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Victor: What's going on, Neil?
Neil: Victor, it's, uh -- it's -- it's not what you think it is. I had a rough night last night, and I -- I wanted to take the edge off.
Victor: So you take the edge off with booze early in the morning?
Neil: You're right. You're absolutely right. Yeah, we need to talk about this, but could we talk about this later? I need to be somewhere.
Victor: You have to be at the Amarante meeting.
Neil: Yeah, I do, and, um -- where did I put that damn --
Victor: Victoria has it.
Neil: So then you two have talked?
Victor: We have indeed.
Neil: You know, Victor, you should have seen Victoria talking to Amarante. I mean, she was really on her game yesterday, and I -- I stayed out of the way. I was laid-back. I -- today is my day. I'm going to charm him, and -- and don't worry. Everything'll be taken care of. Don't worry about it.
Victor: You're not going to any meetings at all.
Neil: Huh? What are you talking about?
Victor: You will not go to any meetings at all.
Victoria: Allison, could you come in here, please?
Allison: Yes, Ms. Newman?
Victoria: Could you see if you can reach Mr. Amarante on his cell phone and tell him that we need to reschedule the meeting?
Allison: What should I tell him?
Victoria: I don't know. Tell him I've got the flu or something.
Olivia: Hi, Allison.
Allison: Hello, Dr. Winters.
Olivia: Bad time?
Victoria: Yeah. Actually, I'm a little overwhelmed.
Olivia: And feeling under the weather?
Victoria: No, no. I feel fine.
Olivia: You don't have the flu?
Victoria: No, I just said that to cancel the meeting. I had to cancel it because of Neil.
Victoria: You haven't talked to Mamie?
Olivia: Well, that's why I'm here. She said you were looking for him last night?
Victoria: Yeah. I still can't find him. I mean, he's missing in action. Have you seen him?
Olivia: I haven't had a minute. I've been preparing for this medical conference. Is it Alex, her going out of town? How bad is the fallout? It's that bad?
Intercom: Custodial staff, please report to the cafeteria. Custodial staff, please report to the cafeteria. Dr. Eugene Irwin. Dr. Eugene Irwin, please report to the ICU.
Paul: This is amazing. I never expected --
Chris: Wait, let's just slow down a minute.
Paul: I don't want to slow down.
Chris: Paul, we're walking on dangerous ground here.
Paul: Dangerous or exciting?
Dr. Thompson: Paul? You can come in.
Intercom: Dr. Lee Benedict. Dr. Lee Benedict, report to O.R. 3, code blue. Dr. Lee Benedict. Dr. Lee Benedict, report to O.R. 3, code blue.
Isabella: Hey, stranger. Where did you go?
Cody: Hey! Whoa, the lady's back from the land down under.
Chris: Nice to see you, Cody.
Cody: Yeah. Well, what can I get you?
Chris: Uh, just coffee, black.
Cody: Coming right up. I don't suppose you know what's going on with Nick and Sharon?
Chris: Uh, you heard I'm handling Sharon's side of the case?
Cody: Yeah. I'm hoping this trip they're on is a good thing.
Chris: Yeah. We all are. I'll see you later.
Phyllis: Great. Christine. Terrific, just what I need. What are you doing here?
Chris: Hello to you, too.
Phyllis: Is this just a visit, or are you here for good?
Chris: Phyllis, I don't see how it's any of your business.
Phyllis: You know, I don't really care why you're here, to tell you the truth. I know what you're up to. You've already succeeded in making my life a living hell. I hope you're happy.
Diane: So, here to wish me a fond farewell?
Jack: Then you are leaving for Milan right away?
Diane: I've booked a flight, yes.
Jack: I'd like a chance to say goodbye to my son.
Diane: Come here, sweetheart. Come here. Oh, sweetie.
Jack: Hey, buddy. Hi. Hi. You know what? You're about to take a long trip. I wonder if you have any idea how much I'm going to miss you. Listen, I want you to know, I am going to take advantage of every opportunity to see him. That includes coming to Milan.
Diane: I'm glad.
Jack: Are you?
Diane: Jack, I want Kyle to have a relationship with his father.
Jack: Yes. I love you. I'll always be thinking of you. I wish there was some way I could know you would know that.
