08/05/13 Colby Chandler … Villain, Vixen or Just Arm Candy?

"At Jane's café, Lea pulled on gun on Zach. He froze and asked her to lower her weapon. Lea demanded to know why he'd broken into the café, but he asked why she was guarding it. He claimed to be retrieving Miranda's shoes, but he hadn't known the place would be closed. Lowering the gun, Lea couldn't believe he'd committed a felony over some shoes.

Lea explained that there had been break-ins in the area, but Zach found it hard to believe the FBI had sent one of their agents to cover that. Zach was sure she'd arrest him, but he asked to deliver the shoes first. Lea whipped out her handcuffs, and Zach sighed with irritation.

Lea handcuffed Zach because he'd been avoiding her. She said she'd remove the cuffs if he promised to listen. Zach agreed and touched her hair as she uncuffed him. Lea apologized for what had happened with Jesse, but she said she'd taken an oath. She sensed that something good had been happening between her and Zach, and she hadn't felt that way in a while.

Zach said he hadn't either, and Lea asked if they could have a do-over. He reasoned that not everything that felt right was right, and they were too different. He was glad she'd stopped them from going too far. Lea replied that she'd done it because he hadn't been ready. She was sorry about Jesse, and she asked if her getting the charges dropped had counted for something.

Zach replied that it had, but Lea hadn't trusted him enough to involve him. He said that Kendall hadn't trusted him, and she hadn't let down her guard. Kendall's mistrust had destroyed their marriage. He hadn't liked being mistrusted then, and he still didn't like it. Zach grabbed the shoes and strode out.

In the foyer of the Chandler mansion, Brooke descended the stairs, worried about the way she looked. Dimitri told her that he saw a stunning woman who was launching Chandler Media. Brooke appreciated his words, and as she helped him with his cufflinks, they caught each other's gazes.

The maid, Stella, arrived with flowers for Brooke. The card attached was from Adam, who wished he could be there to share in her success. Brooke wished he could be there, too.

Outside the mansion, cameras flashed as Opal greeted Cara and JR on the red carpet. Opal spoke of JR's miraculous recovery, and JR and Cara credited the success to each other. Next, Colby arrived with David, the "ex-con," according to Opal.

As Colby credited herself with garnering the musical talent for the night, Billy Clyde watched from behind some bushes. He wore all black and a skullcap on his head, but he fantasized that he had arrived at the party in a tuxedo. In his dream, Opal called him the most influential member of Pine Valley society since Palmer, and Opal felt that Billy Clyde reminded her of her beloved Palmer.

Billy Clyde snapped out of it as Colby talked about bidding on Pete. Opal warned Colby not to cheat on David because of what had happened the last time someone had lit David's fuse at the mansion. Meanwhile, Dimitri and Brooke got in line and spotted Colby with David. Brooke was sure Colby was with David to get a rise out of Adam.

Next, Pete arrived, and Opal sang the praises of "mama's pride and joy." Pete talked about the jobs that his company planned to open in town, and Opal asked him if he knew who'd be the lucky woman to win him at auction. Pete didn't have a clue but promised the winner an awesome night.

Inside the party, Colby wished JR luck on his presentation, and JR asked why she'd arrived with David. Brooke approached, wanting to know the same thing. "You're so not the boss of me," Colby responded. Brooke didn't appreciate Colby generating negative publicity just to get a rise out of Adam. "As usual, Brooke, you're overreacting to something that's none of your business," Colby quipped.

Colby sauntered over to Pete, who was hoping he wouldn't regret the auction. Colby told him that he was hot, and he should own it. She said he might find true love. Pete remarked that she was there with David, and Colby replied that she was keeping everyone on their toes. Pete warned her to make sure hers didn't get crushed.

Across the room, David startled Cara when he greeted her, and he noted that she was on edge. She stammered until JR approached with drinks. David cited that JR was already off the wagon, and JR downed his clear drink. David walked off, and JR promised Cara that his drink had been soda water.

