Clint, Viki, Mel and Cassie
As Viki and Clint step off the elevator together at the Banner, Clint remarks that it feels like old times, them coming in to work together. We came in separate cars, Viki reminds him. And last night felt like old times too, Clint continues, with the whole family at Llanfair, even Drew was there. Expect it's not old times, Viki says, and Bo is facing arrest in a murder case. When she got to lodge, Bo was there, and worse, he was in the shower. Even though Bo explained why he took a shower, it's still not going to look good to the police. Viki's surprised the police haven't questioned her yet. "Well, they will now", Kevin says, walking into Viki's office and holding up a copy of The Sun. The headline reads "Eyewitness - Paragon Publisher Can Put Top Cop at Crime Scene" and there is a large picture of Viki on the front page.
Mel and Cassie are waiting for her when Viki returns from Todd's office(see below). They were worried about Viki after the article in the paper. Viki insists that she is fine, but obviously they're going to have to be very careful around Blair, she must have heard something when she was at Llanfair the night before. Cassie apologizes for letting her in, but Viki says it's not her fault, Blair is family, just like Todd is part of Viki's family. Viki puts Mel in charge of the story and orders him to cover it objectively, with no white-washing. Cassie and Kevin will help Mel, but Mel will be in charge, Kevin's too closely involved. Mel and Cassie agree to cover the case, but both want to go on record as believing that Bo is innocent, he didn't murder Georgie. "So go find out who did", Viki instructs them.
Todd, Téa, Viki and Sam
Sam is at Todd's office taking a look at the same newspaper article. He wonders if Todd's claim that the police will soon find the murder weapon is true. Todd tells him he'll have to wait and see. Viki was there and saw Bo at the crime scene, it's accurate, Todd insists, and he's going to print it, not like the "wussy Banner". Doesn't Todd think he might have put Viki's life in danger by claiming she's an eyewitness, Sam wonders. "Viki's a big girl, she can take care of all nine of her selves", Todd replies. Why do you always hurt the people that you love, Sam asks in frustration, then wonders why his name hasn't been mentioned in connection with the case. "Suspect's Wife Flees into the Arms of Famous Attorney?", Sam suggests. Todd admits he left Sam's name out of it because Sam's done a lot for him, most recently save his marriage. "If your marriage is saved, why didn't you come home last night?", Téa asks from the doorway.
Todd explains that he was very busy, that's why he didn't go home. Tßa wonders if Todd is trying to avoid her. Todd already said that Téa moving back in was the best thing that ever happened to him, but the story is so amazing. It's not every day the commissioner throws a story like this in your lap by bashing some bimbo's head in. My client is innocent, Sam tells Todd. "Client?", Téa asks. Upon learning that Sam is defending Bo, she offers her help. Todd tells Téa there's no way she's going to defend Bo. Sam says that's Téa's decision to make, but he doesn't immediately take Téa up on her offer. I'll keep it in mind, he says. Todd receives a call from Blair telling him the police have a warrant to search Bo's house and car. Sam rushes out to go over to Bo's and Viki arrives. "Are you happy now?", Téa asks Todd on her way out the door. "Answer the question", Viki demands, holding a copy of The Sun in her hand.
Todd tells her that Bo killed Georgie and now the Buchanans are using Viki and the Banner for a cover up. Viki denies his accusations, what the Sun is printing is not news, it's a vendetta that Todd has against Bo. Viki hopes that Todd is prepared for the consequences of his actions, whatever they might be.
Téa returns to find Todd hunched over his computer, still working on the story. Téa doesn't understand why Todd has turned this story into his own private war. "Because he's guilty, I know Bo murdered that girl". Is Todd willing to give everything else up, herself, Starr, all for this story? Todd promises once Bo is put away they'll go on a family vacation, maybe to Disneyland. Téa asks Todd to tell her the real reason this story is consuming him. It's his chance to get back at Bo, they have a long history together, Todd explains. And Bo's the reason he got thrown into jail for the Barbara Graham rape, Todd claims. Blair calls and tells Todd to get down to the police station right away, something big is going to happen. Todd rushes out the door, leaving Téa there alone.
