Written by: Molli
"I'M SORRY, I MUST BE INTERRUPTING SOMETHING" (Nora to Sam)
Nora arrives at Sam's room to talk about business. Sam reminds her that she took him off Bo's case. Nora makes several catty comments about Blair's presence. Blair, Sam, (and I) think Nora is overreacting. Sam gallantly suggests that Blair wait for him in the bedroom. Blair: "That seems practical" (ha!) Nora is still pissy about Blair, Sam informs her that they enjoy each other's company, and since he's not on the case, there's no conflict. Nora came to apologize to Sam about hiring Téa.
RIGHT ON CUE
Téa tells Todd that she wants to take the job defending Bo. Todd paces, unbelieving. He insults Téa, saying Sam and Nora are so scared of him that they are "scraping the bottom of the barrel" by hiring her. Todd wants to be there when Téa tells them to go to hell. Guess what? Téa's mad now.
The premier lady-cop, Annie, has cleared out the station a bit so Bo can get out of his cell and walk around freely. She supports him completely. Bo is trying to figure out who actually killed Georgie. They discuss the bruise on Georgie's face that left the imprint of a ring with a crest on it. Bo doesn't wear one, so the killer is probably still wearing it.
RIGHT ON CUE PT 2
Drew is kneeling at Georgie's grave, railing: "why didn't you tell me, Georgie. If I'd have known it wouldn't have ended this way" He displays the ring to her headstone, and bemoans that when she gave it to him (oh my!), she said it meant that she loved him and that they would be together forever. He yells at her to take it back, coz he doesn't want it anymore! He beats it into her grave, beside the flower Todd left. "Who's baby was it?" his? Dad's? Someone else's? "Cos I gotta know"!! Drew's face is awfully red.
BO THE SANE
Bo says there's no doubt that Georgie knew the killer, and it "could be" the father of her child. Annie thinks she might be able to dig up some "candidates" from Georgie's file. Heads up! Weber surprises them, but of course supports Bo, and won't tell on anyone. Bo tells Annie that he wants to take another look at that file, but she thinks he won't like some of the new information. Hm.
BLAIR HEARS THE WHOLE THING
Nora is willing to put Téa on the case if it means Sam will return. Nora realized she needs him, with Téa, to defend Bo. Sam thinks he's too involved. Nora points out that Bo wants Sam back too, thanks to Téa's tattling. Nora pauses a moment to go to the bedroom door, bang on it: "it's a private conversation!" Blair jumps and silently calls her a B*tch. (LOL). Nora begs Sam to return, because she can't defend Bo on her own. Again, Sam resists, and again, has a plane to Chicago to catch in the morning.
"THEY TOOK 'OBEY' OUT OF THE WEDDING VOWS A LONG TIME AGO" (Téa to Todd)
Todd thinks Téa should not take the job for him; Téa thinks that's nuts. Todd wants her to think about the wedding instead; Téa reminds him that they put off the wedding. Téa reassures Todd that she wants to be his wife, but she needs to be a whole person. She needs to work for her personal identity. Todd offers her the head of the legal department at The Sun. Téa exclaims that he doesn't get it, and tries to explain again. She then confronts him with an insightful thought, that he is so fixated on Bo because it's a great excuse to keep himself "safe" from intimacy with her. Todd tries to get her to spy on them for him. Téa responds by telling him of Nora's insistence that Téa move out if she's going to represent Bo.
Todd sees conspiracy everywhere. Téa assures him that she isn't going anywhere, but has the right to decide what job she takes. Todd yells (pretty righteously) about Georgie's rights to be alive and have her baby, that Bo took away with a baseball bat. Téa isn't so sure Bo did it, and throws in that guilt or innocence is irrelevant to her, as a defense attorney. He forbids her again. Téa gives up. Todd softens and asks her not to leave. Téa thinks about it.
Nope, she's mad. She refuses to feel sorry for him, and AGAIN tries to make him see that she needs a life of her own. Todd thinks she's going back on their deal. "What deal?" Téa's dumbfounded. She wants a "real" relationship with him, and she's willing to wait as long as it takes, but she "needs satisfaction while she waits" Todd says "no!" and makes weird faces. Téa jumps up and down. (*great* moment) Todd thinks Téa is really just trying to find a way to dump him. "..Go be who you are, but if you take this job, you take your suitcases with you."
