The Song “At Your Best” by the late Aaliyah beings to play over the surround sound.
^^ Allow to play for the best effect for the next 3 scenes...
Leslie grabs Neil and leads her in a slow dance.
Leslie: So this is nice... Me, you and this fancy ball room. Any idea on who could have put all this together?
Neil: I have no idea. But Sister Patterson is right, The Colonnade room is notorious for good things gone badly.
Leslie: Do you have a bad feeling?
Neil: Not really, I just feel this nervousness. I can’t put my finger on it.
Leslie: I got you my love. I’m here for you.
She lays her head on his chest and slow dances with her man, closing her eyes and taking in the moment. Then Neil’s cell phone rings.
Neil: I can tell by that ring tone it’s the baby sister. I hope Moses is ok.
He pulls out his phone and sees it’s a text from the sitter.
“Mr. Winters, my mother is having a seizure and I must rush home. I’ll drop Moses of there with you.”
Leslie: Is everything ok?
Neil: My sitter has an emergency. She is bringing Moses. That won’t be a problem will it?
Leslie: Not at all. We can show him the water fountain. It is so lovely.
Neil smiles at her. He hugs her and then kisses her.
Abby and Devon are slow dancing as well.
Abby: It does.
Devon: So I’ve been meaning to say a few things to you. Everything with Roxanne happened so fast and I still have questions but through this entire situation with Roxanne one thing remained true and constant.
Abby: And what was that?
Devon: You. You always made clear what your intentions are and where you heart is. I never had to doubt that and I want to tell you I really appreciate that.
Abby: Devon you know I care for you. In fact I love you. I truly believe we could have something good. While I’m glad you are not with Roxanne, I don’t think it’s wise we just jump into something. You need time to deal with that baggage Roxanne gave you. I’m not trying to be a rebound. I love you Devon but I’m not thirsty for you either. I want you to want me like I want you too. I want your mind clear and free when you decide you’re ready to be with me. I will be here.
Devon: Wow. I’m almost speechless. You’re incredible Abby.
He brings her closer in to him so he can hold her as they slow dance.
Devon: This is really nice.
Abby catches a glimpse of Hillary dancing with her Man Nate. Abby winks at her new ally and smiles.
They both know they overcame a storm to be where they are right now. Tropical Storm Roxanne.
Hillary takes in her moment with Nate. She admires the water fountain as it slowly changes colors
She lifts her head off Nate’s chest and looks at him.
He smiles at her.
Nate: You’re right.
Hillary: Where do we begin?
Nate: I really don’t know. There are so many things. Like why you left us in college. What have you been doing all this time? No letter, no phone call no email.. nothing. Then out the blue here you are. It’s a lot to take in. Then there are my feelings for-
Hillary: My half-sister Roxanne.
Nate: Yea that. This is all so crazy. I’m lost and confused. I don’t know what to do. Dealing with the fact that I had an emotional affair with my cousin’s girlfriend. Then to find out that this same woman is your half-sister and you two don’t get along. It’s a recipe for disaster. Not mentioning what I’ve don’t to Moses and Malcolm.
Hillary: You mean switching Moses paternity from Malcolm to his brother Neil.
Nate: Yes that eats at my every day. The repercussions from that will be, I don’t even know. My mom will be so hurt and devastated. I’ll shame my father, his name sake. And I’ll lose my medical license and face potentially criminal charges.
Hillary remembers the time she ran into Malcolm at GC Nights and played her recording of Nate confessing this dirty deed.
Nate notices Hillary is distracted.
Nate: Hillary are you listening to me?
Hillary: We both are.
Nate: We? I don’t understand.
Hillary: Turn around.
Nate is shocked. Scared to turn around and see who may have over heard what he just told Hillary.
Created by William J Bell and Lee Philip Bell
Episode: 164: Nate’s Secret Comes OUT!!
Written by ML Cooks
Creative Consults: Martin Saenz, Cary Richardson and Alex Washington
Nina, Chance and Jill all look at Paul wondering what he has to say about Philip.
Paul: I really don’t know what to say it’s strange and I’m still trying to put it together myself. I responded to the call at Cane’s.
Paul: Everyone slow down. Let me get it out. I found Philip, tied to a chair with a gun shot wound to the hand. Cane’s apartment was empty, only thing left was a lap top.
Jill faints and Chance catches her.
Nina: Philip was at Cane’s tied up?... This doesn’t make any sense.
Chance: If Cane did this to dad I’m going to kill him with my bare hands.
Paul: I’d watch what I would say if I were you. I’m here on official police business.
Chance: Family first Paul always! I’ve already lost several people close to me already.
He comes out of his dark terrorizing thoughts vowing not to lose another person he loves.
Chance: And if Cane did this to my dad, I mean what I say I will kill him with my bear hands!
Nina: Chance please calms down! Your letting your emotions get to you. This isn’t what your dad would want.
The Colonnade Room
Nate has a deep sigh.
Roxanne: You thought I was Neil or Malcolm huh?
Nate: I did. What are you doing here?
Hillary: I’m pretty sure this party was invite only.
Hillary says walking out from behind Nate.
Roxanne puts her hand in Hillary’s face, acting as a blocker from Hillary’s face and words.
Roxanne: Nate I need to talk to you, do you think we can talk somewhere privately.
Nate looks at Hillary then back at Roxanne.
Nate: Hillary give me a few I’m sure this won’t take long.
Roxanne moves her hand away from Hilary’s face and smirks at her. Hillary rolls her eyes at Roxanne.
Nate then walks away with Roxanne.
