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Episode #12044 ~ Elena protects Devon. Abby and Mariah reach an understanding. Amanda points Lily in the right direction.
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Abby: [ Exhales sharply ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ] Rey? Hey, it's abby. Um...I was just wondering, is my husband working on a case with you? Give me a call when you get this.
[ Knock on door ] Chance.
[ Sighs ]
Abby: Hey, uh, nina. Um, I-I didn't know you were coming. Chance isn't here.
Nina: Oh. Well, he just leave?
Abby: [ Sighs ] Um...I, uh -- I came home to an empty house last night, and then I woke up to an empty house this morning. Have you talked to chance?
Nina: No, christine just told me to meet her here.
Abby: For what?
Nina: She didn't say.
Abby: Oh, my god. Some-- something's wrong. Something's happened to my husband.
Billy: Morning. What brings you by?
Victoria: Um, well, I had some free time on my schedule, so I thought we could talk.
Billy: Right, because the last thing you texted me last night was getting together to talk.
Victoria: Unless now's a bad time.
Billy: No, now is a perfect time, actually. Why don't we go to my office?
Victoria: You know, um, i skipped breakfast this morning, and I'm totally famished. So do you mind if we go grab a bite to eat while we talk?
Nate: You alright?
Elena: Yeah. Why do you ask?
Nate: You don't seem like your usual self this morning. Did something happen?
Elena: Um, probably just a little disappointed that you don't have the morning off, too. We could've done something fun.
Nate: Amanda. Hey.
Nate: I wanted to ask you about your trip to new york.
Amanda: How did you know about that?
Nate: Charlie posted a photo of you and lily.
Amanda: It was nice to just get away.
Nate: Yeah, I bet.
Amanda: Well, I'd love to catch up and tell you all about it, but I got work.
Nate: Mm, I hear that. I'll see you soon.
Amanda: Yeah. You, too. Nice to see you, elena.
Elena: See you.
[ Door closes ] Wow, that seemed so easy.
Nate: What do you mean?
Elena: You and amanda. Just the way you both are with each other. I mean, no one would blame amanda if she held a grudge against us after what happened, but it's almost as if you guys are friends.
Nate: Maybe you and devon will get there, too.
Elena: That would be nice.
Devon: [ Sighs ] Overspending on a retinol cream?
Nate: You know, if devon and I ever do become close again, I'll have you to thank for that.
Elena: Why do you say that?
Nate: You're the one who encouraged me to mentor my cousin moses. And since he'll be staying with devon, we'll all be spending a lot of time together. Elena.
Elena: Sorry, what?
Nate: Now I know something is wrong.
Elena: Nate, I told you.
Nate: I know what you said, but I can see it with my own eyes. I'm just asking you to trust me enough to tell me what's on your mind.
Elena: I'm fine. It's nothing that spending a little more time with you won't fix. Really.
Billy: Hey, uh, I'm gonna go grab some breakfast with victoria. She just stopped by.
Lily: Oh. Well, after she gave you the cold shoulder at society last night and the texts didn't seem to resolve anything, I'm surprised.
Billy: Well, the last text she sent me last night was asking if we could talk, so maybe she's being proactive. And hey, if I play my cards right, I might get one of those elusive newman apologies.
Lily: Oh, my gosh. I'll alert the media.
Billy: We are the media!
Lily: [ Chuckles ] Well, whatever it turns out to be, remember that we have plans this afternoon.
Billy: Yes. And if I do get one of those apologies, usually they're very brief, so I'll be back in plenty of time.
Lily: Okay. Have fun.
Billy: I'll see you in a bit.
Abby: It's because of the shooting and the sepsis or the medicine they used to treat it. The doctor said that chance wouldn't be able to father a child, so we decided to use a sperm donor and he said that's what he wanted, but... I mean, he wouldn't just take off, not because of that. And how would christine know about any of this enough to call you? I mean, none of this makes sense.
Nina: I don't know. I'll just text her.
Abby: [ Sighs ]
[ Doorbell rings ]
Nina: [ Sighs ]
Abby: Christine, hi. Is this about chance? What do you know?
