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All eyes on me, the bride commands attention. You stood up for me, she gushes. And you sat beside me (in the hospital), Jack expresses his gratitude. The bride and groom toast one another - as all raise their glasses. To Mr and Mrs Abbott, Billy gets the dust out of his eyes.
Come on Victor - answer your damn phone! Sharon slams the receiver down. Drink in hand she answers the door - to sloppily rant at Tucker. Why would it be a bad time? Because it's my wedding night? Welcome to our wedding reception. I'm havin' a party - come on in. My husband crashed his ex's wedding - made me ride a horse - and LITERALLY left me in the dust. Sooo - obviously he's with Nikki now. Bad time? Noooo - it's just WONDERFUL, Sharon drinks.
At CL's, a distracted Eden whines to Daniel. Paul saved her (from Ricky) and she can't return the favour.
Paul's in the usual interrogation room when Chris joins him and a weepy Heather. No way she's entering a guilty plea. Maybe Paul needs another attorney then.
The reception guests back in the yard, Vikki moans n groans to Billy some more (about posting the video). It's business - Victor would have given it to someone else. This isn't about the video - Billy knows - it's about Daddy not giving a damn what Vikki or anyone thinks (about him marrying Sharon).
Inside, Phyllis is telling Tim she can't get away. OK, she caves - I'll be there soon ~click~ Nick startles her - what's goin in? She's been wound up all day.
Mind if I join you? Tucker fills his glass from Sharon's - now tell me about the ride. He took off without me, Sharon wails - Victor says all the right things - but does whatever he wants. This isn't really a wedding ring - it's a revenge ring! Drinking what's left in her glass, Sharon's now off to get her husband. When Tucker won't let her drive, Sharon barks - YOU drive - or I'll ride that damn horse to get Victor!
Chris knows what she's doing - pleading guilty would be a mistake. Sure Heather wanted Chris fired - but it's all good NOW that Paul's her priority. I killed my son - Paul was hell bent on seeing Ricky as a monster - he was wrong about him killing Tim - so maybe wrong about the others. All Ricky ever wanted was his father's approval. Chris reminds of the confessions - the knife held to Eden. But where IS the knife? Even if Ricky DID threaten Eden - maybe it was a test. I'm a man who killed his own son. Paul needs Heather's help - make Chris plead guilty for me. With a kiss on the cheek, Heather exits - followed by Chris. That's not my Dad - he needs to be home; see a doctor, Heather whines. Hey - maybe Eden can be hypnotized.
Back in Jack's living room, Phyllis lies to Nick - Daniel needs her to watch Lucy. Nick's left suspicious - and won't forget this conversation. As Phyllis scurries out, Tucker and a drunken Sharon arrive - sure her husband's there. She then staggers into the back yard - to make an ass of herself. Victor's been missing for hours, she blathers on, accusing Nikki of knowing where he is. Have you been drinking? Sharon laughs at the suggestion that she wants to be Nikki - do I have dollar bills hangin from my G-string? Nikki then 'handles' the woman she 'pities' - by shoving her into the pool (time to sober up!)
Back at CL's, Eden continues to whine about being unable to remember (and help Paul) - then leaves Daniel to greet Heather (who needs him to convince Eden to try hypnosis).
Chris continues to work on Paul (who doesn't WANT Eden to remember that traumatic night). What father kills his own son? Paul's neglect and rejection is responsible for any crimes Ricky committed. Chris won't help Paul throw his life away.
Oh dear - did you lose your balance? Abby takes a few shots at Sharon (and Tucker for bringing her). Hey - this wasn't Tucker's plan for the evening. Sharon then wails at Nick (agreeing that what Victor does will never have anything to do with her). You got her here - you get her out, Jack tells Tucker (who does so). I won't forget this! she slurs in parting. Show of hands, Billy quips - who else won't forget this? Nick then explains that Victor ditched Sharon and returned his horse. And when Vikki suggests they go find Victor, a disinterested Nikki tells them to go ahead. Jack's ready for everyone to leave. Rejecting Billy's help, Vikki will go with her brother and sister (to find Victor).
At Trumble's, Phyllis meets Dr Tim between the bookcases. You look lovely - let's go to a hotel. No way - show me a dollar amount. You're crazy! Phyllis scrunches up her face at the figure Tim types into his phone.
Go away, Jack tries to get rid of his best man. Billy's not sorry he posted the video - and Nikki didn't let it ruin her day - she celebrated with 'those who love us'. And those who don't are 'all wet', Billy jokes. Nikki smiles sweetly - I have no idea what you're talking about.
As Heather watches from the patio, Daniel relays her idea to Eden (who thinks hypnosis makes sense). Heather joins them - you can say 'no'. Eden's saying 'yes' - what next?
Chris is Paul's 'DEFENCE' attorney - you were acting in self defense (of a third party). Paul's being irrational. No - Paul must accept responsibility - it's not Chris' choice to make.
Back at Trumble's, Phyllis isn't Victor - and doesn't have his wallet. You're blackmailing me! Blackmail - attempted murder - Tim weighs it up with his hands. Having been deprived years of past and future income, he wants pain and suffering too. If Phyllis won't pay, she'll have to make it up to him another way.
