Andrew, Todd, Téa, Nora, Sam, Bo and Del
Andrew and Todd are sharing Llanview's one and only jail cell. Andrew is kneeling, trying to pray, but Todd keeps talking and distracting him. Andrew suggests that maybe Todd should try getting down on his knees, too. Todd isn't interested. "You know, I used to think you were quiet. You've got such a mouth on you. Just keep it shut, I'll pray for both of us", Andrew tells him as Todd starts talking again. Todd tells him that his soul is just fine, it's Téa "Mary Magdalene" Delgado that Andrew should be worried about, it's her soul that needs some scrubbing. Just then, the guard lets Téa in. Téa just glares and shakes her head at Todd.
Upstairs in the police station, Sam and Nora are discussing the situation about their clients. (Nora is there as Andrew's lawyer as well as Téa's). Sam feels that Téa broke the terms of the agreement by being alone in a hotel room with that wino.(He looks at Del, who is standing nearby). Nora tells him that the "wino" is a cop and Téa has a right to be alone with anyone she pleases. Then why was Andrew willing to break down the door of the hotel room to get to Téa, Sam asks. Nora reminds him that it was *his* client that broke down the door, which she intends to tell the judge if they ever get to see him/her. Todd is stalking Téa every time she leaves the house, Nora complains, and as far as she's concerned his breaking down the hotel room door nullifies the reconciliation agreement. Bo walks in and Nora and Sam simultaneously ask him when they can get their clients out. "As soon as I decide what the charges are", Bo says.
Téa yells at Todd for following her and breaking down the door like that. Todd tries to defend himself, she was in a room alone with some wino, what was he supposed to do? You knew he was a cop, Andrew says. Todd tells Andrew to stay out of it. You were on the dock, hugging some creep I'd never seen before, Todd tells Téa. Téa finally understands, that's what caused Todd's change of attitude and aggressive behavior. Todd could have come and talked to her about it, but no, he had to pull a "deranged fit of jealousy" and drag Andrew into it too. Todd didn't even bother to find out if there was any truth to it, Téa says. Was there, Todd asks, infuriating Téa. "You push me away, act like a madman without telling me why and then think *I* owe *you* an explanation", she yells. Yes, you're still my wife, Todd yells back. As far as Téa is concerned, their trial reconciliation is over. "See ya" she tells him, waving to him as she leaves the jail.
Nora is trying to convince Bo that Andrew was an innocent bystander. Sam doesn't see it that way, Andrew is as guilty as Todd. Actually, Sam feels that the guilty one is Del, pulling a gun on "a husband who was worried about the safety of his wife. What man wouldn't be jealous in Todd's shoes?"
Del comes over and tells Sam the idea that Todd is jealous is idiotic(but he can't tell him why). Bo tells Sam that Todd knew that Del wasn't some low-life, that he was a police officer. Officers of the law have been know to stray, replies Sam, besides, it's obvious that Andrew was concerned about Téa's safety too. Bo finally ends the discussion by saying he'll let Todd and Andrew go after he talks to them. Bo and Nora are alone for a moment as everyone starts to head downstairs. Nora mentions Bo's birthday party and suggests a "private celebration" afterwards. Bo likes the idea.
Bo, Nora, Sam and Officer Annie go to see Todd and Andrew in jail. Bo will release them if they promise to stay away from the officer they saw with Téa. Andrew immediately agrees. Todd, after a lot of grumbling, finally also agrees. Annie opens the jail cell and Todd and Andrew start to leave. Just then, Téa and Del arrive. Todd goes after Del, but Del quickly subdues him and pins Todd against the wall. He threatens Todd that if he ever puts a hand on Téa again, he's dead. The next thing we see, Todd is back in the jail cell, alone this time. "You nitwit", Téa says to him and leaves. Upstairs, Andrew gets his personal items back and thanks Nora for her help. As Andrew is leaving, he runs into Téa, who tells him she's sorry. "Me too", Andrew replies simply and then leaves. Mel storms into the police office and heads straight for Del. "That's the piece of trash that cost Dorian her life!"
