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Monday, April 14, 1997

Max, Maggie, Ian and Andrew

Maggie looks through a photo album of her parent's wedding and wonders if she ever really knew her father at all. All her life, she tried to get his approval, but maybe it was never possible at all. Maggie looked into his eyes when he was dying and felt he would rather die than reveal the secret he's been hiding. Andrew finally arrives with the envelope the Bishop left for Maggie. All that is inside is a lock of hair, which Maggie realizes fits perfectly in Ian's mother's locket. Staring at the locket, she also realizes the pattern on the locket is the same as on the tiles in the garden in her dreams. Ian takes his father's jet without his permission and heads to New Orleans with Max and Maggie.

Todd, Alex and Téa

Alex calls Todd at the Sun and tells him she'd like to be tested as a donor for Starr. Todd goes to visit her at the jail and she asks im to pay for her legal fees in return for an exclusive on her story. Todd agrees and suggests Téa as a possible defense attorney. Todd brings Téa to see Alex and Téa believes she can win. If Asa was incompetent to stand trial for obstruction of justice, he can't be competent to be a witness to Carlo's murder. Since Mortimer Bern can't be found and there's no tape of Alex's confession to Andy, Téa's confident she can get Alex off. Todd's happy that he's got Alex's exclusive story and Kevin's girlfriend working for him. At least he's happy until he gets a call from Blair telling him that Starr is back in the hospital in intensive care.

Dorian, Clint, Viki and Kevin

Dorian wakes up alone in her hotel room, but receives a bunch of violets and a note to call Mel next time she's in town. Dorian rushes back to Llanview to convice Clint to offer Mel a job with the Banner. Clint and Kevin both like the idea of hiring Mel, but when Viki learns it was Dorian's idea, she refuses to even consider it.

Tuesday, April 15, 1997

Todd, Blair, Marty, Patrick and Starr

Starr is back in the hospital and running a very high fever. Todd and Blair, who are very worried, stay outside in the waiting room to be out of the doctor's way. Marty comes out to tell them that Starr will probably need a bone marrow donor much sooner than was anticipated. The doctor asks to talk to Blair and Patrick alone, which does not make Todd very happy. First, the doctor would like permission to test Blair's baby as a possible donor for Starr. If the baby is a match, then they would need to consider delivering the baby early. Patrick agrees to the test, but is completely against delivering his son early, despite the doctor's reassurances that there would be very little risk.

Nora and Bo

Nora comes home, flops on the bed and complains she is tired and her period is late. They are soon considering the possibility that Nora may be pregnant. Bo rushes out to pick up a pregnancy test along with a pizza. Nora takes the test and it comes out negative. They are both relieved and disappointed by the result.

Max, Ian and Maggie

In New Orleans, Max and Ian try to be civil to each other so as not to upset Maggie. Since Ian can't get a hold of the caretaker with the key to his mother's estate, they agree to go to a restaurant Ian knows to have dinner while they wait. While at the restuarant, a fortune teller stops by their table and tells Maggie her suffering has not been in vain because she's on the brink of a great discovery.

Wednesday, April 16, 1997

THE BANNER- Kevin, Clint, Viki, Dorian and Mel

Kevin and Clint discuss Viki's plans to attend John Carpenter's funeral in Baltimore. Clint says tht although Viki wasn't close to the Bishop, he was Sloan's brother. Also, considering his connections in Llanview, the Banner should cover the funeral. Clint asks Kevin if he wants the assignment. Kevin is not exactly enthralled by covering this soft news story, but it would not be fair for Cassie to cover her husband's uncle's funeral so Kevin agrees to hitch a ride with his mother. Kevin sees it as an opportunity to put a bug in Viki's ear about hiring Mel. Clint says why wait and they set off for Viki's office to double team her.

