The Young and the Restless Recaps: The week of April 12, 2004 on Y&R
Colleen was crushed when J.T. told the press that he was not dating anyone. Jack spotted Phyllis and Damon holding hands. Sharon and Nikki found Cameron's decomposed body in the sewer. Victor announced that he wanted custody of Abby.
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Monday, April 12, 2004

Nikki is upset that Brad didn't let her go with Ashley. Brad says that Victor and Ashley need to talk to each other alone. Nikki wonders how Brad is so calm. Doesn't he realize that both of their relationships are in jeopardy? Brad thinks that this could possibly be a new beginning for the both of them. Maybe Victor will not be able to forgive Ashley. It could finally be the end of Victor and Ashley.

When Ashley goes to see Victor he doesn't want to speak to her. She begs to come in and let her speak. Victor tells her to say what she's got to say and leave. When Ashley comes inside, Victor asks her how she could do this to him. She explains that she needed to do this to feel whole again. Ever since she had the abortion when she was with Victor, there has been an empty place in her heart that she could not fill.

Michael wonders if Kevin's confession to Lauren was a lie. Lauren says she's sure it was the truth. Michael starts talking about Paul and Paul interrupts their conversation, saying if Michael has something to say he should say it to his face. Paul tells Michael that he and his brother were cut out of the same cloth. Michael says that he's paid his debt to society. Michael wonders why Paul didn't go to the police upon finding out about Kevin's confession. Paul says he went to Kevin instead and tried to get him to turn himself in. Michael is upset saying now Kevin has run. Paul says he has to do what's right and go to the police with the information. Lauren tells him she has to do what she feels is right and show Kevin a little compassion.

Neil talks to his private investigator about Kevin, but finds that no real evidence had been found. When Dru comes home Neil tells her that he will look over the paperwork with a fine-toothed comb. Dru says it's all good, Kevin is in jail and he's going to get what he paid for. Neil wonders if justice will be served considering Kevin won't be tried for what he did to Lily. Dru doesn't seem to mind as long as he goes to jail. When Dru goes upstairs, Neil notices something in the paperwork he hadn't considered before.

Kevin asks his mom why she seems so nervous that he is there. Gloria says she is just surprised to see him, she hadn't expected to ever see him again. When she asks how long Kevin is going to be in town, he says that depends on whether Terrible Tom is still around. Gloria says no, and she doesn't expect him to come back any time soon. Kevin seems more relaxed and sits down. He mentions that he went to college for a while. Then he says that he never took a suicide course though. Gloria wonders why Kevin would say that. Kevin wonders how Gloria can still live in the same place with all the horrible memories. She says she has been able to move on. Kevin can't fathom the idea of letting go all the things that happened to him in the past. When Gloria mentions that she read a book that really helped her, he is even more upset. Kevin tells Gloria that sometimes he wishes she were dead.

Sharon goes to Nick's office in tears. She tells him that Grace accused her of killing Cameron Kirsten. Nick says that Grace had told him the same thing, but then he had escorted her out by security. Detective Weber walks in the office, and says he wants to ask more questions. He asks Nick where he was the night Cameron was killed. Nick tells him again and seems angry that he is being asked the same questions over and over again. Sharon is upset too, until Weber mentions that Nikki hadn't quite said that she was there with Sharon that night. Sharon says maybe Weber needs to ask Nikki again. Weber wants to know Sharon's relationship with Grace. Sharon begins telling the story of Grace accusing Sharon of murder. Weber seems to find Sharon's reaction amusing. Before Weber leaves, he tells the both of them that they had better not leave town.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Ashley explains to Victor why she inseminated herself with his sperm. Her abortion of his baby years ago left a whole in her heart that she has never been able to fill until Abby. He understands and isn't mad at her but things must change. He is her father and that must be acknowledged. He has another child and he wants her. He suggests she leave and think about what needs to be done. She begs him not to go down this road.

Colleen, Sierra and Lily talk about J.T.'s L.A. trip. The girls think Colleen should go out and visit J.T. He could use her support. Brad has a lot going on in his life and could use time with Ashley but he'll never let her go to L.A. alone. They decide that he doesn't need to know. She could say she's staying with Sierra. Sierra isn't a big fan of the idea but goes along with it. Lily makes Colleen's flight reservations and the girls head out.

