Dorian, Cassie, David, Mel and Kevin
In Dorian's living room, Cassie and Dorian are sitting on the couch discussing David. Cassie stayed up until three AM talking to him the night before. Cassie thrilled to have her family altogether and she hopes David stays. But what about Kevin, Cassie wonders, she hopes he understands about her staying at Dorian's instead of the carriage house. Dorian hopes Mel understands, too. David overhears the last part of their discussion.
David thinks that what he overheard means that they think he will be a burden to them. Dorian and Cassie insist this is not the case at all. Cassie wants them to be together as a family again. She finally knows now why Dorian gave her to David's care when she was a baby. But David left her with his mother, David asks if she was lonely. Yes, sometimes, Cassie admits, but David did his best to see she had a loving, stable home to grow up in. Now she wants to get to know her father and wants River to get to know him too. What about Kevin, David asks. Cassie insists that Kevin will be fine, he knows how much David means to her. David tries to turn away, but Cassie won't let him, she begs him to stay there. "Help me feel whole again", she asks.
Dorian lets Mel in and they head to the living room (Cassie and David are no longer there). Mel wants to go out to lunch and talk about their wedding plans. Dorian says no, she want to be there to help David settle in. Well, how about dinner then, Mel asks. Not today, Dorian says. Mel starts discussing where they should hold the wedding, but Dorian doesn't want to discuss it today. Tomorrow, she tells him. Mel walks out in a huff, mad that Dorian doesn't seem to be very eager about the wedding. David arrives in time to see Mel storm out. "Big mistake", he tells her.
Dorian says to David that he doesn't know Mel, their relationship is very complicated. If Mel is going to be this obstreperous, Dorian thinks maybe she should postpone the wedding. "Obstreperous", David's computer says. Dorian looks at him, puzzled. David just wanted to see if his computer could say that word, he teases. "You are impossible", Dorian says, "and Mel is that undiscovered country beyond impossible". Dorian goes on to describe the man she needs, one who knows who he is, who knows his own worth. "Asa?", David suggests jokingly. Dorian really doesn't think that's very funny. She just needs a man who won't go to pieces the moment he's not the center of her attention, a man who can appreciate her eccentricities, her uniqueness. Dorian sits down and takes David's hand. "A man who isn't afraid to confront me when he feels I've gone too far...a man like..." "Mel", David finishes for her, although I felt that inside, David was wishing that Dorian would say like him.
Kevin is at the Banner city room. He's about to rush out the door to go to the police station when Cassie arrives. He tries to hustle her out the door with him, but she won't go, she has to stay and talk to Viki. She's decided to take a leave of absence for a while because of David. Kevin tries to convince her she doesn't have to quit her job to spend time with David. They don't know how long David might have and she wants to spend the time with him. Kevin agrees to support her, but he still doesn't feel she has to give up her work. Cassie says she isn't quitting for good, she's just putting things on hold for a while. Kevin wonders if that means putting their relationship on hold for awhile, too. She came into this relationship with a lot of baggage, her son, her ex-husband, and now her father, she doesn't think Kevin should have to deal with all of this. But I want too, Kevin assures her, because he loves her. Cassie just thinks it might be time for Kevin to take a step back from her and see where he is.
Kevin understands that Cassie is trying to give him a way out, but he has no intention of going. It not going to be easy, Cassie warns him. Her father needs a lot of help and over time he'll need even more. Kevin made a commitment to Cassie and he intends to stay with her. Do you love me, he asks. Cassie says that she does love him. I love you too, Kevin says, relieved, and kisses her. Mel interrupts the love birds to tell them the news that his wedding to Dorian is off again.
Mel's not asking Dorian to make a big lifestyle change and he loves who she is and most of what she does, he just can't stand the way Dorian deals with him, as if he's not in the room. Cassie doesn't understand what Mel is staying, Dorian dotes on him. Mel explains, it's the way she handles him, she procrastinates. That's why he ended up getting the house boat, because Dorian kept telling him about this wonderful loft space she had, but would never show it to him. It's her means of controlling him. It's not like he didn't realize this before, it's just that Dorian's plate is very full right now and he doesn't think she's willing to give their marriage the attention it will need to survive. Kevin wonders if maybe Mel is just reading the whole thing wrong. Mel isn't sure about anything, maybe he should pray for a sign. Dorian, who has just arrived, gives him that sign. She knocks his feet out from under him and falls on top of him, just like when they met in Washington D.C. "We were made for each other", she tells him, "now marry me or there will be hell to pay". Dorian wants to plan the wedding that afternoon, but Mel says no. If they are going to be married, they are going to do it here and now, in the Banner city room. Are you in or are you out, Mel asks.
Sam, Nora, Asa, Joey and Jessica
Asa shows Sam and Nora around Sam's new offices at the Buchanan building. It is absolutely enormous, Asa wanted to be sure Sam was comfortable while spending every waking hour on Bo's defense. They're going to need to hire a staff, Nora says and then changes it to, "...*you're* going to have to hire a staff, I shouldn't be allowed to hire anyone anymore". Asa's already got them some help until their can hire their own. And what could be more trustworthy than Buchanans, Asa comments, opening the office door to reveal Jessica and Joey waiting inside.