For her part, Viki is concerned about Mel Haye's drinking problem. Kevin points out that the Pulitzer Prize winner has an excellent track record dating back to his coverage of the Vietnam War and just a few months ago, Mel had disguised himself as a migrant worker and exposed human "coyotes" who preyed on Mexican immigrants in California. Kevin said Mel made him feel like he was there in the dark with him. Which is about where Mel is now, Vik replies. They are running a newspaper, she reminds them both, not a rehab. Kevin asks if his mother would be relunctant to hire Woodward and Bernstein if they were drunks. Drinking among press members is a time honored tradition. Kevin is enthusiastic about Mel and says he can learn more from the investigate reporter than any journalism school. "Or your parents?", Viki asks archly and then agrees to give Mel an interview, provided Dorian is kept totally out of the loop. They agree to the deal.

Back at Clint's office, father and son find Dorian waiting for them. They tell her Mel was a hard sell for Viki, but they managed to get his foot into the door. Viki consented to meeting with him, but Kevin wonders if Mel can pull himself together. Dorian says she will call him and Clint hands her the phone. A bearded, sleepy and obviously hung over Mel Hayes answers and does not seem to process at first who Dorian is and what the call is about. He casually says he would be glad to meet Clint and hangs up, anxious to sleep off the results of the prior night's drinking. Dorian makes excuses about a bad connection and that obviously not hearing a word. Kevin and Clint are certain that Mel is hung over. She assures them that Mel is coherent and said he was up for hours. They challenge how she would know that if the connection was bad. Dorian improvises that the connection was in and out and offers to call Mel again. At first, Mel is not even keeping up his end of the conversation, but he agrees to speak to Clint if she is part of the situation, even in an indirect way. Clint and Mel, it turns out, are old drinking buddies. They recall the night LBJ decided not to run for reelection in 1968 and Clint spent the night singing "The Eyes of Texas" over and over in a San Juan bar until Mel's ears bled. Clint reminds Mel that the last time he saw him, he was hanging from a helicopter about 10 feet off the ground above the Secretary of State's garden party. Clint graciously invites Mel to come to Llanview. Mel barks back at Clint, but Clint just asks if he has called at a bad time. Mel says he could use a few gallons of coffee, but he would still be a jerk. Clint thought Mel might like a change of scenery. He was sorry to hear about his wife's passing and remembers Mel speaking of her often while they were in San Juan. Why doesn't Mel come to Llanview to meet his editor in chief? Mel says isn't that Clint's wife. Ex-wife, Clint corrects, but they are friendly. Mel is not sure he wants to do a column and Cllint assures him that what he wants is an investigative reporter. Mel agrees to meet with Clint and Viki the next day, provided that he has last say on all copy.

Dorian assures Clint and Kevin that they will not regret hiring Mel. When she leaves, Kevin says he suspects they are in big trouble, just by the grin on Dorian's face and maybe his mom was right to have reservations about this set up. The good news is that Mel is a good reporter, the bad news is Dorian is the agent. He worries she will control Mel. Clint says that Mel is the original loose cannon and that is one reason he is so good at his job. They agree that the real roadblock is getting Viki to hire Mel.

MARTY'S HOUSE- Marty and Patrick

Patrick finally gives Marty some insight into his past and his relationship with his family. He has not slept at all thinking about it. Marty says that since she is an orphan, she was hoping to be a part of his family. "A cottage full of Thornharts. I am afraid that will have to stay a dream." He confides in her a story about his beautiful red headed sister, whom he adored. She had gotten herself pregnant by a rich Englishman. She was abandoned and did not want to go forward with the pregnancy. Swearing Patrick to secrecy, she convinced him to accompany her to London where she could have a legal abortion without their parents knowledge. There she was butchered by the National Health Program. She hemorraged to death a night after in a seedy English hotel room. The ambulance company said there was nothing that could be done. Patrick went back to Ireland and confessed what happened to his parents. They have since refused to forgive him. This is why he is reluctant to allow the doctors to do tests on his son. The vision of his sister covered in blood and dying from a "simple procedure" haunts him. Marty tries to reassure him and explains that the doctors will just do a simple blood test on the umbilical cord and if it is a match, when his son his born, it can be harvested and transplanted to Starr's bone marrow. It the fetus shows any sign of distress, the procedure will be halted. Patrick apologizes for unburdening himself. Marty wants to know about his life and says he is stuck with her. Patrick says he does not want to be present at the testing. Marty lets him know she will hang in there and Patrick asks her to tell him when she is hurting. He wants to shoulder some of the burden he puts on her. They hug and Patrick leaves.