In Los Angeles, J.T. and Shiloh go over his schedule. They meet with the Beach Front execs and they like him. He gets wardrobe and make-up, takes photos and cuts some samples of his songs. Later Shiloh tells him the exec loved his stuff and he is to go in to record a full single!

Paul and Lauren continue to argue at her apartment over Kevin. Lauren thinks that Paul pushed Kevin to flee town and jump bail. His hard attitude towards Kevin disturbs Lauren. She just thinks Kevin needs to be treated with fairness. Paul counters that he did treat him fairly. He could have gone to the police but didn't out of respect for Lauren and her promise to Kevin. If only Kevin hadn't run away.

Kevin and his mother Gloria argue about her forgetting their past. They talk about Michael and his life. She misses him. Kevin can't live in her world of denial. His father treated him horribly. He decides he needs to go. He can't pretend everything's okay. After he leaves she almost frantically brushes her hair trying to 'brush' off the uncomfortable feelings.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Jack was having a drink at the athletic club when Damon joined him. They discussed the problems at Jabot. Although they both agreed that Ashley was causing a lot of trouble, Jack assured Damon that Jabot would weather the storm. Furthermore, he outranked Ashley. When Damon sensed that something else was on Jack's mind, Jack admitted it was Phyllis. He'd seen her earlier and it was clear she'd cut her losses and was moving on. Jack wasn't hoping to see her cry, but he wasn't recovering as quickly as she was. When Damon tried to tell Jack something, Jack said he had to go, but he thanked Damon for being such a good friend to him.

When Phyllis showed up at Diane's hotel room, Diane pretended to think she'd gotten a job with a messenger service since she'd just called for one. After a few minutes of being teased, Phyllis told Diane she was there, with Jack's permission, to see Kyle. The two of them sparred for a few minutes about Jack, then Victor (Phyllis claimed to be his confidante; Diane told her that Victor had summoned her to the ranch but wouldn't say why), then the subject of Damon came up. When Phyllis found out that Damon had once asked Diane out, she assured Diane that she wasn't Damon's type. Diane said that Phyllis was obviously trying to wallpaper over the mistakes of her past with another man. When Damon called Phyllis and asked her to join him at the athletic club restaurant for dinner, Diane asked if that was "Wallpaper" calling.

At the restaurant, Damon said that he heard Phyllis had put on her brave face when she'd seen Jack. But he said he didn't want her to ever feel that she had to do that for him. Phyllis told him about the bad day she'd had, including talking to Jack and Diane. She said her track record with relationships was bad. Maybe Damon would like to pay the check and leave. Damon took her hand and said he wasn't going anywhere. Jack came back to the restaurant to pick up his reading glasses that he'd left by accident and witnessed Phyllis's intimate moment with Damon from across the room.

In L.A., J.T. and Shiloh went to a recording session. Afterward, J.T. was subjected to a press conference. Shiloh had warned J.T. not to tell the press that he had a girlfriend, because that would put off some fans. Instead, he should just say "No comment." J.T. was reluctant to go along with this idea.

On her way to L.A., Colleen called Sierra a couple of times to remind her to cover for her with her father. Brad had actually seemed to be relieved that Colleen would be spending a couple of days with Sierra, as this was a bad time to be around him and Ashley. Sierra scolded Colleen for having second thoughts about surprising J.T., and Colleen finally agreed that going to L.A. was a good idea. She arrived at Beachfront Records just in time to catch the tail end of J.T.'s press conference. Instead of saying no comment, when the reporters asked if he had a girlfriend, J.T. miserably said no. Colleen began to cry and left the building without ever letting J.T. see her, whispering a goodbye to him. Later, J.T. said he felt terrible about lying. He wouldn't do it again. The next time he was asked, he was going to tell the truth about Colleen, whether or not Shiloh liked it.

