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Episode #11599 ~ Genoa City is rocked by the news of Neil's passing.
Provided By SuzanneAshley: Thanks, everyone. Let's conference again tomorrow, 1:00 P.M. Paris time. And, camille, could you please shoot over those mock-ups of the logo for abbott exchange as soon as you can?
Merci. Au revoir.
Jack: I got off on the wrong floor. Oh, wait. This is our living room.
Ashley: And here I am, living.
Jack: And working.
Ashley: Which you've often done.
Jack: I can help you get office space, you know.
Ashley: What is it, jack? You just don't want to hear the two words "abbott exchange" ever again?
Jack: Jabot will always be the brand that represents our family. The company people associate with john abbott.
Ashley: I'm very proud of my father's accomplishments.
Jack: I'd think you would be a little more respectful of his name.
Ashley: Fun fact -- it's my name, too.
Jack: All the more reason.
Ashley: Are you just intimidated? You're afraid that I'm gonna bring more notoriety to the family name than you ever did?
Jack: Yes. Not the good kind.
Ashley: Oh. Shall we review all the shame you've brought to the family name?
Abby: Good. You're both here.
Ashley: Hi, honey. How'd it go last night after we left?
Abby: Not good. [ Sighs ] Terrible, actually.
Jack: Why? What happened?
Abby: There's no easy way to say this. Um... neil died last night.
Nikki: You are back.
Victor: Hi, sweetheart. I was just wrapping up.
Nikki: Oh. After spending the night here.
Victor: So, victoria must have told you that she saw me last night?
Nikki: You went straight from the airport to our daughter's house and then here. Do you have any idea how that makes me feel?
Victor: Baby, I did so because there was something very important I had to deal with. It was a time-sensitive issue.
Nikki: Oh, well, it's good to know that I'm third on your list of priorities.
Victor: You know that's ridiculous, okay? You know how important you are to me.
Nikki: And yet you are here. And you still haven't told me what you were doing in las vegas.
Victor: And I will. I promise.
Nikki: Mm. Well, you can start by explaining this.
Victor: What the hell is that? Ooh. A medical bill.
Nikki: Yes, um, a psychiatrist's bill, actually.
Nikki: There's no patient's name on it, but I highly doubt you're seeing a psychiatrist.
Victor: You're right about that.
Nikki: Then who is, and why are you paying the bill?
Victor: I will tell you. But you had better promise me not to let anyone else know about this conversation.
Nikki: All right.
[ Cellphone rings ]
Victor: I'm sorry, jack. Whatever it is, this is not a good time.
Jack: There is never a good time for news like this, but I knew you'd want to know.
Victor: Know what? What? What?
Devon: You okay?
Lily: Yeah. I don't know how to do this.
Devon: I don't know, either. But we're gonna figure it out together, okay? Come on. Eat something. If you haven't already.
Lily: [ Sighs ]
Mattie: Uncle devon?
Devon: Hey. Hey, man.
Mattie: I can't believe he's really gone.
Charlie: This just feels like a bad dream.
Devon: I know. I know. If you guys need anything, you know I'm here for you, okay?
Charlie: Yeah. We're here for you, too.
Devon: Thank you. Why don't you get some food, all right?
Devon: Hey, man. Come on.
Cane: You all right?
[ Inhales deeply ]-Did lily get any sleep last night?
Cane: Probably as much as you did.
Lily: I'm sorry, nate, but there must have been warning signs.
Nate: There's still a lot we don't know.
Lily: But you're a doctor. Aren't you supposed to know how something like this could happen?
Nate: Doctors don't have all the answers, lily.
Lily: I just want to know why my dad died. What did we miss? What did we do wrong?
Devon: Lily, just -- let's take it easy.
Lily: I just want to know why nate didn't realize that dad was sick -- why none of us did.
Nate: I don't have all the answers, lily. But I was about to tell devon and ana what I do know before you arrived. If you like, I can do that now.
Cane: Yeah, if you could, that would help, thanks.
Lily: Nothing will help me understand how my dad could die with no warning.
Devon: Let's listen to what nate has to say.
Nate: I spoke to the paramedics who responded to devon's call, and the er doctor who was on duty.
Devon: You know I couldn't figure out why he didn't show up to the opening of the restaurant. And the, when he stopped responding to my texts and calls, I -- you know, I came here to check on him. I went upstairs and saw him in bed, and he was just... he just looked like he was asleep. His eyes were closed, and he looked peaceful. And... when I tried to wake him up, he...
