At the hospital the news about Murphy is not good. The drug that the Black haired witch Maggie put into Murphy’s IV caused him to have another heart attack and stroke. The doctor informs Catherine that his vital organs will likely shut down and that she must decide and in short order if she wants to put Murphy on a ventilator. Catherine recalls her and Murphy’s conversation just a few weeks earlier when she told Murphy that she wanted him to take no extraordinary measures to keep her alive. Murphy told her at the time that he wanted to be kept alive by any means necessary.
Catherine prays that Murphy will come back to her and Billy holds her hand to comfort her. They reminisce about John Abbot’s death and the decision his family had to make when he was ill.
At the Athletic Club Nikki is with the black haired Witch Maggie who goes to the bar to retrieve the tea that they have ordered. She asks the bartender to top one of the glasses off with some Vodka and Dean who has earlier told Nikki that he would be there to help her sees what Maggie has done and rushes to the table to keep Nikki from drinking the poison. When Maggie goes to the bar to confront him he tells her that he is on to her and he tells her that the two of them can work together. He will be there to comfort Nikki when she gets plastered and she can be there to comfort Victor when he gets frustrated with Nikki. I must admit I was surprised by Deacon as I was dumb enough to think that he had really changed. I wonder if was sincere with Maggie or if he really wants to catch her in the act and save Nikki. Not sure after all he has been a low down dirty, no count, conniving manipulator since he arrived in Genoa City.
Victor very politely asks Victoria for another chance to keep the family together and stop the fighting between them. Victoria agrees to meet Victor and holds her ground as she surprisingly is soft and gentle with her. She tells him that she loves Billy and that she will no longer allow him to control her life. She leaves and returns to the hospital.
Diane who has just returned to Genoa City (this is a new Diane from one of the other soaps and now she has blonde hair) and Phyllis go at it. Phyllis must be thinking just when Jack and I get our groove back here she comes again. Diane claims she returned so that Jack and their son Kyle can reconnect. Phyllis isn’t buying her story and neither am I. Diane then runs into Victor at the Athletic Club and immediately checks to see if he is between wives. Victor advises him that he is attached to Nikki and that they are about to get hitched again.
Phyllis cautions Jack to keep his guard up with Diane and that she will kick her butt if she pulls out tricks from her old bag of being a pain in Phyllis’s side. Nikki and Maggie head to the hospital and Catherine invites them all in. Just as she seems to have decided to pull the plug on Murphy he opens up his eyes. Will he be able to speak and tell them what the Black Haired Witch Maggie has done or will he not be able to. Maggie must be shaking in her shoes. You really did not think they were going to let Murphy kick the Bucket did you? Next on the Young and the Restless. ..