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Monday, August 28, 2000

Abbott House:
Inside the pool house, Billy is trying to convince Mac not to run away, but Mac feels that they are running up against roadblocks everywhere they turn. She says that the time is now to run. Meanwhile outside, Brittany is pumping Phyllis to tell her how to get back at Billy and Mac. Phyllis ignores her pleas and calls for everyone to gather around because she has something important to tell them all. She asks where Billy and Mac are and Raul says they are probably in the pool house. Brittany glares at the pool house and then at Phyllis ... Phyllis just shrugs her shoulders.

Malcolm's Studio:
Malcolm is trying hard to get the right look from Dru and Heidi. Heidi is giving a great performance, but Dru is obviously not into it. Finally he stops and tells Heidi to take a break because he wants to have a powwow with Dru. Dru tells him that she doesn't have confidence in her work anymore. Malcolm reminds her of when she first started out as a model and all the confidence she had back then. She remembers but she feels that she doesn't have the desire anymore. He completely changes gears on her and tells her that they will stop the shoot and go do something else then. He starts to put away the cameras and Dru is obviously shaken by his sudden change.

Jabot Lab:
Olivia can see that something is bothering Ashley. Ashley tells her that she and Victor are through.

Psychiatric Ward:
Victoria decides that she has made a mistake to come to see Gary and knocks on the door for the guard to let her and Ryan out. The door opens and she comes face to face with Gary. Victoria gasps and takes a step back. The guard assures her that Gary's doctor is nearby if they need him. Gary apologizes for startling her and goes to sit down at the table, while Victoria looks at him like she has a very bad taste in her mouth.

Crimson Lights:
Nick is worried that Victoria might go to see Gary. Sharon wonders if maybe Gary is really sincere in just wanting to tell Victoria that he is sorry. Nick doesn't buy it. He thinks that Dawson is still a danger to his sister. He says that maybe they shouldn't leave on their trip yet. Sharon tells him that the kids will be there shortly and will be very disappointed if they can't go on their vacation. She suggests that Nick try to contact Victoria on her cell phone, so he gets up and goes to the phone ... At the Psych ward, Victoria answers her phone. She quickly leaves the room to take the call. She tells Nick that she is in a meeting and can't talk now. Nick reminds her that they are going on vacation and if she needs him, she should call Sharon's cell phone because he forgot his at the office. Victoria agrees and tells him to have a good trip. She goes back into the room. Gary immediately starts to tell her that Nick had visited him, but she says she already knows about it. She says that she's not sure why she's even there. Gary thinks that she's there to give him a chance to tell her how sorry he is for what he did to her.

Abbott House:
Billy tries to tell Mac that it's not realistic to run away -- they have families that will worry about them. Just then Brittany flounces in all smiles and tells them that Phyllis wants to see them all outside.

Victor's Penthouse:
Diane is venting at Marissa about not being able to talk to Victor because he was behind closed doors with Ashley. She's sure that the two of them are back together again. Marissa says that she can't be sure of that. Diane rants that Victor is the father of her child and if he thinks that he's going to avoid that fact, he is sadly mistaken!

Jabot Lab:
Olivia is stunned that Ashley broke off the relationship with Victor. Ashley tells her that it was Victor who made the decision. She tells Olivia everything that happened about Victor putting it in writing that he wouldn't sue Jabot or Brad. She says that it made her change her mind about Victor and she went over to see him with the hopes that they could begin again with their relationship, but Victor didn't want to. She feels that she hurt him too much. Olivia tells her that she had every right to mistrust Victor. Ashley tells Olivia she feels that Victor thinks they are even now and that they should go their separate ways.

Crimson Lights:
Carter (a.k.a Matt Clark) is grilling the kid who put up the Rave notice about what goes on at a rave in Genoa City. He asks what kind of "refreshments" you can get. The guy says mostly beer. Carter says that he has been to a few raves in New York City and you can score a lot of stuff at them. The guy tells him that they are just as cool in Genoa City and you can get just about whatever you need.

