Dorian, Blair and Kelly
Dressed in a white suit, Dorian is standing in the foyer looking at the report from the independent lab when Blair walks down the stairs. As they go into the living room and sit down, Dorian tells Blair that the lab has substantiated all of Clarence's findings and they are "demonstrably true". We're going to be rich, Dorian tells her. Blair is thrilled, she's going to need all that money to fight Todd for custody of Starr. Now that Téa has left Todd, Blair thinks she has a good chance of winning. Dorian tells her not to worry, Dorian's on her way to the bank to get a loan and she'll soon have the seed money to start their next fortune. As Dorian is leaving, she notices Kelly standing in a corner of the foyer, crying. It's the last place she ever saw Ian and she still can't believe he'll never walk through those doors again. Dorian looks concerned, but Blair just rolls her eyes behind Kelly's back.
Kelly's holding a scarf, Ian gave this to me she says. "He gave her a ring, too", Blair says. Dorian silences Blair with a look and tells Kelly that they will get through this together, they have to move on. Dorian asks Blair to look after Kelly and heads out the door. Kelly asks why Dorian is heading to the bank. When Blair explains Dorian is going to get a bank loan, Kelly is less than thrilled. Dorian doesn't care about Clarence or the coral, she says, she's just using it as an excuse to distract her from thinking about Mel. Not to mention that it's going to destroy marine ecology, Kelly adds, but Blair doesn't care about that at all, all she's interested in is money.
Blair doesn't see anything wrong with money, unless you don't have enough of it. Kelly doesn't think Blair will ever have enough. Kelly shouldn't talk, Dorian's paying all of her bills, Blair reminds her. Blair missed out on Ian's fortune, but if Dorian is right about this coral, she has no intention of missing out on this fortune, too. Kelly is upset that Blair's only feelings for Ian were about his money. Ian was a kind, giving person, but of course Blair never appreciated that. Blair's never cared for a man except for his money, Kelly accuses, giving Asa and Todd as examples. The phone rings and Blair answers it. It's Ian's solicitor, he'd like to speak to Kelly. Blair tells Kelly the call is for Dorian and tells the solicitor that "she" isn't here right now. The solicitor leaves a message that he will be stopping by later to discuss the terms of Ian's will with Kelly.
Kelly is suspicious, but Blair lies and says it was a telemarketer calling. The discussion turns back to Dorian. Kelly is convinced this coral business is a bad idea. There will be too much opposition because of its damaging effects to marine ecology for it to ever get off the ground. This idea is a loser, Kelly says, it's not going to get them a bank loan and it's not going to make them a fortune. At least Dorian and I are getting on with our lives instead of sitting around here moping, Blair tells her.
Dorian tries her sales pitch regarding the coral at at least four different banks, trying to get a loan. Having no luck with any of them, she next tries her sales pitch on Asa, but he won't give her the money either.
Ian's solicitor arrives at Dorian's house and Blair lets him in. "I'm Kelly Cramer", she says, reaching out to shake his hand.
The Community Center
A "Mommy and Me" program is just starting at the Community Center. Todd walks in with Starr (a new actress, slightly older, with long hair) and asks if they can make it a "Daddy and Me" group too. "Mommy's gone", he says softly(blatently lying), covering Starr's ears so she doesn't hear. The woman seem willing to let him join, but the leader of the group is unsure. Just then, Andrew walks in with River. The woman ask Andrew if Todd can join them and why isn't there a Daddy and Me group. "Yeah, how come? Cause I'm a daddy, just like you", Todd goads Andrew.
The woman back Todd up, one woman says she wishes her husband would be that interested. Andrew agrees to let him stay and sends River and Starr off to color together. When the attention is off of them, Andrew quietly demands to know what Todd is really doing there. It's tough to raise a child alone, Todd says innocently. "You're doing a great job with River", Todd says. It
sounds like a sincere complement, but he finishes up by saying, "teaching him all the important stuff, like how to do whatever the hell you want and still call it your god-given right". Suddenly Starr yells "no" and Todd rushes over to her.
