(EXT: London, England- Heathrow Airport)
---Augusta drops her purse, her mouth gaping open as she watches Sophia and Edmund say their good-byes to Pamela. They begin to walk outside. She instructs her driver to quickly pull up the car, keeping an eye on Sophia & Edmund. The two of them pull of in their car. A few seconds later, Augusta's driver pulls up, getting out to put the bags in the trunk. He takes his time organizing them so they fit properly.
"Oh, for heaven's sake, just throw them in there......we can't waste time!" she exclaims.
The driver throws the rest of her bags in the trunk and slams it shut. He hops into the front seat and she commands him to catch up with Sophia's car.
"Nevermind who Sophia is, just step on it!!"
(EXT: Capwell Enterprises)
---Joann is startled to see Kirk Cranston sitting at her desk. She asks him what he's doing there and he smiles, silently taunting her.
"I mean it Kirk, what are you doing here? If CC or Eden found you here....."
"I don't think we have to worry about Eden coming into the office anytime soon, Joann. I thought you'd be happy to see me..."
"Happy? Why would I possibly be happy to see you? Our relationship was over months ago- that, I couldn't be happier about.."
Kirk agrees that she probably shouldn't be pleased to see him. He glances at the file she's still holding and asks her if she's impressed with his work. She retorts that it's more irritation than anything else. Kirk tells her she should be more than irritated.
"Is that supposed to be some kind of threat?" she asks.
"I don't know, Joann. You tell me. You really played me for a sucker, didn't you? Baiting me to go after Capwell Enterprises, using me and my connections to get you inside the door, all so you and Elizabeth could make your little power play. Did you really think I wouldn't find out?"
"Again, I must ask, what is it that you want Kirk?"
Kirk smiles that he doesn't want anything.......for now. He'll keep CC in the dark and she'll continue working at Capwell Enterprise, like normal. But there will come a time where he will need her to do something and when that time comes, she'd better do exactly as he says or he'll blow her out of the water.
"I'm not afraid of you Kirk."
Kirk stands up and grabs her by the arm. "Well you should be Joann. You definitely should be because I can and will destroy you, so I suggest you can this little spitfire routine you're giving me and start acting like a good little minion. I'll be in touch."
He releases her and exits, leaving behind an upset Joann.
(EXT: Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office)
---Elizabeth storms into the office demanding to see her husband. The secretary gives her a hard time, telling her that Keith is on a conference call and asked not to be disturbed. Elizabeth informs her that she doesn't care if he's on the phone with Sandra Day O'Connor, he's going to see her right now.
"It's okay, Meredith, I'm through with my call- I'll see Mrs. Timmons."
Elizabeth storms past him, shooting him the evil eye. "I like hearing you refer to me as your husband. Has a nice ring to it- My wife.....My husband...."
"Ex-husband has a far nicer ring to it."
"What flew up your Donna Karan?"
Elizabeth informs him that she had an interesting chat with Kathleen earlier. She tells him that she knows that he listened in to her conversation with CC at the office and that Gina was the one who found the copy of the will.
"You set me up, I don't believe you- you went to CC with all of this, knowing full well what he was going to do. You made him think that I told you about him willing the company to Channing IV and gave you a copy of the will. Why? Why the hell would you-"
"Now wait just a minute. I did no such thing- yes, I went to CC about the will. Yes, I taunted him and got a rise out of him- it''s what I do..... But if he thought that you were behind it all, he came up with that idea all on his own."
"You're saying you didn't? That you didn't even imply it."
"That's what I'm saying. Look, Lizzie-Bit, I like you- I've liked you since the day I met you- I wouldn't do anything to make you look bad in front of the old man."
"And why should I believe you?"
Keith smiles his devilish grin and tells her he's her husband. She gives him an annoyed look.
"If you can't believe that, believe this!" he says, grabbing her and pulling into a heated kiss.
They break apart, leaving Elizabeth breathless. She tries to stay mad, though Keith's winning smile doesn't do her any favors in that department. She finally cracks a smile.
"C'mon, let's get outta here. I want to take my wife to dinner."
