Always and Forever.

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Everyone worries about Colleen's fate, Victor and Jack face-off, and Steve arrives in Genoa City.

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Near Camp Cowabunga, Colleen is in the lake underwater and bangs her head on the canoe. She sinks. Standing beside the lake, Patty tells Kitty that Colleen is going to get her help - she won't let her die! As time goes by, she decides that Colleen has abandoned them. Patty tells Kitty they'll have to get out of there by themselves, but she collapses when she tries to stand. When she comes to, she prays to God to help her.

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At the ranger station, JT assures Paul that if anyone can get through to his sister, Patty, it's Colleen. They look at a map to decide which quadrant they will search. JT is distracted - he says Colleen could have called anyone when she was in the car with Patty, but she called him - that cannot be the last time he hears from her!

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Jack, standing at Victor's door, says he's there to talk about Patty. Victor tells him not to alert Ashley. Jack agrees and comes inside. He notices Victor is preparing a press release and calls him cold. Jack tells Victor that the authorities have found Colleen's car, but not the women. He accuses Victor of bringing an unstable woman to town to finish him off and do his dirty work, saying, "Who knew Victor Newman was gutless?" Jack says Victor knew that Patty would blow up eventually and wonders if he cares that his granddaughter, wife, and goddaughter became collateral damage while Jack's still standing?! Victor says Jack never cared about Patty, and says, "How dare you come into my home and make accusations." Jack says there is proof out there and it will come to light. They rehash their rivalry, and what they've done to one another over the years. Victor suggests they take all their sins and crimes and put them together on the table and compare them - then see who's still standing! Jack nearly cries as he describes what Victor's actions have done to his sisters. Victor defends his care of Ashley, and Jack asks how that's worked out? Is she sane? Jack says it's hard to figure out who Victor hurts more, those he hates or those he loves! Victor calls him a hypocrite, and says if Ashley and Abby were not upstairs right now, he'd put him through the wall! Jack grabs a picture of Colleen and says he just wants his niece back! In the photo, Colleen is standing in front of the Camp Cowabunga sign - Jack says he knows where she is!

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Jana and Kevin happily kiss as they open the coffee house. Kevin turns on the radio and they find out that Colleen has been abducted - they're stunned! Kevin assures Jana that Colleen is tough. They lament the things they did to Colleen in the past. Kevin says she'll survive this too. They debate what they should do to help. Jana says they'll find a way to help out, even if they do it from Crimson Lights. Soon, Jana is lighting candles and placing them in a circle on the table. She asks the spirits to bring Colleen home safely.

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Abby goes into Ashley's bedroom. Ash asks why she's up so early. Abby tells her mother she can't sleep, and Ashley asks why. Abby says she can't tell her, but then admits she's upset about Colleen.

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Lily and Cane talk about Colleen at home. She is sure there will be word soon now that it's daylight. Cane wants her to rest, but Lily says she can't, and decides to work on a scrapbook for Colleen's birthday. Lily, looking for a photo of JT and Colleen, remembers how crazy about each other they were - her first love. Cane finds the picture, and Lily reminisces some more. Cane tells her there will be plenty of new pictures in the future.

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Traci's husband, Steve Connelly, arrives at the Abbott house and they embrace. Billy greets Steve, and then Traci shows him a book of poems she used to read to Colleen. She begins to read aloud. The phone rings - it's Ashley. Billy answers and she says Abby told her about Colleen - she wants to be kept in the loop!

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In the lake, Colleen hears the same poem that Traci is reading, and Lily is suddenly there with her. Next, she and Lily are floating in the air. Lily is talking about not being ready to die, and about fighting. Under the water, Colleen's eyes open. The poem continues, and Kevin appears. He talks about how she forgave him - she turned a monster into a friend - there is nothing she can't do! As the poem continues, JT appears next. He talks about how loving her was worth it - even the painful moments - he asks her to come back to him. Still underwater, Colleen hallucinates Billy next. He reminds her of their connection, even when they're apart! Abby shows up next, asking if Colleen's ready to go now - she needs her to come back - as long as they're around, their dad is still around. Still under the water, Colleen hears Jack and Victor fighting, then sees Ashley asking them not to do this in front of Colleen. John Abbott appears and says that he can take it from here - it's all about letting go and moving on, saying Colleen knows what she needs to do now!

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Billy talks to JT and Paul at the ranger station over the phone. They ask how things are going at the Abbott house. Billy feels he has to vent about Paul having had Patty once and taken her to a church. He says he's grateful for what they are doing, but tells Paul it should never have come to this! They hang up, and Paul tells JT he feels that he's to blame. He says when he was with her there was no Mary Jane - she needs to become Patty again before things get any worse! They head out to search!

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In her bedroom, Ashley comforts Abby and they discuss Patty. Ashley says that she was really sweet when she knew her - maybe Colleen can reach that part of her. Abby remarks that this feels the same as when her dad was missing.

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In the Abbott living room, Steve tells Billy that he's glad to be there - it's much better than having to comfort Traci over the phone from New York.

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As Colleen walks away with John Abbott in the clouds, listening to Traci's poem, Lily tells Cane she just got a bad feeling, Abby wakes up and shouts her name in Ashley's bedroom, and Traci jumps and stares at the clock in the Abbott living room, saying something is wrong. Colleen and John see Traci and Steve in the clouds and Traci tells her they love her 'always and forever', and everything will be fine. All of her family and friends smile as she fades. Back underwater, Colleen holds hands with someone - it's her father, Brad.

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Next on The Young and the Restless:

Jack calls Paul from the woods. Patty hears him and gasps, "Jack!"

Billy tells Ashley that Victor's motive was to kill their brother!

Patty holds a gun on Jack, telling him to put down the phone. He tells her if she wants to shoot him again, fine! JT and Paul hear a shot ring out!

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