Clint and Sam
Clint asks the bartender at the Palace Hotel to let him know if Bo calls and to keep Bo on the line until Clint can pick up. Clint walks away and Sam sits down at the bar and calls Nora's private line. He gets her voice mail and leaves a message saying he's sorry their goodbye was cut short and he hopes that Rachel is OK. He hopes that they don't lose touch again in the future and that she knows how special she is to him. Take care, he says and hangs up. Clint has overheard most of the end of the conversation and ask what Sam is doing talking like that to his brother's wife. Just then the power goes out at the hotel.
Sam tells Clint that he thinks Nora is a remarkable woman and working with her was an amazing experience. He admits to Clint that he was in love with Nora, but she didn't feel the same way about him. Nora was saving her love for the right guy, and the right guy wasn't me, Sam explains. Their conversation is interrupted when the phone rings, but it's not for them. Go on, Clint encourages. Clint will buy that they are old friends and legal buddies, but that doesn't explain Sam's strong concern for Nora's welfare now. "It's painfully clear to me how much your sister-in-law loves your brother, what's not so clear to me is how much your brother loves her", says Sam.
Clint says if he asks just about anyone they would say that Bo and Nora are the most perfectly matched, madly in love couple in town. "Matched?", Sam questions. Maybe matched isn't exactly the right word, Clint explains, it's more like filling in the blanks in each other. Sam tells Clint he's not looking for chinks in Bo and Nora's marriage, but he has to admit he picked up some strange vibes between Bo and Nora's assistant, Georgie. Georgie is a "piece of work", Clint says. He wonders if Sam noticed the vibes between Bo and Georgie himself, or if it was something Nora pointed out to him.
Sam says that he didn't discuss it with Nora at all, but he would be surprised if Nora hadn't picked up on it herself, she doesn't miss a trick. Sam recalls the time he went to return Nora's glasses and Georgie was there and invited him in like she owned the place. Bo came downstairs in a pair of boxer shorts. Clint suggests it wasn't how it looked. Sam admits that Bo seems startled and a little confused, Georgie, on the other hand, looked like the cat that had just eaten the canary. Clint says that whatever Sam is sensing is coming all from Georgie, not from Bo. Sam's glad to hear that. Are you, questions Clint, even if it means you can't sweep in and save Nora from her faithless husband. "Ouch", Sam says and looks uncomfortable. Sam admires Clint's "blunt Texas style", he tells him. Not everyone does, Clint replies, including Viki. Sam thinks that if Clint's "opposites attract" theory is valid, he and Viki should be a perfect match. We were, for a long time, Clint tells him, and he hopes they will be again. Buchanan men don't let go easily and they're not good at tolerating interference. "I got it", Sam says, he just doesn't want to see Nora get hurt. She won't be, as long as she's with Bo, Clint promises.
The lights are back on at the Palace. Sam gets up to leave, he has an early flight back to Chicago the next morning. He and Clint shake hands, he tells Clint he enjoyed talking to him. Sam hopes that Bo and Nora work everything out and also that Clint gets the call from Bo that he's been waiting for.
Kevin and Cassie
The power goes out at Llanfair, interrupting Kevin and Cassie's kiss. Kevin's happy the storm saved them the trouble of having to turn the lights out, but Cassie pulls away, worried about River and Dorian. Kevin assures her that the hospital has a backup generator which kicked in as soon as the power went out. He gets out of his wheelchair and joins her on the couch. They start kissing again.
Cassie is very tired, resting with her head on Kevin's chest. Kevin suggests she get some sleep, but Cassie says she has to go back to the hospital to be with Dorian. She was just remembering when she and Kevin first got together. At the time, she thought that nothing could be more painful than leaving her marriage, but she had no idea what was to come. She's hardly had time to take a breath since Canton, you never know when things are going to change and blow up in your face. She thanks Kevin for coming to her rescue in Canton, he saved her life and almost lost his own. Almost doesn't count, Kevin tells her. Every moment's going to count from now on, she promises him. They kiss.
Kevin gets them some ice cream from the kitchen, but by the time he gets back, Cassie is lying on the couch asleep. He gently pushes back her hair and softly says that this is why he would go anywhere and do anything for her, to see her relaxed enough to fall asleep like that. Next time, he'll be lying down right next to her, he tells her.
Bo is still stuck by the roadside. He cuts his hand while trying to change the tire, but he does get it on. He tries to leave, but the car won't start. He opens the hood, looking for the problem, cutting his face in the process. After trying to start the car again, he gives up and heads off on foot.
