Wednesday, February 22nd
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It's 5pm - and Sharon and Adam have spent almost the whole day in bed. How nice it is to see Adam smiling again. From his nightstand, he pulls out the boxed ring - the one she wore when they were married. It's not a proposal - and Sharon won't wear it. Nevertheless, Adam wants her to have it.
Loaded down with Fenmore's bags (as that's where Billy opened an account), Anita's bought some clothes for herself and Chelsea (who tags along behind). Pack em up - Billy wants her out. Anita meant what she said too (Chelsea and the baby go with her). Billy hopes not - Chelsea's welcome to stay.
Arriving at G-worm, Mike's surprised to see Jeff clearing their favourite table. Joining them, Kevin asks Glo for some moving boxes. The Baldwin's think now's a good time to find out what Kevin's done to himself (as Angelo and Angie aren't around).
At the penthouse, Phyllis informs Nick that she should only be gone a day or so. He's proud of her- but the toughest person he knows deserves a little freak out. Avery's not to know that Phyllis is going - last thing she needs is HER showing up.
Daisy's lead into court - surprised to hear that Avery managed to get her hearing bumped up (which will hopefully catch their opponents off guard).
Mike on the phone - and Gloria reluctant to oppose Angelo, Lauren doesn't get far in questioning Kevin (and his taste). Mike dashes over to announce Daisy's hearing. I'm coming with you, Kevin races after them - which leaves Gloria to pretend she doesn't see Jeff watching her.
Moving to stand with Billy, Chelsea refuses to leave. Don't touch her, Billy scolds Anita (who tells Billy to get his hands off HER). Given a choice of packing or collecting her stuff from the front lawn, Anita huffs off - alone.
Never mind how Angelo feels about Gloria hiring her ex, Jill's told to try the crab soup. Jeffrey flirts as he pours Madam some water. Jill's amused - never thought she'd live to see the day (Jeff Bardwell doing menial labour).
Phyllis also doesn't want Daniel to know where she's gone - Nick's to lie if necessary. Daniel's named as Lucy's emergency contact - but Phyllis leaves knowing there won't be any emergency.
Yes, Avery's sure she can get Daisy out - she doesn't come to court to lose. And as the Baldwin's (with Kevin) arrive, Daisy's instructed not to 'engage' them. You're despicable, Lauren snarls (Mike and Kevin seem to agree).
Lucy in her arms, Phyllis stumbles over the word 'Mommy' - she'll be back soon. Taking Lucy, Nick assures that everything will be fine - and sends Phyllis off with a tender kiss.
Over Avery's objection, Mike's allowed to argue the state's case. He won't take up the court's time by listing Ms Carter's many felonies - but he will talk about the lasting psychological damage of one of her victims; his wife (who's willing to recount the torture she suffered while in captivity). Sitting next to her is Mike's brother - who's wife was also locked in a filthy cage, given insufficient food and clothing, denied medical treatment. Daisy is a dangerous psychopath who must remain behind bars for the public's safety. Avery stands - there's more to this story - Daisy's a victim herself - and is now regretful and rehabilitated - she deserves the chance to be a productive member of society.
Downstairs, Sharon and Adam hear the severe storm warning on the radio. Adam's perfectly capable of getting firewood. OK - Sharon will see about food.
Having already changed he locks, Billy gives Chelsea her new keys. Anita wheels her bag in - just know this - Billy can kick her out of his house but not her daughter's life. But I can, Chelsea says - and is left to thank Billy (whom she's in awe of). Billy now gets to the hard part - or - it could be the easy part - it all depends on Chelsea.
Billy makes a few things clear - he won't abandon his babyMamma, Chelsea will be taken care of - he and Vikki will give this baby a good life. Where does Chelsea fit in? There's no future for 'us' - Billy loves his wife. So - can we work this out between us?
After Gloria sends Jeff out to unload a liquor delivery, Jill groans at the sight of Anita (and is delighted when she loudly complains that her son just threw her out). Ignore the rude customer, Glo will get Anita whatever she needs.
On the stand, Kevin's lead to testify to Jana's aneurysm (and the crimes Daisy's to blame for). No - he admits to Avery - he has no medical proof. Mike has Lauren testify that Daisy never showed them compassion - she enjoyed being sadistic. Avery then wonders if Lauren's punishing Daisy for the sins of her mother. No - Lauren wants Daisy punished for HER crimes.
As Adam returns with firewood, Sharon reports there's not much food to be found. Off to the grocery store, she's pleased that Adam's in a good mood. Anything Sharon makes will be delicious - and the only thing Adam needs, is for Sharon to 'hurry up'.
