and the Restless Wednesday, September 20, 2000--Canada; or Thursday,
September 21, 2000--USA
At the Newman penthouse,
Victoria surprises Diane who learns that they had spent the night
under the same roof. Diane tells her she had assumed she was gone
for good. Victoria tells her she is sorry for bursting her bubble,
but she is not rid of her yet. She will be in for more
disappointment when Victor soon returns. Diane goads Victoria that
Victor has given her an update on his travel plans. It appears
that he had not discussed this with his daughter. When this appears
to be working, Diane takes full advantage of it. Diane knows
Victoria was dying to ask about Victor’s impending return, but since he
has told her of news which was for ‘her ears only’, she could not
share this with Victoria. This pierces Victoria’s nerves, and she
prepares to leave. No breakfast – the most important meal of the
day? Diane asks. Which is why I don’t want to ruin it, Victoria
tells her as she walks out.
Diane wonders why Victoria came back. What she is really curious
about is why her father had contacted only her and not anyone else.
The doorbell rings and Diane is surprised to see Leanna Love. She is
on edge with her presence. Leanna asks whether she is pregnant with
Victor’s child - if the rumors are true after all. Diane has
nothing to discuss with her. Leanna asks Diane to remember the help
she had given at the time of her divorce, but Diane closes the door.
Leanna tells herself that Diane has not heard the last of her. These
juicy stories are just what her viewers love.
Diane tells Marissa that it was one thing to tell all her friends, and
maybe a couple of Victor’s ex-wives about her pregnancy, but to tell
Leanna Love! Victor would surely hit the roof! But, on the
other hand, Leanna can become very helpful. If there are
difficulties, Leanna Love can prove to be very useful to her. Diane
takes in her breath and holds her tummy.
At the Williams' household early in the morning, Paul is enthusiastic
about the new books he purchased about pregnancies until he sees
Christine's expression. Paul is on edge and is concerned. He
hoped she had changed her mind after having slept on it, but agrees to go
along with her request for the second pregnancy test. He asks
Christine to give him her reasons, but guesses that he might know.
He would like to think he and his wife are in sync about most things in
their lives. He agrees to go back to the drug store for the
pregnancy kits and added that he will arrange for a doctor’s
appointment. Paul also cautions his wife that this pregnancy is for
Christine is dressed for the appointment with her doctor. Paul asks
whether she was aware of her office appointments. She tells him
that she will call her office to push them back. Their doorbell
rings, and Mrs. Williams enters to present a bassinette which was Paul's
when he was a baby. She approaches Christine and looks deeply into
her eyes. She asks whether she is all right. Paul quickly
tells her that she is still overwhelmed. Mary sympathizes and gives
her more encouragement. She tells her daughter-in-law that she is
about to experience a fulfillment in her life that she has never
experienced before. When they are alone, Chris finds Paul quietly
immersed in his thoughts. He is fantasizing that their baby will
soon be in the bassinette. When they hold each other, Chris’ eyes
fill with tears. She tells Paul that she loves him very much.
Tomas enters Nina’s apartment. He asks what she discussed with
Christine the other night. Nina tells him she tried to help
Christine make peace with her pregnancy as she planned to have a baby
someday, but she was clearly overwhelmed with the pregnancy.
Tomas understands that Christine is having reservations. Christine did not
confide with her husband about her true feelings because she loved him too
much to disappoint him. But no good deed ever goes unpunished.
He is not condemning Christine, but is only making an observation.
However, Christine has to accept this reality or else it will deeply hurt
herself and her husband.
Tomas tells her he wants to discuss her book. Nina tells her that
she might start a new project. The idea to write the other book was
a huge mistake. She apologizes to Tomas that she had not
discussed her change of heart earlier. However, Tomas reluctantly
agrees that she drop the current book. But he asks her one more
thing – something that will require a lot of courage on her part.
At Brad Carleton’s home, Ashley greets her
friend with a special breakfast in gratitude for his allowing her to stay.
During their meal, Ashley complains that she is tired of her brother’s
over-protective behavior. She is anxious to escape all this. Ashley
suggests to Bradley that she move into his guest room. Brad asks whether
she is trying to give Jack a stroke, or just pulling Brad's leg. When Brad
understands that Ashley is serious, he tells her that she could move in anytime
and they shake on it. Ashley tells him there is something else she wants
to discuss. Business. Since there is no threat of a lawsuit due to
the non compete clause, he should to be given his rightful seat in the
company’s board of directors. Brad concurs - he had thought the very
same. The more he realized how in synch they were, the more intrigued he
is about the possibilities. Ashley understands he doesn't mean business.
At Robertson’s Labs, Victor Newman calls the senior lab technician, Justin
Jones about the letter he had received. He is inquiring about the
‘irregularities’ surrounding his deposit at this company. Where was
the sample between the time it was withdrawn and its return to your company,
Victor asks. Jones surprises Victor when he tells him the samples was
withdrawn twice. The first time was to Mrs. Newman’s home - at the
penthouse at Newman Tower. This was confirmed by a technician who
inspected proper arrangements for the sperm’s storage. Later, it
had been returned, Jones tells Victor. But Jones had no information who
returned the sperm samples back to the lab. After the sample had been
returned, it was transferred from their labs to Mrs. Newman’s doctor’s
office. Victor threatens the nervous technician to be more readily
supplied with answers the next time he calls.
