. You and Doug have been masters in this field for a very, very long time. Heck, you even teach ME a thing or two now and then. Everyone laughs as Maggie reaches into her bag and pulls out the keys to the restaurant. She holds them out for Julie to take. JULIE: Maggie, I don't know what to say! MAGGIE: Say yes! (laughs) It would be my honour to have you be my right hand. Julie takes a moment, before taking the keys from Maggie. They immediately reach for each other and give each other a warm hug, laughing and beaming as Alex and Will applaud their new family venture. --- JJ holds the cheque Liam's given him in his hands as he sits on the sofa in the Horton living room. He looks over at a smiling Liam, who sits nearby in an easy chair, with Jenn sitting along the back of the chair, beaming at her son. JJ: I...I honestly don't know what to say, Liam. LIAM: Don't say anything right now. Think about it. I know we...we really haven't seen eye-to-eye so far but...I just figured this could be a step in the right direction. JJ looks up at Liam, seriously. He then looks up at his smiling mom, and nods. JJ: Alright. Give me some time. But...I just want you to know...I really appreciate this. JJ gets up from the sofa, as Liam does as well, and Jennifer walks toward the two of them, resting her arms on Liam's broad shoulder. LIAM: It's my pleasure, JJ. The two men shake hands as Liam turns toward Jennifer. LIAM: I think....it's time we took ourselves out for the evening. JJ, let me know what you decide. JJ: Will do. Have a good time, you guys. Jennifer pulls JJ into a tight hug. JENNIFER: Thank you, Sweetie. I'll see you later. JJ: Bye, Mom. As Jenn follows Liam out of the room, JJ turns back away from the two of them, his face dropping with worry as he holds the cheque in his hands. He shakes his head, increasingly unsure of Liam and his motives. --- Nicole looks at Noelle, shocked by what she's just heard, as she uncomfortably stirs her martini, trying to find a response. NICOLE: So...uh...wait, your...your dad... NOELLE: Neil Curtis. NICOLE: Neil Curtis...how did he get involved with Victor? Noelle casually takes a sip of her martini before responding to Nicole. NOELLE: Oh, I don't think we have time for all that-- NICOLE: Oh come on, you can't drop a bomb like that and just tell me you don't wanna talk about it-- Noelle interrupts Nicole's complaining, leaning back and sighing, rolling her eyes in defeat. NOELLE: OKAY, okay, fine. If you really wanna know, my dad had a gambling problem, and...ugh...it's complicated, my mother-in-law...Anjelica...she was with my dad at the time, and... Nicole's eyes dart back and forth as Noelle explains, trying to keep track of the complicated connections in her head. NOELLE: I dunno, Victor wanted Anjelica for himself, so he manipulated dad into going back into gambling and then...started loan sharking him and...well...that's when things started going downhill. Dad had to close Blondie's, I dunno if you remember driving past that place when you were young. NICOLE: Must've been before my time. Noelle shrugs, and stirs her martini, still a bit wistful as she recalls her early childhood. NOELLE: Well...by then I was living with my mom in LA anyway, so...I wasn't around for any of that, really. I just know that when my dad finally moved to LA to be near us...he was...he wasn't well. He was...weary. Worn down. He never told us anything about what happened with Victor after he lost Blondie's but...you could tell it hurt him a lot. Mom and I really helped him feel....normal again, I guess, but...he put himself head first into his work. Mom and I never knew why he was obsessed with working and money and...he just...never seemed to have enough on the go, never let a penny slip. Noelle looked up at Nicole, deadly serious. Nicole looks back, engrossed in Noelle's confessional story. NICOLE: Victor still had Neil by the balls? NOELLE: Oh yeah. You could definitely say that. Victor may have mellowed with the mafia stuff... NICOLE: ...But he can still hold a grudge better than anyone. Noelle nods before looking down, holding her martini glass between her hands. NOELLE: Exactly. And my dad had a heart attack...about two years ago. And only when he died did we find out...he barely had any estate left. He had bled every account, every...trust...down to nothing...just so Mom and I didn't feel deprived or like...he was a burden on us. It was all a show, Nicole. Victor had never stopped feeding his addiction...but it was always there, and to the day he died, he was on the hook to that man. It was sick. Nicole reaches a hand out to Noelle, squeezing it gently. NICOLE: I'm so sorry. Noelle, fighting back tears, smiles half-heartedly, never