Once an Ambulance Chaser...

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Michael's ire is raised as he discovers the truth. David's gambling impulses are revving up. Sabrina invites Victor on a trip.

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A frustrated Michael, unable to catch Alistair, comes back into the Abbott Mansion and berates Jack and Sharon who feign complete denial. Michael warns that Lauren got hurt and they're responsible. Again, he demands that they tell him the truth about John Abbott's double! He turns on Sharon and says he thought she was Lauren's friend! To stop Michael's attack on Sharon, Jack tells him the truth about hiring Alistair. Michael is furious that they hired an actor who may have been totally insane. He threatens a lawsuit and Jack retorts, "Once an ambulance chaser, always an ambulance chaser, huh, Mikey?!" Michael lunges at Jack and Sharon pulls them apart. Meanwhile at Lauren's place, Kevin and Gloria decide to go looking for John's double and leave Lauren with Jana! At the Club, Jeffrey takes a call from Jack, who fills him in on Michael knowing the truth. Jeff realizes this means Gloria and Kevin will both soon know as well, and decides to head to the coffee house!

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At Crimson Lights, Jill argues with Katherine about her idea of returning to work. She tells Kay she is having trouble understanding what it is she really wants! Meanwhile, in the coffee house doorway, Alistair makes his way inside! As he tries to order an alcoholic beverage, Kay approaches and tells him he reminds her of someone she once knew. As Katherine leaves, Alistair follows her. Back at the Chancellor Estate, Kay again remarks on how much the stranger reminded her of John. She tells Jill she's getting back to work on her memoirs and Jill sighs. Jill then heads upstairs and Alistair lurks outside the door. Later, Jill decides to go out and Kay stays home alone to work on her book. When she investigates a noise, she sees Alistair and invites him in, first asking if she should fear for her life. He comes in and tells her that his name is Alistair. She asks if he knows John Abbott. He replies not personally. He asks if she can give him a drink and some food, or should he be on his way. Kay asks him to stay and chat. Suddenly Jill comes back in and gasps, thinking that Alistair is John. As Jill runs to get food and brandy for him, Kay suggests that they call Jack and Sharon. When Jill comes back, Alistair pleads with them to tell him about the beautiful Gloria - he wants to know if she is as beautiful inside as she is outside. Kay and Jill dissolve into fits of laughter!

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At Brad's place, a game of five-card stud gets underway. Nikki tries to reach David but he ignores her call. David becomes intense and competitive as the cards are dealt. Brad shrewdly notes the change in David. The stakes get higher and David continues in the game as Brad eyes him with a satisfied air. As Adrian and Cane prepare to leave, David urges them to keep playing - just another round! They all decline and say goodnight. Brad teases David about winning the night, and offers to sponsor him in a poker tournament. David says no, but Brad tells him if he changes his mind to let him know. As David leaves, Brad looks thoughtful.

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At Newman Enterprises, Victoria corners her father to ask what he thinks of Nick's venture. Victor doesn't think it will succeed, but says he admires Nick's enthusiasm. Victoria then admits that she feels bad about accusing Adam of being responsible for the security breach - he must have felt horrible. Victor hugs her and asks that she just give Adam a chance. Victoria remarks on how nice it's been having Sabrina around and Victor agrees. Nikki then comes in to pick up Victoria for a dinner date.

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Michael arrives back at home and Jana leaves the room. Michael thanks her for staying with Lauren. Michael tells Lauren that Jack and Sharon hired someone to play John's ghost. Lauren exclaims, "That's crazy!" Michael snaps about what could have happened to his wife, and she tries to calm him down. Michael settles down, but vows to Lauren that Jack is through torturing his family - he won't let him get away with this! Meanwhile, down at the coffee house, Gloria and Kevin pretend to know nothing when Jeffrey comes in and approaches them. Jeff, relieved, beats a hasty retreat home! Back at Michael and Lauren's house, a stressed out Michael heads into the other room with law books and a determined air. Lauren tells Jana that when it comes to Jack Abbott, she's afraid of what her husband might do! Jeffrey, meanwhile, has arrived back at the Abbott Mansion and he, Jack and Sharon speculate on what Gloria and the gang will do next and where Alistair has gone. They hope that he has disappeared for good. Jack worries that Michael will use this to keep Gloria in the house forever. Sharon sighs and says she is so tired of this. Jeffrey notes that he certainly doesn't want to stay in the house. Just then, Gloria comes in with Kevin. Not far behind is Michael. Once they are all gathered in the living room, Michael asks for someone to tell Gloria the truth. When no one speaks up, Michael tells her himself that they hired an actor to play John. Gloria smirks that she's known for days, and that once again, Jack has insulted the memory of his father! Kevin decides to leave and Gloria announces that she is going upstairs for a nice hot bath - and then they'll talk about what she expects from all of them to make amends! Sharon calls Lauren and apologizes to her - she asks if she can come over, but Lauren says she is going to bed. Sharon then says she'll come over first thing in the morning!

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At the Club, Victoria and Nikki share dinner while discussing business warily, noting that they are now competitors. Suddenly, Sabrina calls Victoria and is effusive about the weather in Los Angeles. She says she has found a couple pieces of art that Victor might be interested in, but wants to know if Victoria thinks she should call him about it. Victoria tells her to go ahead. Victoria returns to the table and tells her mother that Sabrina wants her to visit her in Los Angeles. She then remarks that Sabrina was the one who talked Victor into attending the Restless Style party. Nikki is surprised she was able to do so. Meanwhile, back at Newman Enterprises, Adam and Victor get together for a chat and plan to have dinner. Just then, Sabrina calls Victor to tell him about the art she has seen in Los Angeles. She thinks he should come and see it in person. He thoughtfully puts down the phone. As Victor strides out of the office, Adam asks if they are still on for dinner. Victor jovially says they are, at the Club! Adam notes Victor's happy mood. Back at the Club, Victoria has left, and David joins Nikki. She is surprised to hear that he has been at Brad's house. Just then, Adam and Victor arrive and are seated. Victor tells his son that he plans on going to Los Angeles! Later on that night, after Nikki and David have gone home, he stays up late and makes a phone call to see if the "regular game" is still on!

Next on The Young and the Restless

Jeffrey wrestles Gloria into a lip-lock!

David asks Brad not to tell Nikki about the poker game!

Neil tells Victor that he feels Victoria and Adam are making a real effort, not to get along, but to undermine each other!

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