Todd, Téa, Starr and Moose
Todd, dressed in a pirate costume, is unsucessfully trying to get the parrot to say "pieces of eight." Téa and Starr come down the stairs in matching pirate outfits. Starr looks terrific, Todd compliments, and Téa looks.... He doesn't finish the sentence and continues on to complain he looks ridiculous. Téa suggests maybe he should accessorize, have Moose perch on his shoulder, which he does. Téa thinks they are the best looking pirate family she's ever seen.
Max, Blair, Frankie and Leslie
Blair arrives at Rodi's to find Max getting his two little Martians ready to go trick-or-treating. Without thinking, Max asks what Starr is going as. Blair has to answer that she doesn't know, she hasn't seen Starr in a while. Max apologizes for his thoughtlessness. Blair suggests that maybe they can stop by the Manning's for a little trick or treat. Hasn't Blair already played the biggest "trick" on Téa by pushing her out a window? Téa should stay away from Blair and concentrate on getting Ian and his money, Max recommends. Max also says that if Blair can't be with Starr tonight, maybe she can help him out with Frankie and Leslie. Blair protests that she doesn't have a costume. Max gives her the cape from his costume and tell her to put her hair up in two buns and go as Princess Leia. Blair gladly accepts the offer. They leave to go trick-or-treating.
Mel, Cassie, Dorian, River, Melinda, Kelly and Ian
Mel arrives at Dorian's home, but finds Cassie there, not Dorian. Cassie brought River there before they head off to the Halloween Party at the community center. River's hungry, so Cassie sends him off to the kitchen to get an apple. Mel's there because Dorian called him, they haven't seen each other since she crashed Viki's party and wouldn't behave herself. What was Dorian's problem now, Cassie asks. Mel thinks Dorian was upset about Kelly going behind her back to see Melinda and was a little jealous of Joey and Dorothy. Just then Dorian makes her entrance, looking exactly like an evil queen from a fairy tale. "How do I look", she asks. Like the wicked witch who crashed the party she wasn't supposed to, Mel answers bluntly. Exactly, her behavior was deplorable and she plans to make it up to both of them starting tomorrow, I promise, she tells them as she bows at their feet.
Does this mean they can look forward to a kinder, gentler Dorian, Mel asks. Yes, Dorian replies, in honor of her sister Melinda's return. Mel and Cassie are shocked to learn that Melinda is coming to Llanview, tomorrow. Dorian confronts Cassie about knowing that Kelly was going to see Melinda. You knew and you didn't try to stop her, did you, Dorian asks. No, Cassie tells her, she wants to find out the truth about the past and hopes Melinda can help them. Cassie has no intention of apolozing for that. And you don't have to, Dorian replies, I was wrong. I thought I was protecting you and Kelly from the past, she continues, but Kelly and Melinda reconnected and are getting along well. Dorian has realized the Mel and Cassie are right, you can't escape the past, they might as well open up the doors and see what comes through and then deal with it, the good and the bad. Cassie finds it a little hard to believe what Dorian is saying, is that really Dorian under that costume? It is, she assures them, but she's going to need their help. Melinda is doing well according to her doctor, but she's still very fragile, she needs Mel and Cassie to very gentle with her and give her time to adjust. They give her their word, but "where did this sudden and total change of heart come from?", asks Cassie.
When she was talking to Melinda, she suddenly realized that Mel and Cassie want to understand her, understand her out of love, and what harm can come of that? Suddenly she heard herself asking Melinda to come visit her in Llanview. River comes back into the room, tells Dorian that she looks very "wicked" and asks his mother if they can go to the community center now. Cassie agrees and the two of them leave. Now alone, Mel tells Dorian he's still upset about her behavior the night before, it was despicable and ugly. The "new" Dorian will tell him the truth, she was jealous. Of what? Of the fact that Viki invited Mel and not Dorian, and because Joey was flirting with Dorothy. Mel agrees to forgive her. The doorbell rings and Dorian rushes to answer it, thinking it is trick-or-treaters. In her best "Wicked Witch" impression she opens the door and says "Happy Halloween." Melinda screams in horror.
Dorian apologizes for scaring Melinda and gives her a hug. Melinda's fine, she was just startled when Dorian opened the door like that, there was a brief moment when Dorian reminded her of their mother. Dorian shows Melinda her house, leading her into the living room. Ian explains that there was a stormfront coming in and they had no choice but to leave early. Dorian introduces Melinda to Mel. Melinda apologizes for being startled by Dorian, she should have remembered that Dorian always did that as a child, appeared suddenly, popped out of a hiding place and scared her. Dorian brushes Melinda's comment off, that's something that all children do, she says. Kelly tries to talk to Melinda, but Dorian asks if she can have some time alone with her sister. Kelly agrees and she and Ian head off to the community center to see if Andrew needs some help.
Dorian walks Mel out, she apologizes for having to cut their evening short, but she didn't know Melinda would be there when she called him. Mel promises to call her tomorrow and then leaves. Melinda tells Dorian she's happy that everything is going so well for her. She knows that things weren't always easy for Dorian, but now she has a man that loves her, a beautiful house, her daughter and nieces close to her. Dorian knows that it's been even harder for Melinda, but she promises that that is all over now. But it's not, Melinda replies, there are things that happened in the past, things that kept them from being as close as sisters ought to be. They need to get those horrible things out in the open, that's the only way that she's fully going to recover. Melinda wants Dorian's help to do this.