Nikki hadn't talked to Victor all day, after he'd spent the night away from her in the guest room, so she was in no mood to hear Sharon discuss her problems with Grace. Sharon asked Nikki what was wrong, and Nikki said Victor knew that Abby was his daughter. Sharon was sorry to see Nikki so upset, and Nikki said she probably regretted not having any leverage over her anymore. Sharon denied that, saying that in the long run, Victor knowing about Abby could be a good thing. Nikki just needed to give him time to let everything sink in. Nikki said she didn't want to give Victor time without having heard her side of the story. She was appalled when Sharon told her she'd made up her mind. In order for her to have any peace, she had to see Cameron's body. Nikki tried to reason with her, insisting that she was merely having hallucinations and Cameron had to be dead. Sharon said the only way she'd know was by seeing the body -- and she asked if Nikki would go with her to see it.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Nikki can't believe Sharon wants her to go with her to see Cameron's body. She says no way. Nikki asks Sharon if Victor had confided anything to her. Sharon says her and Victor haven't talked in a long while. Nikki looks at Sharon and asks her if she'll be there for her. Sharon seems very endearing and promises to help Nikki in any way she can. Nikki feels that she can trust her at first, but then thinks about the fact that now Sharon is holding nothing over her head. Sharon asks if she really wants them to always be enemies. Nikki realizes that that's not what she really wants; she's just feeling at the end of her rope. She also decides that Sharon can't go alone to see Cameron's body-she will go with her.

Raul makes a nice dinner for Brittany and notices her mind is somewhere else. She says she keeps thinking about J.T. and how wonderful he must feel being a star. She remembers her fantasy of driving in the car and hearing her song on the radio. Raul says that can still happen, she doesn't need to have looks to sing. Brittany says if it can't be her, she would be happy if it were J.T. Raul tells her not to give up on herself. He believes in her.

As they finish their dessert at the Athletic Club, Phyllis tells Damon that he has great taste in sweets. Phyllis wants to know if Damon really wants to deal with her with all her problems. Damon reassures her but also says that he has to go back to work for a while. They share a passionate kiss and Damon leaves. Phyllis sees Daniel come into the Athletic Club and give Gina a big hug. She watches them talking. Daniel tells Gina he has to go because Danny is waiting in the car. Phyllis comes over to Gina and demands to know whom Gina was talking to. Gina tries to play coy, but Phyllis figures it out. When she realizes it was Daniel for sure, she wants to run after him. Gina tells Phyllis not to rush and let Danny deal with this. But Phyllis can't help it. She runs to find Daniel.

Jack thinks about seeing Phyllis and Damon holding hands. Drucilla comes in and wants to talk about Jabot but Jack can't think about anything else besides Damon. He asks Drucilla to tell him everything she knows about Mr. Porter. Dru says she knows they are friends but she wont say anything else. Just then Damon comes in. Jack says he will just have to ask the devil himself. Damon wonders if his ears should be burning. Drucilla says her and Jack was just leaving. Jack asks Damon what's up with him and Phyllis. Damon says they are friends and Dru says Jack saw them holding hands. Damon says that's not a crime, Jack and Phyllis are getting a divorce. Is he not allowed to date her? Jack is angry. When Drucilla says Damon needs to get back to work on the project, Jack says the project is finished. It's dead and buried.

Michael tries to get Chris to postpone the hearing in case Kevin calls him. Chris says no way can she do that. Michael says he feels mixed up because he has to be a lawyer and a brother at the same time. Chris tells him that feelings cannot get in the way of the law. Just then the district attorney shows up. When he sees Michael he is outraged. Michael admits that he was asking Chris to postpone the hearing because he can't find Kevin. The district attorney asks to speak to Christine alone. The DA tells Chris he wants to make sure she knows he is the boss and what he says goes. "If Kevin doesn't show up you better throw the book at him," he says. After he leaves there's a knock at the door again.

Chris answers the door and it's Phyllis. "I never should have opened the door," Chris says. Phyllis tells her that she has to see her son.

Friday, April 16, 2004

Nikki was upset that Brad hadn't let her go with Ashley. Brad said that Victor and Ashley needed to talk to each other alone. Nikki wondered how Brad was so calm. She wondered if he realized that both of their relationships were in jeopardy. Brad thought it could possibly be a new beginning for both of them. He speculated that maybe Victor would not be able to forgive Ashley. It could finally be the end of Victor and Ashley.

When Ashley went to see Victor, he didn't want to speak to her. She begged him to let her in and let her speak. Victor told her to say what she had to say and leave. When Ashley walked inside, Victor asked her how she could do that to him. She explained that she'd needed to do it to feel whole again. Ever since she'd had the abortion when she'd been with Victor, there had been an empty place in her heart that she had not been able to fill.