looking up from the table. NOELLE: Thanks...so...yeah... NICOLE: You know....I know this is rich coming from me but...do you think, maybe it's healthier to just....let go of that anger? I mean...you've got a good life, a wonderful husband who loves you-- Noelle guffaws at Nicole's mention of Alex, interrupting her. NOELLE: Yeah. He loves me so much he just chastised me like a three year-old for saying mean things to his almighty Uncle Vic's lifeless body. Noelle rolls her eyes as she takes a sip from her drink. She then stops...shakes her head slowly in response, still looking down at her hand, clasped in Nicole's. NOELLE: Nah...Victor Kiriakis...he's got some reparations to repay me...heh...and my mom. I'll never forgive him for what he did to my dad. And I'm gonna make sure he pays. Noelle looks intensely into Nicole's eyes, while Nicole looks back, taken a bit aback by Noelle's simmering rage. --- Tyler, incensed by Nick's posturing, steps towards him, pointing angrily at him. TYLER: You don't know what you're getting yourself involved in, little boy. This goes way deeper than you want to get into. Nick scoffs, laughing at Tyler's attempts to scare him. NICK: Oh, hah, I know. Trust me, I looked into it. I mean, I know Houston is a relatively common name and all, but...like...seriously, Tyler, it doesn't take all that much digging to make the connection. TYLER: I don't know what you're talking about. NICK: The fact that you've been involved with Victor Kiriakis up to your neck for decades. This whole...EnerNext thing is just the first time we're hearing about it. Victor hired you to run his mob businesses under a separate corporation from Titan to distance himself, and he knew you'd be able to do the job thanks to you and your brother's biker gang ties. Tyler looks exasperated, not knowing exactly how to shut Nick down, he lets him carry on. NICK: So you ran it all, keeping Victor at arm's length until it became expedient for Victor to reign you in because he started to run out of money from his legitimate business. Only by then, you'd gone big time. Got all involved in shady middle eastern oil cartels. Shall I bring up Jack Deveraux's kidnapping in Afghanistan while he was doing a story on your shady dealings? I think that'd go over real well at the Titan meeting-- Tyler finally snaps, cutting a smug Nick off. TYLER: Alright, ENOUGH! Nick looks at Tyler dead in the eye, a deep intensity between the two men as Tyler moves in extremely close to Nick, a threatening look in his eye. He threatens him in a quiet but firm voice. TYLER: You get what you want this time from me, Fallon...but you better watch your back from here on in. Those connections you spoke of aren't child's play. You're in with the big boys now. Tyler steps away from Nick, heading for the door of the lab, Nick stays still, but donning his trademark smirk as he watches Tyler leave. NICK: See you at the board meeting tomorrow, Tyler. Tyler looks back momentarily, before stepping out of the room. As Tyler leaves, Nick exhales, as though he'd held in the world's pressure on his shoulders and is suddenly releasing it. The pain in his head becomes immediately visible on his face, as he struggles to maintain his balance. Nick hears a shrill, high-pitched sound get louder and louder, as he struggles to maintain his balance and clarity. Nick rests against the counter of the lab, fighting to keep his balance as dizziness overwhelms him. He screams out in pain as he falls over, taking a collection of test tubes down with him. They shatter on the ground as he collapses. ---
  3. EPISODE 113 Written by A. Washington-Beeby Story Consultants: ML Cooks, Nick Monarco & C. Nathaniel Richardson Jennifer and Liam laugh and chatter as they walk into the Horton living room, as JJ sits on the couch, snacking and watching TV. JENNIFER: JJ! Hey, honey. JJ turns toward Liam and Jennifer, greeting his mom and her boyfriend unenthusiastically. JJ: Oh. Hey, guys. JENNIFER: Listen, JJ, honey? Liam and I are just getting ready for a later dinner, so I'm gonna pop quickly in the shower. JJ: Sure, Mom. Jennifer turns to Liam for a moment. JENNIFER: You don't mind if you wait for me a few minutes? LIAM: Yeah! That's great. I uh...I had something I wanted to talk about with JJ, anyway, so... Jennifer smiles warmly at Liam as she leans in to give him a quick peck on the lips before heading upstairs. JENNIFER: Alright. See you in a few minutes. LIAM: You bet, Jen. Jennifer runs upstairs, as Liam walks toward the archway between the Horton living room and foyer. JJ tries to avoid engaging with Liam, instead focusing closely on his TV show. He can sense Liam's presence and is made increasingly uncomfortable, before Liam speaks. LIAM: Hey, JJ. JJ: Yeah. Hey Liam. Liam saunters into the Horton living room casually, hands in his pockets as he moves toward the sofa, where JJ is. LIAM: Look, I...I kinda feel like you and I we...we started off on the wrong foot. JJ: You could say that. Liam pauses a moment, looking over JJ's unchanging expression, before carrying on with his attempts to converse with him. LIAM: I ah...I talked to your mom about you. JJ continues to avoid Liam's gaze, staring instead straight ahead at the TV set. JJ: Oh yeah. LIAM: Yeah...I uh...