Thursday, January 12th
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Still at Jimmy's, Nick's trying to reach his Mom - worried that Deacon now knows she told them about his and Diane's sex tape.
Unaware of the missed call, Nikki's at Ronan's motel room. If both the sex tape and the clip of Nikki were shot on super 8 tape - and if Deacon owns such a camera, they're one step closer to proving he's Diane's killer. But where could Deacon have stashed the camera? G-worm? It must be found - tonight!
After listing all the reasons why Sharon shouldn't marry Victor, Ashley can't believe she's gonna go ahead anyway - what's going on???
Deacon denies it's a doctored photograph - we all know Nikki killed Diane. He's just trying to protect her too. The only thing it proves (to Victor) is that Deacon's a lying SOB - who tricked Nikki into marrying him.
At G-worm, Jack celebrates with Genevieve - in a month he'll have everything he wants - his new wife - and BofN (a friend tipped him off that it'll soon be on the market). What better way to get under Victor's skin - than for Adam to sell BofN to him? Off to work on Adam, Jack will be back before the champagne's chilled.
Tucker's not interested in buying BofN illegally (and having the SEC on his back again). Why does Adam 'want a job'? (He's CEO of NE). Maybe not for long, Adam answers.
Back at the prison, Deacon scoffs that HE'S the con man (when Victor's in prison on a lie). Back and forth they go - who loves Nikki - who's fault it is that she's drinking again (and why). Deacon insists they work together - as he's the ONLY one who can keep Nikki from finding out what really happened that night (she killed Diane). Flatly refusing to be Deacon's 'strange bedfellow' - he WON'T regret it - and neither will Nikki! Get him out of here! he barks at the guard.
Ashley's not being judgmental - she's surprised. If this is what Sharon wants, fine - but just make sure it's what Victor wants. Ashley's advice causes Sharon concern.
His position at NE tenuous (as Victor's likely setting him up for a fall), Vic JR's got 'game' too - and an exit strategy in place. OK - if Adam sells him BofN, Tucker will give him a job. But he's not so sure it's 'win win'. And as Tucker mosey's out of the office, Adam suggests he think fast - his next call goes out to Jack.
At G-worm, Ronan doesn't get anything out of Gloria - but Nikki's ass kissing reveals that Deacon spent a lot of his break time on the loading dock - check the storage containers. Taking a call from Nick - who warns her that Deacon may know she showed them the sex tape, Nikki steps out to the alley. Assuring that she can take care of herself, Nikki darts out of sight - to watch a nervous Deacon move a dumpster - to access a wall vent.
Ashley joins Genevieve at G-worm. Jabot's sales have exceeded expectations - thanks to Ashley's line. Oh - you haven't heard. Adam's putting BofN on the market - Jack's talking to him about buying it.
I want it! At NE, Jack campaigns for BofN - knowing Adam will shop it around for the best price (which he KNOWS he can offer).
Nick and Phyllis bicker over who blew it with Deacon - and which if them is jealous (or Ronan - and Avery). Diane? She wasn't a diversion - she was a disaster. And how stupid is Sharon? At least Adam's out of the picture. Phyllis offers to use her journalistic expertise - to find out why Victor appointed Adam CEO. Nick appreciates that she has his back (and the way she sips her drink through her straw).
Watching Deacon jamming his arm in the vent, Nikki calls inside to Ronan (where Glo's now decided that Deacon's been acting weird lately). When Deacon hears her, Nikki's forced to come out of hiding. So - whatcha doin' over there? Deacon's checking his hiding spot - for a bottle. Over his protests, Nikki checks the vent - then yelps when a loud bang is heard.
Tucker's glad to run into Nick at G-worm - and gets needled about voting for Adam (over him). What's next for Nick? He thought he might come work for Tucker. As Glo tells Nick that he just missed his Mom, Ronan's in the alley - immediately zoning in on the dented wall vent. Sticking his arm in, he pulls out a couple of cans of film - then calls Paul (to have Nikki's cell traced - he needs to find her asap)
Though tied to a chair and bellowed at, Nikki talks of going to the police - when Ronan and Nick find her. Deacon's left with no choice. Dimming the lights, he plays a film on the wall. Nikki flashes back - as she watches Diane straddling her - beating her up. Diane's winning - until a rock hits her in the head (and she rolls off Nikki - motionless). I did it - I killed Diane, Nikki realizes.
Victor sure doesn't look a happy groom - when Sharon arrives carrying a single rose. If you've changed your mind, it's alright, she assures.
Jack's willing to give Adam as much money as he wants - plus something no one else can give him (pissing off Victor). Adam's decided to switch things up - play by the book, Jack has the SEC on speed dial (and out he marches).
Yes, Victor's sure this is what he wants. Ready, he tells the Chaplain - who begins by asking if Sharon came of her own free will - and will be faithful to Victor as long as she lives. I do. Victor does too.....
The film over, the lights come back on. Deacon's so sorry - if only she left it alone. Nikki sniffles - you used it to manipulate me. No - Deacon protected her - he was forced to tie her up. Ronan appears (with a uniform)- pointing a gun at Deacon - untie her. Deacon forced to sit, Nikki does the honours - of cuffing him to the chair. But - Nikki can't lie - she killed Diane. But Ronan has another film - from the cutting room floor. Nikki's Footage, it's entitled. This'll clear things up. Roll film. This one shows Diane on the bridge - Nikki confronting her. They tussle - the needle is plunged into Diane's arm - but she straddles Nikki and chokes her. Nikki hits her on the head.
Nikki snarls at Deacon - you had proof I killed Diane all along. It was self de fence, Ronan corrects. Deacon doesn't see what he did wrong. Victor doesn't have too ..... Taking Ronan's keys, Nikki runs out.....
Gazing into one another's eyes, Victor and Sharon continue their vows - til death do us part ....
Phyllis approaches Adam (working hard at CL's) - to needle him about being married to his work - because Daddy's marrying the love of his life.
Back at the warehouse - waiting for the uniforms, Ronan wants to chat. Gloves on, he wants to start out nice and easy - the super 8 camera - like the one used to film the footage. How about withholding evidence - obstruction of justice. Deacon didn't plant the syringe - or have any idea about the pillows.
Merna! My best customer, a woman greets Patty (who just loves needlepoint - and gave all her pillows to her friends). Aren't they lucky.
At G-worm, Jack's pleased to see Ashley with Genevieve (who's already let the cat out of the bag). Ashley has no interest in BofN - it's just about getting Victor back. It's business, Jack assures he's going ahead with or without Ashley's approval.
Nick doesn't care what his father will think of him working for Tucker - think about it and let me know. You're hired, Tucker says.
Adam tries to get rid of Phyllis (who claims she feels bad for him - listing all Victor's done - ending with making Adam's princess his queen - it's like a Greek tragedy). Adam's OK if Sharon's happy. Phyllis almost believes him.
The rings on, Nikki bursts in - as Victor and Nikki are pronounced man and wife. She looks devastated as the groom kisses his bride.
Next: You're an alcoholic - married to a bartender! Sharon sneers at Nikki ... Whatever Nikki remembers of that night - tell her to keep her mouth shut, Victor orders Mike .... You're gonna start stalking me now? Chelsea swivels her barstool around. You're gonna move in with us, Billy grins - Vikki at his side.
My Thoughts: Sorry - it's been an incredibly busy week. I'll resume commentary asap.... Today I'm just thankful the camera didn't actually capture Victor and Sharon's kiss.