Diane: It's time for his nap. We'll be right back.
Jack: "Terminated." What the hell is going on here?
[Knock at door]
Chantal: Oh, Michael, there you are. I thought I heard you come in. I just put some messages on your desk.
Michael: Uh, Chantal, what's going on here?
Chantal: Oh, you haven't heard. Alex quit.
Michael: She quit?
Chantal: Yeah. She went back to Minneapolis.
Michael: Yeah, without saying goodbye?
Chantal: She left you a note.
Michael: I guess we shouldn't be surprised. I mean, she's been putting up with a lot lately. Well, she'll be missed.
Chantal: On the other hand, there may be a silver lining. Being so short-handed, maybe Christine will decide to stay on after all.
Brad: Right. Oh, listen, make sure the Alexander memo goes out today. It's really important. All right. I'll see you at the office. Thanks.
Brad: Hey, yourself. You okay?
Brad: Are you sure?
Ashley: I'm sure.
Brad: Listen, honey, I know you're concerned about your brother, how he's going to handle not getting custody of his son.
Ashley: And I know that you think he's all wrong to want that.
Brad: I don't think he's all wrong. I do question taking a year-old kid away from his mother.
Ashley: Honey, believe me, I have been torn about this. I have been just torn apart about this. It's kept me up at night, pondering what's best for that child. It's the child that I'm worried about. You realize that?
Brad: Listen, I know your loyalties will always be with your family. I understand that. But just for a moment, think about how traumatized that little boy would be if he was suddenly pulled away from his mother. Diane's the only stability he's ever known.
Ashley: And that's another frightening thought. Let's not talk about this anymore, okay? I mean, there's really no point. The judge has ruled. It's over. Diane is heading back to Milan, if she hasn't already. Now maybe Jack and Phyllis will have a chance to put their lives back together.
Chris: Phyllis, I have no idea what you're talking about.
Phyllis: Right, sure, as if you don't know.
Chris: If you're referring to Jack's custody case --
Phyllis: I'm surprised you're not out celebrating, Christine.
Chris: It's been settled?
Phyllis: Yes, it's been settled.
Chris: Well, I didn't hear anything, although I can guess what the outcome was.
Phyllis: Oh, you're playing it so cool. But I don't buy it for a second. You must be very proud of your partner, the way he ripped me apart in court.
Chris: I thought Michael was only advising Diane.
Phyllis: Well, he did a hell of a lot more than advise Diane. He crucified me.
Phyllis: "Oh"? Is that all you're going to say? "Oh"? You know, I knew Michael was tough, but I couldn't understand why he attacked me, why he was so cruel. But when I saw you walk by, it all came together. Mystery solved. You were standing on the sidelines, egging him on.
Chris: I'm sure I'll regret asking this, but why would I do that?
Phyllis: Because you hate me. Because I took Danny away from you. And you had to return the favor by going all-out and taking my son away from me. But that was just the beginning. Your vendetta toward me -- it has no limits.
Chris: I fail to see what any of this has to do with Jack's case.
Phyllis: Because if Jack would have gotten custody of Kyle, it would have undone your handiwork. So you convinced Michael to rip me apart.
Chris: You know something, Phyllis? Daniel's custody hearing is ancient history. I haven't thought about that in years. And as hard as it may be for you to accept this, I am not obsessed with you or your life. Frankly, I would love to have nothing to do with you ever again, starting right now.
Dr. Thompson: All done.
Isabella: How does it look?
Dr. Thompson: Everything is coming along very nicely.
Paul: Any complications?
Dr. Thompson: None.
Paul: So what about the neurologist?
Dr. Thompson: I spoke with Dr. Gladstone. He says there's no damage from the stroke. Isabella should make a full recovery.
Paul: Well, thank God.
Dr. Thompson: I'll leave you two alone. Excuse me.
Paul: Thank you, doctor.
Dr. Thompson: Mmm-hmm.
Paul: So where's the little guy?
Isabella: The nurse took him for a bath.
Paul: Oh. I wish I'd known.
Isabella: Don't worry. You'll have plenty of opportunity to get him nice and clean.
Paul: So why don't you tell me how you really feel?
