Today's show opens with Antonio Vega peeking sadly at his mother through the window outside her house. As she turns around he tries to make a run for it, but she saw him and calls out to him. They do the usual talking with Carlotta expressing her disapproval of his lifestyle and the company he keeps. He tells her that things will change, but she counters and says that she knows why he's working for Hesser, but, will never understand or judge his actions. That is for God to do. In the meantime, she will like to make him dinner since he looks skinny. That's quite a change for the usually angry Carlotta. Cris comes in from school and hugs his brother and they all sit down to dinner.
In another part of Llanview, as Marty prepares for bed, a figure in black clothing breaks in through a window. Marty hears a sound, thinks it's Patrick and calls out to him. when he does not answer, she panics and starts looking cautiously through the house for a possible intruder. As she searches, she notices the broken window and freezes trying to think of what to do. She makes a run for the phone, but before she could dial, the intruder grabs her and covers her mouth to prevent her from screaming. He warns her not to scream otherwise...... He asks for "the book" and at first Marty tries to play dumb till he tells her firmly not to play games. He wants the Irish Airs book she and her friend Patrick took from him in the park earlier in the day.
While this is going on, Patrick rushes in to Bo and Nora's and asks for Bo. He is not in. As he waits around, he calls over to check on Marty. As the phone rings Marty manages to elbow the guy in the tummy (ouch), he keels over and she runs to grab the phone. She manages to babble in panic to Patrick on the other line before the intruder yanks to phone cord from the wall and phone goes dead. Patrick rushes out to her rescue with Nora at his heel. Marty and the intruder begin struggling and it looks as if the intruder is going to overpower her, then Patrick bursts in the door to her rescue. (Bo's house must not have been too far). The intruder runs off and Patrick is unable to catch up with him.
Across town at the Waterside Inn, Room 10, where Viki is pointing a gun at her first-born son, Kevin, the gun goes off but no one is hurt. Viki continues to rant, rave and insist that she needs to do the "right thing" as the looks at the painting of the "LOVERS" (the trigger buried in her sub-conscious) above the bed. She screams at Kevin that he is interfering in someone else's marriage. Kevin tries a little Psychology of his own and reminds Mom (like a little boy) of the time he got in trouble when he wouldn't listen to his mom and dad. He reminds her that she talked to him and taught him with love and wisdom then, not fear or anger. This seems to sink into Viki and she seems to be listening. It looks as if she's going to give the gun up, but one look at the painting again and she loses it. As Viki tries to shoot, something in her snaps her out of it and she puts the gun down. Phew! what a relief. Bo bursts in and takes over. Viki recalls the events of the evening to Bo - how she was lured to the rendezvous location by Dr. Feel Good. She sees the painting again and recoils in terror saying she can't bear to look at it. Bo orders Kevin to put the painting somewhere else and Kevin puts it in the bathroom as Viki calms down once again. Kevin explains that he was given an annonymous tip to come to Room 10 and Cassie had followed him there. When Dorian was asked what her business in the room was, she explains that she was having drinks at the hotel and notices her daughter going up to the room and she had followed her to see what she was up to. You guessed it, Cassie almost had a cow, but, she didn't say anything at that point. Everyone prepares to leave so the police can take stock of the room and run checks on everything.
Later, at Dorian's house, Cassie confronts her mother on this latest lie and insisted on the truth. She tries to brave her way through it and goes on about how she is persecuted for "saving her daughter's life" when Viki the "saint" gets away with nearly killing her own son. This does not wash with Cassie and insisted on the truth a few more times. Finally, seeing that she was not getting anywhere with her lying mother, she threatens her that if she ever finds out that she has been less than candid about this whole affair, Dorian will never see her or her grandson again. With that, she storms out on Dorian.