Lily: So how does that happen? I mean, how does someone as young and as healthy as my dad just die like that? How?
Nate: From everything I've seen and heard, it sounds like a massive stroke.
Lily: A stroke?
Nate: It's possible he had high blood pressure and never even knew. That's why they call it the silent killer.
Mattie: So he didn't feel any pain, then, right?
Nate: From the way he looked when devon found him, I'd say he died in his sleep. Peacefully.
Cane: Well, at least we can be grateful for that.
Jack: I'm with abby right now. She was with devon last night. He found neil.
Victor: I just spoke to him, you know? He and I were gonna have lunch when he came back to town.
Jack: I know. It's unreal.
Victor: I can't believe this.
Nikki: Victor, what is it?
Victor: Neil winters passed away.
[ Gasps ] Oh, my god.
Jack: Is that nikki?
Victor: Yeah. I'll put you on speakerphone.
Nikki: Jack, what happened?
Jack: Devon found neil unconscious. He called an ambulance, and it was too late.
Nikki: Oh, my god.
[ Voice breaking ] How is devon doing?
Jack: Abby says the whole family's taking it pretty hard.
Victor: This is a terrible loss for all of us, I can tell you.
Jack: Victor, I know how much neil means to you, and... that's why I called.
Victor: Thank you, jack. Thank you for calling. It's very decent of you.
Jack: It's things like this that render everything else inconsequential.
Victor: Yeah, it certainly does. Give my love to abby.
Jack: Will do.
Nikki: [ Sobs ] Oh, my god. [ Sniffles ]
Ashley: Devon and lily aren't picking up.
Jack: They're probably still in shock.
Ashley: They've both been through so much.
Abby: It's too much for one family. I mean, especially devon. He just lost hilary less than a year ago.
Jack: I know. And now neil.
Ashley: I mean, it's devastating when you lose your father, but if... when it's somebody as wonderful as neil...
Abby: I know how much you cared about him.
Ashley: [ Crying ] It's just so wrong.
[ Sobs ] Neil should be here.
Jack: You're right. Genoa city without neil winters.
[ Sighs ] It's just wrong.
Nate: We're letting all your calls go to voicemail for now.
Devon: Yeah, I don't feel like talking to anybody, so...
Nate: Ana said she'll get back to everyone with, uh, details about the service.
Devon: [ Scoffs ] I don't even know how to begin to start thinking about that.
Lily: About what?
Cane: The, uh, funeral arrangements.
Lily: Oh, god. I can't even deal with that.
Cane: That's all right. You don't have to.
Devon: We can't put it off, lily.
Cane: No, no, no. Nate and I will -- we'll call the funeral home. We'll deal with this. Don't worry about it.
Nate: We won't make any decisions without speaking to you first.
Devon: [ Sighs ] Well, neil gave me a packet of information in case something ever happened.
Cane: Okay. Where is it?
Devon: It's in my office somewhere.
Cane: All right. I'll go look for it.
Devon: Thank you.
Cane: [ Sighs ] That's what family's for.
Nate: I'll go check on mattie and charlie.
Devon: You hanging on?
Devon: If you feel yourself start slipping, just hang on to me, 'cause I won't let you fall. Okay?
Mattie: I just don't understand. Grandpa seemed fine last night.
Charlie: He was totally pumped about mom coming home from prison.
Mattie: The whole way back from lakewood, he was laughing and telling lame jokes.
[ Sniffles ] If I had known it was the last time I was gonna see him... I miss him already. [ Crying ]
Charlie: Me too.
Ana: Oh, let me take care of that.
Devon: I got it. It's fine.
Ana: Oh, come on. I'm here to help.
Devon: I just -- I-I need to do this, all right?
Ana: Devon --
Devon: I'm fine. I'm fine.
Nikki: Look at those eyes. They had seen so much.
[ Sighs ]
Nikki: Through it all, they were always filled with such warmth and -- and kindness. Genuine compassion.
Victor: He meant a great deal to you, didn't he?
Nikki: He understood my struggles. He accepted my weaknesses even when I -- when I couldn't overcome them.
Victor: I will always be grateful to him for that.
Nikki: I don't know if i would even be here right now without him.
[ Scoffs ] He saved me more times than I can count.
Victor: I remember.
[ Sighs ] This is awful. It's just awful.
Nikki: What about his children? His grandchildren? Those are the ones I'm worried about. I can only imagine how they're feeling right now.