Isabella: I'm a little uncomfortable, but nothing I can't handle. I just wish they'd release me. I'm so anxious to go home, start our life together as a family.
Victoria: Neil walked out of a very important meeting yesterday. He just left. And I haven't seen or heard from him since. And now that you're here, I'm just hoping that we can put our heads together and see if there's anything we can do to help him. I mean, maybe he needs some sort of intervention or something.
Olivia: Intervention? Is he drinking again?
Victoria: I don't know that he is, but you and I both know he's in really bad shape, and if he's not drinking, then we need to do something before he does.
Olivia: I care about Neil, but I told you, I'm going out of town. I have this conference.
Victoria: Olivia, are you hearing me? Neil could be headed for another crisis.
Olivia: You want me to cancel?
Victoria: Is it really necessary that you be there?
Olivia: Yes, it's necessary. I'm the keynote speaker. I'm concerned about Neil, but I have other commitments in my life, and so do you.
Victoria: Well, in this case, I'm willing to put them aside.
Olivia: I know you think you can help him, but sometimes people have to go through things on their own.
Victoria: Spoken like someone with a keynote speech to give.
Olivia: That's not fair. If I thought for one minute that you and I could sit Neil down and get through to him, I would do it in a heartbeat. But it's not as easy as that. I mean, this could backfire. We could drive him further away.
Victoria: You don't know that.
Olivia: You don't know he's drinking. He walked out of a meeting. You couldn't find him one night. There could be a perfectly innocent explanation.
Victoria: Yeah, there could be, but maybe not. Are you willing to take that chance? Because I'm not.
Neil: Victor, I'd, uh -- I'd like a minute with Victoria before the meeting starts.
Victor: That will not be necessary, Neil. She'll be handling the meeting herself.
Neil: Wait. No, wait a minute. This -- this is my deal, too. It could have major repercussions on Brash & Sassy's --
Victor: Don't you think it's a little late to be conscientious?
Neil: Apparently, you don't understand the magnitude of this deal, Victor. Amarante is trying to lower our prices, so Vicki and I were playing --
Victor: Don't B.S. me! You walked out on that first meeting, Neil.
Neil: Victor, I -- I did walk out, but I -- I was playing bad cop.
Victor: We do not negotiate that way, and you damn well know we don't!
Neil: I'm sorry that you are so upset. Um, I've got to take this meeting with Amarante.
Victor: You're not going to any meetings at all -- none.
Diane: So anything else I can do for you, Jack?
Jack: Yeah. You want to tell me what the hell this is?
Diane: What's it look like? I'm fired.
Jack: When were you going to tell me about this?
Diane: I'm not sure it's any of your business.
Jack: Of course it's my business. You don't have a job in Milan, and you're going to take --
Diane: I just found out myself. Don't worry. I'm not trying to disappear. Once I decide where to land, I'll let you know.
Jack: Do you have any options at this point?
Diane: As a matter of fact, I do, including one standing offer.
Jack: And where's that?
Jack: Tokyo, Japan?
Diane: Mmm-hmm. Some bigwigs at a firm saw my work, told me to call if I was ever available. I hear it's a fascinating city.
Jack: It's also twice the distance from Genoa City that Milan is.
Diane: I didn't say I'd definitely end up there, but Jack, I do have a right to decide where I want to live.
Jack: When the judge made her ruling, she thought you would be living in Milan.
Diane: Well, not to rub salt in your wounds, but I was awarded custody. Her honor believes that I will provide a better home for Kyle wherever I am.
Jack: Look, before you make any decisions here, would you allow me to make a few phone calls? Maybe we can come up with a better offer for you that's closer by -- Chicago, Milwaukee -- hell, maybe even --
Diane: Don't say Genoa City.
Jack: You were very happy at a firm here once. All things being equal, I think --
Diane: Jack, please! How can you even think that would be an option after everything we've been through?
Jack: Look, I'm willing to put all this behind me. Kyle has family here, Diane. Did you mean what you just said about wanting him to have a relationship with his father?
Diane: Of course I meant it, but it's still my call. Don't push.
Jack: Look, other than Tokyo, do you have any other options?
Diane: Not at the moment.
Jack: But you're willing to look at other options?