LLANVIEW HOSPITAL - Todd, Blair, Patrick, and Marty

Starr's doctor discusses the procedure with Todd and Blair. She has done it many times and the baby will be fine. Blair will be sedated. If they get the blood sample, they will know by tommorrow if it matches. Todd is anxious to get started and tells the doctor to get to it. She reminds him that she must see if an Operating Room is available. After she leaves, Todd confides to Blair that he is worried that Starr will take a turn for the worst. Blair tries to comfort him with the news that their daughter's fever has gone down and she is doing better. But Todd reminds her that that has happened before and she could become sicker again. Blair urges him to take one step at a time. Todd is borthered by the fact that he doesn't have any control over the situation. Blair says she doesn't like it either, but paralysis is not a luxury she can afford right now. She needs Todd to see her through this, even if he has to fake it. She needs him, the baby needs him and his daughter needs him most of all.

After Blair leaves, Patrick shows up at the hospital and he and Todd argue. Todd tells him, "you're too late to talk Blair out of it, Paddy, my lad." Patrick takes offense at Todd's imitation of Irish dialect and calls him a head butting amadon. Todd wants to know if that is like an idiot. Patrick confirms it is and Todd says he is tired of tearing wings off flies. The Irishman tells him that "this fly will fight back" and Todd says does he intend to hack him up with a poem. Todd does not like him and that is why he is in his face, because his little girl can die and Patrick is in the middle of it. Patrick does not have any problem with Blair or Starr, but his son needs someone to stand up for him. Todd gets nasty and says that Marty cannot be taking this well. Blair having Patrick's baby. Marty wouldn't mind if that needle is stuck a little too close this way or that. Patrick starts to leave and then turns back arund and asks how dark does it get in Todd's dismal soul. Todd replies he does not want to know how dark his soul is . Patrick says he is willing to cooperate with Starr's treatment as long as his son is unharmed. Todd does not give a fig about cooperating. Blair will do whatever is necessary for Starr. Marty burst in to the waiting room and asks both of them to come with her. There is a problem in the operating room!

NEW ORLEANS- Maggie, Ian, Max, Bertram and Hannah

Maggie, Ian and Max arrive at Eleanor's house. The caretaker, Bertram, leads them to the garden which is in considerable disrepair. He apologizes that it is not the way it was in the old days. Maggie is nervous at what she might find out. The fortune teller had known about her father's death, and also said there would be an exciting discovery made. Max holds her hand and tells her he wants to share whatever lies in store. The smell of jasmine and honeysuckle remind Maggie of her dream. She also remembers the smell of a miamosa. Ian tells her she must have been here before because the tree was chopped down a long time ago. They look at the table and recall tea having been served there. The tile on the patio matches the one on the locket and the one in Maggie's dream. She knows she has been there before. An old woman into the garden, led in by Bertram. She mistakes Maggie for Eleanor. She is Eleanor's nanny and she recognizes Ian. Ian tells her that the woman beside him is Maggie Carpenter. She says, yes, of course. She asks Maggie to sit beside her and tells them all that now that Eleanor is dead, she no longer lives in the house. She loved the lady very much. Ian shows her the locket. He explains the details of his mother's death and the Bishop's involvement with the locket, how he had kept it for a long time and when he returned it, Ian was disappointed to find nothing inside it. His mother always said the locket would protect him. Maggie tells Hannah that after her father died, he left her an envelope with only a lock of dark hair in it. It seemed to fit perfectly inside the locket. Then there was the dream and the tile on the ground with a design that matches the one on the locket. Ian thinks that Hannah might know the truth that Eleanor and the Bishop are no longer alive to tell them. She says she does but if she tells him, it will change his life forever.