Abbott House:
Phyllis tells the kids about the sleepover. She says the girls and boys will sleep in separate sections ... to a few moans and groans from Rheanna and Raul. She tells them that their parents wouldn't approve otherwise. She looks at Billy and tells him that his mother was concerned about it. He asks when she saw his mother and she says she saw Jill just before she left town on a business trip. On hearing that his mother went out of town, he and Mac give each other worried looks.

Psychiatric Ward:
Gary tells Victoria that he wishes he could take it all back. He pleads with her to forgive him. Victoria is revolted at the idea and tells Ryan that they are leaving. She bolts out the door saying it was a mistake to come. Ryan catches up to her in the hallway and tells her that she can't go ... not yet!

Carter's Place:
Carter comes home after his shift at the coffeehouse to find Larry Warton sitting there. He wants to know how Larry got in, but he says he's glad he's there because he has some information for him. He tells Larry about the rave parties. Larry doesn't seem too excited about a kid's party, but then Carter asks him if he's ever heard of Ecstasy?

Malcolm's Studio:
Dru wants to know what they are going to do about the shoot. Malcolm says that he will just tell his client to get another photographer, because this isn't working. All the while he is putting the cameras away. Dru thinks that he is joking, but he tells her that he'll be damned if he's going to take somebody's picture if they aren't giving him what he needs for the ad. Dru insists, in a very sexy tone, that she can give him what he needs. Malcolm tells her to prove it and she slinks over to a table and drapes herself across it, striking a come-hither pose. Just then Heidi reappears from her break. Malcolm welcomes her back, telling her that Drucilla Winters has finally decided to enter the building! They start the shoot all over again.

Abbott House:
Billy brings Brittany and Rheanna some drinks. He goes over to Mac and asks her if she wants a drink. She says no and moves away to another spot. Rheanna suggests that they all go down to the coffeehouse to tell everyone about the sleepover. Brittany says she'll pass and Billy doesn't want to either. Raul says he'll go and he and Rheanna go into the house to change. Brittany goes into the pool house to find Phyllis. Billy and Mac talk about running away. Billy is still trying to talk Mac out of it. Finally Mac gets mad and tells Bill that if he doesn't want to come with her after all, he should just say it!

Victor's Penthouse:
Diane phones to speak with Victor, but Connie tells her that he's not there. She asks Connie where he is and when he'll be back and Connie tells her that she can't give her that information. Diane slams down the phone, grabs her purse and charges out the door. A very puzzled Marissa watches her leave.

Jabot Lab:
Olivia tells Ashley to give Victor some time and he's sure to come around. She reminds Ashley that Victor is a proud man and if anybody reaches out, it should be Ashley. Ash isn't sure that she can do that. She's afraid of rejection and more heartbreak. Olivia tells her to trust that Victor wants this as much as she does. Ashley says that Olivia has given her something to think about.

Abbott House:
Billy takes Mac out of the yard, around to the side of the house. He tells her that he would do anything for her as long as he felt that it was the right thing to do. He says that he doesn't feel that this is the right time to run. He reminds her that Jill is out of town for a couple of days and that they have some breathing room. Mac snaps at him that he is using his mothers' absence as an excuse to do nothing. He says that he is using the time to think. Mac apologizes for snapping -- she says that she is uptight. She tries to tell Billy that it would be like an adventure for them to go -- they could look out for one another. He asks if she really wants to break her grandmothers' heart. Does she really want to give up all that she has to run away and be looking over her shoulder for the rest of her life? She says that she thought he was ready for this. He explains that if running away was their only option, he would do it, but they both have a lot of reasons to stay. He takes her into his arms and hugs her.

Crimson Lights:
Nick still isn't sure if they should leave on their vacation yet. The kids come in and Sharon says that they should go. She tells him that Victoria is a big girl and can take care of herself -- and besides, she has Ryan to look out for her. They gather the children together and leave for the airport.

Psych Ward:
Ryan talks Victoria into going back into the room and telling Gary what she came to say. He says that it's time that she got it out of her system.

Carter's Place:
Warton thinks that Carter wants them to deal dope to kids and says no way! Carter tells him that he has another plan and it's not dealing dope to kids.