Nina: Darling, I love you, but mysterious messages to a cop's mom is not a good thing.
Christine: I know, I know. I'm so sorry. I thought I'd already be here when you arrived.
Nina: Well, you're here now. Abby said that chance didn't come home last night. What do you know?
Christine: This isn't easy to say, and it's not gonna be easy to hear.
Nina: You're making it worse.
Christine: Chance had to go away. And he won't be back for a while.
Christine: You both know he was in las vegas as an undercover federal agent.
Abby: Yes, and adam is responsible for somebody's death. Wait, I-is chance in trouble because of something that maniac did?
Christine: No, this isn't a punishment. Your husband is a good man. He's a good agent. They needed him again to do what he does best.
Nina: They just took him? I mean, he -- he just got married. He's got a job and a life here.
Christine: I don't have the details. I was looped in because of my fed connections and because of my relationship with the agent's family.
Nina: [ Sighs ] "The agent."
Abby: Where's chance?
Christine: [ Sighs ] I can't -- I can't tell you. Chance can't, either, but he did write you each a letter.
Nina: Who's he with? When is he coming back?
Christine: I've said all i can. Just...read the letters. I'm sorry. I know this hurts, but your son, your husband...he's a hero. Hang on to that.
Abby: [ Sighs ]
Elena: I think my problem is I've just been working too hard. I mean, we both have.
Nate: [ Sighs ] I won't argue with you there.
Elena: Hey. Do you remember when you asked to take me on a romantic getaway?
Elena: I think I'm ready to take you up on that.
Nate: Okay. Um, I won't make any promises, but if I can rearrange our schedules at the hospital, we might be able to leave right away.
Elena: Can't wait.
Nate: Me, either.
Elena: [ Chuckles ]
Nate: Well, I'd better get going. Lot of research to do. I don't even mind going to work now. You just made my day. Devon. Hey. I was, uh -- was just finishing up breakfast with elena.
Devon: Thanks for letting me know. Things going well between you guys?
Nate: Yeah, very well.
Nate: I, uh -- I've been meaning to ask you, you know what day moses is due to arrive?
Devon: No, I don'T. I don'T. I know sofia is still working stuff out between the two schools 'cause she wants the transition to be smooth, so...
Nate: Well, keep me posted.
[ Sighs ] Got to head to the hospital.
Devon: Get going. Hey.
Devon: Mind if we talk?
Elena: Of course. Have a seat. I was expecting you.
Billy: I got to be honest. I don't really understand where you're coming from. You said in your text last night that you overreacted, but to what? Did I say something, do something?
Victoria: No, you didn't do anything wrong. You've been great with the kids, and what you said last night about regretting the times that you've hurt me, that meant a lot. I didn't realize that I still needed to hear it.
Billy: Right. Well, it was long overdue. And after we talked, I actually thought that we had jumped a hurdle. That the kids were gonna be able to see us as a real, you know, team. And then you -- you shut it down.
Victoria: I know.
Victoria: I just felt jealous that johnny and katie took to her the way that they did.
Billy: That's what I thought.
Victoria: Well, it's not exactly my proudest moment, I admit, but I'm human and they're my babies. So I don't know what else to say. I'm sorry for the way I reacted.
Billy: Is that it?
Victoria: Well, if you expect me to dig deep for some rational explanation, I can't do that, because I don't have one. It was hard enough to say what i just said.
Billy: Okay. Well, I appreciate that. But the thing is, you weren't blocking lily from seeing the kids. You were blocking me from seeing my kids.
Victoria: It was just -- it was a gut reaction. Just instinctively felt the need to pull away from all of the changes.
Billy: I don't really see why me dating someone else is -- is really such a big change.
Victoria: It's not, billy. I made a mistake. I'm sorry. I... the kids really missed you last night, and I felt terrible, so I'm hoping that maybe we can come up with a different way of handling things moving forward.
Elena: I assume you ran into nate.
Devon: Yeah, I did, I did. He just asked if I knew when moses was gonna get to town, and I told him I didn'T. Um...