(sigh) Look...JJ.... Liam steps over to sit beside JJ on the sofa, JJ still trying to avoid engaging, but upon Liam sitting down, JJ looks over, and locks eyes with his mom's mysterious beau. LIAM: I know I've sorta...given off a very negative impression to you in the last few months and I...I didn't know really what I could do to change your mind. JJ shrugs dispassionately, trying to turn his attentions back to the TV. JJ: I dunno. You kinda freaked me out there a couple times but...I don't really have a bad impression of you. Liam smiles warmly at JJ. LIAM: That's good. Liam reaches into his blazer pocket, and pulls out an envelope, handing it to JJ. LIAM: Because I was hoping that I could change that impression into something really good. JJ looks down at the envelope, then, confused, up at Liam. Liam meets JJ's eyes and nods, trying to prompt JJ to take the envelope. --- Nick sits at his computer in the Countess W lab, he suddenly leans back in his chair, lurching back looking victorious. It shocks a focused Tyler, who looks over at Nick. NICK: Got it! TYLER: What? Did you get 'em? NICK: And dropped them right in your lap. Tyler walks over towards Nick, staring at his laptop seriously, trying to figure out what's happened. TYLER: Alright, but what, or should I say, who...did you drop in my lap? Nick turns to look up at Tyler, smugly satisfied. NICK: One employee in marketing by the name of Sheryl Connors...except that's not exactly her real name. She's been trying to take down your systems...and your company for months. And tonight, she and her cronies attempted to launch a virus to take your systems out, just like they did this morning with the Salem City Hall servers. Tyler looks at Nick, stoic and taking in all the information he's being given. TYLER: But you...stopped them in time? NICK: There's some damage but nothing that's unrecoverable. So...yes. TYLER: Did you get enough info on them to make charges stick. Nick gives his now-trademark smirk, savouring the moment. NICK: Ohh yeah. And then some. --- Sheryl looks down at her smoking laptop, stunned and amazed by the collosal meltdown of her computer. Her shock quickly fades into anger as she realizes what's happened. SHERYL: I'll kill h... Sheryl picks up her laptop suddenly, ready to toss it across the room, when she notices a bump just on the lip of the bottom side. Turning the unit around suddenly, as the heat is too much for her hands, she drops the computer back onto her desk, and sees the bug Billie planted on her unit. She flashes back to the door of the elevator opening and seeing Billie standing there. Jolted back to reality, she comes to the obvious conclusion. SHERYL: Billie. --- Billie sits at her computer desk at Titan, flanked by her brother Lucas, and her mother, Kate. They all look on in awe as Billie exclaims suddenly. BILLIE: They beat me. LUCAS: Who did? BILLIE: I have no idea...but someone got to them before we did...and now we...well...now we basically have nothing. Kate's face sours instantly, standing up in frustration and begins pacing the room at her daughter's news. KATE: DAMMIT. I can't believe that little tramp wins again. BILLIE: Well...on the bright side, we did stop them from taking the entire company's secrets and flushing them down the drain on their way out. KATE: That's cold comfort when the whole reason we did all this was to put Jordan Ridgeway and Sheryl Connors behind bars where they belong. Billie looks up at her mother, a strange look in her eye. BILLIE: Well...what if there's still a chance they do? Kate stops, looking skeptically at Billie, as Lucas looks over at Billie, confused. --- --- Noelle walks into Club TBD, where she looks around to see the crowd. She spies a seat at the bar, and walks casually over, before speaking to the woman sitting the next seat over. NOELLE: Excuse me...I seem to have caught this place on a busy night...is this seat taken? The woman turns around to face Noelle. It's Nicole. She looks at Noelle, sighing as she looks her up and down. She shakes her head. NICOLE: No. It's free. Have a seat. As Noelle lifts herself onto the stool, Nicole turns herself