Abbott House:
Brittany finds Phyllis in the pool house and wants Phyllis to tell her how to get back at Billy and Mac for what they have done to her. Phyllis asks her what kind of payback she's looking for. Brittany isn't sure, but she wants to break them up as painfully as possible. Phyllis asks her, what then? Does she want to get back with Billy? Brittany doesn't know. All she's sure of is that she wants to break them up. Phyllis says that there is only one game that is a sure thing.

Malcolm's Studio:
Dru is playing at being upset over the reverse psychology that Malcolm pulled on her. He kisses her and says whatever works, right?

Jabot Lab:
Olivia is gone and Ashley is looking over some files, when Diane walks in demanding some answers about Ashley and Victor. Ashley wants to know why she would ever tell Diane anything about her personal life. Diane insists she has a right to know. Ashley asks what right, and Diane demurely says that she is pregnant ... with Victor's child. Ashley's jaw drops as she looks in stunned silence at Diane's stomach.

Abbott House:
Phyllis tells Brittany that she should drop hints that Billy is cheating on Mac. Brittany wants to know how she should do it and Phyllis tells her to use her imagination.

Psych Ward:
Victoria goes back into the room and tells Gary that it's her turn to talk. She tells him that his apology doesn't cut it. He abducted her, he made her fear for her life -- does he realize what that does to a person? He starts to answer and she shouts at him to shut up! She tells him that he insinuated himself into her life and made her trust him. She says that she even thought she was falling in love with him (Gary has tears in his eyes). She says that when she thinks about all the times she let him touch her and kiss her, it makes her sick! She yells again that it makes her sick! -- Then she lunges at him, punching and slapping him, shouting, "I hate you! I hate you! ... as the credits roll.




Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Feeling she's gotten enough out of their visit, Victoria begins to leave the psychiatric facility when Gary asks her to wait a minute. He assures her that what happened was in no way her fault. He was the sick one. He asks her to believe that he loved her and that, as sick as it was, he did everything because of that love. Victoria tells Gary that she hopes that he can get well and live a normal life. But, she adds, she doesn't want him to ever contact her again. Content with the exchange, Victoria leaves with Ryan in tow. They return to the penthouse and celebrate the end of a horrible experience. Victoria thanks Ryan for being there for her. The two discuss the direction their relationship has taken over the past few months and end up sharing a kiss. In the meantime, Diane show up at the Jabot lab and informs Ashley that she is pregnant with Victor's child. When Ashley refuses to react in a negative way, Diane boasts that she is just jealous that Diane will be giving Victor something she never could. Just as the conversation becomes heated, Brad interrupts and politely tells Diane to leave. As he and Ashley mend fences and renew their friendship, Diane heads over to Newman to see Victor. When she arrives, she is surprised to find that Victor has left indefinitely and left Neil in charge. Over at Crimson Lights, Nina surprises Tomas by returning a day early. The reunion grows tense when Tomas asks her what she thought of his novel. Finally, things continue to heat up over at the pool house as Brittany begins to lay the bait that will make Mac think that Billy is cheating on her. Brittany tells her that she and Billy are doing great and hints that their relationship is becoming very intense. As she leaves to take a shower, Billy comes in and asks Mac what is going on. She tells him about the conversation and admits that she is worried about his relationship with Brittany. Billy manages to assure Mac that she has nothing to worry about. Later, knowing that Mac is watching, Brittany tells Billy how excited she is about the sleepover and then plants a kiss on him. When she heads home, an angry Mac confronts Billy and ask if Brittany is a good kisser. Billy apologizes, swearing he was caught off guard. When he promises to find a way to end things with Brittany, Mac breaks down in his arms and says that she just wants to be with him.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Mac finally confesses to Kay that Jill is threatening to call Mac's mother if she ever starts dating Billy. She admits that she and Billy are secretly together and worry what will happen. Kay reveals that she and Brock hired Paul to keep an eye on Amanda and will go to court to earn custody of her if need be. Mac asks her not to tell Brock. After a snide remark from Brittany at the Crimson Lights, Raul finds Billy and searches the attic for his camping gear, reminiscing about their past good times while camping. Hearing that he's having trouble with Brittany, Raul urges him to break up with her quickly. Billy begins to worry that Brittany knows about him being with Mac. Meanwhile, Brittany boasts to J.T. about her plans for revenge. Chris leaks to Paul that Michael now doesn't care if they start a family. Tomas presses Nina for her opinion about his writing but she tries to delay the truth. Unable to delay the inevitable, Nina finally admits the characters are weak as is the plot. Upset, Tomas storms out. Phyllis surprises Michael in his office with a catered dinner and an offer to "inaugurate" his office. After sharing a passionate kiss with Ryan, Victoria's upset when Diane comes home and reveals Victor never ordered her to leave.

