Company contention.

In this edition of’s “Days of our Lives’” Throwback Thursday poll, we take readers back to 1994 when Kate Roberts took a cosmetics company from Billie Reed…

Currently in Salem, Kate and Nicole Walker are butting heads over their competing visions for Basic Black, but back then, Kate helped Billie get Countess Wilhelmina off the ground after she won the small cosmetics company in a poker game. When Billie was accused of murdering her father, Curtis Brown, Bo Brady and Billie’s brother, Austin Reed, supported her, but Kate stole Countess Wilhelmina away from her. Eventually, Billie and Austin discovered Kate was their mother, which was not welcome news given that Billie hated Kate.

After Billie was cleared of murder, Kate reached out to Austin, who was more receptive to her as a mother, and offered him something. Austin refused it unless Kate gave Countess Wilhelmina back to Billie. Do you remember what Kate offered Austin?

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Throwback Thursday Days poll answer for last week: The third prism was in an alligator’s belly.

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– Candace Young