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Episode # 9696 ~ Cane Challenges Billy to Turn His Life Around
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Jack: If you'll indulge me just a few minutes more, there is someone here tonight that should be allowed to say a few words, someone who's with us.
Tucker: Thank you, Jack. I can't tell you how happy I am to share this moment with all of you.
Jill: Did you know he was getting out of the hospital?
Kay: The mother is the last to know.
Jack: Ladies and gentlemen, Tucker McCall, direct from his hospital to be with us tonight.
Tucker: Hey, Sof.
Sofia: Welcome back.
Tucker: Aw. It's good to be here.
Jack: How fortuitous for us to have the C.E.O. of the parent company to be part of the celebration this evening. Tucker, how you doing?
Tucker: I'm doing great, Jack. Thankful to be alive.
Jack: Well, we at Jabot are very grateful for the confidence you have shown in all of us since we have been under the McCall, Unlimited umbrella. As you know, Jabot is not just another acquisition. It is a family company, rich with history with products that have stood the test of time, and I know this latest and greatest endeavor on our part is every bit as important to you as it is to us. I, for one, would like to thank you for your unwavering support.
Tucker: Thank you, Jack. You're very kind. Okay, good-lookin' room.
Tucker: You know, first, I just want to express my gratitude to everyone who sent flowers and cards and good wishes to o-- to the hospital. I... it really helped me and my loved ones get through a very tough time, so thank you. Now when I found out I was being released from the hospital tonight, I told Ashley I wanted to be right here. Jill and Lauren Fenmore, thank you for being our gracious hostesses tonight. I can't think of a better place than Fenmore's to introduce our new line of makeup and skin care products.
Jack: For those of you who have asked, uh, our new fragrance, Black Satin, will be rolled out before the holidays.
Tucker: Jabot's new line promises a bright future for the company. This is a watershed moment in the world of antiaging skin care, and I'd like to introduce to you the woman who conceived and developed our miracle products, a woman of tremendous accomplishment and a long history of success in this business, Ashley Abbott.
Ashley: Thank you.
Tucker: That's it?
Ashley: That's it.
Tucker: She's a little shy.
Tucker: You know, when, uh, Ashley first mentioned cactus pectin to me, I was a little skeptical, but she was convinced that she had made a real breakthrough, and she had the research to back it up.
Christina: Uh, Mr. McCall, Christina McLarty from "The Insider."
Tucker: Yes, Christina?
Christina: Why launch a new line in a competitive landscape that's saturated in this time of economic downturn? I mean, your market research-- it must be remarkable.
Christina: And what is the demand forecast for sales over the next six months, and how does it compare to the Starblaze line that launched back in 2008?
Victoria: Twice in one day, huh?
Victor: I know you asked to be alone after you heard about Billy's arrest.
Victoria: Daddy, I can't--
Victor: Sweetheart, I brought you some of this. Um, maybe later. Do you want some company?
Victoria: Come in.
Billy: All right. Barkeep, set 'em up. Tequila shots. Keep 'em comin', please. You?
Cane: Been a long time, Bill.
Billy: You're working here?
Cane: What gave that away?
Billy: (Sighs) This night can't get any worse. (Scoffs) Oh, Man. Man, you have some stones showin' up around Genoa City after the stunt you pulled.
Cane: Billy, you can say what you want, 'cause I kind of heard it all already.
Billy: Oh, yeah, what? You're an immoral, lying, selfish dirt bag?
Billy: Guess it takes one to know one. That's what they're sayin' about me anyway.
Cane: What, it's that bad?
Billy: Tell you what. (Sighs) I'm not gonna jump over this bar and beat you with a bottle for hurting the people who loved you like Mom and Lily, and you-- you just keep pouring me drinks.
Cane: I can't do it. Sorry.
Billy: Why not?
Cane: Bill, I kind of get the feeling-- I don't know what's wrong with you-- but, uh, you, uh, shouldn't be drinking right now anyway.
Billy: Fine, yeah, there are a lot of bars who want my money. Have a good night.
Cane: You know what? I-I think it's a good idea, you know? Suck down some booze. Forget what your problems are. Wake up tomorrow morning. Start all over again. What do you think?