Michael wondered if Kevin's confession to Lauren had been a lie. Lauren said she was sure it was the truth. Michael started talking about Paul, and Paul interrupted their conversation, saying that if Michael had something to say, he should say it to Paul's face. Paul told Michael that he and his brother were cut out of the same cloth. Michael said that he had paid his debt to society.

Michael wondered why Paul hadn't gone to the police upon finding out about Kevin's confession. Paul said he'd gone to Kevin instead and tried to get him to turn himself in. Michael was upset, saying Kevin had run. Paul said he had to do what was right and go to the police with the information. Lauren told him she had to do what she felt was right and show Kevin a little compassion.

Neil talked to his private investigator about Kevin but found that no real evidence had been found. When Dru arrived at home, Neil told her that he would look over the paperwork with a fine-toothed comb. Dru said it was all good -- Kevin was in jail, and he would get what he'd paid for. Neil wondered if justice would be served, considering Kevin wouldn't be tried for what he'd done to Lily. Dru didn't seem to mind as long as he went to jail. When Dru went upstairs, Neil noticed something in the paperwork he hadn't considered before.

Kevin asked his mom why she seemed so nervous that he was there. Gloria said she was just surprised to see him because she hadn't expected to ever see him again. When she asked how long Kevin was going to be in town, he said that depended on whether Terrible Tom was still around. Gloria said no, and she didn't expect him to return anytime soon. Kevin seemed more relaxed and sat down. He mentioned that he had gone to college for a while. Then he said that he'd never taken a suicide course. Gloria wondered why Kevin would say that.

Kevin wondered how Gloria could still live in the same place with all the horrible memories. She said she had been able to move on. Kevin couldn't fathom the idea of letting go of all the things that had happened to him in the past. When Gloria mentioned that she'd read a book that had really helped her, he was even more upset. Kevin told Gloria that sometimes he wished she were dead.

Sharon went to Nick's office in tears. She told him that Grace had accused her of killing Cameron Kirsten. Nick said that Grace had told him the same thing, but then he'd had her escorted out by security. Detective Weber walked in the office and said he wanted to ask more questions. He asked Nick where he had been the night Cameron had been killed. Nick told him again and seemed angry that he was being asked the same questions over and over again.

Sharon was upset, too, until Weber mentioned that Nikki hadn't quite said that she had been there with Sharon that night. Sharon said maybe Weber needed to ask Nikki again. Weber wanted to know about Sharon's relationship with Grace. Sharon began telling the story of Grace accusing Sharon of murder. Weber seemed to find Sharon's reaction amusing. Before Weber left, he told both of them that they had better not leave town.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Ashley explained to Victor why she had inseminated herself with his sperm. Her abortion of his baby years earlier had left a hole in her heart that she had never been able to fill until Abby. He understood and wasn't mad at her but said things had to change. He was Abby's father, and that had to be acknowledged. He had another child, and he wanted her. He suggested Ashley leave and think about what needed to be done. She begged him not to go down that road.

Colleen, Sierra, and Lily talked about J.T.'s L.A. trip. The girls thought Colleen should go out and visit J.T. because he could use her support. Colleen recognized that Brad had a lot going on in his life and could use time with Ashley, but he would never let her go to L.A. alone. They decided that he didn't need to know. She could say she was staying with Sierra. Sierra wasn't a big fan of the idea but went along with it. Lily made Colleen's flight reservations, and the girls headed out.

In Los Angeles, J.T. and Shiloh went over his schedule. They met with the Beach Front execs, who liked him. He got wardrobe and makeup, took photos, and cut some samples of his songs. Later, Shiloh told him the exec had loved his stuff, and he was to go in to record a full single.

Paul and Lauren continued to argue over Kevin at her apartment. Lauren thought that Paul had pushed Kevin to flee town and jump bail. His hard attitude toward Kevin disturbed Lauren. She just thought Kevin needed to be treated with fairness. Paul countered that he had treated Kevin fairly. Paul could have gone to the police but hadn't out of respect for Lauren and her promise to Kevin. He said it would have been better if only Kevin hadn't run away.

