Recap & Preview
After Traci reconstructed the documents that revealed Ashley owned her Jabot creations, the chemist decided to move to Paris — to start a new line called My Beauty with her patents! Not surprisingly, Jack and Kyle were outraged, but Abby supported her mom’s decision. Still, she declined Ashley’s invitation to move with her. Before she flew away, Jack chased after his sister, offering a sincere apology for what he’d done. Ashley accepted but refused to give up her plans — or her patents! At Jabot, Billy and Jack vied for the CEO position. They were shocked when Phyllis threw her hat in the ring as well, but they were even more stunned when — after she recruited chemist Kerry Johnson — she got the job! Phyllis’ first order of business was hiring Lauren as her COO, even as Billy and Kyle formed an alliance to topple her! Initially, Kyle rejected Phyllis’ orders, but he soon became craftier to undermine his new boss and tried to win Kerry over to his side. She, in turn, accused Jack of using his son to sabotage Jabot but apologized when she realized he was clueless. Their meeting revealed one thing, though — an attraction to each other!
PHYLLIS & NICK HOOK UP AGAIN!
Believing Kyle was still stuck on Summer, Lola froze him out. Yet when she overheard him telling Summer that he wasn’t going to let her come between him and Lola, the dark-haired beauty gave him another chance! In turn, Kyle offered to finance a restaurant for her, but Lola declined — she wanted to build her business by herself! Meanwhile, Mariah and Tessa got matching tattoos to symbolize their commitment, and the redhead even laid the L word on her girlfriend! Across town, Nick used the kids to get closer to Sharon. Recognizing what he was doing, Sharon told him to back off! Later, Phyllis and Nick comforted each other… in bed! Not surprisingly, Jack, Billy and Sharon were upset when they heard about the tryst. Sharon dealt with her feelings by leaning on Billy… despite her yen for Rey!
IN OTHER NEWS…
After a water break in Chancellor Park, Nikki, Phyllis, Sharon and Victoria dug up J.T.’S grave to move the body — although the situation became more complicated when Jill arrived to check on her statue. Meanwhile, Rey became even more suspicious over the foursome, questioning their “charity” meetings. Later, Arturo unearthed J.T.’S watch in the park, prompting Rey to call in Mac for questioning. Next, the detective held a press conference announcing that the investigation into J.T.’S disappearance was now a murder investigation! Across town, Devon enlisted Sharon’s help to get an early release for Lily. When that effort proved unsuccessful, he focused on assisting Cane and the twins. For his part, Cane decided to move the family closer to the prison. Upon seeing how upset Mattie and Charlie were about being uprooted, Devon intervened, convincing Cane to abandon his plan to relocate the kids.
Carly had it out with Ferncliff’s fired Mary Pat and so did Kevin-impersonator Ryan — who switched his obsession from Felicia to Ava and finally told Laura he was over her! After Cameron found a Ferncliff patient ID on the pier, Mary Pat’s decapitated head surfaced while Carly was bobbing for apples. Nina found Ava standing over what was left of the body at her art gallery… and it had blonde hair clutched in its hand! With Carly tortured by thoughts of her Ferncliff neighbor, Jason, Sam and Curtis wormed their way into the asylum and were shocked by who they found in Ryan’s old room. Anna offered Britt her freedom in exchange for luring out Obrecht — which was perfect timing for Brad, who got baby-swap advice from his bestie. Spencer also caught up with Britt as he was running out of town… because he’d hacked the election! With Ned forced to suspend the vote, Laura was given a real opportunity to campaign. Before hitting Margaux with the reveal that Scully had killed her father to prove his love for her mother, Sonny gave the D.A. one last chance to back off. Valentin was upset Sasha was still in town, seeing as how she wasn’t actually Nina’s daughter! While Sasha put the moves on Griffin, Nina “accidentally” kissed Valentin, and Maxie celebrated her birthday with Peter. After clashing with Chase, Willow went to the grief support group that Michael attended. Hidden under a ninja costume, Aiden had a great time. With the cancer trial beginning December 1, Kim hoped that Josslyn could get through to Oscar.