I LIKE ANNIE
Bo sits at a desk, going over Georgie's personal file, regretting that he didn't act on the info. sooner. Annie agrees that "there is a lot of 'ugly' in there", but no felonies. How many of her victims had a chance to get her four weeks pregnant?, wonders Annie. She suggests that the father is someone she met along the way. Bo looks. Her last stop was Nashville, TN. Annie takes a deep breath and brings Drew into the mix. Predictably, Bo gets upset, then says Del was the perp, since he was in Boston and New York. Annie tries again (Yay Annie!) by pointing out that Drew's been acting really weird lately. Bo excuses him by blaming himself. Annie backs off. Bo tells her to forget about anything she heard about the "bat" thing too.
Drew arrives. Annie's face clearly shows that she's not giving up. (Woohoo!) She hassles him about being there; that someone else is covering his shift. He didn't come here to slack off. BUT, while they are spatting, Bo notices the missing button from Drew's leather jacket. Bo tells Drew that they were looking over Georgie's dossier; Drew heads out to get ready for work, but pauses at Weber's desk and eyeballs Weber's name tag. Drew offers to walk Weber to the locker room; Weber grabs his jacket and heads out with Drew. Annie watches them leave while Bo looks deep in thought.
BLAIR KNOWS EVERYTHING
Nora thinks Sam's decision is "personal". Sam denies it. He can handle his feelings, but wishes Nora was more honest about hers. Nora thinks she is. She wonders if she's asking too much of Sam, he says he doesn't have it in him to give her what she needs (to bring Bo back to her). He also says that he needs to get on with his life. He admits that his life is great, except for one thing he can't have, but he can deal with that. He just needs to get back to what he *does* have. Sam assures Nora that he will make sure Bo gets the best defense. Nora interjects that *he* is the best. Sam says he isn't, not under these circumstances. He has needs. Nora is disgusted that it's with Blair. Sam reminds her that they are both adults; he can't have Nora; so let him go.
Nora apologizes for lashing out, and Sam assures her that he wants she and Bo to be together. She offers to drive him to the airport, but he declines. Well.. that's that then. They say goodbye, and Sam tells her that if she ever needs anything.... she understands, but looks confused as she leaves.
Blair comes out of the bedroom. She liked hearing him defend her. The have a cute talk about how he's a nice guy, and she comments: "It's funny. I can't seem to find true love, and you can't seem to have the one you found". What to do now? Blair figures that it's rare when two people really connect, so why not take advantage of the night, before he's off to Chicago? Sam's convinced, and leads her to the bedroom. But wait, Blair needs to ah freshen up in the bathroom, and asks Sam to wait for her in bed.
She comes out wearing one of Sam's shirt, but finds him in the sitting room instead. He's brainstorming for Nora, but Blair makes him stop thinking. Again, they start for the bedroom, again, they are stopped. This time Blair's to wait, and Sam needs to do one more thing real quick. He calls Nora to tell her about a case to look up, but she already knows about it. Sam also tells her about the ring box Asa found and his speculation about someone using the lodge. They assume it's Georgie, who probably got a hold of the key while working for Nora. They say goodbye again.
STILL LIKING ANNIE
Drew's ready for work, but stops to chat with Bo. Drew admits he wrecked his bike because he had to get out of town as soon as possible. Bo thinks it's all his fault, but he needs Drew to be strong, to focus on his job, to keep his head on straight. Drew says that's why he came back. Bo believes the justice system will work, especially when the DNA results come back about the baby, proving that he isn't the father. Drew leaves, to go on night patrol, Bo thinks. Annie comments to Bo that Drew seemed shaky. Anyone could see him there in the hall, but Drew changes his name tag for Weber's.
**Nora notices a note from Rachel, but thinks it's too late to call and puts it aside. She settles back to read the autopsy report, discovers something shocking, then gets spooked when she hears a noise in the reception area.
**Sam finally goes to the bedroom, where Blair has fallen asleep. (amazing). He covers her up and leaves her to her slumber. What a sweetie.
**Nora grabs an ashtray, but Téa calls through the door. Nora opens the door to reveal Téa with her bags. Nora apologizes, thinking she left because of the ultimatum, but Téa corrects her. It's for the time being. Téa has great timing, because Nora just read that Georgie had had sex the night of the murder.
**Todd sets a picture of Téa on fire with his (father's) lighter. He calls Briggs, and tells him to work on a headline about Georgie's pregnancy.
**Annie goes to see Bo; he's back in his cell. She apologizes about sharing her thoughts about Drew. Bo doesn't ever want to talk about it.
**Drew is at the lab, pretending to be Weber, to pick up the DNA results. The technician reveals that he's sure they will want another one done, since the results aren't satisfactory. The technician gives Drew another test, to save a trip.