At G-worm, Noah tells Jack and Jill that he's too busy to do music for their ads. Chuckling, Jill knows that Jack's trying to enlist the 'next generation of Newman's'). Ignoring a call from Collin, Jill flashes back to Genevieve boasting that she slept with him. Collin's desperate alright - he's divorcing his wife, she confides.
Collin visits to hand deliver something to brighten Genevieve's day; divorce papers.
At the club, Nick updates Phyllis that Noah visited Sharon. They then discuss the new trial - and 'crackerjack' lawyer; Avery. Spotting Adam, Phyllis send Nick ahead - then takes the bar stool Adam's saving for anyone BUT her. She wants his opinion on Sharon's prospects (and new attorney). Pausing as she hears Avery's full name, Phyllis wants to know all about her.
Avery visits Sharon (who's delighted to hear confirmation that she's been granted a new trial).
Now at RS, Noah tries to convince Nick to take Faith to visit Sharon. You're not protecting Faith, your punishing Mom (for choosing Adam over you), Noah accuses.
Claiming to be writing a 'story', Phyllis wants Adam's opinion of Avery. Declaring her a 'klutzy, walking disaster', Adam knows he won't be quoted (because there IS no story). Phyllis must have her own reasons for asking about Avery Bailey Clark.
With the new trail set to start within days, Avery wants to go over everything. Explaining why she went to Hawaii (to clear Adam), Sharon's pleased that she'll be freed without Adam's help (or evidence). Avery likes her positive attitude - we're just getting started.
Back at G-worm, Jill corrects Jack's assumption that Collin and Genevieve's married is dead. Jack assumes Collin wants to move onto something else (or someone else; Jill).
Collin's pleasantly surprised by Genevieve's acceptance of the paperwork (and the divorce). After all the drama, it's ending - like this (calmly). Knowing his 'sorry Gen' is inadequate, but sincere, Collin hopes they can be friends (but doesn't look too friendly when Genevieve admits she 'let it slip', to Jill - that they slept together)
Don't pretend this is for Faith's sake, Noah implores (when Nick does just that) - then lists all the people he's forgiven. Nick won't let Faith be traumatized. Oh, come ON. Faith WOULD choose her mother over 'normalcy'. Mom's apologized and is paying for her mistakes. And when Nick forbids him from taking Faith to the pen, Noah reminds that they forgave HIM (for cutting them out after Cassie died). Nick's left to look guilty.
Jack thinks there must be SOME reason Collin's ending a decades old marriage (presumably Jill). He then leaves her to mull it all over.
Not so friendly anymore, Collin thinks Genevieve vindictive. Jill appreciated the truth - women must stick together. These are YOUR games - YOU trained me. Claiming he's outgrown Genevieve, Collin leaves her to battle tears.
Phyllis suddenly loses interest in Avery - this 'crusader for justice' is boring. But you're not bored - you're threatened, Adam suspects (because Sharon will soon be available for Nick). Phyllis' expression confirms he's right.
On the hunt for Koa (who saw the video of Sharon trying to save Skye), Avery reports that Victor's got investigators searching the globe. Sharon's stunned speechless when Nick appears.
Whaddaya want Collin? a weary sounding Jill answers her phone. He has things to say to her - but not over the phone. Jill agrees - what she has to say should definitely be said in person.
Jack drops by Genevieve's unannounced. Having heard about her divorce, he's there to offer 'a shoulder'. Glad to hear that Genevieve's more inclined to celebrate (than cry), Jack came prepared - with champagne.
Back at RS, a nervous Phyllis types; Avery Bailey Clark into her search engine.
After Avery leaves, Nick takes a seat. Yes, Faith's fine. Noah convinced him to come. Reminded of his harsh words, Nick admits he went to far (in saying that the kids would be better off had she died). Sharon understands; he was in shock (and had every right to be angry).
When Nick can't understand how Sharon could let her kids believe she was dead, she explains feeling worthless. It seemed best to let him raise the kids. Knowing it wasn't for her, she appreciates that - and is sorry for everything that happened. I gotta go, Nick abruptly exits.
To freedom, Jack and Genevieve toast (with her favourite 'label'). She's not exactly new to freedom (as she and Collin have lead separate lives for a long time). All charm and charisma, Jack offers friendship - and a passionate kiss. Whaddaya say we take this celebration upstairs? Suddenly shy and unsure, a teary eyed Genevieve's not sure she can do this - she's never slept with anyone but Collin.