Billy: It sure sounds good to me.
Cane: What about the people who care about you, Billy? Well, do you care about them anymore? See, the one thing I've learned out of all of this is sometimes you just gotta man up and deal with your problems.
Billy: (Laughs) Did you? (Drumming fingertips on bar)
Victoria: Are you sure you don't want something to eat?
Victor: No, Sweetheart, I'll wait for you, okay?
Victoria: All right, well, the food's in the fridge if you get hungry.
Victor: Look at this. You're working.
Victoria: Yeah, wow. (Sighs) I'm just kind of trying to keep my mind off of things.
Victor: That is not unlike your father. I've always found solace in doing business.
Victoria: Yeah, well, I think I'm kind of hiding. Well, normally, I would love a good spreadsheet of course, but tonight, I just-- I can't seem to focus on anything. I tried to call Mom, but I couldn't get through to her. I wish she was here.
Victor: I'm sorry, Sweetheart. But I'm not your mother, and I don't have the-- her patience. But I'll lend you my ear if you want to talk.
Victoria: You know, Dad, I've been thinking a lot about you and Mom.
Victor: Oh, yeah?
Victoria: Yeah, and how you've broken up and gotten back together so many times.
Victoria: All the drama that's gone along with that.
Victor: Oh, Boy.
Victoria: Mm-hmm. (Sighs) I used to get so mad at Mom when she would take you back over and over again. I just-- I just didn't understand. You have a connection that's never been broken.
Victor: Yeah. (Sighs) It has always been thus between your mother and me.
Victoria: Do you think that's what true love is, Dad? I mean, you think that people who break up and never see each other again-- you think they were never really in love to begin with?
Victor: Well, I don't want to speak for anyone else.
Victoria: Do you think you and Mom will always have a connection because you have children?
Victoria: I mean, are we the glue?
Victoria: At the end of the day, you just want to keep the family whole.
Victor: That's part of it. I bet you that's part of it. But, um, you know, children cannot save a marriage.
Victoria: Maybe you're just trying to hold on to the past, you know? Maybe you're just trying to re-create what you had one time, but it's just not the same.
Victor: But, Sweetheart, it's never the same, not even with people who stay together.
Victoria: Yeah, I guess sometimes, people are just together for no rhyme or reason. On paper, they don't really look like a match, but they are. It just works.
Victor: Yeah, like you and Billy?
Victoria: You know, he came by after you left. There's such a strong pull between us, Dad. But I just don't know if that's enough.
Victor: (Sighs) What do you think?
Victoria: I don't know.
Victoria: I don't know. We had this long conversation. We did, but I just feel worse than I did before.
Victor: Oh, Sweetheart. I'm sorry. (Sighs) Do you think you feel worse because you sense a growing distance between the two of you, or because you regret not having asked him to stay?
Christina: Uh, Mr. McCall, how do you plan to create a brand awareness on a personal level, and how will you integrate cohesiveness with social media?
(Camera shutters clicking)
Tucker: You know what? I think I'll defer to the expert for that.
Ashley: Jabot has a comprehensive marketing strategy in place that spans multi-platforms. The details can be found in your press kits, but suffice it to say that we believe our web site at www.shopjabot.Com will be a huge factor in the success of our products. In short, they work. Now...
Ashley: Our overnight sensation collection with our exclusive miracules complex is a blend of three anti-agers that are targeted specifically for antiaging. Now it does contain cactus pectin. I believe we're changing the face of cosmetics-- pun intended.
Ashley: One last thing-- our five star wrinkle serum was formulated without adding water. Now no dilution means that we're able to supercharge the potency of our ingredients, and all of our products have been clinically proven to provide super hydration for the skin. Now this means we are targeting skin damage. We are erasing and repairing the appearance of stubborn lines and wrinkles. Now I could go on and on, and apparently, I am. So I will just let the products speak for themselves.
Jack: Be sure to pick up a sample package on your way out.
Lauren: And wait till you try the dramatic defense night cream. It's fantastic.
Ashley: On a personal note, I am so happy to be here tonight with two of my favorite men in the world-- Tucker McCall and my brother Jack Abbott.
Tucker: Thank you.
