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In a hurry to get to the gala, Abby stops by the club - to sign paperwork for Jack and Jabot's lawyer. On cue, Victor saunters over - to hear Jack gloat. There won't be any bullet holes in this contract - fire away old boy. Good luck, Victor grimaces - then stops Abby for a guilt trip. Does she prefer being an Abbott (over a Newman)? Not fair - Abby loves her father - this is just business. Victor assures she'll one day regret giving money to that loser.
On the CL's patio, Adam tells Chelsea about the farm; a magical place. Holding her Mom's hand, Faith arrives to interrupt a kiss. Hi Adam! (Sharon squirms).
Meanwhile, the truck is late - the warehouse undecorated. A frantic Chloe barks into her phone, then hangs up to whine at Kevin (who reassures her - then Carmine; he WAS that supportive of Angelina). And as Chloe sends Kevin home to fetch her dress, Carmine makes a call - tell the driver to make another wrong turn.
Arriving at the penthouse, the Baldwin's find Phyllis (and Nick) not dressed up (because she's really not up to it).
Getting a call from Daniel, Daisy agrees to pick up strained peaches - after her errands (which includes a stop at Ricky's place). What's his plan to make her and Lucy disappear?
On the patio, Sharon hovers - as Adam entertains Faith; introducing her to Chelsea. Well, time to go - Sharon's off to the gala. Adam now grins at Chelsea (who's never been to a gala - is it like a 'kegger'?)
A stunned Abby joins Chloe - to argue over who was in charge of transportation (much to the amusement of bartender Carmine).
Threatening to tell Heather that he bugged her apartment, Daisy's left alone with Ricky's laptop. Video clips include Phyllis (I still hate that bug!) - and Rachel drinking wine in her bathtub - breaking up with Ricky.
Returning to the suite, Chelsea appreciates Adam's confidence in her - but even more, the gown he's bought - for the gala.
Back at the warehouse, Abby barks at - then hangs up on Tucker. Jet's have been grounded due to a storm (meaning The Wanted can't get there). The more Chloe frets, the more Carmine grins slyly.
Wheeling himself over to Victor, Jack points out that Abby CHOSE to lend him money. Victor leaves him on upped. Yes - just as Kyle CHOSE to live with (and work for) HIM. Have a good night.
Gasping in horror, Daisy continues to watch the clip of Ricky refusing to let Rachel dump him (nobody does that to him). Hey - did you put something in my wine? After shoving Rachel's head beneath the bubbles, Ricky erases evidence. And when Ricky returns, Daisy pretends to hang up her phone - no longer in a hurry to discuss her escape from GC, Daisy's in a hurry to escape the suite.
Unable to coerce the Newman's (as Phyllis isn't up to a crowd), the Baldwin's are about to leave (for the gala) when Mike gets a call. Daisy needs to see him right away.
Back with Chloe's dress, an updated Kevin referees a panicked Chloe and Abby. And as they go to get folding tables, Carmine excites Chloe - was that a horn? The truck!? As they race to the loading dock, Chloe's phone is left behind.
Her hair in rollers - Chelsea admires the fancy dress on the hanger. She feels like Cinderella. In his suit, Adam IS her Prince Charming. I'll be right back, he ducks out to the front desk.
Back at the penthouse, Mike fails to pry information out of Daisy. Insisting it be in person, she'll meet him in the alley behind the warehouse on Union. Left updated and worried, Phyllis decides that she and Nick SHOULD go to the gala. And as Nick goes up to change, she calls to tell Daniel - Daisy's gonna tell Mike about the hit and run - we must stop her. Daniel will meet her there.
Ricky soon realizes that Daisy watched the tape of him killing Rachel. Very bad move Daisy, he simmers.
Admiring her reflection, Chelsea giggles; I look amazing. But flashing back to the unreturned 'I love you', she decides to stop kidding herself. Adam will never love her.
At the club's entrance, Adam bumps into Victor - who seems friendly (until calling Chelsea a two-bit con artist). Boxed ring in hand, Adam plans to propose tonight, in front of everyone. Assuming the public spectacle is to embarrass (and extract revenge) on HIM, Victor doesn't think Adam gives a damn about 'that girl'.
Jack and Mike now at the warehouse, Abby whines about the failure hitting Twitter. Maybe a bigger story will bury it, Sharon's optimistic. Their dates meeting them there, both Jack and Sharon need drinks - but where's the bartender? As Kevin fills in, Abby runs outside - to find Carmine wrestling Chloe into the trunk of his car. And when he goes back inside to fetch his phone, Abby releases Chloe (who runs off screaming) - and climbs in and closes the trunk herself.