Meanwhile, at Viki's house, Dr. Larry Wolek rushes over to assist in settling Viki down. Jesse arrives home and Kevin fills her in on the night's activities. Bo explains to everyone that it was a setup and it is clear that post-hypnotic suggestions have been planted into Viki's mind with a trigger of the painting, LOVERS. this painting is not owned by the hotel management, so it is obviously part of the plot. The investigation continues.
Kevin and Bo discuss how Hesser is responsible for the events of the night
with help from Dr. Durbin, Feel Good who Hesser assisted in paying off his
gambling debts. Kevin threatens that he will kill Carlo when he sees him to
make him pay for trying to destroy his mother. Bo orders not to do anything
foolish or go near Hesser, the police will take care of the whole mess and
deal with Carlo accordingly. Do they ever learn or listen? Stay tuned.
Dorian is trying to call Elliot, instead she finds out that he's gone. Blair drops by per Dorian's summons. Dorian tells Blair most of the truth about Elliot. Dorian tells Blair that she saw Elliot with Carlo in the park. Elliot told Dorian Carlo's plan for revenge against Viki.
Dorian tries to warn Cassie but Cassie ignores her warnings to stay away. Elliot later tells Dorian where the 'revenge' will take place. Dorian again tries to protect Cassie. Dorian relates to Blair what took place at the Waterside Inn with Viki attempting to shoot Kevin. When Bo arrives, she (Dorian) is made out to be the criminal.
Blair tells Dorian that when they were putting together The Sun's expose, they came across the material about Johnny D and Viki. Blair sees this as another story after Dorian tells Bo what she knows then The Sun can do an exclusive with her.
Viki's at the hospital. Larry tells her that his acquaintance the hypnotherapist is on his way from the airport. Viki's doubtful that this doctor can help her, but Larry tells her to be positive. Todd drops by to check on Annie "Viki" Oakley, who's the talk at the nurses' station.
Larry doesn't appreciate Todd's comments, but Viki assures Larry that's just Todd's way of showing concern. Todd asks Larry if there are any sick kids that The Sun can photographed for their charity ball. Larry tells him that he'll find some kids.
Todd asks Viki, off the record, why did she try to shoot Kevin. Viki explains it was revenge from Carlo. Todd tells her that The Sun was nastier than the Banner was with Carlo. Viki tells Todd it was revenge for Carlo's son, Johnny D's death. Viki tells Todd about Tina and her involvement with Johnny D. How Niki killed Johnny D.
Viki is troubled about her anger, the curse. Todd tells her to be careful about what she says, because Bo might lock her up for real. Todd tells Viki that there's no maid service, she won't like the one-style-for-all uniform nor the food. Viki tells him that she's tired of always using her excuses. Todd offers to take her excuses, but he's concerned that she's giving up on herself.
Todd tells Viki that when he first came back, he was afraid to be around Starr. Now, he's not scared. Starr laughs and she's not afraid of him. Todd tells Viki that the legacy of abuse stops with them (Viki & Todd).
Bo meets with Antonio in a parking garage. Bo thanks Antonio for the information. Antonio tells him that he can't wait until this undercover assignment is over. Elliot can now give the police information on Carlo. Bo gives Antonio the bad news that Elliot has disappeared.
Antonio tells Bo that he'll take care of things on his own. Bo warns him off. Antonio tells Bo since Carlo is losing friends all around maybe Carlo will open up to him (A). Bo tells Antonio that Dorian knows more than what she's telling so he's going over there to talk to her again.
At the Country Club, Carlo's on the cell phone ordering his accomplice to make sure that Elliot's disappearance cannot be tied back to him (C). Kevin saddles up next to Carlo and pulls out a gun. Kevin tells Carlo that maybe his mother couldn't pull the trigger but he could. Carlo becomes bored with Kevin's threats.
Cassie interrupts their conversation. Carlo pushes the gun away. Kevin shows that the gun was a 'cap' gun, shooting Carlo as he leaves. Cassie tells Kevin that he needs to be careful, because she does care what happens to him.