Starr was upset because River had taken her crayon. You can't take things that don't belong to you, Andrew tells River. "Seems to be going around here", Todd comments. Andrew asks Todd if that was really necessary. Todd tells River he knows how he feels, "Sharing sucks. Sometimes you just want to keep all the crayons." Todd then gives River a "magic pen" and tells the kids to go off and color. Andrew says that he now sees why Téa keeps trying to work things out with Todd, it's that little hint of humanity that Todd shows every once in a while. Andrew wonders if it's just for show since Todd's usual range is between "self-serving and blatantly manipulative". Kind of like preaching to your flock and then doing whatever the hell you want, Todd asks. Todd thinks when it comes down to it, he and Andrew are a lot alike. Andrew disagrees. Todd asks for Andrew's help to save his marriage. Andrew refuses. "Why not, you sleeping with my wife?", Todd asks. "No, but neither are you, so that's progress", Andrew replies. I'm not the one who can save your marriage, Andrew tells him. "Then what about me, can you save me?", Todd challenges him.
Later, Andrew is working out on the punching bag in the community center. "What do you want from me!", he shouts to the heavens above. Unfortunately, it's only Todd that answers, he's come back to get the picture which Starr forgot. Andrew can't figure Todd out, if taking Starr to "Daddy and Me" classes and being nice to children is Todd's way of getting Téa back, it's not going to work, Andrew warns him. Todd doesn't think Andrew will have anything to say about it, especially after he gets transferred to "Our Lady of Botswana", or wherever. Andrew knows that Todd sent the bishop up to Téa's room to catch them, but there wasn't anything to catch. Todd's not so sure about that, the bishop looked "a little hot under his clerical collar". Andrew's not about to lose anything important to him, he informs Todd. Todd on the other hand already has, he's lost Téa.
Todd says he hasn't lost anything, not his daughter, not Téa, not his money. Andrew doesn't think much of the way Todd's trying to hang onto Téa, convincing the bishop she's having an affair with Andrew, stalking her, abusing her. It's like a twisted version of Beauty and the Beast, where the Beast is both cruel and ugly, Andrew declares. Téa's gone for good because Todd is trying to win her back with the same garbage that drove her away in the first place. And what's sad is that Andrew truly believes that Todd loves Téa. Todd asks Andrew if he knows where Téa is, but Andrew won't tell him. Todd asks Andrew again if he thinks he can save Todd's "poor, beast soul". This is all just a game to Todd, isn't it. Yes it is, he agrees, "Souls and Salvation", lets play. Andrew takes "beastie boy" up on his challenge and hands him a copy of the Bible. Read this, then come back and will talk, he tells Todd.
Cassie is working hard, trying to get her story together without the help of either Clint or Viki, who haven't shown up for work. She asks Zach if there's been any news, but he hasn't heard from them. Zach asks if Kevin will be getting out of the hospital soon. Not for a while, Cassie tells him. All of a sudden there is a round of applause as Kevin rolls into the city room in his wheelchair. "What are you doing here?", Cassie asks.
After Kevin greets everyone, Kevin tells Cassie that they are staying at Llanfair until he can manage the stairs at the carriage house. Cassie is fine with that, but she can't believe that Larry released him and she can't believe that he came into work, he should be resting at home. This is my home, he replies. Joey assures Cassie that Kevin's up to it, he wouldn't have brought him here otherwise. Joey says goodbye and leaves. Kevin explains that Barbara's going to be his private nurse for a few weeks and oversee his rehab. Cassie's glad that he's feeling better, but she doesn't think he should be back at work yet. Cassie's been through a lot lately and Kevin didn't want her to have to face it alone. Cassie gives him a kiss.