slightly toward Noelle. NICOLE: Look, I'm...I'm sorry I snapped at you the last time we met... Noelle pauses a moment before realizing Nicole's prompting her for her name. NOELLE: Noelle-- NICOLE: Noelle! Yes! Sorry. I...look, I feel bad, I...I've had a really bad few weeks at work and...Eric and I...I don't have the best luck with men, and...Eric...he's the love of my life, and we were supposed to get married today. Noelle looks at Nicole, nodding in understanding. NOELLE: But the server at City Hall was down. Eric told us earlier. NICOLE: Yeah... Nicole laughs half-heartedly to herself before taking a drink of her martini. During that moment, Noelle quickly prompts to T to give her a martini of her own, as Nicole continues. NICOLE: I just really want this stress to be over with. NOELLE: Oh, I get it. More than you'll ever know. Nicole looks back at Noelle, intrigued. NICOLE: Oh yeah? You sound like you had a rough evening, yourself. NOELLE: I did indeed. And I have one Victor Kiriakis to thank for it. Nicole looks on, suddenly fascinated by their common adversary. --- JJ stares at the envelope Liam's handed to him, as he sits on the sofa in the Horton living room. After a moment, he reaches for the envelope, as Jennifer emerges from upstairs. JENNIFER: Liam, what's that? JJ and Liam turn quickly around to see Jenn walking down the last of the stairs and heading toward the living room, wearing a simple dress and her hair still in a towel. Jennifer has a smile on her face as she approaches her boyfriend and her son. LIAM: Oh this? Liam points to the envelope he's just given JJ. He then turns to face JJ and smiles earnestly. LIAM: This...well...see...when I said your mom and I we...talked about you...see...we talked about your dreams, JJ. How you wanted to go to Stanford, pursue a law degree. Well...that's expensive. Jennifer looks at Liam, and back at JJ, trying to gauge the other's reaction. A smirk on her face as she wonders what Liam has up his sleeve. Meanwhile, JJ looks stunned by Liam's sudden shift in demeanour and tone towards him. JJ: Yeah...it is... LIAM: Your mom, she ah, she told me you'd have to take out student loans for this if you're accepted and that that's...put you off applying...I think...I hope this will make you reconsider. JJ hesitates a moment before slowly opening the envelope. Inside, a cheque for $50,000. JJ's taken aback. JJ: Wh...what?? What is this? Liam points to the cheque and smiles at a confused JJ. LIAM: Think of it as an investment in a great young mind. JJ looks stunned, turning to a beaming Jennifer, who begins to tear up looking back at JJ, then back to a beaming Liam. --- Tyler stands in the Countess W lab, staring seriously at a very self-satisfied Nick. TYLER: So you're saying that you've got this Connors woman...but what about her cronies? NICK: The cronies are a bit harder to crack, but...I think if I...work on a bit...I should be able to get them too. Tyler finally cracks a smile at the end of it all. TYLER: That's fantastic, then. Tyler shakes Nick's hand firmly, a proud look on his face, as he turns to head for the door of the lab. TYLER: Listen, I'll make sure you receive a commendation with the board for this, and I'll have security escort Ms. Connors out right now-- Nick interrupts him, stopping him in his tracks as he emphatically interjects. NICK: Wait wait wait wait. No, stop. We can't just go in there and throw her out. We're gonna do this my way...and she'll never see it coming. TYLER: What do you mean? NICK: If you want what I've got here, you're going to have to agree to my terms, Mr. Houston. Tyler looks disgusted at Nick, shouting back in protest. TYLER: I beg your par-- NICK: ...This is NOT a negotiation, Mr. Houston. Let Sheryl go for tonight. She won't be going anywhere just yet. She's got too many loose ends to tie up in Salem first. --- Sheryl hastily packs up her things from her office, including her computer and hard drive. She gets on her bluetooth and frantically calls Jerome as she grabs her jacket to leave. ... Jerome stands in the Grant living room, holding the phone up to his ear, concerned. JEROME: (into phone) Hey, Sheryl, what happened? ... Struggling to put her jacket on as she races out, Sheryl speaks to Jerome. SHERYL: (into phone) Someone caught us, and I'm pretty sure I know who. We need to meet NOW. ... Jerome's eyes bug out, suddenly in crisis mode. JEROME: (into phone) Woah woah woah, wait. No no. We are not meeting now, not if they know about you. ... SHERYL: (into phone) Well, what else are we gonna do, Jerome? ... JEROME: (into phone) Just chill, ok? Get your stuff out your hotel room, check out. I'll get you a room at a motel at the edge of town. We'll