At G-worm, Collin updates that Genevieve's been served - then confesses to sleeping with her (the night he asked for the divorce). Jill knows he's doing damage control - that Genevieve already told him she knew.
Now that you mention it, Genevieve MAY have brought it up. But still, Collin's sorry - and loves Jill (and knows she still loves him). That won't change - let's face it - we're meant to be together? Then why sleep with Genevieve? Collin was saying 'good bye'.
Genevieve tells the tale - of a young, naive girl who fell for Collin's 'lines' - then mistakenly stayed married for her children - stubbornly hoping .... Had she not been a coward (and left) her daughter might still be alive. Jack's so sorry. No, Jill didn't tell him, Jack admires the framed photos of Samantha. After she died, Genevieve withdrew - for years. She's had a husband, but not a lover. How embarrassing. Jack's impressed with this remarkable fascinating dynamic strong woman - there's no more devastating a loss - and nothing to be embarrassed about.
A horrified Phyllis stares at the online photos of Avery; Oh my God!
Bumping into Adam at the club, an exuberant Avery can't drop the bomb quickly enough; Sharon's new trial begins next week.
I have someone here who'd really like to see you, Nick arrives at the pen - with Faith in his arms. Speechless, Sharon can only smile.
Genevieve may be stupid enough to play Collin's games - but Jill's not. You're the only woman I want, Collin insists.
Starting today, Genevieve will no longer be defined by 'that man'. You're no longer Collin's wife - you're your OWN woman - making her own rules. Hopefully those rules will allow visits from a friend. Granted an open invitation, Jack's invited to stay. Yes, Genevieve's sure ~kiss~ Arm in arm, the pair head upstairs.
Noah leaves Jack a message. He's decided to do the music for Jabot's ads after all. Too bad if his family doesn't like it.
You're so big - so beautiful, Sharon gushes over Faith (who looks uncomfortable in her arms). Thanking Nick, Sharon knows this doesn't mean she's forgiven.
Warned he'll be subpoenaed soon, Adam doesn't get why she took Sharon's case. HE'S the underdog (she usually represents). Yes - but Sharon's innocent, Adam's NOT. Heading upstairs, Adam pauses to watch Phyllis confront Avery: OMG - it's YOU - what are you doing here!?
Next: In Adam's suite, Nick promises to help the police prove he killed Diane ... Still seated with Collin, Jill looks up at Jack (and Genevieve) with utter dismay; how could you get involved with this lunatic? Jack - I didn't trash Collin when we talked earlier, Jack points out ... A teary eyed Phyllis confides in Mike - I'm afraid of my past - coming back to haunt me.
My Thoughts: Wouldn't there less chance of Faith being 'traumatized' if Nick had requested a private (and more 'homey') room for Sharon's reunion with her baby? Surely he could use the Newman name to his advantage. I'm sure his father would have managed it ... Hmm - Phyllis sure looks terrified by Avery. Interesting. I'm intrigued by whatever connection they have from the past (and what Avery's got on Phyllis) ... Kinda gross that Phyllis is eating nuts from the communal bowl on top of the club's bar. But, I guess it's not the first time Phyllis has had contaminated nuts in her mouth ... Sharon saying she was MADE to feel worthless implies that she blames others for making her feel that way (but it's her own mistakes responsible for that). Sharon's not really paying 'for her mistakes' - she's in prison for a crime she didn't commit ... IF Faith has any kind of normalcy - or 'routine' - it's due to the nanny raising her ... Yeah - Faith really looks like she wants to see (and misses) her mother ... Collin tells Jill that Genevieve 'was served' with divorce papers this morning - but fails to mention that he was the one who served her. How considerate of him - to think someone else delivering the paperwork would be 'impersonal' ... Jack wants Noah to 'write a few songs' for Jabot's TV and radio ads? I hardly think 'songs' are necessary for 30 second spots - when all that's required is catchy 'jingle' ... And how could Jill possibly think that 'the start of something big'? I'd assume Noah (such a talented musician - signed under Tucker's record label) would have higher aspirations. Shouldn't he check with Devon, his managers and producers? It may be 'too bad' if Noah's family don't approve - but since Jabot no longer belongs to Tucker, there could be a conflict of interest - or a non compete clause in the fine print of his contract ... Jack wants the new generation of Newman's under his wing? Who exactly IS Jill referring to? The only other next generation Newman's are Faith and Summer (who I doubt Jack has plans to hire anytime soon). As for Abby, she's an Abbott ... Funny to hear Phyllis, of all people, gloat that no one in town wants to sit next to Adam. Has she forgotten that her battle for Lucy made her the town pariah too?