Nora, R.J. and Rachel
R.J.'s in his office listening to music and pruning his bonsai tree. After discussing the music, which Nora likes, R.J. tells her they need to get to work on a contract for the performer right away. "I didn't come here to work", Nora tells R.J., "I came here to quit."
R.J. thinks that Bo's been putting pressure on Nora, that's why she's quitting. Nora insists that it's her own idea, she's thought about what's important and her marriage comes first. R.J.'s upset and yells at her for bailing on him, he thought they had a business arrangement. Nora's just about to leave when Rachel walks in. "She's quitting", R.J. tells
Rachel before Nora has a chance too. Rachel's very upset and thinks that the next thing that Nora's going to say is that Rachel shouldn't be working for R.J. either.
Nora defends herself, she did not make her decision to quit based on what she thinks about R.J. She thinks now and has always thought that R.J. had nothing to do with the kidnapping. She also doesn't think that Rachel should quit her job. Rachel's happy with what she's doing and she thinks Rachel's good for R.J., too, Nora says. Rachel doesn't believe her, she thinks that Nora's quitting because of her disapproval of what Rachel's doing with her life, that she didn't follow Nora's plan. Nora tells her that she's very proud of her, but Rachel doesn't believe her. Nora finally gives up trying to convince her and leaves.
Kevin, Joey, Viki and Barbara Graham
Viki stops in to see how Kevin's doing. He didn't get much sleep and he's still in a lot of pain. Viki asks Joey to stay with Kevin, she has to leave for a little while. After she leaves, Kevin asks where she's going. To Ian's memorial service, Joey tells him. He's surprised to learn about Ian's death, nobody told him about it. "None of us should ever have gone there", Kevin says, getting agitated and squirming around in the bed. Kevin wishes that he were dead, it would be better than this pain.
Joey reminds him about Cassie and all the other people that care about him. And what about his work, Joey asks, he'll take over the Banner some day. That's what he's been raised to do. Kevin asks to see a copy of the paper and Joey gives it to him, commenting on the front page story about Bo catching the rapist. What rapist, Kevin asks.
Joey is telling Kevin how everyone first thought it was Todd, when Barbara comes in to take care of Kevin. Joey notices her bruises and asks if she's OK, it feels like they should be taking care of her instead of the other way around. Barbara assures them she's fine. She tries to get Kevin to eat, but he's not interested since it involves moving. He and Joey go back to talking about the rape, Kevin assumes that Todd's been released, he's sorry he missed seeing him get arrested. Kevin does wonder how they could arrest him in the first place with no evidence. Todd was harassing Blair and Téa at the hospital right before it happened, he also had a run-in with the victim, Barbara tells them, but doesn't identify herself as the victim. So did the victim know that Todd was a convicted rapist, Kevin asks Joey. Barbara jumps in again and says that the victim did know, everyone in Llanview knows. Joey asks if she knows the victim. "I was the victim", Barbara tells them, then leaves the room.
Barbara comes back in, Joey has left, and Kevin apologizes that he and his brother were insensitive. Barbara tells him they weren't, and she hopes that Kevin understands she had a reason for believing his uncle was guilty. In fact, Barbara thinks she owes Todd an apology too. Kevin tells her to do herself a favor and stay away from Todd. Kevin comments that the hospital should have given her more time off, but Barbara tells him it was her decision to be at work.
Later, Joey brings Kevin his laptop computer. Kevin won't sleep, he won't eat, he's no fun to be around when he's awake, Joey thinks that doing some work might help. Kevin reminds Joey that he's totally fried, he can't possibly type. Besides, what is he suppose to write, "The Memories of a Crispy Critter?". If that's all he can think of, yes, Joey says, it's better than sitting around wishing he were dead.
Kevin buzzes for the nurse and Barbara rushes in. He asks her to please sit down, he would like to interview her.
Kelly, Cassie, Blair and Dorian
Kelly and Cassie are sitting on the couch in Dorian's living room. Kelly thanks Cassie for taking time away from Kevin to come to the memorial service. Blair comes downstairs, asks Cassie about Kevin, and then says she wishes no one had ever gone to Canton, it's not like the truth set them free. Dorian went to hell and back for nothing. Kelly and Blair start arguing, but Dorian comes in and breaks it up. They are going to support each other today, Dorian decrees. Dorian gets a phone call from Mel, offering to escort them to the memorial service. Dorian hangs up on him.
They are going to go to church together, Dorian tells them, and when everyone sees us together, they'll know a chapter in our lives has been closed. Cassie asks Dorian if she's alright, and Blair tells her to stop making such a big deal out of everything. Everything that happened in Canton was a big deal, Cassie says and the two of them start fighting until Kelly yells to make them shut up. Today is for Ian. Enough!, she tells them.
Todd, Téa, Viki, Mel and Renee
Todd walks into the bar at the Palace Hotel just in time to see Téa sign divorce papers. She tries to hand them to him, but he refuses to take them. He's not going to just let her go so she can run away to her "romantic reverend". Téa doesn't understand why he would fight her on this, does he want the money back. Todd hesitates for a second, then tells her he doesn't want the money back. Téa threatens to sue him and make a big public spectacle of this if he won't let her go. And the judge will grant her divorce, Todd frightens her, he's out of control and he's abusive, both physically and psychologically. I never laid a hand on you, Todd quickly defends himself. You threw me out into a blizzard, Téa reminds him. And two minutes later she was at Andrew's experimenting with the "forbidden fruit", he replies. Téa tells him that she has never slept with Andrew, but that has nothing to do with this divorce. Téa throws the divorce papers at Todd and leaves, almost running into Viki on her way out.