Diane: Yeah. I said I was open. But at the same time, you know, I would like to get settled as soon as possible. I mean, Kyle has been living out of a suitcase for months.
Jack: I don't think that's an ideal situation for anyone, especially a kid, but I also think jumping at the first opportunity doesn't make any sense either.
Diane: You have a point. I mean, if I did go to Japan and then decided it wasn't right for me, and then I'd have to pick up again --
Jack: It would be very, very jarring for our son.
Diane: Still --
Jack: Diane, wait, wait. We're not talking indefinitely. I'm talking about a few weeks -- just long enough for you to make an easy, clear, rational decision. Kyle already knows this environment. Kyle already has a support system around him.
Diane: So -- so you're saying that you think I should stay in Genoa City while exploring my options?
Jack: I think it would be the best thing for everyone involved. Don't you?
Phyllis: You say you don't hold a grudge because that would tarnish your perfect little halo, wouldn't it, Christine? Wouldn't it? The way Michael savaged me in court, it was a virtual reenactment of what you did years ago.
Chris: Are you saying that he brought up Daniel?
Phyllis: He threw it down my throat -- how I lost my son, telling everyone I'm the worst mother on the earth. Sound familiar?
Chris: Why would he do that? You two are friends.
Phyllis: We were friends, but he doesn't care. Anything to please his little, precious Christine.
Chris: Why do you keep saying that? This has nothing to do with me.
Chris: Phyllis, I'm warning you --
Phyllis: I am warning you. I don't care how long you're staying, but I'm telling you, I will never, ever forget what you did to me -- not ever.
Michael: You really think Christine would consider coming back now?
Chantal: It wouldn't hurt to keep our fingers crossed, would it?
Michael: Well, you can be sure of one thing -- it won't help to push.
Chantal: Can I at least act a little frantic when she comes in?
Chantal: You have a lot on your mind.
Michael: Yeah. Alex's abrupt departure doesn't help.
Chantal: You must be feeling good about Diane's case though, winning custody of her son for her. Aren't you?
Michael: Why do you ask?
Chantal: I'm sure she's going back to Europe soon. I assume you'll be disappointed.
Michael: [Laughs] Bite your tongue. Chantal?
Michael: Did Diane happen to leave a number for her office in Milan?
Chantal: Yes, she did. Why?
Michael: I want you to place a call to her boss, then patch it through to me in here. I want to check out something.
Paul: There you go.
Isabella: Thank you very much. So are you ready, mister?
Paul: For what?
Isabella: We have a very important job to do. The hospital is going to fight tooth and nail to keep our son here unless we have a name on the birth certificate.
Paul: Well, well. I hadn't thought of that.
Isabella: What about Carl, after your father?
Paul: Uh --
Isabella: Okay, maybe not. Which reminds me, have you told Mary the good news?
Paul: No, not yet.
Isabella: Well, she needs to know.
Paul: Of course she does. I just don't know that I want to deal with that right now.
Isabella: Yeah, but the baby's here. That could make all the difference.
Isabella: If you want, I could tell her.
Paul: I'm not going to put you through that.
Isabella: Relax. It's not going to be that bad. Go.
Paul: Hi, Mom. It's me.
Mary: Oh, hello, son.
Paul: Hey. Uh, I've got some good news.
Mary: The baby's arrived?
Paul: You have a grandson.
Mary: Oh, that's wonderful. Everybody's well?
Paul: Uh, yeah. There were some complications, but everybody's fine now. I just wanted to call and let you know. I'll give you all the details later, all right?
Paul: All right. Bye-bye.
Ashley: That feels so good.
Brad: I'm just getting started.
Ashley: Ooh, I'll bet you are. Hey, honey, I'm sorry I got so upset with you this morning.
Brad: You don't have to apologize. It's been a very tense time. I certainly realize that.
Ashley: I know, but I feel like an idiot accusing you of using my illness as a way to push your own agenda, to make me feel like an invalid. I know you wouldn't do that.
Brad: No, baby. I would never use your illness that way.
Ashley: You know, it's kind of a strange thing, but when you're sick, I mean, when you have something physically wrong with you that could be serious, the last thing you want is for people to treat you like you're sick. At least that's the way I feel.