Devon: And I don't want you to worry at all 'cause i would -- I would never say anything to make him think that something's changed between us. 'Cause it hasn't, as far as I'm concerned.
Elena: Right, yeah. That's right. I haven't changed how I feel, either. I still want to see if nate and I can build something solid. A-and I'm not saying any of that to hurt you.
Devon: Yeah, no, of course not. I-I don't -- I didn't think you would. And I wouldn't want to hurt you, either. So we don't have to tell anybody what happened. It never did happen.
Elena: It's not gonna be that simple.
Devon: Why do you say that?
Elena: So the morning after we... after the snowstorm, I actually ran into nate. And he didn't ask me about any details, but he could tell that things were different.
Devon: Are you really worried that he's gonna find out what we did?
Elena: Part of me thinks it's better to just tell him the truth. And I think about how that would affect your relationship with nate, not to mention amanda.
Lily: I'm really glad that you added this clause to the contract 'cause it'll give us some leverage if there's any issues during the ownership transition.
Amanda: Yeah, I am really surprised that they went for it. Is billy around, though? I wanted to run a few things by him.
Lily: Uh, no. He's just grabbing a bite with victoria.
Amanda: Is everything okay?
Lily: Yeah, everything's fine. There's just been some tension between them. Mostly on her part, so I think he's just going to iron things out, for the sake of the kids. Victoria's just so hot and cold, you know? It's like one minute, it's easy and comfortable, and the next, she's giving him a hard time, and...you know, usually over nothing.
Amanda: Why do you think that is?
Lily: Well, I have an idea, but I would love to hear your thoughts.
Amanda: Me? I-I hardly know victoria.
Lily: No, I know. But you and billy were pretty close when they split up the last time. So I was wondering if you had a clue as to what's going on.
Lily: I mean, look, I'm not asking you to betray any confidences. I would just love to know if you have any insights.
Billy: I appreciate how hard it would be for you to admit that you feel threatened by lily. But it also makes it a little bit difficult for me to trust the other assurances that you've given me. Like you being okay with the fact that I am seeing lily.
Victoria: I am okay with it. Really. I mean, my god, it could be so much worse. You could have reconnected with phyllis.
Billy: [ Scoffs ]
Victoria: Lily is a step up.
Billy: Ha, ha, ha.
Victoria: No, seriously, i don't have an issue with lily. She's a good woman. She's a good mother. And I am sure if she were here right now, she would agree with what I'm about to say.
Billy: Which is?
Victoria: I think that we need to pull back on the amount of time that lily spends around the kids.
Victoria: Because if it's challenging for me, an adult who can manage her emotions, imagine what it's gonna be like for johnny and katie when they find out what's going on between the two of you.
Billy: I am not in any rush for them to find out, okay? As far as the kids are considered, we are just colleagues, and that is a deliberate choice by us. One that I am totally fine in continuing.
Victoria: You know you're not exactly subtle when you fall in love. The way that you look at lily and the way that you talk about her, johnny and katie are gonna catch on. And in my opinion, that's gonna be more confusing for them than if you just flat-out tell them.
Billy: So what would you like me to do?
Victoria: I know this is gonna sound self-serving after everything that I've just said, abut I'm looking out for our children's needs. So I guess what I'm asking you is if you will do the same.
Nina: I-if you'd rather be alone, I can --
Abby: No. Please. Please don't go.
Abby: [ Sighs ] "Abby, my love."
Nina: "Mom, I'm sorry to do this."
Abby: "I wanted to tell you myself, but there was no time."
Nina: "Chris will have already called you and told you all she can."
Abby: "I hate leaving you. More than I can say. But with a case like this, I had to say yes. I have to do my part."
Nina: "You raised me to rise to the challenge. To do the right thing, no matter what."
Abby: "I can't tell you where I'm going. Only that I will do whatever it takes to come home to you. And to our baby." Our baby. "Please know how much I love both of you. You and our son- or daughter-to-be. I understand if you're scared or don't want to move forward. But I'm asking you to keep living. And that means building our family, even without me there. Because I meant it when I said i can't wait to be a parent with you, no matter what it takes."