Jack: Enjoy the rest of your evening.
Christina: Uh, one more question, Ms. Abbott.
Ashley: Last one, Christina.
Christina: While I was doing some research, I came across a signed marriage license on file for an Ashley Abbott and Tucker McCall.
(Camera shutters clicking)
Christina: Evidently, you and Mr. McCall were married while he was in the hospital. Do you care to comment?
Billy: You know, you've got some nerve tellin' me to man up.
Billy: I didn't ditch my family by pretending to be dead.
Cane: You see, I did what I did to protect the people I love.
Billy: Oh, that stoic hero B.S. does not work with me.
Cane: Well, it doesn't matter anyway, 'cause I lost 'em, so there you go.
Billy: No sympathy, "Casper." You're not the only one who lost their wife and kids.
Cane: What? You and Victoria? I am sorry. I did not know.
Billy: Everybody's sorry about something. (Clears throat)
Cane: You know, I thought that you two would make it.
Billy: Yeah, so did we, till I screwed it up.
Cane: (Scoffs) Welcome to the club. I think then that you and I have more in common than I thought we had.
Billy: I am nothing like you.
Cane: Um, Guys, um, hands up, please, if you have done something really dumb to lose your wife and your kids. All right, you don't want to put your hand up? That's fine. But it's just the two of us. There you go.
Billy: Maybe we have a few things in common.
Cane: You want to tell me what happened?
Victoria: You know, Dad, you and I are getting along again. It's nice, so...
Victor: It's very nice.
Victoria: So let's not talk about Billy and ruin that.
Victor: No, Sweetheart, I'm not here to condemn Billy, okay? I'm here to support you.
Victor: So just tell me what happened.
Victoria: Okay, well, he swore that he just bought this woman a drink and gave her cab money home, and that the cop was overzealous. And Billy's arrest was just a misunderstanding.
Victor: Mm-hmm. But you don't know if you can believe him.
Victoria: No, I do believe him.
Victoria: But it's just the symptom of a bigger problem. I mean, what was he doing there in the first place? He's made mistake after mistake, and this time, Dad, this time, it cost him Delia.
Victoria: The custody hearing was today, and Billy lost.
Victor: Hmm. Well, I feel very badly about that, especially for Cordelia.
Victoria: You know, part of me feels sorry for him.
Victoria: And I really don't know how much more of this he can take. But, Dad, I'm mad as hell at him for not putting a stop to this. I'm tired of making excuses for him.
Victoria: He promises me that he's gonna pull through this, and I want to believe him. I really do want to believe him.
Victor: But you don't think you can?
Victoria: Dad... (Sighs) His words are meaningless, and he just keeps sinking lower and lower. And I can't stand to watch this anymore. I mean, how do you know when it's time to walk away?
Tucker: Yes, Christina, we are married, and I am the luckiest man in the world.
Ashley: We were going to make an official announcement later, but you beat us to it.
Christina: Then why the secret ceremony?
Tucker: It wasn't secret.
Tucker: It was intimate.
Jack: I had a chance to congratulate the newlyweds just a couple of days ago. I'm sure many in this room would like to do the same thing tonight.
Christina: Abby, before Mr. McCall's accident, you were against this marriage. Do you have any feelings about it?
Abby: Uh... do I have any feelings? Uh... um, well... where do I begin? (Sighs)
Abby: I have to admit, Mom and Tucker's intimate wedding was the last thing I expected. You can all imagine my shock when I found out.
Kay: Abby didn't know about this before, did she?
Christina: How did the newlyweds break it to you?
Abby: Uh, they were very, um, they were very careful about it. They were afraid I would take it the wrong way.
Christina: Did you?
Abby: I'm sure, as most of you've heard or already know, I was recently in rehab. Y'all saw that comin', huh? (Chuckles) Anyway, um, one of their major talking points was accountability-- you know, being real about the way you see things and the way you see people. And after I took a real long look, I realized that maybe I had been too harsh. My mom has been through so much, and she has sacrificed so much. She deserves to be happy.
Lauren: It's nice to see Abby pulling it together.
Abby: He's the one who puts a smile on her face.
Ashley: (Laughs) That's true.
Tucker: And I plan to do that for the rest of our lives.