Brad: I just want you to take care of yourself, that's all.
Ashley: I know, honey. I will. Hey, guess what?
Ashley: My radiation is almost through.
Brad: And then you're going to get a clean bill of heath, and this whole rough time is going to be behind us.
Ashley: Hey, that reminds me. The breast cancer awareness gala is in three weeks.
Ashley: You're going with me, right?
Brad: Yeah. Yeah, I think so. I think I can make that.
Ashley: That's good. It's another chance for me to make a statement.
Brad: Well, you've certainly done enough of that already, haven't you?
Ashley: Yeah, but I think it would be a very positive thing for me to be able to relate my experience, you know, support early detection. Who knows what my chances of survival would have been if we hadn't found that tumor so soon?
Brad: You continue to amaze me, Mrs. Carlton.
Ashley: Oh, yeah.
Brad: Hey, uh, I believe we have a date planned for tonight, don't we?
Ashley: I remember something about that.
Brad: Are we still on?
Ashley: Yeah. You're not going to renege, are you? I'm counting on it.
Brad: No. We have reservations at the lodge if that's okay?
Ashley: Sounds perfect. It's quiet, intimate. It's just the place I want to be with my wonderful husband tonight. Let me see something here. Whoa! I've got to get ready to work. Where's Frances? Our nanny's never late.
Brad: Um, I was actually listening to the traffic report on the radio, and it's pretty nasty out there.
Ashley: Hmm? I'm going to go get ready. I'm sure she'll be here by then.
Brad: Okay. Uh, you know what? I'll wait for you, and we'll take one car.
Ashley: Lucky me. Maybe then we can make out a little on the way.
Brad: Mmm. Mmm-hmm. Hurry up, then.
Isabella: Was your mother happy for us?
Paul: Oh, yeah. Of course.
Isabella: Paul, I know it's difficult. But once she sees the baby, she'll come around. She has to.
Paul: You sound so confident.
Isabella: I've learned something. Life is so precious. I don't want to waste time worrying about things we can't change. Everything that happened was a miracle -- the fact that you got me to the hospital in time, the birth of our child, the stroke not being more serious. And now we have our whole future to look forward to. That's what we should be focusing on. I just want to go home and start being a family -- the three of us.
Paul: That reminds me. I hired a baby nurse.
Isabella: That was sweet, but, honey, I'll be back on my feet in no time. You'll see.
Paul: Yeah, I know. I just don't want you to rush it.
Isabella: I won't. But we are the parents. We should be having all the fun. Paul, what is it? I can tell something's on your mind. Never mind. I think I can guess.
Michael: So you found no fault with Ms. Jenkins' work?
Giuseppe: None whatsoever. She is a gifted architect.
Michael: What about her rapport with clients?
Giuseppe: She knows how to make them feel as if they are guiding the project without handing over the reins completely, if you know what I mean.
Michael: Well, that's a glowing review, and yet, you terminated her.
Giuseppe: Did she not explain that to you?
Michael: Yeah, yeah, the fact that she wasn't at your agency for months, but if she's such wonderful employee, now that she's at liberty, why don't you hire her back?
Giuseppe: Believe me, I would if Diane wanted. Excuse me, Mr. Smith. What firm did you say you were from?
Michael: I knew it. I knew it. I knew it. Diane, what are you doing?
Diane: I'm so glad he's still sleeping. I mean, if we end up getting on a plane today --
Jack: Whoa, whoa, you're not still thinking of leaving are you?
Diane: I have a home in Italy, Jack.
Jack: Diane, he has family here -- on this side of the Atlantic. This may be my only chance to bond with my son. Look, he can meet my father. He can spend time with Ashley and Brad. He's got a cousin. He can play with Abby. When he comes back, he'll be that much more comfortable.
Diane: You know, you talk about all this family closeness, how wonderful it would be --
Jack: Wait, wait, wait, how can you question that?
Diane: Easily. Phyllis. We both know how she feels about me.
Jack: Phyllis is my wife. I can not ~cut her out of the picture.
Diane: Did you forget what the judge said about supervised visitation?
Jack: What, are you starting to threaten me now?
Diane: No, no, I'm just making a point. You need to keep your wife in check.