Nina: "I know you would do it without me asking. But look after abby for me. And your grandchild. Because I will come home to all of you."
Abby: "I want to tell you all the reasons you're my heart. All the reasons you're my home is wherever you are. But it would sound like a goodbye and that's not what this is. This is a promise. I will be home as soon as I can. I love you more than I can say. Chance." It's a new year.
"The young and the restless"
Abby: He didn't even say how long he was gonna be gone.
[ Stammers ] It could be weeks, months, years.
Nina: No, he... he wouldn't have gone if it was gonna be years.
Abby: He's off saving the world. That doesn't just come to an end in a week or two. And then he said that he would come home to our baby. I mean, that means it could be, like, what feels like forever.
Nina: He's telling you -- he's telling us -- that he'll be home, alright? He's telling us not to curl up and die, and so we don'T.
Abby: Nina, if this were a regular case, he never would have written us these letters. This is something big and -- and dangerous.
Nina: And he is as tough as they come. I mean, I know, I've seen him with you. He's sweet and he's tender and he's loving, but let me tell you something, he's a fighter. He's ferocious. And with you and a baby to come home to? Nothing's gonna get in his way. Abby, we keep on living. Yeah, we think about him every time we wake up in the morning and [Sighs] We say our prayers for him every night, but in the hours and the minutes in between, we do what he says -- we move forward with your plans. We make the two of you a family. And we make me a grandma, okay? This isn't the end. It's the beginning. And he will be home.
Amanda: I don't really know the whole story about what went wrong between billy and victoria. Um, billy told me his side. I spoke to victoria later on. She had a completely different take on it.
Lily: Yeah, she thought you two were having an affair.
Amanda: We were both at a place in our lives where we just needed somebody to talk to. And I was a good listener for billy when he needed one.
Lily: I'm sure for victoria, that was almost worse than an affair, that he felt more comfortable talking to you than his own partner.
Amanda: He wouldn't have needed somebody to confide in if their relationship wasn't in a bad place to begin with.
Lily: Yeah. I-I'm sure it means they weren't communicating.
Amanda: Billy felt like he was always disappointing victoria and that she would be let down if he had told her what was really going on with him. He felt like no matter what he did or how hard he tried to change, he would never live up to her high standards, or his brother jack'S.
Lily: So what were these standards? I mean, what did they want from him?
Amanda: That was a subject of intense debate, apparently. Billy said that they wanted him to be more like his father -- steady, reliable, successful, which he wasn't at the time. He said that victoria accused him of not being honest with her.
Lily: Well, I mean, justifiably so.
Amanda: She felt like he was blaming her unfairly for his problems.
Lily: Man, it must be so strange for her to see how much billy has changed and the man that he's become.
Amanda: You really feel for her, don't you?
Lily: I'm just trying to understand where she's coming from. And this helped a lot. So thank you.
Devon: Look, if you decide to tell nate what we did, I want you to do it because it's the right thing to do for the two of you, not because you're trying to protect me.
Elena: Devon, I have ruined enough things in your life. I don't want to cause you any more pain.
Devon: You didn'T. You're not going to. You didn't ruin anything. Alright? I made the decision to be with you that night, knowing that i would face the consequences, whatever they were. It was worth it.
Elena: You mean that?
Devon: Of course I do. I love you. And what we had was very real. I had reason to doubt that for a minute, given how everything ended, but I don't anymore. I don't at all. That's what that night did for me. So...you know, it's fine. We don't -- don't have to tell anybody what happened.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Hang on a second. It's amanda. Sorry.
Elena: Oh. I'll leave you to it then.
Devon: Alright. Listen, I don't want you to worry. Alright? I promise you, everything's gonna be fine.
Elena: See you later.
Devon: Okay, see ya.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
Elena: [ Chuckles ]
Billy: I think the kids will be fine, especially if they take their lead from us. If we act like it's a normal and it's a positive thing that I'm seeing someone else, then johnny and katie will think the same thing. I know that because that's the way it was with phyllis.
