and the Restless Friday, July 28th, 2000--Canada, or Monday August 1st, 2000--USA
Billy? What are you doing
here? What could be so important." "Actually,
I asked Billy to drop by to discuss a coupla details about the web
Jack quickly adds.
"Why is he here when he should be with that Phyllis woman who is
it?" "Jill must you question everything?"
"Actually, mom, Jack is covering for me."
"Covering for what?" "I am looking for some brotherly
advice on something."
"About your relationship with Brittney?"
"Right." "You know son, if you need any female
in put you can always come
to me." Billy smirks. "I'm sorry. OK, OK, I am
not going to meddle. Take
care." She kisses Billy tenderly and leaves. "Nice
move," Jack tells
"Dru I don't understand what there is left for us to talk about.
yourself perfectly clear. Look at you. You are moving out, you
in with Neil. Looks like a nice little reunion."
"And you know why. That
it is so Lilly can spend more time with her father."
"Right. So what is
left for us to say." "Well, obviously I still have issues
happened to us that night. I thought we could talk about it in a
fashion." "That is definitely civil. To imply that I
am a man with no
morals and to challenge me to prove otherwise." "No that
is not I mean to
say," Dru apologizes. "But that is about the jist of
it." "No, I think you
're right. I don't think we can't talk this out!" She
"Nikki is dining alone at Gina's. Victor enters, spots her
across the room
and saunters over to her table. "Hi."
Hello." "Hard at work I can see."
"Is there something I can do with you?"
Last time we talked you were worried about Victoria being upset."
good reason." "It will be interesting for you
to know that she is slowly
coming around. That some day she will be returning."
Victoria is very tense and agitated. "Don't touch me, don't come near
she pleads with Ryan. "Victoria, just tell me what happened to
gotten you so spooked? There is nothing to be frightened about.
gonna hurt you. And I'm not going to let anybody else hurt you.
happened in the past is over. It is not coming back, OK?"
He takes her
into his arms and holds her.
Olivia at hospital is solemnly thinking. She recalls a conversation
Neil when he told her "Let's make a pact right here right down.
this is behind us, and you are better, that we won't allow anything to
in our way. Give ourselves a chance to figure out where we stand
other. I think we owe ourselves at least that much. Don't you
Liv deeply sighs and says "I agree Neill. Were you just
saying that so I
would have something positive to think about or did you really mean
Neil walks in happily. There she is up and at'm."
"What timing. I was
just thinking about you. I'm glad you're here."
"So, you're getting
released tomorrow. That's great. Your ahead of schedule."
Knowing that, Neil, with your support." "Liv it's not just
me. You've got
a lot of people who love and adore you." "Yes, I know.
I am blessed. What
makes it so much better is knowing that when I go home you will there near
by. That will mean a lot to me."
"Dru wait a minute. I'm sorry if I seem to have an attitude but
I am not
going to lie, yes. What you said hurt. If you aren't going to
go about a
lot of negativity I'd like to hear what you have to say."
"OK, I was harsh
and I am sorry, but all these memories coming out of the blue threw me out
for a loop. I am acting out of emotion. Yeah, I should have taken
to think about it before I opened up my mouth and thought about how the
we ended up together in bed that night. "
"OK. So what did you come up with?" "That
we blew it. But, you know,
you.." What, that I blew it more than you?
"Yeah. Something like that.
That what happened that night was wrong. It should never have
"Dru, I agree with you. OK? Does that make you feel better?
you want to say to me?" "I want what happened
between us that night in
the past and I want to leave it there. I left it there a long
ago." "The question is are you ok with that? It may not
be as easy as it
sounds." "I don't think I could have come up with
this decision on my own.
It is good to have a perspective." " Have you talked to
somebody else about
"My sister." Malcolm is aghast. "What?
Girl you got into this with
"OK, so you are here so you want my help. What can I do?"
"It is kinda hard to get into Jack." 'It is not
going to get easier if you
don't open up." "Does mom have any secrets?"
"Secrets? What secrets?"
"I mean, does she have any skeletons in her closet?" Billy
Mac calls Kay to tell her she will be late. "MACKENZIE, is
alright?" "Actually, there is one thing I want to tell you.
It is about
Jill. She's pushed your buttons. Don't let her get you all
riled up ok?"
"Sweetheart, you sound just so upset about something!"
"I'm ok. It's just
that I just want you know that I love you so much. I'll talk to you
"I love you too, Mackenzie."
"Skeletons? In your mother's closet? Tell me something.