Their lives have taken different paths, but Dorian thinks they have all been hurt in some way by their childhood. Melinda says that sometimes the memory is right in front of her, almost like she could reach out and grab it, but the memory always slips away. Dorian promises she will help, but not tonight, they both need their rest. They are headed up the stairs when Melinda remembers that she left her purse with her medicine in the living room. Dorian goes to get it, opening the pill box and taking a look at the pills, before taking Melinda by the hand and leading her up the stairs.
Dorothy, Joey, Kevin and Viki
Dorothy is at Llanfair, waiting for Joey to go to the party at the community center. She apologizes to Viki for leaving so suddenly, but Dorian just made her feel like her head was going to explode. Viki is familiar with the feeling and tells her not to worry about it. Joey comes down the stairs, but he's not wearing a costume. The doorbell rings. Joey answers it and is attacked by a big gorilla!
The gorilla wrestles Joey to the floor, but Joey is laughing, he's figured out that it's Kevin. They are happy to see each other and give each other a big hug. Kevin is introduced to Dorothy. He jokes, what is she doing with Joey? Viki asks about Duke and Kevin tells her that he's getting big, he's like a little person and he's missing it. Viki tried to comfort him by saying it goes fast, even if you're there. Kevin asks if he can tag along with them to the community center, Cassie left a note that said she would be there with River. Viki tries to recommend that Kevin not go since Andrew will be there, but Kevin has missed Cassie, he hasn't seen her in days, and Andrew will just have to live with that. Kevin goes to get out of his gorilla suit. Viki comments how good it is to her have her whole family back together.
Viki, Max, Blair, Todd, Téa, Starr, Frankie and Leslie
Max and Blair have stopped at Llanfair with the twins to visit Viki. As Max helps the kids get some goodies, Viki talks to Blair. Blair says that Max is being very nice and letting her "borrow" his children for the evening, but she is still really missing Starr. Blair thanks Viki for all that she's tried to do to convince Todd to agree to joint custody. Viki advises Blair not to give up and Blair assures her that she won't. The doorbell rings and Viki excuses herself to answer it, it's Todd, Téa and Starr. Viki is thrilled to see Starr, but warns Todd and Téa that Blair is there. Todd's about to turn around and walk right back out when Viki stops him and begs him to allow Blair a few minutes with Starr.
While they are arguing about it, with Téa taking Viki's side, the decision is taken out of his hands. Blair appears in the doorway and Starr runs right to her. Blair picks up Starr, overjoyed at the chance to hold her. Blair plays with Starr for a little while, commenting on their costumes, the happy pirate family. Viki picks up Starr and everyone moves into the living room, where Max and the twins are. Téa suggests maybe it's time for them to go. Blair gives Starr a kiss goodbye, then drapes herself over Max as the Mannings leave. Max would be flattered if Blair's motive wasn't trying to make Todd jealous. Blair apologizes for using him. Max tells her not to worry about it, he's used to it. What they need to do now is come up with a plan to pry Ian away from Kelly.
At the Community Center
The Halloween party is underway, Andrew directs some of the children to the haunted house. Carlotta comes in and asks if Andrew has seen Eli, she thinks that he has run away. He cleaned out the tip jar, but at least he does have his medication with him. After making Andrew promises to keep it to himself, she tells him that Eli was the one who vandalized the statue in Angel Square. Eli overhears Carlotta talking to Andrew and thinks that she has ratted him out. He runs back outside before anyone sees him. Andrew send Carlotta back to her house, just in case Eli shows up. Later, they'll go to Bo and get his advice on what to do.
Dorothy and Joey arrive at the party. Joey greets Andrew, promises to tell him all about his trip later, and introduces Dorothy to Andrew. Andrew has heard that she'll be working at the free clinic as a councellor. Dorothy heads off to get some punch. Andrew asks if Kelly knows he's back. No, Joey says, she's off with that jerk, Armitage. That "jerk" is my cousin, Andrew points out. Joey doesn't understand the relationship, but apologizes for what he said, he needs to get over this and realize that things have changed. Speaking of change, Joey feels terrible about the fact that Cassie left Andrew for his brother. Andrew assures him that it has nothing to do with him and the two of them are still "cool." Andrew asks Joey to keep an eye on things, he has something he has to go and do. Andrew says hello to River and Kevin sneaks up behind Cassie and surprises her. They are about to kiss when River notices Kevin and asks if he wants to go in the haunted house. Kevin declines, so River heads off on his own. As Andrew heads outside, he turns back around a sees Kevin and Cassie kissing. Outside, Andrew gets into his car. Suddenly a figure with a black mask rises out of the back seat and grabs him on the shoulder!
"Trick or treat" the figure says. Andrew realizes that it's Eli and pulls off his mask. First Andrew checks that he's been taking his medicine, then he yells at Eli for scaring Carlotta. Cristian doesn't want him there, and neither does Carolotta, Eli insists. That's not true, Andrew tells him, Carlotta is lying to everyone she knows in order to protect Eli. Eli begs Andrew again to let him come and stay at the rectory, but Andrew refuses, his life is just too much of a mess right now. "You just don't want to watch me die", Eli accuses. Andrew denies it, but Eli's heard enough, he bolts out of the car and runs away, Andrew is too slow to catch him.
Ian and Kelly arrive at the community center, but it is practically deserted, everyone is at the haunted house. One of the kids leads them there. Just as they leave, Joey and Dorothy come back from getting some popcorn from the storeroom. Dorothy heads back to get her watch, which she left there. When Kelly returns, Joey has Kevin's gorilla mask on and Kelly mistakes him for Andrew. Joey recognizes her voice and slowly takes the mask off, "It's me." Kelly stares at him in shock.