Kevin tells Cassie that Carlo was behind the Waterside Inn. Kevin tells Cassie that another doctor is being brought in to help Viki. Kevin also tells Cassie that he's going to go after Carlo in print. Kevin hints that Clint might ask Cassie to come back on the Banner permanently. Clint was humming after the circulation figures came in on her series. Kevin tells Cassie there is more story out there and it's with Dorian.
Cassie agrees that Dorian knows more. Cassie tells Kevin that Elliot was at her mother's. Cassie tells Kevin about the other things - Dorian telling Cassie to stay late at the Community Center; trying to get her, River and Andrew out of town; and don't forget when she tackled Viki at the Country Club thinking Viki was pulling a gun out of her purse. Cassie tells Kevin that she'll ask her mother more questions about what she knows. Kevin does point out to Cassie that Dorian was doing all of this out of her love to protect her daughter and he can't fault Dorian for that reason.
Carlo's having coffee. He's lamenting to Antonio that he (C) nearly had victory but it slipped through his fingers. Carlo tells Antonio there's a leak. Antonio concurs. Antonio tries to finger Elliot. Carlo tells him Elliot's 'disappeared'. Antonio tries again with Dorian. Carlo tells him that Elliot said Dorian was just a flirtation.
Antonio offers to help Carlo. Carlo is first suspicious of Antonio's offer, but then he tells Antonio that he does need someone to 'trust'. Carlo tells Antonio he can't trust Alex and he never trusted R.J. since R.J. has always had his own agenda.
Carlo asks Antonio would he understand his(C) drive to revenge. Antonio assures him that he would, after all, he (A) spent six years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. That revenge is just a nasty word for justice. Carlo comments about Antonio's attitude change.
Antonio tells him that when he first joined Carlo it was because he didn't have a choice. Antonio tells Carlo that he felt some remnants of loyalty towards Bo since he got him out of Statesville, but it came with strings. Then Bo showed up at his(C) wedding and the way that Bo talked to him made him realize that he owed Bo nothing.
Antonio tells Carlo that he also dropped by his mother's house and he visited with her and Cris. Cris is doing so well in school. Antonio tells Carlo that his life and family's has been better. Antonio simply wants to pay Carlo back for his fortune.
Bo stops by to ask Dorian more questions. Bo tells Blair that this is on a news blackout which Blair responds that Todd will act accordingly. Dorian asks Bo if Viki's being treated in the same manner. Bo ignores her and tells her that he's thinking about charging her with accessory to attempted murder especially since Elliot has disappeared and it appears that Dorian knows more than what she's telling.
Bo presses Dorian for the name of her friend that she was meeting with. Blair reluctantly speaks up and tells Bo that it was her. She wasn't able to get away and that's why she was there now with Dorian. Bo doesn't really buy the alibi and warns both of them that he'll be back for more answers.
After Bo leaves, Blair tells Dorian she didn't like lying to Bo. She's concerned that Carlo will come after Dorian. After what Carlo has put her (B) through - Todd's 'death' and Starr's 'kidnapping' - she doesn't want to see her family hurt anymore.
Kevin runs into Todd at the hospital. Kevin questions Todd about his being there, was he there to exploit Viki. Todd asks him what if he was. Todd tells Kevin that he's there to get pictures of sick children for the charity ball to benefit the same. Todd gives Kevin an invitation which Kevin throws away.
Viki returns from her session. Viki goes to Kevin and they hug, comforting each other over the ordeal at the Waterside Inn. Todd leaves the two of them alone.
Carlo is taking a phone call. Carlo tells Antonio to call the Parks Commission and ask if they have accepted his proposal. After Antonio leaves, Carlo tells the party at the other end that he wants that book back no matter the cost.
