In San Cristobel:
Edmund hands Olivia the signed harbor agreement and she thanks him. He tells her that he is on a lucky streak with the deal, the coronation and the wedding. Olivia tells him when the construction starts he will get his kick back. Edmund doesn't think Olivia trusts him. Beth comes in and asks why Olivia wouldn't trust him and Edmund makes up excuses about the project. Beth tells Edmund that there is a horde of reporters around the airport waiting for Richard's arrival. She thinks Richard is trying to make his return as public as possible. Edmund welcomes the opportunity to show the press how ridiculous Richard's allegations are. Olivia leaves and Edmund goes on to talk to Beth about how Richard has altered the press to suit his cause. Edmund tells Beth that he will not allow it to continue and Richard will never find Cassie. Beth wonders how Edmund can stop him if he doesn't know where Cassie is. Edmund covers and says he doesn't know where she is but that won't stop Richard from using the press against him. He wonders how he can turn the press against Richard. Beth tells Edmund that Richard wouldn't return without a foolproof plan. She offers to help but Edmund tells him he needs to have some time to think on his own. He leaves and Beth asks an aide to let her know when Richard arrives.
On the Spaulding Jet, the plane has just landed when Beth comes aboard. Richard asks her if she is doing Edmund's dirty work. She ignores his remarks and asks why he is in San Cristobel . Richard says he has come to find his wife and bring her home. Beth asks if Richard will leave Edmund in peace after he finds Cassie. Richard says Edmund doesn't deserve to rule. Beth says Edmund was given that right by birth and Richard tried to take it away from him. She accuses him of being sanctimonious. Richard says he will decide what to do after he finds Cassie. Beth tells Richard that he knows where Cassie is because the whole situation is a set up to get back at Edmund. Richard says her new husband is holding Cassie prisoner. Cassie is Edmund's victim and so is Beth, but she doesn't know it. Richard asks Beth if she thinks he is the evil one. He tells her she is an intelligent woman and she should rely on her instincts to see which brother is the manipulator. He tells her that Edmund is paranoid and self-destructive and if she thinks about it she would realize that this grand plot that Edmund has told her about sounds like Edmund and not Richard. Richard asks Beth if she ever has had cause to doubt Edmund and his constant evasion of the truth. She has a flashback to the tower and the 'war room'. Richard knows she has had doubts and for good reason. Just then, a guard comes aboard and tells Richard he should accompany him to the palace. Richard asks if the armed guards will accompany him and if he is under arrest. He knows he is and tells them that if the tyrant bellows, he has to come. Richard tells Beth that Edmund's benevolence shines through yet again.
Back at the Palace, Edmund asks about Richard's plane and learns that it just landed. He tells the guards to go and arrest Richard and bring him to the palace. The guards think it is a bad idea because of the press but Edmund demands they do it.
Frank calls Harley and tells her about Danny's arrest and that Michelle is about to lose it. Harley tells him she will be right there. She starts looking for her keys when she gets outside. Phillip is inside Company looking for Harley. Harley thinks she may have left the keys on the counter so she goes back in. While Phillip is on the phone, Harley sneaks in for the keys. Phillip sees her and offers to drive her to the station. She refuses and tells him she is in a hurry. Phillip thinks she is acting weird and nervous. His phone rings again and Phillip tells her not to move. He gets off the phone quickly. Harley has left and Phillip wonders why there is so much mystery around here.
Tony is talking to Catalina. He tells her Josh fired him and he and Marah broke up. Catalina is surprised since they seemed so happy at the prom. Tony says even when he tries to do the right thing it turns out wrong. Catalina says he started life in a different place and his journey is harder but his life will work out. Her life is turning around and so will his. Tony says his journey will be without Marah. Catalina says he is a good guy with a good heart; he has to believe in himself because she does. He tells her she is a good friend.
At the Springfield Police Department:
Gus has Danny and Tony in cuffs. Ross comes in and Gus hands him the reports on why he arrested Danny. Ross is laughing at Gus's evidence. He wants to know when the alleged homicide took place and how Gus can prove a bullet was the cause of death? He tells Gus he jumped the gun and has tipped his hand.