Cara figured that, but she was upset that David was in the same house as her son. JR promised Cara that David wouldn't find out the boy was there. Though Cara thanked JR, she remained on edge.

David located Colby outside, and she said her lips were lonely. He told her that it was time to cool it between them. "Don't tell me you're dumping me," the pouty Colby said. He figured that they'd had fun and done what they'd set out to do. He added that Adam would be upset once he found out that Colby had "come" with David. Colby giggled, noting a double entendre.

David laughed and guessed Adam would be upset about the number of times Colby had done that with David, too. Colby thought the night was still young, but David said her heart was with someone else. He added that his might be, too. They shook hands and agreed to remain allies.

Back outside, AJ and Heather arrived. When Opal asked who Heather was wearing, Heather said it was vintage thrift shop. Miranda approached the red carpet but shied away. AJ and Heather greeted Miranda and urged her to walk the red carpet. Miranda declined, saying she didn't have the right shoes.

Hunter arrived with his parents, who Opal noted were large investors in Chandler. Hunter hammed it up with the photographers until he spotted Miranda. She froze as he strode over and whispered that she looked hot in her dress. After Hunter walked off, Heather asked what he'd said. AJ threatened to go bust Hunter's teeth out, but Miranda quickly claimed that Hunter hadn't said anything.

Opal insisted that Miranda walk the red carpet because the Miranda Center had been named after her. Miranda claimed she had no date, so AJ offered to walk with her. She said she'd look pitiful if he had to walk it twice for her, and she didn't have her shoes.

Just then, Zach arrived with Miranda's floral heels, and Miranda squealed and hugged him. She threw her other shoes into the bushes, and they bounced off Billy Clyde's head. As Miranda and Zach strode to the red carpet, Heather swooned over Zach, Miranda's prince charming. AJ said Zach was Miranda's uncle. Heather didn't care. To her, Zach was hot.

Dixie arrived on the red carpet alone. She spoke of her position and the generous donation the center had received. Still hiding in the bushes, Billy Clyde rendered Dixie a love-struck grin.

At the party, Miranda watched Heather and AJ dance. Hunter slipped up beside Miranda and noticed that Heather was batting for the other team. He urged Miranda to try it.

Dimitri saw Brooke admiring a diamond necklace in the silent auction category. He placed it on her neck, but she said it would be very inappropriate if she bid on it.

Later, Dimitri and Brooke danced together, and Dimitri hoped the crowd liked the sizzle reel. He asked if she felt guilty about making a backup reel in case JR failed. Shrugging, Brooke hoped they wouldn't need to use her reel.

When Celia arrived with Evelyn, Opal stopped cold and blanched as, in her mind, she caught a flicker of Celia's nightmares. Celia and Pete approached each other, but Opal quickly snagged Pete away and said it was time for the auction.

Opal had trouble getting the crowd's attention, but once she whistled, the music stopped. Opal welcomed everyone to the first annual benefit for the Miranda Center and introduced Pete, the bachelor for auction. Pete promised to pick the winner up in his convertible for a dinner date at a five-star restaurant. "And after that, who knows?" he added. Opal quickly quipped that she'd know.

Opal started the bidding at five hundred dollars. Colby kept putting her number up to bid, but Opal refused to acknowledge it. Colby asked David to bid for her, but David replied that Pete wasn't his type. "Allies, remember?" she snipped and hoisted his hand, which held her bidding card, into the air.

Evelyn asked Celia if she wanted to bid on Pete. Evelyn figured that the guardian would pay for it for charity. Celia said that she and Pete weren't together, and someone else deserved to win.

Opal was about to end the bidding at fifty-four hundred dollars, but Dimitri rushed up with a ten thousand dollar bid that had arrived by phone. David murmured that it was too rich for his blood, and he handed Colby the bidding card back. Opal closed the bidding and declared that they had a winner -- she just didn't know who it was.

Dimitri announced that the winner was Celia Fitzgerald. Stunned, Celia responded that she hadn't even made a bid. Colby stomped up to Celia and asked what Celia was trying to pull. Colby seethed that Celia had no idea what she'd just done."

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