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Monday, November 19, 2007

At the prison, Phyllis distracted herself by crafting an elaborate wooden dollhouse. Jana noticed that Phyllis seemed upset as she nervously arranged wooden shingles. Phyllis admitted that she is wracked with worry about having judges argue her case. Jana told Phyllis that her appeal was a sure bet, but Phyllis shushed her, saying that Jana would jinx her chances. Phyllis explained that Victoria was superstitious about her pregnancy, and she ended up in an accident and is now fighting for her life. Jana shook her head in disbelief in reaction to Phyllis' ranting and raving. Phyllis was puzzled when a guard told her that the warden needed to speak with her after contraband had been discovered in Phyllis' cell. Phyllis questioned Jana about what she had hidden in their shared cell, but Jana declared that she had nothing. The warden claimed that a wooden picture frame was found on Phyllis' bed. Jana spoke up professing ownership of the frame, but the warden knew that Jana was lying, so he suspended visitation privileges after Thanksgiving.

At the hospital, Dr. Webb pressured Victoria's family to consent to a C-section immediately, fearing that Victoria's life was very much in danger from ever-rising blood pressure. Victor and J.T. agreed with the doctor's assessment, but Nikki protested, asserting that Victoria would never choose to end her baby's life. Since Victor and Nikki are Victoria's joint guardians, the doctor pressed them to make a decision quickly, since the surgery had already been scheduled. Nikki told Victor that she knew that Victoria would choose to end her life to save her baby, but Victor barked back that he could not stand the idea of living without his daughter. The doctor again stressed the urgency for the Newmans to consent to the operation, and Victor insisted that Nikki change her mind, but Nikki remained indecisive. Nick seemed to support his mother, but Victor yelled squarely in Nikki's face that there was no other choice.

With Nikki maintaining her decision to save Victoria's baby, she tried, through her tears and anguish to explain that Victoria may never come out of the coma. Victor, however, harshly interrupted Nikki, yelling as he waived his finger at her to drive home his point, that Nikki's position is totally indefensible. Nick tried in vain to make his father consider his mother's position, but Victor remained staunchly convinced that Victoria should undergo surgery immediately.

Colleen and Adrian came to the hospital. After J.T. told them about Victoria's grave condition, Colleen phoned her dad. J.T. explained that Victoria's fate rested in her mother's hands. Nick offered comfort to his distraught mother, who explained that she knew what Victoria would want-and that is to save her baby. Nick said that he, however, understood why Victor was pushing to save Victoria. Nikki said that if the doctor could hold out for a couple of more weeks, then perhaps the baby could have a chance. Nikki explained that Victor is wrong about pushing for the surgery. Nick was torn, however, not wanting to lose his sister.

Brad visited with the comatose Victoria, and begged her to awaken. While J.T. stayed with Victoria, Brad took Victor in the hallway to speak privately. Brad also believed that the baby should be given more time. Victor left Brad speechless when he asked rhetorically, "What would you do if that were your daughter in there?" Brad also spoke with Colleen and told her about Victor and Nikki's inability to come to terms regarding Victoria's course of care. Brad, however, admitted that he also believed that Victoria would choose for her baby to live.

