and the Restless Wednesday, September 13, 2000--Canada; or Thursday,
September 14, 2000--USA
At Nina’s apartment, Nina is very nervous about Tomas’ reaction
novel. She wants him to give it to her straight. She can take
holds back. Tomas tells her she has a wonderful story. But,
Nina waits for
the other shoe to drop. Tomas tells her she has exceeded his
Nina tells him she could not have done it without his guidance.
tells her he is confused about the first chapter with the baby being lost
and stolen. That didn’t work for you? Nina asks. You
didn’t think it is
finished did you? Tomas replies.
Nina is stunned that he felt that chapter didn’t begin to match her
work. It should not come to her as a surprise. When Tomas
tells her that
she is too good to not understand how weak it is, Nina tells him this is a
backhanded compliment. Tomas wants her to go back and readdress her
and has suggestions.
Nina is upset and does not want to discuss this any further nor pay
attention to his suggestoins. Tomas is sorry he has upset Nina, but
to drop the discussion. This chapter is too critical for the book.
allow the readers to experience the pain and devastation of the loss of
child. Nina argues and grows hostile. Tomas cannot understand
attitude. Nina asks Tomas to leave her apartment, and he appears to
hurt, puzzled and confused.
At the Williams, Paul tells Christine the result of the pregnancy test
should be in. He offers to look, but Christine beats him to it.
alone in silence until Christine re-emerges with a smile. So daddy,
you like a little boy or a little girl? Paul and Christine are
with emotion and their eyes fill with tears as they hug each other.
is so happy and wants to call everybody on the phone. But he has a
idea – to tell everyone that night at Gina’s during his birthday
Both agree they are very happy about the wonderful changes that are about
going to come.
When he is alone, Paul is in seventh heaven. He imagines a scene in
Christine is holding a beautiful infant in her arms. Christine is so
beautiful, and so full of love. They are at a new level in
relationship. Everything is just perfect now. Just perfect!
At Malcolm’s Dru and Malcolm enjoy strawberry and cream. They talk
how perfect last night was, especially since they were left alone, and did
not have to look over their shoulders. When Malcolm briefly
walks out, Dru
opens her portfolio and gazes at it for a moment, then closes it shut
firmly. When Malcolm returns, he notices how distracted Dru
He asks her to go ahead with the list of agencies. Drucilla tells
can handle this for herself. She does not need a nudge - she is not
insecure. Malcolm tells her when the agencies see her portfolio, her
will just keep on coming.
Dru is a little angry at Malcolm’s suggestions to take quick steps
rekindling her modeling career and possibly taking a gig out of town.
to hell with everybody? She asks. Malcolm assures her that he
trying to be supportive of her career and not stand in the way of her
success. But Dru is hurt. She has a doctor’s appointment and
walks out the
Neil then arrives at Malcolm’s with Lily. She immediately asks for
mother. Malcolm tells her Dru was out for an appointment. When
alone, Malcolm and Neil ask how each is doing. The subject of school
brought up and Neil enquires about Dru’s plans. He asks whether
going to continue keeping him in the dark. Both grow very
tells Neil he is acting bent out of shape. Neil wants to know about
future, especially with Lily. Malcolm reminds him Lily seems quite
adjusted, but Neil reminds Malcolm that Lily has been through enough.
does not know what Dru will be up to from one day to the next.
‘so-called grownups’ should bring Lily’s interests first and
Malcolm understands that Neil wants to blow off steam, but Neil corrects
that he is concerned about the welfare of his child’s need for
He feels Malcolm is playing him for a fool. He isn’t asking for
Drucilla planning to staying here or not? Malcolm tells him outright
he does not have a clue what is going on in regards to Drucilla’s plans.
At the hospital, Olivia enters her office. She has passed her
tests with flying colors and has missed her work so much. The walls
to be closing in around her at her home. Reese tells Olivia that she
enduring more than cabin fever in her need to return to the office.
she wants to escape dealing with her divorce and may be returning much too
soon. She attempts to convince Reese that her life will never be
stress free. She has a new outlook on her divorce and towards her
ex-husband. She tells Reese that she is alive thanks to a miracle.
she to complain!
Dru walks by Olivia’s office and walks in when she sees her sister
They appear initially strained. Olivia tells her that it seems ages
they has seen each other. It hasn’t been the smoothest time for
Dru asks if she and Neil have talked and whether they are about to embark
a romantic involvement. Or will she wait for Neil to make the first
Olivia is offended. You like to just cut to the point don’t you?
to assume that you meant well when you went over to Neil to discuss our
future. I would appreciate that you not inject yourself into my life
anymore. Dru told her she knew how to mind her own business.
asks how she and Malcolm were doing. Dru is now miffed. She is
be open with her life and not Olivia with hers? Olivia senses that
needs somebody to talk to.
