and the Restless Friday, August 25, 2000--Canada, or Monday August 26,
Olivia is concerned with Ashley’s emotional state.
“You are going through
something, aren’t you?” Ashley tells her she went through
a bad time, but
someone came to her just in time to her rescue. “You’ve
curiosity. Who was it.” “It was Victor.”
Olivia is not surprised. She
knew Victor cared a great deal for her. “I knew there were
problems, but I
thought things turned around by now. There was a lot of love there.
Ashley replies, “What ever existed between Victor and me, it doesn’t
anymore. It is over.” Olivia is surprised!
“Sometimes when the trust is
broken it is hard to get it back. It doesn’t really surprise me
broke it off.”
Ashley tells Olivia that Victor was the one to break it off.
He did one of
the most sensitive and compassionate things she ever knew him to do.
lawsuit was causing a lot of stress for her and her pregnancy so he called
the lawsuit off. It changed her attitude towards him completely, but
soured when Victor realized how she had distrusted him.
Olivia warns Ashley not to do a number on herself. Victor went after
brother and her company while pursuing her! Ashley feels so
ran over to Victor’s office like an idiot ‘It is a new beginning for
Victor believes now the score is even now and we should cut our losses.”
Ashley starts weeping. Olivia attempts to comfort her and tells her
Victor was only hurt in the moment. “He will soon realize how much
you in his life. Victor is a proud man. He has gone as far as
he will go.
If anybody needs to reach out, it gonna have to be you.”
Ashley sobs that she can’t risk the rejection and heartbreak.
the one who told me to take a chance with Neil? That the risk was
it?” “I don’t think I can go back for more,” Ashley
sniffles. “Maybe this
is a test. Maybe you need to trust that Victor wants to try as much
do,” Olivia adds. Ashley replies, “It gives me something
to think about.
What a pair. We are two of the most competent, fabulous women I’ve
known and yet when it comes to our love lives...” “We are
Olivia replies. The two laugh and hug each other. “We are
going to be OK.
With or without men in our lives. Who needs it.” Ashley
tries to reassure
Matt approaches the guy with the Rave posters and asks questions about
parties. The guy is suspicious of Matt. He plays him for a
are you worried about? Do I look like a cop?” Matt
asks him. “I just
want to know how cool this place is. The guy assures him things are
enough. “You can get pretty much anything you want.”
Matt is unpleasantly surprised to find Larry Wartman waiting for him
his room, with his feet up on Matt’s table. Matt soon losses his
Wartman. He says he has good news to tell him. “The thing
kids do, you probably never heard of it. It is called a Rave party.
kids rent out a loft or a warehouse someplace and they drink and they
all night.” Wartman replies sarcastically, “Well, whoopie for
the point?” Matt continues, “These parties are not all fun and
like to play hard dangerously. Have you hear of ecstasy?”
“Ecstasy!” Larry shouts. Is this what your big idea of a
plan is, selling
drugs? I am not going to be dealing dope to kids. Do you think
I am all for walking on the shady side of the street, if there is some
money, but if I am busted they are going to put me underneath the jail and
throw out the keys.” Matt tries to calm him. “Relax.
Have a little faith.
Do you think I want to go in and do hard time? Drugs are going to be
involved but you and I are not going to be the ones dealing. Do I
attention now? Good.”
Dru photographs Heidi and Dru. Eventually, he asks Heidi to take
talks with Dru in private and she complains, “I can’t do this any
Whatever drive I had before, it is gone.” Malcolm attempts to
“This is just a temporary setback. Remember when you just started
Remember how unsure you were? You are not going to fail, because I
let you. You are just a little rusty, that’s all.” Dru says,
nothing to do with it. Modeling used to come as naturally to me as
breathing. Now I am coming up empty. I don’t have the desire
Malcolm finally says, “OK. Fine, you win, Dru. You can get
Malcolm walks away leaving Dru alone.
Dru goes back to Malcolm “I don’t want you to lose your gig
because of me.”