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Thursday, August 31, 2000

Victoria's day gets off to a bad start as she is greeted by usually cocky Diane as she gets ready for work. Her mood lightens, briefly, when Victor calls to check in. After discussing work, Victoria asks her father where he is and when he's coming back. Frustrated that he won't answer her, she asks if he will at least get on the phone with Diane and tell her that she has to move out of the penthouse immediately. When Victor refuses, a stunned Victoria hangs up the phone only to be told by Diane that she is pregnant with her father's child. Not knowing how to react, Victoria leaves and heads over to her office at Brash & Sassy. When she tells him the latest news from home, Ryan tells her that it's time she moved out of Victor's. Victoria agrees, but doesn't know where to go. She catches her ex off guard when she suggests moving in with him. Meanwhile, in London, Tricia begins to write a letter to Ryan but is forced to throw it away when her father tells her it's time to leave for Paris. Over at Gina's, Brad and Ashley share breakfast together and discuss their first night at birthing class the previous evening. Brad manages to brighten Ashley's mood by reminding her that no matter what has happened with Victor, she will soon have a baby that will help her move on. Later, Brad confronts Diane and warns her not to be overly confident about her situation and what Victor will do about it. Elsewhere, Chris visits Nina to find out what happened when she told Tomas that she didn't like his book. Nina tells her that things didn't go well, but feels better when Chris assures her that, in the end, Tomas will appreciate her honesty. Still not convinced, Nina is forced to face the music when Tomas arrives. At the Chancellor estate, Mac and Kay discuss Mac's romance with Billy a bit more. When Kay casually turns the conversation to the subject of sex, Mac assures her grandmother that she is not ready for that and that Billy has not pressured her in any way. She does admit that she has had some concerns about Brittany, but is assured when Kay tells her she probably has nothing to worry about and that she shouldn't be jealous. At the Abbott's, Jack pushes Billy to let him know what is bothering him. Billy finally admits to Jack that the situation with Mac is taking it's toll and that he is having nightmares about it. Sympathetic to his little brother's problems, Jack agrees to do anything he can to help him and Mac be together. Billy seems to be relieved, unaware that Brittany is at Crimson Lights plotting with Phyllis to get revenge at any cost.

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Friday, September 1, 2000

Jack lectures the teens about making the final website adventure an exciting one. He then finds Phyllis deep in conversation with Brittany but the ladies won't reveal what they were talking about. After Jack leaves, Brittany admits to Phyllis that she's going to sneak a drink or two into Billy but is worried because he almost died this winter, thanks to too much booze. Phyllis doubts that a couple of drinks will hurt. Mac leaks to Billy that Kay's hired someone to keep an eye on her mother so she thinks they can start telling people about their relationship. Billy doesn't think it's safe yet. Phyllis starts the final session with Brittany rubbing lotion on Billy. Brittany pushes Billy to make tonight special by starting off with a drink. After apologizing, Tomas confesses to Nina that he feels he's lost his writing talent. He then asks her for a favor. At Gina's Diane takes great pleasure in revealing to Nikki that she is carrying Victor's baby. Jack spots them together and learns Diane's news from Nikki. Addison Fields congratulates Chris and Michael on their work for his company and offers them a big retainer. Paul hands Chris a home pregnancy test kit. Ryan agrees to allow Victoria to move into the spare bedroom. After she settles in, Victoria answers the door at Ryan's place and finds Tricia there.

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