Cane met up with Jill at the club and admitted he was checking on her. Jill told him that he should be focusing on the hearing and not on her. Cane said Michael told him he had a real shot in winning. Cane asked Jill if she'd heard from Katherine and she said no and that she didn't expect to after being fired from the company which Cane replied was a huge loss. Cane started to say that maybe Katherine would come around but Jill interrupted saying that Katherine never wanted her to run the company in the first place, but as soon as she moves on to bigger and better things Katherine will realize what she threw away. Cane asked her if she had anything else lined up and she said she had a plan.
Jill and Mac were having coffee at Crimson Lights and talked about Katherine's conversation with Jill the day before. Mac told her that it was like some people are listening on some other program on some other channel when you try to explain things to them. Katherine knew she was talking about Billy and Mac flashed back to him kissing her in the book store. Mackenzie told Katherine that Billy belonged to someone else now. Katherine said she was fond of Chloe and the baby but in the beginning she knew Chloe had an agenda. Katherine told Mackenzie about the engagement party where they realized Chloe was Esther's daughter Kate and it was then that Katherine knew what kind of person she was. Mac said that at least Delia has a mother and father who love her. Katherine agrees that Billy did the right thing marrying Chloe so they could get custody but that the best thing a father can do for a child is love their mother.
Billy wakes up from the same flashback of kissing Mac because Delia was crying and Chloe tells him it's his turn to get her. Chloe mentioned that Billy didn't tell her Mac was staying in town. He said he'd just found out yesterday. She asked how and he replied that he ran into her. Chloe wondered why he didn't mention it and he said it was because she was asleep when he got back. Chloe then started to worry about hearing that Cane had a shot at winning custody and asked Billy what they would do if they lost their little girl. Chloe fussed over what outfit to put Delia in for court and Billy tried to stop her from freaking out. Chloe told him to finish dressing Delia and she'd be right back.
Cane showed up at the offices and found Katherine and said he'd been expecting her. Katherine told Cane that she did not fire Jill but that Mitchell had done it on his own and she wasn't aware of it. Cane offered to go talk to Jill to tell her it was a misunderstanding but Katherine told him not to because the situation was so tense and she thought she and Jill should have some distance. Katherine told Cane that she wanted Jabot to be run by Abbots but wanted Cane to run Chancellor. Cane turned down the offer out of loyalty to Jill.
Jill went to Crimson Lights and saw Mac so she asked her why she hadn't left town. Mac told her she knew Billy was unavailable and Jill didn't believe it. Jill told her that Billy was completely off limits to her. And Mac retorted in true Chancellor fashion that she wasn't the one known for going after married men. To this Jill left.
Lily, Devon, and Anna went to the book store and Lily saw Billy and Delia. Billy asked her if they could talk. Billy apologized for the way things ended between them. Billy told her he's a better person for knowing her and hopes one day they could be friends again. Billy asked Lily to try again with Cane to convince him that Delia is where she's supposed to be.
Chloe went to a church and prayed for help to keep her baby. Then she headed over to Crimson Lights to get chamomile tea and ran into Mac. Chloe told Mac that if she was staying to get back together with Billy it wasn't going to happen. Billy showed up and asked her what the hell she was doing.
Karen was explaining that after the hearing she and Neil would officially be her parents. Anna asked if Tyra would be at the hearing and Karen said she probably would. Neil flashed back to talking with Tyra and the attorney about Tyra getting custody. Devon came in and picked up Anna to hang out while Neil and Karen were in court. After they left Karen suggested that the three of them go out to dinner as a family. Victoria came in and told Neil Victor wanted to see him. He left and Victoria told Karen she didn't seem as excited as she thought she would be. Karen told Victoria that she'd given up on the idea of having kids and now would have a teenager. Victoria told her Neil had been through it and they'd be fine. Victoria then said that Karen looked down and Karen replied that expectations can run away with you.
Neil went into Victor's office and was distracted from hearing Victor who was talking business. Neil then told Victor about the hearing and how complicated the situation had gotten. Neil said no matter what happened someone would be getting hurt. Victor asked what he meant and Neil told him that both Karen and Tyra love Anna but only one can be her legal mother which means one will have her heart broken. Victor asked how it was his fault and Neil answered that he had made recent choices that he regrets.