Malcolm “Well, you know, them are the breaks. I will be damned if
going to take somebody’s pictures when they are not ready to give me
need.” Dru replies, “And why don’t I tell you that you have
the model that
you need?” “Prove it.” Dru walks over to the couch and
reclines in a
provocative pose. Heidi comes back in and Malcolm enthusiastically
announces, “You are just in time. Drucilla has decided to enter
building. Do you think you can join us? Give me the magic I
waiting for.” Dru understands the reverse psychology is pulled on
Malcolm never intended to finish the shoot without her.
right? I am on your side. I always have been.” Dru
answers, “If I didn’t
know that then, I sure know it now.” They kiss lovingly.
At the Abbotts, Billy says, “Mac, listen to me. This is not the
time to run
away yet. What we have is so perfect. We will figure some
thing out.” “I
want to believe you, Billy. How can we do that? Everywhere we
are roadblocks. The best answer is to take off together.
The sooner, the
better. The web site is going to be over this week. We have
only a little
time before school starts. This is our chance. It won’t take
people realize we are not here.”
“Sounds like you really know how it is done.” Billy tells her.
“If we are
going to run, we are going to do it right.” Mac adds.
“We have families
who will know we are missing. It won’t take a day or two before
it out. “ Billy tries to reason with Mac when Brittany barges.
leave the pool house, irritated by her presence.
Phyllis has gathered the kids around her to make plans on the weekend wrap
up – making it their last hurrah – a weekend their audience will
“Where will we sleep?’ Brittany asks. “How about
together?” Billy jokes.
Phyllis shoots down Rianna’s suggestion for a wet t-shirt contest.
drops to Billy that his mother is away from the city for a few days giving
Billy pause for thought. Phyllis concludes the detailing of her
“OK, let’s go out with a bang!”
Raul asks Billy if he still has his camping gear stashed away somewhere.
is excited about the sleep over. Rianna suggests going to the coffee
to discuss it further. Brittany says she will pass but gets up to
Billy a kiss on the cheek for Mac’s benefit. When they are
approaches Mac and asks, “Did you give thought about this? I hope you
reconsider. We can stay with my family.” Mac is short with
him and in a
mood. “I am a basket case.” Billy grows very angry this
time. “Isn’t this
something you should think about! This is a hell of a step, running
cutting all ties.” Mac grows equally angry at Billy. “You
don’t want to
come with me after all? Just say it!”
Mac and Billy slip away to a safe secluded spot. Both grow more
“You know I would go anywhere with you if I thought it was the only way.
Mom is gone for a couple of days so that gives us breathing room, time to
think.” “It is not that bad Billy. It is when you are out
there alone on
the streets. If it were just the two of us just looking out for each
It could be an adventure.” “You want to break your
skip getting an education. Look over your shoulder for the rest of
life? I care. You know I do. It that were absolutely the
only thing to
do, but I don’t think that we are there yet. Besides, you
don’t want to
run away. Neither do I. Both of us have lots of reasons to
stay here.” He
takes her into his arms.
Phyllis is joined by a very snippy Brittany at the pool house. She
“I’ve got to know what you’ve got in mind. Don’t tell me you
are going to
help me and walk away.” Phyllis asks her “Suppose I ask
you a couple of a
questions. You are looking for a payback. What kind,
exactly?” “I want to
break up Billy and Mac as painfully as possible. That is what they
for what they’ve done to me.” Phyllis asks again, “And what to
you want to
do after? Get back together with Billy? “I don’t know.
I do care for him.
That is why it hurts so much. I am also really angry.”
“But you do want to break them up, right? The question is, how are you
do it?” Phyllis asks. Brittany falters. “I have no idea.
I thought you
were…” “You are a very smart girl, Brittany. There is only one
“What game is this, Phyllis. Just tell me, please.”
Phyllis cautions her.
“Brittany, all in good time. It seems to me that you should
that the shoe is one the other foot - that Billy is cheating on her.”
Brittany asks, “You think I can do that during the over night thing?
Phyllis says, “Hey, I am not going to spell every detail you.
This is your
deal. I’m sure you can think of something.
We’ll talk later. A word to
the wise. Make sure you keep a happy act to Billy and set your
It is important to prime Mackenzie. Make sure she believes what you
her to believe.” Mac enters the house and awkwardly hands in
Phyllis greets her elaborately. Brittany studies Mac as if she were
about to be squashed.