meet there. I'ma text you the address, ok? ... SHERYL: (into phone) Fine, but make it quick. All hell's about to break loose. Sheryl ends the call, and closes the door to her office, she sighs heavily, checking the hallways to make sure they're empty before heading out. SHERYL: If it hasn't already. Sheryl makes a beeline for the service stairwell, hoping the trip down eight floors will be faster and make her less liable of being caught. --- Kate stands by Billie and Lucas in Billie's office, looking unsure. KATE: What do you mean? Is there a chance we can still nab them? Billie looks down at her computer, thoughtfully. She taps her desk as she thinks, before turning toward Kate. BILLIE: Well...the bug still caught a lot. Enough that we can probably still get charges to stick...and whoever it was that DID stop her from taking the server out...they're probably going to play their hand very soon. LUCAS: So what are you saying? We just have to wait and see what happens? Billie turns toward Lucas, nodding slowly. BILLIE: Pretty much. Kate and Lucas look at each other, incredulous. ---
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  7. EPISODE 112 Written by A. Washington-Beeby Story Consultants: ML Cooks, Nick Monarco & C. Nathaniel Richardson Nick and Tyler burst into the MadWorld lab, making a beeline for Nick's laptop, which sits on a conference table at the far side of the room. TYLER: I'm telling you, this better be the real deal or I'll have your head on the chopping block so fast, Mr. Fallon-- NICK: Don't worry. Once I show you what's going down...you'll be thanking me. Nick leans over the table where his laptop sits, and opens it. Pressing the "on" button, the computer boots up quickly. NICK: I don't make a habit of wasting anyone's time. Particularly my own. TYLER: You better hope not, or I'll get security to hightail you out of this company so fast your head will spin. NICK: That won't be neccessary. Just wait. I promise this'll be worth it. Nick pulls up a chair and sits down in front of his computer. Opening up his surveillance program, he logs into Titan's security camera system. Tyler looks on, stunned. TYLER: Wait, how did you get access to this? And who authorized it? NICK: There's no time to explain that. I started checking things out when I became suspcious something was rotten with our suspect here, and this helps me keep tabs on them. Nick turns to face Tyler, a blank, matter-of-fact look on his face. NICK: You know, you really need to work on your firewalls. For a multinational, your digital security is incredibly vulnerable. Tyler looks back at Nick with concern and surprise. Nick turns back toward the screen as he zeroes in on Sheryl's office. NICK: Quite frankly, a security breach would be not only embarrassing...but could be really catastrophic. Tyler and Nick focus in on Sheryl's office, where they spy her working away furiously at her workstation. --- Sheryl sits at her desk, Bluetoon in ear, as she stares intensely at her screen. She speaks to Jerome through the Bluetooth, careful never to utter his name as she types and clicks her mouse through the various screens, preparing to load the virus that would destroy Titan's servers into her work computer. SHERYL (into phone): I'm through the EnerNext partition. Through her bluetooth, Sheryl hears Jerome's voices come through into her ear with his next instruction. JEROME (via phone): Alright. Two minutes to launch. Make sure you start in the backup hard disk. The backup isn't typically in use, therefore will be harder to detect we're in there before it gone. Sheryl stares dead ahead at her screen. A smug smirk appears on her face as she answers Jerome. SHERYL: (into phone) Roger that. --- Billie sits in her office, Lucas by her side, as she focuses on her computer screen as well. Hoping to catch some activity from the marketing wing where Sheryl works, she and Lucas listen in on her conversation, unsure who she's speaking with, as they only hear her side. BILLIE: Come on, Sheryl. Slip up. Say this guy's name. LUCAS: You know, I think I know exactly who it is. BILLIE: Oh? LUCAS: I'm pretty sure it's this guy...Jerry? Or Jerome? He came into her office last week when I was there. I hadn't seen him before, and I just...I get a feeling about him. BILLIE: Well...we're not gonna be able to use a feeling as evidence, unfortunately. We gotta have her say his name and make it clear he's connected to what she's up to or else it doesn't exist. As Billie finishes her sentence, Kate comes into the office. Billie and Lucas turn to face her. KATE: It's just me. What did I miss? Billie guffaws as she turns back toward her computer screen as she answers her mother's question. BILLIE: