3X10 “Solar Sunshine”
Written by: Chris Coleman, Kristi Clark, Ashley Stoddard and Kelly Zollo
Theme Song: Colorblind- Counting Crows
Warning: Episode may contain violence, sex and adult themes.
The mansion was glowing in beautiful twinkling lights. It made her stomach tighten because she knew what she was about to do. It had been a long road to get here but tonight she was about to get everything she ever wanted. She was about to be at the top of the food chain after all these years. Pierre had found her a world class forger and she saw the new will. It looked perfect and soon Lowell would die. When he died she’d get everything she ever wanted. She’d make sure her daughters were the sole heirs of the great Lowell Devonshire. With her as CEO and Bliss as her COO DGI would go into the new age with a fresh set of eyes. It was hard feeling as if she was about to betray the man she’d loved her entire life. However he thought she was stupid. He thought he could get one up on her one last time. Enough was enough. She spent her youth chasing him and now he was going to embarrass her? That was enough to drive Tess crazy. Jackie had everything handed to her, from the time she was born. All of Tess resented that Jackie had it easy and she had to work for her future. Touching impeccably designed Terani silver crystal beaded fringe ornate dress. She felt like tonight was her night. After all she had been through she felt like this is what she deserved to hurt him for all the years of pain.
She could remember a time when Lowell promised to leave Jackie. She could remember the beach trips she would go on in Aruba with Bliss. She could remember giving up Belle because it was already too hard looking at Bliss. She had those sparkling eyes and her laugh was just like Lowell’s. They all had that snide giggle and she actually resented her girls. A piece of them hated Bliss and Belle because they’d get something she never got from Lowell, unconditional love. He never gave his heart to her completely, maybe they weren’t meant to be but Tess felt empty at this moment. That she spent her entire life trying to have something she’d never achieve. She could remember her mother telling her about her father’s affairs and how it killed her. Tess could almost see how her past had affected her future. She loved Lowell with all she had and she needed him so badly it hurt at times. He however was still lusting after Jackie and still longed to be with Jackie after all these years. But she wouldn’t lose again. Her entire life she made herself be second to Jackie. She had already ended a over thirty year marriage. Why not go for everything else? Why not have it all? She could feel her stomach balling up as she touched the wall. Everything was happening so fast. Would Belle love her? Would Bliss understand? Could her girls stand with her or would they go against her. She understood Belle would be horrified with her for what she was about to do. Nothing a cool billion wouldn’t fix. Slowly slinking her way through her eyes were fixated on the podium. Where he was going to announce that Jackson would be the CEO. How disgraceful to give it to Jackie’s favorite when Chauncey was the clear candidate that should win this war. He’d spent years going up against plenty of rivals and Jackson was the perceived golden boy. Neither of them would wear the crown. As she picked up a champagne flute she clutched her stomach. The nerves were poking at her spirit. Is this really who she was? This conniving and this malicious? A tap on the shoulder startled her.
“What in the hell do you want?” Tess said with a cool aloofness. “I’m here to see that my future is secure and my livelihood is protected. So you can watch as I do something you could never do.”
He’d watched Tess from the moment she walked in. When he received an invitation to the Energy Summit, he was honestly shocked. This was Lowell’s grand farewell. Maybe he wanted to make it a special goodbye but why shouldn’t he be here? He helped fund and create DGI in the beginning and he’d never forgive Lowell for all the moves he made against him. The lies, the affair with his wife, and the ostracizing of his children. That wasn’t something any man could just willingly forget. Well that pathetic son of a bitch Walter had forgiven but he would always suffer. After all the horrible Walter did and him not backing him in the lawsuit years ago. Well that completely ruined whatever association the Montgomery’s and Fraiser’s had. Picking up a flute of champagne from a waitress who he dared to speak to him. Stepping closer to Tess and touching her perfect face. She looked beautiful but he also saw her fear of whatever she had planned. “I let you go Tess.”
“I didn’t let you go down for that entire mess with Camille and Zerick. I didn’t drag you down and let you get your happy ending. Tell me is being Ms. Devonshire all you ever hoped for. Rumors swirl in fact Greer has a blind item in the newspaper saying a woman who has it all is very unhappy. Is it because Lowell is constantly lusting after Jackie? Even though his body shrivels and he can’t even be in the same room as you longer than a few moments? Everyone knows you have the ring but Jackie has the heart. It just has to eat you. Whatever you are planning today I suggest you don’t forget our deal. I want DGI alive or dead. I want him to know even in the past. So if I don’t get what I want my bobble head Barbie Belle will somehow get into an accident or poor little Bliss all heartbroken. She can’t catch a break. Maybe the brakes of her car could stop her pain?”
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