Rip Our Memories Off the Wall
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: August 14, 2022
Theme song: "Diamonds" Sam Smith
Winery, Santa Barbara
"I brought up a pinot noir from the cellar," Cory announces to Leah, who is standing in the main living room of the mansion that is on the winery in Santa Barbara. He moves to the bar and starts to open the wine as he recalls how they flew to Santa Barbara in hopes of Leah regaining some more of her memories that she has been having since she stopped taking the medication that Frederick had been giving her for years. The most troubling thing to him is that Leah believes the crying baby that she has been hearing is actually her child; she believes that she gave birth while in Santa Barbara all those years ago. "I thought it could help settle us in and help us relax."
"Thanks, you read my mind," Leah turns to him and smiles at him. "I still can't believe that I am back here. This place, I lived here for so long, it just feels surreal."
"Are you hearing the baby crying like you did when we were hear with Jeff and Meggan?" Cory asks as he pours two glasses of the wine as he recalls the last time they were hear and Leah ended up wanting to leave early because the sounds of the baby crying increased.
"No," she shakes her head back to him. "But, I am determined to remember what happened."
"I know you are," Cory passes her a glass of the wine. "I just hope you're not putting too much pressure on yourself. This will happen in time, we can't rush the process."
"I know," Leah takes a sip of her wine. "I just want to be sure that I had a child, you know? Because if I did have a baby, I need to find him or her."
"I have an idea," Cory looks back at her quickly. "How about we go upstairs to the west wing; that's where you stayed when you were here. Maybe being back in your old room will trigger some memories for you?"
"That's a great idea," Leah nods back to him. "Come on, let's go to my old bedroom."
"Yes, Cheresa, the pictures turned out amazing," Tyler chuckles into the phone as he chats with his model while holding one of her pictures that was recently taken for their upcoming campaign. "I can't tell you how pleased I am. How did you feel about them?"
Tyler waits for her response as he turns and sees the door to his office open. He sees his father move into the office and he puts up one finger to Dominick indicating that he will just be a minute longer.
"I'm glad you approve as well," Tyler grins to her. "Listen, we will get together soon so we can go over some next steps, okay? In the meantime, try to celebrate this first mini-success. Okay, talk soon."
"Well, it certainly seems that you are in a good mood," Dominick crosses his arms over his chest. "I hope that means my company is in good hands?"
"Look at these pictures and tell me what you think," Tyler stands up and moves to his father as he passes him some of Cheresa's pictures.
Dominick puts his glasses on and reviews the prints. "Cheresa Lawson? Wow, she is stunning in these pictures."
"I thought so too," Tyler smiles to his father. "With Cheresa's help and our new skin line, this new campaign is going to really move Robertson Enterprises into a new era, Dad. I'm so stoked."
"Good work," Dominick passes him the photos back. "Unfortunately, I have some news that might dampen your spirits."
Tyler sets the pictures down and looks back at his father with concern. "What is it? What's happened?"
"It is your mother," Dominick looks back at him. "She completely lost control again the other evening. I happened to take her to the hospital to get her checked out and you will not believe what happened. Madeline Wilkins realized that her medication had been altered."
"The pills were not her medication; she was taking a hallucinate drug. Someone was drugging your mother which explains why she was seeing all of these things that made no sense, like Brett Victors in her bedroom and her visions of Eva."
"Who the hell would do this?" Tyler sighs back to his father. "Why would someone want to change Felicia's medication?"
"That's what I need your help with," Dominick looks back at him. "We need to figure out who did this to your mother and why they would want her off her medication."
"I am still feeling overwhelmed by all of this," Kim admits to Robbie as they sit across from one another in the restaurant with a bottle of sparkling cider on the table. After Kim revealed to her husband that she is pregnant, Robbie insisted that they go to the restaurant to celebrate, despite both of them having a million things to do at Roboto. "I never thought I would have another child after Blake died."
"I completely understand why you feel that way," Robbie looks back at his wife. "But, you are happy about this, right? You want to have my baby?"