Well...you missed me nearly getting caught by Justin Kiriakis, and Sheryl Connors as I bugged her office. KATE: You didn't... BILLIE: No. Thankfully, I didn't. But I did run into her at the elevator. Apparently Sheryl thinks you're manipulating Lucas into possibly breaking things off with her, Mom. Kate turns toward Lucas with a sour expression. KATE: Lucas, I told you you had to keep up the charade with Sheryl, and I meant convincingly. LUCAS: Okay, enough, Mom. Look, it's nearly over now, and I don't see the point in trying to hide my feelings about her any longer than I have to. KATE: Well, you still had to while Billie was putting the bug in Sheryl's office, didn't you? And apparently, you didn't do a very good job and you might have put this entire plan in jeopardy. Kate turns back toward the screen, shaking her head in indignance at her son's irresponsibility. KATE: I just hope this is enough to get Rafe away from that conniving little tramp, Jordan Ridgeway or whatever her name is supposed to be. Lucas looks back Kate's way, shaking his head at his mom's persistance. LUCAS: You just better hope this plan DOES work, or else you're gonna alienate Rafe more than you already have. Kate looks back at her son, the both of them glaring at each other, as Billie seems oblivious to it all, keeping close watch over the Titan server, and Sheryl's actions. --- --- Nick types and clicks furiously at his computer, as Tyler paces behind him, on his cell phone with Justin. TYLER: (into phone) Justin, I know, but this kid is certain that there's about to be an attack and he says it's directly related to the City Hall server crash and the delay in approving the Ruggles land expropriation deal. I know he's got a handle on this...yes, I know you don't like him...I have a strong feeling he....well we don't have much choice right now, do we? If we wait on this...it might be too late... Nick smirks as he listens on, simultaneously listening to Sheryl through a single earbud, studying Sheryl's movements closely as she is about to launch her virus. ... Sheryl, meanwhile, is still at her desk, very nearly ready to launch her attack (with Jerome's remote help). SHERYL: (into phone) Alright, we ready to do this thing? JEROME: (via phone) In 3...2...1... Sheryl hits "Enter" on her keyboard, almost ceremoniously. ... Up in Billie's office, Kate, Lucas, and Billie study the screen as Billie jumps into action, noticing the activity appear in the backup server. BILLIE: Damnit! She started in the backup system. I have to double back to access it. Billie types away furiously to try to access the backup server, but is denied access. LUCAS: Do you know the password? BILLIE: No, but there's other ways to work around it. Billie moves her mouse over to another window, and begins to work from there, disabling a specific firewall that protects the backup server from being accessed by her computer. ... Nick, meanwhile, is overwhelmed by the activity. Realizing suddenly that someone else is trying to work on the backup server, he flips back to the surveillance program, and realizes it's Billie, Kate, and Lucas. NICK: Oh, no. Tyler, upon hearing Nick, quickly ends his call to Justin and darts over to Nick's computer again. TYLER: Yes, it...I gotta call you back, Justin. Don't worry, it's under control. Tyler looks intensely at the screen, as Nick springs back into action. TYLER: What's wrong? NICK: Nothing. I'm on it. TYLER: I hope so. Nick ignores Tyler's panicked threats, and takes advantage of Billie's disabling the firewall and leaps in. As the files from the backup server begin to be downloaded, then systematically destroyed, Nick locates the IP address for Sheryl's laptop. NICK: Not so fast, little lady. ... Sheryl's laptop displays the progress of the virus installation: 2%... Sheryl smiles as her external hard drive she's attached to her computer works overtime, downloading and destroying the Titan files. SHERYL: (into phone) We're on our way now. JEROME: (via phone) And we only saving the small files and documents about the workings of the company, right? SHERYL: (into phone) Not to worry, I programmed it to only save document files, spreadsheets, graphics, media. The rest is getting corrupted and discarded. JEROME: (via phone) Perfect. How far we at? SHERYL: (into phone) Only 3% so far. ... Billie digs further in, tracking down Sheryl's IP. LUCAS: What are you doing now? BILLIE: I'm gonna throw the program they're using into an endless loop that hopefully will jam the program up, and buy me enough time to close up the security hole so they'll be booted from the system. KATE: Do you have enough time? BILLIE: I'll be fine... Billie looks on her screen, and realizes there's someone else accessing the server. BILLIE: If someone else doesn't beat me to it. Kate looks over at Lucas, who looks back at her, concerned. They both turn their attentions back to Billie, and to her computer screen. ... Sheryl looks on more and more intensely. The progress bar inches forward... 