Michelle asks Tony how he is and he tells her that Russo provoked him. Tony wants to know what is up with Danny and Michelle tells him about Carmen's death. An officer comes over to take Tony's report and Michelle goes back over to Danny. She tells him Gus doesn't have a case and everything will be okay soon. Ross comes over and tells Tony that he will get bail but he isn't sure about Danny because they may consider him a flight risk. Michelle asks Ross if the case will hold up; she overheard him with Gus. Ross is glad she thought he was convincing because he was bluffing; Danny is in serious trouble. Ross tells them that he will set up a bail hearing for Tony. He tells them if they are able to get Danny bail it will be severe.
Gus is arguing with Harley about Danny. She wonders why he had to arrest Tony when he was doing a public service decking Russo. She tells Gus that the satisfaction he gets from destroying people's life is creepy. Gus accuses her of apathy. He tells her she did nothing about following the leads on Blake's book. Her father is acting weird about it too. He tells her to get her priorities straight. Gus leaves and Harley checks her messages. She gets one from Rick and leaves to go to the Bauer's.
Tony made bail and Danny is telling Michelle that he is glad he got out. Michelle assures Danny that he, too, will be home tonight with his family. Danny isn't so optimistic. Danny asks Michelle to let it go and just let Ross handle things from here on out. He doesn't want her to get in trouble as well. He wants her to promise not to do anything to jeopardize her and Robbie. An officer comes to lead Danny away. Michelle is crying.
At the Bauer House:
Rick is checking the news looking for something on Danny's arrest when Phillip comes in. Rick tells him what happened and Phillip can't believe it. Rick wonders why Phillip is there. Phillip tells him that he is on his way to SC to get his kids and wanted to stop by and to talk about Harley. He tells Rick that she is acting peculiar and can't wait to get away from him every time he sees her. Rick says she was probably trying to get to the station due to Danny's arrest. Phillip apologizes to Rick for nagging him about what is bothering him. Phillip assumed Rick was the one with the problem, but something is wrong with Harley he thinks Rick knows what it is. Rick tells Phillip that he and Harley are busy people with busy lives. Phillip isn't buying and says Rick did admit there was a problem the other day. Rick thinks Phillip should concentrate on getting his kids back. Phillip says he hates the waiting until he can go for his children. Rick is acting stressed and Phillip tells him that he thinks Rick is taking out his frustration about Danny on him. Phillip wants to know if Harley is upset that he is going to SC for the kids and if she is still jealous of Beth. Rick says he is a worse pit bull than Gus. He tells Phillip that he has to call to find out about Danny. Phillip says he knows Rick is being a good friend to Harley and is comforting her. He knows Harley has shared things with Rick. Phillip will back off once he knows what the problem is. Phillip starts shouting that he is already upset enough about his children; he doesn't need to worry about Harley too. Rick tells him he doesn't want to betray Harley's confidence. He tells Phillip that he is the best friend he ever had but he has no right to ask Rick to betray Harley's confidence. Phillip wonders if Harley is seeing someone. Rick shouts at Phillip to stop pushing him. Phillip says he will stop pushing, he'll go to SC and get his kids but when he gets back, someone will tell him what is going on. Phillip says they have been friends all their lives and this is not right. Phillip leaves and Rick picks up the phone to call Harley.
Later, Harley comes in and Rick tells her Phillip was there. Harley wonders if Rick told him about the pregnancy. Rick says he didn't tell but Phillip is not taking no for an answer and Harley won't be able to hide it much longer. Harley says she will tell him but Rick doubts she would have told him if he hadn't seen the date on the sonogram. He tells her that Phillip is already feeling betrayed by them and it will only get worse. Harley tells Rick that they did not betray Phillip; Phillip walked out on her to go to San Cristobel . Rick says they were still married at the time the baby was conceived and that is betrayal any way you look at it. Harley says she can't face Phillip right now. She is planning on telling him but not now.