Jack: If Michael Baldwin is not hounding Phyllis, she will be fine. I guarantee it. Diane, we owe it to our son to try to put all this ugliness and anger behind us.
Diane: I agree. But Phyllis is a loose cannon. You know what, Jack? Maybe in a few months when Kyle makes his first official visit, maybe by then she'll have a chance --
Jack: Don't do this. Phyllis will not be a problem.
Diane: You can't know that for certain.
Jack: If Phyllis doesn't change her attitude, I'll see to it that she's not around when Kyle visits. Diane, I'm asking for a few weeks. Just a few weeks. Please, say you'll stay. I would like to spend some time with my son. I'm asking, please.
Diane: I hear what you're saying, but I'm still concerned.
Jack: About what?
Diane: Well, Kyle has been living in this hotel for months. And then you start pressuring me --
Jack: No, no, I'm not -- I'm not pressuring. Diane, I'm being as honest as I can be with you. I want my son here. I don't want you halfway around the world when a great job opportunity could open up nearby. Is that really that much to ask?
Diane: What you're saying makes sense. You know, I suppose there is one way to resolve this. No. No, no, no, no. It wouldn't work. You wouldn't even consider it.
Jack: I would consider almost anything at this point. Just, please, ask.
Diane: You have a big house. What if Kyle and I were to move in with you, Jack?
Olivia: Victoria, you have your own relationship with Neil. If you feel you have to hold his hand through this --
Victoria: Obviously you don't.
Olivia: Maybe I'm giving him more credit than he deserves. I have to believe he's going to come to terms with this on his own.
Victoria: What makes you think that?
Olivia: Because I've spoken to him about this whole guilt thing. I mean, what Alex put him through, what he put himself through.
Victoria: Your point?
Olivia: He's been all over the map these past few months. I know how much he's hurting. I mean, his brother died, and Alex is leaving town. I'm sure he feels responsible for the whole thing. But I feel he has the strength to get through this on his own, or at least find some peace.
Victoria: Do you realize what a different person he is these days?
Olivia: I can't change that, and neither can you.
Victoria: We can try.
Olivia: Go ahead if you want. I just really believe he needs to work this out on his own.
Victoria: And if he's not able to?
Olivia: I'll be back in a week. And as much as he's hurting, I seriously doubt that he's going to go over the deep end or do anything foolish. Let it go, Victoria.
Neil: What are you saying, Victor? Are you giving me the ax?
Victor: No, Neil. I'm not going to do that. Please, sit down. As your employer, Neil, and as your friend, I'm telling you that you need help.
Neil: In case you've forgotten, I've been a little busy lately, you know? I've been out of the country dealing with my brother's death.
Victor: All the more reason for you to get a grip.
Neil: All right. If it makes you happy, I'll call and set up a therapy appointment next week.
Victor: This goes beyond an hour or two on some psychiatrist's couch, all right?
Neil: You know what? You know, most people would be completely falling apart if they'd had my life these past few months. And you know that.
Victor: Neil, listen to me. You are falling apart, whether you like it or not. Now this is what I'll do for you. I'll compile a list of all the best substance abuse clinics in the country.
Neil: Are you kidding me? You're talking about full-on rehab?
Victor: Please sit down.
Neil: I had one drink!
Victor: Please sit down! I'll grant you a leave of absence. You'll continue drawing a salary. Newman Enterprises will continue taking care of your expenses.
Neil: You can't be serious, Victor.
Victor: I'm dead serious. If I weren't your friend, I'd stand by and watch you self-destruct. I'm not going to do that. You're drinking during the day, you drink before meetings, and you have a drink early in the morning. My friend, you're in trouble. You got to get things under control.
Neil: So this is the answer? You're going to stick me in some room with a bunch of drunks and losers. Is that what I deserve? I can do this on my own!
Victor: What I'm telling you is when you come back from the rehab clinic, your job will be waiting for you. And hopefully all this will be behind us. Do I make myself clear?
Neil: Crystal. I quit. I quit. I quit!
Brad: Honey, Frances is here.
Ashley: Okay, sweetie, I'll be down in a second. Just time for my monthly breast exam. [Appears to find a lump in her breast.]
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