Maggie and Ian pry open the patio tile and discover a metal box. Maggie is too nervous to look into the box. Ian takes out an envelope addressed "TO MY CHILDREN"!

Thursday, April 17, 1997

NEW ORLEANS-Maggie,Ian, Max

Eleanor's nanny says she always knew they'd be standing there together someday, and she hoped she'd be here to see it. She says she's been waiting for this moment for their whole lives. Maggie says they will listen to all she has to say with an open mind. Ian looks at the letter, addressed "to my children", he asks "who's children, and what does it mean?" She says, "Before I tell you that, I want to tell you a story." She tells them that Eleanor, while travelling in Europe, met Guy Armitage. They were not in love, but Eleanor thought they were. She knew that marrying Guy would be very good for her family's dwindling fortune. When Guy proposed, she said yes. She went back to America to plan for the wedding, and stopped in Boston to visit family on the way back to New Orleans. There she met and fell in true, deep love with John Carpenter, a divinity student. Unfortunately, she was already engaged, and had to go through with her marriage to Guy. Once they were married, she realized he was not the man she thought he was. He was only interested in her before she married him. Now that he had her, he lost interest. He was away on business trips frequently. It was during one of his absences that Eleanor realized that she was pregnant. Because of the timing, there was no doubt about who the father was. She told no one, until John showed up at her house. It was impossible to keep it a secret from him. He was still in love with her. He begged her to come back to Boston with him, but she could not. John left, bereft. He was devastated about having another man raise his child. During her pregnancy, she made a discovery, and a decision that would haunt all of their lives forever. She was pregnant with TWINS.

She tells them that Eleanor made sure that only 2 people were present during the birth-her doctor and her nanny. She held the 2 babies for only an afternoon. She kept the boy, because she knew that Guy would want a male heir, and she thought he might love a son more than a daughter. The baby girl she sent back to Boston with her true love, to live the life that she herself could only dream about. She always had a feeling that her 2 children would meet again as adults, and come back to the garden, which is why she wrote them the letter. Maggie stands up and walks over to Ian. She says, "you're my brother." Max comes over and says, "you're her brother?" Ian says that is why his mother thought the locket would protect him, because it breaks the tie between himself and Guy. Max brings up the fact that Guy could now disinherit Ian. He asks Eleanor's nanny if Guy knows about all this, and she says that she doesn't know how he could know. Maggie asks her if the woman she knew as her mother knew the truth. It turns out that John told her the whole story before he even asked her to marry him, and she was glad to raise Maggie as her own.

Maggie opens the letter. Eleanor tells them that she is writing soon after the day in the garden. It was a beautiful day they had in the garden. She hopes they will someday find each other and grow old and close together. In the letter she tells Ian that she's sorry that he wasn't raised by John; who should have been his father. She tells Maggie that she is glad that she is so happy with her father and his wife. She hopes they will forgive and understand what she had to do, and she hopes they will love each other always. Maggie and Ian hug.

CARLOTTA'S DINER- Carlotta, Hank, Rachel, Téa, Nora, Antonio, Andi

Hank comes in to meet Rachel for lunch. He tells her that he comes in peace. She smiles, and tells him that he can be charming when he's not in the courtroom. He says that he made a mistake. He asks her for today's special, with a truce on the side. Carlotta tells him that he'll get both things from her, but not from Antonio. Nora comes in. She has a dizzy spell, and almost faints. Rachel and Hank are worried. Antonio comes in. He is also concerned. Nora says she is OK. Hank tells her to see a doctor, she says she will. They discuss a surprise party that they are planning for Bo. Nora leaves, and heads to her office. Hank congratulates Antonio for clearing his name. He says he's behind him and will help any way he can. Rachel talks to Hank about him trying to reach out to R.J. She tells him that it will take time for them to work out the years of trouble between them. She tells him how much his help meant to her during her recovery from being a drug addict. She says R.J. probably appreciates all his help now, too.