Kevin and his mother, Gloria, argued about her forgetting their past. They talked about Michael and his life. She missed him. Kevin couldn't live in her world of denial. His father had treated him horribly. He decided he needed to go. He couldn't pretend everything was okay. After he left, she almost frantically brushed her hair, trying to "brush" off the uncomfortable feelings.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Jack was having a drink at the Athletic Club when Damon joined him. They discussed the problems at Jabot. Although they both agreed that Ashley was causing a lot of trouble, Jack assured Damon that Jabot would weather the storm. Furthermore, he outranked Ashley. When Damon sensed that something else was on Jack's mind, Jack admitted it was Phyllis. He'd seen her earlier, and it was clear she'd cut her losses and was moving on. Jack wasn't hoping to see her cry, but he wasn't recovering as quickly as she was. When Damon tried to tell Jack something, Jack said he had to go, but he thanked Damon for being such a good friend to him.

When Phyllis showed up at Diane's hotel room, Diane pretended to think she'd gotten a job with a messenger service, since she'd just called for one. After a few minutes of being teased, Phyllis told Diane she was there, with Jack's permission, to see Kyle. The two of them sparred for a few minutes about Jack, then Victor -- Phyllis claimed to be his confidante; Diane told her that Victor had summoned her to the ranch but had refused to say why. Then, the subject of Damon came up.

When Phyllis found out that Damon had once asked Diane out, she assured Diane that she wasn't Damon's type. Diane said that Phyllis was obviously trying to wallpaper over the mistakes of her past with another man. When Damon called Phyllis and asked her to join him at the Athletic Club restaurant for dinner, Diane asked if that was "Wallpaper" calling.

At the restaurant, Damon said that he'd heard Phyllis had put on her brave face when she'd seen Jack. He said he didn't want her to ever feel that she had to do that for him. Phyllis told him about the bad day she'd had, including talking to Jack and Diane. She said her track record with relationships was bad, and maybe Damon would like to pay the check and leave. Damon took her hand and said he wasn't going anywhere. Jack returned to the restaurant to pick up his reading glasses that he'd left by accident and witnessed Phyllis' intimate moment with Damon from across the room.

In L.A., J.T. and Shiloh went to a recording session. Afterward, J.T. was subjected to a press conference. Shiloh had warned J.T. not to tell the press that he had a girlfriend, because that would put off some fans. Instead, he should just say, "No comment." J.T. was reluctant to go along with the idea.

On her way to L.A., Colleen called Sierra a couple of times to remind her to cover for her with her father. Brad had actually seemed to be relieved that Colleen would be spending a couple of days with Sierra, as it was a bad time to be around him and Ashley. Sierra scolded Colleen for having second thoughts about surprising J.T., and Colleen finally agreed that going to L.A. was a good idea.

Colleen arrived at Beachfront Records just in time to catch the tail end of J.T.'s press conference. Instead of saying no comment, when the reporters asked if he had a girlfriend, J.T. miserably said no. Colleen began to cry and left the building without ever letting J.T. see her, whispering a goodbye to him. Later, J.T. said he felt terrible about lying. He wouldn't do it again. The next time he was asked, he was going to tell the truth about Colleen, whether or not Shiloh liked it.

Nikki hadn't talked to Victor all day, after he'd spent the night away from her in the guest room, so she was in no mood to hear Sharon discuss her problems with Grace. Sharon asked Nikki what was wrong, and Nikki said Victor knew that Abby was his daughter. Sharon was sorry to see Nikki so upset, and Nikki said Sharon probably regretted not having any leverage over her anymore. Sharon denied that, saying that in the long run, Victor knowing about Abby could be a good thing. Nikki just needed to give him time to let everything sink in. Nikki said she didn't want to give Victor time without having heard her side of the story.

Nikki was appalled when Sharon told her she'd made up her mind. In order for her to have any peace, she had to see Cameron's body. Nikki tried to reason with her, insisting that she was merely having hallucinations and that Cameron had to be dead. Sharon said the only way she'd know was by seeing the body -- and she asked if Nikki would go with her to see it.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Nikki couldn't believe Sharon wanted Nikki to go with her to see Cameron's body. She said no way. Nikki asked Sharon if Victor had confided anything to her. Sharon said she and Victor hadn't talked in a long while. Nikki looked at Sharon and asked if she would be there for Nikki. Sharon seemed very endearing and promised to help Nikki in any way she could.