Down in the cell, Sam is yelling at Todd for losing it and attacking Del. You've got a choice, you either trust Téa or you lose her. Todd says that he can't trust anyone, he can't even trust himself. But that's changing, Sam says, and if you don't do something quickly, you will lose Téa. In the police station, Mel blames Del for Dorian's shooting. Bo comes over and defends Del and promises to get the guy that shot Dorian. Nora convinces Mel to try to go home and get some sleep. After he leaves, Bo apologizes to Del. "No, he's right, it should have been me", Del says. Del leaves and Téa goes back to talk to Todd. Bo tells Nora he's had enough for the day, he can't wait to go home and crawl into bed with her.
Téa visits Todd again at his cell, it must be beginning to feel like home, she comments. Todd admits to her that he went a little crazy, but before that things were getting better between them, at least a little. And if Téa says nothing was going on, then nothing was. He doesn't trust anyone, but he's working on it. There's one thing Todd needs to know, "Are you sleeping with that guy?"
Téa is insulted by Todd's question. Do you really think I could do that to you, she asks. Todd's not sure, he saw her alone in a hotel room with this guy. If you meant what you said, trust me, Téa tells him.
Georgie sneaks into Bo and Nora's bedroom with a tape in her hand, which she pops it into their VCR. She notices a pile of presents lying by the end of the bed and looks at one of the cards. "And many happy returns, Commish", she says and turns to watch the tape, which shows Bo and Nora making love. As she watches, she starts to smile, an evil, self-satisfied smile.
Georgie is in Bo and Nora's bed, wearing Nora's nightgown. "Oh, Bo", she moans, putting on a show for the camera. After she's done, she gets up and, using a chair, reaches up and takes the camera.
Viki's on the phone filling Clint in on Dorian's condition. They almost lost Dorian during surgery, she flat-lined, but they managed to bring her back. Viki promises to pass on Clint's good wishes to the family. Viki walks over to join Joey in the waiting room just as Kevin wheels himself off the elevator. He passes on the good news that R.J. is doing better, he's been moved to another room. Viki's worried that Kevin's been there all night. He doesn't want to leave Cassie alone and he's checked with Barbara, as long as he sticks to his medication schedule he'll be fine. Blair rushes out of the elevator and asks Viki what's going on. All Kelly told her was that Dorian was in ICU. Blair is shocked to learn that Dorian was shot and rushes over to Dorian's room. Blair tells Dorian that everything's going to be alright, she's there now.
Meanwhile, down in "Hell", Dorian can see everything that is going on in her hospital room. "I look like hell", she comments. Dorian admits that she failed Carlo's last test, but he doesn't think she could really kill Viki does he? "You still hate her in your heart don't you? I like that. Holding a grudge is a dying art", Carlo replies. Dorian insists that she doesn't hate Viki anymore and asks for a second chance to prove it. What is it that Carlo wants in order to set her free, Dorian wonders. Money?, she guesses. She's got lots of that now that she has Kelly's share of the Armitage fortune. The fire in the fireplace blazes up behind her. It was for Kelly's own good, actually for all of us, Dorian revises, nervously glancing at the fire. "OK, we'll forget about the money!". The fire subsides. Dorian wonders what else she has to offer him. She tries to buy him off with time, a year off the end of her life, two?, five?. Carlo says nothing. Dorian asks him to give her an idea of what it is that he wants. Carlo pulls out a picture, it's a picture of Kelly, Cassie and Blair. "Over my dead body", Dorian tells him. "That shouldn't be a problem", Carlo replies.
Dorian has survived the surgery and is back in ICU, but as Larry tells Cassie, Kelly, Blair and Mel, things don't look good. The longer she's in a coma, the worse the prognosis is. Blair is upset that they left a bullet fragment close to her heart. Larry patiently explains that they had no choice, she went into cardiac arrest and they had to end the surgery. Larry is worried that there might be damage to her heart, but they'll have to wait until the test results come back to find out. They should stay with her, talk to Dorian and pray, but Larry suggests they do try to prepare themselves for the worst. Mel can't hear anymore and leaves the room. Viki comes over and asks him what's wrong. "If she dies, how can I live?", Mel says. Back inside, Kelly wonders how you can prepare yourself for something like that, she can't imagine a world without Dorian in it. Blair wonders what happens if Dorian doesn't live or die, "what if she stays like this?"