Abby and Devon both see the scene and Abby walks over to Hillary.
Abby: Are you ok?
Hillary: That thirsty buffalo Roxanne just stole my man.
Abby: I saw. I can’t believe she did that in front of Devon.
Hillary grabs a glass of champagne and takes a sip.
Devon walks off to follow Nate and Roxanne.
Back the Hospital
Jill, Nina and Chance all sit by Philip’s bed side. Chance is holdings his father hands squeezing it ever so often as if it may wake his dad up.
Philip is apparently having a bad dream as he begins to sweat and shake his head back and forth.
Jill: Philip honey cane you hear me?
Chance stands up in an outrage and looks at Nina and Jill looking at him.
Chance: Cane had something to with this!
Nina: Son calm down we don’t know anything yet.
Philip keeps saying Cane’s names over and over again.
Jill: None of this is making any sense. First Philip was found tied up to a chair in Cane’s apartment with a gunshot wound. Cane’s apartment is empty so Nina tells me. Now my son is calling out Cane’s name. This doesn’t sound right at all.
Chance: I told you mom! Even grandma agrees with me.
Jill: I didn’t say all of that. I only said something is not right.
Olivia: I have some of Philips test results back.
Jill: What did you find?
Olivia: Cocaine. We found a very large amount of cocaine in Philip’s system. The Chancellor family all look at each other in disbelief.
Back at the Colonnade Room,
By the walk way entrance to the ball room stands Nate and Roxanne looking at each other.
Nate: Roxanne I don’t think you should really be here right now.
Roxanne: And tell me why that is Nate? Or is it Nathan now as Hillary calls you.
Nate: Roxanne I’m really sorry about all of this and I know we need to talk but this is not the place or time.
Roxanne: Because that bitch Hillary is here. You came here with her.
Nate: And I’m sure you would have been here too, with Devon if you two were still together.
Roxanne: Maybe but-
Nate: But nothing. I don’t understand how you are so upset with me for being with Hillary.
Roxanne: Because I love you. I want to be with you!
Nate: Why now? Because Devon doesn’t want you anymore? You only want me to be your man when you’re lonely.
Roxanne: It’s not like that Nate!
Nate: I’m asking you… explain it to me!!
Roxanne: Why am I explaining when you said we have some talking to do but this is not the right place because you’re here with my ugly ass half-sister? Wait-- You know what, I’m going to be a woman about it, that bitch ain’t ugly. In fact she’s pretty. And I can see why you are taken away with her. Nate use your heart and not your eyes.
Nate: Hillary and I share a past. We were deeply in love in college.
Roxanne: Then she left you. Isn’t that what you said? She left you. What type of love is that?
Devon is around the corner listening in on the conversation extremely hurt as he listens in on his ex profess her love to his own cousin. He feels like a fool for letting Roxanne blindside him. He fights back tears feeling he needs to man up and that Roxanne’s betrayal isn’t worth it.
Nate: Roxanne I don’t know what to say. The only thing I can say is that yes I do love you but things are so complicated. You just left Devon. I’m not a second place type of person. So now that Devon is done I’m supposed to open my arms and my heart to you? Why didn’t you do come to me months ago?
Roxanne: We share so much. We’ve been through so much. I’ve been there for you and your darkest hour. I’m still keeping this secret for you.
Nate: Are you trying to black mail me?
Roxanne: I would never do that. But don’t I deserve some type of credit. You opened up to me about something very dark. You switched your nephew’s paternity from Malcolm to Neil.
Then Devon walks around the corner. They are both stunned.
Devon: You did what?
Nate: Devon, man listen-
Devon sucker punches Nate in the jaw, so hard that Nate collapses to the ground. Roxanne is even surprised at the might from Devon’s fist.
Roxanne: I didn’t know you had all that in you.
Devon: You’re really pathetic.
He walks away. Roxanne kneels down and tries to get Nate back together.
Upstairs in a dressing room is Lauren looking at the mystery guest in the mirror. Grand ball room music begins to play.
Woman: I am.
Lauren: I just love this new hair do you have. Its a trend setter.
Woman: Awe, thank you Lauren. You would now being a fashion mogul and trendsetter yourself.
As Neil and Leslie walk Moses over by the fountain so he can enjoy the view
Sister Patterson grabs a microphone and gathers everyone’s attention.
Leslie: Oh no here we go again.
Sister Patterson: Are you done yet stripper? I’m about to speak and since I am Sister Patterson, a solider of the Lord with special capabilities and healing powers you know nan about, not only that I got a third eye. There is no talking when I speak. I speak the truth that’s all I know how to do.
Leslie: just say what you have to say. You don’t need to be so over the top with everything.
Sister Patterson rolls her eyes at Leslie
Sister Patterson: I do not like you chile’. This is no work of the Lord.
Sister Patterson then turns to the crowd.
Sister Patterson: I need all ya eyes to be watching me.
Devon walks back over to Abby. He is visibly upset.
Abby: Are you ok?
Sister Patterson looks at Abby and walks over towards her.
Sister Patterson: I’m talking child. There is no talking when Sister Patterson talks.
Sister Patterson then walks back to the center of the room.
Sister Patterson: Hear me and hear me now!..... This is the moment we’ve been waiting for…. the reason why we are all here. May I present to you…..
Sister Patterson extends her hand over to the stair case so everyone looks there.
A woman wearing a white ball room gown begins to extend down the stair case. As the woman makes it to the bottom everyone is flabbergasted to see Lily Winters with a new face, now being played by Megan Goode. Lily Winters has returned to Genoa City!