Nikki felt that she could trust Sharon at first but then thought about the fact that Sharon was holding nothing over her head. Sharon asked if Nikki really wanted them to always be enemies. Nikki realized that that was not what she really wanted; she was just feeling at the end of her rope. She also decided that Sharon couldn't go alone to see Cameron's body -- Nikki would go with her.

Raul made a nice dinner for Brittany and noticed her mind was somewhere else. She said she kept thinking about J.T. and how wonderful he had to feel being a star. She remembered her fantasy of driving in the car and hearing her song on the radio. Raul said that could still happen; she didn't need to have looks to sing. Brittany said if it couldn't be her, she would be happy if it were J.T. Raul told her not to give up on herself. He believed in her.

As they finished their dessert at the Athletic Club, Phyllis told Damon that he had great taste in sweets. Phyllis wanted to know if Damon really wanted to deal with her with all her problems. Damon reassured her but also said that he had to go back to work for a while. They shared a passionate kiss, and Damon left. Phyllis saw Daniel enter the Athletic Club and give Gina a big hug. She watched them talking.

Daniel told Gina he had to go because Danny was waiting in the car. Phyllis walked over to Gina and demanded to know whom Gina had been talking to. Gina tried to play coy, but Phyllis figured it out. When she realized it had been Daniel for sure, she wanted to run after him. Gina told Phyllis not to rush and to let Danny deal with it. Phyllis couldn't help it. She ran to find Daniel.

Jack thought about seeing Phyllis and Damon holding hands. Drucilla entered and wanted to talk about Jabot, but Jack couldn't think about anything else besides Damon. He asked Dru to tell him everything she knew about Mr. Porter. Dru said she knew they were friends, but she wouldn't say anything else. Just then, Damon walked in. Jack said he would just have to ask the devil himself.

Damon wondered if his ears should be burning. Dru said she and Jack had just been leaving. Jack asked Damon what was up with him and Phyllis. Damon said they were friends, and Dru said Jack had seen them holding hands. Damon said that was not a crime, and Jack and Phyllis were getting a divorce. He asked if he was not allowed to date her. Jack was angry. When Dru says Damon needed to get back to work on the project, Jack said the project was finished. It was dead and buried.

Michael tried to get Christine to postpone the hearing in case Kevin called him. Christine said there was no way she could do that. Michael said he felt mixed up because he had to be a lawyer and a brother at the same time. Christine told him that feelings could not get in the way of the law.

Just then, the district attorney showed up. When he saw Michael, he was outraged. Michael admitted that he'd been asking Christine to postpone the hearing because he couldn't find Kevin. The district attorney asked to speak to Christine alone. The D.A. told Christine he wanted to make sure she knew he was the boss, and what he said was what would happen. "If Kevin doesn't show up, you better throw the book at him," he said. After he left, there was a knock at the door again.

Christine answered the door, and it was Phyllis. "I never should have opened the door," Christine said. Phyllis told Christine that she had to see her son.

Friday, April 16, 2004
by Nel

Phyllis barged into Christine's apartment, demanding to see Daniel. She walked through the apartment, searching and yelling for Daniel. Christine told Phyllis that Daniel wasn't there, and she asked Phyllis to leave. Christine said she would tell Danny that Phyllis had stopped by. Phyllis claimed Daniel was her son, and she had the right to see him. Christine retorted that Phyllis always made it about herself, and that was the reason she'd lost custody of Daniel. Phyllis threatened to give Christine two seconds to retract that remark.

Christine smiled and said she hoped that Phyllis was threatening her because then she could stop Phyllis from harassing anyone. She said she could have Phyllis arrested for assault and threatening an officer of the court. She encouraged Phyllis to keep pushing, but Phyllis smiled and said she found Christine hilarious. Once again, Christine told Phyllis to leave, but Phyllis refused and accused Christine of having the audacity to invite Phyllis' son to live in her apartment, when Christine had been the one responsible of robbing her of her child. Christine asked if Phyllis wanted to blame her for the atrocious deeds that Phyllis had committed that had persuaded the judge to declare her an unfit mother.