Viki picks up the divorce papers and hands them back to Todd, but he throws them on the ground as he and Viki sit down at a table. Viki tells Todd she's happy that he's been cleared. She always believed he was innocent, but didn't think he would be cleared so quickly. Viki tries to ask what happened with Téa, but Todd tries to change the subject and tells her he's sorry about what happened to Kevin. He's going to make Téa pay for what she's done, he declares, stepping on the divorce papers he threw on the floor. Viki doesn't think bullying Téa is the way to go if he wants her to stay. Todd says he doesn't want Téa to stay and he's sick of Viki giving him advice. If you didn't love Téa, you would have signed those papers right away, Viki says. Todd just glares at her. "Ooh, I'm so afraid of you", Viki says sarcastically. She dares him to look her in the eye tell her that he doesn't love Téa.
Téa ripped me off for 4 million dollars, Todd answers. That's not the question I asked, Viki reminds him, Todd always hides behind money when someone challenges him about love. Todd's not a rapist anymore, Viki continues, but Todd doesn't know what to do know with all his feelings of fear and anger. He makes sure no one gets to know the real him by presenting himself as a "hideous, loathsome creature". If Todd really wanted to live that way, he'd go find a cave to live in. But Todd doesn't, he keeps reaching out in his own "backhanded, anti-social way". Viki wishes he could become the human being that's in there, under all that pain he lives with. He's her brother and she loves him. "Well, you don't have to say it out loud", Todd says, uncomfortable. Viki starts to leave, but Todd asks her, almost desperately, to stay, he doesn't feel like being alone right now. Viki invites him to come with her to Ian's memorial service. Todd replies, "I would rather stick my tongue in a fan...I'm going to my cave now". Viki gets up and goes over to Mel and Renee, who are at the bar. Viki asks Mel to escort herself and Renee to the memorial service. Mel agrees. Todd, alone at his table and looking completely miserable, kicks the divorce papers across the floor.
St. James Church
River is watching Andrew put the finishing touches on the flower arrangements for the memorial service. He asks if his mother will be there today and Andrew tells him Cassie will be there for the memorial service. Cassie missed River a lot while she was gone, Andrew tells him and gives him a hug. Max walks into the back of the church. Andrew suggests that River run up to his mother when he sees her and give her a big hug. Andrew notices Max and goes back to talk to him. Max offers his condolences. Andrew goes back to River and picks him up and hugs him. Max watches the father and son sadly.
Téa is standing in the lobby of the church. Andrew taps her on the shoulder and she nearly jumps out of her skin before she realizes it's him. She quietly tells him that she tried to give Todd the divorce papers, but he wouldn't accept them. Andrew wants to comfort Téa, but she pulls away, she doesn't want anyone to learn of their relationship. Just then, Cassie and the rest of the Cramers arrive. River calls out "Mommy" and rushes into Cassie's arms. Andrew goes over to them to give Kelly a hug and thank them all for coming. They all go inside except for Cassie, Andrew and River. Blair stops to say hello to Max and ask how he's doing. "Another funeral, couldn't be better", he replies. Back outside, Cassie tells Andrew how sorry she is about Ian and gives him a hug. River says that this is like when mommy used to live with them. Cassie and Andrew don't seem to know quite what to say. Cassie asks Andrew if she has a few minutes, she'd like to take a walk outside. Andrew tells her that it will be fine.
Cassie goes outside and Téa is sitting there on a bench. Cassie reaches down and brushes snow and leaves off a gravestone. It's for William Sloan Carpenter, her and Andrew's son who died at birth, she explains. Téa says she's sorry, she had no idea that Cassie and Andrew ever had a son other than River. Téa reaches down to brush some snow off the gravestone, than apologizes for presuming. Cassie tells her it's OK. Does Téa love Andrew, Cassie suddenly asks. Téa doesn't answer, she simply says this is a day to remember Ian, maybe they should keep it that way, then she walks away.
Blair sits down next to Max and asks him again how he's doing. He insists that he's fine. They are interrupted by Renee's arrival. Blair goes to sit up with the Cramers and Renee sits down next to Max. She brings up their fight and says she's sorry, but it happened and she hopes they can both move on from there. Max agrees. Outside, Asa is telling Andrew how sorry he is in his typical fashion, commenting on how much money he and Ian could have made together. Andrew graciously thanks him for his sympathy. Viki and Mel arrive together. Viki immediately goes to say hello to Kelly and to explain to Dorian that she ran into Mel at the Palace Hotel and that's the only reason they came together. Dorian doesn't need a reason, she doesn't care, she tells Viki. "Don't do this, you two could not need each other more right now", Viki says, but Dorian doesn't listen. Viki goes back to sit next to Mel. Cassie comes in with River and Andrew starts the memorial service. Andrew thinks it's important for them to remember what we found in Ian when we first met him, and what Ian found in all of us.
Andrew continues with the service, he thinks that Ian would be a little uncomfortable with all the focus on him today. Ian would rather have focused the attention on someone else, like Kevin Buchanan, that's just the kind of person he was. Andrew tells how Ian came to Llanview and eventually found his family, found out that he was Maggie's brother. Suddenly, the doors burst open and Todd strides down the aisle. He stops and asks Andrew, "So tell me Andrew, what's going on with you and my wife?"