Is Carmine (Marco Dapper) trying to turn Lauren (Tracy Bregman) into a lush or get into her pants? I really like the idea of him hitting on her. I would love to see Lauren get a little action, other than being Michael’s (Christian LeBlanc) talk-to and Fen's (Max Ehrich) mother hen. The possibility of Lauren and Carmine hitting the sheets—even if it is just a one-time thing—reminds me of how hot Emily (Kelley Menighan Hensley) and Casey (Billy Magnussen) were on As the World Turns.
At the coffee house, Michael (Christian LeBlanc) interrupted yet another conversation between Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) about what do with the mob money. They scrambled to hide the money before they let him in. The D.A. later noticed a stack of cash that had fallen on the floor in their rush. Mchael demanded to know what was going on, but they covered by saying Chloe had withdrawn it to help save their house.
Nick (Joshua Morrow), Sharon (Sharon Case), Noah (Robert Adamson) and Faith (Alyvia Alyn Lind) remembered Cassie (Camryn Grimes) on her birthday by making cookies to take to paramedics. After the cookies were baked, Sharon and Nick figured out that Adriana (Jhoanna Flores) was still causing trouble for Noah. He insisted he was over her, because she cheated on him. Sharon asked her son if he could really separate himself for her.
Avery (Jessica Collins) told Nick she needed to talk to Summer (Hayley King), because her storage locker had been broken into. At first Nick was upset that Summer would do something like that, but then he wondered if it might have been someone else. Avery said nothing had been taken. This is obviously all leading to Steve Burton’s debut as Avery’s ex Dylan McAvoy.
Adriana bumped into Detective Chavez (Ignacio Serricchio) while she waited for Noah to meet her. He demanded to know where the missing money was, but like Noah, she claimed she didn’t have it. I sort of like Adriana as a character, but I’m not really digging her dialogue or the writing for her.