(EXT: The Lair)
---Rafe and Samantha arrive and take a seat at one of the tables. They order cocktails from their server. Samantha tells Rafe that if he doesn't feel up to being out, she'll understand and they can go home. Rafe insists that it's good for him to get his mind off of Cruz, if only for a little while. Samantha takes his hand, telling him that his brother was a fine man and a wonderful uncle. Her attention is redirected at Steve, who she sees across the room, drinking a beer with a friend.
"Isn't that the guy that drove A to Mexico?" she asks Rafe.
He turns around and spots Steve. "That's him..."
Rafe picks up his drink and begins walking over to Steve, with Samantha following closely behind. He asks Steve if he remembers them, which he does.
"What were you thinking up and leaving with my niece like that? She could've been hurt or killed- there were people after her, you know!"
"Your niece has a mind of her own- she wanted to go, she was worried about her dad, so I took her. Period. And I made sure she was safe..."
"I bet you did" Rafe replies
"HEY!" Samantha interrupts. She directs her attention toward Steve. "You'll have to excuse Rafe, here. He's a bit of a worrywart. I'm Samantha Capwell, Adriana's cousin."
"Nice to meet you. Steve. Steve Hall."
Rafe is about to ask him some more questions when he's distracted by someone causing a ruckus at the bar. He looks to see who's causing the commotion and is surprised to see it's Lily. Lily yells at the bartender, insisting that she's fine to have another drink, that she's celebrating. Samantha rolls her eyes.
"What's she celebrating? A lifetime of eternal loneliness of her own making?"
Rafe ignores the comment and approaches his ex. "Lily, don't you think you've had enough?'
"You're days of deciding what's enough for me are long over, ever since you KNOCKED UP THAT SLUT!"
"Will you keep your voice down? You're making a scene!"
"Get the HELL away from me and I will."
"He's only trying to help you Lily. God knows why. C'mon Rafe. Leave her be. Don't choke on your next drink, Lily. May I suggest a shot of Everclear?" Samantha taunts as they walk away.
Lily insists to the bartender that she's fine, but he doesn't see it that way. She demands to speak to the owner. The bartender says that it's fine by him, since he's the one who cut her off. A man taps on Lily's shoulder.
"BRANDON!" Lily exclaims.
(EXT: London- an outdoor cafe)
---Edmund and Sophia sit at a private table, enjoying their lunch. Augusta attempts to get the maitre'd to sit her nearby, but he informs her the entire area has been reserved for a private party. Augusta takes her seat, until he's out of site. She makes her way to the privated dining area, hiding behind a bush as she watches Sophia and Edmund.
"I have something for you." he tells her. He takes a long rectangular shaped box out of his pocket and hands it to her.
"Edmund, really, you've done so much already, this isn't necessary."
"Nonsense, quite the contrary- I couldn't do enough for you my sweet Loretta."
She smiles back at him and begins unwrapping the box.
"Loretta?!?" Augusta whispers under her breath.
Sophia's face lights up when she opens the box and it's a gorgeous sapphire and diamond necklace. She marvels that it's so beautiful, but too much. Edmund says it's not nearly as beautiful as she is and wraps the necklace around her neck. He tells her that he has something else for her as well and hands her an envelope. Intrigued, she opens it up and is delighted to see there are two tickets to the theatre inside.
"You always loved going to the theatre."
"I do, I do. And it's a production of 'I Hate Hamlet.' "
"Yes, it's a small touring company. They're performing it in the States in May, but doing a short run here in London first. A good friend of mine is the lead." ( )
Edmund tells her that after lunch, he's instructed the driver to take her to meet Christine at a local boutique to pick out a dress for the occasion, while he picks up his tuxedo. He tells her that he'll be by to pick her up at 6 PM sharp. Sophia is thrilled with all of the attention and tells Edmund that he's the best thing that ever happened to her. She smiles and leans in and kisses him.
Augusta cannot believe her eyes, and scurries out of the private area. She bumps into the maitre'd.
"I told you that you couldn't go back there."
"Yes and I should have listened to you- but now that I have, I have no appetite to speak of."
She walks out toward her car and dials her phone. "Lionel!...........Awful. I'll never fly that airline again. They lost one of my bags and the employees couldn't have been ruder........Listen.......I wasn't being difficult, will you shut up and listen to me? How would you like to see a show tonight?"
THE END........................FOR TODAY