Sam sends Joe to the law library Asa has set up to look up some precedents. Asa takes Jessica outside to the reception area to show her how to use the phones. Nora fills Sam in on her discussion with Bo about the photograph. It couldn't have been taken by a still camera or they would have heard something. Also, it would have provided only one image which would be very hard for Georgie to match. Nora thinks that she must have used a video camera and then digitally cut Nora out and added herself to the picture. If it was done digitally, it would explain why the lab working on it is having a hard time proving it's fake. Sam decides they'll have to check every video lab in town. Nora seems a bit distracted and Sam asks if she's OK. She's fine, she insists, it's just she sometimes has trouble believing this is all happening. Someone set up Bo really, really well, says Sam. Nora is determined to find out who that person is. Outside, Asa is showing Jessie the phones. She insists she knows how it works and then proves it by answering a call and transferring it to Nora. It's Hank calling to tell Nora that they are bring Bo up for questioning again. Nora and Sam rush out the door.
Drew, Kelly and Joey
Drew is sitting at the counter in the diner, practically asleep, when Kelly walks in and taps him on the shoulder. He's waiting for a hamburger to bring to his father, he explains. Drew admits that he was the one who called Kelly and then hung up on her the night before. Kelly thinks that maybe Drew should talk to somebody about what's going on, she suggests Andrew Carpenter. Drew isn't too thrilled by the idea. Joey walks in and walks over to them as soon as he spots Kelly. Is everything OK here, he asks protectively.
Kelly and Joey are sitting in a booth at the diner. Kelly is daydreaming, thinking about something, and when Joey calls her name, she spills milk all over her dress. She heads to the bathroom to clean up and Joey takes the opportunity to tell Drew to stay away from Kelly. It's taken Joey months to get this close to Kelly again and Drew's part of the reason for that. Drew really messed up Kelly the last time he was here and Joey's not going to let that happen again. Drew thinks that Joey should be more concerned about helping Bo right now. Joey says he will do everything he can to help Bo, he's just not on Drew's side.
Drew, Bo, Hank, Del, Nora and Sam
Drew is visiting Bo in his jail cell before his shift begins. Drew questions Bo about Sam and his relationship to Nora. Bo explains they are old friends from Chicago. I wish they would let me help with the case, Drew says. Bo tells Drew what he can do for him is be the best cop he can be. Drew agrees, then asks how well Bo knew Georgie. Not well enough, Bo replies, if he had known about her history earlier, he would never have let Georgie near Nora. Officer Annie stops by with the news that Del has the results of the autopsy. Bo sends Drew on a mission to get him a cheeseburger from the diner, the food in jail is terrible.
Upstairs, Del informs Hank that he's bringing Bo upstairs for questioning again. Hank is upset, what else could Del possibly have to ask Bo. The two men get into a loud argument in the middle of the police station. Hank's insisting that Bo's not guilty and Del tells him he can't let Bo go because he's a nice guy. Del's impartial in this matter, that's why he's in charge of the case. Hank thinks Del should be out there looking for the real killer, Del doesn't even have a motive for Bo killing Georgie. After arguing for a while, Del finally shows him the new evidence, the autopsy report. Out in the hall, Drew overhears two cops talking about Hank and Del's argument. They mention that whatever is in the autopsy report provides a motive for Bo killing Georgie. Back inside, Hank is saying "This can't be true". Del says it is true and it changes everything.
Del tells Hank to keep quiet about the new evidence until Del says otherwise. Sam and Nora arrive. Hank is unable to tell them what is going on, but they can tell that the news is bad. Nora tells Del that no matter how much he questions Bo, he still doesn't have a motive. The picture is fake and they will prove it in court. Maybe it wasn't about money, Del suggests cryptically, but won't give them further information and walks away. Do you believe in Bo, Hank asks Nora, because he's going to need all of your faith right now. Bo is brought upstairs and taken to the interrogation room.
Del starts asking questions he already knows the answers to, like when did Bo meet Georgie. Bo answers, but Sam gets impatient and tells Del to get to the point. Del then starts asking Bo about the night of the poker game. He reads Georgie's journal entry for that night which says she met Bo at the lodge for a game of strip poker, with exciting results. That's a lie, Bo insists. Outside, Drew arrives late for work and Annie mentions it. The best thing you can do for your father is to do your work well, she advises him. Drew agrees and heads to his desk to catch up on paperwork. On the way, he spots the file with Georgie's autopsy report on the desk and stops to take a look. He puts down the folder and rushes out of the room, ignoring Annie when she calls his name.
As Drew lurks outside the interrogation room, listening, Bo explains what happened. How Georgie threw herself at him, naked and he refused her advances. He thought Georgie was sad and pitiful, there was nothing attractive about her. Bo is tired of the fact that a lunatic like Georgie has turned all their lives upside down and tired of the fact that Todd is trying him in the press, printing whatever he feel like, whether it's true or not. Nora suggests instead of asking the same questions over and over again, that Del should get off his butt and find another suspect in the case. Del asks Bo when the first time he was alone with Georgie was. Sam tells him not to answer the question, what is your point, he demands to know from Del. "She was pregnant, OK! Does that answer everybody's question?", Hank suddenly blurts out. Drew, standing outside, overhears Hank's outburst.