Téa comes in and tells Hank that she is representing Alex. Hank says she doesn't need a lawyer to get out of jail, she needs a chainsaw. She tells Hank to drop the charges, because he doesn't have a credible witness. She says she'll see him in court, and walks out of the diner. Hank goes to talk to Bo about about Alex's case. Andy comes in and asks what Hank wanted, and he tells her that he wants to help. Antonio says the next time he stands in front of a judge he'll be called"counselor."

LLANVIEW HOSPITAL-Blair, Todd, Patrick, Marty

Marty asks Todd if Blair has any allergies to medicine. He says he doesn't know, and that she should call Dorian and ask her. She tells him that Blair is having an allergic reaction. Patrick is worried about his son, Todd is freaking out about Starr. He says that Patrick doesn't care about Starr or Blair. Patrick says that Todd cares about no one but himself. Marty tries to call Dorian about Blair's medical background, but cannot reach her. She tells Patrick and Todd that Blair and the baby are in the best possible care. In the operating room, Blair is having trouble breathing, and goes into shock. The baby's heart rate goes up, and they prepare for an emergency C- section. The baby's heart rate returns to normal, so they don't need to deliver him early after all. Blair thanks them for helping. The doctor comes out and tells them that Blair and the baby are both fine, and they will now send the blood to be tested for compatibility.

Todd goes to see Blair. She is asleep. Todd remembers the wedding, and how happy they were. He remembers breaking the mirror, and she said it was bad luck. He thought it was silly superstition back then. He reaches out and touches her hair, waking her. She tells him how scared she was, and he tells her there's nothing to worry about. She falls back to sleep. He stays in her room and watches her. Patrick asks Marty if they will be tied to Todd forever. He says he's tired of him. Marty tells him to try to stay away from Todd. He tells her that he will visit Blair after Todd leaves. When Todd does leave, Patrick goes in to see Blair. He thanks her for coming through. She says she didn't do it all. Todd starts to come back into the room, but doesn't when he sees Patrick. They don't know he is there, but he hears their whole conversation. Patrick tells Blair that Todd was making a scene and causing trouble while she was in the O.R. She asks what kind of trouble, and he says "the usual rubbish." She tells him that Todd would never hurt their baby. Patrick asks if he has been giving her any trouble. She says Todd is very good to her. She says that Todd is afraid. Patrick says that Todd is a jackass. Patrick says he wants Starr to be happy for his son's sake. She asks Patrick what he wishes for. He says he wants Marty to be happy because she is the most important part of his life, and she always will be.

Friday, April 18, 1997

Maggie, Ian, Max and Hannah

"You're my brother", Maggie says again to Ian. Max thinks that everything that has happened makes some sort of strange sense now. Maggie felt that when her father died, she was all alone, but... "Now we have each other", Ian reassures her, holding her hand. He knew that Maggie would be an important part of his life the day he met her, but he never imagined she would end up being his sister. Maggie now understands her father's actions a lot more, his need to control, his expectations, but she can't understand how Eleanor could give her away. Hannah explains that Eleanor wanted her to grow up in a house full of love. She thought John could give her that and she knew Guy Armitage wouldn't. The Bishop didn't give her love, Maggie insists. In fact, she never really knew him at all. She used to think that when her father was gone, she would feel free, but now that he's is gone, she feels she needs him more than ever. She turns to Max and they hug.

It wasn't until John brought Maggie to New Orleans that he learned of Ian's exisistance, Hannah explains. The Bishop raged when he learned the truth, but by then the secret was too deep to do anything to change it. They weren't secrets, they were lies, and they took over everything, Maggie says. The secrets did more harm than good, Ian agrees. Eleanor paid dearly, Hannah tells them, she lost her true love, she gave up one child, and spent the rest of her life trying to protect the other one. Hannah asks them not to hate Eleanor for the choices that she made.

