In Crimson Lights, Adam is humbled when Jack cries out that he’s made great strides since coming to Jabot. He thanks him again for giving him the chance to look into Jack’s family, who is being opposed, and Abbott claims it’s the water under the bridge. So, Jack frowns as he heads for the patio. Jack tells Adam that the man is a thorn in his side. It’s personal, not business. He is someone Diane once knew and wants to forget.
At the Abbott mansion, Diane updates Summer and Kyle about their plan to trick Jeremy. She says this is a game for him and he thinks he’s calling the shots, but she’s the one in control. Diane can’t let her guard down for a moment. Just then she receives a text from Jeremy wanting to meet.
Sally opens the suite door and says to Chloe, “It’s so nice to meet you.” Chloe rants about why she didn’t come back the night before and pulls out her pregnancy test. Sally thanks her and hopes this puts an end to her anxiety, she says, and Chloe agrees to let her stay while she does her tests. Sally goes to the restroom. Just then a knock comes at the door – it’s Nick. He wants Sally to overcome her bugs and asks, “Where’s she?”
Chloe yells at Nick and Sally gets a warning in the bathroom. She leaves a pregnancy test in the sink and joins him and Chloe. He wants to eat with him, but Sally says she’s late with her work. Chloe accuses Nick of monopolizing the business of his partner’s time. Nick gets a hint and says he’ll call Sally later. Sally thanks Chloe when he’s gone. They opened the bathroom door and Sally sighed. Chloe says, “All we can do now is wait.”
At the Society, Sharon thanks Tessa and Mariah for inviting them to breakfast. It feels good to leave the coffee shop! Mariah hopes the place doesn’t evoke bad memories, given that she and Ray got married there, and Sharon only has happy memories of her wedding and anniversary. They chat about Ray and laugh remembering her tamale debacle before Sharon toasts him. Mariah receives a text and she tells Tessa that she is “not her”. They explain to Sharon that she has not heard from Delphine since she sent her sonogram photos at Christmas.
In Crimson Lights, Adam states that Jack is protecting Diane. Jack says Diane did the work to create a new life for herself, and it’s commendable. “I’m recruiting her friends.” Jack says she was completely outspoken, admitted her guilt, and did her penance. Adam worries about him. “I don’t want to see you hurt.” He states that he chose to forgive Diane, but couldn’t do the same for Sally or Phyllis. , Adam suddenly questions Diane, thinking he can be trusted. She needs someone to back her up and he’s the one to do it.
On the patio, Jeremy receives a text that Diane will be there soon.
Inside, Diane texts Jack to warn him that she is seeing Stark.
At the Abbott house, Summer and Kyle wish Diane good luck. On the way back she says, “You have a visitor.” Phyllis was at the door, gasping. Have you ever left Diane doesn’t have time to deal with her and strides down her driveway. Phyllis walks in and asks Summer and Kyle, “What’s wrong?”
Phyllis suspects they were hiding Diane. Kyle doesn’t think it’s his job. Phyllis points out that he lied to her and everyone else. Why can’t he say he’s protecting her mother?Summer jumps in and asks why she’s there. Phyllis didn’t like the way they were left behind. Neither was summer. Phyllis tearfully says they agreed to fire her from Marchetti. I’m here. Phyllis needs to make it clear that it’s not just her—Diane has been hostile to her all along. Phyllis tells Summer that her safety and well-being are her only concerns. “It’s okay, it’s okay.” She was tired of being the only voice against Diane and felt it was best that she didn’t work for Marchetti anymore. Until… she entered this room just now.
At Crimson Lights, Jack ends his meeting with Adam and joins Stark. Stark questions him about his second payment being late. Jack says he will need time to collect the cash. Jeremy tells him that he is no longer interested in his offer. “The world has changed.” Jack said, “What has changed?” Diane appears. “I’ve changed, Jack. She touches Jeremy’s shoulder. ‘I’m back… for him.'”
Jack was furious and Diane told him he needed to move on without her, so he and Diane put on a show of argument. Diane assures Jack that he no longer has to worry about Jeremy. Jack sneers. Diane vents that this is her life and Jack needs to avoid it.