Victoria: Alright. If that's your decisions, of course I'll support you. But it's not the same situation as when the kids were little and they would just accept whatever we told them. They have minds of their own now.
Billy: They do, and they like lily, which is the reason why we're on this subject, because that bothers you.
Victoria: Okay. Well, let's just say you're right and they adore lily and they adapt to all of the changes beautifully and everything is wonderful. What happens when you split up?
Billy: Excuse me?
Victoria: You've been serious with a lot of women in your life, and never for very long.
Billy: Wow. That's a cheap shot.
Victoria: Yes, but it's an accurate one. And the odds are not high that lily is gonna be the lone exception to the rule.
Billy: Right, so you're just expecting our relationship to fail?
Victoria: Billy, your love life is none of my business, except where the kids are concerned. So I'm just telling you be careful and be smart and be absolutely sure before you add a potentially destabilizing element to their life. They've been through enough turmoil and upheaval. Does that make sense?
Billy: Yeah. That makes sense. Free coffee mondays
Nina: Wow. Look at all these resources. All these potential donors.
Abby: It's -- it's too fast.
[ Sighs ]
Nina: Abby, you need this. You do. I know a little something about being alone, and believe me, the days are gonna be longer than you expected and the nights even worse. But if you have a goal, a focus, then it makes the time a little less lonely.
Abby: This was never just about having a baby or being a mom. It was about doing it with him, with chance. Do you know that -- that he started talking about having babies before we even spoke about marriage?
Nina: [ Chuckles ] That's 'cause he knew you were it. He knew you were the only woman he'd want to be the mother of his child.
Abby: Well, I can't carry. And chance is gonna be gone for who knows how long. Why would I move forward with this? I mean, it makes no sense. And look, I know that you want to have something to hold on to --
Nina: Yeah, I do. I mean, seriously, part of my brain is saying, "make this baby happen because it's what chance wants. It'll magically bring him home." And I know you're in pain, but babies equal hope. They equal hope and joy and medical appointments and sleepless nights and... they equal love. I know you and chance love one another. We should make this baby happen.
Abby: [ Sighs ] I'm just -- I'm so scared.
Nina: I know. I am, too.
Abby: I don't know what to do.
Nina: What did your heart tell you when you found out you couldn't carry? I mean, what did it tell you when you found out that chance couldn't be the father?
Abby: [ Sighs ] All that mattered was starting our family.
Nina: That doesn't have to change.
Devon: [ Sighs ] Hey.
Devon: There she is.
Amanda: [ Chuckles ] I'm so glad that we're connecting. I have so much to catch you up on.
Devon: I know, I know. How was -- how was new york? Was it everything that you hoped it would be?
Amanda: Yes, yes, it was. And, um, we got a lot of work done.
Devon: I know you and lily had some fun, too. I saw that picture that charlie posted.
Amanda: You and everyone else. Alright, now tell me, what's going on with you? What's happening around here? What did I miss?
Lily: Hello. How'd it go with victoria?
Billy: [ Sighs ] Well, she gave me a lot to think about, mostly about the kids and how they would feel about me seeing someone new.
Lily: Well, I had the same concern, if you recall.
Billy: Well, I guess I'm outnumbered. And we need to reevaluate how we handle this.
Lily: Okay. Did she have any suggestions?
Billy: She doesn't think that you should be in the kids' lives at all right now.
Billy: But before you go there, she also said that it bothered her that you and the kids got along so well. She said that she was jealous.
Lily: Really, she said that?
Billy: She also knows that it's her issue, that she's got to deal with it.
Lily: Okay. Well, I'm okay backing away if you think it's the right thing to do.
Billy: I don't know. I don't know if it is. I mean, victoria's point is that if you do come around the kids and we just tell them you're a colleague, then that could be very confusing to them. I mean, they're smart, right? They're gonna figure it out at a certain point. On the other hand, if you don't come around the kids and they don't know how I feel about you and we continue to spend time together with the kids, then they could assume that mommy and daddy are getting back together, and that could be very misleading.