Tyra ran into Lily at Crimson Lights and told her if she didn't want to speak to her she'd understand. Lily replied that would probably be best. Tyra then tried to explain that she and Neil made a mistake. Lily asked which one she was talking about, sleeping together, or going to a lawyer behind Karen's back. Tyra responded that Neil was the only one who understood what she was going through being away from her daughter. Lily asked Tyra if Anna knew she was planning to try and adopt her herself. Tyra said it was a long shot so she didn't want to confuse her. Anna came over and showed Tyra a picture so Lily went over to Devon. She asked him why he never told her about Tyra and her dad. Devon said he wanted to but didn't know how. Lily said she heard it from Karen and couldn't believe it. Tyra told Anna that no matter what happened in court she would have a wonderful family. Devon told Lily that even though Karen and Neil would make great parents seeing Anna and Tyra together made sense.
Neil and Karen arrived at court. The judge asked if the other petitioner was present and when Karen questioned who the other petitioner was, Tyra came in with her attorney. Karen asked Neil if he knew about this and he stayed silent. Rafe told the judge about the positive effect Neil and Dru adopting Devon had had on his life and that he and Karen have already had a positive effect on Anna's life. The judge then asked them if it was their intention to adopt Anna and raise her as their own and they both replied yes. The judge praised them for bringing Anna into their home and said with all she's seen she'd feel very comfortable putting Anna in their care permanently. Tyra's attorney spoke on her behalf and explained her life with Anna. Karen interrupted and tried to put down Tyra and Tyra fought back. No full out punching hairpulling catfights unfortunately but I guess these women aren't Dru who would have chewed them both up and spit them out. The judge said she wanted to talk to Anna to know her feelings before she made the ruling.
Anna was brought into court so the judge could question her. She asked her about living with the Winters' which Anna said was great. When the judge asked about Tyra Anna called her "mom" and talked about their life. Anna said she thought of Neil as a dad and Karen was sweet but Tyra was her mom. Devon took Anna out after she hugged Tyra and the Judge called for recess to make her decision.
Anna asked Devon if it was bad to hug Tyra because it would make Neil and Karen mad. Devon told her it was what was in her heart and that's never wrong. Karen asked Neil how he could do this and he told her he thought it was the right thing to do. They started to argue but the judge came back in. The judge said she hoped they would all work things out so all three of them could stay in her lives and that love and stability were important. She then said that she was awarding Neil and Karen the right to adopt Anna. As she was explaining the reasons why she made this ruling, which was financial stability as well as stopping her from being moved around a lot, Neil stood up and said he had something to say.
Victor asked JT how their little project was going. JT said he'd spoken to Colleen and she still didn't trust anything Victor said. Victor told JT he wanted him to find something to pry her out of the board seat and JT responded that she was someone who had never done anything wrong in her life. Victor told him to dig deeper and he'd find something. JT asked if Victoria knew he was doing this. Victor said of course she didn't and he didn't want JT saying a word to her and to just do his job.
Victoria came in and JT left so she could talk to Victor. He told her that her project was greenlit and Victoria asked if the board approved it. He said that the board would once they knew she was running it.
Victoria met up with JT at Crimson Lights and talked about the project. When she talked about the board approval she voiced her concerns about Colleen and JT stayed silent.
Jill went to see Victor to tell him that she was fired. Victor said that didn't sound like Katherine. Jill then told Victor that he should go into business with her, he said no. Jill continued to try and convince Victor to hire her. Victor told her he didn't need anybody. Jill then tried to blackmail him and Victor's response was to take up needle point cause she was going to have a lot of time.
Coming up next week....
Jack asks Ashley what's wrong and she says she needs to see her doctor
Karen accuses Neil of using her to get over his dead wife and he tells her not to say that
Adam comes into the room thinking someone else is there and finds out it's Jack.
Question for today to debate....
Who do you think should have custody of Anna?
A.) Neil and Karen
C.) Neil and Tyra
F.) someone else
G.) who cares that Anna girl needs to go