Dorian, Kelly, Blair, Cassie, Mel, Andrew and David
Kelly and Blair are in Dorian's room visiting her. Kelly is reading a copy of the Banner, but Dorian and Blair are enjoying reading Blair's story about the murder investigation in The Sun. And every bit of it is true, Blair points out, not the rumors The Sun usually prints. Dorian congratulates her on the story, but doesn't understand why she went back to work for Todd. Dorian told her to get a job and working for Todd keeps her on his good side, especially since he still has custody of Starr. You still didn't do that other thing I told you to do, Dorian reminds Blair. But before Blair has to worry about telling Kelly about Ian's money, Mel and Cassie arrive. Mel sits on the bed next to Dorian and they make an announcement, Mel has agreed to marry Dorian. Kelly and Cassie are thrilled and rush over to congratulate them. Blair looks less thrilled and only asks them if they have set a date. As soon as possible, Dorian replies and she wants to have the ceremony in Rome. Mel says that that won't be possible.
Dorian doesn't understand why and starts describing how their wedding could be at the hotel they stayed at in Rome. Mel explains that he can leave town right now with a major murder investigation going on. Dorian tries to make it about Viki, that Viki's interfering in her life once again, but Mel insists Viki has nothing to do with it. Cassie backs him up, she can't leave right now either. Even Blair agrees, she can't go with this story so hot right now. And the Sun is beating the Banner, she makes sure to point out before she goes to a corner of the room to make a phone call to check in with a source. Blair gets off the phone and rushes out. Mel and Cassie, deciding something must be happening, rush off to go back to the Banner. David rolls by in his wheelchair just as Cassie and Mel are getting on the elevator, but she doesn't notice him.
Andrew comes to visit Dorian. He's got a present in his hand, which Dorian thinks is for her. Andrew explains it's for a man he met last night that really touched him. The man has ALS and is in a wheelchair, he speaks by means of a talking computer, and he was beating Andrew at chess last night, at least he was until Dorian interrupted. Dorian is mortified, she thought they were playing a computer game, she'll have to go and apologize to him and bring him a gift. Andrew leaves to go find the man and stops a nurse. When Andrew describes the man the nurse says, "you must mean David Renaldi".
Andrew finds David sitting alone in the lounge and tells him that he knows who he is. David admits that he knew who Andrew was all along. I can see it now, Andrew says, remembering old photos that Cassie had shown him and album covers. Andrew still listens to his music, it's magnificent(David was a famous pianist). Andrew always wanted to meet Cassie's father, he just didn't know it would be like this. Andrew gets up and hugs David and gives him a kiss on the cheek. Andrew mentions that the last time they heard of him, he was in the hospital in Austria. He offers condolences on the death of David's wife and David looks very sad. Cassie was so disappointed that she didn't get to see him, Andrew continues. It was at Dorian's request, David tells him. Andrew knows, Dorian told them all about it. Why haven't you made contact with Cassie, Andrew asks.
Dorian is berating herself for thinking of buying the man a present. That's how she solves all her problems, she throws money at them. She swore when she came back from "hell" that she was going to change. I had a clean slate and now I've sullied it, I have to go find that man and make things right. Dorian leaves her room and walks down the hall. Meanwhile, David is explaining to Andrew he didn't tell Cassie he was there because he didn't want to be a burden. She's your daughter, she loves you, they all love you. David's got a grandson that would like to meet him too. Cassie misses David so much. David says he misses her too and that he reads Cassie's column every morning. Dorian bursts into the room, but David's back is turned to her. Dorian apologizes for her behavior of the night before, she had no idea his computer was how he communicated. "Please say that you forgive me", she requests. "I do", David types, then slowly turns the chair to face her. As Dorian sees his face, she recognizes him. "David", she says, shocked to see him.
