Mike and Kevin catch up at G-worm. Things aren't going all that great between Kevin and Chloe (though he claims it is) - and both brothers hope Daisy stays behind bars for a good long time. At least Kev knows where HIS sister is. On cue, Lauren sends Mike a text (summoning both to CL's - for a surprise).
On the patio, Abby grills Eden. After she's sent off to run her errands, Noah picks up the questioning; why IS Eden in GC?
Inside, Devon and Lily discuss his big music career - and her future without Cane (who's the topic of conversation when Daniel joins them). And when Cane strolls in, Devon chases him out (while the oblivious Lily's kept occupied by Daniel).
Sam and Sharon are kissing in the barn - until Sharon pulls away (there's work to be done). Sam talks of a new patient coming in today - a dog who reminds him of O'Keefe. Sharon declines joining Sam (who's visiting the stray's remains today) - then is left to murmur; it's so hard to say good bye.
Adam and Evil a Match Made In Hell. Phyllis' story would be even 'catchier' if Nick would let her include Sharon (which he won't - because of the kids). Phyllis persists - we put the onus on ADAM. It's the 'best gift' we can give the kids; the truth - we owe it to them (and to Sharon).
In his suite, Adam's wheelin' n dealin' (doing damage control by transferring hedge fund accounts - to a new fund). You won't be sorry ~click~ He then calls to enquire about the memory card (promising a bonus if he receives footage of Skye and Sharon today). Alarmed by a pop up alert on his computer (Phyllis article?), he hangs up and runs out (bumping into Diane). Avenging Victor will have to wait - gotta go. And as Adam sprints off, Diane slips into the suite.
Oh look - the sloppy Adam left his computer open. Diane finds an email entitled 'ambulance'. Hmm - who sent this? The email leads to a website; GC's Premier Celebrity Photographer. Huh.
Adam arriving at RS - is told to read the 5th amendment (if he's there to whine about the article). Adam doesn't care what's written about him - but don't write garbage about Sharon. Told to get lost, Adam wants Nick's help - to prove Sharon's innocence (of which he'll have proof - soon).
Sam's back to mope about O'Keefe. Sharon DOES want to go with Sam. Idea - let's take a horseback ride up to the canyon next week - sleep under the stars. Answering with a weak 'maybe', Sharon's told she may as well pack up then. You don't want me to stay here? No - Sam doesn't.
Mike and Kevin are on their way out when Diane sashays into G-worm to hit Mike with a zinger. Sending Kevin ahead, Mike stays to deny he set Diane up. He and Victor tried to hold up their end of the bargain. Yeah - well - Diane didn't expect anything from the self serving Victor - but she did from MIKE. I don't need anybody, Diane sends Mike off (then spotting Abby, calls the celebrity website with an anonymous tip - the Naked Heiress is there - about to put on a show). Behind the bar, Deacon frowns.
Back on the patio, Noah continues to question Eden (who's vague - but sorry about his Mom). But when he eludes to her frame of mind in Paris, Eden abruptly sends Noah for coffee.
Inside, Lily wonders where Devon went (cuing Daniel to start distracting her with a CD). Knowing what he's up to, Lily repeats her question. Hearing Devon's with Cane, Lily guesses he's the strong arm (Daniel's the decoy). No, she's not mad - she's touched. But IS Lily done with Cane? There's only one way to find out - and Lily must do it alone.
It appears Devon's chased Cane to the park (as he denies he was going anywhere near Lily). Told to stay away, Cane vows to make sure Lily and the kids are safe (from his father and his 'people'). Devon's skeptical - (after all Cane's done) why should they trust him to do the right thing now? Good question, Lily appears - why SHOULD we trust you?
On a pretty little faux bridge, Devon knows all about Collin (who Cane's sure won't give up on claiming those babies). And what the hell is he gonna do about it? Devon must think Cane's the deaf one - cause he yells about him keeping his father's identity (and plan) a secret. Go to hell - Lily's real family will take care of her. Puffing out his chest too, Cane has every right to protect his family. Lily referees - and insists on talking to Cane alone (causing Devon to huff off).