"Of course I do," Kim fights tears swelling in her eyes. "It is just bringing up a lot of memories about my son, that's all."
"I get it," Robbie reaches over and grabs her hand. "Just know that I will do everything I can to make sure that nothing happens to you or our baby. I will protect you, Kim. I will protect our family."
"Thanks Robbie, I love you so much."
"What is going on here?" Natasha asks her brother and sister in-law as arrives at their table and sees the bottle of cider. "We have a million things to do at the office today and you guys are here having champagne?"
"It's sparkling cider," Robbie informs her. "Kim can't drink champagne."
"Why not?" Natasha asks him quickly. "What is going on?"
"I'm pregnant," Kim reveals to her quickly as Natasha's mouth opens in shock. "Robbie and I are going to have a baby."
Natasha gulps heavily as she knows that she has to be supportive of Robbie and Kim; after all, once she shot Kim by accident, she agreed that she would accept their relationship. And, she believes that she has been, but hearing that Kim is carrying her brother's child still stings because now she knows that they will be tied together forever.
"Well, I can see why you are celebrating then," Natasha forces a smile on her face. "Congratulations."
"Thank you Nat," Robbie smiles back to his sister. "Do you want to join us for a glass?"
"No, I have so much to do at the office," Natasha shakes her head back to him. "But, I am happy for you. Both of you."
"Thank you," Kim looks back at her. "See you at the office in a little while."
"Yes," Natasha replies before she scurries away from the table.
"I guess she took that well?" Kim looks back at Robbie. "I mean, as well as to be excepted."
"She will come around," Robbie tells her as he looks over at the bar and sees Cheresa sitting at the bar with a grin on her face. He immediately feels his blood boil at the sight of her happy as he realizes that she must be enjoying her time at Robertson Enterprises. He is still furious that she choose to work with them over Roboto. "If you'll excuse me for one moment," Robbie tells Kim as he stands up and quickly and rushes off.
Kim turns her head and sees Cheresa and takes a deep breath. "Don't do anything stupid, Robbie, please."
"Cheresa," Robbie says as he approaches the younger woman. "Looks like you're having a good day. I take it things are well at Robertson Enterprises?"
"Things are great, thanks for asking," Cheresa tells him. "I'm glad you're taking this well, I know it could have been awkward."
Robbie uneasily chuckles back to her. "Just remember one thing: there are downsides to modelling. I just hope you never have to find that out."
Cheresa arches her eyebrow back to him. "What does that mean?"
"Just remember what I said, that's all."
Enterprises; The Studio
"I can't believe how great those pictures of Cheresa turned out," Jacob tells Paige as they continue to work together in the studio of Robertson Enterprises. Jacob quickly recalls how he and Paige were in Tyler's officer earlier and he showed them the first photos that Cheresa took as a model for the company; they were super impressed by the results.
"Yea, they did turn out great. Cheresa is a beautiful woman, so I'm not surprised," Paige tells him quickly without looking up from her files that she has in front of her.
"Hopefully this helps get Robertson back on top."
"Is that really what you want?" Paige asks him quickly. "After all, your family business is the company that we would be taking down."
"I work here, you know that," Jacob defends himself. "If I wanted to be at Roboto, I would be."
"You're right," she waves her hand back to him. "I am taking out my frustration on what you did to Max right now and it isn't cool."
Jacob sighs back to her heavily. "For the last time, I did what I thought was right, Paige. Cassie tried to kill us! I don't want that to go unpunished. It's not my fault that Max was lying to everyone for months."
"He was protecting his Mom," Paige finally looks back at her former fiancé. "I know what Cassie did was wrong, I was there, I almost died too. But, I get why Max was protecting her."
"I can't believe you," Jacob shakes his head back to her. "You can't have it both ways Paige; you can't say that you want Cassie to pay for not Max to pay for lying about her believing alive. So, which one is it? Do you want Cassie to pay or don't you?"