Friday, June 15, 2001
At the Carriage House:
Blake and Holly are talking about the children and how Gus interrupted Blake and Ross earlier. Blake tells Holly that Gus ruined her entire afternoon the moment he arrested Danny. She tells her that she had the seduction act down but when she opened the door barely clad in a negligee, it wasn't Ross at the door but Gus. She goes on to tell her mom how Ross showed up moments later and she had to work on the seduction that much more after they got Gus to leave. Blake says she had Ross talking about needing to replace their wedding photo with a new one and Gus barged in again, this time on the phone. He arrested Danny and Ross had to go to the station. Holly wonders what is wrong with Gus; he has been badgering Buzz as well. Blake tells her that he wants to know about her source and she is going to use that to get the inside information she needs for her sequel. She goes to call Gus. She tells him she heard he has been gossiping about her. She is annoyed that Ross is busy having to take care of Danny, due to him. She tells him if he wants information on her source he should ask her not her friends because they won't talk. Gus tells her he will be over in 20 minutes and he asks her to wear the negligee again. She says no and hangs up. Blake asks Holly to watch the kids again. She needs to have a professional fact finding meeting. Holly takes the kids and leaves.
Gus arrives awhile later and is disappointed that Blake has clothes on. He says he preferred her earlier greeting. She says it wasn't meant for him and she didn't appreciate him interfering with her afternoon with Ross. She thinks the timing was kind of obvious. Gus tells her he wants to know her source. She says she won't tell him and he should stop asking her friends because he is alienating them. Gus says her friends are defensive and that means she knows something major. Blake doesn't think he has any friends. She says not to harass anyone else anymore or he won't get what he wants. He tells her he always gets what he wants. Blake tells him he has to know how to ask for something in the right way. She goes on to say that telling him who her source is would be a breach of ethics. She says she needs to know what he would do with the information and he has to promise to protect her source. In exchange he has to tell her real life Santos stories. He says he doesn't know anymore but he will pull up some files to see what he can find. Blake says if she is pleased with the information they may be able to make a deal.
At the Bauer's:
Meta is serving lunch to Ross. They are wondering if it will be possible to bail Danny out. Ross said he was able to get the bail hearing and arraignment moved up to today but the Judge will probably think Danny is a flight risk and deny bail. Michelle wants to get Danny out of jail as soon as she can. She thinks someone from the police or other mobster would kill him in there. Ross reminds Michelle that when she was on trial, Danny broke her out of prison and they went on the run for months. Ross says the judge will make a decision based on this case and will look at everything. Meta offers to talk to some friends who know the judge. Ross doesn't want to encourage her. Michelle says Danny wouldn't leave the country now that he has a family and two legitimate businesses. Ross tells them to keep their spirits up and he will see them all later. Michelle is leaving to get help for Danny.
Rick is playing with Robbie when Meta comes back in. She tells him she would love to see a little Rick running around there. Meta mentions Harley's baby and sees Rick's reaction. She tells him to look at her and he finally does. She can see from his eyes that Harley's baby is his. She says maybe it is none of her business. Rick says she wouldn't have been able to read him so well if deep down he didn't want her to know. Meta feels bad for both Rick and Harley. He tells her what happened and she can't believe it. She wonders about Phillip and listens to everything Rick has to say.
Rick is still playing with Robbie when Ross and Michelle walk in with Danny. Rick is surprised and they tell him that they had to put up everything, including Carmen's house for collateral. Rick is glad Danny is home but wonders how Ross swung it. They tell Rick that Harley presented her evidence and when the Judge questioned her on her thoughts of Danny and whether he was a flight risk, she gave a glowing testimonial of a reformed person. Danny says he couldn't believe it; he was ready to hate Harley forever after he learned she bugged the house but she really went to bat for him. Rick thinks Gus must really be angry with Harley now and wonders why she put herself out there like that. Danny tells him that Michelle appealed to her sense of fairness. Michelle gets Robbie and brings him over to his dad. Danny is so happy to be at home with his family. Ross tells him he is lucky to be there. Danny says his wife is a miracle worker. Michelle feels sorry for Harley now, having to deal with Gus. Ross tells Danny not to do anything to get his bail revoked. Gus is not above entrapment. They will find out about the evidence at the indictment. Then they will find out if Gus is also going to charge Michelle. Ross wants to get home and start working. They all thank him as he leaves.
In San Cristobel:
On the plane, a palace guard is telling Richard to come with him. Beth tells him he is not under arrest. Richard sarcastically says he is glad he is traveling with Beth so he won't get into an 'unfortunate accident'. He just wants to find Cassie and Beth tells him that they know he knows where she is. Richard says she is more deluded than he thought. Edmund's reign will be short and so will hers. Richard hopes she enjoyed herself. They leave for the palace.