Cassie insists they take the discussion outside where Dorian can't hear them. Blair, Cassie and Kelly join Viki, Kevin and Joey in the waiting room. Kelly asks where Mel is, Viki informs her that Mel left earlier and didn't say where he was going. Viki wants to leave and let the family discuss in private, but Cassie asks her to stay. They discuss the possibility of Dorian going on life support. Kevin asks if Dorian has a living will. They don't think so, Dorian's not the type to admit to the possibility she will die. Cassie really doesn't want to discuss it and doesn't want to leave Dorian alone. Viki tells her that she will go sit with Dorian.
Viki sits down at Dorian's bedside and holds her hand, something Viki's sure she would never allow if she were awake. Although, they had been getting closer recently, first in Canton and then at their strange tea party. Viki still wants to know what it was they were drinking. She does have to admit, the tea party was the most fun she's had in a very long time. Viki had even begun to think that they might become...not friends, but something. Can you hear me, Viki asks Dorian. "You're a very frustrating woman Dorian Lord. There is so much in you that I like and that I admire, and then.... Very ironic, isn't it? All the pain that we've inflicted on each other over the years. All the times that I'm sure both of us had wished that we had never set eyes on the other one. And after everything, here I sit, absolutely stunned that we might lose you."
Down in hell, Dorian can't believe that Carlo fell for Viki's act. Viki obviously wants her dead. Carlo berates Dorian for not showing any empathy, Viki is in pain, thinking she's about to lose a friend. If Carlo wants to see sympathy, I can do sympathy, Dorian claims. "Try me", she challenges him. Suddenly, we see on the screens Viki standing on the deck of a ship with the necklace from the movie Titanic around her neck. Dorian appears in the character of Rose, wearing a long wig. She tells Viki of attending a party in steerage the night before and having a wonderful time. Viki is appalled by her behavior and lack of concern about her social position. Dorian suggests that Viki loosen up a bit, break the rules every once in a while. All of a sudden there is a jolt and they wonder what it was. But not for long, Dorian soon spots the name of the ship, the RMS Titanic.
Outside Dorian's room, Cassie is talking to Kevin. She asks him why he didn't stay at rehab and he tells her he wanted to be there for her. Cassie assures him that she'll be fine. Andrew walks in and Cassie leaves Kevin to talk to him. They go into Dorian's room and Cassie tells Andrew Dorian might have to be put on a respirator. Cassie knows she wants her mother alive, but she's not sure what defines "alive".
Back on the Titanic, Dorian tries to tell Viki that they need to leave the ship, it's going to sink. Viki protests that the ship is unsinkable. This ship is going down, I saw the movie, Dorian says. They are brought the news by Jack(Joey) that the ship is sinking and they must leave now. The captian(Mel) appears and tells them there is only one seat left in the lifeboat and they must decide who gets it. "One seat?", Dorian asks, thinking about what she should do.
Viki generously offers Dorian the seat. Dorian at first says no, then thinks about it and changes her mind. After all, Viki is older and never has any fun anyway. Joey is horrified by her attitude and insists that Viki must have the seat. While the two of them are discussing it, Dorian makes the decision for them. She grabs the necklace from around Viki's neck and heads for the lifeboat. She doesn't get very far before she runs into Carlo. She realizes she made the wrong decision for the "test", but when she turns back to fix things, Viki and Joey are gone. "Too late, you flunked again", Carlo says. Instead of taking Dorian back to hell, Carlo leaves her there alone on the deck of the sinking Titanic. The deck tips and Dorian cries for help. Back in the hospital, Dorian is getting worse and Larry decides they will have to put her on a ventilator to keep her alive.