Peaks Police Station
Max slowly sits down in a chair with a desk in front of him. On the desk is a telephone. He looks over his shoulder and waits for the police officer to leave the room and close the door behind him before he takes a deep breath and picks up the phone.
He quickly dials a number and then looks around the room to make sure he doesn't see any obvious listening device.
"Mom," he whispers into the phone. "It's me No, I'm not okay I've been arrested Jacob, that son of a bitch, he broke into my apartment and found my burner phone! The police know that you're alive they say I'm going to jail unless you come back It's because I harboured a fugitive, that's what they claim, it's bullshit ... "
He listens to Cassie talk to him and he finds himself nodding. "No, I don't want you to come back. You have to stay safe, Mom. If you come home, you'll be arrested for attempted murder What do you mean by that? How the hell do you have a 'get out of jail free' card? Fine, don't tell me, just don't come home, I'm not ready to see you in jail. I just wanted to hear your voice and tell you that I'm fine. Please don't worry about me."
Richardson Estate; Meggan, Lukas & Donovan's Home
"Hey buddy," Donovan picks up Olly and holds him in his arms. "You've been a little but fussy this morning, what's going on with you today?"
He rocks the baby back and forth in his arms as he thinks back to past times to when Olly was fussy and Abby was able to calm him down, almost instantly. He wonders if Olly, somehow, is missing that connection to her. He knows that he and Lukas agreed that they would not let Abby be a part of Olly's life because of all the drama that she was bringing into their life, but he can't help but still feel bad for everything Abby has gone through the last few months, starting with the death of baby Sonny. Now, he also wonders if Olly is somehow being impacted.
"Let's see how she's doing? Shall we, hey Olly?" he says as he picks up his cell phone and dials a number.
"Abby, hi," he says into his phone as he continues to rock Olly in his arms. "Yea, that's Olly. He's having a rough morning."
Donovan chuckles at the response. "To be honest, I think he misses you too," Donovan admits to him, as Lukas moves into the living room and hears his husband on the phone. "I know that Lukas and I said that we wanted to you to stay away Abby, but I guess I just wanted to check in with you and see how you are doing."
Lukas feels his blood boil at the sound of his husband reaching out to Abby; he still thinks that Abby is a dangerous and bad influence on Olly, so the fact that he is talking to her right now, despite them agreeing to remove her from their life, is leaving Lukas feeling livid.
"Yea, that's good to hear," Donovan tells Abby on the phone. "Just remember to take things one day at a time and you will get through it, okay? Sure, that sounds good. Bye Abby."
Donovan hangs up the phone and turns around to see Lukas facing him in the living room. "Lukas, hey," Donovan feels some sweat form on his forehead. "How long have you been standing there?"
"Long enough," Lukas grits his teeth together. "To know that you're still talking to Abby behind my back. So, Donovan, when were you going to tell me that you were still talking to that murderer?"
Victors Mansion; Vinny & Daisy's Home
Vinny paces back and forth in the living room of the lavish mansion that he lives in. He hasn't been able to stop thinking about the fact that he heard Meggan and Daisy talking about the theory that they have come up with: that he is alive and has been posing as Brett since the explosions last year. He can't believe that the two half-sisters have seemingly put the pieces of his plan together.
"I have to get rid of you Meggan," he whispers to himself as he moves to the bar and pours himself a scotch. "I can get Daisy to believe me again but I need to get rid of the bug that is in her ear."
He takes a long sip of his scotch as he racks his brain thinking about how he can stop Meggan. "It has to look innocent; I can't be tied to anything that happens with Meggan or it will lead to more questions."
"I should call Bryce and see if he has any ideas," Vinny says as he moves to his phone and dials a number.
He puts his phone to his ear. "Come on, pick up," he whispers to himself. "Damn it, it went to voicemail."
"You better not be avoiding me Bryce," he glares before he takes another sip of his scotch. "Because if you are, you will pay the price."