At the penthouse, Diane moans to Marissa empathically. “It
is not fair! I
am carrying Victor’s baby! Things are bad enough. And now
Victor is back
with Ashley!” Marissa begs to differ. Diane
tells her about the ‘do not
disturb sign on the door’ meeting between Victor and Ashley.
“What are you
going to do?” Marissa asks. “He is the father of my
child. If he thinks
he can overlook the fact, he is sadly mistaken.”
Diane picks up the phone. A voice answers “Newman
is Victor Newman?” “I am sorry Diane I can’t give out
Diane grows impatient “Oh, for gosh sakes Connie, I am asking a simple
question. Can’t you give me a simple answer?” As Connie
tries to explain,
Diane hangs up and leaves the penthouse, leaving Marissa shaking her head
Ashley is now alone in her lab. Diane enters the through the opened
and walks up towards Ashley, saying, “I have come to look for
About you and Victor.” Ashley sneers at her, “What
makes you think I
would discuss my personal life with you? What gives you the right to
what’s going on with Victor and me?” “You are so smug and self
aren’t you, Ashley.” “I have no idea what the hell you are
Ash answers defiantly. Diane continues, “Obviously, you don’t
Ashley is worried, “So what is it?” Diane says, “I am
pregnant - with
Victor’s child!” Diane displays her girth and lovingly caresses
keeping her eyes on Ashley as she stares dumbfounded.
At Crimson Lights, Sharon tries to reassure Nick. “Still worried
Victoria and Ryan went up to see Gary? What if he was sincere and
make an apology face to face? Victoria is a big girl, and besides,
Ryan.” Nick suggests he is not ready. Not until he knows
Victoria is safe.
He makes a call to Victoria.
At the correctional facility, Victoria is very nervous. “I
thought I was
ready for this but I am not so sure.” Ryan tells her “Just say
the word and
we are out of here.” Both head out for the door and it is also
Gary and Victoria are face to face and Victoria freaks out and runs behind
“I am sorry I startled you,” Gary says meekly. “Victoria’s
cell phone and
hurried tells Nick that she is in the middle of a meeting and she cannot
talk. Nick thinks she is sounding weird. Victoria assures him
she is fine
and wishes him a good trip. Ryan joins her outside the waiting room.
what is it going to be. Go or stay?” “Stay.”
Victoria makes up her mind.
“You sure?” Ryan asks. “I’ve gone this far. I’m not
going to back out
She re-enters the visiting room and faces Gary across the table.
guess you know why we are here.” Ryan asks. Gary answers to
“The letter. Your brother told me where I stand. He didn’t
to do with me. I offered help and he told me to forget it.
that that is why you came to me. To tell me to my face. Go
Victoria is seething with anger. “I don’t know why I am here.
that maybe if I heard you apologize to my face, I’d feel better.
But now I
have my doubts.” Gary says “But you are here. And
that tells me
something. Maybe you are willing to listen – about how very sorry
I am for
what I did to you. Am I right?” Gary continues to babble
about his remorse
and pleas for forgiveness. Victoria grows very angry and marches out
door. “Ryan, let’s go. This is a mistake!” But
Ryan pulls her arm back
saying “We are not, yet!”
Ryan pleads with her. “You’ve gone this far, get it over with.
to.” “I am angry. What do you expect from me.”
Victoria argues wanting
desperately to back away. Ryan continues to convince her, “It is
and fear. It is time to finish this and get it out of your
Victoria agrees, “ OK! Let’s just do it!” Victoria is
ready to open the
door. “I am right here with you every step of the way,” Ryan
Victoria and Ryan return to the visitor’s room to face Gary. Gary
thank Ryan for bring her back, but Victoria shouts “SHUT UP! I
listened to what you have to say. It is my turn to talk. You
You say that an apology cannot make up for what you have done to me.
assaulted me. You made me fear for my life. You messed
with my head. Do
you have any idea what that does to a person? You insinuated into my
You convinced me I was your friend. I trusted you. I opened my heart
you. I even thought I might fall in love with you. I let you
It makes me sick.” Victoria totally loses it. She attacks
him with her clenched fists. “I hate you! I hate you!”
Ryan pulls her away