Katherine's Memorial Part 2.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Jill recalls her history with Katherine, everyone says goodbye, and a surprise wedding is held.

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At Katherine's memorial service in the park, Jill composes herself after breaking down and tells those in attendance the story of how she and Katherine met and became friends. She explains about the history between her, Katherine, and Phillip. She thought that was the end of her relationship with Katherine...but it was just the beginning. Jill says she never imagined the impact Katherine would have on her life. She marvels that they made their peace with each other...but it didn't happen overnight. Jill then reflects on how the six years they believed they were mother and daughter beautifully redefined their relationship. Others think back on Katherine and Jill's love/hate relationship. Jill says they were destined to have their lives entwined - she doesn't know what kind of universal joke that was... She recalls the last night she saw her going up the stairs. Jill says Katherine will always be with her. "None of our lives will ever be the same without you." Murphy takes the podium with an urn. He says Katherine wants everyone to participate in remembering her. Paul fondles a letter from Katherine. Christine asks if he'll open it. Father Todd reads a poem and then places the urn on a table. Each person lays a rose beside the urn and says their last words to Katherine. Chloe then reads a poem that Delia wrote for Katherine about being free. Murphy tells them there is one more surprise - today is the dedication of Chancellor Park, Katherine's place for now and for always.

As the reception begins, Paul steps away and reads his letter from Katherine. He looks up and smiles. Jack and Victor have a civil, but brief, exchange. Devon tells Neil and Lily that today has hit him harder than he expected. Nick suggests to Avery that the park would be the perfect spot for them to get married. She agrees and they kiss. Billy and Victoria appear. Avery tells Vikki they've found the location for the wedding. Paul gets two glasses of champagne and joins Christine. He says he just read Katherine's letter. Father Todd joins them. Paul asks Todd to read the letter to Christine. In it, Katherine urges Paul to marry Christine now. Paul gets down on one knee and proposes. She accepts. Everyone applauds. Danny wishes them all the happiness in the world. Jill congratulates them. "We should turn this memorial into a wedding!" Father Todd agrees with her. Everyone claps again - even Nina. Preparations begin. Christine borrows Gina's bracelet. Lily gives Chris a new pen with blue ink. Victoria supplies an antique handkerchief for the 'something old'. Michael arranges to get a marriage certificate and Paul asks him to be his best man. They embrace. Nina approaches Chris and with a nod lets her know she'll stand up for her. Everyone takes their places and the ceremony gets underway. Paul and Chris exchange personal vows in which they agree they are soul mates. Todd pronounces them husband and wife. They kiss.

Later, Paul and Christine receive congratulations and Todd tells Paul he has to get back to Michigan. He says Katherine would have loved all of this. They embrace. Todd leaves Paul with his bible. Everyone gradually makes their way out. Jill tells Lauren she doesn't want to leave the park. Lauren goes. Jill joins Nikki, who is sitting alone on a bench. They talk about how it was exquisite. They talk about what's next. Jill says Katherine left her an epic quest - she doesn't know what she's supposed to find. Nikki says she also left her a quest; she knows exactly what she's supposed to find, but isn't sure she's ready.

At the Chancellor house, Delia is excited to see Kevin arrive with Chloe. They hug. In the living room, Cane asks Murphy how he's doing. He says he was touched by all the love shown today. Devon asks if there is anything else Katherine had planned. Murphy says the reading of the will.

At her place, Avery and Nick enthuse about their upcoming wedding.

Vikki and Billy arrive home talking about Victor being on his best behavior at the memorial. They kiss.

At the Abbott mansion, Jack calls out for John. He says it was a heck of a service and asks him to say hi to Katherine for him.

Victor pours a drink at the ranch and looks up. "To you my friend."

Still at the park, Paul and Christine kiss and then leave. Jill and Nikki watch them. They joke about how they're getting along. Suddenly, they see Katherine. They gasp at how beautiful she is as she smiles at them. They hold each other and beam. The light around Katherine intensifies, and she disappears.

Genoa City spoilers for Tomorrow on The Young and the Restless:

At the Abbott house, Billy asks Jack what Victor's up to now. Jack says he's doing everything in his power to see to it that Summer remains a Newman.

Adam confronts Victor about his office being bugged.

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