Meanwhile, upstairs Daisy slowly creeps down the hallway of the mansion. She turns over her shoulder when she arrives at the door of Vinny's bedroom. When she doesn't see him approaching her, she slowly opens the door as she takes a deep breath.
One she's inside, she closes the door behind her and takes another deep breath. "Okay, stay calm," she tells herself. "You just have to find something, anything, to run a DNA test."
She turns and looks around the room. She quickly moves to the washroom that is attached to the master bedroom and looks around for something. That's when she sees it: a toothbrush that is in the waste bin. She realizes that Vinny must have just switched his toothbrush; she slowly bends down and picks up the used toothbrush.
"This is exactly what I need," she tells herself. "Meggan and I can use this to find out the truth, once and for all."
Bryce puts his phone away when he sees Vinny trying to call him. He is on his way to Victoria's hospital room to give her the medication that she is due for; the last thing he needs is to deal with more of Vinny's master plan, especially since he doesn't know what Vinny will do to Meggan if he believes that she is on to him. He doesn't want to involve anymore players in this plan.
"It's bad enough that I've locked Victoria in this hospital when she doesn't need it and helped with that damn baby switch," he whispers to himself, as he thinks about everything he has done for Vinny. "I refuse to help him with Meggan Richardson, especially with everything else going on here."
He sighs as he tries to prepare himself to face Victoria. He knows that she has been coming on to him pretty strongly lately; he has grown fond of her and is attracted to her, so when she tries to kiss him, he finds it very hard to resist her, even though he knows that he has too. If Vinny, or the Chief of Staff found out that he is close to getting romantically involved with Victoria, all hell would break loose.
He knocks on her door and then opens it. Victoria stands up from the cot when she sees Bryce moving into her hospital room.
"Bryce, hi," Victoria moves some of her hair behind her ear. "You weren't here yesterday, I got worried about you."
"I had a day off," Bryce tells her as he sets her pills down on the desk. "But I am back today."
"I'm glad, it's nice to see you."
"Please don't start that with me today Victoria," Bryce looks back at her. "I told you, we have to keep this relationship professional."
"I know," Victoria uneasily nods back to him, knowing that she has to keep pressing this romance so she can try to find out what is really going on with why he would misdiagnose her with splitting again. "I'm sorry, Bryce. It's just, I'm feeling so much better. I don't know why I can't be discharged. If I am healthy and free, we could be together."
"I told you," Bryce firmly responds to her. "It's not up to you. It's not even up to me!"
"What does that mean? If it's not up to you, who would it be up too?"
"The Chief of Staff," Bryce looks at her. "They make the final decision of everything that goes in this hospital and they don't believe you're ready to go home yet. Now, take your pills and I'll be back shortly, okay?"
Victoria forces a smile on her face. "Of course, thank you Dr. Barty," Victoria tells him. As soon as Bryce is out of the hospital room, Victoria runs her hand through her hair.
"I have to find out who the hell is in charge of this place," Victoria whispers to herself. "It might be the only way that I can figure this all out."
Riverbench Winery; Santa Barbara
Leah slowly looks around the bedroom that she stayed in when she was staying at the winery when she had amnesia after the explosion happened in Lake Tahoe all those years ago. She looks around, she can't help but have a memories come flooding back to her; she spent years at the winery, so she understands why she has so many memories coming back to her.
"How are you doing?" Cory asks her as he stands at the door and watches Leah look around the bedroom.
Leah slowly nods back to him. "I have a lot of memories coming back to me," she admits to him. She continues to move closer to the bed and picks up a small stuffed animal that is in the shape of an elephant.
Suddenly, she is a vivid memory of a years ago.
Leah is laying on the bed with sweat coming down her face. A loud crackle of thunder can be heard from outside as a rain storm rages on outside. She screams out in pain as a nurse looks up at her.
"You're almost there," the younger woman tells Leah. "A few more pushes and you're baby will be here."
Leah opens her eyes and looks back at Cory as a tear falls down her cheek. "My God," she whispers to him. "It's true, Cory. I gave birth to a baby. I had a baby right here on this bed!"
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