Phyllis said that had it not been for Christine, Daniel wouldn't have felt abandoned by her, nor would he feel so much bitterness toward her. Christine agreed that Phyllis and Daniel needed to talk and work out their issues, but first, Phyllis needed to stop being her own worst enemy. Phyllis accused Christine of being disingenuous. She claimed that Christine had persuaded a judge to take Phyllis' child away, and years later, when Phyllis had been desperate to see her son again, Christine had manipulated Daniel into living with her. Phyllis spat that Christine had tried to convince her that Christine was on her side.

Exasperated, Christine stated that no matter what she said, Phyllis would twist it into something else. Phyllis accused Christine of preventing her from seeing her child. Caustically, Christine said that Phyllis was absolutely right, because she had nothing better to do with her life. Phyllis claimed that Christine lived to undermine her. Christine said she was done and told Phyllis to leave. Phyllis stated she would return, and she left.

Raul arrived at Crimson Lights. Cody inquired about Brittany. Raul said that he kept encouraging Brittany to go out and sing. Cody told Raul that Danny Romalotti was at one on the tables, and he might be able to help Brittany. Cody said it would be a shame if Brittany stopped singing.

Danny was talking to Daniel about Phyllis. He said that Phyllis wanted to see Daniel, but Daniel didn't look happy about that prospect. He said that woman meant nothing to him. Danny tried to convince him, but Daniel didn't want to entertain the idea of a reunion with Phyllis. He said he was excited about being in Genoa City and spending time with Danny and his Aunt Gina. Danny told Daniel that Phyllis was very determined to see him. Daniel asked if Phyllis always got what she wanted. Danny said that Phyllis couldn't turn her back on Daniel, and he asked Daniel to give it some thought because it was inevitable that Daniel would run into Phyllis.

Raul approached Danny and asked if he could talk to him, but if it was a bad time, he would return later. Daniel said Raul's timing was perfect. He stood up and told Danny he would walk to Christine's, and he left. Danny invited Raul to sit down. Raul told Danny that he worked with Lauren at Fenmore's. Danny said he adored Lauren. Raul asked if Danny still sang. Danny admitted that he didn't sing as much as he would like to. Raul said he was looking for advice about his girlfriend, Brittany, and explained that Brittany was a singer, but she didn't seem to care since she'd gotten hurt. He asked if Danny would allow Brittany to give up if he were faced with the same situation.

Danny told Raul not to push Brittany too hard. Raul stated that Brittany was depressed, and she moped around the loft. He believed that if he got her back on stage, it would lift her spirits, and she would return to her singing career again. He asked if Danny had wanted to throw in the towel at the beginning of his career. Danny said he had because of the rejections, but he'd persevered. Raul said that he hated that Brittany had turned her back on her singing, because she loved it so much. Danny said that Brittany needed time. Raul admitted that he loved her and wanted to see her smile again.

Danny told Raul that perhaps Danny could help, and he offered to have a chat with Brittany. They agreed that Danny would meet with Brittany at the loft in the morning. Danny said he would give it his best shot, but he warned that Raul couldn't push Brittany because she had to make that decision on her own.

At the loft, Brittany had a flashback to a conversation she'd had with Raul. She'd told Raul that she got used to the looks on peoples' faces when they met her, especially men. In tears, Brittany had said that people tried not to react when they met her, but she could see the relief on their faces that they didn't have that scar on their faces.

Bobby arrived to check up on Brittany, and he greeted her with "Hey, good-lookin'." She said that she'd been attempting to make herself look less hideous. Bobby told her that Stan, a patron at the club, had asked when she would return to work. Stan had told Bobby he didn't care how Brittany looked because her singing brought tears to his eyes.

Bobby told Brittany that he'd wanted to see how she was doing and that he had a job for her at the back of the club, but Brittany said she didn't want a job. Bobby asked what she wanted. She said she didn't know, and she was tired of people telling her how to live her life. Brittany said she was contemplating being a backup singer. Annoyed, Bobby asked if she wanted to be a has-been at the age of 20. Brittany asked him if he was saying that she was washed up. Bobby said that wasn't what he was saying, but friends wouldn't always tell her what she wanted to hear. Brittany claimed she didn't want friends. Bobby angrily asked, "Who needs friends?"

Bobby picked up his coat and was about to leave when Brittany made an attempt at an apology. She said she didn't mean to drive him away, but Bobby claimed he wasn't the one with the makeup problem. Brittany retorted that it was more than a makeup problem. He said Brittany was right; he didn't understand where she was coming from, and because he wasn't sensitive enough, he would shut his mouth. He suggested that Brittany give him a call sometime to let him know she was still alive, and he left.