At the Abbott’s, Ashley enters the house. Jack pries about her
She tells him she wanted to sleep elsewhere the prior night as it was
to be too noisy with the teens. Jack tells her they have a record
hits on their web site. He gives Ashley an intriguing idea.
continue with the web site after school begins? Brad walks into the
and agrees that, this is indeed, a very intriguing idea. Jack is
Brad and Ashley tell him they spent the night together. He shouts at
Ashley. After all his warnings – all her mistakes! Even more
that Brad is hungry and Ashley invites him to their kitchen. When
returns chomping on an apple, he further bugs Jack about how little he
understands his sister and the way he is treats her. Jack asks him
out or else, and when Brad stands up to challenge him, Ashley walks in,
brings their argument to a halt.
Jack asks to speak with Ashley alone. He brings up the topic of the
site business, and since it is about Glow by Jabot, this is out of bounds
for Brad. Brad asks whether he has short-term memory issues.
Victor’s lawsuit has been dropped, the non-compete clause is inoperable.
Jack suggests that they hire Phyllis full time as Head of Information
Technology. Ashley agrees - if he trusts Phyllis. Jack shares
mistrust and is prepared to protect the company. Brad adds that
damned unpredictable, but Jack reinforces that they should keep the
going due to Phyllis’ very skillful handling of the Teen Website.
proposes that they give her a small increase in salary with the
understanding for a substantial increase when they see a better cash flow.
Ashley agrees that this sounds like a win-win situation – assuming that
Phyllis will agree with their terms. Jack assures her that, knowing
Phyllis, she wants to stay.
Ashley asks to be alone with Jack. Jack admits that he, as
usual, has been
overly concerned with her especially with Pretty-Boy trying to weasel into
the family. She tells him Brad has been a very good friend –
she slept on
his sofa last night. Jack breathes a deep sigh of relief until
tells him Brad is her Lamaze coach. Jack is astounded!
Brad will be in
the room when Ashley gives birth! Ashley tells him this kind of
a member of the family. Therefore, Jack must go easy on him.
his head in disbelief. Uncle Brad. If that doesn’t make your
At Gina’s, Phyllis says pointedly that she will not break bread with a
stranger. Victoria gives her first name. She tells Phyllis she
is aware of
her web site production and came over to pay her a compliment.
agrees to join her. During breakfast, Victoria praises Phyllis for
success. She must be very proud of herself. Victoria asks if
are heaping the praises on her. She asks about Phyllis’ future
for just a little preview - a few hints. Phyllis is wary that such
intelligent woman’s interest in Jabot seems to go well beyond a fancy
curiosity. Who are you, Victoria? That is, if this is your
Phyllis tells Victoria that she was not born yesterday. She knows
somebody is pumping her for information.
Victoria admits that Phyllis has caught her. Phyllis’ eyes light
glee when she announces that she is Victoria Newman (yes, THAT Newman) and
she runs Brash & Sassy. Phyllis tells her shame on you, Ms.
thought industrial espionage was beneath you, and to tell you the truth,
are not very good at it. Victoria tells Phyllis that she saw the
opportunity and couldn’t walk away from it. She is a great admirer
work and she is not just giving her flattery as she pulled off quite a
Phyllis is flattered considering the source. Victoria asks
and Phyllis offers it. Victoria warns her that people at Jabot can
difficult to work for sometimes. If they are giving her any
Newman Enterprises has a huge budget and an open mind, and they allow
creative people to be creative. Then Victoria asks whether she
nerve. They aren’t giving her any problems already, are they?
tells Victoria she has no problems with Glow by Jabot. Victoria
on her Phyllis’ expression that Jabot “were employees”.
This is a very
important distinction, she reminds Phyllis. She gathered earlier,
overhearing her conversation over the phone, that possibly Jabot was
interested in having her, but did not make it official yet – they had
locked her up contractually. If that were the case, could she be
with another offer? An offer which were more substantial and
Phyllis’s cell phone rings. Jack tells her he has good news and
meet her in his office. When Phyllis discloses where she is, he
meet with her at Gina's in half an hour. Phyllis studies the very
expression on Victoria. She slowly breaks into a wicked smile.
At the law firm, Michael recalls his conversation with Christine about
partnership. How it would be a moot point for Christine to discuss
decision about her future pregnancy if she has not taken measures to
it. Michael thinks this would be the absolute worst time for her to
Christine opens the doors to Michael’s office. Michael
observes her mood.
She notices him staring. While they look over papers, Michael asks
is OK. She appears distracted, as if her mind were on other things
work. Michael ventures a guess why she is not herself today.
He wants to
clear the air about her capability to fulfill her responsibilities at the
office if she were to become pregnant. He offered her more time, but
(tersely) tells him she needs no more.
Christine announces that she is pregnant. Both begin to shout.
livid that, while they were discussing their practice, and she was
considering her options, she had, in the meantime, gotten pregnant!
Christine tells him this was a very private matter between her and her
husband. She had nothing to do with it. This was an act of
disagrees – she helped along! Christine marches out of the office
Michael hurls the papers to the floor. Behind closed doors,
- what has she gotten herself into?