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A nervous Abby's unable to get Devon and Lily out of her house - before Ashley appears (glassy eyed and in her robe, it's obvious she stayed the night). You staying here now? Something happen between you and Tucker? Awkward looks is Devon's answer.
Awkward is the theme at CL's too. Spotting Tucker, Harmony's about to leave. No - I'll go, Tucker exits. As Harmony's instructing herself to 'breath', Neil appears. He you, he smiles at Harmony; a deer caught in the headlights.
Billy and Vikki return home (from taking Reed to the airport). Of course Vikki doesn't mind Billy going to check on Ashley (who must be hurting from her 'bad trip'). Planting L'il John in the bassinet, Vikki gets a visit from Nikki. What's wrong? What else - your father!
At the club, Victor holds Kay's hands - as he announces he's 'seeing' Sharon again. Yes - dating. Kay does indeed have a comment for her dear old friend - what in the hell are you doing?
Victor denies it has anything to do with Jack Abbott - he's finished with Nikki - she can see whomever she likes. But Kay does NOT see an ending to the love story that's still being written.
Yes, Vikki can believe it - she saw Sharon and Victor at G-worm. Hearing of the romantic evening Nikki walked in on, Vikki finds it disturbing on so many levels - especially for Nick and the kids (and for Nikki - will she really be 'alright'?)
Ashley nowhere in sight, Lily and Devon finally get Abby to admit that she caught Tucker in bed with another woman. Who? Reluctantly, Abby drops the other bomb - it was your mother. Now let's go to CL's, Abby leaves Ashley to call Tucker - only to find out when she can pick up her things. Tucker has things to say. I'll see you soon, Ashley hangs up.
We're not supposed to be around each other, Harmony yelps. It's OK - Neil told Sofia. You're gonna give up a good woman for a home wrecking slut?! Harmony warns him to run. I had sex with Tucker, she shocks Neil.
Visiting Ashley at Abby's, Billy's ready to give Tucker a beating (but is instead told how great Abby's been). Ashley's made a to do list - call Traci - check in at the office - put food in Abby's fridge. There'll be good days and bad - she realizes Billy's worried about her mental state).
You - and Tucker? Yes - and his wife caught us. OMG - Ashley, Neil gasps. Not wanting to ruin two marriages, Harmony urges him to beg Sofia for forgiveness. Yolanda's come out - who'll want her. Go back to your perfect world, Harmony runs out (leaving Neil to chat about it with Abby and Lily). Where's Devon? he worries.
Tucker's glad Devon came by - until he's confronted - and called a lowlife skeeze.
Still at Vikki's, Nikki admits this one really stings. Yeah - because it's Sharon. Maybe it's payback for Jack? No - Victor has feelings for his former daughter in law. Vikki still believes her parents love one another. Will it take an apocalypse for them to finally get it right? As luck would have it, Victor then shows up at the door - awkward.
At the club to discuss business with Kay, Neil admits he's distracted - and worried about Devon. Informed that Kay's aware, Neil confides his run in with Harmony. Afraid that she'll turn to drugs, Neil's relieved that she's staying at Kay's (then disappointed to hear that Harmony no longer lives with her).
All hands on his hips, Devon scolds Tucker for his 'one time mistake' (using Harmony and disrespecting Ashley). Look man - Tucker has no answers - just regret. And why is Harmony here!? Devon asked her to come over - he has things to say to both of them (about their 'one time mistake').
Ashley assures Billy that she won't have another break down. She's not fragile (but loves Billy for his concern). He won't let Ashley blame herself (and what she didn't bring to the relationship). THIS is something Billy knows a thing or two about.
Having a private matter to discuss with Vikki, Victor assumes Nikki already gave her skewered opinion. Yeah - Nikki MAY have let it slip out (that he's dating his grandchildren's mother). And why should SHE be 'dismissed'? (having been there 'first'). YOU go! And when Vikki tries to referee the 'childish' bickering, Victor assumes she's talking to her mother.
Invited to speak freely, Vikki's not shocked that Victor's dating Sharon. She won't give her blessing - or throw a fit. Vikki doesn't like his girlfriend - HE doesn't like her husband - so they're even. Vikki does see one difference; she wouldn't hire a gigolo to come between them. Vikki then snaps (when Nikki chimes in a comment) - you're just as much to blame - and should have expected an eye for an eye (when dating Jack). She's so tired of it - when will it ever stop!? On cue, L'il John cries. Asking to hold him, Victor gushes.
On the patio, Lily feels bad for Ashley - but is worried about Devon (while Abby wonders if more is going on between Neil and Harmony).
Back at the club, Kay admits she assumed Harmony slept with Neil - but hearing it was Tucker, made a knee jerk reaction. Neil relays how Harmony's berating herself - she needs her friends (Kay being one of the few who understands addiction).