Ian wonders whose hair is in the locket, is it his or is it Maggie's? It's actually both of theirs, Hannah tells them. Eleanor took a lock of Ian's hair and a lock of Maggie's hair and tied them together and put them in the locket so they would always be togehter, close to her heart.

Andrew and Cassie

Back in Llanview, Andrew is on the phone making some arrangements for the Bishop's funeral. Cassie comes in, she has just come back from Statesville prison and is glad to be back. It's not that she doesn't think their work with prisoner's families is good, it's just hard. Today she drove the mother and daughter of one of the prisoners to Statesville to see her. It was very sad. The prisoner, Diana, had always been something of a wild child, but she met a man, settled down and got married. What went wrong, Andrew asks. Diana couldn't keep up the charade of good wife and mother and went back to hanging around with her old friends, coming home late or not at all. She finally ran away with a man and when the husband caught up with them in a motel, the boyfriend stabbed Diana's husband to death in front of her. They ran, but the police caught them and Diana is in prison as an accessory to murder. When visiting hours were over, they had to pry the little girl off her mother. Cassie, upset, says she doesn't think Diana realizes how many lives she's destroyed. "How could a woman do this to the people that she says she loves more than anything else in this world?", Cassie wonders, "How can she live with herself?" Cassie, crying, wonders why this story is getting to her so much. Andrew thinks he has the answer to that.

"How much of yourself do you see in that story?", Andrew asks. They are both married woman with a small child who meet and attractive man who is really no good for them(Andrew's opinion, not mine:-) Cassie denies any connection between her situation and Diana's. Andrew makes Cassie look at him and insists that he know her and what's she's going through. Evidently you don't, Cassie replies. The phone rings, it's Nora reminding them about Bo's birthday party tonight. Andrew tells Nora that they will be there. Cassie is surprised that they are going since his uncle just died and Andrew's not exactly happy with his wife right now. He's profoundly happy with his wife, Andrew says, he just hopes she's happy with him. She is happy with him, Cassie insists.

R.J. and Rachel

R.J. is sitting at a table at Club Indigo when Rachel comes in with some 'incredible' news, Hank just admitted, in public and without a gun to his head, that he was wrong. "Election year already?", R.J. asks sarcastically. It was for real, Rachel insists. Not only did he admit he was wrong, he also apologized to Antonio. R.J. tells Rachel not to be too impressed, Hank tried the same thing with him the other night and R.J. isn't buying it. "Why can't you give my father a break?", Rachel asks.

What if R.J. is wrong, what if Hank was really trying to set things straight? Whatever "Holy Hank" says and does is done solely for himself, R.J. replies. Hank's worried that R.J. is going to get Rachel into trouble or he's going to have to decide between his friends and helping his "bad brother" if R.J. doesn't straighten out. Two gentlemen arrive and interrupt their conversation. Rachel thinks she should go, but R.J. tells her to stay and welcomes the two men to his club.

R.J. breaks out a bottle of champagne and invites them to have a seat at a table. One of the men notices Rachel standing nearby and wonders who she is. R.J. waves at Rachel to come over to the table to say hello. One of the men, Gabriel, is one of R.J.'s lawyers/booking agents and the other man is a musician. R.J. wants him to play in his club, he has big plans for Club Indigo and wants to start bringing in big name acts.

They ask Rachel's opinion of whether R.J. can pull off his big new plans for the club. She tries to avoid answering at first, but then supports R.J., if R.J. says he will turn Club Indigo into a famous jazz club, then he will do it. The men agree to help R.J. advertise and get good acts for the club. Rachel suggests that they have a Jazz festival to get things started in the right direction. They like the idea and agree to help. They leave and R.J. is happy everything went so well.