In the throne room, Dax and Edmund are discussing Richard's arrival. Dax wonders whether Edmund's invitation to Richard was sincere. Edmund says he has even invited members of the royal council to attend the meeting. He goes on to say he would like nothing more than for Richard to find Cassie and take her back to SF. Dax says Richard claims he doesn't know where Cassie is. Edmund says Dax and the others have free run of the palace and no one has seen Cassie. Richard can search the palace from top to bottom under the observation of the international observers. Dax tells Edmund he serves the crown and his allegiance is to the house of Winslow. The doctor comes in and is taking Edmund's blood pressure. Edmund is tired of all the medical attention as well as the medications. The doctor concludes his exam just as Beth arrives. She tells Edmund she went to try to talk some sense into Richard but it didn't work. Richard follows her in and Edmund calls him the prodigal bastard. Richard asks Edmund where Cassie is. Edmund calls Cassie a terrorist. Richard asks Edmund how can he rationalize holding Cassie hostage. Edmund tells Richard he put a bullet in his heart but he still doesn't have Cassie. Richard says if Edmund had a heart he would have hit it. They continue to argue and Beth defends Edmund. Richard asks Edmund where Cassie is again. Edmund is angry and Dax intercedes. He pushes Richard in the chest and says that is enough. Richard asks if Dax is going to arrest him. Dax says he serves the crown and will not let Richard pass. They are glaring at each other. The royal council has arrived and is watching the sparing. Richard tells Dax he trusted him and he wants him to step aside. Dax refuses and tells him that he serves the crown not the man. Richard pulls out a knife and starts going toward Edmund. Dax refuses to move from between them. Richard continues to move forward and Dax stabs Richard and he falls to the floor. Edmund is stunned. He says he never knew that this would happen. He tells the doctor to help him. The doctor checks Richard out and tells Edmund that there is nothing he can do. The knife went into his heart and Richard is dead. Richard is lying on the floor with blood spilling from his chest and mouth.
At the Springfield Police Department:
Michelle is talking to Harley. She says Danny doesn't deserve this. Michelle thinks she is helping Gus too much. They both know that Danny doesn't belong in prison. Harley says the arraignment will be this afternoon and Harley has to attend in Gus's place. Michelle says if she is really their friend, she can help Danny make bail. Harley says she is just presenting the facts; she doesn't have control over bail. The prosecution will present Danny as a flight risk. Michelle says now that Danny is a father and gone straight he won't run. She asks again for Harley's help. Harley tells her she has to do her job. Michelle asks Harley if she thinks Danny will run and Harley tells her she doesn't. She doesn't think Danny would leave Michelle holding the bag. Michelle talks about Gus's tactics and how Danny had plenty of time to run but he didn't. Why would he run now? Michelle is asking Harley to do what is right. Harley says she is concerned about the evidence but she is also concerned about Gus's vendetta. She will keep an open mind and do what she can.
After the arraignment and bail hearing, Harley is back in her office when Gus storms in. He is yelling at Harley for getting in bed with the mob. He tells her to take her stuff and get out because she is fired. He grabs a box and dumps the contents out and starts throwing Harley's stuff into it. He tells her she had no right to help Danny get bail. He has put his life into this case and she ruined it because Danny will run. Harley refuses to leave. She tells Gus that the judge asked her a question and she was honest in her reply. If he has a problem with the bail hearing, he should talk to the judge. Gus says he doesn't understand why she wants to stay now when she has been trying to get off this case since he came into town. Harley says he needs someone to watch over him and not let him play funny with the evidence. She tells him he is stuck with her and now she is going to the Bauer's to dismiss the surveillance team. Gus doesn't want her to but she tells him that Danny is no longer a suspect, he is a defendant and Gus's spying days are over. She leaves, saying, "see you tomorrow, partner." Gus bangs his head against the wall and says he turned her into a good cop after all.
Blake meets up with Holly. Buzz has the kids out playing ball. Holly asks about Blake's meeting with Gus and they talk about it. Holly tells Blake she should be celebrating her anniversary instead of making deals with Gus. Blake says she can do both.