At Jabot, Jack told Dru and Damon that the orchid project was done. Dru asked if Jack was dropping the hair straightening product, and Jack said it was dead and buried. He said he'd said it wasn't worth pursing because it was too expensive, and it would have to pass regulatory approval. He said he needed a product that made money, not one that ate it. Upset, Dru asked if Jack had forgotten about Japan. Jack asked if she remembered what it was like not to have a job. Damon claimed that Jack wasn't using his brain. Jack barked that it was his decision to make, and he'd made it.

Jack told Damon he didn't enjoy the situation they were in. Damon asked if Jack was certain about that. Jack told Damon to get over himself because they couldn't go ahead with Damon's research. Damon disagreed and said that Jack needed another source of income. Jack told Damon that they would be getting a big fat check from Victor for what he'd done to them. Damon said that Jack hoped he'd get that large check. Jack corrected Damon and said he assumed he'd get the check, and they couldn't go through life without assumptions. He said that when Jabot got the check from Victor, Jack would decide how much to allocate to development.

Dru and Damon claimed that Jack's plan was shortsighted, but Jack said he was saving the company from extinction. Dru and Damon wanted to know how far that extinction went where they were concerned. Dru wanted a preview of the future and Damon claimed that Jack wasn't thinking too far ahead. Jack warned Damon to be careful because Damon had no idea how Jack had to juggle things just to pay Damon's salary. Dru demanded to know about Tuvia. Jack said that Tuvia was on life support, and the company was hanging on a thread. He told Dru to take the focus off herself.

Damon shouted at Jack that they had put all their efforts into that project, but Jack stated that starting a project wasn't a guarantee they would see it through. He insisted that Damon knew that. Jack claimed he had things to do. He told Damon to give his redheaded friend Jack's regards.

After Jack left, Dru exploded and said she'd known that the situation had been all about Phyllis, and she reminded Damon that Phyllis was Jack's wife. Damon corrected her and said she was his ex-wife, but Dru spat back, "Not yet." Damon claimed that Jack hadn't made it personal -- he'd kept it all about business. Dru accused Damon of thinking with certain parts of his anatomy, but Damon yelled for her to shut her mouth. Dru claimed she could see herself at the next interview, telling them how she'd been part of a big plan to change the world until her colleague had gotten the hots for the boss's wife. She said she'd be snatched up very quickly after that.

Damon told Dru that the hair straightener was a good idea, and they'd made progress. They had the essential elements of the orchid root separated and identified, and they needed to rethink what to do with it. Dru claimed that Damon had made that claim previously, but then he'd become mysterious about it. She wanted to know what he wanted to rethink. Damon said they weren't going to let Jack and Ashley ruin a good idea, and he wasn't finished with the orchid project yet.

Nikki and Sharon met Larry Warton close to the Lakeside Bar. Larry told them that he'd dumped Cameron's body into the sewer drain. He'd thought it would be the quickest way to get rid of the body, and no one would think to look there. He lifted the grate and told Sharon and Nikki they would have to go down there if they wanted to see the body. Nikki objected strenuously, but she followed Sharon into the rat-infested sewer. Nikki screamed when she saw the rats. Larry followed the ladies. Nikki stated that Sharon needed to see a psychiatrist.

Larry assured Sharon and Nikki that the guy he'd dumped there had definitely been dead and hadn't walked off. Nikki complained about the smell and was about to leave, but Sharon begged her to stay. Larry looked for the body, but there was no sign of it. He surmised that the recent heavy rains had washed the body further into the tunnels of the sewer. Sharon refused to give up because she was determined to see the face of the dead body. She had to be sure it was Cameron.

Nikki complained about the stench and suggested they return to the surface, but Sharon was determined to press on and find the body. She told Nikki to go back and said she would look for the body on her own. She went a few steps further and found a body wrapped in a sheet. Sharon was determined to make sure that it was Cameron, and she told Larry she wanted to see the face. Larry warned her that once she saw it, she would never forget it. Sharon told him to go ahead because she had to know. Larry lifted the sheet. Sharon saw the face, screamed, and fainted into Nikki's arms.

Recaps for the week of April 19, 2004 (Following Week)
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