Ana: I let tessa know we had to cancel our session for today. She and mariah send their love.
Ana: I didn't mean to upset you before.
Devon: You didn't upset me before. I just -- I don't want you to act like I'm the only one hurting here.
Ana: We're all suffering. But you lost hilary less than a year ago. I saw what that did to you.
Devon: It's a bit different.
Ana: Still a huge loss.
Devon: Yes, it is. Especially to them. And they need me to be strong. They need me to be the man that neil taught me to be.
Ana: He wouldn't want you to deny your own feelings.
Devon: I'm not denying my feelings. I'm just being realistic.
Ana: Realistic about what?
Devon: Well, he raced down here from lakewood to try and be at the opening of the restaurant.
Ana: He wanted to be there.
Devon: I know he did. He wanted to do it for me. He knew how important it was to me, and he pushed himself to be there on time.
Ana: Devon --
Devon: And if he hadn't felt the pressure to be there last night, maybe he would have stopped and got some rest, or he would have at least gotten himself checked out if he wasn't feeling well.
Ana: Devon, you can't -- you can't blame yourself for what happened.
Nate: I just heard from malcolm. He was on a shoot in new york. Canceled everything as soon as he heard the news. He's on his way.
Devon: Cool. Good.
Nate: Everything okay?
Ana: Devon's blaming himself for neil's death.
Nate: That's crazy.
Ana: That's what I told him.
Devon: I just forced too much onto him, all right? Forced him to take on too much. Lily would have never gone to prison if I hadn't pushed for her to be prosecuted. And that's a lot of stress. It's a whole lot of stress that caused the stroke that ended up killing him.
Lily: Yeah, you're right. But... you didn't cause him the stress. I did.
Ashley: I'd offer you a penny for your thoughts, but I'm sure they're worth a lot more than that.
Jack: I was just thinking about the last time I saw neil. He moved upstate, and we promised ourselves we would always stay in close touch. I'd make a trip up to lakewood. He'd let me know when he was down here. Last time, we met halfway in oshkosh, at a little italian joint. Wherever we met, it was the same thing -- we'd sit for hours in a restaurant and talk and laugh and [Chuckles] Tell stories. The same old stories. I mean, we never got tired of them.
Ashley: Heh. I'm sure when the place closed, you guys were the last ones in there, huh?
Jack: Yeah, we closed quite a few places. Never got enough of each other. We...always made plans for the next get-together, and somehow... this last one didn't come to fruition, you know? Abby's restaurant opened and lily was freed and... it didn't happen. It was supposed to be a celebration.
Ashley: What was the occasion?
Jack: My becoming C.E.O. Of jabot.
Ashley: I'm sorry you didn't get to celebrate that, jack.
Jack: I've got lots of treasured memories of neil. One in particular stands out.
Ashley: [ Chuckles ] That one time he let you win the game [Laughs] Of one-on-one, right?
Jack: [ Laughing ] No. No, that was a good one, but no. I was thinking of this one perfectly ordinary day that almost ended in extraordinary tragedy.
Ashley: [ Sighs ] Because of neil, it didn't?
Jack: I had gone up to the cabin to self-destruct. Just found out that I wasn't an abbott -- or so I thought. Anyway, I decided pills was the way to dull my pain. And just before I fell into that hole, I called neil. He was there in a heartbeat. You know, he never once told me not to take the pills.
Ashley: Probably 'cause he knew it wouldn't do any good.
Jack: He told me to stop feeling sorry for myself.
[ Voice breaking ] I still had a family who loved me. And he left, just like that, saying he knew I would make the right choice.
Ashley: Jackie, you made the right choice.
Jack: Because of neil. He dropped everything and came when I needed him.
Ashley: That's the measure of a true friend.
Jack: That's the way he was. That is the way I will remember him.
Mariah: I'm gonna have to make a statement on "gc buzz."
Tessa: If you need help putting anything together, please...
Mariah: No, I can't do anything without devon's input, obviously.
Tessa: It's probably the last thing on his mind.
Mariah: Yeah, but people are gonna be calling -- you know, fans, employees, industry people. And we owe it to them to get it right.
Tessa: What are you thinking?
Mariah: I'm thinking that I have two choices. And I don't really like either one of them.
Mariah: No, I just thought of something that neil said to me once. "Not choosing is the same thing as not living."
Tessa: Smart man.
Nate: Neil died from natural causes.
Lily: No, there is nothing natural about someone dying at his age.
