At the mausoleum, 'Mom needs a hug'. Chloe then sends Delia's off with Ester - so that Kay can come along to 'lecture' her (wondering if she plans to cut the involved father out of Delia's life).
Breaking the hug, Vikki's followed inside by Billy (who updates that he lost Delia). I'm so sorry, Vikki's heartbroken - for both him and Delia.
Wow! Jack's impressed with Lauren's brilliant launch. Yes - and she's a walking, talking demo - from head to toe (body wash to lip liner). She LOVES Jabot's new line. When Jill arrives late - with apologies, Lauren and Mike offer to tend to the press (Lauren quietly asking Jack to see what's going on with Jill).
Moseying over, Jack hears that Billy just lost custody of Delia (and all about his arrest). Jill has no idea where he is. Jack grumbles - seems that they're the only Abbott's here for the big night. Everything MUST go perfectly, Jack vows.
At G-worm, Abby exchanges air kisses with George and Chiva (media types there for Jabot's launch). Not planning on going, Abby gasps a 'NO!' when hearing she was in the 'where are they now' column. Time to resurrect the Naked Heiress.
All dressed up, Ashley informs Tucker that she hasn't told Abby that they're married yet - they've been playing phone tag. Since Abby's not going to the 'event' tonight, Tucker suggests they both tell her - at the apartment. That's right - he's gettin' out - tonight! Oh happy day!
Chloe informs Kay that she almost dropped the custody case - but Billy's been drinking, gambling - and was arrested for picking up a hooker! What's Billy thinking!? Kay clucks. Not about Delia - that's for sure. Kay objects - but has no explanation as to why Billy's being so 'selfish'. Delia's not her Daddy's priority anymore, Chloe concludes as she huffs off.
Realizing that Vikki knows about his arrest last night, Billy swears (on his father's soul) that he didn't hire a hooker. Vikki doesn't want to hear it. But Billy NEEDS her to believe him.
As Lauren and Jill are having their photo taken, Abby joins Jack - to assure him she's keeping her dress on (and pose for photos). And she won't be touching the bubbly this evening either. Jack informs that Ashley's made some changes - but Abby needs to speak to her HER about it.
Back in Tucker's hospital room, there's talk of more tests - but he's coming home tonight. Ashley looks forward to a lifetime together ~kiss~ Tucker hopes she'll agree to run McCall - AND let him announce it at Jabot's launch party.
As the launch continues, Jill's giving interviews as Abby and her media friends join the Baldwin's for more air kisses. Jabot's new line is da bomb! Jack's also talking to the press (about how he stepped in after Tucker's accident).
Tucker wants Jack out - and Ashley back in charge of Jabot. But Ashley feels responsible for the accident - they were lucky Jack stepped in (and is doing a great job). But Tucker needs to clean up the mess Kay made - he can better focus on recuperating IF Ashley will accept his offer. But Ashley wants to focus on his recovery too (and putting HIM back in charge).
Chloe and Kay continue to discuss Billy falling apart. Chloe had a hard time watching another woman make Billy a better man. YOU made him a better man (by having Delia), Kay reminds. Never the less, Chloe's job is to take care of Delia - she has no regrets about what she's done.
Still with Vikki, Billy explains he bought the woman a drink and gave her cab fare - that's ALL. Though the cops didn't believe him, he's grateful that Vikki does. But - it doesn't matter - she waited all night for him at the trailer. Billy was hurt that Vikki wanted nothing to do with him. Instead of moping alone at the trailer, he went to a bar. Vikki's scared - Billy's hanging out in bars - getting thrown in jail. She can't watch him do this to himself *sniffle*
As Jack schmoozes with Abby's two media pals, Abby chats with Christina (covering the launch for The Insider). She claims she was in rehab for exhaustion - and just needed 'peace' (which she found back home). Her Mom? She should be there any minute.
Tucker's now dressed - his bags packed. Even if he can't announce that Ashley's taking over, Tucker still wants to attend the launch. He needs people to see that he's himself. You had a serious brain injury, Ashley reminds he's having trouble 'processing things'. No problem - he'll pass off any questions to Ashley. No one else can know about Tucker's 'problem'. Ashley worries - his appearance at the launch might not go as smoothly as he's hoping.
Bringing Delia in, Ester informs that she's been asking when she'll see her Daddy. Taking Delia into her lap, Chloe claims that Daddy's a little sick. But they'll have a fun night anyway. A slumber party! Won't that be fun!? Pillow fights - Princess movies! Meeting Ester's eyes across Delia's head, Chloe's near tears.