Where exactly is
this coming from?" Jack gets up from the couch to shut the
o-o-o-n. You know you and my mother have been at each other's throat
years!" Billy adamantly points his fingers at Jacks face.
"You've got to
know something that she doesn't want brought to light."
"I think I've made it pretty clear that I am on your
After a pause, Jack asks, "So, it's you and Mackenzie against the
Yeah, it feels like that." Billy looks closer to crying.
"Tell you the truth, I know about that feeling." "So,
are you going to help
us?" "Aah, little brother. I want to. I really
want to. But you gotta
give me something to go on." Bill shakes his head and walks out
And Jack is very puzzled.
Kay sips tea when Jill enters. "I had hoped that you had
dragged your old
bones to bed by now."
"Don't' you ever say anything nice to people?"
"Not somebody who slings false accusations at me." Jill
drop the subject." Kay suggests quickly/
"Fine. But don't do it again or we're going to have
problems." Says Jill,
pushing her luck. Kay loses it. "Don't
threaten me. Don't ever threaten
me. And don't think you will ever get away from terrorizing my
"There you go again with your claims again, accusing me of haranguing
alleged granddaughter. "Will you get off making those
Katherine tries to control her temper. But adds
everybody in town knows that your son is a product of an afternoon tryst
with a mail man.."
"What! That is the most vile slanderous I ever he and, not to
absurd!" "Perhaps. But what if I started spreading
this rumour. I am
still a very powerful force in this town, Jill."
"You - wicked old woman. You would say that, wouldn't
"Yes, SAY IT! "Mackenzie is Katherine Chancellor's real
down to her very toes. SAY IT!"
Ryan hands Victoria a glass of water, but she'd prefer something stronger.
He advises her against it. He hoped to talk about what had happed.
I am not going to drink myself into unconsciousness. "Hey, you want a
you got it." "Sorry, I'm too edgy. Every think I
think I am past this,
Gary's memories come back to haunt me. I know you are going to say
is going to take time that I will have to be patient and this will
But Ryan says that at this point, time and patience is not going to work.
"So you feel Victoria is getting her act together. Nikki tells
thought you'd like to know." Victor says.
"That is encouraging if it is true." "I know that you
have this ridiculous
notion that Diane Jenkins and Victoria are conspiring against you."
you had seen those two joining forces against me then you would know this
not true. " Nikki replies defensively. " If
that is the feeling that you
got, trust me that it is nothing but an act. I know for a fact that
two are not getting along and I am constantly playng as referee."
that's true, perhaps this is not the best environment for Victoria to be
in." "Victoria had no other option for your
information. She didn't want
to stay at home after her trauma she went through. She could not
you so she decided to stay with me." "So, is this
it, you just want me to
know things aren't perfect in your happy little household?"
Victor is fed
up and turns to leave, but Nikki stops him. "Wait!
There is something
else I want to say to you. It is about your quest for revenge."
"Sorry, I got here as quickly as I could." Billy and Mac
"How did it go with Jack?" Mac asks. "well, when I asked
about any skeletons
in my mother's closet he asked for more information before he is willing
help." "Man, if we can come up with some way to stop your
Jack knows something." Billy is unsure and struggles to appease
just feels really uncomfortable getting involved in this. He will
through for us later."
"You're trying to break it to me gently. The truth is that
nobody can help.
And if your mother comes up with any clues about us.." Billy
holds Mac in
his arms and attempts to soothe her anger. "C'mon, take it easy.
come up with a solution. I know we will." "It
breaks my heart Billy," she
tells him slowly and softly. "I think there is only one answer.
I think we
will just have to stop seeing each other." Billy looks
helpless, hurt and
"Oh girl, I cannot believe you got into this with Olivia?"
"Will you calm
down, I know this might sound crazy to you but why wouldn't I go to my
sister about something this important with her and besides she is the only
one who knows about you and me." "Oh, this is
beautiful." Malcolm sneers.
"This is lovely! He laughs. "This is going to help
my case with Nate! Oh
my God. She is going to lower the boom on me."
"Man, will you just
chill?" Dru is beginning to feel stupid.
