Téa, Andrew, Bishop McBride
Téa enters the Palace Restaurant and is being shown to a table when she notices Andrew having a conversation with the bishop. She quickly turns around and leaves. Andrew is asking Bishop McBride for a sabbatical from his parish. The bishop doesn't think it's a good idea for him to leave right now and then asks Andrew what the purpose of this sabbatical is. Is it for "renewal of your spiritual life, or your sexual life?"
Andrew says that his love of God and his love of this woman must come from the same place, "if I deny one, I risk the other". Andrew loves Téa and he intends to marry her as soon as she is free. If the bishop grants his request, he can wait for Téa to be free and return to the parish without hypocricy. The bishop warns that if Andrew takes this sabbatical, it will change his life far more than he realizes. "Be careful, Andrew", he warns, "very, very careful".
Andrew goes up to Téa's hotel room and tells her that the bishop has granted his request for a sabbatical. Téa can't believe that he did it, the church is his life. "You're also my life", Andrew tells her. It was no choice at all, he wants to be with her. He takes off his collar. Téa doesn't see how his taking his collar off changes things, even if she takes off Todd's ring that doesn't mean she's any less married to him. "I believe that God doesn't see collars and God doesn't see rings, I believe that God sees what's in our hearts and when love is in our hearts, he holds us blameless. And if I didn't believe that I would never have come back to the room because I knew what would have to happen", Andrew says and then kisses Téa.
Todd, Sam and Starr
Todd and Starr return to the penthouse to find Sam waiting for them. Todd asks if Sam will still be representing him and Sam says he will. After sending Starr upstairs, they discuss the situation. Sam is willing to help Todd, but Todd also has to be willing to do everything in his power to help himself. Todd has decided to let Starr spend more time with Blair, he informs Sam. Sam is surprised, is this Téa's idea, he asks. No, can't he have ideas on his own, Todd wonders. Maybe your sister was right, Sam comments, Viki feels that Todd's worth saving. Todd doesn't care if Viki's the one that convinced Sam to stay, all he cares about is that Sam is there and is going to help him get back what is his.
Sam wants to discuss some things with Todd, he had a good reason for not wanting Blair near Starr, didn't he? "She's bananas", Todd tells him. So why has Todd changed his mind, Sam wonders. Todd explains that Blair could have sent him to jail, but she didn't because she wanted to do what was best for Starr. That's what Todd wants to do now, do what's best for Starr. Funny, it might even show Téa that he's changing, Sam says, suggesting a possible ulterior motive for Todd's change of mind. Todd wants Sam to tell Téa about it but Sam refuses, it's up to Todd to tell her. When Todd claims he can't, that he's bad with words, Sam tells Todd to write Téa a letter to tell her how he feels. "If you don't risk, you don't win anything", Sam advises him, "you won't win trust, and without trust, you don't have a marriage." Sam doesn't understand why Todd won't try with the woman he loves, unless he doesn't want to win, maybe he wants to fail. If Todd can't say the words to Téa, why doesn't he write them. Sam pulls out a pen. Todd just stares at him holding the pen, not saying a word.
Todd, holding the pen like it's about to bite him, reluctantly sits down at the desk with a piece of paper in front of him. Sam tells him to think of it as a truth letter, filled with all the things he's wanted to say but hasn't been able to. Todd says he can't do it. Pretend that no one else is ever going to read it, Sam encourages him, just start with Dear Téa. "T, E, A, with some kind of an accent", Todd writes and then drops the pen. Sam suggests what he should write, but Todd refuses, it doesn't even sound like him. Then write it so it does sound like you, Sam says. Todd tells Sam to go away and he leaves.
As Todd starts to write, a beautiful, haunting song begins to play in the background. (It's "Night Ride Across the Caucasus" by Loreena McKennitt)"I've got a problem. I know what I want to say to you, but when I try to say it, it comes out wrong, but here goes. I did it, I made you hate me as much as I hate me. I remember when you believed in me Téa, you thought I could be better. And now Delgado, I'm ready to try, only I can't do it without you and you're not here. (The picture dissolves to show Andrew and Téa in bed together) "There's no turning back", she tells him. Andrew kisses her passionately. (Now back to Todd) "I need you to look at me the way you do, like I'm not disgusting, you're not afraid of me. Your eyes don't lie. You're in those eyes, tough as nails and soft and beautiful, that's you. I always check your eyes first (Andrew runs his thumb across Téa's face), then your mouth, (Andrew touches her mouth). It never stops, when you're not talking, you're laughing.(Andrew and Téa kiss passionately. The camera pans down the length of their bodies) At me sometimes, but it makes me feel good. I don't know why, like we share something. Is that what it's like to love somebody? (Back to seeing Todd writing) Téa, I don't know anything about love, but I'm getting to know your eyes, and that mouth, and I want to know more. Because you make me not afraid of myself." (Back to Téa and Andrew making love)"Téa", Todd whispers sadly to himself.
Sam reads Todd's letter as Todd paces the room. Sam has to admit Todd did a much better job than he thought he would, "not bad for a man that would rather boil in oil than show his true feelings". Todd tries to grab the paper away from Sam, but Sam pulls it away. Now that you've expressed your feelings, maybe now you can tell Téa, Sam suggests. Todd wants her back, the last thing he wants to do is go in front of her and look like an idiot. I'm not ready for this Sam, Todd says, grabbing the note, crumpling it into a ball and throwing it away. I'm not going to fall, he insists and storms out of the room. "I'm afraid you've already fallen, Boomer", Sam says as he picks up the crumpled letter and unwrinkles it.
Todd opens the door to the penthouse and finds Téa standing there.