In the alley, a nervous Daisy mutters 'please hurry Michael'. What are you doing here? she says to someone.
Adam's wowed to the point of stammering - Chelsea looks fantastic. He'll be proud to have her on his arm. As Chelsea goes to get her lipstick, Adam admires the ring.
At the warehouse, Victor mumbles that Sharon looks beautiful - then blabs that his misbegotten son Adam's publicly proposing to Chelsea - to humiliate him no doubt. Clearly not impressed, Sharon thinks a private dinner at home sounds wonderful. Exiting, they exchange a few pleasant words with Nick. Meanwhile, Lauren's reminded (by Jack) that she just left to call Fen. Oh yeah - she didn't reach him. Still in his plaid shirt, Daniel races over to Phyllis. Both ask - have you seen Daisy? Chloe enters to screech that Carmine tried to kidnap her; call the cops! And as she blathers on to Kevin, she notices that Abby's not behind her. Abby!? All look worried - as Carmine takes off; Abby in the trunk.
In the alley, Mike tells Paul about Daisy's odd call. Grumbling that his time's been wasted, he finds a scarf someone forgot.
Ricky's back in his suite - agitated - but breaking into a satisfied smirk.
Next: I told you 'I love you' and you didn't say it back, Chelsea screams at Adam ... What is it? Victor asks - as Sharon appears in the background. Abby's been kidnapped, Ashley updates Victor ... Over the radio, a news bulletin is heard (as Abby's jostled about in the trunk) Carmine Basco is 5.11'.. Time to go to a party, Ricky's in a suit - invitation in hand.
My Thoughts: It's a little strange to see Faith so excited to see the man who kidnapped her (and stole the first crucial 6 months of her life from her parents). That said, Adam's great with kids and did save her life, so meh. Nick would have a fit - and I imagine Faith will be thrown for a loop when she's old enough to Google her own name. Oddly (or not so oddly) Sharon's more disturbed by Adam introducing Chelsea than anything else he's done ..... Daisy actually did a great job today of acting horrified by Ricky's murder tape. The tear rolling down her cheek was a nice touch. I almost forgot she was a monster (who foolishly decides to call the DA instead of 911) .... Nice dance moves Mike. Luckily Lauren makes up for it by looking stunning in red. Never mind that the DA's wife (who's well past her 20's might wanna consider dressing a bit more conservatively. Thank heavens for that chunky necklace). But if you've got it, flaunt it I suppose ... Adam's gonna embarrass and/or humiliate Victor? It's certainly not like Victor's never made a 'public spectacle' of himself all on his own. Why does everything have to be about HIM? Victor also sounded very petty when accusing Abby of preferring to be an Abbott over a Newman. Neither are a name to be proud of - she shoulda told him she's proud to be a Carlton ... Awww - could the two bit con artist and gaslighting, kidnapper be any cuter? But why would anyone (who's not 100% sure of the answer) propose in front of a crowd (especially a crowd who won't be invited to the wedding - because they don't like either the bride or groom-to-be)?? ... What a mess this year's gala is. Folding tables!? I'm sure the years Kay hosted it, the room was fully decorated in the morning - if not the day OF. Shouldn't food have been put in the ovens HOURS ago? Shouldn't the party-planners from-hell have had something catered as soon as they knew the truck wasn't gonna arrive til last minute at best? The warehouse isn't nearly swanky enough to hold such a fancy event anyway. There's not even valet parking. Why not have it at the club - G-worm - or the rarely mentioned Colonnade Room? ... great plan Abby. At least she knows she's not gonna die when Carmine puts a brick on the gas pedal and sends the car over a cliff (it's far too nice). Lucky there were no other 'patrons of the arts' arriving (cause Chloe made quite a ruckus - for quite a long time). And since it's an ARTS gala, why is there no art on the wall - or local artists playing (not even a solo violinist, never mind a string quarter or pianist). Have Lauren sing? Oh yes - she could do a rendition of her part in that cheesy 80's duet she did with Danny .... Of course everyone possible looks and sounds guilty. Of course Ricky has video clips of him committing murder accessible without even a password needed. Of course Daisy stumbled upon that particular one out of all the others - maybe it was saved as 'Ricky killing Rachel'.