5%... SHERYL: (into phone) I'm gonna shift this over to the EnerNext subserver once we're done with this backup. JEROME: (via phone) Got it. SHERYL: (into phone) Okay...we're in. Downloading EnerNext's documents... 6%... ... Nick plugs a memory stick into his laptop, as he continues to work furiously at stopping Sheryl. Tyler looks on in wonder. TYLER: What are you plugging in there? NICK: Just a program to destroy whatever device these guys are using against us. TYLER: Like...digitally... Nick looks up at Tyler, his classic smirk on his face. NICK: Oh no. Not just digitally. Tyler looks on, concerned by Nick's plan. ... Billie continues to work away at stopping Sheryl's virus from progressing, as Kate and Lucas sit on pins and needles. LUCAS: Billie, how much longer is this gonna take. BILLIE: Not long now, I'm nearly there. KATE: This better work. BILLIE: It will, Mom. Don't worry. Billie focuses in as she clicks to access Sheryl's computer remotely, so she can trip it up and stop it from continuing to spread the virus. BILLIE: Almost there. ... 8%... Sheryl stares straight ahead as she notices unfamiliar activity happening around her. SHERYL: (into phone) Dammit! We got company. Sheryl clicks to kick Billie's computer out of hers. ... Nick double clicks his mouse, launching his counterattack against Sheryl. NICK: Buh-bye! ... Billie's computer is suddenly kicked out of the server altogether, shocking Billie, as she leans back in her seat, taking a stunned Kate and Lucas with her. LUCAS: What happened? ... 11%... Sheryl looks down quickly at her work computer and her external hard drive, as her computer's fan abruptly shuts down, and her computer's processor goes into overdrive, causing the computer to freeze up. SHERYL: (into phone) What the Hell? JEROME: (via phone) What's wrong? Sheryl??? As Jerome tries in vain to get Sheryl to answer him, her and laptop begin to overheat quickly, and sparks, with a plastic burning smell and smoke emerging from the laptop. The sparking causes Sheryl to jump back from her laptop, breathing heavily from the shock, as Jerome continues to call out to her over the phone to her Bluetooth. JEROME: (via phone) SHERYL....SHERYL! You there??? SHERYL... ---
  8. More DAYS blog entries are up. Thinking of posting back on here with each episode again after this. EPISODE 109 EPISODE 110 EPISODE 111
  9. I'm pretty sure I'm on week 3 of consecutive DAYS episodes featuring at least one mention of Daniel per episode. I feel trolled.

  10. I would still LOVE to know why they always gave Nina such stupid poses in those group shots at the end. That and her looking fawning wistfully over David Kimble in the next version were just weird.
  11. AW's last opening was BAD for that. The new cast additions after RKK all being shot on videotape was so JARRING when the rest were on film stock. And by the end they just kept clipping the intro shorter and shorter because they knew it looked bad. Shameful. Personally, I like the new intro, but agree, it looks a bit too college-student-fan-used-Final Cut-for-his-end-of-year-project for me. And keeping Michelle Stafford's headless body shot was kinda pointless, but...*shrug*, it's still miles better than any intro they've had since the late 90s (hated the 1999 p*rn intro as well).
  12. I wonder what on EARTH happened in Nov. 78 to cause such a steep drop across daytime. WOW. AW and Family Feud lost half their audience in a year!
  13. ONE episode without hearing Daniel Jonas' name. ALL I ask.

  14. What did it for me was how they tried to compare Nicole and Daniel's...what? Four months together to Mickey and Maggie's four decades?? I nearly lost my dinner. There is someone on that show that has it BAD for Shawn Christian, and I do NOT get it.
  15. Caught the wrath of EJami fans with my newest blog post. LOL, it's been two years and they're still absolutely batshit. Let it the f*ck GO!

    1. AlexElizabeth

      AlexElizabeth

      People still give a [!@#$%^&*] about EJami? Why?

    2. beebs

      beebs

      Lmao right??? This woman's been having a fit because I dared to keep writing the EJ/Abby affair storyline on my blog, and apparently this destroyed the ENTIRE SERIES. Then got mad because I wasn't posting her comments. 

       

      I'm starting to understand why James Scott had had enough. There's something particularly unhinged about some of these stans.