At the Newman ranch house, Miguel praises Nikki for her new transformation into
a career woman, but Nikki tells him regretfully, that it had cost her the
relationship with her daughter. Victoria unexpected slams into the house.
Nikki is surprised by this unexpected entrance. Victoria asks whether she
had heard from Victor. When the answer was negative, Victoria says that
her worst nightmare were coming true. Her father is only advising Diane
about his plans. He might be thinking of her. Nikki interrupts
Victor saying that this is only Victori'as attempt to escape the reality of her
own private life – that Ryan McNeill’s wife has returned.
Victoria grows very upset and admits her frustration, but throws a dig a her
mother. She tells Nikki that she is harboring bitterness over her own
relationship with Victor, which is clouding her judgment about Diane.
Nikki pleads with Victoria to stay at her home if she cannot stay with Ryan.
Victoria reluctantly agrees to think about it. Nikki has a thought.
Maybe she can make it better! She picks up the phone and calls
Robertson’s Reproductive Labs. She finds the technician in a highly
anxious state when he learns the caller is Mrs. Newman. He promised her
husband that he would come up with more answers, according to his orders, but he
had only spoken with him less than an hour earlier. He asks whether she
had any further orders. No, Nikki tells him and hangs up the phone.
You are on the trail, Victor. I should have known.
At the law firm, Michael is surprised to see Phyllis' arrival so early.
They congratulate each other on their sexual prowesses during the previous
night. Phyllis asks for the contract that Michael was to write for her to present
to Victoria. Michael tells her he is unable to write it up because it
would backfire on him - big time - both personally and professionally.
This is a risk he is not be prepared to take - not even on her behalf.
Phyllis asks what he is trying to pull. Why the hell not draw up her
contract! Michael says that Victoria’s own legal team at Newman
Enterprises would likely draw it up, but he will jot down points on her deal on
memo without his name nor his company letterhead. Phyllis is upset that
this might be due to Cricket! He has to keep his hands ‘squeaky
clean’. Finally Phyllis agrees to do things his way. After a
moment, Michael appears a little more settled and quiet. Phyllis asks why.
He tells her that he is relieved. He is happy Phyllis is back in town and
they have had interesting times, but she might also be checking out other
possibilities. Case in point, Jack Abbott. Why would that make you
relieved? Phyllis asks. Michael tells her that her interest in
signing with the Newmans might show that Jack is no longer a rival.
Phyllis tells him the case is not hopeless. But she asks whether it would
leave him heartbroken if she would wander. How little you know me,
Michael tells her, but she says she only knows him too well. They are the
best of playmates. Michael should not blame her for fantasizing about
somebody when he is doing the same thing 24-7 over Christine Williams.
Christine calls Michael to ask whether she could push back he appointment for an
hour. Michael assures her everything will be fine. When they hang
up, Michael comments – so it begins! Phyllis accuses how
protective Michael is over Christine. She tells him he has deep hang ups
over her. She is all things to you. Your protégé, your law
partner, your guardian angel. This explains why he was so jealous when she
announced her pregnancy. Michael wants a more primal relationship her.
Michael tells her she is off her rocker. Phyllis agrees to back off simply
because she can’t stand the thought of St. Christine. She grabs
Michael’s buttocks before leaving his office.
Malcolm wonders why Dru has not sent off her portfolio to other agencies.
He then receives a visitor. Sid enters Malcolm’s apartment and tells him
that he was in New York when he saw a layout featuring Dru. Her old spark
was there - she was breathtaking! He knew that Malcolm had done the shoot
and she seemed comfortable with her environment and with her photographer’s
patience. Sid says that those pictures were intended to announce to the
world that she is back, better than ever. If the fire is back, Sid can put
her up to the top once again. But, if this is only a one-shot deal, it
could create more pain and heart break.
Malcolm advises to Sid that he has issues about Dru’s career. Sid asks
if it were personal and if he wants what is right for Dru. Sid also asks
again if she still has that spark. If she does, he has an incredible
opportunity for her. Sid assumes that it would be worth his while to offer
this opportunity to Dru in person. Malcolm tells him that Dru is on top of
her game and would knock them dead without a doubt. He then bites his
Olivia and Drucilla enjoy breakfast at Gina’s. Dru is happy that Reese
agreed to let Olivia back into civilization. Olivia expresses her
gratitude to Drucilla for all that she has done to help save her life, but Dru
dismisses this sentimentality. Olivia would easily have done the same.
But Olivia adds that it is important to her that Drucilla be happy. Dru
knows where this is headed and grows defensive. Olivia asks her whether
she is clinging to the idea of having an open relationship with Malcolm - no
strings attached. Both argue about the clarification of her relationship
and Dru admits that her personal and professional life is in flux. Dru
presses her that for everyone’s sake, she should directly approach Malcolm
about their relationship. Dru’s cell phone rings. She tells her
sister that Malcolm had asked her to come over right away. He seemed to
have the same thing on his mind as she had on hers.
When Drucilla enters Malcolm’s apartment and is very surprised when she sees
Sid sitting in the corner. She becomes angry with him. He showed his
true colors treating her impersonally. Sid admits that he will eat crow
– he made a big mistake, and he pleads his case. He acted like an
agent, not as a friend. He tells Dru she belongs back at the top,
and would she please allow them to begin again.