|Posted by timeaftertime on February 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM|
No News Is Good News
In Marcus and Brandon's apartment Marcus sits on the living room sofa looking over notes when he receives a call on his cell phone. Marcus talks to the person on the other end of the phone and is a little disturbed by what he is hearing. Soon it appears that there is good news and he smiles until he hears what that news is. Marcus's face then turns to shock and he hangs up the phone lowering his head in shame.
Brandon exits from his room and notices that Marcus is not in a good mood. He questions why Marcus is looking shameful. Marcus informs Brandon that he has some problems going on in his family and that he just hopes everything is fine.
Brandon informs Marcus that he is going to serve food to the homeless and that Julia is going to join him. Marcus laughs as if Brandon is joking, but Brandon insists he is serious.
Brandon asks Marcus if he wants to join, but Marcus declines.
Brandon calls Nichole and asks her if she would like to join him at the shelter. Nichole thinks it would be a great idea and agrees to meet him there.
Marcus has a change of heart, after overhearing Nichole is coming and decides that he will tag along.
At the hospital in her office Geneva sits at her desk looking at some patient files when Derek enters. He is looking like he is not in the mood for her right now, but Geneva doesn't seem too concerned.
Derek sits down and Geneva apologizes to him for the way she has been treating him. She goes on to state that what she did the other night was uncalled for and that he is not there to serve her when she has time.
Derek informs Geneva that he has been doing some thinking and wonders if her career is going to always take precedence over their relationship. He opens up to her about how he has tried to understand and deal with the fact that his woman is a doctor. He feels that it is honorable what she does for people with medical needs on a daily basis. Yet, he says that it has also kept them away from each other for quite sometime now and he doesn't know how much more he can take.
Geneva promises that she is going to spend more time with him. She says that things have been hectic with all that has been going on at the hospital lately. Then she opens up her daily planner and looks at it suggesting that she has some time coming up where she can take a few days off so that they can spend some time together.
Derek informs Geneva that it is always the same thing with her. When it comes to their love and cultivating their relationship she needs to find time for him.
Geneva becomes frustrated and wonders what Derek wants her to do. She says that she is trying to plan something with him right now and all that he can do is chastise her. She asks him to meet her half way.
Derek gets up and walks toward the door. He tells Geneva that he will meet her half way. He lets her know that she can plan whatever she likes but that if she doesn't follow through on her promise that he is not sure that they have a future together.
Derek leaves and Geneva looks worried.
At the Wilshire mansion in the study Thomas asks Paula to help in the selection process of the next President & CEO of Wilshire Publishing Inc. Paula is happy that he thinks so highly of her and agrees to give all she can to making sure that the best man for the job gets the position.
Thomas and Paula go over those whom have turned in their letters of intent to seek his position. Robert and Henry are among the 4 candidates they are going to have to choose from.
Thomas plans for them to each submit a 5 year business plan to help the company grow while sustaining the business in the current market. He asks Paula to help him by calling Allison and dictating to her a memo that needs to go out to each of the 4 candidates in regards to the next step.
Paula heads into out and down the hall into her bedroom. She sits on the bed next to the side table and opens the drawer. She then pulls out a large folder and opens it. Next she pulls out the business plan she wrote for the company a few years ago.
Paula contemplates on showing it to Thomas but remembers him saying that there was no way that she would ever be considered to run W.P.I. She sits the folder with the business plan down on the bed and pulls out her cell phone. She makes a phone call to a man and ask him to meet her asap.
It's On Now
At W.P.I. in the executive lobby Robert comes over and gives a shocked Allison a gift card to Niemen Marcus. She wonders why he is being so nice to her and he informs her that he wants to get things started off on the right foot since he will be in charge soon.
Allison wonders how Robert knows that he will be the one to run the company when Thomas steps down.
Robert informs Allison that he knows who the other two people are whom he is competing against on the board. He says that Lyle and Arthur haven't the slightest chance at besting him for the President & CEO position at W.P.I.
Allison looks at her computer and then back at Robert and informs him that there is a 4th person in the running.
Robert asks her who it is and Allison delightfully informs him that Henry has put his name in the hat.
Robert looks annoyed after having learned this bit of information but tries to cover it up. He thanks Allison for the heads up and heads off to the break room for coffee where he sees Henry. Robert welcomes him in to the competition and warns Henry of the fact that things like this can get dirty. But that it is all done in the best interest of the company.
Henry lets Robert know that he can handle the pressure of the competition and doesn't take anything personal. He informs Robert about how stiff the competition was before he became editor of Parker Magazine and then a board member to boat.
Robert leaves the break room and heads back to his office. He sits in his chair and thinks to himself that he is not going to let Henry try and take a position that has been his since the day he started working at W.P.I. He vows that he will convince Thomas and the board that he is the best man for the job.
At the Seven Seven, Cynthia sits at a booth and spots Olivia on the other side having a conversation with what looks like to be a client. Cynthia remembers that Robert learned about the 13th board member from Olivia. She thinks to herself that the best way to get the answer that is needed is to go straight to the source. But she knows she must be coy about it or else Olivia will know what she is up to.
After seeing Olivia's client leave Cynthia makes her way over to the table and says hello. Olivia greets her back and offers Cynthia a seat. Cynthia sits down at the table and begins to talk with Olivia about the recent goings on at W.P.I. and sad change in Thomas's health.
Olivia expresses her concern for Thomas's health and is glad that he is going to step down. She goes on to say that whomever takes over the company will be someone who Thomas can trust to continue its legacy and to build on it.
Cynthia slyly adds that all 13 of the board members should love that person. Olivia goes on candidly and suggests that the board members all 13 of them may not all agree on who should run the company but that the one with the most votes is the one who gets the position.
Cynthia states that she knows at least 12 of them well and that means that it is surely a shoe-in for Robert, unless the 13th board member has any influence over them.
Olivia tells Cynthia not to be so sure that Robert will get the job. She goes on to let her know that Henry has put his bid in and she thinks he has a great chance.
Cynthia smiles and says she hopes the best man wins. She excuses herself and calls Robert on her phone. She tries to inform him that Henry is in the game, but he lets her know that he already knows and is confident that he won't pose a problem.
After ending the call Cynthia becomes more determined than ever to find out who the 13th board member is and assure that Robert seated at the head of Wilshire Publishing Inc.
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