As Max goes attending his bartending business at Rhodi's, in walks Joey and Jessica to meet with their father, Clint. They go and chat with Drew and Kelley while they wait. Enter Maggie (the Nun?) and makes a beeline for Max at the bar. As they discuss events of the past and Maggie's upcoming meeting with Mom Superior. She also tells Max that she has made a list of her defense on the Hesser incident/stake-out/trap and how she is going to convince Mom Superior. Max gets increasingly angry and asks Maggie why she won't keep her end of the bargain to stay away from him and as he did when she was trying to decide whether to wear the habit or not. She claims that she is only at the bar to play video games ........ yeah right! Max turns his back on her after yelling at her to leave him alone and make up her mind; she finally leaves for her meeting.
At home, Bo prepares to go and rendezvous with Marty and Patrick in order to get the infamous Irish Airs book from them before anyone gets hurt and before the book disappears into the wrong hands. Nora at the same time prepares to go and meet with Clint to discuss strategies for Viki's case when they meet with Judge Fitzwater. As they leave, guess who's about to knock on the door ...... no less than Ms. Beckie Lee foaming at the mouth demanding why she is being investigated by Bo and Did he do the same thing with Nora? I hate to disappoint you, Ms. BL, he does not need to she's not the one disappearing every time he turns around. Nora carefully escapes for her meeting while Bo is left to deal with BL.
Bo and BL discuss her motives for coming back to Llanview and the scam she and her son are trying pull by trying to pretend that she's dead. BL says that was a "small misunderstanding." BL says things have been hard for raising Drew by herself all these years and she just needs about $75,000 to $100,000 to cut a new CD and put her career back on track, but she can "scrape by" on $50,000. Bo explodes and tells her that he would have been glad to help, but he is not sure that BL is on the level with him. He also says he would have helped raise Drew, but, BL disappeared with him and he had no way of contacting them to assist let alone even get a chance to see his son. After going back and forth on this with BL agreeing that they need to work things out, Bo finally softens and agrees to give BL the money on the condition that she prepares a full budget detailing how the money will be spent etc. They both leave the house with Bo off to the library to meet with Patrick and Marty.
In the meantime at Rhodi's, Joey is tries to convince Drew and Kelley that they will be much better off at the library to study for the upcoming school exams and Kelley finally agrees to leaves for the library while Joey and Jessie go sit with their father and discuss the possible legal problems their mother could face with this latest psychiatric development. Nora walks in and stops to talk to Drew. She explains to him that she does not hate him for things he did, but, rather is very disappointed with him considering he almost single-handedly brought Rachel back to her senses when she was hooked on drugs. As they talk and finally reach a happier level, (you guessed it) Beckie Lee crashes in as usual and tells Drew that Bo will be giving her the money for her new CD. Nora leaves to go discuss legal angles with the Buchanan's.
At the library, Patrick explains to Marty that he has hidden the book in the library and all they have to do is wait for Bo. As they talk, the mysterious stranger from the park walks in and follows them to where the book is hidden. As they leave the location, the man holds them at gun point and demands the book. Patrick at first refuses then gives "the book" to the stranger and they make a run for it. The man looks inside the bag containing the book and sees it's the wrong book and chases them. He corners them and holds them at gun point again asking for the right book. They lead him back to the location in the library to get it and as Patrick leads him astray, Marty grabs Irish Airs and makes a run for it bumping into Maggie and they both run to her car. Patrick wrestles with the stranger as it looks as if he would overpower him, Bo walks in and yells "freeze." The stranger grabs Kelley who had also just walks and holds her hostage telling Bo to drop his gun. He drops it and the stranger was able to make his escape and let Kelley go.
Meanwhile, Marty and Maggie have car problems. The car stops and would not start up again. Marty decides to go call for help at a nearby phone booth while Maggie stays in the car. Marty hides the book under the car seat before she leaves. While Marty is gone, Maggie talks to herself and the statue of Holy Mary on the dashboard imagining a conversation with Mother Superior and also about her life past and present. She begins to get jittery with all the complications in her life - Max, Hesser issue and impact on her status with the church, her decision to become a nun - she decides to ease her burden and light up with a cigarette. All of a sudden, Marty comes back and is being held at gun point by the mysterious stranger.