Nate: I know it's hard to accept, but these things happen sometimes. I-I wish I could tell you why.
Lily: I know why. I do. Because I saw him more than any of you these last few months. He moved to lakewood to be near me. Okay? He was worrying about me all the time, thinking that something bad was gonna happen to me. He had nightmares every day that I was in trouble and he couldn't get to me. Okay?! He's gone because of what I put him through!
[ Crying ] And I killed hilary, and now I killed my dad, and I can't take this anymore!
Devon: Lily, come --
Cane: Hey. Hey, lily. Lily! I got it, I got it. I got it, I got it.
[ Door slams ] Lily. Lily!
"The young and the restless"
Abby: Um... I can't believe he's gone.
Nikki: This is gonna take a while to sink in.
[ Sniffles ]
Abby: I know, um, neil meant a great deal to both of you.
Victor: We were just talking how much he... how much he had helped nikki.
Nikki: My life won't be the same without him.
[ Sobs ]
Abby: I just can't stop thinking about lily and devon. So lost and confused, like they couldn't believe the news. I mean, how does a man so vital go lay down to take a nap and then just never wake up?
Nikki: I don't think anyone is ever prepared to hear news like this.
Abby: It just made me realize...
Abby: [ Inhales ] Dad, I know that it's stupid and selfish for me to think about myself right now, but... if anything ever happened to you...
Victor: I'm all right, my sweetheart.
Abby: I just wish business didn't take you away from us as much as it does.
Victor: Well, sweetheart, whenever I go on trips, it is because of very important business. It does not mean that I love you any less, okay?
Abby: Of course.
Victor: And it's at times like this that I realize how much you all mean to me. Okay.
Jack: [ Sighs ] Mother's asleep. Hey, you okay?
Ashley: I'm so not okay.
[ Sighs ]
Jack: Neither am I.
Ashley: It's your fault. Wait, something I said?
Ashley: You talked about how much time you and neil spent with each other. How you worked to maintain your friendship even though he moved away. And I didn't do that.
Jack: Wait, wait, wait. Paris is a lot farther away from upstate wisconsin than genoa city.
Ashley: It's the 21st century, jack. There's lots of ways to stay in touch when you really want to.
Jack: You were busy.
Ashley: Yeah. I was busy. Nice way of saying that I was consumed by my selfish ambition.
Jack: No. No. You were driven, and neil always admired that --
Ashley: I just thought we had more time.
[ Sobs ] I just thought he'd always be there.
Jack: Ashley --
Ashley: Whenever I needed him, like he always was.
Jack: There's no way you could have known how this was gonna turn out.
Ashley: Jack -- jack. I cared deeply for him. Neil and I had gotten very close before I left genoa city.
Jack: I knew. And you know what? I liked it. My dear friend and my sister that I adore -- it doesn't get a lot better than that.
Ashley: I thought we could just pick up where we left off whenever we wanted. I just... I just wish I'd picked up the phone.
[ Sobbing ]
Jack: Neil would not want you having any regrets.
Ashley: It's hard not to have regrets, jack. I'm never gonna know what might have been.
Devon: She's still not answering the phone.
Charlie: Yeah, she's not responding to any of our texts, either.
Mattie: You don't blame her, do you, uncle devon?
Devon: No, of course not. Guys, she's -- your mom just lost her father. You know, that'S... he was her whole world. So... she doesn't know what she's saying or what she's thinking. She's just -- she's just feeling a huge loss right now, and she's doing whatever she can to not think about it, including blaming herself. It's just the mind's way of trying to block the pain. That's all it is.
Mattie: We should go back to the house in case she shows up there.
Devon: That's a really good idea.
Nate: I'll drive you.
Devon: Cool. Um... why don't you go with them and make sure they're all right? I'm fine. Really. Okay? Drive safe.
Mariah: I hope I'm not intruding.
Devon: No. No, you're not at all. Come in.
[ Sighs ] Here we are again.
Mariah: Sucks as much this time as it did the last.
Mariah: I'm sorry. That was the wrong thing to say.
Devon: It's okay. It's okay. You're absolutely right. It doesn't get any easier.
Mariah: I'd do anything to fix this.
Devon: What's ironic is, I have all the money in the world, and I can never seem to buy what I want the most, which is time.
Mariah: Doesn't matter how much we get with the ones we love, it's never enough.
Devon: Just seems like life has been a series of goodbyes. From dru to katherine to hilary and our child... now neil.
Lily: [ Sighs ] Cane, please don'T.