"Olivia was very helpful for
your information." "Helpful? You mean to tell me she
was cool with all
this?" Malcolm is unconvinced. "She just gave
me some very objective
advice." "And what was this 'objective'
advice?" "She told me not to
dwell on the past." Malcolm replies, "Ay, you know what I
with her. Lets take this advice and drop this, or better yet, bury
"I wasn't finished." "Drucilla, you should never have
Girl, you said it all. What we did was wrong. OK? Can we
let the past be
dead and gone?. Baby, we should be focusing on our future. You
might be a good idea not to get into this with anyone especially not
Olivia!" Malcolm grows angrier. "You don't
want her to know about us, do
you? Why is that Malcolm, huh?"
"Sure feels good to be finally, finally getting my walking
tells Neil. I wonder what lies down that road for me."
Neil tells her
that it will be a happy reunion with her son. "By the way, I
Nate yet about you being released tomorrow." "I'm
glad you didn't and if I
don't get released tomorrow, it would crush him. And I really want
surprise him. You going to be there, right?"
"I cannot wait to be there."
"I owe you so much Neil. The talks we've had, you've really
pumped up my
will to survived." "Liv, you give me way too much
credit." I could not
have made it without you. You understand what I mean, don't
you?" "Of ...
course ... but aren't you forgetting Drucilla? She really
played a pivotal
role in all this." "Of course not. I cannot forget
my sister." Olivia
lowers her head and walks with her arms hugging around her.
"Liv, I have
great news," Neil clamps his hands happily. "Drucilla is
going to be right
here when you get home. She is not leaving town for a while."
she going to stay with Malcolm?" As a matter of fact . no.
moving right back in .. with me." Olivia glowers!
"Say it Jill. Say it." Kay warns Jill.
"or I swear I will start that
rumour. Jill rolls here eyes up and softly says "FFFFine!
"Mackenzie .. is
.. your . grand. daughter." Jill half afraid and half mockingly
"Thank you. I don't want to ever again hear once again a word
contrary." Kay warns.
"I don't know why you are insisting on taking my intentions the wrong
I am only trying to look out for you and Brock. I want to spare you
pain of involving yourself with an opportunists. The girl is taking
advantage of you. Of this estate, her clothes, particularly
gown! She is trying to elevate herself from her humble beginnings by
glomming on you.." "Shut up! Shut up!
One more word out of your filthy
mouth and I swear I will make your life a living hell!" Kay to Jill,
returns "You are already making my life a living hell! Fine.
what you want to see!" Kay leaves. Jill, now appearing
spent from her
rage, talks to herself. "Mackenzie. I think there is a
call I should make
about you. I think now might just be the time."
"No! No way. Forget that! We are just not going to stop
seeing each other.
Mac. We've got something that is hard to find. We cannot run
this because there is a problem."
"This is not just a problem. This is a BIG problem. Your
mother is a real
threat. You should have seen her this morning. It was so
intense. The way
she was looking at me. Those cold eyes.. threatening me.
It is only going
to get worse. She will find out that I broke up with Raul."
"Mac, take it
easy. She is not going to put things together. Not as long as
I am with
Brittney." "See, that's.. that's another thing.
You are put in a terrible
position. You are lying to her. I know you hate doing this.
I feel guilty
about it. And to be honest, I really really hate seeing you acting
boyfriend." Billy appears queasy.
"What are you saying Ryan this thing about Gary is never going to
Ryan assures here he went through the trouble of finding out about her
psychological condition following her abduction. Victoria is very
"You did that for me?"
"What happened earlier was not the first time this happened like
's why I think there is something here that needs to be dealt with."
how? Because you've got all this stuff lurking around delving in
mind." "You think I need to get some
"Dru is moving in with you? Olivia struggles to regain her
sits down on the hospital bed. "Yup. Pretty amazing,
isn't it?" "How did
that happen?" Olivia asks in disbelief. "What do you
mean?" "Was it your
idea?" "No, Dru stopped by my office and asked me.
It would be a great
thing. I would see Lilly every single day." "Yeah, I
know how this means
to you, spending more time with your daughter," Olivia attempts to
some assurance. "Once you get out of here, I want you to know
you can still
count on me." Neil assures her. "I need that Neill. You
kept me focused
into the future. You make me look forward to what might happen if I
through." "And you pulled through with flying
colors. Drucilla is
staying, and I will have my daughter. This is exactly what we
He very tenderly kisses and holds Olivia who looks sad and worried.
"Drucilla if you ask if I care what Liv thinks about us being
answer is Hell Yes." "You just don't want to burn
any bridges with her?"