Billy thinks Vikki deserves 'a lot more'. So do you. I do? Billy's not so sure. We worked so hard to make this home together - now it's empty - how did that happen so fast? Vikki whines. Billy didn't see it coming - he planned pillow fights and Princess movies with Delia. We thought we were so special, Vikki mopes along. We were gonna be the one Newman/Abbott couple who made it. We still can - don't give up on me, Billy pleads. Vikki needs to see there's something to hold onto - and since he moved out, hasn't seen anything like that.
Abby sends her pals off to party - not wanting to cut out early on her 'fam'. More air kisses - and Abby wonders to Jack when Ashley's gonna show up. Kay arrives - and reluctantly agrees that Chloe did the right thing. Jill has no idea how Billy's doing (or how much more loss he can take).
Now alone, Vikki weeps over her wedding photo - then a photo including Lucy. How could you do this to us Billy? she whispers sadly.
Chloe opens the front door. Billy - you can't be here. You gotta go, she says (after letting Billy in). He's not allowed to explain things to Delia - and no, tonight can't be a 'supervised visit'. Chloe just can't allow it.
As the 'shin dig' continues, the 'impressed' Kay praises Jack (thankful she didn't blow it - by following Tucker's plan). Aside, Mike kisses Lauren good bye - then spots someone he should say hello to on his way out. Lauren approaches Jill - to ask what's bothering her. We're sisters - talk to me about anything. Jill confesses; it's Billy. He's the most wonderful father - but is throwing it all away (and no one can stop him).
You're gonna keep me from having one short talk with our daughter? Billy doesn't see why Chloe's being such a bitch (and she doesn't see why he's talking to her that way). Chloe DID feel bad about her lawyer's tactics - until he got arrested with a hooker. Billy denies it - don't judge me. The JUDGE did that, Chloe points out - inviting him to appeal all he wants (you won't win). And when Chloe demands he stay away from Delia, he begs for one short conversation - a hug - and good bye. No, Chloe refuses - then cuts him off at the staircase. Get out of my way, Billy hisses (as Chloe stands her ground).
Calling too late to speak to Nikki, Vikki leaves her a message - then sits to sob alone.
You gonna push me outta the way? Chloe challenges Billy. Forget what YOU want - think about what's best for Delia. You want her to see you like this? She'll be confused. Billy realizes he should have run it by Chloe first - but can't he have one last good bye? You said good bye a long time ago, Chloe sneers. Go - please don't make me throw you out. Conceding defeat, Billy pauses at the door - tell her I love her.
Lauren and Jack can't wait any longer (for Ashley) - so take the podium to welcome all to Fenmore's for this exciting night - the launch of Jabot's spectacular new products. As the crowd applauds enthusiastically, Lauren then introduces the man behind the line; Jack (who thanks her and Jill). Exiting, Mike greets Sofia (just arriving). Jack's speech continues to loud applause. He then introduces someone who deserves to say a few words - but is stunned when Tucker (Ashley on his arm) strolls in - to say he's so pleased to be there. Kay and Jill are also shocked - as Tucker and Ashley soak up the applause.
Next: I think you should fight for what you want, Cane (behind Jimmy's bar) tells Billy (who doesn't need anybody telling him what to do) ... Ashley and Tucker are at the podium with Jack - as a reporter asks them to comment on their hospital wedding ... How do you know when it's time to walk away? Vikki asks her father.
My Thoughts: Her husband missing - and the 'scared' Vikki managed to fall asleep - on the trailer's uncomfy sofa? If she was that worried, she'd have stayed awake ... Really? Ashley couldn't told Abby she was married in a voice or text message? (not ideal - but better than her hearing it on the local news). It's Abby's own fault - clearly Ashley's been trying to reach her. Not sure why Abby's been so busy (she had plenty of time to hang around G-worm and CL's) ... Abby's already a washed-up 'where are they now' has-been? Before one episode of her show has even aired? That doesn't bode well for the success of the Naked Heiress .... Good thing Abby won't be 'dropping her dress' - cause then her pregnancy would be even more obvious. Newsflash; black isn't THAT slimming ... The Abbott's 'worked so hard' to make this home together? Please - every stick of furniture, every knick knack was there when they moved in. They did no work at all. Even the baby came easier than she should have (which is why Lucy's no longer with them) ... Why did Chloe bother letting Billy in - only to tell him he hadda go? And if she's really looking out for Delia's best interests - why can't Billy have his night with Delia - supervised? (there's plenty of people around to do the supervising - and Billy's obviously sober). Wasn't a schedule for these 'brief and supervised' visits set up by the court? .... Ashley feels they're lucky Jack was 'available'? Huh? Jack's been 'available' for years. And even if he WAS employed elsewhere, the obsessed Jack would obviously drop everything to run his father's legacy.