Nikki Calls Sharon’s Bluff As Arbitration Looms
Monday June 11, 2018: Phyllis clashes with Summer over her attitude, Hilary surprises Devon, and Victor and Nick face off.
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In her apartment, Summer awakens, and Phyllis notes it’s almost lunch and suggests she do something with her life. Summer reminds her mother she’s a guest there. Phyllis wonders if her mug shot’s gone viral yet. Billy suggests a truce. He takes Phyllis aside to push for them to move out. Phyllis wants to stay and parent. Meanwhile, Summer ruminates on the curative qualities of tequila and the bickering starts again. Billy chastises them both before leaving. Phyllis asks Summer, “Who are you, and what have you done with my loving daughter?” Summer concedes she’s different and talks about a hurtful incident she handled. Phyllis is appalled to learn Summer is fine with dating married men. Phyllis reminds her of Austin and Abby. Summer cried for years, and now she doesn’t. Phyllis tears up – is this really who she wants to be? Summer shrugs that it worked out for Phyllis.
At home, Hilary amuses Devon by relaying that Shauna talked a lot last night. He thinks her motherly instincts are kicking in. Hilary observes there’s no one else she’d rather do this with than him. Shauna appears, stoked that school is out. Hilary reveals she’ll work from home, and Devon goes. Shauna asks Hilary why she and Devon aren’t sharing a bed. Hil reminds her they’re not together, and if they get involved, it will be taken slow. After, Hilary struggles to work as Shauna watches TV and talks on the phone, so sends her to have fun with her friend.
At Sharon’s place, Nick’s surprised when Sharon mentions she convinced Nikki to ask Victor to back down on the custody suit. Nick reveals she wouldn’t do it for him. Sharon says Nikki understands this fight hurts the entire family. Nick doubts Victor will listen. He hopes the arbitration’s fair. Sharon’s still worried she will jeopardize his case. Nick argues she’s his mother, and tomorrow they’ll show the arbitration they’re the only people to raise their son.
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At the Club, Nikki tells Victor the custody battle is a terrible mistake and warns him he might lose more than Nicholas – he could lose his entire family, including her. Victor blames Nick – he’s the one who was going to leave town. He complains about losing Connor, and doesn’t want to lose Nick, it hurt when he turned against him, but he has to fight for his family. Nikki tells Victor Nick loves him, as does she, he’s not the lonely boy abandoned in the world anymore.
At Jabot, Billy concedes to Kyle that flashing his junk on live TV paid off. Kyle lifts his shirt to show #bonustime tattooed on his torso, and tilts his head questioningly. They negotiate and Kyle remarks that they have one proven success together, he hopes there will be more. They also agree one player is missing. Kyle vows to get his father back there whatever it takes.
At Crimson Lights, Phyllis complains to Hilary that Summer’s turned into a brassy sexpot who doesn’t care who she pisses off. She admits it’s a mind trip to see your younger self and realize she’s wrong about everything. Hilary grins and updates that the good news is she’s living with Devon and Shauna, and the bad news is she’s living with Devon and Shauna. Phyllis is disappointed to hear she’s bunking with Shauna. She advises her not to let the kid kill the romance and look after both of them. Hilary gets an idea and makes a call about a delivery.
At Hamilton-Winters Group, Devon takes a call from Hilary, who has a surprise. He agrees to meet her at home. In the dining room, Nick and Victor face off. Vic warns his self-righteousness will be his downfall. Nick will do whatever it takes to keep his son, including sinking to Victor’s level.
Nikki arrives at Sharon’s place to address her blackmail threat, and says she can’t control Victor. They argue, and each announces they’ll stand by their man. Nikki warns she won’t be controlled by Sharon’s threats, and if she hurts Victoria, she’ll drag her down with them. “Your move, Sharon.”
Devon arrives at home to find Hilary’s set up a romantic dinner, but Shauna appears – she’s been sampling the food. Hilary didn’t know she was there and learns her plans at the Club didn’t pan out. Shauna offers to leave again, but they assure her she can stay.
At Jabot, Phyllis tries to talk Kyle into doing something with Summer but he’s not interested, and not a fan of the changes in her. Phyllis persists, but he refuses – they’ve both moved on.
Billy arrives at home to find Summer in a skimpy outfit. She won’t cover up and questions his fixation on her wardrobe. Billy cites social norms. Summer thinks he’s attracted to her and assures him she thinks he’s hot too. After, Summer teases him, but he asks her to stop – he’s in love with her mother. Summer muses that he’s twisting everything that comes out of her mouth, and if he mentions this to her mother, that’s what she’ll tell her.
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