Abby: How--how can I object to that?
Jack: Are you buyin' this?
Woman: Can I get a picture of the new family?
Abby: Oh, of course. Up close, on, or off?
Abby: I'm joking. I'm joking.
Victoria: You know, I really thought that Billy and I were forever. I thought we would always live in this house, and that we'd have children and we'd have grandchildren.
Victor: It's very hard to let go of that dream, isn't it?
Victoria: But he's not the man that I married, and I just-- I can't watch him self-destruct. It's just too painful.
Victor: Yeah. I wish there was something that I could do to help.
Victoria: You are. You're helping. I just feel bad for the kids, you know?
Victor: (Sighs) Their lives have been turned upside down. You know, my baby, Billy is struggling with his demons.
Victoria: Should I help him?
Victor: (Exhales deeply) What I'm about to say has nothing to do with my feelings about Billy. But let me warn you-- you cannot solve his problems for him. You can't do that. He has to do that himself. If you take that upon yourself, and if you decide to fix his problems, it'll come back to haunt you and him, just like the drinking did your mother.
Victoria: Yeah, you're right. (Sniffles)
Victor: I don't want you to... I want you to be very careful. I want you to protect yourself. I don't want him to drag you down with him.
Victor: Please be careful?
Victoria: Yes. (Sniffles)
Billy: I had it all, and then I threw it all away. The worst part is... (Sighs) I have to see the disappointment in Victoria's face, and I will never forgive myself for letting her down.
Cane: I did the same thing. I hurt the person I love the most in this world, and I had the choice then of cuttin' and runnin' or stickin' around and facing what I did. (Sighs)
Billy: How's that workin' out for you? Is Lily talking to you?
Cane: You know, I can't really expect her to, you know, fall back in my arms after what I did if I say I'm sorry. You know, I just kind of get this feeling if I, uh, if I keep letting her know how much I love her, I love the kids, you know, maybe one day, she will, uh, forgive me, let me back in her life.
Billy: Maybe it's possible... in the next century.
Cane: If you love 'em, what other option do you have? Huh?
Billy: (Laughs) When did you become such a hippie? Now you sound like one of those low-rent self-help gurus-- "The power of positive thinking." Stick to what you know, Man. Just short pours and cleanin' up puke.
Cane: Okay. All right, but, uh, see, the thing is, I'm not the one who's sittin' around throwin' myself a pity party.
Billy: Look, I take full responsibility for all my mistakes. But... (Sighs) I've been royally screwed here, Man.
Cane: Then I think you should fight for what you want, Billy. Let your family know you made a mistake, and if you can't give them a reason to take you back, then you should just give up now.
Billy: (Sighs) I don't need anybody telling me what to do, especially not you.
Ashley: We need to talk.
(Camera shutters clicking)
Woman: I'd like to get a shot of Jack, Ashley, and Tucker.
Ashley: Okay, Jack, come on.
Jack: Oh, let's not forget why we're here.
Jack: There we are.
Ashley: Oh, that's right.
Tucker: You're always promoting stuff, aren't you?
Jill: Did you know about it?
Kay: About the marriage? Yes.
Kay: Have you heard from Billy lately?
Jill: Not a word.
Sofia: Katherine, Jill.
Sofia: Isn't it lovely Tucker could make it tonight?
(Camera shutters clicking)
Tucker: Here, take this. Thank you.
Jack: You could have told me both of you were coming.
Ashley: I called you from the car, but you didn't pick up.
Woman: Now another one with the happy couple.
Jack: Oh, there's Jules from "Beauty World." Uh, they're doing a feature on us next week.
Ashley: Okay, you just go work it now. You know what? We-- we really should go home soon. Thank you. Don't you think we should go home?
Tucker: Yeah, we will. We will. We owe each other a wedding night, you know.
Ashley: I know.
Lauren: Whoops, I'm sorry! I don't mean to interrupt. (Laughs)
Ashley: (Laughs) That's okay.
Ashley: Thank you.
Lauren: I certainly hope you'll be as happy as Michael and me.
Tucker: Yeah, ooh. Well, you know, I'm kind of new at this marriage thing.