Lily: I don't want to be presented as the person that's stopping their mom and dad from being together. That would be the worst situation.
Billy: I'm not gonna let that happen to us, or to you.
[ Sighs ] The bottom line is that victoria doesn't think that I should tell the kids about you until I'm absolutely sure that we are the real deal. Built to last. And the truth is I am sure. (Vo) every kid deserves nutritious food to help them grow strong.
Abby: Thank you so much for coming over.
Mariah: Hi, nina. How are you?
Nina: Hi, mariah. It's good to see you again. Have a seat. I think abby's got some news for you.
Abby: Well, chance has been called away on a case, and, um, well, he might gone for a while.
Mariah: Oh, my goodness. Are you okay?
Abby: That's what happens when you marry a boy scout. He goes off and saves the world while I stay home and wait. But as you know from what we were talking about last night, we were talking about using a sperm donor.
Mariah: Yeah, and you didn't want to make any quick decisions.
Abby: We can't stop this train now. Chance and I, we -- we -- we want to move forward.
Mariah: Wait. Chance is gonna be away, and you still want to make a baby?
Abby: If you're willing.
Mariah: I made a promise, and I meant it. I just want to make sure that you're okay with doing all of this alone.
Nina: Oh, she's not gonna be alone. Granny's here.
[ Chuckles ] Or nana, I don't know. Or nini. I don't know. I haven't decided yet.
[ Laughter ]
Mariah: You really want this?
Abby: More than ever.
Mariah: Well, then I would be honored. You're gonna have to pick a donor, though.
Abby: Ooh. Already on it.
Mariah: And you're really fine?
Abby: Yeah. I mean, I might not always be, but I am today.
Mariah: You're amazing, you know that? You are already one of the best moms that I know.
Abby: Then let's start a family.
[ Laughter ]
[ Sighs ]
Devon: Not much new with me. Just all the same old stuff, really. But, um...have you -- have you heard anything more from your birth mom?
Amanda: Actually, yes. Um...she sent me a few short texts. Nothing more than "hi, how are you?"
Devon: That's nice, though. It's something.
Amanda: I was gonna ignore her, but then I saw the connection between lily and charlie, and it made me have second thoughts. I know that we're not gonna be as close, but maybe there is something that we can salvage from this mess. You think it's a bad idea for me to even think about contacting her.
Devon: No, no, no, I don'T. I just -- I'm sorry. I missed talking to you a lot while you were gone. I just realized that.
Amanda: You mean listening to me [Chuckles] Because I am the one who seems to do all of the talking, and that is not usually like me. How are you so good at getting me to spill all my secrets?
Devon: I don't know. I think I just have that effect on people.
Amanda: Well, one of these days, I'm gonna get you to spill all of yours.
Elena: You are a magician. I still can't believe you were able to get our schedules cleared for the rest of the week.
Nate: I also booked us on a flight to manzanillo, which leaves in a few hours.
Elena: [ Chuckles ]
Nate: So we better drink up and start packing.
Elena: Oh. Mmm. I needed this. Adiós, genoa city.
Nate: Ooh, I will drink to that.
Elena: [ Chuckles ]
Nate: Ahh. It's gonna be perfect. Warm weather. Beautiful beaches. And just the two of us. No work, no crisis, no distractions.
Elena: That is exactly what i want.
Billy: Uh, yeah, I guess there might have been a more elegant way of saying that instead of just blurting it out, but it's the truth, lily. That's how I feel. You're the one. And I'm not sure if you're there yet, but --
Lily: No, I... I am there. A thousand percent. I...I was just wondering if you were having second thoughts.
Victoria: So billy's arranged to spend some time with johnny and katie this afternoon? Uh, no, that's fine. I just stepped out of a meeting, otherwise, I'm sure he would have contacted me directly to set it up. Hannah, um, did billy happen to mention if he was gonna be bringing anyone with him when he sees the kids? Oh, he'll be alone? Okay, great. Yes, I'll drop them off myself. Thank you. Hey. Cancel my 3:00 this afternoon. Something's come up.
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