Hank, Bo and Nora

Hank bursts into Bo's office asking if everyone in town has lost their collective minds. Hank doesn't even give Bo a chance to guess what he's talking about before telling him that Alex has retained Téa as her lawyer. Hank thinks the whole thing is a nightmare, but Bo looks amused by the idea. Bo assures him that he has an airtight case, Alex has confessed and there were tons of witnesses to her abduction of Andy. Hank asks Bo how Nora's been feeling and then tells him about Nora almost fainting at the diner earier. Bo looks worried, but thinks what Nora could really use is a vacation after all they've been through this past year. Bo's going to see if he can talk Nora into taking things a little easier.

Bo's on the phone when Nora enters his office and starts kissing him. Bo quickly hangs up and asks her to kiss him again. He tells her the news that Alex has hired Téa to defend her, which doesn't bother Nora at all. Instead, she asks him to take her out to dinner tonight. He reaches for the phone to order a pizza, but she stops him and claims she has a craving for flan. She finally convinces Bo and they leave.

Carlotta and Dorian

Dorian comes into the diner and asks Carlotta for help. Carlotta is decorating the place with flowers and ballons in preparation for Bo's birthday party. Dorian explains that her maid has the flu and her house is an absolute shambles. She has an important visitor coming and desperately needs her help. Carlotta doesn't look to eager to do it and asks what *his* name it. How does Carlotta know it's a man, Dorian asks. He's an award winning journalist, Dorian reveals, and raves about his wonderful qualities. Carlotta can't help Dorian out, she's a business woman and she's far too busy at the diner to clean Dorian's house. Carlotta instead offers to call around and see if she can find someone else to help Dorian out. Dorian thanks her and leaves.

Asa and Renee

At the Palace Hotel, Asa is busy looking at the stock figures in the paper when Renee reminds him that today is Bo's birthday. Renee tells Asa that he's taking her to Bo's surprise birthday party, but he refuses and offers to have his driver drop her off instead. It will be a cold day in hell before he celebrates anything with his ungrateful son, Bo. Renee finally convinces him to go by pointing out that if he doesn't show up, it will look like he's running away. Never one to back down, Asa agrees to go, but he won't be buying Bo a present.

The Surprise Party

Carlotta, still trying to get everything ready, asks Cristian and his college friend Layne(sp?) to put up a banner. Layne is glad that Cristian isn't mad with her anymore. Rachel and Andy are sitting at the counter watching Antonio cook when Téa comes in. Next, Hank arrives, bringing some cases of soda and beer. Marty and Patrick arrive and Carlotta drags Marty away to help her. Cassie and Andrew arrive next and start telling Patrick about the program they are setting up to help prisoner's families. As they are talking, Kevin walks in and stares at Cassie for a moment before walking over and kissing Téa as Cassie watches jealously. They all hide and yell surprise when Bo and Nora get there.

Everyone applauds and Bo tries to duck back out the door. Drew grabs him and tells him not to even think about it. Nora's unbelievable, Bo says as he kisses her. Hank breaks it up to give Bo his own happy birthday wishes. Everyone calls for a speech from Bo. "You're all under arrest", Bo jokes. It's been quite a year and he's learned that life doesn't mean a whole lot without your family and friends. Right after Bo finishes his speech, Renee and Asa arrive and Antonio glares at Asa from across the room. Asa walks over to Bo, but instead of wishing him Happy Birthday, he just asks if Bo is working on finding where Carlo stashed his 30 million dollars. Bo sarcastically thanks Asa for his birthday wishes and walks away. Next, Asa goes over to pick a fight with Antonio, but Antonio refuses to get involved and claims the music's too loud, he can't hear a word Asa's saying. Asa gives up and walks away and leaves. Bo and Nora start dancing and everyone joins in, Andy and Antonio, Kevin and Téa, Andrew and Cassie. Hank asks Carlotta to dance and she accepts. Kevin and Cassie watch each other from across the room.

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