Avery has letters (from the warden and psychiatrists) that state Daisy's a model prisoner - making good progress - despite being abused growing up. On the stand, Daisy's asked to tell the Judge why she believes she should be released early. Daisy gives a great performance - full of remorse, she just wants to be a good person. And despite Mike's protest, the new evidence is played - Ryder's footage (which depicts Daisy just as Avery's presenting her). Sniffling on the stand, Daisy's reassured by Avery - it's alright - Sarah's gone - she can never hurt you again. Even Lauren seems swayed.
Mike gets Daisy to admit that she DID have opportunity to call for help. Aunt Sarah would have killed us. Mike has no further questions - but in his closing argument, hopes the Judge sees through Daisy's charade - this is an act! Mike begs him not to fall for it. Avery will let the video and Daisy's testimony speak for itself - she's suffered enough. And now, it's all up to the Judge.
As the storm rages outside, Adam looks concerned. Meanwhile, a nervous Sharon drives through the rain.
Back at G-worm's bar, Anita thought 'Jill the pill' would never leave - it's not HER fault Jill's precious son knocked up her daughter. NOW what's Anita to do - no place to live - no job? Ever served a table? In 5 states honey - Gloria must be some kinda angel - an answer to Anita's prayers.
Jeff brings a couple of boxes behind the bar - truck's unloaded. Oh my goodness! Anita makes a loud clanging with the cutlery - at the sight of Jeff.
Chelsea trusts Billy - however he raises the baby is fine with her. Billy needs more than her word - he's got papers drawn up. Whaddaya say? Wanna make it official? Papers in hand, Chelsea forces a smile - sure, let's do it.
As the Judge deliberates, Mike reassures Kevin and sends him home to Angie. But Lauren can tell he's worried. Mike admits that Avery's case was stronger than he anticipated. If the worse happens, Lauren suggests Mike call Phyllis and Daniel with a heads up.
Seconds after Nick leaves the three girls with the nanny, she gets a call from Mike (who's surprised to hear Phyllis went to visit her father).
Phyllis cautiously creeps around the hospice - hovering outside room 106. And when a nurse comes out, she tiptoes into her father's room. What the hell are YOU doing here? George Summers turns his head to growl.
Oh no - Lauren's alarmed to hear that Mike wasn't able to reach either Phyllis or Daniel. The Judge then rules that the defendant's sentence be reduced to time served. No! Lauren blurts out (then casts a worried look at Daisy as Mike hugs her). Delighted, Daisy now wants her daughter.
Sharon's car radio warns of hazardous driving conditions - black ice - stay off the roads. I've gotta go back, she can't chance it.
Back at the farm, the kitchen door blows open. Sharon? And as the radio continues to issue dire warnings, the lights suddenly go off. IN the darkness, Adam seems to sense pending gloom.
Next: You're dying - I want to know the truth, Phyllis implores of her bedridden father ... You're never getting your hands on that little girl, Lauren (with Mike) assures Daisy (with Avery)- and that's why we're fighting you .... Outside, Adam's on his cell phone - There's a fire - at the Wilson farm - I think lightening struck the barn.
My Thoughts: What's so great about the Baldwin's favourite table? It's not a window seat - or near the fireplace or anything .... Why on earth would Billy set up a Fenmore's account for Chelsea (and her mother)? He didn't even bother to ask how much they'd spent. And where's Vikki? Why is she leaving Billy alone with the woman he cheated on her with? ... Looks like Anita's crossed paths with Jeffrey - small world .... Phyllis 'has to be honest'? That's a first. There's a lot of history revision going on. Now (according to Nick) Phyllis' past behavior was never paranoia over Sharon - it was protectiveness of her family? (not sure how breaking into Sharon's suite - dressed as a maid - to shred Sharon's lingerie - protected Phyllis' family). The Phyllis who's so disgusted that her father embezzled money is not the same Phyllis who ran Paul and Christine over in her rental car - never showing an iota of remorse. This storyline lacks interest AND logic .... Even more confusing - the rewrite of Daisy. Unless she and Ryder set the outdoor scene up for just this purpose - WHY would Daisy show compassion for Lauren and Jana - when it's clear she hasn't changed?? ... Sharon's OK with going to bed with Adam - but won't wear his mother's ring? Is she holding out for a proposal? It has been a few months since she's said 'I do' to a Newman ... Nice that at some point during the day, Sharon and Adam showered (though Sharon coulda probably used another one before heading off to the grocery store). How can the cupboards be bare? Didn't Sharon and Adam just HAVE groceries delivered?