Back at G-worm, Abby relays her one-night rehab stint (for stress) - and summoned Daniel to apologize for being a spoiled brat (who wasn't there for him). Can we start over? What - be a couple? When the paparazzi swarms in, Abby insists she's not responsible. And when 'Gingerman' snaps that nothing the Naked Heiress does is 'private', Daniel jumps up to send them packing. And as the press sheepishly file out, Diane accosts Gingerman. Praising him for the 'clever' footage he took of Victor leaving the ranch in an ambulance, Diane reveals SHE was the one with him (and has a proposition). Still behind the bar, a disapproving Deacon continues to watch Diane's manipulations.
I should go - it'd be better for both of us. Oh no silly - Sam doesn't want Sharon to go - he wants her to move into the main house with him. Talking about his wife leaving him, Sam wants to give Sharon 'what she needs' - to open up. He wasn't ready then - but he is now. Sam's open and honest nature makes 'Sherry' want to be that way too. Yes, she'll move in with him ~hug~ But is it the right 'move'?? Sharon's troubled expression reads over Sam's shoulder.
Simultaneously, Noah and Eden agree their awkward small talk is sad and pathetic. Both feel guilty about Paris. What they 'had' was real and good - Eden doesn't regret it (much to Noah's surprise). Because of HIM, Eden knows she can love someone - and survive when it's over. Noah admits one of the reasons he went to NY is because she'd run away from GC (a town she belongs in). And as Noah's once again sent inside, Mike and Kevin are indeed 'surprised' (almost walking past Eden).
Hearing that Phyllis won't waste her time trying to clear Sharon's name, Adam will step up to do it - for him and Noah. Nick's immediately irritated (that Adam's giving him fals hope). Adam launches into a spiel; questioning their relationship, he assumes sneaking around isn't as much fun (without Sharon around to torture). Shut up! Sorry - did I hurt your 'feeling'? Adam can understand Phyllis (who hates Sharon) - but expected more of Nick (like respect for Sharon). If YOU respected Sharon, she wouldn't be dead, Nick reminds.
In her new room, Sharon sighs - this is right, she talks to the mirror. Sam appears (and all indecision is cast aside with a kiss that leads to the bed). Don't get too close, too attached, Sharon whispers a warning. It's too late, Sam murmurs (and it really is - cause they've kissed their way out of half their clothes - and over to the bed).
Gingerman plays hard to get with Diane (even though what she's offering could make his career). How? The photo opportunity of a lifetime, Diane tries to sound enticing. I'm listening (though Gingerman looks only slightly more interested - certainly less interested than Deacon)
At a nearby table (drinking Perrier) Abby chuckles at her sexy, knight in shining armour. Perhaps Lancelot would like to sneak into the Queen's bedroom later? Not as playful, Daniel still believes she set up the cameras. It wasn't a publicity stunt, Abby swears. Tell me you believe me - that there's a chance ...
On the faux bridge, Lily grumbles at Cane (who's the only one who can protect her). We don't want or need you, she snaps. Fine - cut me out of your lives - Cane's only wants to protect them.
Back on the patio, Noah's back - as Eden and Mike compare notes (seems Lauren duped them both). And when Mike scolds Eden (for not being in touch), Kevin and Eden's humour (at his expense) fall flat. Now, where HAS Eden been? No big deal - Eden admits she was in rehab.
Rehab? Drugs? Alcohol? No - Eden explains that she stopped eating (due to stress). Mike's annoyed that she was in the States 'all this time' (Connecticut). We'd have come to see you, Kevin chimes in. I'm out - healthy - we're together, Eden clearly just wants to move on.