Cane: I just want to be with you.
Lily: [ Sniffles ] I know I shouldn't have said that in front of mattie and charlie.
Cane: It's okay. They understand. We all do. But you know what, sweetheart, it is not true.
Lily: [ Sighs ] I just keep seeing him. When he was waiting for me outside the prison. And it was gray and cloudy. But his smile lit up the whole world.
Cane: He was excited that you were coming home.
Lily: It felt like I was home when he was holding me in his arms. And I didn't want to leave. But I knew that we had to go back to genoa city.
[ Sighs ] You know, he drove mattie and charlie because he knew that you and I had to talk. And I was getting ready to go, and he said, "I love you, baby girl."
[ Inhales deeply ] I didn't know those would be his last words to me.
[ Sighs ]
Cane: Listen. He loved you. And this past year, all he talked about was you getting out of prison. And your release was gonna bring him so much joy, and it did.
Lily: I know. I could see how happy he was.
Cane: So please believe me. Sweetheart, you did not cause his death.
Lily: It's like when my mom passed away. You know, I was young, and I had my dad.
[ Sighs ] But now I don't have him, and I -- [ Sobs ] I feel so alone.
Victor: I remember the first day neil winters walked into my office.
Nikki: You recognized his talents right away.
Victor: Didn't take long to realize how brilliant he was. One of the best executives I ever had. He was a good man. He was a man's man.
Nikki: And a woman's man.
Victor: [ Chuckles ] Very few people in my life that I could call a really close friend. That I felt an affection for. Almost like my son, you know?
Nikki: I know how much you'll miss him.
Victor: Damn. I still can't believe it. Neil winters is gone. He's gone.
Nikki: Promise me something.
Victor: What, my sweetheart?
Nikki: That you won't go away and not tell me where you are, and I won't have any way of reaching you.
Victor: What, are you afraid something like this is going to happen to me?
Nikki: Well, abby said that when devon found neil, it was too late to help. If you ever needed me and i wasn't there --
Victor: My baby. I don't want you to worry about that, okay? I don't want you to worry about that. I have a lot of good years left. Don't you forget it.
Nikki: Neil thought the same thing.
Ashley: [ Sighs ] I'm just trying to make sense of it.
Jack: You know, I don't think we can.
Ashley: I was thinking about malcolm. Did you know that -- I mean, genetically speaking, that nobody is closer than your sibling?
Jack: You'd think that would help them get along better.
Ashley: I was wondering if malcolm knows that. If he's aware of -- of that. I mean, all the fighting they did, and how unimportant it all is.
Jack: I'm sure that's what he's thinking about, yeah.
Ashley: I hope so. I mean, you know... they were half-siblings. But there was nothing half about the way they loved each other.
Jack: I hope that's what malcolm's thinking about.
Ashley: Me too.
Jack: If there's any sense to be made in any of this, maybe it's a reminder for us.
Ashley: Of what?
Jack: That no matter what happens, we're always going to be brother and sister, and everything else, as you say, is unimportant.
Ashley: You want to call a truce?
Jack: What do you say, sis?
Mariah: Oh, um, before I go, I wanted to ask you how you wanted me to handle this on-air.
Devon: Yeah. I know that's important. I just -- I don't think I can think about it right now.
Mariah: Of course. Well, why don't i write something, and then, when you're ready, you can take a look at it?
Devon: That'd be great.
Mariah: And if there's anything else I can do...
Devon: I'll let you know.
Mariah: Take care of yourself.
Devon: I will. Thanks. Eh... why'd you have go and do that, man? Is there anything that I could have done or I could have -- I could have said? That we could have said to keep you here? I miss you. And I love you. Why did you have to leave us, though? I-I really need you, man. I really -- I really need you more than anybody knows that I do. I just -- I really need you.
Tessa: [ Playing melody ]
I've never been the one who tries
never felt the need to stay
always on the run, chasing sun
but you won't let me go
you won't let me
even when I try
even when I've wanted to
you won't let me give up, give up holding on to you
every time I fall
you're the voice that carries through
I'm still learnin', learnin', learnin' how to count on you
Nikki: So... right before jack called, you were about to tell me why you were taking all these trips.
Victor: [ Sighs ] Mm. Sweetheart, if you don't mind... considering what just happened, let's discuss that another day.
Nikki: Oh, victor --
Victor: No, sweetheart. Let's mourn neil right now. And, you know, support those who were close to him.
Nikki: Including each other.
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