Cassie tells him that she loves him. Kevin decides it's time to get to work and rolls over to his desk. His desk is a mess and as he starts to gingerly move some of the papers, the phone falls and hits him in the hand. He's in great pain and Cassie tells him that she's taking him home.
Viki, Clint, Jessica, Kevin and Joey
Viki wakes up in her bed, in her own nightgown, with Clint lying next to her on top of the covers, his arm across her chest. Before she even notices it's Clint, she grabs the hand and flings it off of her, startling Clint so much he ends up rolling off the bed onto the floor.
Viki is horrified to see Clint in her bedroom, she pulls the covers up to her chin. She is even more horrified to learn that Clint undressed her and put her into her nightgown last night. Viki passed out, Clint reminds her, and it's not like he didn't know the territory, they were married once. He stayed the night to be sure she was OK, he wasn't sure how much she'd drunk and didn't want her to get sick in the middle of the night. I didn't drink anything, Viki insists, it was only tea. Clint is skeptical. It was tea, Viki tells him again, made from some sort of Amazonian plant or tree or something. And where did she get this tea, Clint asks. At Dorian's, Viki vaguely remembers. Then she remembers that Renee was there, she drank the tea too. Viki remembers them laughing and they went up to Dorian's room and tried on her clothes. After that, it's all a blank. "Last night...did we?", Viki asks. Clint tells her no and Viki immediately looks relieved. Viki asks him to leave so that she can get dressed. She has to go see Kevin at the hospital before she goes to work. There's one other detail about last night that she's forgotten that she's not going to be too happy about, says Clint.
That's an understatement, Viki is absolutely furious to learn that Kevin has been released from the hospital. Viki is about to get up and take care of the situation when she falls back into the bed, she's got one heck of a hangover. "Those tea hangover are the worst, huh", Clint teases her. Viki yells at him again for invading her privacy, he stepped way over the line. Viki tells him to go and Clint sits down at the bottom of the bed to pull on his boots. Just then, Jessica walks in and sees Viki in bed and Clint putting his boots on. "Oh, my God", she says.
Viki is quick to assure her that this isn't what it looks like. When Jessica heard them arguing like old times and came in a saw them, she thought they were back together. But it's none of my business, Jessica says and quickly leaves. Viki blames Clint for getting Jessica's hopes up. I used to be able to rely on you, she tells him, but not anymore. She's not even sure she can trust him at all.
Clint takes offense at this, he's been the one that's stood by her for more than twenty years, raised her children as his own and dealt with her DID. He's even dealt with her dumping him for Sloan. "Have I ever let you down?", he asks. Although he's infuriated her and exasperated her, Viki has to admit that he's never let her down. And Viki *does* still trust him, he tells her. When Viki asked if they'd slept together the night before and he said no, she immediately took him at his word, with no question in her mind at all. That's trust, says Clint. Clint kisses her, then walks out the door and leaves her standing there.
Kevin and Cassie arrive at Llanfair and go into the library. Kevin's upset that he made such a mess at the Banner, everyone was staring at him and feeling sorry for him. Cassie tells him to stop exaggerating and stop giving himself such a hard time. Kevin feels bad that he's a burden to Cassie right now, he wants to be there to help her with everything that's going on, especially about Andrew and River. He tells Cassie about his run-in with Andrew at the hospital. Cassie is not happy, she asks Kevin to worry about his healing and let her deal with the situation about River by herself. Maybe Kevin shouldn't have left the hospital yet, Cassie suggests. Things are not well between the two of them when Cassie leaves to go back to work. She tells him she loves him. "Yeah", he replies, but doesn't seem to really believe her.
Clint is just about to leave when Viki, now dressed for work, comes down the stairs and asks him to wait. She apologizes for what she said upstairs. Joey, Jessica and Kevin come out of the library and join them. When was the last time just the five of them were together, Joey wonders. No one can remember, but it's been far too long. Viki asks if anyone has had breakfast and invites Clint to stay. All five of them head for the kitchen to have breakfast together.