OK - If Diane gets Gingerman that photo op - he'll get HER what she needs to connect Adam to the ambulance footage. Pleasure doing business with you Mr Gingerman, Diane's pleased with herself. At the bar, Deacon's already made her an appropriate drink; a Sledgehammer. He knows she's about to bring someone down - and claiming he can be useful, wants to help Diane win this little battle.
No - no champagne - and no to getting back together. It just doesn't feel right to Daniel (though it does to Abby). Thanks for calling - take care, he leaves her to blink away tears (and isn't even out the door before pausing to call Lily)
YOU walked away the day you let us think you were dead, Lily points out - there's no excuse for what Cane did. How could she trust him ever again? Lily doesn't care what Cane does - just don't come near her of the twins again (and with that she storms off).
Phyllis perched to listen, Adam continues to get the best of Nick (determined to prove Sharon innocent because he loved her - 'unlike you - and you'). Adam will protect Sharon's name and memory (while Phyllis - and a guilty looking Nick - can go on pretending she never existed).
Laying on Sam's bare chest - in bed - he's sound asleep - while Sharon continues to look torn (certainly no pun intended there folks).
Congratulations to contest winner John K (I'll email you later tonight to notify you officially and take your mailing address).
Also later tonight or tomorrow, I'll be compiling and notifying the next top 5 winners (who'll be offered a one year free subscription to the daily spoiler)
Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate. I'm inspired to post more contests - with more great prizes!
Next: Dad says you're good for Sam, Piper tells Sharon .... You should consider yourself lucky your marriage was declared invalid, Genevieve over enunciates - because divorce can be sooo messy ... We're all so much better off without you, Jill hisses (as Cane looks stunned by her outburst).
My Thoughts: The Top 5 reasons Sharon SHOULD move to the main house; It'll save Sam from having to deliver meals (that are luke warm by the time they make it down to the barn) ... Her meager wardrobe won't smell like barn animals anymore .... She'll have access to a hot shower (with full water pressure) ... Privacy; Piper, her Dad, Sam and his other cop friends - no one ever knocks on the barn door before entering. And the number one reason Sharon should move into the main house? Duh - the sex. She'd rather use a man's chest as her pillow whether or not she's physically attracted to him (Sam's chest hair's gotta be softer than straw) ... If Sherry wants to be open and honest with Sam, maybe she should start by telling him her REAL name? ... How the hell does Sharon's mind work? Hmm - if it's ''not right - perhaps taking Sam's clothes off will make it seem more right - nope; doesn't feel more 'right' yet - how about I take my OWN clothes off ... Not sure if it's the wardrobe - the set - or the untoned, thick torso's - but Sam and Sharon's love scenes always come off as cheesy 80's porn ... Line of the day goes to Adam; 'sorry - did I hurt your feeling'? he sneers at Nick (which for some reason had me giggling). Nick's just never clever enough for this Harvard bro (resorting to come backs barely above 'I know I am but what are you' - or if he's feeling particularly clever 'I know you are but what am I' .... If Victor's that big a deal, wouldn't a sit down interview with his bitter and most current ex be worth something to the papparazzi? Yet Gingerman can barely tolerate Diane buying him a drink. Some journalist Gingerman is - he'd cough up a source (in this case Adam) for a 'photo op'? Even Billy had the integrity to go to jail (rather than name a source) ... Are Nick and Phyllis planning to run the magazine alone? Note that Nick tells Phyllis that Summer really 'cares' about Sharon too (first - kudos to Phyllis for not scrunching up her little fists in front of her face to protest that statement - but second, shouldn't Nick have said 'cared' - past tense? .. Nick and Phyllis DO have a lot in common; they're both abandoning babies at home with nannies - to earn money they really don't need. Absolutely Phyllis - another article about Sharon, a dead nobody, will certainly 'sell magazines' - and it absolutely IS the 'best gift' you and Nick could give the kids; definitely better than I dunno; ponies for the girls and a Ferrari for Noah .. For a woman who doesn't NEED anybody, Diane sure has bedded a lot of men.