Nick, trying desperately to come to terms with a tough decision, told J.T. that he couldn't imagine his life without Victoria. J.T. said that he and Victoria could later try for another baby, but Nick reminded him that Victoria may never wake up. Nick explained that nobody truly knows what Victoria would choose. Brad later spoke privately with Nikki and told her that he agreed with her. Nikki told Brad that she didn't believe that Victoria could go on without her son. Alone with his sister, Nick spent time talking to Victoria, trying desperately to somehow determine what she would choose to do. However, Victor later told Nick that they would have to choose to save Victoria. Nikki, in the meantime, lay by Victoria's side, reminisced and even sang a lullaby to her sleeping daughter. Adrian stepped in and saw Nikki, in agony, willing her daughter to fight. Nikki and J.T. took Adrian aside and questioned him about the time he and Victoria were trapped. Adrian explained that Victoria had her baby's future all mapped out and that she was determined not to lose this baby. J.T. balked, explaining that Victoria could have another baby. Victor also spoke with Adrian, who explained that Victoria talked about her baby's future and the fact that she just wanted to be a mom more than anything else. At that, Victor said it was time to make a decision. Nick waived off, saying that he just couldn't decide. Sensing Nick intuited Victoria's wishes; Nikki asked him how he truly felt. Nick finally admitted that he knew that Victoria would choose for her baby to live. Victor refused to budge, and so did Nikki. With time ticking away, the Newmans were unable to make a decision, so Dr. Webb announced that he'd be forced to call in a mediator to make a decision, but Nikki vowed that she'd fight all the way to save Victoria's baby.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Neil admits to Karen that he wishes she wasn't going home for Thanksgiving and could eat with him. Karen later calls a restaurant to order a Thanksgiving dinner for one. Karen confesses to Lily that she backed out of her Thanksgiving because she overheard what she said to Devon. Lily is embarrassed and apologizes. Lily explains to Devon what happened. Devon reminds Lily that no one can ever take Dru's place, but that Karen makes Neil happy. Amber asks Kevin to find out what Cane is doing for Thanksgiving. Kevin asks Cane if he'd like to volunteer to help out at the coffeehouse's free Thanksgiving dinner, but Cane says that he'll be working all day. Amber orders a Thanksgiving dinner from the GCAC. Amber plans to bring the dinner to Cane while he works at Jabot. Lily sees Cane and invites him to come to Thanksgiving at her place. He happily agrees. Cane goes to the coffeehouse and asks Amber what he should bring to a Thanksgiving dinner since he's going to Lily's tomorrow. Lily apologizes to Karen again and says that she'd really like her to come to their house for Thanksgiving so she can get to know her better. Karen agrees. Neil enters and they inform him that she and Cane are coming to dinner. Neil isn't pleased that Lily invited Cane. The warden visits Phyllis' cell and tells her that she won her appeal. Phyllis is free to go. Michael and Lauren call Nick, ecstatically revealing that Phyllis won her appeal and is being released from jail. Phyllis calls Daniel to let him know that she's being released. Phyllis hugs Jana goodbye. After Phyllis leaves, Jana realizes that she forgot her photo frame and dollhouse that she made for Summer. Phyllis rushes into Nick's arms at the hospital. Phyllis and Daniel go in to visit Victoria. Victor and Nikki argue with the mediator about what Victoria would want for her baby. Brad and J.T. get into an argument while trying to convince each other of their wishes for Victoria.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Nikki brings some of the crafts Victoria made when she was a kid to her hospital room. Victor, Nikki, Nick, J.T., Brad, Phyllis and Summer all gather in the hospital waiting room. Victor is too upset to talk to anyone. At the waiting room, Phyllis and Nikki spar back and forth with each other. Daniel brings Phyllis a pie. Summer knocks it onto the floor, and Nikki starts to uncontrollably sob. Brad brings Victoria a corsage and states that he gives thanks today for all the time they shared together. Later on in Victoria’s hospital room, everyone is there praying for Victoria. Victor enters and wishes Summer a happy Thanksgiving. Devon samples the food that Lily has made for Thanksgiving but it all tastes awful. Lily is frustrated and embarrassed. She storms out of the apartment. Devon calls Neil to tell him what happened and thinks it really just hit Lily hard that Dru isn’t going to be there for dinner this year. Lily calls Cane to inform him that she’s not going to be at Thanksgiving dinner. Cane hangs up the phone and updates Amber. He’s not going to go to the Winters’ for dinner. Amber invites him to eat with her at the coffeehouse after they finish serving their free meal. Neil finds Lily at the gym. Lily explains that it’s still too hard for her to do Thanksgiving without Dru. Neil understands and excuses her from eating with their guests. Karen sees Lily and sits down with her. They talk about how important traditions are in a family and Karen tries to convince Lily that this is her chance to start a new family tradition. Later, Lily calls Cane to explain to him that she’s going to her dinner after all and hopes he’ll come. Sharon, Jack, Noah and Cane arrive at the Winters’ home with various Thanksgiving dishes. Daniel comes to the coffeehouse to have dinner with a lonely Amber. He lets her know that Cane felt bad that she’d be eating all alone. Michael and Lauren stealthily pick up their Thanksgiving dinner from Gina at the GCAC. They then go home and put it in normal serving dishes to pretend like they made it. Kevin enters and announces that he’s going to propose to Jana today. In jail, Jana is ecstatic to see Kevin when he visits her in prison. He proposes to her, but Jana replies that she’s can’t answer him right now.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, CBS Daytime opted to air episodes of The Price Is Right in place of its regular daytime dramas. No new episodes were broadcast. This schedule change was accounted for and there will be no "lost" episodes as a result of the programming change.

Regular broadcasting will resume on Monday, November 26th.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, CBS opted to air college football in place of its regular daytime dramas. No new episodes were broadcast. This schedule change was accounted for and there will be no "lost" episodes as a result of the programming change.

Regular broadcasting will resume on Monday, November 26th.

On behalf of everyone involved in soapcentral.com, I would like to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who takes time out of their day to visit the web site. While many people belittle soaps and soap fans, I am so glad to know that there are thousands upon thousands of people out there that welcome us into their homes (or sneak us into their office computers. Shh! We won't tell!) on a regular basis. It's not just our content that makes us the best soap opera web site on the 'net -- it's the loyalty of our wonderful visitors.

Dan J Kroll
Founder, soapcentral.com

PS: If you have time between plopping meals, this is the perfect time to check out some of the features you may never have visited on our site. On the left-hand menu of any page you can find oodles of great features -- About the Actors actor biographies, Who's Who character profiles, a list of Birthdays of the stars and much more. And don't forget that you can interact with other soap fans on our Message Boards. Or tell the world a little about yourself, your soap opera likes and dislikes and much more in our Blogs area.

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