Now at the ranch, Vikki, Abby and Nick's search has turned up no sign of Victor. They'll check the trails (in case he was thrown from his horse). Nope - Vikki's going home - sure that Victor planned this (to make Nikki pay for marrying Jack).
The newlyweds are in bed - doing what newlyweds do. Neither worried about their exes, Nikki and Jack praise one another ~kiss~
Chris still refusing to plead guilty, Paul talks of his 'pure' love for the 'truest' person he knows. He needs his friend (and yes - is asking Chris to step down as his lawyer.
Heather knows hypnosis seems unnerving - but will do whatever she can to minimize the stress. Agreeing, Eden goes to quietly freak out (leaving Heather to thank the humble Daniel).
Jack and Nikki giggle in bed (about her 'nudging' Sharon into the pool) - and the new guest at Sharon's pity party; Tucker. Victor will put an end to that, Nikki's sure.
Wrapped in a cashmere blanket, a bedraggled Sharon's lead back to the ranch. It's my wedding night, she wails. You ARE fine, Tucker gives her a pep talk. Grateful, Sharon catapults herself into his arms lips first - the express gratitude in her usual manner.
Chris will always be Paul's friend - so as of now is no longer his attorney. Go back to your life, Paul will call when he needs friendly advice. Weepy, Chris will never stop worrying about him.
Vikki's home. Any sign of your Dad? Billy asks. Oh yeah - cause he's so important to you (or rather selling magazines). No - Vikki won't talk about her Dad - on or OFF the record. Wonderful, Billy's left talking to himself.
Between the book cases, Phyllis claims she doesn't have the money. Enough for a hotel room, Tim says - or it's off to the police station. Wait. Hotel? No - Phyllis will get the money (just needs a bit of time). You better come through for me - or I press 'play' and your life goes 'boom', Tim threatens.
Nick (with Abby) bumps into Daniel at CL's - Phyllis had to watch Lucy so you could get coffee? Huh? Lucy's with the sitter - Daniel's going home now. Oh, Nick musta misunderstood. Abby gripes about Victor taking off. A total Dad move, Nick agrees - he married Sharon to stick it to Mom (and now all he's left with is the wrong wife).
On Victor's sofa, Sharon's mauling Tucker. Easy now, he gently removes her from his lips (and his lap) - lost your balance again. Nothing's working out the way I planned, Sharon wails - then instantly passes out on the sofa. Putting a blanket over her, Tucker leaves.
Jack awakens to find Nikki's not in bed beside him. She's at the pool - near tears and on her phone - fretting to herself; OMG Victor - you better be OK.
Next: The Bardwell's look horrified - as Adam tells Kevin - There's a website, very similar to ours - it's launching - tomorrow ... If Billy ignores that gag order, we'll shut him down immediately, Avery assures a worried Phyllis (and Nick) ... I thought we had a photo shoot - what's going on? Billy's staff scramble away when he arrives.
My Thoughts: How long has Paul loved Chris? Wouldn't Nina like to hear their talk of 'pure love' (which wasn't evident when he raped her) ... What the heck is Heather wearing? Looks like Grandma's sheer curtains ... Sharon continues to make a complete ass of herself. Of course she forces herself on Tucker - on Victor's sofa. He's saying nice things to her. But it's even more disgusting that Sharon would drive drunk - especially considering the way she lost Cassie (and that her mother was paralyzed in a car crash). Why would she need to ride 'that damn horse' over to Jack's? Surely she could have one of the staff chauffeur her around. Tucker's an idiot for taking her to Jack's (and he shoulda rolled her onto her side in case she vomits in her sleep). Oh well - at least Sharon's lucid enough to acknowledge the truth - her marriage to Victor is a sham. Being thrown in the pool did nothing to sober her up. Let's hope it breaks her nasty habit of crashing weddings she's not invited to. Pity Phyllis missed the action .. This used to be my house too, Sharon screeches (which is hardly a reason for barging in NOW - though Nikki seems to feel the same way about the ranch). Kudos to Sharon Case - she (or we) may not like the direction her character's being taken - but she's doing a fabulous job with it (the guy tossing up the bucket of water was a bit behind though - unless Sharon did a one and a half Gaynor before cannonballing into the water) ... You're blackmailing me! Phyllis actually manages to sound indignant ... Good for you Nick - by all means don't 'conveniently forget' this conversation (but don't expect anything but more lies when when you revisit it later). 'I trust you', Phyllis says to Nick (if only he could say the same of her) ... Of course he bumped into Daniel at CL's (and now knows that Phyllis didn't have to rush over to watch Lucy). What on earth could be so important that Daniel would need to drag his mother away from a wedding anyway? Phyllis didn't even have time to tell the newlyweds that she was leaving? ... Has everyone forgotten about Faith? She's not been mentioned at either wedding - or during any of the chats about Sharon's life being 'different' now that she's Mrs Victor Newman. I guess we're not to be reminded that grandpa has now become stepdad. Talk about 'different' ... Doesn't Paul spend any time in a cell? For a man who hasn't slept in days, he has a severe case of bed head ... Chris isn't sure Eden's ready or willing to 'relive that night'? As Paul's lawyer, shouldn't she have at least ASKED? ... Given Billy's past sins, it makes no sense for Vikki to be so furious that he posted a stupid video. It's her father she should be angry at. Billy should stop kissing her ass - shrug and walk away - Vikki'll get over herself soon enough.