Bo, Nora, Sam and Del
Bo comes downstairs to find Drew gone and a note saying that Drew couldn't find his motorcycle keys, so he borrowed Bo's car. Nora joins him and puts her arms around him and kisses him. He shows her the note and Nora jokes that next he'll be borrowing Bo's credit cards. Bo asks her how she feels about having Drew there, she had problems with Drew before he left town. He's your son, Nora answers. They are kissing when the doorbell rings. As he goes to answer it, Nora picks up Drew's coat and his motorcycle keys fall out of the pocket. Bo opens the door to find Del and two police officers there with a search warrant.
Nora looks over the warrant, which gives Del permission to search Bo's house and car. Del asks where Bo's car is and Bo informs him that Drew borrowed it and took it to work, it should be in the police lot. One of the officers tells Bo that a tip came in that the murder weapon was in his car. They managed to trace the tip to Rodi's, but don't know who made the call. Del sends one of the officers, Tim, to check out Bo's car and has the other start searching the house. What did the informant say, Bo wonders. Del asks him if he owns a baseball bat.
Bo brings a baseball bat downstairs (not the one from the jeep) and hands it to Del. Sam arrives and starts arguing with Del about how he could start the search without Bo's lawyer present. While this is going on, Nora goes over to Bo and asks if he'll be OK if she leaves for a while. Nora gives him a kiss, warns him to let Sam do his job and then leaves. Sam tells Del to call his men off, the warrant only covers a bat and they have a bat. Bo walks over and freely offers the information that he owns another bat, one that has his name burned into it. The last time he saw it, it was up at the lodge. Well, it's not there now, Del tells him.
The Police Station
Drew is looking at a police report with a picture of Georgie Phillips and he touches the picture with his finger, as if stroking her face. He quickly hides what he is doing when Officer Tim comes over and asks him for Bo's car keys. Drew is indignant that people are still accusing his father, but hands over the keys. Blair arrives and Drew fends off her advances. He knows what she's trying to do and the only tip he has for her is that his father is not a killer. Kevin, who is also there, asks Blair if Drew is on the Sun's payroll yet. Blair informs him that Drew is more loyal than Kevin thinks. Nora arrives, grabs Drew by the arm and demands to know what he knows about a missing baseball bat.
Nora thinks Drew is up to his old tricks again, especially since he was at Rodi's where the tip came from, but Drew insists that all he's trying to do is help his father. They won't find anything in Bo's jeep, he tells Nora, I made sure of that. Back at Bo's house, the police are gone and Sam is mad at Bo for offering the information about the bat. Nora walks in with Drew and demands that Drew tell them the truth. Drew tells Bo about taking the baseball bat out of his car and "getting rid" of it. Sam and Nora seem willing to keep the information about the baseball bat a secret from the police, but Bo won't do it. It's wrong, he's spent his life believing in the law, how can he justify this. Nora tells him that she believes in the law too, but she's seen guilty men walk away and innocent men go to jail and she doesn't want to lose him now. "Is that bat really gone?", Bo asks Drew.
At the police station, Kevin is a little upset to learn that Mel has been put in charge of *his* story. Mel explains that the Banner must remain above reproach. Meanwhile, Tim is telling Del that no bat was found in the car, but traces of wood splinters and blood were found. They don't know if it's the same blood type as Georgie's yet, it's being tested right now. Del instructs Tim to get Hank over to the police station ASAP.
Bo walks into the police station, the bloody bat wrapped in plastic in his hand. Ignoring the reporters who are firing questions at him, Bo hands the bat to Del. Bo refuses to tell them who took the bat out of the car. Del has one of the officers put Bo in handcuffs while Del reads him his rights while Nora, Sam, Hank, the officers at the station and a crowd of reports look on. Todd is among the crowd of reporters with a small smile on his face.
While Bo is being arrested, Drew slips into the morgue, where Georgie's body is lying on a table covered by a sheet. Drew lifts the sheet back to look at Georgie, who had a large bruise on her right temple. "Why? Why'd you do this?", Drew asks.