Tucker: You have any hot tips? What is the secret to a successful marriage?
Lauren: You ready?
Lauren: Jewelry, and just say "Yes, dear."
Ashley: I like it. Yes.
Lauren: You can thank me later, right?
Ashley: She's a genius.
Tucker: Yes, Dear.
Sofia: Oh, hi. Congratulations, "Mr. Married Man."
Tucker: Uh-huh, I bet you thought this day would never come, didn't you?
Sofia: Mm! No, the way you used to look at Ashley in meetings, I knew it was coming.
Sofia: And, um, if he gives you any trouble, you call me. I know all his secrets.
Tucker: Oh, even you don't know all my secrets, Doll.
Ashley: Mm-hmm. Sure. We're having lunch really soon.
Sofia: Oh, yes, we will. Love to. (Chuckles)
Ashley: Okay, I'm gonna go find Abby. I'll be right back. Excuse me.
Tucker: All right.
Sofia: (Sighs) It is so good to see you out of the hospital.
Tucker: It's good to be seen. Thanks for coming to visit so much, Sof. It really cheered me up when you'd walk through the door with that sweet smile of yours.
Tucker: So... (Sighs) Now that I'm back in action, tell me. What was it like without the boss around?
Sofia: Um... (Sighs) No--no shop talk tonight.
Tucker: Katherine give you a hard time?
Sofia: (Scoffs) What, that sweet old lady?
Tucker: What's goin' on?
Sofia: Look, we'll talk tomorrow.
Sofia: Okay, Tucker, I didn't want to upset you while you were in the hospital, but Mrs. Chancellor put me on a paid leave of absence last month.
Tucker: She did what?
Sofia: I didn't agree with some of her decisions.
Tucker: You know more about daily operations at McCall than I do. She should have consulted with you.
Sofia: Well, I thought so, too, but she has her own way of doing things.
Tucker: Starting right now, you're officially reinstated. I expect to see you at work in the morning.
Sofia: (Sighs) I'll be there.
Tucker: All right.
Sofia: Thank you.
Jack: Well, Victor. I'm glad to see our invitation wasn't a waste of paper.
Victor: Mm-hmm. I came to see what all the fuss was all about.
Jack: Oh, you missed all the excitement.
Victor: Mm-hmm. Did Arianna handle the design, or what?
Jack: No, no, this was in-house. I think they did a hell of a job. We're gonna bury Beauty of Nature with this new line.
Victor: (Chuckles) When will you ever learn not to make false claims, Jack?
Jack: This isn't an old idea in a new package. This is a game changer. We're about to turn the cosmetics industry inside out.
Victor: (Laughs) Inside out? Well, you enjoy the moment, Jack.
Victoria: (Sighs) Billy. What are you doing?
Cane: So you can't stand to hear the truth, huh? Well, you're in worse shape than I thought, 'cause I haven't said a damn thing you don't already know, right?
Billy: I'm outta here.
Cane: Oh, go on, Billy, run. There's the door. You know what to do. Out the door. See you later. Bye.
Billy: Would you just shut up?
Cane: What are you gonna do? Climb over the bar and pop me? Let me throw you out? Go get your ass hauled off and put in jail? You know, that's a good idea. You know why? 'Cause then at least Victoria's gonna know how to find you, that is, if she wants to even bother to come and talk to you. See, I kind of figured that, you know, uh, I might have said something that would have got through your skull, but you know what? (Slams shot glasses down) You want this? Drink it! Drink it. That's what you want? Drink it.
Billy: (Clears throat) (Sighs) Thank you.
Ashley: The last thing I wanted was for Abby to find out about Tucker and I this way.
Victor: Talking about Abby-- where is she?
Ashley: She took off.
Victor: You want me to call her?
Ashley: No, you know what? Why don't you let me? Please do me a favor-- don't cause any kind of a scene or anything.
Victor: Why would I cause a scene? I'm just going to say hello to a few people. That's all.
Ashley: Okay, okay, just checking.
Victor: Okay. All right.
Ashley: I'll call her. Thank you.
Lauren: There you go.
Sofia: Thank you.
Lauren: Thanks for coming. Bye.
Ashley: Oh, hi. Oh, are you leaving?