Nick arrives at Newman Enterprises and asks Victor where Victoria is. Victor says she and Nikki are at a breakfast meeting. Nick tries to leave, but Victor wants to talk to him about Adam and Sally’s conversation the other day. Nick apologizes for losing his temper. Victor is sorry about Sally’s paperwork, but he wants to ensure his happiness and success. He’s not always sure how to go about it, and Nick tells his father he’ll let him figure it out for himself. Victor has a conflict with Adam and does not want another conflict with Nick.
At the Abbott mansion, Phyllis tells Summer and Kyle that there was a punch in the gut as it is implied that Diane cheated on her. Phyllis summarizes that Jeremy Stark would have come looking for Diane, whether or not Jeremy Stark contacted her. would have left home. She knows that not spending Christmas together was killing her summer. She couldn’t see Harrison open the gift he had given him. “You were with Diane!?” She understands that Diane is calling the shots and they both allow her to do it.
On the Crimson Lights patio, Jack accuses Diane of being an idiot. Jeremy tells Abbott that she is no longer his concern. Jack warns her that if she does anything and harms her family, she will pay the price in hell. Jeremy asks, “Is she threatening her?” Jack tells Stark that she’s his problem now, and orders Diane to stay away from her son and grandson before he storms off.
At Newman, Nick tells Victor to let him live his life and stay out of his personal relationships. Victor considers this and asks if he thinks he doesn’t care about his children. He can’t stop caring about him. “You know this because you’re my father, right?”
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In Sally’s suite, she strides and hopes the pregnancy test is negative — what will she do if it’s positive? She declares it’s time to put an end to Sally’s anxiety heading to the bathroom while Chloe waits. Sally reappears with her pregnancy test in hand. Chloe said, “Sully? What is that?”
At Society, Tessa and Mariah assure Sharon that they still have hope and will keep trying no matter what. Nick shows up and they invite him to join them. Newman got the day off to a good start, as he made it clear that his conversation with his father wasn’t belligerent.
Victor finds Adam in Jabot’s office. Adam asks, “Wrong building?” And tell him that Ashley is in the lab. Victor is there to talk to him about Connor. Adam doesn’t want him to live there full-time, but he does want him and Nikki to visit the boy.Adam talks to her Chelsea and arranges a schedule. Victor realizes he’s protective of the woman and wonders if he and Sally want to rekindle their romance now that they’re not an item.
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In Crimson Lights, Jeremy told Diane that he was very convincing of Jack. I will,” he says, stroking her cheek.
At the Abbott mansion, Summer pleads with Phyllis not to leave. “I love you so much.” Phyllis loves her too, so this kills her. Diane and Jack enter. icing on the cake. She tells Summer and Kyle that she will regret this and walks off. Summer isn’t getting along with her mother right now, so she doesn’t want to talk about it. Kyle asks how things are going. Diane says Jeremy bought it and he wants a loyalty test. “This is the second phase of your plan, and you can use it to turn the tables on him.” Summer is bright.
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At Jabot, Adam speculates that Victor hopes he and Sally don’t break up now that he’s with Golden Boy. Victor claims he only wanted them to be able to continue seeing Connor. “Have a nice day,” he says as we walk.
At Society, Nick assures Tessa and Mariah that it will happen for them and that they will be the best mothers ever. She wants to meet tomorrow. Tessa says, “Tell me you’re going to book me a plane ticket tomorrow!” Mariah declares, “This could be our baby,” and she hugs him.
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In Sally’s suite, when Chloe asks what the test is about, Sally replies: I’m pregnant. “Chloe exhales her. If she needs to talk, she’s there. Sally tells her, ‘You can go, it’s okay.'” She thinks it could be a false positive. Chloe worries that she is in denial and she asks, “Do you really want to be alone?” Sally assures her that she will be okay and thanks her.”I owe you.” Chloe pats her shoulder and leaves. Once alone, Sally throws her pregnancy test in the trash.
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