Devon lectures his parents; how did this happen? Harmony went after a married man - and Tucker took the bait. And as both take responsibility, Devon realizes that neither of them get it - he let himself believe they could be a real family - but now feels stupid for even wanting it!
Giving Vikki a hug, Nikki marches past Victor (who's busy cooing at L'il John). Vikki marvels at how her father can be so infuriating - then so sweet. No matter what happens, love never dies. Those words apply to you and Mom too, Vikki points out.
Billy's NOT defending Tucker - but is living proof that a loving husband can slip up. Yeah - but Billy didn't even remember Chelsea - Tucker was cognizant. Ashley respects the way Vikki accepted and moved on - but Tucker also cheated with Diane. She'll basically never trust him. Billy says it's now up to Ashley (whether her marriage survives or not).
Tucker again defends Harmony - don't push your Mom away. But it DOES change things (Devon's lost respect for both his parents - and will never believe a word they say). After Devon slams out, Tucker sees hope - but Harmony's sure he'll NEVER forgive them - EVER.
L'il John back down for a nap, Billy updates Vikki on Ashley - thankful that she forgave HIS slip up. His chat with Ashley has also made him realize that Victor's not to blame for Myanmar - he understands why Victor hates him. On cue, Victor reappears - to say good bye to Johnny - then leave without acknowledging Billy (who hopes Victor didn't hear what he said). On the front porch, it appears Victor did.
At the club, Kay needs advice about Harmony (who slept with Tucker). Oh no, Nikki gasps - agreeing it's a hard time for an addict. They'll ask Harmony to attend a meeting with them - let her know she's not alone.
With Neil and Lily, Devon relays confronting his parents (guessing Neil dodged the Harmony bullet). Neil updates Lily that he had feelings for Harmony (and told Sofia; who was at first upset, then suddenly wasn't). Lily doubts Neil can ignore his feelings for Harmony - and pretend with Sofia that nothing happened.
While Tucker can't believe all their progress with Devon is down the drain, Harmony continues to believe they've lost him. My son hates me, she sobs. And as luck would have it, Ashley arrives to find Tucker consoling Harmony.
Next: Adam at her side, Chelsea reminds the Abbott's - you made me a promise when I signed him off to you - said I'd always be a part of his life ... Are you asking for your mothers help? Yeah, Tucker answers Kay ... Sofia confronts Harmony - you destroyed one marriage. I don't think you wanna make it two. Stay. Away. From. Neil!
My Thoughts: (inadvertent) Joke of the day goes to Kay; Nikki and Victor a 'love story'? He's an abusive misogynist - she's a co-dependent addictive personality. Only the writers and a handful of die-hard, long-time fans still consider the Newman's relationship as anything remotely close to love. For some, it was the numerous marriages and relationships in between these reconciliations - for other's Victor wishing Nikki was dead (that Sabrina's toe tag was on HER) was the nail in the coffin. Either way - put a fork in it; it's DONE ... Watch poor Nikki - at a complete loss about what to do with her hands when Victor invites Vikki to 'speak freely' - finally settling for the ole hands on the hips stance ... Devon's lost respect for his parents? I wasn't aware he had any. He's so self righteous - like a guy who didn't get caught sleeping with his pseudo Aunt (who was also involved with his father) - devastating Roxy every bit as much as much as Ashley was by Tucker ... As if Ashley's not embarassed enough - does the whole town have to know her husband cheated on her? And why would Tucker be foolish enough to risk getting caught with Harmony again? He KNEW Ashley was coming over .. Note she hasn't removed the huge diamond on her finger ... Neil really thinks it's OK for him to be cavorting with Harmony in public? Because he came clean to Sofia? Isn't that more reason NOT to be seen together? He should know Sofia's not gonna allow herself to be made a fool of (well - the tough, self respecting woman she was when she came to town wouldn't stand for it) .... Didn't Vikki tell Victor that he was no longer welcome in her home? Now she does all but wheel the tea service out - with a plate of crust-cut-off sandwiches. Smiling on as Victor holds the baby he recently called that SOB's bastard. Vikki sure IS forgiving ... How nice that Nikki and Kay are gonna invite Harmony to a meeting (who knew she needed their permission?). Maybe she can invite the ladies to her 'home' on four wheels afterwards for coffee - parked conveniently in the parking lot .. Why would Kay challenge Victor to look her in the eye? Nikki musta whine that Victor looked HER in the eye (when lying about his involvement with Anita and Chelsea)... It's Nikki's own fault that she 'walked in' and 'saw it first hand' - perhaps she shouldn't walk into the ranch like she still lives there.