Sofia: Uh, yeah. Um, I get tired nowadays.
Ashley: Of course you do.
Sofia: Yeah, and I have to be up early.
Ashley: Oh, it meant so much to Tucker to have you here. Thank you.
Sofia: Oh, I almost fell over when I saw him walk in.
Ashley: I know. He insisted.
Sofia: Well, that's Tucker for you. You know, he did seem a little befuddled by the reporter.
Ashley: You noticed that?
Sofia: Well, I think everyone understands. He did come here straight from the hospital bed, but, Honey, you handled that beautifully.
Ashley: Oh, thank you. (Chuckles)
Ashley: Yeah, well, he insisted on speaking, and I never had a chance to fill him in, so...
Sofia: Well, he'll be back to his old self in no time.
Ashley: I'm hoping he's gonna ease into it.
Sofia: Ease into it? Tucker ease into something? (Laughs)
Ashley: (Sighs) I can hope.
Jack: Well, you do know how to make an entrance.
Tucker: I knew you'd roll with it, Jack. You're a master at handling whatever's thrown your way.
Jack: Well, when you've been in this business as long as I have... well, that's how I know you could roll out this new line really quickly.
Tucker: You did a good job of getting Ashley's line out while she couldn't be at Jabot.
Jack: Ashley and I have always stepped up for each other. Always will.
Tucker: You're a good brother. Excuse me.
Kay: Ahh, good.
Victor: There you are.
Kay: I'm so happy you could make it.
Victor: I think someone wants to take a picture.
Victor: There we go.
(Camera shutter clicks)
Victor: I'm surprised to see Tucker here.
Kay: Yeah, all of us are surprised to see tucker here.
Victor: Mm-hmm. He certainly looks different than he did last time I saw him in the hospital.
Kay: Well, he had a few bad moments, but, uh...
Kay: He's here. He's healthy, and I am... I'm grateful.
Victor: Well... I just hope that he returned that gratitude. All the things you have done for him during his absence...
Tucker: How you doing?
Victor: How the hell are you?
Tucker: Good to see you here.
Victor: Nice to see you.
Tucker: It's big night for McCall and Jabot, huh?
Victor: You bet. You bet. I wonder what the numbers will say.
Tucker: I think you'll be surprised.
Tucker: Would you excuse us? I would like to have a word with my mother.
Victor: Of course you would.
Jill: This is the concealer. Now this is two products in one. It is genius. Once you use it, you won't want anything else. (Chuckles) Okay.
Lauren: What a night! The buzz is unbelievable.
Lauren: You still thinking about Billy? Has he called? (Sighs) You know, Jill, maybe he just needs to deal with this on his own.
Jill: You have more faith in him than I do.
Lauren: Do you want me to stay and close up so you can go and try and find him?
Jill: I wouldn't know where to start.
Lauren: Well, if you change your mind, the offer stands.
Jill: (Sighs) Uh, yeah. Hi, Billy, um, look, I know that you're really upset with me, okay? But I want to talk to you. I hate the way we left things.
Victoria: Hi. (Sighs)
Victor: There you are. I didn't think you were gonna show up. I was gonna bring you a gift bag.
Victoria: Dad, I'm sorry, but I needed-- I need to talk to Jack for just a minute, okay? Jack, I-I need to talk to you and Ashley, and--and Jill, if she's around.
Jack: Yeah. What's wrong?
Jill: What's going on?
Victoria: (Sighs) Its Billy. I need your help.
(Cell phone rings)
Abby: (Clears throat) First Mom, and now you.
(Cell phone clatters)
Abby: Not in the mood.
Victor: Abby, your mother told me what happened tonight, so kindly let's talk about it, okay? Give me a call.
(Camera shutter clicks)
Kay: (Sighs) Well, you, uh, see? It's a smashing success.
Tucker: Yeah. I'm glad I could be here.
Kay: Well, it's very good to see you out of that horrible hospital room. Uh, are you sure that you're well enough to be here? I mean, you should be home resting. I--that I know.
Tucker: Yeah. I bet you'd like that.
Kay: Tucker, I am only looking after your welfare.
Tucker: If that were true, you would have run McCall the way I wanted.
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