Dru accuses. "Dru you know damned well why I am worried.
answers. "Right. Girl, that's my son. I want
to be there for him." "So
what do we do? "I can't change how I feel. And I am
feeling you so damned
much. I say to you girl let's go with it. But you have got to
want it just
as badly. Tell me. When you talked to Olivia about all this,
what did she
say?" "To not let the past get in the way of the future.
memories are sign that I am doubtful about our being together and I'm
looking for a way out."
"For your information my suit . against Brad Carlton has
nothing to do
with revenge. It is his violation of his contract with me."
"I am just
curious about your plans and what you are doing next."
"I guess they are
speculating about that at Jabbot, aren't they?" "And
I'm sure that is your
intention. Keep them guessing. You can add a twist to
the knife to the
revenge it makes it that much more satisfying. You love to watch
squirm." "You bet. Certain ones."
"Which I am one. You are really going
to punish me for betraying you aren't you?" Victor sits down
and draws a
deep breath. "Let me tell you something. In the world of
business you are
of no consequence to me. Let me reiterate. I am going after Brad
because he is in violation of his contract with me. It is that
"I doubt that it is that simple. What is your next move? When
are you going
after Jabbot? Or is there is some reason that something is holding
Ryan to Victoria "I can only imagine what you are thinking. You
seeking therapy is a sign of weakness and that you are feeling that I am
feeling that you are losing it."
"Oh my God. Is that what Trisha's like! Let
me tell you something. I am
not Trisha. I will do anything if it will help. I don't want
the rest of
my life with Gary Dawson hanging over my head." Tears fall down
Ryan holds here tightly.
St. Louis, MO. Phone rings and the hired detective picks it up
"Hey-lo." "Jill Abbot." "Well well
well." Kinda late to be hearing from
you." "Well I am so sorry to disturb you. I get the
that you had fallen down on the job."
"Listen Mrs. Abbott, I have been waiting to hear back from you ever
sent that letter." "What letter?"
"The one saying that I said we should
go to Mackenzie's mother for the kid's birth records." I have no idea
what you are talking about."
"Express Mail? Well I never got it."
"Well it must have gotten delivered
or I would have heard from the post office."
"That's true." Jill answers. "So, what do you
want me to do?" He asks
Jill. "Let me think about it." . Express
Mail.. So what the devil
happened to the letter?" Jill asks herself.
"I like Brittney. She's OK. But believe me. It is
not the same. She is
not even on the same planet as being with you." "It is
alls so dishonest."
"I know but what else can we do. Any suggestions?"
"I don't want to hurt
Raul or Brittney, but then, I am so scared what your mom will do. We
go on like this." Mac breaks down a little. Billy says
"I can't stand
seeing you this upset. Well, I guess, the only way to stop
this is if I
stop seeing you. " Mac looks up at him horrified.
"Is that what you want
Mac? To stop seeing each other?" She gently caresses his
face, gets up,
heads for the door, and pauses. She turns around and heads back
Billy. They hold each other tightly while she cries in his arms.
we going to do?"
"Tell me, Dru what's going on here. You are looking for a way
is a very complicated situation." "Dru that does sound
like a cop-out.
"Now you should be the one saying that!" "I just want
you to tell me what
it is." "A graceful exit." "I
call that running away." "I am scared and
confused. I just want to walk away." "Damn it
Drucilla, don't do it. Look
at me. Baby, please, I don't want you to walk away." Dru
slowly with an intense, sensual gaze. "Don't look away
from me Dru,"
Malcolm whispers and both are locked in a passionate kiss.
"What are you getting at?" "Why are you going after
Brad and Jabbott?
There are two possible reasons. You are dangling Jack over the fire
watching him sweat before you make your move, or you are holding back
because of Ashley." "You really have things figured out,
haven't you?" "I
know it is Ashley. You are hoping that when you show restraints
Jabot that you can regain her favor." Victor looks
alright you don't have to say anything. I already have my
is then saved by the cell phone ringing. "Answer that.
You never know who
it might be."
"Yes!" "HI!" Diane gushes. "I'm
glad I caught you. I just want to you to
know that I am home." "That's great. No further
although there is one thing." "Which is?"
"You know, hospital food. I am
really starving." Well I am at Gina's. I could pick up
some food." "That
would be wonderful! Lasagna would be nice if they have it."
will be." After he hangs up, Diane is in wonder that Victor is
"I gather that was Diane." "It was
indeed." "You mentioned something
about being her being released. From jail?" "The
hospital." "oh, she's
sick." " Complications - with her pregnancy."
"What! What! What did
YOU SAY? That Diane is PREGNANT!" Nikki is shocked
but Victor scowls
wondering about her reaction.