Bo finally arrives at the lodge and calls out Georgie's name. There's no answer. "Where the hell is she?", Bo wonders. In the dark, he trips over a chair. He picks up a set of keys on the floor (which he dropped?). He notices the fire in the fireplace, someone's been here, he decides. He gropes around for some matches and lights a candle. He picks up the phone, but it's dead. He goes to the bathroom to wash up and take care of the cut in his hand. After he leaves the room, a bolt of lightning lights up the room and we can see signs of a struggle, a broken lamp on the floor. Outside, we see someone dragging a woman's body through the woods, her shoes fall off as she is pulled over a log. The body is laid down and we see her face, it's Georgie.
We see the outside of the lodge from someone's point of view, like we are looking through their eyes. The person looks in the window and sees no one, then heads in the lodge and opens the door. They walk down the hall and head toward the bathroom, where Bo is taking a shower. Bo is remembering Georgie saying, "You think you know me, you think you can handle me? You don't have a clue. If you know what's good for you, you'll get your sorry ass over to the lodge now." Bo hears a noise and stops the water. He gets out of the shower and opens the bathroom door. "You" he says to the person standing there.
Now fully dressed, Bo comes out of the bathroom. It's Viki that was there at the lodge. They apologize for startling each other, Viki explains that she thought Clint was at the lodge. She would try to call him now, but the phones are out. Bo says he spoke to Clint earlier, but his cel phone went dead. Bo asks Viki for a lift since his car went dead. Viki wonders why he is there and Bo simply says he needed a little peace and quiet. Suddenly the light come on and Viki sees the broken lamp and other signs of struggle. What happened here, she asks.
Bo doesn't know what happened, when he came in the fire was already going, somebody must have been there before him. Viki notices the cut on Bo's face and the bandage on his hand and asks if he was in a fight. Bo explains that he got injured while he was changing his flat tire. Somebody must have broken in and caused the mess, Bo tells Viki. He'll worry about it tomorrow, he says, trying to rush her out the door. Viki seems puzzled by his attitude, but finally they walk out the door to leave. Viki notices a car parked down the road and asks who's it is. It belongs to Georgie Phillips, Bo admits. "Oh Bo, what's going on?", Viki asks. In the woods, someone is covering Georgie's body with tree branches and tops it off with a branch full of lilacs.
Outside the lodge, Nora is horrified to see Georgie kissing someone she thinks is Bo. "No, please no. Why Bo?", she says to herself. "Bo!", she cries out, sinking to the ground and throwing up. In doing this, she misses seeing the person start hitting Georgie.
Nora's driving her car with the picture of Bo and Georgie on the seat beside her. "Why her, Why now? We just fixed everything! Everything was perfect!", Nora yells, sobbing. How could Bo do this to me, she wonders, and in our bed. She turns on the radio, "Love Hurts" by Nazareth is playing. Nora touches the necklace Bo gave her and decides he gave it to her out of guilt. She rips it off and throws it out the window. Next, she looks at her wedding ring and after a slight hesitation, drops it out the window too. Back at the lodge, we hear a scream coming from inside that sounds like it's Georgie.
Nora has stopped the car by the side of the road to get sick again. As she is standing there, a biker pulls up on his motorcycle. He asks if Nora is OK, is she lost or something? Nora, almost in a daze, tells him she's fine, but being lost doesn't sound like a bad idea. Nora asks him if he knows a place where a lady can get lost. The biker tells her to follow him and gets back on his motorcycle. Nora gets in the car to follow him.
The biker brings Nora to a bar filled with other bikers, with tatoos and long hair and beards. Nora looks scared, but goes inside anyway and sits down. She asks the bartender for whatever the biker's "usual" is and make it a double. The biker asks if Nora is OK and asks if she'd like something to eat. Nora refuses and tells him she appreciates him bringing her here, but she doesn't need any company, nothing personal. The biker goes and sits down a little further along the bar. Nora gulps the drink and asks for another one. She pulls her wallet out to pay, dropping a business card on the floor in the process. She stares at her picture on the driver's license. "Nora Buchanan", what romantic idiocy made me legal change my name, she wonders and tries to scratch "Buchanan" off the license with a straw. When that doesn't work, she crosses it out with a pen, then flips through all the other cards in her wallet, everything saying Buchanan on it. She throws all of them in an ashtray and asks the biker for a light. She lights the match and sets them all on fire. "That's all it was, a fantasy", she says to herself as she watches them burn, then burns a picture of herself and Bo.
The biker asks again if she's alright. Never better, Nora insists, taking another drink. If fact, she feels like dancing. She gets up and starts dancing with one of the men. He glances back at the biker who came in with Nora and he motions for the guy to get away from Nora. He backs away and leaves Nora to dance alone. She takes another drink and takes her jacket off, draping it over the guy she was dancing with. The guy wants to get up and dance with her, but a look from the biker makes him sit back down. Nora dances seductively in front of them, stumbling a bit as she does. Finally, she falls against the jukebox, and starts hitting it, sobbing "You liar". She takes off a shoe and starts hitting it with her shoe. The biker comes over and grabs her, but just to calm her down. He lets her go and Nora sinks to the floor.