Téa and Andrew
This was so right, Andrew says to Téa. He's glad he took that sabbatical, he can't imagine hiding the way he feels about her. Téa tells Andrew that she loves him. He didn't think it could get any better, but it did, hearing her say that. He wants to remember this moment forever. "Remember that, mi amore, whatever happens, remember that I love you.", Téa tells him. "No turning back", she whispers softly to herself.
Andrew wakes up to find Téa gone and a note on the pillow. "Forgive me, I'm doing the only thing I can do for our future together. I love you", the note says.
Blair and Stephen Winwood
Mr. Winwood arrives at the Palace Hotel and asks if Kelly Cramer is there. The maitre 'de points out the table where Kelly is having lunch with Jessica.
Blair manages to catch him before he can walk over to the table. Who is that young woman over there, he asks, pointing to Kelly.
Blair(as Kelly) tells Stephen that that is her cousin Blair sitting over there. They are often mistaken for each other and "Blair" sometimes impersonates Kelly, "Blair" is jealous of "Kelly" and what she has. Stephen seems convinced and they go and sit down, away from Kelly and Jessica.
Mr. Winwood tells Blair that he will see about having the money transferred into "Kelly's" account in the Cayman Islands later that day. There's only one more technicality he has to take care of, he needs to see a photo ID of Kelly's. Blair panics, then fakes an allergic reaction to the food they'd been eating and rushes out.
Kelly, Jessica, Asa and Joey
Kelly and Jessica are having lunch at the Palace Hotel. Kelly fills Jessica in on her plans to help the whales. She volunteered to do fund raising for The Living Ocean project. It's a way for Kelly to help out and to feel connected to Ian. They desperately need money and Kelly needs to find a big donor fast. Jessica suggests that they go talk to Asa. They leave to go find him.
At Llanfair, Joey lets Asa in. Asa's come to see Kevin, but unfortunately he's asleep, Joey was just sitting there studying. Asa picks up Joey's books and ridicules the fact that he's studying art, he should be studying business in Asa's opinion. Business isn't for me, Joey replies. Asa thinks that's easy for him to say when he has a trust fund to support him. Where does Joey think the money came from, or the money to build museums, it came from business. Kelly and Jessica come in during this discussion. Kelly defends Joey, asking Asa why he always has to give Joey such a hard time.
Asa asks what Kelly knows about money, Dorian pays all of her bills. Kelly replies that she's planning to change all that and she knows the value of money. That's more than Joey knows, Asa comments. What good would a museum be if there was no art to put it in, Kelly asks. And what good would all of Asa's billions do if there was no beauty, no love, no charity in the world? Jessica agrees with Kelly. Joey thanks Kelly, it was nice to have her on his side for a few minutes, even if it was only on principle and not because of him. Joey guesses that she's here to see Kevin. No, Kelly corrects him, we actually came to see Asa. They asks Asa for a donation of 2 or 3 hundred thousand dollars for protecting the whales. Asa wonders what it is about the Cramer women and the sea. Kelly is surprised to learn that Dorian went to Asa to get money. Kelly assures him that she wants nothing to do with that coral business.
Max, Jacara, R.J., Bo and Blair
Max puts the videotape in the VCR. One of us is not going to be happy after we see this, he comments to Jacara. He starts the tape, which shows the date March 12, 1998. Max's kids are shown swinging on the swings. His kids are alive! Max is relieved to see that the twins look happy and not scared or mistreated.
Bo enters R.J.'s apartment and asks about the broken vase of flowers and the cabinet that was broken into. R.J. claims it was just a lovers quarrel. R.J. asks if he has a search warrant. Bo calls in to get a search warrant. Bo suggests that maybe the tape was in the cabinet before and someone broke in and stole it.
The police search R.J.'s apartment. They find a stack of Sun newspapers, all of them about the kidnapping. Bo asks R.J. if the guilt was getting to him. Bo bets that that was what his quarrel was with Jacara. Did she jimmy the lock and steal the tape, Bo asks. How long do you think it will be before she brings the tape to the police, or to Max? The police finish up their search. I'll be seeing you, Bo promises. R.J. remains silent.
R.J. opens his door to find Jacara standing there. Where's the tape, he asks. I gave it to Max, she tells him. Jacara doesn't believe him when he says he didn't kidnap Max's kids. He's lied to Max, to Bo and now to her, again. R.J. wants to explain to her what happened. He tells her that when Jacara walked out and joined up with Max at Rodi's, he asked Claude Charbonneau to break Max, so that he couldn't afford to support Blue Jay Records and Jacara would have no choice but to return to R.J. He never suggested anything about kidnapping, the first he heard of it was after the car went in the river. "I didn't know, Jacara. You've got to believe me, because it's the truth."
What did you think would happen when you ask Charbonneau to break Max, Jacara asks. He thought Claude would ruin Max, R.J. admits he's not a nice man, but he's no kidnapper, and that's not Claude's style either. He had no way of knowing what would happen. I've done everything I can think of to find Max's kids and bring them back, R.J. tells her, he wants to make things right. He's not going to give up, he's going to fix it, just give me a chance, he begs. "I can't", she says. "I can't save you R.J., but save yourself, if you can". Jacara walks out.
Max is still watching the tape and loading his gun with bullets when Blair arrives. They're alive, he say and points to the screen. While Blair is looking at the tape with amazement that the kids are still alive, Max leaves. Blair runs after him, calling his name.
Bo arrives at Max's house after Blair calls him. She explains he might have a murder on his hands tonight, Max left the house with a loaded gun. Blair shows him the tape of the children playing and Bo is very relieved to find out the kids are alive. I know where Max went, Bo says, and quickly leaves.
At R.J.'s apartment, R.J. is sitting in a chair in the dark when Max arrives. "I've been waiting for you", he tells Max. Max points the gun at R.J.